Grant will go towards new public space for Pitman

Dreams of a Pocket Park facelift in the heart of Uptown Pitman will soon become a reality thanks to a THRIVE SJ Grant that was presented to the Chamber of Commerce last evening by Laura Wallick from New Jersey Community Capital. The $15,000 grant will go towards the conversion of Theatre Avenue to Theatre Plaza, […]

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Pitman has a bakery again! Meet the owners of Broadway Bakery

A new bakery, called Broadway Bakery, is calling Pitman home. It will be the second bakery to open up shop in the landmark location that housed Pitman Bakery for 44 years until 2012, but the new owners — Christine and Michael Mastrocola, a brother sister duo from South Philly — say they’re in it for […]

18 hours in Glassboro and Pitman: How 2 towns combine for 1 epic day out

Known for both recent economic growth and rich history, Pitman and Glassboro were named to the most desirable Philadelphia suburb list by Philly Magazine earlier this year. But what makes these neighboring Gloucester County towns worthy of such accolades? Glassboro, a town once high on glass manufacturing, is now a bustling hub with shops, boutiques, […]

Kelly Green Brewery is opening in Pitman to end the dry-town label

On Saturday afternoon, Kelly Green Brewery will open on Broadway, the main road in Pitman. The brewery will be complete with a tasting room, taps, and more than enough beer to go around, becoming the first brewery in the historically dry town. “I think opening a brewery here in Pitman will definitely add a breath […]

Mamma Mia! A flashmob and ABBA tribute band are coming to Pitman

You could change your mind, but you should be first in line for the upcoming Dancing Dream, ABBA tribute show at the Broadway Theatre of Pitman. Dancing Dream will perform all of the band’s 70s favorites like “Dancing Queen,” “Take a Chance on Me,” and “Super Trooper,” while raising money for the Pitman Economic Development […]

Competing N.J. brewers say business is ‘not cutthroat’

Picture this: You open a business, you’re excited, it’s the only one of its kind in town — and then all of sudden the same type of operation opens right next door. You might think that would be bad for your business, right? In the craft-beer industry, at least in South Jersey, that’s not necessarily […]

Town By Town: Small-Town Convenience

The big news in Pitman in recent weeks centered on beer, unusual for the historically “dry” BYOB Gloucester County borough. “You’ve heard about the brewery?” asks Patricia Settar of Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Fox & Roach Realtors, in Mullica Hill, who sells a lot of houses here. That means Pitman native Justin Fleming will be […]

Watch out! In Pitman, it’s a trap!

When I heard of an apparently perilous fundraiser in Pitman, I hoped for the worst. The “escape-the-room” experience isolates a group of people in an old-time detective’s office, then closes the door on them. The victims — er, participants — have 45 minutes to figure out how to prevail in “Trapped Uptown.” Of course, I imagined all kinds of ways the trauma […]

Do you have what it takes to solve the mystery?

I.M. Jeffries was an old school private investigator who was collecting secrets about the residents of Pitman. He’s been missing for decades. You and your friends have 45 minutes to solve the puzzles in his office and learn his fate. Sound real? Well, it is. It is a real world game of clues and puzzle […]

Pitman Theatre Plaza Buy A Brick Campaign

A “pocket park” complete with pavers, lighting, seating, landscaping, signage, and shade. Purchase a commemorative tile to honor your family’s or loved one’s life in Pitman. Your tile will be mounted on a vertical capped panel along the wall adjacent to Mama Marie’s, safe from the wear and tear of foot traffic and easily read […]

New Businesses Abound on Broadway

OK, we’re sure it was a bit more complicated than that. But co-owners Rachel Marker, Katie Kelly, Maureen Eisenhart and Lisa Whelan host parties for toddlers to tweens, including stories, dress-up time, hair, makeup and nails and more. Marker and Eisenhart, both hairstylists, handle the ‘dos; Kelly decorates the space and runs the parties and […]

