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Straight… to Treatment

Those who are struggling with substance abuse and have been thinking about seeking help can do so at the Washington Township Police Department on Mondays from noon to 2 p.m.

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The program is available to everybody, regardless of residence. No appointment or insurance necessary. For more information please visit www.straighttotreatment.com

Nov. 8-15

Happenings at the Margaret E. Heggan Free Public Library at 606 Delsea Dr., Sewell. For more information about the listed events call 856-589-3334 or email info@hegganlibrary.org.

Nov. 8 – 10:15 a.m. – Babies Boogie.

Nov. 8 – 11 a.m. – Preschool Storytime.

Nov. 8 – 11:30 a.m. – Wiggle Worms.

Nov. 8 – 4 p.m. – Homeschool, Private School, GCIT and Make up Open House.

Nov. 8 – 6:30 p.m. – Grossology.

Nov. 9 – 10:15 p.m. – Babies Boogie.

Nov. 9 – 11 a.m. – Music and Motion.

Nov. 9 – 1:30 p.m. – Preschool Grossology.

Nov. 9 – 2 p.m. – Jigsaw Puzzle Club.

Nov. 9 – 4 p.m. – Game Time for Teens and Tweens.

Nov. 11 – Library closed for Veteran’s Day.

Nov. 12 – 10 a.m. – Steam on the Go: DIY Board game.

Nov. 12 – 2 p.m. – Family Movie Afternoon.

Nov. 13 – 10:15 a.m. – Mother Goose on the Loose.

Nov. 13 – 11 a.m. – Music and Motion.

Nov. 14 – 10:15 a.m. – Mother Goose on the Loose.

Nov. 14 – 11 a.m. – Wiggle Worms.

Nov. 14 – 1:30 p.m. – Preschool Storytime.

Nov. 14 – 4 p.m. – TAB meeting.

Nov. 14 – 4:30 p.m. – Teen Writing Club.

Nov. 14 – 6:30 p.m. – New Jersey Writer Resource Group.

Nov. 15 – 10:15 a.m. – Babies Boogie.

Nov. 15 – 11 a.m. – Preschool Storytime.

Nov. 15 – 11:30 a.m. – Wiggle Worms.

Nov. 15 – 5 p.m. – Library Board of Trustees.

Important library news: Library officials are beginning their strategic planning process and they would like input from Washington Township residents on library services. Visit www.hegganlibrary.org to compete the survey.

Happenings around Gloucester County

Nov. 8, 15 – 1-3 p.m. – Adult Vaccine Clinic at the Gloucester County Health Department, 204 E. Holly Ave., Sewell. By appointment only.

Nov. 8, 15 – 3-4:30 p.m. – STD/TB Clinic at the Gloucester County Health Department, 204 E. Holly Ave., Sewell.

Nov. 9, 14 – 8:30-11:30 a.m. – Child Vaccine Clinic at Gloucester County Health Department, 204 E. Holly Ave., Sewell. By appointment only.

Nov. 9, 16 – 4-5 p.m. – HIV testing at the Gloucester County Health Department, 204 E. Holly Ave., Sewell.

Nov. 13 – 9-11 a.m. – PPD Placements, Gloucester County Health Department, 204 E. Holly Ave., Sewell.

Friday, Nov. 10

Municipal building closed for Veteran’s Day.

Saturday, Nov. 11

Veteran’s Day ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. at Franklin Atkinson Memorial park next to the Washington Township Police Department. Thee Washington Township Policemen Benevolent Association 318 will host a barbecue after the ceremony, 1 McClure Drive.

Environmental Commission will hold a nature trail walk from 10 a.m. to noon at Washington Lake Park. Meet at Parking Lot A, near the tennis courts at the Hurffville-Cross Keys Road entrance.

Third Wednesday

The Washington Township Public Schools will continue its partnership with the Food Bank of South Jersey to stage a mobile food pantry behind the 9/10 wing of Washington Township High School off the Ganttown Road entrance from 8:30-10:30 a.m. on the third Wednesday of every month. Next distribution date is Nov. 15.

No Shave Movember

The Washington Township Police Department is partnering again with its Policemen’s Benevolent Association (PBA) for Movember fundraising. Officers will be permitted to grow moustaches and beards during the month of November to raise awareness of men’s health issues, such as prostate cancer and men’s suicide. They are doubling down their efforts to include December. Last year, the officers and PBA 318 raised close to $4,000.

This years PBA fundraising proceeds will stay local and go to THE UNFORGOTTEN HAVEN in Blackwood. They do tremendous work 365 days a year feeding the homeless, helping the less fortunate, providing Veterans shelter, Thanksgiving meals, Christmas toys for children, clothing for those in needs and much more. Members will update beard progress and awards will be presented for the best Platoon of mustaches and beards, best beard and best mustache. Anyone wishing to donate can write a check to PBA 318 and note “Movember.” Checks can be mailed or dropped off at Police headquarters, 1 McClure Drive Sewell, NJ 08080.


The Washington Saves Lives Program is available for residents to use seven days a week between the hours 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. for a free ride from any bar or restaurant located within the township to their home. If you or if you know someone that may benefit from this program, please download the Uber application and use it during the designated hours.

The Washington Township Fire Department is accepting applications for volunteer firefighter. Become part of a progressive organization with the most up-to-date firefighting and rescue technology in the area. Whether you are responding to the Firehouse from home or staffing a station with fellow Firefighters, your help is needed.

If interested in becoming a volunteer firefighter, visit http://www.wtfd10nj.org/Rec_vol.html

The Washington Township Ambulance and Rescue Association is currently seeking applicants for the position of Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Full and Part-Time positions available. For additional information and to apply please contact Washington Township Ambulance at (856) 228-5995 or email brandon.dimter@squad10-9.org.

The Washington Township Police Department is participating in the Special Needs Registry and Blue Envelope Program sponsored by the Gloucester County Police Chief’s Association and the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office. For more Contact Officer Nick Schmidt at njschmidt@pd.twp.washington.nj.us or at (856) 589-6650 ext. 1125 with any questions.

The Washington Township Historical Preservation Commission is looking for volunteers and commissioner positions. The volunteer must be interested in history and participate in the yearly events. HPC meets on the third Thursday of each month at the municipal building at 7 p.m. The HPC has seven to eight fundraising events to help with the upkeep and maintenance of the Olde Stone House Village. For more information visit https://www.oldestonehousehistoricvillage.org/

The Washington Township School District is hiring. Positions available include:

  • Certified staff at all levels.
  • High School Family and Consumer Science Teacher.
  • Middle School (MS) and High School (HS) Technology Education Teachers.
  • MS and HS World Language Teachers.
  • School Psychologist.
  • Elementary and MS School Counselors (leave replacement).
  • Assistants.
  • Bus Drivers.
  • Food Service Staff.

AARP Tax Aide volunteers needed for the next tax season. The service provided is offered free of charge all over the United States by the AARP Foundation. If focuses on taxpayers 50 and older and those of low to moderate income. Volunteers are needed in Deptford, Glassboro, Mullica Hill, Washington Township, West Deptford and Williamstown. To help, call 1-888-AARP-NOW or submit a volunteer interest form at aarpfoundation.org/taxaidevolunteer.


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