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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

EHT police blotter EHT 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.

 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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History Notes, March 24: Cardiff's first fire truck

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Written by Lynn Wood, GEHTHS Saturday, March 22, 2014 11:00 pm

 

Submitted-courtesy of Capt. Jack Flanagan/ Driver is Fred Wetzel and passenger is Max Schultz. Submitted-courtesy of Capt. Jack Flanagan/ Driver is Fred Wetzel and passenger is Max Schultz.

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’s first fire truck

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EHT high school donates net volleyball proceeds to Elimate Project

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Written by Chuck Eberson Friday, March 21, 2014 11:00 pm

Egg Harbor Township high school held their volleyball marathon for the 13th year Friday, March 14.

There were 42 teams comprised of students, alumni and staff competing in the Key Club’s primary fundraiser scheduled to run from 6 p.m. until 1 a.m. Each team donated $100 to participate in the competition.

The Key Club sponsored by the township’s Kiwanis, will donate the proceeds from this event as they have done the past two fundraisers to the Eliminate Project. 

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Every carb counts in managing diabetes

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Written by Laura Stetser Thursday, March 20, 2014 08:46 am

Submitted/Amanda Stafford, 13, of Egg Harbor Township tests her blood sugar before breakfast. Submitted/Amanda Stafford, 13, of Egg Harbor Township tests her blood sugar before breakfast.

Moms plan spaghetti dinner to help launch T1D support group

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Ten-year-old Amanda Stafford had been sick for more than three months, complaining of a slightly upset stomach. Some days she also had dry, itchy and red skin, and she had to use the bathroom in the middle of the night frequently.

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