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June 19, 2011 | By Bob Fernandez, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Hershey School, whose recent land acquisitions include a golf course and a roadside attraction called Pumpkin World, now has designs on acquiring the world's largest chocolate factory for redevelopment into condos, retail stores, a retirement community, and a boutique hotel. The ambitious project would beautify the bucolic central Pennsylvania town of Hershey but also would divert tens of millions of dollars, perhaps more than $100 million, away from the school's core mission of educating poor U.S. children.
NEWS
January 12, 2010 | By James Osborne INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Federal safety officials fined a Camden chocolate plant $39,000 yesterday for safety violations following the death of a factory worker who fell into a vat of chocolate last summer. Inspectors from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited Moorestown-based Lyons & Sons Inc. and Cocoa Services L.P. for failing to install railings above the tanks or post signs warning workers of potential hazards. "It is absolutely imperative these companies rectify these violations to prevent other workplace tragedies from occurring," OSHA director Paula Dixon-Roderick said in a prepared statement.
NEWS
March 18, 1991 | By Joe Clark, Daily News Staff Writer
The Buddy Bar . . . A half-ounce chunk of pure chocolate that would make the finickiest of taste buds do backflips. Wrapped in foil and costing only a penny, it was one of the biggest bargains of the day. Buddy was conceived, molded, produced, and packed in an old brick building in Bridesburg. In the beginning, some people - like Uncle Meyer - said Buddy would be a flop. Like its namesake, however, the Buddy Bar enjoyed a long, healthy and profitable life. Bernhard "Buddy" Blumenthal - candy man extraordinaire - will be 80 in July.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 15, 2002 | By Steven Rea INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
Grab your Golden Ticket, stock up on Everlasting Gobstoppers and head for the Prince Music Theater, where, this weekend, the Oompa-Loompas will be oompa-loompa-ing around in that strange and sugary kid movie classic, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Adapted from the Roald Dahl book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - about a small band of brats on a magical mystery tour of a candy plant - the 1972 film stars Gene Wilder as the reclusive confection-meister with the secret recipes, and a secret agenda that boy-hero Charlie is the beneficiary of. The sets are wild, the songs are silly, and the whole thing can be interpreted as (1)
ENTERTAINMENT
April 17, 2009 | By Monica Peters FOR THE INQUIRER
Grab your headsets and join the revolution tonight at the Liberty Lights Show. Experience the American Revolution - as it happened, where it happened - through state-of-the-art technology on this tour. Take a journey through Independence National Historical Park as the story of America's history is told through hand-painted images that illuminate the buildings where the events actually took place more than 230 years ago. The history, which is recounted with the aid of five-story projections, is accompanied by a moving musical score by musicians of the Philadelphia Orchestra composed specifically for the show.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 8, 1987 | By ROBYN SCHAUFFELE SELVIN, Daily News Sales Columnist
This is the busiest season of the year at The Chocolate Factory, in Kensington, but I managed to squeeze into the outlet store last Saturday to find: A famous local brand name of miniature Easter eggs, made on the premises (20 in a box, total of 12 ounces), $2.19. Choice of coconut or butter cream with dark chocolate coating; peanut butter with milk chocolate coating. The factory's own hand-decorated coconut cream Easter eggs, dark chocolate coating, $1.19 for an eight-ouncer; $1.79 for a one-pound egg. Two, five and 10-pound eggs also available.
NEWS
August 11, 2012
Mel Stuart, 83, an award-winning documentarian who also directed Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory , died of cancer Thursday at his home in Los Angeles, his daughter, Madeline Stuart, said. Mr. Stuart's documentaries include The Making of the President 1960 , for which he won an Emmy, as well as subsequent explorations of the 1964 and 1968 campaigns. Other programs were The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich and the Oscar-nominated Four Days in November . His groundbreaking 1973 film Wattstax focused on the Wattstax music festival of the previous year and Los Angeles' Watts community in the aftermath of the 1965 riots.
NEWS
May 31, 2015 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo, Inquirer Staff Writer
What is it?: Salt water taffy is that chewy sweet treat that comes in an abundance of flavors, from simple chocolate or vanilla to newfangled ones like sour cherry and wild banana, and lollipop colors wrapped up in twisted-end waxed paper. Boxes of it touting various vacation locales on the outside are as common as souvenir gifts as fruitcakes at Christmas. How it found its way to New Jersey: The lore at the Jersey Shore is that salt water taffy was invented by Atlantic City Boardwalk confectioner David Bradley.
NEWS
June 20, 2016 | By Steven Rea, Columnist
Steven Spielberg's The BFG , which debuted last month at Cannes and comes to theaters July 1, is an appropriately big adaptation of a characteristically strange Roald Dahl story, first published in 1982, about an orphan girl (played by the very-Dahlish sounding Ruby Barnhill) scooped up and taken away in the dead of night by a big friendly giant. The towering BFG takes the diminutive SLG (scared little girl?) clear across England to the land of giants, where she becomes less scared, and he becomes more open to the notions of friendship, feelings, and the benevolent power of the British monarchy.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 5, 2011 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
It has been interesting to see soul's kinky king R. Kelly going for something more traditional with his recent recording, Love Letter . Packaged like a classic '60s album with musical nods to the past, Love Letter is the least salacious of all of Kelly's winning efforts. It's a showcase for his voice at its most silken and his songwriting at its catchiest. Sunday's sold-out Love Letter Tour gig at the Mann, with Marsha Ambrosius and Keyshia Cole, seemed to promise old-fashioned goodness.
