From left are Dale Maurer; his mother, Lisa; Dale’s baby Haiden, now 3 weeks old; Josephine Caranci, Lisa’s grandmother, who is 101 years old; and Diane Leaman, Lisa’s mother, at the family’s home in the North Cape May section of Lower Township. Dale’s fiancee, Averie McNeill, and Lisa’s husband, Ernie Jr., and son Ryan also live in the home; son Ernie III recently moved out.

19 years and still learning: 6 months at the Santa Fe New Mexican, 2 years at the Gloucester County Times, and The Press of Atlantic City ever since.