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REAL_ESTATE
July 17, 1987 | By Sheila Dyan, Special to The Inquirer
Peachtree Point Moorestown (609) 235-1950 Finely detailed, custom-built houses, with the accent on custom woodwork, are offered at Peachtree Point in Moorestown. Maines & Simpson Inc. (Steward "Gub" Maines 3d and Paul Simpson) and Robert Maines are building houses that exceed 3,000 square feet of living space and $350,000 in price. Forty houses on two- to five-acre lots are planned for the site, which includes a section of the Rancocas Creek. To date, the largest house is close to 5,000 square feet, and the most expensive cost about $425,000.
REAL_ESTATE
January 24, 1986 | By Sheila Dyan, Special to The Inquirer
Longview Lane, Marlborough Township, Chester County 459-5500. In the midst of the historic Brandywine area of Chester County, custom, single-family houses are under construction at Longview Lane. The 44-acre development is adjacent to, and takes its name from, the renowned Longwood Gardens. The site plan calls for the 23 houses of Longview Lane to be located along one slightly curving lane that ends in a cul-de-sac. Surrounding the site are horse farms, other single houses and about 108 acres of Longwood Gardens, including a bird sanctuary.
REAL_ESTATE
July 19, 1998 | By Sheila Dyan, FOR THE INQUIRER
Estates at Stone Ridge, Buckingham Township, Bucks County To say that 12 standard designs are offered by DeLuca Enterprises Inc. at the Estates at Stone Ridge is misleading. In fact, calling any home at Stone Ridge "standard" is understatement at the least. Priced well above a half-million dollars each, the homes in this new community are really custom designed - even the "standard" ones are being completely customized to each buyer's needs and desires. For example, the Aspen design proved to be but a starting point for the home of Chanchal Khanna, a pathologist, and her husband, Om, a surgeon.
NEWS
April 27, 1990 | Inquirer Harrisburg Bureau
When Attorney General Ernie Preate Jr. looks for clues, he usually looks under the rug. In his latest case, he examined the rug itself. Such diligent detective work was what helped break The Case of the Tricky Toupe, in which an establishment selling hair replacements called The Hairmakers wasn't, well, making hair. Preate's office said yesterday that The Hairmakers, with stores in Center City and King of Prussia, stated in sales contracts that its hairpieces were "custom-made" when in fact they were stock hairpieces previously manufactured to standard sizes.
NEWS
March 21, 2013
M ELISSA D'AGOSTINO, 32, of Germantown, uses hand-dyeing techniques to create her artsy women's-wear line. D'Agostino Fashion Textile Design also custom-made Philadelphia first lady Lisa Nutter's formal dress for President Obama's inaugural ball. Q: What's your background? A:I'm a graduate of Moore College of Art & Design. I was formerly a hand-block fabric printer at a textile-and-lighting studio. My textiles started as works of art and wall hangings, and the fabrics evolved into products I could sell.
SPORTS
October 17, 1992 | by Ted Silary, Daily News Sports Writer
Steve Behrle will some day work for his father. Yesterday, he went to work on Malvern Prep's offense. Behrle, a 5-10, 185-pound senior linebacker, collected eight tackles and two sacks and forced a fumble - recovered by lineman Mark Muraglia and converted into the game's final touchdown - as Episcopal Academy, the heavy preseason favorite, muffled the host Friars, 24-0, in an Inter-Ac League opener. Actually, Behrle - it rhymes with Merrill - already works for his father.
NEWS
February 21, 1996 | By Herb Drill, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Robert A. Hopf, 75, a retired custom-home builder who had a great interest in sports, died Saturday at his home in Jenkintown after a long illness. Mr. Hopf founded Robert A. Hopf Builders in 1950, and built customized houses in the Somerton and Bustleton sections of Philadelphia, Huntingdon Valley in Montgomery County, and Newtown Township and Washington Crossing in Bucks County. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, he was a member of the Jenkintown Zoning Hearing Board. Mr. Hopf was born in New York City and reared in Philadelphia, graduating from Frankford High School in 1940.
NEWS
August 12, 1987 | BY DAVE BARRY
As a widely respected foreign correspondent, I recently felt the need to travel to Germany so I could observe firsthand the front lines of this dangerous all-dominating worldwide struggle we have come to know as the Cold War. At least that's what I'm going to tell the Internal Revenue Service. The truth is, I went to Germany because this is the year I turn 40, and I felt the need to be surrounded by the largest possible quantity of beer. They are very good at beer, the Germans, and what is more, they tend to serve it in vessels the size of municipal stadiums.
NEWS
July 30, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, STAFF WRITER
Design and printing firm Great Atlantic Graphics is moving to a 68,000-square-foot space at 2750 Morris Rd. in Lansdale that will accommodate its manufacturing and office operations, the company said in a release. Great Atlantic Graphics is relocating from Malvern to the space in a 650,000-square-foot former Ford Motor Co. electronics plant, it said. The facility was redeveloped by Advance Realty and the Davis Cos., which acquired the property in 2014, according to the release.
NEWS
July 14, 1994 | By S. Joseph Hagenmayer, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Guido B. Muscelli, 101, one of the owners and operators of Muscelli Brothers Clothing Manufacturers, in South Philadelphia, for 70 years, died Sunday at Zurbrugg Hospital, Willingboro. Mr. Muscelli died on his birthday and had enjoyed sound health until about a month ago. He had lived in South Jersey for the last 10 years and at the Burlington Woods Convalescent Center, in Burlington Township, for the last five years. Mr. Muscelli was born in Italy, where he learned to sew. He came to the United States at age 16. He entered the country through Ellis Island and settled in the Philadelphia area.
