Posts Tagged 'Pennsylvania'

Pipe Dreams: Spotlight focuses on Massey Organ, celebrating 20 years since rededication, at tonight’s CSO performance

Pipe Dreams: Spotlight focuses on Massey Organ, celebrating 20 years since rededication, at tonight’s CSO performance

In 1992, the Massey Memorial Organ needed help. The floor was buckling beneath its heavy pipes, which weighed nearly 16 tons. The pipes held each other up, leaning against their neighbors like tired old friends.

When father-and-son team Paul and Mark Fischer fixed the organ at the end of the 1992 Season, they made sure they did it right.

Claiborne, through Simple Way, fights poverty by living it

Claiborne, through Simple Way, fights poverty by living it

The neighborhood of Kensington, Pa., is prime for resurrection.

It was once a hub of the working class. Native and immigrant workers hustled to and from factories, producing everything from textiles to glass to hats. Cathedrals, schools and homes were stuffed together so tightly that one could reach through a neighbor’s window and grab a bedpost.