May 24, 2015 |
As tears rolled down his face, a fatigues-clad Rafael Encinas placed his head in his hands and tried to compose himself while surrounded by a few hundred Marlton students decked out in red, white, and blue. Encinas was Evans Elementary's honoree at this year's Memorial Day celebration, but he said the day was not about him. "There's many people I served with who are no longer with us. They're with God," Encinas said. "This is for them. " The U.S. Air Force sergeant stationed at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst started the day thinking he'd be speaking to daughter Lucia's third-grade class.
April 24, 2015 |
Endurance racing isn't just a matter of horsepower and stamina. Strategy and skill count, too. "It's about going as fast as you possibly can through the turns," Mike LaMaina says. "It's about the momentum. " A lifelong motorhead, LaMaina will be at the wheel of his 1992 Mazda Miata at the Devil in the Dark race Saturday at the New Jersey Motorsports Park in Millville. The event, sanctioned by the Sports Car Club of America, runs from noon to midnight. "When it gets dark is when it gets fun," LaMaina, 55, tells me, eyes shining.
April 21, 2015 |
More off-putting than dark roots, unkempt cuticles, and a face in need of a good peel was the condition of the Biaggio Salon & Spa in Marlton when it wound up in court-appointed receivership in 2007. Checks to employees and vendors were bouncing, the landlord had begun eviction proceedings, and the company owned by Thomas J. Fabiani and his son Thomas M. was $1 million in debt. "Biaggio had such a dark cloud over it," recalled Kim Carulillo, who at the time was working the salon's front desk after a 12-year career as a paralegal left her wanting a more people-oriented job. Eight years later, a makeover of enormous proportions has turned a high-glamour business on the brink of failure into what industry players say is one of South Jersey's busiest salons.
March 29, 2015 |
Population: 6,444 (2013) Median household income: $104,063 Area: 45 square miles Settlements in the last three months: 11 Homes for sale: 53 Average days on market: 169 Median sale price: $275,000 Housing stock: 2,227 units, from mobile homes to horse farms School district: Shamong, Lenape Regional SOURCES: U.S. Census Bureau; Val Nunnenkamp, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Fox & Roach Realtors, Marlton; BHHS...
February 23, 2015 |
Hollywood glam often is dramatic: pouty red lips, luscious lashes and rosy cheeks. But in keeping with this season's red-carpet beauty trends, I predict that tonight's Academy Award-goers will display dewier, barely made-up faces. The trendlet The fresh-faced makeup look follows the dear old adage: Less is more. But let's be clear here: This is not a No Makeup Monday moment, when you post a selfie after washing your face. Cosmetics are used, just not heavily. Foundation is optional and skin should have a dewy shine.
November 6, 2014 |
William R. Henry didn't limit his construction expertise to South Jersey. In 1988, Mr. Henry "went to Iquitos, Peru, to help build a school building for deaf children in conjunction with Shawnee Baptist Church and the ABWE Mission," his biographical notes report. The church is in Shamong and the Association of Baptists for World Evangelization is in Harrisburg. And in 1990, "Bill went to Honduras with Wiley Church and the WGM Mission to help rehab a building to be used at the El Sembrador Farm School for boys," the notes state.
November 4, 2014 |
IT'S SAID that some unfortunate people are born with two strikes against them. For Al C. Rinaldi, two strikes would have been great. No baseball analogy could have measured the number of strikes against Al in his childhood. He didn't even know his real name. He thought it was Freddie Nolan. He had been abandoned by his parents and raised by a female neighbor who gave him that name. He grew up in extreme poverty in Scranton. He begged for food at a local deli pretending it was for a nonexistent dog. He used sugar to mask the mold growing on the bread he took from others' garbage.
September 24, 2014 |
Wooed by state and city grants and tax credits worth nearly $4.4 million, Hill International Inc., the Marlton-based construction management and consulting company, will move its corporate headquarters and 120 jobs to Center City in May 2015. The company promises to add 100 more jobs by 2018. Hill, which consults on projects globally and locally, employs 4,000 people worldwide in 100 offices. Meanwhile, in an unrelated deal, a plan to add 1,000 jobs in Camden "is shut down," said Irvin Richter, chairman and chief executive officer of Hill.
September 9, 2014 |
You might think that to those in the jewelry business, one Christmas is indistinguishable from the next, an exhausting onslaught of men and women looking to wow someone with a watch, a pendant, or an engagement ring that will inspire a "Yes!". But for Harvey Rovinsky, Christmas 2007 will forever be "embedded in my brain. " And not for anything worthy of an eggnog toast. It was the first holiday season of a recession just picking up steam - and on disturbing display at Bernie Robbins Jewelers.
August 30, 2014 |
Jeffrey B. Wallner, 65, of Cherry Hill, an insurance broker who owned Walnut Street Associates in Marlton, died of cancer on Wednesday, Aug. 27, at home. Mr. Wallner graduated from Cheltenham High School in 1967 and earned a bachelor's in business at Temple University in 1971. He later completed studies to become a chartered life underwriter, with expertise in life insurance and estate planning. "He started in the insurance business right out of college," his wife, Heather, said.