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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. 29 to Dec. 6

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.

Dec. 1 – 10:15 a.m. – Family Storytime.

Dec. 3 – 1:30 p.m. – Take a Seat: Chair Yoga with dana.

Dec. 4 – 10 a.m. – Friends of the Library First Monday sale.

Dec. 4 – 10:15 a.m. – Mother Goose on the Loose.

Dec. 4 – 11 a.m. – Music and Motion.

Dec. 4 – 1:30 p.m. – Homeschool Hangout.

Dec. 4 – 4 p.m. – Art Club for Teens and Tweens.

Dec. 4 – 4:30 p.m. – Kids’ Club.

Dec. 4 – 6:30 p.m. – Dungeons and Dragons.

Dec. 4 – 7 p.m. – Bedtime Stories.

Dec. 5 – 10:15 a.m. – Mother Goose on the Loose.

Dec. 5 – 11 a.m. – Wiggle Worms.

Dec. 5 – 1:30 p.m. – Preschool Storytime.

Dec. 5 – 6:30 p.m. – Christmas and Midwinter Stories.

Dec. 6 – 10:15 a.m. – Babies Boogie.

Dec. 6 – 11 a.m. – Preschool Storytime.

Dec. 6 – 11:30 a.m. – Wiggle Worms.

Dec. 6 – 6:30 p.m. – Books and Bites.

The library seeks candidates for the position of Part-Time Library Assistant to work a range of 15-25 hours per week. Only candidates of interest will be contacted. Preference will be given to applications received by Dec. 8.

Happenings around Gloucester County

Nov. 29, Dec. 6 – 1-3 p.m. – Adult Vaccine Clinic at the Gloucester County Health Department, 204 E. Holly Ave., Sewell. By appointment only.

Nov. 29, Dec. 6 – 3-5 p.m. – STD/TB Clinic at the Gloucester County Health Department, 204 E. Holly Ave., Sewell. Note time on Dec. 6 is 3-4:30 p.m.

Nov. 30, Dec. 5 – 8:30-11:30 a.m. – Child Vaccine Clinic at Gloucester County Health Department, 204 E. Holly Ave., Sewell. By appointment only. Note there is another clinic from 1-3:30 p.m. on Dec. 5.

Nov. 30 – 4-5 p.m. – HIV testing at the Gloucester County Health Department, 204 E. Holly Ave., Sewell.

Dec. 2 – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Sheriff’s Department Child Seat check at the Gloucester County Store, 1750 Deptford Center Road, Deptford.

Wednesday, Nov. 29

Jefferson Health to hold 14th annual “Tree of Lights” remembrance celebration from 5-6 p.m. at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, 900 Medical Center Dr. Area residents will have the opportunity to honor, remember, and celebrate the lives of loved ones who have battled cancer with the symbolic illumination of the “Tree of Lights.” There will be music, light refreshments, and the tree lighting ceremony where honorees’ names will be recited out loud.

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 year’s 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.

Friday, Dec. 1

Christmas Tree Lighting and Winter Village at 6 p.m., Washington Lake Park Amphitheater, 626 Hurffville Crosskeys Road, Sewell. Tree lighting begins at 7 p.m. There will be photos with Santa, Mrs. Claus, and Frosty the Snowman, cookies and hot chocolate, Santa’s Elf making special balloons, Christmas carols by the Washington Township High school choir, and opportunities for holiday shopping with craft vendors in the winter village sponsored by the Washington Township Chamber of Commerce.

The township teams up with Dayna’s Party Rentals in a Toys for Tots drive. Bring a new, unwrapped toy to the tree lighting ceremony and drop it off inside the heated tent area.

Saturday, Dec. 2

Magic of Christmas from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Old Stone House Historic Village, 208 Egg Harbor Road, Sewell.

Wednesday, Dec. 6

Washington Township Council meeting at 6 p.m., 523 Egg Harbor Road, Sewell.

Thursday, Dec. 7

Come celebrate the Lighting of the Menorah Ceremony at 7 p.m. at the Washington Township Police Department, 1 McClure Dr. Light refreshments will be served.

Washington Township Board of Fire Commissioners meeting at 7:30 p.m., 213 E. Holly Ave., Sewell.

Saturday, Dec. 9

American Legion Post 521 and VFW Post 6332 annual Veterans Christmas Party from 7-11 p.m. at the Washington Township Senior Center, 315 Greentree Road.

Annual Washington Township Police Department Toy Drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Walmart, 3501 Blackhorse Pike, Turnersville.

Wednesday, Dec. 13

The Washington Township Schools seek local support at our American Red Cross Blood Drive on Wednesday, Dec. 13, from noon to 5 p.m. at the Eileen Abbott Central Administration Building, 206 E. Holly Avenue, Sewell. Contact Katherine Carey at (856) 589-6644.

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 Dec. 20.


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 – Pre-K through 12, general and special education
  • High School Technology Education and Science Teachers.
  • Assistants.
  • Bus Drivers.
  • Food Service Staff.
  • Secretarial 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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