June 29, 1997 |
In these lean economic times for municipalities, there's still one thing that's free: Entertainment. Several Burlington County towns are offering easy times this summer, despite cutbacks in other parts of municipal budgets. "Municipalities have had to cut back on so many services, but not on summer entertainment," said Suzanne Veitengruber, Tabernacle's township administrator. "Municipally sponsored movies and concerts are big summertime traditions in Burlington County. " To help pay for movie and concert series, many municipalities are following the lead of Tabernacle and Burlington City and asking civic groups or businesses to help them defray the costs.
September 20, 1998 |
Neshaminy Adult School will conduct registration for its fall classes on Wednesday and Thursday. The school offers more than 100 evening classes in a variety of subject areas. Registration is scheduled from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Neshaminy High School on Old Lincoln Highway in Langhorne and from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Carl Sandburg Middle School on Harmony Road in Levittown. Classes, which will begin the week of Oct. 5, will take place at Neshaminy High School, Carl Sandburg Middle School, Poquessing Middle School, and Neshaminy Middle School.
October 18, 1999 |
Paul Barteld isn't sure whether his 7-year-old son will ever ride a roller coaster again. Michael Barteld, of Pine Hill, was aboard the Wild Wonder coaster on Ocean City's boardwalk on Aug. 28 when the car ahead malfunctioned, plummeted backward 40 feet, tore around a sharp corner, and slammed into his car. A mother and daughter, Kimberly Bailey, 39, and Jessica Bailey, 8, of Pomona, N.Y., were thrown from the crashing car and killed. "It was very scary for him," said Paul Barteld, whose son was cut and bruised.
January 28, 1988 |
Accused swindler John Peter Galanis was charged with fraud, conspiracy and business-law violations yesterday in a 105-count indictment alleging he was the mastermind in a series of multimillion-dollar investment scams, including Atlantic City's failed Boardwalk Marketplace. The indictment, returned by a New York state grand jury, accuses Galanis, 44, of being the hidden principal behind a series of fraudulent tax shelter deals, in which investors lost $150 million. The deals included Boardwalk Marketplace, which fell through in 1986 after investors from through the country put about $75 million into nine limited partnerships set up to fund it. Galanis, who remains free on $10 million bail after a hearing yesterday before Judge Harold Rothwax, denied the charges as he left the courtroom.
June 7, 1994 |
Amid criticism over his proposed hiring by a local college, Camden County's top administrator changed course yesterday and accepted a corporate job in Philadelphia. The decision by Louis S. Bezich came on the eve of tonight's planned vote by the Camden County College Board of Trustees on a proposal to hire him to a newly created $89,000-a-year position of vice president for administration. The plan was viewed by some college officials and Democratic insiders as an attempt to ease Bezich out of his government post so that problems surrounding his tenure would not damage U.S. Rep. Robert E. Andrews and other Camden County Democrats in this fall's elections.
April 5, 2001 |
The crisis at Zany Brainy Inc. is deepening. With the King of Prussia retailer's cash almost gone, a major toy supplier said yesterday that it had halted shipments to Zany Brainy warehouses until the company solved its most pressing problem: finding a willing banker within two weeks. First Union Corp. froze Zany's credit line last month, and raised the interest rate on its outstanding loans, saying Zany was in default. The bank first became troubled after it inventoried the toys in Zany's warehouses, and placed a lower value on them than it had expected.
December 30, 2007 |
John Brick calls it "the hangover circuit. " It happens November through New Year's Eve, when the Solebury scientist and researcher starts getting calls from people wanting to know the skinny on that nauseating, head-throbbing, hand-shaking experience. Why do sufferers see rooms that spin, get headaches that are mind-numbing, and maybe even wake up next to people they don't remember? After 30 years of studying the effects of drugs and alcohol, Brick has become a go-to guy. This year, he decided to write it all down in The Doctor's Hangover Handbook: The Intelligent Person's Guide to Curious and Scientific Facts About Alcohol and Hangovers.
August 1, 2004 |
In 1684, eight years before the infamous Salem witch trials, Pennsylvania had its own witch investigation. But thanks to the careful handling of the case by William Penn, Pennsylvania was spared the hysteria that was the hallmark of the trials in the Massachusetts Bay Colony. During the 18th century, people in both the Old World and the New World believed that witches existed, that they were agents of the Devil, and that their mission was to put curses on both man and beasts. Early in 1684, a grand jury in Philadelphia indicted two women, Margaret Mattson and a Mrs. Hendrickson, on the charge of practicing witchcraft.
April 24, 2009 |
One of the special benefits for collectors in major cities like Philadelphia is that wonderful things come to them. On the menu this weekend is a banquet of pottery from turn-of-the-century Arts-and-Crafts-movement pieces to contemporary studio works by living artists. Members of the American Art Pottery Association have been touring collections and listening to seminars this week as part of the organization's 2009 convention based in Northeast Philadelphia. Starting at 3:30 p.m. today, collectors will be able to preview about 400 lots, many featuring works by women, which will be offered for sale by auctioneer Greg Belhorn beginning at 5 p.m. During the preview reception, authors will sign their books on ceramics.
January 6, 2015 |
Jackie Smith is offering her Coatesville home for rent for $15,000 during the week of the papal visit in September. She envisions her guests will be a few out-of-state families who opt to share the postwar bungalow an hour's drive from Center City. If Smith, a single mother who works at Wegmans, has her way, she hopes to use the money to go on a cruise with her mother and daughter, all still coping with the death of her 16-year-old son three years ago. "It'd be nice, just us three girls, to get away," she said.