February 22, 2016 |
A bowl with brilliant turquoises and purples rests on a table near the entrance to Marilyn Phister's 1895 two-story twin home in Chestnut Hill. In some ways, that gift from friends spawned an entire rethinking of the color palette and vibe in Phister's home, one she purchased in 1990 after living in Fairmount and East Falls. These days, she lives in a world of light and color, with a sense of "Wow!" around every corner. Everything seems meant for the space it occupies, from contemporary pieces to startling accessories and a surprise mix of styles.
February 22, 2016 |
There is a saying in golf that declares "one shot always brings you back. " It means that no matter how poorly you play during a round of golf, there is always one great shot you will hit that will ensure you will eventually decide to play again. Traveling can often be very similar in that often you will be tested to the point that you will be swear that all the planning, trouble, and difficulties you have encountered on the way have not been worth it - only to have a moment or experience turn you around to the contrary.
February 21, 2016
As an economist, it is assumed I am an astute investor. The economy does determine the direction of the markets, right? Though that's true to some extent, investors must recognize that economic data provide current or even lagging indicators of activity, and are emotion- free. Meanwhile, the markets may be efficient, but that doesn't mean they don't move for periods of time on emotion, or on perceptions that don't match economic reality. That the economy and Wall Street may not be in sync is hardly an idea that requires a lot of research to back up. Just take the recent sharp decline in stock prices.
February 18, 2016 |
Justice Antonin Scalia's body will lie in repose Friday at the Supreme Court, followed by a funeral service Saturday at the nation's largest Catholic church. Scalia's casket will be on public view in the court's Great Hall from 10:30 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Friday, court officials said. A private ceremony will take place at the court at 9:30 a.m. Current and retired justices are expected to line the marble steps as the casket is carried through the court's main entrance, below the inscription "Equal Justice Under Law. " The funeral Mass Saturday will take place at 11 a.m. at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington.
February 14, 2016
On Jan. 30, SAG-AFTRA Philadelphia hosted a special viewing party of the 22nd Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards. The evening's set was the Townsend Room in Philadelphia, complete with open bar, full dinner buffet, and a special award and program. The local Distinguished Service Award went to CBS3 anchor/cohost Pat Ciarrocchi, which was presented by CBS3 reporter Jim Donovan. She was honored for her tireless promotion of local charities, such as Alex's Lemonade Foundation, the Salvation Army, and the Susan G. Komen Mother's Day Race for the Cure.
February 10, 2016
Call it a clash of cultures. The investigation into the horrific crash of Amtrak Train 188 on May 12, 2015, is proceeding along two paths, and the two couldn't be more different. The National Transportation Safety Board so far has taken the lead, opening its probe one day after the crash. Its cautious and collaborative approach to rail and aircraft disasters has won praise for encouraging witnesses to open up, but also criticism for seeming to pull punches. Dozens of personal-injury lawyers also want a crack at explaining what happened, and have filed 111 lawsuits involving the crash.
January 24, 2016 |
ROCHESTER, N.H. - Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders called for a "political revolution" to combat climate change and "establishment politics. " Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton credited Democrats with battling a "recalcitrant, obstructionist" Congress, and warned against undoing President Obama's agenda. With the Feb. 9 New Hampshire primary fast approaching, the two Democratic presidential candidates made different pitches to voters as they campaigned in the state this week, even while emphasizing some of the same issues.
January 5, 2016
DEAR ABBY: My husband went to Florida three months ago to care for an ailing former lover. He told me she will be leaving him a sizable inheritance and he needs to protect her from "vultures. " I admit I am suspicious of his motives. I think there may be more going on than what he's telling me, but he has been painting a pretty picture of how rosy our future will be with her gift. He has now suggested that we get a temporary divorce so he can marry her in order to get her entire estate!
December 18, 2015 |
Will Smith says his upbringing as a football-loving Eagles fan made it difficult, at first, to accept the science behind his new movie "Concussion. " Smith plays Dr. Bennet Omalu , the Nigerian-born Pittsburgh pathologist who discovered degenerate disease (he named it CTE) in the brains of deceased football players, making him an enemy of the NFL. "My son played for four years, and it was some of the most beautiful time that we've had together," Smith, 47, told ABC News.
December 17, 2015 |
Camden's Adventure Aquarium has given up on long-delayed plans to build a 300-foot-high tower offering panoramic views of Philadelphia and the Delaware River. Representatives of the aquarium, who announced the $5 million project in 2013, said the company that was given the task of designing the tower - United Kingdom-based Tower Systems - could not make the plan work. The tower would have been the first of its kind for that company to build. "The proposal for the Skyview Tower prototype was promising; however, the concept did not successfully translate into an attainable project," Vince Nicoletti, executive director and vice president of Adventure Aquarium, said in a statement Tuesday.