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AllAround - Pennsauken Township
AllAround
SHOP LOCAL
Pennsauken
VOL.17, NO. 8
It’s Good Business!
August 2012
A Publication for the Community of Pennsauken
How Pennsauken Is Affected
As part of the Burlington-Camden
project, PSE&G will be upgrading electrical equipment and infrastructure
from 138kV to 230kV at the Camden
Switching Station, 7200 N. Crescent
Blvd, Pennsauken. PSE&G expects
very minimal impact on Pennsauken
residents. Workers will be using the
switching station’s entrance on Route
130 for construction equipment and
continued on page 23
By Frank Sinatra, AAP Editor
Harbor Freight Tools, the nation’s
largest discount tool retailer, opened its
newest store in Pennsauken in July with
an official ribbon cutting. The 15,000square-foot store, which represents the
company’s first foray into the South
Jersey region, is located at The Point, a
118,000-sqaure-foot mixed use complex
at the intersection of Routes 38 and 70
near the old Airport Circle.
Mayor John Kneib; Terry Carr and
Larry Cardwell from Pennsauken’s
Department of Economic Development; Tim Ellis, Chairperson of
Pennsauken’s Business, Industry and
Government Council; as well as Arthur
Campbell and Mel Zimmerman from
the Camden County Regional Chamber
inside
Father of Labor Day
Interred in Pennsauken.
See Page 6
Pennsauken Mayor John Kneib, B.I.G. Council Chairperson Tim Ellis, and
Department of Economic Development Staffers Terry Carr and Larry Cardwell
were on hand for Harbor Freight Tools’ official ribbon cutting.
of Commerce were on hand to help
welcome the company to Pennsauken.
Harbor Freight Tools Store Manager
Chris Ingelton spoke about the company’s decision to move to Pennsauken.
continued on page 23
Hero In Our Midst: Business Owner Recalls World War II
By Betsy McBride, AAP Special
Contributor
There will be many heroes in our lifetimes; some who do small deeds with
great love, and some who give the
supreme sacrifice to save others. Not
many of us can say we know a person
who saved thousands of lives and still
lives to share our love of freedom and
liberty.We have, in our midst, such a man
and I was humbled to have sat with him
listening to his stories.
Pennsauken business owner John
Perozzi, 92, was a certified Navy welder
when World War II broke out. Most
everyone his age was drafted, but his
position entitled him to an exemption.
The war effort needed Navy welders. He
took two exemptions and threw away
the third. Perozzi, who grew up in
Camden, chose to serve and enlisted in
the Army at the age of 23.“All my friends
Look!
were in Europe,” he explained.
Perozzi left a job that paid $150 a
week for an Army salary of just over $2
a day, and headed to Fort Dix in
November 1942.
Perozzi, pronounced “per-Oz-zee,”
qualified as a paratrooper when 40 percent of the class dropped out. He headed
for Europe on the Queen Elizabeth II,
and became part of one of America’s
elite forces from World War II, the 82nd
Airborne Division, 505 Combat
Regiment, 2nd Battalion, E Company,
1st Platoon.
His first combat jump, under the
unforgettable leadership of Sergeant
Otis Sampson, was on June 6, 1944 at
0130 hours, the D-Day invasion of
Normandy.When asked if he was scared,
Perozzi said, “Not scared, just cautious.”
While flying into Normandy, he prayed,
“Look over me and I won’t forget you.”
Golf Tournament Honors
Firefighter’s Memory.
See Page 18
Proper Waste Disposal
Keeps Pennsauken Clean.
See Page 22
Plus!
Mayor’s Corner
B.I.G. News
In Schools
Calendar
Public Works
In Books
Classified
Waterlines
In Sports
John Perozzi, member of the 82nd
Airborne Division that was part of the
invasion of Europe on D-Day, stands in
the Normandy American Cemetery and
Memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer, France.
His platoon was the only one who
landed where they were supposed to,
taking a square of their parachutes for a
continued on page 21
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ECRWSS
An ongoing PSE&G project
designed to deliver increased electrical
power to South Jersey businesses and
residents is working its way through
Pennsauken.
The PSE&G Burlington-Camden
Reliability Project is upgrading electrical equipment and infrastructure from
Burlington City through Gloucester
City. Parts of the existing BurlingtonCamden transmission line date back to
the 1940s, when the devices used in businesses and homes did not rely on as
much electrical power as compared to
today. Population growth, increased
electricity use and commonplace use of
high tech devices including everything
from televisions to iPads can create voltage violations in the system and potentially result in unplanned outages.
Upgrading the transmission systems,
substations and switching stations to
handle 230kV will relieve transmission
system overloads, provide better power
quality and reduce transmission system
congestion experienced in the region.
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ALL AROUND PENNSAUKEN
M A Y O R’S Way To Go Pennsauken! Our Community Comes Together To Serve
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Committee has met with numerous across the Environmental Commission benefiting from the efforts of our commu- making Pennsauken a wonderful place to
Pennsauken residents, both on an indi- and Housing Authority, as well as the nity. To those who applied, we thank you work and live.You do us proud.
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vidual level, as well as through the vari- Library, Shade Tree and Rent for wishing to serve. For those who were
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ous clubs and community organizations Stabilization boards.
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in our town, for the sole purpose to
The Township Committee agreed
explain the challenges the Township that these openings presented a won- All Around Pennsauken Looking
E Mayor John Kneib
faces, and the options we have to over- derful opportunity to reach out to
For Memories of Central School
R At my swearing in ceremony come these hurdles.
Pennsauken residents and ask for their
in January, I stated that I was honored
to represent all the citizens of
Pennsauken as your mayor. That going
forward, I, as well as all members of the
Township Committee, were anxious to
listen to all of our residents’ concerns
and would strive to respond to you in
an open and honest manner. Our
objective remains to provide an informative understanding of all of the issues
the Township faces, as well as a clear
explanation of how we are prepared to
respond to them. The entire Township
During these meetings, I was
informed that should any opportunity
arise to serve the Township in some
capacity, many residents were eager to
do so. Pennsauken has numerous
boards, where some of our residents
serve on a volunteer basis, donating
their time and talents for the benefit of
our community.As circumstance would
have it, there were several board openings that materialized, due to term limits, resignations and duplication of personnel. This created 13 openings spread
help. Utilizing the various media outlets
available, particularly All Around
Pennsauken, our Township web site,
Channel 19, and the Pennsauken
Republican Club, we were able to
secure approximately 18 resumes from
residents requesting to serve. The backgrounds and experience of the applicants were reviewed by the Committee,
and appointments were made based on
the candidate’s qualifications.
This cooperative process by all parties
is refreshing, with the entire Township
All Around Pennsauken is
actively looking for residents’ fond memories of
Central School as part of
an article that will coincide
with the demolition of the
building. If you, or one of
your children attended the
school, or if you at one time
taught at Central, please
e-mail your thoughts to
[email protected]
Selected submissions will
be printed in an upcoming
article.
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Pennsauken – Iron Rock
Meticulously kept 4bdrm, 2 and a half bath in the desirable
Iron Rock section. Property backs up to wooded area
beyond which is golf course. Property boasts 2 wood burning fireplaces, replacement windows, hardwood floors
under carpet, some floors exposed in bedrooms, new hot
water heater, newer heater and A/C, shed is 4 years old.
$249,900
Cherry Hill – Brand New Construction
Cherry Hill West. 3 bdrm, 2 1/2 bath . 1700 SqFt + 900
SqFt unfinished basement; Master Bedroom with cathedral
ceiling and master bath; Formal Living Room & Dining
Room; Modern Eat-in Kitchen overlooks Family Room; full
basement; vinyl siding; gas heat; central air. $249,900
Tabernacle – Estate Sale
Large Bi-level on 1 acre wooded lot. The freshly painted
living room has Brick Fire Place and hard wood floors,
Dining room with sliding doors to a large deck overlooking wooded lot, The Master Bedroom has 2 closets and a
master bath with shower. Lower level has a large 21 ft. family room with a 2nd brick Fire Place, powder room, and
laundry. Large attached garage with electric garage door
opener and storage space. Exterior lighting, cable wired
for TV or internet, ceiling fans. Priced to sell! $234,900
Tony has served the MerchantvillePennsauken area for the last 18 years.
Reach Tony direct at 856-266-5490.
Walt is a lifetime Pennsauken resident
and can be reached direct
at 856-577-7515.
Gary Peze
Pennsauken – Pennbrook Section
Mint Move-In condition upgraded large colonial. Newer
roof, doors, windows, paint. 4 large bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths
upgraded, updated large eat-in kitchen. Family room with
built in library and a wet bar and fireplace. Full basement,
sprinkler system. Very convenient location. Close to Malls
and major roads, Philadelphia and local shopping areas.
Walking distance to Swim Club. This upgraded home is
priced to sell. Motivated sellers. Owned by original owners
since 1970. Bring all offers. one Year Home Warranty
included. $219,900
Pennsauken – Bloomfield
Large split level home featuring L/R, D/R, eat-in-kitchen, 3
bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths. Hardwood floors & Pella replacement windows throughout; walk-in Foyer with flagstone
floor; beautiful Sun Room with bay window seat; includes
central air, attic fan, security system, all window treatments
and all appliances. Roof only 8 years old. Oversized garage.
Beautiful fenced rear & side yards. Come see all this great
home has to offer for yourself. 199,000
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Great condition home! Cul-de-sac location! 2 bedrooms,
2 full baths, family room overlooks cozy kitchen with
breakfast area and access to covered porch. Formal
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car garage, hardwood floors, carpet and tile, gas heat,
central air. $164,900
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August 2012
ALL AROUND PENNSAUKEN
BIG Council Teams Up With AFL-CIO To Honor Workers
In honor of the
60th anniversary of
the dedication of the
Peter J. McGuire
National Memorial
COUNCIL OF PENNSAUKEN
in Arlington Cemetery, 1620 Cove Rd., Pennsauken, The
Business, Industry and Government
Council of Pennsauken will be a participating partner of the Labor Day
wreath-laying ceremony, held by the
AFL-CIO on Friday, Aug. 31.
“We’re excited to be part of this special celebration,” says Tim Ellis, chairperson of the B.I.G. Council.“This year is the
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60th anniversary of the dedication of the
national memorial to Peter J. McGuire,
the founder of Labor Day, whose resting
place is right here in Pennsauken. Out of
all the monuments to national holidays,
there is only one that is located outside of
Washington D.C. You’ll find that here.”
The B.I.G. Council has already
received an impressive donation of
plants, trees and shrubs from Penn
Florist 5451, Route 38, Pennsauken,
that will help enhance the environment
around the monument in time for the
Aug. 31 event.
Car and Bike Show Returns
To Maple Avenue
The 20th annual Pennsauken Car
and Bike Show will be held on Sunday,
Sept. 30 along Maple Ave. Beginning at
11 a.m., rows of custom cars, hot rods,
classics, and more will be on display
during a day filled with food, music and
family-friendly entertainment. The
event culminates an impressive weekend of activity, with the 4th annual
Crab-A-Palooza, held in the Pinsetter
Bar and Bowl parking lot on Saturday,
Sept. 29 from 2 to 10 p.m.
