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By Amelia Cleary | November 29, 2001
Yuletide Tours See how some 18th-century homeowners decked their halls for the holidays on a tour of Fairmount Park houses in Philadelphia. The Park House Guides of the Philadelphia Art Museum is sponsoring day and evening Yuletide Tours, with trolleys departing from Philadelphia's Horticulture Center, tomorrow through Wednesday. The seven historic houses have been decorated by members of regional garden clubs, florists and local school students. In the evenings, three of the homes will be lighted in 18th- and 19th-century fashion.
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By Amelia Cleary | November 29, 2001
Yuletide Tours See how some 18th-century homeowners decked their halls for the holidays on a tour of Fairmount Park houses in Philadelphia. The Park House Guides of the Philadelphia Art Museum is sponsoring day and evening Yuletide Tours, with trolleys departing from Philadelphia's Horticulture Center, tomorrow through Wednesday. The seven historic houses have been decorated by members of regional garden clubs, florists and local school students. In the evenings, three of the homes will be lighted in 18th- and 19th-century fashion.
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By Elisa Ung and Elisa Ung,KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | June 17, 2001
PHILADELPHIA -- Nearly all of the 250,000 trees that line Philadelphia streets have a story or two. There's the branch that slammed into the hood of a brand-new car in Olney. The limb that took a chunk out of a Victorian porch in West Philadelphia. The dying maple that Germantown neighbors named "The Tree of Damocles" after the mythical sword that was always ready to fall. When the city begins a program to eliminate the backlog of thousands of sick and dead street trees in July, it will begin to overhaul a system that has been woefully underfunded and, in some cases, fatal.
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By Elisa Ung and Elisa Ung,KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | June 17, 2001
PHILADELPHIA -- Nearly all of the 250,000 trees that line Philadelphia streets have a story or two. There's the branch that slammed into the hood of a brand-new car in Olney. The limb that took a chunk out of a Victorian porch in West Philadelphia. The dying maple that Germantown neighbors named "The Tree of Damocles" after the mythical sword that was always ready to fall. When the city begins a program to eliminate the backlog of thousands of sick and dead street trees in July, it will begin to overhaul a system that has been woefully underfunded and, in some cases, fatal.
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By Elisa Ung and Elisa Ung,KNIGHT-RIDDER/TRIBUNE | November 16, 2000
PHILADELPHIA - Where a pristine ribbon of mowed lawn once nestled in Tacony Creek Park, bluestem is rising, yellow butterflies flutter about, and a red-tailed hawk flies overhead. "This is our heritage," biologist Richard Horwitz says, standing almost knee-deep in the new tall grass in the Northeast Philadelphia park, where native plants and wildlife are beginning to return. The Fairmount Park Commission has undertaken an ambitious project to restore the natural heritage to many city parks, leaving patches of grass free to grow wild.
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By William Triplett and By William Triplett,Special to the Sun | May 20, 2001
There I was, on the seat of a comfy two-wheeler, pedaling along a path by the banks of the Schuylkill River, taking in the crisp, clear Philadelphia air and marveling not only at the picturesque sight of Boathouse Row as I glided past but also at the impressive fact that I had not yet hurt myself or anyone else. I hadn't piloted anything that was self-propelled in more than 15 years, but it's true what they say: Riding a bike is like, well, riding a bike. You never forget how. But there was something more than just the satisfaction at having learned I could still turn the pedals.
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By Dorothy Fleetwood and Dorothy Fleetwood,Staff Writer | December 6, 1992
Holiday celebrations are in full swing as yuletide fever sweeps through the region.The historic houses of Fairmount Park in Philadelphia are open and welcoming visitors through Wednesday. Seven houses that were once the homes of prominent Philadelphians have been decorated by area garden clubs in the holiday traditions of the 18th and 19th centuries. This year's theme, "A Christmas Party," depicts a holiday festivity in each of the houses: a Christmas wedding, Victorian tea, Christmas banquet, New Year's Eve and others.
NEWS
May 10, 1996
Emerson L. Coleman Sr., 72, Baltimore Sun printerEmerson L. Coleman Sr., who retired from the composing room of The Baltimore Sun after nearly four decades as a printer, died in his sleep Tuesday at his home in Baltimore's Fairmount Park section. He was 72.Mr. Coleman and two other printers, Leslie A. Bell and Henry Lee Wedley, broke the color barrier in the newspaper's composing room and the typographical union local when they were hired in 1957.Born in Graysburg, N.C., and raised in Newburgh, N.Y., he earned a bachelor's degree at the Hampton Institute in Virginia after World War II service in the Pacific theater as an Army construction foreman.
