December 22, 2014 |
LONGPORT, N.J. - Buoys bobbed in the bay near the tip of this town on a recent frigid day. Many of the waterfront homes were empty - their inhabitants absent and elsewhere. Gone, like Andrew Biddle. It has been five months since Biddle, an internationally honored powerboat racer, was declared missing after a pontoon boat he was said to have been aboard struck a buoy and crashed into a jetty. What at first seemed to be a tragic boat accident turned into the launch of Biddle's plunge into mystery.
December 19, 2014
EGGNOG fan Donal McCoy of Sassafras in Old City (48 S. 2nd St.) will be serving this version of the classic holiday drink through Jan. 6, the Feast of the Epiphany. It's $8 a glass. EGGNOG 16 eggs, yolks and whites separated 1 1/3 cups sugar, plus an additional 1/8 cup 1/2 gallon milk 1 quart heavy cream Cinnamon and nutmeg, for seasoning Using a stand mixer, whip egg yolks (keep whites in separate container) on high until color lightens, about 3 minutes. Once yolks change color, slowly incorporate the 1 1/3 cups sugar.
August 22, 2014 |
A Jersey Shore hotel accused of post-Sandy price gouging has agreed to pay $65,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by the state Division of Consumer Affairs. Amy Hotels L.L.C., which operated an Econo Lodge on the Black Horse Pike in Egg Harbor Township, agreed to settle after the state accused it of renting dozens of rooms at inflated prices. Gov. Christie declared a state of emergency Oct. 27, 2012, and the storm made landfall Oct. 29. From Oct. 27 through Nov. 5, the state said, Amy Hotels had 545 instances of price gouging, raising room rates as high as 150 percent in one case, where the nightly rate jumped to $199.99 from $79.99 before the storm.
August 21, 2014 |
Eggland's Best L.L.C. has flown the coop. After seven years perched just off the Trooper Road exit of Route 422 in Montgomery County, the producer of higher-nutrition eggs, each stamped with a red EB , relocated its headquarters last month to Malvern. The move was to make way for a mixed-use development planned for the Trooper Road site and is not a sign of distress at EB, said Charles T. Lanktree, president and CEO. While the egg industry in general has had sales as flat as a crepe, EB's unit sales have been up double digits each of the last 17 years, an average of 14 percent each year, Lanktree said.
July 11, 2014 |
Bieber: Menace II society! Rebel yell! Canadian rabble-rouser Justin Bieber , 20, pleaded no contest Wednesday to a misdemeanor vandalism charge for throwing eggs at a neighbor's home and must pay $80,900 in damages and serve two years on probation. Bieber also was ordered to complete five days of community labor and a 12-week anger-management program and to stay away from the victim and his family for two years. Bieber was charged after the Jan. 14 incident - his attorney had called it "a silly prank" - in Calabasas, Calif.
May 12, 2014 |
Sending Devin Smeltzer to the mound Saturday paid off for Bishop Eustace in the first round of the Joe Hartmann Diamond Classic. Behind five solid innings in which the senior allowed only one run and struck out nine, the Crusaders defeated Egg Harbor Township, 12-1, at Washington Township. Nick Browne went 2 for 3 with a double, driving in a pair of runs and scoring one. Mike Krusinski had three hits and three RBIs. In other Diamond Classic action: Anthony Cruz belted a second-inning grand slam to help Hammonton defeat Maple Shade, 18-2.
April 18, 2014 |
THE EGG TAKES center stage at Passover and Easter celebrations this week in many households. Thanks to Sarah, Eglantine and Miss Lips, however, every day's a celebration of the egg for Marianne Morrison. Morrison raises backyard chickens. Three to be exact. Sarah and Miss Lips are Red Star breed; Eglantine is an Orpington. Depending on the time of year, but especially in the spring and summer, each hen can be counted on to produce an egg or two a day. "I learned most of what I know when I worked as a zookeeper in the bird department at the Philadelphia Zoo," said Morrison.
April 11, 2014
Pennsylvania's predilection for hoagies and cheesesteaks speaks to innate frugality. It took a New Yorker to figure out how to spend serious money on a sandwich. Unfortunately, former Pennsylvania Health Secretary Eli Avila, a New York transplant that didn't take, effectively spent our money - $75,000 worth, The Inquirer reported Wednesday - in his quest for a sandwich that matched his supposed station. That was the cost of settling his dispute with a Harrisburg eatery long after the ex-secretary returned north.
April 10, 2014 |
HARRISBURG - It could be one of the priciest egg sandwiches ever made - yet never eaten. And Pennsylvania taxpayers are footing the bill. A long-running court battle between a Harrisburg restaurant owner and a former member of Gov. Corbett's cabinet over the preparation of an egg sandwich has ended with a $75,000 settlement, court records show. The state's payout to Richard Hanna, finalized late last month, came more than two years after he accused the commonwealth and then-Health Secretary Eli Avila of retaliating against him for the way Hanna had cooked the new cabinet member's egg one morning in 2011.
April 7, 2014 |
Egg Harbor Township pitcher Jordan Wisser entered the baseball game in a big spot. With his team up by three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning, Wisser inherited a two-out, bases-loaded situation against host Cherokee on Saturday. After allowing a two-run single and a walk, Wisser forced a groundout to get the save and give Egg Harbor a 3-2 nonleague win. Teammate Todd Henry knocked in two runs on a two-out triple in the fifth inning, and that proved to be the difference.