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    Twitter party hosted by PBS Kids offers new ideas for exploring outdoors

     “Kids these days!” It’s a complaint as old as time.

    While there are times you will catch me saying the same thing (especially after seeing teenage girls walking around in yoga pants at school), I actually find a ton of hope in this generation of caring and conscientious children, particularly each year when we celebrate Earth Day on April 22.

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    WMGM TV 40 home at 1601 New Road in Linwood.

    LINWOOD – It appears that NBC will end its affiliation with WMGM TV 40 at the end of 2014.

    A contract between NBC and Access 1 Communications, which manages the station, ran through 2012 but was extended through the end of this year. That contract is not expected to be renewed.

    Headquartered at 1601 New Road in Linwood, WMGM TV 40 is the only television station in…

  • Sports

    jerseygenesisRegistration is open for the 19th Annual Jersey Genesis Triathlon, Duathlon, Aquabike and Bambino Biathlon, scheduled for Saturday, May 31, in Port Republic.

    Race organizers have added a duathlon to this year’s event to give the non-swimmers an opportunity to compete in the race.

    The triathlon portion of the event will consist of a half-mile swim, 16-mile bike and four mile run.  Duathletes will have the option of running two miles rather than swimming the half-mile at the…

  • EHT Current

    Photo courtesy of Gertrude Roeske/ Cardiff volunteer firefighters in the 1950s

    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.

    Cardiff…

  • Regional

    For the thousands of bikers who have waited all winter for the 2014 Wildwood Spring Bike Rally to finally arrive, here is the weather to expect when you drop a kickstand on Saturday and Sunday in front of the Bolero in Wildwood:/Jen MarraTHE…

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Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter, March 27-April 2

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, April 07, 2014 11:25 am

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Police blotter information is supplied by local police departments and other law enforcement agencies. All persons named are presumed innocent unless proven guilty.

 Dominic Mascioli, 50, of Hammonton was arrested March 27 by Officer James Ludwig and charged with two counts of public record fraud.

 Achanty M. Colon, 18, of Egg Harbor Township was arrested March 27 by Officer Brian Keane and Benjamin Kollman and charged with simple assault.

 Xiomara M. Arzola, 25, of Galloway was arrested March 28 by Officers Louis Poletis and Kenneth Marchelle and charged with possession of marijuana.    

Read more: Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter, March 27-April 2

 

College information night at EHTHS

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Written by Laura Stetser Monday, April 07, 2014 08:53 am

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 College Information Night at EHTHS The guidance department of Egg Harbor Township High School will host a college information night 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 8 in the school’s auditorium. This will be a program for any students and parents interested in learning more about the college application process. All grade levels are welcome.

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Our Local Coast Guard: The Holt Family

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Written by Petty Officer 3rd Class Cynthia Oldham Friday, April 04, 2014 08:11 pm

Coast Guard pilot Lt. Cmdr. Tim Holt, his wife Tiffanie, their  children Brennan, Avery, Makhella, Kassidy Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Cynthia Oldham/Coast Guard pilot Lt. Cmdr. Tim Holt, his wife Tiffanie, and their four children Brennan, Avery, Makhella and Kassidy, moved to EHT in 2012 after Tim received orders to serve at the air station.

Get to know your local Coast Guard. This is the first of a monthly installment featuring locally stationed Coast Guard families.

An orange helicopter is a familiar sight and sound in the sky above South Jersey.

Read more: Our Local Coast Guard: The Holt Family

 

Be a part of ‘the guide’ in 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, April 04, 2014 10:20 am

 EHT Community Guide 2013

 The Current is seeking your input for the 2014 Egg Harbor Township Community Guide scheduled for publication next month. 

We are asking local organizations to write a few words about the good work they are doing on behalf of their neighbors to help make Egg Harbor Township a special place to live, work and raise a family.

Read more: Be a part of ‘the guide’ in 2014

   

Power boat racing next topic in Greate Egg Harbour Township Historical Society discussion series

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Written by Laura Stetser Friday, April 04, 2014 10:08 am

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EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Power boat racing champions George Conover and his son George Jr. will be this week’s featured speakers in the Greate Egg Harbour Township Historical Society’s 2014 speaker series.

Conover said he hopes to introduce the public to the sport, which can provide fun for the whole family.

“There are entry level classes and veteran level classes available,” the Egg Harbor Township resident explained. “There is something for everyone in the family to do.”

Read more: Power boat racing next topic in Greate Egg Harbour Township Historical Society discussion series

 

UPDATE: 'Suicidal' individual near Egg Harbor Township elementary schools leads to lockdown

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Written by Laura Stetser Thursday, April 03, 2014 04:51 pm

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Superintendent said information on the event will go home with kids

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Swift Elementary and Slaybaugh Complex Schools were placed in a lockdown for approximately 30 minutes on Thursday, April 3 while police officers searched the nearby woods for an armed male reported to be suicidal.   

At approximately 1:15 p.m. Thursday, April 3, Egg Harbor Township Police received a call about the allegedly suicidal man, who had entered the woods near Zion Park in the area of Spray Avenue in the Scullville section of the township. The caller reported he had a firearm with him, police said.

Read more: UPDATE: 'Suicidal' individual near Egg Harbor Township elementary schools leads to lockdown

   

Eagle Academy teacher succeeds by keeping the class mood upbeat

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Written by Laura Stetser Thursday, April 03, 2014 12:55 pm

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EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Eagle Academy’s 2013 Teacher of the Year Gregory R. Smith said being prepared to face challenges with students allows him to navigate around them easier.

“Teenagers have complex emotions, and if we are going to keep them interested in learning, we must constantly be ready to defuse any situation that they bring with them from home,” he said. “School has to be the place they like to go when they have problems, rather than the cause of those problems.”

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Local pharmacy designated national provider of medicine for the nation’s ‘war dogs’

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Written by Laura Stetser Thursday, April 03, 2014 12:27 pm

Submitted/War dogs are used to perform a variety of tasks for troops and accompany them on daring missions. Submitted/War dogs are used to perform a variety of tasks for troops and accompany them on daring missions.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Jersey Shore Pharmacy on Ocean Heights Avenue has been designated as the national provider for medications needed by retired canines of the armed forces.

These so-called “war dogs” are often not adopted quickly because they return from the service with illnesses such as arthritis, post-traumatic stress syndrome, hearing loss, depression, anxiety, epilepsy, bowl inflammation, skin problems, thyroid deficiency, stomach ulcers and heartworm, according to Rachel DiStephano, a compounding consultant at the pharmacy.

Read more: Local pharmacy designated national provider of medicine for the nation’s ‘war dogs’

   

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