Local Ballot for Election Day ~ Nov. 6th

Harrison Township Committee:

Incumbent Louis Manzo (Harrison First) and Don Heim (Harrison First) are seeking re-election against David Schulze (R) and Edward Selb (R).

 Clearview Regional High School District Board of Education:

Scott Muscarella and incumbent Sherry Mongiovi-Dvorak are running uncontested.

Harrison School District Board of Education:

Incumbents Joseph Schwab (Accomplishing More Together) and Theresa Vaites (Accomplishing More Together) are seeking re-election against Marissa Straccialini (Accomplishing More Together), Stephen Houpt (Kids First), Megan Robinson (Kids First) and Jennifer Liberi-Middleton (Kids First).

In the race for Harrison School District board of education to fill an unexpired term, Jennifer A. Bowen is running uncontested.

Be sure to exercise your right to vote on Tuesday 11/6.  See you at the polls!

Treat Yourself Right: Local Orthodontist Gives Brace-Friendly Halloween Advice

Every October local orthodontist, Dr. Susan Lempert, urges parents and children to be mindful of certain Halloween treats that have the potential to damage orthodontic braces.  Sticky, crunchy and chewy candy will break the braces off the teeth. Repairing the broken brace is time consuming for both the patient and the doctor and requires missed time from school and work.   

Instead, choose softer options like melt-in-your mouth chocolates, peanut butter cups or thinly sliced apples with soft caramel dip. Remember to brush your teeth with fluoride toothpaste after these sweet treats!  

Looking for a way to get rid of all that extra candy?  Dr. Lempert proudly supports Operation Gratitude and is hosting a Halloween Candy Dropoff at her office.   Candy will be boxed up and shipped to the troops. The last day for drop-off will be November 7th.   

Dr. Lempert provides complimentary screenings for children in her Swedesboro office. You can visit her website at www.lempertsmile.com to learn more about her practice.

Dr. Susan Lempert




Dr. Lempert graduated from Brown University with a B.A. in Human Biology.   She received her Master of Science in Oral Biology Degree, Certificate in Orthodontics, and Doctor of Dental Medicine Degree from Temple University School of Dentistry.  


Raines Dental Pink Wednesdays to Support Those in the Fight Against Breast Cancer

 Raines Dental LLC, a full service practice providing comprehensive general and cosmetic dentistry in Mullica Hill, kicks off Pink Wednesdays, a month-long effort in honor of breast cancer awareness month for the second year in a row. Throughout the month of October, for patients who schedule a non-preventative dental appointment on a Wednesday, Raines Dental will donate a portion of the fee to create Chemo Care Bags for those in the fight against breast cancer.

The practice is also encouraging patients to support and share in this effort to help women diagnosed with breast cancer accepting donations at the office every day of the week. Those who contribute will be recognized with a Pink Tooth and entered into a raffle supported by other local businesses. At the end of October, the bags will be hand-filled with lotions, candies, magazines, anti-nausea medications and other items that bring comfort to those getting chemotherapy treatments. Then, Dr. Raines and staff will personally deliver them to the Penn Medicine Abramson Cancer Center in Philadelphia, PA.

“Last year was such a rewarding success that we couldn’t wait to support this effort once again, says practice owner, Jason Raines,  DDS. “To read that about 1 in 8 U.S. women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime is heartbreaking. The likelihood of it hitting close to home is inescapable. So, this year we decided to make it a bit more personal by creating Chemo Care Bags for those actually in the fight.” Pink Wednesdays is only one of the efforts Dr. Raines has implemented or supported to help those in need. Other programs have included Access to Care as an Albert Schweitzer Fellow, Give Kids a Smile, Dentistry From the Heart and “Take Mom to the Dentist” this past May. He adds, “there is nothing more rewarding than giving back.”

Raines Dental, LLC provides comprehensive general and cosmetic dentistry, including routine oral hygiene and cleanings, fillings, dental implant restorations and root canal therapy. State-of-the-art treatments also encompass traditional and same day dentures, bridges, crowns and dental sealants plus extensive cosmetic services from bonding and porcelain veneers to teeth whitening and clear braces.  Raines Dental is located at 4 Burton Lane, Suite 200 in Mullica Hill, New Jersey with flexible appointment scheduling Tuesday through Saturday and participates with most dental insurances to maximize patients’ benefits. For more information, visit RainesDental.com or call (856) 343-4020.

Civil War Living History Weekend ~ Oct. 13th & 14th

Whether you’re a Civil War buff or just enjoy walking along Main Street and enjoying the Fall weather, the Civil War Living History Weekend is a great time to re-acquaint yourself with all that Mullica Hill has to offer.


Community members and actors will dress in full uniform as Civil War soldiers and 19th century citizens to re-enact the Civil War era.  Their encampments will be on either side of Main St and will include weapons display.  Along Main St. enjoy food vendors, music, crafts, pumpkin painting and more.  Events will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

Harmony Fire Company Pancake Breakfast ~ Oct. 14th

The Harmony Fire Company will host a Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, October 14th from 8:00am to 1:00p.m. at the fire station on Main St. in Mullica Hill.

The breakfast will include Pancakes, Sausage and Coffee.  Tickets are $8 for adults, $7 for senior citizens and $6 for children and are available at the door or in advance by calling the fire company at 856-478-6266.

Thank you for supporting our local firefighters!



Cyber Safety Parent Night ~ Oct. 16th

Clearview Regional High School invites all parents to a Cyber Safety Parent Night presentation by Sgt. Tom Rich on October 16th from 7-8pm in the Toscano Theater at Clearview Regional High School.

Sgt. Rich is the creator and CEO of AlwaysConnected.org and is a certified police officer in the State of New Jersey. In his 22nd year of service, his entire career has been dedicated to children. Sgt. Rich has been traveling in the country for the past 10 years and has created programs like this one to help make a difference in the lives of children.

Sgt. Rich was recently featured on Good Morning America, Fox 5 New York, NBC 4 New York, and the Nancy Grace Show and at present has spoken to over 1,000,000 people across the United States and Canada about technology issues and cyber bullying.

For tickets visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cyber-safety-parent-night-with-sgt-tom-rich-tickets-50397560460


Join the Raines Dental No Cavity Club


Only Children get Cavities – True or False?

False.  In fact, according to the Mayo Clinic “cavities and tooth decay are among the world’s most common health problems.” This includes adults at any age and ignoring the condition can lead to issues such as toothaches, infections, tooth loss and other non-dental conditions.

The good news – such decay is treatable and being cavity-free should be celebrated no matter if we are five years old for fifty. The Raines Dental “No Cavity Club” recognizes patients who successfully complete their treatment plan of three visits or more.


Call Raines Dental at 856-343-4020 to schedule your appointment today.