For more information on the Pennsauken Car and Bike Show, or to
request an event sponsorship form,
e-mail [email protected] gmail
.com or visit PennsaukenCarShow.com.
Meetings to Resume in Fall
There will be no monthly meeting
for Pennsauken’s B.I.G. Council in
August. Meetings will resume on
Wednesday, Sep.12.
For more information on the Business
Industry and Government Council, or to
register for the meetings, contact Larry
Cardwell or Terry Carr at Pennsauken
Township’s Office of Economic Development at (856) 665-1000, Ext. 108 or
Ext. 153 or send an e-mail to
[email protected]
Penn Florists of Pennsauken donated a
variety of plants, shrubs and trees to help
beautify not only the Peter J. McGuire
National Memorial honoring the Father
of Labor Day in Arlington Cemetery, but
other various locations around town.
Special thanks to volunteers from Stevens
Management and the Merchantville
Pennsauken Water Commission, who
helped deliver the donation.
Morton’s Paint Celebrates One Year In Pennsauken
Morton’s Paint Center, once a longtime staple in Maple Shade, found itself
in a unique situation in the summer of
2011. The owners of their building
wanted out of the landlord business,
and Morton’s began looking for a new
place to call home. That new home
turned out to be Pennsauken, and the
paint center just celebrated its one-year
anniversary in July.
“Robertson Enterprises is one of our
customers.They said they had a building I
had to take a look at,” explains Paul
Morton, owner of Morton’s Paint Center.
“I walked in the door, and it was like,‘This
is what we need.’ It was perfect for us.”
Located at 3555 Haddonfield Rd.,
Paul Morton, owner of Morton’s Paint
Center, has seen a boost in sales since moving to Pennsauken over one year ago.
80 percent of Morton’s business goes“out
the back door” to their commercial and
industrial accounts, which includes the
Merchantville Pennsauken Water
Commission,a new account the company
acquired after moving to their new location. But being on Haddonfield Rd. has
brought an increase in retail sales as well.
“Being here at the light, we’ve seen a
lot of new faces here. Retail has picked
up,” adds Morton.
It also doesn’t hurt that Morton’s
Paint Center is right next door to one of
Pennsauken’s tried and true landmarks
and must-visit summer destinations: Mr.
Softee. “We use that name quite a lot.”
Overall, a year in a new building and
new location has helped create above
average sales for the company.After all,
who better than Paul Morton to realize
the importance of the proverbial “fresh
coat of paint?”
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• Weekly enrichment classes
• National Junior Honor Society
• Before and after school care
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Paul McDonald, Managing Member
Kiddie Junction Childcare and Preschool Centers is a family owned child care center that has been in operation since 1993
serving children from infants to six-years old. Kiddie Junction has been voted the Best Of South Jersey for the past three years.
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W.B. Mason
1435 Melrose Highway • 856-665-1311
[email protected] www.wbmason.com
Anthony Cioe
Since 1898, the dedicated people at W.B. Mason have been passionate about bringing their amazingly low prices,
superior delivery and outstanding personal service to businesses of all sizes for all of their office products needs.
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Harbor Freight Tools
The Point Corporate Center, 5247 Marlton Pike • 856-488-3524
www.harborfreight.com
Chris Ingelton
At Harbor Freight Tools you’ll find one of the largest selections of brand-name tools, plus many items
you just can’t find elsewhere. In the Harbor Freight Tool’s workshop we design and test all of our tools to insure
that every one of them meets a level of quality that our customers expect and deserve.
Every month the B.I.G. Council
will Spotlight members in
All Around Pennsauken.
For more information on membership, or how you
can be a Spotlight Business, send an email to the
B.I.G. Council Membership Committee at
[email protected]
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August 2012
ALL AROUND PENNSAUKEN
The Father of Labor Day And His Pennsauken Monument
By Robert FisherHughes, AAP Columnist
and Amateur Historian
In Arlington Cemetery
in Pennsauken, N.J. there stand two
monuments to Peter J. McGuire. The
older of the two marks the resting place
of the man and his family, and includes
LOOKING BACK
IN HISTORY
the inscription “Labor Omnia Vincit,”
labor conquers all. When this monument was erected in 1906, any truth in
that motto was largely due to the life’s
work of the man so honored, and to a
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handful of his close colleagues in the
labor movement.
Almost half a century later, the second
and more elaborate monument was
erected and dedicated to Peter J.
McGuire, because the passage of years
had solidified the historical significance of
what he had accomplished for working
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men and women of America. For over
one hundred years, this man’s presence
has made Arlington Cemetery hallowed
ground for American labor and the site of
annual gatherings to commemorate the
legacy of the Father of Labor Day, who
also accomplished so much more.
Born in New York City in 1852, Peter
J. McGuire grew up in the midst of rampant industrialization. From long working hours for low wages, to child labor
and unsafe working conditions, the lack
of collective bargaining and protective
regulation made this an era of despair
and struggle for American workers. P.J.
McGuire went to work at the age of 11
and became involved in the movement
to organize workers for better conditions before he was 20. In his career, he
founded one of the most powerful
unions in America, the United
Brotherhood of Carpenters and
Joiners; led the fight for the eight hour
workday; and was a founding officer of
the American Federation of Labor.
McGuire’s most famous achievement, however, remains an idea he proposed in May 1882, at the New York
Central Labor Union, for a day to be
set aside to celebrate the American
worker and to celebrate the achievements of the labor movement. He proposed the holiday be designated for the
first Monday in September, because no
other existing holidays were near that
date. In New York that September, the
first Labor Day parade and celebration
was held. Over time, the idea gained
favor all over the country among working people. In 1894, when President
Grover Cleveland signed the law
declaring Labor Day as a national holiday, thirty states had already adopted
the holiday themselves.
On Feb. 18, 1906, Peter J. McGuire
died at the age of 54 at his home in
Camden, N.J., worn out by his life of
commitment to the struggle. His last
words were that he had to hurry to help
the boys in Local 122 in California
where there was trouble.
McGuire was interred at Calvary
Cemetery in Delaware Township, now
Cherry Hill. Soon after, however, his
remains were moved to Arlington
Cemetery in Pennsauken, when his
widow, not Catholic, realized she could
never rest at his side at Calvary. In the
choice of his place of rest, as in his labor
organizing, inclusiveness rather than
division was most important.
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Summer Fun From Pennsauken Parks and Recreation
Boxing
Kids ages 7-16 can get in a regulation-size boxing ring at R & B Fitness
this summer. Certified instructors from
the facility off Haddonfield Road will
introduce students to the basics of boxing and fitness. No previous experience
is required. The camp will be offered
from Aug. 6 to Aug. 10, 9 to 10:30 a.m.
for ages 7-11 and 10:45 a.m. to 12:15
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Ice Skating
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camp will be held at the Philadelphia
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Pennsauken. Children ages 2-17 will
learn basic skating techniques for figure
skating or hockey. The program is
offered from 8:45 to 10 a.m. Aug. 13
through Aug. 17. Cost is $35 per child.
Skates are available for free if needed.
Theater
The annual and very popular Creative
Theater Class returns again from 9 a.m.
to 3 p.m. on Aug. 6 to Aug. 10 at the
Delair School on Derousse Avenue.
Children, ages 7-15, will learn stage
movement, vocal projection, character
study and improvisational games. They
will create their own story and perform it
on video for friends and family on the last
day of class.The cost is $50 per week and
is operated by the Pennsauken Youth
Summer Theater Program.
To Register
Registration forms for summer pro-
grams are available at the Pennsauken
Municipal Building, Route 130 and
Merchantville Avenue, from 9 a.m. to 4
p.m. Monday through Friday. A program listing and downloadable registration form is available at the Township
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For more information, call the
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Welcome to Baldwin Early
Childhood Learning Center
Our early childhood program meets
the intellectual, linguistic, social, emotional and physical needs of our young
children.
Teachers use the Curiosity Corner
Curriculum to help their students learn
through active, concrete, direct experiences. We understand that young children learn with their bodies and their
senses, as well as with their minds. With
Curiosity Corner, students will discover
through experimentation, exploration,
problem solving, play, and expressive
activities in music, the arts, and sensorymotor experiences.
Principal Mrs. Matthews looks forward to seeing you during the year at
our PTA meetings and activities.
Burling School
Welcomes Students
The first day of school is always exciting!
Principal Mr. Slater is pleased to be
assigned to Burling School and looks
forward to working with the faculty, students, parents, and community members. We are very confident that the
2012-2013 school year will be a great
one for the students, their families and
the school.
Plans are underway for a very successful school year, filled with a great
deal of learning and exciting events.
High quality classroom instruction, students who are highly motivated to learn,
a warm and nurturing learning environment, and a supportive and encouraging
parent community make Burling
School a wonderful place to learn.
As in the past, the Burling School
PTA will play an important role in the
vitality of the school, sponsoring and
organizing many events during the
school year. The PTA, under the direction of President Jennifer Price, will
continue its close relationship with the
school, helping with events, such as the
book fair, candy bar bingo nights, field
days, and assemblies.
To all our Burling families, we wish
you a continued relaxing and safe sum-
August 2012
Back to School News
mer, and look forward to seeing you in
September.
Carson School is Ready
to Begin a New School Year
Welcome back to parents and students at Carson Elementary School!
Hopefully, if you are new to the district, you took advantage of our
Welcome Wagon Orientation during
the summer. During this event, parents
and students new to the district were
informed about the activities and procedures of the school and took a tour of
the building.
Principal Mrs. Matthews reports that
many exciting events have happened
over the summer in preparation for the
upcoming year.The administration participated in their first annual superintendent’s retreat. During our time
together, we learned about exciting
new practices for leading highly effective and successful schools.
The teachers participated in various
professional development opportunities in and out of the district that will
provide them with continued effective
techniques for building student-centered classrooms and learning.
Collegial sharing, cooperative learning,
data analysis, benchmark and performance assessments, high quality lessons,
guided reading, and integrated technology are just a few of the best practice
techniques that will continue to support
your child’s learning this year.
In addition, RTI for language arts
will be expanded in grades K-2. The
strategies from RTI will provide supplemental language arts support in and
out of the classroom, depending on the
students’ needs.
This year, we will also be implementing a district wide Positive Behavior
Incentive Support (PBIS) program.
Each school will have a unique plan in
place to improve the positive behaviors
that they wish to encourage and reinforce throughout the year.
We look forward to seeing you during the year at our PTA meetings and
planned events. Remember to check
your child’s planner and communicator
PENNSAUKEN SCHOOL NEWS
For further information about the articles or events published in the
Pennsauken School News section of “All Around Pennsauken”
Please contact Betty Slater, Editor
856-662-6455 x7100 [email protected]
daily for information and listen for
those phone blasts that will come regularly as well.
In addition, you are instrumental in
helping Carson remain a caring, controlled and creative environment.
Let’s make this another great school
year!
Delair School Prepares for
Students to Head Back to School
The building is ready for the arrival
of its enthusiastic learners and dedicated teachers. The office is involved with
registering new students and creating
innovative programs for the 2012-2013
school year.
