Weekly Roundup: Paws Discovery Farm reopens, BOE honors Parade of Artists volunteers

Mt. Laurel Council also held its latest meeting at the MUA building to bring the meeting closer to those in a different part of town.

This week Paws Discovery Farm reopened its doors to the public, Mt. Laurel Council took its council meeting on the road and the Mt. Laurel BOE honored volunteers for its Parade of Artists art-appreciation program. Catch up on the week that was with the weekly roundup.

Paws Discovery Farm opens to public after months of renovations and improvements

Paws graphic designer Frankie Rowles spends some time with pot-bellied pig Chapman.

It’s a new beginning at Paws Discovery Farm, formerly known for decades by locals as PAWS Farm Nature Center. After several months of renovations from Garden State Discovery Museum, the new manager of the facility, Paws officially reopened to the public on March 1, just in time for time for the upcoming spring season.

Mt. Laurel Council takes meeting ‘on the road’ with change in venue for latest council meeting

Mt. Laurel Township Council tried something new with its meeting last week by taking it “on the road.” Rather than hold the meeting in council’s regular meeting place in the courtroom at the township municipal complex on Mt. Laurel Road, council held the meeting at the Mt. Laurel Municipal Utilities Authority building on Elbo Lane.

Mt. Laurel Board of Education honors volunteers for Parade of Artists art-appreciation program

Bob Kaufman, front left, speaks about the Parade of Artists art-appreciation program at the Feb. 28 meeting of the Mt. Laurel Board of Education. Kaufman volunteers for the program to help Mt. Laurel students learn to appreciate art.

The Mt. Laurel Board of Education took some time at its meeting last week to honor a group of volunteers who spend months every year developing the yearly Parade of Artists art-appreciation program for students. The program allows a group of volunteers to visit Mt. Laurel’s students for presentations and discussions on great pieces of art.

Taste of Mt. Laurel set for March 16 at Harrington Middle School

This year’s Taste of Mt. Laurel will take place on Thursday, March 16 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Harrington Middle School, 514 Mt. Laurel Road. The township is asking residents to bring their appetites to this free community event where residents can join together for a wide array of samples, signature dishes and more from local restaurants. Check here for more information and a list of restaurants already scheduled for the event.

Investors Foundation provides additional funding to Mt. Laurel Parks

Investors Bank assistant vice president/Mt. Laurel Branch manager Pedro Figueroa (far right) recently presented the second of two checks totaling $25,000 to Mt. Laurel Mayor Dennis Riley (center) and deputy mayor Richard Van Noord for the construction of a concession stand and new bathrooms at Memorial Field. The grant was provided over a two-year period.

A new concession stand and restrooms at Memorial Park are closer to reality in Mt Laurel, thanks in part to the presentation of the second of two payments of a grant from the Investors Foundation, totaling $25,000. Mt. Laurel Township applied for the grants from the Investors Foundation, which supports non-profit organizations that enrich the diverse communities served by Investors Bank.