Camden County – Forked River Gazette http://www.forkedrivergazette.com Forked River Gazette Mon, 11 Dec 2017 14:29:42 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://www.forkedrivergazette.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/cropped-Forked-River-Gazette-Logo-32x32.png Camden County – Forked River Gazette http://www.forkedrivergazette.com 32 32 Hope Under The Sea Gala Benefits Cancer Patients In Need http://www.forkedrivergazette.com/hope-sea-gala-benefits-cancer-patients-need/ Wed, 25 Oct 2017 15:28:59 +0000 http://www.forkedrivergazette.com/?p=33769  Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson and David’s Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation are proud to present the inaugural Hope Under The Sea Gala which will take place on Saturday November 11th at Adventure Aquarium. The inaugural Hope Under the Sea Gala honors the relationship between Stage IV cancer survivor David Caldarella (Co-Founder, David’s Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation), Dr. David … Continue reading Hope Under The Sea Gala Benefits Cancer Patients In Need

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 Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson and David’s Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation are proud to present the inaugural Hope Under The Sea Gala which will take place on Saturday November 11th at Adventure Aquarium.

The inaugural Hope Under the Sea Gala honors the relationship between Stage IV cancer survivor David Caldarella (Co-Founder, David’s Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation), Dr. David Cognetti (Associate Professor and Co-Director, Jefferson Head and Neck Surgery), and the entire Thomas Jefferson University Hospital team. This partnership shares a common goal to serve as a Beacon of Hope for individuals and families battling a cancer diagnosis.

“Receiving a cancer diagnosis is a life-changing event for patients and their families. The Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson has been recognized as a NCI-Designated Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute since 1996, and is one of only 69 institutions in the nation to hold this prestigious status. SKCC is committed to delivering the most advanced, personalized cancer care, made possible through their scientific discoveries and breakthroughs in detecting and treating cancer. I have first-hand experience of that world-class care from my 2010 diagnosis, battle and subsequent victory over stage IV head and neck cancer,” said Caldarella. “During that time, I created David’s Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation with a group of passionate friends to ‘Pay Forward’ the same kindness, compassion and spirit of generosity that I received during my cancer battle. Six and half years later, 926 families battling a cancer diagnosis have been provided more than $750,000 in financial support with countless more receiving wellness services, emotional support and HOPE.”

Events such as hope Hope Under The Sea allow Caldarella & his team to continue to serve those in need. Net proceeds of this affair will benefit the quality of life for cancer patients through the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson’s Neu Center for Supportive Medicine & Cancer Survivorship, Jefferson Health’s Mission in Haiti through the Jefferson Department of Otolaryngology and David’s Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation.

The black-tie optional gala will feature speeches from the 2017 Beacon of Hope Award Recipient Dr. Cognetti, Mr. David Neu, Big Daddy Graham & Dawn Aversa, as well as a cocktail reception, a plated dinner, auctions, a performance from American Idol’s Cara Samantha and a private concert with G. Love & Special Sauce.

Please join us for an unforgettable evening celebrating our shared mission of HOPE! Tickets and Sponsorship Opportunities are available at bit.ly/HopeUnderTheSea.
For questions or more information, contact
David Caldarella
david@davidsdreamandbelieve.org
(609) 489-0011

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Haddonfield Named 2017’s #1 Top Town by South Jersey Magazine http://www.forkedrivergazette.com/haddonfield-named-2017s-1-top-town-south-jersey-magazine/ Fri, 12 May 2017 12:14:57 +0000 http://www.forkedrivergazette.com/?p=31080 Haddonfield, NJ was named 2017’s #1 Top Town by South Jersey Magazine. For the past six years, Haddonfield has made South Jersey Magazine’s Top Town Top Five list, and this year marks the borough’s third year as the #1 Top Town. South Jersey Magazine selected Haddonfield as the #1 Top Town overall because of its … Continue reading Haddonfield Named 2017’s #1 Top Town by South Jersey Magazine

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Haddonfield, NJ was named 2017’s #1 Top Town by South Jersey Magazine. For the past six years, Haddonfield has made South Jersey Magazine’s Top Town Top Five list, and this year marks the borough’s third year as the #1 Top Town.

