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Camden County Weekly News

Register for the Women’s Health Conference
The 2010 Camden County Women’s Health Conference will be held on September 25 at Eastern Regional High School in Voorhees. “The free conference features a series of 64 workshops and 90 exhibitors as well as sponsors and a complimentary continental breakfast and box lunch,” said Freeholder Carmen Rodriguez, liaison to the Health Department. to sign up today. Hundreds have registered already, so be sure to register now to get into the workshops you want to attend.

Caring for Aging Loved Ones Conference September 15
The Freeholder Board, in conjunction with the Camden County Division of Senior and Disabled Services, will host the free Caring for Aging Loved Ones Conference on September 15 at the Holiday Inn in Runnemede from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. “The impact of caring for aging loved ones knows no racial, economic or religious barriers,” said Freeholder Carmen Rodriguez, liaison to the Department of Health and Human Services. “The Freeholder Board recognizes that many households in Camden County are struggling to find the right balance and keep a positive attitude.” To register, contact the Division of Senior and Disabled Services at (800) 955-2446 or visit

Master Gardener Tip of the Week: Picking Vegetables in the Home Garden
The Camden County Master Gardener’s Program provides tips each week on the Camden County website. They are an opportunity for the home gardener to gain horticultural knowledge and skills with information

from the Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Camden County. This week’s tip is picking vegetables in the home garden. From tomatoes and peppers to cabbage and squash, there’s plenty of helpful information for a bountiful harvest. For more tips from the Camden County Master Gardeners visit

Winners of Golf Academy Trivia Contest
Congratulations Lois Mauro, Tony Green, Mark Markos and Richard Davidson for winning 2 free buckets of balls in last week’s Camden County Golf Academy Trivia Contest. for this week’s Camden County Golf Academy Golf Tip on Targeting from our Golf Pro, and the new trivia question for your chance to win 2 free buckets of balls for the practice range. “The Camden County Golf Academy is the perfect place to practice every shot in your bag,” said Freeholder Jeffrey Nash, liaison to the Parks Department. The Golf Academy is located at 8001 South Route 130 in Pennsauken.

Prominent Hispanic Award Nominations Being Accepted
In commemoration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, the Camden County Board of Freeholders will hold its 15th Annual Prominent Hispanic Award Presentations on Thursday, October 7, 2010. “It is with pride that we celebrate the rich and diverse Hispanic heritage while recognizing the tremendous contribution, dedication, and hard work of the many unsung Hispanic individuals,” said Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli, Jr. If you know someone deserving this recognition, please complete the nomination by Friday, September 3, 2010.

Make a Difference in a Child’s Life…Become a Mentor
We invite you to participate in one of the most rewarding experiences of your life: becoming a mentor. Camden County is proud to partner with Big Brothers/Big Sisters and the Volunteers of America to provide mentors for at-risk youth in Camden and the surrounding communities. “You can provide the guidance a child needs by volunteering as little as one hour a week,” said Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli, Jr. “No special skills are needed, just the willingness to care and spend time with a child in need of a structured and trusting relationship.” By offering support and encouragement aimed at developing character, you can be a hero in the life of a child. For more information, visit

Vote by Mail
Vote by Mail has replaced Absentee Voting in the State of New Jersey. It allows a voter to vote without going to the polls on election day. “I’m excited to offer the voters of Camden County a new and convenient way to participate in elections,” said County Clerk Joe Ripa. To apply to Vote by Mail, visit

Students Offered Free Meningitis Shots
The Camden County Department of Health and Human Services is offering free meningococcal vaccine to college bound students from Camden County. “The Camden County Health Department has received doses of meningococcal vaccine from the Federal Reinvestment & Recovery Act,” said Freeholder Carmen Rodriguez, liaison to the Department of Health and Human Services. College-bound students may make an appointment to receive the meningococcal vaccine on Monday, August 30 from noon to 4:00 pm at the Bellmawr Regional Health Center, 35 Browning Road, Bellmawr NJ, by calling (856) 931-2700.

It’s Happening in the Parks
The 2010 Park Events Guide has everything you need to keep your summer sizzling. Visit the special events page of our website to download a copy, or pick up a copy at the Camden County Stores, your local municipal building or county library. “From movies and concerts that feature national headliners, to walks and runs, you’ll find it all in the parks,” said Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli, Jr.


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