October 27, 2015 |
As presidential contenders spar over national security and immigration, and New Jersey officials fight over gun legislation, some in West Deptford - where party control hinges on one open seat this year - are politicizing a pond. The storm water basin, tucked into a Gloucester County neighborhood of modern subdivisions, hardly seems like a source of political rancor. It's surrounded by a weeping willow and trees bursting with fall reds and golden browns, and has a petite fountain whose gentle flow is audible in adjacent yards.
July 15, 2015 |
Can you revisit the magic, and perhaps repair the frustrations, of a childhood at once idyllic and a persistent source of contemporary stress? The folks at Bucks County Playhouse must have thought so when they decided to produce Ernest Thompson's On Golden Pond, which features the finest performances I've seen on stage this season. Thompson's 1979 play portrays a lost slice of Americana in its story of Norman and Ethel Thayer, spending their 48th summer in a secluded cabin on Golden Pond in Maine.
June 9, 2015 |
TIGER WOODS had the most memorable last-place finish in the history of golf yesterday. Woods, who is reinventing his swing, shot an 85 at the Memorial in Dublin, Ohio, on Saturday, his worst single-day score in 20 years on the PGA Tour. He followed that with a 2-over-par 74 yesterday to finish a career-worst 14-over-par 302, his highest score ever in a 72-hole tournament. That puts him on par with Roy McAvoy, the fictional golfer played by Kevin Costner in the film "Tin Cup" for unforgettable closing rounds.
July 30, 2013 |
Before Maxine Gowen left the pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline in 2007, she was one of 103,000 employees in the company, and one of her jobs was to scout for small companies doing interesting research that might lead to new drugs and, perhaps, a corporate takeover. "That really opened my eyes to the activity, drug discovery, and development that was going on outside big companies," Gowen said. "At the time, big companies felt they were doing the most important work. " Gowen left because she had a chance to not just lead, but also to help create, one of those tiny companies doing interesting research that she hoped would lead to new drugs.
June 29, 2013 |
Edward W. Tawyea spent more than 20 years in the Mount Airy section of Philadelphia nurturing a hillside garden with seven tiers. "Every one was its own little room," he says. Three years ago, in search of more city in the city, he moved to a circa 1827 Society Hill rowhouse. No tiers there, and not as much room, but lots of amenities: A walled garden 30 by 30 feet square, a small pond and basalt column fountain, one curvy raised bed, star magnolia and crape myrtle trees, and Tawyea's singular sensation: a green wall he built himself.
April 9, 2013 |
RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. - Inbee Park doubled her lead to 6 strokes on the opening hole Sunday and ran away with the Kraft Nabisco Championship for her second major title. The 24-year-old South Korean player closed with a 3-under 69 to finish at 15 under, 4 strokes ahead of So Yeon Ryu at Mission Hills. Park celebrated the victory with the traditional leap into Poppie's Pond, and jumped from fourth to second in the world. South Korean players have won three straight majors and Asians have won eight in a row. PGA Tour SAN ANTONIO - Scotland's Martin Laird outdueled Rory McIlroy with a spectacular final-round 63 to win the Texas Open by two shots over the world No. 2. Laird started the day 5 shots behind leader Billy Horschel, but he vaulted into the mix with five birdies on his front nine.
April 8, 2013 |
Louis Roselli was plugging in his GPS in the parking lot of the Absecon Home Depot when his wife started screaming. He turned to see a car veer off Route 30 and into a retention pond on the side of the road. The plume of water the car sent up when it hit the pond was "higher than a telephone pole," he said. Roselli, 58, started his car and raced toward the pond. Four wheels pointed toward the sky. A young man surfaced, gasping, and yelled that three others were trapped in the car. "My heart just sank, like, 'No, don't do this to me,' " Roselli said.
April 7, 2013 |
Louis Roselli was plugging in his GPS in the parking lot of the Absecon Home Depot when his wife started screaming. He turned to see a car veer off nearby Route 30 and into a retention pond on the side of the road. The splash as the car hit the water, he said, was "higher than a telephone pole. " Roselli, 58, started the car and raced toward the pond. Four wheels pointed toward the sky. A young man surfaced, gasping, and yelled that three more people were still trapped in the car. "My heart just sank -- like, 'No, don't do this to me," Roselli said.
February 12, 2013 |
MANILA, Philippines - A remote southern Philippine town has gone into mourning over the death of the world's largest saltwater crocodile in captivity, even though it was suspected of killing people. Bunawan town plans to preserve the remains of the 1-ton crocodile, named Lolong, in a museum to keep tourists coming and stop the community from slipping back into obscurity, the mayor said Monday. Lolong was declared dead Sunday after being found floating on its back with a bloated stomach in a pond in an ecotourism park that had begun to draw tourists, revenue and development because of the immense reptile, Mayor Edwin Cox Elorde said.
August 20, 2012 |
In the mid-2000s, George and Melissa Fisher, a handsome young couple with two school-age children, one large vivacious dog, and enough stuff to fill a house nearly twice the size of their Brookhaven split-level, decided that the split-level could hold no more. So they agreed to sell and find space that could accommodate all. Location was essential: Their children's education depended on it. Lot size also was important: George Fisher, a residential builder, wanted to make sure that whatever house came with the lot could grow as the family's needs dictated.