Haddonfield's Indulgence Cupcakery is among the latest bakeries devoted to those tasty little confections that thrill sweet-tooths everywhere. Smaller than a regular sized cupcake, these little gems make up in flavor what they lack in size. Every morning, Indulgence Cupcakery's busy little bakers whip up between 25 and 30 flavors, ensuring when you stop in try them you have plenty of options to choose from. Banana Walnut, Champagne Raspberry, Strawberry Cheesecake, Caramel Pecan, Salted Caramel, Chocolate Hazelnut, Rocky Road, Boston Cream, Lavender Lemon and Peanut Butter Cup are just a smattering of the creative flavors whipped up in their kitchen. Special occasion cupcakes with custom decorations can be ordered to make your next celebration extra-special. Indulgence is open Tuesdays through Sundays.
The 33-acre park at Hopkins Pond is a perfect spot to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life and bask in nature’s repose. Located off of Grove Street on either side of Hopkins Lane, it features a bird sanctuary and a .6-mile loop trail that leads through wooded, hilly terrain around the pond. The pond is famed for being the site of the 1858 discovery of the first complete dinosaur skeleton. Prior to that, only dinosaur fragments had been found. The discovery was responsible for establishing the Academy of Natural Sciences in nearby Philadelphia and inspiring Haddonfield resident Edward Drinker Cope to set out across the continent in a dinosaur hunting competition that would become known as the ‘Bone Wars’.
Sweet T’s Bakeshop is winning over the sweet-tooth of Haddonfield diners with a scrumptious array of cupcakes, cookies, pastries and specialty cakes. Cupcakes are all the rage – after all, what’s not to love about your very own baked little package of sweet delight? – and they turn out some serious taste-tempters. Favorites are the Peanut Butter Obsession, Chocolate Chocolate, Red Velvet, Blueberry Velvet, Blackberry Cabernet, French Toast and Smores. Stop in to discover your own personal favorite. If you’re celebrating a special event like a wedding or birthday, they’ll whip up a cake that’s as gorgeous as it is delicious. Sweet T's Bakeshop is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. until 6 p.m., and Sundays from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.
If you’re looking to get out of the heat in the Atlantic County area, why not head over to the AMC Marlton 8 to catch a flick. This multiplex offers a wide selection of the latest Hollywood blockbusters on good-sized screens with comfortable seating and good sightlines. Despite being a high-quality theater with reasonable prices, locals note that the place is almost never overcrowded, even on opening weekends for popular films. Screens are set up for 3-D as well. Having a little extra breathing room when you watch a movie on the big screen can really improve your experience. The concession stand has the standard movie snacks, with fresh popcorn and soda.
For an interesting and educational glimpse back into Colonial times, take a trip to Historic Smithville. Enjoy the old world feel of this historic spot, and browse the wide array of specialty shops that include Ireland and Old Lace, Evermore Herb Company, and Crafting Cellar, which offer rare, handmade, and imported items that can’t be found anywhere else. Historic Smithville is also home to several Colonial-style restaurants, like Fred & Ethel's Lantern Light Tavern, and Colonial Coffee Café, along with more modern eateries like Costello’s Italian Ristorante & Pizzeria. Historical reenactments are also a draw, with Company K of Virginia invading Historic Smithville yearly, complete with marching drills and musket-firing demonstrations. Other annual events include Mayfest, a joyous festival that includes an International Food Court, live music, and children’s activities. Want to get away for the weekend? The Colonial Inn and The Barn at Smithville offer charming lodging directly in town, so you can take your time to fully enjoy your journey to the past.
1 North New York Rd
Smithville, NJ 08205
Whether you’re looking for a day of rides and fun—whether you like timeless rides for the whole family or thrill rides for brave ones in the bunch—you’ll find it at Clementon Park. And if you’re looking to get wet and soak up the sun on a summer day, make Splash World your water-filled destination!
Founded in 1907, this timeless amusement park has been a popular attraction for over 100 years! For a family fun ride at Clementon Park, hop aboard the mini replica of a classic steam engine, or ride the giant ferris wheel as it rises majestically to a height of 90 feet. For thrills, take a flight of fury on the park’s Hellcat roller coaster, or embark on the Thunder Bolt coaster, a high-energy combination of music and light! Water park amusements include a Polynesian-themed adventure at Laguna Kahuna, and the Black Viper, a twisting, turning, fully enclosed double-headed waterslide. Whether you want to stay dry or splash around, you’re in for a day of unending thrills and crazy fun!
Clementon Amusement Park and Splash World
144 Berlin Rd
Clementon, NJ 08021-4504
Evesham Township School District Meeting begins at 7:30 Location: Leroy Meland Administration Building.
When: Thursday, May 10th, 2012
Time: 6:30 pm
Where: Evesham Township School District, 25 South Maple Avenue, Marlton, NJ 08053
Outlet shopping has become a very popular way for people to save money on their favorite brands, with stores often congregating together into virtual shopping malls of cut-price products. Located at the foot of the Atlantic City Expressway, The Walk is one of the most popular outlet malls in America, and for good reason. With hundreds of stores representing major brands like Aeropostale, Banana Republic, Polo, Tommy Hilfiger, Coach, and many more, you’re sure to find something that you want to take home there. Some complain that the outdoor complex can get a little cold during the New Jersey winters, but that’s the price you pay for awesome bargains. If you get hungry, there are a fair amount of chain restaurants to fill up at, including Applebee’s and Ruth’s Chris Steak House.
Atlantic City Outlets: The Walk
1931 Atlantic Avenue
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Our local Barnes and Noble located on Route 70 is holding a Book Club for the First Friday of every month. Check their website for more information on how to get involved!
Barnes and Noble
200 West Route 70,
Marlton, NJ 08053,
Music, vendors and a custom bike show! Prizes awarded for the best custom, rat dirtiest, and best overall. Proceeds will benefit Local Veterans. Registration starts at 11:00 a.m. Admission is $25.00 per person or $40.00 per couple.
When: Saturday, May 5th, 2012
Time: 12:30 pm
Where: Marlton VFW, 94 10th Street Marlton, NJ 08053