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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

July 10-17

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.

July 10 – 10:15-10:45 a.m. – Summer Storytime Adventures.

July 10 – 2-3:30 p.m. – Jigsaw Puzzle Club.

July 10 – 7-8 p.m. – Family LEGO Night.

July 11 – 10:15-10:45 a.m. – Summer Storytime Adventure.

July 11 – 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Novel Mornings.

July 11 – 2:30-3:15 p.m. – Thursday Afternoon Adventure Fairy Houses.

July 11 – 4-5 p.m. – Tween Book Club.

July 13 – 10:15-10:45 a.m. – Saturday Storytime.

July 13 – 2-4:30 p.m. – Knitting and Crocheting.

July 14 – 1:30-2:30 p.m. – Take A Seat: Chair Yoga with Dana.

July 15 – 10:15-10:45 a.m. – Summer Storytime Adventure.

July 15 – 2:30-3 p.m. – Monday Funday: We’re Going on Safari.

July 15 – 4-5 p.m. – TAB Chapter Chat.

July 15 – 6-8 p.m. – Dungeons and Dragons.

July 15 – 6:30-8 p.m. – Mystery Book Discussion Group.

July 16 – 10:15-10:45 a.m. – Summer Storytime Adventures.

July 16 – 6-7 p.m. – Teen Adult Building Challenge.

July 17 – 10:15-10:45 a.m. – Summer Storytime Adventures.

July 17 – 5-6 p.m. – Library Board of Trustees meeting.

July 17 – 7-8 p.m. – Minecraft Club.

Happenings around Gloucester County

The South Jersey Museum of American History is located at 138 Andaloro Way. Open from Thursday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information call (856) 812-1121, email sjmuseum@aol.com and visit southjerseymuseum.org.

July 13 – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Gloucester County Certified Gardeners Butterfly Festival at Red Bank Battlefield Park. Come join in the fun and learn about butterflies. Visit the butterfly house and bring your wings to join in the Pollinator Parade. Free crafts and games along with live music.

July 20 – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Sheriff’s Department Child Seat Check at Gloucester County Store, 1750 Deptford Center Road, Deptford.

By Thursday, July 11

The Washington Township Board of Education is accepting letters from interested Washington Township residents for a board vacancy. This position will run through Dec. 31. Qualifications include: must be a United States citizen, a Washington Township resident for a minimum of one year, and have the ability to read and write. Letters stating your qualifications (which should include a list of community activities and a brief explanation for wanting to serve on the Board of Education) must be received by Thursday, July 11 at 4 p.m. Interviews will be scheduled after a resume and letter of intent is received. Applicants should be aware that in addition to the regular board meeting each month, there is one work session, committee meetings, and, on occasion, special meetings are held. All correspondence should be emailed to the attention of Lori Reese at lreese@wtps.org.

Saturday, July 13

Taco Palooza will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Washington Lake Park. All attendees are asked to bring a nonperishable canned or boxed item to help support the local food pantry.

Wednesday, July 17

The Legendary Blue Notes is rescheduled for 6:30 p.m., July 17 at Washington Lake Park.

Washington Township Board of Education work session at 7 p.m., Eileen Abbott Central Administration building, 206 E. Holly Ave.

Thursday, July 25

Washington Township police will hold its annual Senior Center Christmas in July BBQ and Dance Party from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. RSVP at the Senior Center, 315 Greentree Road, or call Lori Newman in the chief’s office at (856) 589-6664 or email lnewman@pd.twp.washington.nj.us.

Tuesday, Aug. 6

Vendor spots still open for this year’s Washington Township Police Department’s National Night Out from 6-9 p.m. held at Washington Lake Park. There will be a touch-a-truck, pony rides, giveaways, bounce houses and slides, hot air balloon rides, petting zoo free barbecue and vendors. Call Lori at (856) 589-6664 or email Lnewman@pd.twp.washington.nj.us.

The Washington Township Public Schools, in conjunction with the American Red Cross, will host a blood drive on Tuesday, Aug. 6, from noon to 5 p.m. in the Eileen Abbott Central Administration Building board room, 206 East Holly Ave. Appointments are preferred. Sign up online at www.redcrossblood.org and use sponsor code WTPS.


The Washington Township Public Schools’ Registration Office is now accepting open registrations for the 2024-’25 school year for new students entering grades K through 12.

The Washington Township Veterans Wall of Honor is accepting applications. Please note that eligibility to have a plaque on the Wall is: a Veteran who is a resident of Washington Township at the time of entrance into the military, a current resident, a member of a current resident’s immediate family (parent, spouse, sibling, or child). Kindly include the Veteran’s DD 214 and submit a 5×7 photo, preferably in uniform. Applications are available in the Municipal Building. For additional information, please contact Lori Morello at (856) 589-0520, ext. 2287, or email at lmorello@twp.washington.nj.us.

License Your Furry Friend. Hey neighbors! Mayor Laurie Burns wanted to send out a quick paws-up reminder to make sure your four-legged family members are licensed! It’s that time of the year when we show some love to our fur babies and keep our community safe. Licensing your dog is not just a state requirement, but it also helps reunite lost pets with their owners and supports local animal services. The licenses expire Jan. 31 of each year.

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 new Special Needs Registry and Blue Envelope Program sponsored by the Gloucester County Police Chief’s Association and the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office. The registry gives police quick access in an emergency to critical information about a person who is registered. Individuals will also get a blue window decal as well as a blue envelope for their vehicle. These items let the police know that the occupants have a physical or mental condition that may not be apparent to the officer on scene. For more information 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/

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