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    Feel a cuss coming on? Sugared-up swear words are sweet enough for children’s ears

    My son sat on the floor, quietly pulling apart those little plastic bricks he loves so much and reassembling them into his latest newfangled creation, when it popped out without warning.

     “Dagnabbit,” he said under his breath as one wrong move brought the whole thing crashing down to the floor.

     It’s not the first time my son has…

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    cannuscioEgg Harbor Township figure skater Anastasia Cannuscio and partner Colin McManus of Saugus, Mass., won the bronze medal last week at 2004 Finlandia Trophy in Espoo, Finland, as part of the of the International Skating Union (ISU) Challenger Series.

    Cannuscio represents the University of Delaware Figure Skating Club while McManus represents The Skating Club of Boston. The duo, who were the 2011 U.S. junior bronze medalists, train in Newark, Delaware, and are coached by Karen Ludington, Alexandr Kirsanov and…

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    ‘I Do’ Bridal Show set for Saturday

    OCEAN CITY – The Current and Gazette Newspapers’ fall “I Do” Bridal Show will be held 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19 at The Flanders, 719 E. 11th St. in Ocean City.

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    Meetings set for Oct. 21, Nov. 18 and Dec. 16

    EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP –  The Egg Harbor Township School District is hosting a series of public forums to assist administrators in forming a new strategic plan for the district. Employees, parents, students, residents, business owners and governmental officials are invited to attend and participate in the three meetings, each concentrating on a different topic.

     Superintendent Scott McCartney said the district occasionally realigns its goals with the public as needed. In…

  • Current of Pleasantville, Absecon

    PLEASANTVILLE – A Pleasantville man who escaped the horrors of an 11-year-long Sierra Leone civil war and the deaths of 50,000 countrymen now fears an even greater enemy: Ebola.

    “When I speak to my countrymen, they tell me they would rather fight a civil war than Ebola,” said John Barclay, 54, who fled to South Jersey in 2001.

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Egg Harbor Township PAL marks 25 years

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, October 04, 2014 12:00 am

Matt Strabuk/From left are Kalista Safer, Lexi Mankow, both of Galloway and Emily Frazee of Port Republic during the Egg Harbor Township Police Athletic League’s 25th Anniversary BBQ and Hoedown to celebrate its service to the community’s youth. Matt Strabuk/From left are Kalista Safer, Lexi Mankow, both of Galloway and Emily Frazee of Port Republic during the Egg Harbor Township Police Athletic League’s 25th Anniversary BBQ and Hoedown to celebrate its service to the community’s youth.

The Egg Harbor Township Police Athletic League marked its 25th birthday on Saturday, Sept. 28 with a barbeque hoedown at its Ridge Avenue facility. Attendees were treated to fireworks, barbeque, music, giant bouncers, paintball, hayrides, laser tag and more. 

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Egg Harbor Township announces Halloween trick-or-treat times

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Written by Laura Stetser Friday, October 03, 2014 01:34 pm

Halloween Trick or Treating in Egg Harbor Township Halloween Trick or Treating in Egg Harbor Township

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - Get the costumes and candy bags ready: Egg Harbor Township has set its trick or treat times for Halloween night.

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Slaybaugh rounds up fun during fall pep rally

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, October 03, 2014 12:22 pm

Suubmitted/Slaybaugh teachers Patty Sharpe, Tricia Buganski, Kathy Straup, Kim Callaghan, Chris Lane and Kim Powell try to find a needle in the haystack. Suubmitted/Slaybaugh teachers Patty Sharpe, Tricia Buganski, Kathy Straup, Kim Callaghan, Chris Lane and Kim Powell try to find a needle in the haystack.

This year Slaybaugh School Complex’s theme is the “Wild, Wild Best!” and the staff welcomed their students back to school with a rodeo-themed pep rally on Friday, Sept. 19. Teachers participated in a number of fun events, such as needle in the hay stack and lasso toss. Students had a great time as they cheered on their teachers.

 School counselor Lori Kauffman and technology teacher Amie Elbertson said the pep rally was a way to bring the school together, start the year on a positive note, along with promoting team work, sportsmanship and good character.

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Egg Harbor Township events, Oct. 3-7

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, October 03, 2014 12:01 pm

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Practice SAT test

The Egg Harbor Township branch of the Atlantic County Library at 1 Swift Ave. will offer a full-length Kaplan Practice SAT Test 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4. The test is open to ages 13-18 and registration is required. Students should bring scientific calculators.

Car wash

The Egg Harbor Township Eagles 12U Travel Baseball Team will host a fundraiser car wash from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4 at English Creek Car Wash, 1187 Ocean Heights Ave. Cost is $8. Proceeds benefit the team. Call JoAnn Cordy at 609-385-7598.

