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A Grammy Award-winning alumnus helped a Queen Village school of the arts to accept a new grant. By Joseph Myers R e v i e w S ta f f W r i t e r
hough he came to fame by inciting national listeners to twist their hips in the 1960s, Chubby Checker began his musical odyssey a decade earlier by wielding his fingers as a piano student at Settlement Music School’s Mary Louise Curtis Branch, 416 Queen St. The two-time Grammy Award-winning singer returned to the 104-year-old melody mecca March 7 to join the announcement of its receiving a $250,000 grant from a Virginia-based nonprofit. The endowment will allow the Queen Village haunt to give Checker, born Ernest Evans, more peers, See CHECKER page 8
As part of last week’s reopening celebration, Walmart awarded several local groups $1,000 each in the form of oversized checks.
Grand partnership P h o t o p r o v i d e d b y Wa l m a r t
Fourteen community organizations received monetary contributions from one of the world’s largest retail chains.
Familiar territory Junior John Davis and his Neumann-Goretti teammates are packing their bags for Penn State University where tomorrow night they’ll be seeking a third straight PIAA AAA championship.
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By Alexis Abate Review Contributor
he red, white and blue archway of balloons welcomed customers and attendees into the newly renovated Pennsport Walmart Supercenter on the morning of the site’s grand reopening last week. A crowd of new and veteran associates, managers and administrators from across the region, along with area community or-
ganization representatives, gathered around the small stage and podium set up in the center aisle of the 1675 S. Columbus Boulevard location while the Mummers provided the background music at 7:30 a.m. March 14. Store manager and event emcee, Frank Pellicori, jump-started the festivities with excitement as the new look was officially unveiled. The pomp and circumstance continued when three students from the High School
for Creative and Performing Arts, 901 S. Broad St., sang the national anthem and Rev. Joy Segal from Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’) Episcopal Church, 916 S. Swanson St., recited an invocation and dedication. The 30,000-square-foot expansion, which began in February 2011, includes the addition of more grocery items. Although the footprint of the store remains the same, See WALMART page 14
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Word on the Street
What are your thoughts on the opening of XďŹ nity Live! later this month? â€œVery excited. Itâ€™s going to add more to our area, which makes it richer.â€? Lucille Acchione, 3100 block of South 13th Street
â€œThis is the first time Iâ€™ve heard about it. Iâ€™m sure itâ€™ll attract lots of people, but not me.â€? Christian Eager, 2400 block of South Rosewood Street
â€œI work down at McFaddenâ€™s. Itâ€™s great for the community to have a place to go and have fun before and after the games.â€? John Pielacha, Darien Street and Oregon Avenue
â€œIâ€™m always excited for something new to come to the city. Just depends if I have time to head down and check it out.â€? Dwayne Howard, Eighth Street and Oregon Avenue Interiews by Bobby Kitteredge Phtos by Samantha Byles
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Monopoly prevention To the Editor: As we watch gasoline prices getting higher and higher at the pumps, we must all realize that we are dealing with a monopoly-holding industry. Itâ€™s the only one of its kind, and itâ€™s dangerous. It holds the nationâ€™s economy in its hands. No matter who we are or what we do for a living, we are all held hostage by its effect on us. Itâ€™s a mixture of greed, power and control used by big-money Americans flexing their muscle on American people. Yet, as we bleed at the pumps, we receive no interference from Washington on our behalf. Maybe the reason for that is someone in Washington has shared investments or interests in the oil companies, which means as we suffer at the pumps, we also are a gold mine of profit for them. Oil companies have never had anything to fear from our gutless wonders in Washington. Thereâ€™s a law on the books indicating no one could use or hold a monopoly over the people. Well, Washington forgot to enforce that law. Maybe out of fear is why. Ever notice that Washington always talks the talk to the American people. Now we want to give Washington a chance to walk the walk for us. Obama wants us to use billions of our tax dollars again to create jobs for the jobless. We suggest he buys the Sunoco Refinery [3144 W. Passyunk Ave.]. Rebuild it to be a new modern facility that would serve the American people. Sunoco jobs are still in the area. The impact of the economy could be raised. It would also present itself to be competition against price gauging â€” now monopolized by a big-money Americans. It could set the price at the pumps to be more reasonable to deal with. Some people may say that our government canâ€™t be in direct compliance with private enterprises. Well what is FedEx and UPS to our U.S. Postal Service. Everyday we watch our Postal Service find ways to stay in business as a peopleâ€™s service. We ask all of our people, who have some kind of influence in Washington politics, to consider this suggestion. Otherwise, we may be forced to pay the price monopoly has ready for us in the near future. Washington talk that talk and walk that walk for us this time. Show us you really have guts. Patrick Dio Sr. South Philadelphia
Retaining honor To the Editor: â€œAnd for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor,â€? so signed our forefathers at Sixth and Chestnut streets, concluding the Declaration of Independence in 1776. And some did lose their lives and fortunes but not their sacred honor. Today, sits in our U.S. Senate a majority that has no honor at all, let alone sacred honor. They plunder the nation with wicked laws. They lie to the people and connive and manipulate in great deceptions for personal wealth and power regardless of the destruction. Not 100 times what King George and parliament did to this country and its people when we were British subjects compares to what these in the U.S. Senate have done in the claim of benevolence. Alfred Essex South Philadelphia
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Kathy Gurcsik, of the 1800 block of South Sartain Street, was our grand prize winner of the 2012 Readersâ€™ Choice Awards. She will be receiving a $100 gift certificate to Scannicchioâ€™s Italian Restaurant, 2500 S. Broad St., while runner-ups Michael Valenia, of the 200 block of Morris Street, and Rita Matteis, of the 2100 block of South Rosewood Street, have been awarded a $75 gift certificate to Bomb Bomb BBQ Grill and Italian Restaurant, 1026 Wolf St., and a $50 gift certificate to ShopRite, respectively. SPR
FINDER By Greg Bezanis
AVENUE HOP: Students from Alphabet Academy hosted a Bunny Hop with the Easter Bunny at the Singing Fountain, East Passyunk Avenue and Tasker Street, Tuesday to raise funds for Sophie, a 2-year-old with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, whose wish is to go to Disney World in the spring. The day care already has accumulated $7,500 in donations for the Make-a-Wish Foundation to help Sophieâ€™s dream come true. SPR
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An alleged underage drunken man struck a pedestrian with his vehicle on Broad Street. Review Managing Editor
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olina Kadiyska, 22, was crossing Broad Street in the crosswalk at Ellsworth Street when a 1999 green Audi A4 traveling north on the 1100 block of South Broad is believed to have sped through the red light at 3:50 a.m. Sunday and struck her and then three unattended parked vehicles on the east side of the street, according to the Police Public Affairs Unit. The car’s driver, DeDeandre andre Barnes, of the Barnes 700 block of McKean Street, and a male passenger allegedly fled the scene, but returned a short while later to retrieve items from the car. Barnes, who turned 19 Saturday, was then arrested at the scene and charged with aggravated assault, accidents involving death or personal injury, driving under the influence, aggravated assault by a vehicle while driving under the influence, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person and three counts of criminal mischief. His passenger was not charged. Kadiyska, a dancer at The Rock School, 1101 S. Broad St., was transported to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in critical condition and placed in the intensive care unit. The school’s directors, along with staff members and dancers, stayed with her until her family arrived from Bulgaria at about 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, according to a post on The Rock School’s tumblr blog. The resident of the 1100 block of South Broad Street was pronounced dead at 11:32 a.m. Tuesday, police said. Barnes’ charges were not upgraded at press time. He is scheduled to appear in court April 3, according to court records. He remains in jail as bail was set at $1 million Monday. Kadiyska moved from Bulgaria to study at the Passyunk Square school about three years ago. “Polina was a beautiful dancer on her way to a wonderful professional career. … Our hearts and love go out to Polina and her family. She was a beautiful person in every way,” the blog post read.
While police have not confirmed the incidents are linked, a pair of men robbed two area pizza shops employees of their belongings and vehicles on consecutive nights on the same Grays Ferry block during St. Patrick’s Day weekend. At 9:35 p.m. Saturday, a 35-year-old deliveryman from South Side Pizza (Police could not confirm whether it was the 917 S. 20th St. or 740 Mifflin St. location) double-parked his 1995 gold Toyota Corolla DX on the 2500 block of Manton Street and dialed the patron’s phone number, Detective Danielle Tolliver of South Detective Division said. The man who answered asked him to come to the steps. As the employee retrieved the pizza from the car, a man pointed a silver revolver with a long barrel at him and said, “Give me the money. Give me everything,” Tolliver said. As the gunman rummaged through his pockets taking $100, a cell phone and his wallet that contained his ID and a bank card, he said, “Come on, man. Come on” repeatedly while another man jumped in the driver’s seat of the auto and turned on the ignition. The gunman demanded the victim stay still as the pair fled in his car, traveling east on Manton and north on 25th Street, Tolliver said. The gunman was described as black with a dark complexion, age 27, 6 foot, thin and wearing a black jacket and light blue jeans. His accomplice was described as black, 5-foot-6; having a medium build; and wearing a gray hoody. The next night at 9 p.m. a 32-year-old deliverywoman from Jackson Village Pizza, 2151 S. 22nd St., saw two men standing by a dumpster as she parked on the street, Tolliver said. She exited her 1997 Honda Civic coupe and knocked on the delivery address’ door with no luck. When she returned to her car, one of the men pointed a black semi-automatic handgun at her and said, Give me the money” before swiping $230 from her pocket. He then demanded her car keys and shoved her. The armed man passed the keys to another man, who hopped in the driver’s seat, and continued to point the gun at her until he entered the passenger’s side. The duo fled east on Manton and north on 25th. The gunman was described as black with a medium complexion, age 24, 5-foot-8,
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Cleaned out A man attacked an elderly dry cleaner worker and robbed the business. The man entered Cosimo’s Dry Cleaning, 2600 S. Ninth St., and pointed a knife at an 80-year-old man’s chest who was working behind the counter, Detective Danielle Tolliver of South Detective Division said. The perpetrator then threw him to the ground by his shirt collar, dragged him into the dressing room and patted down his pockets, but then walked to the front of the store and stole about $100 from the register before fleeing in an unknown direction. Police recovered the knife at the scene, Tolliver said. The victim was unharmed. The thief was described as black, 6 foot, heavy and wearing dark clothing and a mask. To report information, call South Detectives at 215-685-1635 or visit phillypolice. com/forms.
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An Upper Darby detective identified a West Philly man responsible for a Grays Ferry robbery as he was apprehended for previous robberies in Delaware County. Upon seeing surveillance video on the news Feb. 22 of a heist at Hess, 3300 Grays Ferry Ave., an Upper Darby Police Department detective contacted police to identify Rezekiel Harris as the perpetraRezekiel tor, according to the Harris Police Public Affairs Unit. Police arrested Harris March 13. The 34-year-old of the 5500 block of Spruce Street allegedly loitered at a 30-year-old woman’s truck while she purchased a pack of gum at 11:12 p.m. Feb. 3, police said. When she returned, Harris is believed to have pointed a gun at her and tried to force her inside her car. When she fled, he allegedly grabbed her purse and ran through the parking lot. Harris was charged with robbery, criminal attempted robbery of a motor vehicle, criminal attempted kidnapping for ransom, terroristic threats, firearm violations and related offenses. His bail was set at $1 million, according to court records.
