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annual visit at 5 p.m. Thursday, May 5 at the Rob Shannon Sports Complex, Cedar Street. The home run derby is sponsored by the Philadelphia Phillies and the Millville Recreation Department. The contest is open for boys and girls ages 7-12. Official entry forms will be available at the field the day of the contest.
The derby uses an automatic pitching machine to throw 10 good pitches to each contestant. Points are scored for all fair balls hit, distance and home runs. Any ball that is hit fair is worth one point, distance hits are worth two points and home runs count for five points.
In the “B” Division, ages 9-10, the distance hit is 100 feet and a home run is 125 feet, considerably shorter than normal Little League fencing. The speed of the pitch, as well as the distances, changes with each age division.
Prizes will be awarded and the top three winners will be invited to regionals which will be held later in the summer. From regionals, winners will compete for the championship to be held at Citizens Bank Ballpark prior to a Phillies game. For more information call the recreation department at 825-7000 ext. 7394.

BUSINESS MEET & GREET with city Mayor Lisa Orndorf will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 28 at the Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts, 22 N. High St. The evening will be hosted by the Millville Development Corporation’s Economic Development Committee. RSVP deadline is Tuesday, April 19. Participants will meet other business owners, professionals, and share ideas. For more information call 293-0556 or e-mail [email protected]

CONGRATULATIONS TO Chuck Wyble who has been announced as the recipient of the 2022 Pride in Millville Award, the Holly City’s highest honor. Wyble will be honored on May 26 as the Levoy Theatre hosts the Pride in Millville 2022 event. Mints Insurance is serving as the corporate host of the celebration.
Wyble has lived in Millville for nearly 60 years and has over 35 years of expertise in advertising, marketing, and public relations. For over 30 years, he worked for Wyble Advertising, his family’s business located in Millville. He currently works for Clearbridge Branding Agency in Glassboro, Philadelphia and Chicago.
Wyble has served on the Millville Savings Board of Directors for 15 years. He is also currently on the board of directors of the Greater Millville Chamber of Commerce, vice chair of the Millville Army Air Field Museum, and also serves on the Millville Kiwanis Club’s board.The GMCC would also like to congratulate this year’s recipients of these Economic Partnership Awards:
Joyce Vanaman Award for Volunteerism – Samantha Cruz
Artist of the Year – Helen Clymer
Arts District – Tina’s Hair Salon
Civic Service Awards:
Millville Police Officer (TBA)
Millville Firefighter (TBA)
The Millville Public Library
Lew Thompson
Gary Galloway
Hospitality – Everything Classie Sweet Soulful Café
Business Retail – Action Signs and Awards
Business Commercial – Carlisle Machine Works, Inc.
Business Newcomer – Mission Spirits
Business Professional – Dr. Joe Perella Jr.
Education – This year’s top students at Millville High School and CCTEC 2022
To purchase tickets visit the GMCC website at www.millvill-nj.com

HOLLY CITY’S YOUTH ENTREPRENEUR Fair 2022 will be held 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, April 23 at Captain Buck Riverside Park. Ages 8-17 are invited. The fair will feature up to 20 businesses with completed application required, one application per business, and no more than three participants per business. There are limited spots available on a first come, first served basis.
Participants must run their own business with minimal help. Prizes will be awarded. Must be a Millville resident. Finance and marketing coaching is available. For more information e-mail Heather at [email protected]

ALYSSIA GOMEZ has been recognized by Widener University, in partnership with WCAU-TV NBC10 and Telemundo62, as a winner of the Widener University High School Leadership Awards for 2022. Gomez, who attends Millville Senior High School, has made a difference by being a role model for other students, serving as a leader on the cheer team, and advocating for her junior year class by actively participating in meetings and school events. As part of the honor, if the winning students enroll at Widener as undergraduates, they will take part in the university’s prestigious Apogee Leadership Scholars program and receive a $20,000 scholarship over four years.

SARAH FIFTH was named to the Milwaukee School of Engineering’s dean’s list with high honors for the winter quarter. Fifth is pursuing a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering.

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT is scheduled to return this year. The event is slated for 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2 at the field behind Lakeside Middle School. The event will be held by the city police department, in partnership with the city and other organizations. National Night Out is community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie. For more information call Sgt. Rich Kott at 825-7010 ext. 7623 or e-mail
[email protected] Organizers are seeking people, businesses and organizations interested in partnering or donating to the effort.

LAKESIDE MIDDLE SCHOOL YEARBOOKS are on sale. Fill out an order form in homeroom with cash or log in to YearbookOrderCenter.com and enter 13222 as the code and follow the prompts. Cost is $25 until April 22. After April 22, cost will rise to $30.

MILLVILLE WOMEN’S CLUB will host its April book discussion at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 26 at the clubhouse, 300 E. St. The book is Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. If interested in participating, contact Eloise Sulzman at 691-7343.

THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION of South Jersey awarded Perfil Latino a $5,000 grant to support vaccination outreach and support services in Cumberland County. To date, 153 grants totaling $1,068,500 have been distributed from the Fund to organizations serving Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Ocean, and Salem counties negatively affected by the pandemic and related economic difficulties. For more information on how individuals or organizations can make a donation, funding priorities, or how to apply for a grant, visit southjerseyresponsefund.org

MILLVILLE SOCCER ASSOCIATION is holding spring sign-ups and is open to all boys and girls birth year 2007-2017 (recreation players), and 2003-2014 for travel players subject to team availability. Players do not have to be a Millville resident to play for the Millville Soccer Association. Visit www.millvillesoccer.com for online registration. A copy of a birth certificate is needed during registration. Cash and debit cards are accepted, no checks. For more information call 293-8700. All games will be held at the MSA Complex, 1400 McCafferty Boulevard.

