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January 2012 Issue
Year In Review
Before we can formally close the door on 2011 and embark on 2012, we wanted to take our annual trip down memory lane to recall some of the more memorable events of the past year. South Jersey certainly had its share of excitement, and in these pages...
Better with Age
More than 30 years after coaching the Eagles into the Super Bowl, Dick Vermeil chalks up a win with his own premium wine label.
Dick Vermeil is a living legend in the Delaware Valley: famous for his emotional displays, respected for his will...
Sweating it Out
How can something so good for you possibly be bad? A little-known addiction to exercise can cause serious problems.
When Kate Webster hits the trail, it’s just her and her pounding heart. For the 26-year-old, there’s no better feeling than finishing...
Stroke of Courage
She may not have use of her arms, but Delsea swimmer and high school senior Kathlyn Walker is a champion in her chosen sport.
Jumping Through Hoops
Mount Laurel’s Jason Thompson is using his status as an up-and-coming NBA star to give back to the community he calls home.
Sometime back in October, when he should have been in California shooting jump shots in a Sacramento Kings uniform, Jason...
Hope for Heroes
A new program connects returning troops with medical professionals for confidential advice.
In his home base of Cherry Hill, Dr. Joe Costabile may be best known as a general and vascular surgeon at Virtua Surgical Group and a trustee of the...
Party Girls
Area women are using home sales as a fun way to earn extra cash.
Girls just wanna have fun. Indeed, long before Cyndi Lauper’s female anthem became a Billboard hit in the ‘80s, a saleswoman named Brownie Wise seemed to know this, and devised a winning...
Getting Physical
During his 13-year NFL career, Tra Thomas spent 11 seasons manning the offensive line for the Philadelphia Eagles, a team the Florida native felt destined to play for. “I took all the recruiting trips: Dallas, Oakland, New Orleans, Washington. … After...
Sequined Persian tunics tacked to the cafe’s walls dance and glitter, or maybe it’s just my eyes watering from the warm, husky heat of the crimson soup. Onions, carrots and peas mingle with curls of short, thin noodles in a tomato broth enriched with...
Femmina Italian Grill
Our poor server. Carrying a bowl—wait, let me rephrase that: a rather large bowl—brimming with mussels marinara, I could see a sweat breaking out on her brow. The muscles in her forearms rippled. Her jaw clenched. Working at Femmina Italian Grill is...
Cravings: Comfort Food
With the cold in the air and a chill in our bones, we set out to find some upscale versions of the kind of dishes we all grew up eating. Here are five updated takes that are sure to warm you up this winter.
Turning the Page
Before we can properly ring in 2012 and fully embrace the months that lie ahead, we wanted to take you on a journey back through 2011 with our annual Year in Review package. With so much negativity dominating the headlines, we always reserve this time...
Southern Exposure: January, 2012
The Congressional Gold Medal of Honor is the highest ranked award that a United States civilian can receive, and soon one of those medals will have its home in Moorestown. Harold Phillips (pictured), a lifelong Burlington County native and World War...
Datebook: January, 2012
Alex Scott, just 8 years old, changed the world for the better before losing her battle with cancer in 2004. Her legend lives on through her creation, Alex’s Lemonade Stand
Web Exclusives: January, 2012
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Beach Buzz: January, 2012
News and notes from down the Shore