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March 2, 1990 | E.W. FAIRCLOTH/ DAILY NEWS
Dancers from the Ice Capades line up around the Rocky statue yesterday to celebrate its return to the Spectrum. Rocky, sporting a Spectrum sweatshirt, is now flush with a walkway, instead of standing atop a 4 1/2-foot concrete pedestal. "This is to accommodate the thousands of fans and tourists who want to be photographed alongside Rocky," said Spectrum spokeswoman Debbie Albert. Rocky's ultimate fate is under study by the Philadelphia Art Commission. On Monday, the commission said its board would, within 60 days, decide on a permanent location for the statue.
NEWS
September 24, 1999 | by Ellen James Martin, For the Daily News
A vacation to a distant state was all it took to suddenly change one electrical engineer's carefully wired long-term housing plans. He and his wife, an administrative assistant for a big company, always intended to stay in their tan stucco house until their two kids took their diplomas at the venerable local high school. But the family found themselves improvising when the father fell in love with the lush greenery of a golf course he played during a summertime trip. After the family realized they could easily afford a home just a few hundred feet from the curvaceous fairways, they found the temptation to move irresistible.
NEWS
October 27, 1988 | By Terence Samuel, Inquirer Staff Writer
Darby Borough in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s had a prospering downtown shopping district, where people in Delaware County went to shop if they didn't go to Philadelphia or Chester, or later, to Upper Darby, longtime residents say. Ethel Smiley, who has lived here 50 years, remembers the Horn & Hardart cafeteria. David Orrell, a 40-year resident, remembers the Wagon Wheel tavern. Herbert Garber, a businessman in downtown Darby for nearly 30 years, remembers Borsch's men's store.
NEWS
February 14, 1988 | By Dominic Sama, Inquirer Staff Writer
Existing houses for sale in the $100,000 range are rare along the Main Line, so it wasn't surprising that after only one inspection Kevin and Lisa McClernon recently decided to buy a two-story Colonial on a quarter-acre in Bryn Mawr. The price was $139,000. Even in the higher bracket for new houses, buyers don't hesitate for long; it took two visits for Robert and Mary Murrow to decide on a new, two-story Colonial on a half-acre in Paoli for $350,000. And for the few who want seven-figure, stratospheric comfort, real-estate agents are ready to accommodate: A nine-bedroom mansion with a ballroom, greenhouse, billiards room, bowling alley and staff quarters, all on five acres in a parklike garden setting in Villanova, is available for $4 million.
NEWS
June 9, 1998 | By Cathy Young
In the old Soviet Union (where I was born), my grandmother knew a middle-aged woman who was a criminal. This woman supplemented her retirement pension by working at home as a dressmaker. She was always in fear of being reported as an underground capitalist by some neighbor with a grudge. In today's Russia, such entrepreneurs no longer have to hide. In the United States, they often do. As more Americans work from home (40 million next year, according to the market research company IDC/Link)
NEWS
April 14, 1992 | By Cindy Anders, SPECIAL TO THE INQUIRER
The sun is going down over the greening fields of southern Chester County. A lone rooster crows from his cage beside the snug gray and yellow house. More than a dozen shrubs, ready for planting, are stacked alongside the house. Inside, watching a television tuned to a Spanish-language station, Abigail and Anna Ortega sit comfortably on their plastic-covered couch. They are at home. In a house they own, for the first time in 24 years of marriage. "When you own your own house you can live there as long as you want," says Abigail, who is a supervisor in the Oxford nursery where he has worked for the last 25 years.
FOOD
December 15, 2005 | By Pauline Pinard Bogaert FOR THE INQUIRER
"Is this going to be the best one yet?" asked Hannah, my 7-year-old granddaughter, as we began constructing our seventh gingerbread house. "I think so," I said. "Oh, we always say that!" said her 10-year-old sister, Breanna, laughing. Bonding with grandchildren is difficult when they live an airplane's flight away and you see them only a few times a year. After my granddaughters were born, I decided one way to create memories was to build a gingerbread house with them each Thanksgiving when I visit.
SPORTS
October 21, 2004 | By Marc Narducci INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Malik Allen enjoys returning to the South Jersey area, but his job as power forward for the Miami Heat kind of limits his visits back home. This summer, he spent his longest time home since first entering the NBA in 2001, and while he enjoyed his visit, Allen wouldn't mind if his next extended stay doesn't happen until sometime in late-June, following the NBA championship series. A former Inquirer all-South Jersey performer from Shawnee High who went on to score 1,131 points at Villanova, Allen is beginning his fourth season with the Heat.
NEWS
June 11, 2006 | By Tom Infield and Julie Shaw INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
When the charter bus pulled in, bringing 25 Pennsylvania Army National Guard members home after a year's duty in Iraq, Marilyn Hennessey jumped up and down, waving a small American flag, and shouted: "Whoo-hoo-hoo! Here they come. Whoo-hoo!" Spec. Jos? Correa Londono's 13 family members and friends, carrying red, white, and blue balloons, took turns hugging him after he got off the bus, snapped pictures, and asked in Spanish how he was. And Sgt. Bobby Walls' wife and two young children were ecstatic to see him after so many months.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 24, 1986 | By ROSE DeWOLF, Daily News Staff Writer
How would you like hundreds of strangers to come tromping through your living room, making comments about your taste? It takes a certain self-confidence to open your home - as 17 homeowners in Center City will do Sunday - to hundreds of sharp-eyed tour-goers who have paid $10 apiece for the right to gaze and gawk at what lies within. The occasion is the 28th annual Center City Residents Association House Tour, a self-guided event in which tour-takers are given a map that locates each open home, a brochure that describes the decor to be found and a tag that admits them when they get there.
