Weekly Roundup: 99-year-old Voorhees resident reflects on life, Eastern hosts multicultural night

Check out what made headlines this week.

Obituary: Harry Valentin

Valentin was a Sept. 11 first responder and patient at PowerBack Voorhees. He was a 30-year veteran of the New York Police Department and retired as a First Grade Detective. As 911 first responder, Valentin was diagnosed with glioblastoma multiforme because of his exposure to the toxins at Ground Zero. Last week, services were held in his honor.

Sun Editorial: The most solemn of the military holidays deserves its own day.

“If you think Memorial Day should be focused on the men and women who died serving this country, you’d be right.”

Food for thought: Eastern students share an international meal.

Eastern’s Cultural Diversity Dinner/ Karaoke night exposed students got students chewing on the idea of diversity. Considering the racial tension in today’s world, the club is a place to stress what makes everyone the same while also celebrating what makes them different.

99-year-old teacher and reverend reflects on life and new love of painting

Lions Gate resident Donald Fletcher, a former Presbyterian reverend and Cherry Hill teacher, has artwork displayed at the Arts on the Boulevard Spring exhibit.

Reminder: several polling places will be changing in upcoming primary.

The voting locations that will be in effect can be viewed at the Voorhees Township website www.voorheesnj.com. Check the website for any updates that may affect you.