Community Engagement

TO RECOGNIZE Black History Month, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Cumberland County engaged some community leaders, business owners and area mentors to speak to Club kids. One such community leader, Hassan Hameed-El (pictured here, right), spoke about black leaders in history, slavery, his boxing career, and overcoming various challenges in his own life. Hameed-El owns Hassan’s Hair Hut and […]

Kudos…Nicholas Fiocchi

Kudos…Nicholas Fiocchi who was recently named to the Board of the Cumberland Cape Atlantic YMCA. Fiocchi is the CEO and co-founder of All Key Solutions, a business that supports customers in 40 states throughout the country. He is also a member and co-founder of the Beyond Real Estate Group. Both enterprises are located in Vineland. A graduate of Saint Augustine […]

Sweet, Informative Visit

RUTGERS MASTER GARDENERS of Cumberland County hosted Samantha Steele, naturalist with Stockton Maple Project, who gave an informative talk on Stockton’s work harvesting maple sap and turning it into a delicious syrup. The majority of trees being tapped in South Jersey are red maples. However, silver maples, sugar maples, and Norway maples can also be tapped. The sad news is […]

Learning the Value of Service

CUMBERLAND COUNTY TEEN 4-H Council and Jr. Leadership members recently learned about serving the community with a very special rescue operation. Lucky Paws Animal Assistance founder Danielle Crane, along with volunteer Stacy Woodlin, arrived back in New Jersey after a trip to Tennessee. This transport returned with 51 dogs and puppies on their way to finding a forever home. The […]

Kudos…Kaylynn Hyson

Kudos…Kaylynn Hyson who was recently announced as the new Rutgers Master Gardener coordinator and home horticulture educator by the Rutger’s Master Gardeners of Cumberland County. She earned her A.A.S. degrees in agricultural science and horticultural science from Rowan College of South Jersey. She also has additional coursework in biological science and has years of employment at a local Christmas tree […]

Meet the ’23 Ambassadors

CONGRATULATIONS to Emma Cohen of Stow Creek Township and Jada Jacobson of Dividing Creek, who were recently selected as 2023 Cumberland County 4-H ambassadors. Jade Toler of Millville was selected as first runner-up. The 4-H Ambassadors serve as official fair hosts for activities during the week of the Cumberland County Fair. They also participate in many 4-H programs, county events, […]

Health Check

KUDOS TO Linda Butler, of Overflow Of Blessings, who performed blood pressure checks during a recent Millville Police Athletic League outing. Above, Butler is thanked by JT Burks, founder of the Millville community organization Positive Vibes.

Kudos…DJ Campbell

Kudos…DJ Campbell, a Vineland High School graduate and basketball player at Stockton University. The 2019 VHS class member recently scored his 1,000th point as a member of the Ospreys team. This season, the 6-foot, 3-inch guard is averaging 18 points per game, hauling down six rebounds per contest, while shooting 83 percent from the free throw line. Overall, Campbell is […]

Grateful for the Gratuity Grant

VINELAND ELKS LODGE President Joseph Romano presented a $1,000 donation to Boys & Girls Club CEO, Chris Volker as part of this year’s Gratuity Grant. The donation will be used to continue the Boys & Girls Club’s mission to present programs focused on keeping the youth involved in academic success, community service, healthy lifestyles programs and social recreation. This donation […]

BBBS Receives $10K Grant

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS of Cumberland & Salem Counties recently received a $10,000 grant from the United Way of Delaware as part of the Investing in Salem County Awards Celebration held at The Inn at Salem Country Club. The grant will help BBBS fund its Woodstown High School Mentoring program. From left: Deborah Armstrong, senior director, philanthropy and engagement for […]

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