August 22, 2011 |
Police are looking for the thieves who broke into a Chester County candy store Friday night and made off with a donation bucket for an accident victim. The burglary at the Candy for All Occasions store at 2049 Newark Road in New London Township was the second one in three months, police said. The thieves stole assorted candy, damaged a cash register and broke a window. The stolen donation bucket, containing at least $100, was for Corey Marie Beattie, who suffered serious brain and neck injuries in a 2010 car crash.
December 29, 1993 |
Dorothy L. Stayton, 82, former manager of a candy store on the Main Line, died Sunday at her home in Havertown. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Mrs. Stayton moved to Havertown at the age of 7 and spent most of her life there. She was a homemaker until her husband H. Lawson Stayton, a candy salesman, died in 1972. Then she went to work at Cherrydale Farms in Wynnewood, where she sold chocolates and made up holiday baskets as manager of the store. She retired 15 years ago but did not stop working.
December 4, 2013 |
Aunt Charlotte's Candies in Merchantville was so busy around the holidays that the "Candy Man" sometimes spent $300 a day entertaining his customers. C. Brooks Oakford kept his clientele happy asking children, their parents, and various customers to pick heads or tails. Then he flipped a fresh dollar bill that turned as it fluttered to the ground. Those who guessed the way it would land got to keep the bill. On Friday, Nov. 29, Mr. Oakford, 90, who lived most of his life in Merchantville, died of cancer.
February 19, 1990 |
Two reputed drug dealers, whose crossfire of bullets two summers ago killed 5-year-old Marcus Yates and wounded two other boys in a Southwest Philadelphia variety store, were convicted of first-degree murder and related charges this morning by a Common Pleas jury. Prosecutors were expected to seek the death penalty in the case that helped bring Philadelphia's drug problem and its violence home to all corners of the city. Marcus' killing led to angry marches, demonstrations and calls for official action.
February 9, 2000 |
Maybe Barry Shane should support polygamy - for business reasons only, of course. Valentine's Day is looming, and as the owner of Shane Candy Co. in Old City, he is gearing up for the holiday. But he's also doing a little grousing. V-Day, he says, falls behind Christmas and Easter in sales. "We have a lot of corporate orders at Christmastime," the 56-year-old confectioner explained. In addition, ordinary folks might buy five or six boxes. But on Valentine's Day, everyone has only one sweetheart.
March 11, 2011 |
Stephanie Pelechaty Wloch, 93, who sold candy and treats to generations of children from her storefront home in Port Richmond, died at home Monday, Jan. 17, of heart failure. Mrs. Wloch grew up in Bridesburg. Her Polish immigrant father worked in the Delaware River sugar refinery that is the site of SugarHouse Casino. She married Edward Wloch in 1942. They had met in Atlantic City. He worked at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard and then in construction. Because he had a heart condition, Mrs. Wloch decided that he needed a less-physical lifestyle and that she needed a guaranteed source of income should anything happen to him, said their daughter Janice.
September 9, 1990 |
John Russo, 89, operator of an independent milk and egg delivery route in South Philadelphia for 35 years, died at home Friday in Laurel Springs, N.J. Born in Naples, Italy, Mr. Russo immigrated to the United States in 1920 with $13. While living with his brother and sister in Bridgeport, Conn., Mr. Russo met Mary Rubertino at a dance. The couple married, came to Philadelphia on their honeymoon and never left. He delivered milk to homes in Philadelphia during the Depression.
May 17, 2008 |
Pasquale Lerro, 93, a candy store owner who lived by the sweet motto "Never make money on someone else's hardship," died of a heart attack Tuesday at Methodist Hospital. He was a lifelong resident of South Philadelphia. Mr. Lerro learned the trade working alongside his father, Giovanni, in Lerro's Candies on South Broad Street, which was founded in 1900. After graduating from South Philadelphia High School in 1932, he worked at the store. In 1942, he enlisted in the Navy and served stateside until the end of World War II. Mr. Lerro's dream of going to college and becoming a pharmacist was dashed because his father needed help with the store.
November 27, 1988 |
A Downingtown man whose apartment was raided by police operated "a candy store" of drugs, according to Chester County District Attorney James P. MacElree 2d. Peter Andrew Lachenmayer, 35, of the 200 block of Chestnut Street, was arrested in the Nov. 18 raid on charges of possession of a controlled substance, possession with intent to deliver, possession with intent to manufacture and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was sent to Chester County Prison when he failed to post $10,000 cash bail but was released the next day when he posted bail, according to authorities there.
March 10, 2016 |
There's a house on Cumberland Street in North Philadelphia with a white flag fluttering outside. The flag is not - despite a decadelong siege by weeds and blight, and daily bombardments of refuse - a symbol of surrender. It bears the words will power . It means the Penny Candy Store is open. The store in question is technically the home of Nandi and Khalid Muhammad. Their living room's been overtaken by a large table heavy with bins of candy and a commercial freezer full of ice cream.