October 21, 2015 |
Crews on Monday afternoon still were streaming water onto the smoldering ruins of the main building of the Lulu Country Club - heavily damaged in a weekend fire - when Upper Dublin Township Fire Marshal Tim Schuck emerged from the charred structure carrying the organization's 103-year-old charter. The wooden frame had a fine layer of soot, and its Plexiglas covering was slightly bowed from the intense heat, but the oversize document with the faded signatures of the club's original members and court officials was preserved.
October 20, 2015
A two-alarm fire Sunday morning rendered the clubhouse at Glenside's Lulu Country Club a total loss, fire officials said. The blaze broke out about 6:30 a.m. in the locker room of the 1920s structure on the 1600 block of Limekiln Pike, near Jenkintown Road. Flames quickly spread up through the basement, an open floor plan ballroom and through the timber roof of the 1920s structure. It took more than 100 firefighters from surrounding companies to extinguish the flames. No injuries were reported.
July 20, 2015 |
Playwright Quiara Alegría Hudes will always be known as writer of the book for the 2008 Tony Award-winning musical In the Heights and for her 2012 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Water by the Spoonful . But the West Philadelphia native should also win plaudits for her passionate dedication to her roots. Like Woody Allen with Manhattan or Raymond Chandler with Los Angeles, Hudes works Philly like a rib, gnawing at its fleshy edges, rejoicing in the meat of the matter. Of Puerto Rican and Jewish heritage, she was raised near 49th and Baltimore, but a series of her plays (and a children's book, Welcome to My Neighborhood )
October 7, 2011
Women's Golf Association TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS At Lookaway. Kerry Rutan, Phila. Cricket. . . 70 Liz Haines, Merion. . . 77 Michele Gavaghan, Sandy Run. . . 79 Jill Talus Grossman, Meadowlands. . . 80 Luanne Funari, Medford Village. . . 83 Cheryl Seamans, Spring Mill. . . 83 Brynn Walker, St. Davids. . . 83 Bonnie George, Huntingdon Valley. . . 83 Christina Koerper, LuLu. . . 85 Terry Harbaugh, Plymouth. . . 85 Pamela Clark Brown, Wilmington.
September 9, 2011
Marshall Crenshaw and the Bottle Rockets. It was (gulp) 30 years ago that bespectacled pop craftsman Marshall Crenshaw released his first single, "Something's Gonna Happen," and shortly thereafter it did, with the release of his sterling, supersmart, and equally infectious self-titled debut album. This fall, he'll celebrate by playing that album in full, with the raucous Missouri roots-rock foursome the Bottle Rockets as his opening act and backing band. (Thursday at the Sellersville Theater, Saturday at World Cafe Live at the Queen in Wilmington.)
October 18, 2010
This week's Adopt-a-Pet at the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society is Lulu, a 5-year-old pit bull terrier mix. Lulu (right) is sweet and social with people and other dogs. She is best suited for a home without cats. To adopt Lulu, contact PAWS, 100 N. 2nd St., at 215-238-9901. When inquiring, please provide her tag identifier number, A11608190-PAC. A $75 fee includes sterilization, vaccines and microchipping.