August 29, 2014 |
LAST MONTH, it was Ryan Howard who was upset when his name was missing from the Phillies' starting lineup for three straight games. Two weeks ago, it was Kyle Kendrick, ticked that he was given what he thought was an early hook in San Francisco. In spring training, Jimmy Rollins and Ryne Sandberg had to speak after the manager gave the franchise shortstop an oddly timed break from regular playing time in the middle of March. Over the weekend, rookie righthander David Buchanan and struggling leftfielder Domonic Brown both made subtle criticisms of their manager (only to take them back a day later)
August 29, 2014 |
Thomas Poole, 55, of Moorestown, sports fields manager for Moorestown Township for 27 years and a former assistant chief of its volunteer fire department, died of pneumonia Sunday, Aug. 24, at Virtua Voorhees hospital. Mr. Poole grew up in Cherry Hill and graduated in 1977 from Cherry Hill High School East. Though the school did not have a hockey team, Mr. Poole "was an ice hockey player for years and years," his wife, Patricia, said. "He really enjoyed that" - even though in later years, she said, "it was old guys getting together at 4 o'clock in the morning," the only hour when a hockey rink would have time available.
August 29, 2014 |
MARIE FLETCHER didn't know much about the world. Hers was a sheltered existence, the youngest in the family, protected and spoiled by her older brothers, married at 19, and soon a mother of six and content to be a housewife. Then, it all fell apart. Her marriage broke up and she was suddenly faced with providing for six children as a single mother. What to do? She soon found out what to do, and the courage and determination that would mark the rest of her life came to the fore.
August 28, 2014 |
After closing in May, Giovanni's Room, the iconic gay-themed bookstore in Center City, is set to begin its second chapter when it reopens under new management in a few weeks. The store at 12th and Pine Streets, which opened in 1976, is being taken over by Philly AIDS Thrift, a nonprofit organization that operates a thrift store at Fifth and Bainbridge Streets. Tom Brennan, cofounder and manager at Philly AIDS Thrift, said it was exciting to reopen the famous 3,000-square-foot bookstore.
August 26, 2014
Rand Greenblatt , senior director of financial planning and analysis at Independence Blue Cross, George Hall , adjunct professor of business administration at Strayer University, and Sun Lee , managing director of tax at KPMG, were named to the board of the American Cancer Society . Matt Hager , senior manager of procurement and strategic sourcing at Sunoco, was named to the Campus Philly Corporate Advisory Council ....
August 22, 2014 |
THE BIG GUY with the imposing dreads and the fierce demeanor at the door of the nightclub could be intimidating - if you didn't know him. But as those regulars who got to know Oronde Gibson could tell you, he was a "lovable bear. " Oronde was the manager and guardian of the door at the former Club Fluid on South 4th Street, a nightclub popular with fans of hip-hop, soul and rap, delivered by exuberant DJs, who made the records shriek like bouncing banshees. The crowd loved it. By midnight, the small dance floor was jammed, you had to wait in line to get a drink and the noise level was just this side of unbearable.
August 19, 2014 |
John Crowe, who heads the North American operations for the $55.8 billion French building materials company Saint-Gobain Corp., was in corporate offices in Paris late last month when he noticed it. "I could feel the sucking sound," Crowe said. It was his French colleagues anticipating their legendary August exit out of Paris into the countryside for an extensive summer vacation. By now, only 5 percent of those employed at headquarters are working at their desks - the rest can be found on the Mediterranean or in the Alps.
August 15, 2014 |
IVORY DEWITT had a special interest in the needs of urban young men. As a leader of Project Alpha, Ivory helped to educate young men on the responsibilities of fatherhood, relationships with others and their connection with the greater community. "It was an effort to motivate young men to make decisions about their goals and values," his family wrote in a tribute. Ivory felt a strong responsibility to help others. At Thanksgiving, he was distributing food baskets to the needy.
August 12, 2014 |
James S. McHugh had a fadeaway jump shot in high school, college, and afterward that made him look like Boston Celtics star Bob Cousy, his son Ronald said. "He would leave the ground, and, three feet in the air, do a jump shot that was unbelievable," his son said. But it wasn't only on the court that Mr. McHugh resembled the star of the 1950s and 1960s. A couple of times, strangers approached his father to ask for his autograph, thinking he was Cousy, his son said.
August 3, 2014 |
Narberth is a town best known for its idyllic downtown, July Fourth fireworks, and friendly neighborhoods. Recently, though, problems have intruded upon the placidity. Borough Manager William J. Martin, 65, was charged last week with DUI after a Lower Merion Township police officer noticed the car Martin was driving moving erratically along City Avenue. The arrest came just weeks after the reinstatement of a veteran officer on the six-member Narberth police force who had been fired by borough officials for exposing himself at a local bar and who acknowledged a drinking problem.