Blasenstein to enter Phila. Jewish Sports Hall of Fame

Joe Blasenstein of Cinnaminson is among eight to be inducted into the Philadelphia Jewish Sports Hall of Fame tomorrow.

The ceremony is scheduled at 5:30 p.m. at the Gershman Y on Broad and Pine Streets in Philadelphia.

An offensive guard in football for West Philadelphia High School, Blasenstein was chosen for the all-Public and all-Interscholastic teams in 1957. He was awarded a football scholarship to Pennsylvania State University, where he became a starting guard.

In 1961, he was named to the Associated Press all-East third team, as Penn State finished the season ranked No. 17, defeating No. 13 Georgia Tech in the Gator Bowl. In his final year, Blasenstein was named AP and UPI all-America honorable mention and AP all-East second team.

Medford arts commission issues challenge to artists

The Medford Cultural Arts Commission invites artists to participate in its annual "Paint Our Town Challenge." The event will take place Saturday.

Visual artists are asked to share their vision of their personal favorite locations in Medford Township.

Selected artists will be invited to exhibit their entries for one month following the event in an exhibition at the Pinelands Branch Library.

All work must be done on location Saturday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Completed works will be submitted to the Medford Public Safety Building at 91 Union St. Judging will be held at 4 p.m., and awards will be announced at 4:30 p.m. May 19, 2007. Cash prizes will be awarded, including a $300 First Place Purchase Award.

For a copy of the entry rules and an application form, contact the Medford Cultural Arts Commission at 609-654-2512 or visit


Governor's excellence award again goes to Virtua Health

Virtua Health recently won a New Jersey Governor's Award for performance excellence for the second straight year.

The award is given to organizations that show excellence in quality as well as a systematic approach to overall management. Virtua Health won a silver award after winning a bronze last year.

Moorestown Mall notes Regis Salon achievement

Moorestown Mall recently named Regis Salon its merchant of the first quarter for 2007.

Salon manager Anne Siket, from Edgewater Park, was recognized along with stylists Yatza Baranac and Brittany Savanders.

Siket, who received an award certificate and $100 gift card, has been manager of Regis Salon for more than two years.

County Route 545 roadwork postponed until later in year

Replacement of damaged, deteriorated culvert pipes on Bordentown-Georgetown Road (County Route 545) in Mansfield has been postponed until later in the year.

The County Highway Department was scheduled to begin construction on or about Wednesday, between Schoolhouse Road and Georgetown-Chesterfield Road.

Replacing the culvert pipes that were damaged during the nor'easter April 14 to 16 was expected to take about two weeks.

A detour route will be posted.