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Mayoral Musings: Code Blue Mandate

While the form of Code Blue varies from community to community, in Bridgeton it is always staffed by volunteers, it is hosted in churches, and we’ve been fortunate enough to be able to provide bedding, meals, and wrap-around services.

Nature Around Us: Winter Eagle Festival Set for Feb. 1

Each year there is a marvelous opportunity to gain greater insight into the New Jersey Delaware Bayshore and its avian denizens, especially our eagles and their compatriot raptors and waterfowl. This year’s Eagle Festival is happening this weekend, and it’s a super way to spend your Saturday on February 1.

Jersey Reflections: Bedside Chat with John Lennon and Yoko Ono

As a junior at Atlantic City High School waiting for the elevator to reach the ninth floor of the Amsterdam Hilton where she would interview John Lennon and Yoko Ono in March 1969, Alisa Cooper was, in her own words, “a nervous wreck.”

On the Ave: Music in Our Ears

We’re proud to announce that we will be presenting a free concert by the esteemed United States Air Force Heritage Brass of the USAF Heritage of America Band on Saturday, March 14, at 3 p.m., at the Landis Theater, 830 E. Landis Ave.

Miss New Foodie: Where Soul Food Tastes Better

Determined to remedy the soul food drought in Cumberland County, Taste Buds has fought their way to become one of the best soul food spots in South Jersey. With dishes ranging from sultry shrimp and grits to luxurious mac and cheese bowls, Taste Buds packs in flavor as bold as their blazing red building.

Nature Around Us: Surviving Winter

Basking turtles such as the redbelly will line up on logs and shorelines to sun themselves — but where do they go in winter?

Mayoral Musings: Affluenza

But if we’ve got to accept “affluenza” as a defense or even a justification, then the same has to apply to the opposite of “affluenza” — namely crushing poverty and hopeless despair.

Miss New Foodie: Children Help Their Mother’s Culinary Dreams Come True

Rich, full-bodied, and bursting with flavor -- though this imagery screams Megan Thee Stallion, it likewise illustrates the mouth-watering soul food served at Little Momma’s Cooking in Vineland. This nascent spot owned by chef Aiysha Imani and her children is hidden along the Vineland-Millville border, and although their location is modest in diameter, their flavors are of considerable magnitude.

Miss New Foodie: A Taste of India in Cumberland County

An explosion of flavor, the layered aromas seeping from the doors of Indian Villa Curry-N-Cakes blankets their corner of Landis Avenue with the warm embrace of Northern Indian comfort food.

On the Ave: Year-End Reflections

Since my last round of “thank yous,” we have our remaining events for the year and, like my earlier column in which I gave thanks, I want to give a general shout-out to all those who made those events possible and a success. The Christmas Parade was one of our largest and was absolutely spectacular. Everyone came together to make it run smoothly and I want to thank all of those — staff, volunteers, sponsors, the media, the City departments and others — who made it all come together flawlessly.