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Mt. Ephraim’s Philly Pretzel Factory Donates 20,000 Pretzels to Local Healthcare Workers During COVID-19 Pandemic

Today Philly Pretzel Factory in Mt. Ephraim will be donating 2,750 pretzels to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center as part of the stores store’s #PretzelItForward campaign.

The goal is to donate 20,000 pretzels to local healthcare workers as they remain on the front-line throughout this the COVID-19 crisis.  

“During this time of uncertainty, our community has rallied around our small business and we can’t thank them enough; to pay it forward we created the Pretzel It Forward campaign,” said Bob Tilton, owner of Philly Pretzel Factory in Mt. Ephraim. “I set a goal for our store to donate 20,000 pretzels to hospitals and medical offices who are on the frontline battling COVID-19 and we’re happy to meet that goal today. If we needed to, we would donate another 20,000 pretzels to help these groups.”

Health care workers from Jefferson Methodist (Image provided)

Organizations the store donated to include Cooper University Health Care, Temple Health,  Virtua, Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, Inspira, Jefferson Comprehensive Breast Center, Camden Veterans Clinic, and Gloucester EMS, among others. 

Temple Hospital healthcare workers (Image provided)
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Medical Examiner’s Office Asks for Public’s Help With Identifying Unclaimed, Deceased Individuals

The Gloucester/ Camden/ Salem County Medical Examiner’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the following deceased individuals who remain unclaimed.

These deaths are not related to the recent COVID-19 pandemic.

The deceased individuals are:

  • George Allgier
  • John Ash
  • Ward Ashton
  • Bridget Carroll
  • Arlene Davis
  • Terry Garrity
  • Donald Holtze
  • Irene Krezmein
  • Robert Landers
  • Carolyn Moffa
  • John A. Murphy
  • Joseph Stewart
  • Charles Thilo
  • Frank Waters

If the Medical Examiner’s Office does not receive a response to this notice regarding any of the deceased individuals on or before May 2, 2020, arrangements will be made for immediate burial without further notice.

Anyone that is a relative, or knows of a relative of these individuals, is asked to call the Medical Examiner’s Office at (856) 218-4190.

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United Way of Gloucester County Announces “Live United” Mini Grant Recipients

United Way of Gloucester County (UWGC) has announced that nine local nonprofit agencies in the community will benefit from “Live United” mini grants. These grants are for nonprofit organizations that provide services to Gloucester County residents.

The funds were generated by the members of the Live United 365 Small Business Circle, who donate a dollar a day to support these grants.

“The mini grant program has proven to be a great way for United Way to address community needs and build partnerships with other nonprofit organizations to make a difference in the lives of Gloucester County residents,” said Michael Gower, Executive Director of United Way of Gloucester County. “We are grateful to the Live United 365 Small Business Circle members that made these grants possible.”

The recipients of the 2019 “Live United” mini grants are:

  • Boys and Girls Clubs of Gloucester County – “Teach us How to Fish” program to train four staff members on the latest program innovations
  • Clarifi –financial counseling for low-to-moderate income residents
  • Emmanuel Cancer Foundation – gas station and supermarket gift card assistance program
  • Greater Woodbury Cooperative Ministries – assisting families in need with preparing for the Thanksgiving holiday
  • King’s Things – to purchase two new refrigerators to increase quality and quantity of perishable items
  • People for People Foundation – assist six Veterans with grants of $250 to help with basic needs
  • SHADOW Equestrian – to provide thermal sleeveless vests for young special needs riders
  • Sketch Club Players – for educating youth in performing arts and to be a well-rounded member of society
  • South Jersey Dream Center – to obtain barcode scanners to help with the processing procedure for the food and clothing distribution efforts.

“As a small business that supports the business community it’s not always easy to support our nonprofits who do so much to help everyone,” said Les Vail, President and CEO of the Gloucester County Chamber of Commerce.” The United Way 365 campaign has provided that opportunity for companies like us to support those organizations who give back.”

