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The Distinguished Gentleman's Ride

Sunday 23rd May 2021 Worldwide

Seeking a civilized activity for a glorious Sunday afternoon in May? May we introduce The Distinguished Gentleman's Ride!

 

Riding dapper, the Distinguished Gentleman's Ride will roll into Haddonfield on Sunday, May 23. 

 

Participating riders raise funds to support men’s health research, while spectators will enjoy post ride activities while viewing classic and vintage motorcycles. 

 

It is the 10th anniversary of this global motorcycling event and the 5th year the Haddonfield Distinguished Gentlemen Riders will participate. As such, they have set a lofty goal - $50,000 in donations. 

 

This is a class act, so let’s do them proud - click here to donate to this worthy cause.

  

Post-ride events will be centered along Kings Highway at Mechanic Street in Haddonfield. Participating businesses include the following, and more!

  • Ends of the Earth Cigar Shop

  • DiBartolo European Bakery

  • Kings Road Brewery

  • Passariello's

  • RunningCo. of Haddonfield

  • The English Gardener Gift Shop

  • William Heritage Winery

  • Zaffron Mediterranean Cuisine

 

Interfaith Caregivers Pet Mascot Contest

The Interfaith Caregivers’ 2021 Pet of the Year Mascot contest is underway. Is your critter ready for its close up

 

Fantastic fish, beautiful bird, captivating kitten, incredible iguana, terrific turtle, dapper dog - all pets (and pet owners) are encouraged to participate!

 

Submit the perfect photo of your pet, by May 31, 2021 at ifchaddons.org !

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Haddonfield Restaurant Week with a "Share the Love" Twist

The 2nd Annual Haddonfield Restaurant Week presented by the Haddonfield Food and Beverage Collective, and sponsored by Haddonfield Financial Planning and The Haddon Film Company kicks off on Tuesday, March 9! Information about specials, and the non-perishable food drive are available on OpenSouthJersey.com.

 

Haddonfield Restaurant Week is FREE and open to the public. Tickets are not required, although some restaurants may require reservations. Participating businesses located throughout Haddonfield will be offering special deals throughout the week, including to-go options, in-house dining options and more! 

 

In addition to restaurant week specials, participating businesses involved in Haddonfield Restaurant Week will be collecting non-perishable food donations in partnership with NJ Farmers Against Hunger, Food Bank of South Jersey, and Cooks Who Care.

 

2021 Food Drive Items

 

-          Pasta

-          Rice

-          Canned veggies/fruit/meat

-          Pasta sauces stored in cans, no glass please

-          Trail mix

-          Fruit snacks

-          Tuna

-          Instant pancake mixes

-          Instant stuffing

-          Peanut butter

-          Cereals

-          Shelf-stable milk

-          Paper plates, napkins, paper towels

-          Bottled water

 

 

 

 

 

 

NJ Farmers Against Hunger is thrilled to be celebrating 25 years of connecting healthy food from farms to families.

 

Farmers Against Hunger (FAH) is thrilled to partner with Segel Associates and Cooks Who Care for Haddonfield’s 2nd Annual Restaurant Week. The FAH mission - connecting healthy food from farms to families - has always been important, but it is even more so now, as so many of our neighbors are struggling with pandemic-driven food insecurity. As we celebrate our 25th anniversary, we look forward to new collaborations to increase healthy food access in our South Jersey communities.

                           

 

 

The Food Bank of South Jersey exists to provide an immediate solution to the urgent problem of hunger by providing food to people in need, teaching them to eat nutritiously, and helping them to find sustainable ways to improve their lives.


                           

 

 

 

 

 

Cooks Who Care is a Philly-based nonprofit that is committed to supporting the health and well-being of the hardworking people of the Food & Beverage Industry. Since we launched our 100% Committed Campaign in September 2020 - a response to the devastating effects of the Covid-19 pandemic - we have served close to 750 meals to people working in 50+ food businesses in the greater Philadelphia area. We are excited to partner with Segel Associates & NJ Farmers Against Hunger for the 2nd Annual Haddonfield Restaurant Week to spread our mission of serving and supporting those who are serving others to South Jersey.

Participating business with food collection boxes: 

  • Bleu Bear Bakery

  • Jersey Java

  • King's Road Brewing Company

  • Mecha Chocolate

  • The British Chip Shop

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VALENTINE'S DAY PROJECT

Share the love on Valentine's Day this year by sending a Valentine to first responders and the elderly!

