July 12, 2011 |
PHOENIX - Robinson Cano outslugged Adrian Gonzalez last night to win the All-Star Home Run Derby that turned into a Yankees-Red Sox showdown at Chase Field. Batting last and being pitched to by his father, Cano defeated Gonzalez, 12-11, in the finals after they each hit 20 home runs through two rounds. Again highlighting the dangers of trying to catch a ball at a big-league ballpark, a fan standing on a table above the pool deck, Keith Carmickle of suburban Kingman, fell over trying to catch a Prince Fielder homer.
February 24, 2012
DEAR ABBY: My husband and I belong to a supper club comprised of four couples. We have enjoyed our monthly gatherings for years and have developed a strong bond with each couple. As a rule, each one takes turns hosting the event in their home. The recent behavior of one hostess has us baffled. For starters, "Lynn" sometimes seats herself and her husband at a separate table, even though there's room at the main table. She also involves herself with activities I consider rude - taking calls on her cell, perusing Facebook, doing paperwork.
December 9, 2013 |
I've always been addicted to garage sales and flea markets, but it turns out they were gateway drugs. Now I'm hooked on auctions. We begin a year ago, when I noticed there was an antiques auction in my neighborhood and I stopped by. I'm no antiques expert, but I like old things. Like me. So I walked into the auction, took a seat, and watched as the auctioneer showed slides of great furniture. Most of it was from the Philadelphia area, circa 1800s. People made bids by raising white cards, and when the bidding stopped, the prices weren't high at all. Surprise ending, right?
January 20, 2013
DEAR ABBY : My daughter was recently married. My niece - a talented artist - hand-painted flowers on wine glasses for the dinner reception following the ceremony. They were intended to be keepsakes for each of the adult guests. At the end of the evening, I gathered four glasses from our family's table. When I turned around, the four glasses were gone. Glasses disappeared from our table, the head table, and my niece's (the artist). The following day, someone mentioned to me that they had seen certain guests leave with four to six glasses each.
May 5, 2016
St. Martin of Tours It was unanimous: Curried chicken, crudite and homemade ranch, and strawberry shortcake. The students practically made the entire meal without any assistance! They have truly become master chefs and are excited to continue cooking new foods at home. Phoenix Diaz even said, "Next week, I'm going to make dinner!" - Ashley Stadtfeld, Pattie Farrell La Salle Academy Hannah Bickert loved learning new recipes and cooking with her peers. Marvese Forrest learned how to clean up after herself and wished she could participate next year.
April 22, 2012 |
For a few hours Sunday, they agreed to miss the Flyers playoff game and held off on those "Honey-do" lists of household chores. Instead, the South Jersey Men's Club made nearly 400 peanut butter-and-jelly sandwiches for a group of eaters they'll never meet - men and women with outstanding bench warrants for alleged nonviolent offenses. The sandwiches were just one slice of the rewards for hundreds of wanted people expected to turn themselves in over the next few days at an Atlantic City church as part of New Jersey's Fugitive Safe Surrender program.
August 8, 2016
ISSUE | MEDIA John E. McMullan set the Inquirer's course John E. McMullan, who died Monday in Cutler Bay, Fla., at age 95, was a key figure in the transition of the Philadelphia Inquirer from the Walter Annenberg days to today. He took over the scandal-plagued Inquirer on Jan. 1, 1970, at age 48 for Knight Newspapers and immediately improved it. Annenberg's Inquirer had a history of feuding with prominent figures he disliked, including gubernatorial candidate Milton J. Shapp.
October 6, 2011 |
What does family dinner look like at your house? The Cosby Show or Leave It to Beaver but with texting teens? A scene from Modern Family ? Or The Simpsons , but with better food? The ritual of gathering for a meal may look a bit like any of these. Or not. That's the beauty of family dinner: It may bring together a mom, dad, preteen, and toddler - or a trio of fresh-out-of-college roommates for pizza, or a quartet of friends for a potluck - sharing different stories and different foods.
June 19, 2011 |
The first time Suzanne Kourlesis and Marty Kisliuk saw the site where they would build their Westampton home, the builder, Gary Gardner of Medford, had to convince them they would not feel lost in a forest. "There were so many trees that we couldn't imagine a place for a home," Kourlesis recalls, sitting on the deck looking over what is still a woodland paradise. Nature retains its primacy here and seems barely intruded upon, despite the presence of the contemporary home and lap pool, which are surrounded by stonework created by Moorestown contractor Massimo Procaccini.
January 21, 2016 |
As restaurant culture keeps trending toward the casual, formal, white-tablecloth restaurants like Le Bec-Fin are going the way of the dodo. Today, jeans are just fine at dinner, and counter seating is an option at spendy restaurants like the Catbird Seat in Nashville, Square Root in New Orleans, and Vernick in Philadelphia. How does the "casualfication" of dining relate to etiquette, a dusty term that sounds like something out of a Jane Austen novel? In their new book, Which Fork Do I Use?