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Weekly Roundup

Catch up on the week that was in Moorestown in the Weekly Roundup.

Three Moorestown Robotics Club Teams will advance to Regional Finals

The club has set itself up for success, as three teams advance to the South Jersey to Regional Championships at Rowan University on Saturday, Feb. 25.

Moorestown crime rate decreases in 2016

The crime rate within Moorestown fell 4.4 percent last year. Although instances of criminal activity have decreased within town, according to the Unified Crime Report, the Moorestown Police Department has no plans to reduce its dedicated and comprehensive law enforcement efforts.

Burlington County Library Friends of the Library book/media sale starts Feb. 23

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Book lovers can drop by the Burlington County Library from Feb. 23 to Feb. 26 to stock up on some used books, DVDs, CDs, and more during the Friends of the Library’s first book/media sale of the year.

Broken pencils unite family through art

A year ago, Moorestown resident Amy Barton began finding broken pencils in the pant pockets of her son, Luke, who was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome in 2016, while doing his laundry. As these lead-filled discoveries continued, Barton began to collect the snapped pencils and soon found artistic inspiration from them.

Burlington County Sheriff accepting applications for ‘Senior Home Security Program’

Burlington County Sheriff Jean Stanfield has announced that her department is now once again accepting applications to provide seniors free home security surveys and modifications.

Moorestown Council approves Tree Committee’s Arbor Day Request

The Moorestown Tree Committee requested and received approval from Town Council to host its Arbor Day event on Friday, April 28 on the grassy circle that is located in the parking lot across from the Moorestown Library.

Moorestown Rotary hosts Cathedral Kitchen

Recently, the Moorestown Breakfast Rotary Club hosted Alexandra Wills, director of the Cathedral Kitchen (CK), which is located in Camden. The CK provides nutritious meals for impoverished residents of Camden. The Moorestown Breakfast Rotary Club has been a supporting organization for several years.

Moorestown Quakes win Big Bear Tournament

Over the Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, from Saturday, Jan. 14 to Monday, Jan. 16, the Moorestown Quakes and several area all-stars won the Big Bear hockey tournament held in Hatfield, Pa., with a thrilling 3–2 overtime victory in the championship game.

Rotary Lunch Club’s Kawempe Sewing Project tailors workshops in Uganda

Moorestown Rotary Lunch Club’s Kawempe Sewing Project is up and running in Uganda with a class of 14 trainees that includes two young men. The tailoring skills they learn in the 10-week workshop will help these patients of Kawempe Home Care (most of whom suffer from HIV/AIDS) provide food, clothing and school fees for their families.

Burlington County Library System set to celebrate Black History Month with multiple programs

The Burlington County Library System has planned a series of special February events in honor of Black History Month, including poetry and book discussions, movies and more.

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