Weekly Roundup: Haddonfield residents talk about gun violence and Historical Society top this week’s stories
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Haddonfield residents gather to talk about gun violence
Borough Hall was filled with residents last Thursday who were eager to discuss an issue that has found its way into schools across the country. The Haddonfield Human Relations Commission hosted a panel of experts willing to shine light on one of today’s most relevant topics: gun violence. “It is plaguing our schools, communities, neighborhoods and cities,” moderator Johnathan Maxson said. “Hopefully tonight by listening to multiple perspectives … residents can feel reassured.” At the meeting, experts in their fields were chosen to offer information.
Camden County Summer Concert Series kicks off June 6
Continuing a more than 25-year tradition, the ambience of a South Jersey summer will soon be set to the sounds of string bands, Broadway and more. Camden County is kicking off its annual summer concert series on June 6. The free outdoor performances feature the music of many genres from talent discovered around the area. From rising stars to Grammy Award-nominated artists, the lineup will serve as the soundtrack of the summer. The genesis behind the shows dates back nearly a quarter century.
Historical Society is one step closer to achieving goal of a new archive center
The Haddonfield Historical Society is one step closer to achieving its goal of building a new archive center due to a creative and unexpected initiative. The journey to build a new archive center began about two years ago when the Historical Society set out to raise $900,000 to restore the Mickle House to the original 18th century aesthetic. In November, the society reached two-thirds of its goal and is now 75 percent complete in making the new archive center a reality. With the help of an anonymous donor and longtime Haddonfield resident and Historical Society volunteer Pat Lennon, the Historical Society can now see the light at the end of the tunnel.