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    Anderson Kribel of Margate and her father, Tim, won first place in the cardboard boat regatta.MARGATE – The sixth annual Milton and Betty Katz JCC Great Ducky Race and Cardboard Boat Regatta held in the Katz JCC indoor pool Friday, Aug. 15 was a success with more than 200 in attendance rooting for their duck to win one of three prizes.

    Although thunderstorms and poor weather conditions forced event organizers to…

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    HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – Atlantic Cape Community College invites workers displaced by casino shutdowns to take advantage of its computer labs and additional resources while searching for new employment.

    The college is making computers available at its campuses, by appointment, beginning Monday, Sept. 15. Displaced workers must present a casino ID and bring a USB drive to save their work, or purchase a low-cost print card at campus libraries. Lists of career exploration and resume-building websites will be provided.

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    ehtbball1EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – If the turnout for Danielle Brady’s inaugural Egg Harbor Township girls basketball camp is any indication, the high school program has the support – and the numbers – to be healthy and competitive for a long, long time.

    The camp drew about 60 girls ranging from fifth grade to the underclass high school level. And, as Brady noted, with less than three weeks to…

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    Dr. Oz ShowLINWOOD—Tracey Staab, the principal of the Cape Educational Compact in Cape…

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With the help of technology, EHT students learn from peers in Atlantic City

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, October 30, 2013 07:36 am

Submitted/Slaybaugh Teacher Malinda Brita’s second grade class participated in the event Submitted/Slaybaugh Teacher Malinda Brita’s second grade class participated in the event

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP –  Through a special distance learning event staged between a second grade class at Slaybaugh Elementary School and Sovereign Avenue School in Atlantic City on Oct. 18, children were able to discuss a book they read as well as discuss its theme of overcoming hardships. The lesson, scheduled to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month, was based on the book “A Chair for My Mother” by Vera B. Williams.

The story follows a girl, Rosa, whose family has to save their money to replace their possessions after a fire destroys their home.

Each class showed the chairs they decorated to each other via television and asked each other questions, which helped produce a dialog between the two schools of overcoming hardships. 

Read more: With the help of technology, EHT students learn from peers in Atlantic City

 

Alder students remind younger kids how to be safe on Halloween (VIDEO)

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Written by Laura Stetser Tuesday, October 29, 2013 02:22 pm

  Laura Stetser/The Alder Avenue Middle School Junior Honor Society presents its annual Halloween safety skit to students at Davenport Elementary School on Monday, Oct. 28. Laura Stetser/The Alder Avenue Middle School Junior Honor Society presents its annual Halloween safety skit to students at Davenport Elementary School on Monday, Oct. 28.

Annual skit is performed in memory of classmate who died on Halloween night in 2011

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - The members of the Alder Avenue Middle School Junior Honor Society presented its annual Halloween safety skit to students at Davenport Elementary School on Monday, Oct. 28, in memory of their classmate Bart Menjivar, who died on Halloween night in 2011 while out for trick or treat.

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Daily activities at Coast Guard Air Station shown in time lapse video

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, October 29, 2013 12:00 am

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - A time-lapse multimedia production depicting a typical day at Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City in Egg Harbor Township.

The video is comprised of approximately 10,000 photos showing the many people assigned to the air station performing various jobs.

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Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter, Oct. 15-23

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, October 29, 2013 12:00 am

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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.

 Luis E. Rios-Ortiz, 28, of Egg Harbor Township was arrested Oct. 15 by Officer Katrina Cantell and charged with simple assault.

 Reyna D. Galeano, 43, of Atlantic City was arrested Oct. 16 by Officer Robert Sheppard and charged with possession of fake identification (fake social security card and driver’s license).

Read more: Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter, Oct. 15-23

   

New Jersey American Water completes new water tower in EHT

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Written by Laura Stetser Monday, October 28, 2013 09:54 pm

Submitted/View from inside the new water tank in Egg Harbor Township. Submitted/View from inside the new water tank in Egg Harbor Township.

