Monthly Archives: September 2015

Food Bank of South Jersey Prepares For Busy “Hunger Action Month”

The Food Bank of South Jersey (FBSJ), the area’s largest emergency food provider headquartered here in Pennsauken, announced a series of local fund and food raising events in support of Hunger Action Month – a nationwide, month-long campaign that raises awareness and help for the 50 million Americans facing hunger.

Papal Visit, World Meeting Of Families To Impact Pennsauken

Frank_ProfilesmallBy Frank Sinatra, AAP Editor

This month, Pope Francis will make his first visit to the United States, culminating with a papal mass on Sunday, Sept. 27 during the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia. While this is a once-in-a-lifetime event for our region, it also brings with it a wide variety of challenges. As Pennsauken is a stone’s throw from Philly, our community will be impacted as well, particularly when it comes to traffic.

When Silence Truly Is Golden

Board of Education members must follow strict rules when it comes to discussing certain issues in public. There are several topics that are subject to strict confidentiality. For this purpose, often the Board will convene an “executive session,” where the public is not invited to hear what is being discussed. Even if there is a vote needed on a particular subject as a result of discussions in executive session, anything and everything must be kept confidential. Board votes are always in public, however.

Meadowbrook Memories

Frank_ProfilesmallBy Frank Sinatra, AAP Editor

Today is one of those fondly nostalgic yet undeniably somber days. After the Labor Day weekend, Meadowbrook Swim Club, which has been part of the Pennsauken community for 51 years, will be locking the gate and closing for good. For many kids living in and around the Pennsbrook part of town, myself and my siblings included, Meadowbrook Swim Club was a home away from home during the summertime. And while it’s sad to come to the realization that there may not be a place for Meadowbrook Swim Club in today’s hyper-active, activity-filled, always-online world, there are a lot of fond memories that rise to the surface.

The Father of Labor Day And His Pennsauken Monument

BobFisher-HughesBy Robert Fisher-Hughes, AAP Columnist and Amateur Historian

In Arlington Cemetery in Pennsauken, N.J. there stand two monuments to Peter J. McGuire. The older of the two marks the resting place of the man and his family, but includes the inscription “Labor Omnia Vincit,” labor conquers all. When this monument was erected in 1906, any truth in that motto was largely due to the life’s work of the man so honored, and to a handful of his close colleagues in the labor movement.

Pennsauken Township Supports Dine Out For Hunger

Taylor-Mayor's Corner_smallBy Rick Taylor, Mayor of Pennsauken Township

September’s known for a lot of things: the last, hazy days of summer; Labor Day celebrations with family and friends; and much to the dismay of children throughout Pennsauken, the start of school. But September is significant for another important reason: Hunger Action Month.

Library Patrons Can Borrow Passes To Local Museums

Enjoy family time at area museums and more when you use the Library’s new Museum Pass Program, courtesy of the Friends of the Pennsauken Free Public Library.

Pennsauken Celebrates Fall With Car And Bike Show, Harvest Festival

By Frank Sinatra, AAP Editor

Fall is in the air, and with it two annual Pennsauken events are right around the corner: the 23rd annual Car, Bike and Craft Show, and the second annual Harvest Festival.

Senior Citizen Health Awareness Fair To Be Held In Pennsauken

By Sonny DiSabato, Senior Citizen Coordinator

Hello fellow seniors. The annual Senior Citizen Health Awareness Fair will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 30 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Jack Curtis Stadium in Cooper River Park, rain or shine.

Volunteers Needed for Pennsauken’s 9/11 Observance

Volunteers are needed to assist with Pennsauken’s annual observance of the terrorist attacks committed on Sept. 11, 2001.

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