July 3, 2015 |
If you're looking for ways to liven up your grilling for Fourth of July weekend, then it's time to look beyond the burger/steak/chicken trifecta and start thinking of ways to eke flavor out of all kinds of ingredients. "Grilling gives food that extra, unexpected element. The grill is basically the centerpiece of our kitchen . . . almost everything touches it at some point," says Eli Collins, chef of Pub & Kitchen. What chefs like Collins are doing in restaurant kitchens works just as well at home: Moving meat from the center of the plate (and fire)
January 22, 2013
* THE FOLLOWING. 9 p.m. Monday, Fox 29. EDGAR ALLAN POE has some 'splainin' to do. Women (and not a few men) will be dying on Fox starting Monday, and Poe will be there - in spirit, at least - to put a literary gloss on the horror. Not that you have to know much more than the refrain of Poe's "The Raven" to keep up with "The Following," the blood-spattered thriller that marks Kevin Bacon's entry into prime-time TV. Bacon stars as former FBI agent Ryan Hardy, who in Monday's premiere is called in to help the agency track a death row escapee whom Ryan brought to justice 10 years earlier.
June 7, 1999 |
There was some pregame concern as to whether or not the first Valor Bowl would be successful. The game, organized by West Chester East coach Joe Carroll, was to support scholarships for the children of police officers and firefighters killed in the line of duty as well as for volunteer firefighters in Chester County, but there was no sign of firefighters or fire engines. The game itself was a big success, with the North squad eking out a 24-20 victory over the South team at Coatesville Area High School on Saturday night in front of about 800 fans.
April 7, 1987 |
Joe Carroll, head football coach of the Chester Clippers for the last eight years, has accepted the head coaching position at West Chester East High School. Pending approval by the West Chester Area school board at its April 27 meeting, Carroll will replace Jack Byrne, the only coach the Vikings have had since beginning varsity competition in 1974. "I feel we've gained a proven successful head coach," said Byrne, who is also the athletic director at East. "He's had good teams at Chester, won titles, and has placed a lot of players into Division I college programs.
September 10, 1992 |
Success in the 1992 football season is all in their heads. Although the vast majority of the school's best-ever football team graduated in the spring, West Chester East coach Joe Carroll said his Vikings could put together another strong season. Provided they believe it. "We have some good players," Carroll said. "If we get off to a good start, hopefully that will build the confidence we need to get better. " Carroll is an ardent optimist, but his preseason workouts have unveiled what appears to be a strong group of runners and the foundation of a solid offensive line.
January 17, 2014 |
* THE FOLLOWING. 10:30 p.m. Sunday, Fox 29. Moves back to 9 p.m. Mondays on Jan. 27. PASADENA, Calif. - There were some things about the first season of "The Following" that even creator Kevin Williamson didn't see coming. How inept its cult of serial killers would sometimes make the FBI look. How distracting a kid in jeopardy could be. How tricky it is wrapping a thriller around commercial breaks. As the drama about former FBI agent Ryan Hardy (Philadelphia's Kevin Bacon)
September 2, 1998 |
Two months ago, Joe Carroll, the West Chester East coach, says, he couldn't fully evaluate his passing game. Yes, he had Matt Schaub coming back. The 6-foot-6, 217-pound senior is rated as one of the top high school quarterbacks in the nation, and he recently agreed to accept a scholarship from Virginia. So actually throwing the ball was not going to be a problem for the Vikings this fall. Catching it? That's what caused the coach's uncertainty. But with the start of the season looming on Friday, Carroll is more relaxed about his passing game.
July 13, 1989 |
At the start of the football season last fall, West Chester East's standout defensive end Doug Costin was given an understudy role by Vikings head coach Joe Carroll. Because of a lack of depth at running back, Carroll wanted Costin to learn the running-back position in case of an injury to starting tailback Mike Moffa. Heading into the season, Moffa, a 1,000-yard rusher in his junior year, was expected to carry the bulk of East's running attack. However, a back injury to Moffa in the first game of the season pushed Costin into the spotlight.
December 9, 1998 |
It was late September of this year and West Chester East's football team was struggling anyway, and here was Bethlehem Catholic laying it on, piling up points on West Chester East so fast and so hard one would think there was a long-standing feud simmering between these two schools. There wasn't, but with the score 51-21 in its favor, Bethlehem Catholic had some of its very best players, Division I recruits, still on the field late in the game, playing on the special teams no less.
March 25, 2007 |
It was hard to miss West Chester East football coach Joe Carroll on the sidelines. At 6-foot-3, 260 pounds, Carroll stood out even when surrounded by some of the Vikings' biggest players. For the first time in 20 years, Carroll won't be on the East sidelines when football season opens in August. He recently announced he was calling it a career after 36 years as both coach and physical education teacher, the first 16 of which were spent at Chester. Carroll's connection to football goes back to his days as a player at St. James in Chester, then to a semi-pro team in Ridley Township before he played for West Chester State College, now West Chester University.