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Crazy contraption crashing competition to return

July 10, 2012|By Peter Mucha, Inquirer Staff Writer
Red Bull's crazy Flugtag is coming back to the Delaware waterfront, scheduled for takeoffs from the Camden side on Sept. 15.

Basically, competitors assemble wildly decorated vehicles that soar - momentarily - then plunge to their doom in the river, much to the delight of crowds packed along its banks.

The deadline for entering a human-powered aircraft - dare-craft? -- is Friday, at www.redbullflugtagusa.com.

Thirty-two vehicles took part in the first such Camden-Philly event on Labor Day Weekend 2010, which drew 85,000 spectators, according to Red Bull.

First place, based on creativity and showmanship as well as hang time, was awarded to the Giant Flying Llama team for a leaping baseball hat. The Liberty Bell, a Christmas cartoon monster, a flying clock, crash test dummies and a dodo bird were also part of the procession of devices that flew or flipped then flopped.

Chicago will host this year's first Flugtag, Sept. 8. Miami and San Francisco will have theirs in November.

Last year, Tampa, Fla., hosted the only Flugtag, which means "Flying Day" in German.

Follow @redbullPHILLY for the latest on Red Bull Flugtag Philadelphia.

For more, go to www.redbullflugtagusa.com.

Read the full article here.

Contact staff writer Peter Mucha at 215-854-4342 or pmucha@phillynews.com.

Riversharks holding their own; Camden set to host All-Star Game

Written by

Courier-Post Staff

CAMDEN — On the last Sunday in September 2003, a crowd of 58,554 packed into Veterans Stadium for the final baseball game in a cookie-cutter, multipurpose venue that was state-of-the-art in 1971 but well out-of-date three decades later.

Meanwhile, just a few miles down Interstate 95 and across the Benjamin Franklin Bridge, the Camden Riversharks were wrapping up their third season in the Atlantic League before a sellout crowd of their own.

This week, the Camden Riversharks show how far they've come at the 2012 Riversharks All-Star Game.

Read the full article here!

First Lady Michelle Obama's Book Features Camden Community Gardens!

(Camden, N.J. / Washington, D.C – June 13, 2012) We are honored to announce First Lady Michelle Obama’s book, American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America, features the Camden Children’s Garden (CCG), Camden City Garden Club, Inc (CCGC) and Camden’s Community Garden’s Program.  The book was released May 2012, and highlights the White House Garden and approximately a dozen gardens throughout the nation.  On two powerful pages , readers learn about the CCG, the CCGC, 28 years of Community Gardening and Nutrition Education in the City of Camden, NJ.  The book tells the story of Camden – a city rebuilding itself from “Poorest, Most Dangerous US City of Its Size and Top 9 US Food Deserts”.

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