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Two suspects were taken into custody last week for a Girard Estate bank robbery that occurred in December. A 2005 gray Pontiac Grand Prix circled the block near Conestoga Bank, 21st Street and West Passyunk Avenue, and parked on the 2100 block of Ritner Street at 12:50 p.m. Dec. 15, according to the Police Public Affairs Unit. Jeffrey Jeffery Carter Carter, who was allegedly behind the wheel, exited the vehicle and walked to the bank. He inquired about opening an account, but exited the bank and returned to the car where Ricardo Newsuan was believed Ricardo to be a passenger. Newsuan The bank manager reported the suspicious activity, police said. Upon police arrival, officers spotted the car and received a radio call indicating the bank was being robbed, police said. Newsuan, 29, of Southwest Philly, allegedly fled with an undisclosed amount of cash while Carter, 27, of the 1700 block of Reed Street, was arrested at the scene. Newsuan was later identified as the other offender. The FBI Violent Crimes Task Force, as well as the Bensalem and Falls Township police departments arrested Newsuan March 13. Both were charged with robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery, theft, receiving stolen property, terroristic threats, simple assault and recklessly endangering another person. Carter also was charged with possession of an instrument of a crime. Newsuan’s record includes a guilty verdict for a 2003 theft and a bench warrant stemming from failing to appear in court for simple assault charge that he was arrested for in November in Northeast Philly’s 15th District, according to court records. Newsuan bail was revoked and set at $5,000 for that case March 15 and $100,000 for the bank robbery March 14,
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CHECKER continued from page 1 as 80 children from low-income families will benefit from its two components. The 70-year-old performer, a graduate of South Philadelphia High School, 2101 S. Broad St., capped the afternoon event by discussing how he indulged his curiosity as a 9-year-old boy by enrolling at Curtis, one of Settlement’s six branches. “Little did I know what would become of my hopes,” he said, drawing laughs when revealing his instructor’s advice not to pick his nose when playing the keys. Checker made the jaunt from his home on the 500 block of Christian Street for one year and proudly declared his status as one of 300,000 predecessors to the youngsters whom Settlement will assist through the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation. The eponymous 12-year-old entity receives funding through the estate of the former owner of the Washington Redskins and Los Angeles Lakers and Kings and chose six sites to participate in its Widening the Stage program. Set to assist Settlement’s four Philadelphia sites and renewable for three years, the allotment will allow Executive Director Helen Eaton and her colleagues to select 50 pupils for their ensemble program and choose 30 students to receive private instruction, with the latter learners to prepare for ensemble auditions. The children, ages 8 to 18, will take master classes, perform solo and as groups, and attend leadership institutes to ready themselves for college tryouts and music careers. Parent workshops and instrument loans also will mark the ensemble expansion. “We are looking for students who dream concertos,” Cooke Foundation program manager Natalie Rodriguez Jansorn said of recruiting from various agencies to land the youths, who will begin to advance their acumen in June. Her employer approached Settlement in the summer, and Eaton, whose 19-month tenure has included the creation of a Willow Grove facility and a successful centennial campaign, submitted a September proposal and received favor in December. “We want to give all children occasions to thrive,” Eaton said, reiterating Jansorn’s point that limited economic circumstances should not restrict opportunities for achievements. Settlement customarily awards $2 million each year to maturing music makers. Its latest bequest, one of its largest, had Mayor Michael Nutter beaming. “Settlement has played a monumental role in forming Philadelphia’s creative economy,” Nutter said of the country’s largest community school of the arts, which, in addition, to Checker, has instructed such famous figures as actor Kevin Bacon, tenor Mario Lanza and one of his predecessors at City Hall, the late Frank Rizzo. The current mayor, who last year earned
Chubby Checker, far right, joined dignitaries, including Settlement’s Executive Director Helen Eaton and Mayor Michael Nutter, second and third from left, respectively, to celebrate a grant that will benefit youngsters from underprivileged families. S ta f f P h o t o b y G r e g B e z a n i s
a National Public Leadership in the Arts Award, lauded Settlement’s environs as sources for obtaining high-quality cultural experiences. “I’ve said it many times and will continue to state that art and music are as important as math, science and social studies,” Nutter said. “Settlement nurtures talent and helps it to reach its fullest potential.” He flashed frequent smiles when introducing Checker, who offered his gratitude to the Cooke Foundation, whose half-dozen gifts total $1.26 million. Admitting to nervousness, the man renowned for his pipes let his voice project its smooth cadence to thank his old school’s benefactor. “Because of you,” he said, “someone might twist into a bright new future.” A SOUTH CAROLINA native, Checker occupied the last speaking spot, which presented novelty for an entertainer whose ’60s success accustomed him to being at the top. “I had not thought I accomplished that much,” he said after the event of tickling the ivories at Settlement.
He confessed to taking up the piano because it presented the means to understand the notes bouncing around in his head. “We’re all born with a tape, so my interest in music was there from the beginning,” he said. Through tunes, he discovered what he dubbed “ a hole world of wonder.” After classes at Lower Moyamensing’s Southern, He would flock to the Italian Market to work at Fresh Farm Poulty and the Produce Market. Singing over a loudspeaker, he won patrons’ praise at the former, with his sepervisor at the latter tabbing him “Chubby.” Henry Colt, Fresh Farm’s owner, used a professional contact to score his worker a recording session with American Bandstand host Dick Clark. Barbara Mallery, Clark’s first wife, asked the youngster what name he went by, to which he responded “Chubby.” As he had just finished a Fats Domino impression, she engaged in quick word play and conjured “Checker” as an alliterative last name that, like Domino, referred to a game piece. “The name stuck and I became Chubby
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Checker,” the proud artist said. His first single, January ’59’s “The Class,” reached No. 38 on Billboard Magazine’s Hot-100 chart and set him up for an incredibly successful half-decade of hits. Hank Ballard and the Midnighters had released “The Twist” in ’59, hitting No. 28. In June ’60, the ambitious Checker covered the tune, taking it all the way to the top. “Everything sort of blossomed with ‘The Twist,’” he said. “Dance floors became filled with teenagers and adults, and I was the major cause.” In June ’60, “Pony Time” yielded his second No. 1, and “The Twist recharted in the supreme spot Jan. ’62. From ’59 through ’65, Checker accumulated 22 Top-40 songs. Those ditties fill Checker with pride, with “The Twist” bringing him the most satisfaction and acclaim. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Hot 100 listings, Billboard in 2008 named his biggest recording the most popular single to have appeared in its pages. That same year saw him achieve a No. 1 dance hit with “Knock Down the Walls.” “It’s been an interesting ride,” Checker said. He received an invitation to speak a few days before the engagement and accepted to end his absence from the area. “I don’t make it back often because I’m too busy recording,” he said of infrequent visits. A student of today’s music, Checker deems it a worthy derivative of his contributions. “Settlement gave me my start, and the dance floor still belongs to Chubby,” he said. “Today is big, however, for that next generation.” SPR Contact Staff Writer Joseph Myers at jmyers@ southphillyreview.com or ext. 124. Comment at southphillyreview.com/news/features.
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WALMART continued from page 1 large scale face-lift of an undisclosed amount was built out over the former lawn and garden area. Four walls were constructed in lieu of the exterior greenhouse option to better serve the nutritional needs of customers. The grocery section — now situated to the right of the new main entrance — expands the space to a total of 149,845 square feet. “As we present this store, at this location, we have a full line of groceries now, from fresh produce, meat and dairy daily. It’s all here,” Pellicori, a Walmart employee of more than 15 years, said. “These customers and our associates are so excited and I know that we are going to serve our customers well here in the city and deliver an excellent store each and every day — every day low cost and every day low price for our customers.” BUT SHOPPERS AREN’T the only ones reaping the rewards as the retail giant prides itself on being an involved community partner within each local neighborhood. Along with the assistance of 1st District Councilman Mark Squilla, Pellicori and his team identified community partners — some of which they have provided support to in the past. During the ceremony, one of the store’s 17 associates, who have been working at this location since its initial January 1995 opening, handed a representative from each of the 14 organizations a $1,000 blown-up check. The nonprofits include: Burke Community Fund, Second and Jackson streets; Gloria Dei Old Sweedes’ Episcopal Church; Center City’s Mercy Hospice; Murphy Recreation Center, 300 Shunk St.; Our Lady of Mount Carmel, 2319 S. Third St.; Pennsport Civic Association, 1837 S. Second St.; Philadelphia Mummers Fancy Brigade Association; Philadelphia New Year’s Shooters and Mummers Museum, 1100 S. Second St.; Queen Village Neighbors Association, 405-25 Queen St.; Sacred Heart of Jesus, 1404 S. Third St.; Shot Tower Playground, 101-31 Carpenter St.; South East Youth Athletic Association, Seventh and Bigler streets; Whitman Council Inc., 2455 S. Third St.; and Young Children’s Center for the Arts, 929 S. Water St. “Not only is this a grand reopening, but it’s a reconnection to the community and the neighborhoods around here and that’s what’s important,” Squilla, of Front Street and Snyder Avenue, said while addressing the crowd. He stressed the importance of a mutual partnership among the surrounding neighborhoods, his constituents and Walmart and its associates dedication in giving back to the community. In the last year alone, the global company provided $2.9 million to Philadelphia-based nonprofits including the Free Library of Philadelphia
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As a lighting and scenic designer, a Passyunk Square resident transports audiences to another place and time at the theater.
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hen viewing any of the great theaters this city has to offer, imagine if it were completely dark. Thom Weaver, of 10th and Annin streets, is responsible for making sure audiences know “what to look at and how to look at it,” he said. Weaver, a lighting designer, creates the mood and atmosphere for the city’s great pieces by illuminating the sets and the action as it unfolds. “My job is about creating the tone or the era the play is set in and emotionally creating a theme and place,” Weaver said. “Especially with something like ‘Cyrano,’ where we have one set that has to be nine different places.” Weaver’s design can be seen on the stage at Old City’s Arden Theatre Co. through April 15, where a new staging of Edmond Rostand’s French love story “Cyrano,” directed by Weaver’s brother-in-law Aaron Posner, is being staged. “Lighting most affects and ephemerally creates a time and place: Sunrise or sunset in the garden, or night, so my prime role on ‘Cyrano’ is to turn a solitary set and give you a sense of the constantly changing places,” the 34-year-old said. “And given the richness of the poetry of ‘Cyrano,’ the richness in the light, as well, is a goal.”
Lifestyles When the lighting was set for the Arden production, Weaver began designing for Azuka Theatre’s world premiere of “Hope Street and Other Lonely Places,” a Philadelphia-set story about heroine addiction that premiered last week and runs through April 1 at Center City’s First Baptist Church. “The challenges of doing a new play is that the writer is there making changes and my work and the actors’ work and the kind of changes the director makes, affect the writer’s changes,” Weaver, who also did the set design for “Hope Street,” said. “You sort of do it in reverse: You approach ‘Cyrano’ like it’s never been done before and ‘Hope Street’ like it’s a classic 100-year-old play.” The longtime lighting designer has more recently began working in set design, with ‘Hope Street’ the sixth production he has worked on. Also on his plate is being the artistic director of Flashpoint Theatre Co., a role he has held for two years. “As the artistic director of a theater company, it’s a similar challenge: Any given day I don’t know what I’m going to encounter,” he said. “I count on the experience and teaching that have equipped me to look at those challenges since I never know what they are going to be.”
GROWING UP IN Cherry Hill, N.J., Weaver was raised by a theater family, in which both his grandparents were vaudeville performers in the Philadelphia area. With parents that taught at South Jersey high schools and a sister, Erin, who was an actress, Weaver always saw theater as a family affair. “It was the family business, so I grew up in it. So it was that or baseball,” he said. “We were four generations of theater artists.” By the age of 17, he was working in local Philly houses as a lighting assistant. “It was a fairly small theater community; the Arden had just opened and there wasn’t this array of small- and mediumsize companies as there is now,” Weaver said. “Since then, the community has just been growing and growing.” Weaver attended Carnegie Mellon University, where he studied lighting and scenic design. Upon graduation in 2000, he immediately went to work in New York City. “I tried acting a little, but I kind of just enjoyed the holistic approach to theater that designing is. I can think about the entirety of the play, not just an individual character,” he said. “It was a weird world where I kind of felt like I understood that
language, it just made sense to me for some reason.” Eventually Weaver decided there was more language to learn, and he matriculated at the Yale School of Drama for a threeyear master’s program in lighting design. Shortly after he received his degree in ’07, he returned to Philly. “I stayed in New York another year, but by that time I really was growing to miss Philadelphia, and missing Philadelphia and disliking New York at that point,” he said. “I spent a long time there and I was really dissatisfied by the way that theater worked in New York. It was upsetting and not very interesting and I decided to get out of there.” Four years ago he settled in his current apartment, which was a former flower shop and, before that, a deli, so Weaver has a short-order window in his place. “It was relatively simple [to fit into the Philadelphia community]. I had relationships here and the community was extremely welcoming right away,” he said. “I would never refer to it as easy, getting work, because getting work is never easy.” Returning to the area also allowed for Weaver to work with Erin on a production. “My sister lived here, not too far away
in Bella Vista so I didn’t look anywhere else,” Weaver, who has been nominated for five Barrymore awards and a Helen Hayes Award, said. Three years ago the brother-and-sister team took part in a production in Washington, D.C., where his sister and Posner now reside. Posner comes back to the area often, as he is the co-founder of the Arden, and the two fall into synch immediately. “Aaron and I have done so many shows together at this point a lot of our communication is unspoken,” Weaver, who estimates they have collaborated about 15 times, said. “He knows when I don’t like something and I know when he doesn’t, we don’t have to say it.” With scenic design recently filling out his résumé, Weaver is concentrating on becoming the best at the many roles he already has on his plate. “Right now my focus is on being a better artistic director,” Weaver said. “I was never trained for that, that on any given day, I’m asked four questions that I don’t know the answers to. The big focus is on doing as good a job as I can running the company right now.” SPR Comment at southphillyreview.com/news/lifestyles.