Pitman restaurant to sell wine legally for first time in 110 years

PITMAN — A borough cafe has become the first business to legally sell alcohol in the town’s entire 110-year history. “I sold my first bottle on Thursday,” said Vic Martinson, owner of the Bus Stop Music Cafe on South Broadway. Martinson now offers his customers bottles of wine from Auburn Road Vineyard in Pilesgrove. “I’m […]

Pitman residents react to borough wine sales

PITMAN — As a downtown cafe becomes the first business to sell wine in the borough’s history, residents and shoppers were split Sunday on how they felt about local businesses offering alcohol. The Bus Stop Music Cafe started serving and selling bottles of Auburn Road wine Aug. 21, acting as an outlet for the Pilesgrove […]

Pitman awards former mayor Mike Batten with Lifetime Service Award

Pitman officials and business owners will honor longtime volunteer and former mayor Mike Batten at a special dinner Jan. 17. The Lifetime Service Award is given out every two years by the Pitman Chamber of Commerce to nominees with a long history of contributing to the town. “I’ve been out of office here for a […]

Pitman’s Madeline Brewer makes an appearance during Super Bowl XLIX

While watching the New England Patriots battle the Seattle Seahawks and Katy Perry fly over the crowd at Super Bowl XLIX, you may have seen Pitman’s own Madeline Brewer during a commercial break. Brewer, known best for her roles on Netflix’s “Orange is the New Black” and “Hemlock Grove,” appeared on the Toyota “My Bold […]

Are arts the answer for Woodbury?

The “coming soon” notice in McArt a La Carte’s storefront window is a “huge step of faith” for a Woodbury couple set to open the art studio in mid-March. For Erin and Jim McHugh, opening a studio anywhere would be a risk. In Woodbury, the rent for the studio space at 1 S. Broad St. […]

Pitman Poetry on Parade: Duo brings new celebration to borough

The borough’s community may see a different kind of parade next month as they visit the stores uptown. To celebrate National Poetry Month two Pitman residents have decided to bring Pitman Poems on Parade to the borough. Pitman Poems on Parade is a multi-week event that will display original poems written by Pitman residents, and […]

Mayor throws himself in front of car to save dog

Former Pitman, New Jersey mayor Michael Batten risked his life when while on a walk, his dog broke free and ran into traffic. Though he suffered a number of broken bones, Batten was able to push his dog out of the way of an oncoming car to save its life. Batten was walking his dog […]

Landmark Pitman bakery set to reopen

It’s time to make the doughnuts. The landmark Pitman Bakery is scheduled to reopen in the spring after closing more than a year ago, leaving a void along South Broadway storefronts. Retired Deptford Police Chief Dan Murphy, 47, and his wife, Veronica, 48, a registered nurse, are starting a new career and family business. They […]

Pitman marching band enjoys a success beyond its size

Call it the little band that could. With just 33 members, the Pitman High School marching band did the borough proud this season. After taking first place in the Tournament of Bands New Jersey State Championship, the band took third in a national competition of 18 bands in Allentown, Pa., last week. “It always amazes […]

Ex-Deptford police chief, wife reopen Pitman bakery

Happy news for doughnut lovers! A Deptford couple has purchased Pitman Bakery, closed at the end of 2012 after more than 40 years in business. The renowned pastry shop on South Broadway was purchased by Daniel and Veronica Murphy. Daniel also is Deptford’s former police chief. The sweet deal was sealed New Year’s Eve. “People […]

42nd Street’ goes back to roots at Broadway Theatre of Pitman

“42nd Street” is going back to its 1930s roots at the Broadway Theatre of Pitman — open through Nov. 24 — with an all-female ensemble taking the spotlight. “We’re actually doing things a little bit differently,” said Megan Knowlton Balne, of Somerdale, the show’s director. “Back in the ’30s you didn’t have male ensembles. So […]

Uptown Pitman Chamber of Commerce opens Welcome Center

One day, Yvonne Giovanetti — Uptown Pitman Chamber of Commerce President and owner of The Inn on Holly Bed and Breakfast in Pitman — was walking along the street in Stone Harbor with her husband, passing by all the “cute shops.” “I looked up and saw a sign that said ‘Stone Harbor Welcome Center,’” Giovanetti […]

