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Camden County Weekly News released April 19


Hire Our Heroes Job Fair for Veterans on April 25th
The Camden County Board of Freeholders, and Office of Veteran Affairs, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, ESGR and The American Legion, and their Camden County Executive Committee, is announcing a Hiring Our Heroes (HOH) job and coaching fair, which is part of a nationwide effort to help veterans and military spouses find meaningful employment.

“The Board of Freeholders is very happy to be co-sponsoring the Hiring Our Heroes Job Fair,” said Camden County Freeholder Board Deputy Director, Edward T. McDonnell, who is liaison to the county’s Office of Veteran Affairs. “We are committed to our veterans and want to help them in every way possible as they pursue a new career after serving our country.”

The hiring event will be hosted by the Susquehanna Bank Center 1, Harbour Blvd., Camden, NJ 08103, NJ, and sponsored by those listed above. Veterans and their spouses are encouraged to take advantage of this event, on Thursday, April 25, 2013, from 11 am to 2 p.m., at the Susquehanna Bank Center. Resume writing and interview skill “coaching”/training will start at 8:30 am.  WALK INS WELCOME!  To Register Click Here  

Camden County’s Spring Paper Shredding Event on Saturday, May 11
The Camden County Board of Freeholders will present the Spring Paper Shredding Event, free to all Camden County residents, on Saturday, May 11, 2013 from 9AM - 12PM at the Camden County College, Blackwood. The event will take place in the Connector Building parking lot.  The event gives residents an opportunity to destroy personal documents, prevent identity theft by doing so and, in the process, and help protect the environment. RESIDENTS ONLY, NO BUSINESSES For more information, call 1-866-CAMDENCOUNTY.COM (1-866-226-3362) or click here  

"Just for Seniors" Event Schedule
Senior Events are being added to the Spring event schedule, upcoming senior events include yoga, bingos and senior dances.  Open to all county residents.  To view the full schedule see our Just for Seniors Events Schedule 

Raising Backyard Chickens and Gardening with Them
A part of the Master Gardeners of Camden County’s 2013 Homeowners series, the Thursday, May 2 lecture will be on Backyard chickens—raising and gardening with them in your backyard. The lectures are always held at the Camden County Environmental Center, 1301 Park Boulevard, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002. Sign-in begins at 6:30 p.m. and lecture begins at 7 p.m. Advance registration is requested. Please check your town’s municipal office for any permits or ordinances governing the raising of chickens in your backyard.
Speaker is Adam Glas who is on the staff of Scott Arboretum at Swarthmore College. He’s a graduate of the Longwood Gardens Professional Gardener Training Program and has animal husbandry experience as a barn manager. Topics will include how to integrate chickens into your garden, the basics, from chick to egg or egg to chick, the best breeds for our climate and overall maintenance. For more information, call 856-216-7130 or email: [email protected].

Great Bargains in Bedding Plants at CCTS Gloucester Township Campus
The Ornamental Horticulture students at the Gloucester Township Campus of Camden County Technical Schools, 343 Berlin Cross Keys Road, Sicklerville, NJ, are now selling their home-grown bedding plants.  Thousands of annuals are available from Ageratums to Zinnias as well as vegetables and herbs.  Six packs of plants are only 1.00. Beautiful geraniums in 4" pots are only $1.50.
Hours are:  12:15pm - 3:00pm Monday through Friday while school is in session. If you have any questions, please contact:  Brian Burns 856-767-7000, ext. 4299 or email him at: [email protected]

Camden County Parenting Conference a Great Success
Camden County’s First annual Parenting Conference, “Raising the Next Generation,” held on Saturday, was a great success with a crowd of 500. The free, interactive conference featured more than 30 workshops, many of them hands-on.

Camden County Freeholder, Carmen Rodriguez, welcomed the crowd of parents and children for a great learning for the whole family.  But it wasn’t all serious talk. It was good food, great face painting, balloon animals, free on-site childcare, super door prizes as well as engaging presentations. Camden County will be sponsoring The Parenting Conference again next year.

We would like to send a huge THANK YOU to our sponsors of the event—Puratos, Comcast, the Courier-Post, Girlfriendz Magazine, Camden County Woman, Beneficial Bank, The Camden County Regional Chamber of Commerce,  Shop Rite/Wakefern, McFadden’s Catering, Troy’s Catering,  and Southern New Jersey Business People for their support! To read the full story and to view photos of the event click here.

New ShopRite to Open in Lawnside
Camden County Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli, Jr. joined Lawnside Mayor Mary Ann Wardlow and members of Lawnside Borough Council as well as State Senator Donald Norcross and Assemblyman Angel Fuentes at a ground breaking ceremony for a new 56,000 square foot ShopRite  ShopRite grocery store on Tuesday, April 16 .

Located at 130 White Horse Pike in the Historic Lawnside Shopping Center, the new ShopRite of Lawnside will be operated by Somerset Stores, LLC, which is owned by David and Renee Zallie. With this new store, ShopRite of Lawnside will bring more than 200 jobs to the community.  To read the full story and to view pictures of the event click here

Freeholder Director Cappelli and Camden Mayor Dana Redd Present CCPD to Business Leaders
At Tuesday’s luncheon meeting of the Camden County Regional Chamber of Commerce, Camden County Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli,. Jr. and Camden Mayor Dana Redd presented an update on the new Camden County Police Department, Metro Division, which officially replaces the current police department on May 1st, adding more police officers to police the streets of Camden and ensure public safety. They also answered questions form the audience. Click here to see photos from the event.    To get more facts about the new Metro Police Department go to

Help us name a new recreation facility and win three day passes to the WXPN Festival!
The Freeholder Board, special needs children and community volunteers are all joining together to build a field of dreams for physically and developmentally challenged kids and residents in Camden County.  The new boundless athletic field will provide children and adults with physical and cognitive disabilities an opportunity to play together on the same recreational surface as their non-disabled friends and family.  For the last five years, the Freeholder Board has been researching and planning to provide additional opportunities for the disabled to play games like baseball, soccer, volleyball and badminton.  Submit your ideas online for a chance to win a family pass, 4 tickets to the WXPN Festival in July, acts to be announced soon.  The winner will also be invited to participate and be honored at the ribbon cutting on opening day at the facility.  
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