May 14, 2015 |
The Moorestown baseball team scored 13 runs for senior pitcher Jared Gold on Tuesday. He only needed one. "You'll always take one of these," Gold said after pitching a crisp two-hitter in Moorestown's 13-0 victory at Burlington Township in a Burlington County League Liberty Division game. Junior Dane Fante cracked a three-run home run and seniors Colin Francisco and Zach Rausch each drove in three runs as Moorestown (10-8 overall, 4-3 league) broke out the bats in a big way on a warm day. The offensive production was in marked contrast to most of the Quakers' games with Gold on the mound.
April 25, 2015 |
They had just come home from shopping that Friday evening when they heard the bell ring. Ken Gurbisz opened the front door, saw three solemn-looking Army officers, and immediately "knew what was going on. My heart sunk. " He walked to the kitchen to prepare his wife, Helen. "I told her, 'You have to be brave,' and she was," he said. "She was very brave. " On Nov. 4, 2005 - a day they will never forget - the Gurbiszes became Gold Star parents, joining countless other New Jersey families who have lost loved ones during wartime service.
April 19, 2015 |
Fourteen teams will be in the NHL draft lottery Saturday night, and one will emerge with the chance to select a center viewed as a franchise-changing player, Connor McDavid. McDavid, a speedy 6-foot, 195-pound scoring machine who has 44 goals and 120 points in 47 games for Erie in the Ontario Hockey League, is called the next Crosby by scouts. He is expected to step into an NHL lineup and make an immediate impact. The Flyers, one of the 14 non-playoff teams in the lottery, have a 6.5 percent chance of getting the No. 1 pick.
March 8, 2015 |
When a sensational dancer first steps onstage, it's as exciting for me as for an astronomer discovering a nova. Zachary Hench gave such a moment when he flashed his star quality stepping out as Prince Siegfried in Christopher Wheeldon's production of Swan Lake in 2004. Newly commissioned by Pennsylvania Ballet, it was a million-dollar gamble I hope has paid off in real money as much as it does in artistic quality and innovation. I reviewed that premiere, but looking back on it, I did not fully appreciate its value.
January 30, 2015 |
IN "BLACK SEA," obsolete blue-collar guys stick it to the system that's discarded them while on a risky salvage job aboard a rusty, death-trap submarine. If you surmise that the vessel is a metaphor for the doomed class of wrench-wielding labor, written off as "s---," you are correct. Which leads to the movie's money line. "This time the s--- is fighting back. " Throwing roundhouses is Jude Law, as Robinson, a Scottish salvage expert whose life at sea has cost him his marriage and hence most of his income, which he loses entirely when he's made redundant, as they say in the UK. So he accepts a high-risk (and illegal)
January 19, 2015 |
Matt Gay, a mount maker at the Penn Museum, was standing in front of a display case filled with gold objects, when the sun streaked through a gallery window. "It was amazing," he said Saturday at the museum. "It was 3 in the afternoon, the shades were up in here, and the sun came through and hit that bead. It was like an intense light, an LED blazing. " Gold does that sometimes. Gay was at work helping install the museum's big 2015 exhibition, "Beneath the Surface: Life, Death, and Gold in Ancient Panama," which opens Feb. 7. He was doing what he always does, unobtrusively setting delicate artifacts into unlikely positions.
January 16, 2015
Philadelphia has been selected as the host city for the final of the CONCACAF Gold Cup, according to a source with direct knowledge of the decision. Lincoln Financial Field beat out Baltimore's M&T Bank Stadium, Atlanta's Georgia Dome and most notably East Rutherford, N.J.'s MetLife Stadium. The home of the NFL's New York Giants and Jets had been the overwhelming favorite to host the title game of the signature tournament for North and Central Americans national teams. But officials in Philadelphia worked extremely hard to snatch the big game out of the Meadowlands' grasp.
December 20, 2014 |
Dozens of jewelers, pawnshops, and other cash-for-gold locations in New Jersey municipalities violated state laws, potentially cheating customers, the state Attorney General's Office said. The most common violations included using unregulated scales, not posting precious-metal prices in prominent places, and not keeping proper receipts, according to a news release from the Attorney General's Office. An October crackdown in the state's urban areas led the office's Division of Consumer Affairs to file municipal court summonses accusing 71 stores of 9,967 civil violations.
December 11, 2014 |
Jeweler Steven Lagos, dressed in a custom Nehru blazer with his company's signature deep purple as the silk lining, reminisced about the gold of old. Back in 1977 when he started his Philadelphia-based company, gold was $40 an ounce, so the wavy-haired designer was able to build his collection around the stately metal. Over the years, however, as the price of gold went up and up and up, Lagos focused on metals that appealed to his working-woman target audience. So the company became known for its bold and gleaming silver and platinum pieces, of which roughly 100,000 are sold per year.
December 8, 2014 |
Gold has moved beyond deck-the-halls festive into the glitzy realm of must-have fashion. It's the season for gleaming flecks to sparkle on fluttering eyelids and glisten on mistletoe-ready lips. A bronzy link chain, instead of a ribbon, on tuxedo-style trousers is happy-hour sultry. And shimmering, silky pantsuits are both retro and relevant. Once civilization's most sought-after metal, gold shines brightest this year in classic yellow. But copper and rose blends, especially on sequined blouses, are trending chic, too. Unlike in decades past, however, the granddaddy of precious metals no longer feels arrogant or garish.