Salem Oak largest white oak tree in New Jersey

Salem Oak largest white oak tree in New Jersey

It's taken several hundred years, but the mighty Salem Oak has made it to No. 1.

The landmark tree on West Broadway is now ranked as the largest white oak tree in New Jersey, according to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.

But being ranked No. 1 in the state did come at a price. What had once been declared the largest white oak in the state in Freehold, Monmouth County, died last year, according to NJDEP Spokesman Larry Hajna.

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100 Years of Mannington Mills

100 Years of Mannington Mills

Having only worked for Stand Up For Salem for a year, my history with Mannington Mills is short. I never knew Johnny Campbell, only that he was one of the founders of Stand Up For Salem Inc. because of his great love for a community that was already in some distress even in the late 1980’s.

Keith Campbell has followed in his father’s footsteps in more ways than one; not just making Mannington Mills a major player in American industry, but keeping his family’s commitment of noblesse oblige by being honorable, responsible, and generous, freely donating time and financial resources to others.

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Alleyway Activation

Alleyway Activation

On a rainy day in June Stand Up For Salem dedicated our new mural painted by mural painter, Sam Donovan, Salem County resident and mural artist. The 4 panel mural shows some of Salem’s notable people and memories from the 16, 17, 18 and 1900's including the covered bridge on Rte. 45, John Rock, the Goodwin home and one of the sisters. Thanks artist Sam Donovan!

To make it even more memorable, SUFS recently received a grant from the Gloucester Salem Counties Board of Realtors to do an Alleyway Activation in the space as well.

Over the next few months the SUFS design committee will be purchasing string lights for the space, tables and chairs and an outdoor movie screen to host outdoor movie nights.

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