Monthly Archives: September 2016
Wish more kids came to your house to trick or treat? Tired of knocking on doors where no one answers? Is the prospect of eating all that leftover candy exhausting? Register your house with All Around Pennsauken’s new Interactive Trick or Treat Map! Enter your address online and we’ll post an interactive map that Pennsauken and Merchantville’s trick or treaters can access a few days before Halloween.
Only homes in Pennsauken and Merchantville will be accepted for the Interactive Trick or Treat Map. Submissions will be accepted through Tuesday, October 25, 2016. Information submitted to the Interactive Trick or Treat Map is solely provided by the general public. All Around Pennsauken is not responsible for any incorrect information provided. Trick or treaters should always be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Please use caution and common sense when participating in trick or treating.
DUE TO THE WEATHER FORECAST, THE PENNSAUKEN HARVEST FESTIVAL HAS MOVED TO THE RAIN DATE OF SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9
By Frank Sinatra, AAP Editor
The Pennsauken Township Public Events Committee, in association with the Pennsauken Township Fire Department, will host the third annual Pennsauken Harvest Festival, a celebration of heritage, arts, and community.
Focus on Safety
By Angela Waldron, Administrative Services Supervisor
Just as the Merchantville-Pennsauken Water Commission has been committed to providing safe drinking water for its customers for the past ninety years, the MPWC is also committed to safety within our workplace.
It’s back-to-school time, which means a return to that dreaded word: homework.
While the kids are gathered at the kitchen table, working on their assignments, there may be one or two things that everyone gets stumped on. The Pennsauken Free Public Library can help; and you don’t even have to be in the building to take advantage of some of our resources.
By visiting PennsaukenLibrary.org, you can access “Homework Help,” links to web pages that will provide you with information to help finish your assignments. Just click on the tabs for “Children” or “Teens,” then click on the “Homework Help” links on the left hand side. And since it’s all online, you can access this helpful information any time during the day!
Hello fellow seniors. The annual Senior Citizen Health Awareness Fair will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 28 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Jack Curtis Stadium in Cooper River Park, rain or shine. By showing your Medicare card, Camden County residents can receive a seasonal flu shot for free. In addition, the fair features health information tables, games, and prizes. Health screenings will be provided for issues such as blood pressure, cholesterol, vision, and diabetes. There will also be information about prescription/insurance programs, medical equipment, financial/consumer information, and social service programs.
This month’s adventuring led me to Rita Marie’s Eatery and Pizzeria at 134 East Park Ave. in Merchantville. This corner foodie hotspot is clean and the staff there is fantastic. I walked in on the day I was to interview them; there were customers at their tables eating and watching the big flat screen in their dining area, some were in line paying for their food, while others perused the menu and boards for their next tasty selection.
On Sunday, Sept. 25, “Anthony’s Avengers” of Pennsauken will rally together for the annual Parkway Run & Walk held at Eakins Oval on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. The Parkway Run benefits childhood cancer research and survivorship programs at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s world-renowned Cancer Center. The Cancer Center is one of the largest pediatric cancer programs in the nation, making breakthroughs in cancer treatment that impact the lives of children across the nation and around the world.
By Angel-Marie Cook, District Science Supervisor
Pennsauken Intermediate School hosted its third annual summer STEM Camp from July 11-22. With an aeronautical focus, students investigated flight through the lens of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
Each day, students participated in inquiry driven classes based upon NASA’s Summer of Innovation curriculum. Using concepts of physics and mathematics, students explored the forces of flight, Newton’s laws, the dynamics of aviation, and the power of engineering design. Led by four of Pennsauken’s finest science teachers: Trever Miller, Pennsauken High School; Amy Fisher, Phifer Middle School; and Kathleen Blair and Jennifer Miller, Pennsauken Intermediate School, students cycled daily through four, 40-minute, inquiry driven, hands-on classes. Students anchored learning to Next Generation Science concepts and practices, while building understandings and bridging applications. Students demonstrated their knowledge on the last day of camp to a packed house of parents, siblings, and friends in a “STEM Showcase.”
Technology-based presentations, as well as field testing of student designed kites, rockets, and flying shoeboxes, exemplified learning outcomes and the knowledge mastery of the young budding scientists.
The 2016 Aeronautics STEM Camp proved that the “sky is the limit” when it comes to scientific learning.
The Camden County Hero Scholarship Fund is hosting its 24th Annual Golf Outing on Tuesday, Sept. 20 at Pennsauken Country Club, 3800 Haddonfield Ave. The event is hosted in conjunction with the Camden County Fire Chief’s and Officer’s Association, the Camden County Police Chief’s Association, the Camden County Firemen’s Association and the George Figueroa Memorial Fund. The proceeds of this event will benefit the families of Camden County’s police, fire and rescue personnel.