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September 26, 1994 | ANDREA MIHALIK/ DAILY NEWS
Crowds lined Benjamin Franklin Parkway and Chestnut Street yesterday to watch the Puerto Rican Week Festival parade. The parade, which started at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and proceeded to Independence Hall, wrapped up the festival.
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July 19, 1992 | For The Inquirer / SCOTT ROWAN
Even paraders need a rest. Pet owners and their pets did just that July 11 at Charlestown Nature Center. The pets and owners had gathered for the sixth annual pet parade.
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July 14, 1990 | BOB LARAMIE/ DAILY NEWS
Pop singer Anita Baker belts out a hit at the Mann Music Center last night.
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October 8, 1990 | MICHAEL MERCANTI/ DAILY NEWS
Marching bands, horse soldiers, Army tanks and costumed dancers highlighted yesterday's Pulaski Day parade in honor of Revolutionary War hero Gen. Casimir Pulaski. Tourists who were locked out of the Liberty Bell pavilion and Independence Hall because of the U.S. budget impasse joined thousands of other parade watchers for the colorful spectacle. The parade marked the 10th anniversary of Solidarity and was dedicated to Polish presidential candidate Lech Walesa.
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December 5, 1991 | Special to The Inquirer / SEAN PATRICK DUFFY
Bristol Borough's Christmas parade hit the streets Saturday for the first time since 1988. The tradition had been stalled after merchants complained that the parade cut into time that holiday shoppers could spend in their stores and disagreements broke out about who would portray Santa. This year the parade was moved to Farragut Avenue and Pond Street instead of the business district on Mill Street. And spectators lined its route.
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October 5, 1992 | JUANA ANDERSON/ DAILY NEWS
Polish-Americans yesterday celebrated Pulaski Day with a parade in Center City and ceremonies later at Independence Square. The day's program began with a memorial Mass at St. Hedwig Roman Catholic Church, 24th and Brown streets, followed by a wreath-laying ceremony at the General Casimir Pulaski memorial statue at the Art Museum quadrangle. Pulaski was a Revolutionary War hero. The parade featured military and ROTC units, police officers and firefighters.
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September 5, 1987 | By Julia Cass, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Veterans Committee of We the People 200 Inc., which had complained about disabled veterans' participation in the Sept. 17 bicentennial parade, has resolved its differences with parade planners, its chairman said yesterday. "The veterans are very happy," said Philip Rein, head of the veterans' group. The committee met Monday with Willard G. Rouse 3d, chairman of We the People 200 Inc. The committee and Rouse worked out an arrangement for some disabled veterans to ride in vehicles behind the war floats in the second, or "Preamble," section of the parade, said We the People spokesman Sam Rogers.
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July 18, 1993 | For The Inquirer / HINDA SCHUMAN
No security blankets were needed at the 10th Annual Teddy Bears Picnic, held at Peddler's Village in Lahaska on July 10.
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October 21, 2014 | By Michael Matza, Inquirer Staff Writer
Seated at the defense table in U.S. Immigration Court in Philadelphia, the 10-year-old looked down at his feet, which barely reached the floor. Coal-eyed, he resembled a Latino Dennis the Menace, with a "fauxhawk" instead of a cowlick and clad in a shirt that read: Last name: Maker. First name: Trouble. Having entered the U.S. illegally eight months ago, the boy, Carlos, was arrested on the Texas border, given a notice to appear in court to face deportation, and sent to live with his mother in Kensington while his case plays out. As with other juveniles in this article, The Inquirer agreed to use only his first name.
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September 3, 2014 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Inquirer Staff Writer
The T-shirted battalions of union members showed up, as usual, for the annual Labor Day parade along the Delaware River waterfront. Right on cue, the politicians were there, as well, courting union support for the upcoming election cycle, just as they always do. But something was missing from Monday's Labor Day activities. Rain. Driving, pavement-lashing buckets of it. "The Big Guy whispered in my ear that we'd be dry until 5 p.m.," the city's top labor leader, Patrick J. Eiding, told an appreciative crowd of hundreds gathered for a pre-parade rally at the Sheet Metal Workers Local 19 union hall on South Columbus Boulevard.
