Friday, January 18, 2013
Updates on the improvements to the recreation center and Wesley Bishop North, and news from Sustainable Moorestown.
For those who couldn’t make it to this week’s township council meeting, there were a few interesting items that didn’t make it into a full story, but were nonetheless noteworthy. Here are a few leftover tidbits from the meeting: Council will hold its next regular meeting at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 28 in the IT room at Moorestown High School.
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Township manager Scott Carew shared his thoughts on Lenola, the library, potential plans for the East Gate Friendly's and more when he stopped by the Moorestown Business Association.
Township manager Scott Carew dropped by the Moorestown Business Association's monthly meeting Wednesday to fill the business community in on a number of topics, ranging from the development of the municipal complex to economic development. Here's some of what he had to say: On what's being done to improve the Lenola section of town: "I’ve heard a lot of sentiment that Lenola is sort of the forgotten stepchild of the township. I can assure that nothing could be further from the truth. I met in the last two months with the county bridge commission’s director of economic development and regional planning to review some of our zoning laws around Camden Avenue to come up with something that’s a little more business friendly. I know Lenola’s a …
Friday, October 19, 2012
Township manager Scott Carew said he's working on a plan, along with the Moorestown Police director, to permanently place a part-time officer in the recreation center.
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- Rob Scott
Friday, October 19, 2012
In response to concerns from residents over the lack of a permanent police presence downtown, plans are in the works to provide a space for a police officer at the Church Street Recreation Center. Township manager Scott Carew said he’s working with Police Director Harry Johnson and Rick Ragan, architect for the improvements to the rec center, to provide a room specifically for one of the township’s Class II Special Officers to be headquartered out of. “(The officer) will be primarily walking a downtown beat,” said Carew, as well as being stationed there to address issues that have cropped up recently, namely children loitering by the library and recreation center and causing problems. The original municipal complex plans provided a space …
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Moorestown Rec Department offering free Zumba class next week.
If you’re not sure whether Zumba is your cup of tea, Kelly McCollister will make a deal with you: Show up for her free class next week and decide for yourself. McCollister, through the township recreation department, has been offering Zumba classes since February. Zumba can best be described as a high-energy aerobic workout based on dance steps borrowed from merengue, salsa and other Latin dances. According to McCollister, the appeal of Zumba, a fitness craze that has caught on across the country and more recently regionally, is it offers an alternative to the usual humdrum workout routine. “I always tell people, ‘How else are you going to work out other than running?’” she said. “Once you try Zumba, the hour flies by, and you don’t feel …
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
The center, in partnership with Moorestown churches, provides free food daily to all the kids who come in, and will begin to offer tutoring help in January.
For many of the kids who frequent the Moorestown Recreation Center, it’s like a second home. Theresa Miller, the township’s parks and recreation director, said the center often gets between 40 to 50 kids coming in after school to play basketball or hang out—70 or more sometimes on the weekends—and aside from wanting to have fun, they have one other thing on their mind when they get there: food. Miller said she would listen to the boys' conversations, and they often revolved around what they could get to eat, asking each other if they had money to buy snacks. “You notice when these kids come in, they’re hungry,” she said. “Most kids are ... As a mother of three, I do understand boys, and especially teenage boys, and how they eat." So the …