• EHT Current

    Yogathon benefits Relay for Life team

    EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – One local Relay for Life team is looking for supporters who want to stretch themselves for a good cause.

     The Slim’s Butterscotchers are hosting a daylong yogathon in Egg Harbor Township Saturday, May 3 to raise money for the American Cancer Society.

     The event, called “Are you Down to Fight Cancer?” will feature a variety of yoga classes taught by instructors representing many local yoga studios. The more challenging power…

  • Mainland Current

    Suzanne Marino/The helping hands of Everyone’s Children are from left Samantha Mazuz, Shelly Furman, Stacey Rich, June Dix all of Linwood and Aiccis Bloom of Ventnor.

    LINWOOD—Saturday morning Stacey Rich’s home could have passed for the Easter Bunny’s workshop. Hundreds of baskets lined every flat surface in the living room, dining room, kitchen and family room and volunteers were…

  • Columns

     The Mom's Beat blog by Laura Stetser

    The good news and the bad news is that my family is in the market for a new minivan. I wish it could be a different style of car, but it truly is the only mode of transportation that works for us.

     After driving the same one for seven years, I am looking forward to a clean slate. I can’t wait for that new car smell, unfaded upholstery and corners without hidden…

  • Mainland Current

    Sister Judy Loschiavo in her first grade classroom at St. Joseph Regional School in Somers Point SOMERS POINT – Sister Judy Loschiavo found music as a remedy to deal with grief after the loss of her parents. Now her hope is that her music will allow others feeling a sense of loss to find a chord that rings true to them.

  • Ocean City Gazette

    Manco and Manco Pizza on the Ocean City Boardwalk OCEAN CITY—The owners of Manco and Manco were arraigned in federal court in Camden Monday, where they entered a not guilty plea to several federal tax evasion charges, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. 

    Mary, 53, and Charles Bangle, 54, were arrested in their Somers Point home on April 3 by IRS-Criminal Investigation special agents on a 30-count indictment charging the couple with multiple counts of tax evasion…

Current of Egg Harbor Township

EHT man arrested for allegedly stabbing his brother during wrestling match

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Written by Laura Stetser Monday, March 24, 2014 11:47 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 Monday, March 24, 2014 12:00 am

 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 01:12 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 Sunday, March 23, 2014 12:00 am

 

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 Saturday, March 22, 2014 12:00 am

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 09:46 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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Spring has arrived in EHT

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Written by Laura Stetser Thursday, March 20, 2014 09:29 am

Laura Stetser/Daffodils are being to grow just in time for the first day of spring. Laura Stetser/Daffodils are being to grow just in time for the first day of spring.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - Happy first day of spring! The birds are singing, the sun in shining and signs of spring are popping up where piles of snow were just three days ago.

What are you looking forward to now that winter has ended?

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EHT school budget calls for staffing changes in township schools

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, March 19, 2014 02:54 pm

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EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – During its work session meeting Tuesday, March 18, the Board of Education approved a $129,162,037 budget for the 2014-2015 school year with a 4 cent tax rate increase. The budget is under the state-mandated 2 percent spending cap by approximately $7,000.

The 8-1 vote allowed the district to send the budget to the Atlantic County superintendent of schools for approval. Reductions can be made before it is adopted in April, but no changes that would increase the figures are allowed. Board member Lisa Dagit was the sole dissenting vote.

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