March 6, 1997 |
Forget corn and soybeans. These days, water appears to be the cash crop of choice in northern Chester County. Recently, Michael and Janet Polay decided to jump into the profitable spring-water market by filing a curative amendment in West Vincent Township. If approved, it would allow them to withdraw up to 100,000 gallons a day from a spring on their property on St. Andrews Road. The first hearing on the amendment is set for April 7 in the Ludwigs Corner Fire Hall. In their application to the township, the Polays said they want to build a spring house and storage tanks for the water, as well as a system of pipes and pumps.
September 2, 1987 |
In the fall of 1979, Michael Jackson completes his "Off The Wall" album. It goes on to sell more than 5 million copies and establish him as the hardest thing for a child star to become: an adult star. In celebration, the kid who spent his childhood with his brothers, his family and the musicians of Motown decides to branch out. In 1980, he travels to New Hampshire to spend a month on the set of "On Golden Pond" with Katharine Hepburn, Jane Fonda and Henry Fonda. He was there to learn about acting.
April 7, 2011 |
WHEN GEORGES Perrier takes the stage at the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts gala tonight at the Kimmel Center, the chef's 40 years of culinary achievements will command the spotlight. Before a crowd of 850 arts patrons, French chefs and Francophiles, Perrier will accept the Culinary Visionary Award for his contribution to the culture of Philadelphia and his accomplishments as a member of the esteemed Maîtres Cusiniers de France (Master Chefs of France). Accolades are nothing new for the Lyon, France-born chef.
January 3, 2009 |
The landlord came to Brasserie Perrier on New Year's Eve bearing a bottle of Champagne - and the sudden end of an era. The celebrated Brasserie, an 11-year fixture on Walnut Street and Georges Perrier's second restaurant, would close for good that night with little warning. The staff would not get official word until after more than 285 customers had been served their New Year's feast. But the deal, long in the works, had been sealed late that afternoon when landlord Dan Dilella of Vesper Group Properties arrived with the paperwork to release Brasserie early from its lease so it could be replaced with a more lucrative retail tenant.
November 10, 1986
Arrogance. It takes a certain brand of arrogance to advocate spending $823 billion in four years for the most massive peacetime military buildup in U.S. history, then to veto an $18 billion bill designed to help make this nation's water fit for human use over the next eight years. Arrogance is a kind way to describe President Reagan's veto of legislation that mandated controls on pollution-causing runoff, special efforts to clean up concentrations of hazardous chemicals in bodies of water, and tougher penalties against polluters.
January 30, 2000 |
Francesco Martorella, executive chef at Georges Perrier's Brasserie Perrier since its opening three years ago, served up his resignation Friday at the posh Walnut Street eatery, effective the end of next month. Martorella, 41, trained at the Culinary Institute of America, and worked at the Four Seasons, Ciboulette, and the Ritz-Carlton before joining Perrier at Le Bec-Fin in 1996. "I wish him well," said Perrier, who declined to identify Martorella's replacement. Martorella's departure comes as Perrier is empire-building; he recently announced that he would develop a third restaurant, in Wayne.
July 31, 1997 |
The water that bubbles up from Sasoonan Spring in northern Chester County is so pristine that, for four decades, the Great Bear Water Co. has been bottling it and selling it to the health-minded for its purity. The company was considered a good neighbor in rural South Coventry Township because it never took more water than what rose naturally into the spring. But Great Bear is considered a good neighbor no more. The company is facing intense opposition from area residents and politicians over its plan to drill a well at the spring and pump 95,000 gallons a day from the same supply that provides drinking water to the people who live here.
May 4, 1990 |
Perrier Day went flat in Philadelphia yesterday. A plan to promote the reintroduction of the fizzy French water was postponed until later this month so that the Perrier Group of America Inc. can make sure inventories are fully stocked, the company said. "Things are not moving as quickly," said Jane Lazgin, a company spokeswoman. "Based on what we saw happen in New York, where demand did exceed expectations, we are not going to enter the (Philadelphia) market until we are sure we have an adequate supply.
August 15, 1997 |
Mention water in Chester County these days, and the name Perrier is sure to follow. Such was the case yesterday, when the county commissioners were asked to approve a $245,300 contract between the county's Water Resources Authority and the U.S. Geological Survey that will continue long-term surface and groundwater research projects in the county. Before they signed off on the contract, the commissioners wanted to be sure it included information that could be used in what is shaping up to be a precedent-setting battle between South Coventry Township and the Perrier Group of America.