Sunday, May 19, 2013
Ever wanted to learn to fly fish?
Ever wanted to learn how to fly fish? Orvis in Plymouth Meeting is holding free fly fishing clinics every Saturday and Sunday through June. While classes are free, the stores do ask for RSVPs. Learn more about the clinics and how to RSVP here.
Monday, May 13, 2013
Players from Lansdale, Glenside, Norristown get their Frisbee on.
It's just a simple, plastic disc, but don't tell that to the hundreds of local players that take the game quite seriously. Sunday's match-up in Plymouth Whitemarsh was proof positive that something as basic as a Frisbee can get the fans moving. According to the Times Herald, "Ultimate" as it is known to fans "is something of a hybrid between soccer and football, only instead of a ball, flying plastic is used." Sunday, a match-up between Philadelphia Spinners and the New York Rumble was hosted at Plymouth Whitemarsh High School. In the day's game, Norristown resident Jack Casey, Lansdale natives Mike and David Baer and Jonah Wisch from Glenside all played, according to the Herald. The team promoted its event prior to the match-up at area …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Brand names lime Chick-fil-A and Primo’s and call-ahead orders are now available.
Watching little league games in Miles Park just got a lot more delicious, thanks to some recent concession stand changes made by the Whitemarsh Little League and Michael Serratore, Whitemarsh Baseball Association president. Branded food, a golf cart that sells products at each field, and call-ahead ordering are among the changes made after the Whitemarsh Township Board of Supervisors voted at its last meeting to permit the little league to run the stand, which had previously been run by the township. Serratore, and his wife, Diane, submitted a proposal and now staffs the stand with volunteers during games, offering branded food such as Primo’s hoagies, Chick-fil-A, Rita’s Water Ice, and Philly Pretzels, along with homemade chili and …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Runners are being encouraged to bring as little as possible with them this year.
Following the backpack bombings at the Boston Marathon two weeks ago, runners in this year's Broad Street Run in Philadelphia won't be able to tote their gear in a backpack, race organizers announced in a mass email to participants Monday. Taking a page from the Transportation Safety Administration's playbook, race organizers are mandating runners use clear plastic drawstring bags, which will be handed out at the expo Friday and Saturday, to stow their gear this year. “You are strongly encouraged to bring as little as possible with you to the start of the race,” race organizers said in the email to runners. “All items brought into the start area are subject to search and/or confiscation.” Race organizers only indicated backpacks would be …
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Philadelphia's runners are showing support for Boston with their socks.
As the nation reels from the happenings of the Boston Marathon, many will find unique ways to show support for the city that lost so much. From Facebook posts, to charitable donations, citizens are rallying to show support for Beantown. From the City of Brotherly Love, one popular way to show the love is apparently through one's socks. According to a recent Philly Mag blogger, many area sporting good stores are stocking up on red socks. Why? Because Philadelphians are preparing to show they care. Those participating in the Broad Street Run, slated for Sunday, May 5, are planning to wear red running socks to show the love for Boston. Get it? Red ... Sox ... The city may be home to the loyalest of Phillies sports fans, but for one race, the…
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Plymouth Whitemarsh High School students Mona Hoorfar and Phoebe Flint both took home gold medals last month.
Two Plymouth-Whitemarsh High School students, Mona Hoorfar and Phoebe Flint, members of the Mannettes Gymnastics Team at the Philadelphia Gymnastics Club in Conshohocken, won state champion gymnastic titles in March. Hoorfar, a senior, won the all-around title in the Advanced Prep Optional Level State Championship on March 15 at the National Guard Armory. Flint, a junior, won first place in vault, bars, beam and all-around, earning the state champion title at the Level Nine PA State Championship in Williamsport, Pa. on March 23. Flint will compete at the Level Nine, Region Seven meet at Ursinus College in Mid-April. Philadelphia Gymnastics Center is located on Portland Road in West Conshohocken.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Many categories of tickets are sold out, but there are still some available if you want to see great golfers competing in your neighborhood.
When tickets for the 2013 U.S. Open, to be held at Merion Golf Club, went on sale in June, many categories quickly sold out. “Due to space constraints, only 25,000 spectator tickets will be sold, which is significantly fewer tickets than a typical U.S. Open,” the ticketing website reads. Tickets for Friday, Saturday and Sunday are completely sold out, according to the ticketing site, as are passes for the entire week. But, there are still tickets available for the June 10 to 16 event. Monday through Wednesday are practice rounds with the tournament running Thursday through Sunday. Only one ticket type (listed below) is not yet sold out for tournament days. Still available (as of the posting of this article) are Tickets can be purchased on …
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
The smallest in the family has taken to the field.
She picked out a pink bat. She has a pink helmet, complete with sparkles that match the facemask. It all fits neatly into her pink Louisville Slugger bat bag. She’s ready for the big leagues. I’m talking, however, of my 5-year-old daughter. She is about to embark on her very first season of t-ball as part of the Audubon Recreation Association’s (ARA) spring league. She is playing in the “Girls’ Softball 6U” team, meaning those 6 and under. She is almost a foot smaller than every other girl out there. But, what she lacks in athletic skill, she makes up for in enthusiasm. It is still unclear if my darling children will be as athletically inclined as their mother. Don’t get me wrong. I didn’t play in college or go pro or anything, but I loved…
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Jaylen Bond has been granted a release from the University of Texas basketball team.
Plymouth Whitemarsh High School graduate Jaylen Bond will leave the University of Texas, and the Longhorn basketball program, at the end of this semester, according to Philly.com. Bond, a 6-foot-7-inch sophomore, graduated from Plymouth Whitemarsh in 2011 and received scholarships from Temple University, St. Joseph’s University, Penn State University, and the University of Pittsburgh. Bond averaged 2.8 points and 3.2 rebounds in 11 minutes of playing time at Texas. There is no word on Bond’s new destination. For more on this story, visit Philly.com.
Friday, March 15, 2013
The Philadelphia Eagles announced Friday that they will no longer hold training camp at Lehigh University.
The Philadelphia Eagles are flying the Lehigh Valley coop. After 17 years, training camp will no longer be held at Lehigh University, the team announced on its website Friday. "There are so many people at Lehigh University who went above and beyond to accommodate us and to make Training Camp a special place for fans to travel each summer to get an up-close look at the team," Team President Don Smolenski said. "The city of Bethlehem has been part of our lives every summer for the past 17 years," Smolenski added. He said that the team will hold Training Camp in Philadelphia this summer both at the NovaCare Complex and at Lincoln Financial Field after staging the team’s annual preseason practices at Lehigh University for the last 17 years, a …