June 14, 2007 |
GOURMET STEAKS, coolers that sing, customized grills and wine tutorials. This year's crop of Father's Day food gifts are off the charts, bringing the dad who loves to cook - and eat - that much closer to food nirvana. Here are our favorite picks that can be ordered now for fast delivery by Sunday, from affordable finds to splurges for the big guy. _ For the cowboy in every dad . . . there's the Beer Holster , a leather 12-ounce bottle or can holder that snaps onto a belt and let's dad grill or walk around the yard without misplacing his beloved brew.
June 16, 2011 |
Showers and thunderstorms are in the forecast tonight into Friday night, but Saturday and Sunday - Father's Day - are looking good. After a couple of days in the lows 80's, both weekend days should be sunny or mostly sunny in the mid to upper 80's, according to the National Weather Service. (Ninety-degree heat isn't likely to arise until possibly Wednesday.) The same pattern will be seen at the Shore except that temperatures should be cooler by 5 degrees or so. In the city, scattered showers and thunderstorms could arrive this evening after 8 p.m. But there's a 50-50 chance of no rain at all. Rain's more likely than not Friday, especially in the morning, with up to a half-inch possible during the day. The chances of storminess aren't expected to end until a couple hours after midnight.
June 12, 2008 |
NECKTIES. Golf shirts. Nosebleed seats for a Phillies game. What do these items have in common? They're things we guarantee your dad is really sick of getting for Father's Day. This Sunday, get creative. Scrap the cruddy clothes and stale cigars and surprise the big guy with a meal he'll never forget. Spoil dad with a boat ride, a culinary journey to the Middle East, even a beer-lover's walking tour. Read on for these and other ideas. Unless otherwise noted, all events require reservations.
June 20, 2010 |
Vincent Thompson is faithful about doing the family laundry every Sunday. But around noon, on the 100th anniversary of Father's Day, he said to his wife, "I'm wondering if I'm doing it today. " "Holy Moly," said his wife of 18 years, Pamela Bridgeforth. "He might actually take the day off. " Thompson, 43, is an organized man. He was laid off from his job as media manager with the Philadelphia School District in January, and he's had more time on his hands than usual. He organized the recent family celebration of a son's high school graduation - but organizing is putting it mildly.
June 17, 2010 |
JAY WRIGHT has guided the Villanova basketball program to two Final Eights and a Final Four in the last six seasons. "I can't complain," he said. Indeed, his life does not stink. On or off the court. Still, when it comes to highs, nothing really compares to being an assistant coach for one of his three children's teams. Come again? "I love it," he said. "As long as I'm not the person in charge. " Whether that means helping his father coach sons Taylor and Colin to a Little League title 5 years ago, or now getting fields ready for his 11-year-old daughter Reilly's softball games.
July 18, 2011 |
When Ed Hallinan became a priest, he took a vow of obedience. In the last few weeks, he's come to appreciate "a whole new meaning" to that word. For the last 14 years, Father Ed dedicated himself to the city's poorest and neediest as pastor at St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church at 23d Street and Lehigh Avenue in North Philadelphia. "I was always ecstatic, and I was always thrilled, and sometimes, being ecstatic and being thrilled, I talked to you for 40 minutes," Father Ed said in his final homily, on Father's Day. "The Lord was whispering in my ear, 'Ed, sit down.
June 22, 1992 |
Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice James T. McDermott, 65, was found dead yesterday in his home in Chestnut Hill after failing to appear at a Father's Day gathering. "He was sitting in a chair in his study, looking very much at peace," said his son, James McDermott Jr. McDermott Jr. said that his father, who was just beginning his second 10- year term on the high court, probably died of a heart attack. "The doctor who was here said that's most likely what happened. He said there were no signs of a stroke," said McDermott Jr., who added that his father seemed to be in excellent health and had been out on his bicycle yesterday afternoon.
August 24, 2011 |
A week after a botched June 18 robbery and shooting, relating what happened to a police detective, Darnell Griffin still seemed stunned that the old man would bluff. Griffin, 21, of Francisville, told Philadelphia homicide detective Philip Nordo that he held his .45-caliber semiautomatic pistol at North Philadelphia grocer Felix Rodriguez. "It was in his face," Griffin said. "I think he didn't believe me. " Griffin's alleged confession was the main evidence against him, and Tuesday, he was ordered to stand trial for murder in the slaying of Rodriguez, 60, in his Los Ingenitos bodega in the 2400 block of North Ninth Street.
June 16, 2010 |
IN BASEBALL, the traditions of the game are handed down from generation to generation. Veterans take rookies under their wings, teach them everything from inside tips to how to handle themselves off the field. The expectation is that when the younger players become more established, they will similarly guide those who follow them. It's not surprising, then, that the lessons Ruben Amaro Sr. tried to impart to his children are pretty much the same ones that he learned from his father.
June 16, 2007 |
I have witnessed female eye-rolls when it comes to the problem of daddy's little girls. "Oh, men and their daughters," fumed a woman I know. "They each think the other can do no wrong. " Well, yeah. I am not super-indulgent to my 3-year-old girl. But I will admit to being the Melting Man on occasion - a Popsicle in the Gobi when my baby needs something. Mom types and others decry the behavior, saying it leads to spoiled brats. But, just in time for Father's Day, I say back off, sisters.