April 17, 2016 |
It took more than two years of dedicated hard work, but 16 Haddonfield students are published authors this weekend. In January 2014, the Haddonfield Middle School Nature club began putting together a children's textbook biography of Samuel N. Rhoads (1862-1952), a well-traveled naturalist from Haddonfield. The book is finished, and a launch will be held at Haddonfield Friends Meeting on Sunday. The 62-page book, Samuel N. Rhoads of Haddonfield, NJ: Birds, Books and Big Adventures , is being published by the Historical Society of Haddonfield, which Rhoads helped establish in 1914.
April 16, 2016 |
When Jean Nuneville met Shirley Geddes Keown, they were both teachers of special-needs youngsters. "I probably knew her for 50, 60 years," said Nuneville, a former teacher at the Bancroft School in Haddonfield. Mrs. Keown taught public school classes in Haddon Township. Over the years, Nuneville said, the women and their husbands shared much, but the women's decision to focus on special-needs children was their beginning bond. When asked why that was her choice, Nuneville said, Mrs. Keown had an immediate answer: That's where the need was. On Monday, April 11, Mrs. Keown, 88, a Haddon Township teacher from 1960 to her retirement in 1985, died of heart failure at the retirement community Cadbury at Cherry Hill.
April 15, 2016 |
Clearview's Collin Love still keeps in touch with many of the great players who came before him. Just last week, he was on FaceTime with former teammate Matt Donnelly, the 2015 Inquirer player of the year, who now plays midfield for Penn State. "I look up to anybody who I see is playing lacrosse at a high level," Love said. "Anyone who has put in the work and has that kind of talent, that kind of appreciation for the game, I look up to them. "And I make sure I'm always striving to get to that level myself.
April 10, 2016 |
Gabriella Fanelli struck out five batters in six innings for her first career varsity win and visiting St. Joseph topped Cape May Tech, 13-3 in Cape-Atlantic League softball play on Friday. Geena Tartaglia was 3 for 3, and Sara Raubertas was 2 for 5 with four RBIs for St. Joseph. With the win, Wildcats coach Candi Steinhauer earned her 199th victory in her 11th season. Burlington County League. Angie Dunphy allowed two hits and struck out six, and Jalian Young went 4 for 4 with three RBIs, a double, and a three-run home run, as Rancocas Valley defeated Moorestown, 8-3, on the road.
April 8, 2016 |
Bancroft, a historic presence in Haddonfield, has finalized its acquisition of 80 acres in Mount Laurel, school officials announced this week. "It's the closing of the sale, so the property is ours," Bancroft spokeswoman Lori Shaffer said Wednesday. The Burlington County site will be home to the relocated Bancroft School, as well as the Lindens Center for Autism, residences, an enrichment and training institute, and new programs for recreation, socialization, and technical opportunities for children and adults.
April 2, 2016
1.098 OPS (on-base percentage of .533 plus slugging percentage of .565 ) last season for Haddonfield junior shortstop Joey Loperfido, a Duke recruit. 1.01 ERA last season for West Deptford junior lefthander Drew Wilden, a Maryland recruit. 57 Games started in center field the last three seasons by Mainland senior Matt Thomas. 47 School-record number of hits last season by Northern Burlington senior outfielder Zack Wright, a La Salle recruit.
March 29, 2016 |
Haddonfield's Board of Commissioners will hold a special meeting April 6 on proposed plans to buy and redevelop the current site of the Bancroft School. Members of the public will have the opportunity to speak that evening. The commissioners are then expected to give approval to the redevelopment plan for the 19.2-acre site. It will probably be quite a while before specific details of the project are known and approved. But plan approval that night would bring the project further along.
March 11, 2016 |
'This is a raisin seeder," says Don Wallace, a.k.a. the Tool Man. "The seeds in raisins used to be bigger than they are now, and this" - a hand-cranked kitchen press made of cast iron - "would squeeze them out for you. " Who knew? The Tool Man did, and still does. He donated his 3,000-piece collection of antique implements to the Historical Society of Haddonfield. And he's giving me a personal tour. "Don Wallace took the basement of Greenfield Hall, our headquarters, and turned it into a very magical place," society president Carol Smith says.
March 10, 2016 |
Jordan Wallace accounted for more than half of third-seeded Sterling's points Tuesday night in an NJSIAA South Group 2 title game. Wallace scored 23 points to lift the Silver Knights to a 45-34 road victory over No. 5 Haddonfield. Leila Zapata helped Sterling's cause by scoring 10 points. Ke'alohilani Naone-Carter added eights points. C.C. Mooney led the visitors with 13 points and Mary Kelly added 12 points. With the victory, Sterling advances to the NJSIAA Group 2 championship.
March 10, 2016 |
A highly controversial, three-part school-improvement referendum proposal in Haddonfield was approved by borough voters Tuesday. However, multipart referendum proposals in the Gloucester County school districts of Deptford, Kingsway Regional, and Monroe Township all went down in defeat, according to unofficial returns. Haddonfield's three proposals totaled $35.3 million, which will raise taxes on the average home, valued at $484,266, by about $300 a year. The referendum spurred citizens' groups both for and against the measures.