Burlington County to resurface 15 roads

Burlington County plans to resurface 15 roads along 27 miles of highways in 16 municipalities in 2008.

The cost is estimated at $5.7 million.

The New Jersey Department of Transportation has indicated that Burlington County will receive $4.5 million in funding for fiscal year 2008, all of which will be used for these projects. The remaining $1.2 will be provided by the county.

The roads to be resurfaced:

Monmouth Road from Jacobstown-New Egypt Road to Province Line Road in North Hanover; Old York Road from Chesterfield-Crosswicks Road to Ellisdale Road in Chesterfield; Burlington-Bustleton Road from Old York Road to the Burlington Township border in Florence; Irick Road from Woodlane Road to Burlington-Mount Holly Road in Westampton and Burlington Township.

Also: Creek Road from Mainsail Boulevard to 300 feet east of Bridgeboro Road in Mount Laurel, Moorestown and Delran; Bridgeboro Road from 400 feet north of Creek Road to Route 130 in Delran; Riverton Road from Route 130 to Broad Street in Cinnaminson and Riverton.

Also: Cinnaminson Avenue from 1,100 feet northwest of Route 130 to Bank Avenue in Cinnaminson and Palmyra; Lenola Road from the bridge over Pennsauken Creek to Church Street in Moorestown and Cinnaminson; Church Road from 160 feet east of Springdale Road to 680 feet west of Springdale Road in Mount Laurel; Eayrestown Road from Route 38 to Bridge Road in Lumberton; Mount Holly-Smithville Road from Monmouth Road to Woodcrest Road in Mount Holly and Eastampton.

Also North Pemberton Road from Route 206 to Pemberton-Juliustown Road in Pemberton Township; Saylor's Pond Road from Monmouth Road to Route 68 in Springfield; and Magnolia Road from Pemberton Bypass to Buddtown Road in Pemberton Township.

Vineland student wins cooking contest

Mike Inferrera of Vineland won the Student Seafood Challenge at the Academy of Culinary Arts at Atlantic Cape Community College to qualify for the state competition at the college Jan. 15.

Each of the nine students who competed - including Thomas Thorn of Medford - had two hours to prepare two original dishes, a "Down the Shore" platter and a signature dish. Inferrera won with a dish he called Jersey Cioppino and with black bass con prosciutto.

Marlton salon collecting hair for Locks of Love

The Great Clips salon in Centerton Square in Marlton collected 412 inches of hair, which was donated to Locks of Love before the holidays.

Locks of Love is a nonprofit organization that provides children with custom, vacuum-fitted hairpieces made of donated human hair.

Locks of Love haircuts at Great Clips are free. Donations can be made year-round.

Medford Twp. schools cited for conservation

The Medford Township School District and its director of operations and technology, Joseph Biluck, recently were honored with Governor's Environmental Excellence Awards.

The district was cited for a comprehensive program that includes energy-efficient lighting and windows, automatic temperature control, upgraded boilers and other technology.

Biluck was recognized for converting the district's fleet of school buses to alternative fuel. Medford's fleet was the first in the state fueled with soy-based biodiesel.

Nominees for the awards are judged on the basis of documented benefits their work has achieved.

Counseling center opens in Moorestown

The Moorestown Visiting Nurse Association has opened a community counseling center at 300 Harper Dr. in Moorestown.

The center, located off Route 38 near the Moorestown Mall, offers counseling to all South Jersey residents from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and by appointment in the evening.

It serves adults, teenagers and children, and provides a range of therapeutic interventions. Counseling and treatment include, but are not limited to, services for those coping with addictions and substance abuse, anxiety and stress, anger management, behavioral issues and depression. Grief support groups and individual grief counseling also are available.

For more information, call 856-380-1070.

Moorestown Visiting Nurse Association is a nonprofit home- and community-based health-care provider serving families in Burlington, Camden and Gloucester Counties.