Since the onset of the worldwide pandemic, Medford Leas residents and staff have stepped up to the plate to work collaboratively to develop an assortment of programming for you to enjoy from the comfort of your homes.
As you will see, the programs include presentations from a number of Medford Leas residents, staff, and community partners. We appreciate their participation.
Again, on behalf of the Medford Leas community, we appreciate your interest and support of our programming. Over the years we have developed strong relationships with members of the community and we value these interactions. We see this current season as a way to remain in touch with you.
We all look forward to the time we can be together in person again. In the meantime, please know we are thinking of you and hope you find something of interest this season.
Please let us know if you have feedback or questions about any of the programs–or perhaps you have a topic to suggest for an upcoming program? We appreciate your sharing your thoughts. Thank you
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Tune in to this program conducted by Jim Alexander, Medford Leas resident, as he takes us back in time to detail the history of the Nike Missile Base that was headquartered in Lumberton, NJ. The information and images of this program are remarkable and a program not to be missed—especially for those of us who live in the area.
How the Telegraph Helped the Union Win the Civil War
Enjoy this Leas Forum program, which highlights how the telegraph was invaluable to the Union Army for their real-time communication with officers in the field.
Charles Cebula, an adjunct associate professor of STEM at Ocean County College and a professional engineer, was employed at Fort Monmouth for 38 years in the Command Controls and Communications Division. He has a particular interest in the Civil War era.
Dragonflies and Damselflies
Medford Leas is proud to offer this program, developed and presented by Burlington County Park Naturalist Jen Bulava.
Over the years, The Burlington County Parks System has been and continues to be a great partner with Medford Leas and we are proud to collaborate and share some of their programs with our Pathways audience.
To learn more about the Burlington County Parks System visit: www.co.burlington.nj.us/Parks
Raptors & Woodpeckers (Part 4)
Adapting to a Changing World (Part 5)
Species Spotlight – Holly and Winterberry
A Virtual Walk on the Lumberton Campus Trails
We all struggle to some degree with “clutter” in our lives—both physical and emotional. The process of “de-cluttering” is intended to lighten one’s burden that these items can sometimes bring.
Abigail Burford formed her business, “Lighten Up” as a way to help others through life’s inevitable transitions. Abby provides professional assistance by working with clients who have a desire to lighten their burden. The goal of this clearing out process is to leave individuals with a functional and healthy live space. The “light” symbolizes a sense of inspiration, guidance, and humor to what can be a challenging scenario.
Her mindful exercises allow individuals to evaluate and reflect on the objects and treasures people tend to hold onto.
Taking the first step to lightening up is never easy, but with today’s program, you will get some ideas as to how to move forward.
Abigail is a member of the Religious Society of Friends, and holds the tenets of simplicity ,non-violence and integrity in her life.
Learn from Abigail Burford, how to de-clutter your life.
Medford Leas Bluebird Project
My Fair Lady
Goldenrod- A Sign of the Fall Season to Come
Medford Leas Nature Trails
Historic Fair Hill
Gardening for Older Adults
Invasive Insects in Burlington County
Danielle Boyd and the Music of Frank Sinatra
The Tocks Island Dam Story- Death of a Small NJ Town & Way of Life
The Morris Family: New Jersey’s Founding Family
Morristown, Morris Plains, and Morris County are just the most obvious reminders of this influential and ubiquitous New Jersey family. From Governor Lewis Morris, our first Colonial head of the state in 1738, to his grandson, Gouverneur Morris, who wrote the Preamble to the United States Constitution, the family’s legacy in New Jersey and New York is rivaled by no others. The presentation and discussion will explore where the Morris family came from, their original settlement in Tinton Falls in Monmouth County, what they did, and interestingly, why they are so little remembered today. Rick Geffken, a popular speaker on historical topics, lives on land once owned by the Morris family and reveals little-known facts about the Morris Family and their New Jersey connections. Special thanks to our Medford Leas Residents Association Leas Forum Committee for organizing this talk.