South Jersey Magazine selected Haddonfield as the #1 Top Town overall because of its high property values, outstanding school systems, and a bustling, picturesque Downtown full of retail shops, professional services, and quality dining options. Downtown Haddonfield is not only rich in history; it also seeks to make new history through township projects in an effort to bring a brighter future for its residents and visitors.

“We are truly honored to be recognized as the #1 Top Town for 2017,” said Mayor Jeff Kasko. “We aim to make Haddonfield an enjoyable borough to not only live in, but to visit as well,” he added.

South Jersey Magazine collected data from the state police, the state department of local government services and the state department of education. A formula was devised that combined average property values and taxes, crime incidents reported per 1,000 residents and high school performance (SAT scores, the number of AP classes offered and graduation rates). Haddonfield was named #1 in the Top 25 overall. .

View the Top 25 here.

For more information about Haddonfield, visit www.haddonfieldnj.org or call 856-216-7253.

For more information about Downtown Haddonfield, please call the Haddonfield Information Center at 856-216-7253 or visit www.DowntownHaddonfield.com.

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Dogs Have Their Day at Downtown Haddonfield’s 2nd annual ‘Pet-a-Palooza’ Charity Event April 10 http://www.forkedrivergazette.com/dogs-day-downtown-haddonfields-2nd-annual-pet-palooza-charity-event-april-10/ Tue, 12 Apr 2016 11:53:25 +0000 http://www.forkedrivergazette.com/?p=24204 Hundreds of our four legged friends and their owners visited Downtown Haddonfield for the second annual ‘Pet-a-Palooza’ charity event on April 10. The event featured a Pet Fashion Walk, Pet Talent Contest, pet vendors and an opportunity to adopt a pet from the Camden County Animal Shelter (CCAS) as well as other shelters throughout the … Continue reading Dogs Have Their Day at Downtown Haddonfield’s 2nd annual ‘Pet-a-Palooza’ Charity Event April 10

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Hundreds of our four legged friends and their owners visited Downtown Haddonfield for the second annual ‘Pet-a-Palooza’ charity event on April 10.

The event featured a Pet Fashion Walk, Pet Talent Contest, pet vendors and an opportunity to adopt a pet from the Camden County Animal Shelter (CCAS) as well as other shelters throughout the day. Pet-a-Palooza’s participating vendors’ fees were collected by the Partnership for Haddonfield (PfH) and donated to the CCAS.

A Chihuahua mix was happily adopted at the Camden County Animal Shelter following the event. Three cats from the CCAS also have pending adoptions.

Pets were dressed to the nines for the Pet Fashion Walk, with fuzzy sweaters, bows and ribbons and dresses too. Sandy, a sassy Yorkshire Terrier won the Fashion Show competition, sporting flashy sunglasses and an island-fun Hawaiian T-shirt.

During the weeks leading up to the event, proud pet owners were able to submit a unique photo of their pet for a chance to win a $25 townwide gift certificate. Photos were displayed on the Downtown Haddonfield website in an online gallery that was available to the public. The winner of the Photo Contest was Atlas, a black and white Pitbull mix.

“Pet-a-Palooza brought out the pet lover in everyone,” said Remi Fortunato, Retail Recruiter for the Partnership for Haddonfield. “It was a great opportunity for visitors to bring their pets with them as they visit our Downtown shops for special treats and treatment all day,” she added.

The Pet Talent Show featured some of the best tricks from an array of small and large dogs. The winners of the talent contest were Muppet, a Cavapoo therapy dog who showcased an exciting hoop jumping performance, and Cora, a Labrador who performed incredible spin turns.

Owners and their four-legged friends were able to receive Pet Portraits during the event, courtesy of Colette Oswald Photography. A face painter was on hand to paint children’s faces to look like puppies, while other vendors offered handcrafted pet products for all furry friends to enjoy. DJ music was played throughout the day.

Founded by the Camden County Board of Chosen Freeholders in 1997, the Camden County Animal Shelter (CCAS) has been fighting to reduce the overwhelming stray/unwanted animal population in its county. CCAS is an open admissions shelter and takes in over 6,000 companion animals from 17 municipalities in Camden County every year. CCAS provides Camden County with low-cost spay and neutering options. By providing the service at such a low cost, CCAS hopes to reduce the number of stray/unwanted animals in the county.

For more information about Downtown Haddonfield and Pet-a-Palooza, please visit DowntownHaddonfield.com.

