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March 2011 Issue
Above Par
South Jersey is saturated with outstanding golf courses, and everyone has a favorite. Whether you’re a weekend warrior who tours the area’s fine public courses or a private club member who’s dedicated to his own turf, you have your allegiances. But...
 
South Jersey’s Brain Drain
New Jersey may be the Garden State, but its biggest export isn’t vegetables—it’s college students. Every fall, the state loses its bright­est high school graduates by the thousands, as young adults from Haddonfield, Cherry Hill and Moorestown leave...
 
Dry Spell
When Moorestown officials recently paved the way for the forthcoming John’s Incredible Pizza Company location at the Moorestown Mall, they were willing to bend local rules to allow for indoor rides, go-karts and arcade games in the family-focused establishment....
 
Shock to the System
Two months after the assassination attempt on U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, leaders in South Jersey uneasily wonder if they, too, are in danger.
 
Banking on the Future
Painting the nursery, choosing the perfect name and … selecting an umbilical cord blood bank? More South Jersey parents are choosing to bank cord blood and, if one New Jersey lawmaker has his way, it could become a statewide standard.
 
Caring Community
For local individuals with a broad range of special needs, Archway Programs provides the help they need to live full lives.
 
Petal Pushers
Local gardeners with a passion for making things grow find this quiet hobby yields a bumper crop of rewards.
 
Far From Home
Even in South Jersey’s most affluent communities, homelessness is a harsh reality. For those who do find themselves on the streets, finding longterm shelter can be a monumental challenge.
 
A Real Lift
There’s no need to go under the knife. Get natural but noticeable results through these innovative, non-invasive cosmetic procedures.
 
Center Stage
Moorestown native Kevin Chamberlin—hot off a yearlong run opposite Nathan Lane in Broadway’s The Addams Family— is a tough act to follow.
 
Melange @ Haddonfield
Southern hospitality has come to roost on Tanner Street, a block off Haddonfield’s Kings Highway—a strip that has become a sort of edible United Nations in its own right, where the cuisines of Britain, India, Japan and Thailand are all represented.
 
Casona: Great Escape
If you can’t sneak away to the tropics, the next best thing may be dinner at Casona, a breezy Collingswood hacienda with a scenic wraparound porch and a Nuevo Latino menu that mingles the culinary traditions of Mexico, Cuba and Argentina with flavors...
 
Cravings: Knead to Know
As children, we were strictly white bread aficionados, and we couldn’t be bothered with that pesky crust. Oh, how far we’ve come. And, no, I’m not talking to the carb counters out there. I’m talking to the bakers who see fresh bread as a blank canvas...
 
All Smiles
Between the tray of gleaming dentist’s tools, the sound of the drill and the mystery of X-rays, a trip to the dentist can feel like a child’s worst nightmare. But dentists stress that there are many measures parents and dentists can take not only to...
 
The Right Recipe
There’s a reason that, at a party or family get-together, everyone seems to gather in the kitchen. It’s the heart of your house, a place to cook, entertain and eat meals together. The latest trends in kitchen remodeling include something to suit any...
 
Finance 101
If you thought applying for colleges was tough, just try paying for one! Local advisers offer tips on how to save the smart way.
 
Man on the Street
Each weekday morning, early risers flip on Good Day Philadelphia and find Steve Keeley somewhere in the Delaware Valley reporting live. While most are just starting their day, Keeley has been at it for hours. That’s because the Moorestown resident begins...
 
Wine & Spirits
The whiskey sour is a popular drink for all seasons—and one that is particularly easy to make at home. One part simple syrup and one part lemon juice—the building blocks of any sour mix—combined with two parts whiskey of your choice. Simple enough....
 
Beautiful People
There are worse ways to spend a Friday. That was my thinking as I pulled up the sprawling driveway of a Moorestown manse for my early-morning call time for our spring fashion photo shoot. The chance to get out of the office is always a welcome change...
 
Good Buy: Ready to Ride
With spring on its way, it’s the perfect time to hit the roads or trails. Here’s the gear that will get you there in style.
 
Beach Buzz
If spring to you doesn’t mean blooming flowers or long bike rides but rather the squeak of basketball shoes on the court, get your March Madness off to an early start with the Atlantic 10 men’s basketball championships. The competition returns to Boardwalk...
Open Season
With spring well on its way and the Flyers coasting toward another exciting post-season, it seemed an ideal moment to score some face time with the women behind some of the greatest athletes in hockey today. Haddonfield’s Lauren Pronger—whose husband,...
Southern Exposure
$300,000: Amount Gov. Chris Christie is spending to court business owners—in Illinois. Christie sought meetings with companies like Kraft in an effort to drum up interest in relocating to the Garden State.
Focus: Site to See
The famous Cape May Lighthouse stands tall above a fresh blanket of snow covering the ground after a February storm. The 157-foot-tall landmark was constructed in 1859 and remains one of the Jersey Shore’s biggest attractions.