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Sky Garden Grille Opens at Ocean Casino Resort On August 5

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (August 3, 2020) – The Sky is the limit at Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City! On August 5, Ocean will be opening the brand-new rooftop-style dining experience, Sky Garden Grille, where guests can relax…dine…drink outdoors. Set on three acres of beautiful landscape overlooking the breathtaking Atlantic Ocean, the Sky Garden Grille becomes the latest addition to the all-new Sky Garden area, also featuring the Sky Garden Bar, patio dining areas where many of Ocean’s takeout options are welcome, fire pits, ocean views, and more! Sky Garden Grille is the perfect location for a few cocktails, couples... Read more →


5 Benefits of Learning Gardening with Kids at Childcare or Home

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(August 3, 2020)--Getting your kid’s hands dirty at gardening at a childcare center is an experience in itself. We all love gardening because it helps you grow vegetables and fruits and your kiddo finds a way to connect with nature, helping them to learn growing veggies and eating healthy. Why vegetables alone, your little one can learn to plant flowers, which is quite therapeutic. Your child can have fun while gardening at a childcare center or home if there is a themed garden meant for the purpose. Gardening with kids is a great opportunity for your little one to learn,... Read more →


How to Choose Stainless Steel Kitchen Table?

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(August 3, 2020)--The commercial kitchen is a kind of magic laboratory where the culinary wonders are born every day. One of the most important quality indicators of any food establishment is the hygienic safety of food preparation. Choosing the right stainless steel kitchen table, countertops, shelves, etc. is an essential task for businesses to enhance kitchen productivity and efficiency. Manufacturers offer equipment and furniture in many different sizes and with additional options for high-performance and extra functionality — bottom shelf, backsplash, built-in sink. If you have decided on the specific requirements for the commercial tools and equipment, then choosing an... Read more →


Gloucester County's Madison Kelly, Recipient of the Dunkin’ Regional Scholarship

On Monday, August 3rd, Dunkin’ and its Community Cruiser will honor local high school graduate from Gloucester County, Madison Kelly, who recently was selected as a recipient of the eleventh annual Dunkin’ Regional Scholarship Program. Each student will be awarded a $2,000 academic scholarship to pursue a full-time undergraduate degree at the institution of their choice. Dunkin’ will celebrate each student by providing a well-deserved Iced Coffee break with the recipient’s family, friends, and neighbors at the student’s residence (with social distancing measures and safety precautions in place). In addition to the coffee break, guests will also enjoy Dunkin’ Munchkins®... Read more →


Pennsylvania Restaurant Owners Rebuke State's Restrictions, Plea for Assistance

By Christen Smith | The Center Square (The Center Square) – Restaurateurs said Tuesday that Pennsylvania's statewide pandemic restrictions on their industry will force 7,500 establishments to shut down forever and leave more than 200,000 workers unemployed. Unless, that is, Gov. Tom Wolf steps in to either roll back “arbitrary” capacity limits or support a bailout. “As much as we hate to ask, we need financial assistance,” said Rui Lucas, who owns both Na’Brasa Brazilian Steakhouse and the Iron Abbey in Montgomery County. “The PPP [Paycheck Protection Program] loan program is over. The leadership in Washington is lacking. If we... Read more →


The marketing challenges for start-up café shops during COVID-19 –Useful insights by Ej Dalius

image courtesy of Rod Long @rodlong/unsplash.com (Gloucestercitynews.net)(July 30, 2020)--2020 hasn't been easy for anyone! The COVID-19 outbreak and its contamination rates have caused deaths and the economy to stagnate. As the economy struggles to get back to normalcy, there are several business houses and organizations unsure of how to resume operations. Employees and entrepreneurs have to abide by the social distancing and partial lockdown rules to stay safe. One of the sectors that got adversely affected by the pandemic is restaurants, eateries, and café shops. Do you own a café shop? If yes, you will face several challenges currently before... Read more →


New Jersey American Water announces bold new START program

to create jobs and invest in water and wastewater services Estimated Creation of Up to 2,000 Jobs through Additional $150 Million Investment Annually CAMDEN, N.J. (July 24, 2020) – New Jersey American Water President Cheryl Norton today announced a bold new program that proposes to accelerate capital investment in water and wastewater infrastructure while creating and/or sustaining thousands of jobs. Solutions Today and Reinvesting Tomorrow (START), consists of several distinct proposed pieces, which collectively will serve the greater good of New Jersey American Water’s customers and the entire state. Norton announced the details of the program in testimony before the... Read more →


Bipartisan Bill Would Help NJ Restaurants Impacted by Halt to Reopening Plans

By Kim Jarrett | The Center Square (The Center Square) – A bipartisan bill introduced in the Senate would reimburse New Jersey restaurants, bars and caterers for supplies purchased in anticipation reopening their indoor dining rooms. The reopening plans were halted by Gov. Phil Murphy just days before the reopening date of July 2. Murphy cited a resurgence in COVID-19 cases in other states that may have been sparked by indoor dining. Gloucestercitynews.net files “Many restaurant owners had already spent money they didn’t have, often on personal credit cards, to buy food, obtain PPE for staff, and renovate their dining... Read more →


Is a Pre-Filled or Refillable Pod System Better as a First Vape?

