November 30, 2012 |
ANITA GARIMELLA Andrews, 36, of Spring Garden, recently sold her start-up, Sepiida, to Delphic Sage, a Manayunk web-development and online-marketing firm. She is now part of their senior management team. In 2011, she won Philadelphia Business Journal's Women of Distinction Rising Star Award and also serves on the boards of The Enterprise Center and Alliance of Women Entrepreneurs. Her civic projects include TechGirlz, a nonprofit that introduces technology to young girls.
November 27, 2012
A 6-inch water main burst in Manayunk early Sunday, flooding the intersection of Carson and Main Streets. The break left six homes and one business without water for about 10 hours. Philadelphia Water Department spokeswoman Laura Copeland said the rupture was repaired and service restored around 3 p.m. Crews were still working Sunday to pump water out of a few basements, Copeland said. It was unclear what caused the break, she said. - Jessica Parks
November 27, 2012
Morton Norman Stern, 88, builder and longtime owner of the Riverside Racquet Clubs in Bala Cynwyd and Manayunk, died of a stroke Wednesday, Nov. 21, at the Delray Medical Center in Delray Beach, Fla. He was born and raised in Philadelphia, where he graduated from Simon Gratz High School in 1942. He joined the U.S. Army Air Corps that year and served as a navigator until 1945. After the war, he played competitive tennis. In 1954, he reached the semifinals of the Philadelphia and District Clay Courts tournament.
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.