November 28, 1995 |
A global giant that dishes out food and drink to Olympics athletes, sports fans and schoolchildren will likely add the Chester County Prison to its client roster. The Chester County Commissioners today are expected to award a $795,101 food service contract for the prison to Aramark, the low bidder for a job that has been done by county employees. County Government Services Director Wayne Rothermel said the county can expect $132,000 in savings next year by contracting out the service, primarily due to the economies of scale a company as large as Aramark can offer.
July 6, 2006 |
Farm Aid is coming to the Garden State. The annual all-star fund- raising concert, which was founded in 1985 by Willie Nelson after Bob Dylan made remarks in support of American farmers at Live Aid in Philadelphia that year, will take place at the Tweeter Center in Camden on Sept. 30. The 19th Farm Aid - the concert took three years off in the late '80s and early '90s, but has been an annual event since 1992 - will feature Nelson and his three fellow Farm Aid board members - Neil Young, Dave Matthews and John Mellencamp.
September 16, 1992 |
Sitting comfortably in the middle of the cool Hanapepe River, Helen Dotimas scraped her knife over the scales of a fish as her great-grandchildren splashed nearby. Devastated by Hurricane Iniki like everyone else, she was nevertheless planning a good dinner - without government help. "We were supposed to pick up supplies, but I think we have enough," said Dotimas, 67. "Usually, I don't do this, but since the hurricane came . . . ," she shrugged, pointing to a plastic bag full of opi fish that her son had speared.
August 29, 2014
PETER WOOLSEY should be thankful that acting chops were not a prerequisite when FringeArts came looking for a food guy to run the new restaurant inside its Delaware River headquarters. Aside from appearing in a ninth-grade production of the musical "Gypsy," he doesn't have much experience as a thespian. But that hasn't stopped the chef/owner of Bistrot La Minette from buying into the unexpected parfait of food, drink, culture and entertainment behind La Peg, offering Philly's art and food communities something they've never seen before.
August 26, 2014 |
WHEN LUCILLE Parker was in 11th grade in Norfolk, Va., her mother, Cora, had to take a job to help support the family, leaving Lucille to care for five brothers and a sister. Being a substitute mother at such an early age was a valuable experience that Lucille put to good use when she came to Philadelphia and started her own family, as well as while caring for the families of others. She spent most of her long life working as a housekeeper for Philadelphia-area families, for whom she was highly valued for her work ethic, her concern and her love of others.
August 19, 2014
The Bucks County Commissioners appointed the following members to the board of Bucks County Community College : State Rep. Frank A. Farry ; William D. Maeglin , senior vice president of corporate banking at Univest Bank & Trust Co., Souderton, and Carol A. Shelly , a lawyer in private practice. Sam Earle , CEO of Local Food Systems Inc., has been named to the board of the Chestnut Hill Community Association. Scott Etish , an associate at Gibbons P.C., has been named to the board of SquashSmarts . The Gesu School , a North Philadelphia independent Catholic school recognized as a national model for inner-city education, has established a junior board made up of the following young professionals: Rachel Krol , a legal consultant, is co-chair; Kathryn Taylor , an executive assistant at White & Williams, co-chair; Elle Carolan , senior relationship management associate-fiduciary services at Glenmede, co-chair; Mary Kate Ruffing , senior project specialist, corporate communications for Independence Blue Cross, co-chair; Brianna Taylor , senior account executive, Devine + Partners, co-president; and Megha Kulshreshtha , data analyst at Aberdeen Asset Management Plc., co-president.
May 6, 2010
Letter carriers will collect nonperishable food Saturday as part of a nationwide initiative to fight hunger. The annual initiative, the largest one-day food drive in the nation, is sponsored by the National Association of Letter Carriers and the U.S. Postal Service. Residents should place food items near their mailboxes before mail delivery Saturday. Letter carriers will deliver the donations to a local food bank or pantry. - Kristin E. Holmes
July 11, 2014
The deal: It's dangerous to food-shop on an empty stomach, especially at the Whole Foods in Plymouth Meeting, a massive store full of pricey temptations. As a precaution, we walked upstairs to the rooftop taco truck for a pre-shop snack. The menu: Go with one of the beef, pork, fish, chicken or vegan soft taco options ($2.50 each or three for $7.50) or build your own taco, burrito, rice bowl, tostada, nachos or taco salad ($7.50). Some extras, like queso fresco or fajita veggies, are free; some, like arroz con frijoles or guacamole, cost extra.
May 10, 2012 |
A few local food trucks that do catering: Sweet Box Serves: Cupcakes Owner: Gretchen Fantini Phone: 215-237-4647 Facebook: Iheartsweetphilly Lil' Dan's Serves: Italian cuisine, sandwiches Co-owner: Daniel Pennachietti Phone: 215-252-1677 Facebook:LildansFood Little Baby's Ice Cream Serves: Ice cream, including vegan Owners: Pete Angevine, Martin Brown,...
January 3, 2012 |
THE SOUTH Jersey suburb where David Miscavige grew up was utopian by design, a prefab paradise where footballs and fireflies floated over lush, green lawns and parents played pinochle long after the ice cubes melted in their cocktails. Miscavige's middle-class Catholic upbringing in Willingboro, N.J., abruptly changed four decades ago when his childhood asthma led the family to another utopian vision - that of L. Ron Hubbard. Miscavige, 51, a high-school dropout, today is the worldwide leader of the Church of Scientology, which Hubbard founded.