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December 20, 1990 | By Mary Flannery, Daily News Staff Writer
It's still Frank's, thanks. But because of the quiet sale of the 95-year- old local institution to an Elizabeth, N.J., bottler, Frank's Beverages are no longer made in Philadelphia. Frank's sodas, including cream, birch beer and the legendary Black Cherry Wishniak, are being manufactured and bottled these days in North Jersey, at the plant of C&C Cola. The grandson and great-grandson of founder Jacob Frank sold the business in August to C&C, owned by a fellow independent bottler who'd been wooing them for some time.
SPORTS
April 29, 2016 | By Jeff McLane, STAFF WRITER
On the Monday after Easter, Ron Wingenbach welcomed Eagles scout Anthony Patch to Century High School in Bismarck, N.D. Patch's trek to the center of the Great Plains state wasn't part of some quest to visit all 50 capitals. He was here for one reason - Carson Wentz. The Eagles had finished their on-field evaluation of the North Dakota State quarterback, but they sent Patch to meet with Wentz's high school coach to cross off any final concerns they may have had about character.
NEWS
January 5, 2010
STANDING IN line in the post office the other day, I was delighted at the response when two customers at the window were short of cash. Each time someone quickly supplied the 10 cents and 48 cents needed. And a lady asked an elderly woman (me) to go ahead of her in line! Did you know that on Nov. 26, Mayor Nutter participated in a reading from scripture in City Hall at the invitation of the American Bible Society? Indeed, the mayor read from Psalms and was followed by the president of the Westminster Theological Seminary and then by many others.
NEWS
February 3, 1991
Friday's front page brought news about two of Philadelphia's genial, if quite different, old gentlemen - G. Stockton Strawbridge and Peter Camiel. Mr. Strawbidge, 77, the Grand Old Man of Market Street East, was receiving the Powell Award for his civic accomplishments; Mr. Camiel, the one-time boss of the city's Democratic Party (but who is somewhat more famous as the man who proved Frank Rizzo a liar), had died at 81. The easy thing is to talk about Mr. Strawbridge's grand and glorious achievements and contrast them with Mr. Camiel's amusing if venal activities in trying to make the world a better place for, among others, the state's beer distributors in whose behalf he labored ceaselessly while a state senator.
NEWS
November 16, 1988 | By DAN ROTTENBERG
Over lunch the other day, the head of a high-profile Philadelphia company confided that he recently almost moved his headquarters from Center City to Bala Cynwyd. His company needs more space, he said - and if it's going to move, why not move across City Line, where taxes are lower, traffic is lighter, potholes are fewer and you can go for months on end without confronting a vagrant, hooker, a drug dealer or a mugger? My executive friend ultimately decided against such a move - but only because of its potential negative effects on his company's image.
NEWS
September 3, 2016
The $160,050 in cash and gifts District Attorney Seth Williams belatedly decided to report raises a host of ethical, if not legal, questions for the city's top law enforcement officer. But one gift in particular stands out for its sheer sense of entitlement: two sideline passes Williams received to five years' worth of Eagles home games. Even more breathtaking: After Williams finally got around to disclosing the gift pile that dates back to 2010, he had the gall to claim the Eagles passes had "no face value.
BUSINESS
April 9, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, Staff Writer
Aramark has decided to keep its global headquarters in Philadelphia, ending speculation that the food- and facilities-services giant may decamp to another city with its jobs and prestige. The company is not yet sure whether it will remain at its namesake headquarters tower at 1101 Market St. or move to another building, but it has concluded that Philadelphia's business costs, talent supply, transportation links, and other advantages will keep it in town, communications chief Tod MacKenzie said in an interview ahead of Thursday's announcement.
SPORTS
November 19, 1996 | By Mayer Brandschain, FOR THE INQUIRER
Philadelphia won the intercity squash racquets matches for the Lockett Cup with 5-0 victories over Baltimore, Boston and New York yesterday at Chestnut Hill Academy. The Philadelphia team included Ben Desombre, Jim Masland, Rob Whitehouse, Rich Sheppard and Trip Davis. Desombre is the Philadelphia champion. Baltimore won the Class B title by defeating Philadelphia, 3-2.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 23, 2012
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September 19, 2016 | By Chris Palmer, Staff Writer
He was a kid in need. That's how Joan Griffin viewed Nicholas Glenn when she took him into her West Philadelphia home more than a decade ago, along with his brother and sister. Their mother was struggling with drug addiction and wasn't always around, Griffin recalled Saturday. So she gave the kids a home and raised them alongside her own children as they moved to Germantown, then North Philadelphia. But as Glenn grew up, he eventually went back out on his own and returned to West Philadelphia, Griffin said.
