Story Archive March 06 2013

Events (March 6, 2013)

At the Flower Show, Fishtown and NoLibs blossom

Exhibitors from companies based in both Fishtown and Northern Liberties are showcasing crafts and colorful blooms at the 2013 Philadelphia Flower Show, which continues through March 10 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Exhibitors are: Beekman’s C.O.P.A. Soaps, 438 E. Girard Ave., showcasing in Booth 802; City Planter, 814 N. 4th St., showcasing in Booth 201; and main exhibitor Schaffer Designs, 1021 N. Hancock St., showcasing its exhibit “Jack,” in the main hall of the show. For tickets, times and information, visit

Reunions (March 6, 2013)

Trips (March 6, 2013)

Tales of a Cold War Serviceman

When Maurice “Frank” Mercure sat down to write his memoirs, recalling stories from more than two decades of U.S. military service, he decided to largely steer away from gunfights and bombings.

Rock queen

Soraia Mansour stood barely an arm’s length from rock ‘n’ roll immortality.

Carroll High students rally to keep their school open

Last Thursday, about 75 students at Charles Carroll High School in Port Richmond had a lot to say about their school’s inclusion in the largest mass school closing in Philadelphia history.

A family affair

As family patriarch, Ed Macko had one rule for his three children when they were growing up: Play any sport you want, but you have to swim until you’re 18.