Monthly Archives: October 2015

Hear the Beep Where You Sleep: Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm!

From the Pennsauken-Collingswood Fire Prevention & Inspection Bureau

Location matters when it comes to your smoke alarm. That’s the message behind this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Hear the Beep Where You Sleep. Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm!”

Pennsauken Lions Club Gives Back To Community

LCI emblem_2C_287+7406At a recent meeting, the Pennsauken Lions Club voted to give $500 towards the playground that the Merchantville PTA is attempting to fund and build for the students and residents around the Merchantville School. During the same meeting, the Club voted to make a donation to the South Jersey Eye Center (SJEC) in Camden. The SJEC provides free eye screenings to low income families and is the facility the Lions send children identified with eye problems during the organization’s annual eye screenings. These children not only get a complete exam, but they also receive a pair of eye glasses.

Book And Tech Sale, Annual Raffle Kick Off This Month

By Arlene Miller, Friends of the Pennsauken Free Public Library

If you haven’t had time to donate items for the Friends of the Pennsauken Free Public Library’s upcoming book and tech sale, don’t fret. There’s still time to bring books, CDs and DVDs to the Library’s Community Room before Oct. 10.

Also, please consider donating some cupcakes, cookies, brownies or other tasty treats for the Friends to sell during this annual event. Call us at (856) 665-5959, ext. 7 to let us know what you’ll be bringing. Or easier still, just drop off your treats at our bake table in the lobby right before you go into the book and tech sale to browse.

This year’s annual book and tech sale is held at the Library from Oct. 16-18 during normal business hours.

Pennsauken Car Show A Roaring Success

PMAC_LogoSpecial Submission By Joe Cooney,

The 23rd Annual Pennsauken Car, Bike and Craft Show varoomed into town Sept. 20 with almost 200 classic cars and a few dozen souped-up-to-the-max motorcycles.

A gorgeous late-summer day greeted the 2,000-plus crowd that attended the event, as did the aroma of barbecued burgers and dogs, various kids activities, and a small group of Mummers who strutted their way down Maple Ave.

Woman’s Club Holds Meetings, Fundraisers In October

The Evening Membership of the Woman’s Club of Merchantville will hold their monthly meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 13 at the Merchantville Community Center, 212 Somerset Ave., at 7:00 p.m. There will be an origami workshop and light refreshments. The Woman’s Club of Merchantville will hold their monthly meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 21 at the Merchantville Community Center at 12:00 p.m. There will be a tea luncheon, followed by a meeting; in addition, guest speaker John Klein will talk about the services provided by Joseph’s House.

Skeletal Discoveries At Griffith Morgan House

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

Five years after Pennsauken Township was created, a macabre mystery was literally unearthed at our own historic Griffith Morgan House, situated in the community known then as Morris Station. Evanescent as a specter, what was then revealed is subject only to theory and imagination.

Organic Or Synthetic Plant Food: Is There A Difference?

KatphotoBy Kathleen Harvey, Owner, Plant Artistry, LLC

When I first met my honey and saw his houseplants, they were sickly things sitting in the corner and on windowsills, desperately trying to survive. I asked him, “What are you feeding those poor plants?” His response: “Food? Am I supposed to share my dinner with them?” His answer, though a bit comical, was not uncommon.

Hey Jude! Sharing A Slice Of America With Friends From Overseas

JudithphotoBy Judith Kristen, AAP Columnist

How do I love thee, Pennsauken… let me count the ways. And here’s how it goes:

Andrew’s and my dear friends, Jude and George Inglis from the lovely town of Hull in Yorkshire, England, came to visit us for three weeks in September. And whenever and wherever we went along our local Pennsauken route, folks knew of their visit and would smile and welcome them to America, ask how they liked it here… and then told them about other wonderful local places to see and visit… Aunt Charlotte’s, McFarlan’s Market, Bobby Ray’s, Adobos, Cafe Bella Vita, The Blue Monkey… etc., etc. And, when we visited those places, they were welcomed with open arms there too.

It’s Tougher To Help When You’re Anonymous

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

“All easy problems have already been solved.” – Anonymous

I don’t mind my quotes being anonymous. In fact, that’s part of their charm. However, when I receive an anonymous letter sent to the Mayor’s Office, that really leaves a lot to be desired.

Searching For A New School Superintendent

By the Pennsauken Board of Education: Nick Perry, President; Dung Nguyen, Vice President; Armando Diaz; Michael Hurley; Diane Johnson; Allyson Meloni; Leona Moss; Meg Snyder; and Joann Young

The Pennsauken Board of Education is currently gearing up for an extremely important task: the search of a new superintendent to lead the Pennsauken School District.

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