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August 1, 1998 | By David Iams, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It's still more than six weeks away but a sale next month at the Alderfer Auction Co. in Hatfield will offer an opportunity to buy Shaker furnishings at reasonable prices. More important, it will mark the start of a partnership between Alderfer and Aston "Tony" Macek, an Upstate New York auctioneer who specializes in Pennsylvania German and other American folk culture. Mergers are not as common in the auction world as they are in other lines of business. The last one of any note took place 10 years ago, when the Fine Arts Company of Philadelphia Inc., merged with the Samuel T. Freeman Co. The partnership between Alderfer and Macek will offer Macek a wider venue for his goods, putting him closer to the well-publicized community of country auctions and flea markets that runs westward from Philadelphia to Lancaster and beyond.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 4, 2010
PERFECT MANHATTAN 2 ounces rye whiskey 1/2 ounce Carpano Antica sweet vermouth 1/2 ounce Noilly Prat dry vermouth Dash Urban Moonshine maple bitters Luxardo Marasca imported Italian cherries Stir whiskey, vermouths and bitters with ice in a cocktail shaker to blend. In a double rocks glass, rinse cubed ice for drink with Marasca cherry juice, and drain off excess. Add stirred drink and garnish with cherries. VELVET ROPE 2 ounces rye whiskey Dash orange bitters 1/2 ounce Velvet Falernum (a cane-based spiced liqueur)
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February 8, 2013 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
DENNIS TINNEY thought nothing of hopping on a plane and winging off to a sporting event somewhere in the world. That was the kind of guy he was. Adventurous, filled with the joy of living and out to conquer the world. He was always full of ideas for moneymaking schemes. And he took charge of his family as a loving patriarch. Dennis Edward Tinney, a 33-year employee of Merck & Co., where he was highly regarded by both superiors and fellow workers, died Jan. 31 of a brain aneurysm.
NEWS
June 18, 2013 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Inquirer Staff Writer
Two North Philadelphia men pleaded guilty Monday to third-degree murder and related charges in the 2011 slaying of an Egyptian immigrant during a botched robbery of his Northern Liberties convenience store. Quasheam Richburg, 22, and Marvell Hargrove, 19, pleaded guilty before Philadelphia Common Pleas Court Judge Linda Carpenter on what was to have been the first day of their trial in the killing of Moustafa H. Shaker, 50. Richburg admitted shooting Shaker in the face with a sawed-off 12-gauge shotgun during Shaker's overnight shift at the Trax Food Store under the Market-Frankford Line Girard Avenue station.
NEWS
September 6, 2002
Regrets, we've had a few . . . And for this week's Daily News Regret, we look back to April 18, 1959. "Betta," a disheartened debutante, wrote to Daily News advice columnist "Dear Penny" with concerns over her volatile temperament. "Betta's" friends and family frequently told her that if she weren't so quick to lose her temper, she would have an easier time landing a man. Worried that she would have to resort to being a "yes-girl," the troubled young woman wrote a letter to Dear Penny for reassurance.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 7, 2008
Try a few of these daring, exotic spins on the typical summer cocktail. Each recipe makes one cocktail. Note: You'll need ice to make these. TAVERN 17'S SHORE LEAVE 1 ounce Appleton's Rum 1/2 ounce Canton Ginger Liquor (can substitute ginger syrup) Juice of 1/2 lemon 2 to 3 dashes bitters Club soda Put ice in a pint-sized glass. Add rum, ginger liquor, lemon and bitters. Fill glass with club soda. Serve without shaking or stirring. Serves 1. CUCUMBER & MINT GIMLET 3 cucumber wheels 10 fresh mint leaves 1/2 ounce fresh lime juice 3 1/2 ounces Hendricks Gin In a Boston shaker, muddle cucumber wheels, mint leaves and lime juice.