Principal Mr. Slater is again looking
forward to working with the faculty, students, parents, and community members. Delair’s faculty and staff are looking forward to the beginning of a new
school year.
As in the past, the Delair School
PTA, under the guidance of President
Catherine Guagenti, will play an
important role in the vitality of the
school sponsoring and organizing many
events during the school year.
See you in September!
Fine School is Ready to
Start a New Year
Principal Mrs. Lawrence is pleased to
welcome new and returning students
and their families to the 2012-2013
school year at George B. Fine
Elementary School.
Last year’s students continued the
tradition of excellence for academics,
citizenship and leadership that this
school is known for. Mrs. Lawrence is
excited to lead the team of staff, parents
and community members that are so
devoted to quality education for
its children.
We begin the year with great optimism and hope, as we align ourselves to
the district mission, vision and belief
statements. The faculty looks forward
to working with your children. We
strive to continually create an environment that is safe, caring, and empathetic; where we try to understand, affirm,
validate and appreciate each other.
It is important to encourage and support every child to reach their individual potential. We prepare students with
the character, knowledge, skills and attitudes they need to be successful, contributing citizens.
It is also important that we have high
expectations for achievement and con-
duct. Together, we intend to build on
the many successes of the past and continue to improve the learning environment for all children in the school.
There is much excitement in the air
as students start a new year! It is our
sincere desire for all of your children to
have a wonderful school year, learn all
that they can, and be the best that they
can be.
We look forward to meeting all of
you and together continue to build a
caring school community that helps foster a life-long love of learning.
See you soon!
Ben Franklin and Longfellow
Schools Off to a Great Beginning
Principal Mr. Lewis brings greetings
to the Ben Franklin and Longfellow
school communities and hopes to find
everyone well rested during the summer break.
A reminder for us all is to READ,
READ, READ! The single most
important way to maintain and
increase intelligence is through reading.
Our objective for the summer is to have
our children read for at least 20 minutes
a day. All summer reading information
can be found on the District web site at
www.pennsauken.net.
Please take some time to visit the
Ben Franklin School library on
Wednesday’s from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m., as
well as the Pennsauken Township
Library, in order to stay current and
have fun with reading.
In addition to the summer reading
objective, please spend some time with
your children practicing and memorizing basic math facts. This includes
counting, adding, and subtracting for
the younger students, and then multiplication and division facts for older students. Daily practice in these areas will
give your child what they need to
increase their number sense. Flash
cards, magnetic numbers, checkers and
tic-tac-toe are just a few games to play
that will help with this objective.
Finally, we as parents are the single
most powerful model for our children.
Find some time to consistently read in
front of your child. When they see you
reading your favorite magazine, newspaper, or book, you are giving them the
most powerful message that they are
sure to copy. Reading aloud to them
with expression will take the whole
experience to another level.
We look forward to another fantastic
year. Have a great and productive sum-
mer and see you in September!
Roosevelt School Opens its
Doors to a New School Year
Principal Mrs. Lawrence is pleased to
welcome new and returning students
and their families to the 2012-2013
school year at Theodore Roosevelt
Elementary School.
Last year’s students continued the
tradition of excellence that this school is
known for. She is excited to lead the
team of staff, parents and community
members that are so devoted to quality
education for its children.
It is important that we encourage
and support every child to reach their
individual potential and prepare students with the character, knowledge,
skills and attitudes they need to be successful, contributing citizens.
It is also important that we have high
expectations for achievement and conduct. Together, we intend to build on
the many successes of the past and continue to improve the learning environment for all children in the school.
There is much excitement in the air
as students start a new year! It is our
sincere desire for all of your children to
have a wonderful school year, learn all
that they can, and be the best that they
can be.
We look forward to meeting all of
you and together continue to build a
caring school community that helps foster a life-long love of learning.
Longfellow
School’s Teacher
Appreciation
Luncheon
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School teachers. Pictured here are
Principal Lewis, Longfellow PTA
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Assistant Lynda Roberts, BRIO Tuscan
Grill Chef Kevin Strenger and Head
Teacher Mrs. Laverty.
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August 2012
Pennsauken High School Welcomes The Freedom Writers
The Freedom Writers is a foundation
that was founded by Erin Gruwell, an
inspirational teacher from Woodrow
Wilson High School in Long Beach,
California who taught remedial English
classes to 150 students.
These students, along with Ms.
Gruwell, wrote “The Freedom Writers
Diary,” which eventually became a
movie. She then began the Freedom
Writers Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring students to
write their stories and to reject gang life.
Gruwell and two of her Freedom
Writers, Sue Ellen Alpizar and Tony
Becerra, spoke to freshmen and juniors
at an assembly at Pennsauken High
School. Ms. Gruwell spoke about her
life as a teacher at Woodrow Wilson
High School, Sue Ellen spoke about
her life as a homeless kid in California,
and Tony spoke of his experience with
prejudice and poverty. Both Ms.
Alpizar and Mr. Becerra explained
how Ms. Gruwell and the Freedom
Writers saved their lives.
Students were on the edge of their
seats during the presentations and were
Learning Opportunities Abound
In The Summertime
By Marilyn Martinez, Superintendent
of Schools, Pennsauken Township
As summer continues, I encourage
you to have your children learn about
the many great things about
Pennsauken. Recently, I went on a tour
of the town, seeing all the many outside
activities available for children. There
are different sport centers for youth
and a terrific pool for families. There is
a great lake for fishing and historical
houses to visit with fantastic picnic
areas. I recommend that families visit
the library, help children select books to
read through the summer, and spend
time reading outdoors at some of these
beautiful natural areas.
It is important that children continue
PHS English Teacher Mr. Frank Stepnowski (center) poses with the Freedom Writers.
excited to meet the Freedom Writers in
person. Copies of “The Freedom Writers
Diary” were given to each member of
the freshmen class.
Special thanks must go to Lisa
Haines and Bridget Zino for organizing
this event, as well as to the entire PHS
English department for preparing students for this assembly. Additional
thanks must be extended to the
Pennsauken School Administration
and to the Pennsauken Alliance against
Substance Abuse for providing funding
for this special event.
Students Learn Water Safety Through Learn To Swim Program
Blue skies and warm air greeted
sixth grade students during the annual
Learn to Swim Program.
The week-long program originally
was developed as a summer incentive
for all elementary grade students by the
Pennsauken PTAs, which was held at
the Mountwell Pool in Haddonfield.
After the closure of pool in 1968, the
program was changed from a summer
initiative to an in-school,“Learn to Swim”
course, held at the Pennsauken Township
Pool, where it is still operating today.
Learn to Swim is open to swimmers
as well as non-swimmers alike. Its basic
purpose is to provide an opportunity
for children to learn the rudiments of
swimming and water safety.
Pennsauken High School physical
education teachers recruit high school
student volunteers and provide two
days of classroom training and two days
of water training at The Spa Fitness
Center in Pennsauken.
Many district physical education
teachers also provide their assistance in
the running of this program.
The Intermediate School PTA provides parent volunteers to help with the
checking of students’ progress.
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to read during the summer. We want
them to maintain the progress they’ve
made in school. It is therefore crucial to
keep your children engaged in summer
reading activities. Let us encourage our
young people to learn about their community while enjoying a love for reading.
Children are precious gifts and the
opportunity to inspire the love of reading is both a great honor and an extraordinary responsibility. Our district vision
is to foster diversity and talent, as well as
prepare students with the knowledge,
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your help, we can make this a reality!
Intermediate Students Honor
Teachers Through Art
In celebration of Teacher Appreciation Week, Intermediate Art Teacher
Mrs. Danielle Ford had a challenging
assignment for her sixth graders:
choose a favorite teacher and draw
their portrait.
Photographs of the teachers were
used as a reference, and the final artwork was prominently displayed in the
hallway outside of the art rooms.
Students and staff enjoyed guessing
which teacher was the model for the
portraits.
The students did an amazing job! A
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Burling School Hosts Annual Field Day
The skies were clear and blue the
morning of Jun. 2, when the students
from Burling School held their annual
field day.
Students traveled with their class
through a series of fun and challenging
activities. Physical Education Teacher
Mr. Lodge plans a series of relay races
each year for the students.
Later that day, the students were able
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Burling Students Wow The Crowd During Spring Concert
All the fanfare of a Broadway show
opening night was enjoyed by parents
and friends when the Burling School
Spring Music Concert was held on May
15.
Under the direction of Instrumental
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the students performed several selections including “Farm Out,” “Bingo,” “I
Feel Good,” and “My Heart Will Go
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The chorus members, consisting of
both third and fourth grade students,
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room only crowd. Ms.Andrea Boucher,
vocal music instructor, helped the students learn dance moves along with the
vocal instruction for the concert.
August 2012
On Tuesday, May 29, Delair
Elementary School held its annual art
show in conjunction with the spring
choral and band concert.
Art Teachers Mrs. Cynthia Cook and
Ms. Megan O’Brien hosted the event,
and each student in the school had at
least one piece of artwork on display.
Students and their family members
enjoyed admiring the student artwork
displayed throughout the building.
Favorites included Papier-mâché nests
with birds and their eggs; stained glass
designs; elephant drawings; and sunflower paintings.
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Just in time for the “Dog Days” of summer, John’s
Water Ice has opened its doors at 7315 Park Ave.,
offering homemade water ice, as well as ice cream,
gelatos and soft pretzels. Mayor John Kneib, as well as
Committeemen John Figueroa and Jack Killion, helped
store owners Tony and Blaise Cardullo cut the ribbon
for their official grand opening.
The Crescent Hill Academy prom and
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Pennsauken Country Club. Over 60
current students and past graduates
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Cerebral Palsy Adult Activity Center
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Decades before Pennsauken even existed,
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hectic stress of everyday life. Over 300 years
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ALL AROUND PENNSAUKEN
GRAYMATTERS Flower Boxes, People, Grow With Ample Helpings of Sunshine and Love
By Judith Kristen
AAP Columnist
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I would like to give my own family
credit for the window boxes I now
grow, but honestly, I cannot. I learned
that talent at the hands of a woman
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soul in a place called Karlsruhe,
Germany, where I lived for eight and a
half years. Her name was Frau
Elizabeth Junker. She liked me to call
her Lizzie.
Lizzie loved the boxes I would grow
but she said I needed to fill them more,
that I was a timid grower. Me!?!
Timid!?!
I said, “But the label says to place
them three inches apart and…” She
quickly picked up the box I was holding
and tossed it aside, took me by the
hand, and then proceeded to show me
exactly what she meant.
Crunched in close to each other were
geraniums, begonias, pansies, various
vines, and well, just a stunning array of
gorgeous and glorious flora. I also
watched as she placed dried-out
eggshells, old coffee grounds, and even
a good half-liter pitcher filled with what
we know as “Black Strap Molasses” all
over the dirt of the completed box.
And so, with a little help from the sun
and some daily watering, my usual
“very pretty” window boxes became
these tremendously huge and “amazingly beautiful” window boxes that by
the end of every summer would flow
almost down to the ground.
Those techniques that I learned from
my dear Lizzie over forty years ago are
with me to this very day. I actually have
at least a few dozen people who, over
the course of the growing season, will
stop me on the street, or who will knock
on my front door, to ask just how I do it.
