March 31, 2016 |
Villanova University breaking its Sweet 16 drought has been a windfall for area retailers, from Modell's to the on-campus bookstore. Since the Wildcats' upset over Kansas on Saturday to advance to the Final Four of the NCAA men's basketball tournament, top-sellers such as the $24 "I Wanna Party Like It's 1985" short-sleeve T-shirt are moving fast. The shirt refers to the last time Villanova won the national championship. Extra shipments of many items arrived Tuesday at sports retailers throughout the region, some of whom extended their hours to meet the demand this week.
September 4, 2015 |
Which are you? It's a decision every Philadelphian has to make for him or herself: Wit or witout. Show your tolerance (and love for cheesesteaks) with this instant-classic T-shirt from local designer Philly Phaithful. - Samantha Melamed "I can't live" T-shirt, $24.99 at Phillyphaithful.com Salt, pepper and ... habanero? Northern Liberties spice maker Saint Lucifer is determined to one-up Old Bay with its own special spice blend - a hot, salty, garlicky powder the makers think should sit next to salt and pepper on every table in the city.
July 27, 2015 |
With the hottest part of summer hovering over us like a muggy, style-wrecking cloud, the key to keeping cool is easy dressing. T-shirts are among the simplest options, but when you need to take it up a notch ... The trendlet ... slip into the T-shirt dress. Whether Polo-style or scoop neck, A-line or tank, T-shirt dresses are cute and comfy and fit into whatever fashion story you're trying to tell. Amp up a T-shirt dress with a pair of wedge heels and envelope clutch.
June 8, 2015 |
DAN HERSHBERG, 31, from Northern Liberties, is a diehard Philly sports fan who landed a job right out of college, creating highlight clips for ESPN's late-night shows. But after two years, he was pining for his hometown. "Bristol, Connecticut, is not a place where you want to spend your 20s," Hershberg said. "I'd get out of work at 2 or 3 a.m. when there's not much opportunity to socialize in Bristol. I hadn't seen a living, breathing woman in a long time. " Hershberg had an epiphany.
June 5, 2015 |
Almost three years have passed since Philadelphia Police Officer Moses Walker was gunned down just before dawn on the way home from his job as a turnkey at the 22d District. That's a long time for grief, loss, and anger to simmer, and on Wednesday, his mother's anguish boiled over at the sentencing of his killer, Rafael Jones. "I pray that you rot in hell," said Wayne Lipscomb, fighting back tears during her victim-impact statement before Common Pleas Court Judge Jeffrey P. Minehart.
May 29, 2015 |
SIX WEEKS AGO, Lisa and Mario Sagliano were worried. Their son Santino, 10, wouldn't speak or sleep, and had trouble expressing his emotions. But soon after, something clicked, Lisa said. Yesterday morning, standing at a lectern in City Council chambers, Santino told a crowd of reporters and Council members that he was honored and grateful. Councilman Dennis O'Brien presented Santino with a certificate of recognition for his successful T-shirt business and also for his work as an ambassador of hope for the autistic community.
February 23, 2015 |
More than one million people are expected to flood the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in September to try to get even a speck-size glimpse of Pope Francis. But there's an easier way. Organizers are selling life-size cutouts of His Holiness. For $120 (that's the 25 percent-off price available through Saturday), you can own a "life-size standee" of Pope Francis. The World Meeting of Families, the organization fund-raising and hosting a weeklong Catholic conference and the papal visit, is also selling tabletop papal cutouts for $15, an I [heart]
January 3, 2015 |
Aurelia Good, 39, of Stockton, N.J., homeschools her children, fosters medically fragile kids, and is married to a pastor. But, she's not perfect. "I like to do Pinterest projects, which is my downfall," she said. Along the way, she's blown up cookies. ("It's actually really easy," she said. "You swap baking powder for baking soda. ") She exploded a pot roast. ("I thought, 'There's got to be a faster way. What if I cook it in the microwave?' ") She decoupaged a box shut, and painted a chalkboard wall that she allowed her kids to draw on before it had cured, resulting in permanent graffiti.
August 7, 2014 |
AS PHILADELPHIA mourns the violent deaths of so many children - including a 3-year-old girl killed Friday by a stray bullet in Grays Ferry - Rhawnhurst Presbyterian Church has installed a memorial of 201 T-shirts, each bearing the name and age of a 2013 shooting victim. "There is one shirt for every victim of gun violence within the borders of the city in 2013," the Rev. Keith McClain said. He partnered with Heeding God's Call - a faith-based campaign to end illegal-handgun sales - and erected the activist group's traveling "Memorial to the Lost" on his church's front lawn along Loretto Avenue near Lansing Street, where it will remain through Aug. 16. A prayer vigil is scheduled for 7 p.m. today at which the public is invited to walk through the memorial, reflect on what it means and, if moved to do so, quietly say a prayer for an end to gun violence.