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August 22, 2011 | By Mari A. Schaefer, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
NEWS
December 29, 1993 | By Laura J. Bruch, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
NEWS
December 4, 2013 | By Barbara Boyer, Inquirer Staff Writer
      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.
NEWS
February 19, 1990 | By Joanne Sills and Scott Heimer, Daily News Staff Writers
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.
FOOD
February 9, 2000 | y Sono Motoyama, For the Daily News
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.
NEWS
March 11, 2011 | By Sally A. Downey, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
September 9, 1990 | By Jerry W. Byrd, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
May 17, 2008 | By Gayle Ronan Sims INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
NEWS
November 27, 1988 | By Rose Simmons, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
March 10, 2016 | By Samantha Melamed, STAFF WRITER
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.
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NEWS
June 27, 2016
Alligator Candy By David Kushner Simon & Schuster. 256 pp. $26. Reviewed by Claudia Rowe Alligator Candy is a memoir of what happened to the Kushner family of Tampa, Fla., when 11-year-old Jon rode his bike through the woods to the candy store and never returned. The details are gruesome, but author David Kushner never wallows in them gratuitously. Neither does he shy from explaining exactly what happened as this knowledge unfolded for him - first, through the fuzzy lens of the 4-year-old he was, and then, much later, as an adult returning to testify at a parole hearing against one of his brother's killers.
NEWS
March 10, 2016 | By Samantha Melamed, STAFF WRITER
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.
NEWS
March 27, 2015 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
When Dr. Alexander A. Colalillo Sr. was 14, in the depths of the Depression, his father, Adam, was laid off as an elevator operator at RCA in Camden. Adam then hoped to open a shoe repair shop, because he had been a shoemaker in the Italian province of Abruzzo. But his son "convinced him to open a candy store in South Camden," said Dr. Alexander A. Colalillo Jr., speaking of his father. "My father and my grandmother Marie sold frozen chocolate-covered bananas," among other sweets, over the counter at Alex's Candy Store.
NEWS
December 4, 2013 | By Barbara Boyer, Inquirer Staff Writer
      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.
REAL_ESTATE
September 30, 2013 | By Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate Writer
As he showed a visitor around recently, Marc Shaw was about as excited as a kid in a candy store. His candy store being a pair of four-bedroom, 41/2-bath, 4,300-square-foot historic houses in Society Hill, one of which is his. The other, listed for $2.4 million, is under agreement to a buyer who declined to be identified. Over about a year, Shaw and business partner Murat Aslan, who owns several rental buildings in Philadelphia, converted 332 and 334 Spruce St. from five apartments to two single-family houses.
BUSINESS
March 17, 2013 | By Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate Writer
One in a continuing series spotlighting the real estate market in this region's communities. Ask Dan White what it was like growing up in Haddon Heights, and the veteran real estate broker, who turned 49 Thursday, doesn't need time to think. "Getting our milk delivered from Green Valley Dairy; jumping on my bike to Station Avenue for pizza and to buy a record at the five-and-ten," says White, whose late father, Dan Sr., was a milkman for the dairy before opening his real estate office in 1972.
NEWS
February 28, 2013
We're still clearing out the sour-cherry Valentine's hearts so we can restock the candy dish with Irish potatoes for St. Patrick's Day. Over at Max Brenner cafe and candy store (1500 Walnut St., 215-344-8150, maxbrenner.com ), though, they're clearly thinking spring in a new line of flower-powered tins filled with Brenner faves. Try the Spring Praline Box, 18 sweets for $23.90. Or go crazy with the $89 Large Premium Collection Box, wich has everything from caramelized pistachios rolled in hazelnut cream and cocoa powder to the aptly named Addiction, milk chocolate cubes filled with hazelnut cream and caramelized pecan bits.
SPORTS
January 18, 2013 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Sean McDonnell texted Chip Kelly a congratulatory message on Wednesday. "How's your day going?" Kelly responded to McDonnell, the New Hampshire coach and Kelly's best friend. They texted back and forth about chicken cheesesteaks they ate when they met with the Penn coaches one time, back when Kelly was an assistant to McDonnell at New Hampshire. There are "thousands" of other stories McDonnell can share about times when the friends are relaxing, away from the field where they are just two alums from New Hampshire enjoying each other's company.
NEWS
August 24, 2012
Q: My daughter took a job at a local window and siding company. Her job is to go door to door offering free estimates. She was 17 when she started, and her boss, who was the driver, was really nice. But when she turned 18, he became very aggressive in pursuing her. More than once she had to tell him he had crossed a line and to back off. He invited her to his 28th birthday party, along with the whole team. My daughter is the only girl. She did not go. Since then, he has been angry and cruel to her. Yesterday he took her to work in another state and left her there.
NEWS
August 12, 2012 | By Mary Esch, Associated Press
OLD FORGE, N.Y. - With their normal summer diet of greens and berries shriveled by summer heat or drought in many spots nationwide, hungry bears are rummaging through garbage, ripping through screens, and crawling into cars in search of sustenance. In the Adirondack Mountain village of Old Forge in northern New York state, a black bear clawed through the wall of a candy store on Main Street last week; another one locked itself in a minivan and shredded the interior in a frantic struggle to escape, according to the state Department of Environmental Conservation.
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