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October 26, 1995 | MARK C. PSORAS/ SPECIAL TO THE DAILY NEWS
Gretchen Barkman and her 2-year-old daughter, Erin, get into the Halloween mood by choosing a pumpkin from the huge selection available at Ott's Flowers in Schwenksville, Montgomery County. Cool temperatures and clear skies yesterday helped them enjoy their afternoon outing.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 20, 2005 | By NATALIE HAUGHTON Los Angeles Daily News
Pumpkins have a lot of potential beyond Halloween decorations and pie fillings. With more than 40 varieties grown for cooking alone, you can transform the flesh into inspired sweet and savory dishes. The list could fill a cookbook: pumpkin butter, Southwest chicken pumpkin soup, Mexican pumpkin lasagna. "The mild, slightly sweet flavor lends itself to numerous ingredients," said DeeDee Stovel, author of "Pumpkin: A Super Food for All 12 Months of the Year" (Storey Publishing; $12.95)
NEWS
October 17, 1990 | By Mike Franolich, Special to The Inquirer
Judy Popple was no match for the infant in the pink ruffled dress and white and pink booties. Popple is a registered nurse at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals/Stratford Division. She has shepherded hundreds of babies through the pediatrics unit there. But it was a nameless and abandoned nattily attired newborn who stole Popple's heart. "If I could have taken her home, I would have," Popple said. The child was nicknamed Pumpkin by the hospital workers. She was discovered abandoned on Columbus Day morning by a woman arriving for work at Professional Pathology Associates on Old Black Horse Pike in Washington Township.
NEWS
November 8, 1987 | By Elizabeth Hallowell, Special to The Inquirer
The notorious Burton brothers were disgusted. After weeks of designing and building a pumpkin catapult they were sure would hurl their gourds to record distances, a rope snapped. The oak tree trunk, with its attached catapult bucket, slammed squarely into the top of the cab of Chuck Burton's pickup truck. The pumpkin traveled a measly 53 feet. Never mind the damage to the truck. The contest was lost. The Burtons, who came in second last year, could not hope to win, place or show at the second annual Pumpkin Catapulting Contest, held yesterday on the farm of Lynn and Bill "Broad Dog" Thompson here outside Georgetown, Del. "We thought it was a hell of a machine," Daryl Burton said ruefully.
NEWS
November 3, 1991 | By Joyce Vottima Hellberg, Special to The Inquirer
Pumpkins were flying through the air outside Conestoga High School as students watched anxiously. Only one pumpkin didn't survive, and its remains were splattered below the bleachers at Teamer Field. The event, held recently, was the second annual pumpkin flop held by the Physics I class. "The object was to get the students to construct a container or a device which will slow down the pumpkin's fall," said physics teacher Kathleen Conn. "The students were given rule sheets and several weeks to design their containers/devices.
FOOD
November 19, 2009 | By Elisa Ludwig FOR THE INQUIRER
Every year the pumpkin parade arrives earlier - before Labor Day, even, the fluffy pumpkin lattes and baseball mitt-size pumpkin muffins emerge on cue from behind coffee bar counters. Limited-edition pumpkin ales follow, along with sweet-smelling doughnuts and seasonally confusing ice creams. And before long, chunky cans of purees are lining supermarket aisle-end displays, seductively promising smooth-as-silk pies. Yet for all of our pumpkin fetishizing, we tend to take this humble cucurbit for granted, forgetting that it is also real food.
NEWS
November 9, 1986 | By Elizabeth Hallowell, Special to The Inquirer
Onlookers gathered round, nerves on edge, as the Notorious Burton Brothers loaded a final pumpkin into their homemade catapult and prepared to launch it across Bill "Broad Dog" Thompson's cantaloupe field. This was the denouement of the first Pumpkin Catapulting Contest, attended by about 25 people yesterday on Thompson's farm, located just west of the abandoned miniature golf course on Route 9, between Lewes and Georgetown. If Chuck and Darryl Burton's pumpkin failed to exceed Broad Dog's record launch of 178 feet, the contest would be over.
