Weekly Roundup: Relay for Life, local doctor top this week’s stories

Catch up on the biggest stories in Moorestown this week.

Moorestown Friends School hosted Grandparents’ Day on Friday, May 11. Bill Henry (left) and Chris Henry (right) hold hands with their granddaughter Vivienne Lundren (center) as she skips to her classroom.

Relay for Life has set their biggest fundraising goal to date, and a local doctor is helping to heal the blind. Catch up on everything from the past week in the Weekly Roundup.

Relay for Life sets highest fundraising goal to date

Last year, Relay for Life Moorestown raised approximately $65,000, and over the last three years, the event has raised more than $160,000. Now a senior, Allison Schurr and Caroline McCoy have set their highest fundraising goal yet, aiming to reach $75,000 on Friday, June 8, when participants take to the track at Moorestown High School.

Miracle Man: Local doctor heals the blind

Photo courtesy of Great Kindermann

In one week, Dr. Reed Kindermann and his team can transform more than 400 lives taking the nearly blind and giving them the gift of sight. On a typical week, the longtime Moorestown resident tends to South Jersey residents’ eyes at his Cherry Hill-based office, but at least once a year, Kindermann and his wife Greta journey to Haiti or Namibia with Surgical Eye Experts International to perform life-changing surgeries.SEE is a nonprofit organization that sends eye surgeons to developing countries around the world to provide medical and educational services.

Affordable housing ordinance sparks debate at council meeting

Moorestown Township Council fielded questions well into the evening last Monday with public comments coming to a close at nearly 11 p.m. on an ordinance rezoning 160 W. Route 38 as an affordable, multifamily district. While the ordinance was adopted on second reading, it was met with much opposition from members of the public in attendance as well as Councilwoman Lisa Petriello, who, despite voting in favor of the ordinance on first reading, voted against the ordinance.The standing-room-only meeting was filled with residents whose homes border 160 W. Route 38 — colloquially known as the Pennrose property.

Moorestown Friends School hosted Grandparents’ Day on Friday, May 11. The preschool/prekindergarten students showed off their classrooms and introduced their grandparents to their teachers.