October 6, 2004 |
Abercrombie & Fitch fashions are a lot like Gap's this fall: lots of denim, polos and soft cardigans. But to the college-age shopper, Abercrombie is so over; Gap is what's up. "Abercrombie lost it when they became a little 'too white' with their advertising. They lost and alienated a lot of people who didn't see themselves or their friends represented," explains David Morrison, founder and chief executive officer of TwentySomething Inc., a Radnor-based firm that analyzes the shopping habits of the 18-to-35 set. Morrison helps the nation's top fashion, electronics and food brands market themselves so they stay on the minds of consumers in their teens and 20s. It's six weeks into the fall 2004 semester, and young people are rewriting the "hot" brands list because of more reserved fashion trends and a still-weak economy.
April 13, 1990 |
Grab your Easter bonnet and get out your fanciest spring finery: Sunday is the city's annual Easter promenade. At 12:15 p.m., a caravan of antique cars and a New Orleans-style band will set off from The Shops at the Bellevue (the event's co-sponsor), at Broad and Walnut Streets, and make their way up Walnut to Rittenhouse Square. Parade-goers are invited to stroll along the route, joining the promenade. Leading the parade will be the goofiest rabbit, Bugs Bunny, in his brand new Bugsmobile.
January 3, 2000 |
Even when she was an infant, Meghan Peart showed signs that she would become a swimmer. "Meghan has always loved the water," Peart's mother, Charlyn, said. "She loved to be in the bathtub when she was a couple of months old. When she was 6 months, we took her to family swims at the high school. She loved to splash around in the water. " The playful splashing at the Upper Perkiomen High pool eventually turned into powerful swimming. Peart, a 10th grader at Germantown Academy and a resident of Green Lane, is the nation's No. 1-ranked 15-year-old in the 50-meter freestyle.
April 7, 2014 |
This Friday, when the Hobey Baker Award is presented to 2014's top NCAA hockey player, the ceremony at the Loews Hotel in Center City should be more poignant than usual. For a first time, it will happen in the hometown and final resting place of the award's namesake, an early 20th-century hero whose astonishing legend spanned sports, war, and literature. Hobart Amory Hare Baker was a flesh-and-blood Philadelphia Main Liner whose accomplishments were as fantastic as any in fiction.
June 16, 1991 |
Care to watch some blokes play a few chukkers, swing their mallets in a tail shot or two and engage in some perfectly legal hooking - all while benefiting a local charity? If this sounds like an enjoyable afternoon, then the Hidden Pond Polo Center invites you to their inaugural polo match next Sunday at its newly opened facility on Watsontown-New Freedom Road in Winslow Township. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Mental Health Association in Southwestern New Jersey.
August 4, 1997 |
The Philadelphia Polo Association staged two matches in Fairmount Park yesterday to raise money for the Work to Ride program, which uses horses and related activities to promote self-esteem and fitness for urban youngsters. An exhibition match by Work to Ride participants was followed by a match between the polo association and the Cowtown Polo Club of Woodstown, N.J.
December 31, 1989 |
Area equestrians are mourning avid polo player James G. "Brownie" Brown Sr., 47, of Newark, Del., who died last Sunday in his home. According to Harlan Williams, a friend, Mr. Brown spent his childhood in Avondale and spent a lot of time at Brandywine Polo Fields in Toughkenamon, earning quarters by hot-walking the horses that had just competed. "But he stuck with it," Williams said. "Soon he learned to ride a little and he became a pretty good polo player. " After graduating from Avondale High School in 1961, Mr. Brown toured with an East Coast semiprofessional basketball team.
April 14, 1988 |
It's spring, and short-sleeve polo shirts have become a "hot" item - to the dismay of some retailers. Since the arrival of spring, shoplifters have been scooping up the shirts by the armful, according to police and store security personnel. On March 29, Abington police responded to a report of shoplifting at John Wanamaker in Jenkintown. They said store employees told them that two men entered the men's department, grabbed polo 15 shirts worth a total of $450 and fled in a waiting car. The next day, Abington police arrested two Philadelphia men on charges of stealing polo shirts, valued at $2,350, from the Lord & Taylor Department Store.
August 28, 1988 |
Polo, once the game of the ancient Persians and later the sport of royalty, will be played this afternoon at the Brandywine Polo Association near Kennett Square in a benefit for the Brandywine Conservancy. Starting at 3 p.m., the polo club will hold the Polo Ponies Memorial 12- Goal Tournament Finals, an event named to honor ponies that died 20 years ago during a fire at the association's stables. "Each player is ranked 10 to 0, according to their ability," said club member Matt Trembley, an electrical engineer from Coatesville who publishes The County Horse magazine.
June 22, 1988 |
Soccer fields and baseball diamonds for Evesham Township children? Or a polo field for rich out-of-towners? That is how many of the more than 100 residents who flooded an Evesham Township Council meeting last night presented their case against a proposal to build private polo fields on the municipality's newly acquired Barclay Farms tract. Mayor Raymond Bursel said that the council had not yet acted on the proposal made two months ago by a group of Smithville polo enthusiasts to develop polo fields on the property.