By Laura Pollack and Christian Oberly CHERRY HILL — Like many kids, Seamus’ parents drops him off at day care early in the morning on their way to work. He spends the day playing friends and learning from his teacher. He loves snack-time. Sometimes he’ll even take a nap. And like many kids, when his […]
By Rebecca Lirio and Lauren Campsen GLASSBORO — Most college student write a term paper or take a final exam to show what they’ve learned in class. At the Rowan University engineering school, students build a dune buggy. Junior and senior engineering students at Rowan University are required to choose a clinic that utilizes what […]
Long before the expressway and parkway, Route 47 was the main roadway to the South Jersey shore. The 75-mile highway, also known as Delsea Drive, stretches from Brooklawn in Camden County to the Wildwood boardwalk. As the name suggests, it connects the Delaware River to the sea. And it offers a tour of the diverse […]
Before the Atlantic City Expressway and Route 55 were built, Route 47 was the primary road for traveling from Philadelphia to the Jersey shore points. The 75-mile-long road, which runs from Brooklawn to Wildwood, was originally an unpaved coach road used for transporting goods to and from towns like Vineland and Millville. In the 1920s, South […]
By Ashley Freas NEWFIELD – Everett Marshall has a life-long passion for Matchbox cars. As a boy, he would buy them for 50 cents each on the Ocean City boardwalk. When he became a father, he bought them for his son. And even after his sons were grown, he sought out unusual and rare toy […]
By Christian Oberly If you frequent local concerts at South Jersey locations like the Bus Stop Music Cafe or Auburn Road Winery, chances are good that you will see and hear Shane Gorson, a 21-year-old bassist from Woodstown, who plays in three local bands with very different styles. Song credits: White Rabbit Written by Jefferson Airplane (1967) Performed […]
Listen to an interview with psychic Rita Mangan. By Hayley Lynch PITMAN – Rita Mangan, 71, says she has been aware of her spiritual gifts, like dreams and premonitions, since the age of three. But it wasn’t until recently that she has been comfortable with her psychic ability. Now she is ready to offer those gifts — […]
By Michael Rubinson, Hayley Lynch and Bianca Phelps BERLIN - The Record Museum boasts the largest selection of vinyl records in South Jersey. Owner Doug Kepple tells the story of how he turned his passion for records into a thriving business.
By Dan Heaning and Stephen Smyrl CHERRY HILL – In mid-October 2014, the Forgotten Boardwalk Brewery officially opened its doors in Cherry Hill. Owner Jami Queli, 30, said the theme for the microbrewery was inspired by the revitalization of Asbury Park. During the restoration, the town was not allowed to alter any historical landmarks, and […]
By Pete Imbesi & Jeremy Rodriguez MANTUA — When Steve Nixon trains a dog, he tries to emulate the way a mother dog treats her pups – guiding with love and affection rather than with treats. “Has anyone ever seen a mother dog carry treats around her neck?” asks Nixon. “In my opinion, [it's] positive […]
By Eva Morreale Not long ago, tattoos were reserved for people on the fringes of society — bikers, sailors and rebels. Jersey Devil tattoo artist Nate Callahan talks about the evolving acceptance of tattoos and how his desire to be an artist started at a young age.
By April Gambardella, Stephanie Gaano and Jeremy Rybak While most college students are sleeping, participants in Rowan University’s ROTC program are up at the crack of dawn to run, perform rigorous exercises and practice military assaults.
By Michael Iannucci, Michelle Blank and Rob Marshall GLASSBORO – Rowan University’s Women’s Rugby Team is gaining momentum in practice as they get ready to bring their hard work to the field. Team Captain Shannon Steelman, who previously played for Drexel University, leads the team through several drills and a short scrimmage in practice as […]
By Ryan Hagerty and Jeremy Rodriguez HURFVILLE — Joe Blocklinger, the owner of Trim-Rite Meats, says it’s an honor to be one of the last full-service butcher shops in South Jersey. Trim-Rite provides a selection of prime and choice meat along with supermarket options, but keeping the business afloat in modern times is a challenge.
By Michael Iannucci PITMAN – Mythic Ink tattoo artist Dave Knauer, better-known as “Azma,” is a self-taught artist who put in the 2,000 hours of apprentice grunt work required to become a professional. Many of his stories relate to something he sees as a major issue in the industry: illegal tattooing done out of the home. If […]
By April Gambardella PITMAN – The open-mic nights at the Bus Stop Cafe offer an eclectic mix of young and old, experienced and newbies, and musical standards and original songwriting. The diversity is held together by a fun, relaxed vibe.
By Davin Jurgensen CLAYTON – Yhanne Battle tested his cheesecake recipe over and over hoping that he would find the right combination of ingredients. It needed to be perfect because he was planning on presenting his girlfriend with a cheesecake as a marriage proposal. When she finally tasted the cheesecake, however, it was too perfect. […]
By Ashley Force SEWELL – Marion Williams, a seamstress from England, found her way to South Jersey because of an American G.I. Since then, she has translated her passion for fashion and sewing into a full service wedding boutique called Bridal Manor.
Photo by Crista Pillitteri NORTH WILDWOOD – Since the mid-1990s, the shore town of Wildwood has made a concerted effort to preserve its Doo Wop architecture, a common style in the 1950s and 1960s that makes use of bright colors, stars, angular signs and icons. In 2004, the Lollipop Motel, a historic landmark, was remodeled […]
By Jeremy Rodriguez SEWELL – It’s easy to miss Lamp and Shade Works, a family-owned business on Delsea Drive with a huge selection of lighting accessories for homes and businesses. But anyone who has been to a Ruby Tuesday restaurant has seen their work. A few years ago, the company was selected to do the decorative lighting […]