Wednesday, December 5, 2012
The Music Makers perform their Christmas concert Thursday.
After online voting, the Rush School Music Makers fell just short winning the semifinals of the B101 Christmas Choir Contest. Haverford Middle School edged out Cinnaminson after yesterday's voting period. The Music Maker's song, Children, Go Where I Send Thee, included an intricate two-part choral arrangement and a three-part a capella introduction. Haverford nabbed the spot with their rendition of Carol of the Bells. The Music Makers may not have tasted victory this year, but in 2011, the group took the top spot for middle schools in the NJ 101.5 Christmas Choir Contest. In 2010, the Music Makers won the B101 contest. Rush School Music Makers posted this on their Facebook page: Congratulations to Haverford Middle School. Kids, it's …
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Moorestown Historical Society board member Julie Maravich said she'll open the gate for families that want to have holiday photos taken by the barn.
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Saturday, December 1, 2012
In keeping with a Moorestown holiday tradition, the Swede Run Barn will be available for families who want to use it as a backdrop for their Christmas cards. Julia Maravich, a member of the Historical Society's board of trustees, said she will arrange to have the gate opened for anyone interested in having photos taken by the barn. Contact her directly at 856-266-7607. The gate was installed when restorations began earlier this year, blocking off access to the 150-year-old structure. After running out of funds, the restoration project was briefly in limbo, until Burris Construction CEO William Burris made a $5,000 donation earlier this fall. The donation will allow supporters to finally finish the project. Maravich said the group is …
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Santa's workshop, crafters and much more round out the event.
More than 100 crafters will fill the gymnasium at the Cinnaminson High School for the 16th annual Winter Festival, an event that also will feature a Santa’s workshop, cookie swap and live entertainment. The Cinnaminson Elementary Home & School Association brings the event to the community. Board member and festival organizer Christine Turner said there’s a lot more for kids this year. “Santa’s workshop will have face painting, crafts, shimmer body art, Santa and elf hats, [friendship] bracelets and more,” Turner said. There will also be time to visit with Santa Claus. New this year is an updated version of the cookie walk. This year, Turner said, there will be sweets and treats lane. For a small fee, you can buy a container and fill it …
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
The county will be hosting its annual Victorian Holiday Celebration at the historic attraction this weekend.
Support history and have a festive good time at the annual Victorian Holiday Celebration at Historic Smithville Park in Eastampton on Sunday, Dec. 2. The historic village will be decked out for the holidays and will feature carriage rides, vendors selling gifts and stocking stuffers, live entertainment and more. The festivities will include a special appearance by Jolly Old Saint Nick, who will arrive by horse and carriage at 1 p.m. Guests can bring a camera for photos with Santa and other family photo opportunities. Admission and parking are free for this rain or shine event; however, severe weather will cancel it. Throughout the day, visitors will find a variety of attractions in the park, including professional ice carving …
Monday, November 26, 2012
Did you, or will you, decorate your house for the holidays this year? Enter our contest and you could win $100,000 for Cinnaminson School District and $500 to pay your electric bills.
We’re launching our annual Deck the House Contest to find the most over-the-top holiday decorations in America—the best “decked” house in the country—the one home so spectacularly decorated that everyone in town jokes your holiday decorations could rival Rockefeller Center’s. If this sounds like your house, upload a photo or video of your home to our contest page from Nov. 26 to Dec. 16 by clicking here. Only residents of Patch towns are eligible to enter. We’ll select 24 regional finalists, and from them, pick one grand prize winner. Patch will pay up to $500 of the utility bill for each finalist, while our national winner will have $100,000 donated to his or her local school district. Our contest is live, so now’s the time to get your…
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Local fire and police officials will be cooking breakfast and kids can get pictures with Santa. Proceeds benefit Sandy victims.
Santa Claus will be coming to town Dec. 2 for photo opportunities and a special breakfast at Riverton Country Club. The Burlington County Professional Firefighters Association in conjunction with the Cinnaminson Police Department sponsor the event and all proceeds will go directly to shore families displaced by Hurricane Sandy. “It’s for people who live down the shore full time that have been displaced,” said Officer Michael Czarzasty with Cinnaminson Police. “Hopefully we’ll get them some money and items and whatever they need in time for Christmas.” From 8 a.m. to noon, police officers and firefighters will be cooking breakfast and St. Nick himself will be available for photos. The price is $10 for adults, $5 for children and kids …
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
An unseasonably warm winter thus far casts doubt on holiday snow hopes.
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Take a cue from Irving Berlin and keep dreaming of a white Christmas, because that’s all you can do this year. If you trust the National Weather Service (and why wouldn’t you?), the best we can hope for is a wet Christmas. “It looks like for South Jersey we’re not expecting much more than rain right now (over the weekend),” said meteorologist Valerie Meola. Meola said the current forecast for Sunday calls for temperatures in the mid-30s to mid-40s, with about a 40 percent chance of rain. She said there’s a slight chance of a wintry mix overnight Saturday, “but it warms right back up … Right now we’re running much too warm (for snow).” No surprise there really. December 2011 has been somewhat unseasonably warm thus far, especially when …
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Through the Jane. B. Weilenbeck Needy Family Fund, 53 township families had presents and food for the holiday.
Aleta Kee feels blessed this holiday season. Supporting four kids, while she and her husband Mark Sr. are out of work, has been a daunting task. Without the help of donations made through the Jane B. Weilenbeck Needy Family Fund, Christmas at the Kee household would have been nonexistent. "It's a struggle for us," Aleta Kee said. "I'm overjoyed. There's nothing else to say, but I'm overjoyed." Kee stopped by New Albany Elementary School last week to pick up Christmas presents for her children, and food to make a holiday dinner. Through the family fund, gifts and food were donated by students and staff throughout the district to help the township's needy families this Christmas. "My kids understand not having," Mark Kee Sr. said. "They …
Thursday, December 23, 2010
The township held its annual tree lighting ceremony on Dec. 10.
Cinnaminson Township sponsored its annual tree lighting ceremony at Wood Park on Friday, Dec. 10. A DJ played holiday songs and Santa Claus made an appearance. Santa also brought some of his reindeer for everyone to see.