March 29, 2016 |
Nick Evangelista couldn't pitch last season. He still believes he became a better pitcher. He sat out his junior year at Washington Township with an injury to his right shoulder. He sat and watched as the Minutemen labored through a difficult season, losing a series of close games en route to a 12-14 record. "That was really bad," Evangelista said. "Just sitting there and watching it happen, and knowing I couldn't help in any way, it was really tough. " Evangelista is back for his senior season.
March 7, 2016 |
The film begins with establishing shots of mountain scenery and downhill skiing. It's 1934, and we are in St. Moritz, Switzerland, an alpine resort town the English upper classes have only recently been persuaded is as attractive in winter as it is in summer. The Lawrence family has come for the fresh mountain air and alpine sports. Mommy is a crack sharpshooter (for sport only, at least at first). Not sure what Daddy does; perhaps he's living off family money back in London. And Betty, their rambunctious daughter, has a knack for getting into hot water.
February 26, 2016 |
Hairy, bumpy, and misshapen, root vegetables are hardly glamorous produce. But these kitchen workhorses are ideal for hearty meals, especially in the pre-green months. "When root vegetables are cooked well, they're naturally sweet and they can really hold their own as the center of the plate," says Jon Cichon, chef of Lacroix. The trick is to make them feel exciting. Often relegated to prepackaged soup kits or the forlorn corners of the supermarket shelf, the less familiar roots and tubers are nevertheless worth exploring.
February 23, 2016 |
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Between winter throwing sessions at his alma mater, Aaron Nola held a baseball in his right hand. He tinkered with different grips for his changeup as he paced the training facilities at Louisiana State University. The Phillies told Nola, their presumptive 22-year-old No. 1 pitcher, that if he were to do anything this winter, it was improve his change. "I played with several grips," Nola said. "One kind of fit me the best. One that I felt comfortable throwing. " This spring offers something of a luxury for Nola, a veteran of all of 13 major league starts.
February 23, 2016 |
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Between winter throwing sessions at his alma mater, Aaron Nola held a baseball in his right hand. He tinkered with different grips for his change-up as he paced the training facilities at Louisiana State University. The Phillies told Nola, their presumptive No. 1 pitcher at age 22, that if he were to do anything this winter, it was improve his change. "I played with several grips," Nola said. "One kind of fit me the best, one that I felt comfortable throwing. " This spring offers something of a luxury for Nola, a veteran of all of 13 major-league starts.
February 21, 2016
Q: How can I protect myself from carbon monoxide poisoning? A: As the weather gets colder, cases of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning increase because people tend to use fireplaces, portable heaters, and generators during power outages or attempt to warm up their cars without adequate ventilation. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 400 Americans die from unintentional CO poisoning not linked to fires, more than 20,000 visit the emergency room, and more than 4,000 are hospitalized.
February 13, 2016 |
This weekend might be your only chance to see otherwise glorious concert dance performed by dancers wearing very large bunny ears. Such was the case when Trey McIntyre's Big Ones received its world premiere Wednesday night, as BalletX opened its winter series at the Wilma Theater. McIntyre was the mentor for BalletX's new choreographic fellowship. He and Yin Yue, an emerging choreographer from China chosen among 50 applicants, worked together for two months, each producing a new ballet.
February 10, 2016 |
Several inches of snow are possible in the Philadelphia region. A dusting fell overnight with more expected later today and a coastal flood warning is in effect for the New Jersey and Delaware coasts. The National Weather Service posted a winter storm warning through Tuesday night for the immediate Philadelphia area, calling for about 2 to 4 inches of snow, with possibly a bit more to the west. American Airlines announced it would waive ticket change fees and fare differences for customers who want to put off traveling because of the storm.
February 8, 2016 |
The last two winters were not kind to the residential real estate market. Combined with the normal holiday slowdown and run-up to Super Bowl Sunday, days of subfreezing temperatures, snow, ice, and storm-generated power outages took a huge bite out of the bottom lines of area Realtors and home builders. Up until late January, however, this winter was far better-suited to both constructing houses and selling them, agents and builders are saying. "Bad weather adversely affects sales, and we have had a very good November, December, and, up until the 23rd, January," said Main Line Realtor John Duffy.
February 8, 2016 |
When the hottest year on record - 2015 - was capped off with the area's warmest December on record, no one was feeling the heat more than Lloyd Traven. Traven owns Peace Tree Farm, a Kintnersville, Bucks County, nursery that's one of a handful of local operations tasked with manipulating thousands of bulbs, perennials, and trees to burst into a synchronized show of blossoms and foliage out of season, but just in time for the March 5 opening of the PHS Philadelphia Flower Show. That work, known as "forcing" plants, is accomplished with carefully administered doses of fertilizer, light, and heat.