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Swedesboro church rallies to save its historic pipe organ

October 5, 2017 12:01 am0 comments
Swedesboro church rallies to save its historic pipe organ

Sometimes if you’re walking past the beautiful old stone structure of St. Clare of Assisi Church in Swedesboro, if the wind is quiet and the traffic on Broad Street is slow, if the hour is right, you can hear the fulsome, sonorous, enveloping sounds of the church’s heritage Estey pipe […]

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School’s open and all’s (for the most part) well.

August 31, 2017 12:01 am0 comments
School’s open and all’s (for the most part) well.

Educators, parents and taxpayers have seen an intense grass-roots push this past year as a decades-long battle for state funds to school districts nearly shut New Jersey down this spring. At risk was the amount of funding local schools would receive from the state. The answer to that question, of […]

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New utility poles: the good and the bad about the ugly

August 3, 2017 12:01 am0 comments
New utility poles: the good and the bad about the ugly

  The official name for the imposing new utility poles popping up (literally, ‘up’, as in ‘higher’) along roads and fields and yards from Paulsboro to Woodstown is the “High Street Transmission Project.” The people in those communities often have a different name: “eyesore” is common, or “ugly,” even “monstrosity”. […]

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It Took 70 Years To Win Recognition But She Proves That Talent Wins Out

July 6, 2017 12:01 am0 comments
It Took 70 Years To Win Recognition But She Proves That Talent Wins Out

For many of the previous generations of farm families in South Jersey whose labor went into the land and whose income came out of it, Mary Sorbello’s story is routine, unremarkable, an ordinary expectation for the times. Mary expected it, and accepted it. Still does. But while Sorbello carried on […]

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What to do this summer? Six suggestions you ought to try

June 1, 2017 12:01 am0 comments
What to do this summer? Six suggestions you ought to try

Decided what you’re going to do this summer? Get-away-from-it-all tourism? Day trips for family time? Water and beach on the coast? Hiking, biking, boating, bird-watching, tasting specialty eats, sampling specialty wines? Movies, maybe? Or perhaps you go wild for music and dancing? How about if you could do all of […]

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Clean up of Cold War’s Nike Base opens options for Woolwich future

May 4, 2017 12:01 am0 comments
Clean up of Cold War’s Nike Base opens options for Woolwich future

In rapid succession last month the United States bombed an airfield in Syria, an ally of Russia’s; sent the “Mother of All Bombs” into an Afghanistan tunnel; deepened investigations into alleged Russian attacks on our election, and opened a game of brinksmanship with North Korea’s nuclear-powered dictator. Whatever the reasoning […]

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Our National Symbol Is Slowly Returning To The Local Woods & Sky

April 6, 2017 12:01 am0 comments
Our National Symbol Is Slowly Returning To The Local Woods & Sky

Sometime between the post-war ‘50s rebuilding of American normalcy and the mid-‘60s to ‘70s challenge to that normalcy the American Bald Eagle dropped out of the nation’s skies. And except for the scientists and the groups whose lifestyle included the flyer, few people noticed. By 1982 Haliaeetus leucocephalus (the name, […]

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Horses Act As Healers In The Dream Park’s Therapeutic Riding Program

March 2, 2017 12:02 am1 comment
Horses Act As Healers In The Dream Park’s Therapeutic Riding Program

It is not clear who originally delivered the following opinion, though Winston Churchill, a great horse-lover, is a likely choice: “The outside of a horse is good for the inside of a man,” he is said to have said. At nine years of age, John King was nowhere near manhood […]

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Mullica Hill Triathlon Club Offers Women More Than Just A Sport

February 2, 2017 12:01 am0 comments
Mullica Hill Triathlon Club Offers Women More Than Just A Sport

    Quite unexpectedly, though not secretly, a trend, possibly a movement, certainly a contagion, appears to be upwelling in the groomed and growing developments among the little hills and woody waysides of the expanding Mullica Hill commercial district. And women, it’s all on you, about you, for you. Somehow, […]

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Support Group Helps With The Grieving From The Loss Of A 4-Legged Loved One

January 5, 2017 12:01 am0 comments
Support Group Helps With The Grieving From The Loss Of A 4-Legged Loved One

By Jean Redstone Our society has instituted effective traditions to help and support mourners dealing with the loss of a family member or close friend. There’s a gathering around, an understanding, a sharing of the pain, an offering of sympathy and caring, the partaking of rituals. But what if that […]

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