September 17, 2015 |
Kathy Orr , the mighty meteorologist so rudely cashiered by CBS3 two months ago after 12 years of stalwart service, has stuck a perfect landing at Fox 29, where she'll have a regular slot at 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. weekdays. Fox 29 made the announcement with a short statement on Wednesday. Orr, who will debut Sunday evening, chimed in with this tweet: "I love Philadelphia, and am thrilled to continue my career with FOX 29. It's a perfect fit. See U Sunday. " A repeated local Emmy winner and member of the Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia Hall of Fame, Orr began her career in the Philly TV market in 1998.
June 1, 2015 |
LYON, France - Cheering audiences, rhythmic clapping, stamping feet, and other signs of adoration on its Europe 2015 tour don't excuse the Philadelphia Orchestra from the front lines of music outreach. The morning after the orchestra's raucously successful Lyon debut, players took to streets that, at least on Saturday, could be a bit mean. Three contingents set up shop to play chamber music, the most civilized setting being the courtyard of the Lyon Museum of Fine Arts, which offered acoustics-enhancing walls and appreciative tour-group audiences who not only stopped to listen but, between movements, talked about family members who had attended Temple University.
October 14, 2014 |
On a cold-snap Saturday night in a crowded, airtight, windowless Boot & Saddle, Allo Darlin' brought some breeze and brightness. They couldn't help it. With three albums (including the just-released We Come From the Same Place ), the Anglo Australian quartet has experience at crafting sweetly sunny, smart pop with innocent yet contemplative lyrics whose hard jangle and flittering flights of funky fancy are reminiscent of Scotland's Orange Juice. But this band's chiming, charming vocals and effervescent, experiential lyrics come not from a wonky Scot but from Australian singer/ukulele player Elizabeth Morris, a fresh-faced, pixie-haired lass whose light, sharp alto is as open as her expression of glee - often in the lively embrace of sad-eyed bewilderment.
June 9, 2014 |
William "Bill" Marshall Sample, 78, of Chalfont, founder of the Sunshine Foundation, whose personal crusade to grant the last wish of ill and dying children enriched the lives of thousands, died Wednesday, June 4, of respiratory failure at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Sample was a Philadelphia beat cop stationed at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children when he began to hear about the heavy emotional and financial strain that caring for a sick child placed on families.
January 27, 2014
A group cynically calling itself All Votes Matter funded an effort to make sure all of Pennsylvania's votes would not matter in the 2012 presidential election. But because the group took advantage of the state's notoriously weak ethics laws, the source of the money remained obscure for years. Until recently, voters didn't know that the group financed lobbying to rig the state's electoral vote in favor of the Republican candidate. And they didn't know that it was bankrolled partly by the petrochemical billionaire Koch brothers, who have a business interest in tamping down environmental protections, to which Republicans have generally been more amenable than Democrats.
November 19, 2013 |
DAVID M. HARDY began work in September as chief academic support officer for the Philadelphia School District at an annual salary of $160,000. But the hire wasn't made public. That wasn't the first time. In the past year, the district frequently has flouted state law by failing to notify the public after hiring high-ranking personnel to lead departments in which decisions are made that affect students, families and staff. According to the state's Sunshine Act - and the district's own employment policies - a school district's hires and terminations, listed in personnel resolutions, must be voted on in public by a school board - or, in Philadelphia's case, the School Reform Commission - before the new hires are officially employed.
April 15, 2013
Tips of the Week Three American Council on Exercise-certified personal trainers who are students at Rowan and group-exercise instructors give advice on what to do to get in shape. Consult a physician before beginning any fitness program. Beginner If you're anything like me, this sunshine is boosting your mood and increasing your motivation. Everyone's going for runs outside and grilling their dinners. You've probably heard that exercising when it's hot out burns more calories because you're sweating a lot more.
July 20, 2012 |
Florida Gov. Rick Scott and Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer joined Wawa Inc. bosses Howard Stoeckel and Chris Gheysens Wednesday for the opening of the Delaware County-based chain's first store in the Sunshine State, a quick-turnover smokes-and-Cokes, gas-and-hoagies outlet drawing homesick Philadelphia expatriates and curious natives to Orlando's Central Florida Parkway. Wawa says it will "penetrate" central Florida between now and late August with two more stores in Orlando and two in nearby Kissimmee, with later sites planned for the Tampa area.
April 6, 2012 |
Members of the Perkasie Borough Council violated the state Sunshine Act last month because of "an innocent mistake," a Bucks County grand jury concluded in a report released Thursday. The elected officials will not be held liable for the violation because they had been advised incorrectly by Borough Manager Daniel Olpere and Solicitor Nathan Fox, county District Attorney David Heckler said. "This was nothing but an innocent mistake," Heckler said, although "the solicitor and a manager as experienced as Mr. Olpere should have known better," Only elected officials can be penalized for violations, with fines of $100 to $1,000 per person for a first offense, Heckler said at a news conference in his Doylestown office.