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Riverwards Produce Hosting Pair of Holiday Shopping Events

Holiday Shopping & BBQ on Saturday, December 10th Riverwards Produce Market, which has become a haven for shoppers looking to support local purveyors while stocking up for Thanksgiving and the upcoming holiday season, is hosting their Sixth Annual Holiday Shopping Event at both their Old City and Fishtown locations on Saturday, December 10th from noon to 3 p.m. Customers looking to support and shop local can show up to either location for all their holiday needs during the three-hour event, where representatives from each local brand will be on hand manning tables while discussing and selling their respective products. The Old City location, situated at 146 N. Bread Street, will feature the likes of Mother Butter; Mural City Cellars; Smith Poultry; Black Hippo BBQ; Sleeping Weather Studios; Flori Cupcakes; Ayoka Apothecary; Nether Providence Soap Co.; Triple Bottom Brewery; Bake Bake; and Working Class Coffee. The Fishtown outpost, located at 2200... Read more →


Gloucester Catholic Students Help Feed The Hungry

photos provided GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ --The student council at Gloucester Catholic High School exceeded previous records during this year’s annual food drive. Utilizing the theme of the movie “Monsters, Inc.,” students decorated donation boxes to look like monsters and trash cans to look like “scream tanks.” The goal: for each grade to fill its scream tanks by the end of the month. The reality: students filled their containers by the end of the week. So every week, donations were delivered to make room for more items. Three days before Thanksgiving, the student body had donated about 2,500 canned goods to the Helping Hands Food Pantry, Gloucester’s Saint Mary Parish and Sacred Heart Parish, Camden. Above, student council members Chelsea Madera and Scarlet Cabrera, seniors who are also part of the Food Drive Committee, stand with some of the “scream tanks” full of food. First published in The Catholic Star Herald Read more →


Tree For Every Delawarean Awards $60,000 in Grants

Five projects will receive a combined $60,000 in grant funding for tree plantings as part of Delaware’s Tree For Every Delawarean Initiative (TEDI), announced by the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control and initiative partners today. TEDI works with Delaware conservation partners, including DNREC and the Department of Agriculture’s Delaware Forest Service, to enhance and support tree planting projects throughout the state, to plant 1 million trees by 2030. Over 72,000 trees have been planted with funds allocated through TEDI. Combined with funding from other sources, a total of 120,000 trees have been planted since January 2020. The latest projects will add almost 8,000 trees to this total and are to be completed this fall and next spring. The funded tree planting projects were selected from among 13 applications cumulatively seeking more than $250,000 in requests received during the latest funding round for TEDI. Project recipients, their TEDI grant... Read more →


BANKSY WAS HERE: Exhibition Runs Dec. 3 to Jan. 31

photo provided Philadelphia, PA – Banksy Was Here: The Exhibition, an "unauthorized" Banksy exhibition, opens at Philadelphia Fashion District this Saturday, December 3, 2022 and runs through January 31, 2023. Don’t miss its arrival and debut in Philadelphia! The experience will plunge visitors into the universe of the enigmatic Bristol-born street artist, offering an incredible journey featuring over 80 genuine and certified artworks from private collections. This experience and collection will make its world premiere right here in the city of brotherly love, after select pieces have toured the globe in 15 other cities. Tickets are $22.90 and up, with children under four free, and discounts available for seniors, students, military, and groups (15 or more tickets). The exhibition will take place at Philadelphia Fashion District, at 901 Market St, with the entrance on the outside of the mall at the 9th and Market intersection. Tickets and additional information are... Read more →


Samaritan's 2023 Celebration of Life Gala, Feb. 11

Mt. Laurel, NJ – Samaritan announced it will hold its annual Celebration of Life Gala, presented by Holman Enterprises, on Saturday, February 11, 2023 at 6 p.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Cherry Hill, N.J. This marks the return to an in-person format for the annual fundraising event, which celebrates Samaritan’s 40+ years of providing quality, compassionate care to more than 11,000 families annually throughout Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, and Mercer counties. “We are so pleased that our 2023 Celebration of Life Gala will return to an in-person format this year, allowing us to share, celebrate and create meaningful moments together,” said Phillip W. Heath, president and CEO of Samaritan. “As our premier event, the Gala allows us to honor our organization’s mission to serve, while recognizing all of the generous people who make our organization uniquely Samaritan – team members, volunteers, Board members, community partners, supporters and advocates... Read more →


