Pennsauken Schools Hold First-Ever Choir Festival

Pennsauken’s vocal music directors held the first annual Pennsauken Choir Festival at Pennsauken High School. This day-long event was a celebration of music, learning, and performing for all levels of Pennsauken choral More »

Food Truck And Touch-A-Truck Event Rescheduled For June 22

Downpours and evening thunderstorms last month resulted in the combination food truck and touch-a-truck event being rescheduled to Thursday, June 22 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., weather permitting. Co-sponsored by Pennsauken Township More »

Pennsauken Public Schools Launch Summer Enrichment Program

By the Pennsauken Board of Education: Nick Perry, President; Allyson Meloni-Scavuzzo, Vice President; Cheryl Duffy; Michael Hurley; Diane Johnson; Leona Moss; Jennifer Slattery; Orlando Viera; and JoAnn Young The end of the More »

Pennsauken Honors The Best Moms, Dads, And Guardians In Town

By Frank Sinatra, AAP Editor A single mother of two who gave her children a summer to remember and a dad who teaches the importance of giving back to those less fortunate More »

Bayada To Hold Ribbon Cutting Ceremony On June 22

By Frank Sinatra, AAP Editor Bayada Home Health Care, a trusted home health care agency with over 40 years of experience, will officially open their new Pennsauken offices with a ceremonial ribbon More »

Pennsauken High Indoor Guard To Hold Car Wash Fundraisers

Summer Storms, Yard Debris And Tree Contractor Precautions

By Joe Scavuzzo, Director, Department of Public Works

Friday, June 23 will mark the second anniversary of the short but expansive storm our region sustained damage from. You may recall that day, when massive winds came through for about 20 minutes, leaving its impact on a majority of our town, causing trees to fall into streets and homes, ripping electrical service cables off of homes, and creating tons – and I mean tons – of tree debris. The Pennsauken Office of Emergency Management submitted documentation of Public Works overtime records, along with other Township departments, to FEMA for reimbursement of the unplanned expenses.

Congressman Norcross Community Service Office Hours Held At Pennsauken Library On June 21

Congressman Norcross’ District Office staff will be available on Wednesday, June 21 at the Pennsauken Free Public Library, 5605 N. Crescent Blvd., to assist residents with any issues they are having with a federal agency, including the VA, Medicare, Social Security, IRS, Department of Education, immigration, HUD, and others. There will also be representatives from various other organizations to provide information on general services and programs they offer. For more information, click here.

The Food Bank of South Jersey Seeks Volunteers to Help Feed 8,000 Children This Summer

The Food Bank of South Jersey (FBSJ) is seeking volunteers to assist in preparing, packing, and delivering a half million meals to 8,000 low-income children through their Summer Meals Program (SMP). FBSJ staff will rely on volunteers to assist in a variety of tasks including preparing and packing meals, sorting food items, and site monitoring.

Obituary: Denis Collopy, Pennsauken Native

Pennsauken native Denis Collopy passed away unexpectedly on June 13, 2017, after a brief illness. He was 43.

Denis was the devoted and adoring son of Dennis and Kathleen (Wells); loving husband of Elizabeth (Mattioni) and father of Andrew; brother of Amy (Reid) and Katie; brother-in-law of Jeffrey Reid; uncle of Sydney and Jacob Reid; and loving grandson of Dorothy Amos.

Denis attended Saint Peter’s Roman Catholic School, Camden Catholic High School, and was a graduate of Rutgers University. A die-hard Philadelphia sports fan, Denis had a particular love of baseball, which he shared with Andrew. Dedicated to his family, Denis would visit his parents in Pennsauken and cheer on his niece and nephew on the soccer field. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

A remembrance of Denis’ life will be held Wednesday June 21 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. at Kirk & Nice Funeral Home, 80 Stenton Ave., Plymouth Meeting, Pa 19462. A service will be held Thursday, June 22, 11:00 a.m. at Chestnut Hill Presbyterian Church, 8855 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia Pa 19118. A memorial mass will be held July 15 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, 43 W. Maple Ave., Merchantville, N.J. 08109.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Peter Roman Catholic School (address above) in Denis’ name.

