May 24, 2016 |
Marta is a charming and respectful 14-year-old with long curly brown hair and hazel eyes. Polite and friendly to everyone, she becomes more outgoing when she is in situations where she feels comfortable. She loves animals, spending time with her friends, and any type of technology she can get her hands on. Marta enjoys going to school and is proud of the many A's she earns. Her favorite subjects are science and social studies. College is in her plans for the future, but she hasn't decided yet what she wants to study.
May 24, 2016 |
Adapted from a recent online discussion. Question: During my 10-month engagement, we've had a couple of bumps in the road and seen a counselor. Recently, we have come to a crossroads. He can be overly sensitive - a carryover I'm sure from his childhood. This can result in arguments where he is wounded by something that should not be an issue, and he cannot see he is overreacting. He unenthusiastically said he would go to a therapist if that was what I really need.
May 23, 2016 |
When Tom Hanson was a young boy in the early 1960s, he used to run around the baseball field in Farnham Park while his grandfather coached the Hatch Middle School team. "The field was configured differently then," Hanson said, standing on the same patch of ground off Park Boulevard. Lots of things have changed in the half-century since Tom Hanson used to attend the games directed by his grandfather, Ray Hanson, near the end of a teaching and coaching career that began in Camden in 1919.
May 22, 2016 |
Officiant: The Rev. Kirk T. Berlenbach of St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, Roxborough. Venue: German Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. Catering: Bryce's Catering Co., Wynnewood. Photography: JJ Tiziou Photography, Philadelphia. Flowers: Handmade by the bride, arranged by An Intentional Event, Philadelphia. Dress: Allure Bridals from Sabrina Ann Once Worn and Never Worn, Ardmore. Music: Ceremony: friends of the couple Kayla Dvorak Feld and Stephen Dowling; reception: groom-created playlist run off a friend's computer.
May 20, 2016 |
A curious collection of small bowls were laid out on a table at Jamonera the other day: Marcona almonds, boquerones, red grapes, olives, flatbread crisps, pimento cheese spread, chorizo, salt cod, pork rillettes, three cheeses, walnuts, and squares of Hershey's chocolate. Terence Lewis, the sommelier at this Midtown Village restaurant, had assembled the foods to illustrate for the waitstaff the complexities of one wine: sherry. Ten glasses of the aperitif were lined up. One was the color of clarified butter; another, apple juice; yet another, motor oil. Aided by maps and graphics, Lewis launched into an explanation of the Spanish wine's convoluted history and production process that touched on the Moors, trade winds, yeast, and oxidation.
May 19, 2016 |
Ben Newman of Levittown and Ally O'Rourke-Barrett of Yardley are dating. From the more than 3,000 paintings at the Barnes, Newman and O'Rourke-Barrett - he's a techie, she's a teacher - independently picked the same painting as their favorite: Amedeo Modigliani's Readheaded Girl in Evening Dress, from 1918. They stood before the enigmatic lady, discussing her appeal. O'Rourke-Barrett: I just can't stop looking at it. I love the blue and the red against each other. The colors are my favorite part.
May 17, 2016 |
Bryce is a 7-year-old with bright eyes and an endearing smile. Although he is a little shy when you meet him, he warms up quickly. Bryce delights in receiving one-on-one attention, especially from women. He enjoys being active, laughing, and watching cartoons on television. His favorite holidays are Christmas and his birthday. Medically fragile, Bryce uses a wheelchair, which he is very adept at maneuvering. He also can get around by crawling. Bryce has the ability to speak through his communications device.
May 13, 2016 |
William Jesse Wolf, 60, of Lansdale, whose many interests were powered by a thirst for knowledge, died Friday, May 6, of pneumonia at home. "Billy," as Mr. Wolf was called, had lived with his sister Deborah since 1991. Before that, he lived in Germantown with his parents, William Jesse Wolf Sr. and Marcella Lyons Wolf. "He was my best friend," said his sister. "People just loved him. " Born with Down syndrome, Mr. Wolf regularly enchanted his family with his wisdom and sense of humor.
May 9, 2016
" 'It is an image that has haunted me all my life,' Patch said some 90 years later, 'seared into my mind.' Patch was haunted, in particular, by [a] dreadfully wounded soldier who had begged to be finished off. The young man had cried out 'Mother!' as he died. " - From Peter Parker's "The Last Veteran" Chris Gibbons is a Philadelphia writer On June 26, 1918, shortly after World War I's Battle of Belleau Wood, Pvt. Sol Segal of the Fifth Marine Regiment sat beneath the swaying pine trees of Belleau, France, and next to the grave of Roman Catholic High School alum Walter J. Spearing.