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EHT baseball team honored for raising the game

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Written by Laura Stetser Thursday, October 02, 2014 02:49 pm

Laura Stetser/Members of the Egg Harbor Township Eagles 12U Travel Baseball Team are honored by Mayor James “Sonny” McCullough on Wednesday, Oct. 1. Laura Stetser/Members of the Egg Harbor Township Eagles 12U Travel Baseball Team are honored by Mayor James “Sonny” McCullough on Wednesday, Oct. 1.

The Egg Harbor Township Eagles 12U Travel Baseball Team was honored by the Township Committee Wednesday, Oct. 1 for being the first team in the EHT Baseball Association’s history to play in a highly-competitive week-long tournament in Cooperstown, New York during.

 They also won tournaments outside of the league and competed at Sports at the Beach in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.

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EHT’s longest-serving employee retires after 43 years on the job

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Written by Laura Stetser Thursday, October 02, 2014 02:43 pm

 Laura Stetser/Joseph Pagano takes a seat in his new wooden rocking chair give to him as a retirement gift from Egg Harbor Township. Laura Stetser/Joseph Pagano takes a seat in his new wooden rocking chair give to him as a retirement gift from Egg Harbor Township.

The longest-serving employee in Egg Harbor Township’s history, Joseph Pagano is retiring from the Public Works Department. Pagano was honored for his service of 43 years during the Township Committee meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 1.

He began his employment in February 1971, when he was 18 years old. At that time there were only 10 employees. Today, there are 56 in the department and much of what used to be manual labor has become easier with the help of motorized machines and automated trucks.

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EHT volunteers get busy on Green Apple Day of Service

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 02, 2014 10:25 am

Submitted/Students of all ages, teachers and parent volunteers worked together to create an outdoor classroom and garden at Slaybaugh Primary School Saturday, Sept. 27. Submitted/Students of all ages, teachers and parent volunteers worked together to create an outdoor classroom and garden at Slaybaugh Primary School Saturday, Sept. 27.

 Students of all ages, teachers and parent volunteers worked together to create an outdoor classroom and garden at Slaybaugh Primary School Saturday, Sept. 27. The raised garden bed will allow the elementary students to grow and harvest vegetables. It also contains a milkweed and flower border to attract and nurture monarch butterflies.

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Invictus Club seeks to give at-risk girls the tools to succeed

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, October 01, 2014 03:19 pm

Laura Stetser/Invictus Club at Fernwood Middle School seeks to give at-risk girls the tools to succeed Laura Stetser/Invictus Club at Fernwood Middle School seeks to give at-risk girls the tools to succeed

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – “The first student who received a permission slip cried, and then I cried. The next two girls high-fived each other, and I knew this group would make a difference,” Fernwood Avenue Middle School teacher Jacqueline McAlister said about a new club she created to help at-risk girls. “Maybe it will only make a difference in the life of one young girl, but that’s enough to make every effort worthwhile.”

Called The Invictus Club after the Latin word for “unconquered,” the club’s purpose is ensure that academically and economically struggling girls understand the value of and education.

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Egg Harbor Township officers to be honored with Award of Valor

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, October 01, 2014 08:43 am

Laura Stetser/Egg Harbor Township Police Officers Joseph Coady, John Dowd (retired) and Joseph Griffiths are being honored for professionalism during a stressful call. Laura Stetser/Egg Harbor Township Police Officers Joseph Coady, John Dowd (retired) and Joseph Griffiths are being honored for professionalism during a stressful call. EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – As three Egg Harbor Township Police Department officers raced to an emergency call last summer, each thought there had to be a mix-up of some sort. But as they arrived on the scene within seconds of each other, they found the situation to be all too real.

“The call came in that there was a mother beating a baby. Then they said the mother was nude. Another call said it was a doll,” said Officer Joseph Coady. “So as we raced there, I was thinking the call was exaggerated.”

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Our Local Coast Guard: Petty Officer 2nd Class Joseph DeVito

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Written by By Petty Officer 2nd Class Cynthia Oldham Wednesday, October 01, 2014 12:00 am

Photos by Cynthia Oldham /Petty Officer 2nd Class Joseph DeVito stands outside Air Station Atlantic City Sept. 12. Photos by Cynthia Oldham /Petty Officer 2nd Class Joseph DeVito stands outside Air Station Atlantic City Sept. 12.

Get to know your local Coast Guard through a monthly installment featuring locally stationed Coast Guard members.

Petty Officer 2nd Class Joseph DeVito, a crewmember of U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, was a freshman at Port Richmond High School in Staten Island, New York, during the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center.

“Even as a freshman in high school I knew I wanted to join the service,” said DeVito. “I would often see the Coast Guard patrolling around Staten Island but didn’t know a lot about who they were. After seeing how quickly and passionately the Coast Guard responded during 9/11, and then learning more about their missions, I knew it was the branch of service I had to join.”

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