April 29, 2015 |
AFTER playing larger-than-life characters like Red, queen of the kitchen in "Orange Is the New Black," and Admiral Janeway in "Star Trek: Voyager," actress Kate Mulgrew has taken on a new challenge - telling her life's story in her book, Born With Teeth: A Memoir (Little, Brown & Co.). "I'll be 60 years old at the end of this month," Mulgrew said in an interview with the Daily News . "For 40 years, I've been playing other characters. I've enjoyed it. I've loved it. I've been seriously committed to it. But there comes a moment, when it comes, to step out as one's self.
March 17, 2015 |
"She's been a rock for us," Terry Rakowsky says. The words carry a lot of weight when the coach of the Central Bucks West girls' basketball team talks about senior Peyton Traina. The sentence takes on a whole new significance when one learns what the guard has been through. It started in July. The Trainas - Mike, Julie, and their five children, Peyton, Jack, Luke, Casey, and Abby - were on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Mike, an active 44-year-old former basketball player at Brown, suffered a stroke on the beach.
March 8, 2015 |
In 1991, Kristin and Steve Stoughton were 24 and engaged to be married. Knowing that they wanted to buy an older house, Steve's employer made a bold suggestion. The boss, a residential developer, was planning to build several houses on a tract in Fort Washington. Would Steve and his fiancee be interested in buying a battered farmhouse and barn on the site? Sure would. The barn and the small three-story dwelling dated to the late 1840s. Two-story additions were added in the 1920s and 1940s.
November 26, 2014 |
PATRICIA HOSGOOD was such a dedicated anti-abortion activist that she didn't mind occasionally being arrested for demonstrating a little too fervently at an abortion clinic. She finally gave it up when a grandchild said, "Grandmom, please stop being thrown in jail. " But Patricia was a woman of strong opinions when it came to a cause close to her heart. If it meant handcuffs and being dragged away by cops, Patricia was willing to sacrifice a bit of comfort. Her husband, Dennis, was stoic about it. On two of the three occasions she was arrested, he made the trek to the 8th District police station at Academy and Red Lion roads to pick her up. A friend got her the third time.
October 13, 2014 |
The summer of 2014 is certainly one for the record books. My boyfriend and I got the crazy idea to take a cross-country trip together. We shrugged off the astonished faces of all our friends as we prepared ourselves. We had money saved, a chunk of time, and a generalized game plan. We packed our car full of suitcases, food, and blankets; we were ready to hit the road. My boyfriend and I left from our homestead in the northeast corner of Pennsylvania. Slowly, we made our way down the East Coast.
July 4, 2014 |
Poised to become the season's first Atlantic hurricane by day's end Thursday, Tropical Storm Arthur was forecast to hit the North Carolina coast with high winds and heavy rains and have at least an indirect effect on the Philadelphia region. Hurricane warnings were posted for the Outer Banks and the entire North Carolina coast, and although Arthur should scoot well offshore, some of its moisture could add juice to rains around here, the National Weather Service says. A flash-flood watch was in effect from Thursday morning until noon Friday for Philadelphia and its adjacent counties, where 1 to 3 inches of rain were possible.
May 22, 2014 |
IN A MONTH, Ashley Wilson and Lindsay Vandermay, both 29, of Fairmount, will celebrate yet again. Having visited City Hall after work yesterday to receive their marriage license, the two women will walk down an aisle in the Outer Banks - the wedding they've been planning for the past two years of their five-year relationship. "For me, it just feels like we're everyone else," Wilson said after obtaining the license. She was referring to U.S. District Judge John E. Jones III's decision to strike down Pennsylvania's 1996 ban on same-sex marriage, which he called "unconstitutional" in a statement issued yesterday.
December 30, 2013 |
DAYTON, Ohio - North Carolina license plates proudly declare "First in Flight," while Ohio's offer the competing slogan "Birthplace of Aviation. " In this friendly interstate rivalry for bragging rights over the dawn of aviation, who's right or, in this case, Wright? It's true that Wilbur and Orville Wright were attracted by the windswept dunes of North Carolina's Outer Banks to achieve man's first powered flight. As Orville said in a note, "We came down here for wind and sand and we have got them.
December 12, 2013 |
Hello there Joe started Valentine's Day 2009 with a young coworker's funeral. The sadness of that loss made the holiday of hearts even worse than then-single Joe anticipated. But he and some close friends had a plan to get through it: a Boston pub-crawl. "Everyone else was out on dinner dates and had love, and we were just going to go out and have a good time," he said. His pal DJ arrived at Joe's apartment with two women he'd never met, but had heard about: DJ's "hot cousins from New Jersey.
August 15, 2013 |
David Y. Cooper III, 88, emeritus professor in the department of surgery at the University of Pennsylvania and a longtime surgical researcher, died Friday, Aug. 2, of cancer at Waverly Heights in Gladwyne. A 1948 graduate of Penn's medical school, Dr. Cooper was widely known for his work on the cytochrome P-450, a series of enzymes involved in drug metabolism. In layman's terms, Dr. Cooper was looking at how the enzymes acquired the ability to perform biological functions in the body, and why. The goal was to better understand how medicines break down once they are taken or administered.