December 4, 1990 |
With autumn comes the tradition of apple cider freshly pressed by small operations such as Solebury Orchard, which makes its own cider and custom- presses for other orchards. Working out of a small garage near New Hope, Brian Smith, the owner, and Steve Elliott produce from 500 to 2,000 gallons per press.
February 12, 1991 |
Most businesspeople have to pay to get their advertising message out. Bernie Moeller has people clamoring to buy his ads from him. He's the proprietor and artist of Bernie's Tattooing, at the dead end of West Avenue in Bristol Township, and frankly he has never had much of a budget for advertising in 14 years in the business. "I just give out a few T-shirts and word-of-mouth. That's it," Bernie says. There's no way Bernie could avoid generating a lot of word-of-mouth, as a matter of fact, because he is a striking sight.
July 9, 2010 |
A little more than 20 years ago, Bridget Morris was set to embark on a career as an interior designer. But during a semester in Italy, papermaking and book restoration stole her away. She dropped out of Philadelphia University and returned to Cortona, Italy, for two years to study the craft. When she came back to Philadelphia, Morris worked from 1991 to 1996 at William H. Allen, Bookseller, on Walnut Street, toiling beneath a multicolored crystal chandelier on rare volumes in Greek and Latin.
December 30, 1986
The Civic Center management, in its infinite wisdom, has directed the custom-car, van and motorcycle show (as it was known) to eliminate motorcycles from the show. When this piece of information reached me I was immediately disappointed. My disappointment quickly changed to curiosity, so I called World of Wheels, which coordinates the show, and asked why. The answer was, "The Civic Center management does not want bikers at the show. " I do not like to be labeled a biker and discriminated against by some middle-management bureaucrat who does not know the difference between a custom-motorcycle hobbyist and a "biker.
November 1, 2013
C AROLYN BRANDHORST, 49, of Old City, recently relocated her family business, the Papery, from 3rd and Arch streets to Locust near 12th, after a decade. The new space, next to the restaurant Vedge, has enabled Brandhorst to reinvent the store as a custom-design studio for wedding and party invitations, in addition to the more-familiar retail aspects of stationery and gifts. Q: You moved the business to the trendy area now called Midtown Village. Why? A: Our business model changed and we became a custom-invitation studio, and the old store wasn't designed to keep up with the work.
June 13, 2007
Frankford Avenue is to furniture what the Main Line is to plastic surgery: You want a custom job, there's an outfit that can handle it - from Morry's Dinettes (8109 Frankford Ave.) up near Pennypack Creek, which specializes in reupholstering dinette chairs, to Pappajohn Woodworking (4355 Orchard St.), near the El in Frankford, specializing in custom hardwood millwork, cabinets, and furniture that can run to the many thousands of dollars Summerdale Mills , next to Morry's at 8101 Frankford Ave., sells drapery and upholstery fabric to do-it-yourselfers and also builds custom-scaled sofas and chairs, sized as you like to fit odd spaces.
January 4, 2013 |
B OOB TUBE gets a new spin Sunday with the debut of a bra-shop show titled "Double Divas. " We're sure you get the "double" entendre . "Our job is to really help women feel wonderful," said Molly Hopkins, co-owner of LiviRae Lingerie in Atlanta. "All you gotta do is bring out the sexy stuff. " What, is the Lifetime Network trying to lure male viewers? Not exactly. This is no "Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. " Yes, judging from previews, some shapely knockouts will strut about in undergarments, but viewers will also see much, much bigger sets of challenges.
March 3, 1991 |
Since the early 1960s, the gray stone mansion at 2850 Providence Rd. in Upper Providence Township has been home to the Dominican Sisters of St. Catherine DeRicci. That's about to change as the Roman Catholic nuns plan to move to their retreat house in Elkins Park. The Upper Providence property has been purchased on a conditional sale by developer Mazzenga & Stackeni Enterprises Inc. of Swarthmore, which plans to build 11 custom luxury homes on the site. "We are always looking for properties to develop, and this one really stood out as an excellent location for upscale homes," said Joseph J. Stackeni.
February 11, 2007 |
Just after the team's loss to the Toronto Raptors on Jan. 15, one of the newest Sixers discovered he had lost $110,000 of custom bling. Joe Smith, 31, told police that at least four pieces of jewelry were missing from his room at the Hilton Hotel on City Avenue. He went to Southwest Detectives at 55th and Pine Streets on Thursday and reported that a couple of necklaces and a custom-made medallion vanished between 11 a.m., when he left the hotel, and 10:30 p.m. "No, I wasn't robbed.
May 18, 1994 |
Morris Staffin, 92, of Northeast Philadelphia, who owned Quality Cabinet Crafters Co. and became a sculptor at 78, died Monday at Jeanes Hospital. Mr. Staffin's custom-built cabinet company was on Kaighn Avenue in Camden for more than 30 years. He also made custom tables, china closets and ornamental woodwork. He retired in 1977. Born in Kiev, Ukraine, he came to the United States when he was 4. He learned to work with wood in shop at South Philadelphia High School. After retiring, he began painting at 75 and sculpturing at 78. In 1986, he entered Pennsylvania's Senior Arts Festival.