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Fall forecast could mean energy savings for Middle Atlantic, South Jersey residents

If you like saving money on your home heating bills, then there is much good news in the combined fall weather forecasts coming out of the AccuWeather, Weather Channel and National Weather Service prediction camps. If you like saving money on your home heating bills, then there is much good news in the combined fall weather forecasts coming out of the AccuWeather, Weather Channel and National Weather Service prediction camps. If you like saving money on your home heating bills, then there is much good news in the combined fall weather forecasts coming out of the AccuWeather, Weather Channel and National Weather Service prediction camps.

If their fall weather forecasts hold true, then the Middle Atlantic and New England states could begin a long-awaited returned to near- and above-normal temperatures. And that is very welcomed news following a rather chilly 12-period that began last November in which temperatures ranged to as much as 5 degrees colder than normal.

Here are their fall weather forecasts in a nutshell for a fall season that begins at 10:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 22:

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EHC continues its two-day celebration of Peace Pilgrim (VIDEO)

Peace activists from left, Swami Sankarananda, Peace Walker John Francis, and Rev. Donna Christine Park of Walk a Mile in My Shoes on the Path to Peace. Peace activists from left, Swami Sankarananda, Peace Walker John Francis, and Rev. DonnaChristine Park of Walk a Mile in My Shoes on the Path to Peace. EGG HARBOR CITY – Designated an International City of Peace, Egg Harbor City celebrated the life and work of Peace Pilgrim, an American icon of peace. More than 200 people attended events during the Saturday portion of the two-day celebration, which included a yoga session, a 2-mile walk from Peace Pilgrim Park to Peace Pilgrim’s childhood home, a community picnic and a drum circle that sent sound waves of compassion to the world.

Peace Pilgrim’s sister Helene Young, 99, of Galloway Township led the 2-mile walk, which visited the two Peace Pilgrim Poles that have been planted at the Egg Harbor City Community School garden and at her birthplace on Baltimore Avenue.

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Ocean City Ecumenical Council thanks volunteers with luncheon

Rev. Charles and Lavender Frazier, Colleen Snodgrass, Jane Doren, Rev. Anna Livingston and Joan Robertson show off their prize-winning hats at the Ocean City Ecumenical Council Volunteer Luncheon. Rev. Charles and Lavender Frazier, Colleen Snodgrass, Jane Doren, Rev. Anna Livingston and Joan Robertson show off their prize-winning hats at the Ocean City Ecumenical Council Volunteer Luncheon.

The Ocean City Ecumenical Council held their annual Volunteer Luncheon recently in the Stainton Room at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church.

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Surfers turn out for Edouard

There were a few nice shaped waves this week, like this one on Thursday morning. The ride didn’t last long, though, before the wave closed. There were a few nice shaped waves this week, like this one on Thursday morning. The ride didn’t last long, though, before the wave closed. They came, and kept coming.

They came in minivans, beat up station wagons and sedans. They came with boards stuffed in the back of SUVs from Lexus and Mercedes, in Econolines and in pickups with more rust than paint.

They came in search of waves, lured by the promise of Hurricane Edouard, heading up the coast this week.

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Auxiliary fashion show raises $15,000 to benefit Shore Medical Center

From left are Joan Sambucci, Elaine Perino and Cathy McMenamin, all of Ocean City, shopping the shoe table at the Auxiliary of Shore Medical Center’s 23rd annual Thrift Shop Fashion Show and Luncheon. From left are Joan Sambucci, Elaine Perino and Cathy McMenamin, all of Ocean City, shopping the shoe table at the Auxiliary of Shore Medical Center’s 23rd annual Thrift Shop Fashion Show and Luncheon.

SOMERS POINT – The Auxiliary of Shore Medical Center hosted its 23rd annual Fall Thrift Shop Fashion Show and Luncheon Tuesday, Sept. 16 at Greate Bay Country Club in Somers Point. This year, the event raised a record of more than $15,000, which will be applied to the auxiliary’s $2.5 million pledge to benefit Shore Medical Center.

