February 7, 2014 |
Mr. Parsons' robotics club needs an updated Lego Mindstorm bot if the members want a chance of placing in future competitions. Mrs. Rodriguez's fourth and fifth graders would love a carpet in their book corner, so they don't have to sit on cold linoleum while reading. And Ms. Gail, the art teacher at Henry L. Bonsall Elementary, has an idea for a stepping-stone garden that would line Mount Ephraim Avenue - if she could just get the funding for 20 mosaics. The projects, all listed on the teacher fundraising website DonorsChoose, aren't the traditional requests for notebooks and protractors, but Camden teachers say they're exactly what their students need.
December 23, 2013 |
KING OF PRUSSIA The temperature reached nearly 70 degrees, but the Wilmoth family ventured inside the King of Prussia mall on Saturday anyway, searching not for deals, but for the Christmas spirit. Because if the spirit can be found anywhere, it's in the second-largest mall in America the weekend before Christmas. "We don't do much shopping while we're here," said Jason Wilmoth, 43, of Dresher. "We just like to get out and feel the hustle and bustle. " Wilmoth said his wife stayed up until 4 a.m. on Black Friday, waiting in line for deals.
December 22, 2013 |
Five days before Christmas, and Megan Schafer was in a giving mood. The senior point guard for the Neshaminy girls' basketball team had her head constantly on a swivel Friday afternoon, feeding her teammates the ball on the fastbreak, down low on the block, and even on the wing for a quick jumper. More than a handful of times, Schafer even surrendered her body to the hardwood to collect a loose ball or to plow through a screen on help defense. Schafer's court vision and aggressive play helped the visiting Redskins defeat Suburban One League National Conference opponent Abington, 56-39.
November 25, 2013 |
Gift cards have swiftly become the default present for holiday giving. With the season upon us, let's look at the financial risks and rewards for gift-card givers, receivers, and sellers. Nothing beats the warm feeling you get from giving a gift - except for the hot prospect of getting something for yourself in return. At PocketYourDollars.com, a post by Carrie Rocha lists scores of gift-card deals that include discounted cards and free gift cards in return for purchased cards. Outlets offering the deals include restaurants, websites, movie theaters, and grocery stores.
October 31, 2013 |
GLADYS MARY SMITH was one of the best friends the Daily News and Inquirer ever had. For more than 20 years, Miss Polly, as she was affectionately known, delivered the newspapers in the West Philadelphia area with an unrivaled passion and dedication. Folks who lived near her home on Catharine Street would hear her car rev up at 3 or 4 a.m. on Sundays to handle the Sunday Inquirer. Those who knew her - and just about everybody did - would roll over and say, "There goes Miss Polly to deliver the papers.
September 8, 2013 |
Abington police have arrested two U.S. Postal Service employees who they say stole customers' credit card numbers and used them to purchase gift cards, aquarium tickets, and other items. Rashaad Schell, 23, and Daryl Matthews, 24, both of Philadelphia, are charged with identity theft, conspiracy, forgery, and related offenses. They were arraigned Thursday, and bail was set at $75,000 each. Police say the men used their cellphones to capture photos or videos of customers' credit cards.
March 29, 2013 |
A Gloucester County woman was sentenced today in Superior Court to 24 years in prison for fatally stabbing an ironworker in 2010, authorities said. Lori A. Hummel, 41, mother of a teenage daughter, admitted last month to stabbing Thomas Carbin, 54, an acquaintance, in the neck after going to his apartment above the Tower Tavern in Westville on Dec. 5. She had intended to rob him. Carbin had worked as a welder and pipe fitter. The next day, Carbin's daughter, then a high school senior, found the burly ironworker's body slumped in a chair in front of the computer in the apartment he shared with his cats, George and Frankie.
March 16, 2013
A coalition of Chester County groups will host a "Gun Buy Back" day Saturday at the Coatesville Memorial Community Center. The event is a "no-hassle, no-questions-asked, no-arrests-made" opportunity to turn in firearms, organizers say. Participants will receive a $100 gift card per gun and will be paid for a maximum of two guns, receiving a total maximum payment of $200 in gift cards. Additional guns may be turned in, but no payment will be received. The event is an effort to combat gun-related violence in the community, said Chaya Scott, director of the Coatesville Youth Initiative which has a gun buy back program as part of their mission.
March 6, 2013 |
Chester County police knew something else was amiss when they saw the driver of the car suspected in a hit-and-run crash throw credit cards out the window - lots of them. David Carroll and Rochelle Fraser, both of South Jamaica, New York have been charged with identity theft, forgery, theft and other related crimes, according to the West Whiteland Township police. On Jan. 25, Carroll was allegedly involved in a hit-and-run accident on North Pottstown Pike in Exton. Police saw Carroll's car traveling south on Route 100 after the crash.
February 26, 2013 |
BELMAR, N.J. - Soon after Hurricane Sandy, the donations came pouring in to Belmar from as far away as Sweden, where someone donated $50. And the money quickly started flowing back out. The borough handed out more than $90,000 in gift cards from local businesses, according to Belmar's records. Taverns and restaurants figured heavily in the mix of donated gift cards as people without electricity found eating at home difficult after the storm. Hardware stores also were big. Acknowledging that the donations helped many at a time of chaos, one councilman in Belmar wants to know who benefited.