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October 19, 1990 | By Ellen Goldman Frasco, Special to The Inquirer
Halloween mask-making with area performance artist Flash! highlights the schedule of children's activities at tomorrow's "Family Day," presented by the Philadelphia Art Alliance in celebration of its 75th anniversary. Youngsters also can create their own cool sunglasses by decorating cutout versions with glitter and feathers. In conjunction with the museum's current exhibition, "A Salute to Disney Art: The Early Years," continuous videos of Walt Disney cartoons will be shown throughout the afternoon, plus kids can delight in the antics of a stiltwalker, win door prizes and enjoy box lunches provided by McDonald's.
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September 21, 1990 | By Anita Myette, Inquirer Staff Writer
Weary of the Persian Gulf crisis? Then step back in time for one day, Sept. 29, when the Hagley Museum stages its fourth annual Family Day. You can see a Punch and Judy show and participate in 19th-century chores, school classes and wheelbarrow races. There will also be carriage rides, hayrides, a 19th-century baseball-game demonstration, blacksmithing and beekeeping demonstrations, and, of course, plenty of munchies for hungry festival-goers. The piece de resistance will be a Civil War encampment by the 61st Volunteer Infantry Mifflin Guard, featured in the movie Glory.
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June 22, 1998 | By Rosland Briggs, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The red Frisbee soared through the air at a low altitude. Asa Anderson 2d prepared to catch it, but missed at the last moment. His small, 5-year-old hands couldn't grasp it. Soon the Frisbee was on its return trip to Asa Anderson Sr. It veered to the right as it neared him and quickly hit the ground. "Good throw, son! Good throw!" he yelled. As they continued their game of catch, other fathers and mothers and children frolicked outside Memorial Hall in Fairmount Park for the ninth annual Father's Day Picnic sponsored by Father's Day Rally Committee Inc., just one option for local fathers yesterday.
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October 11, 2004 | By Frank Kummer INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Thousands of striking casino workers continued to picket yesterday with music and chants - but this time with children in tow. They had an ample Columbus Day weekend audience, both captive and willing, for a "family day" protest on a a Boardwalk mobbed with mingling tourists, gamblers and protesters. The noise, combined with music flowing from casino loudspeakers and a Boardwalk DJ, produced a nerve-jangling pitch at times. Strikers banged pots and pans or blew whistles, sometimes in rhythm.
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June 10, 1997 | By Mary Anne Janco, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Ready to rock and roll with the Fabulous Greaseband? Or perhaps you'd prefer William Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors, or some Italian opera music. It's all part of the lineup for this year's Delaware County Summer Festival. The event, a tradition at the county's Rose Tree Park, will begin with a family day celebration Saturday. The events start at 2 p.m. and include magicians, face painting, an obstacle course and a moon bounce, with a stage show presenting Steve Pullara & Co. at 6 p.m. "Through the years, we have focused on family entertainment," said Marion Nelson, Delaware County's director of special events.
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August 17, 1998 | The Philadelphia Inquirer / MICHAEL PEREZ
Roast pig was on the menu at Family Day, sponsored by Mama Maria Ristorante on Passyunk Avenue. Steven Kotowich serves some up to Diane Kulesa. The festival aided the Leukemia Society of America. The day honored St. Gabriel, whom restaurant owners credit with helping them reopen after a fire in 1997.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 3, 2007 | By Kristin Granero FOR THE INQUIRER
Clearing up any myths that museum visits are strictly a daytime activity, the National Constitution Center and Once Upon a Nation now offer summer evening learning and fun for the whole family. On Saturdays through Aug. 18, the center will host Carnival Nights as part of its Historic Philadelphia Nights series. Friday nights through Aug. 17, the series also features adult activities, including Quizzo with Johnny Goodtimes. With trivia games and carnival activities, including face painting, balloon artists and karaoke, children will have carnival fun on Saturdays while learning about the history of Philadelphia in the process.
NEWS
October 25, 1998 | By Michelle Crouch, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
When the Festival of Arts, Books and Culture was born nine years ago, it featured 10 entertainers, and it hasn't stopped growing. This year, more than 40 prominent people will lecture, play music, tell jokes, offer advice, teach, and entertain at the annual weeklong festival, which begins next Sunday at the Betty and Milton Katz Jewish Community Center on Springdale Road. More than 10,000 people are expected to attend, said festival coordinator Harriett Kirsh Pozen. "It's just grown by leaps and bounds," Pozen said.
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September 13, 2000 | By Kayce T. Ataiyero, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
It was opening night of the first Sylvan Opera Festival last September, and artistic director Harold Evans was putting last-minute touches on the show when an unexpected guest took center stage by storm. "It was a nightmare. We were all set to go on, and here comes Hurricane Floyd," he said. "Suddenly, we had no costumes, no electricity, and two inches of water in the [orchestra] pit. It was just a nightmare. " The storm forced Evans to move the show to Rosemont College and have singers go on without costumes.
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October 4, 1991 | By Ellen Goldman Frasco, Special to The Inquirer
Tomorrow, Springton Manor Farm celebrates farming in Chester County with "Family Day," a special event featuring a bale of children's activities and demonstrations. The modern working demonstration farm in Glenmoore, with its petting area, farm museum and interpretive nature trail, provides the setting for this annual fall family program presented by the Chester County Department of Parks and Recreation. Designed to highlight the "Bounty of Chester County," the schedule of events features such demonstrations as sheepherding with dogs, spinning and weaving, milking, beekeeping, and cider-making.
