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August 21, 1988 | The Philadelphia Inquirer / CHARLES FOX
A RESIDENT of the Philadelphia Protestant Home for the Aged on Tabor Road lets loose with a hose to give the shrubs and flowers a good watering. It was a nice change of pace for the woman, who said she had been hauling the water by hand since Memorial Day because the hose had been out of order.
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September 8, 2007 | By SOLOMON JONES
"MR. JONES," the detective said pleasantly. "Thanks for coming in voluntarily to tell us what you did. " "Thanks for letting me get it off my chest," I said as his partner stared at me across his battered metal desk. "It's been killing me ever since it happened. " There was an uncomfortable silence. Maybe "killing" wasn't the word I should've used. "So, anyway," the detective said, "I'm going to read you your rights. " "Rights? I thought I was just gonna confess and be on my way. You didn't say anything about reading my rights.
NEWS
July 24, 1988 | By Douglas A. Campbell, Inquirer Staff Writer
In this year of national drought, when you look back on a spring of turf building and lime spreading and look out on a lawn the color of a collie with mange, think of David E. Benner. Benner's lawn in Solebury, Bucks County, is green. But he never set out a lawn sprinkler. He doesn't own a rotary spreader. And he threw away his rusted, unused lawn mower 12 years ago. Benner's lawn is moss. "Everybody's brainwashed into having a grass lawn . . . and it's ridiculous," says Benner, 59, a professor of horticulture at Delaware Valley College in Doylestown.
NEWS
May 27, 1990 | By Stella M. Eisele, Special to The Inquirer
A slow-moving death squad is marching beneath the lush - and the not-so- lush - lawns of many Main Line homes, although it will be late August before the casualty count begins. The invasion began in March, when Japanese beetles in the larval stage came out of hibernation, ravenous after a long winter's nap. Their dietary staples are tender turf roots and the roots of young trees and shrubs. "Don't be fooled by the fact that your lawn looks nice and green now, because we have had a lot of regular rain," said Richie Valentine, retired greenskeeper for the Merion Golf Club.
NEWS
March 23, 1989 | By Michael Klein, Inquirer Staff Writer
Consider the myriad lawn problems of Matthew W. Strader. People expect his lawn to be a vivid green, even when the summer sun has turned every other lawn a dull brown. They expect his lawn to be free of stones, ruts and bald spots - even after they've tromped across it in their spikes, sped over it in their little carts and sliced chunks out of it with their clubs. Strader is the golf-course superintendent at Melrose Country Club, which encompasses 130 acres of rolling, tree-studded turf straddling the Tacony Creek in Melrose Park, Montgomery County.
NEWS
August 18, 1999 | By Bill Jobes
For the first time in a decade and a half, I have the finest looking yard in the neighborhood. At last, my lawn stands out as the best among best. It has no peer. I've seen neighbors furtively cast jealous gazes at my wilting brown expanse and become instantly annoyed that their lawn isn't as dormant. These neighbors are former members of the "Green Club" - the clique which, in a bygone era, lived and died by the lushness of their chemically muscled grass. Nothing was too good, no step too tough, no dollar too frugal not to be spent on manicuring the natural carpet surrounding their home.
NEWS
June 25, 1989 | By Erin Kennedy, Special to The Inquirer
Sheep rustlers are back again. Ornamental lawn sheep rustlers, that is. They hit the area last week, rounding up six in Upper Gwynedd Township and three in Towamencin Township. Those fuzzy creatures with wooden legs planted in manicured turf have cropped up on suburban lawns in the last two years and along with them have come the rustlers, mostly youths playing pranks, police said. "The last time sheep were rustled in the area they turned up in a herd on the Lansdale Borough Hall lawn," said an Upper Gwynedd police dispatcher.
NEWS
June 4, 1989 | By Nancy Caprara, Special to The Inquirer
William Morton is worried about the little stream that runs through his front yard. Most of the farmland surrounding Morton's four-acre homesite on East Copeland Road in East Bradford will be developed soon, adding at least 120 homes to the area. "I just started thinking, they're building beautiful houses, people are going to want beautiful lawns to go with them," said Morton. "Now, what if everybody decides to use something on their grass, pesticides, chemicals. Whatever they use, it's going to end up down here in this stream, and from here it goes right into the Brandywine and people's drinking water.
NEWS
September 8, 1986 | By DAVID HOLAHAN, From the New York Times
It is clear to me now why the Soviet Union clings to its burdensome, ill- gotten empire in Eastern Europe - as well as its latest territory, Afghanistan. What is also coming into sharp focus is the Reagan Administration's preoccupation with "freedom" in Nicaragua, Grenada and farther-flung places, such as Angola. You see, the other day while I was mowing the lawn, which is really an underdeveloped weedy parcel within a four-acre hay field, I noticed that the "civilized" plot was progressively expanding.
LIVING
April 18, 2008 | By Alan J. Heavens INQUIRER REAL ESTATE WRITER
It's time to give your lawn its first haircut of the season. It may also be time to buy a new lawn mower. Here are some things to consider, no matter which side of the push/electric/gasoline debate you're on. Know thyself: Do you enjoy mowing the lawn, or does it become a chore after the first few outings? Would it be worth it to hire the neighbor's kid or to contract with a service? If you like mowing or think that the exercise, even on the stickiest July day, would be helpful, then doing it yourself is the way to go. Know thy lawn: How big is your yard?
