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November 27, 2014 | By Ben Finley, Inquirer Staff Writer
If you were looking for a last-minute excuse to stay home on Thanksgiving, Wednesday's forecast could be a rock-solid justification. Anywhere from one to eight inches of snow is expected to drape the Philadelphia region on the busiest travel day of the year, when AAA predicts more than 500,000 area residents will hit the roads. A nor'easter will first bring overnight wind and rain, which will be heavy at times, before dumping wet snow as soon as late Wednesday morning, the National Weather Service said.
NEWS
November 26, 2014 | BY WILLIAM BENDER, Daily News Staff Writer benderw@phillynews.com, 215-854-5255
PLANNING TO travel today? We hereby grant you permission to kick off your shoes, crack a beer, ignore your in-laws and postpone your Thanksgiving journey until tomorrow morning. It might be safer. AAA Mid-Atlantic is predicting that about 580,000 Philadelphia-area residents will travel 50 miles or more away from home between today and Sunday - the heaviest Thanksgiving travel volume since 2007. But a coastal storm is expected to move in this morning and could create major traffic problems throughout the day. Fantastic.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 20, 2014 | By Molly Eichel
FOX 29's Iain Page and Lucy Noland , and CBS3's Kathy Orr , cooked up a storm yesterday at the Free Library of Philadelphia's central branch for Cancer Treatment Centers of America's Thanksgiving Throwdown benefit. The trio (along with local cancer survivors Andrew Slachta , Rhonda Ulmer and Laing Meyer ) whipped up meals that could be served with any good turkey dinner, including stuffing with Italian sausage, vegetarian collard greens and sweet potato casserole.
SPORTS
November 1, 2014 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
TAMPA, Fla. - The arena's name seems to change every time the Flyers are in Tampa, but the results are the same. Steven Stamkos scored a pair of goals as the Flyers lost their seventh straight decision in Tampa Bay's home rink since 2011, dropping a 4-3 decision to the Lightning on Thursday night at what is now called Amalie Arena. The defeat ended the Flyers' three-game winning streak, and they will try to rebound Saturday night against the Panthers in Sunrise, Fla. Tampa Bay won the game by going 2 for 5 on the power play, while the Flyers were 0 for 2. The last power-play goal, which gave the Lightning a 4-2 lead with 3 minutes, 12 seconds left, came after a controversial too-many-men-on-the-ice penalty on Pierre-Edouard Bellemare, who thought he got off the ice in time.
NEWS
October 28, 2014 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo, Inquirer Staff Writer
MARGATE, N.J. - The old saying that calm seas never made a good sailor may apply to Salvatore Calabrese when it comes to operating his family's bay-front Blue Water Marina, which was nearly washed away by Hurricane Sandy. Two years and more than $1 million later, Calabrese has weathered the storm after the storm: a series of challenges and setbacks including spending $100,000 just to remove debris from the site and finding adequate funding to complete the rebuilding. The marina is set to fully reopen in the spring.
NEWS
October 28, 2014 | By Kristin E. Holmes, Inquirer Staff Writer
The chatter that Pope Francis will visit the land of cheesesteaks and Tastykakes next year has not been officially confirmed. But members of the DiCocco family, owners of the St. Jude Shop Inc. in Havertown, Delaware County, might be in a position to know. In the 50 years since the Catholic religious store was founded, the DiCoccos have been called on to design chairs for pontiffs, arrange a gift from a president to a pope, and help design the interiors of cathedrals. But as far as Francis' visiting Philadelphia for the World Meeting of Families, the DiCoccos aren't talking.
NEWS
October 27, 2014 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, Inquirer Staff Writer
On Point Drive at the tip of Longport, where houses were cracked open two years ago by Hurricane Sandy's waves and wind, their multimillion-dollar vulnerability bared to the sea, all is as it was. The Hankins finished a total rebuild. The Tuchmans debated selling, but decided to do the repairs and keep their summer home after all. Marvin Ashner, who never left, not even during the storm, still answers his door beneath whimsical Blues Brothers statues. "Everybody's back," said Steven Hankin, an Atlantic City lawyer who lives on Point Drive, which overlooks the inlet's washing machine currents.
SPORTS
October 25, 2014 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jeff Stoutland has a name he uses to describe the naysayers of the world. There were quite a few members of this so-called fraternity who predicted doom when the Eagles offensive line lost one starter after another and inexperienced backups were pushed to the fore. "I don't live in a world of the 'Fellowship of the Miserable,' " the Eagles' offensive line coach said Thursday. "I never think that way. I'm always thinking that this group is going to be a solid group. We're going to work our butts off to get them ready to play, and they'll be ready if they're called upon.
SPORTS
September 22, 2014 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
The football struck a Roman Catholic defender's hand, ricocheted into the air, and hung over Washington's field on Saturday afternoon for what seemed an eternity. Cahillites coach Joe McCourt watched from the sideline, hoping the fourth-quarter play did not somehow turn into an Archbishop Ryan gain. Tom Stevens ran underneath the ball as it dropped toward the turf. "I hope I don't drop this," the Roman linebacker thought. Stevens grasped the ball and sprinted all alone with the interception for a 35-yard touchdown that sealed visiting Roman's 24-16 win. When the 6-foot-1 junior reached the end zone, he appeared to begin to dive across the goal line before stopping midstride.
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