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April 25, 2015 | By Monica Peters, For The Inquirer
Naturepalooza! Family Earth Day Festival at Schuylkill Center The Schuylkill Center offers up some Earth Day fun, with live music and animal shows, sustainable technology demos, crafts, and more. Guests can go on walks and also be a citizen scientist for the day. The event is part of the Philadelphia Science Festival's Discovery Day. Naturepalooza! Family Earth Day Festival, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagys Mill Rd. Center hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays.
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February 28, 2015 | By Monica Peters, For The Inquirer
It's all about Africa on Saturday as the Penn Museum hosts it annual Celebration of African Cultures, honoring the traditions of the continent and its diaspora. Take a folk and modern-dance workshop with Anssumane Sillá, formerly of the National Ballet of Guinea Bissau, or a Tunisian and Moroccan belly-dance workshop with Habiba. Odunde 365, which extends the annual Odunde Festival's cultural outreach year-round, will operate a craft station. You can take an African proverbs family-gallery tour and hear "Stories From the Motherland: An Interactive Storytelling Celebration" with Queen Nur and Yomi Jojolo.
NEWS
April 30, 2013 | By Michael Vitez, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Inquirer is publishing daily profiles of participants in the May 5 Broad Street Run. The McIntyre family of Horsham has its priorities straight. Last Christmas, the children gave their father, Jim, 64, a new gas grill. He not only runs the Broad Street Run , 10 miles, but he also cooks burgers and sausage for everyone after. "Get a few beers, you're OK after that," he says. "You're rehydrated. " In past years, with an inferior grill, Jim had to cook sausages at home the night before.
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February 27, 2013 | By Jeff Gammage and Amy S. Rosenberg, Inquirer Staff Writers
It will be bigger by far than the GOP convention, which filled the city in 2000. Exactly how big, no one yet knows. Mayor Nutter and Archbishop Charles J. Chaput on Monday formally announced plans for Philadelphia to host the World Meeting of Families, a Catholic gathering expected to bring the next pope here in 2015. It was the first question to Chaput at a midmorning news conference: Will the new pope, expected to be chosen in March, come to the city? "I can't imagine that he won't, but I can't promise that he will," Chaput said at the Philadelphia Archdiocese in Center City.
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February 26, 2013 | By Jeff Gammage and Amy S. Rosenberg, INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
It will be bigger by far than the GOP convention, which filled the city in 2000. Exactly how big, no one yet knows. Mayor Nutter and Archbishop Charles J. Chaput on Monday formally announced plans for Philadelphia to host the World Meeting of Families, a Catholic gathering expected to bring the next pope here in 2015. It was the first question to Chaput at a midmorning news conference: Will the new pope, expected to be chosen in March, come to the city? "I can't imagine that he won't, but I can't promise that he will," Chaput said at the Philadelphia Archdiocese in Center City.
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February 16, 2013 | By Monica Peters, For The Inquirer
Kids go behind the scenes Saturday for PNC Arts Alive's annual Family Day at the Opera. The free event takes place at the Academy of Music from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. with timed entrances at 10 and 11. Children can do cool things such as learn how to conduct under the direction of Jeri Lynne Johnson, founder and music director of the Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra - and actually conduct members of the Opera Philadelphia Orchestra. Actor and fight director Payson Burt will show how fight scenes are done.
SPORTS
November 22, 2011
Get ready to hear a lot about American Legion baseball in Ann Arbor, Mich. On Thanksgiving night, John and Jim Harbaugh will become the first brothers to face each other as NFL head coaches. Although it's a very important game for John's Baltimore Ravens (7-3) and Jim's San Francisco 49ers (9-1), the brothers appear to be the bigger story. The two participated separately in national conference calls Monday. Few of the questions centered upon X's and O's. The major news that emerged was this: The last time they were on opposite teams was during an American Legion baseball game when they lived in Ann Arbor.
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August 26, 2011 | By Monica Peters, For The Inquirer
On Saturday, old-school hip-hop legends, entertainers, and community leaders will gather in West Philadelphia for Mantua Community Improvement Center's seventh annual Mantua Family Day, focusing on improving the lives of neighbors, bringing the community together, and pledging to support youth. The free event also will promote nutrition awareness and celebrate the launch of a youth academy. Seven hours of activities begin at noon near 34th Street and Mantua Avenue, including a hip-hop legends concert, carnival, horseback riding, clowns, moon bouncing, and games.
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August 5, 2011 | By Monica Peters, For The Inquirer
The Nursing Mothers Advisory Council will hold its third annual Family Fun Day on Saturday at Masons Mill Park in Huntingdon Valley, offering lots of activities while honoring World Breastfeeding Week. The annual event takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., kicking off with children's music, followed at 11:15 a.m. by a 30-minute magic show. Clowns will paint faces and make balloon animals. At 1 p.m., Philadelphia firefighter Olly McDonagh will present his popular interactive "Big Bug Show," during which children can see tarantulas and scorpions and hold hissing cockroaches and giant millipedes.
NEWS
April 22, 2009 | By Troy Graham INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
In a city like Camden, where nearly all major violence is connected to the drug trade, Kenneth Fussell looked like another dealer who got burned by the game. The 24-year-old was ambushed in 2001 - shot fatally in the back of the head - on the steps of his Chelton Avenue home as he carried dinner to his family. The gunman, a drug-gang enforcer out of prison less than a year, was caught near the scene, but investigators initially had no motive. Then word on the street filtered down that Fussell had killed a dealer in a robbery gone bad, and that his execution was a grim example of street justice.
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