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Millville Recreation Announces Home Lighting Contest Winners

Millville Recreation recently announced the winners of the 2014 Holiday Home Lighting Contest. Each December, Millville residents are asked to enter the contest to see who will win the Grand Prize. The winner of this year’s contest goes to Tyler Beniston located at 51 Lisa Marie Terrace. Tyler’s light display spectacular included Santa waving in the front... Read more »
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12 VHS Seniors to Compete in Mr. Vineland Pagaent

12 Vineland High School seniors will vie for the title of Mr. Vineland 2014 when the annual pageant takes place on Thursday, January 15th. The contestants were selected by female members of the senior class from more than two dozen applicants. The new Mr. Vineland will be chosen from a field of five finalists. Each contestant will... Read more »
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Honda of Turnersville Provides Toys to Children in Local Partial Care Program

Christmas came a little early this year for the 65 children in Archway Programs’ HOPE program, thanks to Santa’s helpers at Honda of Turnersville. The car company gave each child their top three holiday gifts and all the pizza they could eat at a holiday party last week. The children were stunned by it all, and... Read more »
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Knit for Kids Christmas Tree at Cumberland County Library

Cumberland County Library elves (Librarian, Tom Ayars and Administrative Secretary, Gina Allewelt) trim the Christmas tree with donations for kids to be sent to the Knit for Kids project. Donations of scarves, gloves, and hats were collected by Ms. Allewelt to be given to improve children’s lives. Most of the items were given anonymously by knitters,... Read more »
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Bridgeton Library Launches 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Program

The Bridgeton Public Library announced the launch of a fun and exciting reading program for children ages 0-5 years titled 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten. The program encourages parents to read 1,000 books to their children before starting school. It was developed to increase awareness of how important it is to read to children at a very young age.... Read more »
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Shirt Sale to Support Reconsideration of Cumberland County College Arts and Business Center

To show support, solidarity, and to help encourage to change the minds of Millville City Commission on their decision not assist in funding the Arts and Business Innovation Center, a shirt sale is being held. Riverfront Renaissance Center, in collaboration with the Millville Glasstown Arts District, are selling the limited quantity shirts that are being... Read more »
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Vineland High School Marching Clan Holding Fundraiser at Milly’s Restaurant

The Vineland High School Marching Clan is sponsoring a fundraiser at Milly’s Restaurant, 602 East Chestnut Avenue, Vineland, from December 15th through December 22nd. Donation vouchers are $12 each, and are good for one Mix and Match entree, one drink, and one dessert at Milly’s. Vouchers are good for Dine-In or Take-Out orders. All vouchers must... Read more »
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Sabrina Yeung, Winner of Pleasant Valley School Scratch Art Contest

Sixth grade student from Mr. Chad Flexon’s homeroom class, Sabrina Yeung, is the winner of Pleasant Valley School’s Scratch Art contest. Students chose a magazine photo and used scratchboard pens and tools to create intricate patterns and designs on gold Scratch Art paper. One artwork from each classroom was selected by Mrs. Christina Gargano-Lupo, Art... Read more »
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Vineland Public Library to Feature Exhibit by Artist Anne Reid

During the month of January, Vineland Public Library is featuring an exhibit called Seasons in Watercolor and Acrylics by artist Anne Reid in the Doris Tripp Room of the library. The exhibit includes her original watercolor and acrylic paintings and most of the art will be available for purchase. Anne, a graduate of Drexel University and a retired... Read more »
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Bells Elementary Fourth Graders Assemble Holiday Stockings for Soldiers

Fourth grade students at Bells Elementary School participated in Stockings for Soldiers, assembling holiday stockings to send to the Veterans Home in Vineland. Items were donated by Charlie Chiango of Egizi Funeral Home in Washington Township, and items brought in by the children themselves. Chiango, the organizer of the Stockings for Soldiers activity, expressed his thanks to... Read more »

