August 14, 2016 |
A great dress has pockets. But when it also boasts a button-down bodice, a belted waist, and a collar - Peter Pan or Chelsea - it gets elevated to pure, off-the-rack confection. The trendlet The shirtwaist dress, and all its menswear-inspired extras, is both cubicle and cocktail chic this summer, whether paired with flats, pumps, or white-soled sneaks. Where does it come from? Shirtwaist dresses go back to the post-Civil War era, when working women began wearing simple, cotton button-down blouses modeled after men's dress shirts.
August 9, 2016
By Amesh Adalja In the runup to the Olympics, many people considered Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the epicenter of the current Zika virus outbreak. Zika has already affected thousands of Americans because of ordinary travel from areas in which the main vector causing the outbreak, the Aedes aegypti mosquito, harbors the virus. Some have warned that the Olympic Games should be avoided because the mass travel associated with the event will serve as a catalyst for Zika's proliferation in the United States.
August 7, 2016 |
All along the Jersey Shore, summer cottages and those big Victorian rooming houses with wide porches and castle-like turrets have disappeared. They've been replaced by more practical but much less distinctive duplexes and multi-unit condominiums like the one at 17th and Central in North Wildwood. That spot on the intersection's northeast corner used to be occupied by a drug store, which, until life no longer afforded such luxuries, was my summer Sports Center. In 2016 it's difficult to explain how isolated the shore was during the 1950s and 1960s.
August 4, 2016 |
Makes 8 rolls, or 4 servings For the sauce: 1/4 cup unseasoned rice vinegar 2 tablespoons honey 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice 1 teaspoon chili sauce, such as sriracha 1 teaspoon Asian fish sauce 1 scallion (white and green parts), thinly sliced For the rolls: 8 medium shrimp, peeled and deveined, cooked and chilled 16 medium fresh basil leaves 16 medium mint leaves 1/2 cup shredded carrot 1/4 cup thinly sliced radish, cut into half-moons, preferably watermelon radish 1/4 English (seedless)
August 1, 2016 |
I hope I'm not too late with this advice, because the children in these parts have been off from school for summer vacation since June. Because the kids may be around the house a little longer than usual each day this time of year, there is increased opportunity for things to get messier. The best, but more expensive, solution is to send them to sleepaway camp for several weeks. If that option isn't available, however, Derek Niederquell of 1-800 Water Damage - a national firm in property restoration specializing in water, fire, and carpet cleaning - offers some tips for keeping your rugs in good shape.
August 1, 2016 |
It's been more than 16 years since we took a vacation alone with just one of our children, not counting an overnight college visit or baseball tournament. My husband and I are blessed with a daughter, Hannah, 18, and a son, Jared, 15. We always traveled as a family, and those vacations were among our happiest days together as I reflect on my motherhood years. My daughter leaves in August for the University of Florida in Gainesville. For the last seven summers, both of our children went to overnight camp.
July 31, 2016 |
Shore-goers might want to grab their dancing shoes and head to Avalon this Saturday night, when Avalon Community Hall will be transformed into the hippest joint in town, courtesy of the Summer Club. With the accompaniment of a 17-piece band, performers from the Philadelphia area and beyond will re-create the swinging sounds of the Rat Pack - that famous cohort of entertainers that numbered Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis Jr. among its ranks. For Philadelphia actor Jeff Coon - who cofounded the Summer Club in 2014 with Ree Dunphy, wife of Temple men's basketball coach Fran Dunphy - the show has been a dream come true.
July 29, 2016 |
THE SUMMER of 1990 was a turbulent one in sports. George Steinbrenner was suspended by baseball commissioner Fay Vincent for his involvement with a small-time gambler named Howie Spira. Pete Rose was headed to prison. Bob Clarke had just been fired as the Flyers' general manager. Ron Hextall was holding out for $1 million. (One million! For a goalie!! The nerve!!) And . . . Don King was battling it out with Buster Douglas and his manager in a New York courtroom over the boxer's future, with casino owners Steve Wynn and Donald Trump either directly or indirectly involved and millions of dollars at stake.
July 29, 2016 |
Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust plans to close most of the still-operating portions of the Gallery at Market East shopping mall before the end of the summer to work on the property's redevelopment. The closure is to come as PREIT nears completion of demolition work in the already-shuttered section of the mall between Eighth and 10th Streets along, chief executive Joseph Coradino said during a conference call with analysts Wednesday. The section to close this summer accommodates Old Navy, Burlington Coat Factory and Five Below locations.
July 29, 2016 |
As soon as lunch ended, a little girl moved quickly to gather up a bag of leftovers: peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, oranges, and juice boxes. Her stash, she stated matter of factly, was for later, when summer camp at Camden Community Charter School in North Camden was over for the day. "This is so I don't starve when I get home," the 7-year-old with big, soulful brown eyes told a counselor. "Sometimes my mom runs out of food. " She is among thousands of children who participate in a summer meals program, run by the Food Bank of South Jersey, that provides breakfast, lunch, or snacks at schools, summer programs, parks, swimming pools, or anywhere children hang out during the summer.