Pennsauken Holds First Annual Holiday Lights Contest

Pennsauken Township would like to recognize the very best in holiday decorations throughout town. As you get ready to do your best Clark Griswold impersonations, there could be a reward for your More »

Pennsauken School District To Hold Bond Referendum Vote On March 13

By Frank Sinatra, AAP Editor The Pennsauken School District is asking residents to consider a bond referendum that will make significant improvements to every public school throughout the Township. The vote, to More »

It’s Time To Play “Pennsaukenopoly!”

In conjunction with the town’s 125th anniversary, Pennsauken has created “Pennsaukenopoly,” a special keepsake board game. The games are finished and have arrived just in time for the holidays! “Visit” some of More »

Small Business Saturday Specials

All Around Pennsauken asked local establishments to submit local deals and specials in both Pennsauken and Merchantville as part of Small Business Saturday. Samantha Paige Intimates, located at Trellis Plaza, 177 S. More »

Pennsauken Events Kick-Off Holidays, Season Of Giving

By Frank Sinatra, AAP Editor It’s that most wonderful time of the year: the start of the holiday season. Pennsauken Township truly embraces the holidays with events that not only provide the More »

Bone Marrow Donor Match Drive Held At PHS On December 14

A donor match drive to help battle life-threatening blood cancers and other diseases will be held on Thursday, Dec. 14, 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Pennsauken High School, 800 Hylton Rd.

Pennsauken’s Interactive Holiday Light Map For 2017

Judging for the 2017 Holiday Light Contest begins tonight! Thank you to everyone who submitted their homes for consideration. To view an interactive map highlighting various homes throughout town decorated for the holidays, click here.

Santa Visits Burrough-Dover House During Nighttime Holiday Event

A new holiday tradition in our Township began a couple of years ago when historic Burrough-Dover House opened its doors on an evening in December to welcome Santa and the community for a beautiful evening of cheer. Again this year, on Friday evening, Dec. 8, from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m., Santa will sit before the hearth at Burrough-Dover House to welcome the young ones and their families for a Yuletide chat and a photo opportunity that will be a real Pennsauken keepsake! The historic home will be decked out with greens and tinsel and holiday regalia, while a tree adorned with ornaments stands in the parlor as if waiting for the good children of the 19th Century Dover family to rise on Christmas morning!

Congratulations To The Winners Of Friends Of The Library Raffle

By Arlene Miller, Friends of the Pennsauken Free Public Library

The six lucky winners of our fall raffle, who won baskets worth more than $300 each filled with gift cards and other merchandise donated by generous merchants in our area, will be celebrating the holidays in style, no doubt. After treating themselves at local restaurants, maybe   some of their winnings will help add a few surprises to their fortunate gift recipients during this upcoming holiday season.

Community Christmas Events

In addition to the upcoming Parade of Lights, there are several other community events for folks looking to celebrate the holidays.

Christmas Bazaar

Saint Peter’s annual Christmas Bazaar will be held on Friday, Dec. 1 from 4:00 to 9:00 p.m.; as well as Saturday, Dec. 2, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in Pastor’s Hall, 43 W. Maple Ave., Merchantville. Featuring delicious food, wonderful vendors, great silent auction baskets, sweet baked goods, and a game section for the kids. For more information, visit http://www.stpeterschool.org/calendar/christmas-bazaar.

Merchantville Holiday Parade And Tree Lighting

Merchantville holds its annual Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting on Friday, Dec. 1. The opening ceremony begins at 6:45 p.m. at Centre St. and Park Ave. with musical performances by local school choirs. The parade itself begins at Maple and Hamilton avenues. For more information, visit http://merchantvillenj.gov.

Holiday Wine Glass Painting Party

On Wednesday, Dec. 13, Paint to You will be teaching a wine glass painting class at Bryson’s Pub, located at 3402 Cove Rd., Pennsauken. The event stars promptly at 7:30 p.m. The cost is $25 and includes two glasses to create. As of publication, spots are extremely limited for this event. Tickets can be purchased online by visiting https://www.eventbrite.com/e/paint-to-you-brysons-pub-tickets-39533529852.

Pennsauken Holds First Annual Holiday Lights Contest

Pennsauken Township would like to recognize the very best in holiday decorations throughout town. As you get ready to do your best Clark Griswold impersonations, there could be a reward for your efforts this year!

Pennsauken School District To Hold Bond Referendum Vote On March 13

By Frank Sinatra, AAP Editor

The Pennsauken School District is asking residents to consider a bond referendum that will make significant improvements to every public school throughout the Township. The vote, to be held on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, will allocate almost $36 million for various initiatives, while actually reducing school taxes for Pennsauken households.

It’s Time To Play “Pennsaukenopoly!”

In conjunction with the town’s 125th anniversary, Pennsauken has created “Pennsaukenopoly,” a special keepsake board game. The games are finished and have arrived just in time for the holidays!

“Visit” some of the great places and businesses in Pennsauken and enjoy a fun, competitive game for the whole family.

Games are just $30 and all proceeds from the sale of “Pennsaukenopoly” will go to support local charitable initiatives.

For more information, or to purchase a game, call (856) 665-1000 x127 or e-mail aap@twp.pennsauken.nj.us.

Small Business Saturday Specials

All Around Pennsauken asked local establishments to submit local deals and specials in both Pennsauken and Merchantville as part of Small Business Saturday.

Samantha Paige Intimates, located at Trellis Plaza, 177 S. Centre St., Suite F, Merchantville, is holding a “buy one, get one half off” sale on Small Business Saturday. This sale applies to any item in the boutique. Hours of operation are 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Play With This Toys And Collectibles, 19 W. Park Ave., Merchantville, is holding a special Black Friday weekend sale. Spend up to $100 get 10 percent off; spend over $100 and get 20 percent off anything in the shop. Hours of operation on Saturday are 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Sunday, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Spirit To Sole Connection, 23 N.Centre St Merchantville, is an herbal shop that also provides reflexology sessions, reiki sessions and herbal consultations. The business blends herbal teas, natural organic body products, and other herbal products. The business will have pop-up sales every weekend in December. Hours of operation on Saturday are 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Pennsauken’s Historic Homes Hold Dual Events On November 18

Saturday, Nov. 18 continues Pennsauken’s historic homes’ tradition of the dual themes of the season. Life in the colonial home as winter approaches is the theme of at historic Griffith Morgan House’s “Frost on the Pumpkin” event from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Here, the warm fire of the hearth will prepare savory seasonal foods and home-baked goods and refreshments entice, while other domestic chores and pastimes bring the household and friends together in preparation for the frost and snow. Meanwhile, the “Holiday Open House” at Burrough-Dover House from noon to 4:00 p.m., opens the season of holiday warmth with historical cheer! Harking back to the 19th century when the Dover family occupied the old home, the trimmings of the holiday season with tree and greens and candles, warming refreshments, holiday music, and more bring friends and family merrily back to the traditions of the festive time of year!

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