Monthly Archives: November 2017

It’s Time To Play “Pennsaukenopoly!”

In conjunction with the town’s 125th anniversary, Pennsauken has created “Pennsaukenopoly,” a special keepsake board game. The games are finished and have arrived just in time for the holidays!

“Visit” some of the great places and businesses in Pennsauken and enjoy a fun, competitive game for the whole family.

Games are just $30 and all proceeds from the sale of “Pennsaukenopoly” will go to support local charitable initiatives.

For more information, or to purchase a game, call (856) 665-1000 x127 or e-mail

Small Business Saturday Specials

All Around Pennsauken asked local establishments to submit local deals and specials in both Pennsauken and Merchantville as part of Small Business Saturday.

Samantha Paige Intimates, located at Trellis Plaza, 177 S. Centre St., Suite F, Merchantville, is holding a “buy one, get one half off” sale on Small Business Saturday. This sale applies to any item in the boutique. Hours of operation are 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Play With This Toys And Collectibles, 19 W. Park Ave., Merchantville, is holding a special Black Friday weekend sale. Spend up to $100 get 10 percent off; spend over $100 and get 20 percent off anything in the shop. Hours of operation on Saturday are 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Sunday, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Spirit To Sole Connection, 23 N.Centre St Merchantville, is an herbal shop that also provides reflexology sessions, reiki sessions and herbal consultations. The business blends herbal teas, natural organic body products, and other herbal products. The business will have pop-up sales every weekend in December. Hours of operation on Saturday are 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Pennsauken’s Historic Homes Hold Dual Events On November 18

Saturday, Nov. 18 continues Pennsauken’s historic homes’ tradition of the dual themes of the season. Life in the colonial home as winter approaches is the theme of at historic Griffith Morgan House’s “Frost on the Pumpkin” event from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Here, the warm fire of the hearth will prepare savory seasonal foods and home-baked goods and refreshments entice, while other domestic chores and pastimes bring the household and friends together in preparation for the frost and snow. Meanwhile, the “Holiday Open House” at Burrough-Dover House from noon to 4:00 p.m., opens the season of holiday warmth with historical cheer! Harking back to the 19th century when the Dover family occupied the old home, the trimmings of the holiday season with tree and greens and candles, warming refreshments, holiday music, and more bring friends and family merrily back to the traditions of the festive time of year!

Public Works Weekend Leaf Collection, November 18

This Saturday, Nov. 18, Pennsauken’s Department of Public Works will start collecting leaves in the East Pennsauken/Chadwick/Meadowbrook section of town.

For residents in these areas that miss this collection, or for those whose leaves have not yet been picked up, a reminder that leaves that are in cans or bags less than 50 pounds will be picked up by Waste Management on Wednesdays. In addition, Public Works makes two trips in each section of Pennsauken for leaf collection before operations shut down at the end of December.

Food Truck Cooks Up Sweet And Savory Waffles

By Rachael Shugars, AAP Columnist

WAFFLES! The word brings with it delicious thoughts of pillowy, slightly crunchy, cake-like bliss. If you had the chance to go to the Pennsauken Harvest Festival, then you may have seen this month’s latest hot topic, Dan’s Waffles, a food truck serving up some of the finest made-to-order bubble and Belgian sugar waffles.

Share Your Good Fortune To Help Those In Need

By Mary Anne McFarland

The Scouts of Pennsauken will be collecting non-perishable food items as they walk in the 37th annual Pennsauken Holiday Parade, held along Westfield Ave. on Saturday, Nov. 25 at 11:00 a.m. Not only will they be collecting food products for distribution at local food pantries, the Scouts will be collecting food and other items for Almost Home Animal Shelter in Pennsauken. If you have old towels, unused kitty litter, toys, or other such items you no longer need, please bring them to the parade and give to one of the Scouts as they pass by. Your generosity will help the animals waiting for their forever homes at the Almost Home Shelter. The non-perishable food items and canned goods collected will be donated to the food pantry at both Martin Luther Chapel on Rt. 130 and Terrace Ave., where the Cub Scouts hold their den and pack meetings; and St. Peter Roman Catholic Church in Merchantville, the Pack’s charter organization.

Parade Of Lights To Be Held On December 15

Mark your calendars! An evening of lights, local heroes, and a visit from Santa is coming to Pennsauken.

The Township’s first-ever Parade of Lights will be held on Friday, Dec. 15 at 7:00 p.m. Fire trucks and emergency service vehicles will be decorated with bright lights and festive decorations as they ride along Browning Rd. from Witherspoon to Maple Ave. In addition, Santa Claus is sure to make an appearance, riding a fire engine at the end of the parade, which should take roughly an hour from start to finish.

“This has all the makings of a great holiday event,” says Bill Orth, Pennsauken Township Committee. “We hope that the entire Pennsauken community joins us for this special holiday celebration in the Bloomfield section of town.”

More information on this event will be available at the Township website,, closer to the holidays.

Pennsauken Events Kick-Off Holidays, Season Of Giving

By Frank Sinatra, AAP Editor

It’s that most wonderful time of the year: the start of the holiday season. Pennsauken Township truly embraces the holidays with events that not only provide the perfect opportunity to come together as a community, but also to remind residents about the importance of giving back. From holiday parades to angel trees, there’s something happening in Pennsauken that’s sure to get you into the holiday spirit.

LaScala Restaurant Group Coming To Cooper River Park

The Freeholder Board and the LaScala Restaurant Group will open in Cooper River Park by the end of the year. LaScala’s will bring creative pizza, artisan Italian food and world beers, to the space formerly known as the Cooper House, which is currently closed for renovations.

Donor Match Drive Held At PHS On December 14

A donor match drive to help battle life-threatening blood cancers will be held on Thursday, Dec. 14, 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Pennsauken High School, 800 Hylton Rd. Match donors are identified through a simple cheek swab procedure. Statistics indicate that a majority of individuals suffering from blood cancer do not have a blood or bone marrow match with a family member and therefore require a non-family member to donate. The event is sponsored through Be The Match,® an organization operated by the National Marrow Donor Program® that helps patients find their life-saving donors and provide support throughout the transplant process.


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