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On January 28, Medford Leas residents and visitors heard an excellent lecture by Sam Still, about the work of William Still and his brother Dr. James Still. Sam is descended from William Still who is the subject of a PBS film. Underground Railroad: The William Still Story which tells the “dramatic story of William Still, one of the most important yet largely unheralded individuals of the Underground Railroad.” Another website, blackpast.org/aah/still-james-1812-1882, gives a brief bio of William’s brother Dr. James Still.
Sam Still also spoke about the Dr. James Still Education Center here in Medford. The nj.com website has an extensive article with a gallery of photos about Sam Still’s work in developing the Education Center. Donations can be made through the center’s website at medfordhistory.org/drstillcenter.
by Betsy Pennink,
from the January 2017 issue of Medford Leas Life
In the same week that Debbie Lux, horticulturist, sold wreaths and arrangements at the Craft Fair, led four Christmas wreath-making workshops, and practiced for the Holiday Show, she accepted an award from LeadingAge New Jersey at their Annual Awards Ceremony. Continue reading
A photo-essay about Ernest is on the MLRA website at mlra.org/photo-essays/ernest-kaufman and his book may be purchased from Amazon at www.amazon.com/Fright-Fight-Farm-Journey-Survival/dp/147876869X
Photos of the Holiday Craft Fair are now available online. 2016 Medford Leas Holiday Craft Fair album.
Thanks to Medford Leas staff and residents who participated in the “Giving Tree.”
Because of this group’s efforts, 7 local families, who are in need of assistance, will have a wide range of gifts for all ages to enjoy during the Holiday Season. Continue reading
The Philadelphia Calligraphers’ Society annual show is currently being displayed in the Medford Leas Art Gallery.
Here is a preview of some of the works in the exhibit. Come over to Medford Leas to view the rest of the pieces. Open to the public. Continue reading
On Wednesday, December 7, Debbie Lux, Medford Leas Horticulturalist, was
honored by Leading Age-New Jersey with an Excellence in Care Award for her
dedicated service to Medford Leas — home of the Barton Arboretum and
Join us in congratulating Debbie for this honor.
On November 1 there was an article by Rebecca Carlbon in the Burlington County Times about an upcoming Forum. Carlbon wrote:
Medford Leas Forum will present ‘Fly! Bessie! Fly!,” the story of Bessie Coleman performed by Dr. Daisy Century on Nov.12 at 11 a.m. Coleman, who in 1921, became the first African American woman to earn a pilot’s license, was not a person who let other people define her limitations, so she traveled to France to learn to fly when American flight schools refused her because of her race. In later years she shared her experiences with children, encouraging them with the words, “You too can fly.” Continue reading –>
by Kathy Riley
After a September that seemed like an extension of summer, we began to have cooler weather and an occasional touch of frost, interspersed with some eighty-degree days whose heat and humidity had us digging out those summer clothes we’d carefully put away. I thought back to the year before when we were in the early stages of our move and visited the soon-to-be new home several times. I knew that I would be living there by late winter, but emotionally I still hadn’t let go of my old city home. Continue reading