Gloucester County News in Brief
Health screening planned at Pitman Golf Course Gloucester County's Department of Health and Senior Services is planning two free health days - the second will include a blood drive - later this month at Pitman Golf Course, which will hold its Heroes' Golf Tournament on the day of the blood drive to benefit the Gloucester County Chapter of the American Red Cross.
Health screening planned at Pitman Golf Course
Gloucester County's Department of Health and Senior Services is planning two free health days - the second will include a blood drive - later this month at Pitman Golf Course, which will hold its Heroes' Golf Tournament on the day of the blood drive to benefit the Gloucester County Chapter of the American Red Cross.
From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 13 and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 14, blood pressure, cholesterol and skin screenings will be performed. Information will be available on nutrition, hydration, skin care and cancer prevention.
The blood drive will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 14. The benefit tournament begins at 1 p.m. The cost is $100 a golfer.
Pitman Golf Course is at 501 Pitman Rd. in Sewell. For more information, contact the club at 856-589-6688.
Durand gets $10,000 grant for after-school program
Durand Academy and Community Services in Mount Laurel has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation to start a therapeutic after-school program for students ages 16 to 21 with high-functioning autism, or Asperger syndrome.
The Jordan Fiddle Foundation awards grants to programs that enrich the lives of adolescents and adults with autism.
Durand plans a curriculum that will teach community and social skills, job-development skills and financial literacy.
Durand provides programs for children and adults with developmental disabilities, autism and other learning disorders and a school for youths ages 4 to 14, primarily to residents of Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, Cumberland and Salem Counties.
For more information, call Terry Flannery at 856-235-3540, Ext. 107 or Catherine Medovich at Ext. 103.
Glassboro to help heighten awareness of disease
Glassboro recently joined 80 other New Jersey municipalities in signing a proclamation declaring June Myasthenia Gravis Awareness Month.
Myasthenia Gravis, which strikes children and adults, is a neuromuscular disease that affects control of voluntary muscles.
The proclamation is the idea of the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America, a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the public about the disease.
Westville Library trustees donate toward expansion
The trustees of the Westville Public Library recently donated $140,000 to the borough for library expansion.
Westville officials had slightly more than $143,000 to finance the project, and the low bid had been more than $195,000. That bid did not include plumbing, electrical work, and heating and air conditioning.
Plans call for a 1,270-foot extension, which will nearly double the size of the library.
Woolwich recognized for open-space efforts
Woolwich Township last month was recognized by the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission for its approach to developing open space.
The commission, the region's planning and review agency, named Woolwich the Regional Land Use Project of the Year.
Woolwich is one of the fastest-growing communities in South Jersey. Its Smart Growth plan includes a mixed-use town center, preservation of farmland and open space, and development of the Route 322 corridor.