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Suburban Family’s Best of Family 2018
Every November we compile our annual Best of Family issue as a way to thank those who truly make South Jersey special.

by By Sarah Camp, Matt Cosentino, Liz Hunter, Lauren Kubiak, Sarahjane Massaud, Brittany Ann Morrisey, Julie Shannon and Alexis Weaver

This time of year brings plenty of excitement, even more so for the staff here at Suburban Family. Every November we recognize some very special people and organizations in our annual Best of Family issue as a way to thank those who truly make South Jersey so special. In the list that follows, you’ll find more winners than ever—98 to be exact—ranging from home improvement professionals and doctors looking out for our health, to organizations that educate the whole family and ones that keep us entertained as well. The families of South Jersey are better off thanks to them, so please joi n us in celebrating this year’s Best of Family winners.    

Animal Care

Pet Grooming
CAMP BOW WOW
The professionals at Camp Bow Wow know how to have your pet not only cleaned and spruced up, but feeling their best and w alking out with their tail wagging a mile a minute. Cherry Hill, CampBowWow.com/Cherry-Hill

Animal Hospital
RED BANK VETERINARY HOSPITAL
The team of veterinarians provides traditional and alternative medicine in a low-stress setting to ensure your furry family member is com fortable while receiving care. Cherry Hill, RBVH.net

Pet Salon
MILLIE’S JIGGLES & WIGGLES
Even our pets want to enjoy the finer things in  life. Pamper your best friend with services including bathing, nail trimming, fluff drying and pet tooth brushing. Voorhees, JigglesWigg les.com

Dining

Feel-Good Atmosphere  
MARLTON DINER
New Jersey is known for its diners, but this one sticks out by bringing a playful approach to the eatery, feat uring past and present pop culture icons in colorful displays throughout. Marlton, TheMarltonDiner.com

Mexican  
MEXICAN FOOD FACTORY
For a t aste of Mexico take a trip to this authentic restaurant, which offers a full menu from enchiladas with your chosen meat smothered in a choice of sweet or spicy sauce to sizzling fajitas with sautéed onions and peppers. Marlton, TheMexicanFoodFactoryNJ.com

Appetizers  
REDSTONE GRILL
We can’t get enough of the mouth-watering appetizers served at this American grill. Start off your next meal with their buffalo jumbo shrimp, jerk chicken fondue or grilled chicken. Marlton, RedstoneGrill.com

Burgers  
SOPHIE & PETE’S
A good burger is hard to come b y—unless you’re dining at this laid-back burger joint. Their handcrafted guac, Swiss and wrangler burger is for sure a stomach-pleaser. V oorhees, SophieAndPetes.com

Bakery
SWEETSBORO PASTRY SHOPPE
Much more than just a clever name, Sweetsboro makes a variety of delectable treats from scratch but is especially known for its custom cakes, which are sure to make birthdays, weddings and other occasions even more  special. Swedesboro, SweetsboroBakery.com

Italian Specialty Food  
VALENTE’S ITALIAN SPECIALTIES
This family market offers authentic, fres h Italian ingredients and more with specialty pastas, house-made cheese and locally sourced sauces that give grandma a run for her money. Haddonfield, Valentes.us

Homemade Dinners
VOORHEES PIZZA
There is more than just delicious pizza at this neighborhood spot. For a taste of  comfort food, their menu features various homemade dishes like spaghetti and meatballs and chicken parmigiana. Voorhees, MyVoorheesPizza .com

Education & Child Care

Christian Pre-School
AMBASSADOR CHRISTIAN ACADEMY
Through the mission of truth, growth and impact, children will learn in a Christ-centered environm ent that offers small class sizes and individualized programs. Glassboro, AmbassadorChristianAcademy.com

Swimming Lessons
BEAR PADDLE
Kids of all ages can become confident swimmers through engaging and fun lessons in small groups. Swimmers progress at their own pace, earning  patches for each achievement they reach. Marlton, BearPaddle.com

Online Education
CAMDEN COUNTY COLLEGE
Camden County College Students can learn at their own  pace and in a time frame that works for their schedule. There are nearly 170 courses available, and they are just as thorough as in the  classroom setting. Blackwood, CamdenCC.edu