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August 26, 1992
Stanley Woodward Sr., 93, the American ambassador to Canada in the Truman administration, died Aug. 17 at his home in Washington. He was a foreign service officer in Europe and Haiti from the mid-1920s to the mid-1930s before returning to Philadelphia as commissioner of Fairmount Park. He returned to the foreign service in 1937, serving first as assistant chief of protocol and then as chief of protocol at the State Department until his appointment as ambassador in 1950. After leaving the Foreign Service in 1953, he founded the Woodward Foundation, which was involved in expanding educational opportunities and offering college scholarships to students in the Washington public schools.
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March 30, 2011
Art & About in Philadelphia Hotel Package What's the deal? Art lovers can tour all of the Philadelphia Museum of Art's properties with this two-night package that offers two combination tickets to five attractions, including: •Philadelphia Museum of Art, home to a large collection of Renaissance, American and impressionist art. •Ruth and Raymond G. Perelman Building: Across the street from the art museum, this building is...
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By William Triplett and By William Triplett,Special to the Sun | May 20, 2001
There I was, on the seat of a comfy two-wheeler, pedaling along a path by the banks of the Schuylkill River, taking in the crisp, clear Philadelphia air and marveling not only at the picturesque sight of Boathouse Row as I glided past but also at the impressive fact that I had not yet hurt myself or anyone else. I hadn't piloted anything that was self-propelled in more than 15 years, but it's true what they say: Riding a bike is like, well, riding a bike. You never forget how. But there was something more than just the satisfaction at having learned I could still turn the pedals.
NEWS
By Elisa Ung and Elisa Ung,KNIGHT-RIDDER/TRIBUNE | November 16, 2000
PHILADELPHIA - Where a pristine ribbon of mowed lawn once nestled in Tacony Creek Park, bluestem is rising, yellow butterflies flutter about, and a red-tailed hawk flies overhead. "This is our heritage," biologist Richard Horwitz says, standing almost knee-deep in the new tall grass in the Northeast Philadelphia park, where native plants and wildlife are beginning to return. The Fairmount Park Commission has undertaken an ambitious project to restore the natural heritage to many city parks, leaving patches of grass free to grow wild.
NEWS
May 10, 1996
Emerson L. Coleman Sr., 72, Baltimore Sun printerEmerson L. Coleman Sr., who retired from the composing room of The Baltimore Sun after nearly four decades as a printer, died in his sleep Tuesday at his home in Baltimore's Fairmount Park section. He was 72.Mr. Coleman and two other printers, Leslie A. Bell and Henry Lee Wedley, broke the color barrier in the newspaper's composing room and the typographical union local when they were hired in 1957.Born in Graysburg, N.C., and raised in Newburgh, N.Y., he earned a bachelor's degree at the Hampton Institute in Virginia after World War II service in the Pacific theater as an Army construction foreman.
FEATURES
By Dorothy Fleetwood and Dorothy Fleetwood,Staff Writer | December 6, 1992
Holiday celebrations are in full swing as yuletide fever sweeps through the region.The historic houses of Fairmount Park in Philadelphia are open and welcoming visitors through Wednesday. Seven houses that were once the homes of prominent Philadelphians have been decorated by area garden clubs in the holiday traditions of the 18th and 19th centuries. This year's theme, "A Christmas Party," depicts a holiday festivity in each of the houses: a Christmas wedding, Victorian tea, Christmas banquet, New Year's Eve and others.
TRAVEL
By LORI SEARS | April 9, 2006
Philadelphia Antiques Show Antiques lovers will want to make the trek north to the Philadelphia Antiques Show, running through Tuesday at the 33rd Street Armory in Philly. This year's show marks the 45th annual event, which features antiques and decorative arts from more than 55 dealers and galleries from around the country. In addition to guided tours, lectures and other activities, the show features a display of the loan exhibit The Schuylkill Villas, which showcases the historic houses of Philadelphia's Fairmount Park in the present and past through photographs, prints, period furniture and decorative objects.
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By Kate Smith, The Baltimore Sun | August 27, 2010
Hilah Glaze, a mother of five and a former Miss Morgan State, died Aug. 21 of a heart infection at St. Agnes Hospital. She was 83. Hilah Brown, the sixth of 10 children of a homemaker and a mail carrier, was born in Baltimore and raised in Upton. After graduating from St. Frances Academy in 1946, she attended Morgan State. Mrs. Glaze was an active and prominent figure on campus, joining the majorettes and Delta Sigma Theta sorority, and being crowned "Miss Morgan" in 1950.
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