July 6, 2015 |
As a teenager, Irvin Cohen fondly remembers, he spent many lazy, hazy summer days at a friend's house on Long Beach Island, decades before million-dollar mansions spanned the beaches. "The real growth came after the 1960s," says Irvin, 89, retired founder of the worldwide Construction Fasteners Inc., based in Wyomissing, Berks County. So after he and his wife, Lois, had their son and daughter, they rented houses on LBI for a few years. It was then that they became captivated by a modernist house in Loveladies sitting a few yards from the Atlantic Ocean, all the while imagining it as their own. In a twist of fate, a friend mentioned to them one day that the house was on the market.
May 17, 2015 |
Leisure travelers "like" us - enough to generate $10.4 billion in economic impact in 2014, according to the Philadelphia region's leisure tourism marketing agency, Visit Philadelphia. In its annual report released Friday, the quasi-public agency funded through the city's hotel tax, said that on social media networks, Visit Philly, as it is known, ranks third in user engagement, measured by "liking," sharing and commenting. Besting Visit Philly were Discover Los Angeles and Los Vegas.
April 30, 2015 |
Center City architect Nicole Rossi is embracing a shift in her wardrobe. Instead of dresses, Rossi now gravitates toward casually sophisticated looks: silk jogger pants; pastel blouses; zipperless, quilted leather jackets; and dresses with asymmetrical hems. "I'm focusing more on being comfortable," said Rossi, 31. "But I'm not dressing down . . . I wear heels with everything. " Rossi's go-to brands are Theory, Vince, A.L.C., and Joie (pronounced zhwah) - womenswear collections known for chic lines and such features as soft backless T-shirts that instantly look conservative when paired with tailored blazers.
May 16, 2014 |
Gaming & Leisure Properties Inc. agreed to buy Meadows Racetrack & Casino, near Pittsburgh, from Cannery Casino Resorts L.L.C. for $465 million, the Wyomissing, Pa., company said. Meadows, in Washington Township, is the second casino in Western Pennsylvania - where new Ohio casinos have cut into revenue - to come under a sales agreement. The sale of MTR Gaming Group Inc., which owns Presque Isle Downs & Casino in Erie, is scheduled for completion in the second half of this year. Meadows opened in 2007 and has 3,317 slot machines, 61 table games and 14 poker tables.
April 16, 2013 |
The schedule said that Game No. 81 for the 76ers was to be played against the Detroit Pistons, so that's what the teams had to do. A combined 38 games under .500 to begin the contest, both teams played with the tenacity of a Sunday morning walk with the dog. But just as the game had to be played, someone had to win, and the Pistons did that, 109-101. The loss dropped the Sixers to 33-48. Still, Sixers coach Doug Collins, who was coaching his next to last game with the team, has been proud of the effort his club has given of late.
May 3, 2012 |
Philadelphia International Airport has been rated the third worst out of the nation's 22 top airports in a new survey. LaGuardia (LGA) and Los Angeles International (LAX) are ranked as the first and second worst airports, respectively, in a survey or readers by Travel + Leisure magazine. Here's what Travel + Leisure said about PHL: Philadelphia's airport is singled out for a lousy design and lack of cleanliness (20th), surly staff (20th), and long check-in and security lines (20th)
September 11, 2011 |
"It's in the little towns that one discovers a country, in the kind of knowledge that comes from small days and nights. " - James Salter in "A Sport and a Pastime" The last time we visited Provence, we hit the bold-faced places - Avignon, Aix, Arles, Nimes - but after seven years the memories had dimmed: scarce parking during some Avignon fete, those almond candies in Aix, the Roman amphitheater in Arles, and the blazing heat and...
June 24, 2011
On June 6, my grandson and I dashed to catch the 6:52 p.m. westbound Chestnut Hill train. As we boarded the train, we were told it would be delayed. We got off and joined the crowd on the platform. It was a very hot and humid day. Suddenly, the train started moving backward. An announcement said the train would depart from the gate usually reserved for eastbound trains. We all took the stairs to the other gate, only to be told the train could not move because of other trains stopped in front of it. About 30 minutes later, we were told the train would leave in 10 minutes.
June 20, 2011
When it comes to arbitrary rankings of debatable import, this has been a great year for Philadelphia. First, by barely avoiding a net loss of population, the city narrowly held its position as the nation's fifth largest, fending off an oven-baked desert outpost called Phoenix. Then, by striking visitors as a tad less squalid than New Orleans, it escaped the title of dirtiest city. Chant after us: We're No. 2! The victory was especially gratifying given New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin's infamous trashing of Philadelphia after a 2007 visit, when he told a crowd back home, "I want you to go to Philly, and you will appreciate how clean New Orleans is. " Apparently not. Readers of Travel + Leisure rated New Orleans "dirtiest in America," the magazine reports.
May 31, 2011
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