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Barnes Museum Closes in Merion
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 07/06/11 7:30 am | updated: 07/06/11 7:30 am
The Barnes Museum on Latch's Lane in Merion hosted its final visitors last weekend. For the first time since 1922, the galleries of the Barnes Foundation will no longer be open to the public. For years, the Barnes Museum, on 12 acres in Lower Merion Township has been the center of debate. First there was a movement to relocate it, then when the move to Philadelphia became imminent, a movement to see it stay.

The collection of Impressionist and early Modern works was... Read More
Philadelpia Eagles Possible Priority List
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 07/05/11 3:28 pm | updated: 07/05/11 3:28 pm
With negotiations between the NFL owners and players heating up, business may reboot sometime within the next few weeks.

Many say The Eagles will be one of the teams that could pull off several moves only hours into the new league year. Here is their likely order of business once the trigger is pulled:

1. Figure out franchise and transition tags.
Almost no one around the league expects teams to have both the franchise and transition tags - as they did before... Read More
Philadelphia Loves Kickball
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 07/05/11 3:25 pm | updated: 07/05/11 3:25 pm
The 4th of July has come and gone but kickball is here to stay. One of the favorite summertime neighborhood games of youth is seeing a resurgence among adults in Philadelphia.

It is now selling out rec leagues and dominating field reservations year-round in the city and across the globe.

Kickball plays like softball's demented little brother. The pitcher rolls a large, bouncy ball toward a kicker, rather than a batter. When the ball is kicked into play, fielders... Read More
July 5 Music Calendar
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 07/05/11 3:23 pm | updated: 07/05/11 3:23 pm
(1971) 40 Years Ago

A Led Zeppelin concert in Milan, Italy, turns violent when police fire tear gas into the audience. The band escapes the riot unharmed, but some of roadies who try to save the equipment are injured and have to be carried off on... Read More
Phillies Sending 4 to All Star Game (maybe 5)
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 07/04/11 2:20 am | updated: 07/04/11 2:20 am
The rosters for this year's All Star Game have been released and the Phillies will be sending 4 players to Phoenix's Chase Field for next Tuesday's (July 12) game.

Placido Polanco was the leading vote getter at Third Base with 4,410,701 votes, 1,561,123 more votes than Braves 3B Chipper Jones. Polanco previously was an AL All Star at 2B for the TIgers in '09.

The Phillies are also sending 3 pitchers for the first time. The players vote for the teams pitching staff.... Read More
July 1 Music Calendar
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 07/01/11 9:19 am | updated: 07/01/11 9:19 am
(1981) 30 Years Ago

Rushton Moreve (born John Morgan), bass guitarist for Steppenwolf ("Born To Be Wild"), dies at afe 32 from injuries he sustained in a motorcycle accident in Santa Barbara,... Read More
ShopRite---the new #1, ACME falls to #2
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 06/30/11 11:28 am | updated: 06/30/11 11:28 am
Acme loses the top spot to Shop Rite in supermarket sales. This according to an annual survey published by Food Trade News.

ShopRite, ringing up $1.7 billion in sales across the eight-county Philadelphia region, grabbed the top spot from Acme. Acme has struggled to cut costs and has been shutting down underperforming stores and recently laid off 900 part-time employees.

Acme's sales were $1.6 billion, a drop from $1.8 billion a year earlier.

Giant... Read More
Philadelphia School District Budget: $35 million SHORT
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 06/30/11 11:26 am | updated: 06/30/11 11:26 am
The school district's budget problems are not over.

The state Legislature restored only $22 million from the nearly $300 million that Gov. Corbett slashed.

Philadelphia district and city officials hoped that City Council's vote to raise property taxes by nearly 4 percent might have led to more cash from the state.

City Council last week approved the 3.85 percent, one-year property-tax hike, and parking-meter rates were also increased, to send an... Read More
June 30 Music Calendar
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 06/30/11 9:09 am | updated: 06/30/11 9:09 am
(2001) 10 Years Ago

Chet Atkins, country music guitarist and one of the creators of the "Nashville Sound," dies in Nashville, Tennessee, at age... Read More
Dog License Crackdown in Delaware County
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 06/29/11 4:48 pm | updated: 06/29/11 4:48 pm
Dog owners in Delaware County are being watched. Get caught without the $6 dog license and you could get fined $300.

State dog wardens are walking neighborhood streets, visiting parks and trails, peering over backyard fences and generally searching out canine companions without a current license.

Officials estimate there are 141,000 dogs living in Delaware County, yet less than 6,000 are licensed.

In 2007, after state wardens went through dog parks... Read More
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