The Greater Mt. Pisgah Church of Haddonfield re-opened its doors to the public Sunday, December 27, 2009. The church burned down 3 1/2 years ago and was thought by many local residents that the church would not open again.
However, thanks to the diligent work of Pastor Mark-Anthony Rassmann the church has risen up from the ashes and is reborn commensurate with the celebration of the birth of Jesus. Services during this period of rebuilding have been held at the Grace Episcopal Church in Haddonfield which donated worhsip and office facilities to Mt. Pisgah.
The church is located at 238 Ellis Street, right on the town line across from the intersection of Kresson Road and Haddonfield-Berlin Road. The church was rebuilt thanks to donations from the local Haddonfield community and surrounding areas.
When Cherry Hill had 24 inches of snow over the weekend of December 19-20, 2009, the road crews were out in full force plowing and getting all of the major roads in the area cleared for travel. They did an excellent job given how much snow fell in the area.
On the following Monday, the 21st schools were closed even though all of the roads seemed clear. How can this be? All of the major roads were clear and it was not that hard to get around town. Was is because all of the school parking lots were ont fully cleared? I saw a 15 foot pile of snow just in front of Cherry Hill East.
Well, it turns out that this issue in this case was the fact that the secondary roads in the housing developments wre not cleared sufficiently to allow the school buses to navigate the local roads to pick up their students. Many school bus stops and back streets were still blocked due to the large snowfall. So, when you are wondering why you have you kids at home sometimes when it looks to you to be ridiculous, think of our school bus drivers who have to navigate around the narrow streets to get your kids safely to and from school.
BTW – the kids just lost Feb 15th (Monday) of Presidents weekend due to the snow day.
The Township was recently notified by the state Department of Transportation that it would receive $250,000 to complete the reconstruction of Covered Bridge Road to the intersection of Forge Road. This heavily traveled local street is a vital piece of Cherry Hill’s 260 miles of local roadway connecting Route 70 to Kresson Road.
This will be a resurfacing and repair of Covered Bridge Road from Rt. 70 to Forge Road just before you cross the old Covered Bridge.
On Dec. 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. the Camden County Department of Health and Human Services will be hosting an age and demographically limited H1N1 vaccination clinic at the in the municipal complex (820 Mercer Street).
This clinic will be focused on pre-set ages and demographics considered to be at the most risk for contacting the illness:
1. Pregnant women
2. Household caregivers for children younger than 6 months of age
3. Healthcare and emergency medical services personnel
4. All people from six months through 24 years of age
5. Persons aged 25 through 64 years, who have health conditions associated with higher risk of medical complications from the flu
For additional information on who should get the vaccine, contact the county’s health department directly, at (856) 374-6320.