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    At 45, Gies’ love of the game keeps him playing

    Chris Gies nearly became the Phillies Opening Night starter in 1995; he’s still playing, passing on his knowledge to his two sons.

    Nearly 20 years ago, Chris Gies came this close to being named the Opening Night starter for his beloved Phillies.


    Ready to rumble

    Isaiah McAliley may only be 11 years old, but the young boxer from Frankford is no stranger to the ring.

    Put the gloves on Isaiah McAliley and you know you’re looking at a boxer. You might not see it in the 11-year-old’s slender 65-pound frame, but you can see it in his eyes. He looks back at you with a ferocious determination that has no mercy behind it.


    Corbett criticizes Obama’s plan to combat global warming

    Gov. Tom Corbett last week released a statement criticizing President Barack Obama’s proposed plan to combat global warming, contending it will lead to a massive tax hike on the Pennsylvania coal industry.


    A treat from Texas

    With the months of May and June come graduations, weddings, birthdays, and… summer heat. There’s always some kind of celebration that calls for cake — especially chocolate cake. But no one wants to hang out in the kitchen for too long now. What better way to celebrate an occasion than with a dense, rich, moist cake topped with a velvety-smooth chocolate icing. Decadence — your name is Texas Chocolate Sheet Cake.


    Community College presents Distinguished Leadership Awards

    Kent Lufkin, president and CEO of 3rd Fed Bank, was among six people honored last week at Community College of Philadelphia’s 15th Annual Distinguished Leadership Awards The awards are presented for outstanding contributions to higher education and the local community. Lufkin was honored with the Business Award.


    Money talks

    The Northeast Times takes a look at the projected sale of Philadelphia Gas Works and how it could affect your monthly bill.

    Selling the Philadelphia Gas Works to a for-profit New England company is being touted by Mayor Michael Nutter’s administration as good financial sense, and condemned by sale opponents as fiscally unsound.


    Let chili chase the chilly

    North America shivers in an Arctic freeze….biting, bitterly cold breezes….brutal, potential, record-breaking low temperatures….Polar Vortex - that arctic cyclone that’s swept down from the North Pole ….what’s next? It’s been so cold in Pennsylvania this winter that I’m surprised that Phil even ventured out to check his shadow this week. Olympic Alert: It’s warmer in Sochi!


    Warm up from winter with homemade chili

    North America shivers in an Arctic freeze….biting, bitterly cold breezes….brutal, potential, record-breaking low temperatures….Polar Vortex– that arctic cyclone that’s swept down from the North Pole ….what’s next? Frost Quakes? They did happen in Ontario, Canada, on Christmas Eve. Apparently, some kids there thought that the loud snap sounds and the shakes were reindeer on the roof. Closer to home, parts of Ohio experienced Frost Quakes in 2011. It’s winter!