July 1, 2010 |
FAMILY COMES first at Remnant Ministries, the Las Vegas church where former Eagles quarterback Randall Cunningham serves as pastor. "The family unit is the most important unit in the universe," the church's Web site states. "Healthy families are the closest thing to heaven on earth. " Cunningham's universe was shattered late Tuesday afternoon when his youngest son accidentally drowned in the family's back-yard hot tub - the same tub in which Cunningham, an ordained minister, reportedly performs baptisms.
June 19, 2014 |
Claire Dickson will start her summer vacation as usual at the end of this month, but when it's over she will not reopen her eponymous women's boutique the second week in August as she's done for 35 years. Dickson, one of the area's czarinas of special-occasion fashion, has decided to retire. And her daughter and business partner, Debbie, wants to spend more time with her teenage daughter. Rather than look for a replacement, Dickson is calling it quits. There is canasta to be played.
January 26, 2010 |
LORRAINE WILLIAMS pored over numerous college applications with her son, Tyree Parks, desperate for him to escape the dangers that waited for him outside their door every day in their corner of South Philadelphia. She knew college was her 18-year-old son's one-way ticket out of the world that had claimed the life of her eldest son eight years earlier. So she was relieved when an acceptance letter came Friday from Bloomsburg University, and she was set to begin counting down the days until he left.
February 26, 2001 |
After their $500,000 Bucks County home burned to the ground one winter night in 1995, it did not take long for James and Barbara Saracino to settle back down to the good life, this time just outside the old-money borough of Yardley.James Saracino, 47, was an insurance agent for State Farm Insurance Cos., just like his father and a brother. Barbara Saracino, 44, was a family physician with a devoted clientele. Just three months after their two-story, brick-veneer Colonial in Northampton was destroyed, they bought a $750,000 nouveau French chateau in flamingo-pink stucco for themselves and their two curly-haired young daughters.
June 26, 1997 |
Two-year-old Brendon Lawler gets airborne at the beach in Wildwood with some help from a family friend. If he's up for beach weather, he should get more of it today, with highs again in the 90s.
August 27, 1997 |
A 13-year-old boy identified as a Northeast Philadelphia youngster drowned yesterday when he fell off a Conrail bridge into Pennsauken Creek about 1 1/2 miles south of the Tacony-Palmyra Bridge, authorities said. A hospital spokeswoman confirmed the victim as Brian Rose, 13. Police said the teenager was playing on bicycles with friends and apparently was performing bike jumps on the rail span when he fell into the creek near where it flows into the Delaware River. Once in the water, he became entangled in debris.
January 30, 2011 |
One night, in Larry and Nina's room, a mural grew. A joyful procession - a dog, two boys, two birds, a lion, a girl, a bear, and a sun - was being painted by a dear family friend, who spread paper and paint jars on the floor and sometimes stood on their beds to work. It was 1961, and the family friend - Uncle Moo Moo - was Maurice Sendak, 33. Fifty years later, the mural - in two hefty slabs - has made its way from the 13th-floor apartment overlooking Manhattan's Central Park to a new home: the Rosenbach Museum and Library in Center City, which houses Sendak's papers, books, art, and ephemera.
May 23, 2014
JAMES AND Cassandra Small are each other's best friends. Soul mates, if you will. If she's having a senior moment and can't think of a word, the retired postal worker readily steps in. At 81, he's her caretaker, driving her to oncologist appointments and preparing meals. But when James had his knee replacement in 1995, Cassandra, 80, was the one doting on him. Theirs is an old-fashioned partnership and one that has spanned 60 years of marriage. In fact, today is their 60th wedding anniversary.
May 29, 1997 |
More than three decades ago, a political unknown named Richard Hughes struck a populist chord among New Jersey voters and defied the odds to win election and become one of the state's most popular governors. In the last week, his stepson Michael Murphy may have felt a jolt of deja vu. A flurry of media attention and plaudits for his television commercials have raised Murphy's profile just days ahead of Tuesday's Democratic gubernatorial primary. Could the long shot be catching up?