April 4, 2016 |
After six months in Lima, the oddities of the Peruvian capital no longer fazed me: the cacophony of the car horns and alarms, the colorful micros teetering maddeningly along the congested streets, the persistence of the gray skies and misty mornings. I invited my parents to visit because I wanted them to experience firsthand the Lima I had come to love and hoped they would approve of my decision to live there. They came in late March, at the end of summer, when Lima is bathed in generous hours of sunshine.
March 3, 2016 |
His family was from Porto Alegre, Brazil, while hers was rooted in the Philly suburbs, but their life plans aligned: high school to college to law school - Temple University, where they met at a party in their second year - to the bar exam to work. When Sara first visited Fabian in Fairmount - she was friends with his roommate at the time - and found her law school buddy cooking gnocchi in a house crammed floor-to-ceiling with bookcases, she felt instantly at home. Fabian had a girlfriend, but the day after that relationship ended, he called Sara and invited her to a play.
August 1, 2015 |
Norka Rosario Maldonado Moreno, 58, of Philadelphia, a respected Spanish teacher, died Monday, July 20, of cancer at her home. Born in Lima, Peru, to Sergio Maldonado and Delia Moreno, she moved to this country in 1988. Starting in 2002, Mrs. Maldonado taught Spanish at Friends Select School. She expected her students to speak Spanish during class. If they were caught speaking English, they got sprayed with a water bottle, and if they acted out, the students had to bring in sweets for the whole class the next day. All these measures only added to her popularity, said her husband, Craig Robbins.
October 11, 2013 |
WEST CAPE MAY This weekend, West Cape May will host a festival that has it all: music, fashion, food the likes of which you've probably never tasted before. There will be pageantry. And, sigh, romance. But mostly, limas. Loads and loads of limas. Saturday - Sunday if it rains - is the nearly three-decades-old West Cape May Lima Bean Festival. On this one day every year since 1985, the lowly legume is elevated to rock star, with a fan base to match. "We've gotten calls from Texas, from California.
July 27, 2013
Libyan rebels confer at U.N. UNITED NATIONS - Syria's Western-backed opposition group told the U.N. Security Council on Friday that it is ready to attend a peace conference if the Syrian government makes a commitment to implement a plan that requires President Bashar al-Assad to hand over power to a transitional government. Ahmed al-Jarba, president of the Syrian National Coalition, said he stressed to council members that the opposition needs "far more international pressure to force the Assad regime to accept a political transition.
July 23, 2013 |
AT A VIGIL HELD in Tremaine Rogers' honor last night at the Overbrook home where he lived, speakers not only talked about Tremaine, they talked to his peers. To the 40 or so youths gathered, Monsignor Wilfred Pashley, who will preside over Tremaine's funeral at St. Rosa of Lima today, said: "You have so much to look forward to, but you also have so much to fear, and so much anxiety in your lives. I don't understand it and I don't think you do, but God does. " Pastor Wayne Scott of New Bethany Baptist Church, who lives next door to Tremaine's house, said Tremaine was a very respectful young man. "One thing about him, when you talked to him, he listened," Scott said.
April 25, 2013 |
Betty C. Dorris, 63, of Oreland, a Christian missionary, died Tuesday, April 16, of ovarian cancer at Fox Chase Cancer Center. Mrs. Dorris felt called as a young adult to serve as a missionary, said her husband, the Rev. Roger Dorris, a minister with the Evangelical Free Church of America. While in college, she spent a summer in Spain as a missionary, and she continued the work here and abroad throughout her life, her husband said. After graduating from Norristown High School and from Columbia University with a degree in physical therapy, she enrolled in a certificate program at Philadelphia College of Bible.
May 24, 2010 |
LOS ANGELES - Jose Lima lived over the top on and off the baseball field. The free-spirited pitcher could deliver a song as well as a fastball, leaving a trail of fun and laughter known as "Lima Time" wherever he went. The All-Star righthander who spent 13 years in the major leagues died yesterday, according to the Los Angeles Dodgers. He was 37. Lima, who pitched the Dodgers to their first playoff win in 16 years in 2004, was in full cardiac arrest when paramedics arrived at his Pasadena home early yesterday morning, police said in a statement.
August 4, 2009 |
Syed Kamal was pistol-whipped and robbed as he walked to his Upper Darby home after work. Dennis Smith was jumped as he tried to pull groceries from his car. Jagjit Singh was thrown to the ground in an attempted robbery as he walked along Market Street. Yesterday, Michael J. Chitwood, Upper Darby's police superintendent, said the three were victims last week of "wolf pack" robberies - assaults by a number of attackers. Over three days, Chitwood said, his department arrested nine juveniles he thinks are responsible for the crimes.
May 28, 2009 |
As a driven young chef in my first major job 30 years ago, I did some crazy things in my search for authenticity. Perhaps my most notorious act was choosing to serve fresh, green fava beans for the opening of the restaurant, an event to which several hundred guests had been invited. I joined the staff in cleaning six bushels of favas, which involved opening the large, tough outer pods, removing the inner beans, blanching them, and then individually removing the skin from each bean.