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CNB Business News: Philadelphia's Original Christmas Pop-Up Bar Tinsel Lights Up Center City...

...WITH ALL NEW HOLIDAY INSTALLATIONS, CHRISTMAS COCKTAILS AND SANTA GRITTY Tinsel Christmas Pop-Up Bar Black Friday to New Year's Eve 116 S. 12th Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19107 https://www.facebook.com/Tinselphilly Philadelphia, PA - Teddy Sourias and Craft Concepts Group announce the return of Tinsel Christmas Pop-up Bar at 116 S. 12th Street, Philadelphia. The mad elves from Tradesman's, BRU Craft & Wurst, Blume, U-Bahn, Uptown Beer Garden, Kontrol, Sueno and Finn McCool's Ale House have spent months decking the halls bringing back this holiday sensation. Look for all new designs, new artists, more decor, extra twinkle, added glitter, festive holiday tunes, new cocktails, custom cups and ornaments, and much more bling. There are tons of new surprises to share this year - including the largest amount of original art pieces and installations ever in the history of the space. Merry-makers will find 10,000+ twinkling lights, 2,000+ glittering ornaments, thousands of ribbons and... Read more →


DNREC Agencies Team Up for Toys for Tots Program

Delaware Natural Resources Police Collect Toys as Holiday Gifts for Delaware Children To kick off the holiday season, Delaware Natural Resources Police operating within the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control once again are teaming up with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program to provide toys as gifts for children in local communities. The Toys for Tots program collects new, unwrapped toys suitable for boys and girls of all ages and distributes the toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in communities nationwide. Once more, helping spearhead the holiday effort in Delaware are three enforcement agencies from within DNREC: Fish and Wildlife Delaware Natural Resources Police, Natural Resources Police Environmental Crimes Unit, and Natural Resources Police Park Rangers. Toys will be accepted through Wednesday, Dec. 14 in Kent and Sussex counties and through Wednesday, Dec. 7 in New Castle County. Toys can be taken to... Read more →


Santa Claus is Comin' to Philadelphia on SEPTA

Annual Tradition Continues with Free Ride from NRG Station on Special ‘Santa Express’ Train PHILADELPHIA (November 22, 2022) – The SEPTA ‘Santa Express’ - powered by Penn Medicine - returns for its 31st year to kick off the holiday season in Center City, Philadelphia, on Friday, November 25. “SEPTA is excited to kick off the holiday season with the Santa Express,” said SEPTA CEO and General Manager Leslie S. Richards. “We are honored to be part of this cherished tradition and thrilled to welcome families and all riders who want to be part of it.” Join SEPTA and Center City District for a fun-filled holiday train ride from NRG Station on the Broad Street Line to City Hall Station, followed by a festive parade to welcome Santa Claus to Rothman Orthopaedics Ice Rink at Dilworth Park. Stay and skate with Santa and shop for gifts at the Made in Philadelphia... Read more →


CNB Entertainment News: ArtPride New Jersey Releases Holiday Gift Guide Featuring Upcoming Events

Discover Jersey Arts spotlights live theater, art, and musical performances happening this holiday season. Burlington, N.J. – November 21, 2022 – ArtPride New Jersey, the state’s largest arts service organization, has released its holiday gift guide, featuring upcoming in-person events throughout the Garden State. From Cape May to Paterson, the guide curates festive holiday experiences from theatres, museums, dance companies and galleries. The initiative is dedicated to increasing awareness and participation in the arts in New Jersey. “‘Holiday Traditions Start with the Arts" is not just an initiative of ArtPride New Jersey’s campaign, it’s a philosophy,” said Adam Perle, president & CEO of ArtPride NJ. "This is the season when everyone can experience the arts with their loved ones and enjoy some of that magic year after year.” The guide includes various in-person happenings this season, ranging from comedy shows to interpretive dance events. Here is a sampling of upcoming... Read more →


Reasons to be Thankful

I AM THANKFUL for the wife who says it's hot dogs tonight because she is home with me, and not out with someone else. ...for the husband on the sofa being a couch potato because he is home with me and not out at the bars. ...for the teenager complaining about doing dishes because it means she is at home, not on the streets. ...for the taxes, I pay because it means I am employed. ...for the mess to clean after a party, because it means friends have surrounded me. ...for the clothes that fit a little too snug, it means I have enough to eat. ...for the shadow that watches me work because it means I am out in the sunshine. ...for a lawn that needs mowing, windows that need cleaning, and gutters that need fixing because it means I have a home. ...for all the complaining I hear... Read more →


