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LIVING
March 5, 2000 | By Alex Richmond, FOR THE INQUIRER
If The Sopranos were to hire a house band, they could do a lot worse than the extreme lounge keyboard-and-drums duo of Mickey and Joey Pal. The two have been playing music together for 30 years this month, and appear every Wednesday through Saturday night at Kathleen's Cafe (on Ninth and Christian Streets). Equal parts Las Vegas and South Philly, their act draws from a large repertoire of songs, from Broadway show tunes to Bacharach to "Wildwood Days. " Between songs, the off-color jokes fly fast and thick.
SPORTS
July 20, 1997 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
With a guaranteed salary of $6 million, Robin Ventura earns about 100 times as much as the next-highest-paid player in triple-A Nashville's cramped clubhouse. But it didn't take long for the Chicago White Sox slugger to become one of the guys when he began a medical rehabilitation assignment with the Sounds last Monday. Ventura, who broke his right leg and tore ligaments in his right ankle during spring training, took the locker nobody else wanted - in the corner beneath the TV. He showed up early and stayed late, signing autographs beside the third-base dugout for a long time after his debut.
NEWS
July 13, 2004 | By Elizabeth Wellington INQUIRER FASHION WRITER
The sweetness that wafts from bath oils, lotions, body butters and sea salts made by Carol's Daughter starts with the way a color, a flower or a fruit makes Lisa Price feel. In her scent-centered world, Price sees a peppermint sprig, thinks ocean-fresh, blends the aromas, and voila! - a product is born. "It just amazes me how awesome they smell. . . . I don't know if it's going to work. I just have the idea to do it," explained Price, owner of Carol's Daughter, a Brooklyn-based line of natural skin- and hair-care products.
LIVING
May 3, 1996 | By Susan Caba, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Sculptor-painter-furniture maker - the words bring to mind a childhood jingle, and sound like an array of job choices, not a one-man description. But Wendell Castle is all of those things, and he is all of them at once, blended, with no distinctions between the art forms. At the moment, he's bent over a wooden, vaguely rocket-shaped form in his studio, dappling the surface with a sharp chisel. When he's finished, the piece will nominally be a grandfather clock, but - under a skin of crackly and colorful paint and with a shape that will suggest a palm tree seen through an LSD haze - the fact that it is a clock will hardly be its major characteristic.
FOOD
May 29, 2008
Beginning with hand-rolled candy gifts for friends, Jerry Swain's pairing of chocolate and peanut butter - two near universal favorites - drew a following and ultimately awards, among them Best First Time Confection (2001) and Best of Show (2002) at gatherings of the Retail Confectioners International. Now his dark, milk and white chocolate-swathed peanut butter cores come in crispy, pretzel-bit, toffee and caramel blends. Cute and compact This multi-purpose mini tool does a maxi job. Roll garlic cloves in the domed silicone cap to peel.
NEWS
June 24, 2012 | Craig LaBan
The Rhône-inspired wines of Paso Robles are some of the most intriguing bottles coming these days from California, and those from Tablas Creek, co-owned by Château Beaucastel of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, are among the very best, though relatively pricey. The Patelin series of country-style red and white blends with screw-tops was launched in 2011 as a response to the lagging economy to give Tablas Creek a presence in the under-$20-a-bottle range. And the result has been value wines of great character and complexity.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 21, 1987 | By ROBYN SCHAUFFELE SELVIN, Daily News Sales Columnist
Wear comfortable shoes and bring your lunch. That's the ticket when you shop Macy's clearance center in Cherry Hill, N.J. This place is huge: 16,000 square feet of deeply discounted clothes for men, women and kids. Here's the deal: Every Tuesday, trucks arrive at the center with merchandise from Macy's stores throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The goods already are marked down from the original ticket price by at least 40 to 50 percent. Using a color code, the merchandise is marked down an additional 20 percent and displayed for sale.
FOOD
February 11, 1987 | By POLLY FISHER, Special to the Daily News
Dear Polly: My popovers are always moist and doughy inside. How should they be baked to make them drier? Lengthening the baking time just makes them too dark. - Carolyn Dear Carolyn: For crisper, drier popovers, prick the side of each popover with a toothpick after it is done, then return to the oven for three to six minutes. This will allow the steam inside the popover to escape, and the inside will be drier. Here's a basic recipe for these versatile little breads: In a small mixing bowl, beat 3 eggs with an electric mixer until foamy.
FOOD
October 2, 1991 | By Marc Schogol Compiled from reports from Inquirer wire services
DREAM MEAL Ever dream of dining in a four-star restaurant in France? Meridian Bank is going to make food dreams come true for the winner of the World Is Yours Sweepstakes. The prize is up to $10,000 for a dinner for two anywhere in the world. Entry forms may be dropped in the sweepstakes box at any Meridian branch. Or fill out an index card with your name, address and telephone number and mail it to Meridian Bank, The World Is Yours Sweepstakes, 601 Penn St., 10th Floor, Reading, Pa 19601.
NEWS
April 22, 2012 | Craig LaBan
Bordeaux can be intimidating for new wine buyers, especially with its reputation for pricey bottles that require a decade (or several) of aging, not to mention a good cellar to age them in. That's why I've always liked the Right Bank wines of Pomerol, whose merlot-centric blends can be drunk in relative youth. Travel a bit north of the Barbanne stream, however, and you'll end-up in the lesser-known appellation of Lalande-de-Pomerol, where one can find a similar approach (if not quite the depth or finesse)
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SPORTS
May 1, 2015 | By Bill Fleischman, Daily News Sports Columnist
THE RIGHT crew chief at the right time. That's the Tony Gibson-Kurt Busch pairing. Although he's only 50, Gibson is one of the few remaining old-school crew chiefs in NASCAR. He has been crew chief for Danica Patrick, Ryan Newman, Mark Martin, Michael Waltrip and Bill Elliott. Gibson's NASCAR career goes all the way back to 1992 when he was car chief and mechanic for the late Alan Kulwicki, the '92 Cup series champion. With three races remaining last season, Gibson moved from Patrick's team to Busch's.