FOOD
March 26, 2009 | By Rick Nichols, Inquirer Columnist
I wasn't sure what the salt shaker was for at first. It came in the mail with a pepper shaker, and it had an I N.Y. logo on it. It was sent by an outfit called The Center for Consumer Freedom. With an ecru-colored gift card. "Congratulations!", it said, "You're now on the cutting edge of New York City culinary culture. " Then the card got down to business: It said that if New York Health Commissioner Thomas Frieden put in place his 10-year plan to remove 50 percent of the salt "from all restaurant meals," two things would happen.
NEWS
November 9, 2000 | by Frank Dougherty, Daily News Staff Writer
Movie and TV memorabilia meister Jim Dubin predicts a lot of collectors will be struck with "Saturday Night Fever" this weekend at his collectibles extravaganza in South Jersey. Look for a lot of collectors to go ape, too, and blame both conditions on cameo appearances by film actresses Karen Lynn Gorney and Linda Harrison. Gorney portrayed "Stephanie" in the 1976 classic film "Saturday Night Fever," while Harrison played "Nova" in the original version of "Planet of the Apes" in 1968.
NEWS
September 26, 1987 | By David Iams, Inquirer Staff Writer
In Devon there's a Shaker candle stand and on Chestnut Street there are steamer trunks, but what is likely to be the weekend's most unusual auction will be the closeout sale at noon tomorrow at Between the Wars, an art deco emporium at 621 South St. After 18 months in operation, the store's proprietor, Michael Verker, who used to work at Captain Joe's surplus store on North Broad Street, is getting out of the retail business and selling the...
FOOD
July 19, 1989 | By Polly Fisher, Special to the Daily News
Dear Polly: An easy way to eliminate the fat in a can of soup (and lower the cholesterol) is to place the can in the refrigerator upside down overnight. To open the next day, turn the can right side up, open it, and pour out the contents. The excess fat, which has been solidified in the refrigerator, clings to the bottom of the can and can be thrown away. - C.H. Dear C.H.: Since my husband and I have gone on a stringent low-fat diet, your simple pointer is really helpful. I like to use canned chicken broth occasionally, but I'm appalled at how much fat is in the broth.
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November 1, 2013 | By Michael Klein, For The Inquirer
Derrick Wheeler, whose background is in business and engineering, has acted on his desire to own a fine-dining restaurant. Vella , a northern Mediterranean BYOB co-owned by his wife, Sally, has taken the former Freskada space in the Main Street at Exton Town Center (120 Woodcutter St., Exton, 610-524-3334). He's managing it with Kathleen Devine, a 30-year dining veteran. Designer Joseph D'Ambro, whose resumé includes Alba in Malvern, Sovana in Unionville and Talula's Table in Kennett Square, installed a rustic, Old World look with distressed furnishings.
NEWS
June 18, 2013 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Inquirer Staff Writer
Two North Philadelphia men pleaded guilty Monday to third-degree murder and related charges in the 2011 slaying of an Egyptian immigrant during a botched robbery of his Northern Liberties convenience store. Quasheam Richburg, 22, and Marvell Hargrove, 19, pleaded guilty before Philadelphia Common Pleas Court Judge Linda Carpenter on what was to have been the first day of their trial in the killing of Moustafa H. Shaker, 50. Richburg admitted shooting Shaker in the face with a sawed-off 12-gauge shotgun during Shaker's overnight shift at the Trax Food Store under the Market-Frankford Line Girard Avenue station.
NEWS
February 8, 2013 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
DENNIS TINNEY thought nothing of hopping on a plane and winging off to a sporting event somewhere in the world. That was the kind of guy he was. Adventurous, filled with the joy of living and out to conquer the world. He was always full of ideas for moneymaking schemes. And he took charge of his family as a loving patriarch. Dennis Edward Tinney, a 33-year employee of Merck & Co., where he was highly regarded by both superiors and fellow workers, died Jan. 31 of a brain aneurysm.
NEWS
August 10, 2012 | By Edward Colimore, Inquirer Staff Writer
Wharton, Morris, Meade, Rittenhouse, and McKean. The names were familiar to Pete Hoskins when he was Philadelphia streets commissioner in the 1980s and '90s. They topped signposts that flashed by as he drove through the city. Hoskins saw the names again while touring Laurel Hill Cemetery as its president and chief executive officer three years ago. They were cut into ornate headstones, obelisks, and mausoleums. And that gave him an idea. Why not tell the stories of these movers and shakers who were honored in Philadelphia by having streets and institutions named after them?
