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Palmyra school district wins state-aid appeal Lunch drop

The Palmyra School District has successfully appealed the calculation of its state equalization aid, described as “fantastic news” shared by Interim Superintendent Mark Pease through a letter to district parents.

“The New Jersey Department of the Treasury has confirmed that the district income used to calculate our state aid was incorrect,” Pease said. “On behalf of the board of education and the (school district) staff, we would like to thank our families for their continued support and advocacy for change.

“It was our community’s voices that helped make the difference.”

School officials were facing a possible reduction in state

aid of $1,070,732 for the 2024’25 school year, a decrease that had officials scrambling to balance “an already lean budget” and considering cuts in services, programs and personnel.

It’s been an emotional rollercoaster for administration and staff, they said, with the elation at passage of an $18.4-million bond referendum on March 12 turning to a struggle to understand why state aid was reduced.

The reduction was reduced because district income dramatically increased from 2020 (used to calculate Equalization Aid for the school year) to 2021 (used to calculate state aid for next school year), according to the state. District income is the aggregate income of residents in the taxing district or districts, based on data from the Division of Taxation in the state Depart-

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“Our district income went from $217,109,243 in 2019 to $208,454,233 in 2020 (a 3.99% decrease),” Pease explained. “It then went from $208,454,233 in 2020 to $317,940,995 in 2021 (a 52.52% increase).

“We find this increase unlikely in our community,” he added, “and therefore applied for a Request for Recalculation of Equalization Aid to the New Jersey Department of Education.”

In the upcoming weeks, Pease and district Business Administrator Jared Toscano will work on revising the 2024’25 budget to reflect the successful aid appeal.

“Our administrative team will continue to evaluate all programs and services to ensure that we maintain and further improve academic performance,” Pease said.

The public budget hearing on the 2024-’25 budget will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 1, in the Charles Street School gymnasium.

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Courtesy of the Palmyra police department The Hoff and Wilkinson families are shown with Palmyra police officers for whom they served lunch on April 10.

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Stokes Road in Medford was busy on the morning of Sunday, April 7, as hundreds of volunteers gathered in the Rose In December floral shop’s parking lot and filled

‘A taste of home’

Fill-A-Bus event collects donated items for troops

buses with care packages for U.S. troops overseas.

“It is so important for us to support our troops,” said Tom McElwee, an Operation Yellow Ribbon (OYR) volunteer who served in the Navy from 1964 to 1968. “It was something this country did not do during the

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“This is our sixth year,” said December Giberson-Shover, owner of the shop, who was busy coordinating the Fill-ABus event. “We collect donations year round.”

They include trail mix, granola, protein bars, hot sauce, Tastykakes and Girl Scout cookies, along with shampoo, soap, deodorant and feminine hygiene products. The care boxes are sent to troops all around the world, with financial donations covering shipping costs.

“My son Zachary was deployed again on Friday (April 5),” Giberson-Shover noted with a touch of sadness and concern. She got involved with OYR after he joined the Army. “That’s when I started to see the soldiers’ needs when they were deployed,” she added.

Giberson-Shover came up with Fill-A-Bus in 2017 and has run it every year. Since its inaugural, the initiative has raised more than $100,000 in comfort items and donations from local businesses and residents.

Jennifer Knueppel – a volunteer with the South Jersey chapter of OYR who welcomed visitors and directed vehicles during the April 7 event – said she was thrilled about the turnout.

“This is one of the big events,” shared Knueppel, pointing out the 30 dozen egg carton boxes the volunteers filled and loaded onto school buses donated by the Lenape Regional School District. “Our chapter regularly sends care packages directly to 200 men and women around the globe through the U.S. Post Office.”

“I have some friends in the service who are on active duty,” volunteer Anna Yannessa said. “They really look forward to receiving the packages from home.”

Marijean

collects the donations from boxes around town, and Seth “Jekyll” Schoenfeld and AJ “Rage” Pancamo, members of the Pinelands chapter of the Knights of the Inferno Firefighter Military Motorcycle Club.

