July 31, 2014 |
As David and Betty Hasiuk rode through the clouds in a small airplane delivering mail to a remote Alaskan wilderness last month, the Bucks County couple realized the adventure was one of their most unusual. The plane was the only way to reach Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, which had been among the few national parks that the retired Warrington Township couple had not yet visited. When the plane landed, they saw a handful of local residents waiting on the tiny runway for letters and packages.
June 14, 2014 |
Gerald B. Bonner, 75, of Sewell, who retired in 1992 as an executive with the regional office of the National Park Service in Philadelphia, died during surgery on Monday, June 9, at Cooper University Hospital in Camden, a son, John, said. "He was regional personnel officer for at least five years" before he retired, Mr. Bonner's son said. Born in West Philadelphia, Mr. Bonner graduated from Overbrook High School and studied at the Philadelphia College of Art. Mr. Bonner sold insurance and worked for the IRS and the Defense Mapping Agency before joining the Park Service.
June 7, 2014 |
WASHINGTON - Chase Utley stood alone on the grass Thursday at 2:09 p.m. He flicked his bat and glove to the ground. He put his hands on his knees, and stretched for about 15 minutes at Nationals Park until his Phillies teammates joined him for a pregame workout. Utley soon provided hope. Four minutes after Nationals lefthander Doug Fister threw his first pitch, Ben Revere scored on an Utley single. It was the first Phillies lead since Sunday, and it lasted until the next half-inning with Kyle Kendrick pitching.
March 20, 2014 |
A large, aged sewer pipe going through Valley Forge National Historic Park broke Tuesday, spilling raw sewage into Valley Creek, a state-designated "exceptional value" stream and trout-fishing mecca, at the rate of 5,000 gallons a minute. Valley Creek drains into the Schuylkill, and Philadelphia Water Department officials were on alert, in case they had to shut down the Belmont or Queen Lane drinking-water intakes. Joanne Dahme, a spokeswoman for the department, said upstream utilities would see any impact first and would share that information.
August 13, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - An announced crowd of 32,355 showed up to Nationals Park yesterday for the finale of a series featuring two teams that were heated rivals contending for division supremacy just 15 months earlier. The Phillies and Nationals are not contending teams in 2013. Both entered the season's final 7 weeks with losing records. But in rolling to a relatively easy three-game sweep of their NL East foes to the north, Washington continued to look like a team with a promising future while the Phillies looked like a dead team walking.
August 13, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - Like so many things during this Phillies season, Charlie Manuel's quest for 1,000 career wins has gone awry. Manuel entered the weekend needing one win for the milestone and departed still needing a victory after Sunday's 6-0 loss to the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park. The three-game sweep increased the Phillies' road losing streak to 11 games. The team does not seem as if it has accepted losing; it does not have any way to stop the bleeding, either. "There is a demeanor when you look around that it's going to be tough and it's going to be hard," Manuel said.
August 11, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - John Lannan was here before Nationals Park. He was 22 when Washington requested his presence at decrepit RFK Stadium. He later started two opening days, pitched 66 times in this new ballpark, and was discarded when a perennial loser became a contender. There is no way to erase that sting, not even when Lannan is attempting to prolong his career in a major-league rotation with the Phillies. His time in Philadelphia could be limited. Another dreadful start pushed Lannan's ERA to 4.81.
May 29, 2013
By Lloyd Brown With all eyes on the Delaware River Basin Commission as it considers lifting the moratorium on hydraulic fracturing in the Delaware River Basin, we have a unique opportunity to protect our precious resources. This includes completing environmental studies to better understand the impacts of fracking. We must learn from other watersheds and act to protect our drinking water and the future of the popular national parks along the Delaware River. While the fracking boom may limit our dependence on foreign oil and gas, it may also result in problems for lands adjacent to drilling and fracking operations.
May 26, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - The Washington Nationals are finding out the difficulties that come with earning front-runner status. A trendy preseason pick to win the World Series, the Nationals (25-23) are just two games ahead of the Phillies after Friday's 5-2 win at Nationals Park. And we all know the struggles the Phillies have endured. Friday's game was the first of 19 between the teams this season. Each team has faced similar problems - injuries, an ace pitcher struggling for wins, and an inconsistent offense.
May 24, 2013
At Nationals Park, Washington. Friday at 7:05 p.m. RHP Kyle Kendrick (4-2, 2.82 ERA) vs. Washington RHP Jordan Zimmermann (7-2, 1.62). Saturday at 7:15 p.m. RHP Jonathan Pettibone (3-0, 3.00) vs. Washington RHP Dan Haren (4-5, 5.54). Sunday at 1:35 p.m. LHP Cole Hamels (1-7, 4.45) vs. Washington RHP Stephen Strasburg (2-5, 2.66).