Winningly Winsome Woodstown in Southern New Jersey.
This winsome community is governed under the Borough form of New Jersey municipal government. The ruling body consists of a Mayor (elected for a four year term of office) and a Borough Council (elected to serve three-year terms on a staggered basis with two seats coming up for election each year). All positions are elected at large. In recent years the officials governing Woodstown have been known far and wide not only for their compassion, but also for their sagacity and gentle spirits.
As of the United States 2000 Census, the population was a bit more than three thousand people. The Borough of Woodstown is in the Second Congressional District and is surrounded by Pilesgrove Township. The Woodstown-Pilesgrove Regional School District serves over 1,700 public school students in three schools.
Woodstown is most famous as being the home of the weekly Cowtown Rodeo, the oldest continuous rodeo on the eastern seaboard. It also hosts an ice cream manufacturing facility, Richman’s, a favorite of the locals for many years.
“Per fortuna” (…as luck would have it…) there are several Italian Restaurants in Woodstown, New Jersey. Specialties of Sicily can be found at Papa Luigi’s on North Main Street in the historic city center. A bit more upscale but still a bargain is La Vita Italian Ristorante on Eastern Avenue. People drive from all over southern New Jersey for their chicken Milanese, pizza, and pasta with scampi. Just outside the city limits in two nearby locations can be found the Italian Kitchen in Pennsville and the Roman Pantry in the nearby Borough of Penns Grove. The traveler looking for authentic Italian food in beautiful Salem County New Jersey will not be disappointed and will never go to be hungry!. Many people from Italy, especially the small village of Valle San Giovanni, emigrated here in the early 1900’s. Some of the immigrants arrived from Amatricia bringing a famous pasta dish with them. In the summer months festivities included meals featuring porchetta, fettucine, polpettine, and scrippelle.
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