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December 4, 1990 | Inquirer photographs by Todd Buchanan
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.
BUSINESS
February 12, 1991 | By Larry Fish, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
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.
NEWS
January 4, 2013 | BY PETER MUCHA, 215-854-4342, pmucha@phillynews.com
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.
NEWS
March 3, 1991 | By Gloria A. Hoffner, Special to The Inquirer
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.
NEWS
February 11, 2007 | By Mari A. Schaefer and Joe Juliano INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
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.
NEWS
May 18, 1994 | By Barbara J. Richberg, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
NEWS
July 19, 1986
The stalemate that blocked the renomination of Chief Justice Robert N. Wilentz to the New Jersey Supreme Court finally has been broken. Senate Democrats decided Thursday that the time-honored tradition of "senatorial courtesy" does not apply to sitting members of the high court. The decision was a deserved rebuke to state Sen. Peter Garibaldi (R., Middlesex), who had invoked the custom because he disagreed with some of Chief Justice Wilentz's opinions, particularly in the controversial Mount Laurel II case.
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