May 14, 2014 |
Hillshire Brands has agreed to pay $4.2 billion for Pinnacle Foods Inc., which started in 2001 when a Dallas private equity firm bought Campbell Soup Co. castoffs Vlasic pickles and Swanson frozen dinners out of another company's bankruptcy, the firms said Monday. With the acquisition of Pinnacle, which in subsequent deals expanded its product line to include Birds Eye frozen vegetables and Duncan Hines cake mixes, Chicago-based Hillshire is pushing further outside the deli case.
April 1, 2014 |
ABINGTON Before it was hemmed in by stores, offices, hospitals, and homes, Abington Presbyterian Church stood apart in the Montgomery County landscape, a Romanesque sanctuary "whose steeple, crowning the hills, can be seen afar for many miles," as a pastor wrote in 1889. For 70 years before the current church was built, the church occupied a simpler stone meetinghouse. And for 70 years before that, congregants worshipped in a modest log cabin nestled beneath a tree on a corner of the reverend's farm.
February 8, 2013 |
WHEN Cole Porter wrote "Let's Do It" about the myriad number of creatures who mate ( "The most refined lady bugs do it/When a gentleman calls/Moths in your rugs they do it/What's the use of moth balls" ), one species that didn't make the list was the Galapagos tortoise. Galapagos tortoises are the largest in the world and can live for more than 150 years. But they've struggled to fend off predators and are now under threat. In part, because, although there are horned tortoises, the Galapagos are not horny tortoises.
October 28, 2012 |
When he was 20 years old, single, and the beneficiary of a small inheritance, Adam Berr purchased a vintage 1939 log cabin in Medford. Its condition was not pristine, and, at 870 square feet, the cabin was hardly commodious. Today, Berr, 33, is a specialist in computer adaptation for the handicapped, married since 2007, and a father. And his bachelor log cabin has grown up, too. It's been expanded, improved, and transformed into a better version of itself, since Berr and his wife were determined to hang onto the cabin's log roots while expanding its livability.
September 8, 2012
By Brian Palmer Fox News analyst Brit Hume dubbed it the "destitution derby. " At the Democratic National Convention this week, Michelle Obama talked about her husband's rusty car and worn-out shoes. Keynote speaker Julián Castro mentioned his orphaned grandmother, who dropped out of school to help her family. Republicans offered the same themes last week. Sen. Marco Rubio said his immigrant mother worked as a maid and stock clerk. Ann Romney waxed nostalgic about the days when she and Mitt lived in a basement apartment and subsisted on pasta and tuna fish.
March 16, 2012
By David Holahan When I was a child, my family shared an aluminum extension ladder with the Harmon clan and another neighbor in Long Island. Sometimes finding it was a kind of shell game: Which garage, shed, or porch is the ladder under now? The money saved by not buying our own ladders couldn't have been much, but the Harmons had 10 kids, and I had four brothers, so every little bit helped. And how often did any of us need a ladder? The boundary between us and the Harmons was vague.
October 16, 2010 |
A LONE LOG CABIN sits at the end of Joe Mason Road in Cape May County, just before the road fades into sand and twists off into miles of dark cedars and pines. John "Jack" Schlump used to live in the cabin on that quiet, secluded road in Belleplain. Family members said the avid hunter felt at home in the vast forest beyond his old front porch. But his then-wife and one of his stepsons, who shared the home with him but were on the outs with him, said recently that things weren't always quiet when Schlump was around, particularly the last time.
August 15, 2009 |
The first surprise came in February, as they inspected the stucco on a Haddonfield house before repainting it. They removed pieces around the windows and discovered beautifully preserved red brick. Over the next few months, Mark Welsh and his son Ted knocked off 10 tons of stucco, revealing a side of a historic house that hadn't been seen for centuries. Out of its shell emerged the stately home of Thomas Redman, a prominent Quaker businessman who settled in town in the 1730s and owned a portion of the colonial-era building that houses the Indian King Tavern.
February 22, 2008 |
April and Bryan Zilai were looking for something different in a home, something truly original. They found it in an authentic log cabin in Rancocas Woods, an enclave of about 50 homes in Mount Laurel whose wooded trails and distinctive dwellings seem straight out of a storybook. Still, a few homes on these winding streets have broken the mold and no longer look anything like the log cabins they started out as in the late 1930s. In fact, turning a corner in this neighborhood occasionally yields a big surprise.
March 25, 2007 |
They carefully maneuvered through often too-narrow doors and into the lower level of the Franklin Institute yesterday morning, dodging occasional raindrops that could turn their model houses' marshmallow bricks to mush or cause paint to trickle down cardboard walls. This seemingly endless procession of more than 500 fifth graders from public and private schools on both sides of the Delaware was not to honor King Tut, whose treasures temporarily fill the science museum's upper floors.