March 11, 2016 |
SHILLINGTON, Pa. - It was a play that seemed to portend doom for Conwell-Egan's bid to repeat as Class 2A champions. With just seconds left in the third quarter of Wednesday's PIAA second-round matchup, Minersville junior Steele Fekette desperately flipped the ball behind his back while stumbling on the baseline near the Miners' bench. The ball drifted toward Shane Hoffman, who grabbed and shot in one motion to beat the quarter's buzzer. The basket gave Minersville a two-point edge after the Eagles, who trailed throughout, had finally tied the game.
March 11, 2016 |
Bryn Mawr-based Alliance Partners HSP L.L.C. is looking to sell the former Trinity Corporate Center in Malvern after redeveloping the three-building, 129,000-square-foot office park. Douglas Rodio, a managing director at real estate services firm JLL, said he is marketing the property - since renamed ArborRidge - for Alliance, which is also working on the SoNo warehouse conversion project in Philadelphia's Northern Liberties neighborhood. Alliance acquired the Malvern property in August 2012, according to its website.
January 5, 2016 |
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - The collapse of a regime seldom leaves any areas of clarity. Chip Kelly's exit from Philadelphia is an exception. The emergence of a "Holy Trinity" - Sam Bradford, Jordan Matthews and Zach Ertz - rose above the losing and the rumors and the 7-9 debacle. The Eagles went 2-2 down the stretch and fired their coach, but they have something special here. They went 0-2 when Bradford missed two games. Bradford is a free agent they cannot afford to lose. "You saw how it really affected us," Matthews said of Bradford's absence.
November 5, 2015 |
The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing has agreed to sell its operation serving low-income people 55 and older sick enough for a nursing home but want to keep living at home, to Trinity Health. Terms of the deal, which was disclosed Tuesday, were not released. Penn said it plans to continue to use the program's West Philadelphia facility for training and research. Trinity, which operates so-called Living Independence for the Elderly programs, or LIFE programs, through Mercy Health System of Southeastern Pennsylvania and other Philadelphia-area properties, is already the area's largest operator of the program that combines Medicare and Medicaid benefits.
October 23, 2015 |
Consisting of three far-flung islands, Haddon Township is an archipelago floating in a sea of communities that once lay within its borders. It shares five zip codes with portions of other municipalities, and partakes of Quaker pioneer Elizabeth Haddon's family name along with two adjacent boroughs - with which the township is sometimes confused. Even people who live there, as I did for 27 years (I was in the Bettlewood section, with an Oaklyn mailing address) can be unsure where their hometown begins and ends.
July 21, 2015 |
In his studio in his serene backyard in Deptford, Frank Seder Jr. meticulously shaved a fine layer along a curve of a wooden crook. A chisel in the wrong direction, the artist noted, could cause an unsightly crack in the majestic, exotic purple wood from South America. "I have to make sure everything is going to fit perfect," Seder, 65, said while wearing a magnifying-lens headpiece. Perfect, for the pope. When Pope Francis travels to Philadelphia to cap the church's eighth World Meeting of Families in September, Seder, a lifelong Catholic and respected South Jersey sculptor, plans to offer the church's top leader the pastoral staff that he has been crafting for three months.
May 26, 2015 |
When Cortland goalie Jaclyn Beshlian wasn't making saves, she paced back and forth in the crease as if she were trapped inside the chalk semicircle. But when the final buzzer made Cortland a national champion in women's lacrosse Sunday at PPL Park, Beshlian raised her stick in the air and sprinted toward her teammates, who mobbed her from all angles. Behind eight Beshlian saves and an unrelenting attack, Cortland beat Trinity, 17-6, to capture the first NCAA Division III title in program history.
May 25, 2015 |
After her squad fell to SUNY Cortland's women's lacrosse team in the NCAA Division III semifinals on Saturday, Middlebury coach Missy Foote predicted a great championship game between the Red Dragons and Trinity. But the Bantams had yet to play Franklin and Marshall in the second game of the day. Five seconds passed in a silent interview room at PPL Park in Chester before Foote made a revision. " . . . or F&M," Foote said, her face turning red with laughter. It was an honest mistake that ended up not being a mistake at all. Trinity beat Franklin and Marshall, 11-6, after Cortland ran past Middlebury, 19-12.
May 24, 2015 |
I used to think that the tiny-house movement had something to do with building smaller homes that more people could afford. Then I came across an article in Forbes by Erin Carlyle that talked about the upscale nature of tiny houses, with so many amenities per square foot - even a tiny hot tub - that you wonder how people can fit inside. One example was an $82,000, 348.5-square-footer "equipped with one bedroom, a bathroom and a kitchen/living room with a butcher-block countertop that doubles as a desk," Carlyle wrote.
March 13, 2015 |
Fred Farris has been making up for lost time this season for Mastery North. Academic struggles kept the 5-foot-10 senior forward off the court periodically in his first three seasons. Perhaps the time away is why he plays with such passion. Farris grabbed 10 rebounds off the bench Wednesday at Garden Spot in a 67-61 Class AA victory over Trinity that kept the Pumas' historic season afloat. Mastery North is in the state tournament for the first time, and the Pumas will meet Loyalsock in the quarterfinals Saturday at a site to be determined.