Quixote Quest prepares for its “Hope for Haiti” Coffee House

Julie Coben ('11)/Eastside Community Editor

February 18, 2010

Quixote Quest, a community service club for teens of New Jersey, will be holding a “Hope for Haiti” Coffee House this Sunday, February 21, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Spot Teen Center, located inside of the Echelon Mall. The event will include teen performances from various high schools in the...

The 2010 Volunteer Fair offers community service opportunities

Laura Kane (’11)/ Eastside Community Editor, Laura Kane (’11)/ Eastside Community Editor, Laura Kane (’11)/ Eastside Community Editor, Laura Kane (’11)/ Eastside Community Editor, and Laura Kane (’11)/ Eastside Community Editor

February 9, 2010

On Monday February 8, East’s and West’s PTAs organized the 2010 Volunteer Fair at the Cherry Hill Library. Over ten volunteer organizations held booths to recruit teen volunteers for their services. From Bancroft to the Camden County Animal Shelter, various organizations are looking for devoted students...

Dessert Picks

February 6, 2010

Philly Cupcake Julie Coben (’11)/Eastside Community Editor Located on 1132 Chestnut Street in Philadelphia, Philly Cupcake, the “Cupcakery Boutique”, raises the bar on how to make creative, interesting, and delicious cupcakes.As one enters the small yet welcoming and colorful bakery, he or she can find a large boutique cabinet filled with Philly C...

The Wishing Well relocates inside of Blush

Lauren Klein (’11)/ Eastside Staff and Lauren Klein (’11)/ Eastside Staff

January 24, 2010

The popular boutique, The Wishing Well, located in Cherry Hill, has recently taken on a new adventure. The store has just moved in with another popular store, Blush, also located in Cherry Hill. The Wishing Well got an offer to move in with Blush just a little while back and moved into their new home...

Philadelphia Restaurant Week preview

Steven Markowitz (’10)/ Eastside Underground Editor and Steven Markowitz (’10)/ Eastside Underground Editor

January 21, 2010

Like going to fancy restaurants, but hate spending $50 for a steak? Then the annual Philadelphia restaurant week is for you. Taking place from January 17 to 22 and 24 to 29, all participating restaurants will offer three course meals (including an appetizer, a full entrée and a dessert) from a selected...

Comcast Holiday Spectacular brings the holiday season to a close

Laura Kane ('11)/ Eastside Community Editor, Laura Kane ('11)/ Eastside Community Editor, Laura Kane ('11)/ Eastside Community Editor, Laura Kane ('11)/ Eastside Community Editor, and Laura Kane ('11)/ Eastside Community Editor

December 31, 2009

Comcast, one of the country’s largest cable, internet, and phone companies, is now offering the community more than just “triple play.” The Comcast headquarters, located in downtown Philadelphia, is showcasing a great holiday show until New Year’s Day. The free 15-minute holiday show is played...

Panchero’s adds a new spice to the area

Lauren Klein (’11)/ For Eastside, Lauren Klein (’11)/ For Eastside, and Lauren Klein (’11)/ For Eastside

December 24, 2009

Panchero’s Mexican Grill is a chain restaurant that has franchises all over the country. Due to the success of Panchero’s more continue to open. A new Panchero’s recently opened in the Ritz Shopping Center in Voorhees. As one walks through the doors of Panchero’s Mexican Grill, the first thing...

Morris Arboretum’s new Tree Adventure attracts visitors

Danielle Fox (’13)/ For Eastside

November 11, 2009

The Morris Arboretum is one of Philadelphia’s many great outdoor attractions. It was founded by siblings, John and Lydia Morris in 1923. The park is famous for its 13,000 labeled plants, trees, flowers and sculptures from around the world. This month the Morris Arboretum continues to branch out with...

Arts, Books and Culture Festival Preview

Lauren Klein (’11)/ For Eastside and Lauren Klein (’11)/ For Eastside

October 24, 2009

For the past twenty years, the JCC (Jewish Community Center) Cherry Hill has thrown a huge annual festival, The ABC (Arts, Books and Culture) Festival. This event hosts more than thirty famous people such as authors and performers to help raise money for the JCC. The funds are then distributed to different people...

Family-owned grocery store offers a more friendly atmosphere

Sherin Nassar (’13)/ For Eastside and Sherin Nassar (’13)/ For Eastside

October 24, 2009

If one is looking for a family friendly atmosphere, fresh fruits, vegetables and a juice bar, then JD Produce and Deli is awaiting! Recently opened in April 2009, the family-owned produce and deli sells a variety of New Jersey farm fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as deli meats and cheeses. The...

Interview with Mayor Bernie Platt regarding Cherry Hill Mall renovations

Darby Festa ('13)/ For Eastside

October 5, 2009

In 2007, the Cherry Hill Mall underwent numerous renovations funded by the Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust (PREIT), adding venues such as Nordstrom, Urban Outfitters and several restaurants including Seasons 52. The following is an interview with Mayor Bernie Platt of Cherry Hill about the...

Agora Greek and Food Festival

Danielle Fox ('13)/ For Eastside

October 5, 2009

Learning has potential to be fun, especially when food is involved. From October 1 through 4, the Greek Orthodox Church of St. Thomas in Cherry Hill, New Jersey hosted their annual “Agora Greek and Food Festival” for the community to experience Greek culture. The church gave attendees a taste of...

MS 150 Jersey Shore bike event

Danielle Fox ('13)/ Eastside Staff

October 1, 2009

Looking for a great opportunity to do community service that is both beneficial and a good time? On October 3 and 4, join the Ms 150 Jersey Shore bike event, described by Bicycling Magazine as “the best cycling getaway in New Jersey.” The MS 150 Jersey Shore bike event is run by the National Multiple...

Videogame Expo comes to Philadelphia

Dillon Rosenblatt ('11)/ Eastside Editorial Assistant

September 30, 2009

From Super Nintendo to Sega Dreamcast to Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii, video gaming systems have taken over the world’s youth. Over 97 percent of kids from ages 13-18 have played or still play some sort of video game. These kids are the ones who make up the attendance at the Video Game Expo; the plac...

Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe

Julia Finkel ('10)/ Eastside Community Editor, Julia Finkel ('10)/ Eastside Community Editor, and Julia Finkel ('10)/ Eastside Community Editor

August 15, 2009

  Courtesy of www.canarypromo.com As the artist sits on his stool surrounded by his own paintings, his hand hurts from the hours spent fervently searching to find the perfect shade of blue. Across the street, the dancer moves around in her studio, enclosed by mirrors, repeating her twists and turns...