July 21, 2016 |
A ribbon cutting ceremony is set for Tuesday evening to mark the opening of a new Target store at 11th and Chestnut Streets in Center City. The store will have its soft-opening Wednesday and grand opening on Sunday. Mayor Kenney and city Commerce Director Harold Epps are slated to attend the 5:15 p.m. ribbon-cutting. "I am thrilled to have Target moving to 11th and Chestnut Street," Epps said Tuesday in an emailed statement. "This development is another key milestone for this section of the city, which is experiencing significant revitalization after many years of decline.
June 9, 2016
Makes 6 to 8 servings as a side salad 2 to 3 large fennel bulbs (about 1 pound) 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, plus more to taste 11/4 pound asparagus 1/4 cup chopped fennel fronds 1/4 cup dill weed, pulled off the stems 1/3 cup (11/2 ounce) lightly toasted pine nuts 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1/2 tablespoon agave nectar 1/2 teaspoon sea salt, plus more to taste 1. Trim the fennel bulbs, peeling down the tough outer layer, and cut the green stalks down to about 2 inches.
April 3, 2016 |
Beneath the rippling reflection of budding trees, brown trout in Valley Creek wriggled and splashed, invigorated by spring's warming waters. "It's a neat little ecosystem here," said Matt Stutzman, a biologist from Coatesville fishing at a bend in the creek. "It's rare. " The Tredyffrin Township waterway - rated an exceptional stream by the state in part because it supports a self-sustaining trout population - is one of the few where wild trout thrive so close to a big city. The creek is hallowed water to fisherman, who worry about a proposed highway expansion near the blue-ribbon stream.
March 20, 2016 |
ATLANTIC CITY - Despite this casino resort's economic free fall, the needs of its citizenry continue, says Mayor Don Guardian. On Friday, noting that children and families will need to "get out and play" as springtime weather arrives, Guardian and a cadre of local officials cut the ribbon on three outdoor projects, including a refurbished playground and the city's first designated bike path. "I see myself as a fix-up guy . . . and it's been obvious since I took office that we've needed to fix up a lot of these recreation areas so they can be enjoyed by the people who live here," said Guardian.
October 1, 2015 |
Seven area schools have been recognized for excellence by the U.S. Department of Education as National Blue Ribbon Schools. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan made the announcement Tuesday. In Philadelphia, Our Mother of Consolation in Chestnut Hill received the distinction. No Philadelphia public schools made the list. In the Pennsylvania suburbs, Holicong Middle School in Doylestown took the honor, as did Radnor Middle School, St. Norbert Elementary School in Paoli, and St. Agnes Elementary in West Chester.
September 5, 2015 |
More than 20 books into her career, best-selling children's book author and illustrator Judy Schachner has finally written a memoir. Sort of. Her newest book, Dewey Bob , out Tuesday, is ostensibly the story of a raccoon with a knack for turning junk into art. But, she acknowledges, "Dewey and I are one and the same. I thought it would be a great idea to have a raccoon who obsessively collects trash and repurposes it - which I have done my whole life. " Schachner, best-known for her now eight-books-strong Skippyjon Jones series, isn't exaggerating.
October 18, 2014 |
Following years of drama, litigation, and scandal, the ribbon was officially cut Thursday on the new $122.3 million Family Court building at 15th and Arch Streets. Speakers included a who's who among Philadelphia and state court officials, many of whom were inside the marble-laden lobby for the first time, including former Gov. Ed Rendell; Kevin M. Dougherty, administrative judge; and Ronald D. Castille, chief justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. "What they get will be equal to what they see here," Castille said.
October 2, 2014 |
Five area schools scored a prestigious National Blue Ribbon, including a city school that won for the second time, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced Tuesday. Franklin Towne Charter High School, Norwood-Fontbonne Academy, and Hill-Freedman World Academy, all in Philadelphia, won the award given by the Department of Education. So did Merion Elementary School in Lower Merion and Mount St. Joseph Academy in Flourtown. The award has special meaning for Hill-Freedman, a Philadelphia School District magnet school that has long educated middle schoolers and is expanding to become a high school as well.
December 20, 2013
ONE THOUSAND years from this Monday, people around the world will celebrate Festivus by airing their grievances, displaying feats of strength and praising the miracle of a towering pole made of beer cans. That's the way the rituals of mankind evolve, isn't it? From a simple act - a child born in a manger - to the sacred. It's been 16 years since the writers of the sitcom "Seinfeld" first alerted us to the wonders of Festivus, the goofy secular solstice festival "for the rest of us. " A mere blink of the eye in terms of humankind.
September 28, 2013 |
MALVERN With a DJ in the gym, and an inflatable slide in the parking lot, St. Patrick School looked like a carnival Thursday. And instead of their everyday green uniforms, the pupils were dressed in blue. St. Patrick School was named one of the 2013 National Blue Ribbon Schools, an honor bestowed on 50 private and 236 public schools in the country. And that called for a blue palooza. Principal Patricia O'Donnell said the school in Malvern had been notified by the Department of Education over the summer that it might win the award, and she made sure it was ready to celebrate.