While the Thanksgiving tradition in America traces its roots to the Mayflower Pilgrims, it was President Abraham Lincoln who made it a national holiday. On Oct. 3, 1863, Lincoln issued the following proclamation declaring the last Thursday of November as “a day of Thanksgiving and praise." T…

HAMMONTON – Just in time for Thanksgiving, the Stockton College community seminar series Foodie Tuesdays continues this month with “Breaking Bread: Breads, History and World Culture” 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20 at the Hammonton Art Center, 219 Bellevue Ave. in Hammonton.

A Thanksgiving interfaith service will be held 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20 at the Community Presbyterian Church, 1501 Brigantine Ave., Brigantine. The service will be hosted by Rev. John Scotland, pastor, and his congregation.

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