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.
September 7, 2015 |
OCEAN CITY, N.J. - The Nashes said they were in denial that it was coming to an end. Within 72 hours, it would be back to work and back to school for the Springfield, Delaware County, family of four. They had waited until Labor Day weekend - the last of the "unofficial" summer season - to pack in all the activities they hadn't gotten to yet this summer, including a surrey bike ride down the boardwalk Saturday. "Yeah, it's been kind of an expensive weekend so far," said Kristin Nash, 40, as she rattled off the list of things the family had done since arriving the day before.
September 5, 2015 |
The fall, after summer vacations and the kids are back in school, historically is a good time to snag bargain airfares - at least on certain competitive routes. "The first week of September is typically a good time to look for a ticket because the summer madness is over," said Peter Abzug, spokesman for the Airlines Reporting Corp. (ARC). Online travel sites, such as Airfarewatchdog, Kayak, and Expedia, on Thursday showed round-trip fares on a handful of airlines as low as $89 round-trip from Philadelphia International Airport to Dallas-Fort Worth for flights on Wednesday, Sept.
September 2, 2015 |
SEASIDE PARK, N.J. - Doug Maday, the car dealer who resolved on Labor Day to plunge into the Atlantic Ocean every day for a year, finished his sometimes brutal, sometimes serene, often lonely "endless summer" on Monday with a splash. A Philadelphia television crew, newspaper reporters and photographers, leaders of a North Jersey charity, the borough's mayor, neighbors, friends, and members of the high school's marching band were among the 40 who clapped and cheered as Maday made his way toward the waves for the 365th day in a row. It was 11:17 a.m. Skies were overcast.