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History Notes, June 17: Wesley House

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Written by Lynn Wood, GEHTHS Tuesday, June 17, 2014 09:42 am

Photo courtesy Greate Egg Harbour Township Historical Society Photo courtesy Greate Egg Harbour Township Historical Society

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Welcome to History Notes, our weekly feature that looks back through Egg Harbor Township history.

Each week, we get a chance to learn or reminisce, courtesy of Lynn Wood of the Greate Egg Harbour Township Historical Society, who is sharing early photos of places in Egg Harbor Township with our readers online and in our print editions.

Wesley House

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Important information for graduating EHTHS seniors

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, June 16, 2014 02:13 pm

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Dress code and other essential details for graduates

All students, including senior option, vocational and out-of-district students, must attend all commencement practices held during the last three days of school (tentatively June 17-June 20) from 7:35 a.m. until 12:13 p.m.

All outstanding obligations must have been satisfied by Friday, June 6. These include athletics, library, cafeteria, administrative and academic obligations. If they are not satisfied, students will not walk with the class on commencement night.

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Medical marijuana facility CEO resigns

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, June 13, 2014 11:09 am

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Egg Harbor Township resident to take the helm of operations

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The chief executive officer of one of only two New Jersey medical marijuana facilities has resigned.

“Compassionate Care Foundation regretfully announces William Thomas, our residing CEO, has resigned to pursue other opportunities,” the organization announced June 13 on its Facebook page. “We would like to thank him for his service to our patients and wish him the best as he pursues future opportunities.”

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Atlantic County drug summit shows the heroin, prescription pill epidemic does not discriminate (VIDEO)

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, June 11, 2014 12:26 pm

Laura Stetser/From left are the panelists at the “Suburban Substance Abuse Summit 101” held at Egg Harbor Township High School: father Eric McKinnies, his daughter Jamie McKinnies, addiction clinician Erin Cowley, paramedic David Mendoza, Egg Harbor Township Police Capt. Chris Ruef, Somers Point Police Chief Michael Boyd, Edward J. Olwell, a program director for Lighthouse Recovery in Mays Landing, and Dr. Barry Glasser, medical director of the John Brooks Recovery Center. Laura Stetser/From left are the panelists at the “Suburban Substance Abuse Summit 101” held at Egg Harbor Township High School: father Eric McKinnies, his daughter Jamie McKinnies, addiction clinician Erin Cowley, paramedic David Mendoza, Egg Harbor Township Police Capt. Chris Ruef, Somers Point Police Chief Michael Boyd, Edward J. Olwell, a program director for Lighthouse Recovery in Mays Landing, and Dr. Barry Glasser, medical director of the John Brooks Recovery Center.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Sixteen-year-old Jamie McKinnies was just a curious kid when she took her first sip of alcohol three years ago.

 “I heard about people getting high, and about the wonders of acid and what it was like to smoke marijuana, and drink a beer and get drunk, and I found it intriguing,” said the Egg Harbor Township High School sophomore publicly during Atlantic County’s first-ever drug summit Monday, June 9, an event organized to open the dialogue on the growing problem of prescription pill and heroin abuse in the county.

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Red carpet event lets students strut their stuff before EHTHS prom

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Written by Chuck Eberson Tuesday, June 10, 2014 03:31 pm

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EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - Receiving the celebrity treatment, Egg Harbor Township High School prom attendees walked the red carpet to their adoring fans on Saturday, June 7. Each couple was introduced and strutted their stuff while others mingled along the school's walkways and waited to depart to the Wildwood Convention Center.

See our full slideshow by Chuck Eberson below:

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Miller School in EHT to get new $30,000 computer lab

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, June 10, 2014 02:36 pm

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Funding provided by the Community Partnership for Egg Harbor Township Schools Inc.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The Community Partnership for Egg Harbor Township Schools Inc.’s Board of Trustees voted unanimously May 12 to allocate $30,000 to provide a new computer lab for Dr. Joyanne D. Miller Elementary School students.  Miller serves all of the district’s 1,100-plus fourth- and fifth-grade students.  Nearly half of students at Miller are economically disadvantaged.

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Mock crash scenario at EHTHS aims to prevent real-life crashes

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Written by Laura Stetser Monday, June 09, 2014 03:55 pm

Laura Stetser/Senior Sierra Fox is placed on a stretcher after being extracted from the car with the use of Jaws of Life rescue tools. Laura Stetser/Senior Sierra Fox is placed on a stretcher after being extracted from the car with the use of Jaws of Life rescue tools.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The impact of on person making the wrong decision was laid bare in front of nearly 700 Egg Harbor Township High School seniors as they were witness to a realistic mock car crash Friday, June 6, just one day before they would celebrate their prom.

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Dog walk raises money for future EHT Dog Park

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, June 08, 2014 11:58 am

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - The Friends of the Egg Harbor Township Dog Park hosted its third annual Bark for Your Park Dog Walk 9 a.m. Saturday, June 7 at Bargaintown Park, corner of Delaware and Ridge avenues. Proceeds from the $10 registration fee benefited the organization's effort to build a dog park in the township along Swift Drive.

Video by Michael Carroll

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Egg Harbor Township students head to 'Enchanted Garden' prom (SLIDESHOW,VIDEO)

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Written by Laura Stetser Saturday, June 07, 2014 06:51 pm

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EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - Egg Harbor Township High School students made their way to their 2014 "Enchanted Garden" themed prom at the Wildwood Convention Center via the red carpet on Saturday, June 7. 

 The students were personally introduced in front of a packed crowd of family members and friends who took the opportunity to fill their cameras with more pictures. The students then were loaded onto a dozen coach buses to be transported to the prom. 

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Pleasantville man arrested after EHT police break up alleged drug deal

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, June 07, 2014 10:26 am

Submitted/Jimmy Blake, 26, of Pleasantville Submitted/Jimmy Blake, 26, of Pleasantville

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – A 26-year-old Pleasantville man was arrested on drug and assault charges after police interrupted an alleged drug deal in the Heathercroft Condominium complex in the Bargaintown section of the township Thursday, June 5.

Jimmy Blake was charged with aggravated assault, resisting arrest, tampering with evidence, possession of marijuana less than 50 grams, distribution of a controlled dangerous substance and criminal mischief after a short foot chase and struggle with Egg Harbor Township police around 7:51 p.m.

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