September 18, 2016 |
As yellow jacket season ends and jacket season starts, Philadelphians get street-festive, food-festive, ethnic-festive, and parade-happy.New this fall are an indoor Oktoberfest that aims to be the region's largest, a car-free streets event that aims to recreate the vibe of last September's papal traffic ban, and a Citizens Bank Park local-foods festival that expands beyond the cheesesteak. Your belt may need expanding in kind. Terror Behind the Walls (Sept. 16-Nov. 5). Halloween attraction boooosts attendance at Eastern State Penitentiary for the next month and a half.
September 7, 2016 |
The applause echoed under the I-95 bridge Monday as more than 350 union electricians cheered on their leader, John "Johnny Doc" Dougherty, at a gathering before the annual Labor Day parade. "I'm not comfortable with it," Dougherty told members of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 98, referring to the federal and state investigations of the union. "I'm not happy about it. But I'm not running from it and nobody else should. "It's Labor Day. I want smiles. " And smiles there were, in part because it wasn't raining, which happens so often at the parade that union leaders joke about it. Tropical Storm Hermine went on strike, refusing to do anything other than produce a pleasant breeze for union members and their families, plenty of them marching with pro-Hillary Clinton messages.
August 12, 2016
DEAR ABBY: I have been divorced for a year and have two boys, ages 8 and 9. During this time, my ex-husband has introduced three different women to my children and recently introduced them to a new girlfriend he has been seeing for a few weeks. The first day they met the girlfriend, he had the children spend the night at her place. The woman has a 9-year-old son I do not find this appropriate. When I confronted my ex, he insisted that there was no problem with it. How long do you recommend someone wait before introducing children to the person he/she is dating?
August 7, 2016 |
On Thursday, hundreds of tots (and other youngsters up to age 10) will promenade down the Ocean City Boardwalk in the family resort's 107th annual baby parade. Some will walk. Others will ride in style in fanciful strollers, go-carts, and wagons. All will delight onlookers. The tradition dates back to 1909, when photoengraver Leo Bamberger - who helped organize Labor Day - founded the event. According to Michael J. Hartman, Ocean City's special events coordinator and artistic director of the Greater Ocean City Theatre Company, in the golden age of the parade, attendees treated the festivities like a night on the town, dressing up in glamorous attire.
June 27, 2016 |
Even before the Cavaliers' chartered jet departed San Francisco Monday, the morning after that franchise's first NBA title, a massive parade was planned for downtown Cleveland, mock-ups of their championship rings were all over the internet, and their mandatory White House visit was being hastily arranged. Those three rewards - the procession, the precious stone, and the president's personal praise - have become the official booty of champions, the trifecta of triumph, the sine qua non of sports.
June 20, 2016
BUCKS | CHESCO | DELCO | MONTCO | PHILADELPHIA
June 14, 2016 |
A robust, uniformed police presence reassured participants at the city's annual PrideDay LGBT Pride Parade and Festival on Sunday as they celebrated their sexual identities, though stunned and saddened by the Orlando gay nightclub massacre. At Penn's Landing, two U.S. Coast Guard vessels plied the Delaware River behind the stage, bolstering an army of Philadelphia Police ringing the crowded festival site. "It's quite obvious that what's occurred in Orlando is very much on [festival attendees']
June 11, 2016 |
Need something to do this weekend? Don't worry, we've got you covered. KIDS 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday and continuing on a varied schedule through June 26, Arden Theatre , 40 N. Second St. $15 to $46. 215-922-1122. Based on Frances Hodgson Burnett's 1911 novel, Marsha Norman and Lucy Simon's 1989 musical tells the story of an orphan girl who is sent to live with her strange uncle in a haunted manor house in the Yorkshire moors. Given that it has the usual Victorian children's-story horrors (though with the usual happy ending shining through the gloom)
June 5, 2016 |
A former congressman, a parade of government staffers, and even a hotel doorman cycled through the witness stand Friday as the defense case began in the federal corruption trial of U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah (D., Pa.) and four codefendants. Lawyers for the accused hoped each could put a little polish back on their clients' reputations after three weeks of tarnishing government testimony. But prosecutors showed little patience for the pursuit. Asked if she had an opinion of Fattah's character, Elizabeth King, Fattah's former legislative director, eagerly replied: "I absolutely do. "He is a truthful person who does good things for the right reasons," she said.
April 23, 2016 |
On the same weekend that a certain men's basketball team at a certain Main Line college flew to Houston to compete in a certain college basketball tournament, 16 boys boarded a school bus in North Philadelphia and settled in for a seven-hour ride across the state. By weekend's end, everyone in Philadelphia knew what had happened in Houston. Only a few - outside of those packing a high school gymnasium in Erie - knew that the boys' basketball team at St. Martin de Porres Catholic School was on its way home with a trophy, too. For the first time in its history, the little school in the heart of North Philadelphia, whose team practices in its auditorium because it has no gym, had won the Catholic Youth League's state basketball championship.