November 27, 2015 |
As department stores wrestle over whether to start their Black Friday specials a day early, Burlington County's Columbus Farmers Market is resuming Thanksgiving Day sales a year after a large fire altered its decades-old tradition of staying open through the holiday. Merchants are selling everything from fresh turkeys (starting at 6 a.m.) to baked goods and seasonal decorations. There are also businesses selling shoes and military supplies, and a pet store should Fido need that something special for Thanksgiving.
August 14, 2015
U.S. REP. CHAKA Fattah , indicted two weeks ago for racketeering, bribery and a whole bunch of other things that members of Congress probably aren't supposed to do, may already have a Democratic challenger in the 2016 primary. Some political observers - yeah, we're looking at you , Philly Mag - have speculated that it's unlikely that a serious Democrat would challenge Fattah if he refuses to step down, which currently is his plan. Maybe they are right. Party leaders - Ed Rendell , Mayor Nutter , Bob Brady , even Nancy Pelosi - have all expressed plenty of sadness that this whole ordeal is happening to Fattah, but not much concern about the corruption allegations contained in the 29-count indictment.
March 31, 2015 |
OVER THE 22 YEARS she's been selling beautifully decorated cakes and other sweets from her North Philadelphia bakery, Denise Gause's loyal customers have consistently offered her kind words, she said. "People would say: 'Oh, I'm so glad you're here. I don't have to bake anymore,' " Gause said yesterday. Or, " 'Miss Denise, I don't know what I would do if you weren't here.' " That contingency plan may have to be revisited by customers of Denise's Bakery on 22nd Street near Cambria in Swampoodle, a neighborhood with few options for baked goods.
September 26, 2014 |
Christine Ruggio's daughter is gluten-intolerant, so, in the past, sending her off to summer camp used to require packing a cooler filled with gluten-free baked goods. But this summer, packing for field-hockey camp at the University of Delaware was less of a hassle. "Out of 100 kids, seven were celiac, 15 had to eat gluten-free. They had a complete menu for them, so they could have anything they want. It's come a long way," Ruggio said. "Of course," she added, "we supply them, so that made it a lot easier.
July 1, 2014 |
BISHOP Thomas Martin, 78, starts his Tuesdays before 5 a.m. on a mission: prepare meals for 200 or more people at a North Philadelphia church - sometimes by himself. "I get tired," admitted Martin, of Elkins Park. "But it's a mission, and in a mission you get strength. " For about 15 years, Martin has helped run Mount Olive Holy Temple's feeding program, a sit-down meal from noon to about 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the church on Broad Street near Jefferson. The goal is to provide a hearty meal to homeless and low-income folks who come from across the city.
July 6, 2013
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May 26, 2013 |
DUCK, N.C. - My family and I felt right at home from the minute we arrived at this seaside town near the northern end of North Carolina's Outer Banks. Two of the first people we met were a mother from Warminster and her grown daughter from Levittown, shopping in a Rite-Aid for items we each had neglected to pack. At a seafood restaurant, a young family at the next table turned out to be from Levittown - the father's Phillies cap was a conversation-starter. And when we tried to phone in an order for barbecue, I accidentally dialed the restaurant's sister eatery - in New Britain, Central Bucks County.
December 7, 2012 |
With so many holiday-related tasks to manage - shopping, wrapping, baking, (cleaning and) decorating, partying, and making travel plans, all on top of that other little thing known as work - the prospect of actually entertaining guests can feel overwhelming. Like it or not, though, family is on the way and the clock is ticking. What's a well-meaning but frazzled host to do? Open your home to loved ones, yes, but also know your limits. Give yourself a break by planning meals that can be made ahead and frozen until needed.
October 6, 2011 |
Burlington County could turn into the supply center for medical marijuana in South Jersey. The only two nonprofits licensed by the state to operate treatment centers below Trenton have their sights set on Maple Shade and Westampton, with outlets near Exits 4 and 5 of the New Jersey Turnpike. A zoning hearing next Wednesday in Maple Shade will consider the application of Compassionate Sciences of Sea Cliff, N.Y., to operate a dispensary at 2860 Route 73 North, site of an Office Furniture Outlet store.