Church hosting Polish celebration

Our Lady of Sorrows Church at 724 Maple Ave. in Linwood is hosting a Polish celebration to honor Pope St. John Paul II on the occasion of his canonization, April 26 from 7 to 11 p.m.

There will be a live polka band and authentic Polish food and beer. The cost is $20. Call Derek Brown for reservations at 609-432-8196.

Patcong Creek cleanup set

The Linwood Environmental Commission's ninth annual Patcong Creek Cleanup will begin 9 a.m. May 18 at the city's Public Works Garage on Hamilton Avenue near the creek.

Volunteers will be dispatched to one of six cleanup areas. There are three areas on the water for those with canoes, kayaks or other boats; and three areas on land. All volunteers are invited to a free thank-you picnic at All Wars Memorial Park off Wabash Avenue near Derbyshire Avenue and Mainland Regional High School. Prizes will be awarded for muddiest volunteer, best trash found and in other categories. The project is endorsed by the Atlantic County Utilities Authority's Clean Communities Program, and the ACUA is providing free T-shirts to all participants. Sponsors include the ACUA, Lang's Garden Market in Linwood, Primo Pizza and Cataway Cove in Ocean City.

To preregister, contact City Clerk Leigh Ann Napoli at 609-927-4108 or


Bike path to be cleaned up

The Northfield Public library and the Atlantic County Utilities Authority are sponsoring a Bike Path Cleanup on April 26 in honor of Earth Day.

Call 609-646-4476 to register.

Library salutes Hispanic heritage

The Northfield Public Library will celebrate El dia de los ninos/El dia de los libros on April 30. The library will salute Hispanic heritage with multilingual readings, ethnic crafts, food and music.

To register, call 609-646-476.


North Beach Residents' Committee to meet

The North Beach Residents' Committee will meet from 10 to 11:30 a.m. April 26 on the second floor of the Atlantic County Library branch and Cultural Arts Center, 6500 Atlantic Ave.

All North Beach residents and merchants are invited. The North Beach section of Ventnor runs from Jackson Avenue to Little Rock Avenue; from the bay to the beach. See for information.

Drug disposal day set

Operation Take Back New Jersey, a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration-sponsored day to dispose of unused, unwanted and expired medication, is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 26 at the Ventnor City Police Department, 6201 Atlantic Ave.

For information, call 609-822-2101.

Chef's Night Out planned

Ventnor's Chef's Night Out, a restaurant dine-around town, is set for 4 to 8 p.m. April 27 at Domenico's, Isabella's Ventnor Cafe, the Ladle of Luv, Lisa's, Malelani Cafe, Red Room Cafe, Viggo's Pizza, Yama, Community Liquors, Bella Dolce, Custard's Last Stand, Jagielky's Candy, SunDaze Ice Cream and Ventnor Coffee.

A limited number of tickets will be sold. Tickets are $40 each and proceeds benefit the Ventnor Beautification Committee. Each establishment will provide a sampling of food, and there will be entertainment.

For information and tickets, call Shelley D'Orazio at 267-980-7632.

City offers reminders

The Ventnor Department of Public Works reminds residents to keep lids on trash cans that are placed at the curb for collection, to prevent litter.

When trash is placed at the curb, it must be in a secure receptacle, according to the city code. The lids also prevent seagulls from opening bags, keep the contents inside cans and keep the streets clean.

Trash containers may be put out to curbside no earlier than 6 p.m. the day before collection day, and must be returned to a proper storage location no later than 7 p.m. on collection day. Containers must be stored where they are not visible from the street.