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April 21, 2000 | David Maialetti / Daily News
Denise Williams shares a hug with boyfriend Eric Markle as they wade in the fountain at Logan Square yesterday. They said the water was cold. Weekend weather will not be conducive to fountain-splashing, with rain predicted.
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July 7, 1993 | JIM MacMILLAN/ DAILY NEWS
Kids get a cooling spray from the fountain on Logan Square yesterday as a sudden gust blows the water over them. The heat's expected to hang around through the weekend, thanks to one of those "Bermuda highs" hanging off the coast. Chin up, it's too hot not to cool down eventually.
NEWS
July 5, 1990 | By Charles Pukanecz, Special to The Inquirer
The two war-battered soldiers had gone dry for all but three weeks in the last two decades. One of the World War I soldiers is kneeling, holding his canteen upside down, seemingly waiting for the water to flow into a cup in the hand of another soldier who is lying in his arms. However, because of damaged plumbing and then concerns over wasted water, the soldier has been unable to fill the other's cup. That changed this week, just in time for Independence Day. County workers on Tuesday wired the last switches and drilled the last copper fittings of a new circulating pump inside the concrete base that holds the 1922 bronze statue at the corner of Main and Broad Streets in Doylestown, outside the Bucks County Courthouse.
NEWS
June 1, 1990 | By Donna St. George, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Swann Memorial Fountain in Logan Square is to return to life at 8:30 tonight in an elegant flourish, as water soars 50 feet into the air from its center and a brass ensemble heralds the landmark's new beginning. Just minutes after today's 8:23 p.m. sunset, the grand 66-year-old fountain will reopen looking better than it has in a quarter century, almost completely rebuilt during the last 18 months and basking under brilliant new lights. Water will cascade from the fountain's granite-faced tiers and arc from bronzed turtles and frogs as it sprays like a geyser from the center of the fountain and at smaller heights from three other places.
NEWS
June 9, 1987 | By MARIANNE COSTANTINOU, Daily News Nightlife Writer
In the center of the maddening rush home is Logan Square, the calm in the eye of a hurricane. For those who brave the merging lanes of the traffic circle, Logan Square offers a fountain of spouting frogs and turtles. On warm afternoons and evenings till 8 p.m., when the water and streetlights are shut off, squealing children slide down the legs of the fountain's reclining nudes, or splash each other in games of water tag. Around the basin, bicyclists and skateboard artists zigzag across the pavement as families sunbathe on the wooden benches and teens picnic on the grassy patches.
NEWS
July 23, 1987 | By TODD DAVIS, Daily News Staff Writer
Maybe Logan Circle should be renamed the Logan Circle Oasis during sweltering summer stretches such as this. The scene at the circle yesterday resembled a desert watering hole with dozens of sun-broiled people trying to deal with temperatures in the mid-90s by lying under shade trees and playing in the pool surrounding the circle's fountain. "It's just too hot to be sitting anywhere where there's no water around," said Laverne Frison, 22, splashing her feet in the water. Yasmin Jones, who was sitting in the pool with her young daughter, said, "The water's nice, and the children love it. Besides, it's free and it's not illegal.
NEWS
March 2, 1988 | By Eileen Reinhard, Special to The Inquirer
Longtime residents of Mount Holly and environs will record some history on Saturday at a meeting to raise interest in and money for the recreation of the fountain to be installed in the center of the county seat. The recollections of seven present and former Mount Holly residents will be of the original fountain featuring the figure of Hebe, the goddess of youth, who will again pour water from her pitcher as a symbol of the revitalization of the Mount Holly downtown area. The fountain, a cast-iron recreation of the 17-foot-high fountain that stood in the center of Mount Holly's downtown from 1878 to 1920, was caught in a political battle between incoming and outgoing councils last year.
NEWS
December 2, 1987 | By Connie O'Kane, Special to The Inquirer
A Greek goddess is coming to downtown Mount Holly, but township leaders are not that enchanted. The goddess, Hebe, is a sculpture on a fountain that also has ornamental swans and a classically decorated basin. But it was Democrats of the prior township administration who invited this goddess of youth, and Republicans, now in control of the township governing body, aren't that happy about it. The fountain, which will be installed at the intersection of Mill and High Streets, is a replica of a fixture erected in Mount Holly around the turn of the century and destroyed in the 1920s when, legend has it, a hefty township worker fell into the basin while trying to put up Christmas lights.
NEWS
October 13, 1989 | By Hank Klibanoff, Inquirer Staff Writer
Edmund N. Bacon, the former city planning director, was like a tornado spinning from a hurricane. Called upon at a convention yesterday to discuss the impact of Interstate 95 on the history and development of Philadelphia's waterfront, the man who was the city's planning director from 1949 to 1970 veered sharply inland, headed straight toward Independence National Historical Park and blasted a National Park Service proposal to demolish the Judge...
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July 24, 2015 | Craig LaBan, Inquirer Restaurant Critic
I didn't plan to buy a cone. But "just a taste please" turned into "whoa" and then "I cannot stop eating this . . . " at an alarming speed once I took my first few licks of this summer's edition of the Honeycomb ice cream at the Franklin Fountain. A large part of what makes it so amazing is the fact that it's a true "roof-to-cone" delight: The honey comes from the spring honeycomb of hives just upstairs on the Franklin Fountain's Old City roof managed by the Philadelphia Bee Co. But it's the sweet alchemy of the Berley brothers, co-owners of Franklin, that elevates this cone to magic.
