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April 17, 1988 | By Ellen Pulver, Special to The Inquirer
The Glenolden Youth Club has been exempted from Glenolden Borough's requirement that sports teams using borough fields provide liability insurance coverage for their players. At the council's regular meeting Thursday, borough solicitor Edward Zetusky Jr. said he had met with youth club officials and their attorney Tuesday, and had decided that the borough would not be exposed to liability if someone connected with a youth club event on borough fields were injured. The council unanimously voted in favor of the exemption, prompting applause from about 25 people, all connected with the youth club, who attended Thursday's meeting.
NEWS
August 2, 2000 | By Sufiya Abdur-Rahman, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
As soon as the CD track dropped, the teens got on their feet. They knew this tune, rotated for months on local hip-hop radio stations and music video shows. The catchy lyrics to "Wobble Wobble" urge women to wiggle their backsides - "Wobble, wobble / Shake it, shake it / Drop it, drop it / Take it, take it. " The "booty-shake" music of a Southern rap group, the 504 Boys, boomed from speakers set up in a field at Ditman and Margaret Streets in Frankford. But the words were not theirs.
NEWS
October 13, 1993 | By Andy Wallace, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Ernest Weldon Reid, 83, who opened a small deli in South Philadelphia in the 1960s and suddenly and unexpectedly found himself running a club for hundreds of area youngsters, died Sunday at Graduate Hospital. Mr. Reid was a wiry, gray-haired man with a serious expression; a love of cards, jokes and young people, and a belief that crime is committed by bored kids, not bad ones. He also believed in action. "Once you admit you care," he once told a reporter, "you're obligated to do something about it. " To the thousands of youngsters who drank sodas in his deli, at 1225 Fitzwater St.; played on the baseball, basketball and football teams he started, or leaned on him for advice, Mr. Reid was "Fess," short for Professor, the name he gave himself.
NEWS
April 4, 2001 | By Emilie Lounsberry INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
President Bush pitched his education plan to an enthusiastic audience at a youth club yesterday and said Delaware already had launched many of the improvements at the state level that he would like to implement federally. "There's a lot of areas where we know we can work together to improve public education," said Bush, whose appearance at a roundtable education forum was punctuated by frequent applause at the H. Fletcher Brown Boys and Girls Club. Bush also pushed his budget plan and $1.6 trillion tax-cut proposal as he extolled the value of mentoring and education innovations before an audience of about 300 neighborhood residents, children, volunteers, businesspeople and political figures.
NEWS
November 7, 2000 | By Marc Narducci, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Eight South Jersey boys' soccer players are headed overseas for a 10-day trip during which they will experience the sport at the highest level. On Nov. 17, eight players from the South Jersey Barons youth soccer club will depart for England, where they will train under the guidance of Newcastle United of the English Premier League. The trip is part of an informal agreement between the Barons and Newcastle United, which is located about an hour from the Scottish border. In the future, the Barons hope to invite youth players from Newcastle United to the United States to train and compete in tournaments.
NEWS
April 6, 1989 | By Ellen Pulver, Special to The Inquirer
The Glenolden Youth Club may have a new refreshment stand in Glenolden Park within the next 30 days, after more than two years of trying to get approval for the stand. The borough council is expected to give final approval next Thursday to a lease agreement that was presented to youth club officials Tuesday. The agreement allows the club to lease the land on which it plans to build the stand. The youth club's 13 board members met Tuesday night and approved the agreement, which requires that the stand be completed within 30 days of the council's approval.
SPORTS
January 23, 2013
THE UNION selected Eric Schoenle (West Virginia), Uriah Bentick (Liberty), Mark Linnville (Princeton), Jake Keegan (Binghamton) and Leonardo Fernandes (Stony Brook) in the supplemental draft Tuesday. With the No. 12 pick, the Union selected Schoenle, 21, a defender and local product from Yardley who attended Pennsbury High School and played for the Yardley Makefield Soccer youth club. At No. 17, the club picked Bentick, 23, a senior defender and native of Trinidad and Tobago.
NEWS
July 19, 1990 | By Daniel Kaufman, Special to The Inquirer
The Phoenixville Marion Youth Club will have access to athletic fields for one more season, club president Harry Dawson said. Box King Products, the company that leased the club 1.6 acres on Second Avenue, told club officials that the company had reversed an earlier decision not to extend its lease. The youth club has used the field for at least 15 years. But the company decided to end the agreement, citing liability concerns. The club had expected the borough to acquire the land through a swap of property with Box King, but in an unexpected reversal by the Phoenixville Borough Council on July 10, the swap was rejected.
NEWS
May 13, 1990 | By Robert F. O'Neill, Special to The Inquirer
The Media Borough Council, over the objections of a group of North Media residents, has agreed to let the Ethel Mason Day Care Center lease space in the Media Youth Center. The action came on a 3-2 vote with one abstention Thursday night at a special meeting to discuss two issues affecting the same neighborhood - the day care center and construction of a second water tower along Monroe Street. Area residents opposed the day-care center because of concerns about increased parking, traffic, noise and the safety of children playing outside the building.
NEWS
March 9, 2005 | Elmer Smith
HELP US to help our children ace the S.A.T. and improve their chances of going to the college of their choice. The Daily News S.A.T. Challenge will send out one or more tutors trained and certified by the College Board to any church, youth club or non-profit in this region that wants to set up a free S.A.T. workshop. Call us at 215-951-7770 if you want us to send a tutor. The College Board Middle States Regional office, the School District of Philadelphia and the Urban Education Fund are co-sponsoring this effort.
