August 15, 2015 |
Jackie Chan, it seems, doesn't just play indestructible heroes. He is indestructible. Since he made his film debut in the mid-1970s, the martial-arts superstar has performed some of the most wondrous, stunning, bone-crunching stunts, fights, and action scenes on the screen. Now 61, Chan proves he can still punch with the best of them in Police Story: Lockdown , the sixth entry in the loosely linked Police Story film series that made Chan an international star in the 1980s.
April 3, 2015 |
EASTER. 'Tis the season to buy chocolate. Seems every Philadelphian has a favorite - Bayard's, in Cherry Hill; Lore's, in Center City; Old City's Shane's; Kensington's Blasius. Right about now, such shops have lines around their counters. Question is, which ones are worth the wait - and the splurge? Filling a midsize basket with a few pounds of locally made chocolate can easily set a bunny back $40. In the interest of saving you time and money, the People Paper took on the tough job of taste-testing Easter candy - milk- and dark-chocolate eggs filled with coconut cream, vanilla buttercream or peanut butter.
February 13, 2015 |
Want to show loved ones that they are worth a little extra effort? Handcrafted cards are nice, but on Valentine's Day, nothing is better than homemade treats. Who wouldn't be wooed by hand-dipped chocolates? Or reminded of fond affections with sugar cookie missives? Homemade confections are as perfect a gift for the teacher who cares for your child as they are for your mom or dad. And you can create an assortment of goodies just the way your sweetheart or friend or firstborn likes them best.
January 9, 2015 |
WASHINGTON - U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey became part of the majority when a new Senate was sworn in Tuesday, and on Wednesday he gained another sweet taste of power: the right to stock the Senate candy desk. Toomey, a Pennsylvania Republican, promised a rush of chocolate and other treats from the Keystone State. "The Candy Desk duty is Mounds of responsibility," Toomey said in a news release. "I campaigned for this assignment on the platform of life, liberty, and the pursuit of Peeps, and hope Pennsylvania's treats will sweeten the bitter partisan atmosphere.
November 2, 2014 |
CRESCO, Pa. - After school let out Friday, families in Barrett Township dashed for their garages, pulling out plastic severed heads, bloody-looking chains, and fake tombstones. Brandon Eden, 8, pulled on a flowing black cape for his vampire costume. His mother, Ashley, ran out to buy bags of KitKat bars, Reese's candy, and Jolly Ranchers. His father, James, hauled out an inflatable skeleton riding a horse for the front yard. For those in this small Poconos community, who lived a real-life horror story for nearly seven weeks, the last-minute celebration of Halloween was a welcome break.
November 2, 2014 |
A 13-year-old trick-or-treater in Montgomery County made a horrifying discovery Saturday morning after unwrapping a candy bar he picked up on Halloween: a large razor blade. The candy had been sealed when the boy opened it and immediately discovered the blade loose inside the wrapper, not hidden in the candy itself, said Sgt. John Cutrone of the Towamencin Township Police Department. "I was just sitting in my living room, my son's sitting in the kitchen . . . he opens up the wrapper, and there's a razor blade, like the ones you get out of a cutter, right on top of it," said Jennifer Gage, the boy's mother.
October 27, 2014 |
If Uncle Jim and Anthony Giambri are looking down now, they're smiling. Their Giambri's Quality Sweets in Clementon was just named a New Jersey Family Business of the Year, an award now in its 22d year that is sponsored by the Rothman Institute of Entrepreneurship at Fairleigh Dickinson University, PNC Bank, and New Jersey Monthly. "It's quite an honor," said Dave Giambri, 51, Anthony's son and company president. He was nominated by his son David, 22, a recent Drexel University graduate and the fourth generation in the family business.
October 16, 2014 |
For Jean Kintisch of Wayne, Halloween can be a scary time of year - and not in an exciting, haunted-house kind of way. That's because her youngest daughter has nut allergies that make trick-or-treating a potentially life-threatening activity. This year, though, Kintisch may feel a little less frightened, thanks to a campaign called the Teal Pumpkin Project that invites people to display a teal-painted pumpkin or a printable flier to notify trick-or-treaters that nonfood treats such as stickers or crayons are available.
June 7, 2014 |
Make room, violet and honeybee. Share the stage, goldfinch. New Jersey may soon have a new state symbol, and how sweet it is. The Assembly's Tourism, Gaming, and the Arts Committee released a bill Thursday that would make salt water taffy the official state candy. Making a persuasive case for honoring the Shore staple were fifth graders from Samsel Upper Elementary School in Sayreville, a community greatly damaged by Hurricane Sandy, who made the trip Thursday to Trenton. They proposed the state sweet to Assemblyman John S. Wisniewski (D., Middlesex)
April 18, 2014 |
BLESS ME, Father, for I have sinned. I lied to a cop. On Holy Thursday. At least I desecrated the Lenten season for a good reason: Chocolates. Not just any chocolates, but silken wonders by Blasius' Own Make. Including a solid, dark-chocolate bunny for a co-worker and a hollow, white-chocolate one for my boss. Two pounds of cherry cordials for a fellow reporter's sweet tooth. Big coconut eggs - the kind you slice into sticky slabs - for the editor. And for the rest of my Daily News family, shiny white boxes of thickly dipped chocolate pretzels, nuts, caramels and jellies.