July 6, 1998 |
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...
May 14, 1989 |
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.
April 4, 1989 |
A pedestrian makes her way across Welcome Park, 2nd and Chestnut, today.
July 7, 1989 |
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.
June 1, 1992 |
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.
October 9, 1998 |
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.
November 2, 1988 |
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.
September 27, 1990 |
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.
May 3, 1990 |
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.
September 26, 1989 |
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.