Everyone Has A Story
Posted: March 08, 2014 - 9:02 pm
Everyone Has A Story: Hammonton native in Kiev amid uprising
Hammonton native Reno Domenico may be “completely Italian,” but
he has close ties to Ukraine and was in its capital of Kiev during
some of the worst street violence in February.
Posted: March 03, 2014 - 12:01 am
Everyone has a story: Ocean City High School grad aided airing of Olympics
Upper Township resident and La Salle University communications
Cody Barr, 21, got to see how NBC Sports
shows viewers the most important parts of the Olympic Games, chosen
from hundreds of hours of footage.
Posted: March 02, 2014 - 12:01 am
Everyone has a story: Conductor's energy flows with music
The first time
Jed Gaylin heard Brahms'
First Symphony as a 10-year-old piano student, he was hooked.
Posted: February 25, 2014 - 10:33 pm
Everyone Has A Story: Egg Harbor Township man rode in classic American cars during trip to Cuba
On his recent people-to-people horticultural study trip to Cuba,
Michael Herman said he learned that Cubans love
Posted: February 23, 2014 - 6:36 pm
Everyone Has A Story: Teen center director gets Oakcrest students to wear neckties, aim high
Parents often asked
Darrell Edmonds, 34, to
mentor their teenage sons, and one of the first things the Oakcrest
High School teen center director would teach them was how to tie a
Posted: February 22, 2014 - 9:28 pm
Everyone Has A Story: Blindness doesn't defeat Egg Harbor Township martial artist
Twenty years into a career teaching the Korean marital art Tang
Martin “Marty” Carson, of Egg Harbor
Township, lost his sight in a 1991 car accident. He had fallen
asleep behind the wheel.
Posted: February 18, 2014 - 10:45 pm
Everyone Has A Story: Galloway Township dancer selected for concerts at Stockton
Geanna DiMauro, 23, of Galloway Township, found
her love for dance at age 16. That’s relatively late in a world
where many girls start classes as pre-schoolers.
Posted: February 16, 2014 - 12:01 am
Everyone has a story: First MonArc transformed like namesake
Like a lot of 23-year-olds,
Damiano is a big Eagles and Phillies fan, and she follows
the Olympics closely.
Posted: February 12, 2014 - 12:01 am
Everyone has a story: Hamilton woman tells stories from around world
Michelle Washington Wilson uses her theater
background to keep oral storytelling traditions alive. When she
tells a story, it's performance art, she said.
Posted: February 08, 2014 - 7:08 pm
Everybody Has a Story: Pet starling had way with words
Experts say pet birds only mimic the sounds of human speech, but
Patti Kearney thinks her starling, Murray the
Bird, may have taken it a step further.
Posted: February 05, 2014 - 12:01 am
Everyone has a story: Woman recognized for handling delusions
Jennifer Ortiz began working with one
severely mentally ill man, who had just been released from a
psychiatric facility, he would tell her stories about how he
performed surgeries in the hospital.
Posted: February 03, 2014 - 12:01 am
Everyone has a story: Cancer didn't stop her from having baby
Egg Harbor Township's
Karima McKenney had
her first child, baby boy Kamar, on her 25th
birthday Jan. 23 at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, Mainland
Campus, in Galloway Township.
Posted: February 01, 2014 - 9:07 pm
Everyone Has A Story: Atlantic City brothers say upbringing, multicultural background helped them succeed, get into Harvard
Atlantic City High School senior
17, found out recently he has been accepted to Harvard University
in Cambridge, Mass., like his older brother,
Talhah, a senior studying neurobiology and global
health at the Ivy League school.
Posted: January 29, 2014 - 12:01 am
Everyone has a story: Teacher had to start over after Castro
Angela Hernan-dez had a
doctorate in education and was running her own private school in
Cuba when Fidel Castro's Communist revolution swept it all
Posted: January 26, 2014 - 9:27 pm
Everyone Has a Story: Atlantic City pastor working to build, rebuild homes in the city after Sandy
Twenty years ago, the
Rev. Collins A. Days Sr.
made a commitment to lead Second Baptist Church in Atlantic City,
although he had visited the resort only once, briefly.
Posted: January 25, 2014 - 7:19 pm
Everyone Has a Story: Atlantic City retired firefighter kept busy in business
Charles “Skip” Conover Jr. loved being an
Atlantic City firefighter, like his father, and retired as a
battalion chief in 1991 after 26 years on the job.
