Saturday, May 3 was a picturesque day at Seneca High School. Sunshine poured over the trees, temperatures hovered comfortably in the mid-60s and fluorescent blue, red, yellow and orange powder filled the morning air.
The Seneca High School environmental club sent a team to the New Jersey Envirothon on Saturday, May 3 to compete against teams from all over the state in a daylong problem-solving competition, with honors, prizes and scholarships at stake. Areas of competition include aquatics, forestry, soils, wildlife, team presentation and a current environmental issue.
Commander Scott Lambert and members of Medford VFW Post 7677 held their 28th annual awards dinner in the post hall on Saturday, April 26. The post was chartered July 15, 1946.
Plenty of fanfare and flair will mark the reopening of Burlington County’s popular Farmers’ Market come Saturday, May 17, kicking off an eighth season of locally grown Jersey Fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods and other prepared foods and a variety of live entertainment, cooking demonstrations and unique crafts.
Sarah A. Moskalow of Shamong, was inducted to the Delta Alpha Pi honor society at Lebanon Valley College during inquiry 2014. Seneca High School 2013 alumnus and current Rowan University student Joe Jordan won Rowan’s 2014 Denise Gess Literary Awards competition. Evan Kerstetter of Shamong earned dean’s list honors at St. Joseph’s University for the fall 2013 semester.
Opinion: New Jersey is in the red, big time, and it may require some serious budget cuts to get out. Throw in the fact that we’re less than two months from the end of the fiscal year, and we could have a crisis on our hands.
The Pinelands Garden Club of Medford will hold its annual plant sale on Friday, May 9 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Medford Township public safety building on Union Street.
At the district’s public hearing on the budget, held April 29, the board of education adopted an operating budget of $14,587,957. That total means an increase of $28.92 per $100,000 of a home’s assessed value. The average assessed value of homes in Shamong Township is $307,899.
Burlington County Freeholder director Bruce Garganio announced that as part of the freeholders’ 2014 “Health Starts Here” initiative, the Burlington County Health Department and Prevention Plus will be hosting a poster contest in recognition of Asthma Awareness Month.
In an effort to encourage Seneca High School students to make good after-prom decisions, the school will be hosting an after-prom party from midnight to 5:30 a.m. The drug and alcohol-free post-prom party, “Prom House 110 Carranza,” will be open to all seniors and their dates whether they attended prom or not.