Want to know what it takes to build a 1.5 million-gallon water tower?

As part of its announcement of the completion of its new hyrdo pillar water tank in Egg Harbor Township, the New Jersey American Water Company has released step-by-step photos of its construction.

The photo slideshow, available on the company’s Facebook page, shows how the structure was build from the ground up, including images from the inside.

Read more: New Jersey American Water completes new water tower in EHT

 

Egg Harbor Township students take top prize at St. Augustine quiz bowl

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, October 28, 2013 09:29 pm

Submitted/Pictured from left are advisor Jeff Warner, in back, Patty Miraglilo, Rachel Roesch, Sheikh Mahmud, Femi Agabalogun, Aidan Himley, Maurice Rosenbleeth, Jabryl Guy, Christian Kline and Stephen Cappuccio, Quiz Bowl coordinator. Submitted/Pictured from left are advisor Jeff Warner, in back, Patty Miraglilo, Rachel Roesch, Sheikh Mahmud, Femi Agabalogun, Aidan Himley, Maurice Rosenbleeth, Jabryl Guy, Christian Kline and Stephen Cappuccio, Quiz Bowl coordinator.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - A team of eight students from Alder Avenue Middle School took top prize in the St. Augustine Preparatory School’s 6th Annual Quiz Bowl on Oct. 22, the school's second win in the past three years.

The school sent a total of 15 students to the competition. The sixth, seventh and eighth grade students competed among the 36 teams from across South Jersey.

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New Jersey's second medical marijuana center opens today in Egg Harbor Township

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Written by Laura Stetser Monday, October 28, 2013 08:16 am

Medical marijuana center in Egg Harbor Township, NJ opens today Medical marijuana center in Egg Harbor Township, NJ opens today

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The states second-ever medical marijuana dispensary is set to open its doors today in Egg Harbor Township.

 Compassionate Care Foundation Inc. is an nonprofit appointment-only facility. It received its final approval earlier this month and is now ready to accept registered patients.

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Opinion: Christie-Obama greeting after Hurricane Sandy was just a warm handshake, not a hug

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Written by Laura Stetser Monday, October 28, 2013 07:39 am

Laura Stetser/Gov. Chris Christie waits at the bottom of the stairs for President Barack Obama to descend Air Force One in 2012. Laura Stetser/Gov. Chris Christie waits at the bottom of the stairs for President Barack Obama to descend Air Force One in 2012.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP- Was it a hug between the two political powerhouses?

As New Jersey marks its one year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy’s landfall on Oct. 29 and the state gears up for the gubernatorial election on Nov. 5, the friendly greeting that occurred between Republican Party darling Gov. Chris Christie and Democratic President Barack Obama has been brought back into focus.

A Sunday interview in the Philadelphia Inquirer, that was also picked up by Time Magazine, addressed the greeting that happened in Egg Harbor Township last year.

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History Notes, Oct. 27: Somers Point/Longport Boulevard

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Written by Lynn Wood, GEHTHS Sunday, October 27, 2013 12:00 am

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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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Egg Harbor Township High School is full of pep before its homecoming (VIDEO, SLIDESHOW)

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Written by Laura Stetser Friday, October 25, 2013 04:50 pm

Laura Stetser/Cheerleaders launch tshirts into the student crowd during Friday, Oct. 25 pep rally at Egg Harbor Township High School Laura Stetser/Cheerleaders launch tshirts into the student crowd during Friday, Oct. 25 pep rally at Egg Harbor Township High School

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - Egg Harbor Township High School celebrated its athletic and academic successes during its fall pep rally held Friday, Oct. 25 outside at the school's stadium. 

The event featured skits by fall sports teams and student organizations as well as some other activities, like a contest to see which teacher earned a pie to the face. 

Read more: Egg Harbor Township High School is full of pep before its homecoming (VIDEO, SLIDESHOW)

   

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