Family History/Genealogy Programs in Medford

Family History/Genealogy Programs in Medford, NJ
3 Fall/Winter Sessions for $5

To help you get started researching your family history, Lora Kline of Medford, NJ will present three programs this Fall.  Lora is a professional genealogist with twenty-five years of experience researching her family and others.  She has a certificate from Boston University’s Genealogical Research program and is Vice-President of the Philadelphia Area Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists.

Introduction to Family History Research
Thursday, November 14 at 7:00 pm
What you need to know to get started, get organized and get the thrill of discovery (otherwise known as the genealogy happy dance)

Free Online Research Sites
Thursday, December 5th at 7:00 pm
What free sites are available with tips on using Familysearch.org, government sites and other popular resources

Fee Bases Online Research Sites
Thursday, December 12th at 7:00 pm
Tips for using Ancestry.com and other sites that may be worth an investment.

All three programs will be at the Cranberry Hall Senior Center, located behind the Medford Municipal Building at 17 North Main Street in Medford, NJ.  A fee of $5 includes all three programs.  If one is missed, it can be made up when the classes are repeated in the Spring.

Walk-ins are welcome, but space is limited.  To reserve a space, contact Mrs. Kline at lorak@comcast.net.  Payment can be made in advance of at the first class.  Initial hand-outs will be emailed before the first class.

Freedom Park Dog Park Awarded $2,000 Grant

The Nutro Company Announces Local Recipient of ROOM TO RUN™ Dog Park Appreciation Grant

Medford’s Freedom Park Duke’s Dog Run to receive $2,000 for park enhancements

NASHVILLE, Tenn., November 5, 2013 – The Nutro Company, a leading manufacturer of natural* pet food products, announced today that Freedom Park Duke’s Dog Run in Medford, NJ has been selected to receive a $2,000 grant on behalf of the ROOM TO RUN™ Dog Appreciation Project.

ROOM TO RUN™ is a community program designed to support public, non-profit dog parks and off-leash areas. The grant provided to Freedom Park Duke’s Dog Run will be used to help make improvements that will provide local dogs and their owners with an enhanced interaction space.

Medford resident Jeanne Lorenzo submitted the winning application on behalf of Freedom Barks, a new non-profit group that has entered into an Agreement with Medford Township for the continued maintenance and improvements in Duke’s Dog Run.

“Although we have a very beautiful park, there are a few places that definitely need work,” said Lorenzo. “We have a path along the southwest branch of the Rancocas Creek that floods, so we have put a collection of pallets and other wooden material to form a bridge. However, we have a man in a wheelchair who enjoys bringing his dog to the park, but has a difficult time traversing this area. It is also a challenging task for the mother pushing a baby stroller and trying to hang on to her dog with another hand, all the while trying not to fall. Even the most nimble have cheered at the thought of not having to get muddy anymore!”

The Medford Township Council will be acknowledging the efforts of the Freedom Barks Committee in securing this grant as well as other initiatives at its next meeting on November 12th.

Since the program’s inception in 2010, ROOM TO RUN™ has committed more than 3,000 man hours to enhance 90 dog parks across North America. Additionally, as an extension of ROOM TO RUN™, The Nutro Company provides ongoing support to its own local dog parks through sponsorships of three parks in the Nashville area, where the company is headquartered.

“Enhancing dog parks is a natural fit for The Nutro Company, as we have a longstanding commitment to promoting a healthy lifestyle for pets by providing them with natural pet food for more than 80 years,” said Monica Glass, senior corporate affairs manager, The Nutro Company. “Many of us use our own local dog parks as a place to interact and bond with our dogs, so we are excited to give community members the opportunity to take action and apply for grant support to help enhance their own local parks.”

To learn more about the ROOM TO RUN™ Dog Park Appreciation Project, visit The Nutro Company’s Community Initiatives page at www.nutro.com/about-us/community-initiatives.aspx