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Madrigal Performance, December 13 and 14, 2019

For immediate release Press Contact: Kathy Tully, 856-745-3997
Haddonfield Memorial High School Madrigal Singers Announce 2019 Holiday Performance Schedule

Haddonfield, NJ, November 13, 2019 – The Haddonfield Memorial High School Madrigal Singers invite residents to enjoy the music and merriment of the season at their annual Dessert Theater.

On December 13 and 14, the Madrigal Singers will perform at the “Royal Court” in the Performance Hall at Grace Church in Haddonfield. The show will feature songs and dances of the season, a comedy guaranteed to amuse and entertain, a wassail toast, the regal presentation of the Boar’s Head, and complimentary elegant dessert buffet with beverages.
Under the direction of HMHS’s choir director, Tyler Mills, the student singers appear in renaissance inspired costumes as they present madrigal songs, pieces of vocal music that originated in France and England. Since the troupe’s inaugural season in 1997, the HMHS Madrigal Singers have performed at the White House, Washington National Cathedral, the Kimmel Center and Longwood Gardens.
The HMHS Madrigal Singers are pleased to present their 2019 troupe of sophomores, juniors and seniors:
• Soprano I: Jane Kinney, Maria DeFeo, Anna Forebaugh and Lilly Sirover;
• Soprano II: Samantha Kehner, Kiki Shim, Charlotte George and Sarah Kopp;
• Alto I: Shaelin McKenna, Katie Poliero, Evelyn Skyrm and Mary Herdelin;
• Alto II: Katrina Edwards, Salena Chacon and Valerie Goetter;
• Tenor I: Abdulla Khalid and Will Tully;
• Tenor II: Matt Eyles, Stephen Kasko and Antony Post;
• Bass I: Luc Ljoka, TJ Smith and Jack Eyles;
• Bass II: Scott Vaughn and Ian Rowe Nicolls.
All are invited to attend this special part of Haddonfield’s home-town holiday tradition. The HMHS Madrigal Singers will host three Dessert Theater Performances this season:
• December 13 at 7:00 pm
• December 14 at 2:00 pm
• December 14 at 7:00 pm

Tickets are $10 for all performances. Buy tickets here: http://madrigal2019.eventbrite.com
Questions? Contact Madrigaltix@gmail.com

Photo credit, Jim Eyles

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Haddon Fortnightly Evening Membership Division and Project Poppy

The ladies of the Haddon Fortnightly Evening Membership Department are making poppies for Haddonfield Project Poppy, a public art installation starting on Memorial Day 2020 until Independence Day 2020. 3,837 poppies will cascade from the left corner of the Haddonfield Memorial High School to the grounds of Veterans Memorial Grove. The poppies will all be made by local volunteers. Join them by requesting a Project Poppy Kit through the website https://www.projectpoppy.org/.

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Haddonfield United Methodist Church Celebrates 190 Anniversary!

Rev. Chris Heckert For Immediate Release 10/31/2019
Haddonfield United Methodist Church

South Jersey Congregation Celebrates 190th Anniversary
Haddonfield United Methodist Church Celebrates the Planting of the Seeds of Current, Vital Congregation

Haddonfield, NJ — Haddonfield United Methodist Church, located at Warwick Road and Kings Highway, celebrates its 190th anniversary this November. In worship services throughout the month, the church will celebrate its proud history as well as the vibrancy of its current programs, while looking toward future growth. The community is invited to worship services at 5 PM on Saturdays and at 8, 9 and 10:30 AM on Sundays with live-streams available at 9 AM on Facebook and 10:30 AM through the web and church app. A celebration dinner will be held on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 5:30 PM, open to the public with advance reservations ($10 for adults and youth 13 and older; $5 for children ages 4-12).

From a meeting of a few dozen mostly farmers in a schoolhouse in 1829, Haddonfield United Methodist Church has grown into a vibrant congregation, which continues to play an important community role in South Jersey and beyond. “We are who we always were; a people gathered and then empowered and sent out into the world to live out our gifts,” reflects Senior Pastor Rev. Chris Heckert about the 190th anniversary of Methodism in Haddonfield.

In addition to four weekly worship services, the church offers an expansive music program, a Floral Arts Guild, Sunday School classes for all ages, and Connect Groups which meet to explore individual thoughts of the faith community. The church hosts Wednesday night dinners, holiday celebrations and concerts, a pre-school program, a Steeple Club for people available during the day, and Cub and Boy Scout troops, as well as various recovery and support groups.

Because of its size and history, retired Senior Pastor, Rev. Dr. Charles Sayre, called Haddonfield United Methodist a “big crane” among churches, supporting mission projects as varied as building homes in the Dominican Republic to serving meals and entertaining children at Give Kids the World in Florida. HUMC was also responsible in the 1970s for the creation of Respond, Inc. in Camden which has a history of providing child care services, job training, and housing.

Haddonfield United Methodist Church is an energetic regional church located in Haddonfield, NJ. The congregation is made up of 1,350 members and averages 438 in weekly attendance over four unique worship services, including traditional and contemporary worship styles. The church has a vibrant digital ministry that seeks to spiritually resource the congregation as well as connect people outside the walls with the church ministry through the church app, live-streaming, video ministries, and both paper and digital publications.

Contact the church office at 856-429-0403 or office@haddonfieldumc.org to make a reservation for dinner or for more information.

