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March 3, 2009
MAYOR NUTTER, beleaguered by a major fiscal crisis, hasn't gotten many chances lately to announce good news, so Sunday's announcement of a grant that will create a park on Pier 11 on the Delaware waterfront must have been particularly sweet. Besides, it's not every day that a city mayor gets to announce a new public space. But thanks to a million-dollar grant from the William Penn Foundation, to be enhanced by city funds, the pier will be home to a park, a fine beginning to a master planning process about to commence for the waterfront.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 27, 2012
Have outdoor fun and receive tips on how to save lives and prevent child drowning by signing the Water Watcher Pledge at Sahara Sam's Oasis Indoor Water Park. Adults 18 and over who take the pledge will receive free spectator admission in honor of Pool Safely Week through July 29. Beginning Friday, the Sambulance Safety Squad from the park's nonprofit educational safety program will give out pool and water safety information. Those who sign the Water Watcher Pledge promise to apply pool safety in their lives.
NEWS
December 27, 2014 | By Allison Steele, Inquirer Staff Writer
After almost three months of delays, the water park at Camden's Kroc Center is expected to be fully operational Friday, in time for local kids' winter school vacations. The Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center, a $90 million building on Harrison Avenue that is run by the Salvation Army, opened in early October with much fanfare after nine years of planning. But until this week, bureaucratic holdups had prevented the center from using the 11,000-square-foot indoor water park's splash buckets, fountains, water slide, and other features.
NEWS
April 21, 2000
Clang, clang, clang went the ersatz trolley this week as Philadelphia Mayor Street toured some possible (and impossible) sites for a new Phillies stadium. No, no, NO! went the chorus from neighbors of sites in South Philadelphia and near Chinatown. A few encouraging words were heard from residents near two long-shot sites - one in Port Richmond, the other in Northern Liberties. But should the mayor's favor actually fall on either one, opposition would no doubt crop up in less time than it takes a Curt Schilling fastball to reach home plate.
NEWS
October 23, 1995 | By Cathleen Egan, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Objections raised by residents to a plan to expand Pine Canyon Golf on Route 73 into a deluxe family entertainment center have prompted the owner of the golf facility to go back to the drawing board. Residents' fears that the center would generate bothersome noise and lighting, as well as traffic and security problems, forced the owners to drop their original proposal, said Randall Lahn, a managing owner of Pine Canyon and a real-estate developer in Marlton. "There were a lot of reasons they didn't like about the plan," Lahn said.
BUSINESS
September 11, 2003 | By Henry J. Holcomb INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Four dramatically different visions for Penn's Landing went on public display yesterday, launching a review process that city officials promise will produce a decision by late October. The process is exposing the proposals filed last week to far more public scrutiny than attended previous failed efforts in Philadelphia's three-decade quest for a tourist attraction at the center of its riverfront. The plans' unveiling comes during the final eight weeks of a hotly contested mayor's race, in which Mayor Street faces Sam Katz, the Republican he narrowly defeated four years ago. Against this background, the city seeks a development that will be a powerful tourism magnet for the region that can exist in harmony with neighbors who have been highly critical of previous waterfront development.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 1, 1997 | By Jill P. Capuzzo, FOR THE INQUIRER
OK, so you've made it through one, maybe two heat waves, there's another in the forecast, and the sprinkler has lost its appeal. How are you going to survive the rest of this long, hot summer? Try steep-drop body flumes, butt-bumping slides, rafts on meandering rivers, all of which can be found at your friendly water-theme park - and most of which pretty much guarantee to get you wet. You'll also have the sense you've been on a mini-vacation, with each park competing to provide a Disneylike experience of fantasy and adventure (complete with the crowds and the lines)
NEWS
August 19, 1988 | The Philadelphia Inquirer / GERALD S. WILLIAMS
CHRISTOPHER BUSSE, 7, lets out a shriek as he rockets out the tube end of a flume ride yesterday. The young Philadelphian, on vacation with his family, was getting his kicks at a water park along the boardwalk in Wildwood, N.J.
NEWS
June 17, 1994 | By Peter Landry, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER The Associated Press provided information for this article
An eighth-grader from the Bronx on a school trip could not be found when his classmates returned to their buses Wednesday after a day's outing at Dorney Park's Wildwater Kingdom. Seven hours after chaperones decided to return to New York City without him, his body was found under 10 feet of water early yesterday in the park's wave pool. Daniel Maracallo, 14, who would have graduated from Roberto Clemente Intermediate School 166 next Wednesday, died of "fresh water drowning," said Lehigh County Coroner Wayne Snyder after an autopsy.
BUSINESS
June 24, 1992 | by Shari L. Hutson, Daily News Staff Writer
If summer ever does heat up, people surely will dress down. That's when regional amusement and theme parks can be expected to renew the annual enforcement of their dress codes. A controversy was touched off last month when Virginia college students Shannon Rainey and Kim Sours were asked to leave Kings Dominion theme park in Doswell, Va., because of the way they were dressed. Members of the park asked them to put a T-shirt over their halter tops because park officials said the tops were too revealing.