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Dogs Have their Day as Downtown Haddonfield Hosts the Second Annual ‘Pet-a-Palooza’ Charity Event Saturday, April 9 http://www.forkedrivergazette.com/dogs-day-downtown-haddonfield-hosts-second-annual-pet-palooza-charity-event-saturday-april-9/ Fri, 25 Mar 2016 15:30:03 +0000 http://www.forkedrivergazette.com/?p=23842 Downtown Haddonfield will once again celebrate our four legged friends with pet-related promotions, adoption opportunities and pet-friendly activities during Haddonfield’s second annual ‘Pet-a-Palooza’ charity event on Saturday, April 9 from noon – 4 p.m. (Rain date Sunday, April 10 from noon – 4 p.m.). The event will feature an opportunity to adopt a dog and/or … Continue reading Dogs Have their Day as Downtown Haddonfield Hosts the Second Annual ‘Pet-a-Palooza’ Charity Event Saturday, April 9

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Downtown Haddonfield will once again celebrate our four legged friends with pet-related promotions, adoption opportunities and pet-friendly activities during Haddonfield’s second annual ‘Pet-a-Palooza’ charity event on Saturday, April 9 from noon – 4 p.m. (Rain date Sunday, April 10 from noon – 4 p.m.).

The event will feature an opportunity to adopt a dog and/or cat from the local Camden County Animal Shelter (CCAS) along Kings Highway from noon – 4 p.m. Various vendors and other shelters will also offer pet adoption opportunities throughout the day in the Downtown.

“Pet-a-Palooza is not only a great opportunity for visitors to bring their pets to enjoy the Downtown during a day dedicated to our four-legged friends, but also a chance to become a pet ‘person’ by adopting a pet; and to donate to a great cause – the CCAS,” said Remi Fortunato, Retail Recruiter for the Partnership for Haddonfield.

DJ Frank Staff will perform musical entertainment throughout the day behind the gazebo at Kings Court. Additional activities and attractions include a pet bakery and gourmet treats at Ahead of the Pack (207 Kings Highway East) during the entire event. Along with a balloon artist and face painter, there will be pet-related service providers available, a mobile vet van, handcrafted pet products and a caricaturist. All participation vendors’ fees will be donated to the CCAS.

Want to capture a forever moment with your loving pet? Colette Oswald Photography (40 Tanner Street) will be offering Pet Portraits in her studio by appointment. Walk-ins will be accommodated as time allows. For more details or to make an appointment, visit her website at ColetteOswaldPhoto.com/, call 856-428-1911 or email her at colette@coletteoswaldphoto.com.

Join the fun and upload a unique photo of your pet for a chance to win a $25 townwide gift certificate. The photo must be submitted before Saturday, April 9 at 3:30 p.m. at DowntownHaddonfield.com/Pet-Palooza-Photo-Contest-Submission-Form. The photo will be displayed on the Downtown Haddonfield website in a gallery that will be available to the public. A notification email will be sent to the pet photo winner.

New this year will be a Pet Fashion Walk down a red carpet in Kings Court beginning at noon. Dress your furry friend in his or her finest attire and capture the spotlight on our red carpet. Register online at DowntownHaddonfield.com/2016-events-2/Pet-Palooza-Fashion-Walk-Registration/; first 50 registrants will receive a “WAG Bag” upon arrival at the Walk, courtesy of Ahead of the Pack. Participants who don’t register online or in advance are welcome to join in the day of the event.

Following the Pet Fashion Walk will be a Pet Talent Contest beginning at 2 p.m. in Kings Court. Show off your pet’s best tricks and skills for a chance to win a $25 Haddonfield townwide gift certificate and a $25 gift certificate from Ahead of the Pack.

If you would like to donate to the CCAS, you can do so at their Kings Highway adoption booth near Kings Court, or bring pet items such as sheets, blankets, towels, beds, food and toys to Ahead of the Pack, located at 207 Kings Highway East or at the Haddonfield Information Center, located at 2 Kings Court.

In the event of rain, ‘Pet-a-Palooza’ will take place Sunday, April 10 from noon – 4 p.m. For more information about Downtown Haddonfield and Pet-a-Palooza, please visit DowntownHaddonfield.com.

