November 8, 1987 |
The 20th anniversary season of the Perimeter II Coffee House, which opened last week, continues Friday with a concert of varied instrumental and vocal music by Sherry Somach and Lou Stebner. The concert, which will be preceded by an open stage, will be held at the Perimeter's new home in the Jaycees Community Hall at 200 East Ormond Ave. in Oaklyn. "We have always featured traditional music, or music that follows the traditional form," said Anne Deeney of Audubon, the manager/president of the coffee house.
January 15, 1989 |
After a business year that was virtually wiped out by a fire that damaged its concert site, the Perimeter II Coffee House is back and anticipating a full season of Friday night acoustic music concerts in 1989. The organization is once again holding shows in the Jaycees Community Hall at 143 E. Ormond Ave. in Oaklyn. The Coffee House, which will celebrate its 23d anniversary on May 5, was founded by a group of students at Rutgers University-Camden, where the organization was located through 1980, said Anne Deeney, the manager of the Perimeter II. In 1981, the Coffee House moved its concert site to an old railroad station in West Collingswood, but renovations to the building forced it from there and into the Jaycees Community Hall in fall 1987, Deeney said.
April 17, 1987 |
Folk singer Pete Seeger came to the Blushing Zebra coffee house in Mount Airy last night to sing for Councilman Angel L. Ortiz and endorse his re- election effort. "He's outgoing, he's frank, he's witty," said Seeger of Ortiz before his campaign-benefit performance. "A lot of politicians are always whispering, saying, 'I can't say this out loud, but I'm going to do this, or I'm going to do that.' Ortiz, I believe, is going to speak out loud, whether people like it or not. " Seeger met Ortiz in Nicaragua in January when the councilman accompanied U.S. Rep. Thomas M. Foglietta and several other congressmen and journalists to the Central American nation where contra rebels, with support from President Reagan, are challenging government rule of the Sandinistas.
April 3, 2016 |
For the last four years, musician Nick Wright has composed music for vocal groups at Cherry Hill High School East. On Saturday, the students will give back with 25 performances to benefit Wright's girlfriend, Ali Webb, in a night-time fund-raiser to help with her mounting medical bills. Wright, 25, of Cincinnati, said Webb, 24, was diagnosed with liver cancer in May 2015. Since then, the cancer has spread into her right lung, moving her to Stage 4. Wright said he met his girlfriend during their freshman year at Miami University while the two were playing in the school's marching band.
February 12, 1989 |
The soft glow of candlelight, broken only by a single spotlight on the stage, sets the mood as a crowd of about 80 listens to the music of the people - folk music. The spotlight is on singer Kathy McMerty, who is reaching the end of her performance at The Coffee House, a folk-singing club that comes to life once a month in the Swarthmore Community Center, 715 Harvard Ave. McMerty asks the audience to join her in the chorus of "West Virginia Friend. " "I don't want to say goodbye to you. " "Think of me someday when you're lonely and know you have a West Virginia friend.
May 28, 1999 |
Stories - serious, silly and thoughtful - will be on the menu Sunday, along with an array of kosher desserts, when storyteller Vicky Town brings her "Night of Jewish Storytelling" to the Church of the Loving Shepherd, 1066 S. New St., West Chester. Town, a member of the National Storytelling Association and the Philadelphia Storytelling Guild, blends stories from many cultures with mime and audience participation. The Church of the Loving Shepherd is also the meeting place of Beth Chaim Reform Congregation of West Chester.
May 29, 2016 |
Hello there She first saw him across the room at a family friend's wedding, dancing awkwardly. "Who is that?" Farwa asked her sister Fatima. "That's the guy Mom's been trying to set you up with," her sister said. Fatima recognized Shaan from a photo shared with their mom, Kishwar, by Kishwar's friend Naheeda, who is Shaan's aunt. The women hoped the wonderful yet perpetually single young people in their lives might make a good pair. And that right there was why Farwa had refused to know the man's name or even look at his picture.
October 25, 1998 |
The photographs on the wall at Coffee Works Roastery & Cafe sharply contrast with the shop's homey and cozy decor. The framed snapshots depict heavy machinery, rows of green plants, and coffee mills. But it is these pictures that give customers their first hint that despite its mismatched furniture, specialty blends, and shelves full of dog-eared bestsellers and games, this isn't just a new place to sit and sip. It is also a roastery. The coffee house, which opened in June in the Ritz Center on Haddonfield-Berlin Road, is one of just a few area businesses where coffee beans are roasted on the premises.
March 16, 1988 |
The Bombay Company's sales are always a pleasure to shop: The discounts are enticing (usually 15 to 30 percent, more on closeouts) and the merchandise is frequently out of the ordinary. You'll find beautifully scaled reproductions of traditional (mostly 18th-century English) furniture in knock-down (ready- to-assemble) form. Details include a rich mahogany finish on most pieces, authentically styled brass hardware, striking veneers. A real find: the decorative accessories at Bombay.
August 12, 1992 |
Back in the '60s, when coffeehouses were smoke-filled retreats for seekers of some elusive truth, Steve George was tiptoeing around land mines in Vietnam. Poets in black berets soliloquized stateside. George ducked bullets and received an honorable discharge after two years. But when the Upper Darby native returned to Delaware County, a girl named Sue, from Drexel Hill, broke his heart. He left town in a tailspin and in his Nova. He found asylum - at a Michigan coffeehouse.