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June 5, 2016
International travelers often are unpleasantly surprised to discover that food markets abroad may not supply shopping carts, or even bags. What a great time to have on hand one of Picnic Time's lightweight collapsible baskets. The 15.8-by-8.5-by-10-inch Urban Basket has a stationary aluminum handle against which the polyester body folds, accordionlike, to 2 inches thick, secured with a snap closure. A removable inner padded "floorboard" provides extra stability flattened; or fold up half the panel to divide the basket into two sections.
SPORTS
June 4, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, STAFF WRITER
GALLOWAY, N.J. – Brynn Walker is absolutely thrilled to have qualified for the ShopRite LPGA Classic, her first career event on the women's tour. But she knows that she needs to find a way to temper that excitement and stay focused when she tees off on Friday. Walker, who celebrated her 18th birthday on Wednesday and graduates from Radnor High School next Wednesday, has been seeking to find that balance since she shot a 2-under-par 69 to grab one of two available spots in the field for the event at Stockton Seaview Resort's Bay Course.
SPORTS
June 3, 2016 | By Marcus Hayes, Daily News Columnist
GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. - You see golfers getting hugged all the time as they celebrate moments on this green or that. This one was different. This was an international event, the Solheim Cup, where it's usually just teammates hugging teammates. This was a husband hugging his wife, and doing it in rural Germany, instead of, say, Jason Day embracing Ellie at Sawgrass. This wife, Gerina Piller, had just made a crucial putt for the United States that staved off defeat and paved the way for an epic comeback; this wife, who had come from golf's deepest shadows to bring her country glory.
BUSINESS
May 25, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, Staff Writer
The Independence Visitor Center plans a $15 million overhaul that will extend the outdoor terrace and enlarge the gift shop as it aims to generate more cash for operations from the city's growing tourist throng. The renovation will be the biggest investment at Independence Mall since the early 2000's, when the center and other buildings were constructed as part of a then-new master plan for the National Park Service site. It comes as the building's operator, the nonprofit Independence Visitor Center Corp., strives to reduce its dependence on the Park Service in an age of recurring federal budget tiffs.
SPORTS
May 18, 2016 | By Mike Kern, STAFF WRITER
GALLOWAY, N.J. - From June 3-5 on the Bay Course at Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club, Sweden's Anna Nordqvist will try to do what's never been done in the three-decade history of the ShopRite LPGA Classic, which is successfully defend her title. And in August at the Summer Olympic Games in Brazil, she'll try to do what no female golfer has even had the chance to do since 1900, which is win a medal. Nordqvist, who turns 29 next month, is one of the two women who will be representing her homeland in Rio de Janeiro.
NEWS
May 11, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, STAFF WRITER
A Cyprus-based real-estate group has purchased the 102,905-square-foot North End Shopping Center at 1300 N. Charlotte St. in Pottstown from an affiliate of Kennedy Wilson Properties of Beverly Hills. Medipower Overseas Public Co.bought the property in a portfolio purchase with the Madeira Plaza shopping center in Reading for $26.6 million, CBRE Group executive vice president Brad Nathanson, who represented seller SIN Ventures in the transaction, said in a release on Monday. SIN shares an address with Kennedy Wilson's Chicago office, according to records on Montgomery County's website.
NEWS
April 10, 2016
Super (Kobalt ***) Super is the second of a planned three albums pairing eudite 1980s British dance-pop duo Pet Shop Boys with (former Madonna) electronic producer Stuart Price. Like 2013's Electric, Super keeps its foot to the floor, upping the beats per minute and avoiding the orchestrated ennui that dragged down 2012's Elysium. And though Super isn't quite as super, songwise, as Electric, it's still effective at combining dance-floor momentum with the droll and sometimes disquieting lyrical perspective of talk-singer Neil Tennant.
NEWS
April 10, 2016 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Staff Writer
Estelle Kane Roberts, 91, an Elkins Park resident and former owner of a gift shop there, died Wednesday, April 6, of complications from a stroke at a nursing home in Boca Raton, Fla. Mrs. Roberts was owner-operator of the Pink Daisy, a store catering to high-end customers in search of fine china and home decor for weddings and other special occasions. Mrs. Roberts started the business in the basement of her sister's home in Huntingdon Valley in 1970, and moved it to a store in Rockledge and then to Old York Road in Elkins Park.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 7, 2016 | By Elizabeth Wellington, Fashion Writer
Beka Rendell, the well-connected daughter-in-law of the former governor, hosted a NINObrand shopping party last month in her white-walled Old City art studio. Perrier water and champagne bubbled in stemless wineglasses, and attendees snacked on a three-tiered tray filled with cheddar, Brie, and grapes. Artists mingled with stylists while socialites chatted with journalists. We forgot all about shopping until Alisa Frederico emerged from the dressing room in a V-neck black frock.
NEWS
April 6, 2016 | By Jason Nark, Staff Writer
New accordions in the Liberty Bellows showroom are stacked and arranged like jeweled beetles at a natural-history museum, some with shells as green as a lime's rind and others with keys like red velvet cake. Some are adorned with ruby-colored rhinestones, to catch the eyes of the Mexican norteno players, and others have a simple, dark sheen like coffee direct from Italy. There are accordions in boxes in every crevice and alcove in the narrow Queen Village shop, a former Second Street salon just off South.
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