November 16, 2013 |
The light snowfall Tuesday reminded Darlene Davis of one of the minor, if inescapable, annoyances of her former job as a school superintendent. Every time it snowed, she would have to make the call: school or no school. And no matter which she choose, people would complain about it. "Some people say, 'I can't believe you closed'; others say, 'I can't believe you opened.' You can't make everyone happy," said Davis, 56, who spent three years as chief of the Cheltenham School District in Montgomery County, a diverse community of high achievers whose two most notable alumni are Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Baseball Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson.
October 21, 2013 |
Life without sex might be safer but it would be unbearably dull. It is the sex instinct which makes women seem beautiful, which they are once in a blue moon, and men seem wise and brave, which they never are at all. Throttle it, denaturalize it, take it away, and human existence would be reduced to the prosaic, laborious, boresome, imbecile level of life in an anthill. - H.L. Mencken It is one of life's little ironies that the idea of our parents having sex makes us cringe, given that most of us owe our existence to their having done so. And the thought of grandparents getting it on?
September 17, 2013
Philadelphia-Israel Chamber of Commerce, PA, NJ and DE, a professional business network dedicated to furthering business relationships, elected Richard Bendit president. He is senior vice president, assistant general counsel, at Berkadia Commercial Mortgage L.L.C. Other members of its board are: Richard M. Fox , managing partner at Beachhead Partners, vice president; Rivka Kreitman , senior vice president, head of scientific evaluation and alliance management, global R&D, Teva Pharmaceuticals, deputy vice president; Jordan Warshafsky , partner at Ashton Tweed Ltd., deputy vice president; Joel Smith , president and CEO of JF Smith & Associates L.L.C., deputy vice president; David J. Allon , senior financial professional at Firstrust Financial Resources L.L.C., treasurer; Joshua Cline , president and CEO at the Cline Group, secretary; Beth Cohen , director of global emerging growth services at Greenberg Traurig L.L.P., immediate past president, and Marc Tapper , partner at Buchanan Ingersoll P.C., past president.
August 16, 2013 |
Kismet brought the professor and the businessman together. Coffee keeps them there. The two strangers sat next to each other at a local-food lecture last year and hit it off. The result: an unusual partnership between Stephen R. Madigosky, environmental science professor at Widener University, and John Sacharok, chief executive officer of Golden Valley Farms coffee roasters in West Chester, that brought forth WU Brew, an earth-friendly coffee brand...
July 28, 2013 |
A third young victim of Wednesday's early-morning fire in Chester died Friday evening, officials said. Moses McNight, 4, was taken off life support at Crozer-Chester Medical Center, a hospital spokesman said. He had been hospitalized since the fire in critical condition. Also Friday, authorities identified another child who died in the blaze. Bella Sparrow McNight, 6, of Chester, died of smoke and soot inhalation and burns, according to the Delaware County Medical Examiner's Office.
July 12, 2013
A look at presidential tenures at four-year colleges in the Philadelphia area, with the year each took over. Sister Francesca Onley , Holy Family University, 1981. Sister Carol Jean Vale , Chestnut Hill College, 1992. Rosalie Mirenda , Neumann University, 1996. *Michael J. McGinniss (a Christian brother), La Salle University, 1999. Sister R. Patricia Fadden , Immaculata University, 2002. James T. Harris III , Widener University, 2002. Kathleen Owens , Gwynedd-Mercy College, 2002.
June 1, 2013 |
Penncrest High School seniors Benjamin Bartholomew and Autumn Garguile are the first winners of a scholarship created in memory of physics teacher Robert "Mal" Malkovsky Jr., it was announced Friday during an awards ceremony at the Delaware County school. The scholarship, initiated by former Penncrest students of Malkovsky, will go to students who share the passion he felt for science. Since his death in February at age 62, more than $50,000 has been raised for the memorial fund. Every year, a boy and a girl will be chosen to receive $1,000 each.
May 26, 2013 |
Frank Satore's two-run single in the second inning put St. Joseph's Prep ahead Friday afternoon en route to a 10-3 triumph over Archbishop Ryan in a Catholic League baseball semifinal at La Salle University. The Hawks scored eight runs in the inning, including Shane Williams' RBI single and Chase Standen's two-run triple. Colin Cunningham earned the win, allowing three unearned runs in six innings. St. Joseph's Prep next will play La Salle at 1 p.m. Saturday at Widener University.
May 25, 2013
Baseball CATHOLIC LEAGUE SEMIFINALS St. Joseph's Prep 10, Archbishop Ryan 3 Softball DISTRICT 1 CLASS A QUARTERFINAL Delco Christian 7, Morrisville 1 PUBLIC LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP Franklin Towne Charter 10, Girls High 7 Boys' Volleyball PUBLIC LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP Washington 3, Masterman 0 Catholic League Semifinals Archbishop Ryan 012 000 0 - 3 5 St. Joseph's Prep 080 101 x - 10 7 WP: Cunningham....
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.