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Want to know some good places to eat or take the kids? These establishments are the cream of the crop, according to the editorial staff of The Hammonton Gazette.
In this lovingly-made short film, The Gazette has captured the six “F”’s that made the 140th Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel such a wonderful event: faith, family, friends, food, fellowship and fun. During its long existence, the celebration – particularly the “Feast Day” of the 16th of July – has become a holiday filled with meaning and tradition for the tens of thousands of people who come to Hammonton each year. On the 140th Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, the event rose to a new level. The Gazette brought its film crew to document the historic day, and captured moments that are emblematic of the longest-running Italian festival in America.
Featuring videography, narration and interviews with clergy, faithful and festivalgoers by Anne Sparaco and videography by David Virgilio.
The 30th Red, White & Blueberry festival was held on June 26, 2016. Festivalgoers came from throughout the region, joining locals in a crowd of more than 10,000 on the grounds of Hammonton High School. The event was also one of the key moments in the yearlong celebration of the Hammonton Sesquicentennial.
Founders’ Day was held on March 4, 2016, one day before the town’s actual sesquicentennial on March 5, 2016. Speeches by Mayor Stephen DiDonato, Congressman Frank A. LoBiondo and local attorney Brian Howll were among the highlights of the event, which also included performances by the Hammonton High School Marching Band and the HHS Select Choir. The event was held at New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance.
There are four main commercial districts in Hammonton: downtown, uptown, Little Italy and the Hammonton Business Park. The Gazette has created four full-color maps of the landmarks in each area of town. For the first time ever, the major landmarks of Hammonton have been collected and displayed on maps that celebrate the pride and sense of place that is evident throughout the town. The map of each area’s landmarks is accompanied by a column about that area of Hammonton.
The maps were designed by former Gazette Graphic Designer Brittany Mauro. Columns by Gazette Publisher Gabriel Donio.
The Greatest Day in Hammonton History
On September 19, 1984, President Ronald Reagan made a historic visit to the town of Hammonton, NJ. He addressed the crowd of more than 25,000 people packed into the downtown. The Gazette has created this 1 hour feature showcasing the sights, sounds and people from that day along with the President's speech and newscast coverage from that day. The videos were found on Beta Tape given to The Hammonton Gazette. Tommy Productions helped restore, as best as possible, the video.
Learn about the mayor and council. Gather information on local meetings and codes.
History of the Hammonton Town Flag.
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The Hammonton Public Schools and St. Joseph Academy
Learn about the history, administration and faculty of our public and private schools. This section is complete with pictures accompanying information about each school.
This area contains statistical, geographical and historical information about Hammonton. It also contains information on William B. Kessler Memorial Hospital, MainStreet Hammonton, and more.
Local history book Images of America: Hammonton by Gabriel Donio
Early in the nineteenth century, when rugged northerners came to the middle of the New Jersey Pine Barrens, they were met with sandy soil and little chance for survival. They then discovered that peaches, cranberries, and blueberries grew well in that sandy soil, and they made their fortunes. In time, Italians came to work the farms and wound up owning them. The unique combination of Yankee and old-world values-which had more in common than anyone imagined-created Hammonton, a community unlike any other. Hammonton is a town with a proud and diverse history. From its early days, carved out of the wilderness by hardy pioneers from New England, to successive generations of farm and factory labor forces made up of immigrants from Italy, Mexico, and Puerto Rico, Hammonton's story is unique. Scores of historical photographs, many of them never before published, fill the pages of Hammonton. Included are views of the town's agricultural heritage, the vintage architecture of its schools and charming downtown area, the improbable and thrilling Little League World Series victory of the 1949 Hammonton All-Stars, the 1984 visit from Pres. Ronald Reagan that drew more than thirty thousand people to town, and the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, an annual local tradition with a one-hundred-twenty-five-year history.
Watch videos by local people about some of the most historic aspects of Hammonton. Hours of video on a variety of topics related to the history of Hammonton.
Watch the original video from 1949 celebrating Hammonton’s Little League World Series victory. Hammonton is home to one of only 35 teams from the United States to win a Little League World Series, and is one of only 68 teams worldwide to win the championship. Courtesy of the Hammonton Historical Society, Little League Baseball and Softball and United States Rubber Company.
Historical Society of Hammonton
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