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September 12, 1992 | By ELLEN GOODMAN
The summer people are almost all gone now. They left by the boatload, their watches strapped back on their wrists, school calendars lodged in their minds, work reappearing like worry lines under the cosmetic of a summer tan. As if on cue, the light changed with the month. The soft summer haze lifted its comforting curtain. There is a September clarity now, a crisp, luminous, hard edge to the view from the porch. Even the atmosphere is demanding that we look ahead. Sometime over Labor Day, the conversation on the roads shifted as well, away from languorous reports about the weather and the state of the bluefish, to one insistent line of inquiry.
NEWS
May 30, 2010
We want to see where you go and what you do on vacation this summer - and we'll pay $25 for each of the best 10 photos taken from Memorial Day weekend through Aug. 15 E-mail your photo (one per person) and a description of what it shows to: . Also provide your name, address and phone number. Or, mail entries to Bill Reed, Travel Editor, The Philadelphia Inquirer, P.O. Box. 8263, Philadelphia 19130 . Must be received by Aug. 15.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 16, 2001 | By Carrie Rickey, INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
Nothing like a common enemy to make friends of historic foes. In Recess: School's Out, the principal and the cutup join forces against education reformers. In an America where rethinking education tops the national agenda, Recess: School's Out is a priority for moviegoers of all ages. Tweaking those of the William Bennett stripe for efforts to make school a year-round affair, the film's heroes are fourth graders united against a rogue reformer who would deprive them of that ultimate recess: summer vacation.
SPORTS
May 18, 1989 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Staff Writer
Hersey Hawkins won't have to wait until training camp to remove the stain of a poor playoff series from his memory. The 76ers will make him a part of individual workouts with the coaching staff in July, and he will become a major project when the team renews its involvement with the Southern California Summer Pro Basketball League. Hawkins, along with several other veterans and a small group of draft choices and free agents, will take part in the Los Angeles league for two weeks in early August.
NEWS
September 17, 1999 | by John M. Baer, Daily News Staff Writer
You could call the Pennsylvania Legislature's summer vacation a time of sex, lies and sanity escape. Like school kids loose on too-hot days, lawmakers seemed summer-loco. No fewer than 10 legislators, including leaders in both parties, wound up in bad-news events from perjury convictions to piggishness with planes. There was the bizarre sex-photo scandal involving one lawmaker's wife, the odd case of the 10-ton generator, raw sewage and much, much more. "I'm as puzzled as anyone else," said state Sen. Stewart Greenleaf, R-Montgomery County, a 23-year legislative veteran known for his Jimmy Stewart-like straightness.
NEWS
September 25, 1988 | By Suzanne Gordon, Inquirer Staff Writer
Bill Hohlfeld went to Utah for his summer vacation. He flew out of Harrisburg with only an hour's notice, marched through airports single file with 20 other men, and when he landed in Salt Lake City two weeks ago, he was taken directly to the local junior high school, where he bunked out in the gymnasium. Hohlfeld, 27, this year used his two weeks off to fight the raging forest fires that are destroying thousands of acres out west. He was enlisted as part of the Pennsylvania Specialized Forest Fire Crew - District 17. "This seemed boring when I came back, that's for sure," Hohlfeld said last week as he raked through freshly tilled soil in Newtown Square.
NEWS
September 1, 2000 | by Theresa Conroy, Daily News Staff Writer
The obstacle to really letting loose on Labor Day is finding a reason to celebrate the end of summer vacation. There is, of course, the true meaning of Labor Day - offering a tribute to the many contributions of the nation's workers. Unfortunately, most of us don't even think about that, even with a yearly pro-union parade to mark the occasion. So we're left trying to put false smiles on sad farewells to grilled hamburgers and picnic-table umbrellas. Saying goodbye is so much easier at a Labor Day shindig or an old-fashioned ethnic festival.
NEWS
September 1, 1994 | By Valerie Reed, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
With Labor Day weekend approaching, children can count on one hand the remaining days of summer vacation. To make the most of the last weekend before school begins, take a look at the following events planned throughout the county. The activities are listed by municipality. BENSALEM. Philadelphia Park race track is conducting its annual Pennsylvania Derby Family Festival rain or shine from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Children and adults can enjoy horse racing, a petting zoo, pony rides and entertainment.
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NEWS
August 4, 2014
When the Pennsylvania legislature fled the capital last month for its summer vacation (which is increasingly indistinguishable from its work), it was slouching toward a deficient, inadequate, and belated response to Philadelphia's school funding crisis. In other words, it was overachieving. As the fractious members reminded us last week, their capacity to accomplish even less than expected should never be underestimated. Although the Republican majority appeared to have settled on a plan to allow the state-run district to subsist on a new $2-a-pack tax on city smokers, the levy became mired in eleventh-hour bickering between the leaders of the House and Senate.
TRAVEL
July 28, 2013
This is your opportunity to show where you went and what you did on vacation this summer season, from Memorial Day, May 27, to Labor Day, Sept. 2. We'll pay $25 each for four of the five best photos. The photographer of the winning photo will receive $100. We want to see sunrises and sunsets, water-skiers and zip-liners, mountain hikes and campsites, and, of course, maxing and relaxing. We'll announce the five finalists on Sept. 15. In addition, every Sunday we'll print a Photo of the Week as selected by Inquirer editors.
NEWS
July 1, 2013
By Anita Kulick, president and chief executive officer of Educating Communities for Parenting in Philadelphia.   With the start of summer, the last thing most children and parents want to think about is school. But just because school is closed for the summer doesn't mean learning should stop for two months. Research shows: Most children will experience some learning loss if they don't engage in educational-enrichment activities over the summer. On average, children lose between two and three months of grade-level equivalency, with math skills suffering the most.
NEWS
June 23, 2013 | BY JAN RANSOM, Daily News Staff Writer ransomj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5218
CITY COUNCIL wrapped up its final session Thursday and now begins its three-month break. Just don't call it a summer vacation. A recent Inquirer editorial called on Council to abandon its summer recess and continue to work to find additional ways to help the troubled school district. That prompted a speech on the Council floor Thursday by Councilman Jim Kenney, who speaks out annually about the flak Council gets on the issue. "I read this morning that I was going to be at the Shore, at the beach all summer long," Kenney said.
NEWS
June 2, 2013
Before Midnight Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke revisit their Celine and Jesse characters - married now, with twin daughters, and just winding down a summer vacation on the coast of Greece. Walking and talking and fighting and loving, and essential viewing for fans of Before Sunrise and Before Sunset. This one, too, is from director Richard Linklater. R The East Brit Marling stars in, and cowrote, this thriller about a freelance intelligence agent who infiltrates a band of radical freegans conspiring to bring down a big pharmaceutical company.
NEWS
August 13, 2012 | Daily News Staff Report
COURTS Kensington Strangler trial Antonio Rodriguez, who told police he raped and strangled three women in 2010, will face justice for those crimes when he goes on trial Monday. Rodriguez, 23, who came to be known as the alleged Kensington Strangler, chose a nonjury trial, an expedited format that could wrap up in a few days. The three murders in November and December 2010 stoked women with fear in and around Kensington until police were able to link Rodriguez to the attacks through DNA evidence.
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