January 21, 2016 |
A SIMPLE WORD played a big role in Christine Parker's long life: Yes. She said yes when people asked for help, yes to invitations, and yes to travel and to singing every day. "She was very much someone who did things," said Gloria Shabazz, Christine's youngest child. "She never really talked about volunteering, she just did it. She just helped people. She wasn't resumé-building or trying to get into a good school, she was just trying to do the right thing. " Christine Parker, 93, who married an Episcopal priest and served alongside him in three cities, taking on other jobs as well, died Jan. 13 at Sunrise of Lafayette Hill, the assistant-living facility where she lived.
November 27, 2015 |
CHRISTINE THIEME knew that if she wanted prime seating for Philly's Thanksgiving Day Parade, she'd have to sacrifice a few hours of sleep. So at 6:30 yesterday morning, she stepped out of her home in Southampton, Bucks County, and made the trek into Philly, settling on the curb across from Suburban Station. Hours later, that's where she sat with her cousin Janet and Janet's daughter Madigan, on camp chairs, bundled in scarves and jackets, as Santa Claus rode by, officially ending the city's 96th 6ABC Dunkin' Donuts Thanksgiving Day Parade.
January 3, 2015 |
Janet Kaplan, 69, of Rittenhouse Square, an art history professor and international curator and critic, died Friday, Dec. 12, of cardiac arrest at Hahnemann University Hospital. Dr. Kaplan taught at Moore College of Art and Design, where she was also the director of curatorial studies. In 2006, she helped launch the curatorial studies major, which the college calls the first program of its kind for undergraduates in the country. She was a program consultant to the Rosenbach Museum and Library, and was on the arts advisory board of the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority.
February 6, 2014 |
Hello there Soon after Janet started in fall 2008 as a corporate bankruptcy attorney for Philadelphia's Dechert LLP, the company held a team-building retreat in Miami. Ian was among the coworkers she got to know better. By the second day, they had struck up a few conversations and a friendship. Back in Philadelphia that October, the city was in a frenzy because the Phillies were in the playoffs. Both Ian and Janet had season tickets. But Janet, now 30, lamented to Ian, now 34, that her ticket package didn't include tickets to every game.
August 10, 2013 |
Janet Madorna Viola, 53, an information-systems technician at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, died of lung cancer Tuesday, Aug. 6, at her home in Medford. "She was sick for half her life" with multiple sclerosis, her husband, William, said in a phone interview, yet "managed to go on" with her career. Born in Philadelphia, Mrs. Viola graduated from what is now SS. Neumann Goretti High School in 1977. She earned a bachelor's in medical technology at Thomas Jefferson University in 1981 and an M.B.A.
February 27, 2013
JANET JACKSON has had another secret wedding. This time around, she married uber-hot Qatari businessman Wissam Al Mana . In a statement to "Entertainment Tonight," the newlyweds said: "The rumours regarding an extravagant wedding are simply not true. Last year we were married in a quiet, private, and beautiful ceremony. " She's no doubt hoping that the third time will be the charm. Her first marriage to singer James DeBarge was annulled after just a year in 1985.
February 26, 2013
In a statement to "Entertainment Tonight," the newlyweds said: "The rumours regarding an extravagant wedding are simply not true. Last year we were married in a quiet, private, and beautiful ceremony. " She's no doubt hoping that the third time will be the charm. Her first marriage, to singer James DeBarge, was annulled after just a year in 1985. She then married Rene Elizondo in 1991 and somehow kept the union secret for nine years. It's unclear exactly how long Janet, youngest of the talented Jackson clan, has been hitched this time around.
April 26, 2012 |
Janet Manion, 58, of Doylestown, who dedicated herself to helping soldiers, veterans, and their families after her son was killed in Iraq, died Tuesday, April 24, after a yearlong battle with cancer. "Someday I'll see him again," Ms. Manion said recently of her son, Marine First Lt. Travis Manion, killed in 2007 by sniper fire in Fallujah. She established the Travis Manion Foundation, inspired by his message before his final tour: "America needs to know what these brave men and women are doing over here, and I don't think that they know.
April 12, 2012 |
In a compact conference room in Westmont, four men and three women talk about not killing themselves. They are members of Suicide Anonymous, a '12-Step' group for people seeking recovery from an addiction to self-destruction. "I long for death," a gray-bearded man says quietly, as several people nod around the table. This weekly gathering at the Starting Point counseling center, and another at Hampton Behavioral Health Center in Westampton, are among only five regularly scheduled SA meetings in the United States.
December 16, 2011
POP ROYALTY Janet Jackson will be the new face of Fort Washington-based weight-loss company Nutrisystem. She'll star in a national campaign hocking the benefits of a healthy lifestyle and also "write" a book about the benefits of healthy living called True You . She'll also participate in Nurtisystem's new charitable arm, Nutribank. We commend Nutrisystem's choice of spokewoman. It's impossible to forget her name. It's Janet. It also means she's competing with Charles Barkley , who just this week was named spokesman for Weight Watchers for Men. Let the dieting begin.