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    Greentree Church is also hosting a hunt and magic show

    EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The Egg Harbor Township Fire Department’s Annual Egg Hunt is back.

     After a one-year break in what is an annual tradition in the township, the Bargaintown Volunteer Fire Company's Ladies Auxiliary's egg hunt is scheduled to return to Tony Canale Park at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 28.

     More than 1,000 eggs are being stuffed with candy and goodies…

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    Laura Stetser/Swift Elementary SchoolEGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Swift Elementary School’s spring book fair will be combined for the first time with its annual science fair and some fun STEM stations for or an exciting and educational event Tuesday, March 24.  

    Spring Splash! festivities begin at 3:30 p.m. when the Scholastic “Under the Sea Book Fair” opens with a visit from “Clifford, the Big Red Undersea Dog,” who will pose for…

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    EHT Community GuideThe Current is seeking your input for its 2015 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.

    If you are a leader of a local service club, veterans group, charity, youth program, community…

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    EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Egg Harbor Township Board of Education approved sending a $132 million budget to the county that carries a 5.1-cent increase to the school tax rate.

    The budget passed Tuesday, March 17 by an 8-1 vote. Lisa Dagit was the sole dissenting vote, and Barbara Szilagyi was absent.

    Since the budget was first introduced at a public workshop Saturday, March 7, the administration was charged with cutting $750,000 in order to get to the 2 percent spending increase cap imposed by the state. If the board decided…

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    Betty D’Andrea of Galloway and Virgil Elam of Mays Landing, students in the Academy of Culinary Arts noncredit training program at the Worthington Campus in Atlantic City, cover a seasoned salmon fillet to make gravlax for the Atlantic Cape Restaurant Gala.ATLANTIC…

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Alder is off to see the wizard (SLIDESHOW)

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Written by Laura Stetser Thursday, March 05, 2015 12:59 pm

Laura Stetser/Gianna Duffy as the Wicked Witch warns the residents of Munchkin Land. Laura Stetser/Gianna Duffy as the Wicked Witch warns the residents of Munchkin Land.

Update: Friday's show is cancelled. Will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday. All other showtimes and activities are still on schedule.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Just as the characters in the “Wizard of Oz” learn there is more to the man behind the emerald curtain, the Alder Avenue Drama Club members explored the deeper meanings of the  classic story to prepare for this weekend’s production.

The club will put on three performances Friday through Sunday, March 6-8 in the auditorium of Fernwood Avenue Middle School.

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McCullough to introduce referendum on open space tax

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Written by Laura Stetser Thursday, March 05, 2015 11:10 am

File photo/Sonny McCullough File photo/Sonny McCullough EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - Township Committee is expected to begin discussing a request by Mayor James "Sonny" McCullough to draft a referendum for the upcoming November election that would permit the municipality to waive the collection of the two-cent open space tax.

"It would simply allow us not to collect that tax from each taxpayer in tough budget and tax years like we are in now," he said, during the committee's Wednesday, March 4 meeting.

Committee members were given their budget packets from the administration just before the meeting. The public will get its first look at the document when it is introduced on March 18.

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Police investigating $1,000 worth of damage to EHT athletic fields

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, March 05, 2015 08:54 am

Police are searching for information on two vehicles involved in causing $1,000 worth of damage to the athletic fields at Veterans Memorial Park.  The incident occurred in the early morning hours of Wednesday, Feb. 11, police said. Police are searching for information on two vehicles involved in causing $1,000 worth of damage to the athletic fields at Veterans Memorial Park. The incident occurred in the early morning hours of Wednesday, Feb. 11, police said. EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Police are searching for the drivers of two pick-up trucks that caused $1,000 worth of damage to the athletic fields at Veterans Memorial Park in the early morning hours of Wednesday, Feb. 11.

A large, older model red pickup, and a small, gold pickup were driven recklessly on the fields, causing damage to the turf, according to eye witness accounts.