Holiday Bazaar in Camden City, Saturday, Dec. 3

CAMDEN CITY NJ --Join Camden Special Services District and Idea Center For The Arts on December 3rd for a Holiday Bazaar with vendors and live music. For more info, visit Eventbrite: https://eventbrite.com/e/holiday-bazaar-tickets-471188095277 Read more →


IT'S BACK! Cranford's Home for the Holidays House Tour

CRANFORD, NJ --Cranford’s Annual Home for the Holidays House Tour is back. The self-directed tour features five beautiful homes lovingly decorated for the holidays, on Sunday, December 4 - from 12 to 4 pm. Attendees will be guided through each home, where volunteers share information on the special details of each one. “The club is excited to bring the House Tour back as an important fundraiser for scholarships and for Project Home. The Tour is a fun way for residents to share their beautiful homes. We greatly appreciate our homeowners because they are supporting our efforts to give back to Cranford,” said Kendall O'Brien, President of the Cranford Women’s Club. Tickets are available via Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/e/home-for-the-holidays-house-tour-tickets-455125280967 or can be purchased directly at the library, Augusta Mae, Hickory & Hill or Periwinkles for $30. The Cranford Woman’s Club: The Cranford Woman’s Club, founded in 1949, is a “volunteer organization richly rooted... Read more →


Gloucester City Police Dept. and PBA Local 40 Spreading Christmas and Holiday Cheer

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (November 28, 2022)--The Gloucester City Police Department and Gloucester City PBA Local 40 want to spread Christmas and Holiday cheer throughout Gcity! Beginning December 12, an officer from each shift will be surprising one resident each night with a small prize for the best-decorated house! The contest will last for 12 nights until December 23. They hope to share the winner from each night to show off some of the best-decorated homes in Gloucester City so everyone can enjoy! There is no registration or special requirements, according to the organizers. (animated image CNBNews files) Read more →


Anna Marie Smith, 95, of Gloucester City, Retired CC Employee, Longtime Democrat Club Member

On November 22, 2022. (nee Powell) Age 95. Of Gloucester City. Loved and surrounded in her home with her family. Went to be with her dearly departed husband, Verl R. Smith. AnnaMarie is survived by her daughter, Maryann (Bob) Tomlin, her devoted granddaughter Velann Tomlin and her great-grandchildren Luke, Mersadie and Memphis (whom she loved dearly). AnnaMarie considered ALL of Velann’s friends her grandchildren, you know who you are and she loved you all! AnnaMarie is also survived by her daughter Diane of Starr, South Carolina. Predeceased by her son, John of Dorothy, NJ and dear friend Robert Miller of Mantua, NJ. She will be greatly missed by her best buddy, Bowie Johnson and confidant, Roseann Michel. AnnaMarie was born in Camden and was raised in Haddonfield. She moved back to Camden in 1949 and finally made Gloucester City her permanent home in 1964 until her passing. She worked as... 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 →


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 →


News Organizations Falsely Report that Governor Abbott Declared Invasion at Southern Border

By Bethany Blankley | The Center Square contributor Nov 15, 2022 Haitian migrants, part of a group of over 10,000 people staying in an encampment on the U.S. side of the border, cross the Rio Grande river in Del Rio, Texas on September 19, 2021. PAUL RATJE / AFP / Getty Images (The Center Square) – Numerous news outlets and social media pundits on Tuesday misreported that Texas Gov. Greg Abbott declared an invasion at the southern border. According to an analysis of available data by The Center Square, he did not. Abbott tweeted Tuesday content from his personal Twitter account from a letter he sent to some Texas judges on Monday without citing the letter or linking to it. Some officials in Texas later explained to The Center Square that they found the tweet to be misleading and that they “jumped the gun” in response, misunderstanding its context. In... Read more →


CHRISTMAS VILLAGE, MARKETS, SHOPPING

1) Christmas Village in Philadelphia Love Park and City Hall (Courtyard and North Broad) November 19 to December 24, 2022 https://www.philachristmas.com/ Returning for its 15th season, Christmas Village in Philadelphia will once again transform LOVE Park and City Hall (Courtyard and North Broad section) into an authentic, traditional and open-air German Christmas Market, open daily between Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24th to Christmas Eve, Saturday, December 24th, 2022, with a special preview weekend planned for November 19th to November 20th, 2022. Follow the smell of gingerbread and hot cocoa to Center City where you will find the double-tier Christmas Village Carousel, magical giant Ferris Wheel and the whimsical Kids' Train. The festive Käthe Wohlfahrt tent returns with popular Christmas gifts from Germany, including glass ornaments, music boxes, nutcrackers, Schwibbogen and incense smokers. New this year, be excited for an updated LOVE Park section with brand-new wooden booths, changing the face... Read more →


