May 24, 2013 |
MOTHER NATURE assured yesterday that one specific comment will not be heard next week after the 2013 Public League baseball final. "If only we'd been able to use our top pitcher . . . " When Franklin Towne Charter and Frankford bang heads Tuesday at 3:45 at Richie Ashburn Field, in South Philly's FDR Park, the pitchers will be the same guys who posted strong outings in the semis, and they'll be going on significant rest. In Monday's semis, senior righthander Tim Hart spun a no-hitter with 10 strikeouts as Towne muffled Girard Academy Music Program, 4-2. In a 3-2 success over Prep Charter, Frankford senior righthander Carlos Ramirez allowed five hits.
May 21, 2013
Head of the Schuylkill Regatta, a nonprofit organization that organizes Philadelphia's largest regatta, elected Benjamin Speciale and Jennifer Wesson to its board. Speciale is managing member of Speciale L.L.C., Philadelphia and New York. Wesson is community-development manager at the Delaware County Office of Housing and Community Development. The Center for Professional Innovation and Education, a provider of biotech and pharmaceutical training courses, elected Michael Pierro chairman of its advisory board.
May 1, 2013 |
It has happened fast for Adonis Jennings. It has also been a long road. "I've worked hard to make this happen," Jennings said of his emergence as one of the most highly recruited football players in the state in the class of 2014. A junior wide receiver at Timber Creek, Jennings has generated plenty of buzz this spring. He was the only South Jersey player on the list when the ESPN 150 was announced a couple of weeks ago. A four-star recruit, he was No. 132 nationally and No. 5 in New Jersey.
April 27, 2013
Special Events American Sailing Tours Daily, 90-min. Delaware River tours on Chinese junk-rigged schooner. Informative History Sail, musical Tropical Sail, romantic Sunset Sail. American Sailing Tours - Pier 24, 401 N. Columbus Blvd. www.americansailingtours.com . $40-$50. Annual Spring IBD Education Day Panel of health specialists will explore the aspects of living with Crohn's disease & ulcerative colitis (IBD). Thomas Jefferson University Hospital - Bluemle Life Sciences Building, 233 S. 10th St. www.ccfa.org . 4/28.
March 2, 2013 |
Vivian Middleman, 84, of Haverford, a retired professor and assistant dean at Widener University who as a young nurse rode on horseback to treat patients in rural Kentucky, died Sunday, Feb. 24, of pneumonia at Bryn Mawr Hospital. Mrs. Middleman devoted her life to nursing. One of her first jobs was with the Frontier Nursing Service, which provided nurses to remote areas. "She went down to Hyden, Ky., in the early 1950s," said her brother, Richard Hastings. "She worked as a nurse missionary.
December 30, 2012 |
The filled-to-capacity crowd at Widener University was already rocking by the time Chester got to within a basket of Imhotep Charter. Loud all game, the fans made their presence known when the Clippers tied the score at 54, and again at 61. But the possible noise volume of the crowd at the Pete and Jameer Nelson Classic couldn't truly be gauged until Rondae Jefferson made an unbelievable post move and placed the ball over his shoulder and...
December 23, 2012
The inventor of magicJack, an Internet phone device, has contributed $500,000 to fund three full scholarships at Widener University for siblings or dependents of victims of the Connecticut mass shooting last week. The university announced Friday that it would fund a fourth full scholarship and cover room and board for all the scholarships. Daniel Borislow, an alumnus of the Chester university and chief executive officer of the company that sells magicJack, said he hoped other CEOs and business leaders would fund similar scholarships at their alma maters.
December 5, 2012 |
Janet Maddox Jones needed physical therapy for sciatica and scoliosis, and her insurance was tapped out. Her doctor referred her to Widener University's free clinic, set up and run by graduate students. "They took care of you like you were an individual person, not a number," said Jones, 77, a lifelong Chester resident and one of the first black cheerleaders at its high school in the 1950s. That experience and others have made Jones, a retired customer relations manager, a Widener fan. While a simple tale, it symbolizes the kind of relationship that the 6,240-student private university has been striving to build with its struggling host city, especially over the last decade under president James T. Harris III. Widener started a charter school, opened a free nursing clinic, linked students' community service to scholarship money, fostered community-based work by its professors, and established a civic engagement committee of the board of trustees.
March 5, 2012 |
Robert C. Melzi, 96, of Bala Cynwyd, professor emeritus of Romance languages at Widener University, died Thursday, March 1, at home. Dr. Melzi was on the Widener faculty for 30 years and chaired the Romance language department in the 1970s. He also taught courses at the University of Pennsylvania, St. Joseph's University, Villanova University, and Bryn Mawr College. In 1967, Dr. Melzi, an expert on Dante, wrote Castelvetro's Annotations to the 'Inferno': A New Perspective in Sixteenth Century Criticism . After 11 years of work, in 1973 he published the Bantam New College Italian-English Dictionary . "Up until now," he told the Philadelphia Daily News, "the bilingual dictionary for the most part reflected the tastes, culture, and language of Great Britain.