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June 21, 2013 | By Kevin Riordan, Inquirer Columnist
As if the last six months of explosive politics weren't enough, Haddonfield lately is abuzz about actual fireworks. Organizers of the borough's annual Independence Day celebrations are worried about dwindling donations and are asking the public to step up. "We're on thin ice. We'll make it, but we still need to raise about $15,000," says George Cox, a senior vice president of the nonprofit Haddonfield Celebrations Association, which presents the...
NEWS
June 11, 2013 | By Kristin E. Holmes, Inquirer Staff Writer
Sixtysomethings Jewel Haines and Kay Brown had never been to a gay pride parade, but on Sunday, the friends from Philadelphia sat in folding chairs beneath a tree near Fifth and Market Streets as a show of support. It was all for their crochet teacher at the St. Charles Senior Community Center. Somewhere along the 1.3-mile parade route, the seventysomething instructor was riding a float. "In this country, how long have people been biased and prejudiced against us as black people?"
NEWS
May 29, 2013 | BY JOHN MORITZ, Daily News Staff Writer moritzj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5938
FOR 67 YEARS since he returned to Bridesburg after fighting with the Marines in Iwo Jima and other World War II battles, Ed Dubeck, 92, has been marching in the community's annual Memorial Day parade. Dubeck, with the help of relatives pushing him in a wheelchair, took his place again near the front of yesterday's Bridesburg Memorial Day parade, the oldest and largest in the city. For years a community tradition, the parade took on new poignancy over the weekend as residents reacted to the announcement that Bridesburg's two Roman Catholic parishes will merge.
NEWS
May 19, 2013
Dozens injured at Va. parade DAMASCUS, Va. - An elderly driver plowed into dozens of hikers marching in a Saturday parade in a small Virginia mountain town, and investigators were looking into whether he suffered a medical emergency before the accident. About 50 to 60 people suffered injuries ranging from critical to superficial, but no fatalities were reported. Three of the worst injured were flown by helicopter to area hospitals. Another 12 to 15 victims were taken to hospitals by ambulance, and the rest were treated at the scene.
NEWS
May 14, 2013 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
NEW ORLEANS - Gunmen opened fire on dozens of people marching in a neighborhood Mother's Day parade in New Orleans yesterday, wounding at least 19 people, police said. The FBI said that the shootings appeared to be "street violence" and weren't linked to international terrorism. Many of the victims were grazed, and most of the wounds weren't life-threatening, police spokeswoman Remi Braden said. No deaths were reported as of last night. Police Superintendent Ronal Serpas told reporters that a 10-year-old girl was grazed in the shooting about 2 p.m. She was in good condition.
SPORTS
May 14, 2013 | Associated Press
MANCHESTER, England - Tens of thousands of Manchester United fans lined the streets on Monday to celebrate their team's 20th English league title and catch another glimpse of manager Alex Ferguson before he retires. Jubilant United players were spending a second day with the Premier League trophy after lifting it Sunday following the 2-1 win over Swansea - Ferguson's final game at Old Trafford after nearly 27 years in charge. A custom-designed, open-top bus bearing a "Champions 2013" logo set off from the stadium under overcast skies and wound its way through the packed streets in a parade that will last more than an hour before arriving at Albert Square in the center of the city.
NEWS
March 18, 2013 | By Shawn Pogatchnik, Associated Press
DUBLIN, Ireland - A chilly, damp Dublin celebrated St. Patrick's Day with artistic flair Sunday as the focal point for a weekend of Irish celebrations worldwide. More than 250,000 revelers braved the occasionally snowy, sleety skies to line the streets for the traditional holiday parade, a two-mile jaunt through the city's heart involving performers from 46 countries. Unusually, 8,000 tourists in town for the festivities led the procession in a "people's parade. " Many donned leprechaun costumes or deployed banners and flags of their home nations or U.S. states, with the Texans making the biggest impression, sporting "Happy St. Paddy's Day, Y'All!"
NEWS
March 11, 2013 | By Karie Simmons, Inquirer Staff Writer
The second oldest parade in the country will make its 243d march in Philadelphia on Sunday in celebration of St. Patrick's Day, a week ahead of time. The parade has been a tradition since 1771 and typically occurs on St. Patrick's Day, March 17, except when the holiday falls on a Sunday, said Bob Gessler, president of the St. Patrick's Day Observance Association. About 20,000 people will march from 16th Street and JFK Boulevard at 12 p.m. down the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in this year's parade, including 180 groups and organizations such as the D.C. Fire Department Emerald Society Pipes and Drums, Timoney Irish Dancers, Cairdeas Irish Brigade, Celtic Flame School of Irish Dance, Emerald Isle Academy of Irish Dance, and Philadelphia Emerald Society Pipe Band.
NEWS
March 11, 2013 | By Jessica Parks, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The city's historic St. Patrick's Day Parade got off to a slow start Sunday morning. As the first troupes lined up at 16th Street and JFK Boulevard, seats and space were plentiful. It was not much different as the parade, dating from 1771, got underway at noon. There were a few guesses to explain the light crowds: People thought it would be held next Sunday, the actual holiday. Or would-be attendees got up late, forgetting an hour was lost overnight due to daylight savings time.
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