Taco Salad Flag Dip

Turn traditional taco dip into a patriotic appetizer, perfect for your 4th of July picnic!

Ingredientsflag dip

 

Directions

  • Cook meat with taco seasoning mix as directed on package; cool slightly.
  • Mix cream cheese, sour cream and salsa until blended; spread onto bottom of 13×9-inch dish. Top evenly with layers of meat mixture, 1 cup shredded cheese and lettuce.
  • Arrange olive slices on top left corner of dip to resemble stars on the US flag. Add rows of tomatoes and remaining shredded cheese for the stripes.

Source: www.kraftrecipes.coom

Woodbury Fireworks ~ June 30th

The City of Woodbury will put on its annual Fireworks display on Saturday, June 30th.

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Festivities begin at 4:00 pm at Woodbury High School stadium where you’ll find food trucks of all varieties serving your favorite summertime treats – hot dogs, water ice and more.  There will be live entertainment from local band 88 MPH as well as a DJ playing your favorite hits.

Decorate your bike for the Bike Parade which begins at 4:30.

Fireworks are at Dusk.

4th of July Parade in Woodstown

Looking for a good old fashioned hometown parade to celebrate Independence Day? The Annual Woodstown 4th of July Parade has taken place since 1932 and many say it’s straight out of Norman Rockwell painting with spectators lining Main St. waving flags.  Appropriately, this year’s parade theme is Small Town Americana.

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Watch the Parade

The 2018 parade will take place at 10am on  Wednesday, July 4th, rain or shine. The parade route starts at Allen Avenue, go up South Main St. through the Center of town, up North Main St. and end at Marlton Park.  It usually lasts 1 1/2-2 hours. 
 
** All participants should park at Marlton Park (123 Marlton Rd., Pilesgrove) and a shuttle bus will drop you off at Memorial Lake Park.

Enter the Parade

 

There’s nothing better than a good old fashioned community parade complete with firetrucks, homemade floats and kids on decorated bikes or strollers!

All parade entries must be decorated and music accompaniment is encouraged!  You can have a vehicle, bike or walking entry – your choice – but all entries should be family friendly.  Participants must fill out this registration form.

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1st, 2nd and 3rd place will be awarded to groups who best represent the Small Town Americana theme.

Judging will be based on the following criteria:

1. Creativity (design, music, participants, props etc.)
2. Unified theme:  Yankee Doodle Dandy
3. Eye Catching
4. Originality
5. Effort in Design
6. Patriotic Spirit
 

For more information visit http://www.woodstown4thofjulyparade.com/

 
 

Beach Portrait Sessions at the Jersey Shore

If it’s time for you to update your family’s portrait, there’ s no better place to capture your family’s legacy than at the Jersey Shore!  School’s out, summer’s here, and now is the perfect time to schedule a beach portrait session with Image is Everything Studios.

These sessions are extremely limited as photographers Desiree and Stacy can only head to the shore a handful of times. At this time, sessions are limited to weekday nights or mornings.

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Beach Sessions are up to 30 minutes in length.  In the event of rain, the session will most likely be rescheduled for the evening before or after.

Sessions may include up to 6 immediate family members. ($25 per additional person).  1/2 of session is due to book your session time and date and the balance will be charged the day of your session.

You will be shown a minimum of 10 images at your viewing/ordering appointment (please schedule when booking your session)  and there are multiple frame options from which to choose.

Choose your favorite Beach Special from the packages below:

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  • $500 with a $350 Product Credit

Beach Special One – $695 

  • Up to a 30 minute session
  • 5 Small Digital Files
  • Choice of 16×20 in either Gallery Wrapped Canvas OR Framed Wall Portrait

Beach Special Two – $895 

  • Up to 30 minute session
  • 10 Small Digital Files
  • Choice of 16×20 in either Gallery Wrapped Canvas OR Framed Wall Portrait

For additional information and session availability, email iie@imageiseverythingstudios.com

 

 

Introducing a New Fitness Program in Mullica Hill

How do you find time to squeeze in a workout while you have little ones at home?  Simple –  you take them to class with you!