Weather for Macy's Thanksgiving Parade Almost Perfect

Weather for Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will be a '9.5 out of 10' Recent years have been among the windiest and coldest Thanksgivings on record in New York City, but those will feel like a distant memory on Thursday morning. AccuWeather Global Weather Center – November 23, 2022 – The annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is a New York City tradition that dates back to 1924 and signals the start of the holiday season across the United States. Millions of spectators travel to the Big Apple and line the streets to watch the parade, which in some years means shivering from frigid winds or being soaked by bouts of rain. What will the weather be like for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade? • By late-November standards, the weather for the parade will be a 9.5 out of 10, according to AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Dave Dombek. He added that there are... Read more →


CNB Entertainment NEWS: Resorts Casino Hotel ups the Ante this Holiday Season

The Candy Cane Lounge Pop-Up Bar is now open at Bar One; A Toys for Tots Fundraiser returns on December 9th, Motown Forever performs on NYE and the Annual Polar Bear Plunge favors the bold on New Year’s Day; Advantageous gaming giveaways take center-stage throughout the Holiday season as well CNB ENTERTAINMENT NEWS ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (November 21, 2022) –The holiday spirit is alive and well at Resorts Casino Hotel as a variety of special events, fundraisers, memorable entertainment, drink specials and more are set to roll out this month, continuing into the new year! Kicking off the festivities on Friday, December 9th at 8:00pm is Toys for Tots, an annual fundraiser hosted by the famous singing lifeguard, Jim Craine. This musical comedy revue show benefits the United States Marine Corp and admission is free if you bring a new, unwrapped toy. The very next night, Saturday, December 10th at... Read more →


WinterFest Ice Skating returns to Cooper River Friday

(Cherry Hill, NJ) – The Board of Commissioners is excited to announce the WinterFest Ice Skating Rink opening at Cooper River Park for the 2022-2023 season. WinterFest officially opens on Friday, Nov. 25, and will be open Thursday through Sunday until Feb. 26, 2023. “Winterfest provides a wonderful opportunity for active outdoor recreation at one of the state’s most iconic and celebrated parks, Cooper River Park. I hope the Camden County community can enjoy ice skating and our winter wonderland setting in one of the county’s landmark greenspaces,” said Commissioner Jeff Nash, liaison to the Camden County Parks Department. “Every year, we’re thrilled to welcome our neighbors back to this lovely attraction. It’s always provided our residents and visitors with a carefree, and safe, way to have fun.” The 60-foot by 120-foot ice rink will return to Cooper River Park across from the Crown Plaza Hotel in Cherry Hill, at... Read more →


Amazon Scams You Need To Be Aware Of

We've all gotten that email, text or call masquerading as Amazon. But something always feels... not right. Have you ever received a text claiming you've won a raffle or that there's been suspicious activity on your Amazon account? The only suspicious activity here is the message itself—because it's a scam. If you believe you've been getting more spammy calls, emails and texts recently, don't worry! You're not alone. According to a report by The Federal Trade Commission, Amazon was the most impersonated business last year. Almost one-third of people who contacted the FTC about a business impersonator between June 2020 and June 2021 said that the attacker claimed to be from Amazon. There are different Amazon scams, such as Amazon phishing scams, Amazon job scam, and Amazon gift card scams, among others. Here are some Amazon scams you need to be aware of. Amazon Phishing scams Phishing scams are online... Read more →


Veterans Strengthening America:

Caps and Greyshirts, A POWERFUL FORCE TOGETHER

By Vincent J. “Jim” Troiola American Legion National Commander Team Rubicon offered the labor and expertise. Team American Legion offered shelter and infrastructure. This community of veterans has had a major impact on relief operations for Floridians reeling from the devastating blows inflicted by Hurricanes Ian and Nicole. Charlie Seiler is a Vietnam veteran and member of American Legion Post 103 in Punta Gorda, Fla. His house was badly damaged by Ian and covered with debris. Health issues prevented Seiler, 81, from performing the exhaustive labor required to make his home safe. A visit from the governor of Florida and Team Rubicon change his fortunes. “I asked what I could do to help,” Seiler said. “They said ‘stay out of the way.’ There was 30 to 40 feet of debris piled up. Rubicon cleared it and took care of the safety issues. The governor made a call and by dark... Read more →


AccuWeather Meteorologists Give The Scoop on Thanksgiving Travel

Thanksgiving travel: Where AccuWeather meteorologists say ‘intense’ weather could cause problems Over 54 million Americans will be traveling for Thanksgiving this year, and stormy weather could cause chaos for last-minute travelers in one part of the nation. Passengers stand beneath an electronic signboard in New York's Penn Station as they wait to board a train, Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan) AccuWeather Global Weather Center – November 15, 2022 – More than 54 million people are predicted to travel for Thanksgiving this year, making it the busiest holiday travel period in November since before the coronavirus pandemic, according to AAA. As millions take to the road and the skies, AccuWeather meteorologists say far-reaching weather could contribute to travel-induced headaches across the United States. The Wednesday before Thanksgiving has been identified as the busiest travel day around the late-November holiday, but there has been a noticeable shift in recent years.... Read more →


THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY:

