| Jul 8, 2012
| 8:49 PM
As one of the biggest events of its kind in the country, the Stellar Construction "Catch A Rising Star" High School Basketball Showcase has more than carved its niche on the local sports scene.
And hundreds of basketball fans will swarm Cedar Beach later...
| Sep 19, 2012
| 4:59 PM
There's a special place in my heart for the big Christmas light decorators I write about every December.
I've met some of them through the annual RCN TV shows I do with Wally Ely; others just through exchanging emails or meeting them on my tours. I can...
| Sep 26, 2012
| 8:26 AM
How many children have you had, and did you wait until after 30 to have the first one? Do you have more than one drink a day? Did you get your period before you were 12? Do you exercise? Have a low-fat, high-fiber diet? Did you breast-feed?
Do you work...
| Jul 17, 2012
| 4:40 PM
Hunched over beads and filament in a jewelry-making workshop, Sandy Buchbinder spent another sustaining hour Tuesday in the company of her comrades in the cancer wars.
The Bethlehem woman beat back breast cancer with a mastectomy five years ago, and now,...
| Jul 23, 2012
| 8:30 AM
Approximately 29,339 pounds of fresh ground beef products is being recalled by Cargill Meat Solutions because of possible Salmonella Enteritidis.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) made this...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 6:56 PM
I promise to someday write a full-fledged story about quarter midget car racing, because it looks like great fun. But this story, while set in that world, is about family — in particular, a sister looking out for her brother.
The brother is...
| Oct 9, 2012
| 10:14 PM
Justin Duron was the oldest young man I ever met.
He often wore old school rock ‘n’ roll T-shirts, often had a full beard and often reacted to input almost glacially.
Justin also was the most placid and philosophical young man I ever met....
| Feb 14, 2012
| 9:33 PM
Pen Argyl is one of those neat small towns where high school sports still matter.
When the Green Knights win, everybody gets behind them.
And when they hit rough times, they often pull together and close ranks.
Pen Argyl sophomore football and baseball...
| Oct 11, 2012
Last week a Venezuelan friend I met in 1994 found me on Twitter.
After exchanging pleasantries, I asked her what she expected from last Sunday's presidential elections. She said she was hoping Henrique Capriles could defeat President Hugo Chávez,
| Feb 14, 2012
| 5:34 PM
I'm glad to be able to revisit the story of 8-year-old Simon Ernst. I wrote about the Upper Milford Township boy last month, when he was getting ready to undergo a bone marrow transplant.
The procedure ended up being delayed because Simon had a...
| Feb 18, 2012
| 5:38 PM
The hospice nurse said on Tuesday that my father could be gone within 24 hours. It was no surprise. He'd been bedridden for days, and on the list of 10 signs that death is near, he had six or seven.
And so I headed north, to the Bay Area, to be with my...