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September 27, 1989 | Inquirer photographs by Amy Huntoon
Saturday was a blustery day for a picnic, but that didn't keep folks from digging in and having fun at the fifth annual Apple Festival and Pride Day at Overington Park in Frankford. The neighborhood picnic was thrown by Frankford United Neighbors, a group that is working to revitalize the community by attracting new businesses, trying to rid the streets of crime and enhancing community pride. The picnic included a bazaar and was flavored by food, music and demonstrations. Children played games while adults searched the flea market for bargains.
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June 22, 1997 | Inquirer photographs by David M. Warren
A good time was had by all - students, teachers, parents, business owners, school board members and police officers - at the Edgewater Park school picnic last week. The event thanked those who worked with students this last year. The volunteers included officers, who visit kindergarten classes, and business owners, who offer career counseling.
NEWS
July 1, 1990 | By Joseph S. Kennedy, Special to The Inquirer
A key factor in having a successful Independence Day picnic is choosing the right spot for the outing. And the right spot invariably depends on the size of the gathering and the type of planned activities. Whether it's one person looking for a quiet, shaded spot for reading; a couple in search of a space for throwing a Frisbee; or family members and friends looking for a softball field, Delaware County offers the picnic planner a variety of good spots. All are within easy reach and provide a relaxing green area that is essential for outdoor eating pleasure.
NEWS
July 27, 1992 | by Edward Moran, Daily News Staff Writer
When John S. "Pest" Wilson and about 300 of his neighbors were forced to move because of the expansion of University City in West Philadelphia in the late 1950s, he lost touch with his friends. Only when someone from the old neighborhood died did he ever see some of the people he had grown up with in the place known as "Black Bottom. " So Wilson and several friends decided to throw a picnic. They got the news around that there would be a gathering in Fairmount Park at Belmont and Parkside avenues.
NEWS
May 20, 1989 | By Laurie T. Conrad, Special to The Inquirer
Organizers have nicknamed it "Steal This Picnic. " It is a memorial for the late radical activist Abbie Hoffman, and it has been scheduled for June 10 at Washington Crossing State Park despite the opposition of some of the park's administrative commission members. Del-AWARE Unlimited Inc., an environmental group, organized the Hoffman memorial as a "celebration of his life and the spirit of his endeavors," said Mark Allen, chairman of the Del-AWARE board of directors. Speakers, music and a picnic are planned from noon to 6 p.m. at the Washington Pavilion in the park's lower section.
NEWS
July 13, 1988 | By Cheryl Baisden, Special to The Inquirer
More than 200 years ago, the Red Bank Battlefield hosted its first historic event, namely the sound defeat of the British. Last Thursday, the lush green field in National Park witnessed another first - the Deptford Elks' first picnic for the handicapped. A slightly quieter event than Red Bank's Revolutionary War battle, the picnic began with an energetic parachute game on the knoll overlooking the Delaware River. Following the game, the picnickers gathered around weathered picnic tables in a wooden pavilion for lunch.
NEWS
August 13, 1989 | By Diana Cercone Harris, Special to The Inquirer
The Falls Township supervisors voted 3-1 to approve a township picnic at Waterfront Park over the Labor Day weekend, even though the park and recreation advisory board earlier this month said it was a bad idea. Park board member Wayne Rogers said members worried that the park is not a safe place for such a big event. Supervisor Dick Trimble echoed those concerns in casting the dissenting vote. Supervisor Richard Goulding was absent. All the ingredients for a "good old-fashioned fun picnic are there, except for the main one: the safety factor," Trimble said in an interview earlier Thursday.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 15, 1988 | By Jonathan Sidener, Special to The Inquirer
There is a place at Island Beach State Park, in Ocean County, where the logjam of tanning and burning bodies covering nearly every grain of sand of the Jersey shore comes abruptly to a halt. Nearly 100 yards of open beach separate the crowd from the first post- logjam beachgoers, a group that has been playing and lolling in the relentless sun so long that they have been rendered unaware they are sitting in one of the prime picnic locations for people in the Philadelphia region.
NEWS
June 11, 1987 | By Kery Murakami, Inquirer Staff Writer
Eleven women swiveled their hips and twirled in synch. From the stage behind them, Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean" blared from a stereo. The dancers giggled, looking as if they were more accustomed to the fox trot. The members of the audience, like the dancers, were all senior citizens. About 2,500 strong. From all over the city. They converged yesterday in Fairmount Park, off 33d and Dauphin Streets, to dance and sing, to eat and to chat at the city's 34th annual picnic for the elderly.
NEWS
August 7, 1988 | By Charlie Frush, Inquirer Staff Writer
By car and by van and by bus they came yesterday, the homeless of Burlington County. For a picnic. A day out of their cramped motel rooms. A chance to talk to others and to be acknowledged as human beings. To feel that someone cares. They were invited - and transported, door-to-door - by the congregation of the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church to come and enjoy hamburgers and hot dogs and potato salad and brownies on the grassy lawn in a glade behind the church on Route 70 in Marlton.