Bits and Pieces, Here and There

Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews Columnist GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (Novemeber 16, 2022)--Texas Governor Greg Abbott has announced that he will start sending buses of illegal immigrants to 30th Street Station. No date has been given but it is believed that the buses may arrive tonight (Tuesday) or Wednesday morning. New Jersey is declaring the single-use plastic and paper bag ban to be a complete success after six months. However, the only factor they are counting is the number of bags. Retail stores tell the other side of the story. People are not buying as much as they did because they only buy what they can carry. Per a conversation with employees, the little plastic carry-alls have disappeared as fast as people can carry them away. Gloucester City's Dollar Tree ordered a new supply and when they came and went another order was placed and denied by the corporate headquarters. Dollar General... Read more →


Influencer Marketing on Instagram: How to Cooperate with the Best Influencers for Your Business

Are you considering employing influencers to grow your business presence on Instagram? The Instagram Influencer industry is lucrative and ever-growing, from paid posts to collaborative campaigning. Using Influencers for your business can be a game changer in your Instagram marketing plan. It can help you grow brand loyalty and acquire more enthusiastic fans. It can be far more profitable than investing in short-term quality solutions like buying cheap Instagram followers and engagement. Who Are Instagram Influencers? Influencers are IG users who have amassed a substantial, loyal network of followers by showcasing their hobbies and daily life, telling stories, or using unique forms of expressing themselves. No set content type makes up the genre of Influencer posting, but all influencers have these things in common: They have built trust and value for themselves. Their followers are willing to believe what they say, so their opinions and choices have a meaningful influence.... Read more →


What To Search For If You Want To Know If An Online Casino Is Secure

https://images.pexels.com/ We can honestly say that online casino games, like the ones you can find at the joker casino, are rather popular today. Many people play them, both young and old. The many games people can play today are definitely the reason why so many people love online casinos. If you are also one of those people, but you are a newbie, you may be wondering how to find a secure casino. That is one of the most important questions you need to ask yourself before you create an account on a casino site. Today, we are going to show you what to search for if you want to know if an online casino is secure. Search For The License On The Site There are a few things you can do to check if an online casino has a license. The first is to check the website itself. Most licensed... Read more →


ONE BIG HAPPY LIFE

One Big Happy Life has 217,000 YouTube subscribers and millions of views. After graduating from Yale Law, Founder Scarlett Cochran worked as a banking and consumer finance attorney for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. She has also served her country with the Marine Corps. Cochran built her dream life after starting off as a single teen mom living below the poverty line. She wished there had been a guide to help her through her hard times; to pay it forward, she wrote IT’S NOT ABOUT THE MONEY: A Proven Path to Building Wealth and Living the Rich Life You Deserve (Penguin Random House / Avery; on sale Feb. 7, 2023). One of the key points that sets Cochran apart is her unconventional, seemingly counter-intuitive financial advice (that has worked for her personally), like how debt can... Read more →


Camden County News

New Jersey Awarded Millions in LIHEAP Funding Congressman Donald Norcross announced that New Jersey was awarded $153.3 million in funding for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance program (LIHEAP). Administered through the Administration for Children and Families at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, this funding will help low-income individuals and families pay for home heating costs this winter and cover unpaid utility bills. These funds will also help families make cost-effective home energy repairs to lower their heating and cooling bills. The total funding announced includes an additional $1 billion appropriated by Congress to address rising energy costs, as well as $100 million appropriated for 2023 from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which Congressman Norcross helped pass. Read More. CCPD Sees Record Recovery of Ghost Guns Working to Remove Untraceable Guns From the Streets Over the last two years, the CCPD has seen the proliferation of... Read more →


MISSING PUPPY LAST SEEN IN GLOUCESTER CITY

GLOUCESTER CITY (November 4, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)-- Missing puppy. Please help us find her. Her name is Moppet. She ran out the front door towards the 42/295 ramp off Market Street. CALL 856-831-9919 OR 856-287-6714 source NEXTDOOR NEIGHBOR Read more →


Ray Ford/Leon Harris Old Timers Party

CNBNews photo credit From the 2007 Ray Ford's Old Timers event sitting Joe DiGiacomo, standing (L. to R.) Ed Cowgill, Butch Shaffer, Jack Heiser, Jim Blymer, Rocky Giavino (unknown)Chalie Pitzo, Bob Bevan, unknown, Bob Weichman, Jim Talley, (unknown). Limber Up and Get Ready for the... via GIPHY Ray Ford/Leon Harris OLD TIMER'S EVENT Sunday, November 6th, from 2 PM to 5 PM Cost just $10.00 The Elizabeth Ballroom Highland Blvd. and Sylvan Avenue Gloucester City, NJ This is open to all former GHS and GCHS athletes and sports fans 35 yrs. old and up. Questions call Bob Bevan @ 609-417-3786 or Bart Rettew @ 856-430-1976 Photos and a video from past Ray Ford/Leon Harris gatherings below photo credit CNBNewsnet via GIPHY Does anyone recognize this guy, a great dancer...someone said it was Marty Sherry? But he doesn't have a beard...or does he? Rocky Giavino and Marty Sherry. Bob Weichman and... Read more →


