Weekly Roundup: Photographers wanted, school upgrades, prostate cancer run

Catch up on what happened this week in Shamong.

Pinelands Preservation Alliance is seeking photographers

Photo taken by Barry Nealis.

The Pinelands Preservation Alliance and a volunteer committee composed of professional and amateur photographers will host their annual juried photography exhibit focused on the Pinelands National Reserve. The exhibit will hang in PPA’s newly renovated barn at its headquarters in Southampton from Nov. 3 to Dec. 7. The deadline for submissions is Sept. 14. An opening reception will be held Nov. 3 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

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A new school year introduces improvements for Indian Mills Schools

Business administrator/board secretary Laura Archer and superintendent Christine Vespe are pictured at the main entrance of Indian Mills Memorial School on Aug. 28.

A new school year introduces new improvements for Indian Mills School and Indian Mills Memorial School.

Students will have a smooth entrance into the next grade as the school year approaches, due to sidewalk repairs at both schools.

In addition, the middle school gymnasium underwent a full renovation of flooring upgrades, new paint, new padding to the walls and a switch from manual to electric bleachers — creating a safe environment for students to stay active.

As far as curriculum changes, there will be a new math program called “GO Math!” by Houghton Mifflin that will be implemented for grades K-6.

The full story can be found at https://shamongsun.com/a-new-school-year-introduces-improvements-for-indian-mills-schools-4b1799222fa8

ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk will take place on Nov. 4

All community members are invited to run toward a cure to prostate cancer at the 12th annual ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk.

This year, ZERO will host its first event in Shamong — to represent its South Jersey event. It will be held at Valenzano Winery, located at 1090 Route 206 in Shamong, on Sunday, Nov. 4, at 9 a.m.

ZERO has partnered with Delaware Valley Urology to host the event, which features a 5K run/walk, one-mile walk, Kids’ Superhero Dash for Dad and virtual Snooze for Dudes program.

The full story can be found at https://shamongsun.com/zero-prostate-cancer-run-walk-will-take-place-on-nov-4-b21a655df2b2

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