MHM is excited to introduce Launch Fitness,  a unique new fitness program in Mullica Hill that offers a perfect fitness solution for busy moms.

Meet Rachel Siedman32095435_1816341338420466_7130709063658110976_n

Rachel Siedman is a 200-hour certified yoga teacher, trained at FitnessYoga Studio in Mullica Hill and CoreMoves Fitness in Mount Laurel.

More importantly, she’s a  mom to three little girls, ages 9,7 and 4.  If anyone understands the challenge busy moms face in trying to stay fit and healthy while caring for their kids, it’s Rachel.

 

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Rachel founded Launch Fitness with the mission to help women be the healthiest, happiest versions of themselves they can be, by providing challenging workouts in a welcoming and supportive community.

It’s the perfect fitness solution for busy moms because kids are welcome!  Yes, really.  Rachel’s four year old daughter is always part of the class and most members bring their children with them.  As Rachel says, “It’s a great way to let the kids see their moms prioritizing themselves and their health.”

Three classes are offered every week with a balance of strength training and cardio.  All classes are 45 minutes.  Membership is only $35/month for unlimited regularly scheduled classes.  Private and semi-private training is also available.

 

Summer Class Schedule

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Start your day feeling great!  Here’s the class schedule for the Summer:

PiYo

Tuesdays, 8:30 a.m.
Strength and mobility using bodyweight exercises, including yoga and Pilates

Strength and Sweat

Thursdays, 8:30 a.m.  
This class focuses on cardiovascular conditioning

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Saturdays, 8:00 a.m.
High intensity interval training for a full-body strength and conditioning workout

 

Special Offer:  Mullica Hill Mom Deal New Members – Receive a FREE week of classes at Launch Fitness when you mention Mullica Hill Mom.

Launch Fitness is located at 137 Roseum Way in Mullica Hill.  Find them on Facebook at  www.facebook.com/launchfitnessnj/ or call Rachel at  (703) 283-8930 for more information.

 

15th Annual Car & Cycle Show ~ June 16th

The 15th Annual Car and Cycle Show will be held at Pitman Manor on Saturday, June 16th from 11am – 3pm.

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The show will feature approximately 100 vintage automobiles and motorcycles from throughout the region as well as music and an awards ceremony.

The show is a fundraiser for  United Methodist Communities.

Pitman Manor is located at 535 N. Oak Ave., Pitman, NJ

For more information call 856-286-1406.

June Festival of Antiques ~ June 9th

festical-of-antiquesThe Yellow Garage will host their 12th annual June Festival of Antiques at the Gloucester County 4-H Fairgrounds in Mullica Hill on Saturday, June 9th from 9am to 4pm, rain or shine.

The show will feature quality antiques dealers from throughout the Northeast set up under pavilion cover and on the lawn.  Items include antique country and formal furniture, pottery, fine art, glass, stoneware, textiles, quilts, dolls, Americana, jewelry, clocks, porcelain, sterling, toys, advertising, metal-ware, and much more.

Unlimited free parking and refreshments will be available throughout the day. Visitors can also shop and enjoy The Yellow Garage Antiques Center, as well as other antiques and specialty shops on Main Street in Mullica Hill.

Admission is $6.00 at the gate and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Harrison Township Historial Society.

Kid Friendly Blueberry Muffins

This kid-friendly recipe for Blueberry muffins is the perfect activity for a summer day –  especially after picking your own blueberries at one of our local farms.

Kids 7 and up can handle this easy recipe on their own, with a little supervision (and of course someone to put them in and out of the oven.)  It’s also a great way to practice those fractions over summer break!

 

IngredientsKids Bakibng Blueberry Muffins

  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees,  Grease or line twelve muffin cups.

2. In a large bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the melted butter, milk and egg.

4. Combine the butter mixture and dry ingredients and mix lightly until moistened.  Fold in the blueberries.

5. Spoon mixture evenly into the muffin cups.  Bake 25 minutes. Place on wire racks to cool.