NEWS
March 26, 2015 | By Julia Terruso, Inquirer Staff Writer
LOVE Park is getting a new fountain, lots of lawn space, gardens, and a food-truck area. The question is, What goes where? The design team working on the $15 million renovation of JFK Plaza presented four designs to the community at a meeting Tuesday at the Central Library of the Free Library of Philadelphia. The four plans, presented by Mary Margaret Jones, president of the project's lead architectural firm, Hargreaves Associates, include all the same elements but vary in layout.
NEWS
April 9, 2014 | By Kevin Riordan, Inquirer Columnist
Samantha Sorid's award-winning science project taught her a lesson about human nature. Including her own. "If you put your mind to it, you can do anything," says Sorid, 14, who is in eighth grade at Harrington Middle School in Mount Laurel. Her findings about her fellow humans were less uplifting. About those, more in a moment. Let's just say that we the people do the right thing less often than we'd like to believe. Titled "Money or Morality," Sorid's project took first place for her age group in the human-behavior category of the Coriell Institute Science Fair.
NEWS
September 13, 2013 | By Megan Lydon, Inquirer Staff Writer
Parts of the historic Fountain of the Seahorses behind the Philadelphia Museum of Art were stained with black streaks, the once-magnificent beasts had tails missing, and no water had come out of their mouths since 2006. On Wednesday, after many years of wear and tear, the fountain was returned to its former glory. After a ceremony attended by Councilman William K. Greenlee, Parks and Recreation and Water Department officials, contractors, and Margot Berg, director of the city's Public Art Program, the water flowed on cue, shooting 16 feet into the air to the acclamation of the dozens in the audience.
SPORTS
June 26, 2013 | By Stan Hochman, Daily News Columnist
THEY WERE OLD. So many guys in their 40s. Old baseball guys creak when they run and they run a step slower. They make a whistling, tea-kettle sound when they go first to third or second to home. Wheeze Kids, that's what I nicknamed that 1983 Phillies team, and it stuck. A spinoff of Whiz Kids, the nickname for that swaggering, young Phillies bunch that won the pennant in 1950, only to get swept by the Yankees in the World Series. Throw enough mud at the wall and some of it sticks.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 6, 2013
THE DEAL: A couple of brothers run this 9-year-old-but-much-older-feeling Old City shop, where hair-netted and waxed-mustached scoopers dish out classic homemade - homemade! - flavors like black raspberry, teaberry gum and Hydrox cookie. The details: 116 Market St., 11 a.m.-midnight Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-midnight Friday-Saturday; cash only; 215-627-1899, franklinfountain.com . The wait: On a busy summer night, expect to stand around in the shop for upward of 10 minutes.
SPORTS
July 27, 2012 | BY TOM MAHON and Daily News Staff Writer
THE JOE PATERNO statue has been removed and, reportedly, is stored in a warehouse somewhere. What now? Lawrence Nowlan has an idea. The man who sculpted the Harry Kalas statue that sits inside Citizens Bank Park, wants to recycle the JoePa statue. Specifically, he wants to melt down the bronze and recast it as part of a healing fountain in remembrance of victims of child sex abuse everywhere. Nowlan, who resides and works in Windsor, Vt., graduated from Archbishop Carroll and Millersville.
SPORTS
July 11, 2012 | Associated Press
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Detroit's Prince Fielder became only the second player to win multiple titles in the all-star Home Run Derby, thrilling the crowd at Kauffman Stadium with eight splash shots into the right-field fountain and beating Toronto's Jose Bautista, 12-7, in the final on Monday night. On a night when the Yankees' Robinson Cano was repeatedly booed and went homerless, Fielder put on the most powerful display among baseball's big boppers. Winner at St. Louis' Busch Stadium three years ago, Fielder hit a total of 28 home runs over three rounds to cap the main event on the eve of the All-Star Game, hitting the long drive of the night at 476 feet into the water.
SPORTS
May 18, 2012 | By Marcus Hayes, Daily News Columnist
NOBODY PLAYS perfect, lockdown defense every night. It is unlikely, against any combination of competition. It is impossible in the playoffs, against a team as talented, as professional and as well-coached as the Boston Celtics. Wednesday night, the Sixers delivered their defensive clunker. It had been a nice run. Remember, the Sixers needed to win a slew of road games at the season's end just to secure the final playoff slot. They ran off three in a row. They then held top-seeded Chicago and fourth-seeded Boston to 92 points or fewer in the last seven games, an average of 82.3 points per game.
SPORTS
March 29, 2012 | STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS
UNION RAGS, the Kentucky Derby favorite with the Philly-area connections, was made the 6-5 morning-line favorite for Saturday's Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park. Union Rags, coming off a 4-length victory in the Fountain of Youth on Feb. 26 at Gulfstream, will start from Post 6. "I think he should take a step forward from [the Fountain of Youth]," trainer Michael Matz said. "I would hope that having a race under his belt would help him in the Florida Derby. " Union Rags is owned by Chadds Ford Stable's Phyllis Wyeth, of Chester County, and trained by Matz, who trained Barbaro.
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