May 15, 2016 |
George R. Carmichael Jr., 86, of Levittown, a high school teacher and longtime naturalist, died Wednesday, April 27, of heart failure at his daughter's home in Ewing, N.J. Born in Portland, Maine, to George Ross and Jean McAlpine Carmichael, he graduated in 1947 from Morse High School in Bath, Maine. He received a bachelor of science degree from Tufts University in 1951 and a master's degree in secondary education from Temple University in 1957. Mr. Carmichael married Jean Elizabeth Kelly in 1953.
March 31, 2016 |
Stephen E.T. Kacir, 43, of Norristown, a naturalist, researcher, and bird-watcher extraordinaire who had been president of the Delaware Valley Ornithological Club since January, died Tuesday, March 22, of a heart attack at his gym. "It is with sadness beyond words that we inform you that our current president, Steve Kacir, passed away suddenly on Tuesday evening," the club said in an statement on its website, www.dvoc.org/Main.htm . Mr. Kacir...
January 17, 2016
Natural beauty Connecticut . Watch the drama of bald eagles fishing in open waters on wintertime tours aboard a research vessel. Guided narration by a Connecticut River Museum naturalist. Reservations strongly recommended. EagleWatch & Winter Wildlife Boat Tours , Essex, Jan. 29 through March 13. Rolling thunder Maryland . If big wheels get your heart pumping, don't miss monster trucks competing in races, wheelie contests, freestyle car crushing. Monster Trucks Winternationals and Thrill Show, Salisbury, Jan. 29-30.
January 1, 2015
A story Tuesday on high-profile deaths in 2014 contained erroneous information about the singer Jimmy Ruffin, who died in November. He was a solo act who recorded the hit "What Becomes of the Brokenhearted" in 1966. David Ruffin, a member of the Temptations, died in 1991. Also, Richard Attenborough, who died in August, was the director of Gandhi and an actor in Jurassic Park and other films. David Attenborough is a naturalist and television host. A story Tuesday misidentified a project manager for the International Association of Chiefs of Police.
April 24, 2013 |
James Martin Stewart, 87, of Lafayette Hill, a businessman and naturalist who was a founding member of the Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association, died Friday, April 19, at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital of complications from a fall. The longtime resident of Ambler had lived for the last few years at the Hill at Whitemarsh retirement community. Mr. Stewart devoted much of his life to nature conservation. "He really felt that God revealed himself in nature," said his son Mahlon.
November 11, 2011 |
If you wonder what drives Pat Sutton, come on in. Clues are everywhere inside her 19th-century farmhouse in Goshen, Cape May County, a tiny dot of a place between Delaware Bay and the ocean. The shower curtain is imprinted with butterflies. Owls decorate throws on the sofa. Piles of plant and bird books cover the coffee table. Had you gone around to the backyard, you'd have no need for clues. The key to understanding Sutton is staring you in the face: It's her wildlife garden.
August 7, 2011 |
In a long-ago satiric routine called "Christ and Moses," comedian Lenny Bruce imagined Jesus and Moses returning to Earth and walking into St. Patrick's Cathedral on Fifth Avenue during a Mass. The flustered celebrant, Cardinal Francis Spellman, calls the pope for advice on how to handle the situation. Are you sure it's them? the pope asks. Yes, Spellman replies, it's Moses, and he's brought a very attractive Jewish boy with him. What Bruce, born Leonard Alfred Schneider, probably didn't know was that it was Rembrandt van Rijn who, three centuries earlier, invented the "attractive Jewish boy" as a model for depictions of Jesus.
September 5, 2010 |
To friends and family, he was "the grand old man," "the stuff of legend," a World War II veteran who believed in hard work and service to family, country, and the environment. Robert U. Cassel, 95, a decorated infantry captain in Gen. George S. Patton's Third Army and a devoted birder and naturalist, died Wednesday, Sept. 1, at his temporary home in Little River, S.C. He was a longtime resident of Mantua Township. Born in Philadelphia, Mr. Cassel was raised in Paulsboro and Woodbury and graduated from Woodbury High School in 1932.
February 23, 2010 |
Could there be a more pregnant title than "Dialogues With Darwin"? Network for New Music tantalized and rewarded weekend audiences with its Darwin project, involving new poetry, settings of three of those poems by still-evolving young composers, and a highly evolved major piece by Maurice Wright. Where else could such a program convene but at the American Philosophical Society, for the concert and the poetry readings asked fundamental questions about changing understandings, and even sidled up to the unanswered question: "Does music (or any art)
February 12, 2010 |
Creation marks Paul Bettany's second go-round as a 19th-century naturalist in a movie from screenwriter John Collee. In Master and Commander, Bettany was the proto-Darwin whose findings about how animals use camouflage to elude predators had immediate application during the Napoleonic Wars. In Creation, he is Darwin himself, decades pregnant with the research for his seminal On the Origin of Species, but too hopeless to deliver the manuscript. Does Darwin have prepartum depression because he fears the laws of natural selection he has so carefully documented will challenge the laws of God?