Posted: January 19, 2014 - 12:01 am
Everyone has a story: Teen dances to find cure for allergies
When she was an infant,
parents discovered she is severely allergic to tree nuts, beans and
Posted: January 14, 2014 - 4:11 pm
Everyone Has A Story: Atlantic City couple's baby thriving despite severe birth defect
Ron Laielli and Gena
Rivera live in Atlantic City, but their home is really at
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
Posted: January 13, 2014 - 12:01 am
Everyone has a story: Egg Harbor City twins get to act up on airplane
Imagine being 5 years old and getting paid to go wild on an
Posted: January 12, 2014 - 12:01 am
Everyone has a story: Egg Harbor Township plant-lover going to Cuba to see gardens
Michael Herman, of Egg Harbor
Township, never thought of visiting Cuba until he heard National
Public Radio’s Mike McGrath, of “You Bet Your
Garden,” was leading a horticultural tour there.
Posted: January 08, 2014 - 12:01 am
Everyone has a story: Reagan made coffee run for ex-dancer, 100
As a child in Natchez, Miss., now 100-year-old
Raphael Belle imagined growing up to be a writer with the
nom de plume of Sandra Lydell.
Posted: December 28, 2013 - 10:05 pm
Everyone Has a Story: Retired Atlantic City fire captain remembers historic fires
The biggest fire
Frank DeFeo ever fought killed
25 elderly Jewish residents of Atlantic City’s Surfside Hotel,
which was used as a senior citizens home in the offseason.
Posted: December 15, 2013 - 12:01 am
Everyone has a story: Shore actress finds perfect role at home
Caroline Gottlieb, 24, had just moved
from Margate to Los Angeles in October when she got a call about a
feature film job - in South Jersey.
Posted: December 11, 2013 - 12:01 am
Adopted son works with birth mother
For Galloway Township’s Nancy Fiedler, life recently came full
circle when her adopted son Eric Nail, 40, started working full
time with his birth mother, Maureen Kennedy, of White Plains,
Posted: December 09, 2013 - 12:01 am
Everyone has a story: First skydive, now caroling for his clients
Frank Foy, of Hammonton, isn't asking his
business-coaching clients to jump out of an airplane for their
motivational challenge this quarter.
Posted: December 08, 2013 - 12:01 am
Everyone has a story: Fred & Ethel Noyes story hits hearts, author says
People who come to hear
Courter, of Absecon, talk about her book, "Fred &
Ethel Noyes of Smithville: The Artist and the Entrepreneur,"
often have strong personal memories of the couple and the many
businesses and organizations they created.
Posted: December 04, 2013 - 12:01 am
Everyone has a story: Decoy carver to show fish, turtle works
When internationally known decoy carver
Harry V. Shourds
II, of Seaville in Upper Township, started out in the
1950s, he sold his bird decoys by the flock.
Posted: November 30, 2013 - 10:50 pm
Everyone Has a Story: Eagle Theatre's co-directors getting into act
Although both have strong backgrounds in acting and performing,
Ed Corsi and Ted Wiocek III don’t
get on stage so much these days.
Posted: November 27, 2013 - 12:01 am
Linwood teen beats ultramarathoner dad to finish line in her first marathon
Caroline Castellani, 18, placed
seventh among women out of 183 runners in her age group in last
weekend's Philadelphia Marathon - the first she ever ran.
Posted: November 25, 2013 - 12:01 am
Everyone has a story: Mays Landing woman helps children cope with own sorrow
For 11 years,
Shirlie Calabrese, of Mays
Landing, has helped children grieving death. She has been
volunteering as a support group leader for children ages 7 to 10 at
The Alcove Center for Grieving Children and Families in
Posted: November 20, 2013 - 12:01 am
Everyone has a story: Matryoshka dolls at home in Galloway
In grade school when
Joanne Heckman had to
bring in a collection to share, she was panicked. She didn't
have one. She brought in her mom's shell collection, she
Posted: November 16, 2013 - 11:00 pm
Everyone Has A Story: Hammonton boy, 10, is both a pianist and songwriter
Cole T. Griscom, 10, taught himself
to play real music on a toy organ about two years ago.
Posted: November 06, 2013 - 12:01 am
Everyone has a story: Buena native is advising U.S. senator
Greg Archetto, a security
assistance officer within the Department of Defense, is working
with U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., for a year, as a
2013 Brookings LEGIS Fellow.
Posted: November 04, 2013 - 12:01 am
Everyone has a story: Egg Harbor Township writer honored for military help
Donna Clementoni, of Egg
Harbor Township, flew as an observer with an Air Force Reserve
refueling company out of Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, with a
group of people interested in becoming civilian volunteers.