CNB Entertainment: November at Resorts Casino Hotel

At Resorts Casino Hotel this November: Thanksgiving Dining, Thrilling Entertainment, and a Festive new Pop-up Bar Veterans Day Special Offers also Arrive on Tuesday, November 11th and they include Free Burgers! ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (November 1, 2022) – This November at Resorts Casino Hotel we’re getting into the holiday spirit, diving into new happy hour specials, rocking out, and winning big! Guests can visit us for an amazing Thanksgiving Dinner at one of our award-winning restaurants; Breadsticks, Capriccio or Dougherty’s Steakhouse & Raw Bar. The Candy Cane Lounge, the new pop-up planned for Bar One beginning November 18th, will feature drink specials, live music and more. Margaritaville and Landshark Bar & Grill will both be home to exciting new happy hours as well. And Air Supply will rock the Superstar Theater for a jam-packed show on November 11th, bringing no shortage of chart-topping hits! Thanksgiving Celebrations Thursday, November 24th Breadsticks... Read more →


Ten local designs created by youth chosen for first ever Junk Kouture World Final

hosted in the Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi on 11 Jan 2023 Picture 1: Junk Punk Denim by Emily Humphreys and Olivia Volt of Clearview Regional High School, New Jersey, made from upcycled denim used to create the patchwork, bottle caps, cans, and recycled rope. New York City (NYC), 26 October 2022 - Last night Tuesday 25th October was the turn of the American up-and-coming eco-conscious creators and fashion designers at the first ever NYC final of Junk Kouture, the world’s largest sustainable youth fashion competition. Thirty haute-couture designs made from 100% recycled materials created and modelled by talented post-primary students took to the digital stage on Junk Kouture’s YouTube and TikTok channels for the New York City Final. Ten was the magicnumber on the night as ten creations by young designers aged 13 -18 years from the city and nearby states were chosenby the Junk Kouture judgesBen Barry, Nicole McLaughlin and... Read more →


Ray Ford/Leon Harris Old Timers Gathering, Nov. 6

Limber Up and Get Ready for the via GIPHY Ray Ford/Leon Harris OLD TIMER'S EVENT Sunday, November 6th from 2 PM to 5 PM Cost just $10.00 The Elizabeth Ballroom Highland Blvd. and Sylvan Avenue Gloucester City, NJ This is open to all former GHS and GCHS athletes and sports fans, 35 yrs. old and up. Questions call Bob Bevan @ 609-417-3786 or Bart Rettew @ 856-430-1976 via GIPHY Read more →


CNBNews Entertainment: Jazz Singer on the Rise

Chris’ Jazz Café Crooner Named Finalist in International Jazz Competition Vocalist Lucy Yeghiazaryan to Perform Saturday, November 12th in Philly NYC-based jazz vocalist Lucy Yeghiazaryan, a familiar face to grace the stage at Chris’ Jazz Café, has been named a finalist in the prestigious Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Competition. The multi-talented Armenian singer was one of five finalists selected this week from more than 200 international contestants. Yeghiazaryan and the Grant Stewart Quartet will perform at Chris’ Jazz Café on Saturday, November 12th. Set times are 8 & 10 p.m. Tickets are $30 for General Admission; $80 for Dinner & Show; and $100 for VIP Seating/Dinner & Show. Lucy was born in Armenia to a family of artists who emigrated to the U.S. in 2001. In addition to her work as a straight-ahead jazz vocalist, Lucy plays violin and sings in the capella group, The YY Sisters, who perform medieval... Read more →


Gloucester County Officials and Residents Honor Flight of Souther New Jersey

On October 4, 2022, Gloucester County Director Frank DiMarco, Commissioner Denice DiCarlo, Liaison to the Department of Veterans Affairs, Deputy Director Heather Simmons, and Commissioner Jim Jefferson attended the sendoff and welcoming back of the Honor Flight of Southern New Jersey. The Honor Flight’s mission is to proudly escort veterans to Washington, D.C. to see their memorials. The day started at Williamstown High School where the veterans were served breakfast and listened to performances by the Williamstown High School’s chorus. The veterans were then sent off in style to cheers, signs and fanfare from the Marching band, students, and faculty. Upon arrival in Washington D.C., the veterans visited multiple war memorials and service monuments, including the Air Force Memorial, the US Marine Corps War Memorials, the Vietnam Veterans, and the World War II Memorial, and they were witness to the US Marine Corps Firing Unit from Arlington, VA performing a... Read more →