So, for those of you who have
A passion for flower boxes learned
from a dear friend affectionately
called, “Lizzie.”
knocked and I wasn’t home, this column holds your answer.
Make your window boxes with good
drainage, your personal choice of colorful flowers and vines, some eggshells,
coffee grounds, Black Strap molasses,
lotsa sunshine, and daily watering.
When you have Better Homes and
Gardens worthy flower boxes of your
own, give a nice big thank you for my
dear, sweet Lizzie, an instrument of
grace who taught me the most important lesson in all of this: that love, care,
and devotion will always be the very,
very best of life’s ingredients, no matter
what you put them into.
Happy August!
Still a Flower Child…
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ALL AROUND PENNSAUKEN
WAGSWORLD
A True Love/Hate Relationship With Cable TV And The Remote
By Bob Wagner, AAP Columnist
I have a love/hate relationship with
cable TV. I love that I can watch my TV
any time of day or night and see old
cars. I can see cars being bought, sold,
fixed, pimped, polished, and produced,
all while sitting on my couch, sipping
coffee. I hate that I have to pay to watch
commercials.
Pay TV was supposed to provide lots
of choices, including new movies, without commercial interruption. Well, life
goes on. At least the remote offers a
slim chance to jump ship while soap
salesmen ply their wares.
But the remote control leads to new
problems. Women who frequent my
house seem to detest changing channels, except when one home improvement show ends, and another designer
show starts. My typical evening of
remote control starts when the last
pitch of an inning thumps in Carlos
Ruiz’s glove. I immediately punch the
“last channel” button and see some
cowboys doing cowboy stuff, like riding
horses, shooting things, drinking
whiskey, and sitting and spitting. Just as
the cowboy stuff starts making sense, I
jump back to the ball game. Soap salesmen, seen only for a millisecond, send
me to the car guys, looking another
shiny old something. Just when I am
about to understand what car is being
discussed, I whip back to baseball.
Fords are being discussed by Chase
Utley and Joe Holman. Confused as to
whether I’m watching car shows or a
commercial, I jump back to cowboys.
About this time, my wife’s patience,
already strained by 41 years of marriage,
causes her to threaten me with physical
violence. I can duck thrown pillows
while juggling the remote, after many
years of practice. I snap back to the
game as the announcer says, “you’ll
never see anything like that again,
Sarge.” The rest is hard to hear over my
wife’s complaining, but the result
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While I detest paying for watching
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The
Father of Labor Day And His Pennsauken Monument
continued from page 6
widow, was supplied by the Local 8 of
the United Brotherhood and the
Central Labor Union of Camden. The
national United Brotherhood also
began a memorial fund drive to benefit
the survivors of Peter McGuire, who
had died almost penniless. The monumental stone, topped with a cross, also
includes the emblem of the United
Brotherhood of Carpenters and
Joiners. It was carved by union men at
M.C. Lyon’s Sons of Camden.
However, this could not be the end
of Peter J. McGuire’s service and association with the cause. Starting in 1906
and each year since, groups of labor
leaders, political VIPs, family and
working people began gathering at the
graveside at Labor Day. Here wreaths
are laid, speeches are delivered in tribute, and a man and his great work are
remembered.
Forty-six years later, the anniversary
of Peter J. McGuire’s birth approached,
and was remembered by the organizations he had helped found. 1952 was celebrated by the United Brotherhood of
Carpenters and Joiners as the McGuire
Centennial on a national scale. Issues of
The Carpenter, the newspaper McGuire
had started, now featured stories, pictures, and reminiscences of a leader
who had been gone for decades.
At Arlington Cemetery, even as
union membership and organizations
grew in numbers and importance, the
original monument to Peter J.
McGuire came to be closely surrounded by other burials. It was time for a
more fitting tribute to a man whose
legacy and historical significance
seemed to grow with each passing year.
The United Brotherhood decided to
install a new monument.
The new monument would include a
central statue of McGuire, carved in
Cherokee Georgia marble, embraced
by a semi-circular colonnade of marble
columns in the simple, Doric Greek
style. The inscription on the colonnade
states,“In Memory of Peter J. McGuire
Founder of the U.B.C. and J. of A. and
Father of Labor Day.”
On Aug. 9, 1952, the dedication ceremonies were held at Arlington
Cemetery. Several thousand people
attended, many of them ordinary
union members.Among the dignitaries
who spoke at the ceremony were the
President of the New Jersey
Federation of Labor; the mayors of
Camden and Pennsauken; General
President Hutcheson of the United
Brotherhood of Carpenters and
Joiners; the President of the A.F. of L.,
William Green; the secretary and treasurer of the A.F. of L., who later attained
near legendary status himself, George
Meany; and the U.S. Secretary of
Labor, Maurice Tobin.
More honors and tributes to
McGuire came in later years and continue to this day. Annual Labor Day
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commemorations have included congressmen and senators among others.
In 1956, when a new postage stamp
dedicated to American labor was
issued at Labor Day, President Dwight
Eisenhower held a special ceremony at
the White House in which he met with
family and descendants of Peter J.
McGuire, including his great-granddaughter Jo Ann McGuire Dougherty
of Pennsauken, N.J.
In 2004, Peter J. McGuire was admitted to the national Labor Hall of Fame
of the U.S. Department of Labor, since
renamed the Hall of Honor, which was
established in 1988 and inducts only
one figure annually.
Still, the most important tribute to
McGuire is in the legacy of economic
reforms to protect working people
and in the enduring organizations
fashioned to represent them and to
carry on that work. That is why working people continue to visit this place.
reading include: Back issues of The Carpenter
available through The Internet Archive; Back
issues of the Camden Evening Courier and the
Courier-Post; and “Public Sculpture in New
Jersey: Monuments to Collective Identity;”
Bzdak, Meredith Arms, Douglas Petersen, 1999.
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PUBLIC MEETINGS
Township Committee:
Agenda/Conference 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, August 8
Regular Business 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, August 22
Zoning Board of Adjustment
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Planning Board:
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ALL AROUND PENNSAUKEN
Back-to-School Season: Planning Ahead for an Enjoyable School Year
By Keisha Wright-Daniel, M.S. Ed.
Back-to-school season is now in full
swing. Summer vacations are coming to
an end and parents and children are
looking ahead to ten months of new
educational experiences as they pur-
chase school clothes, books and supplies with “to do lists” in hand.
There are so many things to remember, and a lot of them are very practical.
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and plug in all school closings, field-trips,
performances, parent-teacher conferences, testing days and half days. Look at
the policies for snow days, sick children,
parent involvement, behavior, and
tuition (if your children are in a private
school setting). Knowing this information in advance will give you sufficient
time to make yourself available and put
alternate care in place for an unexpected early closing due to inclement weather, or a child that is sent home sick. You
also will want to plan for aftercare, and
gather all immunization records and
transcripts if needed.
Step 2: Finalize your transportation
plan. Will you be driving your children
to school, or are you carpooling? Will
they walk themselves, or ride the school
bus? If you are driving, or your children
are walking to school, do a test run so
that everyone is familiar with the route
and the time it takes to get to there.
Doing this will allow you to set your
alarm clock realistically, avoiding the
morning rush and chaos. If your children are riding the school bus or carpooling, make sure you know the pickup and drop-off locations, as well as the
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ask about transition days before school
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August 2012
ALL AROUND PENNSAUKEN
Keep It Down: Preventing Noise Pollution In Pennsauken
There are many things referred to as
the sounds of summer: laughing children playing in the park; the crack of
the bat and cheering fans at hometown
baseball games; and friendly and sometimes animated conversation around
the barbeque. But there comes a point
when something stops being music to
the ears and turns into noise.To prevent
the spread of noise pollution,
Pennsauken Township has a code in
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According to the Township code,
prohibited noises are those that are
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Disallowed noises “create any unreasonably loud, disturbing and unnecessary noise of such character, intensity or
duration as is detrimental to the life or
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August 2012
ALL AROUND PENNSAUKEN
Pennsauken Community Comes Together To Honor Memory, Mission Of George S. Figueroa Sr.
By Frank Sinatra, AAP Editor
Firefighters and the members of the
Pennsauken community they protect
gathered on a warm summer’s day to
not only honor the memory of one of
their own, but also help children receive
a quality education.
The fourth annual George S. Figueroa
L i v i n g
Sr. Scholarship Fund Golf Tournament
was held on July 16 at the Pennsauken
Country Club. Dozens of foursomes hit
the greens, and then attended a dinner
at the East Pennsauken Fire Company,
all in an effort to raise funds for firefighters and their families in need of
educational assistance.
F a i t h
The scholarship fund was created in
memory of George S. Figueroa Sr., a
staple of the Pennsauken community
who served as Pennsauken Township
Assistant Tax Assessor for three years,
and was a member and Chief of East
Pennsauken Fire Station for 36 years
before his sudden death in 2008.
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Wednesday
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“When George
passed away, he left
five children. This
tournament’s important because the
money raised here
goes for scholarships
for the families of
fallen firefighters, and
surely some of
George’s children will
The fourth annual George S. Figueroa Sr. Scholarship Fund
benefit from this,” Golf Tournament was held on July 16 at the Pennsauken
explains Pennsauken Country Club.
Township Committeeman Jack Killion, who serves as the ment in his name.”
town’s current director of public safety.
In the last three years, the fund has
“[This event] reminds us what our com- raised approximately $35,000 in scholarmunity is about: people being unselfish, ships and grants. In addition, it continues
donating their time, and actually risking to celebrate a man’s legacy and his
their lives to save their neighbors in commitment to serving his community.
the community.”
“It just means so much to me
According to Harry Dorofee, a long- because my husband’s memory lives on
time friend of Figeroua, Sr., a golf out- forever,” says Marie Figueroa, wife of
ing was a perfect tribute to a man who the late George Sr. “We have a fire
not only loved Pennsauken, but company that is predominantly volunstressed the importance of a quality teer. They give their time, they protect
education to his children.
our town, and [the golf fundraiser is] a
“George and I golfed probably 15 nice way to thank them, and help them
years together every Saturday and out with their families and their chilSunday.After his passing, it was only fit- dren’s education.”
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Suicide Prevention Walk
The Out of the Darkness
Community Walk takes place on
Sunday, August 5 at Cooper River
Park, Pennsauken. Walk up registrations are welcome from 8:00 to 9:30
a.m. Proceeds benefit the American
Foundation for Suicide Prevention,
which provides research and education
programs to prevent suicide and save
lives, increase national awareness about
depression and suicide, and provide
support for survivors of suicide loss. For
more information, contact Stacey
Collins at 215-609-5391 or [email protected]
gmail.com.
Family Wildlife Program
The Friends of the Pennsauken Free
Public Library will sponsor a family-oriented wildlife program presented by the
Freedom Center for Wildlife, Inc., 602
Bergen Drive, Cinnaminson, on
Saturday, Aug. 18 at 12:00 p.m. These
popular and well attended programs are
informative and are enjoyed by all age
groups. Since live animals will be featured, it is suggested that an adult
accompany young children. For more
information, e-mail FriendsofLibrary
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and leave a message.
