Sunday, December 16, 2012
This marks the 50th year the Wilkins home at 13th and Maple avenues, in Glendora, has been elaborately decorated for Christmas.
Talk to Justin Wilkins for just one minute this time of year and you'll find it's near impossible to resist the Christmas spirit that emanates from the Glendora resident. This holiday season marks the 50th straight year the Wilkins family's home at 13th and Maple avenues has been covered with Christmas decorations. Literally. Covered. Justin Wilkins took over the tradition in 1990, when his father, John, who started the Christmas displays back in 1962, passed away. "I love kids. I've been doing this for years. I just like to see the smiles on their faces," the 53-year-old said. "It goes right to my heart." When you look at the number of lights on Wilkins' property and think about the electric bill he must receive each year to put on the …
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Justin Wilkins' Maple Avenue home is a Gloucester Township Christmas tradition.
The Wilkins home at 13th and Maple avenues in Glendora has been elaborately decorated for Christmas for 50 years now. Gloucester Township Patch stopped by the home Wednesday night to talk to Justin Wilkins—the man behind the display for more than 20 years now—and to take some photos of his 2012 effort. Here, you have a chance to check out some photos and a short video of the 2012 display. I suggest you take a drive over to check out the display for yourself if you have not already done so. You can't help but get in the Christmas spirit when you're there. Plus, Santa Claus will be there 6 to 9 p.m. each night through Christmas Eve. Editor's Note: Stop back to Gloucester Township Patch this weekend for a full feature on Justin Wilkins' "…
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Glendora Elementary School reportedly is put on lockdown.
Gloucester Township Police took several burglary suspects into custody on the 100 block of Glendora's Station Avenue shortly before 1 p.m. this afternoon. Gloucester Township Police Deputy Chief David Harkins has confirmed the burglary being investigated occurred on the 300 block of Huntington Avenue, in Glendora. The police activity occurred near Glendora Elementary School. Parents of students at the school posted to Gloucester Township Patch's Facebook page that the school was placed on lockdown during the incident down the road. A report overheard on a police scanner indicates the suspects surrendered to police following a burglary at 321 Huntington Ave. They were apprehended at 103 Station Ave., according to the report, which police …
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Kind Kuts Landscape and Lawn Service in Glendora specializes in landscaping, hardscaping, lawn care, tree removal and more.
This week has been a busy one for VJ Hurley, owner of Glendora-based Kind Kuts Landscape and Lawn Service. Hurley, whose company specializes in the A to Z of landscaping, said he’s received 40 calls and emails from property owners in South Jersey who need trees removed following Hurricane Sandy, which rocked the Northeast Monday and Tuesday. High winds, plus South Jersey’s naturally sandy soil made trees easy targets in the hurricane, said Hurley. His company has been fielding calls and emails all week, and removed trees from all over the area including in Mullica Hill and Shamong. “While some companies may be taking advantage of the urgency of tree removal requests, we continue to honor fair pricing and prompt response,” Hurley said. “…
Sunday, October 21, 2012
The homes are on the market for $174,900 and $164,900.
2402 FERNWOOD DR. This three-bedroom rancher has one-and-a-half bathrooms. It is located on a 0.22-acre lot near the Black Horse Pike, across Evesham Road from Triton Regional High School. The 1,530-square-foot house includes a fireplace, a two-car garage, a partially finished basement, and wood flooring. The fenced backyard features a covered patio. The asking price is $174,900. Listed by: Forcini Realty, 413 N. Black Horse Pike, Runnemede. For more information, call 856-939-9500. 16 ALBERT RD. This four-bedroom home had one-and-a-half bathrooms. It is located on a 0.22-acre lot near the Black Horse Pike, across Evesham Road from Triton Regional High School. The 1,509-square-foot house features wood flooring, a one-car garage, stainless…
Monday, September 17, 2012
Seventy runners from Blackwood, Sicklerville, Erial and Glendora take on the annual Rock 'n' Roll Half in Philadelphia Sunday.
Down the Ben Franklin Parkway, through Center City and into Fairmount Park, more than 15,000 runners took on the 13.1 miles of the annual Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon in Philadelphia Sunday, and among those were 70 runners from Blackwood, Sicklerville, Erial and Glendora. Of those 70, Sicklerville's Louis Balsama finished with the best time (1:30:32), according to Competitor.com. Here's how all the Gloucester Township area runners fared: 03:13:09
Sunday, September 2, 2012
The homes are on the market for $154,900 and $210,000.
824 PRICE AVE. This brand-new, three-bedroom home has two-and-a-half bathrooms. Set on 0.14-acre lot, the home is located just three-plus blocks from the Black Horse Pike—only a few miles from the New Jersey Turnpike Exit 3 interchange. The home features an eat-in kitchen with an island and granite countertops, a master bedroom with private bath, vaulted ceiling and walk-in closet, a formal dining room, and a front porch. The asking price is $210,000. Listed by: ERI Associates Inc., of Runnemede. For more information, call 856-939-4300. 118 E. FRONT ST. This three-bedroom home has two bathrooms. Set on a 0.57-acre lot, the home is located just two blocks off the Black Horse Pike—just a few miles from the New Jersey Turnpike Exit 3 …
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Police arrest Eric Gilch on a traffic warrant early Monday and later charge him with breaking into two cars in Glendora.
Police say a Blackwood man arrested on a warrant early Monday on the Black Horse Pike was later charged with two Glendora car burglaries after he was found in possession of stolen property. Gloucester Township Police officers stopped Eric Gilch, 24, of East Church Street, as he walked along the Black Horse Pike at about 12:45 a.m. Monday. Gilch was arrested after he was found to have an active traffic warrant, and was subsequently found to be in possession of a large amount of coins, a GPS unit and a pair of women's designer sunglasses, police said. Police found Gilch's explanation as to why he was in possession of this property to be suspicious, and the items and coins were recovered pending further investigation. Several hours after …
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Taormina allegedly robbed a 7-Eleven in Glendora; he was indicted on separate charges.
An alleged serial robber, who reportedly hit a Gloucester Township 7-Eleven, was indicted by a Gloucester County grand jury this week on eight charges related to a pair of convenience store robberies in West Deptford in February. James Paul Taormina, 30, of Maple Shade, was indicted on single counts of first-degree robbery, second-degree robbery, third-degree theft by unlawful taking and fourth-degree theft by unlawful taking, as well as two counts each of third-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and fourth-degree unlawful possession of a weapon, for the two alleged robberies on Feb. 12 and Feb. 19. West Deptford police said Taormina, who has also lived in Atco and Turnersville, flashed a knife to a clerk at the One Stop…
Sunday, July 22, 2012
The homes are on the market for $169,900 and $189,900.
1294 W. TRACE DR. This four-bedroom home has one-and-a-half bathrooms. It is located on a 0.33-acre property just off East Evesham Road, near Triton High School. Built in 1960, this 1,678-square-foot home features hardwood floors in the dining room, updated countertops and ceramic tile in the kitchen, a heated sunroom, ceiling fans, and an alarm system. The home's roof and heater are just 8 years old. The backyard is fenced. The asking price is $189,900. Listed by: Keller Williams Realty-Cherry Hill, 1814 Route 70 East. For more information, call 856-321-1212. 832 E. EVESHAM RD. This three-bedroom home had two full bathrooms. It is located on a 0.28-acre property near Triton High School. Built in 1955, this 1,041-square-foot home …