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July 6, 1998 | By Mike Pascual-Zebe, FOR THE INQUIRER
Whether you are people-watching at a South Street sidewalk cafe, lounging under a beach umbrella in Atlantic City, or buying water ice or hot dogs from a Philadelphia street vendor, you can thank S. Frankford & Sons Inc. for the pool of shade that takes the edge off a sweltering summer day. The venerable and scrappy Philadelphia company supplies table umbrellas to John's 606 Bar & Grill, at Third and South Streets; beach umbrellas to the Showboat...
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May 14, 1989 | Special to The Inquirer / LINDA JOHNSON
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. While last week's rain was a welcome relief for the region's concerns about drought, it played havoc with motorists at the intersection of Creek and Brownsville Roads in Lower Southampton near Neshaminy Creek.
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April 4, 1989 | SUSAN WINTERS / DAILY NEWS
A pedestrian makes her way across Welcome Park, 2nd and Chestnut, today.
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July 7, 1989 | ANDREA MIHALIK/ DAILY NEWS
Lois Geehr (above) of Flourtown and Erik Johnke (right), representing Planned Parenthood, were among about 200 abortion rights demonstrators who rallied in the rain outside City Hall yesterday. The demonstrators vowed to take the offensive against anti-abortion groups and legislators who would curtail abortions.
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June 1, 1992 | BY ANDREA MIHALIK/ DAILY NEWS
Regular visitors to Ninth Street in South Philadelphia know you don't need a special festival to have fun at the Italian Market. Every day is a festival. Yesterday, though, was the official festival, featuring plenty of food, games and other atttractions. Not even the rain - a regular weekend event in these parts, it seems - could keep visitors away from this Philadelphia treasure.
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October 9, 1998 | By Andrew Rice, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
The details seemed overwhelming as Mike English tried to complete preparations this week for Haverford Township Day, a local festival that swelled to nearly 20,000 people last year. As two telephones rang Wednesday, the assistant township manager explained how he was still trying to contact parade marchers and entertainers. And, he added, "I'm praying for rain today and tomorrow, because the key to everything is this storm system going through. " Rain or no rain, the show will go on tomorrow, getting under way with the inaugural 5-kilometer race at 8:30 a.m. Then, at 10:30, comes the day's highlight: a two-hour parade, which will muster at the Manoa Shopping Center and march down Eagle and Darby Roads, rolling past a reviewing stand at the Skatium.
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November 2, 1988 | G. LOIE GROSSMANN/ DAILY NEWS
Andy DeVos stoops in his parka on a rain-slick sidewalk near Independence Hall yesterday as he and his horse, Burke, wait for somebody to buy a carriage ride.
NEWS
September 27, 1990 | Special to The Inquirer / H. RUMPH JR
At Fischers Park in Towamencin Township, a group of music students studying under the Suzuki method gathered Saturday for a performance, despite the rain. Under the method, a child learns to play along with a parent, and they practice together daily.
NEWS
May 3, 1990 | Special to The Inquirer / JILL ANNA GREENBERG
More than 65 runners turned out in the rain Sunday to compete in a 10- kilometer race promoting awareness of child abuse. The race, held at Temple University's Ambler campus, was sponsored by the Wissahickon Valley Chamber of Commerce. Games, toys and clothing were collected for the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
NEWS
September 26, 1989 | ANDREA MIHALIK/ DAILY NEWS
In a scene that's all too familiar this month, a pedestrian stands under an umbrella during a shower last week. Snoopy's friend, Woodstock (hanging out at 15th and Market streets), no doubt enjoys the occasional birdbath. But sorry, Charlie Brown, and all you other wet urban dwellers: It's going to rain again today. Weather details on Page 18.
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July 19, 2015 | By Jen A. Miller, For The Inquirer
When John L. Parker, Jr. self-published Once a Runner in 1978, he had a good feeling about his novel - even if traditional publishing didn't. "I had faith in the book all those years that the world of publishing just didn't understand it," he said. "I figured sooner or later somebody would see the light. " They did - after the book become a cult classic, was dubbed "the best novel ever written about running" by Runner's World, and original copies sold for hundreds of dollars on eBay.
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June 29, 2015 | By Madeline R. Conway, Inquirer Staff Writer
Chanting "black lives matter" and the names of the victims of the fatal shootings in Charleston, S.C., about 80 protesters braved the wind and rain Saturday in a two-mile march along Broad Street. After the Rev. Mark Tyler of Philadelphia's Mother Bethel A.M.E. led a prayer for the nine victims, the group walked in the southbound lanes from Broad and Erie to Cecil B. Moore Avenue under a police escort as traffic crept behind. The marchers carried nine posters with photographs of the victims, but the demonstration went beyond the June 17 incident at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in downtown Charleston.
