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(A rowing crew from Philadelphia takes a workout in the Cooper River after the Schuylkill became unusable due to recent rains.  Credit: David Madden)

Cooper River Dredging To Begin Next July

The Cooper River will be dredged beginning next July and that means the rowing community is going to have to look for other venues for 2014.

12/08/2013

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43rd Annual ‘Head Of The Schuylkill Regatta’ Kicks Off At Boathouse Row

Thousands of the rowers are in town this weekend for the annual “Head of the Schuylkill Regatta.” On Saturday, colleges from across the country competed.

10/26/2013

(credit: Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Author Sets Out To Tell Tale Of American Rowing Team From Hitler’s Berlin Olympics

The Olympics have been the source of many inspirational tales and a journalist is following one of the biggest, hot off the presses from 1936.

06/23/2013

Rowing Movie ‘Backwards’ Premieres Friday At Bryn Mawr Film Institute

Elle Carolan with Philadelphia City Rowing says the movie, titled Backwards, was filmed along the Schuylkill a couple of summers ago and is being released this week

09/20/2012

(Setting up for the "Dad Vail" regatta along the Schuylkill River.  Credit: John McDevitt)

Dad Vail Regatta Results, Day 2

Michigan won the varsity eight heavyweight race to capture the men’s team point trophy championship at the 74th Dad Vail Regatta Saturday on Philadelphia’s Schuylkill River.

05/12/2012

(Setting up for the "Dad Vail" regatta along the Schuylkill River.  Credit: John McDevitt)

Kelly Drive Closed In Preparation For ”Dad Vail” Regatta

A rowing regatta that has been held in Philadelphia for 59 consecutive years takes place once again this weekend, along the Schuylkill River.

05/10/2012

(Toby Wallace is set to row across the Atlantic) (photo provided)

Local Man Set To Row Across Atlantic Ocean In Effort To Raise Money For Charity

A Philadelphia based money manager is about to undertake a quest that’ll take him, and seven cohorts, far from the world of finance — or anything on dry land for that matter.

02/03/2012

(Jason Read.  Credit: National Rowing Foundation)

Temple U. Coach Jason Read Recalls Personal Role In Wake of 9/11

Recently hired as the new women’s crew coach at his alma mater, Temple University, Jason Read’s incredible life résumé includes an Olympic gold medal and years spent helping others as an EMS/Rescue Chief of Operations in his home county of Hunterdon, in New Jersey.

09/10/2011

Kelly Drive (credit: fairmountpark.org)

Guide To The Dad Vail Regatta

The Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta is the largest collegiate regatta in the U.S. Over 100 colleges and universities and thousands of athletes compete the weekend of the second Saturday in May each year.

05/10/2011

Stigall Show Log 4.11.11

Chris examines the aftermath of Friday’s deal to avoid a government shutdown. He talks to Christopher DeFelice about rescuing two people whose car crashed into the Schyukill River, Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey about staying in Philadelphia, and Phillies Manager Charlie Manuel.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–04/11/2011

Stigall Show Log 4.8.11

Chris discussed the firefighters union endorsement of Milton Street for mayor, a rower that helped rescue a driver that crashed into the Schyukill and talked to Chris Butler about how a shutdown would effect the economy.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–04/08/2011

River

Rower, Bicyclist Come To Aid After Car Plunges Into Schuylkill River

There was a dramatic rescue Thursday morning near Boathouse Row, after a car skidded off Kelly Drive and plunged into the Schuylkill River.

04/07/2011

Drexel Women's Varsity Crew Wins Prestigious Race

Drexel University has joined an exclusive club– one whose only other members are Brown, Yale, and Radcliffe.

08/04/2010