January 23, 1999 |
Before a new show starts at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, much must be learned. Opening today will be "Jasper Johns: Process and Printmaking. " During training of museum guides, Caroline Cassells, a staff lecturer, talks about works called "Flags" and "Flags II. " The show has 125 proofs and prints.
September 13, 2007
Comcast Corp. will donate $800,000 to the YMCA of Philadelphia & Vicinity for its Y Achievers Program, an official said yesterday. John Flynn, president and CEO of the Philadelphia YMCA, said the gift would allow the group to expand the Y Achievers to 500 students a year from 200 students and to hire staff. Y Achievers guides students in grades seven through 12 toward college and careers. - Inquirer staff
February 24, 2011 |
Gail Dodge Williams, 77, who operated a tour company in Haddonfield for 20 years, died of pneumonia Saturday, Dec. 4, in a hospice in San Mateo, Calif. In the early 1970s, Mrs. Williams was active with the Junior League as a volunteer giving tours at Independence National Historical Park. In 1974, she established Tri-Corner Tours. She later told The Inquirer that she had recognized the need for a tour company to supplement the National Park Service staff, especially with the 1976 Bicentennial approaching.
October 17, 1989 |
Twenty-four years ago this week, five young women chosen from a pool of nearly 300 went to work as municipal guides in City Hall and other historic Philadelphia buildings. No big deal today. But in 1965, interest was keen in the Civil Service positions, which paid $4,480 a year and required at least two years of college. Interest was keener in the women themselves. Newspapers as far away as Michigan, Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina, Texas and California wrote breathlessly about their physical attributes and their charm and poise, and published photographs of them - all in a row outside the Municipal Services Building, like so many stewardesses.
April 22, 1987 |
The League of Women Voters Education Fund will convene a forum here next month to discuss the intent of the people who wrote the Constitution in the summer of 1787. The forum will be part of May 22-25 ceremonies being produced by We the People 200 Inc., the Constitution bicentennial agency here, to mark the May 25, 1787, opening of the convention that produced the founding federal document. The forum, like the 1787 convention itself, will not be open to the general public.
October 3, 1988 |
It's possible that many of the tourists who stroll through Philadelphia's Washington Square and stop by the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier of the Revolutionary War think that all the Revolutionary War soldiers said to be buried there were white. Unless, of course, those tourists are taking one of the American history tours led by Marion or Yovanne Douyon (pronounced Du-jung - it's a Haitian name), who would tell them that there were black soldiers in the American Revolutionary War and some of them are also buried in Washington Square.
October 4, 2002 |
Set in the year 2274 (but made in 1976, during an era when "Don't Trust Anyone Over 30" was a popular slogan), Logan's Run is about a society where citizens are killed on their 30th birthday. This cheesily entertaining sci-fi stars Michael York as a "Sandman," a cop who tracks those 30-year-olds who would escape their extinction, and also features Farrah Fawcett-Majors, who wasn't cast for her acting abilities. The movie is the reverse of that old joke about the restaurant on the moon - the eatery that has great food, but no atmosphere.
August 27, 1987 |
The Maine Guides pulled into Philadelphia International Airport at 8 on a recent Monday morning. They had been in Rochester, N.Y., where they lost two games in extra innings, and were en route to Old Orchard Beach, Maine, which is their home. Philadelphia offered the closest thing to a connecting flight. Coming into the airport, the players could see below them Veterans Stadium - the home of the Phillies, the focal point of their aspirations. During a two-hour layover, the players shared the local sports pages, reading the Phillies stories with professional interest.
September 14, 1999 |
New Jersey's 3.4 million residential and business customers will get tips on how to shop for an electricity supplier beginning this week with enrollment guides from their electric companies. Tomorrow, the New Energy Choice campaign that started in July to alert consumers about electricity deregulation will bombard them with new ads urging them to obtain a detailed shopper's guide. The information kit will contain, among other items, the names of suppliers licensed by the state Board of Public Utilities, a list of consumer rights, and frequently asked energy questions.