August 22, 2012 |
TOM RAZZANO knew some of the main characters beforehand and befriended many more afterward, and he's quite determined to tell their story someday. Not in a newspaper. Not even a magazine. We're talking about one of those places that features overpriced popcorn and people who just can't resist talking and/or texting. Most amazing scholastic sports story in city history, say hello to the big screen . . . Maybe. Razzano graduated from now-closed North Catholic High in 1965 and earned first-team coaches' All-Catholic football honors for his play at fullback.
December 1, 1988 |
The Job Placement Office of Delaware County Community College is offering a free seminar, "Careers in Business," from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the college's Collingdale campus, Clifton Avenue and MacDade Boulevard. Panelists will discuss job descriptions, qualifications and opportunities in business, including management and marketing. Panel members will include Phyllis Bellopede, president of ETC Temporary Services; Mike Urbanik, sales representative for Metropolitan Insurance Co.; Maria Scicchitana, personnel manager at Provident Bank, and Gene Rullo, president of Consumer-Industrial Research Services.
March 12, 2012 |
BRUCE HARRISON Beale, a director, production manager and program director for WHYY, the public-radio and TV stations in Philadelphia, for 20 years in the 1960s and '70s, died of an apparent heart attack March 8 at his home in Norfolk, Va. He was 82. Bruce left Philadelphia in 1979 and went to WHRO in Norfolk, where he was production manager for more than 30 years. "He was regarded as a craftsman at shaping and coordinating a television product," said his son-in-law, Tom Kranz.
April 21, 2011 |
The abandoned buildings lining Ridge Street might be eyesores, but they're still ready for their close-up. A small section of the street was closed in North Philly until 6 a.m., while a film crew shoots "Must Be the Music," a music-industry murder mystery set in Philadelphia. Police cruisers are blocking Ridge Street at Mt. Vernon and Spring Garden to keep cars from driving through the set. The area is open to pedestrians, police said. Commuters who take SEPTA route 61 will experience a slight detour as the route is avoiding the .15 mile stretch of Ridge that is temporarily off limits, a spokeswoman said.
June 21, 2015 |
Cleanup trucks and pumps lined the muddy parking lot at the Bakers Centre shopping complex in Philadelphia's Nicetown section on Friday, as businesses mopped their floors and assessed damage from the second major water-main break there in less than two years. Officials estimate that seven million gallons of water gushed out Thursday when a 48-inch transmission main broke, flooding several stores and the parking lot at the shopping center. Water Department spokesman John DiGiulio said officials have not yet determined the cause of the break or how much the main will cost to repair.
March 14, 1990 |
George Eugene Ganley, production manager for a Philadelphia advertising firm, died Sunday. He was 47 and lived in Springfield, Delaware County. Ganley was production manager at William Jenkins Advertising Inc., where he had been employed for nearly 30 years. Ganley began working for the company part time while he was a sophomore in high school. He was named production manager in the early 1960s. "He was well respected for his speed, precision and accuracy in the advertising and printing industries," said a Jenkins spokesperson.
February 1, 1988 |
A running sampler of the current work of Philadelphia-based black playwrights is being presented in three installments this month under the auspices of the Play Works Co., the non-profit playwriting collective. "The Good Ones Are Always in Love," by Clay Goss, a black comedy about love and infidelity, may be seen in a workshop production at the Walnut Street Theatre on Feb. 8. Admission is $5, curtain at 8 p.m. A full-length two-character work by Bruce Newman, as yet untitled, is scheduled for 8 p.m. on Feb. 16 at the Philadelphia Art Alliance, 251 S. 18th St. Admission is $6. Rufus Caleb's adaptation of Jean Toomer's Harlem renaissance novel, "Cane," will unfold in a workshop production at 8 p.m., Feb. 22, at the Painted Bride Art Center, 230 Vine St. Admission is $5. The Play Works Co. is auditioning for its acting company, "The Specials," from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday.
February 27, 2012 |
Edna H. Jones, 73, a managing editor at the Chilton publishing firm in Radnor from 1987 to 1997, died Wednesday, Feb. 15, of lung cancer at Bishop White Lodge of Cathedral Village, the retirement community in Upper Roxborough. She had lived in Flourtown from 1991 before moving to Andorra in 2011. Born in Hazleton, Pa., Miss Jones graduated from Hazleton Senior High School in 1956 and earned a bachelor's degree in English literature at Dickinson College in 1960. After working as an assistant editor at the Ware Bros.
July 15, 2016 |
Aniston: I'm fed up! Even a woman of Jennifer Aniston 's experience and clout gets upset by gossip, as she writes in the Huffington Post. Aniston, 47, says she's replying to persistent rumors she's pregnant - because she looks a bit plump. "For the record, I am not pregnant. What I am is fed up," writes Aniston, whose last film, Garry Marshall' s Mother's Day , was met with harsh reviews. "I'm fed up with the sport-like scrutiny and body-shaming that occurs daily. . . . If I am some kind of symbol to some people out there, then clearly I am an example of the lens through which we, as a society, view our mothers, daughters, sisters, wives, female friends and colleagues.
August 4, 1998 |
Johnny Stilley Jr., a dedicated churchman and home team fan who made his mark wherever he went, died Saturday of cancer. He was 49 and had lived in Cedarhurst for about 13 years. Stilley was most recently a caseworker for the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare, a position he held since 1990. But the dapper deacon spent most of his career as a manager or salesman in various clothing stores and he had the wardrobe to prove it. His eye for fashion, class and detail also served him well during the late 1970s to mid-'80s when he and two partners operated Charisma I, a Center City theatrical and modeling agency.