May 20, 2006 |
A city already rocked by drug overdoses, reverse stings and drug-ring busts yesterday was grappling with the news that a 4-year-old boy had brought a small amount of marijuana to a Head Start center. The drugs were found Thursday morning when the child motioned to get a teacher's attention at a Head Start facility at Broadway and Pine Street, said Bill Shralow, a spokesman for the Camden County Prosecutor's Office. Shralow said the boy was holding a napkin wrapped around a "minuscule" amount of marijuana.
August 28, 2006 |
The Eagles finally won something as Invincible, the story of hometown hero Vince Papale, debuted as the top weekend movie with $17 million. The movie, which stars Mark Wahlberg as Papale and Greg Kinnear as coach Dick Vermeil, shot many scenes in Philadelphia last year. While we know why people here would love the movie (E-A-G-L-E-S, Eagles!), Disney honcho Chris LeRoy compared the flick with other inspirational sports tales, such as The Rookie (baseball) and Miracle (hockey)
April 19, 2009 |
The cashier at a Dunkin' Donuts drive-thru in West Philadelphia wraps a single brown napkin around a foam cup before handing it to a motorist bracing for a messy ride over potholes. Hang on! Wasn't it just a few months ago that batches of plush white napkins would pass through this window like door prizes for drivers? "One more napkin, please?" "Sure," the cashier says, and out comes another sheet of recycled fiber that flaps in the breeze. "They only come out one at a time.
August 26, 1990 |
LET THEM EAT CAKE End-of-summer houseguests take note: Bring food. So says Helen Sloane Dudman, former executive woman's editor of the Washington Post. In the Bangor (Maine) Daily News, she writes: "Please don't bring a trivet or a windsock or napkin rings or potpourri. . . . What we can use is something to eat. With guests scheduled for just about every weekend in a house we've tried to keep simple, we can always use something for the pantry or the freezer. " DECAL DANGERS Parents, beware: Delta Enterprise Corp.
December 7, 2007 |
I love holiday decorating. This is the one time of year I really commune with both my inner Martha Stewart and my inner child. It's when I get to spend hours crafting wreaths, cutting angel shapes out of old Christmas cards, fussing over mantel displays, and obsessing about centerpieces and garland. When I'm done, my house is transformed into a magical place where candles flicker, glass ornaments sparkle, and greenery scents the air. All of which helps explain why I braved an icy rain Sunday morning to drive 15 miles to the Pottery Barn store in Glen Mills for a holiday-decorating class.
October 9, 2000 |
If you go to Mondo Mangia, the show 1812 Productions is presenting at Mum Puppettheatre, you'll find a plastic fork wrapped in a napkin on your seat. Put it in your pocket or purse; you'll need it later. Actually, the fork and napkin aren't the first indication that this show is about food and eating. There is, of course, the title, which translates as World Eats. (I'm told that's as awkward a phrase in Italian as it is in English, but it definitely conveys a message.) And, in the uncurtained performing area, you'll already have observed a barlike work area equipped with bowls of food, a frying pan, and a steaming pot of water.
August 13, 2000 |
Fine cuisine in a classic country setting make the little-known Cedar Hollow Inn north of Malvern a fine place for casual dining. Opened in December 1998, the inn is on Yellow Springs Road in East Whiteland Township, a mile east of Route 29 and a few miles west of Valley Forge National Historical Park. Chef Scott Mullen's wide-ranging menu offers a splendid selection of nicely prepared Italian, French, Cajun-New Orleans and Caribbean dishes. Thick lobster bisque ($4.25)
April 1, 2013 |
Carleen Hamilton wrote the first poem on a napkin, sitting in a coffee shop in Bermuda, on their honeymoon, Oct. 29, 1974. Oh, how I glowe and grew to inconceivable brilliance in his loving fire. And we were called Sun and Moon. Complete life. Virtually every workday for the next 29 years, she wrote a poem on a napkin and packed it in her husband's lunch. And George Hamilton, director of the Fels Planetarium at the Franklin Institute, inspired by his new wife, her poetry, her devotion, and his own happiness, returned the kindness.
January 20, 1988 |
Rabbi Robert A. Alper stepped onto the dais, and the 200 people in the dimly lighted chamber fell silent. "My name is Bob Alper," he announced. "I'm a a native of Providence, R.I. I'm a rabbi, a graduate of Lehigh University. . . . " He was smiling, dignified and serene. "For six years, I served in congregations in the Buffalo area," he said, "and in 1984, I received a doctoral degree from Princeton Theological Seminary. " As he spoke, he reached down, picked up a paper napkin and unfolded it. Until recently, he explained in a relaxed voice, he was the rabbi of Temple Beth Or in Spring House.
February 3, 1999 |
The ruffles on Alfio Gaglianese's pink shirt fan gracefully over the lapels of his dark tuxedo jacket. Pink cuffs peek out - just the proper length - from the sleeves. He could be a flamenco dancer, but he is instead talking about his custom-made Caesar salad bowl and how it has a life span of about 25,000 salads. "It takes about five years or so for me to make that many salads," he says. "After that, the bottom of the bowl develops a hole and you can't use it. Sometimes I used to try plugging them, but it's best to get new ones.