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March 21, 1998 | By Thomas Nashe, 1567-1601
Spring, the sweet Spring, is the year's pleasant king; Then blooms each thing, then maids dance in a ring, Cold doth not sting, the pretty birds do sing: Cuckoo, jug-jug, pu-we, to-witta-woo! The palm and may make country houses gay, Lambs frisk and play, the shepherds pipe all day, And we hear aye birds tune this merry lay: The fields breathe sweet, the daisies kiss our feet, Young lovers meet, old wives a-sunning sit, In every street these tunes our ears do greet: Spring, the sweet Spring!
NEWS
March 12, 1990 | G. LOIE GROSSMANN/ DAILY NEWS
Lee and Helen Faye Plowden of South Carolina stop to smell the roses (and everything else) at the Philadelphia Flower Show, which runs through next Sunday at the Civic Center.
NEWS
March 23, 1991 | The Philadelphia Inquirer / J. KYLE KEENER
What goes up also comes down as the spray from Swann Memorial Fountain competes with the real thing. The fountain, on Logan Circle, was turned on yesterday for the first time this season.
NEWS
April 1, 1986
Spring arrived so suddenly you might have missed its coming if you had the 24-hour flu. Almost overnight the world has gone from a monochromatic brown to a palette of delicate greens and pinks, vivid yellow and purples. In the course of just a few hours on Sunday, daffodils changed from tight buds into full blossoms. The warm sunshine and gentle wind offered perfect enticements to plunk down on a patch of grass and watch the transformation. No need for time-lapse photography; things were moving too quickly.
NEWS
April 1, 1993
Ah, spring! What a pleasant surprise. Along the gritty, parking-lot fringes of Arch Street yesterday morn, the daffodils waved on their stems, aching to break the seal on their blossoms. Sport coats got left behind at the office at noon: It was the 60s again, full sun, strolling weather, long lunch. At the Reading Terminal Market, the farmers at the Esh Egg stand had dyed and swirled the standard fare, sprucing up dull shells for Easter. In the morning rush, un-hiberating neighbors hollered greetings.
NEWS
March 7, 1994 | ANDREA MIHALIK/ DAILY NEWS
When the Philadelphia Flower Show comes to the Civic Center, can spring be far behind? Exactly a week after the show, which ends Sunday, comes the calendar start of spring.
NEWS
March 21, 1994 | ALEJANDRO A. ALVAREZ/ DAILY NEWS
Josh Long, 14, of Holland, Bucks County, digs the boards set up in the fountain at the Philadelphia Museum of Art yesterday, a gloriously sunny first day of spring. The season started officially at 3:26 p.m., so think of today as the first FULL day of spring.
NEWS
March 26, 1992 | The Philadelphia Inquirer / VICKI VALERIO
Along the Wissahickon, a favorite haunt of nature lovers, spring arrives in many ways. Warmer days and greener trees have walkers and joggers hurrying to the trail. And spruce-up efforts pick up. Yesterday's high of 58 was but a breath of spring, however. Colder weather approaches.
NEWS
May 23, 2010
Gwen Florio is a former Inquirer staff writer who lives in Missoula, Mont. Yo, Philly! Yeah, you. You with the Facebook photos of your backyard barbecues, and the Twitpics of your darn dogwoods, and the whiny e-mail about how hot it is. Knock it off. Because here's what greets me on too many mornings: Snow. Not just lying around the ground, a dingy reminder of winter, but actively coming down out of the sky. Sometimes, just for variety, the wind kicks in and the snow comes down sideways.
NEWS
March 15, 1995 | G. LOIE GROSSMANN/ DAILY NEWS GEORGE MILLER/ DAILY NEWS
As the weather continued to show early signs of spring yesterday, 2-year- olds Wonjung Lee (left) and John Song share a pleasant moment near the Art Museum. Meanwhile, on North 7th Street a spry Will Griffin, 7, spent the day floating on air.
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REAL_ESTATE
August 8, 2016 | By Alan J. Heavens, Staff Writer
I periodically revisit communities and neighborhoods in the Town by Town series, especially the ones that have impressed me as up and coming. For example, I went back to Hatboro last December - nine months after my Town by Town visit - to spend some more time walking around its ever-evolving downtown. When I visited Silverdale for July 24's entry, I stopped by Sellersville and Souderton - the latter to see how the train station project was faring. I don't usually write about these visits, because my motto is "one Town by Town to a customer and no refunds allowed.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 23, 2016 | By Samantha Melamed, Staff Writer
Murals in Philadelphia have been created, variously, to uplift underserved communities, honor local leaders, fight blight, and amplify grassroots causes. Now, in a swath of the city's Callowhill area, they're advancing a new goal: rebranding a neighborhood. Artists commissioned by the city's Mural Arts Program are installing nine permanent and temporary murals that, collectively, create a revolving outdoor gallery billed as "Spring Arts District. " That also happens to be the identity that developer Craig Grossman, who sought and partially funded the project, is trying to cultivate in this gentrifying stretch between Eighth and 12th, from Noble to Spring Garden Streets.