Bike Ride Along Merchantville Rail Trail Held On June 17

The Pennsauken Environmental Commission and the Pennsauken Bike Share program are sponsoring a bike ride along the Merchantville Rail Trail on Saturday, June 17. Starting at 9:00 a.m. at the gazebo along the trail at Centre St. and Chestnut Ave., the ride showcases the Township’s Bike Share program, which allows adult residents to obtain bicycles for use throughout the year. The event will also highlight efforts to expand the current one-mile trail into Pennsauken in both directions.

Participants can bring their own bicycles or ride one of about 20 adult bikes made available by the Bike Share program for the day of the ride.

Bike sharing programs had their start in Europe in the 1960s and gained popularity in America in the mid-2000s. Bikes from Pennsauken’s Bike Share program are used bicycles donated by residents throughout Camden County that have been refurbished by volunteers of the Camden County Bike Share program in Cherry Hill.

For more information, please contact Elwood Martz at emartz@twp.pennsauken.nj.us or (856) 665-1000, ext. 151.

Food Truck And Touch-A-Truck Event Rescheduled For June 22

Downpours and evening thunderstorms last month resulted in the combination food truck and touch-a-truck event being rescheduled to Thursday, June 22 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., weather permitting.

Co-sponsored by Pennsauken Township and Pennsauken’s Department of Public Works, the event will be held at the Pennsauken Township Municipal Complex, 5605 N. Crescent Blvd. Several food trucks are slated to attend the June 22 event; and picnic tables will be available for seating. In addition, children of all ages will have a hands-on opportunity to explore various vehicles, including dump trucks, fire engines, and more. Little ones can also enjoy the playground adjacent to the Pennsauken Free Public Library.

For more information, visit http://www.twp.pennsauken.nj.us/content/food-truck-events. Also, be sure to visit Pennsauken’s official Facebook page for updates.

Pennsauken Public Schools Launch Summer Enrichment Program

By the Pennsauken Board of Education: Nick Perry, President; Allyson Meloni-Scavuzzo, Vice President; Cheryl Duffy; Michael Hurley; Diane Johnson; Leona Moss; Jennifer Slattery; Orlando Viera; and JoAnn Young

The end of the school year is often accompanied by cheers of joy, screams of excitement, and thoughts of fun activities that will be experienced all summer long.

Historic Flag Day Celebration Held On June 17

On Saturday, June 17, from noon to 4:00 p.m., historic Burrough-Dover House, located at 9201 Burrough-Dover Lane off of Haddonfield Rd., will hold its traditional commemoration of Flag Day. A variety of historic flags will be on display; and guided tours and related festivities will pay tribute to Old Glory and highlight the wide range of banners that symbolize our story as a nation and people. Admission and parking are free.

And don’t forget: both the Burrough-Dover House and Griffith Morgan House, which is located at 243 Griffith Morgan Lane off River Rd., will also be open to the public for an Independence Day celebration on Sunday, July 2 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. What could be more patriotic than a visit to our colonial past?

Both houses will be open for free guided tours and the lovely grounds of both sites are perfect for a picnic and outdoor play. Plenty of free parking is available at both houses.

Visit the Griffith Morgan House or Pennsauken Historical Society pages or the group “Pennsauken History Forum” on Facebook for more details or directions; you can also leave a message at (856) 486-9561 or e-mail pennsaukenhistoricalsociety@gmail.com.

Pennsauken Environmental Commission Hosts Bike And Train Ride On June 10

Did you know that several trail networks, including the Circuit Trails, East Coast Greenway, and Delaware River Heritage Trail, are all planned to run through Pennsauken Township?

The Pennsauken Environmental Commission, in partnership with New Jersey Conservation Foundation, invites all residents and their families to a Circuit Trails/East Coast Greenway Bike and Ride event on Saturday, June 10 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Environmental professionals and volunteers will showcase the on-road and off-road, existing and planned, trail segments that run throughout Pennsauken.

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