Before and After School Care
FUTURE SCHOLARS LEARNING CENTER
Working parents appreciate the early morning and evening availability offered at this play-based education center with busing to and from Hainesport School. Hainesport, FutureScholarsLearning.com

Variety for Dance  
CORE ACADEMY
This dance school wants your child to flourish and provides excellent training i n ballet, jazz, hip-hop, tap, modern, acro and musical theater. Mount Laurel, CoreMovement.com

Catholic Co-Ed  
GEORGIAN COURT
Encouraging moral analysis and forward thinking, this coeducational  institution is the only Catholic college serving South and Central Jersey. The  co-ed school offers a full range of activities and athletics for a successful college career. Lakewood, Georgian.edu

Way to Earn College Credits
GLOUCESTER COUNTY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
GCIT goes above and beyond to prepare its students for the next step. That incl udes a unique collaboration with Rowan College at Gloucester County in which students can earn up to 30 college credits before graduatin g high school. Sewell, GCIT.org

Guitar Lessons
HADDONFIELD SCHOOL OF MUSIC
Want to learn how to fingerpick like Joni Mitchell or Jimi Hendr ix? It’s all possible at this performance-based music academy that serves adults and children. Haddonfield, HaddonfieldSchoolOfMusic.co m

Tutoring and Test Prep
HUNTINGTON LEARNING CENTER
Elementary through high school students achieve academic success through personalized tutoring programs and gain the strategies and skills to tackle any test.  Cherry Hill, Turnersville, HuntingtonHelps.com

Summer Camp
JCC CAMPS AT MEDFORD
JCC Camps at Medford enriches children’s lives by teaching values and life skills in a fun, safe and inc lusive Jewish environment  while building confidence, sharing successes and creating lasting friendships. Medford, KatzJCC.org/ECCCamps , JCCCampsAtMedford.org

Children’s Theater
MAINSTAGE CENTER FOR THE ARTS
With classes for all different ages, this theater provides a crea tive and nurturing environment for children to learn and grow onstage and off. Blackwood, Mainstage.org

Private K-12
MOORESTOWN FRIENDS
At  this co-educational Quaker school, a rigorous curriculum with a wide range of arts and service learning programs develops well-rounded students who are prepared for college and beyond. Moorestown, MFriends.org

Ballet School
MULFORD DANCE
As any great studio director will te ll you, ballet is critical to a dancer’s repertoire. And there’s no better place to learn or improve on your skills than at this 65-year -old institution. Mount Ephraim, MulfordDance.com

Special Needs Life Skills
OCCUPATIONAL TRAINING CENTER OF BURLINGTON COUNTY
Children wit h special needs who are becoming adults can gain job training and life skills to contribute to society and live an independent life. Bur lington, OTCBC.org

Basketball Program
RAMAPO COLLEGE
Basketball fever sweeps Ramapo’s small campus every year where the athletes on this D ivision III team make waves on a national stage while balancing academics and maintaining an average GPA above 3.0. Mahwah, Ramapo.edu

Acting Lessons
RENEE’S STUDIO
Move from amateur to professional at this acting studio run by a veteran of the industry who instructs young s tudents and adults in group classes and private sessions. Moorestown, Renees-Studio.com

Affordable Higher Education  
ROWAN COLLEGE AT GLOUCESTER COUNTY
Offering a high-quality teaching staff and a comparable education to four-year universities, this community college keep s prices within reach and classes flexible to commuters with busy lifestyles. Sewell, RCGC.edu Innovative STEAM

Curriculum  
SARI ISDANER
T he STEAM curriculum challenges kids to think imaginatively and use new creative ways to solve problems. Kids can compete in STEAM compet itions and learn how to think individually and work collectively. Cherry Hill, KatzJCC.org/ece

Musical Instrument Lessons  
OLD TOWNE MUSIC/SUPERSTAR
Become a rock star, or even a jazz star, at a place that’s been in the trade for years. Their dozens of professionals are h ere to teach on brass, woodwind or string instruments. Multiple locations, OldeTowneMusic.com

Birthday Parties Ages 4-11
SNAPOLOGY
We want  every birthday to be memorable. From Lego to superhero themed parties, you can give your child the gift of learning in a fun atmosphere  using building toys and technology. Delran, SJ.Snapology.com

