April 24, 2015 |
When she was 12, Erika Frankel's parents took her to Le Bec-Fin, the storied French restaurant that with its elaborate multi-course meals played a major role in establishing Philadelphia as a world-class culinary destination. Tween Frankel was not impressed. "After the meal, my mom asked me what I thought," recalled Frankel, now 36. "I said, 'I think if you took all the food that was on each plate and rolled it into a ball, you'd have a Big Mac.' " Frankel's appreciation for haute cuisine has grown since then.
March 27, 2015
THE BASEBALL season doesn't commence in South Philadelphia until April 6, when the Phillies host the Boston Red Sox. But in New Hope, Thursday will be Opening Day as "National Pastime" debuts at the Bucks County Playhouse. "National Pastime," which runs through April 19, is billed as a musical love letter to baseball. The plot of the set-in-Depression-era-Iowa comedy centers on a struggling radio station that broadcasts the "games" of a make-believe team in order to boost ratings.
December 28, 2012 |
THE WOMAN who was killed in a hit-and-run on Christmas night in Kensington was identified by police Thursday as Denise Williams, 54, of Overbrook. She had been walking along Frankford Avenue near Wishart Street about 8:10 p.m. Tuesday when she fell in the driveway of a Family Dollar store, witnesses told investigators. A black Dodge Charger made a right turn into the driveway, striking her. Witnesses told police that the driver, a Hispanic woman in her 40s, got out of the car, then got back in and drove off. She was last seen heading west on Wishart.
August 29, 2012 |
Southwest Airlines Co., which came to Philadelphia in 2004 with the promise of friendly service and lower fares, will end daily nonstop flights to Raleigh-Durham, N.C., on March 8. Only US Airways Group Inc. will fly that route, with nine weekday nonstops to Raleigh-Durham. Passengers can expect ticket prices to rise. Southwest has retreated in Philadelphia, and in January eliminated nonstop service to Pittsburgh; Providence, R.I.; Manchester, N.H.; and Jacksonville, Fla. In February, Southwest ended service from Philadelphia to Boston.
November 9, 2011 |
TYRONE C. DURHAM was pushing 40 before he decided what he wanted to do with his life. After managing two taverns owned by family members and working at a vending company operated by an uncle, Tyrone decided he wanted to become a funeral director. He graduated from the McAllister School of Embalming, in New York City, in 1994, commuting every day from his home in Mount Airy, and went to work for the Julian V. Hawkins Funeral Home, in West Phladelphia, where his dapper good looks and friendly manner endeared him to the bereaved.
August 8, 2011 |
DURHAM, N.C. - Matt Moore struck out 10 in 62/3 innings to lead the Durham Bulls past the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, 6-4, in the International League on Sunday. Binghamton 7, Reading 4 BINGHAMTON, N.Y. - Juan Lagares was 3 for 3 with three RBIs as the Mets beat the Phillies in the Eastern League. Altoona 3, Trenton 2 ALTOONA, Pa. - Greg Picart's homer in the seventh lifted the Curve past the Thunder in the Eastern League. Lehigh Valley 000 000 211 – 4 8 0 Durham 013 010 01x – 6 10 2 WP: Moore (3-0)
August 7, 2011 |
BINGHAMTON, N.Y. - Brent Clevlen was 4 for 5 with five RBIs to lead a 10-hit attack as the Reading Phillies pasted the Binghamton Mets, 9-3, Saturday night in an Eastern League contest. Winner Joe Esposito (5-3) went 52/3 innings and allowed all three Mets runs. Three relievers shut down Binghamton the rest of the way. Trenton 5, Altoona 3 ALTOONA, Pa. - Corbin Joseph singled home the tie-breaking run, and Robert Lyerly drove in an insurance run on a groundout in the ninth inning as the Thunder held off the Curve in an Eastern League game.
June 9, 2011 |
ALLENTOWN - Vance Worley held Durham to just three hits in seven shutout innings to lead the Lehigh Valley IronPigs to a 6-0 win over the Bulls in the International League on Wednesday. Scott Mathieson pitched two hitless innings in relief. Delwyn Young was 3 for 4 with two doubles and an RBI and Brandon Moss was 2 for 4 with a double and two RBIs. Trenton 7, Reading 6 READING - Cody Johnson's leadoff homer triggered a three-run ninth as the Thunder beat the Phillies in the Eastern League.
April 10, 2011 |
Since the first batch of 2010 U.S. Census data emerged last month, Langhorne Mayor Chris Blaydon has scoured block maps, ordered decade-old trash bills, and phoned two federal officials. The numbers say the historic Bucks County borough lost 359 residents, or 18 percent of its population. Hogwash, says Blaydon. "There is no way in hell that our population dropped," he said in an interview last week. "We are so steady in every way. " As the figures trickle in from the once-a-decade count, some Southeastern Pennsylvania towns are facing a troubling prospect: The region grew, but they did not. In Bucks, Chester, Montgomery, and Delaware Counties, 70 municipalities shed population, the census shows.