January 4, 2013
About 255,000 people watched Comcast Corp.'s free holiday video in the lobby of its headquarters building in Center City over the season, the company says. The video was launched in the 2008 holiday season, when 78,000 people viewed it. This year's last show was New Year's Day. Comcast has said it would like to make the show, about 15 minutes long, a holiday attraction for the region. - Bob Fernandez
December 12, 2012 |
ALTHOUGH their props were destroyed in a four-alarm warehouse fire on Monday, Fralinger String Band will perform in the New Year's Day parade - and their friendly rivals are offering to help. "Our hearts go out to them," said Tom Maminski of the Aqua String Band in Bridesburg. "Whatever they need, our door is open. The competition is New Year's Day, but the rest of the year, we're all one big family. " Aqua Captain Ron Iannacone said that he reached out to Fralinger's president and captain as soon as he heard about the fire to offer support.
January 17, 2012 |
Police have obtained an arrest warrant for a 30-year-old man in the fatal shooting of a 48-year-old man in Frankford on New Year's Day. Wanted is Christopher Johnson of the 1300 block of 66th Avenue in East Oak Lane, police said. Officers responding to a radio call for gunshots at 1:25 a.m. Jan. 1 found Gerard Market shot multiple times in the neck and back on the 4100 block of Orchard Street, where he lived. He died a short time later at Temple University Hospital.
January 4, 2012
Ten people were killed and 172 were injured in crashes investigated by Pennsylvania State Police over the four-day New Year's Day holiday driving period. Between Friday and Monday, the agency investigated 552 crashes, Commissioner Frank Noonan said in a statement Tuesday. During the same period a year ago, 11 people were killed and 220 injured in 693 crashes investigated by the state police. This year, 79 of the crashes were alcohol-related and police said troopers made 285 arrests for driving under the influence - along with 3,408 speeding citations, according to state police.
January 1, 2012
Sunday Pennsylvania New Jersey Banks Closed Optional Savings & loans Closed Optional Federal agencies Closed Closed Federal courts Closed Closed State agencies Closed Closed Local/state courts * Closed Closed Liquor stores Closed Optional ...
December 16, 2011 |
Is a new house, or being able to sell your present one, near the top of the list you sent Santa Claus? Because if you're looking for a time to list your house for sale, or to begin searching for that place of your dreams, the holidays might just be it. If you're a seller, one advantage is that would-be buyers out in the market during the holidays tend to have a reason for being there, and so are very serious about the hunt. A recent Move.com survey of Realtors around the country found 79 percent had concluded as much, and area agents and brokers affirmed the observation.
December 4, 2009 |
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The holiday season is often about excess, whether it is food, drink, spending - or waste. It has been calculated that Americans produce an extra 6 million more tons of waste between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day. But the holidays are getting greener all the time as people pick up on some easy ideas to ratchet things back a little. And some available options - "green" turkeys, LED lighting displays, Web sites with advice - make that easier. "It has a greater priority today than it did, say, 10 years ago," said Bob Lilienfeld, author and publisher of a Michigan-based newsletter called "Use Less Stuff," and Web site, use-less-stuff.
January 8, 2009
OP-ED WRITER Daniel Cirucci's Dec. 30 piece about how "dumb" New Year's Day is exactly that, dumb. For Mr. Cirucci, New Year's Eve/Day may signify nothing but a date change, but the new year is celebrated by hundreds of millions around the world - from a New Year's Day rich with Mummers traditions in Philadelphia, to Japan, where it's the most important holiday of the year and is a symbol of renewal. Synonymous with the new year is "Auld Lang Syne," a song that asks whether old friends and times will be forgotten and promises to remember people of the past with fondness: "For auld lang syne, we'll tak a cup o' kindness yet. " For a world so harshly divided by countries, wars, races and religions, the new year is a holiday celebrated by most everyone - a rare occurrence.
December 30, 2008 |
I KNOW IT'S almost sacrilegious to say this in Philadelphia, but I think New Year's Day is the dumbest "holiday" ever. And New Year's Eve ain't much better. I just don't get it. Never have gotten it, in fact. New Year's Day signifies nothing. It's merely the first day of the year - just a unit of measurement, that's all. It's just a way to keep time, and a totally arbitrary one at that. New Year's Eve is equally as dumb, if not dumber. All the hoopla about midnight on Dec. 31 is just plain bogus, simply an excuse for clubs and restaurants to make a big deal of nothing and charge you big bucks for it. The rudest, loudest, most obnoxious people come crawling out of the woodwork on New Year's Eve. They don't get around very much (and don't go out very much)
December 12, 2008 |
Leah Ingram spent a grand total of $0 for this year's holiday decorations. OK, she shelled out $5 for a box of clementines, but that counts as part of her grocery bill. "My daughter will eat those after Christmas," Ingram says, referring to a hurricane glass filled with the clementines, to which she added pinecones found during one of said daughter's soccer games. The wreath on the door of their New Hope home was a centerpiece from Ingram's wedding 16 years ago, dressed up with holly leaves and berries.