EAGLE FANS: betPARX Joins S SEPTA to Provide Free Rides Home on Broad Street Line

PHILADELPHIA (November 11, 2022) – betPARX Casino & Sportsbook, one of the leading mobile Casino and Sportsbook apps, is ensuring Eagles fans get home safely this football season by partnering with SEPTA to provide free rides home from NRG Station on the Broad Street Line after every Eagles home game this season, including Monday night’s game against the Washington Commanders. “We are excited about football season and are thrilled at the opportunity to partner with SEPTA to offer complimentary rides home throughout the entire football season,” said Matthew Cullen, Senior Vice President of betPARX.” Our commitment to the Philadelphia sports fan is to bring the game's action to the palm of their hand. We want everyone to enjoy the thrill of the game responsibility by taking advantage of the free rides home program this football season.” Free rides from NRG Station provided exclusively by betPARX Casino & Sportsbook and SEPTA... Read more →


Knauer Performing Arts Center Presents...

THE BUTTERFINGERS ANGEL KICKS OFF A HILARIOUS AND HEARTFELT HOLIDAY SEASON IN PHILADELPHIA SUBURBS STARTING NOVEMBER 30 * Make it Downtown West Chester for the Holidays with a Retelling of the Greatest Story Ever Told Coming to Uptown Knauer Performing Arts Center * West Chester, PA - Uptown Knauer Performing Arts Center presents the gift of theatre and celebrates a major new beginning. The West Chester performing arts organization kicks off its new regional theatre program with a smart, original and heartfelt retelling of the greatest story ever told. Written by Tony Award-winning playwright and novelist William Gibson, The Butterfingers Angel, Mary & Joseph, Herod the Nut, & the Slaughter of 12 Hit Carols in a Pear Tree will launch Uptown’s entrance into the regional theatre scene and the holiday season. The show runs from November 30 to December 23, with previews on Wednesday, November 30 and Thursday, December 1,... Read more →


SEPTA's Public Hearings For Experimental Bus Routes

PHILADELPHIA (November 8, 2022) – SEPTA would like to invite riders and other residents to public hearings this week regarding 10 bus routes. These routes have been operating under experimental order, and these public hearings will cover a proposal to make these operations permanent. The hearings will be held on November 9 at noon, and 6 p.m. Hearings will be in-person at SEPTA Headquarters located at 1234 Market St., Philadelphia, Pa. as well as virtually, using WebEx. Individuals wishing to participate virtually must pre-register at https://www5.septa.org/about/meetings/service-planning-public-hearings/ Routes being proposed to make permanent include the following: Route 3; Route 14; Route 40; Route 73; Route 95; Route 110; Route 111; Route 114; Route 117; and route 135. Public Participation Opportunities: Individuals may submit comments via email to: serviceplanning@septa.org. Comments can also be mailed to: Service Planning, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, 1234 Market St., 9th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107. To access the... Read more →


Peyton and Me Meandering:

WE DON'T HAVE THE ANSWER, DO YOU?

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews The 400 and 500 unit block of Monmouth Street, Gloucester City, NJ CIRCA 1940s, 1950s.(CNBNews graphic files) Frank Kelly, provided the following information about Marshall's Grocery Store, which was located next to the barber shop..."Agnes and Harold Marshal were my great aunt and uncle. They sold the store to Tom and Loretta McNulty. My wife’s parents. Then they sold it to Bodalski’s who sold it to Jim Kenny." GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (CNBNewsnet)--This past Saturday morning Peyton and Me couldn't help noticing the pile of trash thrown on the step of the former Twin Bar at Broadway and Market Street (see below). This unsightly pile of garbage lay just a few feet from a nearby trash receptacle. It makes one wonder what type of person thinks they can throw their trash anywhere without considering the people living nearby or the environment. Are they residents of... Read more →


THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY

GLOUCESTER CITY TRIVIA

Hollywood boat houses 100 unit block of Market Street 1920s Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (November 6, 2022)--Gloucester City has a long, long, and exciting history. Here are some facts you may (or may not) know about our city. It was discovered by Captain Cornelius Mey (May), who also found Cape May and Mays Landing. It was settled between 1623 and 1626 (historians disagree.) If 1623 is the actual date, we will celebrate our 400th anniversary next year. We had our own royalty. William "Billy" Thompson was born in Northern Ireland but moved to and put Gloucester City on the map. He was given the nickname "The Duke of Gloucester City." Poet Walt Whitman lived in Camden and, on occasion, would come down to Gloucester City to have a meal with Billy Thompson. They usually ate planked shad. Gloucester City was once the county seat for Gloucester County.... Read more →


Down The Shore: Somers Point Host Veterans Services

Patriots Park is the site of Veterans Day ceremonies each year. Somers Point will host a Veterans Day Service on Friday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m. at the Somers Point Patriots Park, 1st Street, and Bethel Road. Veterans Day is held yearly to honor the men and women who have served in the U.S. military. Somers Point will honor all those who dedicated their lives to serving and protecting this nation in the U.S. military. 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 →


GCHS Announces The Nicholas & Roselynn Calio Scholars Program VI

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (October 29, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--Nicholas Calio, Class of 1961, and his wife Roselynn have been amazingly generous in giving back to the current generation of Ram students! After all, Mr. Calio recalls how Gloucester Catholic proved to be a solid stepping stone to his career as a successful Delaware Valley businessman. "I owe so much to the school and the opportunities I was presented to build a career for my family," said Mr. Calio. "Roselynn and I are grateful that we can help the next generation of students with their hopes and dreams." Mr. Calio earned his Mechanical Engineering degree from Villanova University and previously owned and served as Chairman of Rebling Plastics, Remcal Products and Resdel Corporation. The Calio Family, who reside in Bucks County, PA, have sponsored five previous GC Scholarship Programs (see photos below) and recently announced a new scholarship starting with the 2023-2024 school year... Read more →


DOWN THE SHORE: Lower Township Police Participate in “No-Shave November & December”

Beginning on November 1, 2022 and for the entire months of November and December, the Lower Township Police Department, along with many other agencies across the county, will be participating in “No-Shave November.” One of the goals of “No-Shave November” is to raise cancer awareness by embracing our hair (which many cancer patients lose), and letting it grow wild and free. Another goal is to use the money you typically would spend on shaving and grooming, to educate about cancer prevention, save lives and aid those fighting the battle. Our officers and staff will be contributing a minimum of $50.00 per month to participate. All proceeds of this event will be donated to the family of Amy Baker and another Lower Township resident who would like to remain anonymous. This initiative will help contribute to their medical bills, treatment costs, and travel expenses. Mrs. Amy Baker, is the wife of... Read more →


Shawn Weller, of Haddonfield to Perform in "IC on Broadway: South Hill State of Mind"

ITHACA, NY (10/28/2022)-- Ithaca College alumni stars of the stage will join with some 50 current students from the Ithaca College School of Music, Theatre, and Dance on Friday, November 11, for a historic performance in the appropriately named Broadway Ballroom at the Marriott Marquis in New York City's Time Square. Shawn Weller of Haddonfield, New Jersey (08033) will perform with Ithaca College in the African Drumming and Dance Ensemble with alumni during the "IC on Broadway: South Hill State of Mind." The 8 p.m. show will feature vocalists, monologues, solo guitar and jazz band performances, as well as a music and dance composition collaboration. Tickets for "IC on Broadway: South Hill State of Mind," as well as other IC in the City events, can be purchased here. The full Ithaca College list of alumni performers is Q. Smith '00, Eric Jordan Young '93, Jim Hynes '78, Grant Carey '13,... Read more →


Early Voting Begins Oct. 29 through Nov. 6

2022 GENERAL ELECTION Return Your Vote By Mail Ballots! Apply for Vote By Mail to Receive a Convenient and Effective Way to Vote Attention Camden County residents! Avoid the lines and crowds this election day. Keep an eye out for your Vote By Mail application in the mail. All residents that are not signed up for Vote By Mail will receive an easy to complete application. Just a reminder, you are not automatically signed up for Vote By Mail unless you apply. Remember, Vote By Mail is convenient, free and every vote counts. Read More. Do not throw away your Vote By Mail ballot. If a voter receives a Vote By Mail ballot, they are not authorized to vote in the voting machine. The voter will be offered a Provisional ballot to complete at the polling site or be asked to drop off their Vote by Mail ballot to a... 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 →


