Category Archives: Burlington County

LONG WINTER MAKES WAY FOR SOME SPRING FUN ON THE FARM WITH PETER RABBIT!!

Here Comes Peter Cotton Tail hoppin’ down the bunny trail.  Hip- pity hop- pity Easter’s on it’s way…

Farmer Johnson of Johnson’s Corner Farm, always the first to spot Peter Rabbit, is busy building his bunny hutch for the spring season. Peter Rabbit will be at the Medford farm this Friday, March 31st and remain there through Easter Saturday, April 15. Continue reading LONG WINTER MAKES WAY FOR SOME SPRING FUN ON THE FARM WITH PETER RABBIT!!

French Named to North Central New Jersey Market Board of March of Dimes

Nicole E. French, Manalapan, New Jersey, the Mount Laurel branch manager of Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services (PHHC) with headquarters in Eatontown, has been appointed to the North Central New Jersey Market Board of the March of Dimes for a three-year term.

The March of Dimes (MOD) is a nonprofit organization that funds research, education, and programs to improve the health of mothers and babies, and works to end premature birth, birth defects, and infant mortality. Continue reading French Named to North Central New Jersey Market Board of March of Dimes

History of Burlington City Told though Lives of its People in New Book Published by Stockton

The South Jersey Culture & History Center at Stockton University has released of its latest publication, “Burlington Biographies: A History of Burlington, New Jersey told through the Lives and Times of its People,” by Robert L. Thompson. This 558-page hardbound book takes a fresh look at many aspects of the city’s rich heritage and longstanding lore through a unique approach to writing local history. Continue reading History of Burlington City Told though Lives of its People in New Book Published by Stockton

CHRISTIE ADMINISTRATION ANNOUNCES 2016 AGRICULTURAL PLASTICS RECYCLING PROGRAM

New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher today urged farmers and other pesticide applicators to participate in the 2016 plastic pesticide container recycling program.  There are five sites around the state that accept the triple-washed containers from now through November.  There is no cost for the program.

New Jersey has had a plastic pesticide container recycling program for the last 20 years, with the Department of Agriculture leading the initiative since 2002.  The program is open to all New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection-(DEP)-licensed pesticide applicators.  The DEP issues participants one-core credit toward their NJDEP pesticide license. Continue reading CHRISTIE ADMINISTRATION ANNOUNCES 2016 AGRICULTURAL PLASTICS RECYCLING PROGRAM

President Declares Disaster for the State of New Jersey

The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of New Jersey to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the area affected by a severe winter storm and snowstorm during the period of January 22-24, 2016. Continue reading President Declares Disaster for the State of New Jersey

LONG WINTER MAKES WAY FOR SOME SPRING FUN ON THE FARM WITH PETER RABBIT!!

Here Comes Peter Cotton Tail hoppin’ down the bunny trail.  Hip- pity hop- pity Easter’s on it’s way…

Farmer Johnson of Johnson’s Corner Farm, always the first to spot Peter Rabbit, is busy building him a bunny hutch for the spring season. Spring Grand Opening is on Friday, March 18th.

“Spring is a wonderful time of year here on the farm when the fields become beautiful shades of green, the tractors get pulled out of the barn and the sounds of children return”, says Farmer Johnson. Continue reading LONG WINTER MAKES WAY FOR SOME SPRING FUN ON THE FARM WITH PETER RABBIT!!

CHRISTIE ADMINISTRATION TO TRAIN ANIMAL EMERGENCY RESPONDERS DURING DAYLONG SEMINAR

The New Jersey Department of Agriculture Animal Emergency Working Group (AEWG) will hold its 18th Annual Symposium at 9:15 a.m. on Monday, April 25 at the Burlington County Emergency Service Training Center in Westampton to prepare animal emergency responders for the challenges they might face in a disaster.

During the daylong seminar, attendees will get hands-on experience in small animal restraint and handling exotics in a county animal response team (CART) shelter.  They will participate in a panel discussion about managing distraught or emotional animal owners and hear a speaker on how to handle vaccination status, rabies suspects and bite wounds in a CART shelter. Continue reading CHRISTIE ADMINISTRATION TO TRAIN ANIMAL EMERGENCY RESPONDERS DURING DAYLONG SEMINAR

Winter Solstice Social & Event Updates

Happy Holidays,

During this Season of Hope, the Friends of the Black Run Preserve offer a message of peace.

While enjoying Black Run Preserve’s peaceful beauty, the FBRP hope you always experience respect and courtesy with fellow outdoors people. Share the Preservewith your family and friends and help us promote peace in our small corner of the world.

Sincerely,
WINTER SOLSTICE SOCIAL GATHERING
Join us on
Thursday, December 17
at 7pm at the Marlton Tavern
Join us at the Marlton Tavern to celebrate each new season, get to know other Friends of Black Run Preserve, and enjoy a night out mingling. We’ll be celebrating the Winter Solstice on December 17 at 7pm. Winter Solstice occurs on December 22, so we’ll be a few days early with our celebration due to holidays. This event is open to everyone.

  • When: Thursday, December 17
  • Where: Marlton Tavern – 2nd Floor (Click here for their website.)
  • Time: 7:00pm
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Birding / Photography Tour Event

Join us for a Birding Tour combined with a Photography Tour! Darlene Emers and Amy Golden are teaming up for a tour — so whether you just want to bird watch or you’d like to learn more about nature photography, then you don’t want to miss this tour. We’ll be feeding and photographing birds and bogs. Be sure to bring your binoculars and cameras!

  • When: Saturday, December 19
  • Where: Meet on the Black Trail at Black Run Preserve
  • Time: 8:00am – 10:00am
  • Cost: Tours are FREE but donations are accepted.
  • Directions:  Go to: http://blackrun.org/map/ to view an interactive map and get directions.

Click here to view full event details.

This Thanksgiving, Athletes Across South New Jersey are Giving Back to Help Local Kids That are Battling Cancer

Football teams across South New Jersey are going to Lace Up 4 Pediatric Cancer® for their Thanksgiving Football games.  Funds raised by these teams will help support Go4theGoal’s programs that benefit local children and families battling pediatric cancers.

“Thanksgiving is the perfect time for us to give thanks for all the healthy children in our lives and to keep in our thoughts all those who are battling cancer and other illnesses,” states Beth Stefanacci, Founding Director of Go4theGoal.  “We started the Lace Up 4 Pediatric Cancer® campaign because of the outcry from athletes that wanted a way to kids in their communities with cancer.  We are grateful to have such a strong show of support from local coaches and players at this time of year.” Continue reading This Thanksgiving, Athletes Across South New Jersey are Giving Back to Help Local Kids That are Battling Cancer