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    The Mom’s Beat: The power of the elf network

    Even Santa’s magic needs a boost sometimes

    Last year a little girl from New Jersey put an item on her wish list to Santa that came seemingly out of the blue.

    “I would like the Sweetshine Glow Happy Clubhouse,” she announced.

    Her parents were stumped. Neither had ever heard of the toy.

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     Atlantic County citizen of year

    Said she always felt a calling to be a firefighter

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    Longport Media WMGM-TV NBC40LINWOOD – There have been rumors swirling about what is to become of local news station WMGM-TV NBC40 when the station ceases to be an NBC affiliate Jan. 1.

    Station manager Roger Powe stepped forward during the 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts Tuesday, Dec. 9to give viewers an idea of what to expect in the upcoming weeks and months from South Jersey’s only TV station.

  • Sports

    CALFallWrap2The swimmers are in the pools and, starting next week, jump shots and takedowns will replace third-down conversions and extra points.

    But first, one final look at the 2014 Cape-Atlantic League football season and a couple of other fall sports.

    It was another fall season filled with success.

    St. Joseph won another NJSIAA championship, keeping the CAL’s streak alive – at least one NJSIAA…

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    Mary Platt of Egg Harbor Township chats with her father, William Delgesso, who turns 100 years old Friday, Dec. 12VENTNOR – Dancing through life keeps William Delgesso young, the soon-to-be centenarian said.

    “I’m 100, going on 50,” he said in his Somerset Avenue home last week. His 100th birthday is Friday, Dec. 12.

    Delgesso danced his way out of tribulation and into the arms…

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    EHTMainswim1LINWOOD - Athletes from Mainland Regional and Egg Harbor Township high schools took to the water on Friday, Dec. 6 in a competitive early-season Cape-Atlantic League swim meet at Mainland's pool.

    The EHT girls beat their Mainland rivals 110-60 as sophomore Camryn Greenleaf took victories in the 100-meter freestyle and 100 backstroke, and joined her teammates for wins in the 200 medley relay and 400 freestyle relay.

    Kirstin…

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Celtic Night a slam dunk at EHT presbyterian church (VIDEO,SLIDESHOW)

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Written by Chuck Eberson Tuesday, February 04, 2014 02:08 pm

Chuck Eberson/Shelly O’Leary, left, and Diane Pierce of Egg Harbor Township sport their Irish attire for a night of Celtic music Chuck Eberson/Shelly O’Leary, left, and Diane Pierce of Egg Harbor Township sport their Irish attire for a night of Celtic music

A Celtic night of dance and music was held at the Ocean Heights Presbyterian Church on Friday, Jan. 31. Pastor Blake Spencer brought in the Galloway Strathspey and Reel Conspiracy trio and the South Jersey Ceili Band to perform. An enthusiastic audience was treated to a lively mix of music and was encouraged to participate by dancing and singing.

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History Notes, Feb. 3: Farmington Schoolhouse teacher

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Written by Lynn Wood, GEHTHS Monday, February 03, 2014 07:44 am

Submitted/Eugene Scull was a teacher at Farmington Schoolhouse in 1900s Submitted/Eugene Scull was a teacher at Farmington Schoolhouse in 1900s

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.

Farmington Schoolhouse teacher

Eugene Scull taught at the original wooden Farmington schoolhouse in the early 1900s. He was the son of Wesley Scull who owned and ran the Wesley Boarding House in English Creek.

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High school senior sinks her teeth into enamel research

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Written by Laura Stetser Saturday, February 01, 2014 12:46 pm

Submitted/Laura Beth Fulton uses a blue light to apply the Enamel Bond solution she is patenting. Submitted/Laura Beth Fulton uses a blue light to apply the Enamel Bond solution she is patenting.

Dental lab work earns Laura Beth Fulton, 18, a spot in semifinals of national science competition

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Earlier this month, Egg Harbor Township High School senior Laura Beth Fulton was named a semifinalist in the 2014 Intel Science Talent Search, a prestigious precollege science competition.

Fulton, 18, is in the process of patenting a tooth enamel that could have implications around the globe.

