Dear Community Friends,
We trust that most had a relaxing Labor Day weekend. We also realize that many were gearing-up for the beginning of the new school year, and some have already started with the hustle and bustle of kids sports and activities.
Mantua Township schools along with Clearview Middle School and High School open for students this Thursday, Sept. 7. From a township’s perspective, we prioritize student and staff safety. I’ve mentioned previously that our school district will have police officers housed on-site at each school. Our police department’s patrol division will be frequenting our schools as part of their daily patrols. Please make sure you are doing your part by obeying traffic laws especially around the schools, and please be cognizant of school buses navigating around developments. If you see anything suspicious in or around the schools, please call 911.
We wish all our Mantua and Clearview students a fantastic school year filled with growth, learning and opportunities for each to shine.
We’re planning ahead for next year with our senior citizen services and we have some exciting news for our Mantua senior friends. Now that our community center is on E. Mercer Avenue is fully operational and renovations are complete, we have plans on bringing back our 6 p.m. monthly dinners for the entire 2024 calendar year. Below is a list of the six dinners we have scheduled for the community center next year:
- Tuesday, March 26, 2024
- Tuesday, May 28, 2024
- Tuesday, July 23, 2024
- Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2024
- Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2024
- Tuesday, October 22, 2024
To compliment our community center dinners, we will be scheduling the following additional dinners for our seniors:
- Tuesday, April 23, 2024 at Peking Buffet (Glassboro)
- Tuesday, June 25, 2024 at Empire Diner (Brooklawn)
- Thursday, Nov. 14, 2024 at Empire Diner (Brooklawn)
Please note that we have a Senior Dinner scheduled this year for Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2023 at 6 p.m. at our community center.
To receive regular mailings about senior activities or to place a reservation for our senior dinners, please contact Pam in the clerk’s office at (856) 468-1500, ex. 113. For additional information about all our senior citizen services please go to https://mantuatownship.com/community/senior-citizens-programs/.
The Mantua Township Historic Commission (MTHC) is participating in the Wenonah Cemetery Tour scheduled for Oct. 14. The Historic Commission is also sponsoring Fall cemetery tours of five burial places in Mantua Township. This event is scheduled for Oct. 21 with a rain date of Oct. 28. The Historical Museum and Library are open to the public on the first and third Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon or by appointment. The MTHC Quarterly Bulletin – Fall 2023 Issue is available now and can be sent to you via electronic mail. For further information regarding the MTHC Bulletin and upcoming events and activities please contact Chairman Jeff Gellenthin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Committeeman John Legge is liaison to the Mantua Township Veterans Commission and would like to remind everyone of the Mantua VFW Post 7679 annual “5K & 1 Mile Running for Vets” on Sunday, Oct. 1 at Chestnut Branch Park. To learn more, and to register and donate please go to https://runsignup.com/Race/NJ/Mantua/MantuaVFW5KRunningforVets.
Upcoming Township Meetings and Events:
- Patriot Day Ceremony is scheduled for this coming Monday, Sept. 11 at 8:30 a.m. at the Place of Reflection at Chestnut Branch Park.
- The next Township Committee Meeting is Monday, Sept. 11 at 6:00 p.m. at the Township Building.
- Bonsal Blues Band Concert is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 13 at 7:00 pm at McCarson Park (Rain or Shine – Rain will move the concert inside at Community Center).
- Saturday, Sept. 16 there will be a shredding event at the township administration building parking lot between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m.
- Saturday, Sept. 16 is the next Convenience Center Drop Off at our Public Works facility between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
On behalf of Deputy Mayor Pete Scirrotto, myself and the entire township committee – we look forward to continuing our service with honesty, integrity and trustful leadership.
Mayor Robert T. Zimmerman, MAS