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October 2010 Issue
Blonde Jokes
Given Chelsea Handler’s boozy persona, it’s perhaps not surprising that E!’s queen of late night got her start in comedy at a court-mandated alcohol education class. When the story of her...
 
Power Players
These high school athletes stand out on the field and in the community. From fall’s football players to spring’s track stars, the athletic talent in South Jersey is impressive regardless of the season. This year, there are scores of athletes...
 
Who Ya Gonna Call?
Is that the sound of your house settling … or something more mysterious? South Jersey Ghost Research, the region’s go-to ghost whisperers, track down the truth.
 
A Shot of Hope
After a frightening diagnosis, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation gave one local family a crucial support system.
“I’m a crazy person.” It’s the fourth time in an hour Donna Bell, the mother of a 7-year-old Type 1 diabetic named...
 
Rock Solid
For decades, Jethro Tull frontman Ian Anderson has proved the flute has a place in rock music—and he’s not about to slow down.
He may have achieved fame playing the flute, but Ian Anderson’s first love was the guitar. That lasted until...
 
On The Air
Tuning in with radio legend and South Jersey resident Michael Tearson.
Michael Tearson is famous in Philadelphia as a radio DJ, impeccably curating and charismatically narrating the soundtrack to more than four decades of rock, blues,...
 
Private Affairs
Will budget cuts at New Jersey public schools spark a run on private education?
As New Jersey public school budgets are starved by administrators desperate to balance the state ledgers, it may not be long before parents begin looking to...
 
Stories of Survival
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, meet three local woman who fought the disease and won. Young or old, rich or poor, wife or mother or daughter or friend, breast cancer can happen to anyone.
 
A Date with Destiny
A Washington Township filmmaker brings Hollywood stars to South Jersey for her first full-length feature, Calendar Girl
Faith Brody was the kind of kid who wandered around Washington Township High School with a video camera in hand. She was...
 
Over the Bump
Post-partum depression may feel hopeless, but it doesn’t have to be.
Dana Parson* read every baby book she could get her hands on when she was expecting her first child. The Voorhees schoolteacher and her husband were counting down the...
 
Getting Prepped
South Jersey’s 2010 private school report card helps you make sense of the statistics.
Students and their parents have a vast array of reasons for selecting private schools: commitment to academics, a specific set of shared values...
 
Off to the Races
This fall’s election season is heating up fast. We bring you the campaigns to watch in South Jersey.
With Election Day a calendar-flip away, things are getting heated in South Jersey. Angry attack ads and feel-good soft-sell spots are cluttering...
 
Inspired Italian: La Campagnola
Fortunately, this is exactly the place to soothe traffic-frayed nerves. It’s a big space, and the convivial bar, the dramatic Italianate décor and the heft of the menu are enough to let you know right away that you’re someplace familiar, even if you’ve...
 
Tasteful Tradition: Guillermo’s
Bill and Mindy Leahy’s Washington Township restaurant, Guillermo’s, would seem, at first glance, to fall into this category. The neat, attractive cottage off Egg Harbor Road is decorated like your grandmother’s living room. But the food, cooked by Bill,...
 
Fusion Confusion: Thai Basil
Collingswood’s Thai Basil attempts to hedge its bets, simultaneously pursuing both those culinary trends: the menu promises both “authentic Thai” and “Asian fusion cuisine.” It’s an admirable effort, but the restaurant’s lack of focus seems to result...
 
Cravings
Buffalo. Barbecue. Teriyaki. Chowhounds have been ordering up these chicken wing varieties for decades. But in recent years, the standard bar snack has been elevated to new heights as chefs, professional and aspiring alike, bring new flavors to the...
 
Top Chef: Reinventing the Classics
We began with 16 chefs, and now we’re down to the final four. What a worthy four they are. This month, the remaining chefs created dishes with the upcoming fall season in mind. As the weather breaks, many gourmets turn to the comfort foods they have...
 
Making A Scene
No stranger to popular television, Scott Patterson takes on his biggest role yet.
Despite numerous film and TV credits to his name, Scott Patterson will simply always be Luke Danes from Gilmore Girls to thousands of viewers—seven years...
 
The New 55 Guide
…Special Advertising Section from the pages of South Jersey Magazine…
Our fifties might be the new forties when it comes to how we feel about ourselves these days, but let’s be honest. With all that we’ve lived through by now, we’re wise...
 
Preparing for the Holidays
Special Advertising Section from the pages of South Jersey Magazine
 
Ladies First
It’s with great pleasure and excitement that we bring you this latest version of South Jersey Magazine. This month, we celebrate the women who make our communities so special. Business leaders, civic-minded go-getters, moms that go the extra mile and...
 
South Jersey Super Women
Meet 40 leaders, innovators and philanthropists who are changing South Jersey for the better. They may not wear capes or boast X-ray vision, but there are superwomen all around us in South Jersey. These fearless leaders have the inspiration and endurance...
 
Beach Buzz
Fest Forward
Strap on your lederhosen, dust off that dirndl, and practice downing lagers and bratwursts. Sea Isle City is once again celebrating its dubious Germanic heritage with a rousing Octoberfest. What began as an annual festival of...