November 20, 2012 |
Rolling Green Golf Club had been waiting for its turn in the national spotlight after restoration work brought back many of the characteristics of the William S. Flynn design when the course opened in 1926. It has to wait no longer. The U.S. Golf Association announced Monday that the course in Springfield, Delaware County, will host the 2016 U.S. Women's Amateur Championship. Rolling Green hosted its only other USGA championship in 1976, when JoAnne Carner defeated Sandra Palmer in an 18-hole playoff to win the U.S. Women's Open.
February 15, 2012
DON'T WANT to watch the final two hours of this season's "Downton Abbey" alone? WHYY is hosting a viewing party beginning at 8 p.m. Sunday, where guests will watch the episode beginning at 9 on a large high-def screen in the Dorrance H. Hamilton Public Media Commons at the station's 150 N. 6th St. headquarters. Cost is $20 for members, $25 for nonmembers and includes "refreshments suitable for British lords and ladies," said WHYY, which asks that reservations be made either through WHYY.org/member experience or by calling 215-351-0511.
January 24, 2012 |
SOURCES ACROSS Major League Soccer have confirmed what has been on the wish list of Union supporters: PPL Park will host the MLS All-Star Game in July. The event, to be co-hosted by Philadelphia and Chester, is expected to be announced Tuesday in an 11 a.m. City Hall news conference featuring Mayor Nutter, MLS commissioner Don Garber, Union CEO Nick Sakiewicz and Chester Mayor John Linder. This would make the second consecutive year for an East Coast venue to host the event.
January 23, 2012 |
A City Hall press conference on Tuesday involving Mayor Nutter, and officials from Major League Soccer and the Union has prompted speculation that the Union could be hosting the 2012 MLS all-star game. MLS and Union officials would not comment, but in addition to Nutter, MLS Commissioner Don Garber, Chester Mayor John Linder and Union CEO and operating partner Nick Sakiewicz will be among attending the press conference. An official for MLS said on Monday that the date of the all-star game has yet to be released.
April 24, 2012 |
The Eagles and Union are planning to announce a major soccer event will return to Lincoln Financial Field this summer. What's unsure is if the blockbuster contest will be part of the annual World Football Challenge set to return to the United States in July. Debuting in 2009, the WFC is a tournament between some of the world's best teams competing against each other and MLS franchises across the country. Last year, the Union hosted Real Madrid at the Linc in a WFC match.
October 26, 2012 |
LOCAL ATTORNEY Danny Cevallos is off to Atlanta for about a month to guest-host TruTV's "In Session" on weekday afternoons. The Chestnut Hill native, who attended the University of Michigan and Notre Dame Law School, regularly offers legal analysis on CBS 3 and on CNN's sister station HLN. CNN also operates TruTV, on which he will be seen from 1 to 3 p.m. from Nov. 6-9, Nov. 12-16, Nov. 26-30 and Dec. 10-14. Vinnie Politan and Christi Paul host the other portions of the program.
February 26, 2013
I'M OLD ENOUGH - just barely - to remember when hosting the Oscars wasn't the showbiz equivalent of the Ironman, requiring a singing, dancing funnyman (or woman) who could somehow bring freshness to a tired format while not upsetting anyone too much and, oh, yeah, meeting East Coast newspaper deadlines. Which are earlier than ever these days. Bob Hope and Johnny Carson never dealt with the instantaneous judgment of Twitter and Facebook, much less had to follow Billy Crystal, who raised Oscar hosting to an Olympic sport in which even David Letterman and Jon Stewart failed to medal.
March 5, 2001 |
James Corea, 63, of Haddonfield, the well-known gym owner and host of local radio talk shows about fitness, died Saturday shortly after his arrival at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center/Cherry Hill. "Dr. Jim" Corea, who had lived in the borough for the last 30 years, was well-known as a nutritionist and for 10 years was a weight trainer for the Eagles. He also had a sports-medicine practice and in 1962 opened Jim Corea's Gym & Health Club in the Woodcrest Shopping Center in Cherry Hill.
May 11, 2013 |
Before the season, Nazareth Academy's softball players told coach Bob Keating that they wanted a certain message on the back of their navy blue practice T-shirts. "Tradition never graduates," they said. Keating made it happen, in yellow print, to match the school colors. Thursday afternoon, the Pandas defined that message as they clinched their seventh straight Catholic Academies crown with an 11-1 win at Merion Mercy. Junior righthander Taylor Lichtenhahn battled a wet pitching circle to strike out four in five innings for the win. Brittany Colombo, a junior third baseman, had a homer and five RBIs.