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April 30, 1989 | By Robert DiGiacomo, Special to The Inquirer
When it came time for the teachers and guest speakers at Haddonfield Memorial High School to explain the concept of wellness to students at a seminar on April 19, something could have gotten lost in the translation. Early in the conference, this student definition of wellness was offered: "It's being aware of what's going on," said Mike Eckman, 15, a freshman. OK. "It's knowing what you're doing," he continued. Anything else, Mike? "The picture I'm getting," he said, pausing.
NEWS
November 18, 2002 | By Annette John-Hall INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The best advertisement for Faatimah Gamble's wellness crusade is staring at you with skin as smooth as velvet and a deeply dimpled smile. At 57 (and proud to say so), Gamble radiates. And though she dresses in the hijab style, wearing the long, unrestricted clothing indicative of her Islamic faith, her posture and carriage make it clear that this grandmother is flab-free and fit. More proof sits nearby in the inner office of a stately brick building among more than 100 that Universal Homes has restored in South Philadelphia.
NEWS
May 28, 1996 | By Gloria A. Hoffner, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
At Christopher Columbus Elementary School, the sign on the auditorium door reads "orchestra," but it's been years since any student learned to play a single note. The closet labeled "instruments" is empty, except for two record players and a small stack of vinyl LPs; spaces designed as dressing rooms collect dust. The "chorus" room has become a classroom. But inside, a volunteer-run, after-school program is taking hold, according to John Alston, director of the Columbus Boys Choir.
NEWS
December 16, 2007 | By Jan L. Apple FOR THE INQUIRER
As activities go, it may not rank quite as high as Bingo or the ice cream social, but Pitman Manor's Nintendo Wii gaming system is becoming a close second. The continuing care retirement community in downtown Pitman purchased the system in September at EB Games in Glassboro. This Wii package - for under $300 - features such virtual challenges as bowling, baseball, golf and tennis and has become the buzz around this independent and assisted living community, where the average residents' age is well into the 80s. "I really enjoy the activity," said Wilfred "Wil" Parsels Sr., 92, who hasn't missed a weekly session.
FOOD
March 13, 2008 | By Michael Klein, Inquirer Columnist
Six Mount Airy professionals - seeking to serve the nutritional needs of the community - have opened the Black Olive , billed as a health and wellness marketplace. The Black Olive (7122 Germantown Ave., 215-247-5100) was developed for the anonymous benefactors by Carolyn Hines, who practices naturopathic medicine. The shop offers lectures on diet and lifestyle and has a vegan/vegetarian prepared-foods case (apps, mains, desserts), grocery and frozen-food section, and smoothie bar. "I believe in people being educated consumers - not just purchasing off the buzzwords, or if [a product]
ENTERTAINMENT
December 4, 2012
IT WAS A curious scene: a school cafeteria full of girls, some wearing headscarves, learning the art of continental dining. They held their forks in their left hands, using the utensils to transfer sautéed brussels sprouts and orange-glazed chicken to their mouths - being careful to hold the tines down European-style. As they practiced, Faatimah Gamble, wife of legendary songwriter/producer Kenny Gamble, kept watch, handing one girl a lime-green folded cloth napkin and instructing another in the proper use of a knife.
NEWS
November 4, 1991 | By Karen Heller, Inquirer Staff Writer
College has always been a perfect example of Newtonian physics: To every academic action there is an equal partying reaction. But in recent years, a lot of that fun, which always involved drinking, has turned to scandal. Area schools have faced serious problems. Temple University had two troubling incidents in September - a reported gang rape, in which the charges were later dismissed, and an alleged acquaintance rape, now awaiting trial. Last year during a drunken pledging party, a Drexel University student fell to his death from a fraternity's fourth-story roof.
NEWS
March 26, 1997 | By Mary Blakinger, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
How can businesses keep workers healthier and reduce absenteeism? Employers have been calling the Chester County Chamber of Business and Industry with that question, and the chamber plans to provide some answers. "It's an issue coming to the forefront, especially with the new workers'-compensation law," said Holly Stetler, a chamber spokeswoman. The organization will feature Richard Donze, medical director of the occupational health center of Chester County Hospital, at a breakfast program from 7:30 to 9 a.m. April 8 at J&J Catering, 880 Springdale Drive, Exton, to talk about promoting wellness at work.
NEWS
May 28, 2012 | By Alex Branch and Bill Hanna, McClatchy Newspapers
FORT WORTH, Texas - The Fort Worth City Council's consideration of a policy against hiring smokers has stirred strong opinions. Some see a slippery slope toward employment discrimination, while others consider it responsible promotion of workplace wellness. While such a move would be rare for a city, employers everywhere are getting more involved in their employees' lifestyle decisions that affect health, experts say. Companies and some government agencies have crafted policies that range from banning smoking to charging penalties on the health-care benefits of overweight workers.
NEWS
February 11, 1988 | By Andy Hilliard, Special to The Inquirer
To help employees reduce their coffee consumption, Noyes Services provides its workers with free juice. It also pays half the employees' membership fees at a local physical-fitness center. At The Franklin Mint, monthly medical seminars are offered all employees, and they are encouraged to take part in company-sponsored aerobics, Weight Watchers classes, cholesterol and colorectal screening and CPR training. The Henderson Group has joined forces with a local hospital to make available a variety of health services to the tenants of its buildings and to its employees.