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ENTERTAINMENT
June 30, 2015 | By Peter Dobrin, Inquirer Music Critic
The hard-core classical lover isn't exactly settling when he goes to hear an entire evening of Gershwin. As a melodist, Gershwin is right up there with Schubert. It is especially true that when orchestrated, and orchestrated well, his songs strike a particular vein in the American spirit that is more breathlessly optimistic than Irving Berlin, more urbane than Copland, and yet retains its sincerity to the tender core. The Philadelphia Orchestra and conductor Cristian Macelaru could not have picked a better banner for these ideals than the opener to Friday night's concert at the Mann Center.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 11, 2015 | Eileen Glanton Loftus, For The Inquirer
It used to be that the typical father gleefully awaited the day he could teach his children to mow the lawn. It was a rite of passage - a sign the kids were growing up, and a respite for tired knees. Today, that suburban chore has all but died. Instead, the parents go to work, the kids go to school, and the streets fill up with landscaper trucks. Crews roll mowers out, cut the grass with lightning speed, then head on to the next house, bills paid by mail. It's a situation that invariably raises the question: What's the matter with kids today?
NEWS
November 26, 2014 | By Allison Steele, Inquirer Staff Writer
A woman was charged with theft after allegedly snatching Christmas decorations and lawn ornaments from two houses in Gloucester Township. Authorities said Monday that Jeanette P. Montanez, 47, of Sewell, Gloucester County, pulled her minivan up to two houses along the 400 block of Dearborne Avenue on Sunday night and took holiday decorations there. A nearby resident saw one of the heists and called 911 with a description of the alleged grinch and a partial license plate. Police traced the information to Montanez's car and went to her address on Salem Avenue in Sewell, where they said they found ornaments and decorations hidden in a wooded area at the end of the street.
NEWS
October 26, 2014 | By Julia Terruso, Inquirer Staff Writer
What was once City Hall's largely stone and concrete Dilworth Plaza now has a bright swath of green. With a pair of garden shears, city officials snipped a grass ribbon Friday to officially open the Albert M. Greenfield Lawn at the newly renovated Dilworth Park. The green space is named in honor of the former chairman of the city Planning Commission, who was dubbed "Mr. Philadelphia" for his contributions to city planning and revitalization in the 1950s and '60s. The lawn, christened by Temple University gymnasts who back-flipped across it following a trumpet salute, will be open to the public year-round for lounging, recreation, or as an events stage, said Paul Levy, president and chief executive of the Center City District, which completed the project.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 4, 2014 | By Patricia Schrieber, Inquirer Columnist
Begin garden cleanup. If you haven't started yet, this is definitely the week to begin. Clearing out vines, stalks, and fallen leaves from vegetable plants is especially important, as they can harbor insects and diseases. Discard any plant parts you think are diseased, and add everything else to the compost. When trimming back plants that have stopped blooming, ignore black-eyed Susans ( Rudbeckia ), purple coneflower ( Echinacea ), and zinnia seed heads for a few more weeks so the goldfinches can have their fill.
NEWS
September 10, 2014 | BY MORGAN ZALOT, Daily News Staff Writer zalotm@phillynews.com, 215-854-5928
IF NOT FOR the yellow police tape cordoning off Malta Street and the firefighters washing blood from the walkway of a redbrick rowhouse, it would have looked like any other September afternoon in Juniata Park yesterday, with schoolkids in navy polos and khakis walking home and cars lining Hunting Park Avenue. But yesterday wasn't like any other day on the tidy block lined with a patchwork of lawns split by cement walkways. About 12:30 p.m., police said, a 42-year-old man in search of his estranged girlfriend went on a rage-fueled rampage outside a house, shooting her 21-year-old son and 40-year-old sister before putting a bullet into his own head.
BUSINESS
May 13, 2014 | By Diane Mastrull, Inquirer Columnist
Herb Hauls grew up far from environmental nirvana, in an asphalt-heavy North Philadelphia neighborhood where buses and cars junked up the air and blades of grass were few. He earned a degree in electrical engineering at Drexel University, working first at Peco Energy Co. and then for the Navy in ship acquisitions, overseeing vessels' electric plants and control systems. He cleared six figures last year, he said. Now, he's mowing lawns for a living. This is not an act of desperation.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 19, 2014 | By Patricia Schrieber, Inquirer Columnist
Check plants for frost heaving. Extreme changes in winter temperatures, with freezing followed by thawing and freezing again, often cause woody and herbaceous plants to rise up several inches out of the ground. Take a good look to see where this might have occurred. As roots become exposed, they can dry out and need your immediate attention. Because this mostly happens with smaller plants, it's as simple as pressing the roots down with your hands, making sure to go all around the base of the plant.
NEWS
March 2, 2014 | By Jerry Iannelli, Inquirer Staff Writer
As each holiday approached, the children in Theresa Ann Slater's Cherry Hill neighborhood would start asking when the decorations would appear on her front lawn. "She had so many inflatables," daughter Carolyn said. "She loved having kids come over and walk across the lawn to look at them. " Mrs. Slater, 63, died Thursday, Feb. 20, at Cooper University Hospital after a brief fight with cancer. Born in Camden in 1950, Mrs. Slater attended Audubon High School before leaving to become a nursing assistant at West Jersey Hospital in 1968.
NEWS
June 26, 2013 | BY WILLIAM BENDER, Daily News Staff Writer benderw@phillynews.com, 215-854-5255
POLICE STILL don't know where Melissa Ortiz-Rodriguez is. They just know that the 30-year-old Collingdale mother isn't buried outside her house. Acting on a tip, borough police and Delaware County detectives dug up Ortiz-Rodriguez's Lafayette Avenue yard yesterday in the scorching heat, then brought in cadaver dogs to search the lawn for human remains. Nothing. "Melissa's body is not anywhere on this property," Collingdale Police Chief Robert Adams said. "It's a missing-persons investigation.
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