September 22, 2015 |
When a football team loses 10 games in a row, the pertinent issues no longer have much to do with blocking and tackling, scheme and strategy. "The whole thing becomes about trying to keep the kids up," Moorestown coach Beau Sherry said. Moorestown won its opener in 2014 and then lost its final nine games. Then the Quakers squandered a two-touchdown lead and lost in overtime to Winslow Township in this season's opener on Sept. 11. Then the Quakers saw Burlington Township take a 20-17 lead with a touchdown with just 1 minute, 39 seconds remaining in Friday's game between the Burlington County rivals.
September 21, 2015 |
Goals by Amirah Ali and Jen Civatte led the way for Eastern girls' soccer in a 2-1 comeback victory over host Lenape on Saturday morning in Olympic Conference action. Lenape had a 1-0 lead at the half, thanks to a goal from Justine Stoner, but Eastern prevailed, thanks to seven saves by Alexis Craig. Jaylyn Thompson and Claire Meuller each assisted on the goals for the Vikings, who are ranked No. 1 in South Jersey by The Inquirer. Elsewhere in the Olympic: Ally Weaver tallied a goal and an assist for Cherokee in a 6-0 win at Cherry Hill West.
September 20, 2015 |
A state drinking-water panel will again evaluate possible regulation of a chemical that had stirred health concerns in Moorestown, a move that legislators have tried to force through a bill awaiting action by Gov. Christie. The Drinking Water Quality Institute, which recommends water standards to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, this week called for new information on the chemical, 1,2,3-trichloropropane (TCP). The group plans to reevaluate a standard it had proposed to the department in 2009 - a recommendation that was never acted upon - as well as more recent information on the chemical's health effects and water treatment options.
September 19, 2015 |
Maggie Brown, Quinn Nicolai, and Natalie Youre each scored as Moorestown, the 10th-ranked team in South Jersey by The Inquirer, edged host Cinnaminson, 3-2, in a Burlington County League soccer game on Thursday. Jaimie McHugh and Miranda Sack scored for Cinnaminson. Elsewhere in the Burlington County League: Caroline Rockhill scored twice to lead No. 9 Rancocas Valley past Northern Burlington, 3-0, at home. Kelly Moss also scored. Iasia Goeloe assisted on all three goals. Theresa Adu-Attobrah (six)
September 18, 2015 |
After 13 years on the road, the Moorestown Theater Company would like to build a home of its own. The nonprofit group dreams of building a new performing arts center on the site of the soon-to-be-demolished former Moorestown library. "I have not heard one person say it's a bad idea," declared company founder and promoter-in-chief Mark Morgan, whose troupe stages 14 to 16 Broadway musicals annually at churches, schools, and other venues around town. Although Moorestown contemplates using the library site for green space, parking, or additional municipal facilities, the theater company would like to lease the ground while trying to privately raise perhaps $10 million to build the performing arts center.
September 12, 2015 |
When puppeteer Laurencio Carlos Ruiz says you're his right hand, you can believe it - he's being literal. That's because in his interactive, all-ages Fringe Festival show Give Me a Hand!, members of the audience are called upon to operate his puppet's right hand, with a task to complete. The bilingual show, aimed primarily at toddlers, includes magic tricks with colorful objects of different sizes and shapes. The lesson: Anything can become a puppet and everybody a puppeteer. Go on, play your part.
September 11, 2015 |
Eleven players to watch this season: Forwards Justin Curtin, Williamstown, sr. Curtin netted 17 of his 28 career goals in 2014. He also dished six assists as he helped his team to a Tri-County Royal Division title. With seven starters returning at Williamstown, Curtin is poised for another banner season. Harry Inglis, Moorestown, sr. Inglis enjoyed a breakout year last season, netting 16 goals and assuming a leadership role on the Moorestown offense. With a new coach and a number of new faces in his supporting cast, Inglis will be key in ensuring Moorestown remains one of the area's top programs.
July 13, 2015 |
Drive down streets in any affluent neighborhood and you will see perfectly serviceable home furnishings waiting for trash crews to haul them away. "I hate for good things to go to waste in a landfill. I would be willing to arrange for things to be picked up and given to Goodwill or sold," said Leonore Spinelli, an agent with Century 21 Alliance in Moorestown as well as a residential interior designer and virtual stager. "The situation is such a shame, but great for street pickers," Spinelli said, although some communities discourage such collections.
June 18, 2015 |
One of two Moorestown wells - shut down in October because of a chemical contaminant found in the town's water - has been ordered reopened after tests showed the chemical is no longer present. The action Tuesday evening by the Moorestown Township Council came at the recommendation of Township Manager D. Scott Carew, who also called for a pilot study to develop a water treatment plan for the other well at the North Church Street treatment plant. The chemical found in the water last October was 1,2,3-trichloropropane (TCP)
June 1, 2015 |
UNION, N.J. - The first five minutes were like watching a video game set on easy. The reputation of the Moorestown girls' lacrosse team sometimes seems larger than life - but the lore is hard to argue when the Quakers perform as they did Saturday at the start of a 17-4 win over Morristown in the Group 3 state championship at Kean University. Less than three minutes in, the Quakers were ahead by 3-0. Moorestown won the first three draws, scored on its first three shots and was never without possession.