Baseball season not over at local theaters

Curtain Call | September 18th, 2014 | Leave a comment

by Clark Groome Last week two baseball-themed plays opened a day apart. They are very different plays, but both are blessed with strong productions. They almost make you forget about the futility of the Phillies season. Rounding Third Two Little League coaches with differing points of view about the purpose of their team’s activities bicker […]

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Common sense missing in sports management

From the Sidelines | September 18th, 2014 | Leave a comment

by Clark Groome After watching the goings on in the NCAA and NFL the last couple of weeks it’s clear that common sense is missing in action or, in the case of the NFL, non-action. When Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice was suspended for two games for dragging his unconscious fiancée from an Atlantic […]

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That’s my partner! Don’t shoot!

Opinion | September 18th, 2014 | Leave a comment

by Susan Karol Martel Eighteen years ago, the 5’6” nut-brown woman searching the streets of the white Main Line suburb where I owned a home could have been shot. In time that woman who faced silent danger became my partner. Today, if she walked those same suburban streets, instead of long companionship she might be […]

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Gambling is always a big loss

Opinion | September 17th, 2014 | 1 Comment

by Pete Mazzaccaro In 1976, in what was thought to be an important measure to breathe new life into a seaside resort in serious decline, the state of New Jersey legalized gambling in Atlantic City. The casinos appeared to do their job. Through the ’80s and into the early ’90s, tourism in Atlantic City boomed, […]

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Black-and-white musical ‘diamond’ discovered in G’tn

Note-Worthy | September 11th, 2014 | Leave a comment

by Michael Caruso Germantown’s Cunningham Piano Company was recently named by the legendary Viennese piano-maker Bosendorfer as its official destination for restoring pianos of owners living in North, Central and South America. For many years, Cunningham has been the region’s sole franchise for selling new Bosendorfers, instruments likened to a Rolls Royce for their peerless […]

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Going where no man has gone before (the ladies’ room)

Opinion | September 11th, 2014 | 1 Comment

by Bruce Yasgur In the mid-1990s, baby DB, Janice and I lived in Spring Garden. The nearest Toys R Us was in South Philly. As they had the best prices on diapers and baby formula, the three of us spent quality family time every few weeks shopping the Italian Market and the Oregon Avenue big […]

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