“I am a veteran with the Air National Guard,” said Schoenfeld, the club’s vice president.

“It is a taste of home” for the troops overseas when the care packages arrive.”

Sergeant at Arms Pancamo, an Army veteran, said the motorcycle club is made up of first responders and military members proud to support OYR efforts. Students in the U.S. Air Force ROTC program at Seneca High school were also among volunteers for the Fill-A-Bus event, including Samuel Schmitz and Jonathan Glowacki.

A highlight of the day was when Marijean Andl, representing Operation One Nation, presented Giberson-Shover with a check for $35,571 to buy supplies and pay for ship -

Helping to fill buses were Thomas Wolff and Sherry Campanelli of the Medford Sunrise Rotary Club, which

ping costs. A school bus driver and president of the Lenape district Support Staff Association, Andl said she was delighted by the large turnout and the commitment to “support the troops.”

Individuals who want to make donations can go to www.operationyellowribbon. org/donate-care-packageitems for information about collection sites.

Items needed include protein bars and powder, liquid or powdered drink mixes, pouches of tuna or chicken (not cans), gum, candy, nuts, chips in cans, trail mix, dried fruit, baby powder and wipes, toothbrushes and toothpaste, saline eye drops, Chapstick, tissues, hand sanitizer, sunscreen lotion, breakfast bars, meat sticks, ground coffee, tea bags, sunflower seeds, deodorant sticks, shampoo, conditioner, bath soap, body lotion, emery boards, shower sponges and loofahs, Q-Tips and feminine hygiene products.

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Feel the Earth move?

How rare events can eclipse our daily lives

Some say the ground shook. Others didn’t feel a thing. Lamps swayed and staircases shifted. Foundations of homes and buildings were damaged. The Washington Monument was hit hard enough to jostle tourists inside.

Those were some of the effects Americans mostly on the East Coast experienced nearly two weeks ago, when a 4.8-magnitude earthquake struck just north of Whitehouse Station in north Jersey at about 10:30 a.m., according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS).

The April 5 quake was felt across the New York City area and from Philadelphia to Boston, with aftershocks even hours later. But there were no deaths or major damage, according to the New York Times.

The story was about the same 13 years ago, when an even mightier temblor of 5.8 struck the U.S. on the afternoon of Aug. 23 in Mineral, Virginia. No lives were lost, but damage was estimated in the millions.

Although not the strongest earthquake to have occurred in the eastern or western U.S. at that point, the 2011 temblor was likely felt by more people than any other in North America’s history, the USGS noted, mostly because of large distances at which people felt the ground under them shake and population density in the eastern part of the country.

“The 2011 earthquake in

Virginia was significant in raising awareness of East Coast earthquake hazards and the importance of research to understand when and where earthquakes can occur,” explained David Applegate of the USGS. “Damaging earthquakes do not strike the eastern U.S. often, but the potential consequences of not understanding and planning for such events – with their widely distributed shaking – could be severe.

“The next significant earthquake on an Eastern U.S. fault may not occur for hundreds of years, yet there is a small chance it could happen at any time.”

Applegate turned out to be right nearly two weeks ago. Like the solar eclipse that had everyone abuzz on April 8, the 2024 quake was on everyone’s lips as a collective American experience. We don’t have many of those, namely events that can jolt us out of our routines the way 9/11, the JFK assassination and the moon landing did.

“Shared experiences define what it means to be an American,” according to the Pew Research Center.

In a 2016 survey, Pew found that Americans are primarily bound together during major events, but more by those that occurred during their generations. The very oldest of us will likely cite the Great Depression and World War II, the survey showed. Boomers and Gen Xers relate not only to JFK’s death and the moon walk, but to the Vi-

etnam War and the dissolution of the Soviet Union. Millennials and Gen Zers will mostly recall the 9/11 attacks, but also the election of America’s first Black president, Barack Obama; the tech revolution; and mass school shootings.

