NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Phil Sapienza, of Berkeley Heights, celebrated his 101st birthday at the local McDonald's on Springfield Avenue. For this active centenarian, this is a regular outing. Not only does Phil have a sharp mind and good looks, he continues to be very active going out four nights a week --- and drives himself to each engagement.

As a corporal in the U.S. Army, he served three years in Europe during WWII and landed on Normandy. He was a barber in the Army and later became a hairdresser. He has met many friends through the Warren American Legion, Stirling Elks and the Berkeley Heights VFW, as well as enjoys his Friday nights at Mount Carmel Society.

Phil has been a regular at McDonald's for over 10 years and meets his special group of "McD's friends" for coffee every morning. So, it was no surprise that they were there for Phil with the mylar balloon and cake to celebrate his big day.