July 13, 2011 |
Reading from a folded piece of paper, her poem not yet quite memorized, a 17-year-old budding poet performed her spoken word piece, "Like I Say I Do. " When she finished, the 30 people at Youth Emergency Service on Tuesday erupted in applause. As the event ended, Shelby Bryant clutched her camera and Amanda James held the microphone, recording for a documentary the recent college graduates are filming as they go to nonprofits on the East Coast this summer and hand out socks. Bryant, 21, a Wake Forest University graduate, said she was grateful to see the show.
May 31, 2011 |
JACKSON, N.J. - Nestled in the forest in Jackson, just down the road from the local high school, a winding dirt lane led to a large fenced area where about 100 docile alpacas awaited their trip to the barn, a hub of activity this day. It was the annual shearing day at Alma Park Alpacas, during which the alpacas receive their spring haircuts before the warm summer weather sets in. Each alpaca yields between three and five pounds of fiber, which...
April 1, 2011
DEAR READERS: It's April 1, the day I get to share some of the occasional letters I receive from folks who are pulling my leg. Read on: DEAR ABBY: My wife of 23 years is threatening to divorce me on the grounds that I'm "unreasonable. " Is it unreasonable for me to attempt to keep my socks oriented to the proper feet? When I put my socks on the wrong feet, I run around in circles and become disoriented. I know that women don't have this problem because they wear pantyhose - so it's impossible to put them on the wrong feet.
March 23, 2011
I've always wanted to pair thigh-high socks with a shift dress and tie it all together with Mary Janes. But no matter how fit my physique gets, my legs are still thick. So, basically, I've been denying myself this little piece of fashion nirvana since I was 12. Maybe I'll have my chance this spring. While longer skirts are definitely the trend of the year, shorter ones are not a faux pas, and this season, when it comes to the sheath, socks will replace opaque tights, leaving more room for skin - and for mistakes, too, if you aren't careful.
July 10, 2010 |
The Los Angeles police confirm that the department is investigating Oksana Grigorieva 's claim that she was punched by ex-bf Mel Gibson in January. Oksana told RadarOnline that Mel also threatened to bury her in his rose garden. No comment from Mel, who has previously denied the charges, saying he was trying to stop Oksana from shaking their 8-month-old daughter, Lucia . Tidbits 'n' pieces Glee writer-producer Ryan Murphy tells Entertainment Tonight he is "writing a Britney Spears episode" for the near future.
May 31, 2010 |
News of the death of University of Virginia women's player Yeardley Love rocked the lacrosse world. Her body was discovered in her apartment May 3, just weeks before the NCAA tournament and her college graduation. The tragedy hit close to home for many of the players on Radnor High's girls' lacrosse team, who Friday won the District 1 tournament over Springfield (Delco). Six seniors on the Red Raiders squad are headed to play Division I lacrosse in the fall. So the team went online and bought bright-orange socks with the Cavaliers emblem to wear during their games.
December 25, 2009 |
Doris Grossman is not one of those fluttery white-haired women who shy away from life's harsher truths. "I don't know if it's empathy or anger because we're involved in two wars," she says, "but I feel this is the right thing to do. " For the last two years, around Christmas, Grossman has been knitting socks for war amputees. Yesterday, the 82-year-old former assistant manager for a senior-citizen complex in Ventnor, N.J., was working on an oatmeal-tweed one, her 12th in the latest batch destined for the Philadelphia veterans hospital.
November 27, 2009 |
76ers point guard Lou Williams underwent surgery yesterday morning to have his jaw wired. Williams will miss eight weeks. Early in the first quarter of Tuesday night's loss to the Washington Wizards, Williams suffered the injury in a collision with Washington forward Antawn Jamison. In that game, he played 39 minutes and scored 26 points. "I was spitting out blood every time-out, but I thought it was my tooth, so I didn't think it was as serious as it was," said Williams, who is averaging 17.4 points and 5.1 assists per game.
August 3, 2009 |
Relentless thunderstorms drenched the region yesterday with as much as 4.5 inches of rain, unleashing major, widespread flooding - causing a mud slide on the Schuylkill Expressway that trapped motorists and closed the eastbound lanes for much of the day. Flooding and high winds began their destructive march early yesterday, when 64-m.p.h. winds damaged trailers at Trenton-Mercer Airport. Wind and rain knocked out power to about 51,000 homes, Peco Energy Co. officials said, but most had power restored by the afternoon.
June 26, 2009 |
When I was 10, I asked my mother if I could wear a Michael Jackson-style Jheri curl. All my friends had one. "No way!" she said of the greasy, spiral tresses. No matter. Summer turned into fall, and after much pleading, my grandmother bought me a zippered, red pleather jacket, a replica of the one Michael wore in his "Beat It" video. I wasn't the only one who looked odd pairing the jacket with my Catholic school uniform. We all did it. I can't fathom a world without Michael Jackson.