Blog Archives: Evan Sanchez

Ernestine Simpson After working since the age of 14, raising eight children, and graduating college at the age of 50, no one could begrudge Ernestine Simpson for kicking back in retirement. But the affable octogenarian continues her community involvement with a myriad of volunteer activities. “As a volunteer you have to be… Read More
Marta Stott As a volunteer for Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children, Marta Stott personifies the maxim on the decorative garden stone in front of her home: “All things grow with love.” “I’ve always had a desire to work with children and a place in my heart for children that society doesn’t… Read More
Libbie Wills Ironically, “seeing the light” of community involvement for Libbie Wills had its genesis when the beacon on the T-jetty near her house disappeared. “When the light went missing, I called City Hall to see about replacing it.  That’s when I found out about the civic association.  I guess you could… Read More
One Stop Bait Shop While politicians and businesspeople struggle to increase casino revenue in Atlantic City, Noel Feliciano has cast his net around an industry too often submerged in public and political thought—FISHING! “We need the new boardwalk and bulkhead, but we definitely need fishing, because first and foremost, Atlantic City is surrounded by… Read More
On the wall behind her office desk at Covenant House, Volunteer Manager Dena Ferone displays a plaque that reads, “Smile, Sparkle, and Shine.” Dena exudes that slogan while working to impart those same qualities in her young adult clients. Covenant House, the largest privately funded agency in the Americas, strives to “provide loving… 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
Atlantic City nightlife events Want to hit all the local spots for a few drinks while you’re in town? Be sure to check out these local watering holes. Making the Rounds Looking to watch the game and mix with locals? Check out Vagabond Kitchen & Tap House in the Chelsea Heights section of Atlantic City.… Read More