October 10, 1991 |
Wearing a Viking helmet, Harold Ragnar Graden listens to speeches during a ceremony on the banks of the Schuylkill yesterday commemorating Leif Ericson Day. Some 50 Scandinavian-Americans gathered at the statue of Ericson's father-in-law, Thorfinn Karlsefni, another Viking sailor. An honor guard of make-believe Vikings from the Viking ship Revenen attended, and music was supplied by the Shawmont School band. Gene Martinson, president of the Viking Ship Committee, announced that a new Viking longship, to replace the retired Revenen, is in the works for 1992.
July 7, 1989 |
This year, 3.5 million people will board cruise ships to sun-and-fun spots in the Caribbean, the Pacific, Mexico, or nowhere in particular. Most of them will be Americans, sailing in and out of the United States. But most of them probably will be unaware that almost all of the more than 100 cruise ships using U.S. ports are registered in other countries and, as a result, the U.S. government has little control over their safety. That may change. In a major policy proposal yesterday, the National Transportation Safety Board urged the Coast Guard to ask Congress for broad authority to regulate cruise ship safety, from emergency procedures such as evacuations and fire- fighting, to operational standards and crew training.
December 5, 2014 |
It was just a few short years ago that caffeine-minded Philadelphians got their first jolt of the lighter roasts, latte art, and prized single-origin beans of the so-called third wave movement. (See related story here .) Suddenly, there are so many exciting new players, small-batch roasters and well-crafted spaces taking the city's cafe culture to a distinctive new level. We've now entered a golden age: the Philly Coffee Wave. Here are some of my favorites among the newer spots perking up coffee standards around town: Ultimo ( Graduate Hospital location: 2149 Catharine St., 215-545-3565; Newbold location: 1900 S. 15th St., 215- 339-5177; ultimocoffee.com )
February 20, 2015 |
ERIC DESJARDINS never liked to be the focal point of a conversation. He never wanted it to be about him. Desjardins is, after all, the only one of the 19 captains in the 48-year history of the Flyers to voluntarily remove the "C" from his jersey. Buried beneath his humble and even shy French-Canadian shell, there was a burning competitive edge that raged on quietly. Like, that one time Desjardins was fired up about a selfish comment goaltender Roman Cechmanek made in a newspaper one day during the 2000-01 season, when he was still captain.
October 29, 2009 |
Some conservative music circles would have you believe credible concert programs can't be built around Scandinavian or English music. Not true, but even if it were, Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia's Scandinavian Perspectives program represented chances worth taking. Certainly, the precise, forceful guest conductor Dirk Bross? took no easy ways out Monday at the Kimmel Center, with seldom-heard works by well-known composers Carl Nielsen and Jean Sibelius and familiar ones by obscure ones (Dag Wir?n)
August 28, 2014
A "By the Numbers" box in the Sunday Business section misstated the 2012 median household income for Quakertown. It was $51,462. The Aug. 17 Travel section gave an incorrect date for ScanFest, a Scandinavian celebration in Vasa Park, N.J. The festival is from 10 to 6 p.m. Sunday. A headline Wednesday with a story on Aaron Sofer, a student missing in Israel, misspelled his name. A story Wednesday about plans to reopen the bookstore Giovanni's Room gave an incorrect date for its original opening.
August 3, 1991 |
Greg Norman shot a 65 yesterday to take a 1-stroke lead over Scott Hoch after the second round of the Buick Open. Norman's 7-under round left him at 132. Hoch, the first-round leader, followed his tournament record-tying 63 with a 70 at Warwick Hills Golf and Country Club. Payne Stewart, the U.S. Open champion, shot 74-79 and missed the cut, which was 141, 3 under par. Other notables missing the cut included Davis Love 3d, Wayne Levi, Mark Calcavecchia, Tom Kite and Raymond Floyd.
June 4, 1986 |
A British Airways jumbo jet and a Scandinavian Airlines System jet nearly collided over this Atlantic island, and an Icelandic air-control official said yesterday that human error was at fault. Peter Einarsson, head of Icelandic Air Control, said that "a series of human mistakes" led to the planes' passing within about 200 feet of each other Monday. Almost 600 people were aboard the two planes. SAS spokeswoman Monika Backlund said in Stockholm that the British Airways Boeing 747 and the Scandinavian DC-8 were flying in the same air corridor at the same altitude - 33,000 feet - over southwestern Iceland.
December 3, 1986 |
At noon Saturday, Woodbury christened the Christmas season with a parade that wound down Broad Street from the police station to Dunkin Donuts and back again, to Santa's headquarters at Scandinavian Design. The chief attraction was Santa Claus, who greeted children from atop an aerial platform truck provided by the Woodbury Fire Company. Another feature of the parade, sponsored each year by the Woodbury Merchant's Guild, was the Woodbury High School homecoming float. It had a sleigh pulled by a cow - the Heritage cow, the mascot of Heritage Dairy Stores.
November 28, 1994 |
At the corner of Seventh and Market Streets in Perkasie sits a modest two- story brick building with American and Swedish flags flapping in the autumn breeze. The exterior is peaceful, but inside, the corporate headquarters for Scandinavian Naturals sings with the rhythm of rapid typing, ringing telephones, beeping faxes and the furor of a relentless printer - all creating the tune of a multimillion-dollar natural medicines and cosmetics business. The frenzied pace signifies good business, but CEO and owner Hokan Cederberg prefers the slightly more calming atmosphere on the second floor.