Author: Nicole Pensiero

Savage Dream

February 5, 2008

Lisa Savage, chef/owner of the new Savaradio restaurant in Linwood, remembers weeping from exhaustion during her first week of culinary school and wondering aloud, What have I done?

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Down the Shore

January 31, 2008

He’s a Renaissance man in swim trunks, a lifeguard whose cartoons have been featured in The New Yorker for nearly 20 years. But John O’Brien has guarded the 22nd Street Beach in North Wildwood even longer, having joined the city’s beach patrol 36 years ago. Now 52, the Delran resident travels with a notepad, jotting down cartoon ideas often based on life’s everyday absurdities.

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Best Dining Towns NJ Cape May - NJ Monthly - The Best of Jersey

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Cream of the Crop

January 30, 2008

Charlene Napoleon was only a teenager when her obsession with cream puffs began. The Trenton native learned to make the creamy, dreamy treats from a friend’s dad—a professional baker—then spent the next couple of decades perfecting the art while working as a hairdresser and a trainer for Redken Laboratories.

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Day Trip: Ocean City

December 20, 2007

Day Trip to Ocean City - New Jersey Monthly - Best of NJ

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Gisele and Mario DiNatale’s oldest child and only daughter, Alicia Rose, was diagnosed with adenocarcinoma, an aggressive form of cancer, within days of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

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