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ENTERTAINMENT
December 22, 1995 | By Desmond Ryan, INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
There is a feast of family entertainment in repertory programs this weekend, and by all means take in the wondrous Babe, the tale of a sorely tried piglet that's going to pop up on a lot of the year's Top 10 lists, and Pocahontas, Disney's lavish and politically correct saga. But another Indian should not be missed. Frank Oz's delightful and provocative The Indian in the Cupboard got swamped by the more hyped and less deserving summer releases. Based on Lynne Reid Banks' children's fantasy and adapted for the screen by Melissa Mathison (who wrote the script for E.T.)
ENTERTAINMENT
July 14, 1995 | By Carrie Rickey, INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
No radioactive slime, no rabbit-holes, no mighty morphins. Just a battered old cupboard, a miniature plastic Indian and a key that once belonged to great-grandmama. With these humble birthday gifts, Omri, who just turned 9, makes magic. As does the enchanting The Indian in the Cupboard. Smartly adapted from the popular children's book by Lynne Reid Banks, Cupboard is a fantasy all the more fantastic for taking place on the bedroom floor, right next to the dirty socks, the Lego box and the dustballs.
NEWS
December 25, 1994 | By Catherine Quillman, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The Parkesburg Food Cupboard, which serves needy families in the area, is not an easy place to find. It is located in a cramped basement of an apartment complex on First Avenue in the center of this old railroad town of narrow Victorian buildings and tiny bungalows. To enter, you have to go around to the back of the building, in an alley off Second Avenue, cross a parking lot, and walk down three steep cement steps that are usually covered by slanted metal doors. Inside is a long hallway, which on a recent day was lined with plastic big-wheel tricycles and a rack of winter coats.
NEWS
December 21, 2011
PHILADELPHIA Firefighting needs A study that will help determine how much of a fire department the city needs will be complete in mid-January, said Uri Monson, executive director of the Pennsylvania Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority. The city asked PICA in October 2010 to fund an independent study to assess the Fire Department's management, operations, structure, system performance and service. Additionally, the study examines response times. Jobless rate dips Philadelphia's unemployment rate fell three-tenths of a percent to 10.6 percent from a year ago, but the city still ranks fifth highest among the 20 largest U.S. cities, City Controller Alan Butkovitz said in his monthly economic report.
NEWS
January 30, 2000 | By Dan Hardy, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
You might drive past the corner of Ninth Street and Highland Avenue many times and never notice the two-story brick-and-stucco building there that once housed a suite of doctors' offices. For the last 14 years, the building has been used to promote another kind of healing. It houses the Bernardine Center, a mission of the Bernardine Franciscan Sisters. Behind the center's doors, four nuns orchestrate a whirlwind of activity that brings sustenance and other aid to thousands of people in Chester and nearby communities.
NEWS
January 23, 1999 | By David Iams, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
From a pair of life-sized Italian carvings of Neptune hoisting winged cherubs to a 24-foot art nouveau leaded and oak carved entryway, the goods that Ron Rhoads will be offering tomorrow at his "Monumental Millennium" multi-estate auction will appeal to those who think big. Many of the 400 lots, 350 of them catalogued, that will be sold beginning at 10 a.m. at the Kimberton Fairgrounds come from a single anonymous consignor who spent years collecting...
NEWS
August 3, 1991 | By David Iams, Inquirer Staff Writer
Five generations of household goods will be offered in a sale near Bethlehem next Saturday. But that's just one in a number of forthcomingsales that will feature old farm equipment, an unusual 19th-century quilt and a set of signed Baccarat stemware. The Bethlehem-area sale will liquidate the household of Frank Hahn, whose family lived in the same residence at 810 N. Summit Rd., in Bath, Pa., for well over a century and originally operated a tannery there. "A spring stream still runs through the tannery building," said Pearl Hahn, the wife of auctioneer Wil Hahn (no relation to the owner)
ENTERTAINMENT
September 6, 2002 | By STEVE GARY For the Daily News
In the mid-1800s, Thomas Marsteller, of Lower Saucon Township (near Bethlehem), was one of a number of artisans creating woven wool coverlets. A rare, mint-condition Marsteller coverlet produced in 1841 will highlight the Vanscavish Auction, beginning tomorrow morning at 9 in Springtown, Upper Bucks County. Auctioneer Brian Vanscavish describes the double-bed-sized coverlet as very colorful, in red, blue, white and colonial green. Coverlets are known for their distinctive border designs that include birds, railroad trains and lions.
NEWS
January 16, 1988 | By David Iams, Inquirer Staff Writer
If you aren't used to going to auctions, Barry S. Slosberg Inc., the auction house at 232 N. Second St., will have a sale at 10 a.m. tomorrow that may help you discover whether you want to get into the habit. The sale has the classic mix of useful and useless items that attract some newcomers and turn others off. For instance, there are a dozen or so vintage dolls, several with Howdy Doody faces. They might appeal if you are of that early television era. For those convinced of the efficacy of chicken soup for colds, there is a single lot consisting of 18 chicken cutters, those scissorslike objects that occasionally grace dining tables.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 26, 1986 | By Lita Solis-Cohen, Inquirer Antiques Writer
After 60 years in the antiques business, Robert Burkhardt is retiring. Auctioneer Tom Porter, president of Garth's Auctions Inc. in Delaware, Ohio, yesterday began selling the glass, china and jewelry from Burkhardt's house and shop on Route 222 in Monterey (three miles east of Kutztown). Before Porter is finished, he will have emptied the barn as well. Under a tent next to the barn behind Burkhardt's house, this old-fashioned on-premises auction continues today and tomorrow. Furniture, fraktur, silver, pottery, rugs, textiles, pewter and wrought iron will go under the hammer today.