Events like these have a way of bringing Americans together by yanking us out of a collective stupor characterized by a focus only on ourselves.

“Every so often, amidst the frequent incivility and conflict in society, we notice reductions in the

angry ‘noise’ emanating from the media and politics,” wrote Dr. Saul Levine for Psychology Today in 2017. “For a while at least, sounds of animosity diminish, and people are, well, ‘nicer’ to each other.”

Were we nicer toward each other during the recent earthquake? The eclipse?

The latter drew many people to ecstatic watch parties planned around the country. The quake wasn’t planned, but it had us talking to each other all the same.

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Nominations sought for 2024 Outstanding Women Awards

Burlington County Commissioner Director Felicia Hopson and Commissioner Allison Eckel announced that nominations for the 2024 Outstanding Women of Burlington County Awards are now open.

The commissioners and the Burlington County Women’s Advisory Council will honor the outstanding contributions and leadership of women from the county. This year’s awards will include a new category recognizing excellence in humanities, such as the arts, film, history, music, theater or writing.

Applications will be accept-

ed until the close of business on Friday, June 28.

The awards are sponsored by the Women’s Advisory Council and the Burlington County Board of Commissioners.

The council is looking for women who have made significant contributions in their chosen field and who have demonstrated their support for women in our communities. The nominees may have acted as mentors, role models or advocates for other women.

In addition to the new humanities category, the council will select women to honor in the following categories:

community service and volunteerism, diversity/inclusion, military or veterans service, education/mentorship, first responder/law enforcement, government, health care and law.

Nomination criteria and forms are available online at https://burlingtoncountynj. formstack.com/forms/outstandingwomen2024. Questions can be emailed to womenscouncil@co.burlington. nj.us.

Winners will be honored at the annual Outstanding Women Awards Banquet in September.

Letter to the editor

Alarming trends

The Alzheimer’s Association’s 2024 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures report reveals alarming trends demanding urgent attention. With the number of Americans affected by Alzheimer’s steadily rising, the impact on individuals, families, and the healthcare system is profound.

An estimated 6.9 million Americans aged 65 and older have Alzheimer’s. In New Jersey alone, 185,300 people were living with the disease as of 2020.

The financial burden is staggering, projected at $360 billion nationwide, with 272,000 New Jersey caregivers contributing 494 mil -

lion hours of care valued at $10.8 billion, facing their own health challenges.

Compounding these challenges is a shortage of dementia care specialists and direct care workers. States like New Jersey face critical shortages in healthcare professionals trained to support individuals with dementia and their caregivers.

It’s clear that comprehensive solutions are needed to address this crisis. Initiatives to increase funding for research, support caregiver respite programs, and expand access to dementia care specialists are essential. Additionally, standardized training in dementia care naviga-

tion is imperative to equip healthcare professionals with the skills needed to support those affected by Alzheimer’s. As a society, we must prioritize action to confront the growing impact of Alzheimer’s disease. The future well-being of millions of Americans depends on our collective response to this urgent public health crisis.

View the full report at alz. org/facts and find support through the Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline at (8000 272-3900.

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Special to The Sun Burlington County Commissioner Director Felicia Hopson and Commissioner Allison Eckel (left) present the 2023 Burlington County Outstanding Women Award for diversity and inclusion to Ashanti Holley, assistant superintendent and chief diversity officer for the Burlington County Institute of Technology and Burlington County Special Services School District, during last year’s ceremony.

County hosts Earth Fair, a celebration of sustainability

This year’s Earth Fair at Historic Smithville Park will take place Sunday.

The annual festival of sustainability, recycling and stewardship coincides with the 54th global Earth Day celebration. It will feature a wide variety of environment friendly programs, displays, activities, food and entertainment from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This year’s festival will spotlight recycling and how to keep your home and garden green and sustainable. Among the featured presenters will be New Jersey naturalist Patt Sutton, who will share stories and information about her acclaimed Cape May Wildlife Garden featuring hundreds of native species of plants, perennials, trees, shrubs, grasses and ferns. There will also be presen -

tations from the Burlington County Master Gardeners, the Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge, the Burlington County Soil Conservation District, Geologist and Hydrologist Pierre Lacombe and mushroom specialists, Hodgins Harvest.

