This mom is an Irish Potato candy maven

By Nadia Maria SmithCS&T Staff Writer Some might be surprised to learn that the Irish Potato candy, often savored during St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, is actually a Philadelphia invention, not an Irish one. And Jodi Boylan, the owner of Emerald Confections retail store in the Somerton section of Philadelphia, is a leading seller of the […]

Archdiocese begins program for parish business managers

By Nadia Maria SmithCS&T Staff Writer The archdiocesan Office for Temporal Services has announced its first comprehensive business management program for all parish business managers. “We want to ensure that everyone in the parish sees and understands that the role of the parish business manager is a distinct ministerial role,” said Anita Guzzardi, the deputy […]

For 45 years, family man builds funeral business

By John T. GillespieSpecial to The CS&T Bob D’Anjolell’s mother told him he didn’t have the skills to be a doctor or a lawyer. So this ambitious son of second generation Italian-Americans saved his money and borrowed $70,000 to start a funeral home in Philadelphia’s Overbrook section. That was in 1963. Today, Robert L. D’Anjolell […]

In the business of teaching girls modesty and fashion

By Nadia Maria SmithCS&T Staff Writer WYNDMOOR – Kim McBryan is turning out self-reliant, confident, little fashionistas with a modest flair through her innovative business, Miss Sew & Sew. McBryan, an English teacher at Regina Coeli Academy in Wyndmoor, decided to combine her love of teaching and sewing to start a business teaching students how […]

Working with horses is his mane love

By Christie L. ChicoineCS&T Staff Writer HOLLAND – A horse farm operator and former mounted patrolman for the Philadelphia Police Department, Thomas Walsh of St. Christopher Parish in Northeast Philadelphia has harnessed his dream – to work with horses in his retirement. “Being around horses and the horse business reminds you of the higher power […]

Manayunk business coming up roses

By Lou BaldwinSpecial to The CS&T MANAYUNK- Do you need flowers for a convention, a banquet, a $40 arrangement, or even just a $15 bud vase? Tom Coffey will oblige. Coffey, 49, has spent a career in sales and marketing. After working in Germany and England for eight years or so, he came back to […]

Local radio station sponsors St. John’s Hospice donation drive

By Lou BaldwinSpecial to The CS&T PHILADELPHIA – Call it part of the maturing process. Back when Tom Kelly was a student at Villanova studying accounting he was a self-described “Rock ‘n Roll guy.” He spent quite a bit of time at the university’s radio station as a DJ spinning the likes of the Beatles, […]

For this company, hearing is believing

By Lou BaldwinSpecial to The CS&T BENSALEM – Joe and Elly Kline weren’t yet married when they started what became Northeast Total Communications, now NTC Inc., a company which provides audio, video, closed circuit TV and other services to industry – and quite a few local Catholic parishes and schools. Joe, who was from Maternity […]

Architecture to elevate the senses

By NADIA MARIA SMITHCS&T Staff WriterPHILADELPHIA – Michael Harris is putting his 13 years of business expertise into his new architectural firm, PETRVS Architecture, LLC, and making sure that Gospel values are at its foundation.“My faith defines how I conduct business, how I present myself to others and how I treat others,” the 33-year-old said. […]

Blooming in faith

By Christie L. ChicoineCS&T Staff Writer BENSALEM – Karen Laich likes flowers so much, her employees tease her that if she were looking at dresses, she’d likely buy one with a floral motif. “I enjoy them in any setting – they are beautiful,” said Laich, owner of Flower Girl Florist, located in the Showcase Plaza […]