Patcong Creek cleanup set
Residents are invited to join in the eighth annual cleanup of the Patcong Creek between Ocean Heights and Poplar Avenues in Linwood, from 10 a.m. to noon rain or shine May 19, in conjunction with the Atlantic County Utilities Authority.
Registration is required. Volunteers meet at the Linwood Public Works Building on Hamilton Avenue between 9 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. and are dispatched to one of six cleanup areas, three on the water and three on the land. Volunteers will be treated to a picnic lunch at Memorial Park immediately following the cleanup. Kids can dig for shark teeth in a huge sandbox created by Linwood City Public Works staff. Feel free to bring Frisbees, soccer balls, kites or other sports equipment. Those who can provide their own boat or kayak will be asked to patrol the water and pick up litter, while others will clean up the sides of the creek and roadside areas that border the creek. Young children can help the students of Seaview School clean up the area behind the school and then join the festivities at Memorial Park. The ACUA will provide free T-shirts to all who participate, and organizers will give prizes for the muddiest volunteer, best trash found, and other categories.
The event is sponsored by Lang’s Garden Center, Playland’s Castaway Cove, and Primo Pizza. It is part of National River Cleanup Week. Learn more at nationalrivercleanup.org. To register, call Leigh Ann Napoli, Linwood City Clerk, at 609-927-4108, or stop by Linwood City Hall.
Fire Company and Auxiliary yard sale
Sign up now to reserve a spot for the City of Northfield Volunteer Fire Company and Auxiliary Yard Sale/Flea Market on June 1 at the Volunteer Fire Station on Burton Avenue. The rain date is June 8. The cost is $20 per spot. For more information or to make a reservation, call 609-641-1775.
Hydrant flushing planned
New Jersey American Water plans to scrub pipes in the city from June 10 through 30 as part of its system maintenance program. To cleanse the system, crews will systematically open fire hydrants to increase water flows, flushing any minerals and deposits from the pipes. The system won’t interrupt water service, but when crews are working in an area, a temporary drop in water pressure or discolored water may occur.
Pancake Breakfast at Community School
The Northfield Education association is sponsoring a pancake breakfast to benefit the victims of Hurricane Sandy from 8:30 to 11 a.m. June 1 at the Northfield Community School cafetorium. All proceeds will be donated to the NJEA Back to School fund.
Tickets are $5 for fifth-graders through adults and $3 for fourth-graders and younger. The menu includes pancakes, sausage, hash browns and beverages. Ticket forms can be downloaded from the Northfield Community School website at northfield.groupfusion.net and dropped off at the main entrance. For ticket information, call Mary Jane Hurley at 609-407-4006.