August 19, 2016
Jimmy Buffett. Johnny Depp. Nick Nolte. Me. Common denominator? Hawaiian shirts, and they're back in style. Wearing one is a statement. Now that they are "in," the joy-deprived haters must crawl back into their button-down or plaid tunnels. I feel vindicated. Proof they're back was provided July 10 when fashion columnist Elizabeth Wellington announced the return of the colorful shirts (as if they ever really went away). Today is the day to talk about this. It is Hawaiian Shirt Day, always the third Friday in August, marking the anniversary of when Hawaii added the 50th white star to Old Glory.
September 4, 2014 |
Hello there Chris had just finished his second tour of duty in Iraq when his roommate at Honolulu's Schofield Barracks invited him to brunch with a group of soldiers from Schofield and nearby Tripler Army Medical Center. Amy, a critical-care nurse from Cherry Hill, was among the Tripler crew that late December morning in 2009. With 10 people around the table, Chris and Amy, both U.S. Army captains, exchanged only small talk. But that was enough for Amy to realize Chris was a nice guy, and notice his gorgeous hazel eyes.
August 11, 2014 |
When he entered the University of Denver, James C. Arsenault was married, with a baby son. "He had his daughter when he was a sophomore in college, worked full time, and still graduated in four years," his daughter, Dana A. Frail, said. "And in today's world," she said, "that's kind of unreal for the rest of us. But he did it. " Mr. Arsenault, 73, of Voorhees, founder and owner of Freedom Glass & Metal in Clementon, died at Kennedy University Hospital in Stratford on Wednesday, Aug. 6, after suffering a stroke at his office.
November 4, 2013 |
My husband, David, is a walking travel encyclopedia. For 28 years, he has been game for any vacation except one - Hawaii. His rationale: No beach is worth a 12-hour plane ride. So, when our daughter, Emily, asked us to join her in Honolulu, he professed the value of mother-daughter bonding and bid us adieu. Well dear, you were wrong. Hawaii is visually mesmerizing. It blends learning and leisure perfectly. Each day we proclaimed, "Wow, Dad should really see this!" Stop one was Waikiki, a bustling metropolis with beautiful beaches.
July 1, 2009
T HEY BUILT IT and in W.P. Kinsella's vision of a better game from a gentler, more forgiving time, Shoeless Joe Jackson and the Black Sox came to the pristine diamond in an Iowa cornfield for a rousing game of baseball. The real world is filled with ballparks and stadiums and arenas and locales that will quicken your pulse, stir your imagination and max out your credit cards. Here, in no particular ranking, are 10 sports venues you must see before you die: New Wembley Stadium, London The Eagles played a 1989 exhibition in the original Wembley, a historic but aging stadium that had hosted everything from Olympic Games to vast rock concerts featuring Queen and 1985 Live Aid, England's 1966 World Cup victory over West Germany and events as diverse as greyhound racing and Evel Knievel not quite jumping over 13 double-decker buses.
September 21, 2003 |
It's not hard to guess where Selma and Edgar Davis vacation: The parrot and hula-girl motif of their living room is a dead giveaway. "We went to Hawaii for the first time in December of 1990, and we just fell in love with it," Selma Davis said. "We must have gone back there 20 or 21 times now," her husband said. Not only do they travel to Hawaii twice a year now, staying for five weeks at a time, but Selma Davis also has just published Surf Kapu, her second crime novel set in Hawaii.
September 4, 2003 |
MAYBE THEY'RE really going to do it. Although rumors have abounded for months that the celebrity wedding of the second weekend of the ninth month of 2003 will be held in Hawaii or Boston or the church where Prince Charles married Princess Diana, reports yesterday in Us Weekly and the New York Daily News, say Bennifer (Ben Affleck and J.Lo) will truly be united as one on Sunday, Sept. 14. In a secret location in Santa Barbara. "Maybe near a winery," said an unidentified source.
February 5, 2001 |
Anticipatory and hopeful, some Eagles fans even now are making plans to attend the Super Bowl in New Orleans after next season. Better idea: Come here. Sure, the Big Easy is a great party town, but think about it: The Brady Bunch didn't go to Louisiana, did they? And so: The Top 10 Reasons to Go to the Pro Bowl Instead of the Super Bowl: 10) Less hotel hassle. Trust us, it's better to stay in a dive hotel in downtown Honolulu than in a dive hotel in downtown Kenner, La. 9)
December 29, 1999 |
Utah Jazz team president Frank Layden said yesterday that he is retiring to the golf course, marking the third front-office loss for the Jazz this year. Layden, 67, said he wants to spend more time with his wife, Barbara, and plans to write a book. He plans to remain in Salt Lake City. Layden joined the Jazz as general manager in 1979 with a promise to lead the move to Utah from New Orleans. Two years later, he took on the additional role of coach and had a 277-294 record during more than six seasons, including the Jazz' first winning season in 1983-84.
February 6, 1999 |
Eugene Robinson of the Atlanta Falcons, honored at the Super Bowl for high moral character just hours before being arrested and charged with solicitation, yesterday said he will return the award. The Falcons' free safety received the Bart Starr Award on Saturday morning, the day before Atlanta's 34-19 Super Bowl loss to the Denver Broncos. The award was presented for leadership in the home, on the field, and in the community. Robinson was arrested that night and charged with soliciting oral sex from an undercover police officer.