August 2012
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ALL AROUND PENNSAUKEN
PUBLICWORKS Pennsauken Home To Recreational Activities For Every Age
By Bernie Kofoet, Public
Works Superintendent
Like many of you, I have
lived here in Pennsauken
for more than half my life.
Some of us have lived here even longer.
But even longtime residents may not be
aware of the many parks, playgrounds
and ball fields our town has.
Pennsauken has recreational opportunities for every age.There is some form
of facility in almost every neighborhood.
There are the playgrounds around the
block or down the street where you can
take your kids or grandkids to swing or
go down the sliding board.
We also have a number of tennis
courts around town where you can go
play tennis with your best bud or just go
and hit the ball for some exercise.
The Community Recreation Complex
on Westfield Ave. not only is the home
to the PYAA soccer program, but there
are also basketball courts, a skateboard
park, as well as a walking trail along with
benches where you can sit and enjoy a
nice evening.
Let’s not forget the Pennsauken
Country Club if golf is your game. Like
to go for a swim? Join the Pennsauken
Pool and enjoy a nice cool dip on a hot
summer afternoon.
Adjacent to the Pennsauken Pool is
the Joey Glauser Memorial Rink, home
to the roller hockey program.
Bethel Field, next to the Pennsauken
Police Station, is home to the PYAA
girls softball program. Elm Ave. is the
location of the PYAA Field House and
Charles J. Synder Sr. Field, the home of
PYAA Cal Ripkin baseball. The Walt
Nicgorski Sports complex on Collins
Ave. is home to Babe Ruth baseball and
several soccer fields.
Currently under construction is
Crescent Park, aka “The Pit.” When
completed, this state of art complex will
be home to PYAA football.
There are several ball fields around
the town that are used by adult baseball
or softball leagues. If you play horse
shoes, there are courts to the rear of The
Pennsauken Free Public Library.
Want to teach your kids how to fish?
Take a trip to Tippin’s Pond and step
back in time. Like history? Visit one of
the many programs put on during the
year by the Pennsauken Historical
Society at our two historic homes.
Camden County’s Cooper River
Park, much of which is located in
Pennsauken, offers playgrounds, walking paths, boating, fishing and spots for
picnicking.
Enjoy ice skating or playing ice hockey? Visit the Flyers Skate Zone on
River Rd. And don’t forget Pinsetter
Bar and Bowl on Maple Ave. if bowling
is your thing.
Unfortunately there is a small seg-
ment of folks who would rather abuse
than use these great facilities. Vandalism
in the form of stolen or deliberately
damaged equipment and graffiti are
constant problems.
If you’re out using one of these
many facilities and you see someone
damaging any buildings or equipment,
please notify the Pennsauken Police at
once. Remember, it’s our tax dollars that
built them; it’s our tax dollars that maintain them.
It’s great knowing we have so many
places we can go to meet others, exercise, play or just relax. Whether you use
one of the many Township facilities or
go to one of the commercial facilities, go
out and take advantage of these great
places.
Plus, after all that great exercise, it
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ALL AROUND PENNSAUKEN
Help Plants Beat The Summer Heat With TLC, Composting
By Kathleen Harvey,
Owner, Plant Artistry, LLC
The lazy, hazy days of summer are
here. Create a luxurious getaway with
landscaping that blends seamlessly with
your property’s architecture. Bring
comfort to the great outdoors with
trees or shrubs that create cooling
shade to better enjoy summer barbeques, or slumber in a summer hammock tied between two mature trees.
Produce a soulful sanctuary for respite
from the day’s work with an enchanting
night garden. Creating your own backyard oasis requires food and water
along with the right growing conditions
for each plant. If plants purchased in the
spring haven’t gotten into the ground
yet, it’s best to wait until late
September, unless they’re summer
annuals. Disturbing tree, shrub, or
perennial root balls in this heat will
severely stress the plants, and may
result in their early death.
In these days of summer heat and
rapid growth, plants need lots of water
and nutrition. Plants, like people, sweat
to help them stay cool; with plants, it’s
called transpiration. Transpiration
serves to cool plants through evapora-
tion as the escaping water vapor carries
away heat energy. Transpiration is also
involved in the way plants are able to
absorb and transfer water and minerals
from their roots to the leaves, flowers,
and fruits. So if you’re hot, sweaty, and
thirsty, chances are your plants are too.
Plants that only receive water when
they are wilted will undergo stress, and
may die if they were planted less than a
year ago. New plantings haven’t had a
chance to develop extensive root systems that sustain them through times of
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can best absorb water and nutrients
early in the morning before you leave
for work, or late in the afternoon when
returning
home
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work.
Surrounding your plants with mulch or
home-made compost can help keep
roots cool and retain water. Making
your own compost isn’t as difficult or
smelly as some people think. If done
correctly, it’s not like having a landfill on
your property. Nutrients in home-made
compost provide numerous benefits.
Compost contains nutrients that are
often absent in synthetic fertilizers.
Compost releases nutrients slowly,
unlike synthetic fertilizers which can
burn roots if provided in too high of a
concentration. Compost-enriched soil
retains mineral nutrients better than
synthetic fertilizer, which runs into
storm drains and pollutes waterways.
Compost buffers the soil, neutralizing
both acid and alkaline soils, helping to
bring pH levels to the optimum range
for nutrient availability to plants.
For those who want to know more,
attend the free Backyard Composting
Workshop hosted by Plant Artistry and
Pennsauken’s Green Team. The workshop will be held at the Pennsauken
Library on Saturday, Sep. 15 at 10 a.m.
To register, or for additional details,
contact Plant Artistry at 856-317-0611.
Composting is good for our gardens,
reduces waste in our landfills, and can
lead to reduced waste management
costs for our Township, so come learn
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ALL AROUND PENNSAUKEN
SENIORCORNER Simple Tips For Seniors To Stay Cool, Avoid Scams
By Sonny DiSabato
Senior Citizen Coordinator
Hello fellow seniors. Time is flying
and we are already in the dog days of
August. Make sure you take care of
yourself in this hot weather.
To avoid heat-related illness, the
Camden County Department of Health
and Human Services recommends the
following:
• Avoid being out in the hot sun or
other hot areas. If you must be out in
the sun, wear a head covering, like a
wide-brimmed hat or visor.
• Use air-conditioners and fans. Open
windows to release trapped hot air.
• If you take regular medication, consult with your physician. Some medications cause an adverse reaction in
hot weather.
• Wear lightweight clothing.
• Drink plenty of non-alcoholic liquids,
warm and cool.
• Maintain a normal diet.
If you’re looking for a cool place to
spend some time during the day, why
not try the Pennsauken Library? You
can call the library at 856-665-5959 or
look on page 24 of this month’s All
Around Pennsauken to learn about
their summer hours.
Avoiding Senior Scams
If you’ve watched the news recently,
they are warning people about ongoing
scams. A person calls about a supposed
government program that will pay your
utility bills. It’s all a lie designed to have
you give them your Social Security
information and take your money.
Please don’t give out any information
or send money out to anyone for these
programs. If it’s too good to be true, it
probably is.
The New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs is committed to arming
seniors with the information and awareness needed to protect them against
fraud. They offer the FedUp (Senior
Fraud Education and Protection
Program) booklet and FedUp seminars
to provide a practical toolkit for self-
protection when doing business, avoiding scams, protecting your identity and
credit, making investments, applying for
mortgages, and managing your health.
For information about a New Jersey
business or professional license, or to
report suspected fraud, call the Division
of Consumer Affairs Consumer
Service Center at 800-242-5846.
Good health and best wishes for an
enjoyable close to the summer season.
Please say a special prayer for our men
and women serving in the armed forces.
A Hero In Our Midst: Pennsauken Business Owner Recalls World War II
continued from page 1
scarf. The other paratroopers landed
four miles away, down the beach. He
remembers the challenges of the
famous hedges of Normandy and how
many soldiers were lost that day.
Through it all, his unit liberated the first
town in Europe, Sainte-Mere-Eglise,
holding it until reinforcements arrived.
The next morning a gunner said,
“You’re shot.” He didn’t know.That bullet is still in his shoulder 68 years later.
One of the worst battles of World
War II began in late September 1944.
John Perozzi jumped with the 82nd
Airborne into Nijmegen, Holland.
Operation Market Garden, the largest
airborne operation in world history, was
a daylight jump, attempting to secure
bridges to allow the Allies into northern
Germany. Perozzi’s unit secured the
mile-long bridge at Nijmegen after two
and a half days of brutal combat, only to
have the operation fail after 63 days.
Under the often-questioned leadership
of British Field Marshall Bernard
Montgomery, 80 percent of all the soldiers involved did not come home.
Perozzi called it, “the biggest snafu of
Perozzi, with his son John, in front of
Beacon Auto and Truck Collision Center
in Pennsauken, the business he started
after coming home from World War II.
the war.”
The 82nd Airborne Division was
called into action again in December.
Thinking the Division would be heading South, commanders prepared their
troops for warm weather and stored
winter uniforms. Instead, Perozzi’s unit
boarded trucks for Belgium. Perozzi
remembers the Battle of the Bulge, the
largest and bloodiest battle of the war,
as one fought by hundreds of soldiers
without gloves in extremely cold temperatures. Perozzi didn’t take his boots
off for 30 days and suffered frostbite
along with many of his buddies. “It was
the worst battle I was in because
Normandy was warmer.”
World War II ended in May 1945.
John Perozzi became part of the 52-20
Club, soldiers who made $20 per week
for 52 weeks as a way to get back on
their feet. He headed back to New
Jersey, as a recipient of a Purple Heart
with two clusters, among many other
distinguished service awards. Reflecting
on his experiences, Perozzi commented, “War is a waste of life.”
Honorably discharged with the rank
of Staff Sergeant, John Perozzi studied
auto body mechanics under the GI Bill
and opened Beacon Auto and Truck
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Of the 68th anniversary of D-Day,
June 6, 2012, John Perozzi was welcomed back in Sainte-Mere-Eglise with
a parade. Hundreds of French citizens
lined the streets of town. He was awarded the highest honor of France, the
Legion of Honor. Travelling with his
son and daughter, along with Sergeant
Sampson’s son, he said, “It’s all about
the people under the white crosses.
Without them, we would not be here.”
John Perozzi Jr., now running the
family business wrote to friends, “My
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down their faces saying, ‘Thank you for
your sacrifice and thank you for our liberty and freedom.’”
Asked about military service, John
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should serve their country for two
years. “I am a better person than when
I went in.”
Thank you Mr. Perozzi, and thank all
who served and are serving for liberty
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ALL AROUND PENNSAUKEN
Don’t Be Trashy: Proper Waste Disposal Helps Keep Pennsauken Clean
By Frank Sinatra, AAP Editor
“Trash Talk.” It’s a great tradition on
the basketball court or the backyard
gridiron. For Pennsauken residents, it
has another meaning entirely. Preparing
garbage and yard waste for collection is
part of our daily lives. But many times,
trash is put out improperly. The result:
torn bags with garbage scattered across
sidewalks and alleyways. While the
squirrels don’t mind the trash buffet, it
doesn’t add at all to Pennsauken’s
neighborhood esthetics. Here are some
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than three mils. You’ll be able to determine this by looking at the packaging
and finding the dimensions of the bags.