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NEWS
December 27, 2014 | By Allison Steele, Inquirer Staff Writer
After almost three months of delays, the water park at Camden's Kroc Center is expected to be fully operational Friday, in time for local kids' winter school vacations. The Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center, a $90 million building on Harrison Avenue that is run by the Salvation Army, opened in early October with much fanfare after nine years of planning. But until this week, bureaucratic holdups had prevented the center from using the 11,000-square-foot indoor water park's splash buckets, fountains, water slide, and other features.
NEWS
April 28, 2014 | By Kevin Riordan, Inquirer Columnist
While Ilya and Yan Girlya were planning Diggerland USA, the "construction-themed adventure park" they are building in Berlin Township, the brothers consulted experts, including a trio named Aiden, Dylan, and Bianca. Ilya's two boys, 8 and 4, and Yan's daughter, 7, reached pretty much the same conclusion as conventional focus groups: The $8 million, 14-acre, action-packed attraction is a child's dream come true. After all, few kids of any age would pass up a chance to ride, drive, or operate a life-size Tonka toy - like the ones that gave me so many happy hours in the 1960s.
SPORTS
November 27, 2012
This is a tough time of year for the No Fun League, and it has little to do with convent-school rules over end-zone celebrations or players taking off their helmets. No, some of these games are just not, uh, inspiring. (Take for example, tonight's episode of Monday Night Football featuring the 2-8 Kittens vs. the 3-7 Chicks - or, Panthers vs. Eagles, for those of you still watching.) We've long advocated adding some extra elements to the games to liven them up - 12th-man ninja players springing up from hidey-holes to make tackles, or an NHL-NFL cross-promotion played on ice with high-sticking allowed.
NEWS
September 1, 2012 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo, Inquirer Staff Writer
The same ticket will get visitors access to roller coasters and rhinos - and a closer look at exotic wildlife - in a 2013 revamping of Six Flags Great Adventure that its owners claim will create the world's largest theme park. By combining the park's 350-acre Wild Safari and 160-acre traditional amusement area, Great Adventure will be about 10 acres larger than Disney's Animal Kingdom in Orlando, officials said Thursday at the Jackson Township, N.J., destination. In the new Safari Off Road Adventure section, guests will interact with some of the 1,200 animals that had been seen in Wild Safari.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 27, 2012
Have outdoor fun and receive tips on how to save lives and prevent child drowning by signing the Water Watcher Pledge at Sahara Sam's Oasis Indoor Water Park. Adults 18 and over who take the pledge will receive free spectator admission in honor of Pool Safely Week through July 29. Beginning Friday, the Sambulance Safety Squad from the park's nonprofit educational safety program will give out pool and water safety information. Those who sign the Water Watcher Pledge promise to apply pool safety in their lives.
NEWS
October 19, 2011 | By Borys Krawczeniuk, SCRANTON TIMES-TRIBUNE (MCT)
With winter on the way, ski resorts across the region are preparing for their busy season. But at Sno Mountain, the electricity has been turned off for weeks. The resort's online ski-pass-ordering feature worked Tuesday, but repeated calls to Sno Mountain's toll-free ordering number and administrative office rang over and over with no answer, no voice mail and no answering machine. An iron gate blocked vehicles from entering the resort's sprawling parking lot. No staff vehicles were visible.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 30, 2011 | By Monica Peters, For The Inquirer
Families and children with special needs can enjoy a Sunday evening of water fun at Sahara Sam's Oasis Indoor Water Park. During the three-hour event at the park in West Berlin, N.J., which begins at 6 p.m., children and adults can ride the slides, float on the lazy river in inner tubes, take family raft rides, and take part in other amusements. Doc Bresler's Cavity Busters will distribute literature on dental services for children. For guests with sound sensitivities, there will be special space, and arcade games at the park will be turned off. Guests with special dietary needs can bring their own snacks, and the park's café will be open.
TRAVEL
July 24, 2011 | By Howard Shapiro, Inquirer Staff Writer
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. - The Twin Cities boast a major attraction that is not even inside their borders: a mall. A big mall. Last year, about 42 million people visited the Mall of America, officially in the suburbs, at the end of Minneapolis' Hiawatha high-speed trolley line, about 25 minutes from downtown. The light-rails, as they're called, leave you off inside one of the parking garages, only feet from a mall entrance where the newly renovated Sea Life aquarium, wholly different from the old aquarium, greets you. About 18 million of those visitors were out-of-towners.
NEWS
July 3, 2011 | By Lisa Scottoline, Inquirer Columnist
We're in Day 16 of life with Mother Mary, which is now a countdown, like the Iran hostage crisis. I'm waiting for the cable company to rescue me. Until they get cable to the cottage, Mother Mary watches TV at my house, with the volume on 86. That's the highest number of the volume on my TV, and it's not a number you should know. It's like having a car that goes 130 miles an hour. You don't need to drive that fast. Mother Mary does. UNDERSTAND? ALSO, ARE YOU GETTING UP?
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