FOOD
October 30, 2008 | By Dianna Marder INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Don't let that pumpkin on your front step go to waste after Halloween. You may be able to use it for Sunday supper. Depending on how long the pumpkin's been outside, you could use the inside "meat" to make soup, or just serve a stew in the shell. Ed Farace, produce manager and resident pumpkin-cooking expert at Linvilla Orchards in Media, says more varieties of pumpkins are available these days, especially heirloom types. They're rich in beta-carotene, and he's got suggestions for picking a pumpkin or squash that's just right for cooking.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 14, 1994 | By Faith Quintavell, FOR THE INQUIRER
I remember my family's annual trip to buy pumpkins for Halloween. My mother and father would drive us to a nearby farm stand. The kids would fight over the best-looking pumpkin in a wooden bin, and I, the meekest child, would usually settle for one with "character" instead. Then we'd drive home to carve them into eerie jack-o-lanterns. Go pumpkin-hunting in the '90s and you'll find that even this homely activity has gone upscale. Not that that's bad. On a sunny day last weekend I followed Hanita Lessen, 9, her brother, Adam, 6, and their parents through a day-long smorgasbord of activities at Homestead Orchards in Bucks County.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 27, 2006 | By Brooke Honeyford FOR THE INQUIRER
If you are fascinated by all things skull and crossbones, or if Bluebeard and Jack Sparrow top your costume list, then find your way over to the Betsy Ross House tonight for a landlubber's pirate adventure. First, an 18th-century privateer will regale you with tales from the treacherous seas, followed by a performance of Quest for the Golden Albatross, a swashbuckling show about four fumbling pirates who fight with sword, daggers and falsettos to claim their treasure. A bountiful treasure chest will be given to those in the finest pirate attire.
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NEWS
October 16, 2014 | By Samantha Melamed, Inquirer Staff Writer
For Jean Kintisch of Wayne, Halloween can be a scary time of year - and not in an exciting, haunted-house kind of way. That's because her youngest daughter has nut allergies that make trick-or-treating a potentially life-threatening activity. This year, though, Kintisch may feel a little less frightened, thanks to a campaign called the Teal Pumpkin Project that invites people to display a teal-painted pumpkin or a printable flier to notify trick-or-treaters that nonfood treats such as stickers or crayons are available.
NEWS
October 10, 2014
SPICED CANDIED PECANS 4 cups sugar, divided 3 cups water 1 pound raw pecan halves 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger 1 1/2 teaspoons ground nutmeg 3/4 teaspoon ground allspice Heat the oven to 275 degrees. In a large saucepan, combine 3 cups sugar, water and pecans. Bring to a simmer over high heat, then reduce heat to maintain a gentle simmer. Cook pecans until softened, about 10 minutes. While the pecans are simmering, combine spices in a small bowl, along with the remaining 1 cup sugar.
NEWS
October 10, 2014 | BY NOELLE CARTER, Los Angeles Times
IT'S OFFICIALLY fall. And for many, the seasonal change has nothing to do with the weather or a date on the calendar. Fall arrives when Starbucks is once again offering Pumpkin Spice Latte. Never mind that the iconic latte doesn't contain any pumpkin. The signature flavoring is all in the spice blend. And it works. Starbucks has sold more than 200 million of the drinks since its introduction in 2003. The exact blend varies. Cinnamon. Nutmeg. Ginger. Allspice. Perhaps a little clove.
NEWS
September 19, 2014
DON'T ASK for a pint of pumpkin beer at South Street's Brauhaus Schmitz. One of Philly's few bastions of Bavarian beer purity doesn't serve the spice stuff because the Germans already have a perfectly fine autumn beer, thank you. It's Oktoberfestbier, also known as Marzen, that copper-colored beauty, rich in malt with a smooth body for endless guzzling. "Personally, I'm OK with pumpkin beer," Brauhaus Schmitz owner Doug Hager said. "But as a card-carrying German beer snob, we kind of laugh at it. " He's in the minority these days.
