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29th Annual Nick Virgilio Haiku Association Contest Now Open

January 18, 2019

CAMDEN, NJ— The 29th annual Nicholas A. Virgilio Memorial Haiku and Senryu Competition is now open to all young writers.

The annual contest was founded in 1990 in partnership with the Haiku Society of America to honor America’s most famous haiku poet, Camden’s own Nick Virgilio.

The competition is open to students who are enrolled in grades seven through 12, and entries ...

Rutgers Grad Sets His Eyes on “The Arts” for Roselle

ROSELLE, NJ - What is your definition of the Arts? When you ask some people, the first thing that comes to mind is paintings, crafts, and other hands-on types of works. Others will say it's beautiful music. But what about Film Making? Yes, that is art too!

Roselle’s newest Councilman John Fortuna - a graduate of Rutgers University - is one who takes the "Arts” ...

#NoMoreEmptyDesks Uses Art to Speak Out Against Gun Violence

CAMDEN, NJ—Three desks inside Lisa Wallenburg’s art room at the Dr. Charles E. Brimm Medical Arts High School stand out.

Across the back of one chair are the words “I saved a seat for you" painted in bold blue letters and outlined in gold.

That chair is behind a desk painted white, with three different arms that stretch across the top. Two of the arms are holding ...

Spend New Year's Eve at the Camden Waterfront

CAMDEN, NJ— If you’re looking for last minute New Year’s Eve plans, there are a few family-friendly events happening along the Camden waterfront.

The Battleship New Jersey will open its decks to the public for just $10 for both the 6 p.m. or midnight SugarHouse New Year’s Eve Fireworks on the Waterfront.

The decks will open two hours before each show — at 4 ...

Pizza and Poetry Turns Camden Pizza Shop into Western Saloon

CAMDEN, NJ— The small dining room at the Little Slice of New York pizza shop on 3rd Street was filled.

About 25 people, some wearing cowboy hats, sat around wooden tables under the glowing red light that lined the walls, each table either sharing a bottle of wine or six-pack of beer. The atmosphere was welcoming, touched with a hint of garlic and accompanied by local hit radio being ...

Whitman Park Girl Scout Troop Puts on Its First Ever Art Show

CAMDEN, NJ— The walls inside the Whitman Park Hope Community Outreach Center on Saturday resembled the art galleries found just across the river in Philadelphia. Except, instead of the work of professional artists, its walls were lined with the artwork of Camden Girl Scout Troop 30143.

It was the grand opening of the troop’s first ever art show, a project put together by troop ...


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