January 24, 2013 |
Will cycling competitors try to pump past each other on Manayunk's famed "Wall" this year as part of a Philadelphia International Cycling Championship? Mayor Nutter will consider "any viable proposal" for 2013, spokesman Mark McDonald said Tuesday. But mostly, the mayor said in a statement, the focus is on securing a "major pro cycling event" in 2014. "While we are all greatly disappointed by the cancellation of the Philadelphia International Cycling Championship this year owing to the organizer's inability to secure a title sponsor, I want all who are devoted to cycling to know that we are committed to working with the very best promoters to develop a complete event in 2014 that will reestablish our city as a world-class cycling destination," Nutter said.
January 24, 2013 |
MANAGERS of the famous Philadelphia International Cycling Championship owe the city big bucks from last year's race, including costs for cops and cleanup, according to the event's founder and city officials. Pro Cycling Tour announced Monday that it was canceling the annual race in Manayunk - initially scheduled for June 2 - due to rising costs and a loss in sponsorship. The group still owes $321,000 for the 2012 race, for traffic control, sanitation, police and emergency management, Fairmount Park event support and food-service inspection, said mayoral spokesman Mark McDonald.
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!