NEWS
December 9, 2011 | BY CHRIS BRENNAN, brennac@phillynews.com 215-854-5973
YOUNG Involved Philadelphia was at times mistaken for a vanity project when Andrew Hohns and Troy Madres, two University of Pennsylvania graduates, started it in November 2000. Sure, Hohns was talking about running for mayor five months into the nascent organization's life. But, he and Madres had something bigger in mind for YIP. "The whole point was to get people to meet the so-called movers and shakers, and then begin to influence the way they thought," explained Hohns, 33, who is working for an investment firm while seeking his doctorate from Penn.
NEWS
May 29, 2011 | By Miriam Hill, Inquirer Staff Writer
Among the many things money and power can't buy, apparently, is originality. Over the winter, Eli N. Avila, Gov. Corbett's secretary of health, got into a tiff at a diner called Roxy's over whether his eggs were fresh. To sharpen his point, he resorted to the trite and true "Do you know who I am?" Avila left Roxy's and filed a complaint against the place with Harrisburg's health department, which found only minor violations. None of them had to do with eggs. Avila has not commented on the incident, but his representatives have said he thought there was a legitimate health concern.
NEWS
April 22, 2011 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Who has the mojo to affect world events? Who makes the Earth spin? Justin Bieber , baby. And Blake Lively . And, of course, Oprah Winfrey . Those are just some of the monikers on this year's Time 100 list of the most influential folk in the galaxy ( www.time.com/time100 ). Sure, President Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron made the cut, as did Prince William and Kate Middleton . So did far more important personages such as Matt Damon and Sting . In a sweet literary move, each person listed is praised by Another Famous Boldfacer . "He can be the glamorous celebrity, but look closely at photos of him on the red carpet: there is a kindness in his eyes," writes Dame Helen Mirren of Colin Firth , 50. Elisabeth Moss celebrates her Mad Men boss Matt Weiner , 45: "He is a true artist, a seeker of truth.
NEWS
February 3, 2011 | By Kevin Riordan, Inquirer Columnist
On Sunday nights, globe-trotting lawyer Joe Murphy gets his ballroom groove on. He hits the floor at Dance Haddonfield, a lively gathering of guys and gals who love to cha-cha-cha. Held in the handsome hall of Grace Church on Kings Highway East, Dance Haddonfield has become a community institution. Sort of like the man who founded it 11 years ago. "I tell people, if you'd asked me to design the perfect life for myself, it wouldn't be as good as the one I have," says Murphy, an unabashed Haddonfield booster whose multiple civic endeavors reflect his eclectic personal and professional interests.
NEWS
October 12, 2010 | By JOHN F. MORRISON, morrisj@phillynews.com 215-854-5573
Jennie Zecca wasn't the kind of woman to hold back if she had an opinion. Didn't matter if she was talking to Frank Rizzo or some other city mover and shaker. Married to Anthony Zecca, deputy mayor when Rizzo was mayor, Jennie amused Rizzo with some of her outspoken opinions on current affairs. Rizzo would kid his deputy about his wife, "but the mayor always enjoyed her gracious company and warmth," said her son, Mark Zecca. Jennie Zecca, daughter of Italian immigrants who was active in civic affairs, died Thursday.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 4, 2010
PERFECT MANHATTAN 2 ounces rye whiskey 1/2 ounce Carpano Antica sweet vermouth 1/2 ounce Noilly Prat dry vermouth Dash Urban Moonshine maple bitters Luxardo Marasca imported Italian cherries Stir whiskey, vermouths and bitters with ice in a cocktail shaker to blend. In a double rocks glass, rinse cubed ice for drink with Marasca cherry juice, and drain off excess. Add stirred drink and garnish with cherries. VELVET ROPE 2 ounces rye whiskey Dash orange bitters 1/2 ounce Velvet Falernum (a cane-based spiced liqueur)
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