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    Scullville fire company aims to bring holiday cheer to childrenEGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP –  The Scullville Volunteer Fire Company wants to provide a Christmas surprise to needy families in its service area.

     Starting in October, the fire company began collecting unwrapped toy donations and is now stepping up its collection efforts to provide a holiday surprise for 27 families with children who may not have enough money for Christmas gifts.

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    This is a week devoted to giving thanks. Here are some people you might know describing what makes them thankful. Some are humorous, some serious. Some are personal, others general.

    Walt Tucker, NASCAR historian

    I am thankful for family, friends and, most of all, my health. Also for living in a great country where freedom exists and for regular luncheons with friends.

    Tom Park, educator

    I am thankful that God blessed me with a wonderful loving wife and daughter.

    Michael Gill, attorney

    Life has…

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    The Mom’s Beat: Be thankful for the mundane as well as the grand

    From taco night to our health, there's always something to be thankful for

    As a mother, Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. There are no gifts involved, so the focus is all on family and friends. We get a moment to take stock of what it is we are thankful to have in our lives, a great practice to…

  • Columns

    You can give your Thanksgiving toast in a dozen different languages and liquids and addressed, whatever your faith, to “the livin’ Gawd that made you,” as Rudyard Kipling put it. But the heartfelt reasons we raise our glasses each year with such profound gratitude differs a bit with each of us. In the main we publicly give thanks for common reasons; our family, our friends, our good luck. The part that’s different we often keep to ourselves.

  • Sports

    tgivingfootballartIt’s not true that the Pilgrims and Indians played a lively game of touch football just before the original Thanksgiving buffet. But somewhere, somehow, football became entwined with the traditions of Thanksgiving Day in America.

    Football games on Thanksgiving are nearly as old as the game itself. The first Thanksgiving Day game took place in Philadelphia in 1869 between the Young America Cricket Club and the Germantown Cricket Club.

    On the local front, the feast is…

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Officials frustrated over state’s stance on Black Horse Pike project

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Written by Laura Stetser Sunday, March 30, 2014 12:32 pm

Laura Stetser/Lanes along the Black Horse Pike in Egg Harbor Township remain closed while construction is at a standstill. Laura Stetser/Lanes along the Black Horse Pike in Egg Harbor Township remain closed while construction is at a standstill.

“They basically said, ‘It’s our road. We will do what we want with it.'"

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - The Township Committee members and Township Administrator Peter Miller expressed exasperation over what they called a “frustrating meeting” held recently with representatives from the state Department of Transportation regarding the cut-through closures along the Black Horse Pike.

 Miller said the meeting was called at the request of the township, through the help of Assemblyman Chris Brown. The topic was expected to be the township’s proposed changes to the state construction plans along this busy roadway in which the turn lanes would be shifted and a stop light considered for the intersection at Ridge Avenue. However Miller said in his opinion the actual discussion that took place was not fruitful.

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Egg Harbor Township cracks down on motorists' cell phone use

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, March 30, 2014 12:19 pm

EHT police crack down on texting while driving EHT police crack down on texting while driving

Distracted Driving Enforcement and Education Campaign to be carried out locally as part of new national program

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – While it is always a good idea to keep the cell phones out of reach while you are behind the wheel, the Egg Harbor Township Police Department will be giving motorists an additional reason during the month of April.

Officers will be cracking down on distracted drivers as part of a new national distracted driving enforcement campaign. Beginning April 1 and running through April 21, the high visibility law enforcement initiative will target motorists who engage in dangerous distracted driving behaviors such as talking on handheld cell phones and sending text messages while driving.

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Medical marijuana dispensary now accepting walk-in patients

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Written by Laura Stetser Friday, March 28, 2014 06:14 pm

Medical marijuana news/Egg Harbor Township/NJ Medical marijuana news/Egg Harbor Township/NJ

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP- Compassionate Care Foundation will now be accepting walk-in patients who have the dispensary listed as their registered medicinal marijuana facility and have active prescriptions.

Patients are responsible for knowing their prescription purchase period and can find that information online at: njmmp.nj.gov

Patients may visit between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

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Davenport teacher of the year reaches out to the hardest to reach

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Written by Laura Stetser Thursday, March 27, 2014 11:00 pm

Submitted/Erin Lichtenwalner is Davenport’s 2013 Teacher of the Year. Submitted/Erin Lichtenwalner is Davenport’s 2013 Teacher of the Year.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP –  Erin Lichtenwalner, the C.J. Davenport Elementary School Complex’s 2013 teacher of the year, said her role as the school psychologist on the child study team allows her access the school’s harder-to-reach children.

  “As both a teacher and a school psychologist, I love working with students with behavioral and emotional needs.  Many times I have the opportunity to work with students that others have not been able to connect with,” said Lichtenwalner, who is now in her ninth year in the district. “This is a rare gift that I appreciate and am grateful for in my educational career.  This may not be an academic lesson, but I feel that helping students with their behavior and emotionality helps prepare them for their lives outside of the classroom.”

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Farmington marks 75 years of service

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, March 27, 2014 11:23 am

Dennis C. Sharpe/Farmington Volunteer Fire Company Chief Len Tilley accepts award from President Wallace Bakeley for the company’s 75 years of service. Dennis C. Sharpe/Farmington Volunteer Fire Company Chief Len Tilley accepts award from President Wallace Bakeley for the company’s 75 years of service.

