Here's What's Happening February 22, 2023

Welcoming All About Glass - Our Newest Member


Welcoming Pilesgrove-Woodstown Historical Society - Our Newest Member


Members First of NJ Federal Credit Union


March 4 Hearts4Hounds Designer Bag Bingo


February 28 - The Salem Health and Wellness Foundation Recognizes Black History Month Examining the Topic of Spirituality and Healing. 


In recognition of Black History Month, the Salem Health and Wellness Foundation is sponsoring a virtual forum with two highly regarded colleagues. On February 28th at 12 noon, we will be joined by Reverend Darrell Armstrong, Pastor of the Shiloh Baptist Church in Trenton, and Reverend Awood A. Jones, Pastor Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Salem City to discuss “The Role of Spirituality In Healing The Body, Mind and Soul In The Black Community”.  


The Salem Health and Wellness Foundation is committed to the improvement of health and well-being outcomes for the residents of Salem County. For 20 years, the Foundation has supported a wide array of projects and organizations that share our goals. In that time, we have come to learn that health and healing takes many forms. We believe that for those whose lives are disproportionately impacted by poverty and race, that illness and recovery comes in many forms. The healing process must take into account a multitude of possibilities. 


Over the past four hundred years in America, spirituality has been a critical bedrock of support and strength for Black people, especially as a healing factor. The faith community and its leaders have been the source of solace and affirmation, hope and comfort, safety, and stability--- essential components of holistic health. This virtual conversation will feature two highly seasoned and community-connected faith leaders to discuss this in more detail. Both men are well regarded locally and nationally for their service and effectiveness within the communities in which they preach. Though Reverends Armstrong and Jones lead religious communities within a denomination, they will approach this topic from the broad perspective of spirituality, not a particular religious orientation or belief system. They will spend the time discussing the role of spirituality in relation to both physical and behavioral health.   


The session will begin on February 28th at 12 noon and will conclude at 1:15pm. There will be time built in for your questions and comments. The event is free and sponsored by the Foundation. We encourage you to register as soon as possible since there will be a limit on virtual attendance. Please RSVP to 

 You are also welcome to share this invitation with others.


We look forward to seeing you online for this important conversation.


My best,


Paul DiLorenzo

Executive Director

Salem Health and Wellness Foundation

SCC Seeks Nominations for Distinguished Alumni


The Salem Community College Foundation and the SCC Alumni Association seek nominations of distinguished alumni for the annual recognition program.   


The nomination letter must explain the individual’s professional achievements and community service contributions. The nominee’s current resume must be included. Graduates of Salem Community College and its predecessor, Salem County Technical Institute, are eligible. 


Previous honorees (along with the year recognized) are Brooke M. Alston (2011); Bessie (BJ) Ayars (2019); Ida Bowen (2017); Erin L. Boyle (2014); Sharron Sparks Boyle (2004); Dennis Briening (2016); Pam Chew (2018); Dr. Edith Corbin (2005); Dr. Joseph Curione (2021); Elaine Dunner (2015); Dr. Jacob C. Farbman (2006); Gilda T. Gill (2001); Charles Hassler (2022); Mary Ellen Hassler (2017); Ralph Homan (1999); Theresa L. Howarth (2012); Jennifer Jones (2020); Sue Ann Leighty (2008); Michael M. Mulligan, Esq. (2001); Barbara E. Nixon (2009); H. Joan Pennington, Esq. (1999); R. Matthew Richards (2013); Thomas S. Shaw (1999); David Sparks (2000); Paul J. Stankard (1999); Regina Strand (2017); Carol B. Tighe (2000); Gregory T. Wright (2007); and William D. Yeldell, Jr. (2010).   


By Monday, February 27, nominators should send a one-page letter with the nominee’s current resume to Distinguished Alumni, c/o SCC Foundation, 460 Hollywood Avenue, Carneys Point, NJ 08069.  Nominations also may be e-mailed to For more information, use that same email address.  


The Distinguished Alumni Award recipient will be honored this spring.


Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cumberland and Salem Countys is Hiring


Please click on the link below for the application:


February Events at Farmers & Bankers Brewing


March 16 SCVTS Education Foundation Holds Scholarship Fundraising Event

March 16th SCVTS Educational Foundation to Hold Donor Recognition and Scholarship Fundraising Event at Maria’s by DiPaolo’s

The SCVTS Educational Foundation will honor and recognize the sponsors who continued to support their scholarship fundraising efforts throughout the pandemic and beyond as well as continue to raise money for student scholarships.  The event happens on Thursday, March 16 at Maria’s by DiPaolo’s at 5:00 p.m. The business-casual event will feature an hour-long social hour and a buffet dinner catered by DiPaolo’s. Alumni of the school as well as current students will share how your contributions are making and impact in their lives. Come share in the experiences of these young people.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available. For more information, contact Bonnie Baker at 856-769-0101, ext. 5391 or To purchase online tickets at $50 each, visit The deadline is March 8.

February 26 First Presbyterian Church of Salem Celebrates Black History Month with Special Music

February 26, 2023 at 3:00p.m. Celebrating Black History Month Special Music, Featuring Julie-Ann Whitely Green, Soprano and Joseph Krupa, on Piano.

All are welcome to join for this free concert.

First Presbyterian Church of Salem

88 Market Street

Salem, NJ  08079

Turbo Steve at Farmers & Bankers Brewing

March 9 Business After Hours Networking Hosted by The Blue Moon Theatre

March 11 St Patrick's Day & Easter Open House at Heart Felt Designs Country Shop

Saturday, March 11th 10am - 5pm

Heart Felt Designs Country Shop

24 S. Railroad Avenue

Pedricktown, NJ 08067

Pick a Shamrock or Egg - Get a Discount!

Door Prizes & Refreshments

March 18 SCIA Document Shredding Event

9am - Noon

Salem County Improvement Authority's

2023 Document Shredding Event

3 box limit per person

286 Welchville Road

Alloway, NJ 08001

March 30 Annual State of the County Luncheon

Please RSVP by March 20 to 856-351-2245 or to

You may also make payment with your reservation at:

March 31 Virtual Business Education Workshop: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: The Subtle Bias

How does subtle bias impact our workplace, including hiring decisions? We may be unaware that it’s even an issue. But subtle bias may be doing more harm than we realize. 

Christa Newsome, Enterprise Culture Manager for PSEG, will lead our discussion. 

Sponsored by Atlantic City Electric, PSEG Nuclear & Salem Community College, the virtual workshop is presented by the Chamber’s Business Education Committee.  

For the session Zoom login and passcode please email

Red Cross Blood Donation Update

Tuesday February 28 2 - 7 p.m. at Sharptown United Methodist Church, 3 Chapel Street, Pilesgrove 08098


Friday March 3 8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. at the Penns Grove Masonic Lodge, 330 Georgetown Road, Carneys Point 08069


Thursday March 9 2 - 7 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 117 South Main Street, Woodstown 08098


Tuesday March 14 1 - 6 p.m. at VFW Post 253, 20 Phillip Drive, Salem 08079


Tuesday March 14 12 - 5 p.m. at The Grove at Centerton, 1022 Almond Road, Elmer 08318


Thursday March 30 2:30 - 7:30 p.m. at the Catholic Community of the Holy Spirit, 2 Lamplighter Drive, Woodstown 08098


March is Red Cross Month! To learn more about how the American Red Cross delivers services in New Jersey, check out: New Jersey Region

New Listing from The Pino Agency

March 15 Dine to Donate for Bo Lends a Paw Pet Pantry

March 18, 2023 Save The Date - Habitat for Humanity's Pocketbook Bingo

March 24 Ralston Law Estate Planning

Please join Ralston Law in a Boards & Estate Planning event on March 24, 2023 at 7pm. Materials cost $35. However, if you use discount code Misty15 — Ralston Law will pay for $15.00 and you will only pay $20.00

Refreshments will be provided. All attendees will also be entered into a drawing for a free gift. 

April 15 - Save the Date Salem County NAACP Annual Awards Banquet

The Salem County NAACP Unit 2105 invites you to attend the Annual Awards Banquet.

Saturday, April 15, 2023


at Maria's Banquet Hall

72 Virginia Avenue

Carneys Point, NJ 08069

Event pricing will be ready soon. To purchase tickets contact:

Nelson Carneys, President at 856-899-0738 or

Ina Jetter, Vice President at 302-442-3146

April 15 - SCIA's Household Hazardous Waste Days

8am - noon

286 Welchville Road

Alloway, NJ 08001

May 20 SCVTS Car Show & Walk For Special Needs

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