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May 5, 2011
If you are part of a new program offering locally grown fruits and vegetables or locally raised meat, poultry and dairy products this summer, we'd like to hear from you. Send a note about your program, along with your contact information, to dmarder@phillynews.com .   - Dianna Marder  
NEWS
June 18, 1988 | The Philadelphia Inquirer / JIM PRESTON
School's out, and for students from John W. Hallahan Catholic Girls' High School, 19th and Wood Streets, that calls for whooping it up in Logan Square's Swann Fountain. The girls took their dip after school let out for the summer yesterday.
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June 25, 1990 | G. LOIE GROSSMANN/ DAILY NEWS AND ANDREA MIHALIK/ DAILY NEWS
The first weekend of the summer of '90 was as good as it gets: a bright, sunny sky, a gentle breeze and (surprise) no rain. So, what do you do on a weekend like this? For hundreds at Belmont Plateau in Fairmount Park, yesterday was perfect for rocking to the reggae beat provided by several bands who performed in the city's annual Reggae Tribute Day. Or, like the pair below, you could just row, row, row your raft.
NEWS
March 12, 2006 | By Mark Franek FOR THE INQUIRER
For many years a map was tacked to the back wall of my classroom. Its colors had faded and its edges had lifted. Except for some indecipherable graffiti in the Indian Ocean, it had been forgotten - until a visiting Icelandic student challenged: "There's something wrong with this map!" Sure enough, just to the southeast of Greenland - where Iceland should be - there was nothing but water. So much for maps. Arni (pronounced "ought-knee") grew up in Saudarkrokur, Iceland (pop.
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August 16, 1997 | Inquirer photographs by Tom Gralish
A lawn is actually made of millions of individual grass plants, which, left unmowed, will grow a few feet tall. Most grasses are perennial, meaning they come back year after year. Uncut, the grass will bloom in late summer and spread seeds in the fall.
NEWS
December 31, 1995 | The Philadelphia Inquirer / PETER TOBIA
Millie Trivett found relief from July's heat wave by sleeping in front of a fan in the living room of her Baltimore Avenue home. The summer of '95 was the hottest on record in Philadelphia, claiming 88 lives in the city and its suburbs in a 25-day period. A break in the heat finally came on Aug. 5.
NEWS
July 24, 1987 | The Philadelphia Inquirer / CHARLES FOX
Along the Boardwalk in Atlantic City, people take advantage of the traditional treats of summer, enthusiastically eating ice cream and ices and downing cold drinks. Although the temperature at the resort peaked at 85 yesterday, a southerly wind kept conditions pleasant.
NEWS
May 25, 1998 | The Philadelphia Inquirer / JOHN COSTELLO
Payton Faries, 5, cools her feet in the water at Penn's Landing during the 13th annual Jam on the River. Tonight, blues singers Koko Taylor and Ruth Brown will be featured, along with the music of Buckwheat Zydeco to welcome summer to the city.
NEWS
May 23, 2008
Summer is the season you remember. Who remembers winter, really? Unless there was a blizzard, and you got into a fight over the legality of whether two wobbly kitchen chairs and a broom constitute a reserved parking space, in which case you'd rather forget winter anyway. Spring is fine, especially when you catch an unexpected whiff of lilac on a soft breeze. And autumn is spectacular, until those golden maple leaves lose their brilliance and clog your gutters. But summer is the season that creates warm memories.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 8, 1986 | By Kim Masters, Los Angeles Daily News
"Top Gun' outgunned the competition at the box office this summer in a season that ended with a total of $1.4 billion in ticket sales, down 1 percent from last summer's less-than-stellar level. This summer was the first in this decade without a George Lucas or Steven Spielberg extravaganza and it had no smashes in the $150 million range. "Top Gun" grossed $119 million in the season, which runs from May 23 through Sept. 1. (Before May 23, "Top Gun" grossed an additional $12.2 million.
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SPORTS
May 22, 2016
School will be over soon, so many local athletes are finalizing their summer plans. Some will take on jobs at the shore or around the neighborhood. Others will continue to compete in their sports at camps or other events. And some will travel the world to see the sights and help others in need. Here is a look at how some of the region's top athletes plan to spend their summer: Hailey Andress, Agnes Irwin junior lacrosse goalie   The 17-year-old Wallingford resident spent 16 days in Peru last summer as part of the Agnes Irwin Special Studies Program.
