June 27, 2014 |
Madelyn B. Tripp, 93, of Bryn Mawr, a professor, author, and passionate leader of the women's movement of the 1970s and 1980s, died of cancer Wednesday, June 18, at the Beaumont at Bryn Mawr retirement community. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Ms. Tripp, known as "Maggie," was proud to have taken classes at Penn's Wharton School of Business, said Alan Tripp, her husband of 73 years. Ms. Tripp was an entrepreneur, owning a flower delivery service, an international gift shop, and a Philadelphia art gallery.
June 26, 2014 |
Kevin McNeal plans to honor his recent marriage proposal to partner Scott George traditionally - with a diamond ring. The bauble is platinum and rose gold, and the bling - a tiny piece of black ice in each of the squarish band's four corners - is understated. "It symbolizes my eternal love for my fiance," said McNeal, 50, a real estate agent who lives in Center City. "I think we needed something that tied us together; it shows our commitment. " Since a federal judge overturned Pennsylvania's 18-year-old ban on same-sex marriages last month, local jewelers have reported an uptick in so-called mangagement rings - engagement rings for men that are more masculine than the traditional diamond band worn by women.
June 24, 2014
Yet another legislative session appears to be drawing to a close with little or no action on bills introduced as part of the Pennsylvania Agenda for Women's Health. The bills include House-passed legislation banning municipal ordinances that penalize domestic-violence victims for calling for help repeatedly, as well as a Senate-passed bill requiring consent before a photo or video of a person involved in a sex act may be published. The agenda pushed by the legislature's bipartisan Women's Health Caucus also includes a bill that would increase Temporary Assistance to Needy Families payments, which haven't been raised in 24 years.
June 24, 2014 |
If all goes according to plan, and it should, given how much Geri Swift believes in the power of planning, Swift, 68, will welcome 3,000 attendees to the Women's Business Enterprise National Council's 2014 convention at the Convention Center on Monday. It will be an important moment for Swift, a former Catholic school teacher and legal secretary turned entrepreneur who grew up in a three-bedroom Manayunk rowhouse with her parents and 10 siblings - if you count the one on the way just before the family moved to Roxborough.
June 21, 2014 |
When the largest U.S. conference of women business owners convenes Monday in Philadelphia, Julie Copeland, president and CEO of locally based Arbill, will not enjoy a luxury she's become accustomed to at most trade shows: Nonexistent bathroom lines. As the head of a safety products and services company that sells hard hats, steel-toe boots, and protective gloves, Copeland is usually the rare woman at such events. Not next week, when the 15th annual Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)
June 16, 2014 |
Matthew Deibert gently tended to the 10-foot tower of sand at Long Beach Island's Fantasy Island Amusement Park. On a recent overcast afternoon, the 49-year-old Smithville resident began to carve what would likely take him several visits between his 10-hour days as an Atlantic City fire captain. Deibert's sand creations have been among the centerpieces greeting visitors - attractions whose twists and dips will never be the same season to season. This year, he planned to depict amusement-park icons and give its mascot, "Mayor Al Gator," an ice cream cone.
June 10, 2014 |
THINGS WERE hopping in and around Philly last year at this time. On the Monday before Merion hosted the U.S. Open, the Daily News published a 36-page pullout featuring Tiger Woods on the cover. The headline read: "Great Expectations. " The staff at Merion had great expectations, too. They had worked diligently to manicure the East course. In the end, some 25,000 fans attended each day of the 113th production of the 4-day tournament. Justin Rose, not Tiger, won the event.
June 9, 2014 |
WASHINGTON - When the smoke cleared from congressional primary season, women had taken one step forward in New Jersey, and one back in Pennsylvania. The result: Come January, two states with a combined 34 seats in the Senate and House will likely include just one or, at most, two women. "It's pathetic," Julie Roginsky, a New Jersey Democratic consultant, said of her party's failure to elect a Garden State woman to Congress since 1976. That drought is likely to end in November, thanks to the results of Tuesday's primaries.
June 9, 2014 |
Mention flash photography and most people cite Weegee's shocking and seemingly prescient tabloid assaults of the 1930s and 1940s, or Andy Warhol's friendlier Polaroid documents of his social encounters several decades later. But, as the Philadelphia Museum of Art's "Artificial Light: Flash Photography in the Twentieth Century" reminds us, most of the 20th-century photographers we know about have used the flash or strobe light at one time or another, in some cases exclusively. The 69 prints that project assistant curator Amanda Bock has culled from the museum's collection offer proof of the ubiquity of the flash; they also emphasize the multiple diverse effects photographers have been able to achieve through its use. Berenice Abbott, famed as the documenter of New York's architecture in the 1930s, used the flash in her later scientific experiments for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Physical Science Study Committee.
June 3, 2014 |
GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. - As the U.S. Opens approach, things could hardly be better for the ladies of golf. The United States has charged back atop the LPGA roster even as the tour becomes more global and its footprint in the United States becomes larger. Americans have won nine of the 13 tournaments this season, including Stacy Lewis' second win of the season, yesterday, when she won the ShopRite LPGA Classic and overtook Korean star Inbee Park as the No. 1 women's golfer in the Rolex Rankings.