These types of bags are usually available anywhere trash bags are sold, such
as a hardware store or big box chain.
The cans and heavy duty bags you use
need to have a capacity from 10 to 32
gallons and weigh no more than 50
pounds when filled.
As you start filling up your trash cans
and bags, make sure that anything that
once had liquid in it is completely
drained, then wrapped or sacked
before you put it in with your other
garbage. So the Styrofoam container of
linguini and clams that still has some
gravy in it, has to be rinsed out. Items
like newspapers, magazines, collapsible
cardboard boxes and the like can be
bundled securely and placed out for
pickup. Bundles can not exceed 50
pounds of weight.
Please remember that recyclables
are not trash. Glass, cans, newspapers
like the one you’re reading now,
cardboard, and plastics need to be
separated from your regular garbage
and placed in the yellow containers
supplied to each occupant or homeowner by Pennsauken Township. If
you need a recycling container, please
contact the Public Works Department
at 856-663-0178.
You can begin taking out the trash
and recyclables after 4 p.m. on the day
before your regular collection day.
Trash bags and cans should be on the
curb, not the street. After your trash is
collected, please remove your empty
cans by 8 p.m. that day.
As you take out the trash throughout
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the week, your garbage has to be maintained in a sanitary condition at your
property prior to pickup by Waste
Management.This means throwing your
trash bags out your window is not an
appropriate method of storing refuse.
After your trash pickup has
occurred, if some of our furry “residents” have torn your heavy duty bags
and some trash is scattered about,
please pick up the remaining refuse and
place it in a proper receptacle.You can’t
sweep it off of your property or push it
into the street, particularly if your home
or apartment complex is 10 feet away
from a storm drain inlet.
Metal and Bulk Items
Metal items such as washers, dryers,
stoves, water heaters, old BBQ grills, old
piping, air conditioners and any other
metal items are picked up by Waste
Management on Wednesdays. You do
need to notify The Department of
Public Works by 12 p.m. on Tuesday to
be added to the list for pick up. You can
either call 856-663-0178 and leave a
message with your address and what
the item is or e-mail [email protected]
twp.pennsauken.nj.us.
There are no special pickups for bulk
items. Items such as mattresses and box
springs, sofas, chairs and other furniture
or bulk items are collected by Waste
Management on your regular collection day. You are permitted one bulk
item per collection day.
Abuse of Trash Equals Loss of Cash
Improper disposal of trash and
garbage doesn’t just look bad and smell
worse. It’s against the law. To help
enforce the Township code regarding
residential trash storage and removal,
there are increasing levels of fines for
trash violations. With multiple offenses,
you’ll be facing a mandatory court
appearance and be subject to a fine of
up to $1,000 plus court costs. Talk about
throwing your money away. And if you
don’t appear in court, a bench warrant
will be put out for your arrest. Imagine
getting pulled over for a routine traffic
stop and instead of a warning to slow
down, you wind up in handcuffs, all
because of some trash.That really stinks.
So while dealing with your garbage is
a dirty business, taking the time to properly dispose of your trash, is greatly
appreciated by not only Pennsauken
Township government, but your neighbors as well. It goes a long way to keeping our community nice and clean.
There’s nothing trashy about that.
Bernie Kofoet, Public Works superintendent,
helped contribute to this article.
ALL AROUND PENNSAUKEN
August 2012
Harbor Freight Opens New Store In
Pennsauken At The Point
continued from page 1
“It’s a great location and great city.
[Pennsauken is] a really good growth
community, so we wanted to be a part
of it.” Ingelton also stated that Harbor
Freight Tools strives to be a “good
neighbor,” with a wiliness to support
the Pennsauken community, as well as
draw from the local job pool for their
30 employees.
Mayor John Kneib expressed his
excitement at having another business
setting up shop in town, particularly as
the opening of Harbor Freight Tools
helped create 15 new jobs for
Pennsauken residents.
“Any time Pennsauken residents get
a chance to interview for new jobs in
town, and then earn that opportunity to
work hard and provide for their families, that’s a home run.”
“The opening of Harbor Freight
Tools speaks to the many diverse busi-
nesses we have in town,” adds Tim Ellis,
B.I.G. Council chairperson. “Pennsauken is a great place to do businesses,
and more and more companies are
recognizing that fact.”
According to the company’s web
site, Harbor Freight Tools has been selling high quality tools at “ridiculously
low prices” since 1977. Harbor Freight
Tools stocks over 7,000 items in categories including automotive, shop
equipment, air and power tools, outdoor equipment, compressors, welding,
and woodworking tools. Harbor
Freight Tools operates over 400 stores
nationwide, and is growing in popularity, as the company has received over
five million new customers in the last
two years.
For more information on the products Harbor Freight Tools offer, visit
www.harborfreight.com.
For advertising rates & information call 662-5100
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PSE&G Burlington-Camden Electrical Equipment Upgrade Project
Impacts Pennsauken
continued from page 1
materials. Residents may see some new
monopoles on the property, but they
will actually be set back further into the
switching station.
Overhead
transmission
wire
upgrades from 138kV to 230kV will be
taking place in Pennsauken along the
existing PSE&G right of way, defined
as the location or corridor in which
electric transmission lines are built to
convey electric power.
The underground portion of the
project will upgrade underground
138kV cables with 230kV cables from
the Camden Switching Station to the
Cuthbert Boulevard Substation in
Cherry Hill. The cables will be installed
in existing underground pipes.
PSE&G has worked closely with the
Township of Pennsauken to obtain all
necessary permits and approvals and
Saint Stephen
Students Donate To
Locks Of Love
has been keeping the Township
informed about the project. In addition,
the utility has met with area residents to
explain the project.
Other areas included in the
Burlington-Camden 230kV Upgrade
Project are Burlington City, Burlington
Township, Cherry Hill, Cinnaminson,
Delran,Gloucester City andWillingboro.
The entire project spans 22 miles and is
scheduled to be in-service by June 2014.
For more information about the
Burlington-Camden 230kV Upgrade
Project, contact PSE&G at 877-678-5784.
All Around
Pennsauken is
now on Facebook
Olivia Morales, second grader at St.
Stephen School, Pennsauken, shows
off her ponytail she cut off for donation
to Locks of Love, a non-profit that
provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children suffering from long-term
medical hair loss. The school-wide event,
held on May 25, encouraged students to
go under the scissors for this worthy cause.
Special thanks to stylist and proud St.
Stephen school parent Alexz Bocchicchio,
who donated her time to cut hair.
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UPCOMING EVENTS AND COMMUNITY NEWS
OR HIT THE “LIKE’ BUTTON AND GET
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1250 John Tipton Blvd., Pennsauken, NJ 08110
Phone: (856) 663-5542 • Fax: (856) 663-5718 • 24 Hour Emergency: (856) 662-0686
Consumer Alert: Sanitary Line Back-up Can Damage Your Home
Your sewer line can back-up into
your home, damaging your possessions.
The back-up can be caused by the lateral line to your home, or your community’s main line. The following are a few
simple actions you can take now to
reduce or eliminate any damage that
might occur.
Survey Your Home
If a back-up were to occur, where
would it most likely enter your home?
Be sure to check the following:
• Below grade toilets, sinks, showers or
drains (i.e. any fixtures located below
street level)
• The location of all drains and pipes in
your basement
• If you have an overflow pipe in your
basement, check its condition
• If your toilets are sluggish, have them
checked by your plumber to make
sure the lines are clear
• Inspect the washing machine connection; it’s often a main entry point for a
back-up
grade, and are effective in minimizing
the damage that can occur. Pennsauken
Township’s construction office is the
best choice for information regarding
this device.
Protect Your Property
Store items and place furniture as far
away from toilets, drains, pipes, and
washing machines as possible. Never
store your belongings directly on the
basement floor.Whenever possible, elevate all stored items by at least a foot or
two. Storing items in large, water-resistant tubs or containers can also help prevent damage if a back-up occurs.
Purchase an Insurance Rider
Most homeowner’s policies exclude
coverage but can often be added to your
policy at your request. Contact your
insurance provider for more information regarding this important coverage.
Install a Backflow Preventer
Building codes require backflow preventers for new home construction or
remodeling if any fixtures are below
Your Best Defense Is
a Good Offense
Planning ahead can save you money
and aggravation. More importantly, it will
protect family valuables, such as photos
and keepsakes, which all the insurance in
the world could never replace.
REMINDER:
CHECK TO SEE IF YOUR
NEXT PAYMENT
IS DUE THIS MONTH.
OFFICE HOURS:
Monday to Thursday – 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Friday – 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
PLEASE USE MAIL SLOT LOCATED IN OUR
PUBLIC ENTRANCE DOOR TO DROP PAYMENTS
WHEN THE OFFICE IS CLOSED.
TO PAY YOUR BILL ON-LINE – VISIT OUR WEB SITE
AT WWW.PSEWER.COM AND CLICK ON THE
BILLING BUTTON – THERE IS A $3.95 FEE THE
PROVIDER OF THE SERVICE CHARGES EACH
CUSTOMER PER $175 TRANSACTION.
If you are having a financial hardship and will be unable to pay your bill on time, or in full, please contact us at (856) 663-5542 to make payment arrangements. A simple 5-minute call could
save you the inconvenience of being without water as well as the shut off fee which is currently $75. Please do not send post dated checks to PSA without prior arrangements.
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PENNSAUKEN FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY
Got used books stashed and don’t
know what to do with them? Have
CDs and DVDs you’ve played more
times than you can remember?
Beginning Sep. 4, you can donate them
to the Friends of the Pennsauken Free
Public Library for its annual book sale.
This is the only fundraiser that the
Friends Of The Library Accepting Donations For Book Sale
organization runs each year.
Individuals are asked to deliver
donated items to the library’s community room at the designated location
during regular hours.
The book sale will be open to the
public beginning Friday, Oct. 12. Special
purchase times will be announced
shortly for Friends of the Pennsauken
Free Public Library. If you are not a
member of the organization, and would
like to be able to make your purchases
early, memberships will be available at
the door on the Friends’ sale night.
Memberships begin at $10.
Previous attendees of this sale have
2012 Mary Levin Poetry Contest Awards Presented
By Alan Gibson, AAP Contributor
The annual poetry awards reception
sponsored by the Friends of the
Pennsauken Library was held on
Jun.13 at The Pennsauken Free Public
Library. This year’s contest had nearly
500 entries, and the competition was so
tight that the judges added an
Honorable Mention category due to
the number of quality submissions.
At the beginning of the awards presentation, the Friends of the Library
took time to honor Mary Diescher, a
founding member of the organization.
Mary provided leadership since 1995
and worked with several library directors. During Mary’s tenure as President
of the Friends of the Library, the
Friends were able to provide the
Library with both the Circulation and
Reference desks, chairs in the children’s
section, and other amenities. Her hard
work has been appreciated by both
staff and patrons of the Library.
