November 24, 2013 |
Alf Ake Winte, 83, a lifelong pastry chef who emigrated from Sweden and later owned a pastry shop in Havertown, died Friday, Oct. 18, at his home in Newtown Square from a stroke brought on by heart disease complications. Mr. Winte honed his culinary skills as an apprentice pastry chef in Stockholm and Sala, which is about 65 miles outside the Swedish capital. By 1951, Mr. Winte and his future wife, Britt Lundvik, had opened their first bakery in Stockholm, Grev Ture. The two married a year later, and in 1955 they came to America, settling in Denver, where one of his sisters was living.
August 5, 2010 |
While bracing for the forthcoming blows, it's time to empty out the mailbag . . . - Garland Garland, I'll agree that the story has grown tiresome, but I wouldn't say it's a "non-issue. " A man was shot in the parking lot at a birthday party. That's not a normal occurrence. I thought Bob Ford wrote the best line about the entire saga: "If a dog had been shot in the parking lot of the Guadalajara restaurant on June 25, Vick would be out of work again.
November 1, 2009 |
When David and Carole Alfe bought a six-bedroom Colonial Revival house in Camden County, they knew it needed a lot of work. "It reminded me of working on a battleship," says Carole Alfe, 55, museum-shop manager at the Masonic Library and Museum of Pennsylvania. "At times, we kicked ourselves for buying it," adds husband David Alfe, 54, a therapist. But all the effort has paid off. The house is now their home, and one that stays as close to the period as possible. The Alfes, who married in 2000, decided to move out of their three-bedroom twin in Ardmore because of David's job in New Jersey.
June 2, 2005 |
The Bucks County flower grower whose property was vandalized last week, allegedly by animal-rights activists, decided yesterday he no longer intends to house monkeys there for scientific research. "We are not withdrawing our application because of the vandalism or destruction of property," Michael Hsu said in an interview. The reason for the withdrawal, he said, is he realized the zoning application he had submitted to Richland Township on April 27, asking for "commercial kennel use," sought more space than the township might allow.
November 5, 1992 |
Terry Rudd of Berwyn easily cleared a 6-foot-8 wall to win the Puissance Class competition at the National Horse Show last night. Rudd described the jump as "effortless" for her mount, Alf, a 10-year-old Hanoverian stallion owned by Paul Gansky of Newtown Square. "I thought he could have gone higher," Rudd said of Alf. "He landed easily and had no problems. " Alf was the only horse in a field of 11 to clear the wall at 6-8. Rudd said that last night was only the second time Alf had been in a high- jumping competition.
August 2, 1992 |
Running barefoot, Alf Palema - pinned three deep to the rail and virtually unnoticed turning for home - squeezed through on the inside yesterday at the Meadowlands and nipped his favored stablemate, King Conch, for the most cherished prize in harness racing, the Hambletonian. The victory, the first in eight Hambletonian attempts by 43-year-old driver Mickey McNichol, was worth $552,000, the richest payoff in the 67-year history of the famous championship for 3-year-old trotters.
January 31, 1992 |
As Evette steps into the Adoption Center, she announces that she has lost her green hair ribbon. Alf, her brother, nods in sympathy, because they're going to have their picture taken, and if they're going to look nice, Evette needs her ribbon. So Evette backtracks - into both elevators (even though she had ridden in only one), to the restaurant (where she had a snack), and then back to the office. No luck. A ribbon of another color is found for her in a desk drawer. And she and Alf beam, satisfied, as she admires herself in a compact mirror.
July 15, 1991 |
Michael Landon meant no more to me than Alf Landon, the Kansas governor who was clobbered by FDR in the 1936 presidential election. As Hollywood deaths go, I was much more concerned with Lee Remick's the same week. What class! But was Lee Remick ascending into Heaven on a Daily News front page? No, Michael Landon was - in a publicity still photo from the TV fantasy-drama series, "Highway to Heaven," unearthed from our files by editors Dan Hawkins and Rick Selvin. Yes sir, on Tuesday, July 2, there was Collingswood-born Michael all over our Page 1 . . . and Page 3 . . . and Pages 27, 28 and 29. You had to go inside the paper to read about the new Supreme Court appointee, another hat in the ring for Bill Gray's Congress seat, more on the continuing coverage of Philadelphia's newest cardinal, the never-ending deadlock over Pennsylvania's budget, the arrest of a cop for murder and Yugoslavia's ordeal.
May 26, 1991 |
We'd been driving on superhighways all day, stopping only to stuff our three kids with Big Macs and Chicken McNuggets at a McDonald's along the road, when we spotted the distinctive sign of the chain motel where we'd made reservations for that night. Within minutes of checking in, the kids were bickering over what to watch on the tube - Alf, or a football game on the cable all-sports channel. Sounds like just another road trip in America, right? Wrong. The McDonald's was in Lille, France, just before we crossed into Belgium, and our chain motel was a Novotel in Aachen, Germany.
July 15, 1990 |
Adriana Falcon Trafford, whose job at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving is deciding whether to give people money or not, was troubled by an application that hit her desk earlier this year. It was from a local organization that built low-cost housing. It was asking for $50,000 to purchase a right of way from the local electric utility. The foundation had the money for a worthwhile purpose such as this. That wasn't the trouble. It just seemed to Trafford, as she studied the application, that the electric company was asking for too much money.