About Camden County Animal Shelter (CCAS)
Founded by the Camden County Board of Chosen Freeholders in 1997, the Camden County Animal Shelter (CCAS) has been fighting to reduce the overwhelming stray/unwanted animal population in its county. CCAS is an open admissions shelter and takes in over 6,000 companion animals from 17 municipalities in Camden County every year. CCAS provides Camden County with low-cost spay and neutering options. By providing the service at such a low cost, CCAS hopes to reduce the number of stray/unwanted animals in the county.

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President Declares Disaster for the State of New Jersey http://www.forkedrivergazette.com/president-declares-disaster-state-new-jersey/ Tue, 15 Mar 2016 22:42:20 +0000 http://www.forkedrivergazette.com/?p=23584 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. The President’s action makes federal funding available to state, … Continue reading President Declares Disaster for the State of New Jersey

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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.

The President’s action makes federal funding available to state, tribal, local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the severe winter storm and snowstorm in Atlantic, Bergen, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Somerset, Union, and Warren counties.

Federal funding is available to the state, tribal, and eligible local governments on a cost-sharing basis for snow assistance for a continuous 48 hour period during or proximate to the incident period in Bergen, Burlington, Camden, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Somerset, Union, and Warren counties.

Federal funding is available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures for the State of New Jersey.

Seamus K. Leary has been named the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected area.  Leary said additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the State and warranted by the results of further damage assessments.

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‘Haddonfield Uncorked’ Returns to Downtown Haddonfield February 20 http://www.forkedrivergazette.com/haddonfield-uncorked-returns-to-downtown-haddonfield-february-20/ Fri, 05 Feb 2016 15:18:19 +0000 http://www.forkedrivergazette.com/?p=22654 Enjoy the perfect pairing of wonderful wines and a day of great shopping amid the unique setting of Haddonfield’s boutiques and dining spots. You’ll find special offers town wide as ‘Haddonfield Uncorked’ takes place once again throughout Downtown Haddonfield on Saturday, February 20, from 1 – 4 p.m. (Rain/snow date: Sunday, February 21). Introduced in … Continue reading ‘Haddonfield Uncorked’ Returns to Downtown Haddonfield February 20

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Enjoy the perfect pairing of wonderful wines and a day of great shopping amid the unique setting of Haddonfield’s boutiques and dining spots. You’ll find special offers town wide as ‘Haddonfield Uncorked’ takes place once again throughout Downtown Haddonfield on Saturday, February 20, from 1 – 4 p.m. (Rain/snow date: Sunday, February 21).

Introduced in 2015, this is the third time this popular event will be held in Haddonfield. Haddonfield is a “dry” town by law; however, a 2014 Alcohol Management Plan for Retail Outlets prepared by the Garden State Wine Growers Association makes this unprecedented event possible. Where wine is typically unavailable, this event offers a chance to sample and purchase New Jersey wines while browsing the Downtown shops. 

“The rare opportunity to enjoy wine tastings while shopping here in the Downtown obviously has great appeal,” said Partnership for Haddonfield (PfH) retail recruiter Remi Fortunato, citing the tremendous success of the Downtown’s two previous “Haddonfield Uncorked” events held in February and November of 2015.

Merchants along Kings Highway and our charming side streets – which include Mechanic Street, Ellis Street, Tanner Street, Haddy Lane, Kings Court, and Haddon Avenue – invite you to explore their shops and discover special offers during this special event.

Presently, a few shop owners in Haddonfield lease a portion of their business to one of the area’s local wine growers year-round for the sale of Jersey-grown wines by the bottle to the business’s patrons.

“This partnership with the Garden State Wine Growers Association and event allows our shops and restaurants to expand their clientele while bolstering New Jersey’s economy and agriculture by broadening the avenues by which New Jersey-grown wines can be sampled, marketed, and sold. It’s a wonderful opportunity for everyone involved,” Fortunato added.