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NEWS
January 29, 2016 | By Julia Terruso, Staff Writer
Jim Kenney's first major test as mayor came in the form of 22.5 inches of frozen ice crystals. For Kenney, barely three weeks in office, the snowstorm was an inaugural bout with Mother Nature that set records as the fourth-largest snowfall in Philadelphia history. As residents began to dig out Sunday morning, they waited to see when the plows would arrive. A few still waited Wednesday, and were not happy about it - but many said Kenney did well. "I think he was pitch-perfect," said Jamie Gauthier, president of the Garden Court Community Association in West Philadelphia, where side streets often go unplowed.
NEWS
January 29, 2016
FOR THREE DECADES, Connie Baker's Sans Appelle dress boutique catered to a mostly elite group - the ladies-who-lunch crowd, socialites, and members of prestigious civic and social organizations such as the Carats or the Girlfriends. During a recent visit to the store, most recently located in Cheltenham Square Mall, Baker - a member of the Epicureans and the Moles social groups - showed off a jewel-trimmed satin suit in emerald green that she had ordered specifically for members of the Links Inc., a prestigious predominantly black social service organization.
NEWS
January 20, 2016 | By Jan Hefler and Barbara Boyer, STAFF WRITERS
Wearing a T-shirt honoring the work of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., little Cami Grinnell happily pasted daisy and astronaut stickers onto a get-well card that would later be distributed to a sick child. But the 3-year-old from Willingboro, who joined other youngsters participating Monday in a day of service honoring King, scampered off without saying anything about the man whose eloquence and dedication to civil rights helped bring major change to American society. Charles, her 9-year-old brother, stood nearby at the Folwell School in Mount Holly and was eager to explain why King mattered.
NEWS
January 17, 2016 | Elizabeth Wellington, Inquirer Fashion Writer
The scraggly West Philadelphia beard and its scruffy hipster cousin have some well-groomed competition. The trendlet Full and impeccably cared for beards growing on faces that never fancied facial hair. That means the smooth baby face - once the signature of the conservative corporate gent - has more or less gone the way of pleated, baggy khakis. Where does it come from? Beards were standard facial fare until the 18th century, when razors became widely available. Beards came back in style in the 1800s, but when men traded field labor for office and manufacturing work at the dawn of the Industrial Revolution, they fell out of favor again.
SPORTS
January 15, 2016 | By Chris Melchiorre, For The Inquirer
They describe their on-court chemistry as "twin telepathy. " And if you didn't know any better, at first glance, you might think Maddie Hahn and Zoe Hahn were actually twins. "They're a year apart, but I can tell you this," said longtime Kingsway coach Karyn Pickard, "they're the tightest sisters I've ever seen in my life. " The Hahn sisters are the star players for a Kingsway girls' basketball squarely among the top teams in South Jersey and the clear favorite in the Tri-County Conference.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 14, 2016 | Shaun Brady, For the Daily News
More than 40 years after the fact, Mike Merritt remembers his earliest experiences seeing his father, bassist Jymie Merritt, playing on New York stages alongside jazz legends like Lee Morgan and Max Roach. "I wasn't a musician yet, and I didn't really understand jazz at all. I just knew I had a father that played it," Mike Merritt said by phone from Los Angeles. "But the intensity that came off the stage drew me in. It was obvious how much the musicians he was playing with and other musicians watching respected and loved his playing.
NEWS
January 11, 2016 | By Kellie Patrick Gates, For The Inquirer
Hello there In November 2001, Andrea answered the phone at Reading Truck Equipment, where she then worked. "It was a volunteer firefighter from Milford Township Fire Department, asking if I could help in any way with door handles for a 1962 F600. " That firefighter - John - and others at Milford were restoring the antique fire truck to honor its former owner, a New York firefighter who had died two months earlier in the World Trade Center attack, the other 14 members of his station who died, and everyone else who died that day. "My heartstrings were pulled out of me, and I felt like I had to do something," remembers Andrea.
BUSINESS
January 10, 2016
Future plans include: Buying a property in Germantown for a commercial kitchen that will be available to other small businesses. Establishing a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) venture at the Germantown site. Debuting lip balm at home-furnishings retailer West Elm. Expanding the product line beyond lip balm. Putting out a limited-edition product, with profits going to musicians. Having a presence at the South by Southwest music/film/interactive- media festival in Austin, Texas.
SPORTS
January 10, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Columnist
There aren't many hidden gems anymore in basketball, with many of the top players competing year-round in tournaments all around the country. That said, Moorestown Friends junior point guard Jordan White, a third-year varsity player, has certainly flown under the radar so far. And this season his coach Colin Haynes is hoping that word gets out about him. "There haven't been a lot of people who have seen him," Haynes said about colleges....
SPORTS
January 5, 2016 | By Sam Donnellon, Daily News Columnist
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Just hours before he was surprisingly dumped as the Eagles' coach, Chip Kelly argued one last time that the team he assembled had plenty of talent but not enough luck or coaching. "We have to put them in a better position to make plays," he said often - too often - this season. From his mouth, it irked you, especially as players seemingly in perfect position dropped passes or were blown up after the ball was snapped. Now, though, it is your greatest hope that the 2016 NFL season will not be the great waste that this one was, that what we saw in a game between teams literally fighting not to be extradited for a 2016 London matchup had at least an element of foreboding.
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