September 25, 2015 |
HER FAMILY called Arlene Beverly a "force to be reckoned with. " That was because Arlene, from childhood, "had definite opinions and specific requirements for the way things should be done," her family said. "Somehow she often prevailed in making others see things from her perspective. " It seemed that everything Arlene did, she did it the best it could be done, from music and ballet to gourmet cooking to her professions as a dedicated social worker, court officer and occupational trainer.
April 21, 2015 |
NEW YORK GIANTS offensive tackle Justin Pugh , originally of Bucks County, returned to the Keystone State this weekend to give some love back to his hometown. The 2013 NFL first-round draft pick, standing at 6 feet 4 inches and hailing from Holland, Pa., donned his best black tie for the Autism Cares Foundation's sixth annual Gala and Silent Auction. It was Saturday at the Spring Mill Manor, in Ivyland, about 25 miles north of Philadelphia. "I am fortunate life has been good to me, and I would like to give back to the Bucks County community that has always supported me," Pugh said.
November 21, 2014 |
Chris is sexiest dude 2014 Chris Hemsworth has been graced with the greatest honor in the land: People's Sexiest Man Alive 2014. The 31-year-old thesp has graduated in a decade from Australian soap opera Home and Away to become the god Thor himself. He says he's honored and that he will use his new title to bug his wife, Elsa Pataky . "I think you've bought me a couple of weeks of bragging rights around the house," Chris tells People. "I don't need to do the dishes anymore, I don't need to change nappies.
May 30, 2014 |
In three hours, a gaggle of golf-club-wielding Brownies would arrive at Shawnee High School to test the big kids' engineering projects. But 18-year-old Luke Growney was laughing Tuesday afternoon as he poured water into a gold-painted toilet bowl, and John Hannon appeared calm - or wary - as he tested his lighthouse with a golf ball. "I electrocuted myself two times last night," said Hannon, 18, seated on the floor of a glass-enclosed atrium outside the auditorium. Before him was a 20-foot plywood-and-carpet miniature golf course hole.
June 6, 2013
D EAR ABBY: It is easy to watch or read the news and think people are awful and this world is going nowhere fast. At New Year's I made a resolution to try and do something about it. I decided I'd do 30 random acts of service for strangers. I know it may seem small and insignificant, but at least I can say I'm trying to make this a better place to live. Ideally, one or two people will notice and pay it forward. It's spring, and I'm already falling behind, and I'm struggling to come up with some good ideas.
February 8, 2013
I SAW AN ad the other day pushing bacon as an ideal Valentine's Day gift, and I had to laugh. It's like saying, "Here, sweetheart, I want you to die sooner!" OK, I know this holiday is not about eating "right. " It's about something bigger, and that something is love. Love and chocolate. Dark chocolate is the treat that loves you back. Healthwise, you can have your chocolate cake and eat it, too, especially if you mix it with - don't laugh - fruits and veggies. It's not a new idea.
May 9, 2012 |
DEAR ABBY: I heard that your dessert recipes are fabulous. Would you print your favorite? — Anita B. in New Jersey DEAR ANITA:It would be one that not only I have enjoyed, but also one I have made for friends as gifts — Regency Brownies With Chocolate Frosting. BROWNIES 1 cup butter (2 sticks) 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate 2 cups sugar 4 eggs 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon salt 2 cups chopped walnuts 1 teaspoon vanilla FROSTING 1 cup heavy cream 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
September 13, 2011 |
HAZEL Southerland had a challenging message for her fellow graduates of the Duplin County Negro High School, in North Carolina. She dared them to "rise above the tyranny of ready-made thinking and strike out for themselves into the unknown," her family said. It was a challenge that Hazel Southerland herself accepted throughout her life as a homemaker in her adopted Philadelphia, and as a mother, grandmother, school volunteer, expert gardener and devoted churchwoman. She died Sept.
September 9, 2010
As part of my arduous research for this article, I sampled some eggless chocolate brownies from Allison's Gourmet ( www.allisonsgourmet.com ) and thought that they were pretty darn good. But as a vegan, I might be biased, so I handed around a couple of trays to the toughest customers of all - the reporters and editors in the Daily News newsroom. The result? Accolades almost across the board. The word I heard most often was "tasty," followed by "excellent" and "delicious. " Two people independently remarked that they didn't get the unpleasant aftertaste that they had expected.
January 31, 2010 |
Football powers nationwide weren't always recruiting Sharrif Floyd. "I made the decision - bad or good or whatever - I didn't really want him to be highly, highly recruited," said George Washington High football coach Ron Cohen. "Only because I didn't know if he could handle it. I've had other kids - it's a tough, tough situation being recruited for a 17- or 18-year-old kid, all the pressure that's put on him. " And Floyd already had been in enough tough situations growing up in Frankford.