January 10, 2016 |
There aren't many hidden gems anymore in basketball, with many of the top players competing year-round in tournaments all around the country. That said, Moorestown Friends junior point guard Jordan White, a third-year varsity player, has certainly flown under the radar so far. And this season his coach Colin Haynes is hoping that word gets out about him. "There haven't been a lot of people who have seen him," Haynes said about colleges....
December 31, 2015 |
Maliq Sanders described it as a "freak accident. " In early November, he broke the middle finger on his right hand during a workout. It happens. But it rarely happens the way it did for Sanders. "I broke it on the rim," he said, "finishing a dunk. " The 6-foot-5 senior swingman for the Eastern boys' basketball team was forced to have surgery on the finger. It cost him four weeks of the preseason. And he missed Eastern's opener this season. But it didn't scare him away from thunderous dunks - and in the middle of a decisive third quarter run by his team, Sanders threw one down, electrifying the packed home crowd and helping spark the Vikings to a 57-42 winner over Moorestown.
December 28, 2015 |
More than a decade ago, as Ashley Leese was driving through Moorestown, she saw a stately, perfectly balanced Georgian Colonial on a corner. It seemed to beckon her. "I could definitely see you living there," her mother-in-law said, which turned out to be prophetic, though not immediately. The house came on the market in 2006. "When I walked in the door, I truly fell in love," Ashley says. But the Leeses were living in a fairly new house in Moorestown then and had three children under 3, so the timing was definitely not right.
December 28, 2015 |
Greg Gamble has played "every position from quarterback to linebacker to almost everything in between" in his career. He learned football in California, and made his mark as a high school player in Moorestown. When Gamble visited Lehigh University earlier this month, he immediately "felt right at home. " Gamble has committed to attend Lehigh on a football scholarship. He will sign with Lehigh on Feb. 3, national signing day. The 5-foot-11, 185-pound Gamble also had an offer from Lafayette as well as invitations to join the Michigan and Rutgers program as a preferred walk-on.
December 26, 2015 |
The Republican-dominated Moorestown Township Council has a new Democrat aboard - Lisa Petriello - who also is new to politics. Petriello was sworn in at a special meeting Wednesday to replace Greg Newcomer, who had been the lone Democrat on the five-member council since January 2013. Newcomer resigned Nov. 30 after receiving a kidney transplant. Over the last three decades, he has been involved with various recreation programs and township committees, including the Sustainable Moorestown Advisory Committee, on which Petriello served as secretary.
December 20, 2015 |
Coming off of a junior campaign in which she averaged 11 points and eight rebounds per game, Holy Cross' Cassy Skelton hasn't missed a beat. In addition to nine points on Saturday, the senior had eight rebounds, two assists, and a pair of steals to pace the host Lancers to a 37-25 victory over Moorestown in a Burlington County League basketball game. Morgan Morocco and Mary Kiefner scored 10 points apiece. Morocco added six steals and five rebounds. MacKenzie Moran added eight points.
December 11, 2015 |
Moorestown Mall now has the region's first outpost of Yard House , which offers a staggering 110 beer taps and a pub menu only slightly smaller than most cities' phone book. The Irvine, Calif., chain boasts that it has five miles of individual beer lines encased in stainless steel. Leigh Maida, Brendan Hartranft, and Brendan Kelly (Memphis Taproom, Local 44, Strangelove's, Coeur) have opened Clarkville (4301 Baltimore Ave., 215-387-4992), a bar across from Clark Park in West Philadelphia, just a few blocks from Local 44. The colorful drop-in serves 11 beers, 5 wines, no bottles, no liquor.
November 25, 2015 |
Alleging that Moorestown has failed to live up to its legal obligation to zone for affordable housing, an advocacy group has asked a Superior Court judge to declare that the township must allow at least 1,521 new low- and middle-income units by 2025. "Moorestown has not proceeded in good faith" with regard to its housing obligation arising out of the Mount Laurel Supreme Court rulings, the Fair Share Housing Center (FSHC) said in a filing last week before Judge Ronald Bookbinder in Mount Holly.
November 20, 2015 |
On the first floor of the Moorestown Community House, where the organization the Tender Inc. has cared for dementia patients for nearly 40 years, Barbara Fetty could only stand for a few minutes Wednesday without coughing. The acrid smell of smoke from a fire Tuesday evening had settled over the room. Fetty, the nonprofit's CEO, doubted whether her patients could ever return. They range in age from 55 to 93, and are dropped off each day by family members before work. "This is a pretty fragile population," Fetty said.