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Before there was Ted Baxter (On the recent passing of Temple University professor John Roberts) was an 18-year-old communications major at Temple University in 1956 when I first met professor John Roberts. If my memory is correct, the course he taught in freshman year was Radio 43. Upon meeting him, I was impressed, even if he probably wasn’t. After all, Roberts wasn’t any fuzzy-headed academic. He was a real television newscaster at Channel 6. Those of us who dreamed of going into the business didn’t often get to interact with someone who was actually on the air. Roberts with his good looks and mellifluous voice was as impressed with himself as we were. Who knew that I was looking at the forerunner of Ted Baxter of “The Mary Tyler Moore Show.” Roberts was ready for the challenge. He would mold us, his pupils with our nasal Philadelphia accents, our bursting little egos, and our wildly optimistic dreams, into broadcasters. In his classes, the good professor would regale us with his insider tales of the world of television. Roberts was the TV weekend news anchor on Channel 6, which boasted Gunnar Back as its main guy. Back had the unhappy fortune of having to compete with John Facenda on Channel 10. Back played it straight. His big shtick was to sign off by saying “Back with the news tomorrow.” Roberts told us that Back was a real journalist while Facenda was just good at reading scripts someone else wrote for him. We secretly watched Facenda and ignored Back just like most of the other TV viewers in the Delaware Valley. I remember Roberts also telling us that then-President Eisenhower had such poor syntax that the TV news networks had to edit his speeches just so folks could understand him in the news clips. What would be a frightening prospect today — editing a president’s speeches for public consumption — didn’t make the slightest dent on our cotton-candy brains. Roberts liked to fancy himself an expert on speech dialects. He boasted that just by listening to us read a few lines of a commercial he could tell what area of the country we hailed from. In those days, the overwhelming number of Temple students came from Philadelphia or its surrounding suburbs, so that didn’t seem to be that difficult a feat. However, Roberts gathered us together to prove his point. Each of us dutifully read a
few lines of script while the good professor shouted out our hometown. When it came to my turn, I dug deep for what I thought was my best impersonation of Vin Scully (baseball voice of the then-Brooklyn Dodgers). Roberts stopped me after a couple of lines and told me that he perceived a trace of Southern dialect in my speech. “What part of the South are you from originally?” he asked me confidently. “South Philadelphia,” I answered and the class cracked up. Our professor was undaunted and moved right on to the next student. In our senior year, Roberts taught a class on using a television news film camera. We were teamed in pairs and assigned one of the buildings on the university’s thenconcrete campus and told to film it, write a script, and, for all intents and purposes, make a mini-documentary. All through the semester, we toiled at filming the various assigned buildings, trying to figure out how in the world we could make our project interesting. Finally as the semester was nearing its end, we gathered with Roberts to view just what it was we filmed. That was when he blithely told us that the film in the cameras had been overexposed, but we received passing grades, and after all, that was basically what we were worried about anyway. Had we been misled? Was it just a colossal blunder? The mystery still echoes through the ages. Our collegiate years passed quickly. The fun and games were over. It was time to leave the sanctuary of make-believe radio and television for the real world. We were confident. The world was waiting breathlessly for our talent. We soon found that none of the local outlets were interested in us at all. The want ads in Broadcasting Magazine directed us to far-flung places such as Lafayette, La. and Hastings, Neb. But even those stations returned our audition tapes with form letter rejections. The Temple job placement service was not geared for its communications graduates. I was referred to Korvettes, the Best Buy of that era. The “broadcast” job turned out to be shouting over the loudspeaker, “Today’s sale is stemware.” I went to see Roberts. He said, “I’ve got just the job for you at a station in York, Pennsylvania.” I dutifully sent an audition tape to York and expectantly awaited a reply. I received a phone call from a very confused program director at the station. He told me that he didn’t understand why he was receiving all these tapes from Temple students when the job had been filled six years ago. I went back to see Roberts. Somehow he explained away the York fiasco with a smile on his face. He was ready with another suggestion. In ’60, we were still subject to the military draft. “Join the service,” he told me. And I did. SPR Comment at southphillyreview.com/opinion/ cardella.
Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence), left, and Gale Hawthorne (Liam Hemsworth), right, star in “The Hunger Games,” opening Friday in area theaters.
By R. Kurt Osenlund Movie Reviewer
odern media is skewered, a fiery uprising begins in an oppressed culture, and yet the strongest component of “The Hunger Games” saga is simple and plain: This story, cooked up by author Suzanne Collins for her unstoppable best sellers, is about children forced to kill each other, a horrifying premise that never runs short of dramatic heft. Held as an annual, televised tournament to remind the villages of a dystopian future to never again defy their oppressive ruler, the titular battle royale involves 24 youths, who are treated like gods until they have to pick each other off, leaving only one as the champion. No matter the movie’s missteps, the stakes are always sky-high, making for a uniquely intense filmgoing experience. The film’s protagonist, Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence), puts herself in the violent mix in order to save her younger sister, who was the actual female pick in one of 12 chilling lotteries. Along with a baker’s son named Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson), Katniss is whisked away to the shimmery, privileged Capitol, only to be dropped into a man-made “arena” teeming with weapons, traps, pine trees and rough terrain. Will it be harder to fight the competitors or Mother Nature? Will Katniss be able to woo enough sponsors to send her precious supplies? When the time comes, will she slaughter her new companion? Boasting more merit in its first reel than all the “Twilight” films combined, this similarly young adult-based fantasy is fast becoming cinema’s new phenomenon, with consumers of all stripes dying to be swept up in the eerie world of a tough heroine (a familiar love triangle, however integral, is graciously left on the sidelines).
Though not given much personality by director Gary Ross, “The Hunger Games” is a rather sterling adaptation, hyper-aware of when to trim the fat and how to manage unwieldy exposition. Like the book, its pace never relents, and virtually every actor is shrewdly cast save Donald Sutherland (the name’s President Snow, not Santa). Readers, especially, will be highly pleased, and they’ll tell all their friends until, as the film promises, the world will be watching indeed.
The Hunger Games PG-13 Three reels out of four Opens Friday in area theatres
Recommended Rental A Dangerous Method R Available Tuesday The latest drama to see director David Cronenberg explore the twisted connection of mind and body, “A Dangerous Method” charts the rise of modern psychoanalysis via the heady, sex-tinged practices of Sigmund Freud (Viggo Mortensen) and Carl Jung (Michael Fassbender), professional friends driven apart by a patient-turnedpupil (Keira Knightley). Mortensen is stellar as Freud, Knightley transforms herself, and Fassbender fattens his everimpressive résumé. For the cast alone, this one’s not to be missed. SPR Comment and see the trailers for this week’s movies at southphillyreview.com/arts-and-entertainment/movies.
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Highlights this Week Alice in Wonderland” takes curious viewers through the looking glass through March 24. Tickets: $8.95-$13.50. Kimmel Center, Perelman Theater, 260 S. Broad St. 215-893-1999. kimmelcenter.org. Peter Nero and the Philly Pops Symphonic Surﬁn’ Safari Tribute to The Beach Boys make everyone pine for good vibrations through March 25. Tickets: $28-$105. Kimmel Center, Verizon Hall, 260 S. Broad St. 215-893-1999. kimmelcenter.org. Families First Training helps parents and guardians of children with developmental delays or special needs 9 a.m.-noon. March 22. Free. Kencrest South, 504 Morris St. Cathy, 215-204-1772. cathyRM@temple.edu. The Philadelphia Flyers hope to capitalize on opportunities against the Washington Capitals 7 p.m. March 22. Tickets: $81-$225. Wells Fargo Center, Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St. 800-298-4200. comcasttix.com. The Philadelphia 76ers aim for another impressive home win against the Boston Celtics 7 p.m. March 23. Tickets: $10-$179. Wells Fargo Center, Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St. 800-298-4200. comcasttix.com.
Guerin Rec Center is hosting a flea market 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. March 24. Space: $20. 16th and Jackson streets. 215-685-1894. ACHIEVEability’s Food for Thought Gala helps to break cycles of poverty for low-income, single parent and homeless families 6:30 p.m. March 24. Tickets: $150-$300. Urban Outfitters Headquarters, 5000 S. Broad St. 215-748-8800. achievability.org. Wafﬂe Day honors the Annunciation with the breakfast delight accompanied by whipped cream, strawberry jam and coffee 11 a.m.-3 p.m. March 25. Cost: $10. American Swedish Historical Museum, 1900 Pattison Ave. 215-389-1776. americanswedish.org. Solving Our Anger Problem Workshop includes a look at meditation methods to alleviate hostility 6:30 p.m. March 26. Whitman Library, 200 Snyder Ave. 215-685-1754. Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band celebrates its 40th anniversary as a musical powerhouse 7:30 p.m. March 28-29. Tickets: $68-$98. Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St. 800-298-4200. comcasttix.com.
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> Items beginning with this symbol are happening this week. >Excision with Liquid Stranger and Lucky Date: 8 p.m. March 22. Tickets: $27-$30. Theatre of the Living Arts, 334 South St. 215-922-1011. livenation.com. >Sunsets North: 8:30 p.m. March 22. Tickets: $8. The Trocadero, 1003 Arch St. 215-922-6888. thetroc.com. >Honey Watts and Allison Polans: 9 p.m. March 22. Tickets: $8-$10. Milkboy, 1100 Chestnut St. 215-925-6455. milkboyphilly.com. >Memories of Prague: Mozart: Overtures to Don Giovanni, Idomeneo, and The Marriage of Figaro and Symphony No. 38 and Dvorák’s Symphony No. 7: March 22-24. Tickets: $29-$124. Kimmel Center, Verizon Hall, 260 S. Broad St. 215-893-1999. kimmelcenter.org. >Musicians From Marlboro II play Haydn, Beethoven and Brahms: 8 p.m. March 23. Tickets: $27. Kimmel Center, Perelman Theater, 260 S. Broad St. 215-893-1999. kimmelcenter.org. >Nerdist Podcast: 8 p.m. March 23. Tickets: $29.50. The Trocadero, 1003 Arch St. 215-922-6888. thetroc.com. >Band of Skulls and We Are Augustines: 8:30 p.m. March 23. Tickets: $18. Union Transfer, 1024 Spring Garden St. 215-232-2100. utphilly.com.
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>Miniature Tigers, Geographer, The Chain Gang of 1974 and Pretty & Nice: 8:30 p.m. March 23. Tickets: $12-$14. Milkboy, 1100 Chestnut St. 215-925-6455. milkboyphilly.com. >Odd Future: 8:30 p.m. March 23. Tickets: $30-$33. Electric Factory, 421 N. Seventh St. 800-745-3000. electricfactory.info. >Family Concert: Musical Prodigies: 11:30 a.m. March 24. Tickets: $15-$40. Kimmel Center, Verizon Hall, 260 S. Broad St. 215893-1999. kimmelcenter.org. >Rockdale Music School Showcase: Noon March 24. Tickets: $5. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. 215-222-1400. worldcafelive.com. >Live from the Plaza Stage: Tribute to Velma Simmons: 5:30 p.m. March 24. Free. Kimmel Center, Commonwealth Plaza, 260 S. Broad St. 215-893-1999. kimmelcenter.org. >The Philadelphia Flyers vs. the Montreal Canadiens: 7 p.m. March 24. Tickets: $81-$225. Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St. 800298-4200. comcasttix.com.
