A native of western Massachusetts, Kevin Riordan received a degree in journalism from SyracuseUniversity. His first newspaper job was at the Cherry Hill News, a Gannett-owned weekly. At the Courier Post, he was the one-man bureau in Camden for eight years and also held a number of other high-profile jobs. He left the paper in 2007 and became vice president for communications for Volunteers of America of the Delaware Valley.
At the Copacabana, Edna Raphael Belle would stop the show with a swirl of curls.
"Oh, honey, let me tell you," says Belle, 100, whose professional dance career as "Sandra Lydell" spanned four decades, including a six-year stand at the fabled Manhattan night spot.
For 30 years, Tricia Meadows has shown how well affordable housing can work.
The landscaped complex of 400 mobile homes in Mount Laurel is attractive, convenient, and congenial. Residents say they love their community.
MILLVILLE, N.J. Jessica Doheny began running Millville's Levoy Theatre on Dec. 2, and Amy Lombardo already is a fan.
"She knows what she's doing," says Lombardo, whose cozy bookstore/cafe is a half-block from the Levoy's marquee on North High Street. "She stopped in here to get to know the community, and right away, I was impressed."
With Paul Markland at the wheel, one can expect highway conditions to be dry and wry.
The cartoonist, musician, and part-time school bus driver - who produced a collection about the Schuylkill Expressway 20 years ago - is on that renowned road again with a fresh trio of volumes from Tate Publishing.
A famous customer has ordered two dozen custom-made centerpieces, and the deadline is two days away.
"This is how we start: step by step," Kristine Henle-Blank says, a block of mossy green floral foam in one hand, a rectangular design bowl in the other.
Dewaine Osman digs Dixieland banjo.
Sanford "Sandy" Catz has a thing for swing.
But what these two Tri-State Jazz Society volunteers really love to hear is applause - for the rootsy, traditional jazz performers they present in the Philadelphia area.