A new course at Camden County College from May 23-August 15, will take you through the basics of how wine is made. You’ll learn the principal wine producing regions and their resulting wines. You’ll also explore food and wine pairing principles and determine your palate preferences through interactive tastings. Students in this program can expect to: gain an understanding of how to taste and evaluate wines; expand their wine preferences through guided tastings; understand how wine is made and how
County Newsletter 4/27/23
The April 27, 2023 Edition of Camden County's Weekly Newsletter includes stories about a veteran honored in Haddon Township, The Camden County Office of Hispanic Affairs and Community Development, a lecture series on the Unheard Voices of the American Revolution, Camden native and Eagles linebacker, Haason Reddick's, Strong Clean Camden Campaign, the Miracle League season, the allocation of $2 million to animal shelters from the American Rescue Plan Act Funding and the opening of
Water Quality Project Nears Completion
A $23 million project that dredged Newton Lake, Peter’s Creek and two ponds adjacent to the lake is out of the water. Launched in August of 2020 by the Board of Commissioners and the Camden County Municipal Utilities Authority (CCMUA,) the expansive project aimed to improve the water quality of these bodies of water. “This project has been an all-hands-on deck effort and its yet another substantial investment we have made into improving the health of our county’s waterways and natural landscapes,” said Commissioner Jeff Nash, liaison to the Parks Department. “Projects like this allow our residents and visitors to get continued enjoyment of Camden County’s parks and green spaces. Furthermore, this has ensured that we are preserving and building-up the banks of the creeks and lakes, supporting and allowing riparian buffers to grow, and trying to end much of the non-source point pollution that has contributed to the sedimentation of the waterway and spatterdock growth suffocating these bodies of water.” Read More.
Early Voting in Town
The Borough of Merchantville is proud to serve as an early voting site for Camden County residents! Merchantville is one of only a handful of towns in Camden County chosen to offer Early Voting for the 2022 Primary from Friday, June 3rd to Sunday, June 5th. During this additional voting period, registered voters may cast their ballots at the Community Center, 212 Somerset Street at voting booths available between 10:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. on Sunday. This new option enables all registered voters to cast their ballot in person, using a voting machine, during a nine-day period prior to Election Day with no appointment necessary. New Jersey residents may now choose to vote, in person, when it’s most convenient for their schedule. Each early voting location in Camden County is open to all registered Camden County voters. Individuals do not need to vote in their registered municipality.
2023 Town Halls
Let’s build a healthier, cleaner, & safer community-together! The Camden County Board of Commissioners is hosting a series of town hall meetings across Camden County, creating another level of access and opportunity. Representatives from all levels of government will be in attendance to update residents on projects and programming that are taking place in their neighborhood and across Camden County. The meeting also includes a Q&A session, providing residents the ability to ask questions and get answers straight from a representative of the governing body and for elected officials to hear directly from their constituents. Next meeting: Thursday, February 16th, 2023, Bud Duble Senior Center, 33 Cooper Folly Road Atco, NJ 08004. The Town Hall Live Stream will start before 6:30 p.m. If you have any issues viewing, you can also view live event on Camden County’s Facebook page. COVID-19 VACCINES AND BOOSTERS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR ALL RESIDENTS AT THIS TOWN HALL EVENT! Click Here to RSVP and Submit Questions
County Town Hall 7/11
U.S. Congressmen Donald Norcross, Commissioner Director Louis Cappelli, Jr., Assemblyman Bill Spearman and Lawnside Mayor Mary Ann Wardlow invite you to RSVP and submit questions for the next in-person town hall meeting at the Wayne Bryant Community Center, 323 E Charleston Avenue, Lawnside. Join us for an evening with your elected officials from federal, state, and local levels to discuss topics that are important to you. A service fair and light refreshments will be served. Vaccine and booster shots will also be available. All in-person Town Halls will be live-streamed. Click Here to RSVP and to submit a question for all upcoming town halls. The Camden County Board of Commissioners will hold its monthly meeting on July 21st at 6:00 p.m. You can watch the live video here. The Camden County Board of Commissioners Caucus Meeting will be held on July 19th at 12:00 p.m. You can watch the live video here. To see the meeting agenda, Click Here.
Jersey Joe Unveiling
The Camden County Historical Society is making sure the legacy and history made by boxing trailblazer Arnold Cream, best known as “Jersey Joe Walcott,” will never be forgotten. On Saturday, the group, along with the county’s Board of Commissioners, unveiled an 8-foot tall bronze statue of the Camden County native Saturday. “Today was an honor and a privilege to recognize the accomplishments and legacy of a native son of Camden County,” Cappelli said. “Jersey Joe embraced hard work and set standards that embody the soul and spirit of the residents that reside in our region. He was a real life Rocky and never back down, he didn’t back down against the best fighters in the world to become the champ and didn’t back down against institutional racism to become the first African American Sheriff in Camden County history. Mr. Cream was so much more than a boxer and sheriff, he was a man who loved his family and worked hard creating an everlasting picture of greatness for our community that will now live forever at the waterfront.”