Below is a list of store and winery pairings. Winery representatives will be offering tastings of their wine and selling wine by the bottle at the shop they are paired with during Haddonfield Uncorked:

Haddon Avenue:
Hooked Fine Yarn & Boutique/Sharrott Winery
Jersey Java & Tea/Auburn Road Vineyard & Winery

Kings Court:
Marie’s Sandwich Bar/Summit City Farms & Winery
Sweet T’s Bakeshop/DiMatteo Winery

Kings Highway East:
Da Soli/Belleview Winery
Raks Thrift Avenue/Chestnut Run Farm
The Picket Fence & Garden Tea Room/Natali Vineyards
Zaffron/Hawk Haven Vineyard & Winery

Tanner Street:
Hugh’s Clock Shop/Coda Rossa Winery

In the event of rain or snow, Haddonfield Uncorked will take place Sunday, February 21 from 1 – 4 p.m.

For more information on New Jersey Wineries, visit www.newjerseywines.com.

For more information about Downtown Haddonfield, please visit DowntownHaddonfield.com.

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Downtown Haddonfield’s Extended Thursday Hours Allow More Time to Shop http://www.forkedrivergazette.com/downtown-haddonfields-extended-thursday-hours-allow-more-time-to-shop/ Wed, 13 Jan 2016 19:02:56 +0000 http://www.forkedrivergazette.com/?p=22267 Shoppers can take advantage of extended retail hours on Thursday evenings in Haddonfield. Implemented in October, this is now a permanent enhancement to the Downtown Haddonfield experience. From fashions to gift ideas, to treats, and dining, there’s plenty to enjoy and now more time to enjoy it. “The extended hours on Thursdays give visitors additional … Continue reading Downtown Haddonfield’s Extended Thursday Hours Allow More Time to Shop

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Shoppers can take advantage of extended retail hours on Thursday evenings in Haddonfield. Implemented in October, this is now a permanent enhancement to the Downtown Haddonfield experience. From fashions to gift ideas, to treats, and dining, there’s plenty to enjoy and now more time to enjoy it.

“The extended hours on Thursdays give visitors additional time to enjoy the Downtown and make purchases – especially those who work during the day. Whether you’re shopping for the upcoming Valentine’s Day holiday or need to get some errands done and grab a bite, now there’s a day and time to do it in Haddonfield,” said Remi Fortunato, retail recruiter for the Partnership for Haddonfield.

Participating merchants along Kings Highway and our charming side streets – which include Mechanic Street, Ellis Street, Tanner Street, Kings Court and Haddon Avenue – invite you to enjoy their extended Thursday hours:

Mechanic Street
In The Kitchen Cooking School
Flair
Pearl Clutch

Haddon Avenue
Anthony’s Pizzeria
China King
Haddonfield Record Exchange
Hooked Fine Yarn Boutique
Jersey Java and Tea
Mediterranean Café
Nicky B’s Pizza
Oriental Tea and Sushi Works
P.J. Whelihan’s
The Bread Board Plus
Tony’s Pizza
Tre Famiglia

Ellis Street
Sal’s Original Pizza and Restaurant 

Kresson Road
DiVello’s Deli

Kings Court
Amixx Boutique
Haddonfield Information Center
Marie’s Sandwich Bar
Rhinoceros
Sweet T’s Bakeshop

Tanner Street
Angel Bridal of Haddonfield
Howard Heartsfield Art4wear Gallery
Nimble Needle

Shops @ 116 Kings Highway
da Soli
Fuji

Kings Highway
2nd Time Around: Haddonfield
Animo Juice
apron
By Hand Fine Craft Gallery
Casa Bella Trattoria
Cross Culture
Evearts Gallery
Fun in the Sun
Gorshin Trading Post & Supplies
Haddonfield Fine Jewelers
Hanna’s Gourmet, est. 1994
Happy Hippo
Indulgence Cupcakery
Inkwood Books
Ivivva
JAX Boutique
Jay West
Joey’s Unique Boutique
Juniper
Ludovico’s
maxwelljames
Oriental Pearl
Posh Pop Bakery
Painting with A Twist
Raks Thrift Avenue
Running Co. of Haddonfield
Saxbys Coffee
Serendipity Haddonfield
SIX Clothing
Starbucks
The Bistro at Haddonfield
The British Chip Shop
thecandybuffet
The Little Tuna & Market
The Paper Trail
Villa Rosa
Wild Violet Natural Specialties
Zaffron Mediterranean Cuisine

For more information about Downtown Haddonfield, visit www.dowtownhaddonfield.com.

