July 30, 1995 |
No battle took place here, not even an American Revolutionary War skirmish, although a stream of British troops once marched through the southernmost part of this township's rolling countryside. For nearly 300 years, the land was a virtual theater of the times - but not one featuring political or military history. Its historical significance is far more prosaic: It concerns cattle, dairy farms and horses. Such bucolic assets have helped a large tract of land here earn a place on the National Register of Historic Places.
June 13, 1994 |
A few fierce sunshowers could not spoil yesterday's anniversary party celebrating Haverford Township's acquisition 20 years ago of one of its most prominent properties - The Grange. In between raindrops, people moseyed around the 10-acre preserve, walking in the woods, touring the historic mansion, sipping lemonade under a porch roof. By midafternoon, children were clapping to a sing-along on the front veranda. The celebration was sponsored by The Friends of the Grange, a support organization.
February 17, 1998 |
Ask anyone in these parts, and he'll tell you: The name of this one-street speck on the map used to fit. Here, in a sprawling, old, tin-roofed dairy converted into shops, a glassblower shapes vases and lamps, and potters wrap their hands around wet clay. Drawn by the green road sign - HARMONY, POPULATION 18 - tourists can while away a peaceful hour or two before heading on up Highway 1 to nearby Hearst Castle or Big Sur. Cows roam across the rolling green hills. Birds twitter in the silvery loquat trees.
October 14, 1992 |
A relative videotaped the event last May as Horace Haenn, born in the horse-and-buggy era of the last century, blew out the candles on his 100th- birthday cake. As the tape was played back and his visage instantly presented to Haenn through the wonders of modern technology, the old man, hard of hearing but sharp of intellect, smiled with great interest. "As the world changed, he just took it in stride. He went with the flow. Maybe that's why he lived to be 100," Haenn's daughter, Eleanor Miller, said yesterday, as she prepared for funeral services for her father.
January 16, 1990
STOP CALCULATING AUTO PREMIUMS BY ZIP CODE Philadelphians need a class-action suit against insurance companies and officials responsible for discrimination against Philadelphia residents. A Reuters news service article published last month by The Inquirer reported that California was "outlawing the use of simple territory, or postal ZIP code ratings, as the basis for setting rates. . . . rates would be determined primarily by three factors: A motorist's driving record, the number of miles driven annually, a motorists length of driving experience.
September 19, 2014 |
The old laundry paddle is retired, wedged beside the blackboard in our kitchen, a totem now. Its handle is sawed off to utensil-height, a hole drilled in it for hanging, its blade worn smooth as river stone. Fritz Blank, who once used it to stir his grand copper pots, bequeathed it to me - autographed, for good measure - as he was packing up his haute French classic Deux Cheminees at 12th and Locust, getting ready to decamp with his cat Bobo to Thailand. That was seven years ago. And it hasn't stirred since: It seemed unseemly to dunk the thing - so accustomed to the likes of truffled sauce Perigord - in our more prosaic chicken paprikash, fish stews, and Frog-Commissary vegetarian chili.
March 14, 2016 |
In the language of its business, Rastelli Foods Group's evolution is akin to going from ground chuck to kobe strip steaks, from bacon to Iberico ham. Rastelli's is a 40-year story of improvisation and capitalizing on opportunity - and proof that foreign trade is accessible even to a couple of New Jersey brothers who reached adulthood without ever having been on an airplane. What began as a butcher shop in Deptford in 1976, founded by an 18-year-old who needed to quickly find a means to support his wife and a child on the way, is now an international conglomerate of 825 employees and more than $500 million in annual revenue.
April 25, 1997 |
Perhaps you're one of the 5,000 people who volunteered to clean up Germantown Avenue on Sunday as part of the Presidents' Summit for America's Future - and you're wondering what else you might be able to squeeze in between collecting trash, scrubbing graffiti and sweeping dirt. (Then again, maybe you're not a volunteer and your intention is to stay as far away from Germantown Avenue as possible until the dust settles and everybody goes back home.) You should know, if you don't already, that the Avenue is lined with scores of stores, shops and eateries that are as varied as the neighborhoods it runs through.
June 27, 1998 |
Acme Markets intends to build a 1.4-million-square-foot warehouse and distribution complex near Reading, worrying leaders of the union that represents the company's warehouse workers in Philadelphia. Acme, operated by American Stores Inc., has two warehouses in Philadelphia that together employ about 750 in about 1.1 million square feet, according to Jim Brennan, president of the warehouse workers' union, Teamsters Local 169. The local, fearing that Acme plans to move those operations out of the city, will hold an informational meeting this morning at its headquarters.
April 14, 1986 |
Abbotts, Harbisons, and Lehigh Valley are dairy names as synonymous with the Philadelphia area as Tastykake and Campbell Soup. But the fact is, all those milk brands come from the dairies of one company: Johanna Farms of Flemington, N.J. Johanna Farms has been steadily expanding its milk business, and in February bought its chief competitor, Atlantic Processing Inc. (API), an Allentown dairy that sells the Lehigh Valley brand of milk. In a deal estimated at $17 million, Johanna Farms bought all the milk plants run by API and took over all its business accounts.