Project Thanksgiving returns to provide turkeys to those in need

As Thanksgiving approaches, families are rushing to stores to pick up the ingredients for their big family feast. However, not everyone can afford a big feast for the holidays, and what would Thanksgiving be without a turkey? The fifth annual Project Thanksgiving is back in Cumberland, Gloucester and Atlantic county and is supplying a turkey […]

Four generations enjoy Pitman car show

When all the tallies were counted, 106 car owners brought their prized possessions to the 9th Annual Pitman Manor Classic Car Show and Picnic. “When we held the first show eight years ago we had 15 cars attend. This year we had nearly eight times as many and of course Mother Nature cooperated by giving […]

Enjoyed Pitman Grove’s day

Concerning Dick Runner’s June 19 letter, “Much to celebrate at Pitman Grove fest,” I, too, enjoyed the First Annual Grove Festival. Compliments to the Friends of the Grove for such an event on June 2. I’m hoping it will continue and hope to see it grow. I was not previously aware that the hymn “In […]

Jim Six: To market, to market

After more than 40 years as an early childhood educator, working with infants and toddlers and “training big people who worked with little people,” Martie Mollenhauer is now retired. That does not mean she’s sitting in a rocking chair. No, Martie is too busy trying to “bring my spirit” to Pitman, where she lives. “I […]

Gloucester County’s Most Eligible Bachelor Auction

The Women of Gloucester County Online Magazine hosted Gloucester County’s Most Eligible Bachelor Auction to benefit People for People Foundation on Sunday, May 22, 2011. Twelve bachelors, ranging in age from 22 to 35, vied for this title. Beginning on April 1st and ending May 7th, 2011, people voted for their favorite bachelor at the […]

Pitman marks some firsts with Fourth Friday

Sweet Lula’s executive chef Anthony Asbury said the borough’s first Fourth Friday celebration of the year will also be a “thanksgiving celebration” for the restaurant, which marks its first official anniversary on Broadway. “We’ve endured a year in rough, turbulent times and took a leap of faith in rebuilding this place into something glamorous,” said […]

My Fair Lady – Makes the Headlines!

Checked your closet for spring clothes yet? It’s time to put away that winter coat and go through your closet for something fresh and light to wear. And time to get rid of things that just don’t work for you. But the problem with spring cleaning, especially closet clean-outs, is that we practical types tend […]

2 to Tango, Many to Zumba

Patrizio Merlo wasted no time getting down to the workout. He pumped up the music, started busting out dance moves, and in less than a second the 30 women at ZK Group Fitness were following along. What looked like a party at the Pitman fitness studio was actually a private Zumba session with the Argentine […]

Treasures On Broadway helps fund Lupus Foundation of America

Theresa LaMonaca said she feels like she was given a second chance in opening her Broadway boutique/ consignment shop Treasures On Broadway. After she was diagnosed with lupus a chronic autoimmune disorder that can affect almost any organ in the body LaMonaca, a Washington Township resident, had to give up a 25-year career in nursing […]

Action News at My Fair Lady

Action News went to My Fair Lady, a consignment boutique at 20 S. Broadway in Pitman, New Jersey, to see if we could re-create the looks from the pages of magazines there. Despite what you might think about resale clothing, just about all the stock here is less than two years old. “We don’t take […]

Venice Italian Eatery to serve turkey for free

PITMAN Last year, Venice Italian Eatery here served a free, traditional Thanksgiving dinner to more than 450 people, and this year owner Ron Zold has set the bar even higher. “I think we can do at least 600,” said Zold. “We’ll have people in for our three seatings at 12:30, 2 and 3:30 p.m., and […]

Music & Arts

He may have regretted his hometown not having a music festival when he was a child, but now he’s certainly making up for lost time.

To Kill a Mockingbird

As the stage adaptation of an American classic, To Kill a Mockingbird is the portrait of a southern town, brimming with powerful lessons of tolerance, justice and quiet heroism.