Monthly Archives: April 2017

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.

On The Job, April 2017

These local companies are actively looking to hire! Click on this image to see a larger version.

Pennsauken Scouts Lose Dedicated Leader, Friend

By Mary Anne McFarland

On Saturday, April 1, 2017 after being injured at work, Michael Whelan, Jr., a dedicated leader with Boy Scout Troop 118 and Cub Scout Pack 116, passed away from his injuries.

Grateful Resident Creatively Thanks Pennsauken Police

At the Township Committee Meeting on Feb. 22, a member of the Pennsauken Police Department was recognized by a very grateful resident.

Business Coach Stephen Klein To Speak At Next PMAC Meeting

Stephen Klein

Business coach Stephen Klein will be the special guest speaker at the Pennsauken-Merchantville Area Chamber of Commerce’s business networking luncheon on April 12, held at the Pennsauken Country Club, 3800 Haddonfield Rd.

Mr. Klein is an EMyth-certified coach who offers feedback and an integrated library of small business solutions to help business owners think strategically about long-term goals. His coaching is based on the bestselling book, “The E-Myth: Why Most Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It” by Michael E. Gerber.

Sign-in begins at 11:30 a.m. on April 12, with the meeting starting at noon. Admission is $20 per person.

For more information, contact Nancy Ellis at (856) 438-0833 or

Senior Spring Fling Held On April 19

Local seniors are invited to attend the annual Senior Spring Fling, held on Wednesday, April 19 from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. at the Collingswood Ballroom, 315 White Horse Pike, Collingswood. Sponsored by Senator Jim Beach, Assembly Majority Leader Lou Greenwald, and Assemblywoman Pan Lampitt, the event is free to seniors and features a dessert reception, door prizes and dancing and music all afternoon. To reserve your spot, please call (856) 858-3667 and leave a message with your name and the number of people in your party. Space is limited and attendees are asked to RSVP by Tuesday, April 11.

PYAA To Hold Tryouts For Travel Soccer Teams

PYAA Soccer would like to announce tryouts for the 2017-2018 Boys and Girls Travel Season. We are seeking local players from Pennsauken and Merchantville that are dedicated to the sport of competitive soccer.

The PYAA girls travel teams are members of the South Jersey Girls Soccer League (SJGSL); the boys teams are members of the South Jersey Soccer League (SJSL). Both leagues play a 10-game schedule in the fall and spring seasons; there are also two local tournaments that teams will participate in. Half of all games will be played at our own Pennsauken Soccer Complex, and the remainder will be contained to the South Jersey area.

Tryouts will be held on May 2 and 3, 6:30 p.m. at the Pennsauken Community Recreation Complex, located on the corner of Westfield and Bethel avenues. Please bring your completed registration form to the tryout; and as a reminder, all participants are required to wear shin guards during both sessions.

In addition to players, we are always looking for coaches, assistant coach, managers and volunteers for our travel program.

For more information, visit or e-mail

Good Neighbors Making Great Communities

By Betsy McBride, Mayor of Pennsauken Township

I wanted to share my excitement.  Our township, Pennsauken, and our sister Borough, Merchantville, are becoming a destination.

Yes, I said a destination. We cannot and should not separate from each other.

We are a destination for business. Since 2012 Pennsauken has seen some of the highest business growth in Camden County; in that span, businesses have invested well over $100 million in our community through redevelopment and construction projects. This year alone, Pennsauken welcomed Bayada’s international headquarters, located on Haddonfield Rd.

Food Adventures: It’s All Good Soul Food Comes To West Maple Avenue

By Rachael Rivera, AAP Columnist

This month’s food adventure takes me to It’s All Good Soul Food and Catering, located at 618 West Maple Ave. in Merchantville. This unassuming little shop front is home to some truly awesome soul food.

Demina Miller owns and operates the restaurant with the help of her daughters, Ajani and Asia, as well as other family and friends. She began cooking and learning her way around the kitchen at a young age by hanging out with her aunt and grandmother while her mother attended college. She is a self-taught food maverick who gained her skill out of necessity and found her niche in soul food.

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