September 12, 1992 |
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.
August 1, 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. Winners will be published in the Sept. 5 Travel section.
February 16, 2001 |
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.
May 18, 1989 |
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.
September 17, 1999 |
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.
September 25, 1988 |
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.
September 1, 2000 |
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.
September 1, 1994 |
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.