NEWS
April 19, 2015 | By Ellen Dunkel, Inquirer Staff Writer
Rubberbandance Group's Empirical Quotient is a blend of ballet and hip-hop, but it's a quieter piece than one might expect. In just over an hour, six dancers dressed in subtle grays, navy blue, and dark reds perform a series of dances loosely centered on the push and pull of human interactions, set to vocals and electronica by DJ and composer Jasper Gahunia. The evening begins as the audience arrives, with the dancers warming up on stage. As the lights go down, they huddle, forming a single unit that moves across the stage.
BUSINESS
March 31, 2015 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Inquirer Staff Writer
When Nick Bayer, now 37, went to college, he had no idea what he wanted to do. Business, industry, finance - each internship served to eliminate those as possibilities. "I remember Sunday nights were the most depressing nights for my family, because my parents had to go to jobs they didn't really like," Bayer said. "I didn't want to have a depressing Sunday night every week. "I wanted to love what I did. It dawned on me that the only way to really do that was to create something for myself.
NEWS
May 23, 2014 | BY MATT NESTOR, Daily News Staff Writer nestorm@phillynews.com, 215-854-5906
FOR A FILM that opens in a Hooters, with Adam Sandler wearing a Dick's Sporting Goods shirt, "Blended" is a surprisingly honest comedy that explores the challenges of single parenthood. Early on, some of the dialogue doesn't seem natural and the circumstances that land Jim (Sandler) and Lauren (Drew Barrymore) at the same resort in South Africa are ridiculous. That word "ridiculous" came to mind a few times in the first half of the film, especially as Terry Crews and his band of omnipresent African singers provide musical narration to Jim and Lauren's awkwardly blossoming romance.
FOOD
May 2, 2014 | By Virginia A. Smith, Inquirer Staff Writer
As a child, Elaine Sirna Shaughnessy never liked the smell of perfume. Too unnatural. But she happily inhaled whatever wafted from her mother's kitchen in Delaware Township, later to become Cherry Hill. Especially on Sunday mornings, before church, when Mom made "gravy" for the week. Those scents were very pleasurable, and may have been a subconscious trigger for the turn her life would take in the mid-1980s. That was when Shaughnessy, a stressed-out school administrator, read an article about aromatherapy, a form of alternative medicine using fragrant "essential oils" distilled from plants.
NEWS
April 6, 2014 | By Al Haas, For The Inquirer
As a general rule, gas-electric hybrid cars and trucks are not fun; their very nature precludes it. Hybrids are made to maximize conservation at the expense of stimulation. The thrill of driving one is seeing the m.p.g. indicator creep higher, rather than the speedometer. Certainly that's true of the Toyota Prius, which loudly proclaims its mission without any endearing aesthetic quality. But a fuel-sipper doesn't have to look ugly to be efficient; you could opt for the 2014 Ford Fusion Hybrid.
NEWS
March 2, 2014 | By Virginia A. Smith, Inquirer Staff Writer
Every Philadelphia Flower Show has a vibe that gets communicated in a one-word answer to this question: What'd you think of the show? Here's the word on 2014: Different . In random interviews at Friday's preview for members of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, which produces the show, visitors again and again described it that way. This show is, quite literally, different. The theme this year is ARTiculture, the nexus of art and horticulture, which is a complete departure from the themes of recent years.
SPORTS
February 25, 2014 | By Rick O, Inquirer Columnist
Martin Luther King's march to its first Public League boys' basketball championship was a chemistry-building process that involved blending a bunch of new players. "We spent a lot of time together on and off the court," said 6-foot-8, 200-pound senior forward Jahmir Taylor. "It was important that we get to know each other, become a family. You have to be ready to handle the ups and downs of a season. " Sunday afternoon at Temple's Liacouras Center, Taylor and four other transfers helped the new-look Cougars hold off Constitution, 46-44, for top league honors.
NEWS
November 4, 2013 | BY DAN GERINGER, Daily News Staff Writer geringd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5961
MONSIGNOR Wilfred Pashley has pastored both St. Rose of Lima parish in Overbrook and St. Barbara parish in Wynnefield simultaneously for the past 13 years, so when St. Rose merged into St. Barbara last Sunday morning, he served as a spiritual bridge between the two. The 76-year-old priest's grandfatherly presence was deeply felt from the moment he arrived at Lebanon Avenue near 54th Street in a black Toyota open convertible, accompanied by a...
REAL_ESTATE
September 16, 2013 | By Sally Friedman, For The Inquirer
Their house sits at the end of a winding trail off a country road in Moorestown. As it comes into view, its angles and elevations are revealed, but slowly. Contemporary, yet with definite touches of the French countryside, part farm and part sophisticated retreat, the home that Renee and David Weisband built back in 1989 reflects how the couple have managed to synthesize their divergent tastes. Renee, an actor/director/drama teacher and producing artistic director of Isis Productions, a regional theater company, remembers how she initially rejected the notion of moving when her physician husband found a lot in what seemed to be wilderness compared with their suburban home at the time.
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