April 26, 2015 |
Jacob Hafer was in a hurry on Friday. He wanted to get the Berks Catholic 4x100 relay team off to a fast start in its race at the 121st Penn Relays. He also wanted to get back to the Reading area in time to prepare for his senior prom. Hafer has a busy life. A good life. A miraculous life. "Someone died so I could live," Hafer said in a stark and poignant description of his special place in this world as the recipient of a heart transplant. Hafer, a thoughtful 19-year-old, will be the first to say that every day is special for him. But some days are more special than others.
April 25, 2015 |
Allison Warner bought a vowel. The letters on the makeshift Wheel of Fortune tiles spelled out "PROM?" Warner pointed to herself in surprise as her face broke into a smile. And she said yes. Warner, a senior at West Chester Rustin High School, was emceeing the Sir Rustin pageant in front of about 200 students last week when her cohost, senior Liam Doyle, turned the event's intermission into Warner's own Wheel episode. "Nowadays, you need to find a creative way to ask. It can't just be 'Do you want to go to prom?
April 24, 2015 |
Q:I've always allowed my kids' friends to stay over. That's just the way I was raised. My parents let me and my sisters have sleepovers for our birthdays. My middle daughter, who is 17, came out to us late last year. We are close, but I wasn't expecting this. Her dad and I told her we still loved her and accepted her. But here's why I'm writing. She wants her girlfriend, who's a college freshman, to stay over after her prom because they plan on going to the beach the next day. It will save her a trip.
April 21, 2015 |
NEW YORK GIANTS offensive tackle Justin Pugh , originally of Bucks County, returned to the Keystone State this weekend to give some love back to his hometown. The 2013 NFL first-round draft pick, standing at 6 feet 4 inches and hailing from Holland, Pa., donned his best black tie for the Autism Cares Foundation's sixth annual Gala and Silent Auction. It was Saturday at the Spring Mill Manor, in Ivyland, about 25 miles north of Philadelphia. "I am fortunate life has been good to me, and I would like to give back to the Bucks County community that has always supported me," Pugh said.
February 28, 2015 |
Lillie Nelson Wells, 66, of Wenonah, a former Inquirer and Philadelphia Daily News production administrative assistant who from 2006 to 2012 headed the Southern New Jersey chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, died of cancer Monday, Feb. 23, at home. Founded in 1981, the national organization promotes "leadership development and gender equity in the areas of health, education, and economic empowerment," its website states. It now has 60 chapters in 28 states. In 2001, the Southern New Jersey chapter received its charter from the national organization.
January 11, 2015 |
Quade Green picked up an offer from Maryland on Saturday. On Friday, he added one from Lansdale Catholic. Erin Brokans, who plays for Lansdale Catholic's girls' basketball team, asked Neumann-Goretti's star sophomore guard to the prom while he was attempting a free throw during the visiting Saints' 75-44 Catholic League boys' basketball victory. Green remained stone-faced and made the shot. He finished with 20 points, 7 assists and 4 steals. When the game ended he found Brokans amid Lansdale Catholic's rowdy cheering section.
October 13, 2014 |
Hello there They had known of each other since the sixth grade. Then in junior year at Upper Moreland High School, Ryan, out of nowhere, really wanted to know all about Caitlin. He told his friend Dan, who was dating Caitlin's friend Colleen. Dan thought it could work, and so did their friends Jeff and Justine. Justine approached Caitlin, suggesting that the two of them and Jeff and Ryan would all go together - no pressure! - to Friendly's on a February 2006 Friday night, after Ryan's basketball game.
June 5, 2014 |
Before her senior prom at Germantown Academy in April, Allison Moise had a fairly typical to-do list: Find the perfect dress, figure out what to do with her hair, and hit the tanning salon for some unseasonable bronze color - a school-dance ritual she has stuck to since she was 15 or 16 years old. But while nervous dates and inedible catered meals may never go away, pre-prom tanning is one tradition that could be on its way out in Pennsylvania....
May 29, 2014 |
ACTOR DAVID MORSE wants to take you to the prom. The "Hack" actor, who lives in the area, was spotted at the Pennsbury High School prom last week. LevittownNow.com reported that Morse was interested in making a movie about Pennsbury's crazy prom high jinks. For those not in the know, the Bucks County school has a notoriously tricked-out prom. Art students mural-ize the entire school and students arrive on elaborate floats of their own making. Morse has done his part to bring films to the Philadelphia area.
May 6, 2014 |
CARLY MONZO 'S prom date was a good sport when she ditched him for another guy at this weekend's soiree. In fact, he thanked her for the slight later. Why? It helps when the other guy is two-time Olympic gold medalist Shaun White . Monzo, a senior at Mount St. Joseph Academy, in Flourtown, made a video asking White to accompany her to her senior prom, using a camera by GoPro, one of White's sponsors, and posted it to video-sharing site Vimeo. "I didn't know that Shaun would be there until they dropped the curtain on the stage," Monzo told me about her surprise.