September 9, 2015 |
TODAY BEGINS another school year in Philadelphia where students are asked to make do with little or less. For thousands of students - 3,652 according to the school district - making do starts way before the first bell rings. The Eliza Shirley House is an emergency homeless shelter in Center City for women and children run by the Salvation Army. The shelter is full every night. Inside are families in survival mode. But between trying to make sense of how they got here and what they need to get out, preparations are made for the first day of school.
August 12, 2009 |
R. David Kreitler, 99, a lawyer and longtime mainstay of the Main Line School Night Association, died Aug. 5 at The Quadrangle, a retirement community in Haverford. Mr. Kreitler, for more than 50 years, helped run School Night, a private nonprofit group that in mid-September will begin offering 513 adult-education nondegree classes for more than 10,000 students. Bonnie McDairmant, School Night executive director, said that Mr. Kreitler, along with Harry Creutzburg and James Riely, worked together in 1947 to reopen School Night after World War II "and to help it become the organization it is today.
December 18, 2014 |
A GENERATION FROM NOW, people will still talk about the way Bradley William Stone went about butchering his ex-wife and her family, leaving a trail of blood and gore across Montgomery County as he moved from house to house, town to town, ambushing them in the middle of the night like a demon from hell. But no matter how many times the story is revisited, no one will ever be able to answer the question that gnaws at the soul of anyone who discovers all of this heartache and horror: Why?
May 23, 2008
Summer is the season you remember. Who remembers winter, really? Unless there was a blizzard, and you got into a fight over the legality of whether two wobbly kitchen chairs and a broom constitute a reserved parking space, in which case you'd rather forget winter anyway. Spring is fine, especially when you catch an unexpected whiff of lilac on a soft breeze. And autumn is spectacular, until those golden maple leaves lose their brilliance and clog your gutters. But summer is the season that creates warm memories.
September 27, 1999 |
Episcopal Academy recently welcomed author and illustrator Kevin O'Malley. He has illustrated more than 30 picture books, including 10 that he also wrote. O'Malley spoke with lower school students about his work and newest books, Halloween Pie and King of the Kooties. The private school has campuses in Merion and Devon. HOLOCAUST LESSONS During the summer, teachers Martin Satchell and Ana DeLamater of Haverford School attended a weeklong session on the Holocaust sponsored by a grant from the Interfaith Council on the Holocaust.
November 14, 2000 |
It was deep into the evening when the Arciero sisters strode through the doors and turned heads at the Point in Bryn Mawr. Long-legged Olivia, 15, in a white cowboy hat. Jillian, 12, black hat tilted to show green eyes. Dominique, 14, slim in black, fetching in a white hat. And Gabriela, 10, her red cowboy hat giving her a jaunty look. They call themselves the Little Women Band, and they have hopes of finding fame in Nashville. On this Tuesday evening, they were at the Main Line coffeehouse to sing.
January 4, 2013
Friday Expressing art First Friday is your last chance to take in the group show "Shut Your Trap!!," which looks at issues of authority, censorship and artistic dissent through a variety of multimedia works. It's at the Asian Arts Initiative, 1219 Vine St. Admission: Free. Time: 6 to 8 p.m. Information: 215-557-0455. Friday & Saturday Love and law The Players Club of Swarthmore presents a staged reading of 8 , a play by Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black ( Milk , J. Edgar )
October 23, 2013 |
AXEL BARRETO made headlines Jan. 10, 2012, when he stormed out the back door of his Juniata Park home, and shot up a Toyota Corolla containing seven teenage boys who had come to fight one of his three stepsons. Three of the boys in the car died, one survived a gunshot to the neck and three were uninjured. The car had been circling the block before the shooting. Barreto, 32, goes on trial this week and could receive the death penalty if his jury finds him guilty of first-degree murder.
October 19, 1993 |
Breathing easy 'cuz you've got Series tickets? Think again, Deitz-and-Watson breath. Think weeknights. Think extra innings. Think late, late nights. Think baby sitters. At up to $7 an hour - if you can even find someone to watch the little darlings. Oh, the travails of those Phillies fans suddenly favored with tickets: High-priced baby sitters, inconvenient business meetings, scheduled trials, unscheduled tribulations - getting to the games can be almost as tough for the fanatics as for the Phillies.
November 19, 1993 |
In times of need, Hollie Smythe has, conveniently, brought her report card home late from Rancocas Valley Regional High School. "So I don't get grounded for the weekend," she explained. Once, Hollie even indulged in the time-honored practice of changing an "F" to a "B," according to her mother. But no longer. Hollie's mother, Irene, and hundreds of other parents were required last night to attend a "Back to School Night" at the high school on Jacksonville Road to pick up their youngsters' progress reports for the first marking period.