Careme’s reopens, Cruisin’ MainStreet planned

Georgann Dolfay

Table of Contents Atlantic Cape Community College announces reopening of Careme’sKathedral Event Center presents Beatlemania AgainVisit Hammonton for Cruisin’ MainStreetConstitution Day lecture to focus on the history of Anti-Asian hateKnights of Columbus hosts Italian FestivalDowntown Hammonton celebrates Third Thursday with FiestaGet ready to laugh! Comedy nights return to Eagle TheatreShredder […]

Atlantic Cape Community College announces reopening of Careme’s

MAYS LANDING – Atlantic Cape Community College’s high-end and affordable, student-run restaurant Careme’s reopened for lunch on Sept. 13.

Careme’s will be open for lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Dinner service will begin on Nov. 3. Lunch and dinner service will run through Dec. 14.

The 80-seat restaurant will also be available for catered lunch and dinner events throughout the semester.

“By the customers’ participation, they’re supporting a great service to the community,” said Chef Tim O’Donnell, director, Academy of Culinary Arts and Hospitality.

The restaurant teaches the students all the skills required to run a restaurant. Each shift, about five students work the kitchen while another five serve tables. 

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“All the menu items are cooked by and served by culinary students working on their associate’s degrees in culinary arts or baking and pastry,” Chef educator Joe Sheridan explained. “They take the foundational skills they learn in their lab classes and they put them into practice in an actual restaurant that’s open to the public.”

Denise Coulter, Dean of Professional and Liberal Studies, who oversees the Academy of Culinary Arts, said customers should expect high-quality products and top-notch service because of the dedication of students to their future careers. 

Funds collected through menu prices and gratuities go toward supporting ACA students through scholarships.

Reservations are accepted, but not required.

For reservations, call (609) 343-4940 and leave a message or email caremes@atlantic.edu. All reservation requests are returned within 24 hours.

For information about Careme’s or the ACA, visit www.atlantic.edu/aca.   

Kathedral Event Center presents Beatlemania Again

HAMMONTON – Kathedral Event Center will present Beatlemania Again at 8 p.m. Sept. 17.

Beatlemania Again relives the music, magic and mania of The Beatles live on stage. The show chronologically traces The Beatles’ career from their debut on the Ed Sullivan Show in 1964, to their psychedelic era and the release of the Sgt. Pepper album, to their last live concert on the rooftop of Apple Records in 1969.

Tickets are $29 to $49.

The center is 499 South Egg Harbor Road.

For tickets or information, call (856) 685-6664 or visit www.kathedral.com. 

Visit Hammonton for Cruisin’ MainStreet

HAMMONTON – Downtown Hammonton will host Cruisin’ MainStreet from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sept. 17. 

The event will feature contests, ‘50s music, food and 100s of classic cars on display in the downtown.

The rain date is Sept. 18.

For information, visit www.downtownhammonton.com. 

Constitution Day lecture to focus on the history of Anti-Asian hate

GALLOWAY – The treatment of Asian-Americans will be the topic of Stockton University’s annual Constitution Day lecture at 6 p.m. Sept. 21 via Zoom.

Legal scholar and author Lorraine K. Bannai, professor emeritus at Seattle University School of Law and director emeritus of the law school’s Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality, will speak on “Anti-Asian Hate: History, Law, Culture and Coalition-Building.”

Bannai served on the legal team that successfully challenged Fred Korematsu’s World War II conviction for refusing to comply with orders that removed and incarcerated Japanese Americans from the West Coast.

The law center for which Korematsu is named carries on his legacy by engaging in research, education and advocacy to advance the causes of equal treatment and due process for all. The center has been involved in a wide range of cases including challenging the citizenship question on the U.S. census; and arguing against bias in legal proceedings, such as in the closing arguments of counsel, the striking of jurors of color, and the imposition of the death penalty.

Stockton has celebrated Constitution Day since 2006, after a federal law was passed requiring schools and universities to provide educational programs that offer a better understanding of the Constitution, which was signed by delegates to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia on Sept. 17, 1787.

This event is part of Stockton’s 50th anniversary series of events.

To register or for information, visit stockton.edu/hughes-center/constitution-day-2021.html. 

Knights of Columbus hosts Italian Festival

SMITHVILLE – Knights of Columbus Villa Marie Council #6342 Absecon and Galloway, NJ, will hold its 10th annual Italian Festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 25 at Historic Smithville at 615 E. Moss Mill Road. The rain date is Sept. 26.