NEWS
June 7, 2016 | By Kathy Boccella, Staff Writer
With the last exam handed in, with prom dresses packed away, and the final bell of the year poised to ring, more than 2,400 students, teachers, and even the school cop at Spring-Ford Senior High erupted Friday afternoon in the ultimate end-of-school fireworks. Actually, make that "Firework. " In less than four manic minutes preceded by eight months of preparation, the entire student body joyously lip-synched Katy Perry's 2010 hit for a fast-moving Steadicam as it passed through the crowded halls amid cascades of smoke and confetti.
NEWS
May 29, 2016 | By Craig LaBan, Restaurant Critic
Most cooks in spring think "pie" when they see rhubarb. At Vernick Food & Drink, the pink-stemmed beauty has instead inspired a frothy cocktail ode to spring. Beverage director JB Bernstein clearly takes his local produce cycles as seriously as the kitchen, with a regular "in season" section on Vernick's drink menu. So he does his best to extract the essence of his star ingredient, macerating the stalks (not cooking them) for two days with sugar, lime and vanilla. A vivid dose of that strained sweet-tart syrup is then blended with dry gin, herbal Contratto aperitif, more lime, and then an egg white, which turns the whole thing into a foamy pink cloud when vigorously shaken.
FOOD
May 27, 2016
Makes 6 to 8 servings 8 sheets phyllo dough, thawed if frozen 1/2 cup butter, melted 8 to 10 ounces fresh goat cheese or sheep milk feta Fresh ground black pepper 2 to 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 to 2 fresh garlic stalks, well cleaned, thinly sliced (Garlic scapes work well or sub 3 cloves garlic, peeled, sliced thin 4 to 6 cups cleaned, stemmed, greens such as spinach, kale, mustard, arugula, or broccoli rabe ...
FOOD
May 27, 2016
Makes 4 to 6 servings 6 boneless, skinless chicken thighs Zest, juice of 1 lemon 1 teaspoon salt plus more to taste Fresh ground pepper to taste 1/4 cup flour 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 cup fresh mushrooms caps, stems sliced thin (cremini, oyster, shiitake, maitake, or locally grown) 1/4 cup white wine 1/4 cup chicken broth 1/4 cup heavy cream 1/4 teaspoon each minced fresh thyme and fresh sage 2 tablespoons minced chives 1 teaspoon fresh fennel fronds (bronze or green)
FOOD
May 27, 2016 | By Anna Herman, For The Inquirer
Seasonal spring eating is all about shoots and sprouts. Tomato and cucumber plants may be in the ground, but they are far from bearing fruit. Spring is a season to celebrate green: emerald lettuces, celadon kale, jade green asparagus, tender chartreuse spring peas, and a palette of herbs. The earliest crops in my garden are always the spinach planted last fall, the garlic that sprouts from last year's harvest, and the arugula and cilantro that went to seed and self-sowed all about in bare patches, waiting for the rain and warm weather of May. Asparagus has popped up in gardens and is coming in abundance from South Jersey farms.
FOOD
May 27, 2016
Makes 4 servings 1 cup dried white or yellow beans, such as cannellini, lima, or mayocoba, soaked for at least 8 hours and preferably overnight 8 cups water, or more as needed 2 bay leaves 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for garnish 13/4 teaspoons sea salt 2 medium leeks or 2 medium-bulb spring onions, or a combination, white and light-green parts thinly sliced (if using spring onions, thinly slice the green...
FOOD
May 20, 2016
The sudden appearance of soft-shell crabs is one of the true joys of spring dining, and I lucked out with my first of the year, a home run of a crab on the tasting menu at Lacroix at the Rittenhouse. Chef Jon Cichon, thankfully resisting his Baltimorean urge to pan-sauté that soft-shell (too leathery), instead dipped his crab into the lightest of tempura batters for a delicately fried, shattering crisp. But it was the garnish that lifted this crustacean to next-level status, a vivid spring cream brightened with green garlic, pureed with lettuce and wine, and then topped with a surprising blast of tabbouleh salad.
SPORTS
May 17, 2016 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
The softball went off the opponent's bat and hit Micaela Ghanayem on her right wrist. The Upper Merion senior shook it off. After all, getting hit by a foul tip is a common occurrence for a catcher. It had happened to Ghanayem dozens of times before, and just like in those practices or games, she brushed it off then, too. But later in the contest, she dove for a foul ball and heard something crack. Now that wasn't so common. Ghanayem continued playing anyway and didn't tell anyone.
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