Weekly Roundup: Mt. Laurel resident now age 110, police K-9’s get certified in narcotics detection

The Mt. Laurel MUA also says Hartford Road will be closed between Route 38 and Union Mill Road until further notice.

Mt. Laurel resident Sun Choe recently turned 110 years old. The Laurel Brook Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center where she lived helped celebrate.

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Mt. Laurel Police Department K-9 unit achieves national certification in narcotics detection

Cpl. Chris O’Prandy of the Mt. Laurel Police Department in 2015 as he trains with Gunner, who was a then 8-month-old German Shepherd. Gunner eventually became the department’s first police K-9 since 2001.

The following information is on file with the Mt. Laurel Township Police Department:

The Mt. Laurel Township Police Department has announced that its K-9 unit has achieved national certification in narcotics detection from the United States Police Canine Association (USPCA). Cpl. Chris O’Prandy and K-9 Gunner, as well as Officer Wilmer Santiago and K-9 Nina, participated in the USPCA National Detector Dog Trials at Stockton University from May 20 through May 23.

Mt. Laurel resident celebrates 110th birthday at local healthcare center

Mt. Laurel resident Sun Choe recently turned 110 years old. The Laurel Brook Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center where she lived helped celebrate.

The year 1908 saw the birth of Sun Choe, Mt. Laurel’s newest supercentenarian. Born May 28, 1908, in what is now South Korea, Choe publicly celebrated her 110th birthday a few days early this year on May 24 when the Laurel Brook Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center hosted a special party to honor her long and healthy life.

Mt. Laurel MUA: ‘Hartford Road closed between Route 38 and Union Mill Road until further notice’

The following information comes from the Mt. Laurel Municipal Utilities Authority

Officials with the Mt. Laurel Municipal Utilities Authority have announced that Hartford Road will be closed between Route 38 and Union Mill Road until further notice. According to officials, problems with some system valves at a nearby sewage pump station caused another leak on the old sanitary sewer pipe in Hartford Road.

Burlington County promotes Saturday farmers markets at Burlington County Agricultural Center

With spring in full swing and summer right around the corner, the Burlington County Board of Chosen Freeholders is encouraging residents to shop local this summer for Jersey Fresh fruits and vegetables. Burlington County Freeholder Deputy Director Linda Hughes has announced that weekly Farmers Markets are back for a new season, to be held every Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. from now through October at the Burlington County Agricultural Center in Moorestown.

Lenape Regional High School District Teacher of the Year receives Princeton University award

Christene Willitts, a special education teacher at Lenape High School, is one of four secondary school teachers awarded this year by Princeton University’s Program in Teacher Preparation. According to district officials, this annual selection recognizes the accomplishments of public and private school teachers throughout the state.