May 14, 2013 |
After seeing children with and without disabilities play baseball on a rubber, wheelchair-friendly field in Sewell, Ed McDonnell began thinking that Camden County needed such a field of its own. "I really loved the idea," said the Camden County freeholder. "The real focus is to go beyond just having a place for disabled kids to play . . . to not just watch, but play with them. " McDonnell, the longtime chairman of the board of directors at the Larc School, a nonprofit special-education school in Bellmawr, has been talking about building the field for five years, he said.
April 2, 2013 |
John Martorano Jr. spends each day amid pallets heaped with junked computer towers and monitors, burned-out TVs, vacuums past their sucking prime, and old police scanners that have squawked for the last time. Recycling electronic waste is this South Jersey entrepreneur's preoccupation, one that took root in far different environs: in the meadows and forests of the Medford Wildlife Management Area, as he was accompanied by his dog at the time, Archie, on a tranquil walk. Tranquil, that is, until Martorano's blood started to boil about something on the cedar-lined trail.
May 9, 2013 |
Iconic crooners don't get any more comfy than Dean Martin, who ambled through his performing life with supreme ease and deceptive artistry, most apparent when he wasn't making fun of himself. Supposedly, he was so cool that his heart beat only five times a minute. But that's not what you see with Dino! An Evening With Dean Martin at the Latin Casino , now playing to full-ish houses at the Walnut Street Theatre's Independence Studio. The show's conceit is that Martin arrives at Cherry Hill's Latin Casino in 1978 amid a snowstorm and without his band.
April 21, 2013 |
Again and again the grainy FBI videos flickered across TV screens Thursday, and the whole nation leaned in to study two nameless young men in backpacks. But their faces and clothing revealed nothing as they strolled toward the site of the Boston Marathon bombings. The alleged killers looked like two ordinary Americans in baseball caps. Then, overnight, came their names, news of a high-speed police chase, a fatal gun battle, and clues to their identities. They were immigrants.
March 11, 2013 |
Debra Janove held her bridal shower at the Woodcrest Country Club in Cherry Hill. She also celebrated birthdays, Mother's Day, Father's Day, and every other holiday you can think of there. Her husband, Jerry, has belonged since 1979, and he proudly recalls that he first broke 90 there. But when the Janoves arrived at the club about noon Saturday, they weren't getting ready to tee off, eat lunch, or celebrate anything. They were retrieving their clubs from the clubhouse, perhaps for good.
January 15, 2013 |
LEOPARD-PRINT pants and shiny bangles work well for Alicia DiMichele-Garofalo, but the South Jersey fashionista says that she won't be an accessory to the drama, catfights and probing cameras that a reality show about mob wives would bring. DiMichele-Garofalo, 39, might fit a producer's definition of "mob wife," but the Marlton resident said that she's not pursuing a spot on a Philadelphia spinoff of the popular VH1 series "Mob Wives. " She said that the show reached out to her several times.
February 6, 2013 |
Subaru of America Inc., which has its national headquarters in Cherry Hill, is considering leaving the township, though the mayor says he's working to prevent that. The auto company, based at its Route 70 location since 1986, has indicated to the township that it may move to consolidate operations at a larger facility. While company officials said they have made no decisions, Cherry Hill is confronting the possibility of losing the business — and the $440,210 in property taxes it paid last year.
June 21, 1999 |
Brothers Holden Wolfe, 15 months, and Luke, 3, exchange money with their father, Rob of Mount Laurel, at the Farm Stand exhibit at the Garden State Discovery Museum. The boys had picked some fruit for purchase as part of the exhibit. On Father's Day yesterday, all fathers were granted free admission to the Cherry Hill museum.
January 25, 1991 |
At the antiques show sponsored annually by St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church in Cherry Hill, the antiques are almost secondary to the food. That, at least, is what the promoter says. The food, prepared by church volunteers, has been the big draw at the show during its seven-year existence. But collectors won't go hungry for the lack of antiques. At this year's show, at the Cherry Hill National Guard Armory tomorrow and Sunday, they'll find a wide assortment of merchandise: prints, china and glassware, country and Victorian furniture, jewelry and more, offered by more than 40 dealers.