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January 8, 1991 | Inquirer photographs by Ed Hille
The first snowfall of the season didn't come off until after Christmas, the latest first snowfall in a hundred years, but it was worth the wait. On Dec. 28, the day after, Chester County wore a spotless white quilt - perfect for lovers of fishing and the outdoors.
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January 27, 1987 | By Doreen Carvajal, Inquirer Staff Writer
A heavy shroud of winter snow transformed this city yesterday from a seaside resort into a Poconos postcard scene, but with squawking seagulls and stranded Super Bowl gamblers who seemed delighted to be trapped there. Snow frosted the casinos, drifted along the Boardwalk and lay piled near the city's shuttered shops. But it did not seem to bother those who braved the heaviest snowstorm to sweep into this town since 1979. "It beats . . . losing money," quipped red-cheeked Tony Latres, as he tossed a football to two companions who slogged along a snow-covered beach to catch his wind-blown passes.
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December 26, 2015 | By Michaelle Bond and Emily Babay, STAFF WRITERS
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.
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December 18, 2009
IT LOOKED LIKE a perfect plan. Spend tomorrow finishing your holiday shopping. Then, Sunday, you can hit the Linc parking lots early, do some hearty tailgating, then amble without guilt to your seat and enjoy the soaring, high-scoring, Eagles and DeSean "Long-Gone" Jackson putting on another show in space. Well, into every perfect last weekend to shop a few snowflakes must fall - or a few hundred trillion. The Philadelphia region and most of the Middle Atlantic states are on the cusp of one of the biggest pre-Christmas storms in local weather history.
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November 20, 2014 | By Allison Steele, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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March 4, 1998 | For The Inquirer / HINDA SCHUMAN
A winter wonderland, it wasn't for this umbrella-toting pedestrian who was sloshing her way across the Swarthmore College campus yesterday. Sunnier weather is expected for today, although a shower is possible, along with a high temperature near 50.
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May 9, 2016 | By Michael Smerconish
Donald Trump was understandably caught flat-footed Tuesday by Ted Cruz's sudden announcement that he was suspending his campaign. About 45 minutes after Cruz's concession, Trump accepted victory in Indiana while addressing the public from a gathering at Trump Tower in New York City. Trump was gracious in victory and courteous toward yet another vanquished opponent, but his speech had a sizable gap. The presumptive nominee missed a perfect opportunity to reset his campaign and pivot toward the general election by offering a thoughtful vision for America.
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February 25, 2016 | By Sally Friedman, For The Inquirer
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.
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January 29, 2016 | By Anthony R. Wood, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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December 26, 2015 | By Michaelle Bond and Emily Babay, STAFF WRITERS
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.
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December 13, 2014 | By Monica Peters, For The Inquirer
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.
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November 28, 2014 | BY DAVID GAMBACORTA, Daily News Staff Writer gambacd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5994
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...
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November 20, 2014 | By Allison Steele, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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December 14, 2013 | By Monica Peters, For The Inquirer
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.
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January 5, 2012 | , causes traffic headachesStaff Report
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.
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