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NEWS
June 20, 2016 | By Steven Rea, Columnist
Steven Spielberg's The BFG , which debuted last month at Cannes and comes to theaters July 1, is an appropriately big adaptation of a characteristically strange Roald Dahl story, first published in 1982, about an orphan girl (played by the very-Dahlish sounding Ruby Barnhill) scooped up and taken away in the dead of night by a big friendly giant. The towering BFG takes the diminutive SLG (scared little girl?) clear across England to the land of giants, where she becomes less scared, and he becomes more open to the notions of friendship, feelings, and the benevolent power of the British monarchy.
NEWS
December 3, 2015 | By Jacob Adelman, Inquirer Staff Writer
The buyer of the Frankford Chocolate Factory site at 2101 Washington Ave. paid $7.8 million for the 100,000-square-foot property, according to records filed with the city. Kennett Square-based 2101 Washington Real Estate L.P. closed on the 126-year-old industrial building and surrounding land on Nov. 6, according to the filings. The group is exploring its options for developing the site, vice president Jacob Ketcham said Tuesday. The property had been purchased in 2007 by the late New York property mogul Truong Dinh Tran's Alphonse Hotel Corp.
NEWS
November 20, 2015
How Dark and weird is "Matilda," the Tony-glomming musical playing through Nov. 29 at the Academy of Music? Dark enough that the emotional and physical abuse of children is presented in a most enthusiastic, designed-for-laughs manner, and the deaths of several characters, including a pregnant acrobat figure in a significant way in this ostensible tale for kids. And weird enough that both telekinesis and the Russian Mafia make appearances in the program's last 15 or so minutes. But somehow, "Matilda," based on the beloved book by British author Roald Dahl ( Charlie and the Chocolate Factory )
BUSINESS
November 11, 2015 | By Jacob Adelman, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Frankford Chocolate Factory site on Washington Avenue has been sold to developers who are said to be planning a mixed-use project, the latest move to bring homes, shops, and offices to the industrial strip. On Monday, the 100,000-square-foot property at 21st Street was sold to a consortium of buyers that plans to develop the site, said Robert Fahey, an executive vice president at commercial real estate services firm CBRE in Philadelphia. One of the buyers, Anthony Nguyen, confirmed the acquisition but declined to provide other details.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 23, 2015 | By Sam Adams, For The Inquirer
Call her Miss Ross, and do it quickly. At the Mann Center on Sunday night, legendary diva Diana Ross - the rare figure for whom neither word is an exaggeration - breezed through a selection of hits in barely an hour and a quarter, leaving ample time for cocktails before it was time to relieve the baby-sitter. Ross' set, part of her In the Name of Love tour, featured numerous costume changes that further cut into the ex-Supreme's time on stage. Taking the stage in what might have been an aquamarine shower curtain, she changed colors like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 's Violet Beauregarde, always bringing along a matching hand fan. Although signs at the entrance warned of strobe lights and "haze effects," the evening's technical flourishes were minimal, but when you've got Diana Ross wrapped in tulle, what more do you need?
NEWS
May 31, 2015 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo, Inquirer Staff Writer
What is it?: Salt water taffy is that chewy sweet treat that comes in an abundance of flavors, from simple chocolate or vanilla to newfangled ones like sour cherry and wild banana, and lollipop colors wrapped up in twisted-end waxed paper. Boxes of it touting various vacation locales on the outside are as common as souvenir gifts as fruitcakes at Christmas. How it found its way to New Jersey: The lore at the Jersey Shore is that salt water taffy was invented by Atlantic City Boardwalk confectioner David Bradley.
BUSINESS
November 7, 2012
IN THE REGION Moody's cuts ArcelorMittal to 'junk' ArcelorMittal saw its credit rating get cut to "junk" status by Moody's Investors Service as the world's largest steelmaker seeks to reduce its $23.2 billion in net debt. Luxembourg-based ArcelorMittal's senior unsecured note rating was lowered to Ba1 from Baa3. "We see challenging conditions continuing for ArcelorMittal over several quarters with its operating environment more likely to get worse before it gets better," Moody's said.
NEWS
August 11, 2012
Mel Stuart, 83, an award-winning documentarian who also directed Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory , died of cancer Thursday at his home in Los Angeles, his daughter, Madeline Stuart, said. Mr. Stuart's documentaries include The Making of the President 1960 , for which he won an Emmy, as well as subsequent explorations of the 1964 and 1968 campaigns. Other programs were The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich and the Oscar-nominated Four Days in November . His groundbreaking 1973 film Wattstax focused on the Wattstax music festival of the previous year and Los Angeles' Watts community in the aftermath of the 1965 riots.
NEWS
November 7, 2011 | By Holbrook Mohr, ASSOCIATED PRESS
The State Department is capping a popular exchange program for foreign college students over persistent problems that have included low-paid participants turning to homeless shelters, a walkout over working conditions at a Hershey Co. chocolate factory and in one case a woman forced to work as a stripper. The agency published new rules Monday that limit the number of future participants to this year's level and put a moratorium on new businesses becoming sponsors for thousands of foreigners who use the program to visit the United States.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 5, 2011 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
It has been interesting to see soul's kinky king R. Kelly going for something more traditional with his recent recording, Love Letter . Packaged like a classic '60s album with musical nods to the past, Love Letter is the least salacious of all of Kelly's winning efforts. It's a showcase for his voice at its most silken and his songwriting at its catchiest. Sunday's sold-out Love Letter Tour gig at the Mann, with Marsha Ambrosius and Keyshia Cole, seemed to promise old-fashioned goodness.
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