Speech Therapy  
SPEAK TO ME KIDS
Children achieve their best in a flexible a nd accommodating environment. Licensed speech pathologists work with every parent to understand the individual’s speech therapy needs fro m hearing impairments to motor planning problems. Collingswood, Marlton, SpeakToMeKids.com

Diagnostic Tutoring  
TUTORING CLUB
From early learning to college prep, education can be tailored to fit your child’s needs in reading, math and writing skills, helping build their c onfidence in school. Cherry Hill, TutoringClub.com

Student Life  
ROWAN UNIVERSITY
The snowball that is Rowan University’s campus and stu dent body is continuing to grow. Student life is as dynamic as ever with year-round festivities, special interest groups and athletics fo r every season. Glassboro, Rowan.edu

Family Fun

Tennis Lessons  
MOORESTOWN TENNIS CLUB
If you’re just getting started or even getting back into the swing of things, tennis lessons at the club, off ered to any age and skill level, can improve your game. Moorestown, TheMoorestownTennisClub.com

Kids Gym  
KID FIT NJ
Kids have all the ene rgy in the world, so bring them to a gym that has them zip lining, jumping into a foam pit or swinging on the bars for gymnastics in a p rofessionally supervised environment. Cherry Hill, NJ-KidFit.com

Place to Spend a Saturday  
GARDEN STATE DISCOVERY MUSEUM
Providing learni ng and interactive experiences to infants through 10-year-olds, the museum features exhibits yearround  such as a rock climbing wall, k id-sized diner and animal health care clinic for growth and development. Cherry Hill, DiscoveryMuseum.com   

Farm Market
SPRINGDALE FARM MARKET
A staple in Cherry Hill for over 60 yea rs, Springdale Farm Market provides the freshest produce, delicious homebaked  goods, hayrides, corn mazes and fun for the entire family . Cherry Hill, SpringdaleFarms.com

Dance Apparel  
ATTITUDES
An array of dance shoes and attire can be found beyond the doors of Attitudes, which carries a large range of the latest apparel brands for children and adults, specializing in Pointe shoe fittings with no appointme nt needed. Marlton, AttitudesNJ.com

Health & Wellness

Cardiology
ADVANCED CARDIOLOGY
Dr. Vic Bahal is on the forefront of raising awareness for early detection of heart disease. With the help of cuttin gedge technology and education, his patients are in control of their own health. Mullica Hill, AdvancedCardiologySJ.com

Wide Variety of Urgent Care Services
ATLANTICARE
With multiple locations in the area, this health care provider is always close by when you need medical attention quickly for non-life-threatening illnesses or injuries. Multiple locations, Atlanticare.org

Brain Injury Rehabilitation
BANCROFT
Patients recovering from a neurological condition or brain i njury can confidently move forward with treatment provided by board-certif ied specialists who design an individual plan,  including  outpatient therapies and residential rehabilitation. Cherry Hill, Mount Laurel,  Bancroft.org

Hydrafacial
CAVALLARO FAMILY PRACTICE
In as little as 30 minutes this invigorating treatment removes skin impurities while c leansing skin with moisturizing serums that produce immediate results, sending you back to the office with a refreshed appearance. Sewel l, CavallaroFamilyPractice.com

Infertility Treatments
DELAWARE VALLEY INSTITUTE OF FERTILITY & GENETICS
This team of professionals recogn izes the emotional and sensitive nature of fertility problems, which is why they approach each case individually, providing state-of-t he-art care in a comfortable setting for an optimal success rate. Marlton, StartFertility.com

Eyewear  
FORTUNA OPTICAL
As a family-owned bu siness, it’s important for this optical shop to give sound eyewear advice accompanied by the most up-to-date frames including Ray-Ban, P rada and Oliver Peoples. Marlton, FortunaOptical.net Growing Smiles

Traditional Braces
FRANK BATASTINI ORTHODONTICS
Recognizing that traditional metal bra ces are still among the most effective orthodontic treatments, this team remains committed to the care and comfort of all patients. Black wood, Moorestown, BracesBraces.com

