Monthly Archives: August 2016

On the wall behind her desk, Dena Ferone displays a plaque that reads, “Smile, Sparkle, and Shine.” Dena exudes that slogan while working to impart those same qualities in the clients she works with and within the local community. Dena's involvement in the local community runs deep; serving on the Ducktown Neighborhood… Read More
Lee Phan With a mantra of “engage and empower,” Lee Phan addresses the needs of the underserved and knowledge starved demographic served by the insurance industry while working to make Atlantic City an insurance information hub. Since the shift in accountability of personal well-being has increasingly fallen on the employee, Lee’s business model provides workers… Read More
Jean Griffin Growth has always occupied the central plank in the life of Dr. Jean Griffin. As a child, she and her family owned and operated Wash and Sons, the iconic Northside eatery across the street from Club Harlem and next to Grace’s Little Belmont. “My mother would make dinner at the sandwich shop… Read More
Ralph Hunter Few cities in America can rival Atlantic City’s rich African American heritage. Ralph E. Hunter, Sr. aims to perpetuate that legacy as the founder/president of the African American Heritage Museum. “African American history is important not because its African American history, but because it’s American history. If we don’t understand what took place in… Read More
George “Buddy” Grover Retired letter carrier George “Buddy” Grover’s title of “top dog” in his profession comes with a cache of credibility. Every Friday this volunteer greets visitors at the summit of the 171-foot tall Absecon Lighthouse on Rhode Island Avenue. “About eight years ago I decided to take the Lighthouse Challenge. My friend mentioned to the… Read More
Monique Colon Moon Beast If vision is the art of seeing the invisible, then photographer/artist Mo Colon has artistic insight to be envied by others. Though he claims to have “found photography by accident,” the Ducktown resident places no boundaries on his artistic journey. “I do street photography and lifestyle photography. I capture events, fashion… Read More