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EHT police are crunching numbers to take a bite of crime

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Written by Laura Stetser Tuesday, January 28, 2014 10:15 pm

Submitted/The ‘hotspots’ of Egg Harbor Township are marked in red on the 2013 report. They demonstrated the higher incidences of crime or car accidents in specific areas Submitted/The ‘hotspots’ of Egg Harbor Township are marked in red on the 2013 report. They demonstrated the higher incidences of crime or car accidents in specific areas

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – For the past three years, the Egg Harbor Township Police Department has been following the old adage of work smarter, not harder in its approach to crime prevention.

By using the data-analysis software called Data-Driven Approaches to Crime and Traffic Safety, or DDACTS, police here are able to map the area’s “hotspots” of crime and car accidents and more appropriately allocate manpower.

Police Chief Michael Morris brought the program into the department when he took over command in 2011, amid a steep increase in crime in the township that coincided with the nationwide economic downturn and a decrease in staffing within the department due to budget constraints.

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Mark the beginning of the Year of the Horse at EHT Chinese New Year celebration

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, January 28, 2014 01:52 pm

Submitted/The Atlantic Huaxia Chinese School is hosting a Year of the Horse New Year's celebration in Egg Harbor Township. Submitted/The Atlantic Huaxia Chinese School is hosting a Year of the Horse New Year's celebration in Egg Harbor Township.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The Atlantic Huaxia Chinese School welcomes all to its Chinese New Year Celebration 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8 in the Atlantic Christian School gymnasium, 391 Zion Road.

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History Notes, Jan. 28: Cedar Bridge Nurseries

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Written by Lynn Wood, GEHTHS Tuesday, January 28, 2014 01:47 pm

Photo by Morris Worrell/An aerial photo of Cedar Bridge Nursery from the 1960s. Photo by Morris Worrell/An aerial photo of Cedar Bridge Nursery from the 1960s.

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.

Cedar Bridge Nurseries

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Super Bowl party raises money for Chief Brown Scholarship Fund

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, January 28, 2014 12:00 am

Super Bowl party/fundraiser in Egg Harbor Township Super Bowl party/fundraiser in Egg Harbor Township

Chief Brown Scholarship 22nd Annual Super Bowl Party will be held 2-7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2 at Harbor Pines Golf Club, 500 St Andrews Drive. The scholarship fund has awarded more than $225,000 to local kids in the community since its inception. Admission is $20 which includes a mug with $1 beverage refills, buffet and door prizes.

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Mays receives National Black McDonald’s Operators Association Scholarship

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, January 25, 2014 02:44 pm

  Stephen Mays Jr. of Egg Harbor Township was awarded a $5,000 check from the National Black McDonald’s Operators Association Scholarship Fund on Wednesday, Jan. 8. Stephen Mays Jr. of Egg Harbor Township was awarded a $5,000 check from the National Black McDonald’s Operators Association Scholarship Fund on Wednesday, Jan. 8.

Stephen Mays Jr. of Egg Harbor Township was awarded a $5,000 check from the National Black McDonald’s Operators Association Scholarship Fund on Wednesday, Jan. 8. 

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Foreman Mills in Egg Harbor Township closing its doors

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Written by Laura Stetser Friday, January 24, 2014 02:28 pm

Laura Stetser/Foreman Mills is closing its Egg Harbor Township location. Laura Stetser/Foreman Mills is closing its Egg Harbor Township location.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - The near-vacant Cardiff Shopping Center will be even emptier soon when Foreman Mills closes its doors. 

Signs advertising that "Everything Must Go!" are posted throughout the parking lot that now contains more hungry seagulls fighting over scraps of food than cars filled with shoppers.

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Holy Trinity in EHT invites community to come eat Greek

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Written by Beth Wade Thursday, January 23, 2014 12:45 pm

Submitted/Nao Plamantouras, a Terpsichorean dancer with Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, performs.. Submitted/The Winter Feast is a fundraiser for Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church as well as a way to explore Greek hospitality, faith and culture. EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – “Elate na fame!”

It’s all Greek to you? No problem, says Eugenia Kramvis, who translates the phrase as “Come, let us eat!”

That is just what the parishioners at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church here invite the community to do during their three-day weekend Winter Feast Friday through Sunday, Jan. 24-26.

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