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(July 18, 2020)--In many ways, the most important vaping device that you’ll ever buy is your first. That’s because it’s the purchase that has the greatest influence over what your future in vaping will be like. If you enjoy your experience with your first device, you’ll end up buying so many other devices over the years that the first one will eventually become little more than a fond memory. If you don’t enjoy your experience with your first vaping device, though, you may decide that vaping isn’t for you at all. That would be a shame, because there is a... Read more →


Jersey Fresh Produce Abundant in SJ

HERE IS WHERE TO FIND DELICIOUS SUMMER HARVESTS A region that boasts hundreds of acres of lush farmland, New Jersey’s Heartland is one of the best places to source local produce: from plump Jersey Fresh tomatoes to flavorful blueberries. For many, strolling through a farm market and scooping up a basket-full (or more!) of garden-fresh fruits and vegetables is one of the season’s most enjoyable activities. If you want to support your local farmers, look no further than New Jersey’s Heartland boroughs: CUMBERLAND COUNTY FARMER’S MARKETS The Greater Bridgeton Amish Market – Hosting a variety of traditional, Amish vendors, the... Read more →


UMC Unveils The Road Forward

Plan outlines transition to “new normal” amid COVID-19 pandemic NEPTUNE, N.J., July 13, 2020 — Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, residents of long-term care communities have patiently awaited the time when they could visit face-to-face with their loved ones. That desire was granted when the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) issued a directive permitting outdoor visitation beginning on June 21. As a faith-based ministry, United Methodist Communities (UMC) continues to focus on protecting its residents, clients, and associates in the wake of COVID-19. In March, they formed a COVID-19 Response Team composed of organizational leaders representing all 13 locations. UMC... Read more →


Philly Chefs Prepare Food for Families Staying at Ronald McDonald House

Written By: Heather Redfern PHILADELPHIA PA(July 14, 2020)--Chefs from several PHL Food & Shops restaurants recently prepared and delivered approximately 80 pre-made meals for families staying at the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House at 40th and Chestnut Streets. The event was part of the Ronald McDonald House’s Guest Chef program. The Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House supports families of seriously ill children by creating a community of comfort and hope. One of the many services that the PRMH provides for the families is the Meal Program. The evening meal is a welcome relief for families as they return from a long and... Read more →


Getting around Canberra

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(July 12, 2020)--Visiting Canberra is truly a great experience. The Australian capital has the best of both worlds: the renowned world of modern architecture and the wondrous natural reserves and bushlands. No matter what your choice of activities is, you can find something that suits you in Canberra. There are many landmarks to visit too, but how do you get around them if you don’t have a car? Here are some options. Public Transportation There are public buses that can go through town centers and important destinations. You can subscribe for a card to use every day or just buy... Read more →


Four Tips for Gardening on a Budget

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(July 10, 2020)--Gardening is a fantastic hobby that is also extremely beneficial, especially if you’re growing food. It can become expensive if you are unsure of where to start, or don’t watch your spending. There is a slight investment involved when getting started, but it can be minimal if you know where to look and the right things to buy. By using these tips, you can fund your hobby without spending much at all: Plant from seeds While it can be tempting to take the easy way out and buy plants that are already fully developed, a little extra work... Read more →


What To Do? Youth Hunger And Malnutrition Continue To Grow

(NAPSI)—According to the United States Department of Agriculture, in the U.S., more than 12 million children receive free or reduced-price breakfast at school, and more than 29.7 million get lunch through the national school lunch program. For many, school meals are the only consistent food they get in a day and, while many school districts have continued distributing meals during the pandemic shutdown, when the school year ends, so do school meals. But there is hope and help. Helping children grow up strong and healthy are companies and non-profit organizations that provide kids with free meals when schools are closed.... Read more →


Stay Food Safe this July Fourth

Food Safety Education Staff Consumer Inquiries (888) 674-6854 WASHINGTON, July 3, 2020 – Many Americans will be celebrating the Fourth of July outdoors this year a little differently, with celebrations at home, including backyard barbecues and picnics perhaps with only your household. No matter how you’re celebrating the Fourth of July, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) encourages you to make food safety and other public health recommendations a part of your celebration. “Foodborne illness can increase during summer because of the warmer temperatures and extended time spent outside,” said Dr. Mindy Brashears, the... Read more →


Republican Leader Bramnick: NJ Should Reimburse Restaurants for Canceled Re-Openings