The Friends of the Library are proud
to announce this year’s winners:
Grades One Through Four
Amusing
First place: Tatiana Gonzales,
“Television;”
Second place: Ashley Berrios,
“Camping”
Serious
First place: Jocelyn Gonzales,
“The Quiet Place;”
Second place: Natalia Andeliz,
“I am Who I am”
Grades Five Through Eight
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Amusing
First Place: Ruben Hyman,
“I Lie Because”
Second Place: Edward Dungee,
“Baseball”
Serious
First Place: Jessica Hudec,
“Dear Chris”
Second Place: Deanna Rodriguez,
“My Spitting Image”
High School
First Place: Reet Taylor,
“Diversity”
Second Place: Jenesa Bose,
“Depression”
Adult
First Place: Jerri Smith,
“We Are the Poetry”
Second Place: Aleema Abdur-Rahman,
“The Song of the Garden”
Honorable Mention
Kwa’miere Taylor-Whitfield,
“Yankee Doodle”
Andrew Do,
“Red”
Jordan Perez,
“Yellow”
After the awards ceremony, Reet
Taylor spoke about his own belief in his
theme of diversity, and what it means to
a young man like himself of four different ethnicities.
“The words flow better when I talk
about things I care about,” explained
Taylor.
Jenesa Bose wrote a poem not about
herself and her feelings, but instead
about the main character of the book,
“Speak.” Janesa had entered the contest before in 2010.
Jessica Hudec’s poem, “Dear Chris,”
was about her older brother, who had
died before she was born, yet she still
feels his presence.This was her first time
presenting poetry.
A special thanks to our judges, who
read and reread the almost 500 entries,
the teachers from nine area schools
who encouraged their students to participate, and to the volunteers who
helped make this a special night.
The Friends of the Library also contributed
to this article.
remarked that, “This is the best organized book sale in the area,” and “There
is a large selection of topics.” The Book
Sale Committee is grateful for your
donations of gently used items and for
your patronage at the sale.
August Library Events
For Ages 0-2
• Babytime – Fridays – 10:30 a.m.
First we start with a 15-minute
series of rhymes and stories for
our smallest patrons. Then we
move into more active rhymes for
our movers. There will be no program on Friday, 8/17.
For Ages 3-5
• PJ Storyhour – Mondays 8/6– 6
p.m. Come in your PJs and join us
for some stories and a craft before
bedtime.
• Sleepyhead Storyhour – Tuesday
8/7 - 10 a.m. Did you sleep in?
Feel free to come in your PJ’s and
join us for stories and crafts to start
your day.
• Teddy Bear Sleepover – Monday
8/13 and Tuesday 8/14 Come in at
6 p.m. on Monday for stories and a
craft, then say goodbye to your
stuffed animal so he or she can
have a library sleepover. Return
on Tuesday at 10 a.m. to pick up
your teddy bear and join us for
some juice and pastries.
For Ages 6-8
• So You Want to be an Astronaut?
– Wednesday 8/1– 4 p.m. Try some
uniquely challenging tasks that
simulate what it’s like to be an
astronaut in space.
• “Princess Ella – It’s ok to be different!” – Saturday 8/ 11 – 12 p.m.
Come meet Princess Ella, a very
WEDNESDAY SPECIAL
special cockatoo, and hear her
story. This event will be followed
by our end of summer pizza party.
For Ages 9-11
• The Moon Landing – Wednesday
8/8 – 4 p.m. Moon rocks, Buzz
Aldrin, Apollo13: come celebrate
all things related to space exploration.
• “Princess Ella – It’s ok to be different!” – Saturday 8/ 11 – 12 p.m.
Come meet Princess Ella, a very
special cockatoo, and hear her
story. This event will be followed
by our end of summer pizza party.
For Ages 12+
• Manga Club – Friday 8/3 – 4 pm.
• Full Moon Book Club – Monday
8/6 – 3 p.m. We will be discussing
“Sharp Teeth” by Toby Barlow.
See Miss Colleen ASAP to get a
copy of the book.
For Adults
• Arcade Action – Thursday 8/16 –
4:00 p.m.
• Book Club – Thursday 8/2 – 10:15
a.m.
• Full Moon Book Club – Monday
8/6 – 3 p.m. We will be discussing
Sharp Teeth by Toby Barlow. See
Miss Colleen ASAP to get a copy
of the book.
• Graphic Novel Society –
Wednesday 8/22 – 6:30 p.m.
August 2012
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2012 Consumer Confidence Report
We are pleased to report that during the
past year, the water delivered to your home or
business complied with or exceeded all state
and federal drinking water requirements.
The 2012 Consumer Confidence Report
has been mailed to all of our customers. This
edition covers all testing completed from
January through December 2011. We are
proud to inform you that our compliance with
all state and federal drinking water laws
remains exemplary.As always, we are commit-
ted to delivering the best quality drinking
water. We remain vigilant in meeting the challenges of source water protection, water conservation, and community education while
continuing to serve the needs of all our water
users. If you have not received your CCR
Report, please contact our main office to
obtain a copy. You can also view a copy on our
website at www.mpwc.com in the “Water
Quality” section.
Recent issues with the remotes have caused
inaccurate readings and higher customer bills.
Please help us keep your readings accurate
and costs as low as possible.
Please compare the reading on your remote device with the meter
inside your home and contact the MPWC with both readings.
You may record your readings below and call the number listed.
Outside Remote: ___________________________
Inside Meter: ______________________________
To Report Your Readings Call 856-663-6355
Please contact us with your In/Out readings at your
earliest convenience so that we can provide accurate billing
and correct any discrepancies immediately.
PAY YOUR BILL ONLINE
Thank You For Your Cooperation!
The Merchantville-Pennsauken Water Commission
Now Accepts Online Payments!
Log onto our website at www.mpwc.com and select the “Pay Your Bill” button right from our homepage.
These meetings are open to the public and are now
being held at 6751 Westfield Avenue, Pennsauken.
Questions about your service?
Call 663-0043 Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.,
emergencies – call 663-0045 anytime.
hydrant flushing.
We now have the capability to notify
customers via email, text message or
telephone message.
If you would like to be included in
these notifications, please visit our website at www.mpwc.com and click on the
“Notify Me” button.
If you have a remote device on the exterior of your property that
allows us to read your water meter, we need to verify that it is
working properly and recording your water usage accurately.
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When choosing foods to donate,
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We cannot accept previously opened
containers, repackaged or homemade
items, any products dated before 2011
or perishables like breads, cakes, produce or meat.
Thank you in advance for your support!
The Merchantville-Pennsauken Water Commission meets
on the second Thursday of each month at 6:00 p.m.
The Merchantville-Pennsauken Water
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informed of water emergencies and
other events in the area.
There are times when service in your
area may be temporarily impacted by
events, such as water main breaks and
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ALL AROUND PENNSAUKEN
August 2012
Woman’s Clubs Sponsor Pennsauken Students To Attend Girl’s Career Institute
The Woman’s Club
of Merchantville and
the Evening Membership Department spon- Sun Hae Shin and
sored two delegates Betsy Stemetzki
from Pennsauken to attend the Girl’s
Career Institute (GCI), a program
offered by the New Jersey State
Federation of Women’s Clubs (NJSFWC) for girls who will complete their
junior year of high school. Delegates
are selected on the basis of interest,
community service and participation in
school activities.
Sun Hae Shin and Betsy Stemetzki
attended the program, held at Douglas
Residential Campus at Rutgers
University. The girls joined over 175
young women from all over the state,
and experienced a unique mini-college
experience. Shin and Stemetzki sampled
college life by living in a dorm, eating in
the cafeteria, and attending lectures and
workshops. They also learned about
career choices and how to network with
other delegates from all over the state of
New Jersey. During free time, there were
organized activities, such as swimming,
crafts, and after-dinner programs.
Both students will be seniors at
Camden Catholic High School in the fall.
Sun Hae is a foreign exchange student
and is a member of the Sign Language
Club. She will be teaching origami to kids
Merchantville Farmer’s Market
Still Going Strong
The Merchantville Farmer’s Market
continues to accommodate the needs
of every consumer and attendee
through the summer months.
The market is held on the first and
third Saturday of each month from 9
a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine, now
through Nov. 17. Conveniently located
along the “Merchantville Mile,” the
Merchantville Farmer’s Market offers
prime selections of regular and organic
produce, fine foods, crafts, natural products, coffee selections, and more. There
will also be cooking demonstrations,
music, and more.
In addition to the market, visitors can
enjoy local markets, specialty shops, and
restaurants including McFarlan’s Market,
Tea Kettle Bakery and Cafe, and Aunt
Charlotte’s Candies, which was recently
featured on ABC’s “The Chew.”
The Merchantville Farmer’s Market is
a community market that supports and
promotes local farmers, growers, and producers of agricultural products, focusing
on sustainable foods and goods. For more
information, visit www.merchantville
.com or “Like” Merchantville Farmer’s
Market on Facebook.
at the Pennsauken Library this fall. Betsy
is a member of the National Honor
Society and baseball manager for the
CCHS team. She dances at the Edge
Dance Center in Cinnaminson.
of South Jersey
The Woman’s Club of Merchantville –
Evening Membership Department is
hosting a fundraiser to support the
Food Bank of South Jersey at the
Coastline Restaurant on Wednesday,
Aug. 29 from 6 to 8 p.m. A donation of
Fundraiser For Food Bank
$5 is requested and all proceeds go to
the Food Bank. A buffet and reduced
price drinks starting at $2 are included
in the donation. The Coastline is located at 1240 Brace Road, Cherry Hill, NJ.
For more information, contact Jan at
609-410-4650 or [email protected]
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August 2012
ALL AROUND PENNSAUKEN
PEOPLE Engagements and Anniversaries
Jacqueline Reyes
& Prentiss Wade
The engagement
of Jacqueline Reyes,
daughter of Reina
Soto of Camden and
the late Hector Jacqueline Reyes
Reyes, to Prentiss & Prentiss Wade
Wade, son of Karen
McMullen of Birmingham, Ala., is
announced by the bride’s mother.
Jacqueline, of Pennsauken, is a
licensed realtor and insurance agent.
She is employed by Trident Insurance
Agency in Cherry Hill.
Prentiss, also of Pennsauken, holds a
bachelor’s degree in Information
Technology and is currently employed
by Global Aviation Services in
Philadelphia.
The couple plan to wed on Sept. 22,
2012 in Barrington.
Melissa Ingram & Michael Olson
Richard and Teresa Ingram of
Pennsauken, announce the engagement of their daughter, Melissa Ann, to
Michael Edward Olson, son of John
and Linda Olson, of Pennsauken.
Melissa is a graduate of Pennsauken
High School and Rowan University
with a Teacher of the Handicapped
degree. She is a special
education teacher at
the Pennsauken Intermediate School.
Michael, a floor
layer and contest winner of his apprenticeship, works for Local
#1823 throughout PhilaIngram and
delphia and Southern Melissa
Michael Olson
New Jersey.
The couple is planning a June 2013
wedding.
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Peter Cheeseman Road, Blackwood, NJ 08012
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John and Gladys Pritchett
John and Gladys Pritchett, both lifelong residents of
Merchantville and
Pennsauken, celebrated their 70th
wedding anniversary
on June 14. They are
John & Gladys
blessed to have eight
Pritchett
children, 16 grandchildren, and 19 great-grandchildren.
