September 23, 2016 |
When I ask Trudi Herman to describe the heart and soul of It Takes a Village NJ, her smile blossoms. "There was a wonderful man who was 93 and lived in Maple Shade," says Herman, a founder of the all-volunteer program in Burlington County. "All he wanted was to go to the Acme on Main Street," she recalls. "Because that's where everyone knew him. " Another fellow lived in Lumberton, got around in a wheelchair, and simply needed someone to take him to a local bar once a week "so he could have a burger and a beer," Herman continues.
September 22, 2016 |
Arnold E. Denton grew up on an Indiana farm during the Depression, and that helped shape him, a son, David, said. "He told stories about getting up early and he worked all day and just collapsed" at the end of the day, his son said. "And that's the way he worked all his life. " "He was," his son said, "a very hard worker. " On Sunday, Sept. 18, Arnold E. Denton, 91, a vice president at Campbell Soup Co. in the 1980s who became a Purdue University professor in the 1990s, died at his home in the retirement community of Medford Leas.
September 15, 2016
Here are the South Jersey scoring leaders: Touchdowns 5 Qwahsin Townsel, St. Joseph. 4 Gio Gismondi, West Deptford; Brandon Outlaw, Moorestown. 3 Josh Zamot, St. Augustine; Zeke Ennis, St. Augustine; Tim Petrucelli, Holy Cross; Jon Taylor, Salem; Rob Hawkins, Rancocas Valley; Jared Latane, Haddon Hts.; Marques DeShields, Overbrook. Touchdown passes 6 Devin Leary, Timber Creek. 4 J.C. Collins, Williamstown; Jesse Milza, Cedar Creek; Josh Zamot, St. Augustine.
September 12, 2016 |
One in a continuing series spotlighting real estate markets in the region's communities. Roseanne Gentile remembers what drew her and her family to Cinnaminson 32 years ago. They are the same things that continue to draw buyers, especially first-timers, to this Burlington County community today: schools and proximity to Philadelphia. "While information now available for people looking for a house is much greater than it was that long ago," those lures never change, says Gentile, a Weichert Realtors agent in Moorestown who has been selling real estate in Burlington and Camden Counties for 28 years.
September 1, 2016 |
Kee Hyung Lee, 84, a former business manager for petroleum firms in Philadelphia, died of cancer Sunday, Aug. 21, at the assisted living community CareOne at Moorestown. Born in Seoul, South Korea, Mr. Lee joined his nation's army in 1950, as the Korean conflict began, and earned the rank of major. For a year in the 1950s, he studied at what is now Anderson University, a private Indiana college affiliated with the Church of God. He returned to South Korea and earned his bachelor's at Seoul National University.
August 24, 2016 |
The young man with the splendid grin hands me his card. Calvin R. Bell, III. Student and Young Public Speaker. "I want to go into the public-speaking field," explains Bell, 14. "I want to speak to other teenagers about success and following your dreams. " There's much more that the soon-to-be Moorestown Friends School freshman hopes to accomplish, as I learned when I interviewed him last week at his family home in Pennsauken. "I'd like to go to Harvard, like my uncle," says Calvin R. Bell III (the R stands for Roosevelt)
August 18, 2016 |
June Ryan Britt Rea, 94, who worked as an assistant society editor for the Inquirer until 1961, died Friday, Aug. 12, at her home in the Moorestown retirement community the Evergreens. Mrs. Rea, at age 39, left the newspaper - "her last place of employment" - to give birth to her only child, said daughter Amy Rea Webb. Her job, Webb said, "was a much more important aspect of the paper back then," though Mrs. Rea did not speak to her family of any memorable society events she attended.
August 8, 2016
BURLINGTON COUNTY Willingboro: Art by George Barnes Art by local resident. Willingboro Public Library, 220 Willingboro Pkwy. Free. 8/8. Marlton: Drop-In Coloring for Adults Sheets & colored pencils provided. Burlington County Library - Evesham Branch, 984 Tuckerton Rd.; Registration required: 856-983-1444. Free. 8/9. Mount Holly: Garden Day Open House See demonstrations of traditional local crafts, take guided tours or enjoy other planned activities. Rancocas Nature Center, 794 Rancocas Rd.. Donations accepted.
August 4, 2016 |
Part of a U.S. women's rowing eight that is undefeated for the last decade, including at the last two Olympics, Lauren Schmetterling, from Moorestown, is like the Division II basketball player starring in the NBA. Her path to this boat headed for Rio is unique. She rowed in high school at Moorestown, and kept doing it at Colgate, but that school was far from a rowing power. Yet Schmetterling now is a mainstay in the best boat in the sport. "I feel like every year that I rowed, I've gotten a little bit better," said Schmetterling, who turns 28 Wednesday.
June 17, 2016 |
For the last 16 years, the No. 51 jersey has carried a bit more weight than any other on the Moorestown girls' lacrosse team. Many programs shy away from putting pressure on a player. But greatness is part of the Quakers tra dition and the player handpicked to wear No. 51 is expected to deliver just that. This season, it was Quinn Nicolai's turn, and she didn't disappoint. The Inquirer player of the year in South Jersey girls' lacrosse, Nicolai was one of the state's offensive forces from the midfield, with 77 goals and 26 assists.