Monthly Archives: October 2016

The All Important Fall Gardener’s Checklist

KatphotoBy Kathleen Harvey, AAP Columnist

There’s much to accomplish in the fall garden before the harsh winter weather arrives. Autumn is a beautiful time of year to be working outdoors, but it can also be overwhelming with so many garden chores that need attention. It’s time to tidy up from summer and get ready for spring all at once. Ideally, we ease into seasonal changes, and plants go in and out of dormancy gradually. But nature often has other plans.

Food Adventures: Tastes Of Oktoberfest A Quick Drive Away

rachealprofileBy Rachael Rivera, AAP Columnist

Oktoberfest is the world’s largest beer and fun festival and takes place in Germany from mid-September through early October. Imagine a carnival, circus, and holiday feast all in one!

Me being half German, I grew up eating just about everything featured at a traditional Oktoberfest feast. Bratwurst, knockwurst, schweinebraten (roasted pork), potato pancakes and my all-time favorite, cabbage rolls. In many cultures, the food you eat is a pillar of where you come from. It reminds you of your ancestry with every bite; and for people trying new foods, it gives them an insight on smells and sights from where the food originated. Traditional German food is no different.

Annual Book, Tech And Bake Sale October 14-16

By Arlene Miller, Friends of the Pennsauken Free Public Library

It’s that time of year again. The Friends of the Pennsauken Free Public Library are holding their annual Book, Tech, and Bake Sale from Oct. 14-16 in the Community Room of the Pennsauken Free Public Library, 5605 N. Crescent Blvd., during normal business hours. There will also be a special member preview on Thursday, Oct. 13.

“Back The Blue” Jeep Ride Held On October 15

A community event planned for this Saturday is designed to be a show of support to local law enforcement.

The “Back the Blue” Jeep Ride will be held on Saturday, Oct. 15; to date, approximately 70 jeep owners will gather at the Cherry Hill Mall and then travel to the police stations in several communities to thank officers for their dedicated service.

Trunk Or Treat Event Held On October 30

The Rising Community Fellowship, located at 3465 Haddonfield Rd., Pennsauken, is hosting its first-ever trunk or treat event on Sunday, Oct. 30 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.



Indians Take Tough Loss Under Friday Night Lights

By Albert Dadson, AAP Intern

Pennsauken came out on Friday under the lights on a nippy night sky. They ended up losing the game 39-0 to a determined Camden Catholic squad.

Even though they lost, head coach Clinton Tabb thanked the turn out and showed his appreciation to the fans for their support.

PHS Class Of 2006 Holds Ten Year Reunion

high-school-reunion-copyPennsauken High School’s Class of 2006 will be holding its ten year reunion on Friday, Nov. 25, 7:00 to 11:00 p.m., at the Mansion on Main Street in Voorhees, N.J. Tickets are $80 a person and $150 a couple and include entrance to the event, dinner, and an open bar. All tickets must be bought by Nov.6. No tickets will be sold at the door. Tickets can be purchased online at; you can also contact Melissa Paolini at regarding ticket sales or more information.

Stamp Exhibition Begins October 22

The Friends of the Pennsauken Free Public Library and the Merchantville Stamp Club are hosting the second annual “Knowledge Through Books And Stamps” Exhibition from Oct. 22-28 in the Community Room at the Pennsauken Library, 5605 N. Crescent Blvd. Held during Library hours, the showcase features a variety of stamp exhibits on display. Attendees can vote for their favorite exhibit and get a chance to win a door prize. Formal opening ceremonies will be held on Saturday, Oct. 22 at 11:30 a.m., to be followed immediately with pizza and hoagies.

Pregnancy And Infant Loss Remembrance Day Held On October 15

The fifth annual Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day Ceremony will be held on Saturday, Oct. 15, 5:00 p.m. at Cooper River Park in Pennsauken. Come out to remember, honor and support pregnancy and infant loss. The ceremony consists of a balloon release (please bring a pink or blue balloon), “Wave of Lights,” reading of names, dinner, and more. Not only is this a great way to remember your baby/babies, but also meet other local families who have been faced with this loss. Every family will receive a personalized candle for the Wave of Light at 7:00 p.m. RSVP with the name of your child/children, date(s), and how many people will be attending to

PHS Athletic Hall Of Fame Class Of 2016 Inducted

By Eric Mossop, Athletic Director, Pennsauken High School

Every two years, the Athletic Department accepts nominations for induction into our Athletic Hall of Fame. This year, the committee considered 15 nominations and recommended eight deserving individuals and one team, who were inducted at halftime of the football game against Cherry Hill West on Sept. 24. Congratulations to past student-athletes Dennis DeShields, ’69, Jason Hicks, ’85, Clifford Kent, ’70, Scott McNair, ’87, Ralph Roesler, ’70, and Major Smith, ’69; coach and educator Scott Jones, ’79; and sports booster Steve Sperduto, ’81. In addition, the NJSIAA Group IV State Championship 1980 football team is the third team to be inducted in to the PHS Athletic Hall of Fame.

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