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May 4, 1990 | By Scott Heimer, Daily News Staff Writer Staff writer Kurt Heine contributed to this report
Buffy, Muffy and most of the Main Line corralled behind bars? It could happen. Residents of Easttown and Tredyffrin townships - site of the famous Devon Horse Show and Country Fair - have narrowly voted to prohibit any "games of chance" in their territories. And authorities have warned horse show operators that they could be arrested if they stage any "games of chance" or sell chances as they usually do - to raise money for Bryn Mawr Hospital at the May 24-June 2 event this year.
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February 16, 1990 | By Michael D. Schaffer, Inquirer Staff Writer
St. Thomas-Good Counsel parochial school, which straddles the boundary between one township that forbids raffles and another that allows them, got approval yesterday for its claim to a place on the gaming side of the line. Delaware County District Attorney William H. Ryan Jr. upheld the county treasurer's decision to issue a raffle license to the Bryn Mawr school. Ryan said that his office conducted "a lengthy investigation" and found "no errors or omissions in the application" for the raffle license.
NEWS
February 2, 1990 | By Michael D. Schaffer, Inquirer Staff Writer
St. Thomas-Good Counsel parochial school in Bryn Mawr stands, as it has for years, solid as a fortress. But without moving, the school has changed its address - at least, on one important piece of paper - and sparked another round in a controversy that led some parents to pull their children out of the school in September. On its stationery, the school gives its address as Pennswood Road in Lower Merion Township, Montgomery County. But when school officials applied to the treasurer of Delaware County in October for a license to run a raffle, they gave the school's address as 575 Lancaster Ave. in Haverford Township, Delaware County.
NEWS
May 19, 1989 | By Tom Linafelt, Special to The Inquirer
A red Corvette is the stuff of dreams and legends. But those who tried to win their dream car - price tag $38,000 - in a raffle sponsored by the Brandywine Hospital and Trauma Center in Chester County just ran out of luck. U.S. postal authorities shut down the raffle at the end of last week, saying the hospital had violated the federal law that bars lotteries by mail. Brandywine officials said yesterday that they had received about 3,200 entries at $10 each for the contest and now were faced with returning the money to the entrants.
NEWS
October 27, 2009 | Inquirer staff
Just about anybody - people who live in the area and who do not work for the City of Philadelphia - has a chance for a drawing for World Series tickets, courtesy of Mayor Nutter. But they have only until 5 this afternoon to get in the raffle. The rules are simple: send an e-mail to phillymayor@gmail.com by the 5 p.m. deadline, and include your name, address and telephone number. That's all. Two pairs of tickets for each of the upcoming games at Citizens Bank Park are up for grabs.
NEWS
February 25, 1988 | By George Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
The party's over. That was the word yesterday from Robert F. Simone, defense attorney for reputed mob boss Nicodemo "Little Nicky" Scarfo, who may or may not have been the intended beneficiary of a now-canceled fund-raising event and raffle put together by some of his friends. "I don't understand what all the hoopla was about," Simone said yesterday, after two days of publicity led to the abrupt cancellation of a private party scheduled for next Tuesday at Enchante, a Cherry Hill nightclub.
NEWS
November 9, 1988 | By Daniel Rubin, Inquirer Staff Writer
Ed Howard was calling Ottsville on the speaker phone. "Mr. Gidlewski?" "Speaking . . . " "You are the winner of $10,000. This is Ed Howard and this is no joke. . . . " The crush of sleepless campaign workers, reporters and television camera crews closed in expectantly on the phone yesterday morning, waiting for A.C. Gidlewski to take in his good fortune. "You're not pulling my leg, are you?" Former state Sen. Edward L. Howard's $10,000 giveaway ended with a pleasant surprise for the candidate and the staff who challenged U.S. Rep. Peter H. Kostmayer, the Democrat who represents the Eighth Congressional District, which includes Bucks County and part of Montgomery County.
NEWS
May 15, 1994 | By Pauline Pinard Bogaert, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
There was nothing hazy at Hazy Hill on a beautiful, clear evening recently as several hundred people gathered for a raffle and silent auction party sponsored by the Radnor Hunt Race Committee. Hazy Hill is the Malvern home of Anne and Matt Hamilton, and the couple's children were involved in part of the festivities May 5. Sam Hamilton, 8, shuttled people up to the house in a golf cart, while his 5-year-old brother, Crawford - with the help of adults - directed cars to proper parking locations.
NEWS
August 7, 2007
Brian and Kelly Jackson said they weren't having much luck selling their $800,000 house in Milford, Pa., home, so they hit on a plan - why not raffle it off? Because that would be illegal, the state replied. The Jacksons developed a Web site for the home and two other properties, in Quakertown and Lansdale. The site went up July 27 allowing people to buy raffle tickets for the homes, which range in asking price from $265,000 to $800,000. The winner would pay taxes and transfer fees, but the raffle would cover the mortgage payment and also provide $2 from each $100 and $200 ticket to charity.
NEWS
May 17, 2013 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
An AR-15 rifle - with a big boost from a controversy - has helped the Chester County Sheriff's Department raise more than $20,000 for its K9 unit. But the man who won the rifle in a raffle said it is unlikely a single shot will ever be fired from his prize. Mike Ivey, who has owned an auto-repair shop in West Chester for 27 years, said he entered the raffle after hearing about it on a TV news program. And he's so proud of his prize that he plans to frame it and hang it on his wall, right next to his winning ticket.
