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June 12, 2016
On May 6, the Philadelphia Theatre Company (PTC) hosted its annual gala at the Hyatt at the Bellevue. The gala brought in 300 guests, who enjoyed cocktails, food, a tribute to honorees Carole Haas Gravagno and Blank Rome L.L.P., and a live auction. Guests were also treated to a performance by PTC's Teen Council and dessert and dancing. The evening raised $220,000 for PTC's education program. causecelebration@philly.com
NEWS
June 12, 2016 | By Kellie Patrick Gates, Staff Writer
Officiant: The Rev. Andrew Jamieson, pastor of the Church of the Holy Eucharist, Tabernacle, N.J. Venues: Ceremony, St. Paul Parish, Philadelphia; reception, Atrium at Curtis Center, Philadelphia. Catering: Renee Ziegler, event manager, Cescaphe Event Group, Philadelphia. Photography: Gabe Fredericks of Philip Gabriel Photography, Media. Videographer: Allure Films, Havertown. Flowers: Vito Russo, Carl Alan Floral Designs Ltd., Philadelphia. Dress: Designed by David Tutera, purchased at Simplicity Boutique, Haddon Heights.
NEWS
June 12, 2016 | By Stephan Salisbury, Staff Writer
Richard S. Newman, director of the Library Company of Philadelphia for the last two years, has resigned due to family health issues, according to Hal Rosenberg, president of the institution's board of trustees. "I'm truly sad to be departing LCP now," Newman wrote in an email. "But I must return to family in western New York. It is the right thing to do. " Rosenberg said the Library Company board had appointed a committee to conduct a national search for a new director. A transition committee will oversee institutional affairs until the search has been completed.
SPORTS
June 11, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, STAFF WRITER
Christian Pulisic has been lauded for playing well beyond his years, a 17-year-old participating for the U.S. men's national soccer team in the Copa America tournament. His teammates and coach, Jurgen Klinsmann, praise his skill, mental toughness and poise. Yet he still showed his youthful enthusiasm before Thursday's training session at the University of Pennsylvania's Rhodes Field. The U.S. team is gearing up for Saturday's Group A game against Paraguay at Lincoln Financial Field.
NEWS
June 11, 2016 | Staff Reports
An elderly man died in an overnight house fire in South Philadelphia. The blaze broke out just before 2 a.m. Thursday at the two-story rowhouse on the 1700 block of South Taylor Street, the Fire Department said. The man died despite fire crews' efforts to rescue him, the department said. He was found on the first floor. The cause of the fire, which was declared under control at 2:19 a.m., remains under investigation. Investigators were also still determining where in the home the fire started.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 11, 2016 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, STAFF WRITER
The Philadelphia Latino Film Festival (PHLAFF) returns this weekend for its fifth year with a selection of 21 films (with a focus on shorts and documentaries), a panel discussion, and a youth workshop. Selections this year include films from Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Peru, and, of course, the United States. Festival director Marangeli Mejia-Rabell said she hoped that PHLAFF not only raised the profile of minority filmmakers, but also inspired community activism.
BUSINESS
June 11, 2016 | By Emily Babay and Mari A. Schaefer, STAFF WRITERS
Flights between Philadelphia and Cuba have been approved to begin this year. The flights to and from Philadelphia will be on Frontier, which applied in March to operate weekly trips between Philadelphia International Airport and Cuba. Frontier said it plans to fly between Philadelphia and Camag├╝ey four times weekly (Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays) starting Dec. 15; once weekly, on Saturdays, between Philadelphia and Matanzas, starting Jan. 7, 2017; and three times weekly (Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays)
FOOD
June 10, 2016
Here is a selection of farmers' markets across the region. For more information, check the two organizations that manage most markets, Farm to City ( www.farmtocity.org ) and the Food Trust ( www.thefoodtrust.org ). Philadelphia Italian Market: S. 9th St. & Washington Ave.; Tue.-Sat. 8 am-4 pm; Sun. to 1 pm. www.italianmarketphilly.org . Reading Terminal Market : 51 N. 12th St.; Mon.-Sat. 8 am-6 pm; Sun. 9 am-5 pm. www.readingterminalmarket.org . Greensgrow Farm Stand : 2501 E. Cumberland St.; Thu. 3-7 pm; Sat. 10 am-2 pm. www.greensgrow.org . Greensgrow West : 4912 Baltimore Ave.; Mon.-Tue.
NEWS
June 10, 2016 | By Thomas Fitzgerald and Julia Terruso, STAFF WRITERS
Hillary Clinton has been a part of national life for so long, known to haters and admirers alike by first name alone, that it was almost easy to overlook the monumental nature of her impending accomplishment. Not anymore. After voters Tuesday cemented her status as the first woman to clinch the presidential nomination of a major political party, millions of women reveled in Hillary's historic moment. They let their young daughters stay up late to watch on TV, felt a certain catch in their throat, and perhaps, like Clinton herself, wished their own mothers had been alive to witness it. "First time since 1789 - that's a long time," said Rita Conley, 75, a former Democratic committeewoman, who lives in North Wales, Montgomery County.
NEWS
June 9, 2016 | By Stephan Salisbury, Staff Writer
Timothy Rub, director of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and Julian Siggers, Rub's counterpart at the Penn Museum, may agree or disagree on most anything. But they are of one opinion about their current collaborative effort, "Look Again: Contemporary Perspectives on African Art," an exhibition of selected works from the Penn Museum's collection of African art and artifacts, now on view at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. "I am very excited about further collaborations after this," said Siggers.
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