Even in this audio/visual world that society seems to be entrenched in, reading is still fundamental. Earlier this month, the Vineland Public School system once again played a positive part in helping to promote this fact by celebrating Read Across America events in its schools.
On Feb. 23, Traci Mayo-Faulk, of Rowan College of South Jersey, hosted a Self Love Women's Empowerment Conference at the college's Luciano Conference Center. According to Mayo-Faulk, the event's goal was to "provide women and girls with the tools needed to turn their can'ts into cans and their dreams into plans."
On a recent Saturday, the Landis Theater, newly owned by Ray Mamrak, held the Miss Vineland Scholarship Pageant 2020. There were 11 girls competing for the crown, formerly held by Miss Marissa Marchese in 2019.
"Hi! My name is Luigi. Some of you may remember me, I was one of the "Mushroom Kingdom 5," the mange puppies that were found in a crate on the side of the road. As you can see, I have healed very nicely, you wouldn't even recognize me now! I am a super nice boy who is looking for a home."
On Saturday, March 28, the CompleteCare Health Network will host its 11th annual Cumberland County Legends ceremony at Greenview Inn at Eastlyn in Vineland -- and one of the honorees is renowned Bridgeton Public High School Music Teacher Austin P. Gould.
On Feb. 13, the Pascale Sykes Foundation held their conference titled "Working Together for Working Families" in the Luciano Conference Center on Rowan College of South Jersey's Cumberland Campus. The conference featured distinguished guests "The Three Doctors" and keynote speaker Lesley Stahl of 60 Minutes, as well as a number of talks and sessions focused on the foundation's "whole family approach."
The Pascale Sykes Foundation hosted their latest conference titled, Working Together For Working Families: The Whole Family Approach on Thursday, Feb. 13, at Rowan College of South Jersey’s Luciano Center in Vineland. The one-day conference focused on how the foundation’s acclaimed "Whole Family Approach" is strengthening America’s low-income working-class families.
Since the historic sandstone wall on West Commerce Street collapsed in the summer of 2018, many community members have come together to help rebuild and restore the local landmark. Now, they're planning a fundraising event to cover costs associated with repairing it.
City officials including Mayor Anthony Fanucci, City Council President Paul Spinelli, Councilwoman Elizabeth Arthur, as well as invited guests and some furry friends were on hand recently to officially open Vineland's first dog park.
"The YMCA changed my life,” said Sherry Reim, a 45-year-old lifelong Vineland resident, who had reached her highest weight ever by the end of 2016. She has since become an athlete, biked across the United States, and now lives a lifestyle of fitness.
Rebecca Bonham, a lifelong resident of the county, is a dedicated disciple of the literary arts and has worked diligently to help people find strength and comfort in the power of words. She runs a successful, highly regarded monthly poetry event called Resurgence at Bogart’s Books & Cafe, in Millville, and is also co-owner of Blue Jade Press, LLC.
On Wednesday, Jan. 22, Rowan College of South Jersey (RCSJ) will hold a ribbon cutting and open house at its new Alms Center Location in Bridgeton from 6 to 8 p.m. This new branch of RCSJ's campus will provide much-needed opportunities Cumberland County residents.
On Thursday, Dec. 12, students from the Cumberland County Technical Education Center (CCTEC), helped spread the spiritual message of Peace on Earth and Good Will Toward Men, by participating in their annual Toy Drive.
Mamrak, a graduate of Gloucester County College (now RCSJ), always dreamed of being a filmmaker. With 33 years invested in the film industry, he has returned to the South Jersey to share his behind-the-camera knowledge and movie-making experiences with student interns eager to follow in his footsteps
On December 5 and 6, more than 100 volunteers gathered at the YMCA of Cumberland County in Vineland to assemble and distribute bicycles to local at-risk youth during Ron Jaworksi’s 2nd Annual Jaws Bike Drive.
According to the U.S. Department of Education, ESL programs are the fastest-growing component of state-administered education programs -- and educators like Dr. JoAnne Negrin are helping to lead that charge.
Local recording artist Martin Muniz (also known as "MartyAfterDark") has released his second album, titled: Water Temple. The album draws inspiration -- and its name -- from the popular 1998 video game, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.
The Corning Incorporated Foundation presented a $10,000 check on Nov. 25 to Rowan College of South Jersey in support of a program that will allow the college to partner with Millville’s Lakeside Middle School to provide enrichment opportunities in STEAM-related careers as they relate to Cumberland County.
