May 19, 2013
The Radnor Hunt races are scheduled for Saturday at the race course, which is about 45 minutes from Philadelphia at 826 Providence Rd., Malvern. There are six steeplechase races, starting about 1:30 p.m., with about a half hour between races. The course is roughly a mile around, and the horses run clockwise around the circuit two or three laps, depending on the race. Tickets may be ordered online at www.radnorhuntraces.org or by phone at 610-388-8383.
May 16, 2013
The 83d Radnor Hunt Races, featuring established and budding star horses in U.S. steeplechase racing, will be run Saturday on the grounds of the Radnor Hunt in Malvern. Six races worth a total of $180,000 in prize money will be conducted over the W. Burling Cocks Memorial Racecourse, where a crowd of close to 20,000 is expected. The two most lucrative races are the $50,000 National Hunt Cup at 23/8 miles over brush fences, and the $40,000 Radnor Hunt Cup at 3¼ miles over timber fences.
May 15, 2013 |
With a case of tendinitis in his right elbow, Billy "Moose" Ford had to work his way slowly into Malvern Prep's pitching rotation this season. Also, instead of regularly handling the catching duties, he was made a designated hitter. "It's hard just sitting in the dugout and watching," the senior captain said. "You want to be doing what you usually do. It's an adjustment. " Ford made up for the missed action on Tuesday. With the 6-foot-3, 235-pound righthander notching 10 strikeouts, the visiting Friars downed Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, 4-2, and clinched their third straight Inter-Academic League baseball championship.
May 5, 2013 |
A left knee buckled, and a body lunged forward. The same image, but in separate circumstances, brought opposite results for Matt Barrett. While playing tackle for the Malvern Prep football team in September, Barrett tore his left anterior cruciate ligament after an opponent drove into his lower half while he had his leg planted. Eight months later on the same field, Barrett planted his left leg again, this time as the goalie for the Friars lacrosse team. Wearing a knee brace, the senior University of Virginia recruit went to the ground to make a dramatic save in the fourth quarter of a game against Episcopal Academy on Friday.
May 4, 2013 |
Gov. Corbett, under fire for remarks in a radio interview that seemed to link unemployment to drug use, defended himself Thursday, saying Democratic rivals had twisted his words beyond recognition for political gain. He did not blame high unemployment on large numbers of Pennsylvanians failing mandatory drug tests, as was widely reported after his Monday radio interview with PaMatters.com, Corbett told an afternoon audience in Malvern. "I did not say that. I did not say that," the Republican governor said.
May 2, 2013 |
MICHAEL ROSATI had never sung in an opera, but he was eager to participate when he had the opportunity to be part of the chorus in a production of "Aida" in New York's Central Park in June. So what if he was in his early 80s? It made no difference to him. He still had a voice and he was practicing to lend that voice to the special demands of opera. But it was not to be. He died Saturday of cancer. Michael Rosati, an Air Force veteran who worked in the family plumbing business and as a pipe fitter at the old Philadelphia Naval Shipyard and whose passions included singing, coaching baseball and golf, was 82 and lived in Malvern, Chester County.
May 1, 2013 |
IN ONLY 15.7 seconds (we timed it), Gardner Nutter smashed the record (whatever it was) for the most let's-go-to-the-dictionary words uttered by someone being interviewed for a high school story in the People Paper. Here we go . . . Let the head-scratching begin: Lumbar. Thoracic. Therabands. Oscillating. Deceleration. While the good, ol' Daily News indeed is wonderful, it doesn't offer a science/medical section, so this story must appear toward toward the back of the paper.
April 22, 2013 |
Stargirl's tale is familiar to American teens, and not just because Jerry Spinelli's 2000 novel, Stargirl , rests on many, many kids' and libraries' bookshelves. Its themes stretch from the Salem witch trials to Mean Girls . In the story, upon which Y York's world-premiere script for People's Light and Theatre is loosely based, an oddball homeschooled student enrolls at an Arizona high school, challenges her peers' conformity with iconoclastic behavior - carrying a pet rat in a backpack, playing ukulele in the halls, dressing in costume - and is summarily shunned.