Skip Richie honored for double life membership

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - On Jan. 11, Farmington Volunteer Fire Company No. 4 celebrated 75 years of service as well as its double life member William “Skip” Richie, who was honored in conjunction with the anniversary.

A memorial service for all past firefighters was observed as the Sandpipers Pipes and Drums band played, followed by the tolling of a bell. After dinner, attendees enjoyed a slideshow of images from the past 75 years.

Deputy Chief of the Egg Harbor Township Fire Department Charles Sear, Atlantic County Freeholder Frank Sutton and Farmington Fire Chief Leonard Tilley presented the honor to Richie.

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8 of 10 EHT school buildings earn Energy Star ratings

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Written by Laura Stetser Thursday, March 27, 2014 11:08 am

Laura Stetser/ Shawn Braue, the district’s energy education specialist, reviews website changes with sophomore Catelynn Miner, one of the students who are charged with maintaining the page for the district as part of her computer science class. Laura Stetser/ Shawn Braue, the district’s energy education specialist, reviews website changes with sophomore Catelynn Miner, one of the students who are charged with maintaining the page for the district as part of her computer science class.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Eight of out the 10 Egg Harbor Township School District buildings are now certified as Energy Star facilities by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

 More commonly thought of as a designation for home appliances, the national certification signifies that these buildings perform in the top 25 percent of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency and that they meet strict energy efficiency performance levels set by the EPA.

 Through a lengthy application process that scored each building’s energy use on a scale of 100, the schools had to achieve a score of 75 or above in order to qualify.

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Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter, March 12-20

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, March 24, 2014 02:16 pm

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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.

 John C. Williamson, 57, of Egg Harbor Township was arrested March 12 by Det. Mark Wagner and Officers Thomas Rocco and Katrina Cantell and charged with wrongful impersonation.

 Stephanie N. Edwards, 28, of Pleasantville was arrested March 15 by Officers Michael Santoro and Lawrence Graham and charged with hindering apprehension.

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EHT man arrested for allegedly stabbing his brother during wrestling match

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Written by Laura Stetser Monday, March 24, 2014 10:47 am

Submitted/Matthew Dix, 29, of Egg Harbor Township Submitted/Matthew Dix, 29, of Egg Harbor Township

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – A 29-year-old township resident was charged with aggravated assault after he allegedly stabbed his younger brother during a wrestling match that escalated into an altercation, police said.

Matthew Dix was charged with aggravated assault and weapons offenses after Egg Harbor Township Police Officers Gary Johnson, Alekhine Pahang and Jon D’Augustine, Sgt. Charles Super and Sgt. Cherie Burgan responded to a call at a residence on Berry Drive in the Bargaintown section of the township on Sunday, March 23 at approximately 3 a.m.

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EHTHS’s Teacher of Year connects the dots for her math students

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Written by Laura Stetser Sunday, March 23, 2014 11:00 pm

 Submitted/Carol Wilkinson is Egg Harbor Township High School’s 2013 Teacher of the Year. Submitted/Carol Wilkinson is Egg Harbor Township High School’s 2013 Teacher of the Year.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Egg Harbor Township High School’s 2013 Teacher of the Year is Carol Wilkinson, who is now in her 31st year as a math teacher at the school. Besides her tenure at the school, she has other connections to the school. Her daughter Holly, 23, was a 2008 graduate and her late husband George taught next door to her classroom for almost 30 years. 

 Wilkinson said she fell in love with math and teaching early on in her life.

 “I loved all of my math classes,” she said. “I wanted to be a teacher since I was in second grade. As a second grader, I wanted to teach second grade. As a third grader, I wanted to teach third grade. This continued until I got to junior high. It was then that I decided I wanted to be a math teacher.”

 Wilkinson has taught nearly every course that the math department offers during her time at the school but her favorite lesson is “curve sketching,” she said.

 “It's like a huge puzzle. Using calculus, you can find the maximum and minimum points of a function as well as when the function is increasing, decreasing, concave up or concave down and more. When all the information is gathered, it's time to put it all together and see the finished graph.”

 While she is normally the one teaching the students, they too have taught her a few tricks.

 “My students are a big help when it comes to technology. They have helped me with computer issues in the past and are great with graphing calculators,” she said. “They have taught me patience over the years as well. My students are fantastic and they inspire me to be the best I can be because they deserve it.”

 Looking over her career, she said the job is not an easy one, but is always rewarding. “It is never boring. Students are amazing and they keep me young. A teacher has the opportunity to positively impact many young lives,” she said.

 “Teaching is not easy,” she advises aspiring teachers. “Be sure that you're willing to work hard and that you love kids. You also have to be able to adapt to change. Get to know the students on a personal level and treat them with respect. 

The calculus teacher holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Ursinus College. In her free time she enjoys reading, cross stitching, staying involved in her church and watching the Dallas Cowboys.

 

Atlantic County confirms another rabies case in EHT

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, March 23, 2014 12:12 pm

Residents Urged to Vaccinate Pets

Atlantic County’s second confirmed case of rabies this year has been found in a raccoon picked up from a Malaron Circle property in Egg Harbor Township.

According to the property owner, the raccoon was found in the back yard on March 14 aggressively scratching at the home’s back door. Egg Harbor Township police and the local animal control officer were called for assistance. The animal was removed and sent to the state lab for testing where it was confirmed positive for rabies on March 19.

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