June 11, 2016 |
Philadelphia houses some of the best festivals, parades, and day parties. But we all have had moments when we were less than prepared for the long lines, crowds, heat, and long hours on your feet. Here are some must-dos to survive the summer festival season. Eat breakfast Don't skimp on the most important meal of the day. It's a good way to stay upbeat in the heat and to stave off cravings, especially because festival food tends to be expensive. A $5 breakfast quickly turns into a $15 one inside festival gates.
June 10, 2016 |
The Constellation Senior Players Championship, the third major of the season on the PGA Tour Champions, is to be played Thursday through Sunday on the Wissahickon course of the Philadelphia Cricket Club in Flourtown. When: Gates open at 7 a.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and 8 a.m. on Sunday. Tee times off No. 1 range from 7:20 a.m. until 12:20 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and from approximately 8:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Sunday Tickets: Grounds tickets are $40 for Thursday, $43 for Friday and $48 for Saturday and Sunday.
June 10, 2016
Here is a selection of farmers' markets across the region. For more information, check the two organizations that manage most markets, Farm to City ( www.farmtocity.org ) and the Food Trust ( www.thefoodtrust.org ). Philadelphia Italian Market: S. 9th St. & Washington Ave.; Tue.-Sat. 8 am-4 pm; Sun. to 1 pm. www.italianmarketphilly.org . Reading Terminal Market : 51 N. 12th St.; Mon.-Sat. 8 am-6 pm; Sun. 9 am-5 pm. www.readingterminalmarket.org . Greensgrow Farm Stand : 2501 E. Cumberland St.; Thu. 3-7 pm; Sat. 10 am-2 pm. www.greensgrow.org . Greensgrow West : 4912 Baltimore Ave.; Mon.-Tue.
June 6, 2016 |
Gary Gans' boyhood plan - "I intended to be the first Jewish president" - didn't work out. The plan he didn't make worked out quite nicely. "When I came to the wilds of South Jersey, I didn't know I was going to stay," says the Philadelphia native, who became Congregation Beth Tikvah's first ordained rabbi in 1981. "Looks like it was meant to be. " After "three-plus decades of growing together" with his Marlton flock of about 200 households, Gans will retire Aug. 1 but continue as rabbi emeritus for two years.
May 23, 2016 |
Question: My daughter, an 18-year-old about to graduate from high school, is in a serious and loving relationship with a young man who will be 18 himself this month. He goes to school full time and works full time, and they spend much of their free time together. I found out today that his mother has designated his bedroom for his stepsister and that all his things are going to be packed up and put into the garage as soon as possible. He's very hurt and feels his mother is pushing him away, but they have very poor communication skills and always end up in screaming fights.
May 21, 2016 |
HARVEY CEDARS July 2, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Craft Day by the Bay (Sunset Park) More than 60 booths. Look for the stained glass. SURF CITY June 16 "Simply Bassing" Surf Bass Tournament (Surf City Bait & Tackle) The premier bass-fishing contest of the summer on Long Beach Island. SHIP BOTTOM June 11, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Memories by the Bay Classic Car Show (Ship Bottom Waterfront Park) More than 100 antique and vintage cars with a back-bay backdrop.
May 17, 2016 |
THE SCREAM was like nothing Eddie Welsh had ever heard. It was early one day in 2007 and Welsh, a nursing student, had just begun his shift at the university hospital where he was training on the high-risk obstetrics unit. He'd heard screams of pain and grief before, commonplace in a medical setting. They had their own sound. But this wild bellow - equal parts panic, terror and bewilderment - was out of the ordinary. It ricocheted down the hallway from the room of a very young, pregnant patient who was deaf.
May 16, 2016
Name: Transit App. What it does: Tells you how to get from Point A to Point B using bus, train, metro, ferry, Uber, and other transportation options in 127 metropolitan areas in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, Australia, and Kenya. Available: In the App Store, requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. In Google Play, requires Android. Offers Apple Watch and app for Android wear. Cost: Free. What's hot: You won't realize how much time you can save planning until you use this app. It takes the guesswork out of navigating and maps a route to your destination.
April 30, 2016 |
Jazz Appreciation Month culminates Saturday, on International Jazz Day, with a citywide buffet of sounds for every appetite, from swinging to avant-garde. The fifth annual Center City Jazz Festival, founded by trombonist Ernest Stuart, packs 20 acts into five Center City venues over the course of six hours. But that's not all: Smack dab in the middle of the Center City Jazz Festival is the All-City Jazz Festival, featuring some of the city's best young players. In the twilight hours, bassist Jamaaladeen Tacuma hosts his second Outsiders Improvised & Creative Music Festival, with 10 rapid-fire sets lasting late into the night (and early morning)
April 30, 2016 |
The city's Board of Pensions and Retirement has hired the son of longtime Register of Wills Ron Donatucci to be the chief investment officer of the city's beleaguered pension fund. Michael Donatucci, 30, is currently an investment strategist at SEI Institutional Group, a Montgomery County-based asset management firm. He has been with the firm for eight years. He will be paid $175,000 in his new position. Rob Dubow, pension board chairman and the city's finance director, said Donatucci had "precisely the level of experience and expertise necessary" for the job. Dubow said Donatucci's family connections did not influence the board's decision.