SUGARED NOW OPENED IN East Greenwich

Congratulations Sha and Mark on opening your new business! Gloucester County and local officials welcomed this new family-owned business in East Greenwich at their Ribbon Cutting on Friday, September 29th. SUGARED, located at 141 Berkley Road offers customers an assortment of sweet treats, including cupcakes, specialty milkshakes, ice cream, and even merchandise! They are also booking their shop for events and birthday parties. For more information visit www.sugaredbysha.com or like their Facebook page. Their Motto is “ Live Sweeter”. If you are a small business owner looking to bring your business to Gloucester County, take a look at our website to see all we have to offer residents. https://www.gloucestercountynj.gov/446/Small-Business Read more →


CNB TRAVEL NEWS: Winter Events Coming to Philadelphia

Dilworth Park: Getting Ready for the Winter Our staff is hard at work getting Dilworth Park ready for all of our winter activities in November. Starting November 4, the Rothman Orthopaedics Ice Rink will again offer skating seven days per week, the Greenfield Lawn will host reindeer topiaries in the Wintergarden and the west facade of historic City Hall will once again be illuminated by the Deck the Hall Light Show presented by Independence Blue Cross with support from 6abc. The Rothman Orthopaedics Cabin and the Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market will round out the park’s seasonal transformation. Share Tweet Forward to a Friend Dilworth Park: Getting Ready for the Winter Our staff is hard at work getting Dilworth Park ready for all of our winter activities in November. Starting November 4, the Rothman Orthopaedics Ice Rink will again offer skating seven days per week, the Greenfield Lawn will host... Read more →


360 Apartments and a Hotel Coming To Gloucester Township

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ– Gloucester Township in partnership with M&T Realty, an affiliate of Edgewood Properties, one of the largest independently-owned real estate development and management companies in the United States, will break ground on Wednesday, October 19th, on The Lofts at Gloucester Township on Davistown Road. The 28-acre site at 752 Davistown Road will feature 360 apartments and a hotel. “This will be another spectacular residential project from M&T, a joint venture of Edgewood Properties, and a great addition to the growing Gloucester Township market,” said Jack Morris, CEO of Edgewood Properties. “This is a fantastic community, and we are thrilled to be a part of it. Mayor Mayer and his team have been outstanding to work with.” The property, within walking distance to Camden County College and the Gloucester Premium Outlets, will include 144 one-bedroom and 216 two-bedroom units in addition to the hotel. There will be a 5,000-square-foot... Read more →


How do you quickly sell bitcoin on the online platform?

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AccuWeather NEWS: HELLO WINTER! Cold Front Headed this Way, Some Snow to Northeast

A pronounced dip in the jet stream will pivot slowly eastward into midweek, and that will allow the cold air to penetrate much farther to the east and south, when compared to this weekend. AccuWeather Global Weather Center – October 17, 2022 – Cold air that was pent up over the Upper Midwest has broken out of its atmospheric cage and is forecast to deliver some cold and snowy conditions to the Northeast this week that will make it feel like December for a brief time, AccuWeather meteorologists say. Late last week, portions of Minnesota, northern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan got their first light snowfall of the season, mainly on non-paved surfaces. Since then a reinforcing dose and stronger blast of cold air arrived and spread into areas hundreds of miles farther to the Southeast. On Monday morning, snow piled up in Michigan's Upper Peninsula as well... Read more →


*Are You Looking For A Part-Time Job? USPS Ready To Deliver the Holidays for the Nation 

Holiday season preparedness reflects strategic investments and operational precision improvements made as part of Delivering for America, USPS’ 10-year plan: 655,000 employee postal service workforce includes 100,000 workers converted to full time since beginning of 2021; More than 41,000 part-time workers converted to full time since January 2022 Actively hiring additional 28,000 seasonal employees. 249 new package processing machines actively deployed since 2021 across the nation – 137 added since January 2022; daily package processing capacity expanded to 60 million 8.5 million square feet across 52 peak annexes and processing facilities to handle holiday volume NEW JERSEY — The United States Postal Service announced critical investments in personnel, technology, and the postal network footprint that have been made in advance of the 2022 holiday season. Preparations for the 2022 holiday season began in January and build on the investments and organizational strategy improvements made ahead of the successful 2021 holiday... Read more →


Philadelphia Zoo Lights Up the Holidays

Philadelphia, PA - Philadelphia Zoo’s dazzling winter light show experience is back! LumiNature returns for another season of breathtaking sights, sounds and surprises from Thursday, November 17, 2022 to Saturday, January 7, 2023. With more than a million twinkling lights across 14 one-of-a-kind artistically illuminated zones, LumiNature is sure to wow adults and children alike as they take a magical journey celebrating the wonder of wildlife and the beauty of our planet during the holiday season. Highlights will include a brand new Penguin Prismatic show featuring a 40 ft. tall penguin, plus a new coral and under the sea holiday tree, a new 15 foot tall glowing blue gorilla, 100 ft-long aquarium tunnel, enormous jellyfish, a 21-feet tall brilliant colored snake, hundreds of illuminated penguins, giant cat eyes glowing in the dark of night, a 22-feet-tall Butterfly Tree, a Wilderness Express Train, and a 25-foot tree made entirely of lit... Read more →


