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February 2011 Issue
All-Star Coaches
We all know that coaches are the glue that holds a team together. But how often do they get acknowledged? From high school sports to youth leagues, South Jersey is full of superstar athletes. Now is the chance for us to highlight the all-star coaches...
 
A Worthy Exchange
Moving abroad, or hosting a foreign student, may seem like an impossibly large step for teens. But South Jersey residents have found that such risks come with ample rewards. Twenty-three years ago, Washington Township resident Eric Pisauro, 42, took...
 
Star Teachers: February, 2011
Chestnut Ridge Middle School Humanities teacher Lori Bathurst has been awarded a 2010 Best Practice Award from the Committee on Teaching About the United Nation’s Planning Committee for her “Humanities Hope for Change” program. The focus of the program...
 
Star Citizens: February, 2011
Donna Platt, the municipal prosecutor in Winslow, Berlin Township, Chesilhurst, Hi-Nella and Stratford, received an award for her support of the Camden County Women’s Center. Platt dedicates her time making sure victims of domestic violence receive...
Star Athletes: February, 2011
Freshman Julianna Foss broke the Shawnee High School record for the 100-yard backstroke, swimming it in 1:00.92. The previous record was 1:01.03 in 1992. Foss also broke the Burlington YMCA Hurricanes team record in the 200-yard fly with a time of 2:14.15....
Star Students: February, 2011
Second-grade student Danny Chelston is the Bells Elementary School January Accelerated Reader of the Month. The reader of the month uses the school-based Accelerated Reader program, which tracks a student’s reading progress and evaluates comprehension...
Star Teams: February, 2011
The Mount Laurel fourth-grade travel basketball team took first place in the Chiefs Holiday Classic, going undefeated for three games and beating Marlton in the championship. Players include Mike Dunne, Stevie Matlack, Brian Hoversen, Danny DiSandro,...
Faces & Places: February, 2011
Haddonfield Memorial High School students (pictured) help to mark New Jersey’s first Teen Cancer Awareness week at the Alicia Rose Victorious Foundation. Students joined together to make more than 250 bandana pillows and “teen kits” for young kids all...
People Are Talking…
Mindy Hall, M.Ed., M.A., S.A.C., school counselor at Mary E. Roberts Elementary School in Moorestown and student assistance coordinator for Moorestown High School: “Many factors, other than a child’s academic abilities, can affect how well a child settles...
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Great Times Day Camp
Families love Great Times Day Camp because it is the perfect mix of safe fun for kids and convenience and flexibility for their families.
 
Tall Pines Day Camp
Tall Pines Day Camp in Williamstown is a popular summer hot spot, where campers and staff just keep coming back. Parents feel safe and secure leaving their children at Tall Pines, knowing that they will play, learn, laugh and make lifelong friendships...
 
Hometown Trainers
Albert Einstein famously defined insanity as, "repeating the same behavior while expecting a different outcome.” Well, throwing your money away at the gym is just that: insanity!
 
Rettinger Woodworks & Fireplace Systems
Whether you’re drawn to the aroma and crackling sounds of a wood-burning fireplace, or you would like a fireplace with a flat-screen TV above, Rettinger Woodworks & Fireplace Systems has the perfect solution for you. “We work closely with each client...
Sunshine State
So far it’s been a winter to remember, mainly for its sustained harshness. Yet, despite the potential for ice storms, blizzards and other perils of winter, South Jersey remains one of the most ideal locations in the country—and perhaps the world—for...