July 27, 2003 |
On a recent Saturday evening at Shady Maple Smorgasbord, a woman wearing a black apron and the cap of a Mennonite was busy working around the bins of a buffet station. She had a lot to clean. The place that has been described as the "temple of gluttony" recently expanded and now can serve as many as 1,200 people at a time. That night, judging from globs of gravy and spillage from what seemed like miles of stainless-steel serving trays, all 1,200 people showed up. I watched with fascination as the woman efficiently rearranged a group of fruit pies, seemingly oblivious to the fact that the desserts looked as if they had gone through a pie-throwing contest.
June 11, 2001 |
The street signs said 24th and South, but it hardly seemed like Philadelphia. As African drummers beat an alluring rhythm, a colorfully dressed throng undulated past a stand offering curried goat, chanting and twirling as they went, their arms filled with fruits and flowers as vivid as their robes and head wraps. The afternoon procession was the highlight of the Odunde Festival, the city's oldest continuous African American festival, and surely its most visually stimulating.
January 27, 1997 |
Representing two New Hampshire sleep-away camps at the Shipley School's "Super Camp Fair" yesterday, Peter Dietz felt like two soup cans and a foot of string at a telecommunications conference. Surrounded by photos of tree-lined lakes and canoes, Dietz was offering what fewer and fewer youngsters seem to want from their summer camps these days - camping. "We exist on retention and referrals," he said as a throng of well-heeled adolescents rushed to a nearby table touting a summer's worth of roller coaster rides.
April 12, 1997 |
Carolinn Posher sizes up the offerings at the 23d Street Armory Antiques Show. The show, with 38 exhibitors, opened yesterday and runs through tomorrow at the armory, 22 S. 23d Street.
August 3, 2012 |
FORMER BLACK slave Benjamin Spaulding, who married a free Native American named Edith and went on to have 10 children and 83 grandchildren, lived to become a prosperous man for his time. But there's no way that Spaulding, born in 1773, could have envisioned what's about to take place in Philadelphia in his name. An estimated 400 family members will converge Friday on the Hyatt Regency Philadelphia at Penn's Landing for a gathering so well-organized that it rivals some professional conventions.
March 21, 1993 |
The theme at Pennsbury High earlier this month could have been "Better Understanding Through Food," as students baked, cooked and brought the food for an international buffet in the school cafeteria. Offerings included French, German and Mexican cuisine.
January 5, 1987 |
Winterlude Week begins today and runs through Jan. 10 at the Abington Art Center, 515 Meetinghouse Road, Jenkintown. Prospective students invited to browse among the course offerings and meet the teachers. Programs include drawing, dance, pottery, painting photography, printmaking. Hours: 9-5 p.m. Classes start Feb. 16. Info: 887-4882. DANCING SCHOOL Martha Graham modern dance classes are being offered at the Mid-City YWCA, 2027 Chesnut St., Mondays at 7:45 p.m. Eight sessions, $45. TOMORROW The Greater Northeast Lupus Support Group, sponsored by Hahnemann U., meets from 7-9 p.m. at 7720 Castor Ave.
November 4, 1990 |
EXPECT SOME DICKERING, TOO, when Ducks Unlimited holds its fund-raising auction at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at J & J Catering in the Whiteland Business Park, Exton. Jean Shewell shows some of the items - there will be more than 100 - to be sold at the Chester County chapter's annual event. In addition to wildlife prints, decoys, stamps, pillows and other handicrafts, the offerings will include antiques and jewelry. Tickets cost $60, and people who buy them also receive a year's membership in Ducks Unlimited.
September 20, 2011
Bruce Katsiff, who has overseen the James A. Michener Art Museum in Doylestown for 22 years, will retire next year, a museum spokeswoman said Monday. During Katsiff's tenure as director and chief operating officer, the museum's collection has grown from 115 works to more than 2,500, and attendance has increased from 11,500 visitors a year to 120,000. The museum, housed in the former Bucks County Prison, has expanded from 11,000 square feet to more than 63,000, and the $5 million Edgar N. Putnam Event Pavilion is scheduled to open in May 2012.
February 24, 1996 |
Med-Design Corp. went public in June with an asset that investors apparently thought was well worth the $7-a-share offering price: patents for devices to protect medical personnel from accidental needle sticks. But like many other small start-up companies, Med-Design also possessed less-than-sterling finances. More than a third of the $8.6 million raised in the Philadelphia company's initial public offering was allocated to catch up with unpaid salaries and loans by insiders, who paid only 12 cents a share for their stock.