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TRAVEL
December 18, 2011
Our readers love to travel. As promised at the end of the Summer Vacation Photos contest, it's time to get out the camera again. We want to see where you are going this holiday season and what you do on your winter vacation. And we'll pay $25 each for the best 10 photos taken from Thanksgiving Day to New Year's Day. We want to see sunrises and sunsets, skiers and sunbathers. Scenic and action shots are great; the family posing, not so much. E-mail your photo (one per person)
TRAVEL
December 25, 2011
Our readers love to travel. As promised at the end of the Summer Vacation Photos contest, it's time to get out the camera again. We want to see where you are going this holiday season and what you do on your winter vacation. And we'll pay $25 each for the best 10 photos taken from Thanksgiving Day to New Year's Day. We want to see sunrises and sunsets, skiers and sunbathers. Scenic and action shots are great; the family posing, not so much. E-mail your photo (one per person)
NEWS
December 31, 1992 | By Wendy Greenberg, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
All parties in the Abington School District teacher contract negotiations have agreed to meet with arbitration panel chairman Stanley Schwartz next month to try again to reach a long-elusive settlement. The Abington Education Association withdrew from non-binding arbitration in early December, claiming that this week's winter vacation was not agreed to by teachers as part of the arbitration process. The state law that regulates school labor disputes - Act 88 - permits teachers to strike a second time during the school year only if the year will end in time for students to complete 180 days by June 30. Abington teachers ended a nine-day strike Oct. 5, which left room for 180 days of instruction by June 15. The disputed winter vacation days could make the June 30 ending of the year hard to maintain if a second strike is called.
BUSINESS
December 20, 2002 | By Thomas J. Brady INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Even though just about everybody professes to dislike the commercial aspects of the holiday season, commerce can make for a welcome intrusion during the long school-vacation period. Some companies and business organizations offer inexpensive - or even free - tours that parents can take their children on when they get restless around the house after the excitement of playing with their presents has worn off. For instance, youngsters who still have visions of sugar plum fairies dancing in their heads can learn about the chocolate-making process at the Hershey's Chocolate World simulated factory tour or by visiting Asher's Chocolates' real factory in Souderton, Montgomery County.
NEWS
August 11, 1988 | By Bridgett M. Davis, Inquirer Staff Writer
A New Jersey asbestos-removal company has agreed to remove remaining asbestos in Cheltenham High School at no additional cost to the Cheltenham School District, according to district administrators. The agreement follows charges by the district that the company, Duall Inc., failed to remove asbestos from the ceilings of the high school locker rooms, the faculty dining room and the gymnasium last year as stipulated in its contract. The district had been withholding a $25,000 payment to Duall pending resolution of the situation.
NEWS
January 3, 1997 | By Mara Stanley, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
An autopsy has determined that alcohol was present in the blood of a popular Ridley High School freshman fatally struck by a train on New Year's Eve. The Delaware County medical examiner said yesterday that tests were pending to determine if Rocco Louis Polyak, 15, was legally drunk. Just before midnight Tuesday, Polyak, of the 2600 block of Armstrong Avenue, Ridley Township, was walking along the CSX tracks at the Swarthmore Avenue crossing when a Philadelphia-bound freight train struck him, said Police Chief Robert Marks.
NEWS
February 27, 2015 | By Sandy Bauers, For The Inquirer
Snowy owls, with 5-foot wingspans and piercing yellow gazes, are a rare sight in this region, so far from their high Arctic realm. Last winter, however, the majestic birds showed up in numbers not seen in half a century. Birders declared it a once-in-a-lifetime event. Incredibly, it is happening again. The owls are back this winter, if not quite as abundantly. Their appearance over the last two years has sent researchers into a frenzy of data-gathering on a species that has given up little about where it goes, what it does, and why. During snowy owl "irruptions," unusually high numbers travel south for the coldest months, out of Canada and into the United States.
NEWS
February 21, 1988 | By Edith McFall, Special to The Inquirer
With most of its members away on winter vacations, only a bare quorum attended the Rose Valley Borough Council meeting Wednesday night to learn that the borough already had expended the entire $10,000 winter allotment for snowplowing. Borough secretary Paula Healy said that funds for further plowing, if necessary, would be taken from the borough's capital-reserve fund. Also, the council extended for six months the permit it had issued to Hedgerow Theater to use the Hedgerow House on Rose Valley Road for play readings and performances before audiences not to exceed 25 people.