A local resident who recently entered the world of authordom participated in her first book signing event earlier this month. Kelly L. Miletta, from Cedarville, held the event at The Spot at The Ave, in Vineland, to celebrate her first children’s book entitled, Some Bugs I Know.
After over 30 years of advocacy, Citizens United to Protect the Maurice River & Its Tributaries has finally seen one of their biggest goals completed: the 1,400-acre Cumberland County farm known as "Holly Farm" will officially be preserved by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.
The Bridgeton Holiday House Tour, hosted by Bridgeton Main Street Association, will take place from 3:00 p.m. through 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7. The tour, which has been held for over 30 years, brings hundreds of people into Bridgeton's Historic District surrounding the downtown to enjoy the Victorian homes, churches, and public buildings.
A new mural created by George Perez received a dedication ceremony on Veteran's Day on Landis Avenue in Vineland. The mural serves to honor the men and women of the United States military. Isaiah Showell was there to speak to the artist, as well as a local student who helped paint the mural, Vineland Mayor Anthony Fanucci, and more.
The Vineland Environmental Commission has been selected as a recipient of the 2019 Green Communities Achievement Award by the NJDEP Division of Parks and Forestry - NJ Forest Service, the NJ Community Forestry Council, and the NJ Tree Foundation.
The Levoy Theatre and its resident company, the Off Broad Street Players (OBSP), were awarded New Jersey’s statewide honors for outstanding artistic and technical achievement in community theater at the annual Perry Awards in Union County last month.
As part of its ongoing effort to combat drug and alcohol abuse and the local effects of the national opiate addiction crisis, the Cumberland County Board of Chosen Freeholders held a dedication ceremony for the “Capital Recovery Center” on October 28.
At a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Oct. 24, the the Vineland Police Department allowed community members to tour their new headquarters, located at 620 East Plum Street. This is the culmination of a $20 million construction project that began in January 2018, and now the finished building boasts 66,000 square feet of space.
Last week, the Bridgeton Public Library unveiled a gallery of iconic Cumberland County photo art which will serve to complement its bookshelves of literature and videos. The gallery of enlarged, framed color photos, donated by local photographer, Gil Walter, are also offered for sale — with all proceeds going toward the Bridgeton Free Library fund.
An area resident recently made history by accepting the top position at a local medical fitness facility. In August, Amanda Meschi, of Pittsgrove, became the first female director at the Inspira Health Fitness Connection, located in Vineland.
On Tuesday, October 8, officials from the Gateway Community Action Partnership have announced that the organization has received a five-year, $1 million grant from the Wells Fargo Regional Foundation to support the Southeast Gateway initiative.
Millville’s City Commission, at a regular meeting on October 1, voted to approve a five-year, $5.34 million shared services agreement with Atlantic County Utilities Authority (ACUA) for trash, recycling, and bulky waste collection services to begin next year.
Hundreds of local students and young adults have participated in and benefited from a summer employment program conducted at the Jersey Shore which provides them with needed income as well as valuable workplace experience.
SNJ Today speaks to Russ Jurczyk, franchise owner, Gorilla Vapes; Nicole Lunsford, owner of Gorilla Vapes of Vineland; a Vapin’ on Safari employee named Oscar; Shaq Johnson, an employee with Gorilla Vapes and Vineland resident, Donna Bermudez, all pro-vapers on the other side of this hot topic.
A new gallery exhibition titled, "Strobe's Sensational Seven" will open with a reception Friday, September 20, 6:00 p.m. through 9:00 p.m. at the Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts located at 22 North High Street in Millville, N.J.
The proposed plan would move around 57,800 cubic yards of soil from the contaminated non-residential properties within 26.5 acres. The soil would then be sent off-site for disposal and the properties would be restored.
Cole’s naturally perceptive sensitivity allows him to know exactly what to do to make someone feel better. During his weekly visits to patients at the Veteran’s home, Hannah has seen a very special bond between Cole and seniors who relate to his overcoming of a disability.
Luck filtered through abundant sunshine and nearly perfect weather for Laurel Lake’s 4th annual triathlon on Saturday, July 27. The event, held in memory of William Laubengeyer, brings community volunteers and athletes together each year to challenge themselves and support each other.
Amber Egorov, a local elementary school teacher received a prestigious National Geographic Educator certificate, in April. A third-grade teacher at Anthony Rossi Elementary School in Vineland, Egorov joined an elite group of teachers from across the globe to earn a certificate from this distinguished program.