Mullica Hill Native Assumes Command of USS Dewey

SAN DIEGO – The guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey (DDG 105) held a change of command ceremony at Naval Base San Diego Oct. 18. Cmdr. Neil Gabriel of Mullica Hill assumed command of Dewey, relieving Cmdr. Paul Lorio who led Dewey as the ship’s seventh commanding officer from June 2018 to October 2019. During his tenure, […]

National Cross Country Champ

RYAN DUFFY of Swedesboro won the Boys 9-10 Division of the 2019 National Junior Olympic Cross Country Championships at Yahara Hills Golf Course in Madison, Wisconsin in sub-freezing temperatures in December. He won with a time of 10:36.8.

Kingsway Marching Band in Philly Thanksgiving Day Parade

PHILADELPHIA – The Kingsway Marching Band took part in the Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade on Nov. 28, 2019. They were among 21 high school and university bands in the event and the only band from New Jersey. The other bands came from Pennsylvania, Delaware, and as far away as Georgia, Louisiana, Florida, South Carolina, New […]

Swedesboro Martin Luther King Day Events, Jan. 20

SWEDESBORO — Swedesboro is hosting the area’s best programs to celebrate Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 20 at 11:30 a.m. at the Margaret Clifford Elementary School, Auburn Ave. The events include an entertaining program, Community Service Projects, Minority Business Fair, and Art Showcase. The main event will be a memorial […]

Fast, filling, one-pot meals that begin with pasta

Probably the winter winds hit your windows and you walk into the kitchen thinking soup or stew or casserole. You know, something hot and satisfying, but quick and with little clean-up to do after so you can get back to the television or computer in the room with the fireplace roaring. Well, think again and […]

Hidden Away East Greenwich Airport Promotes Aviation and Community

Kings Highway is a well-travelled route throughout the area, including the section between Democrat and Cedar Roads and Mantua Road in Mickleton. Many of us would be surprised to discover that the small but active Peaslees Airport is located right along that stretch. The airport is on an estate which from 1777-1847 was owned by […]

January 2020 Issue Obituaries

HOLDCRAFT — Grace Hebb Holdcraft, 91, died peacefully at home in Mickleton on Oct. 15, 2019. Her loving spirit lives on in her husband of 69 years, Bill Holdcraft; son David Holdcraft and his wife Greta Schoonover, of Breckenridge, CO; daughter Suzanne Sherrard and her husband Alexander “Sandy” Sherrard, of Hopewell, NJ, and granddaughters, Emily […]


CLARKSBORO – A Blood Drive will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 5 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 304 Kings Highway in Clarksboro. Visit to register. Sponsor Code: Mark Sprock.


CLARKSBORO — You’re invited! Free Senior’s Bingo on Fridays, Jan. 10 and 24 at Zion Community Church. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. for refreshments with Bingo from 10 to 11. Zion Community Church is handicap accessible. Zion Church is located at 242 Kings Highway in Clarksboro.  For information call 856-423-2000.

Veronica Venit of Swedesboro graduated from Misericordia University during winter commencement ceremonies in December 2019. She also qualify for the dean’s list for the Fall 2019 semester.