February 25, 2016 |
During the weeks before our grandson Zay's December bar mitzvah six years ago, I was preoccupied with several things. I blush to admit one of them was whether the tapestry jacket I'd selected would work well for the Saturday service and luncheon. I worried about the endless details that go into planning these milestones. The one thing I didn't think about much was the weather. This was the Philadelphia area, after all, and it doesn't snow much in Philadelphia in December.
January 29, 2016 |
Philadelphia's official snowpack from the weekend megastorm is better than 60 percent gone. So far, the record snowfall has been followed by what has to be one of the gentler melts on record, with dry days of temperatures well into the 40s and a benign outlook the rest of the week. "It's exactly the way you want to melt snow," said Jared Klein, a lead forecaster at the National Weather Service Office in Mount Holly. For those living on sun-deprived streets or on hills to the north and west of the city, expect to keep bonding with winter wonderland.
December 26, 2015 |
The Darcy family of Fort Washington skated across the ice rink at Dilworth Park on Thursday as "Sleigh Ride" and other festive songs evoking wintry wonderlands played over the speakers. Erin Darcy, 10, wore a fleece. Older sister Caitlin wore a T-shirt. Temperatures reached 71 degrees early Thursday, making it the warmest Christmas Eve on record in Philadelphia and nearly the warmest of any day ever in December. The record high for the month is 73, set Dec. 4 and 7, 1998. Wednesday's high of 70 set the record for Dec. 23, and higher-than-average temperatures are set to continue into the new year.
December 13, 2014 |
Check out a dance theater duet as the worlds of hip-hop and butoh meet Friday and Saturday during Flash at Painted Bride Art Center. The performance features dancers Rennie Harris and Michael Sakamoto. In the interdisciplinary show the artists communicate through dance and find commonalities and shared cultural experiences between African American and Japanese cultures. The multimedia show takes the audience on a journey with doses of humor; it also has remakes of pop, funk and hip-hop songs from "back in the day. " "Flash" featuring Rennie Harris and Michael Sakamoto, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Painted Bride Art Center, 230 Vine St. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 day of show.
November 28, 2014 |
YOU'RE TAKING those first tentative post-Thanksgiving footsteps right now, trying like hell to button your pants while eyeballing that leftover slice of pumpkin pie. Sure, you could keep stuffing your face - really, we won't judge - but you'd probably be better off heading down to the waterfront to check out the Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest, which opens to the public today at 11 a.m. Winterfest is brought to you by the Delaware River Waterfront...
November 20, 2014 |
Outdoor ice skating is returning to a once-popular spot in Camden County. An ice rink is set to open next week, on Black Friday, in Pennsauken's Cooper River Park. The 50- by 70-foot rink will be surrounded by music, strings of lights, and tents selling hot chocolate and pretzels, county officials said. "This is our crown jewel," Camden City Council president Frank Moran said. "We are turning the park into a winter wonderland. " The park was a popular skating location decades ago, county officials said.
December 14, 2013 |
On Saturday, enjoy waterside and museum activities at Independence Seaport Museum's annual Seaport Parade of Lights, a holiday lighted boat parade on the Delaware River. Santa will also make a visit. Festivities begin at 11 a.m. in the museum, where guests can enjoy complimentary refreshments while supplies last and carolers will sing. Shane Confectionery will give a demonstration of old-fashioned candy making from 3 to 5 p.m. From 11 to 4, visitors can craft ornaments and gingerbread boats inside Santa's Workshop on the Water.
January 5, 2012 |
An overnight snow slickened area roads, with the worst in South Jersey, but it might prove fast-fleeting. The snow covered barely registered, but was enough to blanket lawns and roads. With a low of 29, temperatures are expected to climb today. However, unexpectedly slick roads could cause problems through at least the early part of the morning commute. A number of accidents were reported overnight in Philadelphia, suburban Pennsylvania and South Jersey. The National Weather Service is calling today for a high of 41 and increased warming the next few days.
January 16, 2011 |
I dropped by Darby Township last week with a business proposition for winter-weary residents: I would personally guard their shoveled-out parking spaces from vultures, thieves, and the cops. For now, consider this a one-woman operation. Should demand exceed my free time, I'll round up others to stand sentry while Granny runs to Wawa. We'd work for coffee and tips, I figure, dramatically undercutting the $300 to $1,000 fines that Darby homeowners face under a new ordinance attacking the time-tested practice of setting out plastic patio chairs to mark a minivan's turf.