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.
No matter how hot the sun, long the day, or tough the competition, a "Bon-Bon" never fainted.
"We weren't allowed to," laughs Helen Davis Miller, a majorette in what was formally called the Audubon All-Girl Drum and Bugle Corps.
Her name may be Casanova, but the chick is very much a lady.
"Pretty baby pink!" exclaimed biologist Kate Budion as the Adventure Aquarium made the gender of its youngest penguin public with a splash Wednesday.
After 14 years of Alzheimer's, Martha Fletcher doesn't really know her husband anymore.
But Don Fletcher still knows his wife. And his new book, Martha and I, gives readers a deep sense of the beloved spouse, mother of six, and accomplished musician with whom he has shared a life for 71 years.
Pitman knows Madeline Brewer as a golden girl with a silvery soprano.
The cozy, conservative, church-steepled Gloucester County community has applauded her in upbeat local productions like Bye Bye Birdie and cheered her victory in the Miss Pitman pageant of 2010.
"Everything here is hot," project manager Steve Maginnis warns, ushering me into the 138-kilovolt heart of the Cuthbert Substation.
"Don't touch anything," senior construction supervisor Rich Sost affably, but firmly, advises.