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SPORTS
November 20, 2014 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
On Oct. 28, five days after the Central Bucks School District canceled C.B. West's football season and suspended the program's coaching staff in the wake of hazing allegations, head coach Brian Hensel released a public statement that was at once apologetic and defiant. "The notion that my coaching staff fostered a culture whereby lack of supervision and hazing was an ongoing norm is not just unfair, but patently false," Hensel wrote. He later added: "It is also my sincere hope that the investigation will reveal that this alleged hazing was a one-time, isolated incident.
NEWS
October 30, 2014 | By Kathy Boccella, Inquirer Staff Writer
Hours before a Central Bucks school board meeting where parents will undoubtedly demand to know more about alleged hazing at a family football picnic, the Central Bucks West head football coach said Tuesday he hopes it was a "one-time, isolated incident" and that the players are "inherently good young men. " In a statement released by his attorney, coach Brian Hensel said the Aug. 16 hazing - which has been described as players groping the private...
NEWS
October 30, 2014 | By Chris Palmer, Inquirer Staff Writer
Hundreds of supporters of the Central Bucks High School West football team went to a public school board meeting Tuesday night to express their dissatisfaction with last week's announcement that administrators had canceled the rest of the season amid allegations of hazing. In measured yet passionate cadences, a dozen community members - including parents, a student, a recent alum, and an assistant coach - took turns addressing members of the Central Bucks school board, saying their decision had been made hastily, affected students beyond those on the team, or was an overreaction.
NEWS
August 29, 2014
  B   UZZ: Hey, Marnie, I'm glad I ran into you. We have our family reunion barbecue every Labor Day in Fairmount Park, and this year I'm supposed to bring the wine. Any suggestions? Marnie: Sure thing, Buzz. I recommend sticking to chilled, lightweight wines when the occasion involves drinking in broad daylight. This goes double for warm weather, so steer away from the heavier reds. Think white or pink, and bring a cooler. Buzz: Oh, I never leave home without a cooler.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 16, 2014 | By Monica Peters, For The Inquirer
Help kick off the 40th season of the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center and celebrate the 10th anniversary of the teen flick Mean Girls with Emmy award-winner Tina Fey in person. Screening begins at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Fey, who graduated from Upper Darby High School in 1988, wrote the screenplay and starred in Mean Girls , loosely based on her experience as a student. She was also an active participant in the school's Summer Stage program. The screening will be followed by a question-and-answer session with Fey. Summer Stage is one of the longest-running children's theater programs in the nation.
TRAVEL
August 10, 2014 | By Concha Alborg, For The Inquirer
My father considered himself a Don Juan, although it's questionable if he really was that much of one, since he was married to my mother for almost 35 years and to his third wife for 30 more. But, like the literary Don Juan, my father also redeemed himself from the grave. He died four years ago and I find myself appreciating his most endearing traits. For example, I love to travel and I know it's because when I was a little girl growing up in Madrid, I treasured going with my dad on his Vespa motorcycle to some historic Spanish towns: Toledo, Segovia, Ávila, Salamanca.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 3, 2014
  B UZZ: Hey Marnie, what kind of red should I get for our July Fourth block party? Someone said malbec is good with burgers. What do you think? Marnie: Don't get me wrong, Buzz - I love malbec, and Argentine wines are getting lots of love as the World Cup has all eyes on South America. Call me old-fashioned, but I think there's no better occasion than Independence Day for celebrating with American wine. Style-wise, merlot is perfect for barbecues, beaches and backyards.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 3, 2014 | By Dan DeLuca, Inquirer Music Critic
Halfway through his set at the Festival Pier on Saturday night, after trading verses with Black Thought of the Roots on "Nuthin' But a G Thang," Snoop Dogg said a few words. "I'd like to thank the Roots for inviting me to be part of this prestigious event," said the lanky California rapper, resplendent in a red throwback Phillies cardigan that matched the knit cap worn by Roots drummer Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson. "It's the seventh year, right? Lucky seven for me. " And lucky, too, for attendees of this year's Roots Picnic, the now-traditional start to the summer concert season.
NEWS
June 2, 2014 | By Julia Terruso, Inquirer Staff Writer
Philadelphia dropped a beach - and the beat - on Festival Pier on Saturday for the seventh annual Roots Picnic. The pier, blanketed in sand, with a boardwalk running between two riverfront stages and the smell of marijuana and suntan lotion in the air, drew more than 6,000 for the sold-out show. The concert, along with a Friday show, kicked off the summer music season at the river. While many enjoyed the beach feel (complete with Calypso band and man-made sand dunes along the Delaware)
NEWS
January 31, 2014 | By Kevin Riordan, Inquirer Columnist
A scenic ribbon of green was created along the Cooper River in 2000 to improve the view for travelers heading to the Republican National Convention in Philadelphia. The lush expanse of meadows and woods supplanted the strip of go-go bars, gas stations, and rooms-by-the-hour motels on the Admiral Wilson Boulevard's south side. Built by the Delaware River Port Authority 13 years ago with breathtaking speed (then-Gov. Christie Whitman saw to that), this lovely place is still fenced in, blocked off, and locked up. But thanks mainly to the good work of grassroots groups, nonprofit organizations, and the Camden County Municipal Utilities Authority, the barriers may come down soon.
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