May 13, 2016 |
'Mockernut hickory. Tulip poplar. Beech," says Lloyd B. Shaw, guiding me through a majestic stand of trees around Laurel Lake. He points to a turtle sunning itself on a log as the water ripples below. "Painted turtle. No, a red-bellied!" As for the birds ("that's a cardinal singing"), Shaw has counted 200 species in this lush little corner of Laurel Springs, where he grew up and lives. "What you get to see in your own backyard," he says, "really is amazing. " Welcome to "Whitman Woods" (whitmanwoods.org)
April 27, 2016 |
CAPE MAY - When Curtis Bashaw and his resort company took on the restoration of historic Congress Hall in the early 2000s, even his closest friends thought he had a screw loose. "A lot of people thought this was just never going to work . . . that it was just too big of a project to ever be successful," Bashaw said. "Friends tried to talk us out of doing it. People even went to City Council to try to stop it from happening. " It wasn't the first time locals doubted the prudence of the place.
January 12, 2016 |
Shirley H. Barol, 94, of Philadelphia, a mother who managed her husband's medical practice, died Tuesday, Dec. 22, at home of complications from cancer. Mrs. Barol was married for 57 years to Daniel H. Barol, a pediatrician affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Pennsylvania Hospital. He maintained a private practice for 35 years in Center City. Mrs. Barol became the office and business manager of the practice after raising her children. "She devoted significant energy to overseeing both the medical and family business affairs," her family said.
August 29, 2015 |
Amid massive expectations, Darryl Dawkins arrived in Philadelphia via Orlando at the age of 18. He was a giant man and a gentleman with a mind so creative that he was able to invent a fictional planet and write poetry that described the otherworldly strength he used to shatter two fiberglass backboards in a little less than a month.. "Darryl Dawkins is the father of power dunking," Shaquille O'Neal once said about the man who was known as "Chocolate Thunder," "Double D," and other image-evoking nicknames.
July 6, 2015 |
WOLFEBORO, N.H. - Rich Kalich had an impression of Gov. Christie: "Bravado, kind of. Almost like a bully. " But that was before he saw the governor, who spoke for 55 minutes Thursday night while standing on a patio outside a lake house in Spofford, N.H., rattling through his presidential platform, boasting of bipartisanship in New Jersey, and eliciting sighs with the oft-told tale of his mother's dying words that there was nothing left unsaid between...
July 5, 2015 |
OCEAN CITY, N.J. - Robert Edelheit had grown sick of a grill he barely used. So when the holiday crowds on Friday began pouring into Ocean City, where his summer home sits next to the boardwalk, he and his wife saw their chance. Sell the grill. Make a buck. "We figured, 'What the heck, let's put it out,' " Peggy A. Edelheit said. A few houses down, a man was selling bicycles and a walker from his yard. Curious beachgoers along the boardwalk leaned onto the rail and squinted through the sunlight at the prices.
June 6, 2015 |
A former financial adviser who ran his own firm in Marlton was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison Thursday for swindling dozens of investors out of $5 million. Everett C. Miller, 45, of Marlton, pleaded guilty to fraud and tax evasion almost two years ago for his role in a multimillion-dollar Ponzi scheme. Among Miller's victims were a retired Cherry Hill radiologist whose family lost $2 million, a neighbor who owned a car dealership, and an elderly woman who lost $80,000 that she and her husband had amassed from their plumbing business.
May 25, 2015 |
OCEAN CITY, N.J. - So there they were Saturday afternoon - standing in a breeze perfumed by that pizza-crusty-cinnamon-candy-coconut-sunscreen scent that is classic eau de boardwalk - plotting their next move in what appeared to be a complicated operation of acquisition and distribution. Never mind that it was a great beach day and that just steps away the Atlantic Ocean appeared to be the perfect shade of cerulean blue against a baby blue cloudless sky on this first day of Memorial Day weekend, the official unofficial start of the summer Shore season.
November 6, 2014 |
Republican Tom MacArthur defeated Democrat Aimee Belgard in one of the country's most hard-fought and expensive House races and won a seat representing a swath of South Jersey stretching from the Delaware River to the Shore. MacArthur, a retired insurance executive and former mayor of Randolph Township in Morris County, will replace Jon Runyan, a former Eagle who decided to retire after serving two terms, saying he was frustrated with the rancor in Congress. After Runyan's announcement, MacArthur moved to Toms River in Ocean County, prompting Belgard, a Burlington County freeholder and trial lawyer, to accuse him of being a carpetbagger.