150 years later, visitors still flock to Pitman!
In the beginning, Pitman was created as a place to congregate. A group of ministers met in June 1871 and chose Pitman, then a part of Mantua, as a Methodist camp meeting site, finding the location “convenient and desirable” for “a rural country resort.” On Aug. 1, 1871, nearly 600 tents were set up in […]
The 18 best N.J. pizzerias you’ve probably never heard of… Pizzeria Mannino, Pitman!
Pizzeria Mannino, Pitman Pitman made my list of 18 Places in N.J. You Must Visit in 2018, and Pizzeria Mannino is the place to satisfy your pizza fix. The Boardwalk, shown here, with mozzarella, aged cheddar, Jersey tomatoes and Sicilian oregano, has swirls of sauce alternating with cheese. Mannino’s Cucina Italiana is next door. Read […]
The 18 places in N.J. you need to visit in 2018
Pitman Collingswood is a neat little town, but overhyped by food and travel writers. Head instead to smaller, cozier Pitman, a half hour to the south. Broadway, the main drag, is dotted with such shops as the Caffeinated Cyclist and Endgrain Coffee Bar, plus the gorgeous Broadway Theatre. The historically dry town is now home to […]
The World of Harry Potter Comes to Pitman
PITMAN, N.J. – A local community is taking their love of all things Hogwarts and turning it into a festival for thousands to enjoy. For the past year, a group of people in Pitman have been planning the first Pitman Potter Festival. “The Pitman Potter Festival is the coming together of the greatest fans that […]
A Perfect Blend
A Perfect Blend Around Town – Pitman by Matt Cosentino Images courtesy of Joan Stoltzfus Imagine a place where children can still safely walk to school, where the local ice cream parlor has lines out the door and where fire truck parades celebrating the town’s championship sports teams are held several times a year. It […]
It’s magic! A free way to see sold-out Potter Fest
PITMAN – No spell and flick of the magic wand can conjure a ticket to the sold-out Pitman Potter Festival Saturday. While wizards won’t be a part of the paid Hogwarts house-sorting ceremony, there are tons of events going on in Uptown Pitman that don’t need a wristband or are magically free. The festival kicks […]
Harry Potter fans, get ready. Pitman’s getting its own Potter Festival!
The magic of the Wizarding World arrives this fall for the first ever Pitman Potter Festival beginning on Friday, October 20, and continuing through Saturday, October 21, 2017. The festival begins on Friday evening at 6 p.m. with a showing of Harry Potter & the Sorcerer’s Stone at the Broadway Theatre of Pitman. The festivities […]
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, […]
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, […]
10 Hottest Suburban Philadelphia Towns: Glassboro & Pitman: Revivals That Are Revving Up the Entire Region
Glassboro, the home of Rowan University — traditionally a commuter school — is slowly becoming a college town. The Rowan Boulevard development plan, in the works since 2000, has successfully connected the campus with the town’s main drag. Now there’s fresh retail, student and non-student housing, and restaurants (like burger place Prime, from the Pub […]
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 […]
First-ever brewery in historically dry town is on its way!
PITMAN, N.J. (AP) – It was simple, the trio just liked to make beer. When they started six years ago, there was no grand plan, no investment strategy – the only plan was to make the beer good and then make it better and even better after that. Not to sell, but to drink – […]
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 […]
The Caffeinated Cyclist peddles down the road to a larger location
For nearly five years, Steve Blackman ran the Caffeinated Cyclist shop in a small storefront on Broadway in Pitman. After six weeks of gutting, painting and moving, the hometown bike shop has a new home — one that is almost three times as big as the original location. “We can display so much more inventory […]
Pitman High School student to promote charity on Steve Harvey Show
A borough high school senior will appear on the Steve Harvey Show this week to promote a charity she started at the age of 12. Katelyn Darrow, who founded the Angels of God Clothing Closet when she was still in middle school, traveled to Chicago in late September to appear alongside Harvey on his talk […]
Pitman’s Hagerty family Christmas light spectacular brings North Pole to South Jersey
People stop to see the Hagerty’s house decorated for Christmas in Pitman Grove, Saturday, December 1,2012. (Staff Photo by Joe Warner/South Jersey Times) Every Black Friday, North Avenue in Pitman transforms into Frank Hagerty’s own Winter Wonderland. On his property, Scrooge and Jacob Marley tell the story of Christmas past, present and future, and Santa’s […]
Gloucester County Volunteers Make Sure Those In Need Have Something Special
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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 to build ‘pocket park’ downtown, gets a $10,000 shot in the arm
A campaign launched by the Pitman Economic Development Committee to turn a little-used side street into a manicured public space has gotten a major boost in the form of a $10,000 donation from the town’s chamber of commerce. “The park is the committee’s biggest long-term project at the moment,” said Lisa Morgey, president of the […]
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 […]
Pitman police to hold ‘Coffee With a Cop’ event at Venice Italian Eatery
Borough police will hold their first “Coffee With a Cop” event on Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., at Venice Italian Eatery, 68 South Broadway. The event is an informal gathering, Police Chief Robert Zimmerman said, in which residents can meet and speak with officers. Participating Thursday are Zimmerman, Capt. McAteer, Sgt. Owens, Sgt. […]
Pitman councilman who ended shooting at McGuire base: ‘I’m no hero’
More than two decades after the event that earned him one of the highest awards the U.S Air Force has to offer, Jim Pierpont, 54, still isn’t sure if he’s a hero. “There are other people I’d classify as heroes before I said it about myself,” he says in a restaurant in downtown Pitman. “There […]
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 […]
Shopping local on Small Business Saturday a boost to South Jersey businesses
In 2010, the American Express company created and promoted what we now know as Small Business Saturday. Between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, shoppers are encouraged to “shop local” by patronizing family owned, brick and mortar businesses such as those that line many streets in South Jersey. Dawn Hunter, executive director of the Greater Vineland […]
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 […]
New Pitman eatery caters to breakfast crowd
A new breakfast and lunch cafe has opened on Broadway and owner Terrie Danks said patrons can expect good food and a homey atmosphere.
Pitman has its very own ‘row’
Philadelphia has “jewelers’ row.” Pitman now has “consignment row.”
A change does Pitman store good
From purses to collectible figurines to old-fashioned vanities, Chic But Cheap offers a variety of accessories, furniture and household items for wallet-friendly prices.
Former teacher takes online jewelry business local with new Pitman shop
PITMAN After 14 years as a teacher, Joyce Amos-Smith wanted to find a way to spend more time with her growing family while still earning a living.
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 […]
Inn on Holly
The Inn on Holly, a large Victorian-style bed-&-breakfast
The first Bob Riccio Memorial Tour de Pitman
The doors are open again
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.
Caffeinated Cyclist Article
Cycles, caffeine bring together enthusiasts at Pitman shop
TREASURES ON BROADWAY
A UNIQUE CONSIGNMENT EXPERIENCE
Beads and Glass
Uptown Pitman congratulates Ron Zold, owner of Venice italian Eatery and Jim Cooper of Merritt’s House of Flowers.
Opening for Jack Ingram
Homegrown talent Danielle Darrow
Bill and Malinda Leahy
My Fair Lady
A good time for a good cause…
Lula’s Returns. Sweet!
Chef Anthony Asbury
Everybody Loves Walt
Walt Madison will be honored by the GPCC
Beauty and Brains on Broadway
Alisa Melekhina, Woman International Master, visited Uptown Pitman this week.
Uptown Pitman is Dog Friendly
Uptown Pitman is Dog Friendly!