*Montreal Beach Resort's Doggie Day Pool Pawty Returns on Sunday, October 30,

DOGS-ONLY POOL PAWTY TO RAISE MONEY FOR ANIMAL OUTREACH OF CAPE MAY COUNTY Cape May, NJ - Montreal Beach Resort (1025 Beach Avenue) is going to the dogs - literally. A beloved and cherished Cape May tradition is back after a pandemic break. Montreal Beach Resort's Doggie Day Pool Pawty returns on Sunday, October 30, 2022, from 12:00pm Noon to 4:00pm. Years ago, after uneventfully closing their pool each season, the owners decided that it would be fun for one day a year to let the pups jump in for a dip. Over the years this fun way to close the season turned into a larger community tradition that now raises money for the Animal Outreach of Cape May. Madison Resorts and new owner Dan Alicea bring back the event and want to carry on the tradition after a two year break. “As the new owners of the Montreal Beach... Read more →


NEW SENIOR CITIZEN'S EXAM

You need only four correct answers out of 10 to pass. 1) How long did the Hundred Years' War last? 2) Which country makes Panama hats? 3) From which animal do we get cat gut? 4) In which month do Russians celebrate the October Revolution? 5) What is a camel's hair brush made of? 6) The Canary Islands in the Pacific are named after what animal? 7) What was King George VI's first name? 8) What color is a purple finch? 9) Where are Chinese gooseberries from? 10) What is the color of the black box in a commercial airplane? Check your answers below... ANSWERS: 1) How long did the Hundred Years’ War last? 116 years 2) Which country makes Panama hats? Ecuador 3) From which animal do we get cat gut? Sheep and horses 4) In which month do Russians celebrate the October Revolution? November 5) What is a... Read more →


Joshua Carlton Doster, son of Rev. James and Robin Doster

Joshua Carlton Doster, born to James and Robin Doster on February 7th, 1978, in Jacksonville, Florida, went home to be with the Lord on October 14th, 2022, at the age of 44. Josh is survived by Wendy, his wife of 20 years, and their four children, Emma, Iris, Alliana, and Nate. He is also survived by his parents, James and Robin Doster, sister Estella and family, along with many other family members who love him dearly. The Rev. Jim Doster was the former pastor of the Liberty Baptist Church, Gloucester City, NJ. Josh was a caring and generous husband, amazing father, and a loyal friend. He was an introverted people-person. He loved working with people, and with his love for the Lord, he especially loved working with youth and young adults. He had a love for the military and was very patriotic. Josh loved hiking, scuba diving, guns, and anything... Read more →


Inis Nua Theatre Company will open 19th season

* The American premiere of 10 Dates with Mad Mary offers a raucously comic start to Inis Nua’s 19th Season under direction of new Artistic Director Kathryn MacMillan. * Philadelphia, PA – Inis Nua Theatre Company will open its 19th season with the American premiere of 10 Dates With Mad Mary, written by Irish-Pakistani playwright Yasmine Akram. This comedy play tells the story of Mary McArdle, an antisocial young woman trying to find a date for her best friend’s wedding. This raucous one-woman show marks the return of Inis Nua’s Pop-Up Play in a Pub, a popular event with Inis Nua regulars and newcomers alike. 10 Dates will be directed by Kathryn MacMillan and stars Anna Faye Lieberman as Mad Mary. Tickets include a pie made by Stargazy on East Passyunk and a cold pint from the team behind the bar at Fergie's Pub. The show runs from October 26,... 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 →


GOOD NEWS: SEPTA Offering Extra Service for Phillies, Flyers and Eagle Games this Week

Broad Street Line Will Have Frequent, Convenient Service Before & After All Events image courtesy of Google maps PHILADELPHIA (October 13, 2022) – SEPTA is helping sports fans get to the big games this week and weekend by offering extra service on the Broad Street Line. The Broad Street Line provides convenient service to the South Philadelphia Sports Complex via NRG Station. There is a free transfer to the Broad Street Line from the Market-Frankford Line and City Trolley routes at 15th Street/City Hall, and it is a short walk from Regional Rail stations in Center City. It also connects to bus routes that provide service throughout the region and is easily accessible from the PATCO High-Speed Line for riders from South Jersey. Below is the Sports Express schedule for the upcoming games: Phillies vs. Atlanta Braves: Friday, October 14 at 4:37 p.m. SEPTA will supplement regular service to NRG... Read more →