NEWS
March 27, 2014 | By Michaelle Bond, Inquirer Staff Writer
After she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis last spring, Laura Shepler lost her balance and ended up on the floor at least once a week. Once she tripped over her cane and crashed to the floor, cracking her fingers and tearing muscles in her shoulder. Now, she has a furry means of support always by her side. Her service dog, Pumpkin, used to be a family pet. Now, the 3-year-old golden retriever helps make Shepler's life easier by picking up items and using her body and the harness she wears to keep Shepler steady.
NEWS
January 6, 2014 | By Claudia Vargas, Inquirer Staff Writer
SOUDERTON A frigid snowstorm was looming, but instead of preparing for the hit, Cranford Coulter was busy chopping carrots, peppers, and fennel inside his Montgomery County home. For the last 25 years, Coulter has been cooking up a massive batch of soup and taking it in Igloo coolers to feed the homeless in Center City. Snow, rain, or heat waves haven't stopped Coulter from giving hot, home-cooked meals to the hungry each week. The city tried to stop him in 2012, but he won that battle.
SPORTS
November 7, 2013 | BY AARON CARTER, Daily News Staff Writer cartera@phillynews.com, 215-854-5814
ON SATURDAY, Roman Catholic High School senior Hezekiah Trahan will head to Pittsburgh to watch Pitt take on No. 24 Notre Dame at Heinz Field. The University of Pittsburgh already made a scholarship offer to the 6-4, 250-pound defensive end, and Trahan says it could be time to collect. "Yeah, I might sign," he said, sitting in a conference room inside the school's Broad Street campus wearing an even broader smile. "It might be a done deal. " The 18-year-old, who recently received second-team All-Catholic honors, wants it to be a family trip, so the blended bunch will make the nearly 5-hour trek.
NEWS
October 28, 2013 | By Edward Colimore, Inquirer Staff Writer
MEDFORD Week after week, the crowds have been showing up at Johnson's Corner Farm in Medford with one goal in mind: finding the perfect pumpkin. Families and schoolchildren exit buses and cars for tractor-drawn hayrides that take them to sprawling fields dotted with plump orange orbs. Their arrival is a rite of autumn for farmer Pete Johnson, who is marking what may be his best pumpkin season ever. "We have a phenomenal crop," said Johnson. "The rains were beneficial; they put size on the pumpkins.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 12, 2013 | By Monica Peters, For The Inquirer
Watch animals play with and devour pumpkins and other seasonal treats during Beast Feast this weekend at the Philadelphia Zoo. Throughout the day, animals including hippos, bears, leopard cubs, and great apes will be given pumpkins to feast on courtesy of Linvilla Orchards. Guests can watch the animals enjoy their savory treats, some even downing whole large pumpkins in one bite. The beasts will feast every half-hour between 10 a.m and 3:30 p.m. Beast Feast, Saturday and Sunday at the Philadelphia Zoo, 3400 W. Girard Ave. Zoo hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through Oct. 31. Activities are included in admission, which is $20; $18 ages 2 to 11; free, members and 1 and younger.
NEWS
September 27, 2013 | BY LAUREN McCUTCHEON, Daily News Staff Writer mccutch@phillynews.com, 215-854-5991
NOTICED anything different - and yet the same - about bakeries and coffee shops lately? Noticed, perhaps, the fancy white lettering on Starbucks' doors spelling "PSL" (for Pumpkin Spice Latte)? Or the extra orange on the already orange shelves of your local doughnut dealer? Surely, driving along Street Road, you couldn't miss the sign outside Warminster's Yum Yum Bake Shop announcing, "The Great Pumpkin Has Arrived!" Fall is here, which means, said Yum Yum GM Donna Conly, "Pumpkin is the new chocolate.
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