September 11, 2016 |
Sometimes you eat the catfish, and sometimes the catfish falls from the sky and smacks you in the face. Lisa Lobree learned that lesson Labor Day morning when she was walking to meet her CoreFitness class near the Art Museum, heard a "rustling" in the trees, and then -. "Suddenly I was slammed by something," Lobree recalled Friday. "I was like, 'What?!' I was freaking out. " The injuries: Minor. The trauma: Immeasurable. The theory: A bird was flying with the fish in its mouth and accidentally dropped it. On her face.
April 22, 2015 |
Hold a dead octopus up to a room full of elementary school students and the reaction is almost certainly a resounding "eww. " Trying to convince the students that the slimy, tentacled creature is, in fact, a healthy source of protein is no easy chore after moans of disgust, but this was the task at hand Monday at Springville Elementary School in Mount Laurel. Students from the K-4 school gathered in Springville's cafeteria to watch as Ian Knox, executive chef at Blair House in Washington, and representatives from Samuels & Son Seafood Co., a national wholesale company founded in Philadelphia, and Whole Foods stressed the importance of healthy eating with cooking demonstrations and prizes.
January 8, 2013 |
Barry Kratchman's experience more than 40 years ago - as a teenager, he watched in "horror" as an eel's head and body each continued to wriggle well after being separated - might seem gross. It was gross. But it also proved something important, he insists now: that his friend - the one behind the beheading, the one who wanted to experience what eel tasted like when filleted, breaded, and baked - would make a tremendous business partner because he wasn't afraid to try new things.
February 17, 2010 |
There's the one about the lady who caught a state-record bluefish off the Jersey Shore and for decades bemoaned serving it up for dinner instead of having it mounted to hang over the easy chair in her den. Or the guy who lost everything in a series of tragedies, including a house fire, but desperately wanted to recover the only tangible link to his two sons: fishing-tournament certificates from family vacations in Wildwood. So go the fish stories cast over the 75 years that Cape May County has been sponsoring an annual tournament.
December 17, 2009 |
For a very long time, I dreamed of seven fishes. In the center of my mind's flat-screen there was a long table dressed in Christmas Eve finery, overflowing with platters of fried smelts, spaghetti with anchovies, grilled sardines, steamed mussels, baked stuffed clams, golden calamari rings, and perhaps a whole fish stuffed with lemon and herbs. Because this fantasy was set in Philly, a lovable Italian American matron lorded over the meal, Isgro's cannolis were served, and strings of twinkling lights were suspended above a block of rowhouses.
August 25, 2009
Our 'welfare' is a job for government A letter writer Thursday ("Overstated government role") implored us all to read the Constitution with regard to the question of the government's obligation to provide health care, arguing that it is not the government's responsibility. Ignoring the fact that the Constitution says nothing about the appropriate economic system for this great republic, I would like to draw his attention to the preamble. By reading it, we learn that one of the stated goals of the Constitution is to "promote the general welfare" of the country.
June 25, 2006 |
The weeks before the NBA draft are frantic for general managers, who spend long periods on the telephone, trying to position themselves in the best possible slot to take some raw youngster, who may or may not be available by the time their turn rolls around. That, according to 76ers president and general manager Billy King, is when the fun starts. "There's a lot of lying going on and a lot of fish stories going on," King said. "I don't put the blame just on the other teams.
December 25, 2003 |
At the center of Tim Burton's lush new fairy tale is Edward Bloom, a Big Fish who lives so large that, to hear him tell it, where he swims the minnows are whale-sized. Edward, played in his prime by robust Ewan McGregor and on his deathbed by crusty Albert Finney, is an Alabama gallant and traveling salesman who weaves stories out of whole cloth, then embroiders them in crimson reds and canary yellows. Or so it seems to his estranged son, Will (Billy Crudup), a journalist who views the truth in black and white.
July 28, 2003
Camden's waterfront is a surprisingly exciting scene these days. And it's about to get much better. The Tweeter Center, the New Jersey State Aquarium, the USS New Jersey and Campbell's Field, home of the minor-league Riversharks, have been in place for a while. Now, just as light-rail cars get ready to run on the new Camden-to-Trenton line and yuppies prepare to move into the luxury apartments in the former RCA building, Camden has hooked another really big fish. After weeks of bureaucratic dawdling finally ended, Steiner & Associates got its deal to expand and dramatically revive the aquarium, while building a retail center in stages on the riverfront between the ballpark and aquarium.
August 9, 2002 |
In a small room off Logan Circle, the fanged jaw of a 6-foot-long, meat-eating fish is emerging from the dawn of time. Bit by bit, a tiny pneumatic hammer reveals a 375-million-year-old fossil from what is now northern Canada, a sluggish creature that used its knifelike teeth to chomp on smaller, armor-plated fish. In all probability, say researchers from the Academy of Natural Sciences and the University of Chicago, it is a new species - a distant cousin of the prehistoric "fish with fingers" they found in Pennsylvania in 1995.