May 6, 2013 |
An amazing thing has happened over 30 years with the Broad Street Run. It has become more than a footrace. For thousands, this 10-mile run through the heart of Philadelphia represents a refusal to surrender to infirmity or disability. It's a celebration of achievement on the journey to health and happiness. Here are some of their stories. On New Year's Day, Christine Meyer, a physician in Exton, "woke up feeling crappy: fat, tired, and depressed. " "I could not get my aunt off my mind," she said.
September 17, 1999 |
Oh!Hara's Pub & Restaurant, the waterfront restaurant whose owners sued the city on harassment charges and then closed the doors for the summer, is scheduled to reopen today under new management. Michael Burnett still owns the establishment, but he has handed over day-to-day duties to Michael O'Mara, a chef, and Michael French, a promoter. Burnett's partner, Glenn Hastings, still owns part of the business, but he has relinquished control over the restaurant. "We're reopening under new management because Glenn is working with another company and . . . I've got this other business I've been working on," Burnett said.
June 24, 2004
WHEN THE visitors center building at LOVE Park opened in 1960, its circular shape and glass and stainless-steel construction were lauded as "ultra-modern. " Now it's ultra-old. And except for being a place where Fairmount Park rangers can take an occasional potty break, it's ultra-useless. Known as "the flying saucer" to those who love to hate it, the building's best days are long gone. Time for it to come down to earth. Literally. We're talking demolition. We're talking enhancing the the sight lines of LOVE Park and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
April 13, 2011 |
Name: Ville Leino Born: Oct. 6, 1983 (age 27) Hometown: Savonlinna, Finland Height: 6-foot Weight: 182 Position: Forward Drafted: Leino was undrafted. He signed a free-agent contract with Detroit in May 2008. How acquired: Via trade with the Red Wings on Feb. 6, 2010, for defenseman Ole-Kristian Tollefsen. With the Flyers: In last season's playoffs, Leino was one of the best players on the ice. He had seven goals and 14 assists in 19 games.
April 7, 1997 |
It was hard to distinguish the aromas wafting through the ballroom of the Hilton over the weekend. Gourmet cheese, fresh lamb, ravioli and, everywhere, the rich smell of fine chocolate. But upstairs, foot soldiers in a quiet culinary revolution were hawking a single ingredient that could turn fine dining on its side: Beer. It's not just for guzzling anymore. So say a Valley Forge restaurateur and two young chefs with prestigious culinary pedigrees who cooked with microbrewed beer during a demonstration at the Northeast regional conference of the American Culinary Federation.
May 18, 1994 |
Except for the sounds of work, the big teaching kitchen at the Restaurant School was silent. No small talk. Just the shuffle of crepe pans being shaken over gas burners, and the tapping of whisks against metal mixing bowls. As the kitchen filled with the aromas of poaching chicken, browning crepes and melting chocolate, several professional chefs went from work station to work station, scrutinizing the skill level of the teen-age competitors. The young chefs - all students at Philadelphia public high schools - had good reason to be serious: They were vying for up to $80,000 in culinary school scholarships and apprenticeships in professional kitchens.
November 10, 1991 |
Frank Verheul's world is an edible canvas. And the 200th anniversary of Mozart's death seemed a fit occasion to create. His creation is now perched on a table in the lobby of Cherry Hill's Sheraton Poste Inn. It is a four-foot-tall portrait of the composer detailed in strokes of powdered and glazed cocoa, its chocolate frame crafted with rosettes and the display set off with lifelike roses sculpted from chocolate and sugar. Verheul, a pastry chef from Hainesport with large, serious blue eyes, began his career in Holland when, at 15, he bucked the family cheese business to work in a bakery.
July 18, 2002 |
With nurses in short supply nationwide, Abington Memorial Hospital is throwing money at the problem. And it's working. Next year's graduating class should be nearly triple last year's class, and for the first time in 12 years, there is a waiting list to get into the school. The hospital is boosting the nursing-student ranks at its Dixon School of Nursing by offering full scholarships and interest-free loans. This year 127 students will begin studying to become nurses.
January 5, 2012 |
Resolutioners, let's get real: Convenience is key. If the gym is too far away, the supermarket too busy, the salad spot a block past the hoagie hut, you might as well put your good intentions out with the Christmas tree. But meal-delivery companies, which bring prepared food right to your door, have become increasingly affordable and flexible - and have made their food tastier - over the last few years. Some are even local. As our definition of "healthy eating" shifts, so do the offerings from these companies.
September 6, 2007 |
Opportunity did knock for brothers Bill and Steve Wood. After selling their popular Woody's Bar last year, they couldn't stay away. They've applied more polish with Knock , a contemporary resto-bar that opened last week at 12th and Locust Streets, in the corner that's seen a series of eateries, including Lula, Sukothai, Pamplona and a branch of Dmitri's. Knock (225 S. 12th St., 215-925-1166) is named after the Knock Shrine in County Mayo, Ireland. The Woods have brought in Jim Petrie from the former Deux Cheminees to manage, and Steve Huey, who worked for them at Woody's before he headed to culinary school, as chef.