 

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Downtown Haddonfield Announces Winter Fest Saturday and Sunday, January 23 & 24 http://www.forkedrivergazette.com/downtown-haddonfield-announces-winter-fest-saturday-and-sunday-january-23-24/ Tue, 05 Jan 2016 17:59:51 +0000 http://www.forkedrivergazette.com/?p=22057 Liven up your winter season with festive shopping, specials and seasonal fun during Downtown Haddonfield’s first-ever Winter Fest, taking place Saturday, January 23 and Sunday, January 24. Heating up Haddonfield’s fine shops and boutiques will be exciting specials and in-store events taking place throughout the beautiful Downtown business district, located along Kings Highway and charming … Continue reading Downtown Haddonfield Announces Winter Fest Saturday and Sunday, January 23 & 24

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Liven up your winter season with festive shopping, specials and seasonal fun during Downtown Haddonfield’s first-ever Winter Fest, taking place Saturday, January 23 and Sunday, January 24.

Heating up Haddonfield’s fine shops and boutiques will be exciting specials and in-store events taking place throughout the beautiful Downtown business district, located along Kings Highway and charming side streets – which include Mechanic Street, Ellis Street, Tanner Street, Haddy Lane, Kings Court, and Haddon Avenue. Shop for the hottest winter accessories and see what trends are in store for Spring 2016. Weather permitting, many stores will also be setting up sidewalk sales outside their shops.

Winter Fest will feature live entertainment from noon – 3 p.m. including DJ Frank Staff located at the gazebo in Kings Court and Haddy Lane, and an ice sculpting demonstration from 1 – 2:30 p.m. on Saturday in Kings Court. Other attractions that will complement the Winter Fest theme include in-store hospitality offerings including sugar cookie decorating and a scrumptious hot chocolate bar.

Explore the Downtown’s 200-plus shops and restaurants in style with heated trolley rides during Winter Fest on Saturday from noon – 3 p.m., or enjoy a festive horse-drawn carriage ride on Sunday from noon – 3 p.m. Immerse yourself in the sweet aroma of chestnuts roasting on an open fire in front of Marie’s Sandwich Bar, located at 6 Kings Court.

Haddonfield’s streets and pathways will remain decorated with sparkling white lights – providing a winter wonderland feel and a festive atmosphere for shoppers – until Saturday, February 13.

Winter Fest hours are Saturday, January 23 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday, January 24 from noon – 4 p.m.

For more information about Downtown Haddonfield and the Winter Fest, please visit DowntownHaddonfield.com.

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Uber & NJ NAACP to Recruit 3,000 New Drivers from Low Income NJ Communities http://www.forkedrivergazette.com/uber-nj-naacp-to-recruit-3000-new-drivers-from-low-income-nj-communities/ Tue, 22 Dec 2015 12:52:09 +0000 http://www.forkedrivergazette.com/?p=21940 Uber New Jersey announced a new partnership with the New Jersey NAACP to recruit 3,000 new drivers from low income communities throughout New Jersey by the end of June 2016. Working with local government officials and community organizations, Uber will host a series of driver education events to inform residents about partnering with Uber and … Continue reading Uber & NJ NAACP to Recruit 3,000 New Drivers from Low Income NJ Communities

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Uber New Jersey announced a new partnership with the New Jersey NAACP to recruit 3,000 new drivers from low income communities throughout New Jersey by the end of June 2016. Working with local government officials and community organizations, Uber will host a series of driver education events to inform residents about partnering with Uber and connecting with flexible economic opportunities.
“Creating jobs in low income communities through shared economic platforms and strong partnerships like this is critical to providing support to New Jersey families who need it most while strengthening our region’s economy,” said Senator Cory Booker. “Fostering the creation of new wage-earning opportunities in some of New Jersey’s most underserved communities opens doors that will help preserve the corps of our neighborhoods and build an economy that works for everyone.”

“Our organization shares a similar commitment to breaking boundaries that level the playing field, providing access to essential services,” said NJSC NAACP President Richard Smith. “Economic opportunity stands as a remedy for reducing crime, empowering individuals and improving communities. We stand in support of this commitment to create thousands of local earning opportunities in the parts of New Jersey that need them most.”

“With families struggling across New Jersey, this partnership creating 3,000 new earning opportunities in communities that need them is exactly the type of economic development we need,” said Scot X. Esdaile, NAACP national board member.

