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 […]
By Paul Venesz WOODBINE – Steelmantown Cemetery is the only natural or “green” graveyard in New Jersey, which means that no embalming fluids or metal caskets are used for burials. Graves are dug by hand, bodies are wrapped in cloth shrouds and placed in pine boxes, and rocks and stones are used as markers. Owner […]
By Caitlynn Parave and Caitlin Wills PENNSVILLE — In 1997, reporter Kelly Roncace went to Finn’s Point National Cemetery to cover the murder of the caretaker William Reese, who was a victim of a spree killer. In October, with some trepidation, Roncace revisited the location to do a follow up story. As Roncace stepped into […]
Photo by Ashley Cline CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – For John Tokarchick of Big John’s Bait and Tackle selling bait by the bucketful fulfills a goal on his bucket list. “I’ve always wanted to [open a bait shop],” he said. “I just got to it sooner than expected.”
By Ashley Cline VINELAND – Every Minute Can Kill, which includes Trevor Jenning on vocals, Andy Rivera on guitar, and Dylan Bermudez on drums, proves that a big sound can come from a small town.
UPDATE: On January 10, the New Jersey Pinelands Commission rejected the proposal to build the proposed natural gas pipeline. Members of the commission voted 7 to 7 on the proposal, which means it did not pass. By Andrew Larzelere GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP – Coal versus gas. Business versus the environment. Jobs versus wildlife. Cheap energy versus clean […]
By Joseph Seymour MILLVILLE – In 1999, local artists, residents and city officials came together with a plan to remake their neglected downtown area into an arts district. Now more than a decade later, Glasstown Arts District has become a model for other industrial towns across New Jersey.
Photos by Emily Senski CLAYTON – Barbara Anne’s Downtown Cafe was established 10 years ago by Rocky and Barbara Anne Longona. It only serves breakfast and lunch and strives to offer a relaxed family atmosphere.
Listen to Denise Rappaport, owner of Halo House, talk about doggie day care. By Joseph Seymour FRANKLINVILLE – At the Halo House resort, visitors can relax away their stress with a massage, jacuzzi bath, body wrap or pedicure — or they can choose to gnaw on a rawhide bone. Halo House is South Jersey’s […]
By Ulysses Escobar and Caitlin Wills GLASSBORO – Kronum, a sport that combines soccer, handball and basketball, is gaining popularity on college campuses, including Rowan University, where it is the newest club sport.
Listen to Rob Vaneman talk about tournament card games at All The King’s Men By Michael Knott and Michael Suter PITMAN –When people think high stakes card games, Atlantic City and the World Series of Poker come to mind, not the basement of a chess store in the small town of Pitman. But All The […]
By Anne Palmer PITMAN – Vick Martinson, the owner of the Bus Stop Music Café in Pitman, loves his music store, loves being his own boss, and loves the open-mic nights they hold every Tuesday. “It’s a very mixed crowd, and everybody leaves their age at the door,” said Martinson. But running your own music […]
By Caitlynn Parave and Caitlin Wills CAPE MAY – In 2005, Jim and Tish Carpinelli were looking for something to do with the 30 acres of land next to their house. Tish came upon an ad for Peruvian alpacas and fell in love their cute faces. “My husband is originally from Brooklyn,” said Tish. “So […]
Listen to a phone conversation between Jingles the elf, Santa Claus and Dion. By Mike Suter GLASSBORO – When a local South Jersey boy named Dion recently got a phone call from Santa Claus, he was understandably suspicious. “Wait, did my mom text you?” he asked. “No, no…” said a nervous sounding Santa Claus. “I […]
By Deanna Miller GLASSBORO –Brian Cianfrani founded The Pepper P.E.A.C.E. Project in 2012 after his grandmother was assaulted in Atlantic City. Brian and his brother Mark sell different styles of pepper spray and offer free defense classes for proper and effective use. The Cianfrani brothers also donate a portion of their earnings to benefit victims […]
By Caitlynn Parave and Cody Reisig MILLVILLE – On November 23, Millville played host to Color Vibe, a national organization that puts on paint-filled 5K runs to support local charities. Participants were doused in fluorescent-colored powder to help raise money for the Cumberland County HUG-A-BEAR Foundation, a charity with a mission of getting a teddy […]
By Andrew Larzelere and Devon Marshall SEWELL – The Rowan University Women’s Ice Hockey Club is in their first year as a team, and more than half of the players are novices. But despite their lack of experience, the team is unbeaten through the first six games of the season and is gaining national recognition. […]