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Roundup: Recent news in the region

Barrington teacher honored; new BBQ restaurant in Lawnside; Heights’ cancer benefit; sewer costs may rise in Haddonfield; Magnolia restaurant review

A collection of recent news items in and around Barrington from various media outlets:

Barrington teacher named educator of the year

Barrington School District’s Joan Stetser was named educator of the year by the New Jersey Association of Gifted Children, according to the district web site.

She will be honored at the organization’s annual conference in March.


BBQ restaurant opens in Lawnside

Rochester’s Barbeque and Grill opened its doors next to the Shop-Rite in Lawside. The first day for the BYOB location with eight large-screen TVs was Jan. 24.

RochesterAccording to their site, the restaurant owners – Chef Vincent Rochester II and General Manager Vernon Rochester – use the “best ever” recipe their mother, Ernestine, developed in Philadelphia before the family moved to Lawnside in 1976.

Click for the location’s site and menu.


Haddon Heights coaches vs. cancer benefit

Haddon Heights will host its annual Coaches vs. Cancer games next week.

On Tuesday, the boys basketball team will play against Haddonfield. On Thursday, the girls basketball team will face Audubon.

Proceeds from donations, half of the gate at both games and the money raised from the school’s Staff Denim Day that week will go to the American Cancer Society.


Haddonfield plans big water and sewer rate increase

A proposed major water and sewer service rate increase will be the focus of a Haddonfield borough public meeting called for next Thursday evening.

The actual increase for individual property owners would vary depending on water use, but overall, the borough needs to increase water and sewer revenue by 25 percent, according to a letter to residents.

See entire story at


At Royal Cracovia in Magnolia, Polish cooking just like Babcia’s

When it comes to Polish food, I’ve been lucky. I’ve had the privilege of eating the real deal around the dinner tables of Polish immigrants in Philadelphia and at authentic mom-and-pop eateries such as Syrenka in the city’s Kensington section, where owner Kristina Floczak serves fantastic comfort food at rock bottom prices.

And I’ve had Polish food both humble and haute in the country itself, from sumptuous dining at Margaret Gessler’s Restauracja U Kucharzy in downtown Warsaw to Domowe Przysmaki, a hole in the wall in Krakow that specializes in potato pancakes — best topped with a creamy mushroom sauce.

So when I heard that Stanislaw “Stosh” Stachowski was opening a $3.5 million grand temple to P cuisine in Magnolia, a tiny borough in Camden County, I was intrigued. Stachowski, who hails from the Tatra Mountains south of Krakow, first visited the United States in 1985 and immigrated in 1997.

See entire review at

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