NEWS
September 19, 2016 | By Diane Mastrull, STAFF WRITER
A man believed to be in his late 30s was found shot in the head and left side on Saturday night in North Philadelphia and pronounced dead at the scene. Police said they found the victim, shot a total of three times, at 7:32 p.m. in the 2000 block of North Woodstock Street. His identity was not known and no weapon had been recovered, police said. dmastrull@phillynews.com 215-854-2466 @dmastrull
NEWS
September 19, 2016 | By Tricia L. Nadolny, Staff Writer
James Seward, the son of a South Carolina sharecropper, stayed connected to his roots through a vacant lot next to his West Philadelphia home where he cleared the brush and planted collards and cabbage, giving away what his family couldn't eat. But a few years ago, the lot was bought by a developer. A vinyl-sided home, the kind shooting up all over the neighborhood of West Powelton, grew in its place. Seward began volunteering at the community garden across the street. Now developers are eyeing that land, too. It's not the only garden facing potential closure in the rapidly developing area, which has been identified as one in need of community-garden preservation by a nonprofit devoted to the cause.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 17, 2016
Vintage whimsy Flea-market season ain't over yet. Philadelphia Flea Markets heads Saturday to the Main Line to set up shop in Ardmore. A lot of Philadelphia Flea Markets' vendors focus on the antique. Tables will fill Schauffele Plaza with cool trinkets and interesting art. Many makers with original work to sell at the market deal in upcycled vintage items, like jewelry, furniture, and clothing. One of those sellers is Blonde Sugar & Honey, who jazz up vintage furniture, like this chest of drawers with fish-y handles.
SPORTS
September 16, 2016 | By Paul Domowitch, DAILY NEWS COLUMNIST
CARSON WENTZ was wearing his perspective on his shirt Thursday. Across the front of his dark gray, long-sleeve T-shirt were four words, the last one in all caps: "I play for HIM. " In case you hadn't noticed, Philadelphia has gone completely gaga over the rookie quarterback since his 278-yard, two-touchdown NFL debut in Sunday's 29-10 win over Cleveland. The indifference Eagles fans felt toward Sam Bradford has been replaced by unbridled love for this 6-5, 240-pound, God-fearing North Dakota version of Opie Taylor.
NEWS
September 16, 2016
PRESIDENT OBAMA was his poised and funny self when he appeared at a pro-Hillary Clinton rally in Philadelphia on Tuesday, but we couldn't help notice an edge in his voice. The president realizes the crucial role Philadelphia will play in the election To put it more starkly, unless Philadelphia voters show up in big numbers to vote for Clinton, she could lose the state of Pennsylvania to Donald Trump. And without the name Obama atop the ticket, there is a fear that younger and black voters will sit this election out. It's easy to see the ramifications of that.
NEWS
September 15, 2016 | By Susan Snyder, Staff Writer
Joan Mazzotti always has a story about a student who has faced tough circumstances but has persevered to get to and through college - with her organization's help. In Mazzotti's more than 16 years at the helm of Philadelphia Futures, the nonprofit organization has shepherded more than 500 students through cash-strapped public high schools in the city and on to college. Among them were two Haitian-born orphans whom she and her husband mentored. Now, Mazzotti herself is preparing to take a culminating step.
NEWS
September 14, 2016
The Philadelphia Education Fund has received a $3 million federal grant to help prepare students at five city high schools for college. The money awarded to the fund's College Access Program will be used over the five years to create college-going cultures at the schools and to help 1,200 students apply for college, obtain financial aid and attend college after they complete high school. The five high schools that will share in the grant are Kensington CAPA, Olney Charter, John Bartram, Robeson and Roxborough.
SPORTS
September 13, 2016 | By Marcus Hayes, Daily News Columnist
'CITIES ARE always looking for a hero. Whenever a franchise quarterback comes along, they end up being that beacon of hope. " Malcolm Jenkins was there when Drew Brees put on a cape and saved New Orleans. He was there Sunday when Philadelphia found her hero. The Eagles mortgaged their world on Carson Wentz, a small-school quarterback from Bismarck, N.D., population slightly less than the 69,596 who witnessed his ascension Sunday. Wentz was beating Weber State a year ago. The Cleveland Browns might not be much more of a challenge but that shouldn't diminish Wentz's sparkling debut: 22-for-37, 278 yards, two touchdowns, no interceptions.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 13, 2016 | By David Patrick Stearns, CLASSICAL MUSIC CRITIC
The Philadelphia Orchestra's growing relationship with the democratic government of Mongolia is set to intensify this month. In a prelude to the Philadelphia Orchestra's tour visit to the capital city of Ulaanbaatar in June 2017 announced earlier this year, the country's president Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj will make a state visit to Philadelphia on Sept. 23. The agenda includes receptions, an afternoon Philadelphia Orchestra concert, and an appearance at University of Pennsylvania's American Center for Mongolian Studies.
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