Check out this past week’s biggest stories in Palmyra.
Palmyra Panthers Football looking for bounce back season in 2017
Every team suffers growing pains at one point or another; it’s just part of the game. The Palmyra High School Panthers football team had its growing pains in 2016, finishing 4–6 and missing the NJSIAA playoffs. After going 19–4 the two seasons prior, the Panthers were hit hard by graduation. This is a new year however, and Palmyra has virtually everybody back from last year’s team. “We’re just trying to reiterate to the guys taking one game at a time,” Palmyra head coach Jack Geisel said. “We’ve added in some new wrinkles this year, but haven’t really changed much on either side of the ball.”
Adult Art Class at Riverton Free Library on Sept. 14 & 28
Looking to show your creative side? Are you a diehard fan of painting or just trying it out for the first time? Join the Riverton Free Library on September 14 & 28 for a two-part Adult Art Class! Starting at 6:30 p.m., attendees will learn how to paint mosaics! Adults and seniors are invited to attend this event, and registration is required. Registration can be completed at http://www.bcls.lib.nj.us/calendar/adult-art-class-28.
Opioid Overdose Recovery Program in Burlington County
Burlington County Freeholder Linda Hughes announced on Aug. 30 that in response to the opioid epidemic that has devastated thousands of families across our nation, Oaks Integrated Care of Mount Holly, New Jersey will administer the Opioid Overdose Recovery Program (OORP) in Burlington County to help combat this crisis. The program, projected to start in October, is part of a state-wide effort to engage and support survivors reversed from an opioid overdose, explore recovery pathways and link them to treatment programs. “Bringing recovery specialists and the Opioid Overdose Recovery Program to Burlington County is an important step in addressing this epidemic plaguing our communities. We, along with Oaks, understand that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. We are confident that if we continue to take action and come together, we can truly make a difference and save lives,” said Freeholder Hughes.