April 6, 2014 |
The British are coming to Paoli on Saturday. And they're staying for two days. The Delaware Valley Friends girls' lacrosse team will host the team from Heathfield School, an all-girls' boarding academy 25 minutes west of London, in an exhibition game at 2 p.m. Saturday. Afterward, certain Dragons players will each take two visitors home to stay with their families and experience Philadelphia. The visit was spearheaded by Del-Val Friends' athletic department. "I spoke to [Heathfield's]
March 26, 2014 |
VATICAN CITY - Alternatingly droopy-eyed from jet lag and wide-eyed from the excitement of seeing ancient wonders, a delegation of two dozen Philadelphia political, business and church leaders arrived in Rome yesterday. The group, beginning a five-day trip to plan the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia next year, took a tour of Rome, survived a gauntlet of media interviews and attended a reception at the residence of the U.S. ambassador to the Vatican. The primary goal of the trip is to ensure that Pope Francis attends the September 2015 meeting, which could draw millions to Philadelphia.
March 26, 2014 |
Despite a late scare, Swenson held off visiting Kensington, 3-2, in a nonleague softball game on Monday afternoon. Alexis Collopy pitched a complete game and struck out 17. She had a shutout until the final inning when Kensington scored two runs. Collopy stood out offensively as well, going three for three and knocking in a run. She accounted for half of the Lions six hits. In other nonleague action: Kelsey Caldwell powered host Calvary Christian to a 16-0 win over West-Mont Christian.
March 18, 2014 |
They don't necessarily like the term flea market for a new shopping, entertainment, and food venue coming in May to the grounds of the historic Atlantic City Race Course. If the Mercato Market resembles a flea market at all, say husband-and-wife creators Dirk DaCosta and Dina Guzzardo, it's one on a strong dose of steroids. They plan a weekly scene of musical acts, carnivals, and food-truck caravans to round out the offerings of 600 to 800 vendors. "I would say it is the outdoor market reinvented," DaCosta, 51, a business consultant by trade and a native of London, said last week as he and Guzzardo, a former mortgage broker, finalized plans for the mammoth undertaking.
March 3, 2014 |
Justin Martin had 19 points and a career-high 16 rebounds, and Xavier (20-9, 10-6 Big East) led most of the way for a 75-69 victory over No. 9 Creighton on Saturday in Cincinnati. Creighton (23-5, 13-3) couldn't catch up despite 27 points by Doug McDermott, who leads the nation in scoring. The Bluejays loss leaves Villanova (25-3, 13-2) alone in first place in the Big East. Virginia 75, Syracuse 66 - In Charlottesville, Va., Malcolm Brogdon scored eight of his 19 points during a decisive second-half run and the No. 12 Cavaliers (25-5, 16-1 ACC)
March 3, 2014 |
IT'S A WONDERFUL STORY: A youngster from the decidedly non-botanical Frankford neighborhood around Bridge Street and Torresdale Avenue grows up to be a nationally acclaimed expert in all things planting and growing. That's Mike McGrath's story, but it doesn't start with a Frankford kid potting marigolds in a Dixie cup for Mother's Day and finding his niche for life. It starts with a foxy lady at a party, with a thing for raspberries. McGrath is host of NPR's popular, Philly-based "You Bet Your Garden" program.
February 27, 2014 |
ONE month. That's all it took for WIP-FM (94.1) nighttime host Josh Innes to receive his first death threat. It happened via Twitter on Feb. 4, about four weeks after he took over the 6-to-10 weeknight shift. Innes, who came here from Houston, had been defending Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper. Cooper began the 2013 season in controversy after a video surfaced that caught him using the N-word at a Lincoln Financial Field concert. "Somebody said something to me on Twitter, and I [used the phrase]
February 26, 2014 |
THE GOOD THING is that every Olympic year when a bunch of Philadelphia bigwigs start spouting about what a great host that their city would make, we know they are just talking out of the sides of their necks for a publicity hit. It's not that Philadelphia could not pull it off; rather, the Olympic Games - Winter or Summer - simply are not worth the amount of costs, resources and inconveniences that come with them. Russia poured a record $51 billion into the just-completed 2014 Sochi Winter Games, but what did it really get out of them?
February 20, 2014 |
A FORMER CITY radio personality was indicted by a grand jury yesterday on child-sex charges. David A. Herman, 78, is charged with attempting to transport a minor to his home in St. Croix in order to have sex with her, the U.S. Attorney's Office said. Herman, who for years worked as a DJ for 93.3 WMMR, was arrested in October at the St. Croix airport after engaging in a nearly yearlong online conversation with an undercover investigator from the Bergen County, N.J., Prosecutor's Office.
February 16, 2014
BASKETBALL DISTRICT 1 CLASS AAAA FIRST ROUND Ridley 41, Conestoga 37: Mel Malseed's two free throws with one minute remaining gave the host Green Raiders a 39-37 lead. Mary Kate Rumbaugh poured in 21 points, including 16 in the second half. BICENTENNIAL SEMIFINALS Phil-Mont Christian 36, Delco Christian 26: Jana Goodman dominated with 24 points and 20 rebounds to power the host Falcons. Keyen Green added a double-double of her own with 10 points and 11 boards. Lower Moreland 46, Jenkintown 33: The host Lions secured the win with reliable free-throw shooting late in the game.