May 17, 2013 |
Freshman Maddi Abbott struck out nine batters and recorded her 100th strikeout of the season on Wednesday afternoon to lead Villa Maria past host Mount St. Joseph, 7-0, in a Catholic Academies softball game. She allowed just three hits and walked one in seven innings. She has 102 strikeouts this season. Ches-Mont. Brigette Nordberg had just one hit, but it was a two-run double in the third to key Downingtown East's 4-2 win at Bishop Shanahan. Kristen Owens added a pair of hits and a run scored.
April 20, 2013 |
When Molly Scullion saw teammate Brittany Colombo hit a triple that one-hopped the fence in the first inning Thursday, she said to herself that she wanted to do that, too. Instead, the senior outfielder for Nazareth Academy did one better. She sent a pitch sailing over the center-field fence for a two-run home run a couple of innings later. Scullion's blast was one of many displays of hard hitting for the Pandas, as they continued to roll through the Catholic Academies league, defeating Villa Maria, 13-3, in a game called after five innings because of the mercy rule.
April 18, 2013 |
LISA VIOLA and her daughter, Maria, have award-winning talents in the cupcake-decorating department. After 14 years building a career as a computer programmer/analyst in the pharmaceutical industry, Viola, of Warrington, decided in 2008 to become a stay-at-home mom and spend more time with her children. She also became a baked-goods-decorating expert. Viola already had been making gingerbread houses for several years, "just for fun - a project with the kids" around the holidays.
April 16, 2013 |
You won't find Maria Sharapova's Flirty gummy candy (shaped like lips) or her Sporty gumballs (shaped like tennis balls) at your corner store. The rollout of the Russian-born tennis star's new upscale confections, priced at $5.99 for a 5-ounce bag, seems to have skipped the immediate Philadelphia area. It's available in London and Australia, with plans for Russia, China and Japan, but her Silly's not in Philly. To buy the likes of Cheeky, Chic (shaped like high heels and handbags)
April 14, 2013 |
CHICAGO - Maria Tallchief, 88, one of America's first great prima ballerinas who gave life to such works as The Nutcracker , Firebird , and other masterpieces from legendary choreographer George Balanchine, died Thursday in Chicago, her daughter Elise Paschen said Friday. Ms. Tallchief danced with the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo from 1942 to 1947, but her career was most associated with the New York City Ballet, where she worked from 1948 to 1965. Balanchine, the Russian-born dance genius, was not only the company's director; in 1946, he became Ms. Tallchief's husband for some years.
April 5, 2013 |
ACTRESS MARIA BELLO is pulling double-duty when she's in town this week. The Norristown-born actress, whom you can see next playing a much-hotter wife to Kevin James ' "hey-didja-know-this-guy-is-fat?" character in "Grown Ups 2," will speak Thursday at the fourth-annual 95.7 WBEN-FM Woman of the Week Luncheon. The event - hosted by Marilyn Russell , who interviews powerful ladies about town (including me!) - is part of the station's series, broadcasting Sundays at 7:30 a.m. Check it out in podcast form at ilikebenfm.com.
March 29, 2013 |
Behind Nora McCallion's five goals and two assists on Thursday, Notre Dame held off visiting Villa Maria, 9-7, in a Catholic Academies girls' lacrosse game. Courtney Donovan added three goals and one assist, and Delaney Tuite had two assists and a goal. Megan Parsons scored twice for Villa. Also in the Catholic Academies, Olivia Gannon and Christie Mischler scored four goals each, and Mount St. Joseph rolled at Villa Joseph Marie, 18-3. Natalie Bohner, Emily Ehret, Meg McCabe, and Kaitlin Meister scored twice each.
March 25, 2013 |
It seemed the most serendipitous of discoveries when it came to light. In 2011, a Georgia descendant of the Gratz family - prominent civic and philanthropic leaders in post-Revolutionary Philadelphia - stumbled on a blog post referring to a "lost portrait" of Maria Gratz sought by the Rosenbach Museum and Library, the Delancey Street treasure house of decorative arts and rare books and manuscripts. Maria was married to Benjamin Gratz, whose 1831 portrait by Thomas Sully was already at the Rosenbach - a lonely half of a portrait pair, or pendant grouping.
March 20, 2013 |
When you lose four starters from a team that reached the quarterfinals of the state tournament, you don't necessarily enter the next season expecting a lot of success. But the more basketball Villa Maria played this girls' basketball season, the more the Hurricanes accomplished. By the time they captured the District 1 Class AAA title, they found themselves in the state tournament as an underdog and loving every minute of it. They won three straight games in impressive fashion.
March 20, 2013 |
When a team loses four starters from a squad that reached the quarterfinals of the state tournament, it doesn't often enter the next season expecting a lot of success. But the more Villa Maria played this season, the more the Hurricanes accomplished. By the time they captured the District 1 Class AAA title, they found themselves in the state tournament as an underdog and loving every minute of it. They won three straight games in impressive fashion. Their astounding effort continued Tuesday night at William Tennent.