Monthly Archives: March 2017

Clip Joint Holds Grand Reopening Event On April 1

The Clip Joint has been serving local families for countless decades. With the passing of owner and community staple Al Segrest last October, it was the decision of his family to continue the tradition of the “best little hair house” in Merchantville. That goal comes to fruition on Saturday with a special event on what would have been Al’s 69 birthday.

The iconic business is being staffed by Al’s daughtes, Alexis and his ex-wife, Monica. And after a brief period of renovation, The Clip Joint is holding a grand reopening on Saturday, April 1. Held from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., all haircuts will be discounted at $10 a piece; free mini panzarottis and soft pretzels will be offered while supplies last; and there will be coupons, giveaways and more.

The Clip Joint is located at 107 South Centre St. in Merchantville. For more information, visit The Clip Joint’s Facebook page.

On The Job, March 2017

Click on this image for more information about local companies looking to hire! Featured are positions from:

  • Bayada Home Health Care
  • Edison Retail Solutions
  • Simmons Foods
  • John’s Landscaping
  • Safety Bus

Pennsauken’s Senior Citizen Prom Held On April 2

By Sonny DiSabato, Senior Citizen Coordinator

Hello fellow seniors.

Sponsored by the Pennsauken Education Association, the Senior Citizen Prom will be on Sunday, April 2 from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. at the Pennsauken High School Cafeteria. This great annual event features lunch; great music to dance to, courtesy of High Noone Express; and the Optical Academy will also be on hand from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. to provide eye exams. Immediately after the prom, seniors will be escorted to the auditorium to watch Pennsauken High School’s performance of “The Wedding Singer.” And it’s all FREE to Pennsauken seniors!

Seniors can RSVP for the event by calling the Senior Citizen Coordinator’s office at (856) 665-1000 x125. Please provide your full name, phone number, and number of people in your party.

Team Pennsauken Rides In Police Unity Tour

A group of local police officers are joining together to honor the memories of those who lost their lives in the line of duty.

Last year, Lt. John Nettleton and Sgt. Phil Olivo of the Pennsauken Police Department rode their bicycles in Chapter II of the Police Unity Tour in remembrance of fallen Pennsauken Township police officers. Members of both the Pennsauken and Merchantville Police Departments will be participating in this year’s tour, held on May 10.

Team Pennsauken is made up of members of the Pennsauken and Merchantville Police Departments who will be riding bicycles with the Police Unity Tour Chapter II. The three-day Police Unity Tour will begin in South Jersey on Wednesday, May 10, 2017. The Tour will visit some of the towns where officers have fallen in the line of duty before departing New Jersey en route to the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington DC. The officers will bicycle close to 300 miles during the tour.

Celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day In Pennsauken

By Rachael Rivera, AAP Columnist

This month, some people will be focusing on basketball and all the March Madness. Others will be awaiting the glorious holiday that is Saint Patrick’s Day. There are many different ways to celebrate this fun holiday.

Irish For A Day, Magical Memories That Last A Lifetime

By Judith Kristen, AAP Columnist

I guess it’s because I was raised around so many Irish Catholic families that yours truly tips her Viking helmet happily, every year, in celebration and honor of St. Patrick’s Day.

You know there’s a quote I love that goes something like this: “You may not always remember what people said to you, but you will always remember how they made you feel.”

And that’s my forever connection to St. Paddy’s Day – cozy feelings and happy memories.

Pennsauken Native Fights For His Life After Car Crash

By Frank Sinatra, AAP Editor

Pennsauken native Mike Niessen grew up in the Delair section of town and is a member of Pennsauken High School’s graduating class of 1993. He just celebrated his 42 birthday in the ICU, where he’s currently fighting for his life.

On March 10, Niessen was involved in a deadly, six-car accident that took the life of his longtime partner and fiancée, Danielle Allen, whom he planned to marry next month. According to his brother-in-law Chris DePietropolo, family and friends are unsure what Mike knows regarding the accident.

Win Free Dry Cleaning For Life With Perfect NCAA Tournament Bracket

Any Garment Cleaners, located at the Route 70 and 38 intersection in Pennsauken by Harbor Freight, is holding its annual NCAA March Madness Bracket Challenge. Participants who fill in their bracket online have the opportunity to win a variety of prizes, including free dry cleaning for life for a 100 percent perfect bracket.

The guaranteed prizes for the three highest scoring contestants are:

  • First place wins free dry cleaning on garments during the entire month of April 2017
  • Two runner-up will receive 99 cents per garment dry cleaning during the entire month of April 2017, with no limit to the number of pieces
  • For a perfect bracket, Any Garment Cleaners is offering free dry cleaning for life

Online brackets are due by Thursday March 15, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. One entry per person. Prizes for dry cleaning garments; not applicable for laundered shirts and other services.

Pennsauken Environmental Commission Hosts Shredding Event On April 22

Do you have boxes and bags of sensitive personal or financial documents? Old bills with account information on them? Papers with signatures? Good news! The Pennsauken Environmental Commission is sponsoring an even bigger document shredding event this year, with two trucks available to protect your identity and personal data!

Life And Events From 1892 In Pennsauken

By Robert Fisher-Hughes, AAP Columnist and Amateur Historian

The world in 1892 was different, but people were much the same. Things new then are old now, but they persist in our lives. It was the year the Nutcracker ballet debuted in Tsarist Russia; the rules of the new game of basketball were published; and the character of Sherlock Holmes first appeared as a collection of stories in book form.

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