Members of the 365 Small Business Circle also include Lisa Carney Retail Agency, Graphics Solutions, Bellia Print and Design, Clear Path by Cindy, Nancy Kowalik Real Estate Group, HFM Investment Advisors, Telecorp Inc, Cipriani Remodeling Solutions, Cepha Inc, Death of the Fox Brewing Company, PCH Technologies, Botto’s Italian Line, Graham Communication, TummyTee, ASL Transportation Group, Sweetsboro Pastry Shoppe, Montecino and Ciaccia CPAs, Your CBD Store of Gibbstown, the Gloucester County Chamber of Commerce, Formal Flash Photography and DJs Available.

United Way of Gloucester County is a nonprofit organization dedicated to Building Better Lives by funding impactful programs and initiatives. This local United Way is the leader in building community capacity to foster individual well-being.

With a focus on education, financial stability and health, UWGC supports over 25 programs and initiatives for Gloucester County residents.

To learn more about United Way of Gloucester County or to donate, visit For information about the mini grant program, contact Nicole Morse, Director of Community Initiatives at 856-845-4303 ext. 13 or To learn more about the Live United 365 Small Business Circle, contact Margie Brining, Director of Donor and Agency Relations, at 856-845-4303 ext. 12 or

Updated: October 9, 2019 at 10:52 a.m.; October 14, 2019 at 8:05 p.m.

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Dave & Buster’s Slated to Open at Gloucester Premium Outlets in Spring 2020

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Simon, a global leader in premier shopping, dining, entertainment and mixed-use destinations, announced on April 1, 2019 the exciting news that Dave & Buster’s is slated to open at the Gloucester Premium Outlets® in April 2020.

The restaurant and entertainment destination will feature 40,000 square feet of the newest arcade games, “better than the stadium” sports viewing, chef-crafted food and one-of-a-kind drink offerings.

It will be located in the out-parcel lot located on the corner of College Drive and Premium Outlets Drive, parallel to Route 42.

Mark Matthews of 42Freeway first broke the story that Dave and Buster’s was coming to the Gloucester Premium Outlets.

“Dave & Buster’s will be a fabulous addition to Gloucester Premium Outlets,” said Dawn Lindquist, Simon’s Vice President of Peripheral Development. “The entire area will love gathering there for food, fun and entertainment!”

In addition to bringing hundreds of new jobs to the area, Dave & Buster’s will be an essential addition to Gloucester Premium Outlets. For game-lovers and sports enthusiasts as well as foodies and event planners, Dave & Buster’s will be the new go-to spot for all ages.

About Simon 
Simon is a global leader in the ownership of premier shopping, dining, entertainment and mixed-use destinations and an S&P 100 company (Simon Property Group, NYSE:SPG). Our properties across North America, Europe and Asia provide community gathering places for millions of people every day and generate billions in annual sales.

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About Gloucester Premium Outlets
Gloucester Premium Outlets is Camden County’s upscale outlet center and features an impressive collection of fashion designers, luxury brands and name brand manufacturers.

The center offers over 90 notable upscale outlet stores including Adidas, Banana Republic Factory Store, Brooks Brothers Factory Store, Calvin Klein, Cole Haan, Columbia Sportswear, Gap Factory Store, Lucky Brand, Puma, Tommy Hilfiger, Under Armour and more.

For a map and store listings, as well as directions, events and tourism resources, click here.

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About Dave & Buster’s
Dave & Buster’s Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLAY), headquartered in Dallas, TX, operates 125 high-volume restaurant/entertainment complexes throughout North America.

The exciting environment of Dave & Buster’s also provides the perfect setting for corporate and group events.

Each Dave & Buster’s offers an impressive selection of high-quality food and beverage items, combined with the latest games and attractions.

Guests can watch sporting events in the D&B Sports Bar and play state-of-the-art simulators and games of skill they can’t play anywhere else.

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4th Annual Brooklawn Fall Festival October 27 Along Waterfront – CANCELLED

Article has been updated to note that the Borough of Brooklawn made an announcement on Facebook on October 24, stating: “Due to the impending nor’easter and the many calls of concern and cancellations from our vendors, it is with deep regret that we must cancel this year’s Brooklawn Fall Festival.”

The event will not be rescheduled.

Photos from the 2017 Brooklawn Fall Festival by SJO:

Updated: October 24, 2018