May 25, 2014 |
Lucy is one of the oldest surviving examples of zoomorphic architecture (building in the shape of animals), a male elephant (tusks) who identifies as female. But that only begins to get at the hollow by enduring and evolving heart of Lucy the Elephant, who will host her first same-sex wedding June 7. If Lucy the Elephant is the unofficial mayor of Margate, then Rich Helfant would have to be her chief of staff. "Janitor," he asserts when asked his title. It's also executive director, CEO, all of which sounds ridiculous when you're talking about a wooden roadside elephant 100 feet from the ocean.
May 16, 2014 |
Swenson's Alexis Collopy didn't have to wait long to avenge her loss to Prep Charter. Six days after the Huskies topped the Lions, Collopy took the mound again in a Public League softball playoff game at Prep Charter on Wednesday afternoon. The junior scattered six hits and struck out nine to power Swenson to a 3-2 win. Collopy sits at 115 strikeouts on the season, marking the third time she reached the 100-strikeout milestone. In other playoff action: Ariel Dranoff went 3 for 3, scored four runs and knocked in three to lead host Central over Mariana Bracetti, 16-1.
May 16, 2014 |
WELL, THE FOLKS from Millville had themselves a nice time. That's a good thing, because they seem like nice people. As for your fightin' Phillies? It's hard to figure out where to start. The past 6 weeks have offered us a thorough look at the holes that, as of today, are preventing most unbiased observers from treating this team as a serious contender. The current losing streak - three games after yesterday's 3-0 loss to the Angels - has served as sort of a tasting menu: No, the problem isn't listing problems, it's listing solutions.
May 15, 2014 |
For the second time in six days, Emily Santana netted five goals for the Springfield (Delco) girls' lacrosse team. The stakes were much higher Tuesday afternoon when Santana powered the second-seeded host Cougars past No. 31 Avon Grove, 18-6, in a PIAA District 1 Class AAAA first-round game. Santana added five assists and had 13 draw controls. Last Thursday, Santana scored five goals to help the Cougars close out their regular season with a 14-8 win over Upper Dublin. Katie Ryan chipped in with three goals and Kate Bedard and Jules Clemmons split time in goal, making three saves and one save, respectively.
May 9, 2014 |
Cherry Hill West senior shortstop Sierra Machinski brought Wednesday's Olympic Conference National Division softball game against Winslow Township to a halt in the sixth inning. Machinski's third hit of the game was the 100th of her career, and she was given the game ball to commemorate the achievement. She went 3 for 4 and roped two doubles to lead the host Lions to a 9-7 win. Brittany Robertson struck out 11 to earn the win, and Alicia DeFlaviis also doubled. Machinski joins DeFlaviis in the 100-hit club, as her fellow senior reached the mark earlier this season.
May 6, 2014 |
The fourth-seeded Penn Quakers will face a neighborhood foe Sunday at 3 p.m. in the first round of the NCAA men's lacrosse tournament. Ivy League champion Penn (11-3) will host Drexel (12-4), the Colonial Athletic Association champion, in a game that will be televised by ESPNU. The Quakers have won eight consecutive games, which matches their longest winning streak since 1988. The Dragons also have won eight in a row. Drexel beat Hofstra, 11-10, in triple overtime to win its first CAA championship.
May 3, 2014 |
The Nutter administration, faced with rising concerns over postponed renovations to a Queen Village playground that sits atop one of the nation's most historically significant African American cemeteries, will host a public meeting Monday to hear from as many people as possible about the site's future. The 6:30 p.m. meeting, to be conducted by Mayor Nutter's chief of staff, Everett Gillison, will be at the African American Museum of Philadelphia, Seventh and Arch Streets. At issue is what should happen to Weccacoe Playground, which covers nearly an acre at Queen and Lawrence Streets, and Bethel Burial Ground, where more than 5,000 African Americans were buried between 1810 and the mid-1860s.
April 26, 2014 |
Anthony DeVito pitched a four-hitter Thursday, striking out 16 and walking none, to help Central shut out visiting GAMP, 7-0, in a Public League Division A baseball game. Danny Holdsman led the Lancers at the plate by going 2 for 3, including a double, and knocking in two runs. Suburban One American. Kevin Graham hit a two-run homer in a 3-for-4 performance and scored three times in host Cheltenham's 11-1 romp over Springfield (Montco). Catholic Red. Jim Herron knocked in four runs - three with a bases-loaded double to open the scoring in the third inning - and La Salle, The Inquirer's top-ranked team in Southeastern Pennsylvania, won at Cardinal O'Hara, 7-3. Brad Snyder's RBI single broke a 3-3 tie in the seventh inning.
April 22, 2014 |
BetterInvesting Philadelphia, the local chapter of the national investment-education club, is hosting a daylong seminar Saturday in Willow Grove. You can learn how to invest in a way that doesn't involve a sales pitch or a too-aggressive broker. Just bring your brain and 20 bucks. It's called Philadelphia Area Spring Investors Day, and it's a great way to learn about investing while not betting your entire net worth. BetterInvesting chapter members contribute an amount each month toward the club's assets, which are used to buy stocks for the club's portfolio.
April 18, 2014 |
Bobbi Beck pitched for Absegami on Wednesday afternoon, and as has been the case lately, she led the Braves to a win. Beck continued her dominance from the circle as the host Braves downed Holy Spirit, 4-0, in a Cape-Atlantic American softball game. The win was the third straight for the Braves, and Beck has earned the victory in each game. She scattered three hits and struck out seven in her shutout. Beck has gotten stingier in each of her last three starts, allowing two runs to Deptford and one to Atlantic County Tech before Wednesday's outing.