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Township Officials Respond to June’s Devastating Storm

August 6, 2015 1:00 am0 comments
Township Officials Respond to June’s Devastating Storm

By Kimberly Zayac The power of Mother Nature was made plain on June 23, when a quick-moving but heavily damaging storm made its way through Gloucester County. During the storm, large trees were ripped from the ground due to high winds and pounding rain. Electricity was lost in the majority […]

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Wile E. On The Loose – Coyote Sightings In Area Leave Some Residents Concerned

July 2, 2015 12:01 am0 comments
Wile E. On The Loose  –  Coyote Sightings In Area Leave Some Residents Concerned

By Kimberly Zayac In the nearly 15 years that Mickleton resident John Dormann has raised Babydoll Sheep, never have any of his flock been harmed by natural causes. However, early one morning in mid-May, he and his wife awoke to a gruesome scene. Walking into their backyard, Dormann saw one […]

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Jersey Asparagus Is A Long Term Labor of Love

June 4, 2015 1:01 am0 comments
Jersey Asparagus Is A Long Term Labor of Love

By Jenny Cowan Nothing says summer like the taste of freshly picked fruits and vegetables. With plenty of homegrown farm stands to choose from throughout Gloucester County, “farm to table” is a way of life in the summer for many living in South Jersey. Over the years this area has […]

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“Eyewitnesses” Exhibit Tells Local Stories From The Past

April 30, 2015 1:00 am0 comments
“Eyewitnesses” Exhibit Tells Local Stories From The Past

By Jenny Cowan “A buzz of the radio, a whirr of the airplane propeller and the consumer in the distant city will have fresh vegetables dropped right onto his table in time for dinner.” It sounds like a line from an old newspaper. And so it is. It appeared in […]

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Queens of Swedes: Paddling and Providing for the Community

April 2, 2015 1:00 am1 comment
Queens of Swedes: Paddling and Providing for the Community

By Jenny Cowan Another season of red and black will soon descend upon Swedesboro. As warmer weather approaches, dreams of pool days and beach vacations will start to become reality. However, for 180 women in Swedesboro, Logan, and Woolwich, the idea of finally “getting in the water” this summer means […]

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Swedesboro/Woolwich Community Gardeners Looking Forward to Spring

March 5, 2015 1:00 am1 comment
Swedesboro/Woolwich Community Gardeners Looking Forward to Spring

By Jenny Cowan Though the subzero temperatures of this winter might make thoughts of spring seem like a distant hope, gardeners in Woolwich Township know that warmer temperatures are just around the corner. Spring isn’t only a time when beautiful flowers begin to poke their way through the earth, it […]

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Charles G. Harker School Nurse Brings New Awareness To Cardiac Health

February 5, 2015 1:05 am2 comments
Charles G. Harker School Nurse Brings New Awareness To Cardiac Health

By Jenny Cowan It was a typical December day in the nurse’s station at Charles G. Harker Elementary School. Veronica Snyder, the school nurse, had applied band-aids to hands skinned in gym class, ice packs for knees bruised in recess, and a place to rest for children not feeling well […]

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Mullica Hill Family Raises $14,000 to help their son receive service dog

January 1, 2015 1:00 am0 comments
Mullica Hill Family Raises $14,000 to help their son receive service dog

By Jenny Cowan In many ways, Michael McDonald, a 7-year-old from Mullica Hill, is just like other boys his age. He loves Star Wars, riding his scooter, and spending time in his backyard fort. His big brown eyes and wide, warm smile exude kindness, and his laugh is infectious. But […]

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Warriors Watch Riders Honor Local Veteran

December 4, 2014 2:05 am0 comments
Warriors Watch Riders Honor Local Veteran

By Jenny Cowan Driving down Kings Highway on a wet, rainy Monday in October, a crowd of motorcycles appears, filling the parking lot of Rode’s Fireside Restaurant, just outside of downtown Swedesboro. It’s an unusual sight, especially considering the weather. But on Oct. 13, riders from all over the area […]

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Local Resident Helps Shine National Spotlight on Groundbreaking Scoliosis Treatment

November 6, 2014 10:01 am0 comments
Local Resident Helps Shine National Spotlight on Groundbreaking Scoliosis Treatment

By Jenny Cowan When Gibbstown resident Stephanie Byrwa tells people that she works for Shriners Hospital for Children in Philadelphia, most people assume she must be a doctor or a nurse. After all, the word hospital typically conjures up images of white coats, scrubs and a degree in medicine. And […]

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