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Distance: 5K – run/walk
Day, Date: Saturday, December 7, 2019
Race Start Time: 9:00 AM
Sponsor: EMD of the Haddon Fortnightly
Run Location: CROWS WOODS – Haddonfield
Sign Up: DQ Events https://www.dqevents.com/Race/NJ/Haddonfield/SnowflakeRun5k
Cost: $40 until 11/15; $45 after 11/15 until day of the race
Contact for more information: haddonfieldsnowflakerun@gmail.com

Grab your sneakers & a holiday costume and register for the 2nd Annual Snowflake 5K Run/Walk on Sat. Dec 7, 2019 in Haddonfield! Race will again start in Crows Woods, Haddonfield. The EMD of the Haddon Fortnightly is again sponsoring this fun event, this year’s event will benefit (50/50) the American Brain Tumor Association www.abta.com and other local & national charities. Maybe you will even see Santa or some elves getting warmed up for the holidays!

Location: Crows Woods Loop, Haddonfield, NJ 08033 (at Upland Way & E Atlantic Ave, Haddonfield)
Schedule for race day: check in, packet pick-up and race day registration 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Registration amounts and dates: $20 until 7/1; $25 until 8/1; $30 until 9/1; $35 until 10/1; $40 until 11/15; $45 after 11/15 up to and including the day of race
Award categories: Top 3 overall, male/female, age groups 3 deep – 15 and under, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 and over
Holiday Costume contest: prizes for top 3 winners
Shirts & Medals: The first 300 registered participants will receive long sleeved tech shirts. All participants will receive a custom designed snowflake medal.
Cross country challenge: for high school teams
Food & Drink: Post-race refreshments will be provided at the end of the race, including homemade cookies, hot chocolate, water, Gatorade and coffee
Packet pickup: Haddonfield Running Company, Kings Highway, Haddonfield, NJ – December 6, 2019
Parking: at Crows Woods
Additional info: No entry fee or portion of entry fee will be refunded, transferred or credited. Results will be available at the race and on the website: www.dqevents.com
The race will be held rain or shine. Event promoters have the right to alter events for any reason. For more information email: haddonfieldsnowflakerun@gmail.com
Sponsors are welcome. Please email us for details: haddonfieldsnowflakerun@gmail.com

Race Proceed Beneficiaries: The Haddonfield Snowflake Run is being held by The Haddon Fortnightly Evening Membership Department https://thehaddonfortnightly.org. The profits from the race will benefit the American Brain Tumor Association (50%) and other local and national charities (50%). Learn more about the American Brain Tumor Association by looking at their website: www.abta.com

Get your holiday season off to a festive start! Costumes are encouraged but not required.

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Spend an afternoon with Lorene Cary @ Haddon Fortnightly, November 24

Date: Sunday, November 24, 2019
Event Name: Spend an afternoon with Lorene Cary – Author Lecture
Location: The Haddon Fortnightly, 301 Kings Hwy E., Haddonfield, NJ 08033
Brief Description: A lecture and book signing by Lorene Cary, local author and Penn professor, to discuss her new
memoir, Ladysitting
Time: 3 – 5pm
Cost in advance: $20 for lecture only, $45 for lecture and book
For Reservations: Eventbrite at https://lorenecareyathaddonfortnightly.eventbrite.com, or Inkwood NJ Bookstore in Haddonfield, or email medimatties@gmail.com

Spend an Afternoon with Lorene Cary

The Haddon Fortnightly is thrilled to be welcoming back local author and Penn professor, Lorene Cary, on November 24th from 3 to 5pm at the Fortnightly, 301 Kings Highway East in Haddonfield.

Lorene will be discussing her new memoir, Ladysitting: My Year with Nana at the End of Her Century. The lecture will be followed by a book signing (supplied by Inkwood Books of Haddonfield) and reception with delicious light refreshments.

As a special treat, Lorene has shared her Nana’s favorite cake recipe, which will be among the desserts served.

Admission to the lecture and reception, plus a signed copy of Ladysitting, is $45. Admission to the lecture and reception is $20. A portion of the ticket sales benefit The Haddon Fortnightly (a 501(c)(3)).

Books and tickets may be purchased through Eventbrite at https://lorenecareyathaddonfortnightly.eventbrite.com, or Inkwood NJ Bookstore in Haddonfield, or email medimatties@gmail.com

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John Giannotti and his Art of Sculpting

Date: Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Event Name: John Giannotti and his Art of Sculpting
Location: The Haddon Fortnightly
301 Kings Highway East
Haddonfield, New Jersey 08033
Brief Description: John will discuss the process of making sculptures and talk about some of his favorite sculptures.
Time: 7:30pm
Cost: none

On November 12, 2019 at 7:30pm, the Haddon Fortnightly, 302 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield, NJ will welcome John Giannotti, Haddonfield’s own Sculptor. John’s sculpture of the Hadrosaurus has become a destination in Haddonfield for the last 18 years. At the Fortnightly, John will give a brief explanation of the making of the sculpture and the bronze casting process and share information about other public sculptures he has created including Rosie the Riveter, Matthew Henson, Walt Whitman and the new Temple Owl Bronze.

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The Haddon Fortnightly Flea Market Jewelry and Accessories Sale, November 23

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Haddonfield winners: South Jersey Magazine’s “Best of the Best” 2019 and SJ Magazine’s Best of SJ

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Haddonfield in Top 10! Best Historic Small Towns in the USA

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‘Shop Haddonfield’ Property Tax Reward Program

The Partnership for Haddonfield and the Borough of Haddonfield are pleased to announce that 20 businesses have signed up to participate in the newly launched ‘Shop Haddonfield’ Property Tax Reward Program. That number is expected to continue to grow.

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Haddonfield named “Most Charming Small Town” in New Jersey, Readers Digest travel section

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Downtown Haddonfield Businesses with extended Thursday Hours

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