Monthly Archives: April 2017

Cherry Hill Flower Barn Transplanted To Pennsauken

By Frank Sinatra, AAP Editor

At first glance, it may seem unusual that a business named the Cherry Hill Flower Barn would have a Pennsauken address. But this particular florist has roots that run very deep in the Township.

Gene Simmons Seeks Opening Act For Wizard World’s June 2 Concert At The Trocadero Theatre in Philadelphia

Local Musicians/Groups Can Submit Video Links By May 19 to Enter To Be One Of The Concert’s Opening Acts

It’s the chance of a lifetime for musicians all across Greater Philadelphia, as famed Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Gene Simmons and Wizard World seek an outstanding local band to perform as one of the opening acts for “Wizard World: An Evening with Gene Simmons and His Band,” Friday, June 2, beginning at 8 p.m. The concert will take place at The Trocadero Theatre (1003 Arch St. in Center City), and will be held in conjunction with Wizard World Comic Con Philadelphia taking place that weekend at Pennsylvania Convention Center.

Woman’s Club Works To Create Awareness During Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time to acknowledge the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse and neglect, and to promote the social and emotional well-being of children and families. During this month, the Woman’s Club of Merchantville and the Merchantville EMD, as a part of the New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs, are working to create awareness about this issue through a series of special displays.

Obituary: Kevin Sochanchak, Pennsauken Resident And Volunteer Firefighter

Kevin Sochanchak, longtime resident and volunteer firefighter, passed away on April 9 after a courageous battle with cancer, of Pennsauken. He was 27.
Kevin was the beloved husband of Ashley (nee Wood); loving son of Margaret Sochanchak and the late Eugene R.; and caring brother of Eugene Jr., Rita Buchman, Lisa Fleming, and Lori and Theresa Sochanchak. He was also the proud uncle of nine nieces and nephews.Mr. Sochanchak was employed as a mechanic for Bill’s Truck Service in Delran. Kevin was a volunteer firefighter at Fire Station 5 of the Pennsauken Fire Department. He enjoyed the outdoors especially fishing local rivers and streams, riding his ATV and motorcycle. Kevin will be remembered for his hard work ethic, his generous soul, wonderful sense of humor and interest in country music.

Obituary: Bernadette Bierbach, Longtime School District Employee

Pennsauken resident and long time school district employee Bernadette “Bernie” Bierbach (nee Loomis) passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on April 11 at the age of 56.

Bernie was the beloved wife of Carl R. Bierbach Jr.; devoted mother of Becky (Jeff) Zola and Carl R. Bierbach III; dear sister of Edward (Kathy) Loomis, Thomas (Mary) Loomis and Kenneth (Kimberly) Loomis; loving daughter in law of Suzanne Bierbach; cherished sister in law of Glenn (Linda) Bierbach and Dave Bierbach. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Pennsauken To Mark Earth Day With Special Events

By Frank Sinatra, AAP Editor

On Saturday, April 22, Pennsauken will be hosting a variety of events to celebrate Earth Day, a national day to focus on the environment.

Food Bank of South Jersey Seeks Sites for Summer Meals

With more than 57,000 hungry children struggling with food insecurity in South Jersey, the Food Bank of South Jersey (FBSJ) is focused on providing immediate resources to ensure kids are getting the proper nutrition that they need in order to lead healthy lives. During the summer months that need is especially great for children who rely on school meal programs, which is why FBSJ is calling for the community’s help in providing more kids with access to fresh and wholesome meals while school is out of session.

What To Ask When Hiring A Landscaping Contractor

By Lisa Niessner, John’s Landscaping And Outdoor Services

When hiring contractors to work in our homes or yards, we hire them assuming that we are hiring safe, reliable, professional, and honest workers. Unfortunately, that is not always the case; and this is especially true in the landscaping industry.

It is easy to overlook some of the details when hiring a landscape contractor to do work on your property. The landscape contractor has his own truck with a logo on it and everything; all the employees have matching shirts with the company name on them; and maybe the company even has a web site. Everything seems legitimate, right? Not quite. If that landscape contractor doesn’t have the proper insurances or licenses and something happens while they are working on your property, it could cost you a lot of money.

Knowing what to ask when hiring any professional is part of the solution. Listed are a couple of questions that property owners should always ask of their landscape company to ensure they are truly a professional, safe, and reliable contractor to maintain their lawn and landscape.

Life And Events From 1892 In Pennsauken – Part II

By Robert Fisher-Hughes, AAP Columnist and Amateur Historian

The creation of Pensauken Township in 1892 was only one way the world was changing in that era.

Looking back on 1892, on the doorstep of the 20th Century, we can see change happening; and from our standpoint a century and a quarter later, we can even see its approach in events that would have been little noticed by the citizens of that era.

The Food Bank Of South Jersey Hosts Fifth Annual “Food Bank Hunger Games” Cooking Competition

The Food Bank of South Jersey (FBSJ) announced their plans to host their fifth annual Food Bank Hunger Games event to be held on Thursday, April 27 from 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. at their Pennsauken-based headquarters (1501 John Tipton Blvd.) for an evening of fun, food, and charitable competition to benefit FBSJ’s Summer Meals program, which brings breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks to needy children during the summer months.

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