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September 8, 1992 | The Philadelphia Inquirer / AKIRA SUWA
Volunteers loaded nearly a thousand paper plates with donated food yesterday at the first picnic for the homeless sponsored by the Philadelphia Rescue Mission-Family Rescue Service. Ronald Leiter, mission director, said, "We were trying to do something to bring attention to the plight of the homeless in Philadelphia. " Said one woman at the event: "This was a good idea. "
NEWS
July 7, 1991 | By Lita Solis-Cohen, Special to The Inquirer
I have a complete collection (five) of a limited edition of Worcester pewter plates, still in their original boxes and in mint condition. They were issued in connection with the U.S. Bicentennial and with these issue dates and titles: 1972 Boston Tea Party, 1973 Ride of Paul Revere, 1974 Incident at Concord Bridge, 1975 Signing of the Declaration of Independence, 1976 Washington Crossing the Delaware. Can you tell me what they might be worth and where I might sell them? Based on recent transactions on the trading floor of the Bradford Exchange, Box 45204, Chicago, Ill. 60648, the largest trader in limited-edition plates, it appears some of your Bicentennial plates were good investments and others were not. For instance, the 1972 Boston Tea Party, which cost $45 when issued, traded last month at $125.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 19, 2002 | By Edward J. Sozanski INQUIRER ART CRITIC
Porcelain is a common element in still-life painting, but German artist Suscha Korte's paintings of porcelain plates are a different animal. They aren't still lifes; they're treated more like mandalas whose symbolic significance is mysterious and alluring. At Temple Gallery, Korte is showing six large oil paintings from a series she calls "Danced Shoes. " Each canvas consists of three plates, seen full-face, in a horizontal row across the canvas. Each is decorated distinctively; some are floral, others are banded.
NEWS
March 19, 2011 | Associated Press
ALMATY, Kazakhstan - Traffic police in a southern Kazakhstan city have complained of a rising tide of motorists replacing their license plates with signs reading "I Love Sex. " Online news channel Mir reported yesterday that one of them, a 19-year old motorist in Kyzyl-Orda, was fined $1,000 for pinning the provocative plate to his SUV. The station also showed police footage of another car bearing a more chaste plate honoring a woman: "I Love...
NEWS
August 20, 1994 | By David Iams, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Starting with a sale this afternoon featuring Perillo plates and another tomorrow featuring monkey plates, the next four days will offer five sales to the west, to the south and to the north. The 50 signed Perillo plates, all from a single consigner, will be offered by Annette and Harold M. Smith Jr. at a sale of antiques and collectibles at 4 p.m. today at the Downingtown Marketplace on Business Route 30 next to the Tabas Hotel. Perillo plates are contemporary limited-edition plates done by a New York artist who specializes in Native American scenes.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 31, 1986 | By Lita Solis-Cohen, Inquirer Antiques Writer
I have six attractive, shiny plates - three depicting a colonial man in wig and breeches who has been thrown from a white horse, three with a colonial man seated at a table, arms outstretched, with another man standing and facing him and leaning on a cane. All six plates have on the back, "Made at Ye Buffalo Pottery 1908, Deldare Ware underglaze, 1908. " Your rare and desirable Buffalo Pottery Deldare plates are worth $125 each, according to Seymour Altman. Altman and his wife, Violet, wrote the definitive book on the subject, Buffalo Pottery, published by Crown in 1969 and now out of print (the Altmans have a few books left, which they sell for $50)
NEWS
December 12, 1991 | By Denise Breslin Kachin, Special to The Inquirer
Robert de Saint Phalle, 13, is hoping that visitors to Marshallton on Saturday make a stop at the Goddard Early Learning Center on Sugars Bridge Road. There, the young artist will have his handmade Christmas cards and china plates, embossed with his original designs, in a craft sale as part of Saturday's festivities in the village. He has been designing Christmas cards for his friends since the fifth grade, but his drawing days go back to when he has 3 and growing up in Marshallton with his parents, Jean and Fal. "He started by drawing trucks - and they were very detailed for a child his age," said Jean, an artist who graduated from the Philadelphia College of Art. "He once drew a rabbit on the back of a matches cover," added his father.
NEWS
November 3, 2001 | By David Iams FOR THE INQUIRER
As comestibles go, oysters are among the more varied. They range in shape from the flat belons of France to the rock-like bluepoints of Long Island. Their flavors are equally diverse. For the last few years at their home in Moorestown, Jeanne and David Beck have hosted a holiday party for their colleagues at the Coriell Institute and others at which they set out oysters from beds in at least three different regions and challenge their guests to identify the subtle distinctions in flavor of each.
NEWS
September 15, 1987 | By Russell E. Eshleman Jr., Inquirer Harrisburg Bureau
The Casey administration, which is considering ending the state's ubiquitous "You've Got a Friend in Pennsylvania" slogan, announced yesterday that the phrase would no longer be printed on car license plates. Instead, the state will return to plates containing only the words Pennsylvania and Keystone State, as well as the numbers and letters comprising the vehicle registration. Except for the position of the two words and the color combination (from blue lettering on a gold background to gold on blue)
NEWS
June 21, 2012
We were in search of pie for dessert for a big family dinner in Stone Harbor last week. And as it was still pre-Fourth of July, many of the shops were open only on weekends. Someone directed us to a bakery called the Painted Pie, and we found it, with the door ajar, but clearly not open for business. A baker emerged from the back, his bicycle in the middle of the shop. Could he recommend any place we could buy a pie for dessert? "None will be as good as mine," was his reply. "Well could you bake one by 6 o'clock?"
