July 7, 2015 |
Jahlil Okafor hasn't played in a game that has mattered since his Duke team won the national championship in April, and he'll get his first chance to play with the Sixers at the Utah Summer League on Monday night. After being selected third overall in the NBA draft, Okafor will start at center in his summer league debut against the San Antonio Spurs. He'll be joined in the starting lineup by point guard T.J. McConnell, shooting guard Jordan McRae, small forward Jerami Grant and power forward Furkan Aldemir.
July 6, 2015 |
Look, it's getting hot. That kind of Philly hot that makes your skin feel perpetually wet. Movie theaters used to be the places we could escape the punishing sun and get a blast of AC. But now you don't even have to leave the house. Summer TV may be dreck, but grab the remote and hit up Netflix, Amazon, or Hulu for entertaining finds without leaving your couch. Consider this your ultimate reason to stay inside. 'Seinfeld' What it's about: Nothing. Where to watch: Hulu Plus.
July 5, 2015 |
OCEAN CITY, N.J. - For a place whose operations desk is accessed at the rear of a diner through a door marked "Restrooms," there's a definite air of smugness around the Ocean City Municipal Airport. "Flying in here, looking at all those red brake lights on the Atlantic City Expressway, it's just such a joy," says Jeffrey Carpenter, chief of surgery at Cooper University Hospital, minutes after landing his Beechcraft Bonanza, model G36, at the little airport at 26th and Bay Avenue last Saturday.
July 5, 2015 |
OCEAN CITY, N.J. - Robert Edelheit had grown sick of a grill he barely used. So when the holiday crowds on Friday began pouring into Ocean City, where his summer home sits next to the boardwalk, he and his wife saw their chance. Sell the grill. Make a buck. "We figured, 'What the heck, let's put it out,' " Peggy A. Edelheit said. A few houses down, a man was selling bicycles and a walker from his yard. Curious beachgoers along the boardwalk leaned onto the rail and squinted through the sunlight at the prices.
July 1, 2015 |
In City Council's often-bustling chambers, the curtains are drawn and the lights dimmed to a soft glow. The 17 mahogany desks are cleared, save for a few copies of bills and a soda can left by advocates who favored a soft-drink tax to fund Philadelphia schools - a fight now in the rearview mirror. This room will get little use this summer, as Council takes its annual three-month legislative break. It's among the longest recesses taken by any major city council in the country.
June 26, 2015 |
A garden party need not be a staid, tame affair of tea sandwiches and wine spritzers. At Tyler Park Center for the Arts this weekend, it will have quite the sound track. Saturday and Sunday mark the first Summer Music and Sculpture Festival. Bands such as jammy Wineskin, drummers like Jim Hines, eclectic cover band TriTide, and other acts will provide the beat to an installation featuring dozens of sculptures from artists traveling from as far away as Germany and from as near as Trenton and Philadelphia.
June 26, 2015 |
Summer Openings The summer restaurant scene will bring but one blockbuster opening: Cheesecake Factory's first Center City location, which opened Tuesday at 15th and Walnut Streets. Also, Cheesecake's internationally focused Grand Lux Cafe opens this week at the King of Prussia mall, across the mall property from another Cheesecake Factory. Together, the two new restaurants employ more than 500 people. On Thursday, the Main Line gets a b.good (Wynnewood Shopping Center, Wynnewood)
June 25, 2015 |
Dozens of children were snacking on peaches and eating turkey and cheese sandwiches from box lunches Tuesday when Philadelphia Managing Director Richard Negrin asked them: "How many of you guys have - because I know I have - gone to bed hungry?" Several raised their hands. The gathering at St. Thomas Aquinas School in South Philadelphia was arranged to promote the federal Summer Food Service Program, which was launched Monday in Philadelphia. It offers free meals to children under 18 at more than 1,000 sites in the city.
June 24, 2015 |
Just a few weeks ago, when we were still waking up to chilly June mornings, the neighbor across my back wall put up another radio antenna. That makes three, and I took this development as the squirrel might greet the news that a crop of peanuts had just been planted for his express consumption and pleasure. It would be only a couple of weeks until my neighbor - we'll call him Fritz - would be sitting out nights under his patio umbrella, releasing distant radio signals into the warm air. This scanning across the crackle and static for strands of music and indistinct languages is an instant atmospheric change, as though Fritz turns our house over to a previous era. Summer in the city comes with its own vocabulary of sounds - not the driving buzz of suburban lawns being mowed, but stray rap escaping from passing cars.
June 24, 2015 |
It's 38 degrees inside the Food Bank of South Jersey's walk-in cooler, and Marcia Montanez and her crew are working fast. "We have an assembly line going," Montanez says as she and five of her Lincoln Technical Institute students quickly slip turkey and cheese sandwiches, strawberry puree, boxes of grape juice, and containers of low-fat milk into one plastic bag after another. "It feels good to know we're helping kids," says Felicia Sereday, 20, of Clementon, who's studying to become a nurse.