May 7, 2015 |
FOR KESHIA Knight Pulliam, posing for the camera began at the age of 9 months, when she appeared in an ad for Johnson & Johnson baby products. From there, she was featured in more TV commercials, then "Sesame Street," then made her feature-film debut in "The Last Dragon," in 1985. At age 5, she became the youngest person to be nominated for an Emmy, for playing the part of Rudy Huxtable on "The Cosby Show. " On May 9 and 10, Philadelphians will be able to meet and greet the former child star for the first time at Wizard World Comic Con (May 7 through 10)
May 1, 2015 |
For Keshia Knight Pulliam, posing for the camera began at the age of 9 months, when she appeared in an ad for Johnson & Johnson baby products. From there, she was featured in more TV commercials, then "Sesame Street," then made her feature-film debut in "The Last Dragon," in 1985. At age 5, she became the youngest person ever to be nominated for an Emmy, for playing the part of Rudy Huxtable on "The Cosby Show. " On May 9 and 10, Philadelphians will be able to meet and greet the former child star for the first time at Wizard World Comic Con (May 7 through 10)
April 20, 2015 |
PENNSYLVANIA Labor Relations Board examiner Jack E. Marino, reversed his decision to throw out complaints made by union carpenters, paving the way for their return to the Pennsylvania Convention Center, where they had been banned from working last May. "The Metropolitan Regional Council of Carpenters is pleased that the PLRB has reversed its earlier dismissal of the union's charges and has agreed to hold hearings on the lockout of carpenters from...
April 8, 2015 |
The Carpenters Union is urging the chairs of every state Democratic Party in the nation to avoid doing business with the Convention Center when the national party's presidential nominating convention is held in Philadelphia in 2016. Union carpenters and Teamsters have been locked in a bitter dispute with the state-run Convention Center Authority over their not being able to work in the building. "We would ask that you not plan or schedule any of your 2016 DNC events or functions at the Pennsylvania Convention Center as long as this unfair labor practice continues and until such time as our members are allowed to return to their jobs and start providing for their families again," Edward Coryell, the union's executive secretary-treasurer, wrote in a letter dated Friday.
March 20, 2015 |
CITY COUNCILMAN Kenyatta Johnson wants the Bellevue garage at Broad and Locust streets removed from a bill that would create special zoning for six-story, full-motion 3-D digital advertising structures called urban experiential displays. "When this legislation was first proposed, I was open to the idea because the businesses on the Avenue of the Arts supported it as a way to fund improvements and activities on the avenue," the 2nd District councilman told the Daily News in a statement yesterday.
March 10, 2015 |
D AN AYKROYD ducked out from under the cover of his security detail Friday to literally stop and smell the roses at the PHS Philadelphia Flower Show, his handlers told me over the weekend. The 62-year-old actor and screenwriter was in town Friday for the Flower Show and to promote his Crystal Head vodka, which enjoyed a booth next to the PA Wine & Spirits table inside the Pennsylvania Convention Center (1101 Arch St.). It was no surprise that a seemingly endless line of people snaked around the perimeter of the grand ballroom inside the convention center - each guest waiting patiently to meet Aykroyd and for him to sign a vodka bottle.
March 6, 2015 |
SUNSHINE STATE Rapper Flo Rida , a/k/a Tramar Lacel Dillard , made a stop in Bala Cynwyd on Tuesday to teach his new fitness regimen to an exclusive group at AFC Fitness (601 Righters Ferry Road, Bala Cynwyd). Dillard, 35, is promoting his new FLO Fit program, which promises to get you in the best shape of your life with his high-intensity workout plan and DVD set. According to AFC Fitness president Matt Littman , about 30 participants got a FLO Fit tutorial from the Grammy-nominated hip-hop artist at 3 p.m. Tuesday.
March 6, 2015 |
YORK TOWNSHIP, Pa. - Steve and Julie Groff were living the life. Son of a third-generation dairy farmer, Steve was a successful orthopedic surgeon. Trained as a nurse, Julie was a stay-at-home mom to their three kids and manager of the 77-acre, century-old farm they'd bought in 2000. Together, they were raising Standardbred horses and Black Angus cattle, and exploring future business uses of their farm. Then, in October 2011, tragedy struck. Steve had taken his new Cannondale road bike out for an inaugural spin in Glen Rock, 20 miles from the York County farm, when he was hit from behind by a car being driven at 45 m.p.h.