Event Details:

Share the love this year by writing Valentine’s cards to first responders and elderly community members.

The project will start February 4 and run through Valentine's Day.

 

Small valentines will be scattered about in local small businesses for community members to fill out and leave for those who will be receiving them. 

While it may be more difficult to express love and appreciation for others in a socially distant way this year, sending cards to those who deserve them most is the perfect alternative. 

 

Be on the lookout for valentines in your favorite stores around town so you can share the love!

Participating locations include the following: 

The Bistro

Kings Road

Pizza Crime

Jersey Java

John's Friendly Market

April Robbins

My Fair Trade Lady

Ralph's Pizza

Valentines are sponsored by the following:

Haddonfield Financial Planning

Allison Nagle Team RE/MAX One 

You can also donate to Interfaith Caregivers at: https://www.ifchaddons.org/

Plus, you can send candy from Sweet Delivery by visiting: https://sweetdelivery.co/product/share-the-love-this-valentines-day/

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GEORGE COX EVENT

George Cox has been supporting our community through his work with the fire house and schools for years, now he needs our community’s support. George had a bad fall this summer, and his family needs our help. Please join us on November 9 for a benefit for George Cox and his family.

Event Details:

Date: Monday, November 9

Time: 4-10 p.m.

For safety and social distancing reasons, inside and outside seating will be available divided across 3 time slots to choose from: 

  • 4 - 5:45 p.m.

  • 6 - 7:45 p.m.

  • 8 - 9:45 p.m.

Location: King's Road Brewing Company

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Tickets are $40/person and $75/couple. Food will be generously provided by Denim BYOB, and you will also receive one drink ticket. Dessert will also be provided. Please reserve your time now and plan to come with a group of up to 8 people! Follow this link for tickets and more information. 


A to-go option is available as well!


Can’t make it? Share the Love here!

 
Through the Good Times and the Bad

When disaster strikes, one thing our South Jersey towns are reliably good for is coming together quickly in times of need. Of our South Jersey towns affected by Hurricane Ida’s power, Jericho, Wenonah, and Mullica Hill were hit the hardest. We have seen the destruction that was caused by the storm within the Mullica Hill area, we’ve also seen the same amount of destruction within the Jericho and Wenonah areas. 

 

Our team was able to connect and talk to many amazing people who are very active within these communities and the amount of positivity we heard was inspiring and uplifting. The morning after the storm, people were out and about to help within their towns and to provide support... to do what some would say is the neighborly thing to do. But it was more than that.  It was more than just the neighborly thing to do because in the wake of this storm, no matter who anyone was, they were willing to help.

 

Mullica Hill residents were ready to help those affected within their town. From neighbors who lost their homes completely to local businesses. Multiple donations were made whether it was a donation of clothing, food, water, and essential supplies or money that was donated, anything was provided to help. The Gridless Power team was able to provide multiple generators that our team was able to pass along to families in need. 

 

We were able to connect with Jenn and talk to Chrissy of the Wenonah Women’s Group and they had nothing but positive words to say about the town. “It’s been great to see so many people come out and get together in the time of need,“ stated Chrissy. They had volunteers from The Lions Club, The American Legion, and from Home Depot come out to really help support clean up. The town hopes it will be able to continue their clean up and get Wenonah and its members all the help and support they need. 

 

The Wenonah Farmers Market which was typically held at their beautiful park, has now been destroyed by the storm, with hopes to be up and running next weekend. They were so generously provided the parking lot space of the Holy Nativity Lutheran Church. More details can be found on the Wenonah Farmer’s Market Instagram profile.

 

Now a little down the street from Wenonah we have the town of Jericho. An area that is not heavily wooded, the neighborhood saw lots of uprooted trees that made their way through homes and caused lots of damage to multiple properties. We were able to speak to Councilman Wayne Love and discuss all the efforts that were being made and how multiple surrounding towns offered up a huge helping hand. 

 

A little over a week later we are continuing our efforts to assist and help all those who were affected by the storm, with the help of the Haddonfield Farmers’ Market (details available on their profile @haddonfieldfarm). Whether it be neighbors, friends, family, or strangers, South Jersey will not question helping in times of great need - with love and speed.

 

The Women's Club of Wenonah awarding Isabella Abbate, owner of Simply Bellas The Harvest Festival Award