January 1, 1987 |
Terry McFadden, 14, doesn't spend his Saturday mornings in bed or in front of the television. He spends it shooting hoops. Or singing. Or, perhaps, making a ceramic candy dish for his grandfather. Every Saturday at 9 a.m. for the last three years, McFadden, who is mildly retarded, has made the four-block trek from his house to the Houseman Recreation Center at Godfrey and Summerdale Avenues to take part in its recreation program for the handicapped. "This is great for him; he's always anxious to come here," said his grandfather, John McFadden, who picked him up a few minutes before noon one recent Saturday.
September 4, 1999 |
The death of Saturdays as a day of leisure, especially for women - as reported in a recent study - has many people in my fortysomething age group talking. Conducted by the NPD Group, an international market research firm, the study analyzed daily activities of men and women in the 1990s, presumably for the purpose of selling more take-out dinners to the frantic masses. The findings? Saturdays have become as rushed as weekdays, only more physically taxing. Not surprisingly, women bear the brunt of the load.
January 5, 2012
Here is of list of some of the outdoor farmer's markets in the area that will operate in somewhat sheltered locations this winter: Suburban Station Farmer's Market: Noon to 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, 16th Street Concourse between Market and JFK near the 16th Street elevator. Rittenhouse Farmer's Market: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, 18th and Walnut Streets. Chestnut Hill Growers' Market: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., on second and fourth Saturdays January through April.
October 29, 1991 |
NJ Transit announced yesterday that it would revise some of its South Jersey bus routes, beginning Nov. 2. New timetables are available on buses and in major terminals. The No. 403, between Philadelphia, Lindenwold and Erial, and the No. 459, between Camden County College and Echelon Mall, will be combined into a single route on Saturdays only. The Saturday line will be numbered 403 and will operate every 40 minutes between Philadelphia, Lindenwold and Echelon Mall with a leg to Camden County College every 80 minutes.
March 3, 1988 |
A cutback in federal spending is forcing local post offices to curtail their window hours, according to a spokeswoman with the Philadelphia Division of the U.S. Postal Service. "We must cut retail hours by 10 percent for the next 20 months," said Margaret Y. King, the manager of communications. The move affects almost 50 post office branches in Philadelphia, including about a dozen located in the Northeast. The changes went into effect Feb. 13. In almost all cases, the Postal Service is reducing hours on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
March 12, 2009 |
Derek Davis has created much in his 30-year culinary career - 1701 Cafe in the Warwick, to Sonoma, Kansas City Prime, Arroyo Grill, Carmella's, and the current Derek's in Manayunk, and Main Line Prime meat market in Ardmore. But never a pizza parlor. And never in North Philly. Until Pizza Rosso (3240 N. Broad St., 215-226-2700), which occupies a new storefront in a shopping strip owned by business partner Dan Neducsin at Temple University Hospital and dental school. Why pizza: "Do you like pizza?"
September 1, 1992 |
Soon it'll be time to break out the heavy sweaters, leaf rakes and hot toddies. So it might be a good idea to enjoy the little summer weather that's left by hanging out at some of the Shore's bayside alfresco spots. The following are some all-time favorites. The Flying Cloud Cafe is in historic Gardner's Basin, 800 N. New Hampshire Ave., Atlantic City. Phone: 609-345-8222. This dockside cafe, with an outdoor deck overlooking the bay, features a view of Trump's Castle Casino Resort, Harrah's Casino/Hotel and numerous seafaring vessels.
April 25, 2015 |
Naturepalooza! Family Earth Day Festival at Schuylkill Center The Schuylkill Center offers up some Earth Day fun, with live music and animal shows, sustainable technology demos, crafts, and more. Guests can go on walks and also be a citizen scientist for the day. The event is part of the Philadelphia Science Festival's Discovery Day. Naturepalooza! Family Earth Day Festival, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagys Mill Rd. Center hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays.
October 22, 1992 |
What does a garden center do after the growing season? Well, Snipes Farm & Nursery in Morrisville opens the grounds and holds "Land of the Scarecrows" for children of all ages throughout the month of October. In addition to the scarecrows in the orchard, there are games and activities for the youngsters, including photo-portraits with cutout figures. The Land of the Scarecrows is open weekdays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The fall attraction, which has been running for 13 years, draws between 5,000 and 10,000 visitors each October, according to a Snipes representative.
June 2, 2011
Hillside Farms' buffalo farm store is open from 4 to 7 p.m. Fridays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, 750 Cowpath Road, Telford, 215-723-8499, www.hillsidefarms.biz . Rising Sun Inn, open 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 5 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 11:30 a.m. brunch Saturday and Sunday, 898 Allentown Road, Franconia, 215-721-6350, www.risingsuninn.net . Yards Brewing Company's tasting room is open noon to 7 p.m. Monday-Saturday and...