Monthly Archives: August 2017

Book Signing Held On August 19

Click on the image for more details.

Pennsauken School District Holds Community Town Hall Tonight

The Pennsauken School District is holding a Community Town Hall this evening, Monday, Aug. 14, 6:30 p.m., at the Pennsauken High School Auditorium, 800 Hylton Rd.

Members of the community are invited to learn about new academic course offerings and activities; meet the teachers for the high school’s new career technical education classes; have questions answered about dual-credit courses; and learn how the Pennsauken School District is preparing students for the future.

For more information, call (856) 662-8505.

Friends’ Museum Passes Make For Great Summertime Outings

By Ellyn McMullin, Friends of the Pennsauken Free Public Library

Looking to get out for a fun summer activity? Maybe a visit to a local museum, arboretum, nature center, wildlife refuge, historical site or the Battleship New Jersey is the ticket, except that the ticket is FREE through the Museum Pass Program! Sponsored by the Friends of the Pennsauken Library, patrons can use their library membership card to borrow a Museum Pass at the circulation desk and then go, taking along friends and family free of charge.

Trash, Recycling, And Yard Debris Collection Issues

By Joe Scavuzzo, Director, Department of Public Works

Many of us have the weekly ritual of placing trash and recycling at our curb the evening before collection day and on Tuesday evenings for yard debris. I’m fairly certain that the enjoyment of bestowing this duty upon one’s children is a contributing factor for bringing life into this world. The certainty of the task itself is right up there on the list with other inevitabilities like death and taxes. This chore has to happen whether it’s hot or cold; rainy or dry; or if you’re tired, sick, or just feeling lazy!

Food Adventures: Merchantville Sweet Shop

By Rachael River, AAP Columnist,

In the 1880’s the very first ice cream sundae was born. Since then it has evolved in the best was to incorporate all types of new ingredients from gummy bears to gold flaking! I stopped in at the Merchantville Sweet Shop and sat down with the owners Larry Albright, whose family owned the Juniata Sweet Shop 30 years ago, and Ramon Garcia, a resident of Camden looking to move into Pennsauken, to talk about the new place and hear about some of their fun treats and future plans.

Today’s Indoor Car Wash To Be Rescheduled

Living Faith Christian Center Holds Kid-Focused Free Market

Living Faith Christian Center (LFCC), located at 2323 Route 73 in Pennsauken, is focusing its annual community free market on “all things children.” Held on Saturday, Aug. 19 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., the event – which has drawn thousands in previous years – features backpacks stocked with school supplies; giveaways and bicycle raffles; a kid zone featuring “Beep Beep” the Clown, games, and coloring station; free hot dogs, soft pretzels, health screenings, and more.

“Living Faith Christian Center is passionate about giving back to the community. Our free market is an opportunity to meet the needs of hurting families within our community through caring and sharing,” says Senior Pastor Constance McLean. “If you find yourself or know a family in need, come and join us. All items are free!”

LFCC is still accepting donations of children’s items for this month’s free market. To schedule a dropoff or for more information, call (856) 661-8110.

PHS Indoor Guard Holds Car Wash On August 12

Need your car washed? Come out Saturday, Aug. 12 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Delaview Fire Station, 511 Union Ave., Delair. For just $5, members of the Pennsauken High School indoor guard will get your car squeaky clean! Proceeds from this event benefits some very talented, award-winning students!

The Importance Of Sharing Information On Abandoned And Vacant Properties

By Tracey Howarth, Pennsauken Township

Pennsauken Township has spent the better part of the last 14 months putting together a program aimed at getting the vacant and abandoned properties in town sold, rehabbed and occupied with permanent residents.

We’ve also spent countless hours studying, researching, and analyzing all the tools available to us to get our goal accomplished as quickly as possible with little to no expense to the Township. The results are a completely new set of ordinances, new partnerships, and an arsenal of tools to ensure that the Township not only has the benefit of all the current legal tools available, but also the tools to streamline this process and remove as many obstacles as possible.

The key to getting all of this done was the sharing of information: communicating between Township departments; working with our fire department and police; partnering with neighboring towns, the county, financial institutions, local contractors, lien holders, investors, and residents.

Pennsauken Prepares For Annual Car Show, Harvest Festival

By Frank Sinatra, AAP Editor

In addition to Pennsauken’s summertime 125th birthday bash, the Township is preparing for two of its annual community events: the Car, Bike, and Craft Show and the Harvest Festival. Each event offers a wonderful opportunity for Pennsauken residents – as well as our neighbors from surrounding towns – to come together and celebrate.

Translate »