Family Hospital  
OUR LADY OF LOURDES MEDICAL CENTER
No one likes being sick, but when you are, you can  go to a place that’s like home where physicians triumph in treating the whole family, from infants to grandparents. Camden, LourdesNet.o rg

Massage
MASSAGE ENVY
Show your body the love it deserves by scheduling an appointment  at this wellness center, which is committed to m aking sure customers leave relaxed and refreshed. Marlton, MassageEnvy.com

Chiropractor
MCGUNNIGLE CHIROPRACTIC
For those who experience severe back pain and don’t want to rely on medications or invasive treatments, Dr. Jeffrey McGunnigle can get to the root of the problem  and improve your overall health. Haddonfield, McGunnigleChiropractic.com

Braces for Adults
MORRONE AND KAYE
Adults can choose from a varie ty of orthodontic options that are comfortable and aesthetically pleasing, allowing them to confidently receive treatment without disrup tion in their personal and professional lives. Moorestown, MorroneAndKaye.com

Pediatric Urgent Care
PM PEDIATRICS
Open until midnight ever y day of the week, PM Pediatrics h as an experienced, expert staff specifically devoted to pro- viding acute pediatric care, treating chi ldren for everything from broken bones to sore throats. Cherry Hill, Turnersville, PMPediatrics.com

Laser Treatments
PRECISION FACIAL ESTHETICS
As we age, our exterior never matches up with how we feel on the inside—youthful and confident. Laser treatments restore the youth ful glow and rid the face of fine lines and wrinkles. Mount Laurel, PrecisionFacialEsthetics.com

Radiology  
SOUTH JERSEY RADIOLOGY
The most  reliable radiology facility in South Jersey offers board-certified radiologists trained in neuroradiology, body imaging, cardiac imagin g and more for men, women and children. Voorhees, SJRA.com

Pressure Point Massage  
SUN REFLEXOLOGY
When the added stressors of work and bil ls are too much to handle, take a moment to relax with a massage on pressurepoint areas, feet, hands and ears, for a rejuvenated you. Voorhees

Women’s Preventative Care
THERMOGRAPHIC DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING
Using infrared imaging, thermography assists in the assessment  of bre ast health, empowering individuals to pursue early intervention options and maximize their well-being. Marlton, TDINJ.com

Family Eyecare
VILLAGE EYECARE
Whether you need a routine eye exam, new eyeglasses or eye surgery, Dr. Sally Halim and the staff of Village Eyecare provid e all of those services and have the utmost care about each patient and their overall eye health. Woolwich Township, SJVillageEyecare.com 

CoolSculpting  
WARMUTH INSTITUTE FOR DERMATOLOGY 
No matter how many hours we spend in the gym, stubborn fat remains. Using the latest Coo lSculpting technology, certified  professionals at this institute give you a sculpted, confident figure without all the sweat.  Swedesb oro, WarmuthInstitute.com

Pediatric Dentistry
GROWING SMILES
Going to the dentist can be scary, especially for kids, so that’s why we love  taking ours to this office where the atmosphere is fun and the treatment is gentle.  Mount Laurel, Voorhees, MyGrowingSmile.com

Comfort and Cost for Braces  
TENBROOK ORTHODONTICS
By using T1 Self-Ligating technology, quality braces work quicker with less force at an affo rdable price to give you an endlessly loved smile. Multiple locations, TenbrookOrthodontics.com

Teen Braces
ARTICOLO ORTHODONTICS
Braces ar e a rite of passage for nearly all teenagers and the orthodontists here aim to make the process as smooth and quick as possible, fitting  patients with traditional or invisible braces to achieve stellar results. Blackwood, Voorhees, BracesOn.com

Home Improvement

Kitchen and Bath Showroom  
ACE PLUMBING HEATING AND ELECTRICAL SERVICES
If you want to experience a home-like atmosphere, Ace showcases the best kitch en and bath display areas with top-of-the-line appliances, countertops, sinks and faucets and other accessories for your interior design  needs. Vineland, TeamAce.com

Carpet Cleaning
ALLBRITE CARPET CLEANING
Have your carpet looking as good as new through AllBrite’s truck-mou nted steam cleaning system that removes the most stubborn dirt particles trapped in the material. Hainesport, MyAllBriteFloors.com

