Saturday, March 30, 2013
Gloucester Township council and mayor honored 11 women in a ceremony this week.
It's becoming a tradition. For nearly a decade, Gloucester Township government has singled out local women making a difference to mark Women's History Month. Last week, 11 more joined the honor role. They include Anita Braun, Sandie Casey, Lori Cavallaro, Isabel Miller, Anna O'Toole, Valerie Paster, Gianna Rose Ritz, Caroline Scherrer, Debbie Simone, Toki Taylor and Ruth Tracy. They were all honored with plaques at ceremony Monday at the Municipal Hall.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
More than five dozen fire company members and their families have signed up to shave their heads on March 24 for St. Baldrick's Day to raise money and awareness to fight cancer.
For Debbie Simone, the fight against cancer is personal. "We have two little kids in Blackwood with cancer that are hosting our event this year," said Simone, the president of the auxiliary of the Blackwood Fire Company in Gloucester Township. "It hits close to home. My 69-year-old mother-in-law is going to get her head shaved to honor her daughter, my sister-in-law, who lost her battle with cancer last year. She was just 45." The Blackwood and Chews Landing fire companies and the Reliance Fire Company of Woodstown are sponsoring a St. Baldrick's Day event in Gloucester Township on March 24 to raise money for pediatric cancer research and raise awareness about the challenges cancer patients face, especially children with cancer. "We have …