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SPORTS
July 26, 2014 | By Tim McManus, Inquirer Staff Writer
The text message to Gerald van Wilgen, the president of the Camden Youth Soccer Club, was purposely vague. The sender, a coach with the club, hinted at news and asked van Wilgen to give him a call. Van Wilgen did so and could hardly believe what he heard: Liverpool FC, one of the world's most famous teams, wanted to come to Camden. And not just come, but put on a soccer clinic. "We just have to deliver the kids," van Wilgen said this month. And van Wilgen has plenty of those.
SPORTS
January 23, 2013
THE UNION selected Eric Schoenle (West Virginia), Uriah Bentick (Liberty), Mark Linnville (Princeton), Jake Keegan (Binghamton) and Leonardo Fernandes (Stony Brook) in the supplemental draft Tuesday. With the No. 12 pick, the Union selected Schoenle, 21, a defender and local product from Yardley who attended Pennsbury High School and played for the Yardley Makefield Soccer youth club. At No. 17, the club picked Bentick, 23, a senior defender and native of Trinidad and Tobago.
NEWS
June 25, 2010
Confused children in same-sex couples Michael Smerconish ducked the main issue when he wrote his column supporting gay marriage as the equal of heterosexual marriage ("Let same-sex couples wed in California - and here," Sunday). I'd like him to answer this simple question: How does a girl reaching puberty find proper guidance from her mother, if her mom is a bearded guy named Bruce? The same for a pubescent boy whose father is a gal named Gertrude? Are we to believe men and women are merely interchangeable parts, and that there is no qualitative difference in male or female parenting?
SPORTS
March 6, 2006 | By Don Beideman INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Teams from North Jersey have long dominated the New Jersey Youth Hockey League, but a team connected with the Flyers scored big for South Jersey this year. The Flyers Youth team took first place in the Midget (under 16) AA division of the NJYHL with a 16-1-1 record and made it into the USA Hockey Atlantic District playoffs. The run ended Feb. 26 when the Flyers Youth team lost for the second time in the playoffs, a tough 2-1, double-overtime decision against the Bridgewater (N.J)
NEWS
November 8, 2005 | By Dwight Ott INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Camden broke ground yesterday on its first new public elementary school in a decade, a $73 million project that also will include a Boys and Girls Club. The mostly state-funded demonstration project is the latest effort to revitalize the East Camden neighborhood. Plans for Catto Elementary School and the club call for amenities such as recreational facilities open to the community. "I can't think of any project that brings it all together better than this one," said the city's state-appointed chief operating officer, Melvin R. "Randy" Primas Jr. Led by members of the Woodrow Wilson High School marching band, dignitaries including acting Gov. Richard J. Codey gathered at a mound of dirt topped by a huge yellow backhoe at 31st and Federal Streets.
NEWS
March 9, 2005 | Elmer Smith
HELP US to help our children ace the S.A.T. and improve their chances of going to the college of their choice. The Daily News S.A.T. Challenge will send out one or more tutors trained and certified by the College Board to any church, youth club or non-profit in this region that wants to set up a free S.A.T. workshop. Call us at 215-951-7770 if you want us to send a tutor. The College Board Middle States Regional office, the School District of Philadelphia and the Urban Education Fund are co-sponsoring this effort.
NEWS
March 11, 2004 | By Vernon Clark INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Charges of racism and elitism have entered the arena of youth sports in Mount Airy, where some officials are upset that teenage baseball players failed to win acceptance into a Montgomery County league. Leaders of Mount Airy Baseball have blamed the Chestnut Hill Youth Sports Club and its president, Dennis Primavera, contending that they blocked Mount Airy from admission to the Montco Youth Baseball League. Stunned by the rejection, the Mount Airy club contends that the club was unfairly denied membership.
NEWS
March 12, 2003 | By L. Stuart Ditzen INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
For years, State Sen. Vincent J. Fumo's office has been dispensing checks - usually in $250 allotments - to several neighborhood boys and girls clubs around the city. Most of the clubs say they have been grateful for the money. But questions now are swirling around Philadelphia and Harrisburg about whether those clubs should have gotten more money - and whether their names may have been used improperly to sell liquor at big regional events such as the Smooth Jazz festival.
NEWS
October 14, 2001 | By Louise Harbach INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
The Boys and Girls Club of Burlington County will be assisted by Partnership in Philanthropy in fund-raising programs and other activities. Each year PIP, a Morristown-based group composed of those who manage larger nonprofit foundations, assists groups such as the Boys and Girls Club of Burlington County in training staff, improving capabilities, devising fund-raising strategies, and diversifying committees to improve effectiveness. In November 2000, after eight years of operating as the Afri-Male Institute, the organization officially became the Boys and Girls Club of Burlington County.
NEWS
June 10, 2001 | By Kristen A. Graham INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Never mind the age divide between Henrietta Richards and Jim Conroy. Richards, 82, and Conroy, the 17-year-old junior in high school, fell in love at first bingo game. When Kathy Genzano, Gloucester City Junior-Senior High School teacher, brought some of her Interact Club students to Gloucester Towne to play the game with a group of residents, Conroy made a beeline for Richards. "It was amazing," said Genzano, who recently led the fifth and final Interact Club bingo trip of the year.
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