December 23, 1997 |
It is the gadget buyer's Tickle Me Elmo, and this year another New Jersey company gets to cope with hyper-demand for a product in short supply. The same phenomenon that fueled Tyco Toys a year ago is now under way at Franklin Electronic Publishers in Burlington. Franklin makes REX, a handheld electronic organizer, that quickly produced a buzz among the techno-cognoscenti after its debut this fall. About the size of a credit card, REX stores and displays thousands of address book entries, calendar dates and other details.
September 1, 2004 |
The City Controller's Office said yesterday that it would investigate the city's loan of $1.8 million to Welcome America to coordinate Philadelphia's July Fourth celebration - money that has not been repaid and, according to the Mayor's Office, doesn't have to be. Controller Jonathan Saidel said it appeared that Welcome America had defaulted on three loans from 2002 to 2004. "What were the parameters of the loans? What was the documentation? Welcome America is important, but, beyond that, it was supposed to be a loan," Saidel said.
August 24, 1998 |
Barefoot and smiling, Paula Robinson leaned back in her chair and surveyed the scene before her - about 300 people spread across the grassy fields of Simmons Park, eating, laughing, and listening to the music blasted by D.J. Jameelo and his assistants, Jeffrey Sowall and Shaun Chatman. Norristown's Family Unity Day, complete with a Batty Ball contest, live musical performances and a championship game for the summer basketball league, was in full swing. "We have to surround our children with as much support as we can," said Robinson, who organizes the event every summer.
February 28, 1997 |
The last few weeks, Lindsay Cohen has been going nonstop, with what seems like 27 hours of work to fit into a 24-hour day. An eighth grader at Voorhees Middle School, Lindsay, 13, has taken on an ambitious project that combines her passion for volleyball and sense of community service. The fruits of her labor will be on display today, starting at 3 p.m., when the third annual Voorhees Middle School Volleyball Tournament is staged at the school in a six-hour marathon. Proceeds this year will benefit two South Jersey charities: Solace House, a shelter for battered women, and Tony's Gang, an organization that provides a big brother or sister to children with life-threatening diseases.
July 19, 2010
A job expo targeted to veterans will be held Thursday at Lincoln Financial Field from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the West Club. RecruitMilitary L.L.C. of Cincinnati, the event organizer, says the event is open to anyone just returning from active duty and members of the guard, as well as their spouses. Employers and educational institutions, as well as veterans service agencies and veterans associations are among the 35 organizations expected to be on hand, the organizer said. More information here . - Roslyn Rudolph
June 26, 2015 |
Come to Mama. You'll have lots of company. Mama Duck, the world's largest known rubber ducky, will be making its Philadelphia-area debut on the Delaware River as part of the Tall Ships Festival Thursday afternoon. Weighing in at 11 tons and soaring 61 feet, the duck, which has drawn throngs around the globe, will be pulled by a tug for part of the 1 p.m. Parade of Sail, said organizer Craig Samborski of Minnesota-based Draw Events. Then, for the rest of the festival, which ends Sunday, this mountain of yellow vinyl with the friendly countenance will reign over the Camden waterfront.
January 25, 1988 |
It was Sweden, 1980, and the Montgomery County Amateur Boxing Team could almost taste victory. Bruised and sore, Kensington's own Mark "Buddy" Osborn, state Golden Gloves middleweight champion, dropped his dukes and went to his corner to await the decision. "And the winner is - Mark Osborn of the United States of America!" remembered Osborn, now 28, a Roofers Union organizer who was sentenced to eight years in prison Friday on federal racketeering charges. Also sentenced were eight other union officials, including former business manager Stephen J. Traitz Jr. Osborn, who is appealing his conviction, last night traced his past with Traitz to those boxing days, when Traitz was his coach and he was a rising star.
April 3, 1988 |
There was plenty of buying, selling and ogling at the 35th annual West Chester Antique Show last weekend. About 50 booths were set up at the event, which was held at the West Chester Inn on Route 202. Nearly 3,000 people visited the three-day show, according to the organizer, Janet's Antique Shows of Lancaster. Janet's organizes shows throughout Pennsylvania and Maryland.
February 7, 2016
Eagle Creek pioneered those now ubiquitous multiple-size, nylon, zippered organizer bags. Always a step ahead of the pack, the company has introduced expandable bags that unzip to double the space. Made of ultra-lightweight ripstop nylon not much heavier than a self-zip plastic bag, the new Pack-It Specter Compression Cubes (which are actually rectangular) come in sets of two, with one bag about double the dimensions of the other. A 10-inch-by-7-inch-by-1-inch-thick bag expands to triple the thickness - about the size of Eagle Creek's "half cube" organizer bag. The other bag expands from 14 inches by 10 inches by 1 inch thick to triple the thickness, which is what you get with the "full cube" organizer (my favorite size for folded shirts)
December 31, 2012
THURSDAY I was at the Walnut Room, in Center City, for a charity bartending event for Project H.O.M.E. Local exec and event organizer Sharief El was behind the bar, serving cocktails and beer to the friends who came out to support him in raising money for the foundation. Philadelphia Y.U.P ("young urban professionals") from law, real-estate and medicine were in the house and stylish as always, giving to the cause. Project H.O.M.E. empowers people to break the cycle of homelessness, address the structural causes of poverty and attain their fullest potential as members of society.