Weekly Roundup: Moorestown Doctor, Barbara Rich top this week’s stories

Catch up on the biggest stories in Moorestown this week.

Dr. David Condoluci has been awarded for his years of service, and Barbara Rich is getting special recognition from Moorestown Township Council. Catch up on everything from the past week in the Weekly Roundup.

Moorestown doctor recognized for his service, passion for healing

At a time when many doctors were afraid to treat patients with HIV, Dr. David Condoluci wanted to help.

“There was a lot of fear,” Condoluci said. “My values were there. There was a need, and I had a passion for trying to serve this group, and I really loved doing it.”

The New Jersey Hospital Association has taken notice of Condoluci’s unfailing desire to give back by awarding him its Distinguished Service Award at its 100th annual meeting. The award is given to health-care leaders who “demonstrate strength, integrity, professionalism and a relentless commitment to a New Jersey-based hospital or health system.

Rich recognized for her trailblazing environmental protection efforts

Blink and you might miss it, but along Creek Road in Moorestown is an unassuming open space known as “The Little Woods on the Rancocas.” With shrubbery and trees lining the small path, the space might not look like much to those speeding by, but follow the path a ways and you’ll find an unexpected 11-acre open space that opens up to a priceless view of the Rancocas River.

Unassuming might also be a fitting a description for the open space’s new namesake. As of February, the space will be renamed “Barbara Rich’s Little Woods.” Small in stature and exceedingly modest, Rich doesn’t like to call attention to herself, but that hasn’t helped her escape notice from the Moorestown Council, which is honoring her for her stewardship of Moorestown’s open spaces.