July 5, 2016 |
The Philly Pops plucked the reliably resonant strings of patriotism Sunday night. How could it have been otherwise? Using Independence Hall as a heady backdrop, with an estimated 15,000 listeners stretched across the mall, the Pops were back for their annual sound track to Independence Day festivities. Conductor Michael Krajewski presided over a program of Americana very much like the ones of years past. Yet if something was different this time, that something was us. The political realm has become unrecognizable since our last musical gathering at this birthplace of a great idea for a nation, and it was hard to escape the thought that what kind of America you listened for had at least something to do with the America you see us becoming.
July 3, 2016 |
Red, white, and blue hues are always right for the Independence Day soiree. The trendlet This summer, with the Democratic National Convention coming to America's birthplace and all, you may get a little more use out of those patriotic duds, whether it's awash with stars and stripes or elephants and donkeys. Where does it come from? The Flag Act of 1777 declared Old Glory would be a banner of red and white alternating stripes and a field of blue with white stars.
June 12, 2016
Makes 2 servings 1 cup Greek yogurt 2/3 cup of your favorite granola 1 teaspoon honey or maple syrup 6 strawberries, sliced 1 medium apple, cored and sliced 1/2 cup blueberries 1. Stir the honey or syrup into the yogurt, and divide evenly onto the bottoms of two flat bowls. 2. Top with granola (in a dog shape using a cookie cutter as a template). 3. Arrange the strawberries (red), apple slices (white), and blueberries (blue)
May 21, 2016 |
The Roots won't play the free July Fourth concert on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway this year, but the lineup will be decidedly rooted in Philadelphia. The performers may lack the star power of prior years, but most have city ties and aim to create a more patriotic, family-friendly atmosphere, organizers said Friday. Leslie Odom Jr., a star of the Broadway musical Hamilton and a native of East Oak Lane, will emcee the featured concert on July 4. Bucks County native Christina Perri will perform, as will Yazz the Greatest, a star of the TV show Empire ; the Philly Pops; and the rhythm-and-blues band Brotherly Love.
May 19, 2016 |
Ryan Brown isn't quite old enough to buy lottery tickets just yet, but the Central Bucks East junior hopes his lucky streak will rub off on somebody. On Tuesday, Brown led all scorers with four goals in the Patriots' 10-8 victory against visiting Hatboro-Horsham in the first round of the District 1 lacrosse playoffs. Brown, who netted a backhanded goal in traffic and had another carom in off his shoulder, was a major contributor in the Patriots' come-from-behind triumph. "Sometimes you just get lucky like that," said Brown, 17, who also received the game ball.
May 12, 2016 |
Nicole Tracy put it simply for Madi Michvech as the Central Bucks East softball teammates had a conference with coach Karl Knapp during a timeout on Tuesday afternoon. Michvech was at the plate for the third time during the contest, and walked to the batter's box with the score tied and two outs. "If you hit the ball," Tracy said to Michvech. "I'm scoring. " Michvech did as she was told - she sent one flying into the gap in right center - and Tracy scored from second base, just like she said she would.
May 5, 2016
ISSUE | U.S. CURRENCY Honor a patriot In addition to abolitionist Harriet Tubman, first lady Eleanor Roosevelt, and civil rights leader the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., there's a long-forgotten American hero whose likeness should be displayed on U.S. currency: Crispus Attucks ("Powerful first lady," Thursday). Attucks, 47, was the first casualty of the Revolutionary War, a participant of his own free will in protest and dissent at the Boston Massacre. Described in documents as African and American Indian, he grew up in Framingham, Mass., was a runaway slave, and sailed as a harpooner on a whaling ship.
April 9, 2016 |
A pair of juniors, attacker Brad Palmer and midfielder Andrew Towne, registered three goals each for Germantown Academy in its 14-3 nonleague home victory over Hatboro-Horsham. Palmer added an assist, though Justin Connors led the Patriots with three assists in addition to scoring a goal of his own. Jimmy McAfee and Tommy Diver each had two assists of their own and McAfee also registered one goal. Zander Foglia, Ben Garcia, Matt Ho, Jack McHugh, Connor Shallow, and James Thatcher also scored goals for the home team.
April 1, 2016 |
"Sarah Schubert, super-fast. " It was that simple for freshman third baseman Erin Bevec when she described how she knew her Great Valley softball teammate was going to make it home to score the winning run. It was the top of the seventh and the Patriots were tied, 3-3, with Downingtown East. There were two outs. Schubert stood on second, having beaten out a grounder for an infield single and then stealing a base. Bevec was at the plate, already 2 for 3 on the afternoon. With two outs, Schubert was running anyway.
February 27, 2016 |
In 2000, Edgewood High School became Winslow Township High School. In the sixteen years since the switch, the school's girls' basketball team had never won an Olympic Conference Patriot title. That was until Thursday, when the visiting Eagles defeated Timber Creek, 45-32. Amiaya Melvins paced Winslow Township with 19 points and Jalissa Pitts added eight points. In other Olympic Conference action, Maddie Sims scored 17 points for Lenape in a 58-43 win over visiting Washington Township.