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Camden County Board of Freeholders Sponsors Veterans Workshop on June 27th
The Camden County Board of Freeholders, through  Camden County’s Office of Veterans Affairs, is sponsoring a Veterans Workshop in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Philadelphia Regional Office on Thursday, June 27th.
 
The workshop will be held from 10 a.m.- 12 p.m. at Camden County College’s Regional Emergency Training Center Auditorium at 420 N. Woodbury-Turnersville Road, Blackwood, NJ 08012.The workshop will provide information on VA Pensions, Survival Benefits, Aid and Attendance for organizations serving veterans in the following areas: Assisted Living, Hospice Care and In-Home Health Care.   Space is limited, so those interested in attending should confirm their attendance by calling: 856-374-5801 or emailing:dwright@camdencounty.com


Camden County Library Announces Summer Reading Themes and Programs


The Camden County Library System is pleased to announce a full schedule of programs to engage children and teens in its summer reading programs at eight different branches starting this month.
Participants in the summer reading programs can earn points for chances to win prizes by logging their time spent reading. Registration for any program is available by calling the local branch library or on the library system’s website at www.camdencountylibrary.org/signup , where users can search by branch and date to find age-appropriate programs of interest.

“We know the importance of keeping our kids engaged during the summer months so their skills don’t get rusty over their vacation. Our dedicated librarians are creating and organizing scores of programs to attract kids into our facilities and keep them interested in reading. Every family should make sure to get their sons and daughters involved in the reading program,” recommends Camden County Freeholder Ian Leonard, liaison to the County Library System.

Each of the library’s eight branches is planning something special to celebrate their summer reading program. Please click here for more information. 
Cirque Du Soleil presents TOTEM, a live performance, on the Camden Waterfront
TOTEM traces the fascinating journey of the human species from its original amphibian state to its ultimate desire to fly. The characters evolve on a stage evoking a giant turtle, the symbol of origin for many ancient civilizations. Inspired by many founding myths, TOTEM illustrates, through a visual and acrobatic language, the evolutionary progress of species.  Somewhere between science and legend, TOTEM explores the ties that bind Man to other species, his dreams, and his infinite potential.  The show runs until June 30th.  For more information on this and other Camden Waterfront Events visit http://www.camdenwaterfront.com/



‘Tis the season for fresh produce!  
Visit a farmers market this week in Camden County.  There are markets throughout the county and region that sell fresh, local produce, crafts, baked goods and more.   Many also have entertainment and other fun activities for all to enjoy.

Sample what the region has to offer this weekend!  This week we are featuring the Voorhees Farmers Market.  Visit this Saturday where you may purchase locally grown and produced, fruits, vegetables, greens, wines, herbs, pasta, baked goods, eggs, and more! Kids will have fun in the sidewalk chalk zone!  Special Guest Vendors this week are Hank's Hot Sauce and the Monroeville Winery.

To learn more about community supported agriculture and to find a market near you, go to Jersey Fresh  To find a Camden County farmers market near you click here


Sunset Jazz Series Kicks-Off at Wiggins Waterfront Park
The Camden County Board of Freeholders sponsor their 22nd Annual Sunset Jazz Series beginning  on Monday, June 24th at 8pm with artist Point Blank. Don't miss some great music with awesome waterfront sunset views!  For a full schedule of summer concerts and events click here. 

Camden County FREE Senior Legal Workshop (wills/living wills/powers of attorney) for senior residents 60 + , Voorhees Town Center (Echelon Mall, 2nd level near Boscov’s) pre-register by calling (856)-566-2920.

June 17th – Camden County Store ·2:00 PM

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Camden County East Won Camden County’s All-Star Baseball Game

On June 9th The Camden County Board of Freeholders has sponsored Camden County’s All-Star Baseball event for 11 Years.  This year’s was played on Sunday, June 9th. Each year, the County works with Camden County’s high schools to assemble 19 players and 4 coaches for each All-Star team.
Behind three hits each from Jonathan Gonzalez (Winslow), Kyle Bigley (Cherry Hill East) and Brandon Cornelius (Timber Creek), the Camden County East All-Stars defeated the West 15-4 at Joe Hartmann Field at Eastern High School on Sunday evening. Click here for photo slideshow and rest of story.

East wins again at the 11th Annual Camden County All-Star Softball Game 
On June 12th the 11th Annual Camden County High School All-Star Softball Game was played on June 12th, at 7 p.m. at Rutgers-Camden Community Field. Sponsored by the Camden County Board of Freeholders, the event drew a crowd of 200 to cheer on the teams, divided by East and West in Camden County.

The East All-Stars won 4-0 in a game that will be remembered not only for great pitching, but for the tremendous enthusiasm displayed by all the participants before, during and after the game. Click here for photo slideshow and the full story.

Freeholders commission 92 applicants into the CCC Police Academy
Last week, the Freeholder Board commissioned 92 civilians police recruits into the Camden County College Police Academy. These new officers signal the continued buildup of the County’s regional law enforcement organization formed to bolster public safety in Camden County. These men and women will start the academy on July 22 and will hit the streets of Camden after six months of training. 
Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli, Jr. said the new officers are critical in building the department.  Click here for the full story.

Mosquito-Proof Your Yard Advice for Pest Free Yards  
The Camden County Freeholder Board and Mosquito Commission are encouraging residents to be extra vigilant in eliminating standing water as they safeguard their yards against mosquitoes, especially in view of the prevalence of West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE).
 
In previous years, tests of mosquitoes, crows and other animals showed that WNV spread throughout the East Coast and was found in every county in New Jersey.  WNV grows in birds, and is transmitted from bird to bird by infected mosquitoes.  If mosquitoes infected with the virus bite horses or humans they can also become sick.  WNV generally causes no symptoms or mild flu-like symptoms.  However, those over 50 or those with a compromised immune system are at a higher risk of more severe disease. Please click here for full story and tips on safeguarding yourself and your yard.

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