April 30, 2016 |
The giant screen that sits high atop the field at the Penn Relays is there for a reason. On Thursday evening, Haddonfield Memorial junior Briana Gess used it to sneak a peek at Weini Kelati, the Heritage (Leesburg, Va.) junior who flirted with the Relays Record (9 minutes, 15.3 seconds) during the girls' 3,000 meters. Kelati finished in 9:19.91. "She's just incredible," Gess said. "I was watching her on the screen when I was running. " Gess, competing by herself for the first time at the Relays, finished 12th overall (9:50.95)
April 30, 2016
3 Goals and an assist for the Haddonfield's Gavin Cutrino in the Bulldogs' upset of Clearview on April 21. 3 Players with hat tricks - Ally Criscuolo, Claire Monaghan, and Kristen Biche - in the Bishop Eustace girls' big win over Rancocas Valley on April 23. 6 Straight wins for the Kingsway boys - including two over Top 10 teams Haddonfield and West Deptford - after starting the season 1-4. 70 Goals this...
April 22, 2016
Guess from these photos where restaurant critic Craig LaBan ate this week. (Answers below.) 1. Mackerel carpaccio 2. Veggie burger (that actually holds up) 3. "Foo Chow"-style oyster pancake For a fresh serving of Craig's Crumb Tracker quiz, join him 2 p.m. Tuesdays on his online chat: inquirer.com/ labanchats Answers: 1. Fuji Japanese Restaurant (116 Kings Hwy. E., Haddonfield) 2. Good Dog Bar (224 S. 15th St.) 3. Ming River Sidewalk Cafe (148 N. 10th St.)
April 17, 2016 |
It took more than two years of dedicated hard work, but 16 Haddonfield students are published authors this weekend. In January 2014, the Haddonfield Middle School Nature club began putting together a children's textbook biography of Samuel N. Rhoads (1862-1952), a well-traveled naturalist from Haddonfield. The book is finished, and a launch will be held at Haddonfield Friends Meeting on Sunday. The 62-page book, Samuel N. Rhoads of Haddonfield, NJ: Birds, Books and Big Adventures , is being published by the Historical Society of Haddonfield, which Rhoads helped establish in 1914.
April 16, 2016 |
When Jean Nuneville met Shirley Geddes Keown, they were both teachers of special-needs youngsters. "I probably knew her for 50, 60 years," said Nuneville, a former teacher at the Bancroft School in Haddonfield. Mrs. Keown taught public school classes in Haddon Township. Over the years, Nuneville said, the women and their husbands shared much, but the women's decision to focus on special-needs children was their beginning bond. When asked why that was her choice, Nuneville said, Mrs. Keown had an immediate answer: That's where the need was. On Monday, April 11, Mrs. Keown, 88, a Haddon Township teacher from 1960 to her retirement in 1985, died of heart failure at the retirement community Cadbury at Cherry Hill.
April 15, 2016 |
Clearview's Collin Love still keeps in touch with many of the great players who came before him. Just last week, he was on FaceTime with former teammate Matt Donnelly, the 2015 Inquirer player of the year, who now plays midfield for Penn State. "I look up to anybody who I see is playing lacrosse at a high level," Love said. "Anyone who has put in the work and has that kind of talent, that kind of appreciation for the game, I look up to them. "And I make sure I'm always striving to get to that level myself.
April 10, 2016 |
Gabriella Fanelli struck out five batters in six innings for her first career varsity win and visiting St. Joseph topped Cape May Tech, 13-3 in Cape-Atlantic League softball play on Friday. Geena Tartaglia was 3 for 3, and Sara Raubertas was 2 for 5 with four RBIs for St. Joseph. With the win, Wildcats coach Candi Steinhauer earned her 199th victory in her 11th season. Burlington County League. Angie Dunphy allowed two hits and struck out six, and Jalian Young went 4 for 4 with three RBIs, a double, and a three-run home run, as Rancocas Valley defeated Moorestown, 8-3, on the road.
April 8, 2016 |
Bancroft, a historic presence in Haddonfield, has finalized its acquisition of 80 acres in Mount Laurel, school officials announced this week. "It's the closing of the sale, so the property is ours," Bancroft spokeswoman Lori Shaffer said Wednesday. The Burlington County site will be home to the relocated Bancroft School, as well as the Lindens Center for Autism, residences, an enrichment and training institute, and new programs for recreation, socialization, and technical opportunities for children and adults.
March 29, 2016 |
Haddonfield's Board of Commissioners will hold a special meeting April 6 on proposed plans to buy and redevelop the current site of the Bancroft School. Members of the public will have the opportunity to speak that evening. The commissioners are then expected to give approval to the redevelopment plan for the 19.2-acre site. It will probably be quite a while before specific details of the project are known and approved. But plan approval that night would bring the project further along.