Audubon Resident Playing Lead Role in "Lucky"

AUDUBON, NJ (October 12, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--Local actor Robert Lee is proud to announce the filming of "Lucky." In the lead role of Paul, Robert will tell the story of an elderly man's religious journey. "Lucky" will be filmed October 22-24 in the Hamptons, NY. It will be directed by the international award winner George Tkemaladze from Tbilisi, Georgia. No release date has been announced. CNBNews graphic file This casting follows on the heels of several other fall 2022 projects: Where Is Private Delaney - Hulu Docu-Series Tentative December 2022 showing date (serial killer) Blockbuster Feature Film (Release date July 2023 (ghost/ghoul) Pricks of Sensation (Independent project, filmed locally in Haddonfield, NJ/ Elderly man suffering from dementia) Back to Basics Homestead Guide Commercial Fall 2022 release date (Survivalist) ANC Duct Cleaning Commercial - September 2022 - Mad Scientist IntelliSwab Commercial September 2022 (Santa Claus Product Ambassador) Robert resides with his family in... Read more →


PHILADELPHIA EVENT: Black Ties, Ball Gowns & Sneakers!

Chef Ange Branca and Friends are Organizing Philly’s First ‘Trauma Survivors Foundation Black Tie & Sneakers Masquerade Ball’ at LIVE! Casino on Saturday, November 5th For the first time since the foundation was created in 2013, the Trauma Survivors Foundation’s Black Tie & Sneakers Masquerade Ball will be coming to Philadelphia as LIVE! The casino will host the 1,000-person gala fundraiser on Saturday, November 5th from 7 to 11 p.m. inside the property’s Event Center at 900 Packer Avenue in South Philly. The Ball, for short (it’s a mouthful, after all), will begin with a sumptuous cocktail hour featuring music from SNACKTIME, Philly’s favorite brass band. An open bar featuring beer, wine, cocktails, and craft spirits from an all-star cast of regional producers, include Philadelphia Distilling, Revivalist Gin, Resurgent Whiskey, Boardroom Spirits, Dad’s Hat PA Rye, Five Saints Distillery, and Kiki Vodka. Wines will be served from Gloucester County, NJ’s... Read more →


Gloucester City's Pack the Park Event Saturday; And, The Wave will Be Unveiled

"The Wave" - A New Public Landmark for Gloucester City in Proprietors Park, Gloucester City, NJ After several years of development, "The Wave" will be rising in Proprietors Park. The official unveiling will occur on October 8, 2022, at 4 pm at Proprietors Park, in Gloucester City, NJ, during our Pack the Park Fall Festival celebration. The installation, dedicated to former Mayor Bill James and created in partnership with the Hearth Community Fund, was designed by NY- based artist Winter Willoughby-Spera as part of a winning plan to beautify and redevelop Gloucester City's historic harbor front. "The Wave" showcases hundreds of fish sculptures painted by residents of all ages in response to the prompt: "What does Gloucester City mean to you?" The fish are emblematic of each citizen's story, forming "The Wave" that represents the legacy of Gloucester's historic waterfront and the promise of the city's future in its community.... Read more →


Camden County History Month: Exhibit About the Enslaved Africans of Pomona Hall

Camden City, NJ—The Camden County Historical Society invites the public to join us for the opening of an exhibit “Say My Name”: Enslaved Africans of Pomona Hall on Sunday, October 9, 2022 from 3PM to 5PM at 1900 Park Boulevard in Camden, NJ. The event will feature a presentation of stories and documents relating to the lives of seventeen people held in bondage at the historic house during the 18th century. Although Pomona Hall was the home of the Quaker Cooper family from 1726-1795, the owners of the house held men, women, and children in bondage until the 1790s. The exhibit traces the stories of these enslaved persons through primary documents relating to their enslavement, their obtainment of freedom, and their lives as free persons of color in early Camden County. Artistic portrayals of each of the individuals, created by photographer Erik James Montgomery, will be unveiled at the event.... 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 →


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 →


Gloucester City GOP Holding Town Hall Gathering, Monday

The Gloucester City GOP Invites You to The King Street Pub Monday Evening, October 3rd From 6 PM to 8 PM +++++ Come and meet your council candidates Share your ideas and concerns. ASK YOUR QUESTIONS AND GET TO KNOW US. YOU HAVE DYNAMIC GOP CANDIDATES WILLING TO WORK HARD FOR YOU!!! 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 →