Visitors can shop at the festival’s Artisan Marketplace featuring upcycled and recycled goods and creations, visit a pop-up nature center or pedal their way to a delicious beverage courtesy of Wheelie Good Smoothies.

Among the Earth Fair attractions returning this year are the Sustainable Living and Recycling Tents. Both feature displays, games and collection bins for plastic bags/film and small e-waste items such as ear buds, cell phones and power cords. There will also be a plant

and seed swap station and unwanted plastic flowerpot dropoff.

New to the festival this year will be a collection of excess reuseable bags. Unwanted, gently used bags will be collected, sorted and sanitized and then delivered to Farmers Against Hunger to use as part of the nonprofit’s operations to distribute surplus produce to area food banks, soup kitchens and food pantries.

The festival will feature entertainment and activities for all ages, including a children’s puppet parade, storytellers, the Burlington County Library System’s Mobile Library, 4-H Clubs small animals, food trucks, a beer garden and more.

A complete list of all activities and entertainment is available online at https://www.co.burlington. nj.us/1958/Earth-Fair. Please recycle this newspaper.

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Burlington County plans to repave 37 miles of highways

Resurfacing work will start this month on 14 Burlington County roads totaling almost 37 miles under the county’s newest State Funded Overlay Plan.

The roads scheduled for the repairs cross through 15 Burlington County towns, including Bordentown; Mansfield; Riverton; Willingboro; Mount Laurel; Medford; Chesterfield; Hainesport; and Cinnaminson.

The first work is tentatively scheduled to begin Monday,

THURSDAYS

Counselors are on hand at Palmyra Police headquarters, 20 West Broad St., from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Thursday for those struggling with substance abuse as part of the Straight to Treatment program. No appointment or insurance is needed, just walk right in and be helped.

Virtua Mobile Grocery Store –2-3:30 p.m. – at the Palmyra Community Center, 30 W. Broad St., Palmyra. For more information call 856-247-3120 or email eatwell@virtua.org.

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Happenings at the Riverton Library, 306 Main St., Riverton. For more information on the events listed contact 856-8292476.

April 17 – 10 a.m. – Knit Wits.

April 17 – 6 p.m. – Anime night.

April 18 – 1 p.m. – Bridge Club.

April 18 – 6 p.m. – Crafting with Marsha.

April 19 – 10:30 a.m. – Parenting and Paperbacks.

April 22 – 5:30 p.m. – Riverton Anime Club.

April 24 – 7 p.m. – The Last Wednesday Book Club.

SATURDAY, APRIL 20

Orchard Friends School is excited to announce its 10th annual Run & Ride to support students with learning differences! Whether you’re a marathoner, power

April 8, with a 3.7-mile section of Mount Misery/Junction Road, also known as County Route 645, in Pemberton Township.

The Burlington County Commissioners approved a contract with Black Rock Enterprises of Old Bridge, Middlesex County, to perform the overlay and milling work on the roads. The $12.7 million contract is being funded largely with New Jersey Department of Transportation aid.

Work on Mount Misery/ Junction Road will occur between CR 646 and CR 530. It is expected to take about three weeks to complete. Traffic will be maintained, but motorists will likely experience delays.

The new work will occur concurrently with the final repaving jobs from the county’s previous State Funded Overlay Program, which called for just over 34 miles of repaving on 17 county roads in 13 municipalities.

Burlington County is also

completing resurfacing work on an additional 8.6 miles of County roads in six towns using county funding.

The work is in addition to repairs already made inhouse this year by crews from the Burlington County Division of Roads and Bridges. Already this year, crews have used close to 150 tons of asphalt to repair more than 9,900 potholes.

