November 23, 2015 |
On one sideline, pure joy. On the other, utter defeat. For Villa Maria on Saturday, it was the latter, as the Hurricanes lost to Twin Valley, 3-1, in the PIAA State Class AA field hockey final. Defending its title, Villa Maria came out of the gates quickly at Whitehall High School, swarming the opposing Raiders, and controlling the ball for the first minutes of the match. The only problem for the Hurricanes was they couldn't find the stroke that would give them the lead.
November 23, 2015 |
For Nick and Tom Katsikis, memories of their legendary days on the basketball court for Cherry Hill East High School are bittersweet. Sweet, because the twins were stars during the 1980s, perhaps the most exciting era in South Jersey boys' basketball history. Bitter, because their most famous games were losses to mighty Camden teams of those days. "One time, I made a shot late in a game and I'm running past [Camden coach] Clarence Turner and I'm yelling, 'We got you this time, sucker,' " Tom Katsikis recalled with a laugh.
November 11, 2015 |
Adapted from a recent online discussion. Question: My twin sister graduated from college last May and began a new - very high-paying - job in January. She's incredibly smart with work and school but doesn't always make the best choices with men. For example, she has been in a relationship with "Jim" for over a year to hear her tell it, but Jim refuses to admit they are dating or even friends. She recently moved about an hour away for her job. She wants him to quit his job and move in with her. They are having sex; she says she loves him and doesn't want to push him to make a formal commitment.
October 30, 2015 |
Marina and Viki Mancoridis weren't thinking about winning the Public League cross-country title as they crested the hill above the Aegean Sea this summer. Their coach wasn't, either. He was thinking about winning World War II. When Masterman coach Luigi Borda found out the Mancoridis twins would spend part of their summer running in the Greek islands, he pictured one of his favorite books, Natural Born Heroes, by Christopher McDougall. "It's about a runner who saved World War II in Greece," Borda said.
October 1, 2015 |
Robert Zemeckis is trying something beautiful, and perhaps impossible, in The Walk : to reclaim the Twin Towers, taking the World Trade Center edifices back from the nightmarish taint of terrorism, the trauma of 9/11, and celebrating human ambition, and folly, in the process. By bringing his visual mastery to bear on the story of Philippe Petit, the French daredevil who, in the summer of 1974, crossed the 140 feet between the New York skyscrapers, balancing on a cable 1,350 feet in the air, Zemeckis pulls off not only a dazzling optical illusion, but a historical illusion, too. Opening Wednesday in IMAX theaters and in wider release Oct. 9, The Walk feels like one of those '50s Hollywood spectacles - Around the World in 80 Days , say - only hyper-enhanced with cutting-edge digital and 3D technology.
September 18, 2015 |
On busy weekday evenings in one household in Princeton, the kids are just as likely to be cooking dinner as their parents. Emily and Lyla Allen, twin sixth-graders, have culinary skills and ambitions far beyond their 11 years. Whereas most tweens favor kid-friendly classics like burgers or grilled cheese, Emily and Lyla prefer vegetables. The sisters became vegetarian (like their mom) after a farm trip during which they learned that their favorite long-eye-lashed cow would soon be butchered for meat.
September 4, 2015 |
Crab-Apple Salad Season There's a reason Audrey Taichman hasn't been seen much lately during the dinner hour around 20th and Spruce, the corner where nearly two decades ago she helped launch the minimalist chic spirit of Philly's BYOB boom with her iconic Audrey Claire. She's been putting kids to bed. Within the last three years, she had a baby boy, adopted the young twins of her sister, Leslie, who tragically died of cancer, and then became stepmother to two more sets of older twins through marriage this year.
August 29, 2015 |
There's a simple mathematical reason why the Horne twins have been so influential on the South Jersey football scene: There are two of them. That's true in the obvious sense of the double-barreled impact the St. Joseph seniors have on opponents - all those yards, all those touchdowns, all those big plays, times two. But that's also true in the strict sense of the brothers' ability to bring out the best in each other. "Other kids don't have what we have," Salaam Horne said of himself and his younger (by 22 minutes)
August 28, 2015 |
The last week or so has been tough on CBS3's Katie Fehlinger. With all the online furor she's sparked lately , you'd think the TV meteorologist had been found guilty of some heinous crime or decided to run for president of the United States. The blonde bombshell did neither. Fehlinger got viewers and social media all worked up because she dared to appear on air doing her job while eight months pregnant with twins. Well, the TV viewers who are revolted and outraged by the sight of Fehlinger's enormous baby bump can relax.
August 23, 2015 |
The parked Jeep Grand Cherokee was running, its red brake lights glowing and exhaust pipe humming, as Kenneth Bagby walked past its rolled-up windows on his way to work around 6 a.m. Friday. Bagby, like others who saw the silver SUV along South Constitution Road in Camden, assumed the two men inside were waiting for someone or hanging out. He glanced only briefly at the car, distracted by the sound of the front windshield wipers. They were moving even though the overnight rain had stopped.