SPORTS
May 21, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, STAFF WRITER
The national championship team in college basketball is going to get to see some of the world this summer. A source confirmed an ESPN report Thursday that Villanova will be traveling to Spain, practicing and playing in games in Madrid and Barcelona from Aug. 2 through 10. Of course, not all the players from the team that defeated North Carolina in April for the NCAA championship will be heading overseas. Ryan Arcidiacono and Daniel Ochefu are moving on, and Josh Hart has until Wednesday to decide if he is returning to the Wildcats or making himself available for the NBA draft.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 21, 2016 | Chuck Darrow, Contributor
Given Atlantic City's ongoing fiscal crisis and other negatives making news, some might think the town's casinos have given up on innovation and improvement. Investments in new attractions have decreased, but six of the town's eight gambling dens have added amenities as we head into the summer of 2016. Nowhere is that more evident than in the realm of dance clubs. By the middle of June, there will be two new state-of-the-art danceterias under casino roofs, Premier Nightclub at Borgata and Kiss Kiss A Go-Go at Tropicana, as well as Wav at Philly developer Bart Blatstein's ocean-straddling entertainment complex, the Playground.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 21, 2016 | By Craig LaBan, Restaurant Critic
Where there's smoke, there's usually fire. But it also means summer kitchens are heating up for the season's rush up and down the coast. In the case of Chesapeake & Maine (316 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 302-226-3600; dogfish.com ), Dogfish Head's hot new seafood restaurant in Rehoboth Beach, there's smoke bred right into some curious raw oysters with a special tea. They're potently flavored and appropriately named "Smoke on the Water. " And they're just the latest clever draw to the beer-centric juggernaut of Sam Calagione's ever-growing Dogfish Head empire, which a couple of years ago also added an inn. With a complete menu built around some ambitious seafood inspired by both the Chesapeake Bay and the state of Maine (which inspired the brewery's name)
ENTERTAINMENT
May 21, 2016 | By Lauren McCutcheon, Contributor
The beach is awesome. But there are times - before bed, first thing in the morning, after a fourth day of sun - when the kids need a break from the bucket and shovel, waves, and boogie boards. Enter the Shore's reliable stable of playgrounds. Seems every island has at least one extra-cool swing set that'll keep them thrilled for an hour or a few. Rehoboth Grove Park . Just when you think you really will reach into the backseat after another "Are we there yet?" on eternally jammed Route 1, Rehoboth's visitor center comes into view.
NEWS
May 20, 2016 | By Steve & Mia
Q: I'm just finishing my junior year in college and had a great relationship with a sophomore the last two semesters. Now, I'm worried. She told me she loves me, but she lives in California. I live in New Jersey and both of us return home and have to work summer jobs. When I asked her if she'd date anyone while we were apart, she said she has some friends there, but nothing serious. Does that mean she'd have sex? What should I do? Mia: Dude, summer hasn't even started and you're already sweating a girl?
NEWS
May 15, 2016
The Summer Before the War By Helen Simonson Random House. 473 pp. $28 Reviewed by Katherine Bailey Fans of Helen Simonson's 2010 debut novel, Major Pettigrew's Last Stand , and readers who enjoy fiction steeped in Downton Abbey ambience will delight in The Summer Before the War . Set in the small coastal town of Rye in Sussex during the Great War, the book offers vivid description of town and country...
NEWS
May 12, 2016 | By Bob Fernandez, Staff Writer
It was a pretty fast summer-job search for the son of the board chairman of the $12 billion Hershey Trust. And his dad took care of it. Robert Cavanaugh told the trust's top executive last April that his son Robert might have missed the window to get a summer internship and needed help. Within days, the executive, Eric Henry, contacted two money-management firms under contract with the charity and emailed the son's resumé. By the end of the month, both firms had made offers for summer internships.
NEWS
May 2, 2016 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo, Staff Writer
AVALON, N.J. - It's now the season before the season, when towns along the New Jersey coast ready their beaches for the post-Memorial Day crowds who will be clamoring for a spot on the sand as soon as ambient and ocean-water temperatures soar. Armed with heavy equipment and detailed plans - that mostly center on moving beach sand that over the winter migrated from one place to another because of shifting tides and ferocious winds - places like this Cape May County beach town send public-works crews and private contractors to the strands to do the work.
NEWS
April 28, 2016 | By Allison Steele, Staff Writer
The Camden School District is offering a daylong, five-week summer school this year for as many as 1,000 students from ages 3 to 19, officials said Tuesday. The free program, from July 6 through Aug. 5, will focus on reading and math but also include field trips, sports, and other curriculums. The voluntary program will include breakfast and lunch, and run from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Students can take school buses to get there, officials said. Summer school programs offered by the district in previous years ran only to midday, and provided no transportation.
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