April 18, 2015 |
Amazing animal sculptures made from recycled material will be on display at the Philadelphia Zoo through Oct. 31. "Second Nature" features works by 12 artists from around the globe (including some from Philly) using recycled and repurposed materials, like a pink eight-foot crocodile made entirely of chewing gum. Philly artist Leo Sewell shows off his 175-pound rhinoceros sculpted from 250 silver serving trays collected from scrap piles, junk sales, and curbsides. Sculptures range from bunnies and gorillas to flowers made from a car hood.
April 9, 2015 |
A CROCODILE made of bubblegum, a giant gorilla composed of car parts and tiny creatures carved from crayons are all trying to tell you something: Recycling is important, and our everyday actions have an effect on our friends in the animal kingdom. "Second Nature," opening Saturday, is the Philadelphia Zoo's latest feature experience. The exhibit's name holds a two-pronged meaning: Trash gets a second life in art pieces, and recycling can become "second nature" to humans. "Second Nature" is free with regular zoo admission.
April 8, 2015 |
A LINE OF TRAFFIC stretched from the Philadelphia Zoo across Center City and into New Jersey yesterday. "Yes, and we were in it," said Lee, a woman who led a group of 60 kids and 10 adults from a YMCA in Princeton, N.J. Their two-bus caravan took 2 1/2 hours to get to the zoo, then faced a serpentine line to pick up tickets to get in, said Lee, who didn't want her last name published. Zoo staff seemed ready for the crush of people, even if the roads were not. "The zoo is lively and a great place to be right now," said Dana Lombardo, zoo spokeswoman.
March 3, 2015 |
BRYANT GREENE hit his life's low point at a 2009 job fair when he was handing out his resume and saw human-resources reps recruiting prospects for the Philadelphia multimedia company that had laid him off. Greene, with a master's degree in business administration and 20 years' experience in financial management, was absorbing the shock when a guy walked up to him and said, "What would you choose if you could open your own business?" Greene laughed sarcastically and replied, "A strip club.
February 4, 2015 |
Joseph T. Steuer, 63, of Blue Bell, chief financial officer and treasurer of the Philadelphia Zoo, died Saturday, Jan. 31, of brain cancer at home. Mr. Steuer's 14 years with the zoo were a period of growth and change. The institution added exhibits and visitor amenities, renewed its focus on the health and welfare of its animals, advanced the mission of wildlife conservation, and expanded its educational services. At the same time, Mr. Steuer delivered "record financial results," said the zoo's CEO, Vikram Dewan.
November 6, 2014 |
WELCOME to Justin Finch , who joined CBS3 as a reporter yesterday. Finch, an Atlanta native, comes to Philly from NBC's Miami affiliate. Finch has quite the pedigree, including a degree from Cornell and a masters in journalism from Columbia University. Iglesias supports Alex Enrique Iglesias is making lemonade out of lemons. The Latino superstar will support local nonprofit Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation on his upcoming tour, donating a portion of proceeds of pre-sale tickets to the organization through Nov. 6. He is also setting aside tickets for each show for Alex's Lemonade Stand families.
October 25, 2014 |
Sean Kelley thinks roller coasters and haunted houses have a lot in common. "[They] share the appeal of being something that seems really dangerous, but at the same time you know you're safe," says Kelley, senior vice president and director of public programming at Eastern State Penitentiary. "Haunted houses are like that in that you feel like you're going in somewhere you shouldn't be. " This Halloween, spooky thrills aren't contained within four walls. Festivities throughout Philadelphia cater to the whole family, from date night-worthy scares and beer-boosted tours to kid-friendly excursions.
October 18, 2014 |
Put on your costume or dress as your favorite character Saturday and Sunday for the Philadelphia Zoo's Halloween extravaganza "Boo at the Zoo. " In addition to a creepy fun celebration, learn about the zoo's inhabitants at the Sustainable Palm Zone. If you want to get spooked, take a stroll through the Extinction Graveyard to learn about extinct species around the world. There will be games, goodies, treats and music. "Boo at the Zoo," 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Philadelphia Zoo, 3400 W. Girard Ave. Zoo hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, to 4 p.m. after Nov. 1. Activities: $20, $18 ages 2 to 11, free members and 1 and younger.
October 16, 2014 |
Marc S. Lapayowker, 87, of Center City, a longtime radiologist and professor of radiology in the Philadelphia area, died Monday, Oct. 6, of renal failure at his home. Dr. Lapayowker joined the staff of Temple University Hospital in 1960 and remained there for 23 years. He became professor of radiology at Temple and also director of diagnostic radiology at Temple University Hospital. In 1983, Dr. Lapayowker left Temple to take a job as chairman of the department of radiology at Abington Memorial Hospital.
October 13, 2014
If I hadn't been looking for "psychylustro" through the tinted windows of the Chestnut Hill West train, I would not have seen the helium balloon bucking at its tethers above the Philadelphia Zoo. I wouldn't have wondered about the skinny, leafless trees (like tinder, like wishbones) or imagined 19th-century factory girls behind the smashed windows of abandoned manufactories or reflected on Philadelphia's history as a generative incubator of modern graffiti. I wouldn't have thought about rail yard grass, either, or about how, despite every zooming, spewing, speeding thing, it grows.