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Cherokee to Host Safe Trunk-or-Treat Event


Marlton, NJ – Cherokee High School will host a Little Chiefs’ Safe Trunk-or-Treat on Saturday, October 31st from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.

The event allows children from the community to experience the fun of Halloween in a safe environment run by the students of Cherokee High School.

Over 15 clubs, sports teams and organizations will be decorating their trunks and distributing treats to cars as they drive along the route.

Candy was donated by Evesham FOP Lodge 143 as well as Renaissance and National Honor Society students.

Please enter the North Parking lot by making a right turn from Willow Bend Road.

All participants must wear a mask and remain in their car.

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Rolling Badges Turkey Dinner Distribution Nov. 21

Following COVID-19 guidelines, the Rolling Badges will be following their tradition of distributing turkey dinners to Westville seniors and those in need on November 21, 2020. 

Dinners can be picked up at the Clubhouse located at 4 Heroes Way (formerly Deadline Drive) in Westville.

The Rolling Badges would love to treat you to a turkey dinner, so reach out to them at 856-345-9477 to let them know you are interested. 

When you call the Rolling Badges, leave a message that includes your name and telephone number and how many dinners you need. 

If you have any questions, leave a voice mail for the Rolling Badges at 856-345-9477.

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Special Meeting of Bellmawr Mayor & Council Oct. 19

A Notice of Special Meeting of Bellmawr Mayor and Council has been advertised for Monday, October 19, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. in the Municipal Building, 21 East Browning Road.

The purpose of the meeting is to open the meeting and thereafter hear the applications for the Planning Board from Amazon.com Services, Inc. and Bellmawr Equities LLC (Chipotle).

Action may be taken and a public portion shall be conducted.

This Special Meeting will be conducted remotely without providing a physical meeting place and by electronic means.

You can join the meeting from your computer or tablet at https://www.gotomeet.me/FranWright/special-meeting-bellmawr-planning-board

You can also dial in using only your telephone:1(224)501-3412 Access Code: 259 865 693.

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Jewish Family Service & The Rothenberg Center for Family Life Continue to Offer Virtual Programming in Oct.

Margate, NJ (October 2, 2020) – Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties and The Rothenberg Center for Family Life, the educational arm of the agency, are continuing to offer free virtual educational programs for families and teachers in October.

The workshops provide an opportunity to explore the social and emotional impact of COVID-19 as well as strategies to navigate challenges.

“At JFS, we continue to be committed to assisting community residents with food, counseling, virtual programs and more. It’s important to assure that JFS remains at the forefront to help residents navigate the new normal all of us are experiencing during this unprecedented time,” said Andrea Steinberg, JFS Chief Executive Officer.

In October, the following free programs will be available:

Students: Teens Versus Adult Perspective
Wednesday, October 14 from 7pm to 8:30pm
Social distancing, masks and virtual learning. Discover ways to adjust to the challenges created by the pandemic at home and school.

Grandparents: Family Relationships
Wednesday, October 21 from 10:30am to 11:30am
Do you sometimes feel disconnected from your children and grandchildren? Plan to join the conversation about communication techniques that promote a greater sense of connection and create healthier relationships during the pandemic.

Educators: Engaging Students in the New School Year
Wednesday, October 28 from 7pm to 8:30pm
Teachers will have the opportunity to discuss virtual and in-person education challenges with colleagues, explore the social, emotional and cognitive impact of learning, and discover tools to navigate work and family responsibilities.

“The Rothenberg Center has been providing skill-based group and individualized programs designed to promote social, emotional and relational health for more than 10 years.

In response to today’s environment, the Center has placed the pandemic at the forefront as it relates to our mission to promote resiliency amongst family members and educators,” said Sharon Simon, Supervisor of The Rothenberg Center for Family Life.

For more information or to register for these free programs, please contact Sharon Simon at ssimon@jfsatlantic.org.

About Jewish Family Service

Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties (JFS) encourages strong families, thriving children, healthy adults, energized seniors and vital communities.

With dozens of program areas, JFS specializes in counseling, mental health services, homeless programs, vocational services, adult and older adult services and also hosts an on-site food pantry.

The agency impacts 8,000 lives throughout Atlantic and Cape May Counties each year.

JFS’ mission is to motivate and empower people to realize their potential and enhance their quality of life. In keeping with Jewish values and the spirit of tikkun olam (healing the world), JFS provides services with integrity, compassion, respect and professionalism regardless of their religion, race, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, age or background.

For more information or to keep up-to-date with JFS events and programs, visit www.jfsatlantic.org or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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Westville Shredding Event Oct. 24

The Borough of Westville is holding a shredding event on Saturday, October 24, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to noon at the Westville Public Works parking lot 114 Crown Point Road.