John is a retired US Postal employee and
is the owner of a small commercial business. Gladys has been a homemaker and
community activist. Both have been recognized for their outstanding achievements in the community.
CHILDCARE AND PRESCHOOL CENTERS
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Kiddie Junction
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WORKNET In Pennsauken… The Right Medical Provider For Work-Related Injuries!
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WORKNET’s Pennsauken office is located at:
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WORKNET has three additional South Jersey locations:
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ALL AROUND PENNSAUKEN
Indians Adult Baseball Team Play In
All Star Game At Campbell’s Field
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On July 15, the 25+ Pennsauken
Indians Adult Baseball Team participated in the South Jersey Men’s Senior
Baseball League’s All Star Game at
Campbell’s Field, Camden.
Festivities started with a singing of
the National Anthem by 2009
Pennsauken Indian Michael Nurthen.
Indians Pitcher Mike Sharp, who leads
the league in all pitching categories, got
the start on the mound. Sharp had several familiar faces backing him up, as
infielders Kevin Grygon and Rick
Lukasiak, as well as outfielder Marshall
Gould took the field. In addition,
Gould’s RBI stand-up double notched
his team’s first run on the board.
Players from across South Jersey
enjoyed playing the game in a professional setting,playing on the Riversharks’
field and hearing their names announced
over the public address system.
The best of this year’s All Stars are yet
to be selected, but those players will represent the South Jersey Men’s Senior
Baseball League at a national tournament in either Florida or Arizona.
Anyone interested in playing for the
25+ Pennsauken Indians Adult Baseball
Team are urged to “like” the Indians
on Facebook or visit PennsaukenBase
ball.com. January 2013 is the deadline for
new players to register.
Tune in to
Pennsauken TV
on Cable
Channel 19
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Pennsauken residents who play on
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August 2012
ALL AROUND PENNSAUKEN
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS Friday Night Lights A First For Pennsauken
By Billy Wright, Pennsauken High
School Athletic Director
with a ticket from their PYAA coach
and the wearing of their game jersey.
PYAA athletes will also be honored at
a halftime procession around the track.
Children’s activities are also planned
and a reserved section will be set up in
the parking lot for tail-gating and the
sweet aroma of grilled burgers. A special ticket will need to be acquired from
the Athletic Department to park in the
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Never lacking for the excitement of
a PHS football game, Big Red supporters will get an added incentive on
Friday, Sept. 14, when the Indians host
their first ever night game. The Friday
night experience finally reaches
Pennsauken, as the Athletic Department will rent lights to conduct what is
expected to be a well-attended extravaganza. The game is slotted for 7 p.m. at
Vince McAneney Field, as the Cougars
of Cherry Hill East will attempt to ruin
the evening for a large home crowd.
Several activities are planned for this
memorable night, which is being
declared PYAA night. PYAA fall sport
athletes and family members will be
granted free admission to the game
Group, Individual, Contractors are welcomed – Save up to $750 per year!
tail-gating section.
Mark your calendar and be a part of
history for your Friday night experience, as the defending state championship football team opens up its 2012
home season under the lights.
Athletes Shine In
Summer Competition
The extended summer heat wave did
not slow down All South Jersey track
and field standout Antwan Dickerson
from his daily practices and weekend
races, as he strives to attain national
recognition. An AAU All-American
during the summer of 2011, Antwan
and his Camden PAL teammates are
competing under the banner of the
national governing body USATF
championships this summer.
Once again,Antwan advanced to the
national finals, held July 25-29 at
Morgan State University in Baltimore,
Maryland. At the regional championships held during the July 4 weekend
at the University of Delaware, Antwan
won the high jump with a 6’4” clearance, placed second in the long jump
with a personal best performance of
23’2,” and had a personal best performance in the 110 meter high hurdles, placing third with a time of 14.9 seconds.
Antwan is also a high performer in the
classroom and is being actively recruited
by several NCAA Division I programs.
Antwan was not alone in qualifying, as
six other PHS track members advanced
to the national championships. Up and
coming sophomore Antwoine Hardy
also qualified in three events: the 200
meter and 400 meter dashes, as well as
the long jump. Antwoine placed second
in the long jump, fourth in the 200 and
fourth in a very fast 51.1-second 400. The
Roberts family will be well represented
in Baltimore.Class of 2012 PHS graduate
Dominique advanced in the 800 meters
and 1500 meters; younger sister Brianna,
an incoming freshman, advanced in the
800 meter run and the 4x100 meter relay.
Rising juniors Tiara McDuffie and
Aleyah Dupree both qualified for
nationals, with Tiara running on both the
400 and 1600 meter relays, and Aleyah
moving on in her specialty the 400
Intermediate hurdles. Finally, incoming
freshman Eylse Strickland qualified in
the 400 meter relay.
Fall Sports Season Right
Around The Corner
Pennsauken Public Schools start
after Labor Day, but PHS student athletes have been busy all summer
preparing for the official NJSIAA Fall
opener on Aug. 13.
At the high school, the Pennsauken
Board of Education sponsors football,
boys and girls soccer, field hockey, and
cross country, as well as girls volleyball
and cheerleading. At Phifer Middle
School, boys and girls soccer and field
hockey are sponsored. All participants
must have a signed parental form as
well as an updated physical.
Free Sports Physicals
The Pennsauken Board of Education provides free sports physicals
each August. The boys’ summer date is
Monday Aug. 13 at 8:30 a.m., followed
by the girls at 12:30 p.m. Each of these
physicals is conducted in the Nurse’s
Office at Pennsauken High School. A
signed permission form and pre-participation health history and physical form
are required. All forms can be picked
up at the school office, at the Nurse’s
office, or can be downloaded from
Pennsauken.net.
Red and White Football Game
on August 18
The annual Red and White Football
game is expanding this year to include
participation from alumni of the PHS
boys and girls soccer teams. Held on
Aug. 18 at 10 a.m., the carnival-like
atmosphere of the Red and White game
will allow parents and community supporters to get a glimpse of the Big Red
teams in competition. At the conclusion
of the scrimmages the All Sports
Boosters Club and Gridiron Football
Club will host a cookout for parents and
Boosters Club members. Sign-ups for
the Club will be available on game day
under the Red and White tent.
For soccer alumni wishing to participate, e-mail Mark Klimek at mklimek
@pennsauken.net or Billy Snyder at
[email protected]
All Sports Boosters Club
Invited New Members
The All Sports Boosters Club is hosting a meet and greet for parents, community members, alumni, and business
leaders on Tuesday, Aug. 14 at 6:30 p.m.,
in the PHS cafeteria. Refreshments will
be served.
Club members are excited about
recruiting new parents to assist in the
numerous activities planned for the
upcoming year. The membership fee is
nominal and this is a great opportunity
for parents to get involved in helping
forge a positive experience for the over
550 Pennsauken student-athletes.
If you want to keep up with all of
the athletic happenings, visit www.penn
sauken.net and click on the sports link
under the Department tab.
August 2012
Page 31
ALL AROUND PENNSAUKEN
Young Gymnast Wins Competition, Nurse Loses Pounds On TV
By Frank Sinatra, AAP Editor
With the Summer Olympics already
in full swing in London, millions around
the world are cheering for an elite
group of young athletes. But for
Pennsauken’s Zaakira Muhammad is
competing for a gold medal of a different kind: a college scholarship.
Muhammad dramatically increased
her chances for that coveted scholarship
by winning first place at the Junior
Olympics National Invitation Tournament (NIT) in Virginia Beach, Va.
Muhammad placed first on floor and
beam, second on bars, third in the vault
and first place all around,quite an accomplishment for high school sophomore.
But her performance isn’t that all surprising, especially to her mother, Renee.
“I knew it she could do it all along,
but she had to have the confidence in
herself to pull it off,” explained Renee.
“I didn’t think anyone could beat her if
she brought her A Game.”
Zaakira’s A Game is born from an
extensive training regimen, as she practices four hours a day, five days a week
at TNT Gymnastics in Maple Shade.
Muhammad started competing at age
7, making a transition from cheerleading to gymnastics after her mother and
her coach, Todd Weiss, suggested she
give it a try. From there, Zaakira has
bounced, jumped and flipped her way
to success. But it hasn’t been easy.
Injuries had provided some setbacks
and she and her family have sacrificed a
lot for her passion, but Zaakira’s hard
work, combined with the support of her
dedicated family and coach, continues
to pay off.
“It’s worth it. I like the competition
and have a lot of friends at each event.
In the future I can get a scholarship for
college.”
Pennsauken Nurse Loses
Over 60 Pounds On TV Show
Pennsauken’s Ebony Marinnie was
a hard core athlete in her twenties, playing basketball, volleyball and softball.
But by her admission, life sometimes
“hits you.” And after become a single
parent, going back to school and working two jobs, the Cooper University
nurse found herself out of shape and
looking for something to help her get
out of “the pits.”
Then she opened her inbox.
“There was an e-mail that was sent
out that they were having an open casting call for nurses that wanted to lose 40
to 100 pounds,” says Marinnie. “Before
you know it, I was on a plane to LA.”
That brought her to the set of ABC’s
show, The Revolution. Hosted by Ty
Pennington, the show helps complete
transformations in all areas of life including body, health, style, mind and environment.The five-month experience helped
Ebony change her life around, and at the
“Aloha” from
time of the reveal, she lost an impressive
63 pounds.
“My athletic background really
helped a lot. It was easier to take direction and get that ‘Eye of the Tiger.’”
Today, the 33-year-old has lost a total
of 73 pounds. Marinnie trains at the
Spa Fitness Center in Pennsauken, and
has continued to step up her exercise
regimen.
“One thing that I will always take
from this was that The Revolution did
not give me the seed. That seed was
inside of me. I just needed a drop of
water,” explains Ebony. “They were
that water. I’m not looking back.”
Cooper University Nurse Ebony
Marinnie, seen here with television
host Ty Pennington, lost an impressive 73 pounds after her five-month
experience on ABC’s The Revolution.
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PYAA Football and Cheerleading
Registration for children ages 4-14,
including freshmen, will be held
throughout August, Monday through
Friday, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Practices for football and cheerleading start the first week of August. Please
sign up before then, so your child can
take full advantage of practicing with
their squad. Birth certificates are
required for first year players. Proof of
Pennsauken residency is also required
for all participants.
Registrations are held at the main
field house on Marion and Elm
Avenues. For more information on
football, please contact Jim at 856-9525287. For questions regarding cheerleading, please call Michelle at 856266-0949.
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There are two major decisions regarding cremation. The first
is whether to have a viewing/visitation period or not. If so, then
the embalming operation, casketing, dressing, casket rental etc.
are necessary and the costs are similar to a burial funeral. If no
viewing is desired the embalming and casket are not needed and
a Memorial Service is usually held at the funeral home or church.
Quite often families have a clergy person for the service, the urn
displayed, photos, floral arrangements and a video tribute.
The second decision is what is to be done with the cremains
(ashes). Some people elect to have them buried in a cemetery;
normally they can be place above or with a previous burial,
depending on the cemetery. Cremains can also be scattered,
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