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June 29, 2015
The Phillies attempted to brave the weather and ended up losing that battle. Saturday's game with the Washington Nationals at Citizens Bank Park that began at 3:05 p.m. lasted just an inning and a half, with no score. After a 1-hour, 27-minute rain delay, the game was postponed. The teams will play a single-admission doubleheader on Sunday beginning at 1:05 p.m. (Sunday's game was originally scheduled to start at 1:35.) Fans holding tickets to Saturday's postponed game may exchange them for tickets to any remaining home games this year, including Sunday's doubleheader.
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June 29, 2015 | By David O'Reilly, Inquirer Staff Writer
Michael Vesey, a 10-year-old who loves baseball, wants to share the "book" he's written about his dad. Handwritten, it fits on a sheet of lined notebook paper. "On Oct. 13, 2004, I was born," he reads aloud. His mother, Kelly, and three teenage sisters are seated around the granite kitchen counter of their spacious Bucks County home. "It was the best day of my life, and the first," he reads. His sisters giggle. Michael waits, unabashed. "As the years passed, my dad was always there with me," he goes on. "He taught me the sport I love with a tee-ball set. He taught humility and love and passion, all things important in my life.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 20, 2015 | By Robert Strauss, For The Inquirer
You're at the Shore and there is some rain. You could be back in the city sweating it out, so we only feel for you so much. Still, we're always here to help you dash through the drops and on to something Shore-wonderful. It may not be raining this weekend but it's always good to have some ideas in your back pocket. There she is No Kardashian she, but a big butt nonetheless: That's Lucy the Elephant (9200 Atlantic Ave., Margate, N.J., 609-823-6473, www.lucytheelephant.org )
NEWS
May 29, 2015 | By Evan Cross, Inquirer Staff Writer
When scattered thunderstorms delayed the start of the game for 90 minutes, Great Valley's girls' lacrosse team didn't spend the extra time stressing out. The players relaxed and had fun with each other. "They're friends on and off the field," Great Valley coach Kim Wenger said. "They're teammates first. That hour that they killed, they were going crazy and having a great time. " It paid off, as the Patriots scored the first goal of the game less than 90 seconds after it began and never relinquished the lead.
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May 19, 2015 | By Dick Jerardi, Daily News Columnist
BALTIMORE - A hot, muggy spring day had begun to cool late Saturday afternoon as the area around Pimlico darkened and a breeze blew through the old racetrack grounds. It was 5:35 p.m. when Kentucky Derby winner American Pharoah emerged from the stakes barn to get his prerace bath, a ritual that would quickly prove unnecessary. The 140th Preakness, which attracted a record 131,680, was about to get an unwanted visit from the skies, which went black as the eight horses were wandering about the grass course 15 minutes before the 6:18 post time.
NEWS
March 30, 2015
ISSUE | RANDOM ACTS Kind stranger in rain Philadelphia was truly the city of brotherly love last week. My wife, 88, and I, 94, were walking to a medical appointment on 10th Street near Walnut when it began to rain. A young woman saw us and gave my wife her own umbrella, saying, "You better take this. " My wife and I were shocked at such consideration from a stranger. When my wife demurred, the woman said that she could always replace the umbrella. We may never see this kind soul again, but we hope she sees this message of gratitude.
SPORTS
March 22, 2015 | By Jen A. Miller, For The Inquirer
Last Saturday, I stood on my porch, hit the button on my GPS watch to tell it to locate a satellite, and sighed. It was not a glorious spring day. No, I stared at a street soaked by a downpour. These are not ideal conditions in which to run, and I could have retreated to a treadmill. But my sister was running her first marathon that day in the rain, and was glad to have trained in the rain. It helps you prepare for any races on days when water dumps out of the sky. I've been there before, in training runs and in races.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 17, 2015 | By Jenny DeHuff
I ALMOST bumbled it in a column last week - the identity of that tall, handsome, stationary, brown fella outside the Prince Music Theater on Chestnut Street near Broad. In a Twitter poll I did yesterday, I asked some DN gossip followers to answer this question to the best of their knowledge: Just who is that lanky bronze man who is clearly attempting to either a) hail you a cab or b) shield you from the rain and open the door of the theater for you? The answer may surprise you. It did, me. And not one responder to my poll got it right, either.
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