Longtime Pennsauken resident Mary Keating DiSabato passed away on Oct. 21 after a prolonged illness.
Mary was the beloved wife of Anthony “Sonny” DiSabato, senior coordinator for Pennsauken Township and longtime All Around Pennsauken columnist. She was the mother of Denise Neri, Remo (Patricia) Croce, Elyssa (Michael) Palmisano, Stephen (Tamara Stafford) Croce, Mary K. (Warren) Mazzochette, Anthony (Theresa) DiSabato and Rita (Ben) Tahenakos; cherished nana of Jason, Justin (Nicole), Joshua (Leslie), Michael (Jackie), Anthony, Mary (Tom), Remo (fiancé Lindsay), Sarah, Danielle, Warren (Rachel), Zachary, Wyatt, Sam, Leo, Nicholas, Joseph, Kaiya and Jadyn; great-grandmother of Evangeline, Madden, Thomas, Atticus, Rosemary, Oliver and Juliet; and dear sister of the late Barbara (the late Anthony) Petracci, Dolores (the late John) Spicer, and Michael (Theresa) Keating. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
The sign on the door says, “Death in the family.” They have no idea how right they are.
Al Segrest, iconic owner of The Clip Joint in Merchantville, passed away suddenly last night. He was 68 years old. It’s a shock to many of us who frequented his shop for years.
It’s no trick. For the fourth year in a row, Pennsauken residents tuning into Channel 19 will be treated to a wide variety of horror movies, from cult favorites to extreme camp.
This Halloween, Pennsauken Television will present “Channel Night Scream,” a day-long horror movie marathon, airing several horror movies available from the public domain. Viewers can watch silent classics such as “Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde,” featuring John Barrymore; cult horror gem “The Brain That Wouldn’t Die;” and “Attack of the Giant Leeches,” a film that “sucks” on many levels. The programming culminates with George A. Romero’s zombie masterpiece, “Night of the Living Dead.”
The Merchantville School District hosts its annual Haunted House on Friday, Oct. 21 and Saturday, Oct. 22 at Merchantville School, 130 S. Centre St. The spooky fun runs from 7:00 to 9:30 p.m. Admission is just $5 per person; concessions are also available for purchase. For more info, call (856) 663-1091.
Halloween comes to old Griffith Morgan House in a big way! On Sunday, Oct. 23 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., crafts and spooky lore of the season will join with tasty treats and a visit from our special guest, the Jersey Devil, for an eerie day of historic fun! Pumpkins to decorate, legends to tell and an old house to explore! What could be better? Admission, tours and parking are free. Some activities may charge a nominal fee to help defray the cost. Click here for more information.
“Filled with great, patriotic songs, this performance will be a beautiful celebration of our country,” says Kate Brown, vocal music director at Pennsauken High School. “This is something that you will not want to miss.”
“A Tribute to America” is held at Pennsauken High School, located at 800 Hylton Rd. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students and seniors. Past and present servicemen and women gain free admission with their military I.D. For more information, call (856) 662-8500 x5273.
The Pennsauken School District is hosting a free “Touch-A-Truck” event on Saturday, Oct. 29 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the parking lot of the Pennsauken Intermediate School and Howard M. Phifer Middle School on Park Ave.
Free to the public, this event offers children of all ages a hands-on opportunity to explore various vehicles, including dump trucks, fire engines, police motorcycles, and more. In addition to the many trucks children can explore, there will be snacks offered from area vendors and family entertainment.
For more information, visit the Pennsauken School District’s web site.
This October, two popular Pennsauken events are combined into one: the Township’s annual Haunted Hay Ride and the “Bite Night” Food Truck Event.
By Joe Scavuzzo, Director, Department of Public Works
I hope everybody is recovering from the humid start that September had. Those that wished for summer to continue had their wishes granted, with temperatures in the mid 90’s and humidity levels high. If you’re like me, I look forward to the cooler temperatures this new season offers with a coffee or glass of wine on the front porch after dinner.
This brings us into our next season: leaf collection. Leaf collection operations generally begin in late October and are completed around the end of December. Every section of town will have leaf pickup at least twice during this time. This is, in addition to the weekly Wednesday “yard debris” pick-up, when Waste Management will pick-up your bagged/bundled items. We ask for your patience while we are working in your neighborhood, as our large equipment could end up blocking parts of the street or intersection.
There’s much to accomplish in the fall garden before the harsh winter weather arrives. Autumn is a beautiful time of year to be working outdoors, but it can also be overwhelming with so many garden chores that need attention. It’s time to tidy up from summer and get ready for spring all at once. Ideally, we ease into seasonal changes, and plants go in and out of dormancy gradually. But nature often has other plans.