Posted: November 03, 2013 - 12:01 am
Everyone has a story: Barnegat's sister actors 'love' roles
Shannon Harrington, 9,
is playing Susan Waverly in the Broadway National
Tour of "Irving Berlin's White Christmas." It's a
familiar character in the Harrington family.
Posted: October 30, 2013 - 12:01 am
Everyone has a story: Hammonton poker dealer's new location
Korean War veteran
Leon Marino, of Hammonton,
was the first person to deal a hand of poker in Atlantic City
casinos when he worked for the Showboat in 1993, he said.
Posted: October 28, 2013 - 12:01 am
Everyone has a story: Mays Landing man can lead some to drink
Ted Lippman, of Mays Landing, had to drink
just one type of wine for the rest of his life, it would be
champagne, he said.
Posted: October 27, 2013 - 12:01 am
Everyone has a story: Town Bank artist's tiles make splash
Trained as a painter at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in
Ron Fillius, of Town Bank in Lower
Township was working in construction but didn't enjoy it.
Posted: October 23, 2013 - 12:01 am
Everyone has a story: Atlantic City woman warns against Love Fraud
There are millions of sociopaths in the U.S. looking to exploit
people, often through romantic relationships, warns Atlantic
Posted: October 20, 2013 - 9:23 pm
Everyone Has a Story: Peace Pilgrim's sister, 98, still a busy advocate
Helene Young still bikes
five to 10 miles a day at age 98, and although she is legally
blind, she regularly picks up trash along the highway near her
Posted: October 20, 2013 - 12:01 am
Everyone has a story: Longport nun films sisters in notable roles
Nuns live varied and sometimes high-powered lives. Sister
Carol Rittner, of Longport, wanted to show how
they make impacts in fields such as education, health care and
Posted: October 15, 2013 - 9:14 pm
Everyone Has A Story: Retired jail officer trains boxing champions in Ocean County
Boxing has been part of
Shawn Darling’s life
since he was 19, training to compete for extra money after marrying
at age 18, he said.
Posted: October 13, 2013 - 11:00 pm
Everyone has a story: Online route led Atlantic City woman to graduation
While she enjoyed her two years at Montclair State University,
taking the traditional college route, Mays Landing's
Ramesha Ali had to drop out in 2003 when she
became pregnant with her son Samir, now 10.
Posted: October 12, 2013 - 7:48 pm
Everyone Has A Story: Songwriter from Atlantic City takes his cue from the oldies
People hunger for music that evokes a simpler past, said
Mario Simone, of Atlantic City.
Posted: October 07, 2013 - 12:01 am
Everyone has a story: Galloway's horror guru showing films
Horror is an underappreciated movie genre, said movie writer and
Ernie Rockelman, of Galloway Township.
Scary movies tell us a lot about a culture's concerns and
Posted: September 30, 2013 - 12:01 am
Atlantic City scout leader's best recipe is love of learning
She always wanted to be a teacher. But growing up with nine
Elizabeth Chester Tripp's family
didn't have the money to send her to college, she said.
Posted: September 29, 2013 - 12:01 am
Everyone Has a Story: 'Love of God' calls Egg Harbor Township church members to 11 countries in 11 months
Kim Thomas and Jaide
Penney, members of Greentree Church in Egg Harbor
Township, are racing around the world, each visiting 11 countries
in 11 months. But it isn't a competition.
Posted: September 25, 2013 - 12:01 am
Everyone Has A Story: 'Housewives of Cape May' ready to row for a cause
The Real Housewives of Cape May can be dragon ladies, but only
for a good cause.
Posted: September 22, 2013 - 12:01 am
Everyone Has a Story: Bridgeton priest found his true calling after politics, law
The Rev. Vince Guest, installed Saturday night
as pastor of the Roman Catholic Parish of the Holy Cross in
Bridgeton, entered the seminary after high school. But he
didn't become a priest until he was more than 50 years old.
Posted: September 18, 2013 - 12:01 am
Everyone has a story: Linwood girl bravely faces two disorders
Lindsey Freed, 15, has never
known what it's like to really enjoy a meal.
By Dave Enscoe, Advertising Department
By Arv Voss, Motor Matters
MIDDLE TOWNSHIP - Walmart is seeking local permission to expand its Middle Township store into a Supercenter, making it one of only three in South Jersey.