November 23, 2015 |
For Nick and Tom Katsikis, memories of their legendary days on the basketball court for Cherry Hill East High School are bittersweet. Sweet, because the twins were stars during the 1980s, perhaps the most exciting era in South Jersey boys' basketball history. Bitter, because their most famous games were losses to mighty Camden teams of those days. "One time, I made a shot late in a game and I'm running past [Camden coach] Clarence Turner and I'm yelling, 'We got you this time, sucker,' " Tom Katsikis recalled with a laugh.
November 18, 2015 |
Santa no longer needs payment up front to hear children's Christmas wishes at Cherry Hill Mall. The mall announced Monday that it would allow free access to its Adventure to Santa attraction, which garnered harsh criticism from parents who learned they had to pay at least $35 to see Santa Claus. "In the spirit of the holiday season, we want to keep things festive and bright," a statement Monday by mall management said. "We have heard and value our loyal customers' feedback and as a result, have decided to remove the photo package purchase requirements.
November 17, 2015 |
You better not cry. You better not pout. And, if you want to see Santa at the Cherry Hill Mall, you better have at least $35. I'm telling you why: To enter the mall's Adventure to Santa holiday display, visitors must choose packages which range in price from $35 to $50 (marked down from $75), according to the mall's website, and include photos or, for the pricier option, video of the visit with Santa. But there's no sitting on Santa's lap without first paying the entrance fee. That's left some parents and children surprised and disappointed.
November 7, 2015 |
Affiliates of real estate investment and management firm Harbor Group International have acquired three Mid-Atlantic region apartment complexes, including a 546-unit development in Cherry Hill. More than $300 million total was paid for for the Grand, a two-building high-rise complex on Frontage Road, and two other properties, Norfolk, Va.-based Harbor Group said in a release Thursday. Also purchased were the 704-unit Crest at Princeton Meadows in Plainsboro, N.J., outside Princeton, and the 748-unit Jefferson at Orchard Pond in Gaithersburg, Md. firstname.lastname@example.org 215-854-2615 @jacobadelman
November 6, 2015 |
CALGARY, Alberta - The Flyers recalled 6-foot-2, 220-pound defenseman Davis Drewiske from the AHL's Phantoms on Wednesday, and there was no word if he would play Thursday in Calgary. The Flyers sent winger Chris Conner back to the Phantoms. Conner was recalled Monday but did not play in any games. Drewiske, 30, who has played parts of five NHL seasons with Los Angeles and Montreal, gives the Flyers insurance in the last two games of the road trip. Defenseman Evgeny Medvedev was examined in Philadelphia on Wednesday for an undisclosed injury.
November 6, 2015 |
Richard J. Kosich, 84, of Cherry Hill, who retired as a missile systems engineer at Lockheed Martin in Moorestown, died of dementia on Thursday, Oct. 29, at CareOne at Evesham, an assisted-living center in Marlton. Mr. Kosich grew up in the Port Richmond neighborhood of Philadelphia, graduated from Northeast High School in 1948, and earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering at the University of Pennsylvania in 1952. He was an engineer in the Camden offices of Radio Corp.
November 4, 2015 |
Michael S. Curwin, 60, of Sewell, who retired in 2014 as first assistant Gloucester County prosecutor, died of a brain aneurysm Saturday, Oct. 31, at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. "Michael was the longest-serving assistant prosecutor in the Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office" after it became a full-time office in 1981, a spokesman for Prosecutor Sean F. Dalton said. Mr. Curwin joined the office as an assistant prosecutor in March 1985 and was first assistant since June 2010, a position now held by his wife, Audrey.
October 31, 2015 |
Being frightened is not our thing - in fact, we're emeritus members of the Scaredy Cat Crybaby Club. So we're not taking in any All Hallow's Eve horror movies or haunted houses, no matter how much fun they might be. The 2005 animated classic Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit is about as intense as we like our thrills to get in our Halloween festivities (that, or a candy apple in our trick-or-treat bag - gaah! ). In this adventure, Nick Park's stop-motion heroes are running a high-tech garden-pest-control company humanely collecting cottontails - until something goes wrong, and they accidentally create a mutant bunny ( gaah!
October 20, 2015 |
From the ground level, the crowd looked like a restless bunch being ordered to stay put on a Cherry Hill soccer field on a chilly fall afternoon. But from bird's-eye view, their formation illustrated it clearly: a candle base supporting nine candles, each topped with a small flame. "It looks like a menorah!" Alison Platt-Tarnopol declared, a hint of surprise and perhaps relief in her voice, after a drone captured an aerial photo. The largest human menorah - and an expected world record - that is. At final count, 309 participants took part Sunday in the officially recognized attempt at setting a Guinness World Record for the formation; it would be the first such record.
October 19, 2015 |
Bertram Greenspun, 81, a physical-rehabilitation physician and lifelong Philadelphian, died Wednesday, Oct. 7, after a long fight with frontotemporal degeneration. Born in 1933, Dr. Greenspun grew up in North Philadelphia's Feltonville neighborhood and graduated from Central High School. Throughout his life Dr. Greenspun remained connected to his alma maters, organizing Clara Barton Elementary School reunions into his 70s. During a temporary retirement he spent his time volunteering in Central's archives.