Interior and Exterior Painting
BRUSH MASTERS XP
Brush Masters follows a flawless finish no matter the client, from enamel to matching old finis hes. Keeping precision from interior to exterior painting, the team will paint anything from wood siding to railings and fences. Cherry Hill, BrushMastersXP.com

Faux Wood Blinds  
BUDGET BLINDS OF BURLINGTON COUNTY
Blinds with the appearance of genuine wood give a timeless lo ok while simultaneously keeping the frigid cold from entering the house. Mount Laurel, BudgetBlinds.com

Landscape Design
GILL’S LANDSCAPING
Whether creating a whimsical garden or outdoor entertaining area, homeowners searching for a landscape environment designed and  installed by skilled professionals need look no further. Mullica Hill, GillsLandscaping.com

Custom Trimwork
HOME TRIMWORK
These experts h ave honed their craft for years, transforming home interiors with the most beautiful details, including crown molding, ornamental pillar s, wainscoting, mantles and custom-built shelves. Bordentown, HomeTrimwork.com

Home Organization  
CLOSET FACTORY
Whether it’s declutterin g the closet, food pantry, home office or garage, Closet Factory will have your home looking polished and manageable with a one-of-a-kin d design. Marlton, ClosetFactory.com

Air Duct and Dryer Vent Cleaning
COIT
With nearly 70 years of experience under their belt, Coit is the  No. 1 cleaning company to rely on, removing dust, bac teria and other contaminates to improve the performance of your HVAC system and  dryer. Somerdale, Coit.com

Nightscaping and Outdoor Audio  
ELITE LANDSCAPING
Complete your sensational landscape design with visually appe aling light accents and perfectly placed audio elements to provide guests, and yourself, a fully immersive outdoor experience. Berlin, El iteLandscaping.com

Residential Solar Program
ORBIT ENERGY & POWER
With nearly two decades of industry experience, this company can provide  homeowners with major energy savings by installing its sleek-looking Tier 1 solar panels that come with a 25-year warranty. Mantua, OrbitEnergy.us

Replacement Windows
WINDOW PLACE PLUS
This family-owned and -operated business installs wood, fiberglass and the best-selling P reservation windows in a hassle-free sales model that has earned them an A rating on Angie’s List. Cherry Hill, WindowPlacePlus.com

Kitchen and Bath Remodel
STONE CASTLE REMODELING
When it’s time to redo that dated bathroom and nonfunctional kitchen, this fully insured contractor will work with you to develop the perfect design for your home. Mantua, StoneCastleHomeRemodeling.com

Pool Design & Installation
SWIM-MOR POOLS & SPAS
For more than 40 years, Swim-Mor has been designing and building custom pools featuring the latest amenities and bac king them up with customer service values that are often hard to find. Mount Ephraim, SwimMor.com

Garage Doors
HUNTER DOOR
From classic to carriage house design to modern style, Hunter Door provides top-of-the-line, handcrafted products that will accent your home perfectly. Maple Shade, HunterDoor.com

Landscape Pond Design
LANDVISTA AQUASCAPES
The tranquility of a waterscape, from ponds and waterfalls to  founta ins, will have you using the backyard as an  escape from the daily grind.  Atco, LandVistaAquascapes.com

Custom Hearth Design Services
RETTINGER FIREPLACE SYSTEMS
Family owned and operated, Rettingers boasts the foremost experts on fireplace design and installation. From woodburning  to gas, traditional or contempor ary, they’ll bring your vision to life. Voorhees, RettingerFireplace.com

Lawn Maintenance
SLS LANDSCAPING, INC.
The last thing you need to  worry about is making sure the lawn is manicured and leaves are raked. That’s why we trust this landscaping company to keep our lawns l ooking tip-top while we enjoy the weekend. Lumberton, SLSLandscape.com

Affordable Carpet and Flooring Services  
SMART CARPET
Get rid of out dated flooring and choose from thousands of carpet and flooring options at a low rate, since there are no overhead costs with the mill-d irect company. Serving all of New Jersey, SmartCarpet.com

Heating and Air Conditioning  
TJ ECKARDT ASSOCIATES, INC.
Having a heating or co oling unit breakdown during peak season can be more than a headache. That's why we trust these trained experts to provide reliable repai rs and installations that will keep our families comfortable for seasons to come.  Berlin, TJEckardt.com