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NEWS
January 30, 2014 | By Alfred Lubrano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Snorting in the snow, horses strain to pull Amish buggies up hills, the steaming vapor from their nostrils clouding with car exhaust in the quaint juxtaposition of history and modernity that is Honey Brook. Here, the rich and cultivated Chester County landscape calls to mind the best of America, where bounty and opportunity are promised to those who work hard - by either 19th- or 21st-century standards. But sublime vistas obscure dark truths about rural poverty. People are hungry out here: Kensington-hungry, Camden-hungry.
NEWS
August 24, 2013 | By Allison Steele, Inquirer Staff Writer
The cans of vegetables and soups were endless, and at times no meat was available beyond hot dogs in a few portable coolers. Volunteers had few choices to offer hungry families four years ago when the West Chester Food Cupboard (WCFC) emerged from the ashes of a bankrupt food charity. But on a recent afternoon, clients browsed refrigerators stocked with fresh chicken, ground turkey, beef, milk, eggs, and leafy greens. The stock rotates constantly, said Sam Wolfgong, one of the seven lead volunteers, and in general the cupboard looks like a supermarket - without the bill at the end. "We're really proud of what we're able to offer people now," he said.
SPORTS
March 18, 2013 | By Phil Sheridan, Inquirer Columnist
When he looked at the team he inherited from Ray Rhodes in 1999, Andy Reid was appalled by the lack of talent on the offensive side of the ball. "The cupboard was bare," he said a few years later, after restocking well enough to make the Eagles a perennial playoff team. Lo these many years later, Chip Kelly has begun trying to rebuild the team he inherited from Reid. This time, the cupboard was bare on the defensive side, and Kelly has already gone about addressing that. That first offseason, Reid simply had to add inventory: wide receivers Torrance Small and Charles Johnson, offensive linemen Lonnie Palelei and Jeff Dellenbach, tight end Luther Broughton, and stopgap quarterback Doug Pederson.
NEWS
December 21, 2011
PHILADELPHIA Firefighting needs A study that will help determine how much of a fire department the city needs will be complete in mid-January, said Uri Monson, executive director of the Pennsylvania Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority. The city asked PICA in October 2010 to fund an independent study to assess the Fire Department's management, operations, structure, system performance and service. Additionally, the study examines response times. Jobless rate dips Philadelphia's unemployment rate fell three-tenths of a percent to 10.6 percent from a year ago, but the city still ranks fifth highest among the 20 largest U.S. cities, City Controller Alan Butkovitz said in his monthly economic report.
SPORTS
May 17, 2010 | By PAUL HAGEN, hagenp@phillynews.com
Kyle Drabek. Michael Taylor. Travis D'Arnaud. Jason Knapp. Lou Marson. Jason Donald. Carlos Carrasco. Adrian Cardenas. Josh Outman. All Phillies minor leaguers who would have been part of any conversation of the farm system's best prospects over the last couple of years. All gone, traded in the deals that brought Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee and Joe Blanton to Citizens Bank Park. Reading outfielder Domonic Brown, by acclamation, remains the Phillies' most promising minor leaguer.
NEWS
February 14, 2010 | By Monica Yant Kinney, Inquirer Columnist
A man in a Wegmans uniform clutching reusable shopping bags waits for a cart with eyes downcast. When it's his turn, he cruises aisles stocked with pork chops, Annie's organic macaroni and cheese, fresh milk, eggs, carrots, cannoli, and even a $20 fruit tart. When the cart's full, he and other shoppers walk out of the Lord's Pantry in Downingtown with $200 in free food, CFL lightbulbs, and laundry detergent - enough to help the suburban poor gut out another tough month. "I've been to pantries where they just put a bag in your hand," Tammy Borden says after filling her cart.
NEWS
December 13, 2008 | By Alfred Lubrano INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
As demand for emergency food assistance in Philadelphia increased 23 percent over the last year, emergency food supplies here plummeted 26 percent, according to a survey on hunger and homelessness by the United States Conference of Mayors. That's the greatest demand-supply disparity among the 25 major cities participating in the survey, which was released yesterday afternoon. The cities were asked to account for emergency food assistance and homeless services provided between Oct. 1, 2007, and Sept.
NEWS
July 6, 2008 | By Will Hobson FOR THE INQUIRER
The Sebra family lives in a three-story white house with red trim in East Whiteland across King Road from Immaculata University, where Beverly, 47, works in food service. Her husband, Ken, 44, is a carpenter; their sons, Kenneth, 16, and Anthony, 13, are enrolled in the Great Valley School District. Twice a month Beverly heads over to Deacon's Pantry at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Frazer, where she is a volunteer and a client. The Sebras are four of the thousands of people served by food pantries and cupboards in Chester County.
LIVING
March 21, 2008 | By David Iams FOR THE INQUIRER
Wiederseim Associates' early-spring auction next weekend has its share of big-ticket items, most of which come from local estates. But it also has some interesting smaller items. Among early lots in the 500-lot sale, which will begin at 9 a.m. March 29 in Griffith Hall at the Ludwigs Corner Fire Company, are a framed, hand-drawn map of the part of Chester County that is now the site of Westtown School; a framed print signed in pencil "Joseph P. Sims 1947, Burnt Coat Harbor to Cortright Wetherill"; and an oil-on-panel of a man watering flowers that is similar to a painting by Carl Spitzweg.
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