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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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    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…

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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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    Miss Columbus Day, Olivia Michael, Miss Southern Counties, Amanda Rae Ross and Miss Atlantic County, Kaitlyn Schoeffel ATLANTIC CITY – Three young women walked away with some bling Sunday afternoon, Oct. 12 at the Tropicana Casino and Hotel, where…

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    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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Alder’s John Jones wins environmental educator award

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, February 19, 2014 04:49 pm

Submitted/John Jones, a sixth grade teacher at Alder Avenue Middle School, is one othe two recipients of the 2014 Outstanding Environmental Educator award from The Alliance for New Jersey Environmental Education. Pictured with him are the other recipients. Submitted/John Jones, a sixth grade teacher at Alder Avenue Middle School, is one othe two recipients of the 2014 Outstanding Environmental Educator award from The Alliance for New Jersey Environmental Education. Pictured with him are the other recipients.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Alder Avenue Middle School science teacher John Jones won an Outstanding Environmental Educator award from The Alliance for New Jersey Environmental Education Jan. 24 during an awards ceremony at the Crowne Plaza Princeton in Plainsboro.

Jones, who won in the formal sector category, was one of three people honored that night. The other two were Roberta Hunter, the recipient of the non-formal sector award, Dale Rosselet, who won the Patricia L. Kane Lifetime Achievement Award.

Alder Principal Joseph Marinelli recommended Jones for the notable prize.

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UPDATE: 8 juveniles sent to hospital after 2 teen drivers crash in EHT

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Written by Laura Stetser Tuesday, February 18, 2014 12:45 pm

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Egg Harbor Township Police issued traffic-related summonses against two teenage drivers involved in a crash that sent eight juveniles to the hospital Monday, Feb. 17.

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Egg Harbor Township High School students throw a successful fundraiser for the HERO Campaign

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, February 18, 2014 08:52 am

Submitted/Students pack the bleachers at Egg Harbor Township High School’s Annual Nerf Ball Tournament. The six-hour tournament held Friday, Feb. 7, raised about $4000 for the HERO Campaign for Designated Drivers. Submitted/Students pack the bleachers at Egg Harbor Township High School’s Annual Nerf Ball Tournament. The six-hour tournament held Friday, Feb. 7, raised about $4000 for the HERO Campaign for Designated Drivers.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – More than 500 students, facility, alumni and school staff from Egg Harbor Township turned out last week to blast one another with Nerf balls to raise money for the HERO Campaign for Designated Drivers.

The annual Nerf Ball Tournament is sponsored by the Future Business Leaders of America as a fundraiser for the HERO Campaign. It was held Friday, Feb. 7. at Egg Harbor Township High School and drew a huge crowd of supporters who stomped and whistled through the six-hour tournament. When the event was finished, a single Nerf ball team stood victorious: The Elite 8.

The night began at 6 p.m. with 62 teams, each with eight teammates.

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Services announced for Joyce Yvonne Vanderhoff

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, February 17, 2014 04:21 pm

Jackie Corbin Funeral arrangements have been announced for Joyce Yvonne Vanderhoff.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Funeral arrangements have been announced for Joyce Yvonne Vanderhoff, who was the victim of an apparent homicide last week that remains unsolved.

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Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter, Feb. 4-11

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, February 17, 2014 12:59 pm

Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter


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

Chelsea M. Barber, 26, of Egg Harbor Township was arrested Feb. 4 by Officers Christopher Leary and Katrina Cantell and charged with shoplifting.

 Andrew S. Feliciano, 20, of Hamilton Township was arrested Feb. 4 by Officer Shawn Mensch and charged with resisting arrest and obstruction.

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History Notes, Feb. 17: Farmington Fire Company

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Written by Lynn Wood, GEHTHS Monday, February 17, 2014 11:52 am

Photo courtesy of Donna Nelson/Emma Hewitt Eccles sits on a Farmington Volunteer Fire Company truck. Photo courtesy of Donna Nelson/Emma Hewitt Eccles sits on a Farmington Volunteer Fire Company truck.

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.

Farmington Fire Company

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Egg Harbor Township Police opens applications for new officers

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, February 17, 2014 10:05 am

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The Egg Harbor Township Police Department will be conducting an entrance examination on March 26, 2014. An application package may be downloaded at the Egg Harbor Township Police Department website www.ehtpd.com starting Feb. 18. They must be returned no later than March 19 by 4:30 p.m.

All prior applications are null and void. Applicants must be a resident of New Jersey, have an associate degree or is currently matriculating at a four-year college offering a baccalaureate degree and has earned 64 academic credits toward a degree.

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Stockton students working to raise awareness of national debt

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Written by Laura Stetser Saturday, February 15, 2014 07:10 pm

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – A group of students from Richard Stockton College are nearing the finish line of a nationwide contest that could land them a chance to attend a Clinton Global Initiative University meeting in March and an opportunity to meet former President Bill Clinton himself.

 Egg Harbor Township residents Angelo Bechara and Tarek Gad and Mico Lucide of Galloway are on Stockton’s five-person team with Jessica Carey of Chatham and Katerina Childs of Lacey. The undergrads are currently in second place in the “Up To Us” nationwide campus contest.

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First responders receive training on ice rescues

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, February 15, 2014 03:32 pm

Dennis Sharpe photos/Several Atlantic County agencies gathered at Lake Lenape in Mays Landing on Feb. 1 Dennis Sharpe photos/Several Atlantic County agencies gathered at Lake Lenape in Mays Landing on Feb. 1

The Egg Harbor Township Fire Department's Technical Rescue Team and several other Atlantic County agencies gathered at Lake Lenape in Mays Landing on Feb. 1 to hone their skills and take advantage of the cold weather for an ice rescue drill.

The Atlantic County Park Rangers requested the drill to as a training exercise for its staff. Atlantic County has parks along both sides of the Great Egg Harbor River, its tributaries and lakes throughout Atlantic County. The park rangers will be the first responders on scene for anyone who venture onto the ice and fall through.

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UPDATE: Egg Harbor Township man taken into custody for beating death of dog

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Written by Laura Stetser Friday, February 14, 2014 02:54 pm

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

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – On Wednesday Feb.12, the Egg Harbor Township Police Department took Steven Geisel, 49, of Egg Harbor Township, into custody on animal cruelty charges for his alleged involvement in the death of a dog found Jan. 29.

Bail on this charge was set by Municipal Court Judge H. R. Switzer at $10,000 full and Geisel was lodged in Atlantic County Justice Facility.

Police charged Geisel on Feb. 4 for his alleged role in the beating death of a young female dog found behind Norms-Dale Mobile Home Park, but he was not taken into custody until Feb. 12.

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