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ENTERTAINMENT
June 17, 2011 | By Victoria Donohoe, For The Inquirer
Taking a bold leap beyond the gallery's regular roster of twin-bill solo exhibitions is Gross McLeaf's far-reaching display "American Landscape: Coast to Coast. " Its nine featured painters cover the subject handily. Ann Lofquist has an especially commanding presence here, and not just because she works large; she seems at home painting whatever landscape moves her. And her work on view spans the continent - from ancient sycamore and oak trees in a California pasture and a fascinating, wide-angle dawn overview of a Ventura County valley to an equally awesome, understated Maine snow scene - and reveals the breadth of her talent.
NEWS
April 9, 1992 | By Karen McAllister, SPECIAL TO THE INQUIRER
Phoenixville's Administration, Policy and Police Committee unanimously voted last Thursday to order Borough Manager Bill McCauley to set salary ranges for the finance director and public-works director. The move was taken in an effort to prevent fights over salaries when candidates are considered for openings. The borough council approved a salary range of $30,000 to $40,000 for the code-enforcement director in February, after extensive heated debate. Haggling over how much to pay a code-enforcement director three days before the position was filled led Phoenixville council members last week to order McCauley to conduct a survey on how much all department heads should be paid.
NEWS
August 16, 1990 | By Jeff McGaw, Special to The Inquirer
All was quiet in the Horsham Council chambers Tuesday night, but such complacency before Saturday's public hearing on the proposed building of two firing ranges at the Naval Air Station has some council members worried. "If they (the public) have concerns, that is the time to express them, not three months from now at a council meeting," said Council President James F. Owens. Residents have spoken up at previous meetings. Councilman Eugene F. McGill, who will not be at the meeting because of a planned vacation, has some concerns about noise at the firing ranges based on those noted by the Montgomery County Planning Commission in a report issued July 5. He said he hoped that more citizens would attend the meeting Saturday than the six who attended the council meeting Tuesday.
NEWS
June 14, 2004 | By Bethany Klein FOR THE INQUIRER
English singer Dido apologized to the audience at the Tower Theater on Friday for bringing the wet and dreary weather of her home to Philadelphia. But based on the mood inside the venue, and the number of times "I love you" was shouted at the stage, fans were unfazed by the atypical early-June chill. Contrary to the mellow pop of Dido's hits, including "Thank You" - famously sampled by Eminem for the chorus of "Stan" - and the more recent "White Flag," much of the singer's material possesses a strong club aspect, ranging stylistically from mesmerizing trip-hop to flamboyant '80s-informed dance tracks.
BUSINESS
June 18, 2016 | By Harold Brubaker, STAFF WRITER
Prices for direct cremation after death ranged from $700 to $3,535 at Philadelphia area funeral homes, according to a survey released Thursday by the tax-exempt Funeral Consumers Alliance of Greater Philadelphia. The survey of 125 funeral homes also found that prices for immediate burial, which does not require embalming, ranged from $900 to $7,138. The median price, which means that half were more and half were less, was $2,375. The goal of the survey, conducted by volunteers who sometimes had a hard time obtaining price lists from funeral homes, is to help consumers price-shop for funeral services.
NEWS
July 5, 1990 | By Peter J. Shelly, Special to The Inquirer
The public has until next Friday to let the Air Force know how it feels about plans to build two firing ranges at the Willow Grove Naval Air Station, but according to Horsham Township officials, there is little that can be done to stop the proposal from becoming a reality. The U.S. Air Force Reserve wants to build two firing ranges at the station. The ranges, one for small arms, the other for machine gun training, would be built on 3.5 acres near Horsham and Norristown Roads. Reservists now have to travel to Fort Dix in New Jersey for training.
NEWS
April 30, 2007 | By A.D. Amorosi FOR THE INQUIRER
Last week Live Nation/Electric Factory Concerts turned ye old TLA on South Street into the Fillmore Philadelphia at The TLA. They put up chandeliers, re-did floors. It looked good. Somebody mentioned they would give away apples at the door. Didn't see any. But it was dark, and an apple's not a thing you focus on. Fillmore? That was the name the late Bill Graham - concert promoter, manager, mensch - gave to legendary venues: first in San Francisco, then in New York City, between 1965 and 1968.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 29, 2006 | By Dan DeLuca INQUIRER MUSIC CRITIC
Regina Spektor calls herself a "commitment-phobe. " When it comes to music, that is. "Let's say that I get accepted into being a pop singer," says the 26-year-old pianist who plays the Electric Factory on Saturday, talking on the phone at her Manhattan apartment. "There are too many country, and gospel, and hip-hop, and funk, and classical tendencies that I tend to. There are too many limitations. So I can't just be a pop singer. " And on Begin to Hope, the Russian-born songwriter's stylistically wide-ranging fourth album, she's not. She's some sort of classically trained, indie-rock, cabaret troubadour, with a propensity to write lyrics about Guns N' Roses songs and finding human teeth on the streets of New York.
BUSINESS
August 3, 2005 | By Wendy Tanaka INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Foot traffic at the nation's malls has been declining. But a King of Prussia start-up is trying to help shopping centers bounce back with basketball shooting ranges. So far, Mall Ball L.P. has installed an enclosed basketball range in the Gallery at Market East mall in Center City and Prince Georges Mall outside Washington. Mall Ball's founder and chief executive officer, James Lesser, said his company had commitments to outfit 100 malls by the end of February. "Malls are looking at entertainment as a way to reinvigorate attendance and sales," Lesser said.
