Weekly Roundup: Foundation increasing awareness, Pirates Football top this week’s stories

Check out this past week’s biggest stories in Cinnaminson.

Hunter’s Heroes Foundation increasing awareness of fire safety in Cinnaminson and beyond

Hunter’s Heroes Foundation was founded in April 2015 in honor of Cinnaminson Fire Department Lt. Christopher Hunter, who served the department for 22 years. Hunter, a lifelong Cinnaminson resident who joined the department at 16, passed away on Nov. 15, 2014, within 24 hours of working a shift and responding to emergency incidents. Chris’ wife Claire founded the nonprofit foundation the following April to help provide education for first responders regarding fire training. “Besides his family, Chris enjoyed educating himself on fire safety and training,” Hunter said. “He had over 60 books, and was constantly reading them to learn new techniques and advance his own skill set.”

“Cinnaminson head football coach Mario Patrizi is hoping the team can compete for another division title, and in the postseason in 2017.” LARRY HENRY JR/The Sun.

Cinnaminson High School football gearing to get back to playoffs in 2017

For the defending WJFL Liberty Division champion Cinnaminson Pirates High School football team, 2017 will be about keeping the same system as in years past. The Pirates went 5–0 in division play, and 7–3 overall in 2016, eventually falling in the first round of the South Jersey Group II playoffs. Losing five all-conference performers from a year ago is tough, and not easy to replace. However, Pirates head coach Mario Patrizi believes to be successful in 2017, the team will need to keep the same system it always has. “The younger guys who were behind those key players last season will now have their chance to shine,” Patrizi said. “Whether they do it or not will remain to be seen, but overall we had a good summer and are generally happy with how things have gone.”

Meet the Author Night at Cinnaminson Public Library

Starting at 6 p.m. on Oct. 17, John Howard-Fusco will join us to talk about his book, A Culinary History of Cape May: Salt Oysters, Beach Plums & Cabernet Franc. “Cape May is America’s first seaside resort, and with that comes a mouthwatering food history. The New York Times even proclaimed the city “Restaurant Capital of New Jersey.” The first settlers, the Kechemeche of the Lenape tribe, feasted on the fish and wild game in the area. The whaling industry briefly brought attention to the island, but Ellis Hughes’s 1801 advertisement offering seashore entertainment with “fish, oysters, crabs, and good liquors” gave birth to a beachside haven. From the mint juleps to the Sunny Hall Café and the Chalfonte, culinary creativity thrives on the shore. Modern chefs like Lucas Manteca at the Red Store and Brooke Dodds’s Empanada Mamas help keep the unique flair alive. Author John Howard-Fusco traces the roots of the delectable dishes and recipes from long ago to the modern day.” (From the publisher)

Back to School Nights announced for Cinnaminson Township Public Schools

With the first day of school already underway, that means back to school nights are right around the corner. Here is a list of times and dates for all of Cinnaminson Township’s Public Schools.

Sept. 18 New Albany Elementary School 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Sept. 26 Cinnaminson High School 6:45 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Sept. 27 Cinnaminson Middle School 6:45 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Sept. 28 Eleanor Rush Intermediate School 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

More information can be found at https://www.facebook.com/CinnaminsonSchools/.

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