May 23, 2014 |
The Devon Horse Show and Country Fair takes center stage this week, and, while it is under new leadership, fans of the nation's oldest and largest multi-breed horse show should expect few changes to its successful formula. "This is a cultural phenomenon for the Philadelphia area that keeps getting better every year," new president Sarah Coxe Lange said of the show, which began in 1896. "I want to one day print a T-shirt that says 'Kentucky has the Derby and Devon has the horse show.
January 6, 2013 |
HARRISBURG - Each year, Pennsylvania produces a half-billion dollars' worth of mushrooms, three million pounds of tart cherries, more than seven billion chicken eggs, and what's billed as the country's largest indoor agricultural event. That winter tradition, the Pennsylvania Farm Show, formally opens Saturday for an eight-day run that showcases the many aspects of life on the state's 62,000 farms. This year marks the 97th time the event has been held, with a schedule of events at the 24-acre Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg that includes livestock judging, cooking contests and exhibitions, rodeo competitions, and tractor pulls.
February 20, 2012 |
NEW YORK - To celebrate the 100th episode of Anderson Cooper's daytime talk show in an hour that was to air today, a giant cup of frozen hot chocolate topped with whipped cream was wheeled onto the set after its star interviewed a svelte Janet Jackson. Something sweet was undoubtedly welcomed. It's been a tough stretch for "Anderson," illustrating how difficult it can be to launch a successful television series from scratch. In six months, the show has weathered a scandal involving a scheduled guest's serious injury, seen three top execs leave and a new one join midstream, and experimented with formats to see what suits Cooper best.
August 24, 2011
DEAR ABBY : Years ago an advice columnist posed the question to her readers, "If you had it to do over again, would you still have children?" I'm wondering when the information was collected, and what the results of that inquiry were, and if you asked the same question today, what the majority of your readers would answer. - Ready2bdone in Phoenix DEAR READY2BDONE : The columnist was Ann Landers (my mother's twin sister) and while I remember the poll, I don't recall the date.
July 3, 2011
Sunday Top billing Once best known for playing Hannah Montana's best friend, actress and singer Emily Osment is now up front as a dynamic performer of high-energy dance-pop (her infectious "Lovesick" is an early entry into the song-of-the-summer sweepstakes). She headlines the Fam Jam , with rising Radio Disney star Cody Simpson and Tim Urban of American Idol fame, at 1 p.m. at the RiverStage at Penn's Landing , Columbus Boulevard and Chestnut Street. Admission is free.
June 27, 2011 |
It's an uncomfortable summertime moment for many small-business owners: A female staffer shows up for work in the shortest of shorts. Or a male staffer arrives wearing a tank top. And they work in full view of customers or clients. Violations of the dress code aren't confined to the summer months. But they tend to be more frequent than in colder months, when everyone covers up. Employers who do not like a lot of skin showing need to be crystal clear about a dress code. Chances are, most staffers do have a sense of how to dress for work.
March 17, 2011
The Union are eager to get the MLS season started after a lengthy preseason that included five weeks away from home with trips to Florida and Greece. All the practice will be put to a test when the Union begin their second Major League Soccer season with Saturday's 8:30 p.m. game in Houston (6ABC) against the Dynamo. "It was good to get them out of their comfort zone and spend a long time together," team manager Peter Nowak said of his team on Wednesday. "There was no rush to come back home, they could interact and talk, and it was a lot of fun. " Still, it was a long time away from home, and the players have enjoyed returning to the area to prepare for this week's match.
September 17, 2009 |
After a summer of promo and hype, The Jay Leno Show opened with 18.4 million viewers, a dominant figure that's comparable to the audience of Dancing With the Stars or CSI: Crime Scene Investigation , TV's No. 2 and No. 3 shows last season, after American Idol . Apparently, the moribund first installment of the 10 p.m. "comedy" show satisfied plenty of the curious, as the ratings dropped more than 40 percent Tuesday, with...
May 15, 2009 |
The Wachovia Spectrum will close this year, but before it does, it will host Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey's Circus for the last time. This year's show, "Zing Zang Zoom," is in town until May 25. It is the 41st edition of the Greatest Show on Earth to perform at the Spectrum in South Philadelphia. Since 1968, the circus has been an annual attraction, bringing audiences to the arena for more than 800 shows and topping the list for the most entertaining shows in the Spectrum's history.
November 14, 2008 |
The lead defendant in the Fort Dix terrorism case once put off a meeting in which he was supposed to discuss a map of the military base because he wanted to get a haircut. Another defendant appeared to counsel against violence when he told the key government informant in the case that "sometimes war is not the way. " And a third defendant described one of his alleged coconspirators as all talk, telling the informant that "the dog that barks doesn't bite. " Those comments, taken from conversations secretly taped by FBI informant Mahmoud Omar, were highlighted yesterday as defense attorney Rocco Cipparone Jr. completed a fifth day of cross-examining the government's star witness.