The event will feature Italian music by Jim Craine and the Atlantic City All Star Band, a Bocce area, music by accordionist Carmen Vitanza – Music Unlimited, Italian food and beverages, wine tasting, American and Italian beer, Italian Folk dancing, activities for children, a vendor market with hand crafted items and imported Italian specialties, and a 50/50 raffle.

Admission and parking are free.

For information, visit www.kofcitalianfest.org or visit www.historicsmithville.com.  

Downtown Hammonton celebrates Third Thursday with Fiesta

HAMMONTON – Downtown Hammonton will celebrate Third Thursday: Fiesta from 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 16.

Celebrate the vibrant Latin culture of Hammonton with traditional Latin musicians, authentic costumes, artists, poetry readings, art exhibits and Latin food.

For information, visit https://bit.ly/3ho0u1z.  

Get ready to laugh! Comedy nights return to Eagle Theatre

HAMMONTON – Eagle Theatre will present Comedian Julia Scotti, a quarterfinalist and fan favorite on season 11 of “America’s Got Talent,” at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 24 and 25.

Tickets are $18 to $25.

The show will feature mature content. Guests must be 18 or older to attend and 21 or older to purchase and consume alcoholic beverages.

The theater’s COVID-19 guidelines include proof of vaccination or proof of negative PCR/antigen test; wearing a mask except when consuming concessions at your seat; and prescreening for COVID-19 symptoms. For details, visit www.eagletheatre.org/covid-19updates.     

The theater is at 208 Vine St., in Hammonton.

For tickets or information, call (609) 704-5012 or visit www.eagletheatre.org.     

Shredder event scheduled in Buena Vista

BUENA VISTA – Buena Vista Township Environmental Commission and Clean Communities will host its annual shredder event for residents from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 18 at the municipal building at 890 Harding Highway.

This event will offer residents an opportunity to securely destroy confidential documents and records.

Residents may also drop off small electronics including keyboards, mouses, computer towers, monitors, TVs and VCRs.

Plus, residents may safely discard old or expired prescriptions. A volunteer will place them in the prescription disposal box inside the town hall.

Masks and social distancing will be required. Residents should to stay in their vehicles while volunteers remove their boxes.

There is a limit of 3 boxes per resident or business. Empty boxes will be returned.

Newspapers, magazines, phone books, binders and accordian files will not be accepted.

For information, call the clerk’s office at (856) 697-2100, ext. 1.

Reduced and waived adoption fees during clear the shelters event

PLEASANTVILLE – Are you looking for a new pet? Consider adopting a dog or cat from the Atlantic County Animal Shelter, before Sept. 19. Adoption fees are reduced to $25 and waived for senior pets, age 7 and older, during the annual “Clear the Shelters” promotion.

The Atlantic County Animal Shelter offers canines and felines of all ages, sizes and temperaments. And on occasion pure bred dogs and cats become available for adoption.

Regular adoption fees at the shelter range from $85 for cats and kittens to $110 for dogs and puppies and include mandatory sterilization, age appropriate vaccinations, diagnostic testing, a microchip and free veterinary consultation. Canines adopted from the shelter are also provided free obedience classes.

Appointments are available from 1 to 4 p.m. daily except for Tuesdays, when appointments are available from 1 to 3 p.m.

The shelter is at 240 Old Turnpike Road.

To schedule an appointment, call (609) 485-2345.

Support AtlantiCare Foundation ‘Under the Harvest Moon’

ATLANTIC CITY – Tickets are available for the AtlantiCare Foundation’s Under the Harvest Moon 50/50 Raffle.

The drawing will be held at 8 p.m. Oct. 9 at the Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa during the Under the Harvest Moon Cocktail Party, which will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. You do not need to be present to win.

Tickets are $20 and a maximum of 2,000 will be sold.

Proceeds will be used to support AtlantiCare’s clinical, community and capital needs.

To purchase a ticket, visit https://bit.ly/2WGsshX. 

Sell your stuff at Buena Historical Society’s yard sale

BUENA VISTA – Buena Historical Society will host a rummage, garage, tag and yard sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 25 on the event grounds behind Richland Post Office, Route 40 and Main Avenue, Richland.

Spaces are available for $15. Participants must supply their own tables and chairs.

To reserve a space, mail a check for $15 payable to Buena Historical Society to P.O. Box 114, Buena, NJ 08310 or call (609) 233-3558.

Tanger Outlets hosts job fair

ATLANTIC CITY – Tanger Outlets will host a job fair for the holiday season with 13 retailers who want to fill part-time and full-time positions from noon to 2 p.m. Sept. 23, outdoors, at Plaza 100 behind valet parking.

