August 14, 2016 |
Question: I could use some perspective here. My husband and I recently had a baby. After three months of maternity leave, I went back to work full time for about a month but had to drop down to part time because I was exhausted with the kiddo not sleeping well. Fast-forward through a layoff, finding a new job, and starting back full time: I'm happy with my new job, but still struggling to keep the household running smoothly, getting dinner ready, cleaning, etc. The problem is that when I ask for help with this stuff, I get the look: the one that says if I just quit my job, I would have time to take care of all this.
July 10, 2016
The Alaskan Laundry By Brendan Jones Mariner Books. 400 pp. $14.95 Reviewed by Paul Davis So, what's a nice, South Philly Italian girl doing in Alaska? Tara Marconi leaves her boyfriend, family, and job in the family bakery to venture to Alaska. She is 18, independent, angry, and tough, a Golden Gloves boxer. She decides to go to Alaska after her strict Sicilian American father kicks her out of the house. Father and daughter have issues relating to her mother's recent death.
June 25, 2016 |
The Bellmawr Borough Council voted Thursday to renew the liquor license of Johnnies Liquors, the West Browning Road store implicated, along with a coin laundry across the street, in a May 26 drug bust that targeted two trafficking networks. "So we don't end up in a lawsuit costing us thousands of dollars, reluctantly, yes," Councilman James D'Angelo said when asked for his vote. The decision disappointed the protesters who have sought for weeks to shut down the businesses. The small group of residents has regularly stood outside the store and sometimes the laundry in an effort to deter patrons.
May 2, 2016 |
The 100-year-old Lenox building in Washington Square West is traditional, to say the least. Stately, you might say. You might also think the home of two young law professors there would be a bit stodgy. You'd need to think again. Step out onto the appropriate floor, walk down a floral-wallpapered hall and into Andrea Monroe and Craig Green's condominium. Your second impression proves the true one: Theirs is a contemporary take on design, with furnishings that are modern, newly configured spaces that have been updated to suit the couple's needs, and some walls painted a soft, tasteful orange.
April 13, 2016 |
Edward J.J. Dennery already had a leg up when he volunteered to become a World War II Navy pilot. His military record states that when he volunteered for the Navy in August 1943, three months before turning 19, he already had "flight training. " It was more adventurous than that. "When he was approximately 15 years old," son John said, Mr. Dennery happened to be working on the Vineland, N.J., farm of a relative when a barnstorming pilot landed "on a small grass field. " There and on other South Jersey fields, the barnstormer would take up the willing and the paying in his two-seater.
November 14, 2015 |
The subtitle of Underneath the Lintel , now at the Lantern Theater, describes the play: An Impressive Presentation of Lovely Evidences . The evidences, "scraps" that fill a suitcase, are clues, perhaps proofs, of a mystery a librarian dedicates his life to solving. And they are indeed impressively presented by Peter DeLaurier in this entrancing solo show. Glen Berger's play at first seems merely a quaint story. One day an overdue book, a Baedeker's travel guide, is returned to a library in Holland.
August 30, 2015 |
CAPE MAY, N.J. - The feet are over the railing, the rocking chair tucked nicely into a corner. The book was taken serendipitously off a shelf, and, not for nothing, the husband was left on a different porch. None of it was deliberated, really, but come to think of it, Sarah "Sally" Gibson, 69, would have to acknowledge she did not take her Cape May porch routines lightly. "I tried all of them," said Gibson, a social worker from North Jersey. "They have three. The air is a little better on the side one, but not the shade.
July 28, 2015 |
When you look at handiwork crafted by artist Anne Shelton, it will change how you view puffs of fuzzy fluff and fibers scooped from dryer lint traps. Shelton, a retired public school art teacher, has perfected transforming puffs of lint generated from laundry in the dryer into beautiful works of art. An oil and watercolor painter, Shelton, 77, of Glassboro, uses patches carefully sorted from piles of lint - mostly donated by friends - to create what she calls "lintscapes. " "It was a gift from God," Shelton said.
April 24, 2015 |
Wash Cycle Laundry, the Philadelphia-based pedal-powered laundry delivery service, has added another territory to its coverage area: George Washington University. Through an agreement with janitorial services provider Aramark, Wash Cycle Laundry will launder the university's reusable cleaning linens. The job will result in the employment of three full-time laundry staff and two full-time cyclists, doubling Wash Cycle Laundry's current staff in Washington, the company said.
February 23, 2015 |
Last week, I talked about trends associated with the winners of the National Association of Home Builders' Best in American Living Awards. Today's topic: the results of Better Homes & Gardens' annual survey of its readership, which I have been writing about, seriously or tongue-in-cheek, for the last seven years, although its informal version was part of a panel discussion at the builders group's annual trade shows for much longer than that....