>Bella Vista’s Tempesta Di Mare: Party of the Muses: 8 p.m. March 24. Tickets: Free-$35. Arch Street Friends Meeting House, 320 Arch St. 215-755-8776. tempestadimare.org. >Ground Up with Reef the Lost Cauze, Young Savage, The Inner City Hustlers and Mazon: 8 p.m. March 24. Tickets: $10-$13. Theatre of the Living Arts, 334 South St. 215922-1011. livenation.com. >Brothers Past: 9 p.m. March 24. Tickets: $15-$18. Union Transfer, 1024 Spring Garden St. 215-2322100. utphilly.com. >This Is How We Do It: 9 p.m. March 24. Tickets: $10. The Trocadero, 1003 Arch St. 215-922-6888. thetroc.com. >Dr. Dog: 8:30 p.m. March 24-25. Tickets: $23. Electric Factory, 421 N. Seventh St. 800-745-3000. electricfactory.info. >Jim Dragoni: 2-5 p.m. March 25. Tickets: $15. Da Vinci Art Alliance, 704 Catharine St. 866-450-0826. emusictime.com. >Kabuki Dance: 3 p.m. March 25. Tickets: $25-$40. Kimmel Center, Perelman Theater, 260 S. Broad St. 215-893-1999.kimmelcenter.org. >Conduction: 5:30 p.m. March 25. Free. Kimmel Center, Commonwealth Plaza, 260 S. Broad St. 215893-1999. kimmelcenter.org.
>The Venetia Fair: 7:30 p.m. March 25. Tickets: $10. The Trocadero, 1003 Arch St. 215-922-6888. thetroc.com. >Lady’s Night featuring the music of Nina Simone: 8 p.m. March 25. Tickets: $10. Milkboy, 1100 Chestnut St. 215-925-6455. milkboyphilly.com. >The Philadelphia Flyers vs. the Tampa Bay Lightning: 7:30 p.m. March 26. Tickets: $81-$225. Wells Fargo Center, Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St. 800-298-4200. comcasttix.com. >Youth Lagoon: 8:30 p.m. March 26. Tickets: $13-$15. Milkboy, 1100 Chestnut St. 215-925-6455. milkboyphilly.com. >The Philadelphia 76ers vs. the Cleveland Cavaliers: 7 p.m. March 27. Tickets: $10-$179. Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St. 800298-4200. comcasttix.com. >Elias Quartet plays Janacek and Dvorak: 8 p.m. March 27. Tickets: $27. Kimmel Center, Perelman Theater, 260 S. Broad St. 215893-1999. kimmelcenter.org. >Slaughterhouse: 8 p.m. March 27. Tickets: $26-$100. The Trocadero, 1003 Arch St. 215-922-6888. thetroc.com. >Skream and Benga: 8:30 p.m. March 27. Tickets: $20. Union Transfer, 1024 Spring Garden St. 215232-2100. utphilly.com.
>The Revival Tour 2012: 8 p.m. March 28. Tickets: $16-$18. The Trocadero, 1003 Arch St. 215-922-6888. thetroc.com. >Sittin’ In: 8 p.m. March 28. Free. Kimmel Center, Commonwealth Plaza, 260 S. Broad St. 215-893-1999. kimmelcenter.org. >Swervedriver: 8 p.m. March 28. Tickets: $15-$18. Union Transfer, 1024 Spring Garden St. 215-2322100. utphilly.com. >The Mambo Syndicate and Aaron Luis Levinson AKA The Kosherican: 9 p.m. March 28. Tickets: $5. Milkboy, 1100 Chestnut St. 215-925-6455. milkboyphilly.com. >Reasonable Discourse with Jerks: 9 p.m. March 28. Tickets: $8-$10. The Shubin Theater, 407 Bainbridge St. 267-233-1556. phillyimprovtheater.com. Who’s Next with T. Mills, Kirko Bangz and Kid Ink: 7 p.m. March 29. Tickets: $9.65. Theatre of the Living Arts, 334 South St. 215-922-1011. livenation.com. Marc-André Hamelin plays Haydn, Ravel and Brahms: 8 p.m. March 29. Tickets: $24-$124. Kimmel Center, Perelman Theater, 260 S. Broad St. 215-893-1999. kimmelcenter.org. The Joy Formidable: 8 p.m. March 29. Tickets: $16. Union Transfer, 1024 Spring Garden St. 215-232-2100. utphilly.com.
Debussy’s La Mer: March 29-31. Tickets: $24-$119. Kimmel Center, Verizon Hall, 260 S. Broad St. 215893-1999. kimmelcenter.org. Andrew WK with Math the Band and Aleister X: 8 p.m. March 30. Tickets: $20-$23. Theatre of the Living Arts, 334 South St. 215-922-1011. livenation.com. Third Eye Blind: 8 p.m. March 30. Free. XFINITY Live! Philadelphia, 1100 Pattison Ave. xfinitylive.com. Jordan Knight: 8:30 p.m. March 30. Tickets: $36. The Trocadero, 1003 Arch St. 215-922-6888. thetroc.com. Nero with Dillon Francis, Beard O’ Bees: 8:30 p.m. March 30. Tickets: $36. Electric Factory, 421 N. Seventh St. 800-745-3000. electricfactory.info. Delta Spirit: 9 p.m. March 30. Tickets: $15-$17. Union Transfer, 1024 Spring Garden St. 215-2322100. utphilly.com. Black Landlord: 9:30 p.m. March 30. Tickets: $10. Milkboy, 1100 Chestnut St. 215-925-6455. milkboyphilly.com. The Belleville Quartet: 6 p.m. March 31. Free. Kimmel Center, Commonwealth Plaza, 260 S. Broad St. 215-893-1999. kimmelcenter.org. SBTRKT with Willis Earl Beal and Flufftronix: 8 p.m. March 31. Tickets: $20-$23. Theatre of the Living Arts, 334 South St. 215-922-1011. livenation.com.
First Aid Kit: 8:30 p.m. March 31. Tickets: $15. Union Transfer, 1024 Spring Garden St. 215-232-2100. utphilly.com. The Masquerade with Eoto and Phutureprimitive: 8:30 p.m. March 31. Tickets: $22.50. Electric Factory, 421 N. Seventh St. 800-7453000. electricfactory.info. Frankenstein Brothers: 9 p.m. March 31. Tickets: $22-$24. The Trocadero, 1003 Arch St. 215-922-6888. thetroc.com. Kalob Grifﬁn Band: 9:30 p.m. March 31. Tickets: $10-$12. Milkboy, 1100 Chestnut St. 215-9256455. milkboyphilly.com. Philadelphia Orchestra Chamber Concert 5: 3 p.m. April 1. Tickets: $23-$32. Kimmel Center, Perelman Theater, 260 S. Broad St. 215-893-1999. kimmelcenter.org. Temple University Symphony Orchestra and Combined Choirs: Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring: 4 p.m. April 1. Tickets: $10-$35. Kimmel Center, Verizon Hall, 260 S. Broad St. 215-893-1999. kimmelcenter.org. Dom Kennedy with Voss, Ecomog and Novacane: 7 p.m. April 1. Tickets: $14-$17. Theatre of the Living Arts, 334 South St. 215-9221011. livenation.com.
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Museums/exhibits/ galleries >American Swedish Historical Museum: “Forged Sculpture of the Steneby Collection,” through June 24; Easter Workshop and Egg Hunt 2 p.m. April 1. Cost: Free-$8. 1900 Pattison Ave. 215-389-1776. americanswedish.org.
>Center for Emerging Visual Artists: “Thread of Thought,” through March 23. 237 S. 18th St. 215-546-7775. www.cfeva.org. >Da Vinci Art Alliance: “Gone Goon,” through March 25. 704 Catharine St. 215-829-0644. davinciartalliance.org. >Fleisher-Ollman Gallery: “You, Me, We, She,” through March 31. 1616 Walnut St. 215-545-7562. fleisherollman.com. >Franklin Institute: “Design Zone,” through April 1; “Giant Mysterious Dinosaurs,” through April 15. 20th St. and the Benjamin Franklin Pkwy. 215-448-1200. fi.edu. >Independence Seaport Museum: “Home of the Brave,” through Dec. 31. 211 S. Columbus Blvd. 215413-8655. phillyseaport.org. >James Oliver Gallery: “Reverberations,” through March 24. 723 Chestnut St. 267-918-7432. jamesolivergallery.com. >National Constitution Center: “The Life and Music of Bruce Springsteen,” through Sept. 3. 525 Arch St. 215-409-6700. www.constitutioncenter.org. >Space 1026: “Optical Fiber,” through March 31. 1026 Arch St. space1026.com. >University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology: “Year of Games,” through June; “Imagine Africa,” through August; “Hello India! with classical danceperformances, workshops, spicy Indian foodand arts and crafts 1-4 p.m. Cost: Free-$10; “Imagine Africa Hip Hop Celebration” 5-8 p.m. March 28. Free; “Run! Super Athletes of the Sierra Madre,” March 31-Sept.30; Brazilian Groove featuring a dance performance under the direction of South Philadelphia’s Bumi Fernandez 1-4 p.m. March 31. Free. 3260 South St. 215-898-4000. penn.museum.
Special events >The Philadelphia Invitational Furniture Show showcases artisanquality goods March 23-25. Tickets: $10-$15. 23rd Street Armory, 22 S. 23rd St. 215-387-8590. philaifs.com. >An Introduction to Homeopathic Emergency First Aid discusses vomiting, wounds, bites, stings, burns and rashes 7 p.m. March 25. Free. Essene Market & Cafe, 719 S. Fourth St. 215-922-1146. essenemarket.com. Don’t Shoot I Want a Future Tasker Elite and Wyde Bodi Candyhunt includes games, food, music, prizes, a dance contest and more noon3 p.m. April 7. Free. Marian Anderson Recreation Center, 744 S. 17th St. The Easter Promenade celebrates the holiday with a jazz troupe, regional artists, a doggie parade,
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Presents of Monsters and Men with Lay Low: 7 p.m. April 3. Tickets: $16.50-$18. Theatre of the Living Arts, 334 South St. 215-922-1011. livenation.com. Juilliard Quartet II: 8p.m. April 4. Tickets: $23. Independence Seaport Museum, 211 S. Columbus Blvd. 215569-8080. pcmsconcerts.org. Enter Shikari with Letlive and At The Skylines: 7 p.m. April 5. Tickets: $12.50-$15. Theatre of the Living Arts, 334 South St. 215-9221011. livenation.com. Ferry Corsten: 8p.m. April 6. Tickets: $32-$37. Theatre of the Living Arts, 334 South St. 215-922-1011. livenation.com. Springfest with Young Savage I.C.H.: 7 p.m. April 7. Tickets: $20. Theatre of the Living Arts, 334 South St. 215-922-1011. livenation.com. Jerry Blavat’s Doo Wop Reunion: 8 p.m. April 7. Tickets: $41-$81. Kimmel Center, Verizon Hall, 260 S. Broad St. 215-893-1999. kimmelcenter.org. 7th annual Philly Zombie Crawl: 6 p.m. April 8. Tickets: $5. Theatre of the Living Arts, 334 South St. 215922-1011. livenation.com. Nada Surf with An Horse: 7 p.m. April 9. Tickets: $15-$23. Theatre of the Living Arts, 334 South St. 215922-1011. livenation.com. Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour: Cirque du Soleil: April 10-11. Tickets: $50-$250. Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St. 800298-4200. comcasttix.com. We Came As Romans with Emmure, Bless The Fall, Woe Is Me and The Color Morale: 6 p.m. April 11. Tickets: $20-$23. Theatre of the Living Arts, 334 South St. 215922-1011. livenation.com. The Pretty Reckless with The Parlor Mob and The Hollywood Kills: 7 p.m. April 12. Tickets: $20-$45. Theatre of the Living Arts, 334 South St. 215-922-1011. livenation.com. Dayglow: 7 p.m. April 13. Tickets: $45. Festival Pier, Columbus Blvd. and Spring Garden St. 800-7453000. livenation.com. Pat Martino Quartet featuring Eric Alexander: 8 and 10 p.m. April 13-14. Tickets: $30-$35. Chris’ Jazz Cafe, 1421 Sansom St. 215-568-3131. chrisjazzcafe.com.
>Valiant: March 27-29. Tickets: $25. InterAct Theatre Company, 2030 Sansom St. 215-568-8079. interacttheatre.org. >West Side Story: March 27-April 8. Tickets: $20-$105. Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad St. 215-8931999. academyofmusic.org. >Doubt: A Parable: March 27-April 15. Tickets: $30-$35. Walnut Street Theatre, 825 Walnut St. 215574-3550. walnutstreettheatre.org. >Miss Nelson Is Missing: March 28-April 14. Tickets: $32-$38. Walnut Street Theatre, 825 Walnut St. 215574-3550. walnutstreettheatre.org. >The Golem: March 28-April 15. Tickets: $12-$50. Prince Music Theater Cabaret, 1412 Chestnut St. 267-273-1414. egopo.org.