SPORTS
September 3, 2014 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Columnist
A slight drizzle began falling, but the teenagers filling up two flatbed trucks in the Acme parking lot didn't appear bothered. This parade assembling in the lot in Newtown Square, Delaware County, was for them. "Everybody look over, there's Mrs. Mathes," a coach told the Broomall Newtown Babe Ruth baseball players on the two trucks. Suzanne Mathes, up on the sidewalk, focused her camera on both trucks. She had grandsons on each, and each were national champs. Sunday's parade was to honor the 15-year-old and 13-year-old teams from Broomall Newtown Babe Ruth.
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August 29, 2014 | BY STEPHANIE FARR & SOLOMON LEACH, Daily News Staff Writers farrs@phillynews.com, 215-854-4225
PERHAPS, like their mythical namesakes, the Dragons will become the stuff of legends, cited to children in bedtime stories and allegories, but even Cinderella tales have endings and yesterday the Taney Dragons story ended - not with a "happily ever after" but with a home run. From their victory lap around the bases at Citizens Bank Park at last night's Phillies game to a parade through Center City beforehand, the Dragons ended their summer -...
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August 28, 2014 | By Chris Hepp, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Taney Dragons are taking their victory lap around Philadelphia this afternoon. While the team fell short of capturing the Little League World Series in South Williamsport, it is being feted as winners in Philadelphia with a parade that began at 20th and Market Streets and is headed to FDR Park. Yes, they are just a bunch of kids playing ball, but make no mistake, said Deputy Mayor Everett Gillison, they have earned our attention and respect. "They won our hearts and minds," he said.
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August 28, 2014
PHILADELPHIANS can be so stank. I'm talking about the naysayers who've been complaining that this afternoon's parade for the Taney Dragons is excessive. They need to lighten up. What's the harm in a parade? Last I checked, there's no rule saying that a team has to win a championship to have its hometown come out and cheer it. The Taney Dragons may not have come in first place during the Little League World Series in Williamsport, but they are still big-time winners. Not only were they the first local team to reach the Little League World Series, but 13-year-old Mo'ne Davis was the first female pitcher to win a game in the Series.
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August 27, 2014 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
  Joanne P. Wenger, 71, of Gloucester City, who marched in the inaugural parade for President John F. Kennedy on Jan. 20, 1961, in Washington, died of cancer Saturday, Aug. 23, at the ManorCare Health Services residential care facility in Washington Township. Born in Gloucester City, Miss Wenger graduated in 1961 from Gloucester Catholic High School, where she was a member of its All Girl Drum and Bugle Corps, nephew Robert K. McGinley Jr. said. After Kennedy was sworn into office, the Gloucester Catholic unit paraded down Pennsylvania Avenue past the reviewing stand at the White House.
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August 27, 2014 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
The parade Wednesday for the Taney Dragons Little League team will cross through part of Center City and head south on Broad Street through South Philadelphia, city officials said Monday. The parade will be followed by a rally for the Dragons in Franklin D. Roosevelt Park near the south-side baseball fields. Then the players, coaches, and parents will be celebrated by the Phillies during a pregame ceremony. The festivities will begin at 2 p.m. at 20th and Market Streets, where the parade will start and head east to City Hall.
SPORTS
August 15, 2014 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - Outfielder Zion Spearman remained still Wednesday night as the Japanese players grabbed the flat brim of his cap and bent it sharply like theirs. He laughed as they measured their white cleats up against his sneakers. The Japanese clasped Spearman's hands and tried unsuccessfully to break free from his grip. The Taney Dragons slugger created intrigue as the team waited its turn to cruise down Fourth Avenue in the annual Little League World Series Grand Slam Parade.
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August 7, 2014 | By Chris Hepp, Inquirer Staff Writer
The city is considering a radical change in the route of the Mummers Parade that would take it south from City Hall to Washington Avenue, skipping the event's spiritual heart - South Philadelphia. The new route would reverse the parade's direction. The change was proposed by the Mummers themselves, and is intended to infuse more spontaneity and flow into the parade, which all too often has become a daylong queue of string bands, comics, and elaborate floats moving fitfully up South Broad Street from Oregon Avenue.
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