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FOOD
January 31, 1999 | By Craig LaBan, INQUIRER RESTAURANT CRITIC
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.
NEWS
December 22, 1991 | By Suzanne Gordon, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
REAL_ESTATE
August 28, 1987 | By Sheila Dyan, Special to The Inquirer
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.
REAL_ESTATE
May 2, 1986 | By Sheila Dyan, Special to The Inquirer
Twin Ponds, Washington Township, Gloucester County, N.J. (609) 589-6700 The Cutler Organization is building 168 three- and four-bedroom houses at Twin Ponds in Washington Township, N.J., just minutes from the Atlantic City Expressway in Gloucester County. The Colonial and traditional houses will offer 1,390 to 2,485 square feet of living space, and prices, without optional features, range from $81,500 to $101,500. Standard in each house will be gas hot-air heat; a self-cleaning oven; garbage disposal; dishwasher; a one- or two-car garage (depending on the model)
REAL_ESTATE
July 22, 1988 | By Sheila Dyan, Special to The Inquirer
TALL TIMBERS Little Egg Harbor Township 609-296-2601 Tall Timbers, about midway between Atlantic City and Long Beach Island, is a development of townhouses and flats under construction in Little Egg Harbor Township. Planned for the 151-acre wooded site are 798 one- and two-story fee-simple townhomes, 412 condominium flats and 48 acres of open space. (Fee simple means buyers will own and maintain the exterior and grounds of their units.) The units will have between 800 and 1,440 square feet of living space, and the price range for the standard units is between $71,990 and $99,990.
REAL_ESTATE
August 17, 2014 | By Diane M. Fiske, For The Inquirer
Teresa Shields Westkaemper lives in a sprawling four-bedroom house in Jenkintown with husband Paul Westkaemper and their three daughters. She is an accomplished watercolorist with a master's degree in fine art, and a very specific artistic sensibility: She loves circles and the colors red and blue. "I can't tell you why I like circles, but I always have, and I express them everywhere," she says. It makes sense, then, that after a renovation that included demolishing and rebuilding the rear of the structure, the Westkaemper home is blue in the front and has a red caboose, so to speak.
REAL_ESTATE
February 8, 1991 | By Sheila Dyan, Special to The Inquirer
DEER CHASE Monroe Township, Gloucester County 609-875-7901 At Deer Chase at Monroe, buyers have a choice of two exterior elevations for each home, and one of them has a porch, at no extra cost. Those porches are part of an effort to give the development some "old neighborhood charm," as are the granite Belgian blocks used in the curbs, said Luana Walters, a sales representative for the builder, Kalian Corp. She said Kalian was interested not only in charm but also in saving as many trees on the site as possible to help preserve the natural environment of the neighborhood.
NEWS
August 23, 2013 | By Melissa Dribben, Inquirer Staff Writer
Bernard Perrier, 65, of Moorestown, an unassuming, self-taught intellectual whose love and appreciation of lively conversation, fine wine, and French cuisine helped define the acclaimed Philadelphia restaurant Le Bec-Fin for 40 years, died Sunday, Aug. 18, at his home. The cause of death was heart failure, said his wife, Linda Oliver Perrier. Known to his family as "Bear," Mr. Perrier worked closely for most of his life with his brother Georges, the restaurant's chef and founder.
FOOD
September 6, 2013 | By Michael Klein, For The Inquirer
After a frenzied six-week renovation, Peppercorn (503 W. Lancaster Ave., Wayne, 610-964-2588) has opened at Eagle Village Shops in the spot that for 12 years was a Georges Perrier restaurant known as Le Mas Perrier, Le Mas, and georges'. The Main Line building's bones are the same. It's a series of rooms, including a rustic, high-ceilinged bar, a sunny rear garden room, a hushed main dining room, and assorted nooks. Where Le Mas Perrier aspired to the look of a farmhouse in the south of France, Peppercorn has opted for an overall feeling of warmth and luxury.
REAL_ESTATE
October 14, 2013 | By Sally A. Downey, For The Inquirer
When Val Nehez and Anthony Tyler visited Falls United Methodist Church in 2006, after learning that the former East Falls place of worship and its adjacent rectory were for sale, "there were still prayer books in the pews," she says. The couple immediately made an offer, with plans to transform the church, which had closed a year earlier, into office space for rent and the rectory (half a twin) into their family home. "I was hesitant," Tyler says, "but Val had the vision. " It wasn't a leap of faith.
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