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Camden County Weekly News released Dec. 28

Happy New Year from the Freeholder Board
Most Camden County offices will be closed on Monday, January 2, 2012.  Please plan any business you may have with the county accordingly.

PCFA Collecting E-waste at No Charge to County Residents
The Camden County PCFA will collect electronics for recycling during the months of December, January and February at no charge to county residents.  “To make recycling electronics more convenient for county residents, the PCFA is making this program available to county residents for the next three months,” said Freeholder Jeffrey L. Nash, liaison to the PCFA.  “This program couldn’t come at a better time.  If you replaced old electronics with new toys this season, drop off your recycling free of charge.”  The e-waste will be accepted at the Pennsauken Landfill, located on River Road in Pennsauken, during the PCFA’s normal business hours:  Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  They will also open for e-waste drop-offs from 7:00 a.m. to noon on Saturday January 14, 2011 and February 18, 2012.

Win Everything Needed to Soar as a Scarlet Raptor
Rutgers–Camden is proud to offer two lucky winners everything needed to soar as a Scarlet Raptor: t-shirts, mugs, bobbleheads, and more, all within a smart-looking Rutgers gym bag.  Materials provided by the Division of Student Affairs at Rutgers–Camden.Click here to enter the contest.

Potter and Ellis Street Construction Completed
The Camden County Department of Public Works has completed roadway and streetscape improvements at the intersection of Potter (CR 644) and Ellis (CR 561) Streets in Haddonfield.  “We are proud that this project was completed early and under budget,” said Freeholder Ian Leonard, liaison to the Camden County Department of Public Works, at a ceremony held to mark the event on Monday. “This project benefits residents in both Haddonfield Borough and Cherry Hill Township due to its location at the border of the two municipalities.”  The $2.3 million project included the installation of a new traffic signal, repaving of intersection approaches and the construction of new turning lanes.  New curbing with ADA compliant curb cuts and ramps were installed, along with new storm water grates and streetscape improvements. “The County is happy to work closely with municipalities to complete this much-needed roadwork projects,” said Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli, Jr. Haddonfield Mayor Tish Colombi praised the project and the cooperation between the County and Haddonfield Borough and Cherry Hill Township.

Dean Named for Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden.
The appointment of Marlton resident Joanne P. Robinson, a noted researcher in the area of nursing care for the elderly, as the inaugural dean of the Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden is announced by Richard L. McCormick, president of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. The appointment became effective on Dec. 19.  She had served as acting dean since July 1, 2011. Robinson serves as the first dean of the Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden, which was approved by the Rutgers Board of Governors on June 14, 2011.  Prior to that point, Rutgers–Camden provided nursing education through a Department of Nursing, which Robinson had chaired for four years.  As dean, Robinson will lead the growth of the Rutgers–Camden nursing school as it expands enrollment of its existing baccalaureate (BSN) and registered nurse undergraduate student populations, while also developing master of nursing (MSN) programs in targeted clinical specialties.  The Rutgers–Camden nursing school also will create a PhD program to develop top-tier nurse scientists and scholars.  The Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden currently enrolls 317 students who are taught by 29 full- and part-time faculty.

Camden County College Professor Honored
Camden County College education Professor Jane Weber and Camden County College’s chapter of Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society were recognized during the 2011 KDP Awards for Educational Excellence.  Weber, a Medford resident who coordinates the College’s Elementary/Secondary Program and serves as Camden County College’s KDP advisor, received the 2011 Community College Counselor Award. She was honored for representing the mission and ideals of the honor society and for her dedication and excellence in guiding students as they pursue studies and careers in the field of education. She was nominated for this accolade by the students she mentors.

Camden County College Honors All-American Athletes
During 2011, Camden County College hired a longtime professor as its new athletic director, brought back intramural sports and took the steps to add a new team to its intercollegiate roster. The College also paused to collectively honor all of the student-athletes who have earned All-American status from the National Junior College Athletic Association throughout Camden County College history.  Camden County College competes in Division III of the NJCAA. Athletic scholarships aren’t awarded by the institution, but it does field teams for intercollegiate play in men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s basketball, baseball, softball and men’s golf. Women’s golf has been added for the Spring 2012 semester, and track/field and wrestling teams were offered in years past.  Throughout its 44-year history, Camden County College has had a total of 38 All-American athletes. But nowhere on campus was there an acknowledgment of these students’ achievements. It was the idea of trustee board chairman Kevin G. Halpern to correct this oversight with a plaque that he volunteered to fund.  The completed piece was unveiled to nearly 100 alumni, family members and College officials during a brief ceremony and reception. Joining Halpern and a number of the All-Americans were College President Raymond Yannuzzi, athletic director Peter DiLorenzo and the Camden County College Cougar.  The plaque’s permanent home is Papiano Gymnasium, and it will be updated as more All-American honors are earned. Currently listed are: Beatty Barnes, men’s basketball (1970); Curtis Barnes, men’s basketball (1979); Ashley Baker, women’s basketball (2007, 2008); Gene Barber, wrestling (1971); Samantha Becker, women’s soccer (2003, 2005); Kurtis Carter, men’s basketball (1990); Mike Chapman, track and field (1972); Jaime Clark, women’s soccer (1994, 1995); Joe Cruz, baseball (1997); Tyrone Cunningham, men’s basketball (1985); Jeanine Dacierno, softball (2001); Steve Del Ciotto, baseball (1983); Frank Duddy, men’s soccer (1978); Jim Elliot, men’s soccer (1975); Amanda Ellis, softball (2001); Jill Faralli, softball (1995); George Hobbins, men’s soccer (1974); Roger Johnson, men’s soccer (1974); Bob Klineburger, men’s soccer (1976); Gene Knorr, men’s soccer (1974); Blaise Koveniewski, baseball (1990); Danielle Maggazzu, women’s soccer (2009); Kylie Magitz, women’s soccer (2008); Brittney Mancine, women’s soccer (2004); Alexandria Marinucci, women’s soccer (2000); Debbie Martinelli, women’s soccer (1993); Krystal McErlain, softball (2001); Karissa McMorris, women’s basketball (1999); Dave Miller, baseball (1986); Jared Moffett, baseball (1997); Janine Mullen, women’s soccer (2009); Patti Murphy, softball (1988); Gina Napoli, women’s soccer (1993); Michelle Redman, women’s soccer (2004); Johan Sandlof, men’s soccer (1987); Robert Sargeant, men’s basketball (2000); Julia Weisel, women’s soccer (2007); and Dave Wynn, men’s basketball (1982).

