September 30, 2011 |
Lambertville, N.J., population 3,906, is going to be a busy village this weekend. Not only is the Rago Arts & Auction Center offering about 1,000 lots of early-20th-century and modern arts and crafts at a two-day sale there, but Stephenson's Auction, of Southampton, Pa., is conducting an on-site sale Saturday of the real estate and contents of a Victorian home just outside of town and of an adjacent barn that formerly housed River Road Antiques &...
September 17, 2013 |
Zaire is an intelligent and inquisitive 7-year-old who delights in making people laugh. He loves learning new things and figuring things out. Happy and affectionate, Zaire likes to give big hugs. Some of his favorite pastimes are watching cartoons, reading, and anything having to do with fire trucks. He also enjoys building objects with Legos and solving puzzles. Zaire likes being independent and showing adults that he can do things on his own. Zaire is passionate about art and crafts and is very creative, so he was thrilled to have an opportunity recently to visit an art center.
October 17, 1986 |
The cranberry is king of the Pine Barrens this time of year, and tomorrow and Sunday that fact will be celebrated with music, crafts, food and fun at the "capital" of the Barrens - Chatsworth. Occasion for all the hoopla is the Burlington County town's third annual Cranberry Festival. For the event, the cranberry bogs have been flooded and the "knockers" (paddlewheel boats) are churning the water to make the berries float to the surface. Visitors can see them scooped up and subjected to the "seven bounce test" in processing - those that don't bounce as they fall onto each of seven conveyor belts are removed and ultimately fed to the wild deer of the Barrens.
January 9, 1998 |
Dressed in black jeans and a peachy-tangerine sweatshirt, with his sneakered feet up on an associate's desk, David Rago has a still air about him - a quietude that is extended by the low timbre of his voice and by the spareness of his gestures. About the only time he gestures at all, in fact, is as he explains the process of throwing pottery, creating a vessel out of mud and shaping it with subtle pressure on the evolving walls. His shoulders hunch then, and he uses his hands and arms to mimic the potter's pull on raw clay.
June 3, 2011 |
The twin catalogs for next weekend's sale of modern and contemporary arts and crafts at the Rago Arts and Auction Center present a history of the movements and creators of the last 110 years, from the well-established to the up-and-coming. Just as remarkable is the sale itself. The more than 1,300 lots of furniture, ceramics, glass, metalwork, and decorative art for sale at the two-day event in Lambertville include works by many of the best-known names in an abundance seldom seen.
September 6, 1991 |
A special festival of arts and crafts just for children has been scheduled in conjunction with this year's "Showcase" celebration in New Hope. Presented by the New Hope Chamber of Commerce, "Showcase '91 - The Arts of New Hope" features free children's art activities and entertainment tomorrow and Sunday at the Ferry Street Landing. On both days, themed art tables such as a "Beautiful Beanies Table," "Fish Prints Table," "Pasta Jewelry Table," "Fantastic Flags Table," "Thumbuddy Special Table," and "Rattle & Shake Table" will provide the settings for continuous hands-on children's art activities.
May 14, 2002 |
Quietly, A.C. Moore Arts & Crafts Inc. has developed a following both on Wall Street and among consumers. Analysts say the retailer of arts-and-crafts supplies has a lot going for it because of growing consumer interest in various crafts, the demographics of its customers, and the way it runs its stores. "A.C. Moore is demonstrating powerful sales growth," said Bernard Sosnick, an analyst with Fahnestock & Co. Inc., in an April 4 report to investors. Fahnestock is a New York investment firm that comanaged a secondary public stock offering for the company in March.
August 17, 2003 |
The two are more than 6,000 miles apart and represent eras divided by more than 400 years. Yet the Globe Theatre in London and the Lodge at Torrey Pines in La Jolla, Calif., are examples of the kinds of exemplary projects that research and attention to detail can produce. Though they are efforts on a grand scale costing millions of dollars, years of work, and the sweat of many brows, they provide inspiration for the typical homeowner looking to preserve or restore what they have or create a sense of the past.
July 15, 2014 |
Jeff and Jim Petrillo of Moorestown have been woodworkers most of their adult lives, usually of smaller items. One year, the brothers branched out and built a wooden boat. Next, they built a wooden surfboard. And then they built a company - Deadhead Surfboards. They produce gleaming boards of various woods that nevertheless are fully functional. "The idea is you hang it on the wall, take it out and use it, and then put it back on the wall," Jeff Petrillo said Sunday as the company booth at the Haddonfield Crafts and Fine Arts Festival drew more than a few curious stares.
August 11, 1997 |
Philadelphia has had a love affair with its Polish community since General Thaddeus Kosciuszko showed us how to shore up our defenses in the Revolutionary War. Saturday and Sunday at Penn's Landing, Polish American Weekend celebrated his contribution to freedom with food, music, arts and crafts and dancing.