January 24, 2016 |
The public will be able to see the inside of the first Mormon temple built in the city - and in the entire state - when it opens in Philadelphia this summer. A four-week open house, with free tours, will begin Aug. 5 and last until Sept. 3, but will exclude Sundays, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said in a news release this week. The massive, neoclassical, granite-exterior temple, with two soaring spires, is nearing completion on the 1700 block of Vine Street in Franklintown - about a block north of Logan Square, the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul, and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
December 25, 2015
DOYLESTOWN The Bucks County 4-H Club is offering a paid summer internship with its Penn State Extension. The extension is a partnership between the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the country's land-grant universities that operates "innovative, research-based knowledge and vital educational programs," according to Penn State. Qualifications for the internship include completion of at least two years as a full-time college student and current enrollment as a full-time college student.
December 2, 2015 |
Yes, it's early, but since the Holy War is upon us, eighth-ranked Villanova visiting St. Joseph's Tuesday at Hagan Arena, it's not too early to note tonight's home team is a different team this season, so far a better team. Maybe the easiest way to see it is look at one Hawks player and his changing role. Last season, needing to replace a group of stars that took them to an Atlantic 10 title, the Hawks placed some big expectations on freshman James Demery. Too high, said Hawks coach Phil Martelli, speaking for himself.
November 6, 2015 |
IN HER EDUCATIONAL career, Karla Summers studied the world. Bodine High School for International Affairs, from which she graduated in 1985, took her to France, and gave her a background in the life and problems of nations. As a charter-school teacher, one of her schools was Raising Horizons Quest, which teaches kids about aeronautics and aerospace. So her own horizons took in the sky and its exploration. To say Karla was well-rounded would be an understatement. She was also a talented musician who studied piano and flute, and lifted her voice in song at her church.
October 2, 2015 |
AFTER EXPERIENCING a deserted downtown during papal weekend, a group of bike lovers is petitioning mayoral front-runner Jim Kenney to re-create the empty streets next summer. Open Streets Philly has received almost 3,000 signatures online in the past 48 hours from city dwellers who want to experience a quiet Philadelphia again. Alexandria Schneider, a Comcast technician from Horsham, Montgomery County, expected a few friends to join her when she told her social-media followers that she was going for a bike ride in Center City on Friday.
September 25, 2015 |
* CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION. 9 p.m. Sunday, CBS3. * MASTERPIECE: INDIAN SUMMERS. 9 p.m. Sunday, WHYY12. * BLOOD & OIL. 9 p.m. Sunday, 6ABC. * QUANTICO. 10 p.m. Sunday, 6ABC. FIRE UP the DVR: Sunday brings CBS' send-off to the show that helped change the face of its schedule over the past 15 years, two new series from ABC and a new, India-set period drama from PBS' "Masterpiece" that could be the newest jewel in the network's crown. If you haven't watched "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" since Gil Grissom (William Petersen)
September 17, 2015 |
The Nutter administration reached its goal of providing 10,000 jobs to young Philadelphians this past summer, the mayor announced Tuesday afternoon. Teenagers who got those jobs worked at cash registers, cooked burgers, served up smoothies, or even translated English into Mandarin for bank customers in Chinatown. "This is very, very important that young people have the opportunity to work and to learn and to grow and experience the world of work, even in their teenage years," Mayor Nutter said at a news conference in City Hall attended by some of the teenagers who got jobs.
September 10, 2015 |
You've invested in new fall clothing and makeup, and, darn it, you want to wear it. After all, it is the second week in September. But with temps expected to top 90 degrees throughout the end of the week, the weather won't be letting you say goodbye to your summer duds just yet. But when the mercury finally does start to drop, how do you transition your closets from summer to fall steadily and stylishly? I asked some local fashion experts for their advice. Closet keepers Don't pack away your sheer maxi just yet. Mary K. Dougherty, owner of the Center City and Manayunk Nicole Miller boutiques, is a fan of slipping chunky, oversize knit cardigans over a flimsy summer dress or blouse to add a layer of warmth and a dose of cool-weather texture.
September 9, 2015 |
ATLANTIC CITY - Summer ended with a splash here on Labor Day, with packed casino pools, a full beach, and a busy Boardwalk on a perfectly sunny day - giving the struggling resort one more weekend of reprieve before another nearly deserted offseason. It was just as glorious an ending for the Shore in general, capped with a tribute to Philadelphia-bred music legend Chubby Checker in Wildwood, where he first performed "The Twist" live at the Rainbow Club in 1960. From Cape May to Long Beach Island, tourism officials raved about the great weather and the warmer water that helped boost visitation over last year.
September 8, 2015 |
The last time we saw 5 Seconds of Summer, the Australian power-pop band played up the pop side of that equation when they opened for One Direction in August 2014. 5SOS (drummer Ashton Irwin, bassist Calum Hood, and guitarists Luke Hemmings and Michael Clifford) had a large stage to play on and showed off harmonic boy-band luster to go with a spunky attitude and surprisingly taut musicianship. On Friday, 5SOS sold out Camden's Susquehanna Bank Center. Now on a smaller stage, they played up the power side, with a punky, crunching guitar sound that also managed to be sugar-sweet.