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June 4, 1992 | By Mayer Brandschain, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The Wilmington Country Club team of William Campbell and Harvey McCumber won the Senior Two-Man Scramble Tournament of the Golf Association of Philadelphia with a 9-under-par 63 yesterday at Spring Mill Country Club in Ivyland, Pa.
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September 11, 1993 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
The Wilmington Blue Rocks are one game away from elimination after losing to Winston-Salem, 5-2, last night in the best-of-five Carolina League championship series. Roman Martinez's solo homer accounted for one of the Blue Rocks' runs. Winston-Salem leads the series by 2-1 and can clinch the title this afternoon when the teams meet again.
SPORTS
May 25, 2004 | THE INQUIRER
WILMINGTON - The Wilmington Blue Rocks pounded out 15 hits last night to beat the Frederick Keys, 9-5, in the Carolina League. Mike Aviles singled home the go-ahead run off reliever Nick McCurdy in the seventh inning and Daryl Clark doubled in another run. Lake Co. 8, Lakewood 7 EASTLAKE, Ohio - The Captains rallied from a 7-4 deficit with four runs in the ninth inning to beat the BlueClaws in the South Atlantic League. Kevin Kouzmanoff's one-out double scored the tying run before Mike Conroy's sacrifice fly to center field scored Brady Snyder with the game-winner on the next at-bat.
SPORTS
September 11, 1994 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Lance Jennings drove in two runs, one with a home run, last night to power Wilmington to a 7-3 victory over the Winston-Salem Spirits and give the Blue Rocks their first Carolina League championship. Jennings, a catcher, was named MVP of the best-of-five single-A series, which Wilmington swept to win the title in only its second season of play. Jim Pittsley earned the victory, and Jaime Bluma picked up his first save of the series by pitching a perfect ninth inning. The loss went to Will Brunson.
SPORTS
June 14, 1996 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Brian Teeters' sacrifice fly drove in Donovan Delaney with the winning run in the bottom of the seventh as Wilmington defeated Prince William, 4-2, in the Carolina League. Delaney had doubled to open the inning. He also singled and scored on a home run by Mike Evans in the two-run fourth. CHARLOTTE 3, SCRANTON 0 MOOSIC, Pa. - A pair of former Phillie pitchers were involved on opposite sides of the International League decision. Mike Mimbs, recently demoted to the Red Barons, took the loss.
NEWS
May 14, 2010
Dole Fresh Fruit Co. has renewed its lease until 2025 with the Diamond State Port Corp. at the Port of Wilmington, Delaware Gov. Jack Markell announced Friday. The long-term contract "secures more than 800 jobs at the port," he said. Financial terms were not disclosed. Wilmington is the largest banana-receiving port in the world. In 2009, Dole made 57 ship calls in Wilmington. Dole is the largest banana company in North America and brings in more than 60 million individual bananas and over 1 million individual pineapples a week into Wilmington, said Stuart Jablon, Dole's vice president of operations in Wilmington.
SPORTS
August 9, 2005 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
TRENTON - Ryan Barthelemy's pinch single in the top of the ninth drove home Chris Roberson from second with the winning run last night and the Reading Phillies edged the Trenton Thunder, 3-2, in the Eastern League. Ryan Cameron picked up his 11th save by holding Trenton scoreless in the bottom of the ninth. Wilmington 5, Winston-Salem 4 WILMINGTON - The Blue Rocks edged the Warthogs in Carolina League by scoring a run in the 11th. Asheville 11, Lakewood 2 Asheville 3, Lakewood 1 ASHEVILLE, N.C. - The Tourists swept a doubleheader in the South Atlantic League, holding the BlueClaws to six hits in the first game and four in the nightcap.
SPORTS
July 20, 2001 | By Doug Hadden FOR THE INQUIRER
Wilmington Country Club's Charles McDowell, William Campbell, Harvey McCumber, and Thomas Vangrofski combined for a 3-under-par 141 to win the Golf Association of Philadelphia's Senior Four-Man Team tournament yesterday at Spring Ford Country Club. The Wilmington quartet led a field of 48 teams of men ages 55 and over in the gross two-best-balls-of-four format. In the net competition, Doylestown's Patrick Kelly, Alwyn Gougler, Marvin Lott, and Charles Zlock needed a match of cards to beat Rolling Green's Amedeo Mascitti, Frank Meo, Joseph Syernick, and Thomas George after each posted scores of 18-under 126. The results Gross Charles McDowell, William Campbell, Harvey McCumber, Thomas Vangrofski, Wilmington.
SPORTS
June 4, 1995 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Ken Ray pitched 8 1/3 innings of solid ball and shortstop Anthony Medrano sparked a two-out, four-run rally in the third inning to lift Wilmington to a 5-1 win over Winston-Salem in the second of two Carolina League games last night. Earlier, Winston-Salem won a 15-inning game, 2-1, that had been suspended Friday night and continued last night. In the second game, Medrano singled with two men on base, knocking in Oscar Jimenez. Mike Sweeney followed with a single, driving in Sergio Nunez, before Carlos Mendez brought both Medrano and Sweeney home to complete the four-run rally.
SPORTS
February 5, 2015 | BY ED BARKOWITZ, Daily News Staff Writer barkowe@phillynews.com
THERE'S A real good chance Dan Burke will never forget his first win as head coach over Herb Magee. Burke, the Wilmington coach, played at conference rival Chestnut Hill for 4 years and was an assistant at CHC for 4 more before getting his current gig last summer. "I grew up in this area and know all about Herb Magee and what a legend he is," Burke said. "But to be honest, his 1,000th win was not our focus. We have a playoff race that we're concentrating on. " Wilmington strengthened its playoff position with a thrilling, 72-70 upset over host Philadelphia U. in front of a packed house at the Gallagher Center.