A FOUR-DAY, three-night bus trip to northern Ohio will be held by the Central Baptist Church of Millville/Vineland from Tuesday, July 12 to Friday, July 15. The trip will include island hopping on Lake Erie, featuring Kelley Island and Put-In-Bay. Also included is a tram tour of Put-In-Bay, African Safari Wildlife Park Tour, Merry-Go-Round Museum and Carousel Ride, Antique Car Museum, Butterfly House, and Maritime Museum of Sandusky. Price $659 per person in a double room and $898 for a single room and includes three nights lodging, three breakfasts, and three full-course dinners. A deposit of $150 per person is needed with reservations. To make a reservation or request further information, contact Darlene Morgan at 825-5204.

THE MILLVILLE ARMY AIR FIELD Museum presents a free lecture series on World War II focused on the European Theater of Operations, highlighting the less frequently covered topics of World War II. The lectures will be held biweekly (except in February), on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month, from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Henry E. Wyble Historic Research Library and Education Center. It is located at 23 Peterson St., Millville Airport. The lecture series will be presented by Ralph H. Thomas, local amateur World War II historian and author of the book WWII: 50 Objects That Helped Win the War and the Companies that Made Them.
Schedule and topics are:
Fall of the Reich, April 23
Allied Secret Operations, May 14
For more information call 327-2347.

BASIC COMPUTER SKILLS is a six-week education series held at the Millville Public Library. Series includes: learning skills such as mouse use and typing, using e-mail, creating resumes, and online job searching.
Students can register for 5:30-7:30 p.m. Monday classes, or 10 a.m.-noon Wednesday classes.
This publication/activity/program is supported in full or in part with funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, administered by the New Jersey State Library . For more information or to register, call 825-7087 ext. 12.

AN AMOUNT OF $295,000 is on the way for the Millville Municipal Airport via U.S. Department of Transportation. The funds will be used to support maintenance, upgrades and improvements.

LAKESIDE MIDDLE SCHOOL has made some updates in regard to school procedures.
Bookbags, Jackets and Lockers: All students will be required to place their bookbags, jackets and cell phones in their lockers. This will remain in effect for the rest of the school year.
What is allowed? zip up binder bag, purses and water bottles. Water bottles will be permitted until the fountains return. The school is working with the district and local Department of Health to bring back the use of water fountains
Cell Phones: Arrival, cell phones, headphones, earbuds etc. off and away before entering the school. During the day students are asked to have their cell phones in the lockers for security reasons and to lessen distractions. Cell phones are permitted on the way out of the building after their grade level bell rings.

TUTORING IS now offered at the Millville Public Library on Monday and Wednesday afternoons. This service is only for middle school students and by appointment only. For more information or to make an appointment call 825-7087 ext. 21.

NOTARY SERVICES will be offered at the Millville Public Library. Services will be available by appointment Monday-Friday. Fee of $2 per document will be charged. Call 825-7087 ext. 12 to make an appointment.

STORY TIME will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 22 at the Millville Public Library. Children can enjoy stories, sing songs, and recite simple nursery rhymes. Registration is required. Call the library at 825-7087 ext. 12.

EARTH DAY Clothing Swap for adult clothes only will be held 10 a.m.—4 p.m. Friday, April 22 and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, April 23 at the Millville Public Library, 210 Buck St. Clothes must be clean and stain-free, and no undergarments are allowed. Only one bag or tote of clothes may be brought per person. Masks are required inside the library. For more information call 825-7087 ext. 12.

MOMMY & ME BINGO will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 30 at the Millville Public Library. Families with children of all ages are invited. All supplies will be provided. Registration is required. For more information or to register, visit the library at 210 Buck St. or call 825-7087 ext. 12.

POETRY NIGHT will be held 6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 21 at the Millville Public Library. Poetry workshop is for ages 18 and older and will be facilitated by RG Evans, local author and poet. Call to register.

NUTRITIONAL SNACK KITS for kids will be given out Tuesday, April 26 though Friday, April 29 at the Millville Public Library. Registration is required in order to receive a kit. All supplies will be provided and the kits will include enough food for four people. This month’s kit will be rainbow yogurt parfait.

DESIGNER BAG BINGO will be held Friday, May 20 by the Boys & Girls Club of Cumberland County at the Millville Elks Lodge No. 580, 1815 E. Broad St. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Bingo begins at 7. Must be 18 years and older. Cost is $30 for 10 games. Additional sheets are available for $5 each. Participants should bring their own snacks and beverages. There will be over 30 items for basket auction, raffles, 50/50, door prizes and more. All seats must be paid at the time of reservation. Call Chris at (856) 696-4190 or Val at (609) 432-8542 for more information.

FREE CHILD FAMILY CENTER Preschool registration will be held 2:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 24 and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, May 25 for children ages 3 and.4 years old. Registration is by appointment only. Bring: proof of Millville residency (utility bill, lease, tax bill, rent receipt, etc.) shot records and birth certificate.
Children must by 3 or 4 by Oct. 1, 2022. The program begins Sept. 6. Summer program is available for 3-5-year-old children.
Pick up a registration packet at the Child Family Center or complete online at www.millville.org For an appointment for a free physical or to talk to a nurse, call 293-2171.

ATTENTION PARENTS! For children with an identified disability or who are experiencing difficulty with development in any of the following areas: motor, language, social-emotional or cognitive development which affects their ability to learn, they may be eligible for special education services through Millville School District. Call 293-2176 and ask for Chris Barlas.