Appel Farm Launches New Environmental Arts and Wellness Program

with Healthy HeARTS Event (ELMER, NJ, OCTOBER 15, 2022) Appel Farm Arts & Music Center will host the Healthy HeARTS Festival on Saturday, November 5, 2022, from 10 am-4 pm to celebrate arts and wellness to launch their new year-round Environmental Arts and Wellness program. The mission of the new programming is rooted in Appel Farm’s core values of safety, community, personal growth, and fun. Appel Farm’s Executive Director, Jessica Doheny, states: “A primary goal of the new Environmental Arts and Wellness program is to provide wellness resources to the community and encourage creative, fun ways to explore artistic avenues towards personal health and community wellness. Appel Farm uses an interdisciplinary approach, incorporating physical and emotional health and community-building as part of the art-making experience.” For the Healthy HeARTS Festival, Appel Farm has partnered with Good Day for a Run to offer a 5k run and a 1-mile walk around... Read more →


What to do on your trip to New Jersey

If you have recently been watching a helmet touting Zach Braff in his totally overrated movie about the garden state, then you may be heading there to check if it really is that dull. I am pleased to inform you that nothing could be further from the truth, and New Jersey is one of the best states to visit. Just keep an eye out for Tony. Learn something new at the Liberty Science Center Located in Jersey City, the LSC is perfect for families, couples, or any curious individuals. From planetariums to dinosaurs to a randomly contracting and expanding giant orb in the main hall, this is a great combination of education and entertainment that is a must for your New Jersey bucket list. Here’s the website. Have a flutter New Jersey is one of the six states in which online gambling is allowed, so why not take advantage and... Read more →


Train Your Next Generation of Workers with Apprenticeship Grant Funds

Apprenticeship can help identify new talent, particularly in tight labor markets and during periods of low unemployment. New Jersey businesses can train new workers with support from the following programs: Successful Growing Apprenticeship In Nontraditional Sectors (GAINS) applicants can receive up to $12,000 in wage reimbursement funds per individual apprentice. Youth Transitions to Work (YTTW) recipients can receive up to $12,000 for each participant formally accepted into their training program. Letters of intent for the GAINS program are due by October 21st, 2022 at 12:00 p.m. Grant applications are due October 28th, 2022 at 12:00 p.m. Letters of intent for the YTTW program are due by November 4th, 2022 at 12:00 p.m. Grant applications are due November 10th, 2022 at 12:00 p.m. Learn More Read more →


The Greatest Threat of Severe Weather will Occur Today After 4PM

Severe storms, isolated tornadoes to threaten Northeast The greatest risk of severe weather will occur after 4 p.m. EDT Thursday, but there could be dangers beginning even earlier in the afternoon in the risk zone, which stretches from upstate New York to eastern North Carolina. More than 45 million people live within the corridor expected to experience stormy conditions. AccuWeather Global Weather Center – October 13, 2022 – Widespread showers and thunderstorms will continue to spread across the northeastern United States on Thursday and Thursday night, and AccuWeather meteorologists expect flash flooding and severe weather, including the risk of isolated tornadoes, to unfold. The volatile weather will affect some of the largest metropolitan areas in the region including Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York City and Boston. The greatest risk of severe weather will occur after 4 p.m. EDT Thursday, but there could be dangers beginning even earlier in the... Read more →


*FOUND IN GLOUCESTER CITY: Two Wheel Cart

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (October 5, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--My friend and I were walking the other day and found the cart below in the middle of the street. The rain was coming down in buckets, and we were afraid to leave it in the street for fear it would cause a traffic accident. There was no one else in the area but the two of us. If the cart belongs to you, send an email to wecleary@gloucestercitynews.net. And, we can make arrangements for you to pick it up. Read more →


How to Use YouTube Community Tab

YouTube is the second largest social media platform. It has around 2.6 b users which is what makes it such a profitable platform to market your products and services. With its large user base, YouTube has many features that enable content creators to stand out from their competition. One example is the community tab. The community tab is a separate part of your channel. It allows you to interact with your subscribers in a more casual way beyond the video setting. It works like any other social media platform wherein, you can post updates or pictures or gifs, ask and reply to questions, conduct polls, etc. This tab also allows the subscribers to like, dislike, and share your posts. As the name suggests, it literally creates a community among your followers. This creates a sense of belonging among them and further strengthens your following and credibility. So, how do you... Read more →