“I commend Uber and the NAACP for working together to raise up New Jersey’s most vulnerable communities,” said Cumberland County Freeholder Douglas Long. “Expanding economic opportunity and giving people more work options should be a top priority for everyone in our state.”

Since launching in November 2013, Uber has connected local residents with more than 9.5 million trips across the Garden State. Currently, Uber has a network of over 13,000 driver partners who live in New Jersey. This announcement marks a pledge to bring on 3,000 more driver partners from low income communities.

“Today is a celebration of the many lives Uber has already impacted and the thousands more it stands to change in our community. The flexibility of Uber has allowed me to pursue other aspects of my life from father, to husband and community leader,” said Newark Driver Partner, Rakim Singleton. “I am proud to join Uber and local officials to bring the same earning opportunities to others, that have so greatly affected my own life.”
“Much of the work we do at Uber is about improving the cities we serve through safe, accessible transportation and flexible work opportunities,” said, Uber Community Affairs Lead Malcom Glenn. “Creating thousands of earning opportunities in local communities is essential to building a better New Jersey for everyone, especially those in low income areas. We are excited to cement our commitment to bring thousands of new driver-partners on the Uber platform and offer residents another way to meet their personal and financial needs.”
The partnership will focus on the following counties, whose median income falls below New Jersey’s median income: Camden County, Cumberland County, Salem County, Cape May County, Atlantic County, Ocean County, Passaic County, Union County, Hudson County, Essex County, Warren County.

 

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Uber & Evesham Expand Free Rides Program to Voorhees Township http://www.forkedrivergazette.com/uber-evesham-expand-free-rides-program-to-voorhees-township/ Fri, 18 Dec 2015 17:43:49 +0000 http://www.forkedrivergazette.com/?p=21827 Uber New Jersey, Evesham Township Mayor Randy Brown and the Evesham Celebrations Foundation announced the extension of a first-of-its-kind free rides program to include the neighboring Township of Voorhees. Through this expansion, nearly 30,000 Voorhees residents will be able to take free Uber rides home from Voorhees’ bars and restaurants, helping reduce cases of drunk … Continue reading Uber & Evesham Expand Free Rides Program to Voorhees Township

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Uber New Jersey, Evesham Township Mayor Randy Brown and the Evesham Celebrations Foundation announced the extension of a first-of-its-kind free rides program to include the neighboring Township of Voorhees.

Through this expansion, nearly 30,000 Voorhees residents will be able to take free Uber rides home from Voorhees’ bars and restaurants, helping reduce cases of drunk driving. The expansion is reciprocal: Evesham and Voorhees residents will have the option to take free rides home from locations in one another’s township.

“Keeping drunk drivers off the road should be a priority for every single community here in New Jersey and Uber has proven to do just that,” said Voorhees Mayor Michael Mignogna. “Voorhees is proud to partner with Uber and Evesham as part of this groundbreaking effort.”

In October, Evesham and Uber unveiled a new initiative in which the Township covers the cost — through a mix of contributions from local foundations, donors and businesses — for Uber rides home from Evesham’s restaurants and bars, during the hours of 9pm-2am.

“Communities like ours have struggled for decades to find practical, effective solutions for the problem of drunk driving,” said Evesham Mayor Randy Brown. “The success of the Evesham Saving Lives program cannot be overstated: with a 66% reduction in DUI arrests over the last 3 months, we’re literally saving lives.”

“We know that when people have a safe, reliable way to get a ride home, they make smarter choices and instances of drunk driving are reduced,” said Ana Mahony, General Manager for Uber New Jersey, “Expanding this program to Voorhees is a sign of its success in Evesham, as well as an indication that more and more municipalities are turning to Uber for innovative solutions to their greatest policy challenges.”

The pilot program in Voorhees will run December 18th – January 15th with pickups from 9 local bars and restaurants. The safe rides option in Evesham, which was initially slated to end on January 2nd, will also be extended through January 15th.

HOW IT WORKS

  • From December 18th – January 15th between the hours of 9pm and 2am, anyone who opens the Uber app at one of 28 bars and restaurants in Voorhees or Evesham will see a safe rides option at the bottom of the screen

  • Any rides that are requested through the safe rides option and end at a residence within either Voorhees or Evesham city limits will be completely free of charge to the rider

 

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