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NEWS
February 27, 2015 | By Sandy Bauers, For The Inquirer
Snowy owls, with 5-foot wingspans and piercing yellow gazes, are a rare sight in this region, so far from their high Arctic realm. Last winter, however, the majestic birds showed up in numbers not seen in half a century. Birders declared it a once-in-a-lifetime event. Incredibly, it is happening again. The owls are back this winter, if not quite as abundantly. Their appearance over the last two years has sent researchers into a frenzy of data-gathering on a species that has given up little about where it goes, what it does, and why. During snowy owl "irruptions," unusually high numbers travel south for the coldest months, out of Canada and into the United States.
SPORTS
February 26, 2014 | By John Smallwood, Daily News Staff Writer
THE GOOD THING is that every Olympic year when a bunch of Philadelphia bigwigs start spouting about what a great host that their city would make, we know they are just talking out of the sides of their necks for a publicity hit. It's not that Philadelphia could not pull it off; rather, the Olympic Games - Winter or Summer - simply are not worth the amount of costs, resources and inconveniences that come with them. Russia poured a record $51 billion into the just-completed 2014 Sochi Winter Games, but what did it really get out of them?
SPORTS
April 3, 2012 | By Mike Kern, kernm@phillynews.com
IT'S SORT OF like those swallows that head back every year from a winter vacation in Argentina to the mission at San Juan Capistrano in SoCal. The golf season doesn't really start until the PGA Tour hits Washington Road in Augusta, which for the other 51 weeks of the year is just another stop along Interstate 20 in the eastern part of Georgia. OK, so it's the state's third-largest city, but you get the idea. Yes, they've already played a bunch of tournaments, some bigger than others.
TRAVEL
January 1, 2012
Our readers love to travel. As promised at the end of the Summer Vacation Photos contest, it's time to get out the camera again. We want to see where you are going this holiday season and what you do on your winter vacation. And we'll pay $25 each for the best 10 photos taken from Thanksgiving Day to New Year's Day. We want to see sunrises and sunsets, skiers and sunbathers. Scenic and action shots are great; the family posing, not so much. E-mail your photo (one per person)
TRAVEL
December 25, 2011
Our readers love to travel. As promised at the end of the Summer Vacation Photos contest, it's time to get out the camera again. We want to see where you are going this holiday season and what you do on your winter vacation. And we'll pay $25 each for the best 10 photos taken from Thanksgiving Day to New Year's Day. We want to see sunrises and sunsets, skiers and sunbathers. Scenic and action shots are great; the family posing, not so much. E-mail your photo (one per person)
NEWS
February 18, 2005
Don't lock students into theory of evolution Alan Leshner's Feb. 2 A-section commentary, "Limit science classes to science," uses scare tactics to advocate locking students into evolutionary thought, denying them access to any evidence to the contrary, and claiming that otherwise, they'll lose interest in or even become incompetent for careers in science. This silly, elitist, turf-protecting, status-quo argument is transparent. Essentially it is saying that nobody should explore any theories that he didn't propose.
NEWS
March 17, 2004 | By Reid Kanaley INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
In a squall of heavy snowflakes, Ed Simpson steered his tractor-trailer out of Penlyn Farm, a riding stable in Blue Bell, for a 23-hour trip to deliver horses in North Carolina and Florida. His final destination last week was the Winter Equestrian Festival, a massive, January-to-March horse show near West Palm Beach that has started the East Coast's annual horse show circuit for the last 32 years. The festival is a winter home for the Philadelphia region's equine set, who trade the snow-blown Andrew Wyeth scenery of Pennsylvania's horse country for the sun-kissed fields of central Florida.
BUSINESS
December 20, 2002 | By Thomas J. Brady INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Even though just about everybody professes to dislike the commercial aspects of the holiday season, commerce can make for a welcome intrusion during the long school-vacation period. Some companies and business organizations offer inexpensive - or even free - tours that parents can take their children on when they get restless around the house after the excitement of playing with their presents has worn off. For instance, youngsters who still have visions of sugar plum fairies dancing in their heads can learn about the chocolate-making process at the Hershey's Chocolate World simulated factory tour or by visiting Asher's Chocolates' real factory in Souderton, Montgomery County.
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