Bay Atlantic Symphony’s January Music Lecture Series

Starting Monday, January 12th, 2015, Paul M. Somers will begin the Bay Atlantic Symphony’s Music Lecture Series. Somers, Adult Education Director for the Bay-Atlantic Symphony, will discuss composers who dominated Russian classical music in the late 19th century, and helped to shape that country’s nationalist musical voice. The first installment, taking place in Little Egg Harbor Township and Vineland, will... Read more »
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New Sound System Installation Completed at Tom Brown Field

Enhancements to the sound system at Washington Township High School’s Tom Brown Field stadium are now in place thanks to a more than $13,000 donation from the Washington Township Education Foundation (WTEF). The enhancements were installed by JD Sound & Video in Voorhees, which specializes in athletic venue sound systems and has improved audio capabilities... Read more »
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Cumberland Regional High School to Host Boys and Girls Basketball Tournament

A number of high school basketball programs will be showcasing their talent in the Cumberland County Boys and Girls Basketball Tournament. Cumberland Regional, Bridgeton, Millville, and Vineland High Schools will be completing in the single elimination tournament that takes place on Saturday, December 27th and Monday, December 29th. Cumberland Regional High School will be hosting the event in their... Read more »

Cub Scouts Pack 81 Helps Wedgewood PTO

Cub Scout Pack 81 volunteered in their community this season by assisting the Wedgewood Elementary School PTO with their Back to School night, greeting parents and handing out refreshments. Scouts also learned how to work cash registers at Wedgwood’s Family Book Fair Night in October. Recently, Pack 81 was joined by Boy Scout Troop 81... Read more »
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Vineland BOE Honors Physics Class

Vineland Board of Education honored students from Lisa Fagan’s Honors Physics class last Wednesday, for their first, and highly successful, “Punkin Chunkin” catapult project. Students worked in groups to construct a working trebuchet or catapult using any recycled or reused materials from home. The students then competed to determine which team could hurl a pumpkin the... Read more »
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Vineland Public Library to Honor “Sweet” Therapy Dog

Vineland Public Library will have a special display titled “One Sweet Cookie” to honor a special Cocker Spaniel therapy dog who warmed everyone’s hearts with her gentle love. Cookie was adopted in 1999 by the Sulzman family. It wasn’t until about she was 4 years old that Cookie’s exceptional personality and abilities were completely revealed. In 2003 a new program... Read more »

West Deptford Middle School to Host Zumbathon

The West Deptford Junior Women’s Club is hosting a Zumbathon at West Deptford Middle School on Friday, January 23rd. Proceeds will support the club’s Warm Hearts initiative, which assists with home heating bills for local families who have fallen on tough times. Certified Zumba instructors Paula Thistle and Gladys Schweigart will guide participants through this latin-dance-inspired workout that... Read more »
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Thomas Jefferson Elementary Wins Spirit Award

Thomas Jefferson Elementary School students and staff collected more canned goods and frozen turkeys than any of the district’s other five elementary schools for the “Gobble Up Hunger” Thanksgiving food drive. Principal Gary Breen accepted a plaque for the school that read, “In recognition of your school’s commitment to helping others in community spirit.” Eric... Read more »

Washington Township BOE Honors Wedgewood Elementary

Wedgewood Elementary School computer teacher Kathi Kersznowski and several of her students were recently recognized by the Washington Township Board of Education. Kersznowski and her students received recognition from Board of Education member Candice Zachowksi for their character education programs that promote kindness. After watching the Rachael Ray show that featured a waitress and her son who... Read more »
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Two VHS Musicians to Perform with the South Jersey Symphonic Band

Two Vineland High Schools student musicians have qualified to perform with the South Jersey Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble. The duo selected were Brooke Brown, a senior French horn player, and Dimitri Raimonde, a junior trumpeter. They both are members of the VHS Marching Clan and have each been playing their instrument for 6 years.... Read more »
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