January 21, 2013 |
Penn State defeated Vermont, 4-2, in the Philadelphia Faceoff in front of a sellout crowd of 19,529 at the Wells Fargo Center on Saturday night. The game followed a few hours after the Flyers' NHL season opener against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Taylor Holstrom scored 3 minutes, 11 seconds into the first period to give Penn State (9-12) a 1-0 lead. David Glen made it 2-0 off a great feed from behind the net by Justin Kirchhevel. Kirchhevel scored in the second period on a wraparound to put the Lions up, 3-0, before Robert Polesello of Vermont (6-12-4)
January 18, 2013 |
STATE COLLEGE - Nestled near the Lasch Football Building on the east side of Penn State's campus is the Greenberg Ice Pavilion, home to the men's hockey team. About a 2-minute walk away is the state-of-the-art, 200,000- square foot Pegula Ice Arena, currently under construction, where the Nittany Lions will play next season in their first year in the Big Ten. Formerly known as the Icers, the Lions are generating Frozen Four dreams in Happy Valley, which draws heavily from two hockey hotbed fan bases in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.
January 18, 2013 |
Penn State, competing in men's ice hockey at a major-college level for the first time in 66 years, makes its debut at the Wells Fargo Center on Saturday night against Vermont in the inaugural Philadelphia College Hockey Faceoff. Faceoff is scheduled for 8 p.m. The start time was pushed back one hour because of the Flyers' NHL season opener in the afternoon against the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Nittany Lions (8-12-0), who last played Division I hockey in the 1946-47 season, are competing as an independent this season and will begin play in the Big Ten next season.
January 5, 2013 |
A Philadelphia fugitive, awaiting trial on a charge of attempted murder and sought in a sexual assault, was captured Friday in Vermont, authorities said. Clifford Moore, 34, was arrested without incident while riding in a taxicab outside Burlington, where he had been staying at an apartment complex, said Jim Burke, supervisor of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force. An arrest warrant was issued for Moore in connection with a sexual assault in September, Burke said. Moore had been jailed pending a scheduled Oct. 29 attempted-murder trial, but too much time had elapsed since his 2010 arrest under state law requiring a prompt trial.
December 23, 2012 |
MANCHESTER, Vt. - Abe Lincoln was born in a log cabin, but his son built himself a mansion. Robert Todd Lincoln, the only child of the president to survive to adulthood, built the Georgian Revival home, called Hildene, as a seasonal dream home for his wife, Mary Harlan Lincoln, and their children. But Hildene is no dusty museum. Located on 412 acres (167 hectares) between two spectacular mountain ranges, the homestead offers a feeling of warmth, family, and hospitality along with the history lessons.
October 24, 2012 |
TICKETS SOON will be available for the first Philadelphia College Hockey Faceoff game between Penn State and Vermont. The game will be played Jan. 19, at the Wells Fargo Center. Tickets will be on sale at 10 a.m. Nov. 2 through ComcastTIX. This is Penn State's first year as a Division I program. The Nittany Lions are playing as an independent this season before joining the new Big Ten hockey league next season. Several local players are at Penn State: defensemen Rich O'Brien, of Central Bucks East High; Brian Dolan (Bonner)
February 22, 2012 |
IT'S BEEN a long time since Binghamton coach Mark Macon has seen his players smiling after a game. In fact, it hadn't happened all season. Robert Mansell scored 18 points and Binghamton held off visiting Vermont, 57-53, to win its first game of the season last night, snapping a 27-game losing streak and shedding the dubious distinction of being the only winless team in Division I. "To see the happiness on their faces was uplifting," said...
January 29, 2012 |
BETHEL, Vt. - June Tierney and Kellie Burke never envisioned island living in the Vermont woods, but Tropical Storm Irene had other ideas. Their home, a two-story, natural-sided saltbox, was a rural idyll on a wooded 10-acre lot off a dirt road, with a stairway leading from their backyard down a steep bank to Gilead Brook, a small stream. When Irene blew through Vermont on Aug. 28, the brook became a raging torrent. After the storm, the main part of it had moved around to the other side of the house, leaving a smaller stream still flowing along its old bed. Now Tierney, a 47-year-old lawyer who works for the state board that regulates utilities, and Burke, 48-year-old high school librarian, have to cross a ford - a new, narrow road that dips into the old stream and has no guardrails - to get home, and face an uncertain future.
January 6, 2012
Jenna Woginrich has serious Pennsylvania connections. She grew up in Palmerton in Carbon County, a place she's described in interviews as "a small town with street lights, sidewalks and Wonder Bread and mayonnaise. " She also graduated from Kutztown University. Perhaps those stolid roots inspired the homestead dream. For although Woginrich makes her living as a Web designer for Orvis in Sunderland, Vt., she's also a farmer - and now the author of Barnheart , a memoir about "the incurable longing for a farm of one's own. " Woginrich raises chickens, sheep, bees, rabbits, and geese; she grows her own vegetables and bakes a lot of bread.
December 18, 2011 |
NEW YORK - The innkeeper wore a Mets cap. He skidded his bike to a stop, removed his backpack, threw the bike's frame over his shoulder, and trudged up the granite steps of the townhouse. It was raining, and from behind the wrought-iron doors we watched him fumble with his keys. He looked up, squinted at us and waved. We stood in the vestibule, where we had been waiting 40 minutes, sheltered from the downpour but unable to go farther into the building without a key. We had arrived early.