December 5, 2014
R ONIT TEHRANI, 26, of Overbrook Farms, is co-founder (with Edward Kraftmann, 29, of Bala Cynwyd; and Jonathan Krause, 20, of Teaneck, N.J.) of So2Speak.org, a nonprofit group that combines speech and education to empower youth. It consists of two main programs: Strive2Speak, which enhances speech fluency, and Education2Enrichment, an after-school lounge for middle- and high-school students in Bala Cynwyd. Q: How'd you come up with the idea for So2Speak? A: Edward and I started a nonprofit and wanted to reach more people because originally it was to help students with speech impediments.
October 21, 2014 |
Accounting firms issue tax publications that are handy jungle guides to filing your returns, maximizing deductions, and bunching up year-end expenses. Grant Thornton recently issued its guide, and you can download it for free at http://goo.gl/ZIVL2F . Eisner Amper has a free online guide, as well, at http://goo.gl/drrZkc . PICPA, the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants, offers educational tax seminars for professionals (details at http://goo.gl/A1i4yL )
May 16, 2014 |
CHICAGO - It's an "all-in" situation in which the 76ers find themselves now, so it is not surprising that general manager Sam Hinkie, coach Brett Brown, at least some of his coaching staff and some of the organization's scouts will unite for the all-important rookie combine, which will take place just outside here at a gym owned by Michael Jordan's former trainer. Once workouts start at Attack Athletics, however, expect the Sixers' organizational team to divide and conquer much of the time.
June 24, 2013
D EAR HARRY: I think of myself and my family as middle-class Americans. We live in a rowhouse in the Northeast. I work in a factory, my wife cares for our home and kids, we belong to a church, I love to watch our sports teams, we pay our taxes without grumbling, we love our parks, we drive a Ford, we buy at Walmart and Macy's, our kids go to public schools. Our son came home from school last Friday with an assignment about the post-WWII history of the U.S. income tax. We always discuss our kids' homework with them, so we got into a good one on Sunday.
June 17, 2013 |
EDITOR'S NOTE: G. Montgomery Watson of Lower Merion, who taught high school in the Philadelphia School District for 30 years, was employed on the event staff at the Players' House for the U.S. Open. Here's her diary of the experience: Day 1 Objective: To see Tiger and understand how the game of golf is played. Lesson Learned: Four women were selected to work inside the Players' House. The minute I saw the guy who introduced himself as our boss look at the shapely derriere of one of the ladies, I knew I was headed to the hallway leading to the latrines.
June 12, 2013 |
Question: How do you tell someone you love that you think they might have a psychiatric issue that needs to be addressed, i.e., crippling anxiety? My boyfriend keeps saying he doesn't want to get married until he's ready to have kids because he's stressed out all the time. However, he won't do anything to alleviate the stress except to suggest moving across the country, where he has never lived, because the nice weather will make all of his problems go away. I think it's horse-pucky.
June 5, 2013 |
John Viola says he's not much of a golf fan. That said, he's been to the last two U.S. Open tournaments, in Washington and San Francisco, and this year he'll be watching intently as the nation's championship descends on Merion Golf Course. That interest is explained by his job. Haverford Township's deputy police chief, Viola has been involved in planning the logistics around Merion's Open for about two years. And that task led the U.S. Golf Association to cover the costs for him and a contingent of other local officials to visit the last two championships.
April 5, 2013 |
At Gwynedd Mercy Academy High School, the girls study the usual subjects: math, history, English. They also learn about ministry, service, and the teachings of the Sisters of Mercy. In a new class designed by the school's head of ministry and service, Amy Cedrone Cymerman, 12 seniors go outside the classroom and volunteer at a North Philadelphia school for low-income students. Gwynedd Mercy, an all-girls private school in Gwynedd Valley, focuses on the spirit of compassion and ministry based on the teachings of Catherine McAuley, the founder of the Sisters of Mercy.
February 5, 2013 |
SHORTLY AFTER 3 o'clock on a Thursday afternoon, two girls sit at a table doing their homework in a building that for nearly 40 years was a popular corner bar in Strawberry Mansion. Over the next 10 to 15 minutes, about a dozen more children, most of them boys ages 8 to 13, come bustling through the door in groups of twos and threes. "Hi, Mr. Kev," they say to Kevin Upshur, founder of the Strawberry Mansion Community Learning Center. "You got your homework?" Upshur asks. "Sit down and get your homework done.
January 3, 2013 |
THE SUPPOSITION is that a team quickly will hire Andy Reid as its head coach for next season. Arizona appears eager to be that team. Arizona, the team that handed the Eagles three of their more painful losses since December of 2008; the team that visits Lincoln Financial Field this year. Can't beat 'em, join 'em. Let this serve as the Cardinals' caution, then: Reid was fired Monday because he authored the most absurd season a head coach has produced in recent professional sports history.