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.
August 8, 2013 |
Five months after a stolen bulldozer rammed into the front of the Piston Diner, crushing a fourth of the building, the restaurant reopened this week under new management and a new menu item: The bulldozer breakfast special. Police are still searching for the person who hot-wired the bulldozer at a nearby construction site March 6 and then rammed it into the building on Route 130 in Westville. But on Tuesday, patrons happily munched on the signature sandwich - a steak, egg, and cheese on a toasted torpedo bun - and exchanged hugs with the new owners, who formerly managed the now-closed Brooklawn Diner.
December 22, 2011 |
In all of the excitement of planning for the Big Meal, it's easy to forget that there's a houseful of people - visiting relatives, home-from-college kids, and assorted other hangers-on - expecting to be fed on the days leading up to and after the holiday. Stocking the pantry and freezer with these guests in mind can avert those last-minute scrambles to get something on the table. One of the challenges of feeding family and friends during the holiday season is knowing how to walk the line between celebratory and indulgent.
September 27, 2013 |
As the leisurely rhythms of summer give way to the more frantic routines of fall, those responsible for feeding a family have the challenge of navigating mealtimes around multiple schedules. I have always felt, and research bears out, that sitting down to eat, even for a few minutes, is better than eating in front of the fridge, or in the backseat of the car. Sit-down meals with others promote better eating habits, better relationships, and even better grades. So how can a busy family manage to eat healthy home-cooked meals here in the real world of competing priorities and overfilled schedules?
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.
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.