August 20, 1999 |
Warren Johnson of Chatsworth and his 1-year-old daughter, Kayla, take in the midway of the Pine Barrens Festival at Holy Eucharist Church in Tabernacle. The attractions - including carnival rides, food and fireworks - will be in place through 11 p.m. tomorrow. (ELIZABETH ROBERTSON / Inquirer Suburban Staff)
March 31, 1999 |
This Easter season, with its ancient message of rebirth, will see the return after 16 years of a stolen and desecrated tabernacle to the altar of St. Peter's Episcopal Church. The tabernacle, resting place of the bread and wine of the Holy Eucharist, was reconsecrated yesterday by the pastor, the Rev. Marie Swayze. The reconsecration, held during the morning Mass, involved special prayers and the sprinkling of holy water. The circular tabernacle, 18 inches in diameter, has raised designs and the image of a chalice with a host suspended above it. "Many of those attending the Mass said later that they remembered it and remembered when the church had been broken into and vandalized," Mother Swayze said.
August 27, 1992 |
Since Tabernacle was incorporated in 1901, it has operated with a township committee form of government. But after 91 years, many residents say, both Tabernacle and its problems have grown bigger, enough so that it's time for a change. At the Aug. 17 committee meeting, the leaders of a drive to change the form of government handed committee members a petition seeking to replace the three-member committee with a mayor and council. "We expect to see this on the Nov. 3 ballot," said Thomas Verdecchio, a former member of the township's zoning board and one of the leaders of the drive.
May 19, 1991 |
The ailing and aging Pitman Grove Methodist tabernacle may be down, but it definitely is not out. The structural prognosis for the 120-year-old church appeared grim last week when borough officials were preparing to close the building because of the deteriorating roof with gaping holes that let in the rain and cold. But Councilman Walter Madison met again with an engineer at the building Tuesday and determined that the former Methodist campsite can be used for at least one more summer.
July 19, 1987 |
The Tabernacle Township school board Monday night approved the addition of a morning session to its child-care program, beginning in the fall. The new program is open to district students in all eight grades except those in the morning kindergarten. It will be open from 7 to 8:45 a.m. each school day in the district's primary school, according to Superintendent Kenneth Olson. So far, 18 have registered for the morning program, and 50 more are expected, according to Ruth Morse, who runs the child-care program.
March 25, 2000 |
Two Burlington County men have been jailed on burglary charges after an all-terrain vehicle they had stolen ran out of gas while they were trying to flee authorities, state police said. Raymond Dischert 2d, 19, of Pemberton Borough, and John Brandt, 24, of Browns Mills, were arrested early Thursday by Troopers John Smith and James Carnival of the Red Lion Station. The two are being held in the Burlington County Jail on $10,000 bail. State police said the troopers were dispatched to a burglary call about 4:30 a.m. Thursday after someone reported the vehicle stolen from a home in the 200 block of Carranza Road in Tabernacle.
September 22, 1991 |
The century-old Pitman Grove tabernacle, which limped through the summer on a series of temporary roof repairs, can reopen next season even if the permanent restoration is not finished, Councilman Walter Madison said. Repairs to the crumbling roof are expected to cost the borough, which owns the building, at least $150,000, but Pitman does not have the money, officials said. Nevertheless, Madison said that the council could schedule work in a two- or three-year phase as money became available and that services at the tabernacle could continue during construction.
June 4, 1989 |
A familiar name will be missing from local government in Tabernacle Jan. 1 because Frank V. Grungo finally learned to say no. Two terms ago, Grungo wanted to give up his seat on the Township Committee, but fellow committee members Webster Lingle and Wayne Smith disagreed. "They said I should stay on one more term until they groomed a replacement," Grungo said, "and I did run one more time and then I told them it would be the last. I said it was time to spend more time with wife and family.
January 31, 1999 |
The Township Committee is scheduled to meet tomorrow night to discuss a survey of residents on the Lenape Regional High School District's plan to build a fourth high school. The committee's action pleases some residents who have concerns about construction of a school in the Pinelands, but it is bringing uneasiness to school officials and parents concerned about overcrowding in the district's high schools. School officials want the matter resolved quickly; they fear a delay will stall construction plans for the high school, which is to be on Carranza Road.
October 26, 1997 |
On Nov. 4, residents of this rural Pine Barrens municipality will be asked to vote on whether to increase the Township Committee from three members to five. Ever since Tabernacle was incorporated, in 1901, three residents have served on the township's governing body. In the last decade, however, there have been several petition drives to expand the committee, Township Administrator Suzanne Veitengruber said. The ballot question would be binding, should voters approve it. It would require that in the November 1998 election, one person would be elected to a one-year seat, one to a two-year seat, and a third to a three-year seat.