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SPORTS
December 12, 2014 | BY JAKE KAPLAN, Daily News Staff Writer kaplanj@phillynews.com
ABOUT A THIRD of the way through their season, the Flyers' woeful record in road games in rivaled by only a select few of the NHL's other 29 teams. Only three wins in 15 games away from the Wells Fargo Center plays a big part in their sixth-place Metropolitan Division standing. And so these next four games, each against Eastern Conference teams and, more important, each at home in South Philly, are crucial for the Flyers (9-13-5). A chunk of points over the next 8 days is much-needed, especially considering another long road trip looms, this one of the seasonlong, eight-game variety.
SPORTS
June 25, 2014 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
DID LEBRON JAMES' wife Savannah Brinson prematurely reveal that her superstar husband is planning to rejoin the Cavaliers? Maybe. Maybe not. On Sunday, Brinson posted an Instagram graphic showing a silhouette of the state of Ohio with a red star denoting the location of Akron. Accompanying the "photo" were the words, "Home sweet home!! The countdown is real! #330" Needless to say, it went viral. ESPN.com, citing a source, reported the post referred to the couple's plans to return to their home in Akron for the summer.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 6, 2013 | By Sally Friedman, For The Inquirer
She wanted a centuries-old farmhouse look and feel. He wanted every imaginable element of technological wizardry. No wonder Alexis and Rob Dobilas looked at more than 200 properties in their search for home sweet home. When they did finally find it, Dobilas got his tech dream. Alexis got her yearning for tradition. The solution: an exhaustive two-year renovation to a 1997 Newtown property they truly made their own. Pull up to this home, in an enclave of luxury properties, and you see a country-style house with clapboard siding and stucco, linked to what looks like a rustic barn.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 17, 2012 | By Sally Friedman, For The Inquirer
The Thanksgiving menu is set, the ingredient lists written. The house is on its way to presentable. But where oh where will everyone sit? At a folding card table? Maybe the living room coffee table, with the ensuing plate-balancing act? Or, the fabulous piece of art decorating a prominent wall. After confronting their own space conundrums last Thanksgiving, a South Jersey brother and sister have created tables that morph into wall art - ready to serve one moment, on display the next.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 15, 2012 | By Sally Friedman, For The Inquirer
Home is the sweetest of words for Abraham "Avi" Gonen and his wife, Raya. Both have known the displacement of the Nazi Holocaust as children of Jewish survivors who grew up with a deep understanding of what Judaism had cost their parents. As Jews around the world prepare for the Jewish New Year, which begins at sundown on Sunday, the Cherry Hill couple sat in their sun-splashed family room and remembered other times. The survival of Raya Gonen's Lithuanian mother was thanks to a brave Christian family in that war-torn country who sheltered the Jewish teenager.
NEWS
November 6, 2011 | By Phil Anastasia, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
St. Joseph probably has the best football team in South Jersey. The Wildcats certainly are about to be the most rested. St. Joseph (8-0), the No. 1 team in The Inquirer Top 10, has 22 days off because of the noncompetitive nature of its playoff classification, Non-Public Group 1. "It's extremely disappointing," St. Joseph's coach Paul Sacco said Sunday. "I feel for our kids. It just doesn't seem right. " St. Joseph's last game was a 37-0 victory over Egg Harbor Township on Friday.
SPORTS
February 2, 2011 | By Ed Barkowitz
The last time the Flyers skated on home ice was Jan. 25, when they disposed of the Canadiens for the franchise's 1,000th regular-season home win. The Daily News commemorates that milestone with this power page and invites readers to share their favorite memories of regular-season home wins by sending an e-mail to DNSports@phillynews.com . Here are five chronologically at the top of our list: 1. The First Oct. 19, 1967 Goaltender Doug Favell shook off an ankle injury and Bill Sutherland scored the first Flyers goal at the Spectrum in the 1-0 win over the Penguins.
NEWS
June 18, 2010 | By Caroline Tiger, For the Inquirer
With new pieces that either mimic wood and/or mine its versatility as a source material, the nature-inspired trend in home design shows no signs of slowing. Sticks and stones Wooden USB Sticks ($53 each) by Oooms bring a spot of nature into a techie environment. Available at oooms.nl/shop . Fancy meets folksy Ponoko's Silhouetted Wood Coasters ($28 for four) pair hand-drawn silhouettes and ornate frames with squares of natural timber. Available at velocityartanddesign.
REAL_ESTATE
May 9, 2010 | By Diane M. Fiske FOR THE INQUIRER
In July, Chad and Courtney Ludeman left a three-bedroom, two-bath home in a more upscale neighborhood behind and moved to Kensington, a few blocks from Frankford Avenue, where abandoned buildings, vacant lots, and tiny stores sit beneath the Market-Frankford El. Turn east, toward the Ludemans' environmentally friendly 1,000-square-foot home on East Susquehanna Avenue, and a new world of small, well-maintained houses opens up. The Ludemans, in...
FOOD
December 17, 2009
Home, really sweet home For years, local bakery owner Karen Rohde has been donating hand-crafted gingerbread houses to area charities. Now, you can buy Rohde's creations either pre-decorated or ready for decorating with the kids in your home.   For the chopstick-impaired This oversize paper-clip-style chopstick is perfect for adults or children who want to eat Asian food authentically, but just can't quite grasp it. A fun stocking-stuffer.  
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