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]
July 28, 2013
In 1712, a farmer from New York sent his 16-year-old son to live with a local Mohawk tribe in the upper Schoharie Valley. This young man, Conrad Weiser, spent the winter of 1712-13 with tribe members and learned about their language and customs. Weiser went on to become an envoy and interpreter between the British colonial government and the Native tribes. Weiser was born in Germany in 1696 as Johann Conrad Weiser Jr., and immigrated to America with his family in the early 1700s. In 1720, Weiser married Anna Eve Feck (or Faeg)
August 13, 2011 |
Just like many home buyers, some apartment-building investors paid high prices and took on huge amounts of debt in the middle of the last decade, leaving them squeezed by the nation's relentlessly weak economy. Resource Real Estate, a unit of Philadelphia's Resource America Inc., has been stepping into the gap, taking control of distressed apartment complexes on the cheap. But until this summer, it had steered clear of its hometown. "We just didn't see the value proposition for us. It's not that we don't like Philly," Alan F. Feldman, chief executive officer of Resource Real Estate, said this week.
July 16, 2010 |
As usual, it is about the papers again. The men, mostly those white men - also again, also as usual - have official papers upon which they have written their rules and their laws and their treaties. They are very sorry, but it is all there on the papers. The Six Nations of the Iroquois Confederacy have papers, too, but those are no good. It is a shame and everyone is very sorry, but those papers are meaningless. Please stop showing us your quaint, useless papers. The Iroquois, who were among the inventors of the game of lacrosse, perhaps as far back as 1,000 years ago, were invited to compete for the fourth straight time in the quadrennial world championships, currently being held in Manchester, England.
July 13, 2010 |
Iroquois lacrosse team officials say their squad is being kept from the world championship of the sport invented by their ancestors because of a disagreement over passports. The 23 players had planned to travel Sunday to Manchester, England, on passports issued by the Iroquois Confederacy. But Tonya Gonnella Frichner, a member of the Onondaga Nation, said the State Department won't allow them to return to the United States with the documents. Frichner said the team has been offered U.S. passports, but the players refuse to carry them, because they see the U.S.-issued documents as an attack on their identity.
June 20, 2008 |
The U.S. men's under-19 lacrosse team, featuring three local players, will play an exhibition game tomorrow at the United Sports Training Center in Downingtown. Admission is free. The squad, which was assembled about two weeks ago, is playing a five-game exhibition schedule in preparation for the 2008 International Lacrosse Federation (ILF) U-19 World Championships, to be played July 3-12 in Coquitlam, British Columbia. Tomorrow's game, set for 4:30 p.m., is the third on the schedule.
June 23, 2007 |
It was one of those heart-stopping moments, a moment when disaster hangs on a delicate loop of rope or a hand on a lever. But what could be controlled was controlled. The physics, the workers, the location were set. The temperamental forklift was up and running. The cranes were humming. Sunlight washed over the crew of a dozen, and twice that many onlookers. Sculptor Mark di Suvero, apprehensive, 30 feet in the air, swung the forklift around and then slowly down; as he did, a massive crane lifted three tons of red-orange steel and gently, guided by five straining workers on the ground, moved it slowly into place.
January 11, 2007 |
A towering red sculpture by Mark di Suvero - known throughout the world for his fanciful steel I-beam constructions - has been approved by the Fairmount Park Commission for installation in a grassy area near the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Placement of the 40-foot-high work, titled Iroquois and currently on long-term loan to the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park in Grand Rapids, Mich., still must be approved by the city Art Commission. If that panel gives its blessing, Iroquois could be installed across from Eakins Oval in the shadow of the Philadelphian condo building - and across the roadway from Rocky - by spring.
January 20, 2002 |
Most historians specializing in colonial Pennsylvania agree that a German immigrant named Conrad Weiser played a key role in maintaining security on the frontier of this region during the pre-Revolutionary War period. Weiser, who spent much of his life near what is now Reading, was the chief Indian agent for the province of Pennsylvania throughout his adult life. He was born near Herrenberg, Germany, in 1696 and immigrated with his family to colonial New York in 1710. As a young man he took up farming, married and started a family near Schoharie, N.Y. This was frontier territory and he came into contact with the Iroquois tribes of the Six Nations.
March 7, 2001 |
Leonard Polis, 78, a charming and unconventional real estate developer whose masterpiece, the Iroquois apartment complex on City Avenue, is as distinctive and offbeat as its builder, died Sunday of cancer at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. George Goldstone, whose company managed some of the many apartments built by Mr. Polis, called him a "free thinker" whose 13-story Iroquois shocked some onlookers with its glimmering black-stone facade, gold-colored balconies, and towering Indian eagle design affixed high.