August 27, 2016 |
By her estimate, Stacey Wilson has spent more than a week of her life traveling to and from prisons to visit her son Derron, who is serving 7-and-a-half to 15 years for attempted murder. He formerly was imprisoned at Graterford and Camp Hill, and she visited as often as twice a week. But these days, Derron Wilson, 25, is incarcerated at the Pennsylvania State Correctional Institution at Mercer - a 722-mile round-trip to Western Pennsylvania from Wilson's Wissinoming home. The trips take a toll, financially and physically.
June 8, 2016 |
For months, the Phillies have scoured the country for amateur talent. When they select first overall in Thursday night's Major League Baseball draft, almost 20 Phillies scouts and executives will have seen the player they pick. The team organized workouts at Citizens Bank Park for 25 players. They have not spared resources on what is an important draft for the franchise's future. Johnny Almaraz, the Phillies' scouting director, said no decision has been made on which player they will take with the first pick.
June 8, 2016 |
Carved canoes and hand-drawn carriages climb the walls. Woven baskets and wooden cradles hang from the ceiling. In the dimly glowing concrete tower, a gorgeous mess of early-American relics seems to come alive. "We call this the 'oh, my gosh' room," said director Doug Dolan - because that's what people generally say when they walk into the central court, crafted by Doylestown-born archaeologist and historian Henry Mercer in 1916. It's a spell that has been cast for the last 100 years upon visitors to the Mercer Museum, where the display of artifacts from 19th-century life has remained largely unchanged.
November 23, 2015 |
William Mercer Hollis Jr., 84, of Blue Bell, a poet, teacher, and philanthropist, died Friday, Nov. 13, of prostate cancer at the Hill at Whitemarsh. On his own and with his wife, Philadelphia Museum of Art trustee Andrea Baldeck, Mr. Hollis was for many decades an active participant in the cultural life of the city, said Timothy Rub, the museum's George D. Widener director and CEO. Born in Lakeland, Fla., and reared in the South, Mr. Hollis spent time in New England teaching at Dartmouth College and raising a family before finding a permanent home in the Philadelphia suburbs.
September 7, 2015 |
Hello there At Springton Lake Middle School in 2001, Terri and Kevin were two of a dozen friends who piled into parents' cars for trips to the movies or mall. They frequently wound up talking to each other, yet the next year, when Terri asked her bff, Natalie, which boy she should like, Natalie suggested someone else. The next day, Terri held that boy's hand, and they were officially an item all through middle school and on to Media's Penncrest High. None of that mattered to Kevin until sophomore year, when he noticed that in addition to her good looks, Terri was much more mature than most people in high school.
September 29, 2014 |
MERCER COUNTY, Pa. - Upon entering an antebellum Greek Revival mansion through a soaring pillared porch, visitors find themselves in the front room of Tara, staring at Vivien Leigh's oh-so-petite jacket and the dressing gown that Clark Gable wore in Gone With the Wind . Artifacts from both the movie and the Civil War era are lovingly displayed in the restored 27-room luxury inn in Clark, on the banks of the Shenango River, its lush grounds filled...
March 5, 2014 |
OUR OLD friends at Florida Gulf Coast are at it again. Delaware's Devon Saddler wants one final run to end his career. And we all know about Doug McDermott, but who is second in the nation in scoring? Hint: He's mentioned somewhere in this report. Put down the ice scraper and pick up the TV remote, it's conference tournament time. Here is the first installment of our previews: STARTED LAST NIGHT Patriot League Regular-season champ: Boston U. Fun facts: Former Villanova assistant Joe Jones is in his third season as Boston U. coach.
January 31, 2014 |
Frontier Airlines' love affair with Trenton-Mercer Airport continues. The Denver-based carrier announced Wednesday it will add a 14th nonstop destination - to St. Augustine, Fla., beginning May 2 - from the small general aviation airport between New York and Philadelphia. Frontier began with one flight a week to Orlando from Trenton-Mercer, off Exit 2 on I-95, in November 2012. The airline rapidly expanded flights, and has made Trenton and New Castle Airport near Wilmington focus cities for operations on the East Coast.
December 6, 2013 |
Athletes will get a chance to test their endurance next fall when the first half-Ironman distance race comes to New Jersey. World Triathlon Corp. announced plans to hold its first Ironman triathlon in the state on Sept. 21 in Mercer County Park in West Windsor. "It was time to develop an event there," Steve Meckfessel, managing director for Global Race Operations, said Wednesday. "It's a beautiful part of the country. " The event, known as Ironman 70.3 Princeton, is expected to attract more than 2,500 professional and amateur competitors from across the country.
August 23, 2013 |
MARK MERCER had filled out more job applications than he could count, and after two years of trying to snag a steady gig the old-fashioned way, he decided in June to try a new approach. Decked out in black shoes and a black suit - the only one he owns - Mercer stands almost daily in the heart of the city's financial district, on the southeast corner of 19th and Market streets, with a stack of resumes and a huge sign: I Don't Want Your Change. I NEED A JOB. Mercer, 54, was fired in 2011 after four years in a customer-service job in Bucks County for refusing to yell at a technician, he said.