Monthly Archives: July 2016

9/11 Heroes Run Held At Cooper River Park

HeroesRunThe Travis Manion Foundation 9/11 Heroes Run will be held on Sunday, Sept. 11 at Cooper River Park, North Park Drive and McClellan Ave., Pennsauken. The run unites communities internationally with the goal to never forget the sacrifices of the heroes of September 11, 2001 and the wars since: veteran first responder, civilian and military.

Food Adventures: Men In The Kitchen Kicked-Up Sandwiches And Barbecue

By Rachael Rivera, AAP Columnist

My family constantly battles over who does the best ribs; and my brother swears by his steak grilling technique over anyone else’s. Regardless of whom does it best, the important thing is that we have a passion for our barbecue. The newly-opened Pennsauken-based eating establishment I visited for this month’s column seems to have come from the same group of food-loving, kitchen-savvy, family-loving folks.

PYAA Intramural Soccer In-Person Registration Held July 19 And 26

PYAASoccerDue to multiple requests asking to register players for the fall season, PYAA Intramural Soccer will be taking in-person registration on the next two Tuesdays – July 19 and 26 – between 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. at the Pennsauken Soccer Complex located at the corner of Westfield and Bethel avenues.

This will be your last chance to register for the fall season. Cost is $75 per player. Check, cash, or credit cards are accepted.

For more information on PYAA Soccer, click here.

Fire Department Hosts Open House During National Night Out

The Pennsauken Fire Department will open all of its fire stations to the public during National Night Out, Tuesday, Aug. 2, an annual community-building campaign that is designed to make neighborhoods a safer, better place to live.

PASA Holds Planning Meeting July 19

The Pennsauken Alliance on Substance Abuse (PASA) is holding a planning meeting on Tuesday, July 19, 7:00 p.m. at the PYAA Field House, located 3501 Elm Ave. This local organization is comprised of local volunteers who help disperse state grant money to combat drug and alcohol misuse and abuse in the Pennsauken community.

Remembering Dr. Earl Rippie, Jr., Owner Of Pennsauken Animal Hospital

Dr. Earl H. Rippie, Jr., 74, owner and director of the Pennsauken Animal Hospital, passed away unexpectedly on June 24, 2016. A staple of the community since he opened his practice in Pennsauken 45 years ago, Dr. Rippie was known for his warm, engaging personality.

Ninety Years Ago: The Sesquicentennial Was Turning Point for Pennsauken

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

Sesquicentennial is not a word that comes up in every day conversation. Ninety years ago, however, it was the subject of much discussion and planning, especially in the Philadelphia area.

In July, 1926, the Sesquicentennial celebration was the culmination of such wide ranging plans and development that we may well remember it as a pivotal event, transforming our township and our region, triggering succeeding changes that created the landscape and community of the Pennsauken we know today.

Saying Goodbye To An Old Friend: My Red Truck

WagsphotoBy Bob Wagner, AAP Columnist

I am still officially in mourning. My beloved old red truck has been sold. I no longer have four-wheel drive, and must forgo the summer surf fishing season, as far as driving on the beach is concerned.

Savoring The Many Seasons Of the Garden State

JudithphotoBy Judith Kristen, AAP Columnist

July in New Jersey.

And yes, my beloved California friends who read this column regularly, it is NOT the heat, it IS the humidity.

There are July days here when it’s only 78 degrees, but the humidity is 93 percent. It feels as if you’re walking through pea soup to get to your car. Even the birds and squirrels are in slow-mo. But, it is what it is. You’re wrapped in the sweaty embrace of a Jersey summer.

Enjoy Homegrown Orange Juice With Breakfast

KatphotoBy Kathleen Harvey, Owner, Plant Artistry, LLC

Citrus are very special plants. Not only are they beautiful evergreen trees with lush, green foliage, but they have heavenly fragrant blossoms in the spring and delicious fruit in the fall.

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