May 13, 2013 |
When Robert J. Twitchell took his wife and their four young children to their vacation home in New Hampshire in the 1960s, he didn't forget Sunday worship. He just did it himself, clergy-free. "We would go outside and with his prayer book he would conduct a service there, just the six of us," daughter Becky Roller recalled in an interview. He considered it "direct communication" with the Almighty, Roller said, "because we were outside in all that beauty. " On Thursday, May 2, Mr. Twitchell, 90, of Haddonfield, retired owner of a recycling equipment sales firm in Cherry Hill, died at Cooper University Hospital in Camden.
May 6, 2010
This lovely tray and platter only look like hand-painted ceramics from Marseille. They're actually light and durable, made of melamine. A nice gift for Mom for dinners on the back porch. Magical macaroons Here's something to serve on that platter - traditional French-style macarons, baked daily at the Garces Trading Company commissary. They're some of the best we've sampled: the egg-white-almond-flour cookies crisp and light; the densely creamy fillings minty (in the green one)
July 9, 2007 |
Two hundred and thirty years ago, Gen. George Washington and his exhausted and hungry Continental soldiers marched into Valley Forge. Their perseverance and achievements helped secure America's independence. The land where they suffered and ultimately prevailed is part of Americans' common heritage and is largely, but not completely, protected by Valley Forge National Historical Park. But now, this sacred place is threatened by a poorly conceived development proposal for private land in the park.
August 8, 2003
RE THE letter "Prisoner Poverty" (July 26): The writer and other inmates complain about leaving prison broke. Yet ask them how much of their 19-cents-an-hour income do they waste? They buy expensive commissary items, chips, soups, etc. No one here is starving. In fact, I'm certain the inmate that bought that meal at McDonald's wasn't even hungry. And ask them about the income received from families. How much of that do we spend in the institution, which supplies toothpaste, deodorant, toothbrush and basic clothing?
January 13, 2002
Near where Continental Army soldiers may have stood in line for meager rations during the brutal Valley Forge winter of 1777-78, commuters on Friday idled in snarled traffic on their daily trek to reach Route 422. And literally next-door to where wood fires would have warmed the commissary meals for Gen. George Washington's beleaguered troops, modern-day ranges cooled in the kitchens of spacious suburban colonials. This is the Valley Forge of today. Many Americans want to experience it as the revered site where Washington's army suffered and was reborn.
February 7, 2001 |
A district justice refused yesterday to dismiss any of the three counts of institutional sexual assault against Eileen Mayfield, the Montgomery County prison guard accused of engaging male inmates in sex acts and then rewarding them with treats from the commissary. At a resumption of Mayfield's preliminary hearing, her attorney, Jeffrey Allen Sigman, sought to prove that two of the counts had little merit and were based on "casual touches" with inmates Jasper Disanto, 22, and Jason Mascione, 23. But District Justice Benjamin Crahalla, who last month ordered that the 42-year-old Norristown woman face trial in Montgomery County Court, said testimony yesterday by former inmate Gene White, 24, further established "a course of conduct" by Mayfield.
January 11, 2001 |
A female guard at Montgomery County prison who wrote letters to a young inmate describing how she loved to touch and tease him was ordered yesterday to face trial on charges that she engaged in sex acts with male prisoners, some of whom were given treats from the commissary she oversaw. Eileen Mayfield, 42, of Norristown, is charged with three counts of institutional sexual assault committed at the Eagleville facility. She has been suspended without pay. Testimony from inmates about Mayfield's touching them, along with three letters written by Mayfield to 24-year-old former inmate Gene White, established a pattern of behavior, District Justice Benjamin Crahalla said at a preliminary hearing in Collegeville.
December 21, 2000 |
Montgomery County Prison Board chairman Richard T. Brown said yesterday that some changes were being made at the Eagleville facility in an effort to prevent opportunities for sexual contact between guards and inmates. Brown said the criminal investigation of a female guard accused of trading commissary goods for sex prompted the board to ask prison officials last week to improve inventory procedures at the commissary so that missing items would be noticed quickly. Warden Lawrence V. Roth Jr. and his staff were also asked "to come up with some guidelines and recommendations so that this won't happen again," Brown said.
December 20, 2000 |
A female prison guard at Montgomery County prison, who prosecutors say had been accused in the past of sexual misconduct on the job, was charged yesterday with luring inmates into having sex with her by bribing them with sweets, cigarettes, and other goods from the commissary. Eileen Mayfield, 42, of the 1200 block of Pine Street in Norristown, was charged with three counts of institutional sexual assault for engaging in sex acts with male prisoners who worked in the commissary that she oversaw at the Eagleville facility.
February 9, 1999 |
A Willingboro resident and two others pleaded guilty yesterday in a kickback scheme in which 3.4 million pounds of chicken poured into the McGuire Air Force Base commissary during a three-year period. At hearings yesterday in U.S. District Court in Newark, guilty pleas were accepted from Frank McNamee, 41, of Willingboro; John Cifaretto, 69, of Fair Haven, Monmouth County; and Gary Paterno, 61, of Palm Coast, Fla. Each faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison without parole and a $250,000 fine.