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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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    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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    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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Egg Harbor Township Police supporting Operation Help

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, November 21, 2013 12:04 pm

Operation Help Operation Help

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - The Egg Harbor Township Police Department announced its support of Operation Help, a 120-hour live broadcast and donation drive run by 103.7 WMGM morning show team of JoJo and Scotty, who will be camping out for the duration of the event at Chickie’s and Pete’s in the English Creek shopping center.

 Operation Help benefits the Community Food Bank of New Jersey and a variety of other charities.  The collection point and broadcast location will be at the restaurant. Donations will be accepted 24 hours a day beginning Saturday, Nov. 23 through Wednesday, Nov. 27.

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Elf on The Shelf photo contest returns with more prizes

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Written by Laura Stetser Thursday, November 21, 2013 11:43 am

Laura Stetser/Santa’s watching the staff at The Current too. Our office Elf on the Shelf, Eggbert Humpeldink, aka ‘Eggy,’ likes taking a ride on Lucy the Elephant who decorates reporter Sue Marino’s desk. Laura Stetser/Santa’s watching the staff at The Current too. Our office Elf on the Shelf, Eggbert Humpeldink, aka ‘Eggy,’ likes taking a ride on Lucy the Elephant who decorates reporter Sue Marino’s desk.

Christmas is coming and so are the elves.

As Santa is making up his naughty and nice list, he will be sending out his elves to area homes as a way to keep a watchful eye on children, and for the second year, The Current wants to see what your Elf on the Shelf is up to in our 2nd Annual Elf on the Shelf Photo Submission Contest.

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Egg Harbor Township Police Officer Shawn Owen honored for service to community (VIDEO)

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, November 20, 2013 04:58 pm

Laura Stetser/Egg Harbor Township Police Officer Shawn Owen is selected one of the two AMVETS/Elks Officers of the Year. Laura Stetser/Egg Harbor Township Police Officer Shawn Owen is selected one of the two AMVETS/Elks Officers of the Year.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP- The Amvets Post 911 and the Egg Harbor Township Elks have begun sharing space at the Elks’ lodge, and on Saturday, Nov. 16, they joined forces in honoring the two local law enforcement officers as Police Officers of the Year, Shawn Owen of Egg Harbor Township Police Department and Shawn McKelvey of the Somers Point Police Department. The ceremony was part of the organizations’ annual roasted pork dinner fundraiser.

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Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter, Oct. 30-Nov. 13

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, November 20, 2013 09:25 am

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.

 Jessie J. Patten, 33, of Galloway was arrested Oct. 30 by Detectives Heath Per, John Heim and Detective Sgt. Michael Hughes and charged with burglary, theft and criminal mischief.

 Scot David Jones, 42, of Egg Harbor Township was arrested Nov. 5 by Officer James Macpherson and charged with possession of a weapon (knife).

Read more: Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter, Oct. 30-Nov. 13

   

Fernwood actors take audience on magic carpet ride in ‘Aladdin’

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, November 19, 2013 03:09 pm

Submitted by Dena Danz/Fernwood Avenue Middle School Drama Club actors perform ‘Aladdin’ on Saturday, Nov. 16. Pictured here is Alex Dembin, as Genie, Andrew Bechara as Aladdin and Samantha Sandler as Abu. Submitted by Dena Danz/Fernwood Avenue Middle School Drama Club actors perform ‘Aladdin’ on Saturday, Nov. 16. Pictured here is Alex Dembin, as Genie, Andrew Bechara as Aladdin and Samantha Sandler as Abu.

Fernwood Avenue Middle School Drama Club performed ‘Aladdin’ from Thursday, Nov. 14 through Saturday, Nov. 16. Lead roles were split cast to allow several actors the chance to shine: Aladdin was played by Andrew Bechara and Paul DeDios; Jasmine was played by Flor Rosales and Lauren Gimbor; Jafar was played by Annah Thomas and Kristina Kenny; the Genie was played by Alex Dembin and Emily McAndrews; Iago was played by Marta Crimi and Amie Martin; Narrators were Katie Ormond, Delaney Gould, Skyler Smith, Brianna DeJean, Faith Deicion, Amanda Stafford, Dakota Bell and Madelyn Rawls; and the Sultan was played by Hannah Maples and Jordan Santana.

