Last Updated on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 07:39 pm
CeeLo Green and The Muppets' 'All I Need is Love' is one of the catchier Christmas tunes done this century.
The Yule Blog, Dec. 11:
14 days until Christmas
Christmas tunes released since 2000 that are worth a listen
Christmas music tends to be pretty conservative.
Think about it: When else are you likely to hear 60- or 70-year-old recordings in the mall and the café. Every year, songs that are decades or even hundreds of years old get a fresh airing.
Of the few hundred Christmas songs we hear every year, most were written by 1960. “Silent Night,” rightfully considered a classic, dates from 1818, with music by an Austrian schoolteacher and church organist named Franz Xaver Gruber and words by Catholic priest Rev. Joseph Mohr. Many carols are much older.
Submitted / Professional performers shine in the Greater Ocean City Theatre Company’s annual holiday spectacular.
OCEAN CITY — Featuring a brand new set and a cast of professional dancers and singers – including Elizabeth Toal, a 2007 Ocean City High School graduate, and Julia Wilson, a local fourth grade student – the Ocean City Theatre Company presents “Lights, Camera, Christmas,” an original song and dance tribute to the holidays.
Last Updated on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 10:30 pm
Charlie Pritchard / Five-year-old Lilly Searles of Mays Landing lobbed a “snowball” at the snowman that stood in Memorial Park.
MAYS LANDING - Everyone was in great spirits in Memorial Park on Saturday, Dec. 7 for the annual Dickens of a Holiday festival in Mays Landing.
Last Updated on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 10:16 am
At 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, the first snowflakes began to fall in what could turn into a mid-day travel nightmare for commuters, causing “moderate to severe travel impacts,” according to the National Weather Service Mount Holly Forecast Center./NWS
At 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, the first snowflakes began to fall as part of an Tuesday snowstorm that could turn into a mid-day travel nightmare for commuters, causing “moderate to severe travel impacts,” according to the National Weather Service Mount Holly Forecast Center.
Last Updated on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 07:32 pm
Christie Rotondo / Neapolitan cookies are a favorite in the Rotondo family.
The Yule Blog, Dec. 10: 15 days until Christmas
These delicious Italian specialty cookies are a Christmas favorite
I think every family has one: a cookie recipe that only makes an appearance after Thanksgiving leftovers have disappeared. Gingerbread men, sugar cookies cut into candy canes, Christmas trees and Santa hats, put out next to a glass of milk for Old St. Nick on Christmas Eve.
In the Rotondo household, it’s my grandmother’s Neapolitan cookies. They are normally delivered to us on Christmas Eve with a variety of her specialties – butter cookies, fried Italian bow-tie cookies and lots of others – and only after we’ve finished The Feast of the Seven Fishes.
Last Updated on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 05:52 pm
Stockton, County plan to team for countywide dispatch center on campus
GALLOWAY – Atlantic County and Richard Stockton College have reached a preliminary agreement for the construction and operation of a countywide central dispatch facility for police, fire and emergency medical services.
Under the terms of the proposed agreement, Atlantic County would build and operate the facility while the college would contribute $4.8 million toward construction and donate the land -- approximately 10 acres on its Galloway campus.
Last Updated on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 04:04 pm
NJ Assemblyman, Republican John Amodeo is a six-year veteran in the NJ General Assembly representing the 2nd Legislative District
NORTHFIELD—Tuesday afternoon Assemblyman John Amodeo called and congratulated Vince Mazzeo and made the following statement:
“I congratulate Mayor Vince Mazzeo on his successful campaign and wish him luck in his first term in the New Jersey Assembly.
Mark Slotoroff, 21, of Linwood and three friends make up The Danbees, a popular college scene band in Ithaca. They are hoping to raise enough money through kickstarter.com to produce an album.
Mark Slotoroff of Linwood, a 2010 graduate of Mainland Regional High School is a senior at Ithaca College in upstate New York. While he is not exactly sure of what the next year or years might bring his way, he is covering his bases by taking his LSAT’s and considering heading to law school.
While attending school and maintaining good grades, working as a bartender near campus Slotoroff is also a member of a local band that has developed a strong college crowd following; “The Danbees” with three of his good buddies.
Last Updated on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 09:50 am
Snow related closings
The snow forecasted for today, Tuesday, Dec. 10 has caused schools and organizations to close or cancel scheduled events. Below is a list of affected schools and/or planned activities. Check back throughout the day for updates.
The Coast Guard over the weekend suspended an extensive search for a New York state man believed to be missing off the coast of Cape May County.
According to a Coast Guard spokesman, searchers had little information to go on, aside from two unmanned vessels found very far from each other.