July 16, 2013 |
Cornflakes. Tuna. Paper towels. Tea. A trip to the supermarket is rarely a thrill. But try going 15 months without one nearby - especially if you don't drive - and you'll understand the excitement and crowds that greeted Sunday's opening of the new ShopRite in Lawnside. "I'm overwhelmed," Audrey Gorman, 75, shouted over the din near the seafood counter, where cleaned squid was selling for $7.99 a pound. The variety of products across the 56,000-square-foot market was "amazing," the Barrington resident exclaimed, but the aisles were so crowded she was having a hard time navigating in her motorized cart.
February 16, 2012 |
THE CENTENNIAL Bell will toll again. An 18-month rehabilitation of Independence Hall's iconic clock tower was mostly completed in December. On Saturday, the results will be heard. Mayor Nutter and U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah will join National Park Service Superintendent Cynthia MacLeod in unveiling the renovations at a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 4:30 p.m. After years of rain rusted the iron rods that secure the tower, they were replaced with stainless-steel rods. "Towers are a lot more sensitive to the environment than the rest of a building," said Jane Cowley, a Park Service spokeswoman.
September 16, 2011
Several Cooper University Hospital employees will be moving into a new 25-unit condominium complex just a couple of blocks away from their employer, in Camden's Cooper Plaza neighborhood. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Thursday to mark the completion of the Cooper Building, a $7 million project completed by Newark, N.J.-based M&M Development L.L.C. Thirteen units, ranging in price from $117,000 to $143,000, have been sold and are ready for move-in. Four units are being reserved for affordable housing and will be listed as low as $53,000 for qualifying families, officials said.
October 19, 2010 |
A new public preserve will be celebrated this afternoon in Chester County. Representatives from the Natural Lands Trust and state and local government will oversee the official opening of the 209-acre Peacedale Preserve in Franklin Township, the trust said. The entrance to the preserve is located on Peacedale Road between Kimbelot Lane and Walker Road in Franklin Township, which was deemed an "exceptional natural area" dominated by native plants in a 2008 botanical survey.
September 16, 2010
Tomorrow, as the Flyers celebrate the opening of training camp for the 44th time in franchise history, fans can partake in a free open skate at the Skate Zone in Voorhees, N.J., from 4 to 10 p.m. Flyers players will unveil their new road jerseys, the same jersey from last season's Winter Classic, during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 3 o'clock. There will be free "Learn to Skate" lessons at 6 and "Learn to Play Hockey" lessons at 7. The Flyers' first on-ice practice will be Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday's practice is at the same time.
December 11, 1998 |
Corbin A. McNeill Jr., chief executive of Peco Energy Co., leads a procession into the Public Ledger building for a ribbon-cutting ceremony yesterday to celebrate Independence National Park's new light show, which opens in the spring. Behind McNeill are Mayor Rendell and show producer Ann Meredith.
February 21, 1998 |
A dragon dances to bring good luck to the home of Bint Wu as Chinatown celebrates the completion of the Hing Wah Yuen housing development, a 51-unit townhouse development on Callowhill Street near 8th. The name of the development means "Prosperous Chinese Garden. " Built by the Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation, the $7-million project is the culmination of more than eight years of work. The ribbon-cutting ceremony was followed by a Chinese New Year banquet at Joy Tsin Lau restaurant.
February 16, 1998 |
In 1976, a 13-alarm fire destroyed homes around 19th and Master Streets and caused considerable damage to Tenth Memorial Baptist Church in Philadelphia. Yesterday, members of the church held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 new twin homes across Master Street. The homes, called Master Street 2000 Townhouses, were built by the Tenth Memorial Community Development Corp. to provide affordable and well-made housing in the neighborhood.
December 19, 1995 |
Because winter storms were predicted to strike the area today and tomorrow, the state Department of Transportation has postponed tomorrow's scheduled opening of the Exton Bypass until Friday. "We're anticipating about a day and a half of snow and ice removal," PennDot spokesman Gene Blaum said yesterday. "It's just a bad time to open a new highway. " The 5.5-mile bypass around Exton in Chester County was first discussed 40 years ago, and its long-awaited arrival has been heralded as having a profound impact on growth in the central and western portions of the county.