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Pleasantville police seek help in solving hide-out robbery

The Pleasantville Police Department is asking for the public’s help in catching a thief who held up a clerk at gunpoint last month after hiding out overnight in the business in which she worked. The Pleasantville Police Department is asking for the public’s help in catching a thief who held up a clerk at gunpoint last month after hiding out overnight in the business in which she worked. PLEASANTVILLE _ The Pleasantville Police Department is asking for the public’s help in catching a thief who held up a clerk at gunpoint last month after hiding out overnight in the check cashing business where she worked.

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Run for the Fallen will honor fallen heroes

Run for the Fallen Run for the Fallen LOWER TOWNSHIP - One mile. One flag. One hero.

That’s the motto of a three day, 186-mile memorial run that will make its way up the New Jersey coastline Sept. 26-28 to honor fallen service men and women.

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New city hall pays tribute to Port Republic’s past

James FitzPatrick /  The cupola was originally supposed to have windows, but the design was switched to louvers to authentically represent the bell tower that would have graced municipal buildings of yore. James FitzPatrick / The cupola was originally supposed to have windows, but the design was switched to louvers to authentically represent the bell tower that would have graced municipal buildings of yore. PORT REPUBLIC – Port Republic will take a bold step toward the future, while paying homage to its rich and defining past when it opens its new city hall next week.

At 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, the official dedication ceremony will be held at 143 Main St. The program will include local dignitaries, school children and a meeting of the Atlantic County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

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Absecon wire-cutting bandit strikes again

_  Another prominent Absecon business has been victimized by an overnight burglar who specializes in cutting security lines before breaking inside and taking money, police said./Absecon police _ Another prominent Absecon business has been victimized by an overnight burglar who specializes in cutting security lines before breaking inside and taking money, police said./Absecon police ABSECON - Another prominent Absecon business has been victimized by an overnight burglar who specializes in cutting security lines before breaking inside and taking money, police said.

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Portrait of former library director Maloney to be unveiled

Christopher Maloney Christopher Maloney

OCEAN CITY — The Ocean City Free Public Library will host the unveiling of a portrait of former director Christopher Maloney at 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 13 in room N110 of the library, 1735 Simpson Ave.

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EHT man gets one year in jail, two years probation for beating death of dog

Steven Geisel, 49, of Egg Harbor Township Steven Geisel, 49, of Egg Harbor Township

Sentencing includes community service at SPCA

MAYS LANDING – An Egg Harbor Township man was sentenced today (Friday, Sept. 19) for animal cruelty in connection with the killing of a dog, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced.

Steven D. Geisel, 51, of the 2000 block of Ocean Heights Avenue, Egg Harbor Township, was arrested on Feb.12, 2014 for the bludgeoning death of a female pit bull in a wooded area adjacent to Ocean Heights Avenue in Egg Harbor Township, on or about Jan. 29,

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County zoo’s Siberian tiger, Rocky, declared free of cancer

Zoo officials declare Rocky, a Siberian tiger, cancer free after chemotherapy. Zoo officials declare Rocky, a Siberian tiger, cancer free after chemotherapy. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – After a year-long battle with a malignant tumor, “Rocky,” the Cape May County Zoo’s male Siberian tiger has been declared clear of cancer, zoo officials said in a statement.

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A taste of fall, summer for South Jersey weekend

An area of high pressure that will drive 30-degree temperatures deep into the northeast, will give South Jersey residents a taste of both fall- and summer-like temperatures this weekend./Weatherbell Analytics, www.weatherbell.com An area of high pressure that will drive 30-degree temperatures deep into the northeast, will give South Jersey residents a taste of both fall- and summer-like temperatures this weekend./Weatherbell Analytics, www.weatherbell.com An area of high pressure that will drive 30-degree low temperatures temperatures deep into the Northeast will also give South Jersey residents a taste of both fall- and summer-like temperatures this weekend.

And it happens as the first official day of autumn is ready to fall off the desktop calendar.

Here is the latest:

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