Monthly Archives: September 2017

Wedding Announcement: Rivera-Shugars

Reinaldo and Paulette Rivera are pleased to announce the upcoming wedding of their daughter, Rachael Rivera, to Alexander Shugars, son of Karen Shugars.

Rachael is the receptionist for Pennsauken’s Department of Public Works and is the food columnist for All Around Pennsauken.

Alex is a commercial diver and works for both Hydro Marine Construction in Hainesport and Walker Diving Underwater Construction in Hammonton.

Rachael and Alex are marrying on September 23, 2017 at Camp Matollionequay in Medford, N.J. The bridal party includes Rey Rivera, man of honor; bridesmaids Kristen Davila and Kylar Coughlin; Jackson Shugars, junior best man; Jason Maybury, best man; and groomsmen Derek Napier and Kayden Maybury.

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Second Annual Toy And Collectible Street Fair Held Today

Play With This Toys & Collectibles and Merchantville Public Events are hosting a toy and collectible street fair on Saturday, Sept. 23 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Held along West Park Ave. in Merchantville, adjacent to the Borough Hall, the event showcases a variety of new and vintage toys, games, and collectibles for sale. In addition, the toy and collectable street fair features food, special appearances from some superhero favorites, and more.

“We really hope folks come out for this fun event,” says Scott Talis, owner of Play With This Toys & Collectibles. “Whether you’re young, or young at heart, we’ll have plenty to see and do.”

For more information, visit “Play With This Toys & Collectibles” on Facebook.

Food Truck Friday Fundraiser Held On September 22

On Friday, Sept. 22 from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., the Food Bank of South Jersey will host five local eateries for their Food Truck Friday event in their headquarters’ parking lot on John Tipton Blvd. in Pennsauken. Residents, local workforce, and community members are invited to stop by for a fun-filled lunch with proceeds benefiting the organization’s hunger relief programs serving nearly 200,000 individuals struggling with food insecurity in South Jersey.

Camden County Freeholders Announce Mobile Prescription Drug Drop Boxes

The Freeholder Board, local law enforcement and healthcare providers announced a new effort to increase public use and visibility of prescription drug drop boxes to combat the opioid crisis. The Camden County Addiction Awareness Task Force made it a point to install standard drop boxes located in police departments throughout the county in 2015. Now, new, mobile drop boxes located in county vehicles will begin to be deployed to events throughout the county this year.

Veterans To Receive Assistance During September 20 Event

On Wednesday, Sept. 20, American Legion F.W. Grigg Post 68 is sponsoring a special event in support of veterans in need of assistance. To help veterans receive important services they have earned by way of their service to our nation, Post 68 has arranged for the Philadelphia office of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) to come to Merchantville for an all day outreach event.

Camden County Holds Apple Pie Contest During Annual Fair

Make the best apple pie in Camden County? Here’s your chance to prove it!

The “I Baked The Best Apple Pie In Camden County Contest!” is open to any amateur baker in Camden County wishing to bake an apple pie. No professional bakers may enter this competition. Only apple pies will be accepted; no crumbles, crisps, Betty’s, or pan dowdy’s allowed. No added fruit; juice is okay. Winning pies and bakers will receive ribbons, Camden County swag, and the blue ribbon winner will receive a Visa gift card.

Camden County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Held On Saturday

To help Camden County residents protect the environment, the Freeholder Board is hosting a Household Hazardous Waste Collection on September 16 at the Pennsauken Sanitary Landfill located at 9600 N. River Road in Pennsauken. Residents can bring items to the convenient drive-through collection site from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Rev Your Engines For The Twenty-Fifth Annual Car, Bike, And Craft Show

By Frank Sinatra, AAP Editor

One of the Township’s most popular, annual events – the Car, Bike, and Craft Show – turns 25 this year. Held along a portion of the “Maple Mile,” this fall favorite is held on Sunday, Sept. 24 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Apache Marching Band Holds Free Performance On September 23

The award winning Apache Marching Band will be performing their annual Parent Preview on Saturday, Sept. 23 at 3:00 p.m. This performance is open to the public. Please come out to view the show and wish the Apache Band the best of luck as they approach the start of their competition season!

Information Sought in Pennsauken Homicide

The Camden County Prosecutor’s Office and local authorities from Pennsauken Township Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a vehicle that may be connected to a homicide Friday evening.

The vehicle is described as a burgundy or red 2000 Buick Century with stock rims, and is shown in the surveillance photo below.

The vehicle depicted below was possibly used during a homicide that occurred September 8, 2017 at approximately 5:25 p.m. on the 7000 block of Stockton Avenue in Pennsauken Township.

The suspects are described as a Hispanic male, approximately 5’ 9” tall, stocky build, the second is a thin black male approximately 20-30 years old.

Members of the public should not approach the vehicle or attempt to apprehend these suspects, but should call 9-1-1 immediately.

Anyone with information is urged to contact one of the following numbers:

Camden County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Michael Rhoads at (856) 225-8561 or Pennsauken Detective Sergeant Warwick at (856) 488-0080.

Information may also be emailed to

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