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August 19, 1990 | By Penny Jeannechild, Special to The Inquirer
Agnes Picciani feels guilty. And lazy. She is used to doing - sewing and knitting and cooking and cleaning. But those days are over. "It's no joke, old age," the 84-year-old said with a sigh. "I used to get annoyed about it, but now, well . . . this is it. " Frail and feisty, her feet supported by a small metal stool, Picciani sits with erect grace at her dining room table. As she lifts her arm from the chair, a slow, steady shaking action takes hold of her wrist, then moves up the entire limb.
REAL_ESTATE
October 12, 1990 | By Edward Ohlbaum, Special to The Inquirer
VILLAGE OF BUCKINGHAM SPRINGS Buckingham Township, Bucks County 215-598-7600 The builder of the Village of Buckingham Springs hopes that empty nesters, retirees and snowbirds will find the Buckingham Township development attractive for a couple of reasons. First, it is a new, leisure-oriented adult community smack in the middle of a bucolic area. Second, becoming a homeowner/tenant at the development requires a relatively modest investment because the buyer purchases only the house.
NEWS
May 30, 2001
Most Americans are living at a faster pace than ever before. Innovations such as overnight delivery of packages and microwaveable dinners that satisfied consumers in the past fall short of today's rapidly rising expectations for ever-faster service. Now anything less than instantaneous can seem unbearably slow. . . .But there is a downside to speed. "At the same time that we're willing to move at hyperspeed, more Americans are feeling the urge to slow things down, to return to a time of greater simplicity and ease, say trendspotters.
NEWS
October 11, 1991 | BY WITOLD RYBCZYNSKI, From the New York Times
The evolution, from the simple to the intricate, from casualness to intensity, is visible in almost every contemporary American recreation, whether it's bicycling, roller-skating, cross-country skiing or boating. Even wind-surfing, which started life as a simple and inexpensive alternative to sailing, has succumbed to what appears to be an inevitable tendency to complicate fun with gear and technical gadgetry. Play is beginning to look more and more like a kind of work. "There is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats," said Toad in "The Wind in the Willows.
NEWS
September 12, 1991 | By Rob Wingate, Special to The Inquirer
Supporters of the Marple Newtown Aquatic Club yesterday called off a protest rally against a swim team they say was organized by public officials to compete with them for pool time and members. The swim club canceled its protest - scheduled for last night and tonight - because officials of the Marple Newtown Leisure Services Commission have agreed to negotiate with the club in private, according to club president Marietta O'Neill. On Aug. 14, the leisure commission voted to sponsor a new team, ending its relationship with the volunteer-run aquatic club.
BUSINESS
May 17, 2006 | By Tom Belden INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corp. is throwing a 10th anniversary party for itself today to brag about what it has achieved and reveal what it plans as an encore. The 500 guests invited to the celebration at the Park Hyatt at the Bellevue will get a preview of two new TV commercials to be aired this summer. One spot plays on the familiar "Philly's More Fun When You Sleep Over" theme, and the second invites visitors to get outdoors and hike, bike, skate and paddle across the region.
NEWS
June 12, 1997 | For The Inquirer / JON ADAMS
Doing a little leisure weeding yesterday was Betty Maurer, working in a garden she helped to create at the Pleasantville United Church of Christ in Eureka, Pa.
BUSINESS
August 4, 2007
The state labor market figures are for June, one month behind the national data. Pennsylvania Unemployment rate: 4.1 percent, down from 4.2 percent in May. Government+1,600 Professional and business services+1,500 Financial services+600 Leisure/hospitality+600 New Jersey Unemployment rate: 4.3 percent, unchanged from May. Professional and business services+2,200 Leisure/hospitality+1,300 ...
SPORTS
May 31, 2011
Player             School    Class             Major Adewale Adefemi   Sciences   Sr.      Pharmaceutical mgmt. Sharif Bray         Cheyney      Sr.    Recreation and leisure Juan Fernandez   Temple      Jr.       Broadcast journalism Steve Weingarten La Salle      Sr.    History and Am. studies Mouphtaou Yarou Villanova   So.    Finance and intl. bus.
BUSINESS
May 17, 2015 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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REAL_ESTATE
July 6, 2015 | By Catherine Laughlin, For The Inquirer
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.
BUSINESS
May 17, 2015 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 30, 2015 | By Elizabeth Wellington, Inquirer Fashion Writer
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.
BUSINESS
May 16, 2014 | By Harold Brubaker, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
SPORTS
April 16, 2013 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writercooneyb@phillynews.com
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.
NEWS
May 3, 2012 | Breaking News Desk
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)
NEWS
September 11, 2011 | By Daniel Rubin, Inquirer Staff Writer
"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...
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
SPORTS
May 31, 2011
Player             School    Class             Major Adewale Adefemi   Sciences   Sr.      Pharmaceutical mgmt. Sharif Bray         Cheyney      Sr.    Recreation and leisure Juan Fernandez   Temple      Jr.       Broadcast journalism Steve Weingarten La Salle      Sr.    History and Am. studies Mouphtaou Yarou Villanova   So.    Finance and intl. bus.
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