COMMUNITY The Tony Award-winning “God of Carnage”looks at the intricacies of parenthood through April 29. Tickets: $10-$65. Walnut Street Theatre, 825 Walnut St. 215-574-3550. walnutstreettheatre.org. music, giveaways, a costume contest and photos 1-3 p.m. April 8. South Street Headhouse District, Fifth and South streets. Free. southstreet.com. Victim/Witness Services of South Philadelphia holds annual spring fundraiser and silent auction 6-9 p.m. April 13. Tickets: $50. Fleisher Art Memorial, 719 Catharine St. 215-551-3360. vwssp.org.
Theater/dance/opera >FELA!: Through March 25. Tickets: $20-$100. Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad St. 215-893-1999. academyofmusic.org. >The House of Blue Leaves: Through March 25. Tickets: $10-$25. Walnut Street Theatre, 825 Walnut St. 215-574-3550. walnutstreettheatre. org. isisperforms.com. >Let’s Pretend We’re Famous: Through March 25. Tickets: $20$36. Plays & Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey Place. 215-592-9560. 1812productions.org. >Terrorism: Through March 25. Tickets: $10-$26. Adrienne Theatre, 2030 Sansom St. 215-563-7500. newcitystage.org. >Hope Street and Other Lonely Places: Through April 1. Tickets: $15-$27. The Off-Broad Street Theater, 1636 Sansom St. 215-563-1100. azukatheatre.org. >Romeo and Juliet: Through April 1. Tickets: $10-$56. St. Stephen’s Theater, 10th and Ludlow streets. 215829-0395. lanterntheater.org. >Curse of the Starving Class: Through April 8. Tickets: $39-$66. The Wilma Theater, 265 S. Broad St. 215-546-7824. wilmatheater.org.
>Superheroes Who Are Super: Through April 14. Tickets: $12. Plays and Players Mainstage, 1714 Delancey Place. 800-295-4849. playsandplayers.org. >Cyrano: Through April 15. Tickets: $29-$40. Arden Theatre Co., 40 N. Second St. 215-922-1122. ardentheatre.org. >Motherhood the Musical: Through May 20. Tickets: $45. Society Hill Playhouse, 507 S. Eighth St. societyhillplayhouse.org. quinceproductions.com. >King Lear: 7 p.m. March 23-24. Tickets: $10. Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, 3680 Walnut St. 215-898-3900. annenbergcenter.org. >The Outgoing Tide: March 23-April 22. Tickets: $46-$59. Suzanne Roberts Theatre, 480 S. Broad St. 215-985-0420. philadelphiatheatrecompany.org. >Twelfth Night: March 23-May 20. Tickets: $20-$35. The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre, 2111 Sansom St. 215-496-8001. phillyshakespeare.org. >Chickens of The Flock: 11 a.m. March 24. Free. Philadelphia Art Alliance, 251 S. 18th St. 215-665-9226. phillyyoungplaywrights.org. >Shut Up and Dance: 8 p.m. March 24. Tickets: $25-$100. Forrest Theatre, 1114 Walnut St. 215-4962662. mannapa.org/dance. >The Wild Things Whirligig: 1 and 3 p.m. March 24-25. Tickets: Free$10. Rosenbach Museum & Library, 2008-2010 Delancey Place. 215-7321600. rosenbach.org. >A Very Good Year: 3 p.m. March 25. Tickets: $5-$25. The Helen Corning Warden Theater, 1920 Spruce St. 215-438-1702. lyricfest.org. >For Crying Out Loud: Revenge of the Raw Onion: 6, 8 and 10 p.m. March 25. Tickets: $25. L’Etage, 624 S. Sixth St. idiopathicridiculopathyconsortium.org.
Churches and congregations >Mount Hebron Baptist Church will hold a clothing and item giveaway 10 a.m.-2 p.m. March 23-24; prayer and Bible study experience noon-2 p.m. Wednesdays. 1415 Wharton St. Sister Edna Peoples, 215-921-4532. >St. Edmond Church holds a Big Band Beef and Beer Night 7-11 p.m. March 24. Cost: $25. Church Hall, 21st Street and Snyder Avenue. 215334-3755. St. Nicholas of Tolentine Church will hold its Grand Gala Dinner and Dance 2 p.m. Mass and 4:30 p.m. event April 29. Vie Ballroom, 600 N. Broad St.; St. Gianna’s Group for Life with rosary 6 p.m. and Mass 7 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month. 1718 S. Ninth St. 215-463-1326. stnicksphila.com.
Health Al-Anon offers assistance to families and individuals that have struggled or are struggling with alcoholism 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays St. Gabriel, 30th and Dickinson streets; 7:30 p.m. Fridays, 1605 E. Moyamensing Ave.; and 1 p.m. Saturdays St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 1831 Bainbridge St. >Community Health Enrichment Empowerment Resource Service Program helps youths ages 8 to 17 to transform their communities through various self-esteem building activities 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays through April 14. Dixon House, 1920 S. 20th St. Philadelphia Police Department Community Relations Unit, 215-686-3380/3381. Friends of the Whitman Library Yoga Program improves flexibility 6:30 p.m. March 28 and April 11 and 25. Free. Whitman Branch, 200 Snyder Ave. 215-685-1754.
Guerin: Smoking Cessation Program 6:15-7:45 p.m. Wednesdays. Free. 267-765-2319. ebyrne@nncc. us; Step, Pilates, disco and Zumba classes. 16th and Jackson streets. 215-385-2037. >Methodist: Living with Diabetes 2:30-4 p.m. March 22; Beareavement Support Group 1-2:30 p.m. March 23. Free. 2301 S. Broad St. 215-952-9000. jeffersonhospital.org. NAMI Philadelphia sponsors the Family-to-Family Education Program for families of persons diagnosed with serious mental illness 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Free. Riverview Building, 520 N. Delaware Ave. 267-687-4381. Older Adult Program at Fels South Philadelphia Community Center: Nintendo Wii Games 12:15 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Free; Tai Chi 12:15 p.m. Mondays. Free; Art Workshop 12:30 p.m. Mondays. Cost: $1-$3; Enhance Fitness Class 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:30 a.m. Free; Theater Group, 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Free; Karaoke Singing 10 a.m. Thursdays. Free. 2407 S. Broad St. 215-218-0800. Right Path offers a Christian 12-step recovery group for those affected by drug and alcohol addiction 7-8 p.m. Fridays. Philadelphia Access Center, 1832 S. 11th St. 215389-1985. Stepping Stones offers a Christian 12-step recovery group for men and women affected by a loved one’s addiction 7-8 p.m. Mondays. Philadelphia Access Center, 1832 S. 11th St. 215-389-1985. Starr Garden Playground hosts 12-step Nicotine Anonymous meetings 7-8 p.m. Tuesdays. 600 Lombard St. 215-686-1782. Debbie, 267-591-3275.
>Donatucci Sr. Branch: Easter Bunny photos 2-3:30 p.m. March 24. Cost: $5; Preschool Storytime and Craft 10:30 a.m. March 28. 1935 Shunk St. 215-685-1755. >Santore Branch: Help Yourself to Health Workshop 2 p.m. March 24; Babies Love Books: Baby Storytime 10 a.m. and Shake, Rattle, and Read: Preschool Family Storytime 11 a.m. March 27. 932 S. Seventh St. 215686-1766. >South Philadelphia Branch: The Free University of Philadelphia Presents: Revolutionary Narrative Toward a Poetics of Power 2 p.m. March 24. 1700 S. Broad St. 215-685-1866. Whitman Branch: Being an Active Citizen National Constitution Center Program 5 p.m. April 4. 200 Snyder Ave. 215-685-1754. SPR
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Rocchino’s Italian Coal Oven By Phyllis Stein-Novack R e s ta u r a n t R e v i e w e r
number of you may be surprised to learn I write at home. Writing is a disciplined art form. I am up early to do research, work on my columns and my cookbook, field phone calls and answer e-mails. By the time mid-afternoon arrives, I need a break. My sister Sandy and I often go to the movies on a weekday. We take in a late matinee and look forward to an early dinner. Last week, we enjoyed “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen” and walked along Chestnut Street where a number of people were dining al fresco. Several restaurants have recently opened in Old City. We thought about going to Reserve, a steakhouse and the Monkey Bar, a funky place that replaced the Society Hill Hotel. Along the way, we spotted Rocchino’s Italian Coal Oven. “I’m in the mood for pizza,” Sandy said as we read the menu posted outside. It’s a casual eatery equipped with several televisions tuned to the NCAA Tournament games. There’s a large bar in the front and seating near the pizza oven in the dining room. We slid into a large wooden booth and talked about the menu. The all-day bill of fare features hot and cold antipasti, salads, pasta and pizza. This is my kind of place because I often like to build a meal around shared appetizers and a pizza or pasta. The staff was friendly and courteous and answered our questions with a smile. A warm loaf of seeded Italian bread arrived on a wooden board along with a ramekin of tasty pesto and one of olive oil. Peking Inn: 20th St. and Penrose Ave., 215-271-1389, $$
Coffee/Café/Sweets Caffe Chicco: 2532 S. Broad St., 215-334-3100, $
Fast Break Brunic’s Luncheonette: 17th and McKean streets, 215-755-7645, $ Celebre’s Pizza: 1536 Packer Ave., 215-467-3255, $ Millie’s Luncheonette & Ice Cream: 15th and Shunk streets, 215467-8553, $ Moe’s Hot Dog House: 2617 Grays Ferry Ave., 215-465-6637, $ Philadium: 17th St. and Packer Ave., 215-271-5220, $ Southview Pizza: 367 Durfor St., 215-467-2050, $
Dinner began with meatballs ($9) and eggplant Parmesan ($8). Two good-sized meatballs were prepared with ground beef, pork and veal and topped with tomato sauce. Sandy and I liked the flavor and texture, but felt they could have been hotter. The eggplant was a cold, soupy, goopy mess. It was inedible. Our courteous waiter whisked it away and I knew another serving would not be much better. The Prince Edward Island mussels ($11) were overcooked and mealy doused in a thin tomato sauce. Neither Sandy nor I could taste basil and garlic, which were listed on the menu. I ate two of them for the sake of this review and stopped. I wanted a glass of wine and asked our waiter for advice. He gave me a sample of the Malbec that tasted like cough syrup. A gentleman came over to assist me. He recommended the Côtes du Rhône ($11) a full flavored, rich red, which was a highlight of the evening. “I wanted you to try another eggplant Parmesan,” our waiter said. “This one is hot and there is no charge. It was hot, indeed, but the replacement was a watery and goopy mess that was topped with too much cheese. The restaurant crams this dish in an oval ramekin recalling the 1950s. When prepared correctly, the dish is a stacked wonder of eggplant, cheese and fresh tomato. I figured Rocchino’s has a bit of difficulty with hot fare. We went for the beet and goat cheese salad ($8), which looked nothing like the photograph on the restaurant’s
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website. About four or five large slices of roasted beets were placed on a rectangular plate and topped with goat cheese, which tasted more like cream cheese. Although the beets were nicely cooked, dressed in an arugula pesto and topped with a scattering of pistachio nuts, it lacked flavor. When it comes to pizza, we all know what we like. There is marvelous flavorful pizza in the city. I think Santucci’s near the Italian Market is my favorite. I use it as a barometer to measure how fine a pie can be. White pizza with wild mushrooms ($13) rated a six out of 10. The thin-crust pie arrived piping hot, but required a drizzling of olive oil before it was served. The mushrooms appeared to be of the white
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Asian Happy Dragon: 2047 S. Third St., 215-271-0552, $
Fast Break Frank’s Breakfast and Lunch: 2433 S. Columbus Blvd, 215-339-8840, $ New York New York Pizzeria: 1400 Columbus Blv e: 1321 S. Second St., 215-300-6216, $ Tony Luke’s: 39 Oregon Ave., 215551-5725, www.tonylukes.com, $
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button variety. Rocchino’s could be so much better. More care should have been taken with the dishes we sampled. It is a restaurant where the service is better than the food. One-half tip of the toque to Rocchino’s. SPR
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Dmitri’s: 795 S. Third St., 215625-0556, $$
International New Wave Cafe: 784 S. Third St., 215-922-8484, www.newwavecafe. com, $$ The Irish Times: 629 S. Second St., 215-923-1103, $$
Italian Ava: 518 S. Third St., 215-9223282, www.avarestaurant.com, $$$ Caffe Valentino: 1245-49 S. Third St., 215-336-3033, $$ Village Belle: 757 S. Front St., 215551-2200, $$$
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Diner on the Plaza: 43 Snyder Ave., 215-755-7899, $$ Melrose Diner: 1501 Snyder Ave., 215-467-6644, $ Morning Glory Diner: 10th and Fitzwater streets, 215-413-3999, $ Oregon Diner: 302 Oregon Ave., 215-462-5566, $$ Penrose Diner: 20th St. and Penrose Ave., 215-465-1097, $$ South Street Diner: 140 South St., 215-627-5258, $ SPR
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ingredients I still use today,” he said. We chatted about our mutual love for Meyer lemons and how readily available they are in Philadelphia. “I remember cooking breakfast at Travina for Georges Perrier and Paul Bocuse so many years ago,” he recalled. “They were both smoking.” Joseph learned to cook from family members especially his father, who is as picky about ingredients as his son is. “I wish I had my grandmother’s chitara,” he said winsomely. “We don’t know where it is. It just disappeared.” The 40-year-old chef works seven nights a week. He is clearly comfortable in his own skin, mind and heart. Ulivo has given him a blank canvas on, which he creates his masterful dishes. “At 40, some people experience a midlife crisis,” he said. “I call it a mid-life awakening.”
