Tuesday, August 4, 2015 Av 19, 5775

Saddle up for a surprising vacation
Does "dude ranch" conjure up images of office workers doffing their Dockers in favor of denim? Do you envision time in the saddle or sleeping under the stars, and think it might be fun for a day or two, though you're not sure about an entire vacation? What -- you haven't seen "City Slickers"? (Billy Crystal proving, of course, that...
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Running hot and cold can depend on just how you can cope with the weather
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Frank Rosci, JE Feature
At this time of year, as the thermometer continues its seasonable drop, the colder air that comes with the change has people changing, too -- not simply from shorts and T-shirts to long pants and sweaters, but for some, in the way they interact with others. Can cold weather really make people miserable and mean to each other, and unsettling...
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Fourth-grade students from the Raymond and Ruth Perelman Jewish Day School and seventh-graders from the Robert Saligman Middle School recently worked with students from Drexel University's College of Engineering on a team-collaborative program called "The Science of Engineering: Building Bridges and Boats." The teams had to construct both a bridge and a boat to meet certain specifications and standards.
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When Gelt Financial Corporation -- a commercial lender founded by Northeast Philadelphia native Jack Miller -- purchased a small bank in 2006, it did so in the hopes of implementing a specific business model. According to Miller, the plan involved turning the Public Savings Bank -- founded in the 1920s in Willow Groove -- into a virtual bank. The idea...
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Mara Sokolsky, JE Feature
I was sitting in our synagogue library cataloguing books when Joanie Hirsch poked her head in. "Do you have anything on Jewish weddings?" she asked in a stage whisper. Something in her tone caused me to think the answer she wanted was not so much "Yes" as "Why?" And sure enough, when I replied "What for?" she drew herself up...
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