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July 2012 Issue
Best of the Best
Each year, you anxiously await our July issue to see who we’ll unveil as the year’s Best of the Best in South Jersey. Putting together this list is no easy task, but that’s why we take so much pride in doing it.
Gold Rush
The best of the best in South Jersey take the stage at the world’s biggest competition: the Summer Olympics.
Advanced Care
Innovative medical options have made cancer treatment more effective than ever.
Beyond the Surface
These girls want everyone to understand one thing: Miss New Jersey is not a beauty pageant.
A Lasting Legacy
For one local family, losing their toddler daughter was devastating. Halfway across the world, her memory lives on forever.
Off the Grid
South Jersey’s best places to unplug are hidden in plain sight.
On His Way
Once a standout soccer player, Medford’s Drew Van Acker is now a rising star of a different kind.
Spies Like Us
Area businesses rely on mystery shops and hospitality services to improve customer relations, increase longevity
Team Builder
Tennis great and equality pioneer Billie Jean King keeps finding new ways to bring people together.
William Douglas Steakhouse
A classic steakhouse isn’t hard to find in South Jersey, but when done just right, it can become a real gem. Enter: William Douglas Steakhouse, tucked behind the towering chain restaurants of the Garden State Park shopping center.
Bella Sera
Fresh from a trip to Rome, my body was craving the sea-kissed Mediterranean fare and expertly cured meats it had briefly become accustomed to.
Cravings: Finger Foods
We know it’s not proper to eat with your hands, but sometimes we can’t resist the urge. Especially when it comes to these five delectable delights we’ve come across recently.
Creating in the Kitchen
Anne Burrell brings her culinary talents and trademark hair to Atlantic City’s Food and Wine Festival.
Southern Exposure: July, 2012
Pamela Slaton (pictured), an investigative genealogist and Lumberton resident, is nothing short of a hero to the families she has helped, and her book Reunited allows her magic touch to reach farther
A & E: July, 2012
Come watch the best players from the Atlantic League compete in the Camden Riversharks All-Star Game at Campbell’s Field.
Good Buy: Shore Style
If you think it’s hot now, watch out. Grab your sunscreen, because these new beach accessories will leave you sizzling.
The Best We Can Offer
Almost immediately after our Best of the Best issue hit the streets last year, I got a phone call from a local business owner. He wanted to know what he could do to influence the magazine to be chosen for the honor this year.
Beach Buzz: July, 2012
Enjoy some finger-lickin’ food and music at the New Jersey State Barbecue Champ­ionship, which is held in conjunction with the Anglesea Blues Festival.
Web Exclusives: July, 2012
We’re looking for your opinion on all things South Jersey. Head over to and cast your vote for Best of Home and Garden, Super Women, Awesome Attorneys and Men of the Year. Be sure to check out our upcoming issues to see who wins!
Scene: July, 2012
Scene photos for July, 2012