Camden County Winter Concert Series
When it gets cold, the stage heats up.  See Little Feat on December 30 at the Scottish Rite Auditorium, 315 White Horse Pike in Collingswood at 8:00 PM.  For ticket information, call 800-613-1199 or visit

Literacy Volunteers of Camden County Seek Volunteers
You can make a difference in the life of an adult who wants to learn to speak English or improve his reading and math skills.  Literacy Volunteers of Camden County is seeking volunteer tutors to teach ESL and other functional literacy skills.  No experience is necessary, just the willingness to reach out and help a motivated learner.  Tutors must be at least 18 years of age.  The free Winter Tutor Training Workshops will be held at the Camden County Library in Voorhees on six consecutive Wednesdays beginning January 18, 2012 from 1:00-3:30 p.m.  Call Literacy Volunteers of Camden County at 772-1636 X 3331 for more information or sign up online at .

Kids Can Read in the New Year with the Camden County Library System
Six of the Camden County Library System’s branches will hold Read in the New Year programs for children of all ages.  The annual Read in the New Year Celebrations let kids celebrate the new year a little early with programs that include a countdown, craft, stories and plenty of fun.  Registration for any program is available three weeks in advance of the event date either online through SIGNUP or by calling your local branch.

Symphony in C Italian Delight
Join Symphony in C for our upcoming and exciting event in the Music du Jour series, featuring some of the finest young musicians in the region.  Each Music du Jour evening is complete with dinner, wine and chamber music provided by members of Symphony in C in the intimate setting of local restaurants. Make your reservation for our next by calling (856) 963.6683.  The next Music du jour location is Caffe Aldo Lamberti in Cherry Hill on January 29.  Enjoy a winter escape with the very best in Italian cuisine, fine wine and the melodic sounds of Symphony in C.
DELIZIOSO!  Tickets are $100 per person.

New Book Titles at the Camden County Library
The Camden County Library System ordered and received the following new book titles. The titles are in circulation at various branches as indicated below. Member customers can use the library’s online catalog, CamCat, at  to order, reserve and arrange for pickup of materials at one of the system’s seven branches: Bellmawr, Camden (Ferry Ave.), Gloucester Twp., Haddon Twp., Merchantville, South County or Voorhees. For those with smart phones, the library’s mobile website is also available at




Copies Available at What Branch Locations

“77 Shadow Street”

Koontz, Dean

All branches


Condie, Ally

Bellmawr, Gloucester Twp., Haddon Twp., South County,  Voorhees

“Behind the Seams”

Hechtman, Betty

South County, Voorhees

“Eat Right America”

Fuhrman, Joel

Bellmawr, Gloucester Twp., Voorhees
Title on waiting list

“Thunder Dog : the true story of a blind man, his guide dog, and the triumph of trust at Ground Zero”

Hingson, Michael

South county, Voorhees - Title on waiting list

“1225 Christmas Tree Lane”

Macomber, Debbie

All branches  - Title on waiting list

“The Day Before Happiness : a novel”

De Luca, Erri

Bellmawr, Haddon Twp., Gloucester Twp., South County, Voorhees

“Triple Shot : a Maggy Thorsen mystery”

Balzo, Sandra

Ferry Ave., Gloucester Twp., Haddon Twp., South County, Voorhees

“The History of the Philadelphia Phillies”

Goodman, Michael E.

Haddon Twp., South County


Assemblyman Wilson Honored with 2011 Circle of Winners Award  by The Anointed News Journal
Last week, Assemblyman Gilbert "Whip" Wilson (D-Camden/Gloucester) was honored with a 2011 Circle of Winners Award during the Anointed News Journal's holiday fundraiser.  The 17th annual Black Tie Gala was held on Friday, December 16, at The Mansion on Main Street in Voorhees. Wilson was honored for his continued service in the community, including his roles as assistant basketball coach at Camden High School under Coach Clarence Turner and as assistant football coach for the Centerville Simbas.  Wilson was also recognized for helping Camden Creative Arts High School band with their fundraising efforts to travel to a national competition in New Orleans, and for assisting Camden Creative Arts Morgan Village Academy in their uniform drive to ensure that students had sufficient attire. The awards ceremony was hosted by Andre Collins, former National Football League player and Super Bowl XXVI champion.  Collins currently serves as the Director of Retired Players for the National Football League Players Association. 

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