• Current of Pleasantville, Absecon

    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.

  • Regional

    ‘I Do’ Bridal Show set for Saturday

    OCEAN CITY – The Current and Gazette Newspapers’ fall “I Do” Bridal Show will be held 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19 at The Flanders, 719 E. 11th St. in Ocean City.

  • Columns

    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…

  • Sports

    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…

  • Mainland Current

    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…

Current of Egg Harbor Township

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.

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

 

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.

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

   

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)

 

Friends of Chuck Donovan gather at Hidden Creek for wine fundraiser (SLIDESHOW)

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Written by Chuck Eberson Wednesday, October 23, 2013 03:20 pm

Submitted/The Donovan family, from left, Brendan Meyer, Jennifer Donovan Meyer, Lynda Meyer, Chip Donovan and Meghan Donovan stand together and enjoy the moment. Submitted/The Donovan family, from left, Brendan Meyer, Jennifer Donovan Meyer, Lynda Meyer, Chip Donovan and Meghan Donovan stand together and enjoy the moment.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP ­– The Fourth Annual Friends of Chuck Donovan Gourmet Wine Dinner and Auction was held Friday, Oct. 18 at the Hidden Creek Golf Club.

The event was hosted by the Community Partnership for Egg Harbor Township Schools. Donovan, former vice president of the group, passed away in 2009. (See full slideshow below)

Read more: Friends of Chuck Donovan gather at Hidden Creek for wine fundraiser (SLIDESHOW)

   

Mey House wants to scare away breast cancer with fundraising evening

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Written by Laura Stetser Tuesday, October 22, 2013 09:08 pm

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - October is National Breast Cancer Month and in an effort to raise funds, the Mey House, a senior living community, is sponsoring a night filled with shopping, sweets, treats and massages on Wednesday, Oct. 23.

For a $5 donation, guests can shop with brands like Beauti Control, Anatolia's Crafts, 31 Handbags, Party Light Candles, Rose's Handmade Pillows, Herbal Life, Pampered Chef, Tupperware, Premier Designs, Lolla Chiropractic and Tranquil Touch Day Spa. 

Read more: Mey House wants to scare away breast cancer with fundraising evening

 

Clean up your community during EHT's Fall Pride Day

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, October 22, 2013 02:46 pm

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Fall Community Pride Day in Egg Harbor Township will be held on Saturday, Oct. 26. The goal is to bring residents together to show pride in the community by removing litter from public lands. All residents and other volunteers are encouraged to participate by spending the day cleaning up along roadways, on public property and on vacant lots in neighborhoods.

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EHT Board of Education meetings cancelled

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, October 20, 2013 11:15 am

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The Egg Harbor Township Board of Education cancelled its regular Tuesday, Oct. 22 and Tuesday, Nov. 5 meetings. The next regular meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 8 p.m. 

 

EHT resident Sooy completes Army Reserve Officers' training

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, October 20, 2013 12:00 am

Army Cadet Edward F. Sooy of Egg Harbor Township graduated from the Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps Leader's Training Course at Fort Knox, Ky.

The four-week course is a leadership internship for cadets that can lead to the ultimate goal of becoming an Army officer. College students experience and examine the Army without incurring an obligation to serve in the Army or ROTC, and are eligible to receive two-year college scholarship offers and attend the advanced ROTC course at their college.

Read more: EHT resident Sooy completes Army Reserve Officers' training

   

Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter, Oct. 8-11

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, October 19, 2013 09:42 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.

John D. Fenske, 25, of Egg Harbor Township was arrested Oct. 8 by Sgt. Joseph Bonsall and charged with theft, receiving stolen property and theft by deception.

 Jennifer J. Pynn, 27, of Galloway was arrested Oct. 9 by Officers Brian Keane and Det. Heath Per and charged with theft by deception and receiving stolen property.

Read more: Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter, Oct. 8-11

 

EHT resident Dilks graduates basic training

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, October 19, 2013 12:00 am

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Air Force Reserve Airman First Class John H. Dilks V of Egg Harbor Township graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas. He is currently attending an extensive training program at Sheppard Air Force Base in Texas and will return to the 177th Fighter Wing National Guard Base in 2014. 

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