Monthly Archives: May 2015
Throughout Memorial Day weekend, several local veteran groups will hold ceremonies to remember and honor those men and women who lost their lives in service of their country in the Armed Forces.
VFW Post 1270, located at 2324 Penn St. in Pennsauken, right off of Rt. 130 and Cove Rd., will hold its wreath laying ceremony on Sunday, May 24 at 11 a.m. The ceremony begins at the VFW Post, then moves to Liberty Park, located on the corner of Merchantville and Westfield avenues.
AMVETS Post 101, located 519 June Rd. in Delair, will hold its ceremony on Monday, May 25 at 11 a.m. The ceremony begins at the post, then moves to the World War II/Korean War memorial, located on River Rd.
F.W. Grigg Post 68 will hold its annual Memorial Day service on Monday, May 25 at Wellwood Park, located at Linden Maple avenues in Merchantville. The service will begin promptly at 10 a.m. This year’s guest speaker will be Captain Joseph McGettigan USN Retired. Captain McGettigan is a former Pennsauken resident and Camden Catholic graduate.
Local Boy and Girl Scout units will present the colors. Additionally, local organization will place memorial wreaths on the World War I and World War II memorial monuments. In the event of rain, the service will be held at the Merchantville Community Center, 212 Somerset Ave. Merchantville, NJ.
Auditions for the Pennsauken Youth Action Committee’s performance of “Shrek Jr. The Musical” will be held on May 19, 20 and 22 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Howard M. Phifer Middle School, 8201 Park Ave., Pennsauken. Adapted for children ages 7 to 14, “Shrek Jr. The Musical” is based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film.
The Merchantville Woman’s Club Evening Membership Department will host a Community Book Exchange on Saturday, May 30 at the Pennsauken Public Library from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Mama’s Homemade Cookies makes its Pennsauken debut on Saturday, May 16. The business, which started in 1997, features made-from-scratch cookies that are battered and never frozen. In addition to “love” as the main ingredient, Mama’s Homemade Cookies never include additives or preservatives.
Mama’s Homemade Cookies is located at 2591 Haddonfield Rd., right by the Wyndham Rd. traffic light. Hours for the shop’s grand opening on May 16 are from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Pennsauken Mayor Rick Taylor will be on hand for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 12:00 p.m.
For more information, visit Mama’s Homemade Cookies on Facebook.
Charlene Saia, a Pennsauken resident for over a decade, knows that with some encouragement, you really can teach an old dog a new trick. That’s why the owner and lead certified trainer of Peaceful Pets Dog Obedience Training only uses positive training methods while working with man’s best friend.
The first-ever Mutt Strutt will be held on Sunday, May 17 from 1 to 5 p.m. along Centre St. and Chestnut Ave. in Merchantville.
A day of fun for the whole family, the Mutt Strutt features a doggie parade and costume contest, food and music, vendors, pet adoptions, kid and pet activities, and more. In addition, Pennsauken Township’s Clerk Office will be on hand to register dogs throughout the event.
Proceeds benefit Almost Home Animal Shelter and Camden County Shelters.
For more information, call (856) 438-0833 or e-mail PMAC1team@gmail.com.
Camden County’s summer concert series makes a stop in Pennsauken on Thursday, June 11, 8:00 to 10:00 p.m. at the Community Recreational Complex, located at 1601 Bethel Ave.
Avast, me hearty! The Sea Dogs, a New Jersey-based band and pirate/privateer re-enactment group, will be invading the historic Burrough-Dover House, 9201 Burrough-Dover Ln., on Saturday, May 16 from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m.
In addition to musical performances of sea shanties and songs of the sea, the Pennsauken Historical Society will be holding its spring festival at the Burrough-Dover House. Visitors can enjoy free tours of the historic home and museum. Hot dogs, drinks and cup cakes will also be available for purchase.
Be sure to heave to and enjoy the spring festivities! For more information, visit the Pennsauken Historical Society’s page on Facebook.
Both children and adults can add more fun and excitement to the summer months with entertaining and educational programs offered through Pennsauken’s Department of Parks and Recreation.
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For a detailed list of programs and downloadable forms, click here.
Starting this week, Channel 19 Pennsauken Television hosts “Scary Bad Movies” on Fridays and Sundays at 7:00 p.m.