April 1, 2013 |
When the mother red-tailed hawk laid her first egg last Monday, birdwatchers knew they were in for an Easter egg treat. Each of the past four springs, the hawk, known as a formel haggard but called "Mom" by her fans, laid three eggs, three days apart. If the pattern continued, Monday's egg would be followed by a second on Thursday - which indeed came. And as hawk watchers monitored a webcam feed streamed online by the Franklin Institute, they saw a third egg appear Sunday morning.
March 30, 2013 |
Kingsway Church in Cherry Hill used to host a modest Easter egg hunt, by Pastor Bryon White's standards: about 3,000 eggs, and 400 children and parents. White, however, had been harboring greater ambitions. "I kind of had this grand vision of 25,000 eggs," he said. When he shared his idea with staff at the Assembly of God church before last Easter, "people looked at me like I was insane," White said. He now presides over what he believes to be Cherry Hill's largest egg hunt.
March 30, 2013 |
Ever see a predator commit suicide? In a video captured at Duke Farms, a Central Jersey estate turned environmental center, a red-tailed hawk dares to fly at a bald eagles' nest where eggs were about to hatch. In a major miscalculation, the hawk fails to see an eagle sitting on the nest and looking directly at it , or, cocky from triumphing over mice and little bunnies, thinks it's super-sneaky-fast or king of any beak-and-claw fight. Four seconds into the video, the hawk appears.
March 29, 2013 |
Mariah Bey was the first to arrive in the kitchen for our third cooking lesson. "Hellooooo," she crooned, throwing her arms wide open to announce herself. "What are we cooking today?" "Omelets," I said. "And you get to decide what to put in. I have lots of choices: mushrooms, peppers, greens, cheese, tomatoes. And we're also going to dye eggs for Easter. " "We're going to dye eggs!" she cried, her eyes filling with excitement. "This is the best cooking class ever!" I've been cooking once a week with fifth- and sixth-grade girls from St. Martin de Porres school in North Philadelphia, with the goal of improving not only their culinary skills but also their nutrition with easy meals they can make themselves.
March 29, 2013 |
Kingsway Church in Cherry Hill used to host a modest Easter egg hunt, by Pastor Bryon White's standards: about 3,000 eggs and 400 kids and parents. White, however, had been harboring greater ambitions. "I kind of had this grand vision of 25,000 eggs," he said. When he shared his idea with staff at the Assembly of God church before last Easter, "people looked at me like I was insane," White said. He now presides over what he believes to be Cherry Hill's largest egg hunt. On Saturday, volunteers from Kingsway will scatter 30,008 plastic eggs across the Cherry Hill High School West football field.
March 28, 2013
Pat Szoke's Spam recipe 2 eggs 1 cup cooked white rice 2 cloves chopped garlic 1/3 pint of cherry tomatoes, quartered Chopped parsley and scallions. In a no-stick sauté pan, lightly toast garlic, add rice and sauté till hot. Meanwhile, in another pan, lightly sear 2 generous slices of Spam until crispy and brown. Remove Spam from pan and add the eggs. Place cooked rice on bottom of plate, top with Spam, then two eggs; top with seasoned tomatoes.
March 27, 2013 |
Another fight between Delaware County juveniles that allegedly was egged on by a parent has been caught on a cellphone video. David Howard Butler, 31, of Brookhaven, can be heard on the March 20 recording encouraging his daughter and another girl to fight, police said. "Go, go, go! Keep going," Butler was heard telling her during the melee, as the teenagers flew into each other with arms and fists swinging, according to court documents. On the video, he can be heard yelling "Punch her!"
October 19, 2012 |
Just eight years ago, human egg freezing was an unproven, hit-or-miss, costly technology being hyped as a way to defy biological clocks. It's still expensive, but now, it works. On Wednesday, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, the professional organization of fertility specialists, declared that egg freezing should no longer be considered experimental because the rates of pregnancies - and healthy offspring - were comparable to using fresh eggs. That's a dramatic shift from 2004, when the society said egg freezing should be provided only as part of a research study, with strict oversight and at no charge, to patients with no other hope of having their own genetic children.
October 5, 2012 |
Pennsylvania Health Secretary Eli Avila, who became known in Harrisburg for his dispute with a diner owner over the freshness of his egg sandwich, has resigned his position to pursue "other interests. " Gov. Corbett made the announcement through a news release today which gave only one other reason for Avila's departure: that he wanted to spend more time with his family who live in New York. Avila became the butt of water cooler jokes and a subject of newspaper headlines after he arrived in Harrisburg and almost immediately got into a kerfuffle with a Richard Hanna, owner of Roxy's Cafe, about the quality of his breakfast sandwich.
September 30, 2012 |
Madison Tiernan scored a hat trick as Eastern improved to 9-0 with a 6-0 victory over Egg Harbor Township on Saturday in a nonleague girls' soccer game. Eastern goaltender Imani Taylor recorded three saves for the shutout. Burlington County. Carolyn Eckerle scored the decisive goal with a little less than seven minutes remaining as Holy Cross downed Bordentown, 4-3. Erica Wallace added a pair of goals for Holy Cross. Alexis McTamney recorded a hat trick for Bordentown. Ashley Brunner scored twice as New Egypt defeated Riverside, 5-1. Yasmin Vasquez scored the lone goal for Riverside.