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 |
The Cumberland boys' soccer team started its season on the right foot Friday. The right foot of Scott DeLussa, that is. DeLussa, a senior striker and cocaptain, opened the scoring with a first-half goal off his right foot. He then scored two goals in the second half - one on a header and another on a left-footed shot - to complete the hat trick, as the Colts blanked host Penns Grove, 3-0, in a Tri-County Diamond matchup. Michael Raczenbek made three saves for the shutout. Nonleague.
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.
September 7, 2014
SOCCER CATHOLIC LEAGUE Archbishop Ryan 2, Archbishop Wood 0: Behind strong defense from Kaitlyn McFadden and goals from Jules Blank and Casey Rodgers, the visiting Ragdolls' Jazmin Gonzalez recorded her second straight shutout. Archbishop Carroll 2, Cardinal O'Hara 0: Melissa Stahl netted a pair of goals for the visiting Patriots. Juliet Rossetti and Claire Boylan each had an assist. Little Flower 6, Neumann-Goretti 0: Taylor Schuler and Julie Fox each scored twice in the Sentinels' win at home.
September 4, 2014 |
For Tuckahoe Turf Farms, use of its sprawling fields by soccer teams is simply a no-brainer: It grows turf for recreational venues, so allowing games on the farm is a way to market the product and demonstrate its quality. What difference is there between Tuckahoe's use of its land and farms that operate corn mazes and hay rides to draw customers to buy produce? lawyers for the soccer league and farm ask. Over the last four years, thousands of people have turned out for the games held by the Mid-Atlantic Soccer Showcase League at the sprawling farm in the 400 block of North Myrtle Street - with no harm to the land, the attorneys say. But the Pinelands Commission has ordered all soccer games and practices to cease after Nov. 30, saying they violate preserved land deed restrictions that allow only low-intensity recreation.
August 31, 2014 |
The Philadelphia Bar Association will host bar leaders from London, Beijing, Frankfurt, and other major cities at a conference from Sept. 10 to 13 aimed at showcasing the city's attributes as a crossroads of cultural and economic activity. Association chancellor William Fedullo said a focus of the World City Bar Leaders conference will be discussions on expanding legal representation for low-income people in civil litigation. Besides other legal discussions and cultural events, the conference will have a presentation by Kenneth Feinberg on responding to catastrophes.
August 16, 2014 |
Help kick off the 40th season of the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center and celebrate the 10th anniversary of the teen flick Mean Girls with Emmy award-winner Tina Fey in person. Screening begins at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Fey, who graduated from Upper Darby High School in 1988, wrote the screenplay and starred in Mean Girls , loosely based on her experience as a student. She was also an active participant in the school's Summer Stage program. The screening will be followed by a question-and-answer session with Fey. Summer Stage is one of the longest-running children's theater programs in the nation.
August 9, 2014 |
You don't have to go to the Shore to hit the beach. Families can enjoy a custom-built beach, boardwalk, and more at Penn's Landing Marina's new Spruce Street Harbor Park from now through Aug. 31. Visitors can stroll along an imported oceanfront boardwalk with concession stands, a shuffleboard game course, arcades, and more. Get a seat-side view on the Harbor Park's Urban Beach, with umbrellas and lounge chairs and beachlike pebble sand. On the west side of the park, stretch out and sway in the wind on oversized hammocks in the midst of trees.
August 1, 2014 |
Becoming a consecrated virgin, says Judith Stegman, means there's one thing you'll do without - obviously - and one you'll definitely need: A sense of humor. In the era of The Bachelorette and Dating Naked , of Fifty Shades of Grey and Snoop Dogg's "Ain't No Fun (If the Homies Can't Have None)," a woman who chooses to live in reverent chastity can seem a curiosity. " 'Are you married?' - it's a common question," Stegman said. "I say, 'Well, I have a ring. I'm a consecrated virgin in the Catholic Church, and that means I'm married to Christ.'" Stegman, 58, is president of the U.S. Association of Consecrated Virgins, dozens of whom gathered Wednesday at the Philadelphia Archdiocese's offices to talk about their lives in advance of a formal convocation in Malvern.