March 29, 2014 |
Make a great catch Saturday at Linvilla Orchards' Family Fun Fishing Derby. Orchard Lake will be supplied with 1,000 trout, and no fishing license is required to participate. Experienced or novice anglers can test their skills. Trophies will be awarded to kids and adults who make the first catch in their age group. Those who succeed can take home the first fish they catch; additional catches can be purchased for $4.99 per pound. Guests also can catch and release as long as the fish are unharmed.
March 21, 2014
DRINK UP, Jersey, it's your 350th birthday. And Flying Fish - the Garden State's largest craft brewery - has brewed a fitting pint for the occasion: NJ350 Anniversary Ale . It's the Camden County brewery's version of a traditional English stock ale (this birthday marks New Jersey's establishment as a British colony, remember), with a brash bite of modern-day American sedition. "The idea was to pay homage to 350 years of history," Flying Fish brewery manager Barry Holsten told me when I stopped by on brew day earlier this month, "so we looked backward and forward.
March 15, 2014 |
Robert M. Weintraub, 76, of Gwynedd Valley, a tropical-fish expert whose marketing ability made it fun to shop for the colorful creatures at his aquarium supercenter, died of pneumonia Monday, March 3, at Chestnut Hill Hospital. Mr. Weintraub and his brother, Paul, started out by working at Martin's Aquarium, the store their parents founded in Jenkintown. But Mr. Weintraub's greatest success came as the designer and co-owner of Captain Nemo's Aquarium in East Norriton Township.
February 13, 2014 |
When the power went out last week at George Treisner's Kennett Square pet shop, and nearly a thousand fish inside came face to face with a frigid demise in their typically tropical tanks, the owner turned to an unlikely appliance for help. A propane fish fryer. In a pot of water warmed above the flame, Trainer heated up dozens of water bottles before submerging them in the tanks of striped Gouramis, neon Tetras, and glistening guppies. For eight hours, until the lights at Paws & Claws Pet Store came back on at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Treisner kept up the rotation, swapping out bottles when they turned lukewarm.
December 24, 2013 |
Elvis is so passionate about fishing that he hopes to become a professional fisherman when he grows up. He would love to go deep-sea fishing. For this 15-year-old, fishing is a way to relax and cope, as well as to have fun. One of his favorite television shows is River Monsters . Someday, he says, he might also like to open a reptile store. Elvis enjoys being involved in activities in his community, including the basketball and baseball programs. He joined his local Boy Scout team in the fall and looks forward to its monthly camping trip.
December 9, 2013 |
As New Jersey's fourth consecutive bear hunt begins Monday, state game officials say the hunts have helped stabilize a growing population and seem to be culling the most troublesome bears. Animal protection groups, however, continue to question the accuracy of the department's data and have not quelled their criticism of the six-day hunt, or the practice of bear-baiting. The hunt, which begins before dawn, will take place in parts of Sussex, Warren, Morris, Bergen, Somerset, and Hunterdon Counties.
November 5, 2013
THIS IS Monday. Please don't eat meat. I said "please. " If you wanna or you're gonna, I won't take a bite out of you. My favorite legislative body, Philadelphia City Council, unanimously passed a resolution encouraging all within its reach to start each week with a Meatless Monday. (Had it been a Republican idea, it probably would have died, but Republicans aren't often earth- or animal-friendly, as I'll show.) The resolution was pushed by the Humane League, an animal-advocacy group, but its main thrust is that Meatless Monday is good for people . "Meatless" doesn't sound so hard.
November 1, 2013
DANNY ALVAREZ is the fisherman; he's fishing for votes. He's the Republican candidate for district attorney. Captain Ahab had a better chance of bagging Moby Dick than Alvarez has of unseating Democratic incumbent Seth Williams. Unlike Ahab, drowned when pulled under the waves by the white whale, Alvarez will survive to fish another day. (See Clout, Page 10.) Tuesday the voters get their say, but for many months Alvarez has been having his say with voters, such as Wednesday in the Norman Blumberg Apartments in Sharswood, a few blocks north of Girard College.
October 18, 2013 |
J.C. Chandor has only two films under his belt, but already the North Jersey-born writer/director, 39, has staked out his territory. He makes involving, experiential movies about imperiled men who rise to action when the bottom falls out. His rookie effort, Margin Call (2011), focused on Wall Street risk managers who learn that the mortgage-backed securities they sell are toxic and will bring down their firm within the next trading cycle. In his sophomore film, All Is Lost , a pleasure sailor (Robert Redford)
September 23, 2013 |
On a dark night in the middle of a wide marsh near Tuckerton, N.J., a team of Rutgers University researchers lowered a net over the railing of an old wooden bridge. Then they turned off their flashlights and waited. Below, in Little Sheepshead Creek, the incoming tide was washing hundreds of tiny fish larvae into the net. By now - 24 years after these weekly surveys began - Rutgers ichthyologist Ken Able is seeing the unmistakable effects of warming oceans and climate change.