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
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
The 33rd Annual Cranberry Festival in Chatsworth will be held on
October 15th & 16th, 2016 from 9 am to 4 pm
The Cranberry Festival is a celebration of New Jersey’s cranberry harvest, the 3rd largest in the United States, and offers a tribute to the Pine Barrens & Local Culture. Continue reading The Chatsworth Cranberry Festival
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
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
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!!
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
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
The March of Dimes has nominated Esther Wentz, RN, Williamstown, N.J., Nurse of the Year. Wentz is a nurse in the Mount Laurel, N.J., branch of Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services (PHHC), Eatontown, with offices throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
The 10th annual Nurse of the Year, a state-wide event, recognizes and honors nursing excellence and achievements in 19 health care categories. The March of Dimes nominated Wentz, a registered nurse with 19 years of experience, a most outstanding nurse in the category of hospice, home health, palliative care, and long term acute care.
Wentz, the mother of a child with special needs, devotes her free time volunteering at Impacting Your World Christian Center, working in a soup kitchen, and volunteering at a walk-a-thon, among other charitable causes. Recently, the city of Trenton Police Department awarded Wentz with a Certificate of Commendation in recognition of her outstanding superior service. Until paramedics arrived, Wentz performed CPR on a pedestrian who had collapsed in the street and was in cardiac arrest. He survived his medical emergency, thanks to Wentz’s heroic efforts. Continue reading March of Dimes Nominates Nurse at Preferred Nurse of the Year