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Note from Phyllis: Joseph and I prefer this dish with lots of pepper, but you can alter the amount as you wish. If you have peppercorns and a mortal and pestle, simply crush them. SPR Comment at southphillyreview.com/foodand-drink/features.
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Directions: Crisp the pancetta in a large skillet, at least 12-inches in diameter. Remove the pancetta with a slotted spoon. Place the cream in a bowl and gradually whisk in the egg yolks one at a time. Keep whisking until the cream and yolks are well blended. Drain the pasta in a colander and place it in the skillet. Add the pancetta, egg/cream mixture, lots of salt and pepper. Gently heat the pasta in the sauce and place it on four warm plates. Top with the cheese. Serves four.
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everal weeks ago, I named Ulivo, Joseph Scarpone’s Queen Village trattoria, the best restaurant of 2011. After Cousin Carl and I savored one of the finest Italian meals this side of “the boot,” I immediately knew I wanted to cook with him in my kitchen. I had a difficult time selecting a dish, but since I have never made Spaghetti alla Carbonara, Joseph and I were set to go. Videographer Anthony Zagarella arrived early to set up. Joseph brought his knives and the ingredients needed to prepare this classic Roman dish. “Are you ready for bacon and eggs for breakfast?” Joseph kibitzed as I took my place as his sous-chef. I pulled out my new green Le Creuset pot and several mixing bowls. Spaghetti alla Carbonara requires a handful of ingredients and very little equipment. Joseph told us the dish was created after American soldiers liberated Rome during World War II. “The soldiers gave out bacon and eggs, which were scarce during the war,” he said. The word carbonaro means charcoal burner in Italian. This dish became associated with coal miners not just because they took a shine to it, but because it contains a lot of coarse cracked black pepper.
“I’m using guanciale, which is unsmoked pig’s cheeks,” Joseph said as he cut the meat into small cubes. “I have to order it from a butcher but you can use pancetta in it place. Some butchers in the Italian Market may carry it.” For this recipe, you will need 1 pound of spaghetti, heavy cream, egg yolks, pancetta, salt and lots of coarse cracked pepper. “How much pancetta do we need,” I asked? “Just use as much as you like,” he replied. Ah, I thought, a man after my own heart. You can never get enough bacon. While the water boiled for the pasta, we chatted about Joseph’s days cooking in California before returning to his Drexel Hill home in 2005 when he opened Sovalo in Northern Liberties. “I worked at Travina in Saint Helena, California where I became acquainted with
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ARIES (March 21 to April 20): Circulating at D social events becomes a breeze. You won’t be shy about meeting new people. Someone you chat with will have a helpful lead. Lucky number: 488. TAURUS (April 21 to May 20): It’s not always easy to stand by one’s convictions, but you will benefit on more than one level from following beliefs. Personal business will grow from an investment. Lucky number: 173. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20): Someone from a very different background causes a stir at work. Stay open-minded as this could make the job a lot more interesting. Lucky number: 626. CANCER (June 21 to July 22): Present the information and expertise you have accumulated as others are interested in hearing about it. You could be offered a teaching gig or travel opportunity. Lucky number: 835. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22): There is something belonging to a friend or associate that you want to try out. If you are impulsive and borrow it without asking, the relationship will suffer. Lucky number: 914. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22): A career impasse could be overcome by partnering up with an unconventional person. A pair of fresh eyes could invigorate a project. It’s also a risky direction, as the audience may not be ready for something different. Lucky number: 846. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22): A very assertive person is going to take over a group event. This is likely to upset you, but others are taken in by this person’s charisma. Give this change a chance; it may ultimately be what’s needed. Lucky number: 506. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21): Home life may be an invigorating place to have philosophical and spiritual discussions. Be assertive in your views, but also generous in considering other opinions and possibilities. Lucky number: 079. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21): There may be a delay in pursuing an educational agenda. The organization behind the class or seminar will have to resolve an unexpected computer problem. This setback shouldn’t be a long one. Lucky number: 167. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19): You may not even have to ask for a raise to get one. But if one doesn’t immediately show up, make a request. You are quite impressive in the confident way you display qualifications and contributions. Lucky number: 368. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18): You’re tired of being in the background. A spontaneous grab for a leadership position could surprise everyone around the office. Lucky number: 241. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20): The energy put into a creative project will make you feel good. Flirtatious suitors become attracted to your charm. Lucky number: 702. SPR
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I think about you all the time, And everyday it hurts to cry. So much has happened in my life, I’m not sure how hard to try. Tears are falling constantly, My heart hurts everyday. I think about your beautiful smile, That I pray I see again someday. The sweet smell of your perfume, Has slowly faded away. But all your helpful teachings, Are always here to stay. I can’t express how much you taught me, So much I can’t explain. All the times I can remember, Never once heard you complain. So many hearts were broken, The day God called you home. It seems as though each one of us, Were left to survive alone. I know there was a reason, That you had to leave. To keep us in your watchful eyes, So now in God I really do believe.
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January 10, 1916 – March 8, 2012
10-3-26 • 3-25-11 She was a loving, devoted Mother & Grandmother as well as a caring, faithful friend to many – Truly one of a kind. You are in our hearts and thoughts always. We Love and Miss You.
God saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be. So He put His arms around you and whispered “come to me.” With tearful eyes we watched you, and saw you pass away. Although we loved you dearly, we could not make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands at rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best. Many thanks to all the family and friends who shared their lives with Mom throughout her life. You will always be in our hearts and minds. We will miss you Mom.
Jim, Joy, Anita, Kevin, Paul, Chrissy, Kyle, Alyssa, Gina, Dana & Paulie
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Dearly loved by Brendan and Marilyn, Steven and Patty, Megan and Greg and great granddaughter Scarlett
Joe Sandefur Jr.
We can’t believe it has been 3 years that you are gone. In life we loved you dearly, In death we love you still, In our hearts you hold a place no one can ever fill.
Forever In Our Hearts Love Always, Family & Friends IN LOVING MEMORY OF
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March 21, 1936 • February 19, 1992 happy birthday
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We thought of you with love today, But that is nothing new. We thought about you yesterday. And days before that too. We think of you in silence We often speak your name. All we have is memories And your picture in a frame. Your memory is our keepsake in which God has you in his keeping, We have you in our hearts.
It has been ten long years, but you are not forgotten. I still miss you much and speak your name every day. Love your Mother, Sisters: Jamie & Tracey and all your Nieces & Nephews
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A million times we cried, If love alone would have saved you, You would of never died. It broke our hearts to lose you, But you did not go alone, A part of us went with you, The day God called you home. Till we Meet again, May God hold you in the palm of His hand.
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To My Wife Angie, It’s been 20 years that we’ve been apart and not a day goes by that I don’t think of you. I miss you with all of my heart.
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A West Passyunk basketball juggernaut toughed out two wins to advance to the state seminals. By Joseph Myers R e v i e w S ta f f W r i t e r
A sweet Scoop A Point Breeze native will look to lead his New York basketball mates to the Big Easy. By Joseph Myers R e v i e w S ta f f W r i t e r
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first three victims, living up to their top seed by thumping Greencastle-Antrim 8147 March 9, York Suburban 89-52 March 13 and Holy Ghost Prep 64-37 Friday. In the third destruction, sophomore guard New Orleans for the Final Four. WHILE JARDINE PREPARES to prolong his senior year, Temple University’s Ramone Moore ended his Friday. The Midwest’s No. 5 seed, his Owls fell 58-44 to South Florida, as their Big East foes nearly topped their entire total by notching 43 second-half points. “It’s very disappointing,” the alumnus of South Philadelphia High School, 2101 S. Broad St., said of his 24-8 North Philly band’s failure to survive the second round battle against the Bulls at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. “We wanted to make it as far as possible. There’s nothing we can do now.” Senior forward Gloria Brown, another Neumann-Goretti product, joined Moore in frustration Sunday. The two-time Conference USA Sixth Player of the Year and native of 18th and McKean streets joined her University of Texas at El Paso Miner mates in trekking to Baton Rouge, La. The 13th-seeded owners of a 29-3 pre-game mark drew Penn State University at the
Ja’Quan Newton dropped 19 points. SPR Contact Staff Writer Joseph Myers at jmyers@ southphillyreview.com or ext. 124. Comment at southphillyreview.com/sports/features.
Pete Maravich Assembly Center. Brown, the conference tournament’s MVP, logged 30 minutes against the Big Ten’s Nittany Lions, depositing 18 points, hauling in 10 rebounds, amassing four steals and swatting three shots, but her opponents registered an 85-77 win. More senior sorrow occurred March 14, as guard Earl Pettis, also of NeumannGoretti, donned his La Salle University uniform for the last time. His Explorers, Atlantic 10 residents like the Owls, earned a home game in the National Invitation Tournament by going 21-12. Ending a 20year postseason drought, they faced the Big Ten’s University of Minnesota Golden Gophers at Tom Gola Arena. Pettis, a native of the 1500 block of South 15th Street, sniped 19 points in the 70-61 setback. Sophomore guard Tyreek Duren, another ex-Saint, dished four assists while scoring six points. SPR Contact Staff Writer Joseph Myers at jmyers@ southphillyreview.com or ext. 124. Comment at southphillyreview.com/sports/features.
