Category: Columns

Mama’s Homemade Cookie Lounge Offers Tasty Treats

By Rachael Rivera, AAP Columnist For this month’s article, I got to sit down with Mrs. Ernestine Williams, owner of Mama’s Homemade Cookie Lounge. Ernestine, or “Mama” as she likes to be called, is Philly born but now a New

Autumn In Pennsauken: Leaf Collection Preparation Begins

By Joe Scavuzzo, Director, Department of Public Works Leaf collection operations generally begin in late October and complete around the end of December. Every section of town will have leaf pickup at least twice during this time.

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

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

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

Historic Homes Open For Independence Day Celebration

Both the Burrough-Dover House, 9201 Burrough-Dover Lane; and Griffith Morgan House, 243 Griffith Morgan Lane off River Rd., will be open to the public for an Independence Day celebration on Sunday, July 2 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. What could

Summer Storms, Yard Debris And Tree Contractor Precautions

By Joe Scavuzzo, Director, Department of Public Works Friday, June 23 will mark the second anniversary of the short but expansive storm our region sustained damage from. You may recall that day, when massive winds came through for about 20

The Start Of Summer And New Beginnings In Pennsauken

EDITOR’S NOTE: In the print edition of the paper, the date of the Community Service Office Hours hosted by Congressman Norcross’ staff was incorrect. The event will actually be held at the Library on Wednesday, June 21. The date is

Celebrating National Public Works Week In Pennsauken

By Joe Scavuzzo, Director, Department of Public Works The week of May 21 is dedicated as “National Public Works Week.” To kick off this article, I’d like to quote the American Public Works Association (APWA). “This year, National Public Works

Food Truck And Touch-A-Truck Event Cancelled

As several food trucks have backed out because of the weather forecast and there is a threat of thunderstorms late afternoon/early evening, the Food Truck/Touch-A-Truck event scheduled for May 25 has been cancelled.  

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