June 18, 2016 |
Still looking for a Father's Day gift? The Animal Care & Control Team of Philadelphia (ACCT) is waiving all adoption fees this weekend. The "Who's Your Daddy?" promotion for all pets will run this weekend from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 111 W. Hunting Park Ave, in North Philadelphia. "Summer is an extremely busy time of year for us," Vincent Medley, ACCT Philly executive director, said in a statement. "This event makes it fun and stress-free to come find a new best friend. " The regular screening procedures that include "meet and greets" with children and and other pets in the prospective household will apply, according to the shelter.
March 1, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - After weeks of arguing constitutional fine points and citing rival statistics, senators wrangling over gun control saw and heard the anguish of a bereft father. Neil Heslin, whose 6-year-old son, Jesse, was among those cut down at a Connecticut school in December, asked the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday to ban assault weapons like the one that killed his child. "I'm not here for the sympathy or the pat on the back," Heslin, a 50-year-old construction worker, told the senators, weeping openly during much of his hushed 11-minute testimony.
February 14, 2013
By Seymour I. "Spence" Toll After my 48 years of blessed marriage to Jean Barth Toll, pancreatic cancer swept her away in 1999. For all those years, and ever since, I have been a one-woman man. At the core of it was the appeal of her warm, gentle, and unpretentious spirit, with its unfailing kindness, deep friendships, and boundless capacity for our singular love. She had another delightful self. Although she could dress as tastefully as a conservatively clad fashion model, she enjoyed clothing that was not only old but beat up. She often wore a sweater in which her elbows poked out of holes in the sleeves.
January 4, 2013
DEAR ABBY: I cut my father out of my life years ago, after he declared he could not support my decision to adopt three children from a Russian orphanage with my longtime companion. The adoption announcement coincided with my "coming out" to Dad, who is now married to his third wife. This year on Father's Day, I sent him a card and he replied by email that he was glad to hear from me and he hoped for a reconciliation, but was not sure how to go about it. I responded by email that I was cautiously optimistic that we could reignite a respectful relationship.
August 15, 2012
Roy Halladay and Mark Buehrle are scheduled to start Wednesday's Phillies-Marlins series finale in Miami, marking the 10th time since 1990 that two authors of a perfect game will oppose one another. Halladay pitched his perfect game in 2010 against the Marlins. Buehrle tossed his while with the Chicago White Sox in 2009. The previous instances, according to the Elias Sports Bureau, are: Dallas Braden-Buehrle in 2011; Randy Johnson-David Wells in 2004, 2005, 2007; Kenny Rogers-Wells in 2000, 2001 (twice)
August 9, 2012 |
With a father who is a neonatologist at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, it isn't difficult to understand why Lauren Fox wants to go into medicine. But her father is also an adventurer who climbed the tallest mountains in Bolivia, first in the Peace Corps in the '60s and then with her two older brothers, so it was inevitable that the 17-year-old would one day follow in his crampon-print footsteps. That day came in June when Lauren Fox, 17, and her brother, James, 29, climbed Huayna Potosi in Bolivia's Cordillera Real, becoming, she believes, the second youngest woman - and youngest non-Bolivian female - to ascend the 20,000-foot peak near La Paz, a city surrounded by mountains.
June 19, 2012 |
Eating a Greek brunch, visiting dinosaurs in a museum, going for a run — ways to celebrate Father's Day are as varied as fathers themselves. Despite occasional clouds on Sunday, area families took to parks, museums and restaurants with the fathers in their lives. Here are four families who marked Father's Day in Philadelphia. --- Sunday was no day for participants in the 10th Annual Gary Papa Run to sleep in. Tricia Ushler, 34, of Wilmington and her family began waking up at 5:30 a.m. to prepare for the 5K run/walk named for Papa, the longtime 6ABC Action News sports reporter and anchor who died of prostate cancer in June 2009.
June 18, 2012 |
At first glance, Doylestown Township's Central Park looked like an idyllic Norman Rockwell-style rendering of Father's Day afternoon in suburban America. Under a sunny blue sky and cottony clouds, a father with his son in a bike seat passed a mother pushing a stroller, as other families enjoyed the swings or hiked a trail across a stretch of meticulously maintained lawn. But Sunday's park crowd was swelled by evacuees from a nearby upscale neighborhood whose Father's Day had been jarred by frightening sights and sounds on Bittersweet Drive and surrounding streets.
June 18, 2012 |
Many a son would give his right arm to have a relationship with his dad like 33-year-old Joe Berardoni Jr. has with his. After his wife died and he was left a single father, the elder Berardoni would skip out of work to catch his son's soccer and basketball games. They forged such a special bond that "young Joe" — who shares a quirky sense of humor with his father, if not his diminutive stature — didn't hesitate when his dad asked him more than a decade ago to work side by side, day after day, at Pun's Toys, his whimsical shop on Lancaster Avenue in Bryn Mawr.
June 17, 2012 |
Pavel Khodorkovsky is the son of Mikhail Khodorkovsky, former Yukos chief and an Amnesty International prisoner of conscience, and is also president of the Institute of Modern Russia Scanning the Father's Day aisle at the local card store, I see quickly how hard it will be to pick out something fitting. My father isn't a golfer, and he isn't known for his prowess on the football field or interest in home-improvement projects. There is no card that says "Happy Father's Day … from the Outside.