SEPTA Celebrates Renaming of Richard Allen Lane Station

...Historical Panels Honoring Allen’s Legacy Now on Display at the Chestnut Hill West Line Station PHILADELPHIA (October 6, 2022) – Today, SEPTA gathered with elected officials and community leaders to celebrate the renaming of Richard Allen Lane Station on the Chestnut Hill West Line. New historical panels honoring Allen were also unveiled, and are now on permanent display at the station. SEPTA worked with First Episcopal District AME Church leaders to design the 2’x 3’ decorative panels, which tell the story of Allen’s contributions to racial justice in Philadelphia as a preacher during the late 18th century. The panels will be located in the garden area of the outbound side of SEPTA’s Chestnut Hill West Regional Rail Station (Cresheim Road and Allens Lane, Philadelphia). “Our stations can be so much more than a place to wait for a train or a bus. These are wonderful spaces for sharing our history... Read more →


(GCN Archives 1948-2005): Gov. Florio To Attend Brooklawn Post 72 Legion Banquet (1-2-1992)

EDITOR'S NOTE-(Gloucester City, NJ)(October 4, 2022)--The Cleary family owned the Gloucester City News, Inc. (GCN) for 57 years (1948 up until 2005). Over the next several weeks, we will post articles that appeared in the paper from that period on ClearysNoteBook (CNBNewsnet) (https://www.gloucestercitynews.net). The Internet became a reality in 1983. For many years, the Internet was mainly used by government groups and scientists, but in 1995, commercial Internet access started to be sold to consumers. As a result of our effort, the stories we will be publishing will now be available on the World Wide Web. If you have an obituary or a news article published in the Gloucester City News from the period mentioned that you would like to share with the world, send it to wecleary@gloucestercitynews.net. Gov. Florio To Attend Brooklawn Post 72 Legion Banquet Published in the Gloucester City News January 2, 1992 The Honorable James J.... Read more →


Brandywine Branch Distillers Offering Botanical Whiskeys

Rooted in Nature Award-Winning Resurgent Introduces a New Era in Whiskey with Two Botanical Whiskeys this October Brandywine Branch Distillers, makers of the award-winning craft spirits, Revivalist Botanical Gin and Resurgent Whiskey, is introducing a new line of botanical whiskeys this October. The innovative new line will launch with two expressions: sarsaparilla with cherry bark and licorice root; and coffee bean with chicory root. Unlike many other whiskeys that contain sugar and ‘other natural flavors,’ Resurgent is infused, not flavored, using only the finest botanicals. These all-natural whiskeys have no sugar, no WONF (with other natural flavors), and no preservatives. “We are trying to target whiskey lovers and cocktail lovers who care about what goes into their spirits as much as they care about the taste,” said Scott Avellino, who founded Resurgent Whiskeys and Revivalist Gins with his brother, Don. “We are very proud of all of our award-winning products... Read more →


Coming To Your Neighborhood, Gloucester City's Semi-Annual Hydrant/Main Flushing

Gloucester CITY, NJ (September 15, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--The Gloucester City Department of Utilities will start their semi-annual hydrant/main flushing beginning in October. Warning: These men are professional hydrant flushers, do not attempt to try this yourself. ~CNBNewsnet via GIPHY image courtesy of drip drip To continue and maintain to deliver the best quality water, Gloucester City Department of Utilities will be doing the Semi-Annual Hydrant/Main Flushing starting the week of October 3rd – October 16th, from 11:00 pm - 6:00 am. You may experience low water pressure and/or slight water discoloration. If this occurs, please let the faucet run for a short time to allow any residual to clear. If the problem persists, please contact the Utility Department at 456-0169 between the hours of 7:30 am - 3:30 pm. +++++ Read more →


*Gloucester City's Fall Festival Sidewalk Chalk Contest

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (CNBNewsnet)--Come to Pack the Park Fall Festival on October 8, 2022, at 2 pm and pick your block from the basket - design your block for all visitors to see. Prizes awarded. Join us for fun. Read more →


Philly Homicide Unit Offering $20,000 Reward for Information Re: Shooting of 50 Year-Old-Man

The Philadelphia Police Department Homicide Unit is looking to identify / locate the suspect, as well as the vehicle operated by him, depicted in the following surveillance video excerpts, as part of an ongoing investigation into the homicide by shooting of a 50-year-old male, that occurred on Monday, September 5th, 2022, at about 2:06 AM, in the 1700 N. 56th Street. THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA IS OFFERING A REWARD OF $20,000 LEADING TO AN ARREST AND CONVICTION FOR EVERY HOMICIDE. Suspect Description: Black male, heavy set, wearing a black Chicago White Sox baseball hat, black T-Shirt with a light-colored design in the front center, black jeans and white (untied) athletic type shoes. Vehicle Description: Black two-door 2008-2015 Honda Accord. After the shooting the suspect’s vehicle was last observed travelling eastbound in the 5500 block of Lancaster Avenue. To view this video and more, visit The Philadelphia Police YouTube Channel or... Read more →


Look Ahead America Advocating for January 6 Political Prisoners with Jobs for #J6 Project

