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May 24, 2002 | By Lloylita Prout FOR THE INQUIRER
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.
NEWS
September 7, 1995 | YONG KIM/ DAILY NEWS
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 23, 1991 | By Michael Harrington, Special to The Inquirer
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.
NEWS
September 7, 1989 | By Peter J. Shelly, Special to The Inquirer Correspondent Jeff McGaw contributed to this article
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.
NEWS
August 20, 1988 | By Victoria Donohoe, Inquirer Art Critic
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.
NEWS
August 22, 1989 | By Lisa Ellis, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
August 30, 1990 | By Christopher Shea, Special to The Inquirer
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.
BUSINESS
September 25, 2014 | By Andrew Maykuth, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 28, 1992 | By Anita Myette, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
NEWS
September 4, 1992 | BY TOM FOLEY
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.
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September 8, 2016
ISSUE | WEATHER Forecasts way off I want to thank the weather forecasters for their help in tanking my Labor Day plans ("They scared everyone away," September 5). Without swimming because of the rough surf, I still could have enjoyed beach and family time, biking, and sampling great food. One request: Please let me know when the next Sharknado is due to hit the area. |Wayne Phillips, Glendora
NEWS
September 7, 2016 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Staff Writer
The applause echoed under the I-95 bridge Monday as more than 350 union electricians cheered on their leader, John "Johnny Doc" Dougherty, at a gathering before the annual Labor Day parade. "I'm not comfortable with it," Dougherty told members of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 98, referring to the federal and state investigations of the union. "I'm not happy about it. But I'm not running from it and nobody else should. "It's Labor Day. I want smiles. " And smiles there were, in part because it wasn't raining, which happens so often at the parade that union leaders joke about it. Tropical Storm Hermine went on strike, refusing to do anything other than produce a pleasant breeze for union members and their families, plenty of them marching with pro-Hillary Clinton messages.
NEWS
September 6, 2016 | By Kristen Dama and Jamie Gullen
  This Labor Day, many Pennsylvanians are shut out of the labor market despite their best efforts. Take one young mother who lives with her baby at a homeless shelter. She recently completed probation for a single misdemeanor conviction for possessing marijuana. She has been searching for a job, but can't find an employer willing to hire a young woman with a minor criminal record. She has been turned down by several employers, including a fast-food restaurant and clothing stores.
BUSINESS
September 5, 2016 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Staff Writer
Labor Day inaugurates the political season for unions that muster their organizational power to campaign for pro-labor candidates. For Laurel Brennan, the highest-ranking female labor leader in New Jersey, this year's effort is especially meaningful. "I feel a deep sense of pride and satisfaction," said Brennan, 64, secretary- treasurer of the New Jersey State AFL-CIO, talking about the possibility that the nation will elect its first female president. "A woman in the White House will be a positive role model and inspire women to realize their own value," Brennan said.
NEWS
September 5, 2016
As Philadelphians honor the contributions and achievements of the American worker on Labor Day, consider the story of the International Typographical Union, one of the oldest such organizations in the country. Many early settlers counted the new world's lack of the printed word as a benefit. "I thank God, there are no free schools nor printing. . . . God keep us from both," professed William Berkeley, a colonial governor, in 1671. For these logophobes, Philadelphia was no respite.
NEWS
September 5, 2016 | By Susan Snyder, Staff Writer
At the historic Merion Inn in Cape May, Bob Myers and his wife were settling in for an evening of jazz, a mainstay on Tuesday nights. Locals, the Myerses have been coming to the inn for decades - "since two years before dirt," Bob says - long after the summer visitors take their beach chairs and go home, and well before they arrive for the next season. Barry Miles, a jazz pianist who worked as Roberta Flack's musical director for 15 years, is on the grand piano; Andy Lalasis is on bass; and Bob Shomo on drums.
NEWS
September 5, 2016
ISSUE | LABOR DAY Thank the unions I sincerely hope everyone is enjoying this three-day holiday weekend. Your long weekend has been brought to you by the American labor movement. We're also the ones who fought for the 40-hour workweek, overtime pay, employee benefits, safe working conditions, and child labor laws. In virtually every recent positive development in the city - from the papal visit and the Democratic National Convention to the explosion in new construction in every neighborhood - Philadelphia's unions played significant roles in the success.
NEWS
September 4, 2016
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NEWS
September 4, 2016 | By Zoë Miller, STAFF WRITER
NOTE: Due to Tropical Storm Hermine, you are advised to check in advance on weekend events. BARNEGAT LIGHT | SUN. 10 A.M.:   If you're the artsy sort, you can spend Sun., Sept. 4, perusing fine arts pieces, ceramics, handmade jewelry, and other creations at the Viking Village Art and Craft Show (East 19th Street and Bayview Ave.) from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Free. See vikingvillageshows.com or call 609-361-8039. OCEAN CITY | SUN. 7:30 P.M.:   Through his sweeping film scores, John Williams has taken us to Jurassic Park, Hogwarts, and a galaxy far, far away.
NEWS
July 5, 2016 | By Chris Brennan, Columnist
In retrospect, this appears to be a union destined for an early end. Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams, a Democrat seeking a third term next year, put a crew of Harrisburg Republicans in charge of his campaign finances earlier this year. That caused consternation among some local Democrats, including a few known to be recruiting for a candidate to challenge Williams in the 2017 primary election. The whole thing has been sort of topsy-turvy. Normally, folks throw a big party and then clean up the mess later.
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