February 17, 2002 |
Prom season will soon arrive, and the Diversity Club at Shawnee High School in Medford wants teens to be prepared. The club again seeks used prom dresses in good condition for its Cinderella Sale, which will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. March 11 in the high school cafeteria. Donated dressed should be clean with the size marked on a note card pinned to the dress. The dresses must also be on hangers. The club will use the proceeds to promote its mission of understanding, acceptance and unity within the Shawnee student body.
April 8, 2016 |
Donna Drummonds has spent each spring since 2009 shuttling Camden high school students to a prom dress giveaway held in central Jersey, to help them get outfits for the big dance. It's a 90-minute drive and a big time commitment, and this year she wasn't sure she was up to it. "Then one girl came to me and asked: 'Mrs. Drummonds, are you doing the dresses again this year? Because if you don't, I won't be able to go,' " Drummonds said. "It just melted my heart. And I said, yes, of course.
March 15, 2003 |
Prom dresses, a new dog, a pool table, a $150-a-week cocaine habit. "I just couldn't stop shopping," a Cherry Hill woman told a federal judge demanding to know what happened to the cash she and her supervisor embezzled from her employer, a pie-plate manufacturer. Judge Jerome B. Simandle yesterday postponed sentencing Gail Mariano, 38, on two counts of bank fraud until he learned more about where the money went. "I need to know what happened to a million dollars," Simandle said.
January 29, 2013 |
IF YOU GAVE Helen Banks a needle and thread, you'd be advised to get out of her way. She could make anything with those simple tools. Clothing, of course, including men's and women's suits, prom dresses to make a girl the belle of the ball, draperies, bedding, wedding dresses - you name it. For a time, she designed and sewed bedding for the former Strawbridge & Clothier department store. Helen Banks, who worked for a number of clothing manufacturers in the city - including Foster Brothers Men's Clothing, from which she retired - a devoted churchwoman and loving family matriarch, died Friday.
April 30, 1994 |
Mayfair folks are working hard to raise a happy ending from the ashes of a bridal salon in their neighborhood. When a Molotov cocktail set fire to Mary's Bridal & Formal Salon in the 7200 block of Frankford Avenue early Tuesday, wedding gowns and prom formals went up in smoke. Throughout the day Wednesday, women stood before the shop and fretted. But by yesterday, brides were being fitted at a small printing shop and high school girls were selecting prom gowns at two local banks.
March 25, 1993 |
As she modeled the $1,200 wedding gown she will wear on May 15, Kristine Konschak, 21, talked about practicality and saving money. She could do that. She plans to rent the ornate satin gown with puffed sleeves - for $250. "I'm saving myself about $1,000 that I can put toward something else," said Konschak, of Newtown Township. She was being interviewed at Formals Etc. last week by a field producer for ABC's Good Morning America. The interview with Konschak will be part of a segment on ways to cut wedding expenses.
June 6, 2012 |
And now, the names of four of the hardest-working women on any stage in Philadelphia and, currently, maybe anywhere. They are Kat Borrelli, Laura Catlaw, Colleen Hazlett, and Janet Rowley, and together they become a gal-group of singers called the Marvelous Wonderettes, each night on the top floor of the Adrienne Theatre. There, 11th Hour Theatre Company is presenting a show by the same name. Actually, it's not all that much of a show in the first half, but The Marvelous Wonderettes is one heck of a concert throughout.
May 1, 1997 |
Zakiyyah Watson, 17, couldn't help admiring her own reflection. Before her eyes was a glamorous image, her own size 4 figure encased in a black, stretchy, one-shoulder gown that didn't miss a curve. The gown, by Tadashi, was slit dangerously high along one leg and was bare in back, save for four white straps strung from shoulder to waist. "Wow," cooed her classmate and friend Daisha Gregory, 17. "You look hot yourself," shot back Watson, gazing at Gregory's equally provocative dress, a black, body-hugging sheath with flesh peeking through sheer insets.
May 16, 2012 |
In high school, he was the guy who shaved his head in solidarity with a buddy who was going through chemo, then let the hair grow back in a mohawk. She was the girl who never wore a dress. So when Tom Burrows and Meghan Connolly showed up at the 2006 Cheltenham High School prom — he in a white tux and spectator shoes, dark hair in glossy spikes; she in a black spaghetti-strap gown with white accents, fingernails tipped in ebony lacquer — they made a striking pair. They also caught the eye of photographer Mary Ellen Mark, who included a photo of Burrows and Connolly in her new book, Prom, published in April.
July 14, 2008 |
After a quickie courtship and a minor face-lift, the 70-year-old dowager of designer duds at discount prices known as Ideal Clothing has a new lease on life. After reading in a newspaper article about the imminent closing of Ideal, where generations of women headed for the perfect prom, wedding and cocktail-party outfits, two Gloucester County entrepreneurs have kept it open. The store's previous owner, Bruce Rosenwasser, of Vineland, died in March at 54, and no one in his family wanted to take over the business.