August 3, 1997 |
Holiday Village, a community for people age 55 or older, will mark National Night Out with a celebration this Tuesday, where residents will be informed about how to avoid becoming crime victims. Several communities in South Jersey are sponsoring events by town watch groups. And Mount Laurel is hosting Burlington County's launch of National Night Out from noon to 4 p.m. today in a rally in Laurel Acres Park. At Holiday Village, although the community has never been overrun with crime, eight years ago, a few attempted burglaries spurred residents such as Len Moser to organize the group.
March 2, 2001 |
A four-day search for a missing elderly man ended yesterday when members of his family discovered he was on holiday at his brother's home in Melbourne, Fla. Francis Carman, 81, disappeared from his home in the Holiday Village adult community after 6 a.m. Monday - the time he takes his daily walk around the Mount Laurel neighborhood. Police, emergency personnel and volunteers spent the week searching the Holiday Village area, which is near the intersection of Union Mill Road and Elbo Lane.
June 29, 1988 |
When Peter Hovnanian shows off the work his building company has completed, he can point to houses, whether small and cozy or large and grand, that are the kind of dream homes people are willing to buy even before ground is broken. Hovnanian is clearly proud of the national award-winning developments of color-coordinated townhouses and single-family houses that have been built throughout South Jersey by J.S. Hovnanian & Sons Inc. of Mount Laurel. Hovnanian, who lives in a condominium his company built, talks about its projects with words like care, craft and concern.
August 7, 1994 |
Carmela Carbo took an evening walk recently along the streets of Holiday Village, her quiet neighborhood of well-maintained yards, a swimming pool and tennis courts. During her stroll, the 70-year-old noticed something unusual - some of her neighbors were peering out from windows to see who was walking by. With what had happened there recently, Carbo said, she wasn't surprised. "We're looking out for each other," she said. Wariness has become commonplace in the senior citizens community after a string of burglaries last month.
December 5, 2012
Penn Museum open house Visit the mummies and other artifacts from around the world, free during a 12-hour open house from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday. The special event celebrates the museum's 125th birthday. 3260 South St., www.penn.museum . Hanukkah bowling party Festive event 2-4 p.m. Sunday for children 10 and under. Please bring a new, unwrapped book or toy to donate. North Bowl, 909 N. 2nd St., $3.95 per person per game to bowl, plus a $4 shoe rental. For details, call 215-320-0376.
July 13, 2016 |
"WHAT DOES a citizen have to do to be heard in this democracy?" South Philadelphian Vince Iezzi is asking me because he has a question and no one else is hearing him. He says he has written to the mayor; his councilman, Mark Squilla; the at-large Council people; the Board of Education; the city and state human rights offices - even the TV stations. He has received only one reply, which I'll get to in a moment, and zilch from all the other "public servants. " His is not really a big question, not "important" in the grand scheme of things, but something that's bugging him, and not him alone, I think.
December 2, 2010
It's hard to believe that Philadelphia officials - notably, Managing Director Richard Negrin - ever agreed to the silly decision to strip Christmas from atop the German-style Christmas market set up each year just outside City Hall. Fortunately, Mayor Nutter came to his senses late Wednesday and reversed the decision, saying he took time for "personal reflection. " Negrin said he'd received complaints from the public, so he ordered the name change on Monday. It was supposed to be changed to "Holiday Village," but the village operators later decided to take it down altogether.
December 1, 2010 |
It began when word got to Managing Director Rich Negrin that some city workers and residents were offended by the giant "Christmas Village" sign erected on Dilworth Plaza's northwest corner. After all, there are a few Jewish and Muslim vendors among the nearly 50 wooden booths that make up Philadelphia's version of the traditional German Christmas village, which officially opened here Thursday. There was also a story that reached Negrin about a little Jewish girl walking with her father who asked, according to Negrin: "Dad, don't we get a village?"
December 3, 2010 |
And so, after four days of squabbling, the sign over City Hall's clutch of seasonal shops blinked on Thursday evening, uncensored. "Christmas Village" it read once again, with the provocative - and briefly erased - word Christmas restored in large, golden lights. Mayor Nutter's decision Wednesday to reverse other city officials, who had changed the name of the shops to Holiday Village, has not entirely calmed the waters. "People feel very strongly" about allowing religious names and images on public property, said Sarah Mullen, associate director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania.
December 2, 2010 |
I'd like to thank Mayor Nutter for saving Christmas. On Wednesday afternoon he announced that the city had overreacted in changing the name of the traditional German Christmas Village on Dilworth Plaza to simply "Holiday Village. " "Christmas Village" it will be once again. And here I had been ready to bury the decision. Why not? Pulling the word Christmas off the sign over the village gate seemed ridiculous on Tuesday afternoon when I walked around that dollop of Deutschland outside City Hall, sampling the hot nuts and sizzling bratwursts, and ogling the tiny elves and fat Santas.