Residents can report the location of potholes on county roads by calling the Burling -

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walker, or weekend biker, you are invited to join our family friendly event, a fun timed 5 K race along the scenic Delaware River. Free T-shirts to the first 100 registrants! Prizes and raffles as well!

What: Orchard Friends School 10th Annual Run & Ride Where: Orchard Friends School, 405 Linden Avenue, Riverton, NJ 08077

When: Saturday, April 20, 2024, Race begins at 9 a.m. (Registration at 8 a.m.) Contact: Courtney Bell, cbell@orchardfriends.org, (856) 786-1123

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, APRIL 20-21

Palmyra Harbour Condo Association’s spring flea market will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., 2000 Harbour Dr. For more information call (856) 600-7173.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24

Land Use board meeting at 7 p.m., 20 West Broad St.

SATURDAY, APRIL 27

Free tree seedlings will be available to Palmyra residents from 8 a.m. to noon at the Palmyra Public Works Garage, 1 Firth Lane, Palmyra.

SUNDAY, APRIL 28

Palmyra Harbour’s third annual craft fair to he held April 28. Vendors interested call (856) 786-0358.

SATURDAY, MAY 4

Palmyra Downtown and Public Safety Day will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. along Broad Street. Vendors can send in applications through April 19.

THURSDAY, MAY 16

The first Women’s Health Fair will be held from 6-9 p.m. at the Palmyra Community Center, 30 W. Broad St.

SATURDAY, MAY 18

Palmyra 2024 Spring Townwide Yard sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Rain date is May 19.

FRIDAY, MAY 31

Palmyra Fire Department’s annual golf outing is being held at the Ramblewood Country Club on May 31. Tee time at 1pm. interested foursomes should contact Deputy Chief Rick Dreby at (609) 868-1305.

PALMYRA WAR MEMORIAL COMMITTEE

The Palmyra War Memorial Committee is actively seeking a resident to fill a vacant Board of Trustee position within our committee.

We meet four times a year and hold our annual Memorial Day observance. We also do cleanups at the memorial at least two times a year.

ton County Pothole Hotline at (609) 265-5021 or by emailing Highway@co.burlington.

nj.us. There is also a form on the county website for reporting potlines at https:// www.co.burlington.nj.us/368/ Roads-Bridges.

For a list on the sections of the roads expected to be repaved under the new State Funded Overlay Program, visit www.co.burlington.nj.us.

If you are interested please email palmyrawarmemorial@gmail. com.

SENIORS LUNCH

The monthly seniors lunch event is held every third Tuesday at the Christ Episcopal Church Parish House, 4th and Howard St., Riverton. All are invited for the free lunch and can bring a friend. A chair lift is available. If you need a ride or know someone who does call SEN HAN Transportation at (877) 603-5111 to register. For more information visit christriverton.org. The lunch is free of charge, but donations are welcome. Next lunch is April 16.

ONGOING:

The Palmyra Police Department is hiring and looking for certified and SLEO II candidates for full time employment. Candidates must be at least 21 years old, a U.S. citizen and have a valid New Jersey driver’s license. Applications can be picked up at police headquarters. For more information call (856) 829-0198 or visit www.palmyrapd.org.

Environmental Resolutions, Inc (ERi) is pleased to offer a $2,500 scholarship to one deserving undergraduate or graduate college student who, at a minimum, is entering their third year of study in one of the engineering, environmental or planning academic disciplines that align with

the services provided by ERi. Students are eligible to apply for the scholarship if they meet the criteria of major, GPA and location of permanent residence.

Custom engraved Chief Payton Flournoy Park brick pavers still available. For $50 you can have one of the brick pavers at the entrance to the park engraved with your name, family or personal message. To reserve your personalized brick paver please print and complete this FORM and return it to Palmyra Borough Hall, 20 W. Broad St., along with a check made payable to the Borough of Palmyra in the amount of $50 per each brick paver requested. Forms are also available at Borough Hall. Engravings will be ordered once payment is received. Proceeds benefit the Borough’s Recreation Trust Fund, which is used for projects and staffing for recreational activities.

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