May 18, 2016
The long: Fans of Harry Potter and The Chronicles of Narnia will fall for this musical rendition of Frances Hodgson Burnett's 1911 English tale of an orphaned 10-year-old who goes to live with an unhappy hermit uncle in an imposing mansion on the moors to discover new friends, a locked garden, and total redemption. The short: Catch Pa. native Tony-winner 13-year-old Bailey Ryon before she takes over Broadway. (Wait. She already did that.) The demo: Ages 10 and up. The length: 2.5 hours, including intermission.
November 1, 2014 |
Penn State and Maryland are in border states. Their teams have met on the football field 37 times. So when they face each other Saturday at Beaver Stadium for the first time since 1993, it means the rebirth of a rivalry, right? Uh, it depends on whom you ask. Maryland coach Randy Edsall looks forward to making this a rivalry. As for Penn State's James Franklin, not so much. "This is a Big Ten game for us and we're excited about playing a Big Ten game," Franklin said after practice Wednesday.
May 7, 2013 |
HACKENSACK, N.J. - After several arrests, a 22-year-old man vowed last August he was going to straighten out. A month later, he died of a heroin overdose in his grandfather's Paramus home, Bergen County's 12th fatal overdose in three months. On Feb. 8, a 21-year-old volunteer firefighter from Glen Rock died in his parents' house 24 hours after leaving left rehab. In March, two months after his arrest for burglary, a 20-year-old died of a heroin overdose in his father's Montvale home.
December 6, 2012 |
Alexis McTamney walked with her head up to the near sideline, about to make the final gesture of her high school soccer career. "Line up," she told her teammates, as she led a procession to congratulate Glen Rock for its state-title win Sunday at the College of New Jersey. It's hard to imagine how McTamney really felt in that moment. After scoring 108 career goals, she was held scoreless in her final high school game, a loss in the state final. But as tough as the moment was, it was a clear window into the Bordentown senior's character and an illustration of the poise and composure that spearheaded her enormous success this season.
December 3, 2012
GIRLS' SOCCER STATE GROUP 3 FINAL Northern Highland 3, Moorestown 1 STATE GROUP 2 FINAL Glen Rock 4, Bordentown 0
December 3, 2012 |
After Bordentown lost, 4-0, to Glen Rock in the Group 2 girls' soccer final at the College of New Jersey, the Scotties did not immediately retreat from the field to the comfort of their friends and family, or break down as their run finally came to an end. Without sobs or tears, Bordentown finished the game Sunday afternoon as it finishes all its games - with a lap across the field and back. Bordentown, which had not appeared in a group final since 1991, knew it accomplished plenty just getting to that point.
November 23, 2012 |
NEW YORK - Victims of Superstorm Sandy in New York and elsewhere in the Northeast were comforted Thursday by kinder weather, free holiday meals and - for some - front-row seats to the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. "It means a lot," said Karen Panetta, of the hard-hit Broad Channel section of Queens, as she sat in a special viewing section set aside for New Yorkers displaced by the storm. "We're thankful to be here and actually be a family and to feel like life's a little normal today," she said.
October 20, 2012 |
Titus Andronicus' Patrick Stickles has no qualms about borrowing from the past. Over the course of three albums, his band, originally from Glen Rock, N.J., has combined punk-rock brio with historical, literary, and philosophical allusions. On 2010's The Monitor , Titus Andronicus conflated Civil War references and Abraham Lincoln quotations with the saga of a modern-day young adult in the middle of an existential crisis. On "In a Big City" from the album Local Business , which comes out Monday, a day before the band plays the First Unitarian Church, Stickles drops a line from Hamlet's "to be or not to be" soliloquy into a song that blatantly alludes to the '80s hit "In a Big Country.
June 1, 2002 |
Shameka Speed may need to find extra space in her room for all her track and field trophies. The Bridgeton junior is on the verge of breaking the record that means the most to her - the school record for most individual state championships. Speed won three state Group 2 titles yesterday on the first day of the NJSIAA state championships at Egg Harbor High School. The two-day meet concludes today. Speed won the 100 meters (12.08 seconds), 400 meters (56.03), and long jump (17 feet, 6 1/2 inches)