Monthly Archives: April 2015
Submissions for the Friends of the Pennsauken Free Public Library’s 15th annual poetry contest are due by May 1 at the Pennsauken Library circulation desk; they can also be mailed to Friends of the Pennsauken Free Public Library, 5605 Crescent Blvd., Pennsauken, NJ 08110. Please keep in mind that no submissions will be returned.
The contest is open to all residents of Pennsauken and Merchantville. There can be only one entry per person and applicants cannot have won in the previous two years. All entries must be original works and not previously submitted for print or electronic publication. A completed submission form must be attached to each poem. Winners will be notified and are expected to attend an award reception on June 3 to receive their prize.
Put a big red circle on your calendars for Saturday, April 25! That very special day marks the annual Story Book Fun Fair at St. Cecilia’s Little Angels Day Care and Pre-School. This is the day care’s largest happening of the year, as it celebrates the culmination of the “Month of the Young Child.”
Pennsauken Township will be hosting an e-waste collection and shredding event for residents on Saturday, May 16 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Pennsauken Township Municipal Complex, 5605 North Crescent Blvd. The Pollution Control Financing Authority of Camden County will be on site to collect electronic waste items, such as TVs, computers, keyboards, scanners, printers, radios, answering machines and more. Shred One Security Corporation will provide mobile paper shredding services to securely dispose of personal documents. This event is for individuals, not businesses.
Examples of electronic devices that may be recycled:
- TVs (tube, projection, flat panel)
- Computer monitors (tube, flat panel, monochrome or color)
- Computers (desktops, laptops, notebooks, netbooks, servers, portables…)
- Computer parts (circuit boards, memory, hard drives , power supplies , mice, keyboards)
- Computer peripherals (routers, printers, modems, dialer s , thumb drives, speakers , UPS units)
- Telephones (cell phones, chargers, batteries, corded or cordless phones, office telephone systems)
- Other electronics (radios, stereos, microphones, headphones, multi – meters, tape decks, CD/DVD/BluRay players)
- Recharge able batteries (from cell phones, laptops, cameras, drills, cars…)
Spring has sprung and everything is in bloom. That includes door to door solicitors. You could get a knock on your door from an eager salesperson looking to sell you anything from energy choices to windows and siding. Do you know what to look for? Here is some helpful information provided by Pennsauken’s Clerk’s Office.
Anyone who wishes to solicit door-to-door within Pennsauken is required to register with the Township and obtain an ID from the Clerk’s Office. They must have this ID on them at all times while going door to door. Each salesperson must also have background/fingerprint or name check prior to soliciting. Not until they are cleared are they able to obtain the permit. Solicitors are also told at the time of application that they are not permitted to begin their work until they are fully authorized and have received their ID.
When, not if, you get a knock on your door from anyone soliciting anything…
- Speak to them behind your screen door and ask for their Pennsauken ID
- Make a mental note of the name and description of the person
- If they do not or cannot present the ID, politely excuse yourself and call the Pennsauken Police Department at (856) 663-1234 – DON’T WAIT
- Also, please call the Clerk’s Office and leave us your name and address and notification of the person’s name, business and what they were selling, if possible
Be informed, stay safe and have a wonderful spring and summer.
Go 4 The Goal’s ninth annual Richard’s River Run will be held on Sunday, April 19 at Cooper River Park in Pennsauken. The certified 5K will bring out countless runners and walkers to support local children battling cancer.
Race day registration for the 5K run/walk will be held from 7:30 to 8:45 a.m. The race begins promptly at 9 a.m., followed by a ceremony awarding the Tim Frantz Memorial Medal to the top male and female finishers.
Here’s the final tally of all workshops taking place during our Art Show and Sale, running April 19-26:
- Sunday, April 19, 1:30–3:30 p.m., “Watercolor;” and 3:30–4:30 p.m., “Introduction to Digital Photography
- Tuesday, April 21, 1:00–3: 00 p.m., “Pressed Flowers”
- Wednesday, April 22, 7:00 p.m., “Picture Framing Made Easy and Done Right”
- Thursday, April 23, 1:00–3:00 p.m., “Hand Applique Quilt Project”
- Saturday, April 25, 1:00–3:00 p.m., “Stained Glass Mosaic”
- Sunday, April 26, 2:00–4:00 p.m., “Meet the Artists Reception and Sale”
Since all workshops have limited space, please remember to sign up at the Library’s circulation desk to assure a space. All children 10 years and under must be accompanied by an adult throughout the session.
My trusty loose leaf notebook has been lying here open and blank, for days, daring me to write the April column. So far, I have three pages of drawings of walking sticks, a phone number for the post office consumer affairs division, and a butter stain from a wayward bagel.
All my writing starts with a white loose leaf binder. Then, after the words are arranged on the pages, I slowly hunt and peck onto my old, tired computer. When finished, I hit “Save As,” and pray it actually works. I always hit print, just in case it doesn’t, or I bump the wrong button, and it all disappears into computer hell. Each and every time I am successful, I am slightly amazed. When the paper acknowledges receipt, with an e-mail, I relax for another month. Today will be no different.
Except today I will be doing something distasteful. And I will be asking for the readers help ratting out the Post Office.
April is National Distracted Driver Month. It’s a time to remind motorists of New Jersey’s distracted driving laws, which includes a ban on handheld cell phone use and text messaging by all drivers and a ban on a cell phone use – handheld or hands free – by novice drivers.
Pennsauken Police will conduct special enforcement patrols targeting distracted drivers. This will consist of both roving patrols and fixed check points.
As a kid, I remember riding my bicycle with my brother, winding our way down side streets in order to get to the Clip Joint and get our hair cut. We’d sit down and wait patiently for owner Al Segrest, or one of “the girls,” to trim the mop on our heads, watching out for the “Alfalfa-like” callick and somewhat odd hairline in the back. The haircutting ritual was so ingrained in our minds, we could get there almost by autopilot.