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August 15, 2015 | By Michael Harrington, Inquirer Staff Writer
Avast, ye landlubbers! Keelhaul the mizzenmast, and take those scurvy doubloons and, uh, bury them someplace obscure, make a confusing map on crumbly paper, and then lose the map. Aaaaarrrrrr! We're just practicing our buccaneer-type lingo for Saturday's Pirate Day at Fort Mifflin , where a gang of freebooting corsairs will swoop in and battle with the fort's soldiers (11 a.m. and 3 p.m.), then pillage, loot, and - oh, wait, no. It says here they'll actually be helping visitors explore 18th-century history by, among other things, explaining the difference between a privateer and a pirate.
NEWS
August 10, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Rev. John Franklin McCleary Jr., 87, of Havertown, a minister for 30 years at Llanerch Presbyterian Church, died Saturday, Aug. 1, of Alzheimer's disease at Dunwoody Village, Newtown Square. In 1955, Mr. McCleary was ordained at the New London Presbyterian Church by the Presbytery of Chester. He served at the Old Manokin Presbyterian Church in Princess Anne, Md., followed by the Elsmere Presbyterian Church in Wilmington. His longest ministry was at Llanerch Presbyterian Church in Havertown, where he was a respected leader and spiritual adviser starting in 1964.
REAL_ESTATE
August 9, 2015 | By Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate Writer
The worst job commute I've ever had to endure was the one I made from Danbury, Conn., to Nyack, N.Y., for four months back in 1976. It was one of the few 9-to-5 jobs I've held in my 48 years in newspapers, and it meant that I had to be on the road (Interstate 84, I-684, and the Cross-Westchester Expressway) and over the Tappan Zee Bridge by 6 a.m. I would wait to come home until some of the rush-hour traffic subsided, but it still meant a 13-hour day, five days a week - five hours on the road.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 1, 2015
Art Museums & Institutions African American Heritage Museum 661 Jackson Rd., Newtonville; 609-704-5495. www.aahmsnj.org . Tue.-Fri. 10 am-3 pm. The Barnes Foundation - Philadelphia 2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.; 215-278-7000. www.barnesfoundation.org . Premier Tour. $75. Closes 8/25. Permanent Collection. ARTime Storytime. Closes 8/27. Wed.-Mon. 10 am-5 pm. Closed Tue. Open 6-9 pm every First Friday and select Fri. evenings. Brandywine River Museum of Art Rte. 1 & Rte. 100, Chadds Ford; 610-388-2700.
NEWS
June 5, 2015 | BY JASON NARK, Daily News Staff Writer| narkj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5916
THE MYSTERIOUS clay bust found on the Ventnor boardwalk is of a dentist from Wilmington. Though some said the 20-pound sculpture found on the boardwalk last year looked like Notre Dame football coach Knute Rockne, Luca Brasi from "The Godfather" or comedian Tim Allen, Betsy Schwartz says it's her "Pop Pop," Samuel Shames. "He definitely was the patriarch of our family," Schwartz, a Wilmington native who lives in Connecticut, told the Daily News yesterday. Police in Ventnor found the sculpture on the boardwalk near Lafayette Avenue in November and assumed it had been stolen and discarded.
NEWS
May 15, 2015 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
SOME PEOPLE dream of sun-kissed beaches or mountains in the moonlight or other pleasant scenes. Charles Gray dreamt of a barbecue pit. You see, Charles, a longtime biology teacher in Philadelphia schools, had this vision: a barbecue restaurant so outstanding that it would become a Philly landmark and draw celebrities, politicians, and other movers and shakers to its precincts. Struggling through problems attendant to starting a new business - such as lack of money - Charles finally realized his vision.
BUSINESS
May 9, 2015 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Inquirer Staff Writer
One of the bank bosses accused of lying to investors and regulators says it was a long-standing practice at the former Wilmington Trust Corp. to claim that millions of dollars in "turd loans" to developers were being paid - even when they were not. It wasn't the only bank that collapsed amid the late 2000s financial crisis. Lehman Bros., Wachovia, National City and others were also overwhelmed by bad loans. But Wilmington Trust, the biggest bank still based in the Philadelphia area when regulators forced its discount sale to M&T Bank Corp.
NEWS
April 5, 2015 | By Sandy Bauers, For The Inquirer
It was a vacation nightmare. A Wilmington family of four staying in a Virgin Islands condo, with idyllic views of Cruz Bay on St. John, suddenly became seriously ill. So ill that they were airlifted home and hospitalized, the father and two teenage boys in critical condition. The likely scenario that has emerged is that they were poisoned after methyl bromide was sprayed in the condo underneath the one where the family was staying. The pesticide is banned in many countries and is not authorized for use in residences in the U.S. The incident, while deemed uncommon, has heightened concerns about travelers' exposure to pesticides in other regions or countries that may not have usage restrictions or regulatory oversight as stringent as that in the U.S. "Can this go on as you travel around the world?
SPORTS
March 8, 2015 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Senior guard Nick Schlitzer scored a career-high 36 points for host Philadelphia University in an 84-82 overtime win against University of the Sciences in a Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference tournament semifinal Friday at the Gallagher Center. Schlitzer was 10 for 17 from the field for the Rams (23-7), who are the 10th-ranked team in the NCAA Division II East Region rankings. They have reached the CACC championship game for the second consecutive season and will host Wilmington, a 75-71 winner over Holy Family, at 7 p.m. Saturday.
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