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.
September 5, 2013 |
IT'S COME to this: Penn State has issued a T-shirt commemorating its 23-17 season-opening win over Syracuse. We all know the Nits are doing whatever they can to boost a program that was hit hard by the Jerry Sandusky scandal. But selling a T-shirt (for $17.95, by the way) for beating a team that went 8-5 last season is a bit much. Even if it did take place at an NFL stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. The Nits have won 23 of the last 26 meetings with the Orange. And, at one point, won 16 in a row (from 1971 to 1986)
July 26, 2013 |
Grilling fish and seafood can be intimidating. Many of us either overcook the fish or undercook the fish or can't get the fish off the grill in one piece. We try special seafood grill baskets and every spatula in our kitchens, to little effect. We end up sacrificing more fillets and shellfish to the flames than we have eaten for dinner. So we reached out to a handful of experts, including Katherine Alford, vice president of the test kitchen at Food Network Magazine; Barton Seaver, chef and author of Where There's Smoke and For Cod and Country ; Jason Smith, chef and owner of 18 Seaboard in Raleigh, N.C.; and Gene Briggs, chef at Osso Restaurant & Lounge, in Charlotte, N.C. All have their own techniques, and trial and error will determine the best approach.
July 22, 2013 |
OCEAN CITY, N.J. - A fire, two World Wars, women's lib, a barge accident, and a half-dozen storms threatened to destroy it, but the venerable Ocean City Fishing Club and its fabled pier have stood against the odds, surviving to celebrate the club's 100th anniversary this summer. "It really is a remarkable tradition when you think about it," said Paul H. Keuerleber, 70, of Hatboro and Ocean City, president of the oldest continuously operating fishing club in the nation. The club limits its membership to 190 anglers and only in 2002 began to allow women to join.