Washington, DC – Look Ahead America (LAA) has announced the launch of the Jobs for #J6 project to serve as a connection for employers able to employ those seeking work who’ve lost their livelihoods because of the events at the U.S. Capitol on January 6. Matt Braynard, Executive Director of LAA, made the following statement: LAA has advocated for the political prisoners of January 6th with rallies, candlelight vigils, and our Political Prisoner Podcast. This project is a step toward helping the J6 political prisoners rebuild their lives from being targets of their own government. Employers and job seekers are asked to post their requests at www.LookAheadAmerica.org/jobsforj6. To learn more details about the status of the J6 political prisoners, check out our comprehensive database at https://j6.lookaheadamerica.org/j6/. You may also listen to our interviews with prisoners on our podcast “The Political Prisoner” at https://anchor.fm/politicalprisoner. Read more →


Japanese Animation and Pop Culture Convention

Anime NYC powered by Crunchyroll, (www.AnimeNYC.com) one of North America’s largest conventions dedicated to anime, manga, and Japanese pop culture, celebrates its 5th Anniversary at New York’s Javits Center (655 W 34th St. at 11th Ave) from November 18-20. The convention features three days of over 400 exhibits, exclusive screenings, extensive panels, performances, and appearances by some of the biggest creators in Japan, all under one roof. Over 200 hours of programming is planned for the weekend. www.AnimeNYC.com This year, over 50,000 fans are expected to gather at Anime NYC from all 50 states and 27 different countries. Countries include: Canada, Mexico, England, France, Germany, Australia, China, Brazil, and Japan. Anime NYC was founded in 2017 and has quickly become the fastest growing anime convention in the US, second only to Anime Expo which welcomes 100,000+ attendees in Los Angeles. Anime NYC has presented the largest Japanese concerts in NYC... Read more →


15 South Jersey Open Space and Resiliency Projects will Each Receive $75,000 Reward

Grants support clean, safe parks redevelopment, pollinator habitats, wooded spaces and more MAYS LANDING, N.J. (September 30, 2022) – Atlantic City Electric and Sustainable Jersey have chosen 15 local municipalities to receive $75,000 in funds to support open space and resiliency projects in South Jersey. This funding is made available through Atlantic City Electric’s Sustainable Communities Grant program, which provides funding to support open space preservation, improvements to parks and recreation resources, environmental conservation, and innovative community resiliency projects. “We are so pleased to join our local communities and to help advance these initiatives that will have a lasting positive impact on our environment,” said Doug Mokoid, region president, of Atlantic City Electric. “We are committed to helping our customers and communities achieve our collective climate goals. This program is an extension of that commitment and just one of the many ways we are taking a leadership role in helping... Read more →


The 2022 New Jersey Historic Preservation Awards

Registration is Open for the 2022 New Jersey Historic Preservation Awards - We are excited to celebrate excellence in preservation this fall in various awards categories, including leadership, preservation project, writing, young professionals, and other prizes. The 2022 New Jersey Historic Preservation Awards Wednesday, October 12th, 2022 4-7 PM 1867 Sanctuary, 101 Scotch Rd, Ewing Township, NJ 08628 Our outdoor event will feature food, drinks, music, and networking, followed by the Awards presentation in our airy, spacious 1867 Sanctuary. The dress is casual or business casual. Come network and celebrate the winners of our statewide awards for preservation excellence.   Read more →


"Fill The Truck Food Event" Benefits Maple Shade Food Bank

The third annual "Fill the Truck Food Event" benefitting the Maple Shade Food Bank starts Monday, October 3rd. The Maple Shade Police Department announces the 3rd annual "Fill The Truck Food Event" starting Monday, October 3rd. Shaders are being asked to help their fellow Shaders this holiday season by donating non-perishable items. Please see attached Flyer for more details and the drop-off locations. The event runs until Tuesday, November 15th. If you drop off your donation in person at the Maple Shade Custard Stand, you can meet your Police Chaplains and First Responders and receive free water ice compliments of the Maple Shade Custard Stand. Read more →


GCHS Donor Development Report Fiscal Year '22

Donor Development Report – Fiscal Year ‘22 Gloucester Catholic's Donor Development Report for Fiscal Year 2022 was recently mailed to all GC alumni, supporters and friends. Please consider making an IMPACT donation. See message from Principal Tom Iacovone below. Dear Gloucester Catholic Alumni, Parents & Friends, It is my honor and privilege to serve as Principal here at Gloucester Catholic Junior Senior High School. This will be my 15th year here at Gloucester Catholic, and every year I am inspired in different ways, by both our students and GC Family as a whole. We have overcome unprecedented challenges over these last few years, and we will continue to face new challenges head on, TOGETHER! I encourage you to continue investing in our school and our students. Your donations to our Annual Ram Fund help enhance every aspect of our great school, including: · Need-based financial aid to support deserving students... Read more →