August 30, 2014 |
ARIES (March 21-April 19) ***** You discover an intensity in this long weekend that has not been around for a while. Whether you are saying goodbye to summer fun or thinking about the friends you might not see for a while, you recognize the importance of the last few months. Do yourself a favor, take August out in style. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) ***** Friday you are so concerned with details, you do not notice all your prancing admirers, but you will. By dawn Saturday, you might recognize what was really going on. You are about to have a Labor Day weekend that you will not forget for years.
August 28, 2014 |
Hello there Monica was a junior at Tyler School of Art when she landed her first internship at Iris Creative. Iris' president, Beth, was so impressed that she brought her back the next year, then hired Monica after she graduated in 2011. Part of getting to know her boss was learning about Beth's family, including son James, then a rising junior enrolled in Navy ROTC while earning a mechanical engineering degree from Drexel. "She showed me a picture of him once, and I thought he was really cute," Monica said.
August 26, 2014 |
Mark Vanderbeck turned 60 on Aug. 5, but his birthday gift arrived five days earlier, in the form of a promotion - to chief executive officer of ACTS Retirement-Life Communities. It's a big job. Based in West Point, ACTS employs 6,200 and operates 23 retirement communities - with housing ranging from independent apartment living to skilled nursing care for 8,500 residents. Question: What's it like to become a newly minted CEO? Did you feel anxious when you realized - "Wow, I'm responsible for all these people and all these employees"?
August 25, 2014 |
Philadelphia will welcome home its Taney Dragons Little League team Sunday at LOVE Park in Center City. The rally, organized by Mayor Nutter's office, begins at noon when the team is expected to arrive from Williamsport. Taney was the city's first Little League team to compete in the Little League World Series in Williamsport. Pitcher Mo'ne Davis became the first girl to pitch a shutout in the World Series last week. The run captured the attention of the city, which held viewing parties and mass-produced Taney merchandise.
August 21, 2014 |
Hello there "This is never going to work," Danielle told herself, taking in Matt's collar-length hair and deep green eyes. They had e-met on Match.com two weeks earlier. A picture of Danielle dressed in a blue dragon Halloween costume caught Lancaster native Matt's attention; her refreshingly well-written profile led the Susquehanna International Group software engineer, who earned his degree in management science and information systems from Pennsylvania State University, to say hello.
August 20, 2014 |
Philadelphia police have arrested two people in connection with an assault on a Philadelphia Parks and Recreation ranger in LOVE Park on Friday, law enforcement sources said. A man whom a police source identified as Curtis Tanner, 19, was taken into custody at his mother's home in Pottstown on Monday morning. He is expected to face charges of aggravated assault, simple assault, and reckless endangerment of another person, the source said. A second suspect, a 17-year-old Pottstown boy, was taken into custody Monday evening and was expected to face charges as a juvenile.
August 19, 2014 |
REGULAR skaters at LOVE Park say they have a subtle truce with the rangers, a cat-and-mouse game of grinding along concrete steps when they're gone and leaving peacefully with wheels up when they show up. The skaters were OK with that, too, but now they fear that some "suburban kid who always acts hard" has ruined it for all of them by punching, kicking and spitting on a ranger who tried to get him and some other skaters to leave Friday afternoon....
August 19, 2014 |
It's an infrastructure crisis with a social-media solution. Or so the city fathers of Paris are hoping. "Our bridges are more fragile than your love," says the official announcement. "Our bridges cannot withstand your love," says the official Web page. What bridges? Bridges versus love? What is this? It exists. It has a hashtag: #lovewithoutlocks . So it's now all over Twitter. It's a new initiative announced by the city of Paris. For years, lovers from all over the world have gone to the City of Love to hang "love locks" - padlocks bearing the lovers' names, or some other love declaration or symbol - on a public place of high visibility.
August 16, 2014 |
Hundreds of people gathered Thursday night at LOVE Park for a moment of silence in response to the turmoil in Ferguson, Mo., that followed the shooting death by police of an unarmed black teen. Protests have roiled the Midwestern community since Saturday's fatal shooting of Michael Brown, 18. The confrontation between police and protesters intensified Wednesday night, and the police were widely criticized for displaying an intimidating militarized presence and using overly aggressive tactics.