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SPORTS
April 15, 2014 | BY DAVID MURPHY, Daily News Staff Writer dmurphy@phillynews.com
IT TOOK only 54 seconds for umpires to confirm what they ruled they had seen in the fourth inning. It is going to take a lot longer for the Phillies to understand. "I think nobody really knows what the rule is, honestly," Tony Gwynn Jr. said. The situation: sixth inning, tie game, Gwynn on first base. Chase Utley lines a double to leftfield, where Marlins rookie Christian Yelich juggles the ball as he fields it off the ground. Phillies third-base coach Pete Mackanin waves Gwynn around third.
SPORTS
April 9, 2014 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
THE PHILLIES and their equipment - balls, bats, helmets, etc. - arrived in Chicago in the early hours of Thursday morning, still more than 24 hours before they would play their first game at Wrigley Field. But as Chase Utley patrolled the front of the cramped visiting clubhouse in the 100-year-old ballpark on Friday, with a ski cap keeping his head warm in the early-morning cold, he couldn't find an important piece of equipment. He poked into one bag. And then another. "I can't find my bat," he said of his game bat. Utley eventually found it. Although the bat broke at one point over the weekend, Utley and his swing stayed in tune for the final half of a road trip that saw a couple of the team's key cogs in sync at the plate.
FOOD
March 14, 2014 | By Samantha Melamed, Inquirer Staff Writer
Years before winning over diners with dishes like chowder-poached oysters and gnocchi with snails, Fitler Dining Room chef Robert Marzinsky had a different artistic vision: He and a group of fellow art-school graduates made site-specific installations using ceramics and other materials. Since the works were temporary, he said, "We recognized that, to some extent, the real work was when you documented it. You'd come back with 500 slides, and spend $300 to process the film. " Today, in his kitchen at 22d and Spruce, Marzinsky is still making things that are ephemeral and beautiful - and he still acknowledges the impulse to document those creations.
SPORTS
February 21, 2014 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Ryne Sandberg shared a dugout with Pete Rose when he made his major league debut 3 decades ago. Like Rose, Sandberg valued playing the game hard. When Rose ran over a catcher to score a run for the Phillies, Sandberg and anyone else in the dugout obviously would be thrilled, not only to see their team score a run but also because they respected a good, hard baseball play. Major League Baseball reportedly is set to ban home-plate collisions, something first discussed as a serious possibility at the winter meetings in December.
SPORTS
February 21, 2014 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Tommy Joseph unwrapped the plastic that covered a red Nike chest protector and shin guards. While seated at his locker, he strapped the new equipment to his body, and approved. For Joseph, just being able to wear catcher's gear was gratifying. His future behind the plate was jeopardized last season because of persistent concussion symptoms. It limited him to 36 minor-league games. When asked how many career concussions he has endured, Joseph said, "Three, I think.
NEWS
January 24, 2014 | BY JENNY DeHUFF, Daily News Staff Writer dehuffj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5218
CITY COUNCIL reconvened yesterday with a bevy of bills for members to consider, as 2014 is already a busy year. Perhaps what grabbed the most attention - at least from members of the public who testified - was an ordinance that creates a new set of rules for registered community organizations and developers seeking to build in their neighborhoods. RCOs get to weigh in on zoning and planning developments in their neighborhoods, but Councilman Bobby Henon said that Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell's amendment last year to the zoning code was a "muddy process.
FOOD
October 11, 2013 | By Michael Klein, For The Inquirer
Two veteran caterers, tired of turning out food for 200-plus crowds over their 40-year careers, are downsizing considerably with the cozy-chic Park Plates , which opens Tuesday across from CreekSide Co-Op (7852 Montgomery Ave., Elkins Park, 215-782-3663, www.parkplatesrestaurant.com ). Culinary Institute of America grads Locke Johnston and Owen Lee will share cooking, though Johnston plans to be more customer-facing at their Mediterranean/Middle Eastern-leaning BYOB. (Lee had left catering 13 years ago to open Cibucan in Center City.)
ENTERTAINMENT
October 10, 2013 | By Howard Gensler
WE KNOW that most of you haven't started shopping for Tattle's holiday gift yet - that means you, Bill O'Reilly - but in case you need some hints, the 87th edition of the Neiman Marcus Christmas Book is offering, for $1.85 million, a personalized 25-carat diamond ring with a trip to Africa so we can see where the diamond came from. If it's a blood diamond, the trip is unfortunately one-way. More to Tattle's liking: an outdoor entertainment system replete with a 201-inch television that rises out of the ground.
SPORTS
September 18, 2013 | BY DAVID MURPHY, Daily News Staff Writer dmurphy@phillynews.com
CLIFF LEE'S salary for 2013 is only half as large as the Marlins' $50 million payroll, but last night he was better than the whole team. In one of those games that sometimes happens this time of year, the Phillies' lefty sparked a 12-2 blowout on the mound and at the plate, striking out 14 over eight innings while going 3-for-4 with a triple and four RBI. "It was basically his show," manager Ryne Sandberg said after the Phillies improved to 70-80....
NEWS
September 13, 2013 | BY JAN RANSOM, Daily News Staff Writer ransomj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5218
THE SCHOOL-FUNDING debate remains at a standstill even as City Council returns from its legislative break today with a lengthy list of to-dos. "The ability for everybody to be on the same page at the same time always maximizes the outcome," said Council President Darrell Clarke, who wants to give the school district $50 million in exchange for shuttered school buildings that the city would then resell. "But at the end of the day, it's about providing revenue for these schools in the city of Philadelphia and fixing up these derelict buildings.
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