Monthly Archives: September 2014

Freeholders Attract New Restaurant To Cooper River

The Freeholder Board has entered into an agreement with some big names in the region to open a new eatery in the former Lobster Trap Restaurant in Cooper River Park.

Pennsauken Citizen-Historians Get Blast From The Past Through Time Capsules

By Robert Fisher-Hughes, AAP Columnist and Amateur Historian

As September is a month of new beginnings and refreshed ambitions, with a return from vacations and schools welcoming new classes, so does a new season of events begin at our historical organizations in Pennsauken. That creates an opportunity to see how far we have come and what is next. It is also an ideal time to become involved in the participatory sport of history!

Boat People SOS Host Annual Youth-Led Moon Festival In Pennsauken

The tenth annual Boat People SOS Moon Festival is planned for Saturday, Sept. 20 to celebrate the vibrant Vietnamese community in South Jersey.

Treasuring The Special Gifts Given By Our Teachers

By Judith Kristen, AAP Columnist

Happy September! Wow! Where did the summer go, huh?

You’ve already put the sun block away, school clothes and supplies have been purchased, and with any luck, you’ll manage your first cup of disturbance-free coffee since the end of June.

Pinsetter Bar And Bowl Offers Something For Everyone

“We’re not a snack bar bowling alley.” That’s the mindset of Mark Platzer, owner of Pinsetter Bar and Bowl, located at 7111 Maple Ave. in Pennsauken. Long gone are the days of the old Maple Bowl. Pinsetter’s kitchen has a staff of six and a kitchen manager and head chef with a fine dining background; but the establishment still caters guests as old as three and bowlers as young as 92. “We think we have something for everybody.”

Dealing With Downed Trees In Pennsauken Township

By Bernie Kofoet, Public Works Superintendent

Trees are an important part of our environment. They produce the oxygen we breathe. They provide cool shade from the hot summer sun. For many, they are a source of winter heat. We build our homes with lumber from trees. Chances are, at least part of the paper you are reading is made from trees.

Substitute Salt And Sugar By Using Flavorful Fresh Herbs

By Kathleen Harvey, Owner, Plant Artistry, LLC

The majority of Americans have way too much salt, fat, and sugar in their diets. But cutting back can be challenging. How can you keep food flavorful without the unhealthy additives? My favorite substitute is fresh herbs from the garden.

Lions Club Hosts Open House, Eye Screenings For Fall

LCI emblem_2C_287+7406The Pennsauken Lions Club will be holding a membership open house at the home of John and Sharon Rush, 1 Frost Dr., Cinnaminson, NJ, on Sunday, Sept. 28.

The Pennsauken Lions Club is open to anyone 18 or older interested in serving their community. Anyone interested in finding out about the Lions is welcome to attend. Cocktails begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 7:00 p.m. To RSVP, e-mail pennsaukenlionsclub@gmail.com or call (856) 663 4043.

Making A True Scientific Breakthrough Regarding VW Beetles

By Bob Wagner, AAP Columnist

I made a major discovery last night that just may set the scientific world on its ear!

I had taken the VW out for an evening ride to the every Wednesday night gathering of car guys on Main St. on the Maple Shade/Moorestown border. As a group of us stood around trading stories and reminiscing about our youthful adventures in things automotive, the discovery hit me like a thunderbolt!

Pennsauken’s Fittle Displays Passion For Sports Memorabilia

By Melanie Zayas, AAP Intern

If you have a question about collecting sports memorabilia, Pennsauken resident Ron Fittle would have an answer. Fittle, who has lived in the Meadowbrook section of Pennsauken for over 20 years, is an avid sports memorabilia collector. In fact, Fittle’s basement holds a display of over 3,000 figurines, signed baseballs, bats and more.

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