November 14, 2013 |
Hello there It was spring 1998 and the end of her 8th grade year at Greenberg Elementary when Stephanie, who lived in Pine Valley, sneaked onto friend Melissa's bus to hang out in Fox Chase after school. The girls were talking to friend Will when Tim, Will's friend who lived across the street and attended St. Cecilia's School, spotted them. Nothing could keep Tim from joining that conversation. "I had some excuse to be a part of it," he said. "We were [both] enthralled with the possibility of socializing with girls.
May 5, 2013 |
After Bishop Eustace junior Brianne Innamorato zoomed into second base with an RBI double in Wednesday's softball game against Paul VI, she did not celebrate much. The tall shortstop with long, blond hair did not react much when she ranged to her left or right to make a strong play in the field, either. Bishop Eustace is 2-10 this season. While Innamorato has committed to play at Florida Gulf Coast University and is hitting .517 with five doubles, a triple, and three home runs this season, she puts her emotion into supporting the teammates around her. You can hear whenever she's in the field.
February 29, 2012 |
Hello there Courtney and Gabe used to see each other on the "city kids' bus" that dropped him off at St. Joe's Prep and her at Merion Mercy Academy. But they didn't really know each other until she took him to her junior prom. It was a date of convenience; her friend was dating his friend. They had fun at prom and the post-prom parties, but there was no romance. Gabe graduated shortly after and left Fishtown to study advertising at the University of Hartford. The next year, Courtney left for Baltimore, where she studied marketing at Loyola University Maryland.
May 28, 2011 |
In the days since William Wilkinson, 17, drowned saving the life of a friend, his classmates have decorated his locker with posters, flowers, and memories, said Abraham Lincoln High School principal Don J. Anticoli. "He was a fine young man," Anticoli said. "He was well-liked. He was popular. Little did we know he was also heroic. " Wilkinson, of Holmesburg, a junior at Lincoln, took part in the school's musical academy as well as its horticulture program. He was a singer who had roles in several school performances, and he did well academically, Anticoli said.
October 11, 2009 |
When the first graduating class of Cardinal Dougherty High School started planning its 50th reunion two years ago, they never imagined that three days before the big event the Archdiocese of Philadelphia would announce the end of their beloved alma mater. As 250 people gathered last night at the Radisson Hotel in Trevose, the reunion, which began with a Mass, became a bit like an Irish wake, with lots of drinking and storytelling, laced with memories and a sniffle or two. "It was a real kick in the pants," Frank Lynch, who came from Lancaster for the party, said of the news.
June 14, 2008 |
For years my daughter has been urging me to write a piece about "the family tux," the tuxedo that two generations of Vick men have worn to weddings, proms, balls, and other formal events. It wasn't until a recent event that I knew I was ready to write it. To set the stage, you need to know that my husband grew up on the Main Line and attended debutante balls. When he was 16, his mother marched him into Jacob Reed, a very nice men's store, and bought him a tuxedo. I can only imagine his adolescent self being simultaneously annoyed at going shopping and excited by how debonair (a good 1960s word)
April 28, 2008 |
It was the day of the junior prom, and I knew my high school students were excited. I was excited, too. It was my chance to be that perennial 16-year-old. "I'll be there with my wife. " I told my class. Then I added, "And I will be bringing my yard stick and squirt bottle. " "Why?" they asked. "To keep you separated and hosed down, of course," I replied. It used to be said years ago that there needed to be enough room between dancers for the Holy Spirit. Now the only spirit present is that of Dionysus, that wild and crazy figure of Greek mythology, and the pounding beat of Mariah Carey's song, "Touch My Body.
October 20, 2007 |
Actress Polly Bergen has had a long and distinguished career. Bet she never thought that at 77, she'd be playing a pot pusher. But that's her lot as Stella on Desperate Housewives. This week, she tricked her daughter, Lynette (Felicity Huffman), into eating pot-laced brownies to help relieve side effects of chemo. When Lynette figured out why she had been laughing so hard at SpongeBob cartoons and scarfing all those snacks, she lectured Stella on what an irresponsible parent she had always been.
June 22, 2007
MOST GUYS get a Harley when they go through a mid-life crisis. Maybe they buy that house on the beach, have an affair or bungee jump. I got myself a son. Last week, columnist Elmer Smith said that being a father changes you. I get that now. The moment he looked up at me with those little eyes that say, "I trust you to feed me and change me when I'm wet," I got it. What I don't get is how other guys don't get it. I don't mean the ones without...