November 29, 2014 |
Clad in roller skates, knee pads, and a helmet, Maggie Garrity also had a winter coat on under her blue T-shirt. In other words, the 7-year-old Roxborough resident was ready to march - or skate, rather - in her first Thanksgiving Day parade. By 9 a.m., she summed up the experience as "good - except they won't let us go!" she shouted over the strains of the 6ABC Dunkin' Donuts Thanksgiving Day Parade in Philadelphia as she waited for her turn to begin the 1.4-mile route. "We've been waiting for, like, an hour.
November 28, 2014 |
AT 4 A.M. yesterday, security guards arrived at the bleachers in front of the Art Museum. By 6 a.m., spectators with tickets to the 95th annual 6ABC/Dunkin' Donuts Thanksgiving Day Parade started to fill those seats. By 7, Mike Avello - the "No. 1 Rocky lookalike in the world," he says - posted himself 100 feet from the original's statue and high-fived fans. The less-than-2-mile parade route gave onlookers plenty: performances by singer Lance Bass, "American Idol" winner Candice Glover, and fresh-faced Radio Disney and Disney Channel stars, person-pulled giant balloons (an injury to My Little Pony made her a last-minute scratch)
November 21, 2014 |
BOCA RATON, Fla. - One veteran of many Republican Governors Association meetings called it "the peacock parade. " Heads turned as at least a half-dozen governors considered potential 2016 presidential candidates swept with their entourages through the colonnaded walks and polished palazzos of a luxury oceanside resort here Wednesday - including, of course, the outgoing chairman of the association, Gov. Christie. "You can see them all profiling," said Charles Breslin, a Philadelphia business consultant who has advised governors and their staffs on health-care issues and is attending the conference.
October 21, 2014 |
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.
September 3, 2014 |
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.
September 3, 2014 |
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.
August 29, 2014 |
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 -...
August 28, 2014 |
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.
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.
August 27, 2014 |
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.