May 22, 1986 |
A zoning dispute over whether a two-story locker room at 8900 Hawthorn Lane can be used as a classroom was left unsettled by the Springfield Zoning Hearing Board this week. The property is owned by Michael Singer of Lower Merion and has been leased to La Petit Enfant Day Care since September. The day care center operates out of a classroom building on the property. Day care officials have sought to expand into the two-story building, which is behind the classroom building.
July 11, 2013
IT'S THE TIME of year when gyms are packed with fitness enthusiasts working hard to stay in summer shape. And while it's great to see people embracing an active lifestyle, what isn't always great is their gym etiquette. Apparently, some have lost their manners along with their love handles. These are the 12 categories of gymgoers that I consider to be the dirty dozen of locker-room louts. Some of what they do is gross, some just rude. It would be better if everyone remembered that one Golden Rule, both in and out of the gym. 1 EQUIPMENT HOGS They "hold" an elliptical machine or a spin bike for a friend who's not there yet. Or they put clothing or water bottles on equipment to "save" it for their next set. Can you say "selfish"?
September 23, 2010
RE SOLOMON Jones' column on Ines Sainz: Great article. I couldn't agree more. Women have every right to be in a locker room, however, there has to be some professionalism on their part. I have seen too many pictures of this particular reporter wearing tight jeans and half shirts. She looks great, but this isn't a fashion show. Keep up the good work - I look forward to reading more. Bryan Lebowitz Deptford, N.J.
November 18, 2015 |
Penn Charter finished this football season an extra point shy of sharing the Inter-Ac title and completing a worst-to-first turnaround. After a 45-17 win against rival Germantown Academy on Saturday, the Quakers' near miss on a title was not lost on its victorious locker room. "I think that was the first thing we said after that win," quarterback Mike Hnatkowsky said. "We were all excited to beat GA. But we got in the locker room and realized that with a couple of breaks, we could be sharing this league.
September 3, 2015 |
KENJON BARNER has known Chip Kelly for a long time, from his days as a high school football star, through a brief but emotionally devastating conversion into a defensive back at Oregon, through his emergence as an explosive and draftable college running back, to the last two injury-marred NFL seasons that threatened to end his dream before it began. So when he speaks about not having highs or lows, it is less a cliché than it is a life mantra. And when he uses words like maturity and character, he speaks not from that well-worn athlete's script but rather a personal eureka.
March 24, 2015 |
PITTSBURGH - The scene in the losing locker room after an NCAA tournament game is always the same, and this is how it was Saturday night in the Consol Energy Center: Each player on the Villanova roster, seated and slumped, each one's face blank, each one's body folded into a wooden cubicle as if they were all dolls stuffed and stacked on a child's closet shelf. The silence in the room is always the most cutting thing, because for some of these kids - and they are still kids, despite the pomp and the attention and the billions of dollars made on their backs - college basketball is over for them.
November 2, 1992 |
Episcopal Academy's offense, or what there was of it Friday, was trying to get downfield for a touchdown. No matter. It was so dark by that time of the late afternoon that it was hard to see the football anyhow. And the Churchmen's first loss of the season, a 23-10 defeat at the hands of Penn Charter, was already assured. "They punished us; they deserved to win," said Episcopal quarterback Mike Abate, who completed only 4 of 12 passes and was constanly running away from Penn Charter pressure.
November 2, 2015 |
I encountered Sid Szymanski, a fictional softball catcher, earlier this year while browsing through a poetry anthology in a Midwestern bookstore. In the "City of Tonawanda Softball Championship," Szymanski is old and alone, the substance of his life as insubstantial as his broken body. But while wheelchair-bound in a crowded New York nursing home, he still can draw solace from a memory, the long-ago night he scored the winning run in a bar-league championship. At poem's end, he is: "Mumbling and lost, wrapped "in the soft cloth of memory: "The arc of the white ball, a pearl "in the jewel box of twilight sky. " What aging sports fan can't appreciate such an end-of-life, "Glory Days" reflection?
April 24, 1986 |
Whether a two-story building at 8900 Hawthorne Lane can be used as a classroom - a question that created a stir four years ago - is once again at issue in a Springfield Township zoning dispute. The building is at the rear of the property near two swimming pools on a lot owned by Michael Singer of Lower Merion. A larger building on the lot is used as a day-care center, and Singer's tenant, La Petit Enfant Day Care, wants to use the disputed building for a classroom. But the township and neighboring residents say it should be used only as a locker room.
August 28, 1986 |
A Springfield Township day-care center this week lost another round in its bid to convert a two-story locker-room building on its property into a classroom. Officials of La Petit Enfant Day Care, which operates out of a classroom building on the 8900 block of Hawthorne Lane, have sought to expand their operation into the locker-room building. The Springfield Zoning Hearing Board voted unanimously at its Monday night meeting to reject the day care center's application. The board did not discuss the application and turned down the application by a voice vote.