NEWS
August 4, 1994 | By Edward A. Robinson, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
After listening to township residents lambaste the noise and safety policies of a local gun club, the West Marlborough Board of Supervisors has indicated it will adopt an ordinance restricting when people can shoot in the township. Handing the Southern Chester County Sportsmen's and Farmers' Association an apparent defeat, the three-member board voted unanimously Tuesday night to add two measures to the proposed West Marlborough Township Shooting Ordinance, which has been available to residents for a month, and to adopt the ordinance at its next meeting, on Sept.
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August 11, 2016 | By Tommy Rowan, STAFF WRITER
A 21-year-old man accidentally shot and killed himself Tuesday night at a North Philadelphia gun range, police said. The shooting happened around 7 p.m. at the Gun Range, 542 N. Percy Street, police said. Authorities said the man suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest after the gun he was cleaning unexpectedly fired. The shooting was deemed accidental. Police said Wednesday that the man was apparently handling the gun as if it were jammed when the firearm went off. The man, whose name has not yet been released, was pronounced dead at Hahnemann University Hospital at 7:34 p.m. Tuesday.
NEWS
July 31, 2016 | By Carolyn Hax, Advice Columnist
Question: I'm a guy in my 40s, married with three kids. My best friend/college buddy married a few years back, had his first kid a year ago. We're practically brothers. Talk all the time. But due to family obligations, we don't get together much. His wife shows zero interest in having a relationship with my family despite my being a longtime friend of her husband's. When I try to arrange something, they're always "busy" or we live "too far" (30 miles away). Yet his wife will drag him and his daughter to all sorts of events and get-togethers - with her friends.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 9, 2016 | By Carolyn Hax, Advice Columnist
Question: I am secure in the fact that I don't want kids, and at 35 and very single, I have learned how to be alone without feeling lonely. I date when I want to, but don't make that my focus. I've been successful at work and recently expanded my hobbies by starting my own website and creating a community of people around that. In short, I usually know what I need to do to fix feelings that don't feel good. However, I can't get past this feeling of sadness of losing friends. At this point, all of my friends have different priorities.
BUSINESS
June 18, 2016 | By Harold Brubaker, STAFF WRITER
Prices for direct cremation after death ranged from $700 to $3,535 at Philadelphia area funeral homes, according to a survey released Thursday by the tax-exempt Funeral Consumers Alliance of Greater Philadelphia. The survey of 125 funeral homes also found that prices for immediate burial, which does not require embalming, ranged from $900 to $7,138. The median price, which means that half were more and half were less, was $2,375. The goal of the survey, conducted by volunteers who sometimes had a hard time obtaining price lists from funeral homes, is to help consumers price-shop for funeral services.
NEWS
June 13, 2016 | By Al Haas, Staff Writer
Allow your tears of sympathy to rain down for poor, dear diesel. Verily, may those tears be of Old Testament volume, sufficient to float Noah's cabin cruiser. The diesel pleasure car engine is a great idea that can't seem to catch a break. It looked as if the petrol crises of the '70s and '80s were going to finally popularize these economical, high-torque engines in this country, but then cold-weather starting woes and GM's lousy V-8 diesel conversion sentenced them to a protracted near-death experience.
REAL_ESTATE
May 9, 2016 | By Alan J. Heavens, Staff Writer
One in a continuing series spotlighting real estate markets in the region's communities. You hear it at least several times an hour on the radio: an announcer giving the current temperature at Philadelphia International Airport. You probably ask yourself: Who cares? No one lives at the airport, right? Wrong. Well, sort of wrong. PHL may have no human full-time residents, but its international terminal, the western end of the airfield, and runways 9L/27R and 9R/27L are in Tinicum Township, Delaware County.
SPORTS
February 27, 2016 | By Mike Kern, Staff Writer
Drexel can't shoot. The numbers don't fib. Going into Thursday night against Delaware at the Daskalakis Center, the Dragons were converting 38.7 percent from anywhere, 32.3 from three. So it wasn't unusual when they were 11 for 32 in the first half, 1 for 12 from deep. But it was a really big deal when they went 14 for 21, 4 for 6 in the final 20 minutes. And maybe not coincidently, they were able to turn a one-point intermission deficit into a 74-64 win, which gave them their first winning streak since last season.
SPORTS
February 3, 2016 | By Keith Pompey, STAFF WRITER
The transition of Isaiah Canaan from point guard to shooting guard is becoming an increasingly effective move for the 76ers. Although he is undersized for the position, Canaan is thriving as a long-range threat in the Sixers' up-tempo, pick-and-roll offense. The 6-foot, 201-pound Canaan stays positioned at the three-point line as point guard Ish Smith maneuvers around defenders. Smith has three options - shoot the ball, find power forward/center Nerlens Noel for an alley-oop or dish to someone in the perimeter.
REAL_ESTATE
December 28, 2015 | By Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate Writer
One in a continuing series spotlighting real estate markets in the region's communities. If you live in Northampton, and your house is for sale, and you're considering taking it off the market until the spring, think again. There are already more prospective buyers than there are listings in this Bucks County community. And real estate agents like Sharon Ermel Spadaccini of Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Fox & Roach Realtors, in New Hope, want to keep inventory intact when they can. "Don't you dare," she warns sellers who think that properties remaining on the market during the holidays and in early winter will look stale.
NEWS
December 25, 2015 | By Sofiya Ballin, Staff Writer
Before we're even born, while our bodies are still forming muscle and we grow our first strands of hair, one of the first questions people ask around four or five months of pregnancy is: Is it a boy or a girl? Should the booties, the nursery, the socks be pink or blue? And on social media, that most democratic space (supposedly), you have your Man Crush Monday (#MCM) or Woman Crush Wednesday (#WCW). Pink or blue? Twenty-three-year-old Keyonis Johnson founded the hashtag #ThouCrushThursday on Instagram and Tumblr.
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