July 22, 2014 |
THE ENORMITY of it catches you off guard. Even though you walk into the room knowing what you're there to see, visualizing a 9-foot effigy is different from actually standing next to one. Currently a few hundred-pound mixture of clay and foam dominating a second-floor Fishtown studio, the much-anticipated statue of late Philadelphia boxing icon Smokin' Joe Frazier is about 6 months from completion. After 4 months, the mold has certainly taken shape, but sculptor Stephen Layne expects to take time through September to accentuate features such as the gloves and shoes and otherwise fine-tune the project.
April 13, 1997 |
When Connecticut's Mohegan Sun Casino wanted to decorate using 12 six-foot-tall plaster wolves baying at the moon, it found them in Collingswood. Or rather, it found the men who could make them. Joe and Angelo Carolfi, who own and run Carolfi Studios Inc., have tackled bigger things than wolves in their three years in business together. The company, which last year relocated from Philadelphia to Collingswood, where the men grew up, has manufactured everything from a life-size plaster elephant for a New Jersey mall to the architectural moldings used to rebuild historic Yale University walls.
December 6, 2001 |
Spots are reserved on a space-shuttle mission for experiments by four seventh graders from East Norriton Middle School. Andrea White's experiment will examine the effects of weightlessness and radiation on mealworms sent into space. Jack Casey, Brian Letrinko and Christopher Delaney will study the growth of bread mold in space. Glenn Weber, seventh-grade science teacher, encouraged his students to develop projects and submit proposals to NASA for consideration. He participated in the NASA Educators Workshop this summer, spending two weeks in Virginia and Maryland.
May 14, 2002 |
Also in this column: Slave insurance in Pa.? Slave-trade claims Bilingual in Marlton With homeowners in Texas and California complaining they've been sickened by slimy stuff growing in their basements and under their siding, builders and their insurers worry that mold-related lawsuits will soon proliferate like, well, mold. The modern wave of mold litigation dates to 1995, when Philadelphia's ill-fated Reliance Insurance Co. was ordered to pay $40 million (plus $10 million for personal injuries)
April 11, 1999 |
Now and then, when I wake up, my life's a movie, And I'm like, "Ooh, I'm Brad Pitt! I'm Brad Pitt!" Then I'm halfway to work and suddenly I'm Urkel, And I freak, 'cause I was finally sure that I was Pitt. But the harder I try to be Pitt, the more I'm Urkel, And so my mother tells me, "Just be yourself," Which means, I think, to stumble forward more And worry less about who I am than where I head. And when the stakes are high enough, I start running, And if I fall, I get up, wipe the blood and carry on . . . Why is it so few movies feature runners falling, When it seems that's all so many of the best lives are?
August 9, 2013 |
The Cheltenham Township School District is dealing with mold in the middle school and lead paint in an elementary school that could delay the start of the academic year. Summer maintenance crews discovered "a significant presence of mold" at Cedarbrook Middle School in July, Superintendent Natalie Thomas wrote to staff. They placed vacuum systems and dehumidifiers in several classrooms and hallways to eradicate it, but the mold kept reappearing due to "excessive damp weather and humidity," according to district documents.
October 31, 2008 |
Question: I have a composite deck, light gray in color, and, even though I clean it two times a year with a power washer, there still is this light green mold that appears under the railing and on the steps. Do you have any suggestions for cleaning, and what type of cleaner/detergent do you suggest? Answer: As you surmise, mildew forms where the sun don't shine, even on "maintenance-free" composite decking. Just to clarify: No manufacturer ever claims its products are maintenance-free.
February 5, 1989 |
When the Franklin Mint shut its porcelain-manufacturing facility at the Riddle Valley Industrial Park in Aston Township in 1985, moldmaker and ceramicist Peter Mastroianni saw opportunity amid the layoffs. He thought that he had gained enough expertise from his eight years at the mint and from other ceramics and moldmaking jobs to take the plunge into starting his own business. "At one time, it looked like the mint might keep either me or one of my co-workers," Mastroianni recalled.
November 8, 1996 |
Albert A. Nino, a Ripley's Believe-It-Or-Not character who trained athletes, molded minds and rubbed elbows with Philadelphia's rich and powerful, as well as its poor and plebeian, died Friday. He was 88 and lived in Olney. Nino was retired athletic director at the old Philadelphia Athletic Club, formerly at Broad and Vine streets. During his 25 years at the club - and after - the "rock solid" Nino was a familiar sight running, biking or just walking through the streets of Center City.
August 19, 1987 |
It was dark when they arrived at the site, a mock battleground deep in the Pinelands of South Jersey. The soldiers moved slowly, carefully - under fire. They made their way across the field in teams of two. One was armed with an M-16 rifle, the other, a grenade launcher. Moving close to the ground, they maneuvered among trees and rocks, found cover in ditches, ducked live bullets. Flares went off overhead. They scrambled for cover. Hesitantly, they poked their heads out, then continued down the field.