July 13, 2014 |
Jon and Alexis Sherman are expecting their first baby, and after heavy rains earlier this year, they had to hurry to waterproof and finish their basement in advance of the little one's arrival. "We bought the house as our first home, and we didn't want to overstretch ourselves," said Jon Sherman, a filmmaker at two companies in Philadelphia - Video City, of which he is president, and Expo Films, which he co-founded. (Alexis Sherman is assistant director of human resources at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.)
May 12, 2011
Makes 4 servings 1 cup heavy cream 1 package Knox gelatin 1/3 cup pure maple syrup 1/2 ounce bourbon 1 cup whole milk 1. Combine half of the cream and the gelatin in a small saucepan and cook over low heat to dissolve the gelatin, about 5 minutes or less. 2. Heat remaining cream, bourbon and maple syrup in a separate pan until it begins to steam. Once the gelatin has dissolved and the maple-bourbon mixture has steamed, combine the two mixtures with the whole milk.
February 9, 1996 |
When Haifa Aldorasi was in the sixth grade, she noticed that her class used a lot of paper, and that flew in the face of her environmental values. She had a flash of an idea when her class took a field trip to Colonial Plantation in Ridley Creek State Park. There she learned that the American colonists made paper using linen and cotton rags. What followed was two years of research and experimentation with fabrics, plants and vegetables to create a wood- and chemical-free paper.
March 2, 2011
AS I WAS WATCHING the news the other day, I saw two people being interviewed by reporters - Moammar Gadhafi and Charlie Sheen. After the interviews, I started thinking about these two characters, and I came to the conclusion that these two are cut from the same mold. They are both in denial about the truth going on around them. They need to put these two clowns in a hospital or crazy house. Gregory Betancourt Philadelphia
February 9, 2006 |
The air at a Levittown elementary school does not appear to be harmful - but it still stinks. Bristol Township School Superintendent Regina Cesario received preliminary results yesterday from tests that were done after a musty smell led school officials to close James Buchanan Elementary on Tuesday. "The tests came out that the air quality is fine," she said, fresh from an afternoon meeting with Intec Environmental Consulting of Newtown. "They believe they have identified the source of both the smell and some of the mold in the building.
April 6, 1986 |
An exhibit of handmade dolls, some of them reproductions of some very pricey antique dolls that were the Cabbage Patch Kids of their day, will be on display at the Camden County Library in Voorhees through April 27. The 18 dolls are the work of Dorothy Resnick, 51, of Voorhees, a woman who admits that she has had "a lifelong love affair with dolls and doll houses. " In the exhibit are porcelain and wood reproductions of French and German dolls from the late 19th and early 20th centuries as well as copies of modern American dolls.
November 11, 2013 |
When Amy Schlein Kaufman steps into Lowell Elementary School in Philadelphia's Olney section, her eyes water, her nose runs, and the sneezing begins. After years of teaching there, she is accustomed to carrying tissues. But with respiratory ailments affecting as many as 10 Lowell teachers, she worries that the century-old building may simply be unhealthy. A former colleague at Lowell, art teacher Joyce Harris, shares that concern. Last school year, Harris, 48, said she felt sick almost every day on the job - something she blames on "black mold" that was found in a storage area next to her basement classroom just as the year ended.
January 9, 2014 |
WEST CHESTER After 14 months of intermittent closures due to a kitchen fire and mold problems, Chester County's largest senior center is about to get a financial hand from the county. The county commissioners said Tuesday that they wanted to pay for the hiring of legal counsel to help the Downingtown Area Senior Center deal with what it says are unresponsive property owners with whom it shares a mold-affected wall. The center, which serves about 1,800 people annually, has the largest service area of the county's six senior centers.
February 26, 1989 |
Teachers and officials from the William Penn School District continue to work on finding reasons why a mystery illness has plagued the Green Avenue annex of Penn Wood High School. Susan Shubert, the William Penn Education Association's grievance chairwoman, said the teachers met Wednesday with officials from the district's cleaning service, ServiceMaster, and Scott Environmental Testing Inc., a firm the district hired in December to test the site. Scott issued a report earlier this month that said a mold, sporobolomyces, was found in the building at a level at least four times higher than is considered acceptable by health officials.
January 20, 2012 |
The city is close to completing the sale of a vacant, decrepit Center City building to a developer who would demolish it and build 110 apartments, with space for retail and a charter-school expansion. If the sale of the building - which once housed a YWCA Annex - goes through between the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority and Aquinas Realty Partners, a significant source of blight would be removed from the block. The building, at 2017-23 Chestnut St., was the subject of a Philadelphia Daily News article in March 2010 that detailed how mold, asbestos, rat feces, and pigeon droppings in the space had generated outrage among neighbors.