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ntonio “Scoop” Jardine made apparent Saturday that victories outweigh criticism. “We don’t worry about how we’re playing,” the senior guard said after Syracuse University downed Kansas State University 75-59 at Pittsburgh’s CONSOL Energy Center. “We just worry about getting the W. We’re advancing to the Sweet 16. That’s all that matters when we get there, too.” A native of the 1800 block of South Taylor Street and a graduate of Ss. Neumann-Goretti High School, 1736 S. 10th St., Jardine countered condemnation of
the Orange based on their 72-65 March 15 NCAA Tournament second round defeat of the University of North CarolinaAsheville. Assured of helping his New York team to set a single-season school record for victories, he tallied 16 points and eight assists to carry his mates past Kansas State. His heroics sent his squad to Boston’s TD Garden for tonight’s 7:15 tilt against the University of Wisconsin. Jardine’s 33-2 unit, the East Region’s No. 1 seed, avoided what would have been unprecedented ignominy by beating UNCAsheville. A rally kept the athletes from being the first regional top dogs to fall to the usually overmatched puppy that earns the final berth. The Bulldogs brought their bite, yet Syracuse, the land’s top-ranked bunch for six weeks, used experience to excel. Jardine dealt seven assists and totaled 11 points. If his gang can gnawl through the Badgers on CBS, it will face either Cincinnati or Ohio State for the right to head to
Junior John Davis and his Neumann-Goretti teammates are packing their bags for Penn State University where tomorrow night they’ll be seeking a third straight PIAA AAA championship. Next in line for the Saints is District 7’s Montour High School. For those looking to make the road trip, tip is 8 p.m. at the Bryce Jordan Center. The East Passyunk Crossing squad advanced with Tuesday’s 74-43 thrashing of Boys’ Latin. Davis led the offensive effort with 19 points, 14 rebounds and ﬁve blocks. SPR
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he Lady Huskies of Prep Charter High School, 1928 Point Breeze Ave., this season have blasted opponents by, among many impressive results, 67, 66, 60 and 58 points. Blowouts prove talent but nail-biters show mettle, and the West Passyunk-based ballers revealed resolve twice last week. Coach Paul Rieser’s troops squeaked past Villa Maria Academy 53-50 Saturday at Norristown Area High School after narrowly evading Bethlehem Catholic 49-48 March 14 at Royersford’s Spring-Ford High School. The results propelled them to last night’s PIAA AAA semifinal against Lancaster Catholic, which began after press time, also at Spring-Ford. The two-time defending Public League champions and recent City titlists, the hoopsters had romped over Susquehanna Township 70-46 March 11 at South Philadelphia High School, 2101 S. Broad St. District 12’s top seed, they found the parochial foes more willful and sealed their 27th and 28th wins by calling on work-
horse, senior guard Kahleah Copper. The North Philadelphian, MVP of the earlier postseason triumphs, led all scorers March 14 with 22 points. With 18 seconds left, sophomore guard Ciera Nimmons knocked down a free throw to claim a battle that featured 20 lead changes and 12 ties. The Lady Huskies trailed by two after three quarters Saturday, the same deficit it had overcome against Bethlehem, but Villa Maria could not stop Copper, who blew away the Hurricanes with 29 points. The girls’ squad at Ss. Neumann-Goretti High School, 1736 S. 10th St., had hoped to be Prep Charter’s next adversary, but the East Passyunk Crossing unit fell to Lancaster 50-27 Saturday at Reading High School’s Geigle Complex. The Saints had advanced thanks to March 10’s 49-40 conquest of Nazareth Academy and March 14’s stunning 53-42 vanquishing of Allentown Central Catholic, District 11’s top seed. In the latter, senior center Omowumi Rafiu scored 14 points and snared eight rebounds. Her team finishes the year at 20-7. The male Saints, the Catholic League and City victors had proven brutal to their
invitation to March 2’s Pennsylin vvania All-State event, where he EOM, 144 Moore St., will di did not place. The junior led the hold registration 7 to 9 p.m. Sai Saints to the playoffs for the first Thursdays for Angels baseball.. time iin six years, where they lost in Age divisions are 7 to 9 (pitching ma- the first round. chine); 10 and under, 13 and under and 16 and under (travel teams); and 13 and under and 16 and under (softball). ConPhilly Girls Got Game is hosting a free tact email@example.com or Matt basketball clinic for ages 8 to 13 10 a.m. Holmes, 267-767-0230. to noon April 14 at Neumann-Goretti, 1736 S. 10th St. Instruction is being conducted by coaches and players from the EOM, 144 Moore St., is accepting T-Ball Philly Big 5 and Drexel University. Visit registration for kids ages 3 to 7. The $30 phillygirlsgotgame.com to register. fee includes a uniform shirt, five weeks of play and a trophy. Games are played 10 a.m. Saturdays. Call 215-271-1994 between 3 and 6 p.m. SEYAA is holding T-ball, baseball and softball registrations 6 to 7:30 weeknights and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays at SevSteven Curry-Bruch, a junior at Ss. enth and Bigler streets. Age divisions are Neumann-Goretti High School, 1736 S. 4 to 6 (coed T-ball); 7 to 8 (pitching ma10th St., finished second in the Catholic chine); 8 to 10 and 10 to 12 (live pitch); League with a 198 average. He earned 13 to 15 and 16 to 19 (Babe Ruth Basean invitation to the Philadelphia All- ball); 9 to 11 and 12 to 14 (girls’ softball). Catholic Match Feb. 26. At the event, he Call 215-463-8802, e-mail seyaasports@ bowled a high game of 288 and a high aol.com or visit seyaa.com. SPR series of 644, advancing to the finals —By Bill Gelman, Joseph Myers where his 244 won the match and an and Bobby Kittredge
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23xx alBeRt Fish Town Rehab with 3 Br’s 1.5 baths, finished basement to only $167,500. Immediate Possession
13XX S. 7th St. $155,000 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms 6XX Moore St. $157,000 4 bedrooms, 2 bedrooms 7XX Mckean St. $159,800 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms 11XX S. 7th St. $165,000 4 bedrooms, 2 bedrooms 13XX S. 6th St. $170,888 3 Unitis 6XX dickinSon St. $179,999 4 Units 1XX carPenter St. $199,900 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
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24xx wooDstock 3 Br, finished basement, central air, large kitchen, very nice home. $169,900.
$123,000 2 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms 12XX S. 8th St. $125,888 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom 7XX WatkinS St. $135,000 3 bedrooms, 1.5 bathroom 11XX tree St. $139,000 3 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms 20XX S. 7th St. $149,888 2 Units 23XX S. 9th St. $149,900 3 bedrooms, 1.5 bathroom 26XX S. 9th St. $154,900 3 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms 10XX JohnSton St. $155,000 3 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms
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727 dudLEy STrEET– 3 Bedroom. Jacuzzi Tub. Hardwoods. New Front. Deck. $109,000.
254 hEaThEr road – Renovated. Sep. Utilities. Side Parking Lot. $179,000.
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$239,900 Handsome 3BD/2.5BA with den/ﬁnished basement, grand windows, beautiful hardwood ﬂoors, spacious yard with deck, master suite, roof deck.
WEST OF BROAD $165,000 1114 S 22nd $219,900
Cozy 2BD/1BA with hardwood ﬂoors, rear yard, tons of natural light.
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1219 S 24th
New construction, 3BD/2.5BA with large rear yard, third ﬂoor deck, high end ﬁnishes, tons of storage and great light!
Beautiful and modern 3BD/2BA with separate au-pair/in-law suite, rear yard, modern baths, beautiful kitchen, ﬁnished lower level.
Beautiful 3BD/2.5BA with ﬁnished basement, hardwood ﬂoors, gourmet kitchen, open living/dining room.
Completely renovated 3BD/2BA with den, custom baths, beautiful custom kitchen, detailed moldings, hardwood ﬂoors, plenty of windows offering tons of light!
Spacious 3BD/2.5BA with full EAST OF BROAD ﬁnished basement, rear deck 2333 S Mildred $110,000 and patio, Jacuzzi tub, master Lovely, well-maintained 3BD/1BA suite. with beautiful hardwood ﬂoors, high ceilings, EIK, rear yard, AVE OF THE ARTS plenty of storage!
1233 S Broad
2648 S Percy
Excellent value, 3BD/1BA with separate dining room, EIK, very well maintained!
Beautifully renovated 3BD/1.5BA with hardwood ﬂoors, new large windows, crown and chair rail moldings, granite counters, stainless appliances, spacious yard
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20XX S. DORRANCE
Traditional 2 Bed w/updated mechanicals
Covy 2 Bed w/newer kit., ideal starter
22XX SO. CROSKEY
Lg Cor. 3 Bdrm property
3 Bed HM in movie-in condition, cheaper than rent!
19xx S. NORWOOD
3 Bed in Excellent Condition
20XX S. GARNET
3 Bed w/ h/w flrs, new gas HT
19XX S. BONSALL
Mod 3 bed totally renovated home
Lovely renovated hm w/open fl plan. why rent?
22XX S. GARNET
Well kept 3 bed w/ extended kit, Why Rent?
25XX S. CARLISLE
3 Bed mod H/W w/ Fin Basemt, C/A Excel Value
Spacious mod 3 Bed, H/W Flrs, 1.5 ba
30XX S. 18TH
3Spacious 3 Bed w/Lg YD., High Ceilings, Price to Sell $174,000
3 Story mixed use property located in Newbold
22XX S. 21ST
3 bed w/H/W fls, fin bsmnt, nice blk
JUST LISTED- 23XX S. LAMBERT - Contemporary 3 bed w/ open flr plan, fin basement, C/A, HW flrs,
Two to choose from 2 bed
13XX S. CORLIES
2 Bed rental property needs TLC
15XX S. OPAL
2 bed handy person special
Very Lg well maintained 4 bed, C/A
23XX S. 17TH
Beautiful Newly Renovated 4 Bed Hm. Must See!
25XX S. 15TH
Beautiful Spac. 3 Bed w/New kit., 4pc bath
32xx DAVINCI DR.
The Villa’s at Packer Park. A must see!
SOUTH OF OREGON 7XX MOLLBORE TER.
Well maintained 3 Bed on Terrace Block Reduced$164,900
Just listed! Spac. 3Bed w/extended kit
28XX S. SMEDLEY
3 bed w/H/W fls, fin bsmnt, nice blk
17XX OREGON AVE
Updated very spacacious 3 bed hm., prime location
$39,900 Only $39,900
12XX S. BONSELL.
Spac 3 bed up & coming location
17XX ANNIN ST.
Wow! Spectacular 2 bedw/ goreous kit
LG PACKER PARK - 32XX S. 18TH - Rarely
3 Bed home, needs some updating
2 Bdrm, Whitman home, Ideal for first time buyer
5XX MOUNTAIN ST.
3 Bedroom rental Property. Great Income!
20XX S. DARIEN
Super Clean well maintained 2 bed
25XX S. FAIRHILL
Cute 3 bed, 1 bath hm, freshly painted
24XX S. AMERICAN
Solid 3 bed hm on prime Whitman blk
PACKER PARK -19XX FORRESTAL - Lovely 3
9XX DALY ST.
Solid 3 bdrm home reasonable priced at
3 Bed Main St. HM priced to sell at
bed w/ deck, fin. basement, rear yard beautiful fivew of
Lg 3 bed hm in need of a litle TLC
Attractive 2 Bed HM on a great street
cc from kitchen $294,900
25XX S. AMERICAN
Modern 3 Bed home in excellent cond.
Lg. 3 Bed. Home in Prime Location
$34,900 Priced at Only $59,900
offered 3 Bed, 2.5 bath, large Packer Park home in need of repair. Make this your dream home!$329,900
$49,900 Asking $249,900
19148 only $99,900 $89,900 $89,900 only $89,900
$139,000 Ask $139,900
Spac 3BR in Pennsportt, priced to sell
13XX S. 10TH - Fabulous spacious east passyunk
Super clean 3 bed w/ lg rear yard
Lg 3 Bed home on prime Whitman Block
area home w/gorgeous granite kit. H/w fls, prime st and
2 - 1 Bed units, New brick front
26XX S. Juniper
Well maintained mod HM closet everything
25XX S. 11TH
Upgraded beautiful 4 Bed Spacious home
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BELLA VISTA DUPLEX - 10XX S. 6TH STREET -
18XX SNYDER AVE
Spacious office & lg 2 Bed appt.
3 story Duplex w/ Sep Gas & Elec, needs some updating
20XX S. GARNET
Store/Office and 2 apts. high traffic location!
Triplex - fully occupied. see util
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10TH & CANTRELL
Spacious double wide store plus 2nd flr.
