April 17, 2016
At Woodbury High School, Saturday, 9 a.m. Competition: Boys' and girls' events in Groups 1, 2, 3, and 4. Relay running events: Shuttle hurdles, distance medley, 800 meters, 3,200 meters, 400 meters, sprint medley, 1,600 meters. Individual field events: Shot put, discus, javelin, high jump, long jump, pole vaut, triple jump. Individual running event: 3,000-meter steeplechase.
April 17, 2016 |
George Benjamin Jr. was a standout track and field athlete at Woodbury High School, class of 1935. Benjamin will be honored Saturday at the 44th annual Woodbury Relays but not for anything that he did as captain of legendary coach "Cap" Paine's track team at the little Gloucester County school. Benjamin is the city of Woodbury's only Congressional Medal of Honor winner. He will be remembered for his heroism during World War II at a ceremony at the annual track and field carnival at the high school stadium.
April 14, 2016 |
Preston J. Elkis, 91, of Williamstown, a former dentist in Woodbury, died Friday, April 8, at home. Born in Woodbury, Dr. Elkis graduated from Woodbury High School in 1941, earned a bachelor's degree in science at Muhlenberg College in 1945, and graduated from what is now the Kornberg School of Dentistry at Temple University. He served from 1954 to 1957 as an Army dentist in Bremerhaven, West Germany, where his daughter Karin said she was born. Dr. Elkis opened his general practice in Paulsboro at the end of 1957 and moved his office to Woodbury in the mid-1960s, she said.
February 9, 2015 |
Troy Shorts could have sat behind a podium, smiled for the cellphone cameras, and put pen to paper like many top South Jersey football players did on Wednesday as part of national signing day. He could have accepted a scholarship from Central Connecticut, an NCAA Division I program that competes in the Northeast Conference with Sacred Heart, Wagner, and Bryant, among others. He could have been part of the celebratory scene on Wednesday - the attention in school, the posing for pictures, the swirl of excitement and congratulations.
April 6, 2014 |
GLASSBORO The fish were fighting themselves. On Friday, 23 Clearview Regional High School students sat distracted in Rowan University assistant professor Matthew Bealor's laboratory in Glassboro as participants in the university's eighth annual Science Day. They were prodding tanks of betta fish on the countertops, some rapping their nets against the glass, others pressing their noses to the sides of the tanks. After lecturing for a few minutes about the aggressive tendencies of male betta fish - which will rip one another to shreds if more than one is kept in the same tank - the professor told the visiting students they were allowed to lower their floating mirrors into the water.
December 13, 2013 |
WOODBURY Woodbury High School students are sending a sweet taste of home to two recent graduates who won't be with their families for the holidays. Chocolate chip and sugar cookies baked by the school's Interact Club are on the way to Peter Lopez and Craig Marks Jr., both 19 and serving abroad with the Air Force. Both are Class of 2012 members. Lopez is stationed in England, Marks in Turkey. Both enlisted not long after graduation. "It's important that they know we appreciate the sacrifice they're making for our country," says club adviser and English teacher Maria Lario, a 13-year Woodbury High employee.
December 9, 2013 |
When he last golfed in November, James C. Henry Jr. scored 85, two strokes below his age. Twice after he turned 80, Mr. Henry, heir to E.P. Henry Corp., hit holes-in-one. As father, husband, son - and golfer - Mr. Henry set an example, said his son James C. Henry III. "He was just that kind of guy that nothing really held him down," the son said. Mr. Henry, 87, who had lived most of his life in South Jersey before moving to Naples, Fla., died on Monday, Nov. 25, just days after being diagnosed with aggressive lung and liver cancer.
November 25, 2013 |
Grace Mathis Williams, 88, of Westville, who retired in 1990 as customer service director for what is now Independence Blue Cross in Philadelphia, died Monday, Nov. 18, of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at home. In 2008, the Borough of Westville and the Lions Club there gave her a Special Recognition Award, "mainly for her volunteer work for the Westville Library," daughter Penny Cipolone said. "She was a driving force behind the library, its move from one building to another, improving its facility.
May 23, 2013 |
Passenger trains could be running again between Camden and Glassboro by 2019, if someone comes up with $1.6 billion and the current construction schedule doesn't slip. Those are big ifs. South Jersey residents got an update Monday evening on the latest plans for a long-discussed 18-mile light-rail line that would restore passenger service to a corridor now used only for freight trains. At a show-and-tell session at Woodbury High School, about 100 area residents talked to officials of STV Inc., the engineering firm conducting an $8.1 million environmental-impact study for the Delaware River Port Authority.
April 19, 2013
Preview of 41st Annual Woodbury Relays Saturday, 9 a.m. at Woodbury High School. Field: Sixty-five teams are expected to vie for championships in Groups 1, 2, 3, and 4 in boys' and girls' competition. Honoring a past champion: This year's meet is dedicated to former Haddonfield star and Olympian Erin Donohue, a three-time winner of the Woodbury Relays' Most Valuable Girl Athlete Award. Donohue, a member of the 2008 U.S. Olympic team, is a 2001 Haddonfield graduate.