November 11, 2014 |
LOWER TOWNSHIP, N.J. - Along a rural road where the sandy shoreline becomes loamy farmland as it moves up the narrow neck of the Cape May peninsula, the fourth-generation scion of a family with a long-standing tradition to work this land has come to be known simply as "the bread lady. " Over the last five years on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, beginning each spring and ending just before Thanksgiving, like clockwork a long line forms an hour before the red-roofed stand at Enfin Farm is set to open.
October 29, 2014
WHO the hell wants to go into work on their day off? Most of us, even those who love what we do for a living, tend to maximize the physical distance separating us and the office when we're off the clock. Better for the brain, is what they say. So, what, exactly, motivates the drink-making staff of Rittenhouse's a.bar to pack into their sleek, narrow quarters on a sunny Sunday - the only day the bar is closed outright? Somebody's gotta write the drink list. And by somebody, we mean everybody.
October 27, 2014 |
If Uncle Jim and Anthony Giambri are looking down now, they're smiling. Their Giambri's Quality Sweets in Clementon was just named a New Jersey Family Business of the Year, an award now in its 22d year that is sponsored by the Rothman Institute of Entrepreneurship at Fairleigh Dickinson University, PNC Bank, and New Jersey Monthly. "It's quite an honor," said Dave Giambri, 51, Anthony's son and company president. He was nominated by his son David, 22, a recent Drexel University graduate and the fourth generation in the family business.
September 5, 2014 |
NANYA AMIR EL had to fend off people who wanted to buy the bracelets he was wearing right off his arms. No wonder. They are spectacular pieces of jewelry wrought by his father, Albert H. Sapp. But the jewelry, as coveted as it was, represented only one of the many accomplishments of Nanya's father. He was also a talented baker, whose products were in demand throughout the city; a musician who wrote songs of social significance; an author whose self-published books taught life lessons; a healer who used only natural products for hair, skin and digestive health; and a fisherman who plied the local streams and lakes and the ocean for dinner.
August 6, 2014 |
Some people may find it odd that David Siller, a lanky man with a brown beard, forages for berries and other edibles in Philadelphia forests. Videographer Cory Popp found it interesting, so he grabbed his Rebel T3I camera and followed Siller around in the woods for the day. After six hours of shadowing and two weeks of editing on his laptop, Popp posted onto his website last week his 11th video on Philadelphia's hidden gems - entrepreneurs, artists,...
August 1, 2014 |
The recent boom in craft whiskey has had major ripple effects for businesses on the nondistilling periphery of the industry - including a wooden-tank manufacturer that is one of Philadelphia's oldest businesses. The Hall-Woolford Tank Co., which turned 160 years old this year, has been making wooden tanks in Northeast Philadelphia since before Abe Lincoln was president. Most of those, until recently, have been water tanks like those seen on rooftops in New York City, including those at the Mets' Citi Field.
June 26, 2014 |
The corporate shifting by Endo International P.L.C. continued Tuesday as the drugmaker said it will pay $575 million for privately held DAVA Pharmaceuticals in hopes of generating more revenue quickly. Endo recently renamed itself and reregistered in Ireland after buying Paladin Labs in November, but most of its leaders operate from Malvern. DAVA, which is based in Fort Lee, N.J., has 13 generic products on the market and generated $131 million in revenue in 2013, according to a statement by Endo.
June 24, 2014 |
The cardboard box outside the Flying Fish Brewing Co. seemed to suggest there's nothing at all to making beer. "Barley. Yeast. Water. Hops," it read. But step through the doors of South Jersey's first gathering of the American Homebrewers Association - as about 100 people did Sunday afternoon - and you are reminded how differently those four ingredients can be combined. "I took first place for a Flanders Red last Saturday," 57-year-old Jim Fish of Brooklawn was telling Mike Nurthen of Westmont.
June 11, 2014 |
The drugmaker Merck & Co. said Monday that it would buy Idenix Pharmaceuticals Inc. for about $3.85 billion to keep pace in the competitive and lucrative market for medicine to treat hepatitis C, which afflicts about 150 million people worldwide. Merck will pay $24.50 for each share of Idenix, which closed Friday at $7.23. The large premium reflects Merck's internal reorganization, external views of the market for liver diseases such as hepatitis, and the plans of drug rivals. Based in Whitehouse Station, N.J., but with a huge operation in Montgomery County, Merck is reorganizing.
May 12, 2014 |
The Beatles thrilled young America with a landmark television appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show on Feb. 9, 1964. Days later, Donald Sommer, then 20, started as an apprentice tool and die maker at Tottser Tool & Manufacturing, earning $1.50 an hour. At 70, he is still working there - although his pay has gone up considerably. "When you have four kids, every morning they want milk and cereal, so you better have a job and you better stick with it," Sommer said recently, as metal stamping machines in the Huntingdon Valley manufacturing firm thumped in agreement.