August 7, 1992 |
With family values a big issue in this year's presidential election, Unity Day, the centerpiece for Unity Weekend, seems especially timely. An annual event whose aim is to bring all Philadelphians together, this year's Unity Day is set for next Sunday on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. The day's activities will mix the serious with the silly. Besides local organizations displaying family-related information at dozens of booths, there'll be live music, myriad munchies and more.
March 24, 1999 |
Mayor Rendell told a packed house of the Southern New Jersey Chamber of Commerce that the two sides of the Delaware River would succeed or fail together. He said a joint waterfront project, a planned tramway connecting the sides for tourists, and the Republican National Convention were proof of the inextricable economic relationship and signs of a positive future. "We are one region, and we all know that," he said during his 20 minutes as keynote speaker for the chamber's Pinnacle Awards Dinner at the Hilton of Cherry Hill.
February 3, 1995 |
Valentine's Day. Candlelit dinner. Champagne. Soft music. . . . Followed by a sweaty, steamy - 5-mile run? The Valentine's Day Couples run, in New Castle, Del., is for couples who want to bond while pounding the pavement. Held on Feb. 12, the 5-Miler is something of a relay race: Each couple splits the race distance, with the man running the first 2 1/2 miles and the woman finishing up. But singles need not despair: The race is also open to singles as a straight 5-mile run. (Or meet someone there: You may end up a couple by the finish line.
May 10, 1987 |
When the Philadelphia Public Relations Association honors Frank G. Binswanger, the realtor, with its coveted Gold Medal Award at a luncheon on Tuesday, it will honor a Philadelphia family that is steeped in a romantic sort of togetherness as remarkable as it is rare. The medal is awarded annually to a Philadelphian whose service to the community has enhanced the image of the city. And, God knows, few can stack up to Frank Binswanger in that category. Frank Binswanger loves Philadelphia the way an adolescent loves his first girl.
April 19, 1987 |
Winners by the numbers are celebrating their lucky $13 million pick in the Pennsylvania Lottery's Super 7 game, which carried a record $26 million jackpot. The group effort at Benjamin Franklin Elementary School, Rising Sun and Cheltenham Avenues in Lawncrest, included 29 teachers, secretaries, noontime aides, custodians and the principal and netted them after-tax payments of $13,818 for the next 26 years. While none of them will be financially set to retire early, they all are quick to admit that the winnings will sweeten the load.
January 21, 2006 |
Maybe that paintball outing from the previous day helped the 76ers last night against the Memphis Grizzlies. Maybe they can use their 89-86 overtime victory as a turning point in their season. Oops. That's what the Sixers said last week, when they prevailed in triple overtime against the Boston Celtics. They followed that dramatic win with two of their more putrid performances of the season and figured Thursday's paintball party would bring them together. Perhaps the Sixers were more together last night as they gave one of their best defensive efforts of the season.
September 16, 2012
DEAR ABBY: My boyfriend and I have been together for six years. We finally moved in together a year ago. Things have been going pretty well, with the exception of an unusual habit of his that has become more evident since living together. He spends anywhere from 45 minutes to two hours in the bathroom every day. A couple of times he has even fallen asleep in there. He takes his computer in the bathroom because he claims he gets a lot of work done. Some days I barely get to see him because he works late and then spends the rest of the day you-know-where.
June 14, 1992 |
A line of legs. That's all that is left at this point at the Pennsbury Falconettes synchronized swim team's annual show. The 20 girls, ages 7 to 17, showed their togetherness June 6 at Pennsbury High. Coach Betty Hess says hers is the only synchronized swim team in Bucks County, so it competes outside the county
August 21, 1995 |
WDAS-FM's annual Unity Day festivities brought thousands to the Ben Franklin Parkway in Center City yesterday to share in music, art, eating and dancing. The fun day celebrates African-American family togetherness and winds down WDAS' Unity Week of festivals, walkathons, concerts and other outdoor public activities. A Days of Unity festival tonight at the Dell East concludes the 11-day event.
August 19, 1996 |
Raymond Jones and his wife of 35 years, Mary Jones, relax in the midst of yesterday's Unity Day festivities on the Parkway. The mega-gathering, which is largely an African-American community affair and which was sponsored by WDAS AM/FM, promoted harmony among all people and family togetherness. The event provided information on social services and African-American art, and a variety of entertainment.