May 10, 2013 |
A luxurious breakfast in bed is a long-standing Mother's Day tradition. It rates higher than an orchid corsage, or brunch in a crowded restaurant sipping a flat mimosa. We prefer home cooking, anyway. Over the years we've each made many breakfasts for our own mothers, and our lovely daughters have paid us back in kind - the beat goes on. As it always has, going back to ancient Egypt, when spring festivals honored the female deities and maternal goddesses, symbols of rebirth and motherhood.
April 18, 1993 |
Joab Thomas, president of Pennsylvania State University, and James McCormick, Pennsylvania's chancellor of higher education, will discuss the need for a qualified workforce at the Eye-opener Breakfast of the Chester County Chamber of Business and Industry on April 28 at 7:44 a.m. at J&J Caterers in Exton. Madeleine Wing Adler, president of West Chester University, will moderate. The cost of the breakfast is $10 for members and $15 for nonmembers. For information, call 436-7696.
February 25, 1987 |
A record number of business people attended this morning's kickoff breakfast for Phila-a-Job, the city's summer jobs program. The breakfast is held about this time every year to get the city's businesses to begin thinking about providing jobs or money to the program. This year, Phila-a-Job is hoping to raise $7.3 million in private and government funding to provide jobs for 22,500 people aged 14 to 21. The summer jobs program runs for six weeks, beginning the week of July 6. David Lacey, chief executive officer of the Private Industry Council, the organization that manages Phila-a-Job, said 150 business people representing 100 corporations attended the breakfast at Three Mellon Bank Center.
August 31, 1987 |
Ovaltine and Space Food Sticks, for example. The era that is ending - the Lou Mitchell era - hasn't necessarily been the golden age of the American breakfast. The last 66 years have brought us Pop Tarts, Count Chocula and Tang, and an alarming number of complete meals are housed entirely within soggy English muffins presented in foam coffins. Yet through it all, Lou Mitchell has prospered, for he has the desire and he has the touch. "We do a sweet business," says the 79-year-old restaurateur.
October 1, 1991 |
STOP THE WORLD You could call this group people who don't need people. It's the Voluntary Human Extinction Movement (VHEMT), pronounced "vehement," which favors the eventual phasing out of people, by unspecified methods. Fortune magazine reports that VHEMT acknowledges that the idea may give many people pause but says that "if you'll give the idea a chance . . . you might agree that the extinction of Homo sapiens would mean survival for millions if not billions of other earth-dwelling species.
March 27, 2011 |
LAKE CHARLES, La. - What do you call a pairing of boudin and Dr Pepper? Cajun breakfast. Lane Sonnier, who owns Sonnier's Sausage & Boudin in Lake Charles, laughs when I share that story, relayed to me two days earlier in Lafayette. "It's true," Sonnier says, "except on Saturdays, when breakfast is boudin and Budweiser. " Sonnier speaks from experience, given that he was hand-cranking boudin - pronounced boo-dan - at age 12. "My right arm got so big from the cranking that people called me 'Half-a-Popeye,' " quips Sonnier, now 43. Traditional Cajun boudin mixes rice with finely ground pork, liver, green onion, and whatever other herbs, spices, and peppers evolve from the imagination or family tree.
April 23, 2012 |
The Inquirer is presenting one profile a day of participants in the May 6 Blue Cross Broad Street Run. See full coverage at www.philly.com/broadstreetrun . Jeb Woody rolled into Philadelphia 11 years ago on a Greyhound bus. He was 23, with $600 tucked into his sock. He came from the dirt roads of small-town Texas because he wanted the urban life. He was an introvert, a man who didn't believe in exercise, who grew up in a Texas in which there were two kinds of men - football players and sissies.
February 1, 1999 |
When her husband, Jules, died last January, Barbara Dellostretto Pilch took over the Hatboro menswear store that bears his name. Today, she is president of Jules Pilch Menswear, which will mark its 45th anniversary on Sunday. The store on South Old York Road (Route 263) has expanded three times since it opened and now employs 15 people. Pilch, 48, a Pittsburgh native, joined the store's staff in 1974 and worked alongside her husband for nearly 25 years. "I learned how to run the business his way, watching him," she said.
November 5, 1992 |
No matter who was destined to win Tuesday's election, Jimmy and Helen Donaghy knew they couldn't lose when Bill and Hillary Clinton invited them to breakfast Monday morning at the Mayfair Diner. "Breakfast was on the house, or in our case, on the diner," said Helen Donaghy, 80, a lifelong Mayfair resident. Jimmy, her husband of 58 years, said history was made at the Frankford Avenue eatery which bills itself as "The Home of Quality Food. " "All those Washington big shots.
June 6, 2001 |
Rose F. Molinari, 84, a retired Philadelphia schoolteacher, died Saturday of pneumonia at the Artman Lutheran Home in Ambler. Mrs. Molinari taught English and reading in the district for 50 years before retiring in 1985. She spent the last 30 years at the former Thomas Junior High School, now a middle school, in South Philadelphia. "She was pretty strict. She wanted the kids to do their stuff, but she cared about them," recalled her son, William J. Molinari. Sandy Apa, a former colleague at Thomas, said Mrs. Molinari was a role model for other teachers.