April 20, 2013
Headstone should be outta here On a recent tour of the impressive Laurel Hill Cemetery in Philadelphia, my wife and I marveled at the resting places of the famous, and the architectural masterpieces that adorn them. But as the tour was ending, the beauty of the day was suddenly destroyed - by the appearance of a garish display of bright, electric-blue stadium seats and a phallus-shaped headstone in the form of a sportscaster's microphone. Of course, this was the final resting place of the beloved Phillies sportscaster Harry Kalas, who departed this stadium in 2009.
April 12, 2013 |
Back in 1994, Bill Mallonee and his Athens, Ga., band, Vigilantes of Love, attempted to introduce themselves to a national audience with their fourth album, and their first with major-label distribution. Its title, Welcome to Struggleville , was apt, even prophetic. For Mallonee is a cult artist who's never found a wide audience despite consistent critical acclaim. In 2006, he was ranked the world's 65th best living songwriter by Paste magazine - ahead of Michael Jackson, Merle Haggard, and Allen Toussaint, among others.
April 9, 2013 |
FORMER Daily News sports writer Bernard Fernandez will be inducted into the New Jersey Boxing Hall of Fame on Nov. 14. Fernandez, who retired in 2012, will be joined in the induction class by Mike Tyson and Marvin Hagler, among others. The induction ceremonies will be held at 7 p.m. at the Venetian in Garfield. Golden Gloves tickets Tickets are available for the Pennsylvania Golden Gloves regional championships, April 20 at the Derby Ink Gardens, 814 Spring Garden St. Tickets are $20 and are available by calling Joe Hand Promotions at 800-557-4263, and at the door.
April 5, 2013 |
La Comunidad Hispana, the nonprofit health-care and legal-aid clinic in Kennett Square, wanted to reach out to Hispanics beyond Chester County. The Mexican Consulate in Philadelphia wanted to be known better to the folks served by La Comunidad, those beyond the city. "The consulate wanted to partner with us because we understand the population we serve, the same population they serve," La Comunidad president and CEO Margarita Queralt Mirkil said in an interview. So on Monday, a nurse from La Comunidad will begin the clinic's monthly presence at the consulate office in the Bourse Building on the east side of Independence Mall.
February 18, 2013 |
For those who think NCAA rules on amateurism are outdated and hypocritical, Sharrif Floyd could be a folk hero. Floyd found a most interesting way around some of those rules. When the George Washington High graduate went off to play football at Florida, he didn't have anyone in his life who could afford to help him out financially within the rules. At first, that got Floyd in trouble with the NCAA. Then he was adopted, at age 20. NCAA rules were broken that forced Floyd to sit out two games in 2011.
December 22, 2012
Repertory Films Ambler Theater 108 E. Butler Ave., Ambler; 215-345-7855. www.amblertheater.com . Elf (2003) $4. 12/22. 10:30 am. Bryn Mawr Film Institute 824 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr; 610-527-9898. www.brynmawrfilm.org . Going Gaga. $7. 12/26. Colonial Theatre 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville; 610-917-1228. www.thecolonialtheatre.com . MST3K: Santa Claus (1959) $8; $6 seniors and students; $5 children. 12/21. 9:45 pm. A Christmas Story (1983) $5. 12/22.
September 27, 2012 |
"REAL HOUSEWIVES of New York City" cast member Ramona Singer signs bottles of her new wine, Ramona Red, at Canal's Bottle Stop (10 W. Route 70) in Marlton from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday. Last year, Singer launched her own line of pinot grigio, which can be found in Pennsylvania Wine & Spirits stores, which will also carry Ramona Red, priced around $14.99. Of course, Pennsylvania residents would buy them only at state stores and wouldn't dream of traveling to New Jersey to buy alcohol.
July 6, 2012 |
WHILE the outdoor summer concert season starts up in May, many of us aren't in the mood to get out and party till July — when school's out, the workload gets lighter and vacation time rolls around. And this summer, the concert pickings are so good and plentiful, we've been forced to boil down our "best-of" selection to a dozen shows and destinations, thereby allowing us to slide in some multiple night 'n' day entries. Showgoers — start your engines! Drive a little, groove a lot When the concert setting's right — wide open and leafy green — you can't beat the superior sound and (otherwise)
June 5, 2012 |
Short-line rail operator Regional Rail L.L.C., of Kennett Square, announced Monday its acquisition of a waste-transfer station in Conshohocken. The station, formerly known as Conshohocken Rail, was part of Total Waste Logistics L.L.C., of Canfield, Ohio, which went bankrupt in 2009. Now operating as Conshohocken Recycling & Rail Transfer, the station at 1060 Conshohocken Road receives construction and demolition debris by the truckload and, after removing recyclable materials, ships the debris by rail to out-of-state landfills, primarily in Ohio, said vice president and chief commercial officer Alfred Sauer.