April 20, 2015 |
Hello there Elad, deputy consul general of Israel to the mid-Atlantic region and a resident of Philadelphia's Fairmount neighborhood since August 2005, vacationed in his homeland last June - a visit that coincided with Tel Aviv's Pride Week. Festivities were just beginning when he met Oren, then a Microsoft senior account executive for government and health care in Israel. "It was love at first site," Oren said. "The moment I laid eyes on him, I told my best friend, 'You know, I just met my husband.' " It would take Elad a little longer to let himself fall that hard - but not much longer.
April 18, 2015 |
ARIES (March 21-April 19) (*****) Friday night starts with an unanticipated snap, crackle, and pop. Saturday, the new moon points all its beams at you, making you appear the most desirable with charisma plus. A possessive game starts late Saturday . . . someone might want to "possess" you as you are the darling of the zodiac or maybe vice versa. Let the games begin. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) (*****) You might not realize it but others count on you being around and available nearly all the time.
April 16, 2015 |
Last winter, it seemed that no one cared much about Gizmo, a 10-year-old cat who was found, emaciated and freezing, by Philadelphia's Animal Care and Control Team. But, last week - after nearly a year of attention, care, and treatment with hyperthyroid medication by a Wayne cat rescue called the Grannie Project - it was a different story. Thousands of people voted for Gizmo in Tournament of Tails, a March Madness-style competition for shelter animals, with a $5,000 prize at stake.
April 15, 2015 |
Percy Sledge, 74, the Alabama-born soul balladeer whose emotional, pleading style propelled "When a Man Loves a Woman" to the top of the rhythm-and-blues and pop charts in 1966 and made the song one of the defining soul records of all time, died Tuesday at his home in Baton Rouge, La. In early 2014, he began withdrawing from concerts after reportedly being diagnosed with liver cancer. Mr. Sledge, a 2005 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, possessed one of the most distinctive tenor voices in the Southern soul genre.
April 13, 2015 |
Hello there It was Valentine's Day 2011, and Alexis and Kevin were separately ensconced in the "I-hate-this-lame-faux-holiday-grrr!" camp. Under protest, Alexis' friend Meg got her to leave her Northern Liberties apartment for a house party at the Chestnut Hill home of another friend named Meg. Under protest, Kevin's friends dragged from his Fairmount house to the same party. Alexis saw the handsome, actually-taller-than-her man across the room. He noticed her, too. But romance?
April 11, 2015 |
For almost two weeks, a poll on Philadelphia Magazine's Property website has been asking, "Which LOVE Park design do you love?" It refers to four drawings that were shown by landscape architects from Hargreaves Associates at a March 24 public meeting. That event ended with city Deputy Parks Commissioner Mark Focht also asking the audience to pick their favorite. This may sound like carping, but those images are not designs - they're diagrams. They're certainly an important step in the process of redesigning the problematic park across from City Hall, a gateway to the Parkway.
April 10, 2015 |
THE DRAGONS are bigger than ever in the fifth season of HBO's "Game of Thrones," which means that Emilia Clarke no longer finds herself showering maternal attention on a trio of tennis balls. "They started out as tennis balls," said the English actress, in a recent phone interview, of the stand-ins for the CGI dragons her character, Daenerys "Mother of Dragons" Targaryen, has raised from hatchlings. "And now they've progressed into sort of green foam heads which you must invest with as much love and care as you can muster," she added, laughing.
April 10, 2015 |
MAYORAL HOPEFUL Anthony Hardy Williams paraded a band of his buddies outside on a chilly afternoon yesterday to endorse his candidacy. His allies hailed from City Hall and Harrisburg. City Councilman Curtis Jones emceed the event on 6th Street across from the National Constitution Center. The impromptu podium setup had no power for a microphone, but Jones felt confident in his ability to shout over the road noise. Jones made it clear in the intros that he wanted people to know "where they're from.
April 9, 2015 |
ANNIE LEW JACKSON knew something about raising children. She had more than a dozen children of her husband's late parents to help raise before she even started having her own. It all began when Annie Lew married Leslie Jackson in 1939. His parents died, and she and Leslie were called upon to raise six of their 13 children - at a time when Annie was pregnant with her first child. Later, she gave birth to seven more children. Annie Lew, an active churchwoman and devoted family matriarch, who enjoyed tantalizing family and friends with her Southern-style cooking skills, died March 27 at age 95. She was born in Bishopville, S.C., to Loula Michelle Smith.