20XX S. 3RD
Triplex - fully occupied prime Pennsport
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2503 Manton Great investment opportunity Vacant lot 16x60 $10,000 2234 Cross St. Fully renovated 3br/1ba home w/open LR/DR area, gourmet KIT, and rear yard $75,000 2347 S 11th St Giant 6BR/2BA Lots of potential in great neighborhood $159,000 2847 S Franklin St Solid Corner Home 3BR/1BA small rear yard $179,000 1612 W Oregon Ave Completely renovated with exceptional workmanship 1 yr of free parking $315,000 1707 S 10thSt 4BR/2.5BA newly renovated features walk-out balcony, granite countertops, HW Fl $339,000 1817 Catharine St. Right-sized 3br/1.5ba TH w/updates, wd-brng fireplace, Juliette balcony $378,500 219-29 S. 18th St. #412 Reduced! Pet friendly 927 sq ft, 1br Parc Rittenhouse condo Hi-rise amenities incl pool/gym $429,000 ITALIAN MARKET / SOUTH/ PENNSPORT
2519 Reese St Investment Opportunity
2432 Camac St. Well maintained 3BR/1BA, refinished HW floors, new heater, plumbing
223 Federal St Brand New 3 Story, 3BR/2BA Home with HW Floors, C/A, Beautiful
310 Gladstone St. REDUCED! Wonderful 2bd/1ba rehabbed hm in Whitman section of S. Phila
2926 S Juniper St Renovated 3BR with garage, finished basement, CA HW Fls, New Patio
1812 Daly St Fully renovated 2BR with amazing upgrades and rear patio
1813 S Alder St 3BR, gated comm., garage w/2 car parking, 6.5 yr tax abatement, Hardwood floors, granite,
2616 Manton St Total Renovation
deck and courtyard
2231 S Hicks St 3BR/1BA Extended Eat in Kitchen, Quaint yard, Open Living Room/Dining Room Combo,
649 Sears St Completely Renovated, 3BR/2.5BA, Mahogany flrs and rear garden
Minutes from Center City
1512 S. 2nd St. Fabulous 3 bdrm, New Front, Hardwoods, Kitchen, Fireplace - Move right in!
1020 Snyder St. DUPLEX! 2-1br units, very clean & maintained! New 1st floor full bath!
3137 S Broad St Renovated 3BR/2.5BA in Stadium District
1008 Tree St 3BR/1.5BA Renovated End Unit Row
3506 Prima Ct 4BR/3.5BA, Spacious Living room, new HW Floors, Sliding doors to outdoor space $459,000
636 Pierce St. 2BR/1.5BA home – Incredible opportunity for quality new construction.
2609 S Iseminger St Newly renovated, w/large eat-in kitch, SS appliances HW Flrs,
QUEEN VILLAGE/BELLA VISTA
1017 Wolf St. Adorable & expanded 3bed/1.5bath in desirable neighborhood, newer kitchen family room in
2503 Manton St Great investment opportunity! Vacant lot for Residential or commercial use
1016 S Reese St Beautifully renovated 2 bd townhome in Queen Village. Hardwood floors. Gourmet kitchen.
238 Wilder St 2BR/1BA, Total Rehab, Wood fls thru out, New CA, Heater m windows, SS, Granite, Lg Yard,
1425 S Ringgold St Newly renovated on nice clean block
Pending 10 Yr Tax abatement
525 Fitzwater St. #11 REDUCED TO SELL! AbbottsCourt.com, 2bd/1.5ba, gated courtyard, gourmet kits & H/W
443 Durfor St Home Well Kept situated on nice quiet block
2640 S 16th St Refinished 3BR/1BA with Finished Basement
2522 Reese St Complete Rehab 3 Bedroooms
2429 S Garnet St Move in Condition 3BR Girard Estate Area, Close to shopping, Resturants, Xfinity Live $209,900
2244 Gerritt St Superbly done, Hardwood floors, Great as a starter home
140 McClellan St New! 2 BR + Office, Recent Rehab, C/A, HW flrs, SS, Granite, Gorgeous Bath A Must See
2127 S. Woodstock St. Well maintained house in South Philly
209 Manton St 2BR/1.5BA, Stainless Steel, jetted tub, lg yard, fin basement, fireplace, C/A
2411 S. Carlisle St. Charming fixer-upper listed below market value. 3bd/1ba
1144 Cross St 3BR/1.5BA in Great location
1332 S. 24th St. Great Starter HM w/4bd, updated t/o, nice backyard, on the park
1525 S Clarion St 2BR in Passyunk Sq, HW Flrs, CA, New Roof, Well Maintained
1917 Hicks St. Desirable Block in Newbold, 3bd/1ba, as-is condition, needs rehab
1318 Warnock St Fab Location, 3Story, 3BR/2.5BA W/ Garage, Large yard, Newer C/A/Heater, Electrical &
705 S. Mildred St. Beautiful 2bd/2ba Move In Condition! Tax Abmt, EE Wind/Doors, C/A, HW, SS, DW
NEW CONSTRUCTION (10 YEAR TAX ABATEMENT)
2101 Kimball St. Units #1&3 Modern 2br condo, built in closets, high eff systems, green roof
1705 S. 6th St. Spacious, maintained 4br/1ba w/new bathroom, roof, chimney liner, hdwd fls, & hot water tank. $129,000
2438 S. 3rd St. Investor Opportunity-store front (deli/grocery) & 1bd apt (leased), well maintained bldg $249,900
2040 S 21st St Fully renovated 4BR/1.5 BA, New flooring, appliances, windows, CA and heat. Open floor plan
2200 S 3rd St Corner property used as Convenient store for 45 yrs, New CA and hot water heater
1609 E Passyunk Rare Opportunity
1922 Schley St 3BR/1.5BA Sunken living room, 1 Car Parking, CA, Security System, Finished Basement $325,000
813-15 Ellsworth St. Double property Approx. 35x67, 1st flr huge garage, 2nd flr lrg 2br Apt.
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3 BD,h/w,modern move-in condition
5992796 *322 Emily
2 BD,nice move-in condition
6013583 *720 Watkins
5972988 *125 Tasker
1 BD+den,pine floor,c/a,renovated
5979552 *611 Fernon
5960202 *141 Emily
2 BD,fin.bsmt,convenient location
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3 BD,1.5Ba,c/a,spacious,well kept
5933485 *426 Federal
4 BD,needs some updating,At the Park
5992580 *204 Gerritt
2 BD,h/w,modern move-in condition
5994908 *421 Cross
3 BD,c/a,h/w,newly renovated home
6002198 *725 Earp
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5990816 *129 Mountain
2 BD,c/a,h/w,move-in condition
6002812 *720 Medina
2 BD,1.5Ba,well kept,updated hm
5614659 *333 Reed
4 BD,huge 3 story shell, sold as-is
5878740 *415-17 Moore
C2 Garage,3680sf,on a 31x116 lot
5984190 *1311 S. Hancock 2 BD,wood floors,nice 3 story Trinity
5991680 *1328 S. 4th
5974207 *160 Sigel
2 BD,1.5Ba,c/a,h/w,newly renovated
5939060 *1905 Moyamensing 4 BD,porchfront,h/w,very spacious
5990016 *1944 S. Galloway 3 BD,c/a,modern move-in condition
5686838 *132 Manton
2 BD,1.5Ba,den,c/a,beautiful 3 story hm
5698562 *206 Mountain
2 BD,1.5 Ba,fin.bsmt,open,modern
5893147 *129 Manton
3 BD,1.5Ba,open & spacious layout
5439278 *102 Morris
4 BD,2 Ba,fin.bsmt,c/a,beautiful
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Passyunk square & east Passyunk crossing 5819937 *2024 S. Darien
2 BD,good starter hm or investment
5952030 *924 Dudley
2 BD,very clean,move-in condition
5941028 *1922 S. Jessup
2 BD,lovely modern home,updated
5964052 *1609 S. Iseminger 2 BD,2 Ba,needs updating,well kept
5958237 *1107 S. 3rd
3 BD,2 Ba,fin.bsmt,c/a,deck,renovated
6019169 *1906 S. Jessup
5999378 *208 Watkins
6006730 *1007 Watkins
5943509 *1529 S. 2nd
Corner Commercial,Office+2 Apts.
5821900 *1202 S. 3rd
5922930 *1529 Moyamensing 5 BD,1.5Ba,huge Federal Period hm
6006131 *221 Titan
2 BD,1.5Ba,c/a,h/w,renovated home 2 BD,2 Ba,c/a,nice well kept home
6007674* 811 Earp
3 BD,2 Ba,fin.bsmt,c/a,h/w,modern
5904501 *1329 Annin
6005275 *1535 S. Iseminger 2 BD,fin.bsmt,c/a,h/w,renovated
6001298 *1233 S. Broad-A
Commercial Condo,1st floor,new
5992709 *1318 Moore
Duplex,1+1,well kept,separate utilities
5977881 *1514 Moyamensing 3 BD,2.5Ba,fin.bsmt,c/a,2 fp’s,garage
5990016 *105 Manton
3 BD,2.5Ba,den,roof deck,new home
5716469 *1101 S. 2nd
4 BD,2.5Ba,garage,new construction
6004589 *920 Wharton
3 BD,2 Ba,den,c/a,newly renovated
5920700 *112 Federal
6 BD,3 Ba,4 Car Garage,Circa 1835
5985592 *1327 Castle
4 BD,1.5Ba,huge 3 story Twin,porch
5760258 *1100 S. Front
Corner Commercial,Restaurant + Apt.
6001312 *1233 S. Broad-B
3 BD,2 Ba,c/a,h/w,2nd floor, new condo
5979279 *115 Wharton
3 BD,2,5Ba,fin.bsmt,roof deck,newer hm
Whitman 5728265 *332 Daly
6001319 *1233 S. Broad-C
3 BD,2 Ba,c/a,h/w,3rd floor, new condo
5831751 *1316 Morris
5 BD,2.5ba,fin.bsmt,c/a,huge Twin
6021767 *813-15 Ellsworth
Garage+Apt,3623sf on a 70x67 lot size
5774832 *1807 S. Broad
Quad. 2+1+2+1,3146sf,updated apts.
1 BD loft style,2 sty row,needs tlc
6002977 *2519 S. Marshall 3 BD,1.5Ba,fin.bsmt,renovated
5906666 *425 Durfor
2 BD,fin.bsmt,well kept,very elegant
5908423 *1823 E. Passyunk
Duplex,1+3,c/a,15x100 lot,C2 zoning
5906666 *425 Durfor
3 BD,fin.bsmt,c/a,move-in condition
5941902 *1715 S. 13th
4 BD,4 Ba,fin.bsmt,c/a,patio,renovated
3 BD,1.5Ba,fin.bsmt,c/a,well kept
6000203 *1233 S. Broad
Commercial condo + 2 resid condos,new
5885662 *2510 S. 6th
3 BD,h/w,nice move-in condition
5924311 *320 Fitzgerald
3 BD,1.5Ba,nice,clean,well maintained
5984517 *2749 S.Randolph
Duplex,2+3,newly renovated apartments
6018314 *128 Fitzgerald
3 BD,fin.bsmt,c/a,h/w,modern home
5957490 *2352 S. Lee
3 BD,1.5Ba,fin.bsmt,c/a,renovated hm
5925807 *2133 S. 4th
3 BD,very spacious main street home
6021513 *146 Roseberry
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3 BD,needs rehab,nice main street block
5978652 *1433 S. Hicks
2 BD,well kept,move-in condition
5997296 *1944 S. Hicks
3 BD,1.5Ba,affordable starter home
5343149 *343 Wolf
3 BD,1.5Ba,large hm,needs updating
5951903 *1626 S. 18th
6 BD,2 Ba,needs updating,huge home
5873004 *114 Durfor
5846861 *1922 S. 18th
4 BD,1.5 Ba,c/a,h/w,spacious,updated
5981054 *130 Ritner
3 BD,c/a,h/w,renovated,spacious home
6023705 *1519 McKean
4 BD,1.5Ba,spacious main street home
5877957 *225 Tree
2 BD,c/a,h/w,newly renovated home
6022406 *1417 S. Mole
2 BD,1.5Ba,c/a,h/w,newly renovated
5851387 *2339 S. Lee
6009957 *152 Tree
3 BD,c/a,deck,garage,lovely corner hm
5999945 *1815 S. 18th
Corner Commercial+4BDApt,C2 zoning
6010958 *2501-15 Marshall
Institutional Bldg.,15,024sf,on a113x48 Lot $499,900
5997489 *1541 Dickinson
3 BD,2.5Ba,fin.bsmt,deck,c/a,h/w,new hm $249,900
Jefferson square & Dickinson narroWs 5999480 *443 Cross 8795520 *1817 S. 5th
2 BD,2 story shell,needs total rehab 4 BD,2 Ba,c/a,h/w,spacious,restored
5997489 *1338 S. 18th
3 BD,2.5Ba,c/a,h/w,deck,new home
5861985 *1429 Wharton
Corner Commercial,2 stores+2 Apts.
6011766 *1818 S. Broad
4 BD,2.5Ba,wonderful grand Brownstone $469,000
6013204 *1220 S. Broad
Florist shop+5BD,3Ba hm,C2 Brownstone $549,900
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35xx reserve Dr. 5BR - 3.5Baths - Extra long Driveway, Many upgrades, Remaining tax abatement. $549,900 / Call for Details.
This Home Has it ALL!! Gorgeous interior corner home/ extra long driveway w/ additional parking pad, beautiful sideyard leading to the best backyard sanctuary in Philadelphia! Outdoor Kitchen/ Bar Area 5 BR - 3.5 baths Every Upgrade Possible Absolutely Lovely in every detail!!
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During This Event
NEW 2012 JEEP COMPASS
NEW 2012 CHRYSLER
NEW 2012 DODGE
CALIBER 30 MPG!
NEW 2012 DODGE
CHARGER Gas Saver V6!
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NEW 2012 RAM
**Includes all rebates and incentives. 36 month lease. 12,000 miles per year. Down payment due at signing depends on actual model chosen. Excludes tax and tags. See dealer for full details.