"Michelle's Law," named in memory of 38-year-old Hopewell Township resident Michelle Devita, would make it mandatory for private health insurers to cover the cost of mammograms for patients of all ages.
The Cumberland County Women's Suffrage Centennial March and Rally will begin at 2 p.m. on Monday, September 28 at the Bridgeton Zoo and end at the Pavilion in Morningside Park approximately 45 minutes later.
"We would like nothing more than to return to our classrooms, busses, cafeterias, and offices to educate our students in a safe environment. However, it is clear that the science does not support reopening school buildings this fall."
Henrietta Crawford, who lived much of her life on 123 Montrose Street, in Vineland, was a pastor, evangelist, suffragist, and feminist. This firebrand was a significant figure in the historical fight for human rights, yet her participation has, unfortunately, largely gone unnoticed.
Like many restaurants, fitness clubs, and other businesses, the doors to places of worship in New Jersey have been closed since March, when Gov. Phil Murphy began signing executive orders to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
Community members assembled in Millville over the weekend to march as part of a nationwide protest in the wake of the death of George Floyd. Those who came out for the march demand justice for Floyd, who died in police custody in Minneapolis last week.
Shakeem Brown of Millville is the owner of Touch of Tom's restaurant. He is currently raising funds so that he can continue to provide donations of food to healthcare workers from his restaurant because he believes nobody should do their job on an empty stomach.
“One of my supervisors, Bobby Barber, contacted me and asked if there was anything we could do to help with our 3D
printers that we have,” says Gerald Bruman, Millville High School engineering teacher.
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy today signed an executive order calling for flags to be flown at half-staff immediately and indefinitely to "honor those we have lost, and those we will lose" to the coronavirus outbreak currently affecting New Jersey and much of the world.
"Oh Ferb, who couldn't love this 10 month old boy? Ferb showed up to the shelter as a stray, this handsome guy would like a home of his own -- he loves people and likes attention and would be a great walking/hiking buddy."
The Cumberland County Department of Health has announced that Cumberland County has its first confirmed case of COVID-19 as of March 19. Due to privacy laws, little information about the case has been released, but the patient is said to be in isolation to prevent further spread of the disease.
Even in this audio/visual world that society seems to be entrenched in, reading is still fundamental. Earlier this month, the Vineland Public School system once again played a positive part in helping to promote this fact by celebrating Read Across America events in its schools.
On Feb. 23, Traci Mayo-Faulk, of Rowan College of South Jersey, hosted a Self Love Women's Empowerment Conference at the college's Luciano Conference Center. According to Mayo-Faulk, the event's goal was to "provide women and girls with the tools needed to turn their can'ts into cans and their dreams into plans."
On a recent Saturday, the Landis Theater, newly owned by Ray Mamrak, held the Miss Vineland Scholarship Pageant 2020. There were 11 girls competing for the crown, formerly held by Miss Marissa Marchese in 2019.
"Hi! My name is Luigi. Some of you may remember me, I was one of the "Mushroom Kingdom 5," the mange puppies that were found in a crate on the side of the road. As you can see, I have healed very nicely, you wouldn't even recognize me now! I am a super nice boy who is looking for a home."
On Saturday, March 28, the CompleteCare Health Network will host its 11th annual Cumberland County Legends ceremony at Greenview Inn at Eastlyn in Vineland -- and one of the honorees is renowned Bridgeton Public High School Music Teacher Austin P. Gould.
On Feb. 13, the Pascale Sykes Foundation held their conference titled "Working Together for Working Families" in the Luciano Conference Center on Rowan College of South Jersey's Cumberland Campus. The conference featured distinguished guests "The Three Doctors" and keynote speaker Lesley Stahl of 60 Minutes, as well as a number of talks and sessions focused on the foundation's "whole family approach."
The Pascale Sykes Foundation hosted their latest conference titled, Working Together For Working Families: The Whole Family Approach on Thursday, Feb. 13, at Rowan College of South Jersey’s Luciano Center in Vineland. The one-day conference focused on how the foundation’s acclaimed "Whole Family Approach" is strengthening America’s low-income working-class families.
