February 9, 2015 |
The "Romance Room" will be empty soon. So will the shelves stacked with sci-fi, westerns, biographies, and mysteries. And when the books are gone, a piece of local history will disappear as well: After 30 years on Haddon Avenue in Collingswood, the Book Trader is closing. "It's time," owner Mary Alice Curley says. "I'm done. " A mother of six, grandmother of 14, and great-grandmother of two, Curley was 52 when she got into the used-book business. She's 82 now; age, as well as rising rent and dwindling patronage, inspired her decision to shutter the store by the end of February.
August 15, 2013 |
POLICE IN GLOUCESTER County are investigating the possible murder-suicide of a Pitman couple and their young son, described by neighbors as "very nice people. " The victims were identified as Francis Adolf Sr., 49, wife Bonnie Adolf, 44, and Francis Adolf Jr., 6. Prosecutors said police found the bodies inside the family's house on Kenton Avenue during a well-being check shortly after 10 a.m. yesterday. Nobody else was in the home. Investigators were awaiting autopsy results to determine the cause and manner of death.
January 23, 2013 |
WAR HAS AGAIN broken out on Twitter. In a battle that could send Bieber Fever spreading through the Little Monsters, the fans of Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga are at odds as to who now has the most Twitter followers. Entertainmentwise.com, who counted each follower by hand, reported Monday that Bieber had pulled 1,000 ahead of Gaga. The latest count had Bieber at 33,307,144, Gaga at 33,306,429 and the possibility that there's any real hope for society at zero. * Speaking of the Beebs, and we are oh-so-proud to be part of the 33 million who are, the Chicago Sun-Times reports that Justin is not too happy about the involvement of his mom, Pattie Mallette, in the anti-abortion film "Crescendo.
September 18, 2012
RE: "HOW TO fight 'their Islam,' " (Bykofsky, Sept. 14). I've spent a little over five years in the Middle East (Cairo, Beirut, Iraq, Amman and two other, lesser-known places). I understand the culture, the Quran, the economy and the prejudices/hatreds. I also understand there are a lot of "nice" people there not prone to violence for the sake of violence. Nevertheless, the region is prone to chaos. The violent chaos of revolt without a cause - what our ruling elite pronounced the "Arab Spring" - has yet to conclude.
June 6, 2012 |
PLAYWRIGHT NEIL LaBute is not in the business of writing lovable characters who give you the warm fuzzies. You know you're watching a LaBute work when instead of a flurry of redemption at the end, you are left feeling as if you just got punched in the gut. LaBute holds a certain pride in this distinction. He was recently in Australia to see a production of his most recent work, "reasons to be pretty. " A newspaper there dubbed LaBute "Bard of the Bastards. " "I like that one, it has a ring to it," LaBute said with a laugh.
May 14, 2012 |
Minutes before the Fresh Donuts shop on Lancaster Avenue closed Saturday, Tamara Harris and her daughter, Tanjanique, 16, stopped in. They wanted to give a get-well card to shop employee Sokchea Luy, 27. "I couldn't believe someone would do something like that," said Tamara Harris, who is a crossing guard at a nearby school and stops by daily for coffee and something to eat. "These are really nice people. " People have been dropping in with cards, good wishes, and even money since Tuesday morning, when a well-dressed man, a regular customer, lost his temper in the store and threw a cup of hot coffee at Luy. He badly burned her upper arm, but it might have been worse if she hadn't used the arm to shield her face.
September 12, 2011 |
Fun-loving and outgoing, Ajanai has many friends and is a social butterfly. The 11-year-old enjoys playing basketball, dancing, playing computer games, and listening to her favorite recording artist, Justin Bieber. She also is interested in dressing well and keeping up with the latest fashions. Although she can be shy when meeting new people, she becomes animated once she feels comfortable with them. Ajanai likes going to school and participating in the after-school program. In her foster placement she takes pleasure in helping to prepare meals, feeding the family dogs, and keeping her room clean.
June 23, 2011 |
Michael and Judith Cabry were known as a friendly older couple in their Northeast Philadelphia neighborhood. If there was a hint of trouble in their household, in the 9500 block of Northeast Avenue, it was not widely known. About 10:20 a.m. Wednesday, a 16-year-old grandson paid a visit and discovered both of them dead from gunshots to the head. Police found a gun at the scene and said it appeared to be a murder-suicide, with Michael Cabry, 74, having shot his wife, 71, and then himself.
September 4, 2008
Inquirer: What was the biggest difficulty you had to resolve to get your piece from idea to performance? Blicher/White: We performed this show back in March at Mum Puppettheatre so this run for the Philly Fringe is a remount. Because all of the acting and design elements had already been rehearsed and crafted together, the most difficult obstacle in bringing the show to the Philly Fringe was finding space. With so many shows going on simultaneously in the city and so few bonafide theater spaces to rent, this is a common struggle for Fringe Festival artists.
August 18, 2007
Welcome to Alice in Wonderland's Passport Hell. In this Passport Hell, much like Alice in Wonderland's nightmarish magical land, up is down and down is up. You take your application with all the necessary documentation to a designated acceptance agency six months before your trip, long before you're told you have to. Then you wait, and you wait, and you wait. 5 weeks . . . 10 weeks . . . 15 weeks. No answers come from Passport Hell. The Web site allegedly designed to provide information to you regarding your application will tell you your application is "being processed.