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July 8, 2016 | By Mari A. Schaefer, STAFF WRITER
The Pennsylvania SPCA will be holding a fund-raising event in the memory of George Bengal, the shelter's director of Humane Law who died last month. "A Night for George" will be held July 15 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 732 Saint Andrew Road, in Philadelphia. Tickets are $50. Proceeds will go to the George Bengal Fund to End Animal Cruelty, which was created shortly before Bengal died from cancer. The event will include food from Revolution Taco, beverages from Tito's Handmade Vodka and Unibroue, a 50/50 raffle and raffle baskets.
SPORTS
March 1, 2016 | By Sam Carchidi, STAFF WRITER
Left winger Michael Raffl was relieved to sign a three-year contract extension Sunday. Raffl, 27, a versatile player who has also played center this season, could have been an unrestricted free agent July 1, and his name had been mentioned in trade rumors. "I've had easier times walking across the locker room," Raffl said Sunday, referring to how he felt after Saturday's 4-2 win over Arizona. "I didn't know if it was the last time putting on the Flyers jersey. " But then he reached terms Sunday on a deal that will have an annual salary-cap hit of $2.35 million.
NEWS
January 19, 2016 | By Melanie Burney, Staff Writer
St. Paul School principal William Robbins has a new mantra these days: Keep the struggling parish school strong. A year ago, it was a different story at the school in Burlington City, where the chorus among students and teachers was to save the school. Last January, the school successfully pulled off a frantic six-week campaign that raised more than $250,000 to keep its doors open for the current school year. Robbins hailed it a miracle. "It was kind of scary," said Student Council president Erin Turpin, 13, of Burlington Township.
SPORTS
October 26, 2015 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
In a scary-looking scene early in the second period Saturday night against the Rangers, Flyers top-line left winger Michael Raffl collapsed on the bench and had to be helped to the locker room. The Flyers would only call it an upper-body injury. Afterward, Flyers general manager Ron Hextall downplayed the injury. "He's fine. . . . He actually was cracking jokes," Hextall said. Hextall would not say whether Raffl had a concussion. On the shift before he had to leave the bench, Raffl was pursuing Jarret Stoll and inadvertently skated into the Ranger forward's left elbow, which appeared to hit him in the head.
SPORTS
March 20, 2015 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
CALGARY, Alberta - For most, the biggest item on the Flyers' wish list this summer is a stud left winger to skate alongside Claude Giroux and Jake Voracek. Ron Hextall joked last week no one was going to wave a magic wand and say, "OK, here's a 25-year-old Brett Hull, thank you very much. " No, that will not happen. But what if the Flyers already have a suitable first-line left winger who can bury goals from the feathery passes off the sticks of the team's two stars? His name is Michael Raffl.
SPORTS
February 17, 2015 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
BUFFALO - Michael Raffl says that he isn't quite 100 percent and that he is still getting his wind back after a long bout with pneumonia. On Sunday night, however, he breathed life into the Flyers' playoff hopes. Playing in his first game since Jan. 20, Raffl scored on a wraparound with 7 minutes, 15 seconds left to snap a 1-1 tie and lift the Flyers to a 2-1 win over hapless Buffalo at the First Niagara Center. The victory moved the Flyers to within five points of idle Boston for the last Eastern Conference playoff spot.
SPORTS
November 6, 2014 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Flyers received crushing news Wednesday: Michael Raffl, the emerging top-line left winger who shares the team lead with six goals, will miss six weeks because of an apparent foot injury he suffered blocking a third-period shot Tuesday in a 4-1 win over Edmonton. "He's been a huge part of our line and our team," right winger Jake Voracek said Wednesday after practice in Voorhees. "It's tough to see him go down, especially after the start he's had . . . but like I said, hockey injuries happen.
SPORTS
November 3, 2014 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
SUNRISE, Fla. - The Flyers' 4-4-2 October record wasn't spectacular by any means, but, considering their difficult schedule and their multitude of injuries, it was a respectable start. Respectable and, in some ways, encouraging. Encouraging because they beat quality teams like the Penguins and defending Stanley Cup champion Kings - even though their top three defensemen were unable to play because of injuries and ailments. Encouraging because they were competitive in almost every game, despite the fact that their No. 1 goalie, Steve Mason, failed to register an October win. Encouraging because right winger Jake Voracek is blossoming into a star, because the team has gotten more than anyone could have expected from defenseman Nick Schultz, goalie Ray Emery, and left winger Michael Raffl.
SPORTS
March 28, 2014 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
ONE YEAR AGO, Michael Raffl was living in near anonymity in Leksand - a quiet town of just 5,934 residents in the middle of freezing Sweden. Raffl led his Swedish Elite League team in scoring, but had not yet popped up on the NHL radar. Time was running out. He was already 24 years old, reaching the age where few players aren't considered "prospects" anymore. "You should have seen that place," Raffl said. "There was nothing going on. I couldn't even go to dinner at night, everything closed early.
SPORTS
February 2, 2014 | By FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. - When Michael Raffl was bumped from the first to fourth line earlier this week, Flyers coach Craig Berube was careful to point out the move was not a demotion. "He's been a good player," Berube said then. "Wherever he goes, people seem to play good around him. It'll be a better fourth line with him on it. " Raffl, 25, has provided Berube with some unexpected flexibility in his first half season in the NHL. Originally considered a player with a top-end skill set, Raffl has demonstrated an ability to play the all-important "elevator" role - meaning he can move up and down the lineup with ease.
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