February 7, 2014 |
NOTHING beats the wintry weather blahs like the feely, touchy, smelly thrills of sparkling new cars and trucks at the Philadelphia Auto Show, opening for your inspection tomorrow at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Even if you're not in the market for a vehicle, this eight-day (and into night) fantasy camp on wheels welcomes you to study and sit in the newest and bestest, sportiest and most elegant rides now or soon available, from the new breed of luxury small cars to the latest gen of muscle cars, super-smart eco-rides and big hog trucks.
February 7, 2014 |
CITY COUNCILMAN Jim Kenney is trying to avoid rubbing salt in the wounds of those who put their feet to the pavement on snowy days - and that includes friends of the four-legged variety. Kenney introduced a resolution yesterday that asks the streets and services committee to hold public hearings to investigate the use of rock salt - which the city has used since the 1940s - to melt ice and snow in the wintertime. "What I've seen in the city this snow season is just the dumping of salt all over the place, regardless of how much we really need to break down the snow," he said.
February 6, 2014 |
PHILADELPHIA Cricket Club will host the 48th PGA Professional National Championship in 2015, the PGA of America announced yesterday. The event will be held June 21 to 24 at the Wissahickon Course (formerly Flourtown) and Militia Hill Course. It will be the second time the event will be hosted in the Philadelphia PGA Section. A field of 312 will compete. The final 36 holes will be played at Wissahickon. "It is exciting to have our PGA Professional National Championship coming to Philadelphia Cricket Club, a venue that connects much of the early history of golf in this country with the design excellence of A.W. Tillinghast, who was a key advisor at our founding nearly a century ago," PGA of America president Ted Bishop said in a statement.
February 6, 2014 |
Hello there Soon after Janet started in fall 2008 as a corporate bankruptcy attorney for Philadelphia's Dechert LLP, the company held a team-building retreat in Miami. Ian was among the coworkers she got to know better. By the second day, they had struck up a few conversations and a friendship. Back in Philadelphia that October, the city was in a frenzy because the Phillies were in the playoffs. Both Ian and Janet had season tickets. But Janet, now 30, lamented to Ian, now 34, that her ticket package didn't include tickets to every game.
February 6, 2014 |
Often highly skilled and high-achieving, Asian immigrants are frequently portrayed as America's "model minorities" - cliched as hardworking green grocers, or math-whiz entrepreneurs from the Far East. But a new report on Asian Americans in Philadelphia released Wednesday challenges the stereotypes with a complex portrait of a community composed of more than two dozen countries of origin and mixed levels of attainment. Disaggregating Asians by their ethnicities, the report finds pockets of poverty, gaps in education, trouble securing affordable housing and other critical needs.
February 4, 2014
The University of Pennsylvania's School of Veterinary Medicine appointed Kathy Michel associate dean of education. She is professor of nutrition at Penn Vet. Upland Country Day School , Kennett Square, named Thomas J. Reid as the next head of school, effective July 1. He currently serves as interim head of school at Palmer Trinity School in Palmetto Bay, Fla. Reed Smith L.L.P ., an international law firm, named the following...
February 1, 2014 |
Black History Month begins Saturday, offering weeks of opportunities to explore the riches of African American culture in a city where so many significant stories are rooted, including those of the enslaved workers in George Washington's first presidential home and the men who birthed free black America. Philadelphia awaits the April announcement of the sculptor for a statue memorializing 19th-century civil rights activist Octavius V. Catto - the city's first public sculpture commemorating a specific African American citizen.
January 31, 2014 |
Nicknamed "Bird" because of his airborne sense of freedom, jazz icon Charlie Parker will have his alto saxophone replaced by the tenor voice of Lawrence Brownlee in the opera Yardbird - being developed by Opera Philadelphia for a June 2015 premiere at the Kimmel Center. The project is to be announced Thursday at the National Opera Center in New York, partly to accommodate Brownlee's performance schedule in that city, where he sings regularly at the Metropolitan Opera. Also, the opera's Swiss-born composer, Daniel Schnyder, is based in New York, as is Gotham Chamber Opera, the development partner in an arrangement similar to the partnership that produced Nico Muhly's Dark Sisters . This time, though, roles will be reversed: The Philadelphia company will give the premiere, and thus, lead the opera's initial development.
January 30, 2014 |
Hello there Michael's job in the home theater department at the Columbus Boulevard Best Buy required regular trips to the customer service desk, to pick up returns. That's where Christa worked. Soon, Christa, then a University of the Sciences pharmaceutical marketing major, and Michael, who studied criminal justice at Temple, looked forward to Michael's trips to the front of the store. They became friends during group outings to movies or dinner after work. Sometimes, they'd eat lunch together.
January 28, 2014 |
Tom Gola, 81, a giant from Philadelphia basketball's greatest generation who parlayed his fame as perhaps the most honored player in college history into a career in the NBA, politics, and business, died Sunday at St. Joseph's Manor in Meadowbrook. Mr. Gola had been convalescing ever since he suffered a head injury in a fall from a Philadelphia curb on July 25, 2003. "Tom Gola is known by all as a truly great player and coach, but it was the man that was most cherished at La Salle," said the team's current coach, John Giannini.