February 27, 2016 |
After 20 years of touring with Lord of the Dance , Michael Flatley, 57, is hanging up his dancing shoes. He's retiring after one last tour, Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games, hitting the Wells Fargo Center on Sunday. This might be Flatley's last time performing in Philadelphia, and he'll miss the area. "We would start in Philadelphia or New Jersey because we knew the audiences were great," Flatley said. "They're a learned audience. They've seen so many things before. You get a truth in their response.
February 26, 2016
OPEN LETTER to Ryan Howard: Dear Ryan: I love you. Most Philadelphia baseball fans still love you, but some feel you are close to overstaying your welcome. Retire, Ryan. Please. You are one of two remnants of the glorious 2008 championship team that ended Philadelphia's humiliating, 25-year championship drought, bringing us psychological and emotional relief. You gave us j-o-y. Others we loved - Cole Hamels, Brad Lidge, Jamie Moyer, Jimmy Rollins, Chase Utley, Pat Burrell, Shane Victorino, Jayson Werth, Matt Stairs - have moved on to one greener pasture or another.
February 23, 2016 |
John Miller tells a good story. Charismatic, kind, and genial, he is the type of guy you sit down to have a conversation with and lose track of time. There is one story he tells about his wife, Emily, and the start of his career at Mount St. Joseph. It was a day after an initial meeting with Magic athletic director Janet Columbro and hours after a second one in which Columbro offered Miller the head coaching job of the girls' basketball team. When he returned to his Roxborough home to tell his wife and daughter, Katie, then a student at rival Merion Mercy, Emily's reaction was anything but ideal.
February 21, 2016
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February 18, 2016 |
IT'S BEEN nearly two weeks since Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning said he was going to enjoy a bunch of beer before giving thought to retiring from the NFL. Considering the Broncos had just won Super Bowl 50 when Manning was almost immediately asked if he planned to quit after 18 NFL seasons, he gave the obvious answer. If, however, Manning thinks about this logically, now would be the perfect time for him to walk away. A big part of that is because anyone who watched Manning lob those wobbly ducks around Levi's Stadium knows he's lost the race with Father Time and that his skill sets are no longer those of a competent NFL quarterback.
February 11, 2016
WE LIKE TO daydream that our senior years will be not just a retirement from long work hours, awful commutes and bosses who get on our nerves, but a respite with fewer financial worries. Increasingly, however, seniors are carrying into retirement a burden that's just too heavy. Too many seniors are retiring with a lot of debt or accumulating debt after they leave the workforce. The National Council on Aging looked at debt among seniors, and its survey results are troubling. Professionals who work with seniors were asked questions about their clients' debt load and how it impacted their economic security.
February 7, 2016 |
Cancer Treatment Centers of America said Friday that John McNeil will retire as chief executive of its Eastern Regional Medical Center in Philadelphia on Feb. 12. McNeil will become chief culture officer for the chain of five cancer hospitals based in Boca Raton, Fla. Replacing McNeil on an interim basis in Philadelphia will be Nancy Hesse, chief nursing executive for Cancer Treatment Centers and chief nursing officer at Eastern Regional, the...
February 7, 2016
Kristina O'Doherty (maiden name Kristina Johnson) knew her family had emigrated from Sweden. But it wasn't until she retired that she found the time to start digging. Cleaning out her parents' house, she discovered that her grandfather had emigrated through Philadelphia. His surname was Johannson, Americanized to Johnson. "It really set me on a course to find out more," she recalls. "I knew my grandparents attended a Swedish Lutheran church in Wilkes-Barre, and that was it. " In 2003, she retired and took a writing class.
February 6, 2016
By Rebecca S. Fahrlander A few years ago, I began to notice that people leaving the workforce in their 50s, 60s, or 70s reacted negatively to the word retirement . It started with my nonchalantly asking a friend how he liked retirement. He shot back with, "I don't like that word!" He did not think of himself as retired, he explained. More recently, on one of my infrequent visits to my office on a Saturday, I ran into a nonworking colleague furtively moving about the dark, empty hallways like a spy in Homeland . He confided that he now visited the department only on weekends; whenever he stopped by during the regular workweek, he was bombarded with a constant refrain of, "How do you like retirement?"
February 6, 2016 |
David P. Tilton, chief executive of AtlantiCare Health System Inc., says he will retire on June 30. The announcement Thursday came about four months after Geisinger Health System acquired AtlantiCare, the dominant health-care system in Atlantic County. Lori Herndon, an AtlantiCare executive vice president who heads the system's hospital operations, will succeed Tilton on July 1, AtlantiCare said. Tilton has worked for AtlantiCare for 29 years, and has been president and CEO since 2007.