Since the historic sandstone wall on West Commerce Street collapsed in the summer of 2018, many community members have come together to help rebuild and restore the local landmark. Now, they're planning a fundraising event to cover costs associated with repairing it.
City officials including Mayor Anthony Fanucci, City Council President Paul Spinelli, Councilwoman Elizabeth Arthur, as well as invited guests and some furry friends were on hand recently to officially open Vineland's first dog park.
"The YMCA changed my life,” said Sherry Reim, a 45-year-old lifelong Vineland resident, who had reached her highest weight ever by the end of 2016. She has since become an athlete, biked across the United States, and now lives a lifestyle of fitness.
Rebecca Bonham, a lifelong resident of the county, is a dedicated disciple of the literary arts and has worked diligently to help people find strength and comfort in the power of words. She runs a successful, highly regarded monthly poetry event called Resurgence at Bogart’s Books & Cafe, in Millville, and is also co-owner of Blue Jade Press, LLC.
On Wednesday, Jan. 22, Rowan College of South Jersey (RCSJ) will hold a ribbon cutting and open house at its new Alms Center Location in Bridgeton from 6 to 8 p.m. This new branch of RCSJ's campus will provide much-needed opportunities Cumberland County residents.
On Thursday, Dec. 12, students from the Cumberland County Technical Education Center (CCTEC), helped spread the spiritual message of Peace on Earth and Good Will Toward Men, by participating in their annual Toy Drive.
Mamrak, a graduate of Gloucester County College (now RCSJ), always dreamed of being a filmmaker. With 33 years invested in the film industry, he has returned to the South Jersey to share his behind-the-camera knowledge and movie-making experiences with student interns eager to follow in his footsteps
On December 5 and 6, more than 100 volunteers gathered at the YMCA of Cumberland County in Vineland to assemble and distribute bicycles to local at-risk youth during Ron Jaworksi’s 2nd Annual Jaws Bike Drive.
According to the U.S. Department of Education, ESL programs are the fastest-growing component of state-administered education programs -- and educators like Dr. JoAnne Negrin are helping to lead that charge.
Local recording artist Martin Muniz (also known as "MartyAfterDark") has released his second album, titled: Water Temple. The album draws inspiration -- and its name -- from the popular 1998 video game, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.
The Corning Incorporated Foundation presented a $10,000 check on Nov. 25 to Rowan College of South Jersey in support of a program that will allow the college to partner with Millville’s Lakeside Middle School to provide enrichment opportunities in STEAM-related careers as they relate to Cumberland County.
A local resident who recently entered the world of authordom participated in her first book signing event earlier this month. Kelly L. Miletta, from Cedarville, held the event at The Spot at The Ave, in Vineland, to celebrate her first children’s book entitled, Some Bugs I Know.
After over 30 years of advocacy, Citizens United to Protect the Maurice River & Its Tributaries has finally seen one of their biggest goals completed: the 1,400-acre Cumberland County farm known as "Holly Farm" will officially be preserved by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.
The Bridgeton Holiday House Tour, hosted by Bridgeton Main Street Association, will take place from 3:00 p.m. through 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7. The tour, which has been held for over 30 years, brings hundreds of people into Bridgeton's Historic District surrounding the downtown to enjoy the Victorian homes, churches, and public buildings.
A new mural created by George Perez received a dedication ceremony on Veteran's Day on Landis Avenue in Vineland. The mural serves to honor the men and women of the United States military. Isaiah Showell was there to speak to the artist, as well as a local student who helped paint the mural, Vineland Mayor Anthony Fanucci, and more.
The Vineland Environmental Commission has been selected as a recipient of the 2019 Green Communities Achievement Award by the NJDEP Division of Parks and Forestry - NJ Forest Service, the NJ Community Forestry Council, and the NJ Tree Foundation.
The Levoy Theatre and its resident company, the Off Broad Street Players (OBSP), were awarded New Jersey’s statewide honors for outstanding artistic and technical achievement in community theater at the annual Perry Awards in Union County last month.