November 24, 2014 |
EVEN GIANTS need their mom's cornbread every once in awhile. Marcus and Markieff Morris , the double-trouble Philly-born twins who play for the Phoenix Suns, don't get to have Thanksgiving with the fam, so their mom, Thomasine "Angel" Morris , put on Thanksgiving a week early at Old City's Power Plant (230 N. 2nd St.). And because it's Thanksgiving, she invited the whole team, feeding a total of 64 people last Thursday when the Suns were in town to play the Sixers, filling up the visiting team with a meal of home-cooked turkey, ham, collards, green beans, rice, mac-and-cheese, stuffing and gravy.
November 20, 2014 |
Former Mayor and Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell will host a meet-and-greet for Democratic mayoral candidate Ken Trujillo on Wednesday, a day already bursting with events for two other unannounced candidates. Trujillo will get a chance to make his pitch to some of Philadelphia's biggest political donors at noon at the Pyramid Club in Center City. That will be the same time that former District Attorney Lynne M. Abraham will formally announce her candidacy, and a few hours before State Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams is to announce his. The invitation-only lunch is described as "a 'get-to-know-you' gathering," not a fund-raiser.
November 17, 2014 |
AS A HIGH school student, Ryan McKinney had every expectation of going to college. He also knew that he didn't want to take out loans to pay for it. But the specifics - which school and what major - were still up in the air. That changed two years ago when McKinney, then a high-school senior, attended the Malcolm Bernard Historically Black Colleges and Universities College Fair, featuring 40 institutions, and got the chance to meet admissions officials...
October 20, 2014 |
Philadelphia, your moment has arrived. Billionaire-deep wallets and millennial minds are descending on the city Sunday for the start to the first Forbes Under 30 Summit, where tycoons and start-up stars will mindmeld with young entrepreneurs in what organizers hope may become an annual East Coast version of the South by Southwest Festival in Texas. The exclusive event kicks off with a concert in Northern Liberties on Sunday featuring Wiz Khalifa and others. It continues through Wednesday with TED-like talks at the Convention Center, tours of budding commercial and tech enterprises across the city, and visits by Forbes honorees to seven schools.
October 7, 2014 |
Holding a 10-stroke lead heading into the final round, the Kutztown women's golf team held off West Chester on Sunday to win its Fall Invite by 1 stroke at Berkleigh Golf Club. Hope Giordano (Council Rock South) won her first tournament as a Golden Bear. She carded an 80 for a two-day total of 159, finishing 5 strokes ahead of the Golden Rams' Lacey Bensing. Women's Soccer La Salle 3, VCU 1 - Kelsey Haycook netted a pair of goals in the first half before Anna Dolhansky (Triton)
October 5, 2014
SOCCER COLONIAL PATRIOT Haddon Heights 3, Woodbury 2: Erin Peters knocked in the game-winner for the host Garnets. Natalie Johnson and Alex Pease added the other goals. Rebecca Rossett scored twice for the Thundering Herd. Gateway 5, Paulsboro 0: Perri Stavoli had a goal and an assist for the host Gators. Mackenzie Dubbs needed just two saves to earn the shutout. COLONIAL LIBERTY Sterling 1, Haddonfield 0: Sabrina Shinkowitz scored for the host Silver Knights, who edged the Bulldogs.
October 2, 2014 |
By the time Williamstown walked off the field after the first half Tuesday afternoon, the Braves had a win practically sealed. Ranked No. 4 in South Jersey by The Inquirer, the visiting Braves netted three first-half goals in a 4-1 victory at Triton in a Tri-County Royal girls' soccer game. Madelyn Buchanan finished with two goals. Ashley Engler and Allie Schneeman scored one apiece. Mary Kate Ulmer recorded a pair of assists. Taylor Bynoe made four saves. Elsewhere in Tri-County Royal action: Renae Moken led visiting Highland with two goals in a 4-2 win over Kingsway.
September 29, 2014
BUCKS COUNTY Delaware Valley College to host 'Visit Day' DOYLESTOWN Delaware Valley College, which this year reported its largest enrollment gain in 10 years, will hold a "Saturday Visit Day" on Oct. 11 for prospective students. Events will include a presentation by an admissions counselor and a group tour. The college has about 1,700 undergraduates and 300 graduate students, and added 625 new students for the fall semester, a 17 percent increase over last year's entering class.
September 13, 2014 |
Regardless of the numbers on the scoreboard at the end of the game, Hammonton football will make history on Friday night. Long a flagship program in the Cape-Atlantic League, Hammonton will make its debut in the West Jersey Football League by hosting Kingsway in a game loaded with National Division and South Jersey Group 4 implications. "It's different, and that makes it exciting," Hammonton coach Pete Lancetta said. Hammonton joined the Tri-County Conference for all sports this school year.
September 7, 2014 |
Parx Racing will play host to the 14th edition of Pennsylvania's Day at the Races on Saturday with a card featuring five stakes with purses totaling $400,000. Topping the racing program is the $100,000 Mrs. Penny Stakes, a one mile and one-sixteenth turf test for fillies and mares 3-and-up. The 2-1 morning line favorite is Waterway Run, a 4 year-old Arch filly racing for owner Martin Schwartz and trained by Chad Brown. A four time winner on the grass, she's also a graded winner, having won the G3 Beaugay Handicap back in May at Belmont Park.