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.
May 2, 1986 |
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)
July 22, 1988 |
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.
August 17, 2014 |
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.
February 8, 1991 |
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.
July 9, 1992 |
About two months ago, the Costalas family put two words on the sign in front of their Country Squire Diner Restaurant in Broomall, and the phone started ringing. "Ever since we put the sign up," said manager George Costalas with a slight shake of his head, "we've been getting called. " The two words, "Opening Soon," were enough to grab the attention - and stimulate the taste buds - of patrons who have waited for two years for the Country Squire to reopen. It was heavily damaged by fire in August 1990.