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Egg Harbor Township events, March 5-April 15

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Written by Laura Stetser Thursday, March 05, 2015 05:00 am

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The following is a list of scheduled events around Egg Harbor Township: 

Book discussions

The Egg Harbor Township branch of the Atlantic County Library System, 1 Swift Drive, hosts teen and adult book discussions 6:30 p.m. Thursdays. The following discussion is scheduled “Cuckoo’s Calling” by Robert Galbraith, March 5. Call 609-927-8664.

Ears for Listening Activity

Spruce Family Success Center invites children ages 6-11 to learn effective active listening skills and identify the importance of listening to adults, authority figures and peers 4 p.m. Friday, March 6. Call 609-569-0376.  The center is located at 3050 Spruce Ave.

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Egg Harbor Township mayor urges Obama to extend unemployment benefits in Atlantic County

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, March 04, 2015 07:51 pm

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EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Egg Harbor Township Mayor James “Sonny” McCullough sent a letter to President Barack Obama Feb. 26, asking for the president’s support in extending unemployment benefits to residents of Atlantic County who lost their jobs due to the casino closings in Atlantic City.

In the letter, McCullough states that New Jersey’s senators and congressional representatives have not been successful in their attempts to get the benefits extended.

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Air Canada to begin service from Atlantic City to Toronto

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, March 04, 2015 10:37 am

Air Canada to launch service between Atlantic City to Toronto Air Canada to launch service between Atlantic City to Toronto EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP –  Air Canada on March 4 announced plans to launch nonstop service between its Toronto Pearson hub and Atlantic City. The seasonal service, to be flown by Air Canada Express, operated by Jazz, will offer four return trips a week beginning May 22.

 

 Air Canada's service between Toronto Pearson and Atlantic City International Airport will be operated from May 22 to Sept. 7 using a 74-seat Bombardier Q-400 aircraft. The flights will be offered on Mondays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

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EHT police searching for suspect who used fraudulent credit cards at area grocery stores

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, March 03, 2015 12:19 pm

Submitted/The male is described as a dark skinned black male approximately 40 years old wearing glasses and has a beard. Submitted/The male is described as a dark skinned black male approximately 40 years old wearing glasses and has a beard.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - The Egg Harbor Township Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a subject involved in a fraud investigation in which the suspect allegedly used someone else’s credit cards to purchase gift cards at area grocery stores.

According to police, on Thursday, Feb. 5, an unknown male used a fraudulent credit card to purchase gift cards at the ShopRite at English Creek and the ShopRite in Somers Point. He also made a purchase Dunkin Donuts in Mays Landing and attempted to purchase gift cards at the Acme in Mays Landing.

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One injured in early morning crash in Egg Harbor Township

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, March 02, 2015 09:06 pm

Dennis C. Sharpe photos Dennis C. Sharpe photos EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP –  One person was sent to the hospital from injuries sustained when a car collided with a tree along English Creek Avenue near the intersection with Marshall Drive around 4:30 a.m. Sunday, March 1, according to the Egg Harbor Township Fire Department.

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Egg Harbor Township man arrested twice in 3 days on heroin-related charges

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Written by Laura Stetser Friday, February 27, 2015 10:19 am

Submitted/Jeffrey Schneider, 27, of Egg Harbor Township Submitted/Jeffrey Schneider, 27, of Egg Harbor Township EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – A 27-year-old Egg Harbor Township man was arrested again on heroin charges Sunday, Feb. 22 after police allegedly found him unconscious in a vehicle around 7:15 p.m. in the Bargaintown section. 

He was arrested just three days earlier on Feb. 19 after police found drugs on him during a vehicle stop in the Anchorage Poynte section of the township.

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Slaybaugh students put theories to the test at STEM Science Fair (SLIDESHOW)

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Written by Laura Stetser Friday, February 27, 2015 12:00 am

Laura Stetser/Third grader Timothy Creelman explains which helmet protects ' your melon' the best to a fair visitor. Laura Stetser/Third grader Timothy Creelman explains which helmet protects ' your melon' the best to a fair visitor. Slaybaugh Elementary School second- and third-graders got the chance to show off their scientific findings in the school’s STEM Science Fair Thursday, Feb. 19.

The fair included the work of 35 second-graders and 40 third-graders, all of whom had volunteered to participate in the event.

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