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EHT PAL team finds success at tech challenge

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, November 19, 2013 02:49 pm

Submitted/Michael Searles, mentor and member of the U.S. Coast Guard; Egg Harbor Township High School student Ray Chau; Hector Tavarez, mentor and PAL’s executive director (in back), Egg Harbor Township High School student Nick Contstanzi; Cedar Creek High School students Emily Darling, Ryan McMahon and Darshan Patel; and Egg Harbor Township middle schooler Noah Pricskett. Missing from picture are Egg Harbor Township High School student John Steward, the team’s tech advisor James Cincotti and mentors Denise Massey and Mike Massey. Submitted/Michael Searles, mentor and member of the U.S. Coast Guard; Egg Harbor Township High School student Ray Chau; Hector Tavarez, mentor and PAL’s executive director (in back), Egg Harbor Township High School student Nick Contstanzi; Cedar Creek High School students Emily Darling, Ryan McMahon and Darshan Patel; and Egg Harbor Township middle schooler Noah Pricskett. Missing from picture are Egg Harbor Township High School student John Steward, the team’s tech advisor James Cincotti and mentors Denise Massey and Mike Massey.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - On Nov. 9, a nine-member team comprised of six students and three mentors, traveled to North Brunswick for the First Tech Challenge at Brunswick Eruption 12th Annual Robotics Competition.  

The five boys and one girl that represented the Egg Harbor Township Police Athletic League’s Enforcers are students from Cedar Creek High School and the Egg Harbor Township School district.  

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EHT and Somers Point police officers of the year honored at Elks/AMVETS event

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, November 14, 2013 04:43 pm

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - The Elks Lodge No. 2563 and AMVETS Post No. 911 are hosting a roasted pork dinner with all of the trimmings 4-8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16 at the lodge, 1815 Somers Point Road. Eat in or take out. A DJ will provide entertainment. Proceeds to benefit veterans programs. The groups will also be honoring police officers of the year from Egg Harbor Township and Somers Point police departments.

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Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter, Oct. 28-Nov. 4

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, November 12, 2013 10:10 am

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.

Allison K. Mite Mercado, 22, and Miguel A. Camargo, 36, both of Atlantic City were arrested Oct. 30 by Officers Ernest Dunson and Curtis Ware and charged shoplifting. Mercado was charged with four counts. Camargo was charged with three counts.

 Micheline L. Kirkland, 50, of Atlantic City was arrested Oct. 30 by Officer John DeFazio and charged with shoplifting.

Read more: Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter, Oct. 28-Nov. 4

   

Veterans honored at Atlantic Christian School

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, November 11, 2013 04:19 pm

Submitted/Atlantic Christian School preschoolers present their gifts to the veterans. Submitted/Atlantic Christian School preschoolers present their gifts to the veterans.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Members of the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 10 of Atlantic City shared their experiences during the Vietnam War with students at Atlantic Christian School during a Nov. 8 Veterans Day chapel assembly and encouraged them do their best in school and be ready to serve America in the future.

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History Notes, Nov. 11: Remembering local Civil War veterans

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Written by Lynn Wood, GEHTHS Monday, November 11, 2013 09:12 am

Photo courtesy of the William Patterson family. Local Civil War veterans gather in front of Aaron Smith's house on Jeffers Landing Road in the Scullville section of the Egg Harbor Township in the year 1910 Photo courtesy of the William Patterson family. Local Civil War veterans gather in front of Aaron Smith's house on Jeffers Landing Road in the Scullville section of the Egg Harbor Township in the year 1910

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.

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