Residential Roofing
WORLD ROOFING
A roof overhead is a necessity, and leaky or damaged shingles need tending to. If it’s for a full replacement or a small fix for reside ntial or commercial properties, World Roofing has you covered with an array of roofing materials. Voorhees, WorldRoofingNJUSA.com

Tree/Stump Removal  
TREE MASTERS
From small backyard trees to large trees becoming a hazard, Tree Masters provides reliable and safe tree remova l with the owner’s personal oversight of every job. Berlin, TreeMasterNJ.com

Legal & Professional Services
SHM FINANCIAL
With people livin g longer these days, having enough money after retirement is more crucial than ever. SHM and its trusted team of professionals have been  helping clients reach their goals with sound financial advice for 60 years. Collingswood, Voorhees and Lakehurst, SHMFinancial.com

Realtor
ANNE KOONS
Being a resident of South Jersey for nearly 40 years gives Koons the lay of the land for Camden, Burlington and Gloucester cou nties. Making sure her clients come first is a staple in her philosophy. Cherry Hill, AnneKoonsRealEstate.com

Family Law  
JEFFREY KERSTETTER
No parent wants to see their family divided, and if it ever does come to that, Kerstetter Law provides a safety blanket where all clie nts receive individualized treatment for the best outcome. Haddon Heights, FamilyLawSJ.com

Beauty & Fitness

Personal Training  
ADRENALINE SPORTS PERFORMANCE
Cookie-cutter workout plans are a notion of the past with personalized training opportunities at Adre naline Sports Performance. Athletes looking to gain a competitive edge can optimize their progress with individualized strength training and conditioning plans. Cherry Hill, AdrenalineSPT.com

Synthetic Lashes
AMAZING LASH STUDIO
Amazing Lash Studio customizes each set of syn thetic lashes—also known as eyelash extensions—for every customer, making their eyes pop with beautiful, natural-looking lashes. Cherry  Hill, AmazingLashStudio.com

Blowout
CHERRY BLOW DRY BAR
Skip the hassle of doing your hair for your next formal event or night out and le t the stylists at Cherry Blow Dry Bar take care of you. You’ll leave the salon with a look that turns heads. Multiple locations, CherryBlowDryBar.com

Curly Hair Care  
PERSONAL EXPRESSIONS
Curly hair requires special attention. Here, professionals specialize in taming and st yling tight or loose, luscious curls with quality, organic products. Haddonfield, PersonalExpressionsHair.com

Dermaplaning  
SKIN AND BODY KLINIC
This skin care facility blends a doctor’s office and spa atmosphere  where licensed professionals perform aesthetic procedures, i ncluding dermaplaning, to remove surface dirt and makeup for immediate results. Willingboro, SkinAndBodyKlinic.com

Microneedling  
BEAU INSTITUTE
Led by a pioneer in cosmetic procedures, the professionals at this institute undergo extensive training in the latest practices, i ncluding microneedling. Under their careful touch, clients feel relaxed while experiencing the benefits of rejuvenated skin. Mount Laurel , BeauInstitute.com

Strength Training
GIANT FITNESS
Other gyms pale in comparison to the abundance and variety of free weights and exerci se machines available at Giant Fitness. Members rarely have to wait, making for a stress-free workout and leading to the best results. Mu ltiple locations, GiantFitnessClubs.com

Fitness Class Variety
ECHELON HEALTH & FITNESS
From its renowned Thrive Personal Training fitness  program to Zumba, yoga, Pilates and even aqua dance in the pool, Echelon Health & Fitness has classes that are enjoyable, motivational a nd best of all, produce results. Voorhees, EchelonHF.com

Comprehensive Fitness Program
MAX CHALLENGE-MOUNT LAUREL/MAPLE SHADE
This 10-week  body transformation system combines challenging  fitness classes, a nutrition plan and a supportive setting to help you achieve long-l asting results and change your health for the better. Maple Shade, TheMAXChallenge.com/locations/Maple-Shade-NJ

Published (and copyrighted) in Suburban Family Magazine, Volume 9, Issue 9 (November 2018).
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