Thursday, February 21, 2013
Sustainable Moorestown will kick off its 'Adventures in Upcycling' event next month. What's upcycling? Read on to find out.
One man’s trash is another man’s treasure, right? That’s sort of the idea behind Sustainable Moorestown’s latest initiative anyway. The organization will host an upcycling event this spring. What’s upcycling you ask? Upcycling is the process by which unused, discarded or abandoned material and other no-longer-useful goods or products are converted into something artistic or adapted to another use. If you’ve ever seen an old wheelbarrow turned into a planter, a wallet made from juice pouches, or a bench constructed from an old headboard, that’s upcycling. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Sustainable Moorestown’s “Adventures in Upcycling” event will begin in March and end on Moorestown Day, June 1. A kickoff meeting will be held at 7 …
Friday, June 8, 2012
In a letter to the editor, Moorestown Library Director Joe Galbraith thanks everyone who assisted at the big book sale this past weekend.
To the Editor: On Saturday, June 2, the Moorestown Library held a giant book sale in coordination with the annual Moorestown Day celebration. Thousands of books—donated or discarded—were moved from the second floor of the library to the library’s front lawn early Saturday morning and then packed up again late in the afternoon. As one might imagine, an endeavor of this nature requires a lot of strong backs and willing hands in order for it to be successful. The sorting of books was a weeks-long job, hauling the hundreds of boxes to the street was a backbreaking job, and removing the remaining boxes at the end of the day was a job that necessitated an11th-hour call for help. Throughout the day, the library benefited from the generosity of so…
Sunday, June 3, 2012
Thousands turn out for the 36th annual Moorestown Day festival Saturday, as well as the annual Scott Coffee Moorestown Rotary 8K.
Thanks to a combination of beautiful weather and plentiful vendors, local residents came out in droves Saturday for the 36th annual Moorestown Day festival. From one end of Main Street to the other, the crowds had plenty to do—from theater performances courtesy of MoorArts and the Moorestown Theater Company and inflatable games, to pie-eating contests and face painting, not to mention the plethora of food options. Members of the Moorestown Business Association, which sponsors the event every year, believed they had a record number of vendors, as well as one of the nicest days weather-wise they've ever had. More than 1,000 people—also potentially a record-setter—ran in the Scott Coffee Moorestown Rotary 8K, which unofficially kicks off the …
Friday, June 1, 2012
Food, fun, friends, pie-eating contests? Tell us what you love best about Moorestown's big summer festival.
With the 36th annual Moorestown Day just 24 hours away, we want to know what your favorite part of the day is. Is it the food? Event chair Jeanette Habina said in addition to the traditional sweet and salty street festival treats (read: junk food) we all know and love, there'll also be some healthier snacks available, including a salad vendor. So if you're thinking ahead to beach season, maybe steer clear of the soft pretzels and hot dogs and head toward the greens. Is it the music? Local acts Buddy Rhodes and The Accords will perform in front of the Community House between 12-3 p.m. and Bob's Bandits will perform outside the library during its book sale from 10-11 a.m. From noon-2 p.m., MoorArts will put on musical numbers from its …
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
A pie-eating contest, an art exhibit, a book sale, music and more highlight Saturday's 36th annual Moorestown Day.
Correction: A previous version of this story contained an error about the start time of the Scott Coffee 8K Run. The race begins at 8:30 a.m. _________________ “More of the usual” isn’t typically a phrase that elicits excitement. But when the “usual” includes a “messy blueberry pie”-eating contest, musical entertainment, face painting, food and fun, exceptions can be made. Saturday marks the 36th annual Moorestown Day, and event organizer Jeanette Habina said attendees can look forward to all the same diversions they’ve come to expect from the festival—just more of them. She said the Moorestown Business Association (MBA), which runs the event, has registered more businesses—including many Moorestown restaurants—than ever before. All told, …
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Look for a big book sale tent outside the library in June, during Moorestown Day.
Ahhhh … spring has come to Moorestown, and the time has arrived for gardening, kite-flying, allergy medicine, and the most dreaded of all springtime activities: spring cleaning. As you clear off your bookshelves as part of your annual household purge, keep the Moorestown Library in mind. The library is currently accepting donations of gently used books for an upcoming book sale, and your trash just might be someone else’s treasure. From now through May, the library welcomes your donations of children’s books, coffee table books, popular adult fiction, current nonfiction, DVDs and books on CD in good condition. We cannot accept textbooks, encyclopedias, outdated nonfiction, video cassettes, audio cassettes and books that are very worn…
Sunday, June 5, 2011
Moorestonians and visitors flock to the 35th annual Moorestown Day.
Main Street transformed into a festival Saturday as the roadway filled with booths selling everything from food and crafts to jewelry and plants for the Moorestown Business Association’s 35th annual Moorestown Day. Thousands of residents and visitors alike clogged the downtown’s main drag to join in on the fun. Cooperative early June weather, with temperatures in the upper 70s, kept the steady stream of people comfortable as they walked along Main Street from Church Street to Chester Avenue. People shopped at the hundreds of booths, enjoyed musical entertainment and noshed on ice cream, popcorn, hot dogs, funnel cake and more. Some tried their hand at playing tennis or stopped to watch demonstrations from the Moorestown Fire Department and…
More than 1,000 runners ran in the annual event.
Sunday, June 5, 2011
More than 1,000 runners competed in the annual Scott Coffee Memorial 8K Rotary Run June 4. Dan Suher of Wilmington, DE, won with a time of 26 minutes, 09.32 seconds. Kevin Horten, 15, led all Moorestown men’s finishers with a time of 31:10.55. For Moorestown women, 26-year-old Colleen Tindall finished in 30:35.15. In the relay division, DOS Coalition of Speed placed first in the boys' 14 and under division while Striders A took the girls' 14 and under division. In the 10 and under division, JB's Dream Team took first place in the boys' division and Lightning took first in the girls' division. Top finishers overall: Top Mooretown Men’s Finishers Top Moorestown Women’s Finishers Complete Individual Results Complete Relay Results
Friday, June 3, 2011
Vendors, food and fun for the kids all on the schedule.
Thirty-five years ago, Main Street merchants began holding a sidewalk sale once a year in June. Today, Moorestown Day features more than sidewalk sales. There will be more than 200 vendors and something for everyone at this year's event. “This is a great opportunity for local businesses to get their name out,” said Moorestown Day Chair Lori Sacalis, of McDowell-Riga-Posternock. Moorestown Day will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday on Main Street, between Chester Avenue and Church Street. The event, which brings thousands of people to Main Street, will have crafters, home improvement vendors, chiropractors, pet businesses and food. There will also be face painting, a moon bounce, sand art, spin art and balloon animals for the kids. And…
Thursday, June 2, 2011
Looking for something to do this weekend? Patch can help.
Ladies Night Out Where/When: Asbury United Methodist Church, 2492 Andover Rd., Cinnaminson; 6:30-8:30 p.m. June 3 Why Go: Shopping, chatting and food. There will be a large selection of vendors including jewelry, food, totes, purses, makeup, embroidery and much, much more! Pricing: Canned good for the food pantry Grounds for Good Coffee House Where/When: First United Methodist Church, 446 E. Camden Ave., Moorestown; 8 p.m. June 3 Why Go: Grounds for Good Coffee House featuring live music by 98:4 and "Flowers" interpreted works by local artists. Childcare will be available from 8 to 9:30. Pricing: Admission is free; donations benefit Urban Promise. Moorestown Day Where/When: Main Street, between Church Street and Chester Avenue, Moorestown…