April 18, 2016 |
Lillian Ciarrochi, 85, of Philadelphia, a feminist who campaigned to improve the lives of women both here and nationwide, died Wednesday, April 13, of an aneurysm at her Center City home. Eleanor Smeal, the former president of the National Organization for Women, called Ms. Ciarrochi "a real jewel, a lover of action, a fighter, a strong friend, and an indefatigable feminist who worked constantly for women's rights. " "She did whatever needed to be done and never looked at any clocks.
April 18, 2016 |
After a one-year hiatus, the relaunched Philadelphia antiques show - among the nation's most widely respected events of its kind - returned this weekend with an emphasis on fine art amid its many treasures. Prominent on the show's floor, an "extremely rare" $595,000 copper weather vane of a fireman's hat rested steps from a painting of an outsized bull that's become "priceless" to its antiques-dealer owner. In its 54th showing, the rebranded Philadelphia Antiques and Art Show overflowed with decorative arts, fine porcelain, and uncommon furnishings spanning more than three centuries.
April 17, 2016
Officiant: Rabbi Nathan Weiner of Congregation Beth Tikvah, Marlton, N.J. Venue: Ballroom at the Ben, Philadelphia. Catering: Finley Catering, Philadelphia. Florist: Vito Russo of Carl Alan Floral Design, Philadelphia. Band: CTO Park Avenue, Philadelphia. Photographer: Alison Conklin Photography, Philadelphia. Videographer: Allure Films By Video One Productions, Havertown. Dress: Designed by Austin Scarlett, purchased from Gabriella New York Bridal Salon, New York.
April 17, 2016 |
SINCE ED SNIDER'S death, a lot has been written about him, Philadelphia, and Flyers Nation. I could not let the opportunity pass without adding my insight. As I thought about what to write someone from 6ABC came into my office to capture my reaction and showed me an article I wrote in June 2011, titled, "Ed Snider and Philly have been perfect together. " I reread it and was shocked to find how well it encapsulated a lot of what I want to say now. Let me quote from a few sections: "Ed Snider might not be the easiest guy to love - he's too rich, too handsome, too self-assured, too stubborn, too Republican (although he has been a significant contributor to my campaigns)
April 16, 2016
If toads aren't your style, wildlife is there for the viewing in other places in and around Philadelphia. John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge (8601 Lindbergh Blvd., 215-365-3118, www.fws.gov/heinz ) is an important rest stop and feeding site for migrating birds, and home to a breeding pair of bald eagles, whose nest can be seen from one of the refuge's hiking trails. There are volunteer opportunities and family-friendly activities scheduled all year round. In the fall, you can watch the migration of 16 different kinds of birds of prey, such as hawks and eagles, from the observation deck at Fort Washington State Park (500 Bethlehem Pike, Fort Washington, Pa.)
April 16, 2016 |
Business conditions in South Jersey improved in the first quarter, and future expectations were more positive than in the fourth quarter, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia's latest South Jersey Business Survey. The report, released Thursday, said half the 180 firms that responded to a survey of Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey members expected their own businesses to pick up in the next six months, but fewer than a third expected to add jobs. Jobs have been slow to rebound in South Jersey.
April 15, 2016 |
A 14-year-old girl was stabbed during a fight with another girl at an elementary school in Logan on Wednesday morning. School District spokesman Fernando Gallard, speaking outside Jay Cooke Elementary at 1300 W. Loudon St., said the girls were both eighth graders. The fight happened in the third-floor hallway about 8:30, when students were just arriving for the day. "Unfortunately, it ended up in one of the students' grabbing a pair of scissors and stabbing the other" in the upper chest and an arm, Gallard said.
April 15, 2016 |
A RUN OF four road games in five weeks that immediately follows the early Week 4 bye, and a Monday night visit from Aaron Rodgers and the Packers highlight the Eagles' 2016 schedule. Oh, and the Cowboys come to town on New Year's Day when the Mummers certainly will be on their best behavior. If Doug Pederson keeps the team in contention, it could be an interesting holiday season as the Birds host each of their three NFC East opponents over the final four weeks. The only exception is a Week 15 trip down I-95 to visit the Baltimore Ravens.
April 14, 2016 |
Thanks to a fashionable collaboration between Philadelphia University and the East Falls Historical Society, we have yet another reason this spring to celebrate our city's most beloved princess. Each floor of the university's Paul J. Gutman Library houses a slice of the sweet exhibit "The Swan: Grace Kelly and a Century of Bridal Fashion. " Thirteen ensembles are featured in "The Swan," but a replica of the dreamy, lace gown Kelly wore the day she married Prince Rainier of Monaco - April 19, 1956 - is meant to be the sartorial draw.
April 13, 2016 |
Ed Snider never played hockey as a kid, never watched the game until he was well into adulthood. But the next time someone calls Johnny Gaudreau "Johnny Hockey," the next time some Rangers fan raves about Mike Richter, the next time one Philadelphia fan chides another or a member of the media for not understanding the game – their game – they do so with an unwitting nod to the man who introduced hockey to the Delaware Valley 50 years ago and who...