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Veterans Outreach Program
The Freeholder Board’s Office of Veterans Affairs is going on the road to provide greater access to services. Veterans and their families are invited to American Legion Post 372, 1532 Martin Avenue in Cherry Hill on Wednesday, August 29 from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Representatives from federal, state and county government will join numerous local Veterans services organizations to assist members of the Armed Forces. Hotdogs and soda will be served.

Cherry Hill resident has place in history
Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli, Jr. was in attendance on August 20 as Cherry Hill resident Arthur Carmichael was presented with the Congressional Gold Medal for his historic role as one of the original Montford Point Marines, the trailblazing African American recruits that trained in a segregated facility between 1942 and 1949. The medal is the highest honor bestowed to a civilian by Congress. For his contributions to the United States Armed Forces the Camden County Freeholder Board also presented Mr. Carmichael with the Camden County Military Service Medal during yesterday’s ceremony.
Read more here: Courier-Post, August 20, 2012
View pictures here: Arthur Carmichael Medal Ceremony

Women’s Health Conference
The Freeholder Board’s Annual Women’s Health Conference will be held on Sept. 29 at Eastern Regional High School in Voorhees. For more information, visit where you can also register to attend the free event.

Sunset Jazz Concert
Join us for the final concert of the 21st Annual Sunset Jazz Series at Wiggins Waterfront Park in Camden. A free concert featuring Down to the Bone will take place on the Riverstage at 8:00 PM on Monday, Aug. 27. For a complete listing of events, click here.

Cultural and Heritage Jazz Series
The Camden County Cultural & Heritage Commission presents its 7th annual jazz series. This free outdoor concert series is on the grounds of the Historic Hopkins House, located at 250 S. Park Drive in Haddon Township in Cooper River Park. Bring your lawn chair or blanket and get comfortable for this free artistic offering by the Camden County Freeholders. On Aug. 29: The Unity Community Center Little Jazz Giants followed by Julian Pressley. For more information on the concert series please contact CCCHC executive director Sandra Turner-Barnes at (856) 858-0040 or email her [email protected].

Camden Waterfront Backyard BBQ
The 4th Annual Camden Waterfront Backyard BBQ will take place on September 2 from 2:00 to 10:00 p.m. at Wiggins Waterfront Park. The free event promoting health and wellness features food, kids activities and a performances by Galactic, Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears, The Stooges Brass Band and Cyril Neville.

Prominent Hispanic Award Nominations
The Freeholder Board is currently accepting nominations for the 17th Annual Presentation of the Camden County Prominent Hispanic Awards as part of their celebration of National Hispanic Heritage month in October. To nominate a worthy role model that has made a difference in the community, visit by Sept. 4.

Haddonfield-Berlin Road Reconstruction
Intermittent lane closures will be in place daily as drainage improvements take place on Haddonfield-Berlin Road (CR 561). The county is reconstructing the road from Evesham Road to Laurel Oak Road in Voorhees Township. The three mile long project will improve the flow of traffic on one of the area’s main thoroughfares.

Kings Highway in Haddonfield closed Saturday
The Borough of Haddonfield will close King’s Highway from Tanner Street to Haddon Avenue on Saturday, August 25 from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The closure will allow for the preparation and installation of a new brick paver crosswalk at Kings Court as part of Haddonfield’s Mechanic Street Streetscape and Historic Preservation Project. The Haddonfield Police Department recommends that motorist traveling from the north/eastbound (from Haddon Heights) turn left onto Tanner Street, right onto Haddon Avenue, then left back onto Kings Highway. Motorists traveling south/westbound (from Cherry Hill) should turn right onto Haddon Avenue, left onto Euclid Avenue, left onto West End Avenue, then right or left back onto Kings Highway.

Gibbsboro-Kirkwood Road Closure
As underground utility work continues at Gibbsboro-Kirkwood Road (CR 684) and Hilliards Road, the intersection will be closed daily from 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. work. Please plan alternate routes.

New traffic pattern on the Black Horse Pike bridge over I-295 
The New Jersey Department of Transportation is in the process of a major rehabilitation of the Black Horse Pike (Route 168) bridge over Interstate 295, located at the borders of Bellmawr, Haddon Heights and Mount Ephraim. Southbound traffic was shifted onto the northbound travel lanes to accommodate the work. Throughout the project, the Black Horse Pike will be reduced from two travel lanes in each direction to one travel lane in each direction over the bridge. Once work is completed on the southbound side, traffic will be shifted onto the newly refurbished portion of the bridge and work will begin on the northbound side.
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