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ENTERTAINMENT
August 13, 2016 | By Jennifer Adams
Q: Today, I bought an inexpensive ceiling fan for the family room. My boyfriend is going to install it, but we are arguing about which way is the right way to insert the blades. There is an ugly pattern on one side, and I want to flip them over so the plain side shows. He thinks it affects the airflow. - D. A: I think it's great that you are being creative and customizing the look of your new ceiling fan. As you probably figured out, there are many styles from which to choose, from sleek modern to retro industrial, at every price point you can imagine.
FOOD
August 5, 2016 | By Drew Lazor, For The Inquirer
North of Northern Liberties, the intermittent clanging of a tinny firehouse bell is a sound familiar to many. But it doesn't signal a blaze requiring immediate attention. There, the ring means one thing: The pizza truck is coming your way. A roving staple of the River Wards for more than 50 years, this boxy, boisterous slice-dispensing truck is an institution in this part of town, an outlier untouched by the pull of the new-wave mobile-food culture. It's not wrapped in loud graphics; it doesn't work college-campus or music-festival circuits.
NEWS
July 30, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, STAFF WRITER
Design and printing firm Great Atlantic Graphics is moving to a 68,000-square-foot space at 2750 Morris Rd. in Lansdale that will accommodate its manufacturing and office operations, the company said in a release. Great Atlantic Graphics is relocating from Malvern to the space in a 650,000-square-foot former Ford Motor Co. electronics plant, it said. The facility was redeveloped by Advance Realty and the Davis Cos., which acquired the property in 2014, according to the release.
BUSINESS
July 29, 2016 | By Bob Fernandez, Staff Writer
Comcast Corp.'s second-quarter revenues rose a slim 2.8 percent and the company reported a modest drop in profits as its slate of Hollywood movies - rocket-fueled in 2015 by the release of Furious 7 and Jurassic World - failed to repeat that success. Otherwise the cable and entertainment conglomerate had a solid quarter as its cable-TV business continued to heal - video subscriber losses were a negligible 4,000 compared with 69,000 in the year-ago quarter - and NBC broadcast-TV revenue rose 17 percent on more licensing and retransmission fees.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 20, 2016 | By Howard Gensler
Without Guns, they'd just be Roses. But GNR had a gun . . . and it almost forced them to cancel a gig. Rolling Stone reported that Guns N' Roses was detained on its trip from Philadelphia to Toronto when a gun belonging to a member of the band's touring company was found on board one of the vehicles in the tour convoy. Billboard said Axl Rose shared the detention story toward the end of Saturday night's gig at Toronto's Rogers Centre. "So, we weren't exactly arrested. We were detained," Rose told the crowd.
NEWS
July 15, 2016 | By Andrew Maykuth, STAFF WRITER
PPL Electric Utilities ranked first in customer satisfaction among 16 large eastern utilities, according to the annual J.D. Power study of residential customers that was released Wednesday. Public Service Electric & Gas Co. ranked second and Peco Energy ranked fourth. While electric bills have fallen to their lowest levels in a decade and overall satisfaction is increasing, J.D. Power said that electric companies still struggle to match other industries in customer satisfaction, including auto insurance, retail banking and airlines.
BUSINESS
July 13, 2016 | By Andrew Maykuth, STAFF WRITER
Peco has launched a new website, peco.com, providing its 1.6 million electric customers and 511,000 gas customers access from any online device - mobile, tablet and desktop. The new online design allows customers to report and check the status of outages, view their energy usage and manage their payments. The online upgrade also applies to other Exelon utilities, including Delmarva Power and Atlantic City Electric. In addition to the new website, the Philadelphia utility recently launched Peco Alerts, providing customers the means to receive text, email or phone messages regarding outages, billing, payment, usage and more.
BUSINESS
June 20, 2016 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Staff Writer
As consumers force business onto smartphones, made-in-Philadelphia software plays a robust part: QVC-Curalate. QVC, the West Chester TV-shopping group, moved further online when it bought Web-shopping pioneer Zulily for $2.4 billion last summer. But to boost its reach among customers who bypass TVs and laptops to spend more time on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram , or Snapchat from handheld devices, QVC hired a Philadelphia firm, Curalate, and its "visual commerce platform.
NEWS
June 13, 2016 | By Jonathan Lai, STAFF WRITER
About 100 Peco Energy customers in Center City will remain without service overnight due to underground repair work, a spokeswoman for the utility said. Smoke was visible shortly before 8:30 p.m. Saturday near the intersection of South 12th and Locust Streets. A piece of equipment connected to an underground cable had overheated, said Peco spokeswoman Liz Williamson. There was no danger to people in the area, she said. Repairs would continue through the night, with no specifics on when power would be restored, Williamson said.
BUSINESS
June 11, 2016 | By Bob Fernandez, Staff Writer
Responding to years of complaints over customer service and billing practices by cable and satellite-TV companies, the U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee is poised to release its findings from a year-long probe into the industry, Sen. Claire McCaskill (D., Mo.) and Sen. Rob Portman (R., Ohio) announced on Thursday. The subcommittee - which also has investigated human trafficking and a U.S.-funded counternarcotics program in Afghanistan - subpoenaed documents from pay-TV companies and solicited comments on customer experiences.
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