October 19, 1999 |
There are shoes, but no fashion; sculpture, but no pedestals; performances, but no scripts. In fact, "Folk Arts of Social Change," an exhibition put together by the Philadelphia Folklore Project and on view at the Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial on Catharine Street, takes art down from the walls, off the pedestals, and away from fashion alley. It draws its aesthetic not from the museum but from the dining room table, the union hall, the corner taproom - wherever people gather to talk and argue and share what they know about power, justice and political change.
June 27, 1990 |
An Oxford Circle man who was shot and wounded while trying to break into the East Falls home of Municipal Judge Charles J. Margiotti Jr. last year has pleaded guilty to burglary and weapons charges. Michael Riordan, 23, of Van Kirk Street near Large, was free on bail awaiting trial for breaking into another home when he entered Margiotti's house on Dec. 22, according to court records. Riordan yesterday also pleaded guilty to that offense before Common Pleas Judge William J. Mazzola.
September 25, 1992 |
I suppose you could say that we were having a little symposium about the eating habits of middle-aged men who consistently find themselves at home alone around dinnertime. This took place at a local gathering spot I'll call Matty's Tap. There was no transcript made of the proceedings. There was also no moderator. Unless you count Matty himself, who, on the chance that the discussion might get overheated, stood ready to slam his hand on the bar and restate the long-time policy of the establishment: "Don't Shout, or You're Out. " The panel, which consisted of the men standing at the bar, was like one of those panels the MacNeil-Lehrer show puts together on the Middle East or the economy.
April 11, 1986 |
Springhill Farm, Birmingham Township, Chester County 459-3430 Five villages of condominium townhouses and apartments are planned for Springhill Farm in Birmingham Township, Chester County. There will be 1 1/2- and two-story townhouses, and two-level apartment buildings, each having four or eight units. The one- and two-bedroom apartments have from 965 to 1,130 square feet of living space and cost between $69,900 and $82,900. The two-bedroom townhouses have from 1,328 to 1,400 square feet of living space and cost from $82,900 to $97,900.
November 30, 1997 |
Moorestowne Woods, Moorestown, Burlington County Nestled in a natural setting of mature trees and shrubbery, Moorestowne Woods lives up to its name. A stream, too, is on the well-maintained 21-acre site. Along the winding roads lined with colonial-style lanterns are two-level garden apartment buildings and three-level townhouses, all of which have a woodsy view. Quiet, secluded, the community exudes a villagelike coziness. "I like everything here, the trees, the location," Robert Fauver, 81, said.
March 25, 1986 |
"In setting out your sideboard, you must study neatness, convenience, and taste; as you must think that ladies and gentlemen that have splendid and costly articles, wish to have them seen and set out to best advantage. . . . " - Robert Roberts, The House Servant's Directory, 1827 There are hundreds of types of furniture in this world, and the sideboard is only one of them. Yet, upon close observation, the sideboard - a kind of table containing drawers and cupboards specifically used in the dining room - represents a compact history of changes in domestic manners and taste.
August 12, 1989 |
A 45-year-old Montgomery County man who was shot to death by a hit man as he sat in a West Oak Lane restaurant was gunned down by mistake, a police source said. Donald Branch of Green Valley Road, Wyncote, died in a hail of gunshots as he sat in the dining room of Tobin's Inn, Limekiln Pike near Haines Street, about 11 p.m. Thursday. Two other men were wounded in the incident. A police source, who declined to be identified, said Branch and the two wounded men were "innocent bystanders" caught in a volley of shots that was meant for another man. Homicide detectives are investigating the possibility that the gunmen may have come to the inn looking to shoot a member of the Junior Black Mafia, a notoriously violent drug gang, who reportedly was in the restaurant a short time before the shooting, the source said.
January 31, 1999 |
When the Locust Club decided to let stylish Philippe Chin be the chef to pry open its private doors for the public, there were some things the members must have expected. There was Chin's fabulous designer food, which they got, an inventive fusion of French and Asian flavors that can make lobster bisque speak with lemon grass and giant scallops sparkle with candied ginger. Transplanted from the tiny confines of his former restaurant, Chanterelles, the cooking now seems to thrive in its grander setting.
December 22, 1991 |
There's a little girl living inside Pat Polizzi, and she loves Christmas. Just take a look at her festive Devon home. To start with, there are five wreaths hanging outside, trees are lit with tiny white bulbs, and a childlike doll holding a lighted candle moves back and forth beckoning to visitors. It's a holiday wonderland and just a taste of what's to come inside. "I love the whole thing of Christmas," she said. "I really love it to the point I think I must love it as much as the kids.
August 28, 1987 |
HEATHER CROFT Egg Harbor Township, Atlantic County, N. J. (609) 646-5550 Five minutes from the beach and 15 minutes from Atlantic City, a variety of condominiums is being offered at Heather Croft in Egg Harbor Township. Two-story townhouses with garages, and one- and two-level flats, some also with garages, are under construction on the 29.7-acre Atlantic County site that will also include four man-made ponds. Priced between $70,000 and $111,000, the condominiums will offer from 900 to 1,365 square feet of living space.