September 17, 2016
Vintage whimsy Flea-market season ain't over yet. Philadelphia Flea Markets heads Saturday to the Main Line to set up shop in Ardmore. A lot of Philadelphia Flea Markets' vendors focus on the antique. Tables will fill Schauffele Plaza with cool trinkets and interesting art. Many makers with original work to sell at the market deal in upcycled vintage items, like jewelry, furniture, and clothing. One of those sellers is Blonde Sugar & Honey, who jazz up vintage furniture, like this chest of drawers with fish-y handles.
August 31, 2016 |
Fire hoses and a vacuum truck came to the rescue Sunday as Little Egg Harbor Township, N.J., coped with the sudden death of an estimated 20,000 small fish in Great Bay. "The smell was getting pretty onerous," Township Administrator Garrett Loesch said Monday. Boaters and residents began reporting "peanut bunkers" - small juveniles of the menhaden family - floating on the surface near Osborn Island late Friday, he said. Their numbers continued to mount Saturday and Sunday before the township's public works department, Municipal Utilities Authority, and volunteer firefighters arrived to take them away.
August 11, 2016
Makes 4 servings 4 7-ounce Chilean sea bass fillets Salt and pepper Olive oil 1 pound onions, halved and thinly sliced 1 green pepper, thinly sliced 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 cup diced carrot 1 Idaho potato, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks 28-ounce can chopped tomatoes with juice 1 tablespoon tomato paste 1/2 cup fish stock or clam juice 1/2 teaspoon sugar 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon ...
June 14, 2016 |
To sell more gear, Cabela's simulates the Great Outdoors. Live game fish school in glass-walled aquariums, and stuffed megafauna herd overhead at the retailer's hangar-sized stores on the edge of whitetail-deer country in Hamburg, Pa., or at the heart of tax-free-shopping territory in Newark, Del. So what brings Cabela's to Chester, the shrunken industrial city at the foot of the Commodore Barry Bridge? "Your waterway there, the Delaware River, is super-good for the sport of catfishing," says Darrell Van Vactor , operations manager at Kentucky-based King Kat USA . "It's a great location, central for a lot of people," on a stretch of the Delaware that otherwise has limited public access, Eric Williams , a Cabela's marketing manager, told me. King Kat runs catfish tournaments sponsored and staffed by Cabela's.
June 9, 2016 |
Philly's own Amber Rose and ex Wiz Khalifa can officially move on - the couple has reached a divorce settlement. And where did they celebrate? A strip club. Make it rain away the pain. TMZ.com reported that in the settlement, Amber gets $1 million thanks to the couple's prenup (of which Wiz still owes her $644,000). She also gets $14,800 a month in child support for their 3-year-old son, Sebastian "Bash" Taylor Thomaz . That's enough money for Tattle to call Amber "mommy.
May 31, 2016 |
Students at Interboro High School in Prospect Park have been known to turn to tech-ed teachers Joe Fisher and Tom Speer with one of life's elemental questions: "Where do cheeseburgers come from?" In their densely populated Delaware County suburb, where fast food is the cash crop that sprouts from long-ago farms, the answer is not immediately obvious. But what might befuddle some modern youth served to inspire Speer and Fisher. Last fall, they embarked on a splashy project to teach students about food production and sustainability.
May 28, 2016 |
Two students from the Philadelphia region advanced to the final rounds Thursday in the Scripps National Spelling Bee, but fell short of capturing the best speller title. Shruthika Padhy, of Cherry Hill, was eliminated when she incorrectly spelled the word "tyee," (a type of fish). Padhy, 10, is a fifth grader at Bret Harte Elementary School in Cherry Hill, N.J. She was sponsored by the school. She was interviewed by Scripps after her elimination and asked what she learned from the experience.
May 17, 2016 |
Three degrees in three years. Two commencements within a month — interrupted by starting an Ivy League master's degree. It took Kevin P. Wright, 44, a while to figure out how to pursue higher education, but when he got started, he really went after it. Wright, who received his GED in 2013, is this year's valedictorian at Rowan College at Burlington County. After delivering his commencement speech there Saturday, he will receive his bachelor's diploma from Thomas Jefferson University in June.
April 8, 2016
David Suro-Piñera has seen regulars at Tequila's who, for 30 years, have ordered the same thing each time they come to his elegant Locust Street restaurant. That explains why the tortilla soup, mole poblano, and cochinita pibil are still among the authentic classics that anchor the menu. But if you graze some of chef Claudio Soto's creative specials, you'll discover Tequila's kitchen has been evolving, too, keeping pace with the contemporary ideas that have appeared in some of Philly's more recent Nuevo Mex entrees.
April 7, 2016 |
In the black-and-white film, father and son hawk fish on a Ninth Street that is no more. Thomas Anastasi, father, dreamer, lover, gambler. A cigarette dangling from his lips, he's tired of the long days hauling, gutting, and selling fish. He's thinking of buying that brand-new 1977 Cadillac, a $14,000 car, how he's earned it, how all his life he had nothing. He's thinking of traveling the world. Salvatore Anastasi. Blond, shaggy-haired, easygoing 18-year-old Salvy. His thoughts are on pretty Carol, of their wedding just days away, of taking over the family business and making his way in the world.