KIMMEL CULTURAL CAMPUS TO HOST PET ADOPTION IN CELEBRATION OF ANNIE

DURING THE FREE FAMILY FUNDAY EVENT SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2, 10 AM – 12 PM CAMPUS TO PARTNER WITH THE PENNSYLVANIA SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS     WHAT: In celebration of the beloved musical Annie (and Annie’s adorable rescue dog Sandy), coming to the Miller Theater October 11 – 16, 2022, the Kimmel Cultural Campus is inviting animal lovers everywhere to find their very own Sandy on Sunday, October 2 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM outside the Kimmel Center building. Partnering with the Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (PSPCA), attendees will have the opportunity to meet dogs in need of a loving home. Guests will receive snacks (while supplies last) courtesy of Family Discovery Series sponsor Dietz & Watson.$35 Annie community rush tickets will be available for purchase during the event. WHEN: Sunday, October 2, 2022 · 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM... Read more →


Events in Camden County October 1 through 15

2022 Cooper Norcross Run the Bridge Event Join the Annual Bridge Run as it Celebrates 25 Years for a Great Cause The price of 2022 Cooper Norcross Run the Bridge Event is $65, don't miss out on this opportunity to sign up before the price increases on October 2nd! On Sunday, November 6th, the Ben Franklin Bridge will close as thousands of runners & walkers to participate in the Cooper Norcross Run the Bridge presented by AmeriHealth New Jersey, a 10K run and two-mile bridge walk. All Cooper Norcross Run the Bridge Event proceeds benefit the children of Larc School. Larc School provides services to hundreds of individuals with severe disabilities throughout South Jersey at no cost to the families. And thanks to your support of events like this one, Larc continues to provide each and every individual opportunities for growth, development and, most important, independence. To register for this... Read more →


CNBNEWS PHILLY EVENTS: PHILADELPHIA ZOO'S ANNUAL HALLOWEEN EXTRAVAGANZA BOO

AT THE ZOO RETURNS FOR THREE WEEKENDS IN OCTOBER Philadelphia, PA - Philadelphia Zoo Tickets are now on sale for Boo at the Zoo, the Zoo’s annual Halloween spectacular on Saturdays and Sundays between October 15 and October 30, 2022. Dates this year will be October 15, 16, 22, 23, 29 and 30th, from 9:30am to 5:30pm. Gather your ghost and goblins, put on your favorite costume, trick-or-treat through the Zoo, enjoy festive fall offerings, educational children’s activities, seasonal décor, photo opportunities and experience the Zoo’s 42 acre gardens during the beautiful autumn season. Look for info coming soon about pumpkin feedings and animal enrichments, including the annual feeding of the pumpkins to the hippos, as seen in the viral video on Tiktok and Instagram Reels (now the 7th largest video in the history of platform). Admission for Boo at the Zoo is free with the regular price of admission.... Read more →


Flaming Grill & Modern Buffet Opens in East Hanover

photo provided EAST HANOVER (September 29, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--Monday, September 26, Flaming Grill & Modern Buffet in East Hanover, New Jersey, celebrated their grand opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. They were joined by East Hanover Mayor Joseph Pannullo, Council President Brokaw, Councilman Martorelli, Councilwoman Jandoli, Morris County Commissioner Director Tayfun Selen, Morris County Commissioner Deputy Director John Krickus, Morris County Chamber of Commerce President Meghan Hunscher, and Mt. Arlington NJ Mayor Mike Stanzilis to celebrate the new restaurant being opened. This location is the first of many on the East Coast to open in 2022. Read more →


GLOUCESTER CITY RESIDENTS IN AREA OF MAPLE AVENUE - URGENT HYDRANT REPLACEMENT THURSDAY, SEPT. 29

NOTICE NOTICE NOTICE NOTICE DATE: SEPTEMBER 28, 2022 TO: RESIDENTS IN AREA OF MAPLE AVENUE DUE TO AN URGENCY - THE UTILITY DEPARTMENT WILL BE REPLACING A HYDRANT ON MAPLE AVENUE ON THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2022. YOU WILL EXPERIENCE NO WATER BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM. WE APOLOGIZE FOR THIS INCONVENIENCE. . IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CALL 856 456-0169. THANK YOU FOR YOUR ASSISTANCE IN THIS MATTER DONNA DOMICO, LICENSED OPERATOR Read more →