Positions available include sales associates, floor supervisors, seasonal positions and more.

Attendees should bring a resume and be ready for on-the-spot interviews.

In case of rain, the event will be held inside Suite 110 next to Off Broadway Shoe Warehouse.

COVID-19 vaccinations available in Atlantic County

NORTHFIELD – The Atlantic County Division of Public Health is providing free COVID-19 vaccinations, for residents age 18 and older, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the first floor clinic of the Stillwater Building, 201 S. Shore Road.

Participants will have a choice of the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine or the two-dose Moderna vaccine. Appointments are not required. All participants must wear a face covering for entrance into the clinic.

“Vaccination remains the best protection against COVID-19 and its variants,” stated County Executive Dennis Levinson. “Help protect yourself, your loved ones and our communities with a free vaccination.”

Vaccinations are also offer at other sites in the county.

Appointments are available for anyone age 12 and older. Individuals younger than age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

The vaccine is provided for free to anyone with or without health insurance and regardless of immigration status.

To schedule an appointment or for information, visit https://covid19.nj.gov/pages/finder. 

WNV and EEE found in Atlantic County mosquito collections

Five recent collections of mosquito samples by the Atlantic County Office of Mosquito Control have tested positive for West Nile virus, one of which also tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis.

The samples were collected from 10th Terrace and Duerer Street in Egg Harbor City, Birch Grove Park in Northfield, and two sites in Hammonton – one at West End Avenue/Pleasant Street and another at Mill Run Drive. A collection from Holly Street in Hamilton Township tested positive for both viruses.

So far this year, a total of 10 mosquito collections at six sampling locations in the county have tested positive for West Nile virus and eight collections from six sampling locations have tested positive for EEE.

There are no reported human cases of West Nile virus or EEE in Atlantic County at this time. The New Jersey Department of Agriculture has, however, confirmed the death of two unvaccinated horses in Atlantic County that contracted EEE and had to be euthanized.

County public health and mosquito control officials are conducting mosquito surveillance, implementing additional control measures and providing educational materials to area residents and businesses.

Both viruses are transmitted by infected mosquitoes. Health officials encourage residents to reduce their risk of infection by reducing their exposure to mosquito bites.

West Nile virus is carried by infected mosquitoes and can be transmitted to birds, animals and humans. Health officials encourage residents to reduce their risk and the spread of West Nile virus by reducing their exposure to mosquito bites by following these tips:

  • Use an insect repellent whenever going outdoors. Repellents are an important tool to assist people in protecting themselves from mosquito-borne diseases. The Centers for Disease Control recommends the use of products containing active ingredients that have been registered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for use as repellents applied to skin and clothing and approved for efficacy and human safety when applied as directed. 
  • Rid properties of mosquito breeding grounds by draining standing water. Mosquitoes do not travel far from where they breed. Buckets, bird baths, flowerpots and other containers can hold water and provide an ideal environment for mosquitoes. Be sure to empty these containers regularly. 
  • Clean clogged gutters; check and repair screen doors.

For information, call (609) 645-5971 or visit www.aclink.org/publichealth.

For assistance in removing stagnant puddles or floodwater from your property, call the Office of Mosquito Control at (609) 645-5948.

COVID-19 vaccination clinic scheduled at Buena Regional High School

Buena Regional School District and AtlantiCare will partner to host a COVID-19 vaccination clinic from 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 18 at Buena Regional High School.

Students, staff and community members, ages 12 and older, are eligible for the vaccine. Individuals, ages 12 to 17, will need to have a parent or guardian present.

Appointments are not required. The clinic is for walk-in only.

A clinic to administer the second dose of the vaccine will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 9 at the school.

American Red Cross announces area blood drives

The American Red Cross Penn-Jersey Blood Services Region has issued an appeal for blood donors. All blood types are needed, but especially O positive, O negative, B negative and A negative in order to meet patient demand and prevent a blood shortage.

The following blood drives are scheduled in Atlantic County:

  • 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 15, Atlantic City Moose Lodge No. 216, 3900 W. End Ave., Atlantic City.
  • 2 to 7 p.m. Sept. 17, Central United Methodist Church, 5 Marvin Ave., Linwood.
  • 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 18, Emmaus United Methodist Church, 706 E. Moss Mill Road, Galloway.
  • 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sept. 20, Pleasantville Recreation Center, 411 Brighton Ave., Pleasantville.
  • 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 22, Church by the Bay, 244 E. White Horse Pike, Galloway.

To make an appointment, call (800) GIVE-LIFE or visit www.redcrossblood.org. 

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