November 12, 2012
Reading Terminal Market Corp. , the nonprofit group that manages the Reading Terminal Market in Philadelphia, elected Brent Cossrow to serve as its vice chairman. Cossrow is a partner in the Philadelphia office of Fisher & Phillips L.L.P, and was appointed to the board of the RTMC by the Reading Terminal Market Merchants' Association in October 2009. He fills a vacancy left by the death of longtime director and vice chairwoman Rebecca Stoloff . Independence Seaport Museum , Philadelphia, elected the following new members to its board of port wardens: Sam Katz , executive producer and founder of History Making Productions and former candidate for mayor of Philadelphia.
November 1, 2012 |
Bruce Cooper awoke Oct. 19, 1987, eagerly anticipating that evening's opening of Jake's, his stylish bar-restaurant on Main Street in Manayunk. Though the real estate was relatively inexpensive, the venture was a huge gamble for Cooper, a former chef at Lankenau Hospital. "There was pretty much nothing here," he said. Main Street in Manayunk was a series of boarded-up storefronts punctuated by a few restaurants. By that afternoon, anticipation had turned to worry. The Dow Jones industrial average closed off more than 22 percent that Black Monday, at the time the largest one-day loss in history.
October 4, 2012 |
Hello there Katie and Pat met one night in spring 2006 toward the end of their junior year at Villanova University, when a group of friends and friends-of-friends hung out at Brownie's 23 East bar. By the time fall and senior year rolled around, Katie, who studied political science, and Pat, an accounting major, were Garrett Avenue neighbors. That meant they often walked home together after nights out with friends. Their friendship deepened. And by spring semester, the two would text each other to make sure both would be at group gatherings.
September 29, 2012
Family Manayunk Food Festival. More than 20 food trucks will take over Main Street in Manayunk in the inaugural StrEAT Food Festival. Participating trucks also will compete for best entree or dessert made with fresh apples. Festivalgoers can stroll and hear live music and shop at two temporary outdoor farmer's markets. The StrEAT Food Festival kicks off Manayunk's first Restaurant Week, which runs Sunday through Friday. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. rain or shine www.manayunk.com . Go West!
September 28, 2012
Friday Film faves Heavy Metal Parking Lot , a 1986 documentary about tailgating Judas Priest fans, will be narrated by its creators, Jeff Krulik and John Heyn, at "An Evening With Jeff Krulik," hosted by Cinedelphia.com at the Philadelphia Mausoleum of Contemporary Art, 531 N. 12th St. Explore the many offshoots of Heavy Metal Parking Lot , including Harry Potter Parking Lot and Heavy Metal Basement . Krulik and Heyn will introduce...
September 26, 2012 |
Among the greatest prayers of Judaism is the Amidah , a recitation of 19 blessings that devout Jews say three times a day. Jews all over the world will recite the Amidah Tuesday night and Wednesday as they mark Yom Kippur, the solemn day of atonement when God is said to decide who will live or die in the coming year. Many will bow deeply as they face Jerusalem. But as members and friends of Mishkan Shalom Synagogue in Manayunk gather Wednesday for this holiest of days, hundreds will recite the Amidah not by bowing, but lying still, on their backs, in the yoga position known as "the Corpse.
September 18, 2012 |
Power line problems disrupted service on SEPTA's Regional Rail system this morning and will result in some schedule changes tonight. Hardest hit was the Manayunk/Norristown Line, where downed overhead power lines halted service throughout the morning. Service resumed with the scheduled departure of a train from Center City to Elm Street at 1:26 p.m. The first inbound train was to leave Elm Street at 2:32 p.m. But normal service will operate only until 6:10 p.m., SEPTA said. After that, service will operate on a special, two-hour schedule so repairs can be made to the downed wires.
August 15, 2012
LIKE SO many transplants before her, Channel 10 meteorologist Sheena Parveen, a native of the Tampa Bay, Fla., area, has found herself falling in love with Philadelphia. As such, we asked her to answer some very Philly-specific questions: Phillies or Eagles? "I like baseball, but I could never choose one over the other. " Geno's or Pat's? "Uh-oh. I don't want to say. That's a dangerous question. No comment. " Manayunk or Old City? "Manayunk is really cool, and so is Old City, in different ways.
August 14, 2012 |
Actress Rin Barton moved to Philadelphia two weeks ago and wanted a modern, progressive church similar to what she had attended in Virginia. "I went to Google and I put in 'cool churches' in Philadelphia, and the first thing it gave me was Epic," said Barton, 24, who describes herself on Twitter as a Shakespeare nerd and future crazy cat lady. "I thought - whoa! It's epic. I better check it out. " And that's what she did Sunday morning, joining a couple of hundred other mostly twentysomethings and thirtysomethings who gathered to worship at Epic Church's Center City location at Suzanne Roberts Theatre, 480 S. Broad St. Billing itself as a casual, contemporary Christian church, Epic was started nearly four years ago by Pastor Kent Jacobs, 32, a North Carolina native who trained at an Oklahoma ministry school.
August 10, 2012 |
Another day, another water main break in Philadelphia. The latest gusher is at Ridge and Manayunk Avenues in Manayunk. John DiGiulio, a Philadelphia Water Department spokesman, say it's a 12-inch main and that initial reports indicate at least two homes have water in their basements. Repair crews are at the scene. The break does not appear to be as serious as others this summer. Work crews are still doing repairs at 21st and Bainbridge Streets, where a 48-inch main ruptured July 22, gouging a sinkhole in the roadway, flooding basements and knocking out utilities to scores of homes.