By Kim Jarrett | The Center Square (The Center Square)(July 1, 2020)-- – Restaurant owners should be reimbursed for money spent in anticipation of the now-canceled reopening on Thursday, said Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick. Meanwhile, Gov. Phil Murphy said “it’s better to be safe than sorry” in defense of his late decision to halt indoor dining. Murphy had announced earlier this month that restaurants could reopen at 25 percent capacity with social distancing and mask restrictions in place. He rescinded his decision this week, citing a surge in cases in surrounding states and reports of some restaurants not following... Read more →


Techniques For California Avocado Month

Deviled California Avocados (NAPSI)—Some trends never go out of style, and avocado toast is one that has defined the last decade. Kicking off the month of June, in celebration of California Avocado Month, the California Avocado Commission (CAC) has teamed up with award-winning chefs from California, Arizona and Colorado to predict the avocado trends that will leave a lasting impact—along with unique recipes everyone can recreate right at home for a memorable meal. California Avocado Month marks the peak of California avocado season, when the delicious fresh fruit will be at its highest availability. Energized by the versatility and dynamic... Read more →


Wildwood Mayor Ask Murphy to Allow Indoor Dining in Cape May County

June 30, 2020, 3:25 pm | in (Wildwood, NJ) – Wildwood Mayor Pete Byron released the following statement in response to Governor Phil Murphy’s decision to postpone the resumption of indoor dining, which was scheduled to resume Thursday, July 2nd at 25% capacity. “The Governor’s decision to postpone the resumption of indoor dining is deeply frustrating and likely a knockout punch for numerous Cape May County restaurateurs who have been fighting day to day to keep the lights on. As a Cape May County restaurant owner or employee, you’re already in a unique position, the calendar is not your friend.... Read more →


Over 100 Leading Businesses Blast Murphy's EO As It Unfairly Hurts Restaurant Owners

The New Jersey Business Coalition, a group of more than 100 leading business and nonprofit groups throughout the state, issued the following statement following Gov. Phil Murphy's signing of Executive Order 158, temporarily pausing the resumption of indoor dining in New Jersey. "New Jersey business owners have said from the beginning of this crisis that they always put the health, safety and welfare of their workforce and their patrons first. The reopening of indoor dining at New Jersey restaurants is no exception. "While we respect the fact that other states are seeing a surge in COVID numbers, such a comparison,... Read more →


Fresh Fruit Arrives in The Port of Philadelphia; Ship Docks at Gloucester Marine Terminal

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (June 29, 2020)--Fresh fruit arrived this month in the Port of Philadelphia according to The Produce News. Gloucestercitynews.net files The M/V Everest Bay, operated by Seatrade, docked at the Gloucester Marine Terminal in Gloucester City, NJ, and unloaded some 3,800 pallets of clementines and navel oranges, kicking off the start of the summer citrus season for local consumers. “We are proud to continue this fruitful partnership with summer citrus providers in South Africa,” said Leo Holt, president and chief executive officer of Holt Logistics, Operator of Gloucester Terminals, LLC. “Keeping our food supply chain robust and intact... Read more →


Police Charge Man Involved in Scuffle with Wawa Employee with Shoplifting, Assault,Violating Gov. Orders

updated below sixth paragraph June 26, 2020 William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews MOUNT EPHRAIM, NJ (June 24, 2020)(Gloucestercitynews.net)--Carmen Vasaturo, the suspect who was thrown out of the Mount Ephraim Wawa on June 15, at 5pm for not wearing a mask has been charged with shoplifting, assault, and violating the governor’s orders according to the documents received from the Mount Ephraim Wawa Notice: Please wear a face mask or covering before entering. The notice appears on the entrance doors of Wawa stores throughout the area CNBNews photo (click to enlarge) Police via an Open Public Records Act request. Officer Jeffrey... Read more →


Food Bank of South Jersey Receives $10,000 for Sterigenics

PENNSAUKEN, NEW JERSEY – The Food Bank of South Jersey (FBSJ), South Jersey’s largest hunger-relief organization, reports Sterigenics has announced it will donate $10,000 to the regional Feeding America food bank to support its COVID-19 emergency food distribution response, effective immediately. “Sterigenics is proud to support the Food Bank of South Jersey and its important work in helping families impacted by the Coronavirus,” reports Thomas Dalfonso, General Manager, Sterigenics. “Through the Sotera Health Community Response Fund, Sterigenics and its sister companies have provided nearly $1 million in support to organizations around the world, reflecting our commitment to the communities in... Read more →


Making Your Small Business Successful – The Robert Trosten Mantra

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(June 24, 2020)--It is natural for entrepreneurs to be desperate to make their businesses successful and profitable. However, the going can be pretty tough and it is not unusual for small business owners to find themselves getting a little lost and not being able to make the progress they would have ideally wanted to. Some useful tips that enable entrepreneurs to stay the course and make their small businesses successful: Get Online, Advises Robert Trosten Regardless of the sector in which your business operates you need to have a smart website that informs potential customers regarding who you are, what... Read more →