August 29, 2016 |
The number of teenagers who would know where Papua New Guinea is without first Googling it is likely slim. Eli Gutierrez and Isabella Bacciarini not only know, they are financially linked to and entrepreneurially motivated by the island in the southwest Pacific Ocean off the coast of Australia. The two Philadelphians, both 17, are in the coffee business, along with some other students at the String Theory Charter School, where "we really believe in bringing authentic learning experiences to kids," said Jason Corosanite, the school's cofounder and chief innovation officer.
July 30, 2016 |
When Andee Hefler refurbished her farmhouse in Lower Gwynedd, she kept the outside walls intact but gutted the inside. The result: Housed in a 17th-century home is a contemporary kitchen complete with a smorgasbord of automated elements. "My husband, Brad, loves automation, so we put some really fun things in the house," said Hefler, owner of Andrea Lynn Interiors. The smart home's Control4 system operates everything from lighting to raising and lowering the shades to controlling the TV, all by touching buttons on a wall panel in the kitchen doorway.
July 24, 2016 |
Authorities say a woman has been arrested in a months-long series of thefts in which more than $3,000 worth of bagged coffee was taken from Wawa stores around the region. Rebecca Julian, 48, of Wilmington, admitted stealing the coffee and making fraudulent returns in an interview with detectives Friday, West Goshen Township police said. Police had released surveillance images of the theft suspect this week, saying she would steal bags of coffee from one Wawa, then take them to another location and return them for cash.
July 22, 2016 |
Authorities are looking for a woman who has stolen coffee dozens of times from Wawa stores around the region, taking bags from one location and returning them to another for cash. The thefts began early this year, according to West Goshen Township police. They have been reported at stores in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland. Police believe the woman has taken more than $3,000 worth of coffee in 40 to 50 thefts. The woman will take bags of coffee from one Wawa, then return them at another for cash, police said.
July 14, 2016 |
If you can forgo those 3.5 grande caramel macchiatos you drink at Starbucks every day, you can save the money you don't spend and use it for a down payment on your first house. That is, of course, if you have the patience to put the $15 or so you save in the piggy bank seven days a week, 52 weeks a year for the next five years. According to Clare Trapasso, writing for Realtor.com, the typical Philadelphian needs 12.1 percent of the current $235,000 median regional home sale price, or roughly $28,000, to become a homeowner.
July 1, 2016 |
A restaurant may not be able to be all things to all eaters, but there is a new breed of eateries in the city that are giving it a go - offering meals morning, noon, and night. Unlike the traditional diner, these breakfast-lunch-and-dinner restaurants of the moment not only offer more ambitious cooking, but they often visually transform over the course of a day. Hungry Pigeon, a charming storefront in South Philadelphia, starts out as an airy cafe serving morning coffee and biscuits with sausage gravy, then moves to salad and wine lunches.
June 10, 2016
Given the attractiveness of its cast, especially leads Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan, the clothes they wear as characters Claire and Jamie Fraser might be overlooked. No danger there, though, given the brilliance of costume designer Terry Dresbach (wife of show creator Ron Moore). Dresbach, Moore, Balfe and Heughan were on hand as the Paley Center for Media in Los Angeles unveiled "The Artistry of Outlander: An Exhibit of Costumes and Set Design" this week. The exhibit, continuing through Aug. 14, spotlights the amazing costumes and sets from Season 2 of the show, which airs Saturdays at 9 p.m. on Starz.
June 5, 2016 |
Philadelphia police on Friday identified the woman accused of throwing coffee and punches at another woman outside a Center City Starbucks store in April. Yvonne Montgomery, 47, of Wyncote, Montgomery County, turned herself in to Central Detectives on May 24, about a month after police released video of the sidewalk attack. According to public records, Yvonne Barnes Montgomery is a partner at the Tucker Law Group, at 1617 John F. Kennedy Boulevard in Center City, around the corner from where the alleged attack occurred.
March 19, 2016 |
You would think a 78-year-old nun in rural northeastern Pennsylvania would know better, but State Police say it's true: Sister Agnes Pennino has been charged with stealing $23 worth of food and toiletries from a Surplus Outlet near Berwick, Columbia County. The crime, they say, was premeditated. About 3:45 p.m. Monday, Pennino, dressed in civilian clothes, entered the store, grabbed a shopping cart, and eventually put snacks, coffee, soap, and shampoo inside several of the store's distinctive orange shopping bags, according to troopers and store personnel interviewed by WNEP-TV in Scranton.