Sunday, December 2, 2012
"Boardwalk Empire" is a hit television show that shares the same name—and a few facts—as the nonfiction book that inspired the HBO series.
What's in a name? When it comes to comparing Nucky Johnson, Atlantic City's real-life politics and racketeering boss, to HBO's fictionalized "Nucky Thompson" in the series Boardwalk Empire, the answer is more than just the TV character's fictionalized name. Author Nelson Johnson, who literally wrote the book on the real Enoch "Nucky" Johnson, says HBO's Terence Winter has said the fictionalized character created for the TV version of Boardwalk Empire is 70 percent drawn from Johnson's 2002 book of the same name. When I told Johnson, a state Superior Court judge whom I've known for more than two decades, that it strikes me that the percentages are more like 60 percent fiction and 40 percent fact in the HBO series, he laughed and quickly …
Monday, October 8, 2012
The annual Oktoberfest took place this week in Historic Smithville and the Village Greene.
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Mayors Don Purdy and Gary Giberson met with Four Seasons residents on Thursday, Oct. 4.
Three weeks later, the residents of Four Seasons got the hearing they wanted. Between 40 and 50 residents met with Galloway Mayor Don Purdy and Port Republic Mayor Gary Giberson Thursday afternoon, Oct. 4, in the Four Seasons ballroom. It was a meeting Purdy and Giberson wanted, too. “At the last meeting, I said to (Atlantic City Electric representatives) ‘when does it start’ and they said it was ending,” Giberson said. “I told them people are leaving angrier than when they came in.” Giberson was referring to an informational session hosted by Atlantic City Electric on Sept. 13, when the electric company invited Four Seasons residents to discuss a planned substation at the intersection of Moss Mill and Wrangleboro roads, south of the Port …
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Sunday, September 16, 2012
Thursday, September 13, 2012
The first "Authors on the Greene" event takes place between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m.
For Wendy Birkbeck, owner of Through the Looking Glass in Historic Smithville, there’s nothing like holding a book in her hands and reading it. The e-reader craze is not for her, and this Saturday, her store is offering what is quietly becoming the most rare of all trades: an autographed book. The inaugural “Authors on the Greene,” event takes place on the Village Greene this Saturday, Sept. 15, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. “I always thought it would be good to put together something like this for authors,” Birkbeck said Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 12. “It would be like the Art Walk last weekend. The artists were all networking and this could be the same thing for authors.” As of Wednesday, 46 authors had committed to appearing at the event, …
Monday, August 13, 2012
The book came out earlier this month.
Brian Johnson, owner of Herban Legends in Historic Smithville, recently released a book of poems. Ray Tyler recently sat down with Johnson to discuss the first of what Johnson hopes will be many books.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
The Smithville Inn and Fred & Ethel's will both present two of their newest appetizer's at the upcoming "Taste of Galloway."
Two staples in the Historic Smithville food community will be introducing locals to two of their newest appetizers at the inaugural "Taste of Galloway" event on June 28. The Smithville Inn will bring their newest appetizer, Firecracker Shrimp, with them. According to Deputy Mayor Tony Coppola Jr., who helps manage the Smithville Inn as well as Fred and Ethel’s Lantern Light Tavern, the shrimp is a great way to sample what the Smithville Inn has to offer. It consists of a fried wonton, fresh seaweed, shrimp dusted lightly with wasabi, and topped with sriracha sauce. “It combines the right blend of hot and cool, crunchy and soft, and it looks great,” Coppola said. Fred and Ethel’s Tavern will be presenting one of their newest appetizers, …
Thursday, May 31, 2012
George Pappadopolous's weight shot up to 348 pounds after retirement, and his doctor warned him he would be dead in three months.
As Galloway Nutrition Club Personal Wellness Coach George Pappadopolous puts it: “I used to make people fat; now I make them thin.” The former restaurant owner took over Galloway Nutrition seven years ago, and brought his club to its current location at 68 West Jimmie Leeds Road, in the shopping complex across the street from AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center Mainland Campus on April 1, 2008. It was a venture he felt was important enough to bring him out of retirement after the parent company’s product saved his life, and a venture he hopes to expose to the entire township when he participates in the inaugural “Taste of Galloway,” on Thursday night, June 28, 5-8 p.m. The event, presented by the Galloway Township Business Association, …
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
The coffee shop has been in business for almost four years, and will participate in the Taste of Galloway on June 28.
Deborah Becker worked for a physical therapy company for 25 years. Then, her company downsized. At the same time, the recession took its toll on her husband, Mark Becker, who was working as a landscape contractor. At a crossroads, the future looked unclear for the Northfield residents. “We had always talked about opening a coffee shop,” Deborah Becker said as she sat in Barista’s Coffee House Tuesday morning, May 29. “He said, ‘We should open a coffee shop,’ and I said, ‘Are you serious?’” He was, they did, and almost four years after Barista’s opened at 68 West Jimmie Leeds Road in Galloway, the coffee shop is going strong and gaining customers. The Beckers hope to introduce their coffee shop to a new audience when it participates in the …