May 24, 2002 |
A visit to Ocean City, Md., originally led me along Route 1. And after passing "Ann Taylor Outlet" and "Timberland" signs the first time, I found myself driving that stretch of highway again - only this time for tax-free shopping at Rehoboth Outlets. But until recently, I didn't realize Route 1 was the gray-paved road to much more: beaches! Delaware beaches are quite a treasure - clean and free. And unlike Atlantic City or Ocean City, there aren't miles of boardwalk with T-shirt shop after T-shirt shop and pizzeria after pizzeria.
September 7, 1995 |
Steve Reeder shoots some hoops while traffic hums along above him on Interstate 95 yesterday afternoon. it may be after Labor Day, but Mother Nature continues to give the city a sweltering dose of summer.
August 23, 1991 |
If you're staying in town for Labor Day weekend, you'll be be able to send the summer out in traditional Philadelphia style. That's right, with brass bands and belly dancers. Two annual events celebrate the workers' day off. The first, the Old City Labor Day Fete, is a street festival featuring international food specialties from local restaurants, plus live music and belly dancers. A special event this year is a Christopher Columbus look-alike contest, with the top prize of $100 going to the best impersonation of the explorer.
September 7, 1989 |
They plant trees, pave roads, pack produce and sell real estate. And during the Labor Day holiday weekend, they did a little bit of everything, from the traditional barbecue and family outing to a kite-flying session. Most laborers didn't work during the weekend. Nor did many bother with the deeper meaning of the three-day holiday weekend. For the most part, the only task at hand was rest and relaxation. Unlike the first Labor Day in 1882, when 10,000 workers marched in New York City, many of today's laborers look at the day as the unofficial end of summer and a chance to enjoy some cold beer and hot dogs - not a celebration of working men and women such as themselves.
August 20, 1988 |
The exhibit "Labor Through the Eyes of New Jersey Artists" at Mercer County Community College marks Labor Day and the 75th anniversary of the U.S. Department of Labor. It focuses, appropriately, on the work of Lewis W. Hine and Ben Shahn. Hine's affecting, turn-of-the-century photographs of working families and underprivileged working children, in New Jersey settings, attempted to dispel misconceptions and ignorance about employment conditions and child-labor practices. There is no sense that this "reformer with a camera," as he was called, intruded in order to make these pictures.
August 22, 1989 |
Standing on the steps of Carpenters Hall at Fourth and Chestnut Streets, the nation's oldest union hall, about 20 labor leaders yesterday announced plans for the city's first Labor Day labor march in many years. The Sept. 4 march in Center City from JFK Plaza to the Judge Lewis Quadrangle has been in the planning stages for months, co-chairman Jim Moran, director of the Philadelphia Project on Occupational Safety and Health, said at the news conference. The march will be followed by a rally.
August 30, 1990 |
On this Labor Day holiday of family picnics and a few parades, Main Line residents will take the day off to mark the official end of summer. "So many people are in transition at this time of year that they don't need extra events to go to," said Bill Martin, borough manager in Narberth, where a total lack of planned activities stands in sharp contrast to busy Memorial Day and July 4 holidays. Two Main Line civic organizations, however, will take full advantage of the Labor Day weekend void, replacing expensive productions such as fireworks shows with neighborhood-scale activities.
September 25, 2014 |
Peco Energy Co. on Tuesday blamed impurities in the natural gas delivered to its system for an odiferous outbreak that prompted more than a thousand customers to complain over Labor Day. Pipeline gas delivered to Peco's West Conshohocken plant on Aug. 30 contained elevated levels of hexane, said Cathy Engel Menendez, prompting a flood of complaints about suspected gas leaks from customers in Delaware and Montgomery Counties. Peco called in crews from four other states to help investigate the complaints.
August 28, 1992 |
At a crossroads as to what to do Labor Day weekend? Consider heading to the junction of Routes 100 and 401 in Ludwigs Corner in northern Chester County, site of the 49th annual Ludwigs Corner Horse Show and Country Fair. Four days of nonstop entertainment await visitors to the fair, which starts next Friday. This year's theme: "Fun at the Crossroads. " The main events are the horse shows and competitions all four days, with more than 100 equestrians coming in from more than six states.
September 4, 1992 |
In tough economic times, there is an understandable desire to assign blame - for losing a job, for the movement of an entire plant out of state, for the general lack of pizazz in the economy (and consequently, our paychecks and our lives). A frequent target for such blame in the past has been the worker. Labor Day, when we celebrate the American work ethic, is a good day to debunk three myths about the American worker. MYTH No. 1: "American workers are lazy, greedy and lack a good work ethic," charged by a Japanese prime minister.