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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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    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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    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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    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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Egg Harbor Township girl aims to brighten days of other pediatric patients through teddy bear fundraising campaign

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Written by Laura Stetser Tuesday, September 03, 2013 07:12 am

Submitted by Dennis C. Sharpe/Egg Harbor Township resident Shannon Raymond, 11, is surrounded by supporters as she completes her goal of making teddy bears for pediatric patients at area hospitals. Submitted by Dennis C. Sharpe/Egg Harbor Township resident Shannon Raymond, 11, center,is surrounded by supporters as she completes her goal of making teddy bears for pediatric patients at area hospitals.

Egg Harbor Township Fire Department lends a hand in building nearly 300 bears at Build-A-Bear Workshop in Hamilton Mall 

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - Anyone who has visited a Build-a-Bear Workshop knows that you have to put a heart inside the stuffed animals to bring them to life. The staff at the stores ask you to kiss the cloth heart, make a wish and then put the enchanted lifesource inside the bear before it is sealed up and taken home.

Eleven year-old Shannon Raymond of Egg Harbor Township started out her campaign to make and delivery as many of these bears as possible to pediatric patients in area hospitals, but in the end, it was her own heart that she poured into her efforts which made the campaign a success.

Read more: Egg Harbor Township girl aims to brighten days of other pediatric patients through teddy bear fundraising campaign

 

Longtime employee Perez honored for service to Egg Harbor Township (VIDEO)

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Written by Laura Stetser Saturday, August 31, 2013 10:10 am

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - Township Committee honored longtime employee Deputy Clerk Olga Perez for her 25 years of service to the township during its meeting Wednesday, Aug. 27. 

 

 

 

   

Outlaw Drawl performance concludes Egg Harbor Township outdoor concert series (VIDEO)

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, August 30, 2013 12:43 pm

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EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - The Egg Harbor Township Recreation Department's Rhythm in the Park outdoor concert series concludes today, Friday, Aug. 30 with a touch of country. 

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‘Coach Wilk’ Golf Outing raises funds for melanoma research (SLIDESHOW)

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Friday, August 30, 2013 08:41 am

Chuck Ebserson/Adam Baird of Egg Harbor Township putts for birdie with his father Doug looking on. Chuck Ebserson/Adam Baird of Egg Harbor Township putts for birdie with his father Doug looking on.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - The third annual “Coach Wilk” Golf Tournament was held Friday, Aug. 23 at McCullough’s Emerald Golf Links in Egg Harbor Township to benefit the Peggy Spiegler Melanoma Research Foundation. George Wilkinson was diagnosed with Type 4 melanoma and recently passed away from the disease.

He was an Egg Harbor Township High School math teacher, football and track coach and an inspiration to many. 

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105-year-old Victoria DiSabatino still sewing and dancing in Egg Harbor Township

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, August 28, 2013 04:10 pm

Laura Stetser/Victoria DiSabatino, 105, is surrounded by her family as they mark her birthday. Seated to her left are her granddaughter Megan Austin and great-grandaughter Abby Austin, 5. Standing from left is her son Gregory DiSabatino, 72, her great-grandson Joe Austin, 12, and his father Joe, all of Somers Point. Laura Stetser/Victoria DiSabatino, 105, is surrounded by her family as they mark her birthday. Seated to her left are her granddaughter Megan Austin and great-grandaughter Abby Austin, 5. Standing from left is her son Gregory DiSabatino, 72, her great-grandson Joe Austin, 12, and his father Joe, all of Somers Point.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP –  Full of pep and enjoying the company of her family and friends, Victoria DiSabatino marked her 105th birthday at the Mey House during the end of summer bash Monday, Aug. 26.

 The former Philadelphia dressmaker was in good spirits as she listened to the singer and dined on party food with her son, granddaughter and great-grandchildren.

Read more: 105-year-old Victoria DiSabatino still sewing and dancing in Egg Harbor Township

 

Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter, Aug. 16-17

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, August 26, 2013 02:45 pm

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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.

Michael P. Steffen, 27, of Dover, Morris County was arrested Aug. 17 by Officer Brian Dickson and charged with driving while intoxicated.

Read more: Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter, Aug. 16-17

   

Tips for transitioning special needs students back into school year

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Written by Laura Stetser Thursday, August 22, 2013 11:19 am

Back to school routines should start before first day Back to school routines should start before first day

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP –  Most students have excitement and some nervousness as they head back to school with new classmates, new teachers and a new schedule. These feelings can be amplified for families with special needs children.

 To help ease these students back into the school routine, Abby Longstreet, organizer of the Egg Harbor Township Special Education Resource Group, provided some suggestions.

Read more: Tips for transitioning special needs students back into school year

 

Egg Harbor Township HS cheerleaders host fall mum sale

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, August 22, 2013 12:00 am

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The Egg Harbor Township High School cheerleaders are hosting at mum sale beginning Wednesday, Aug. 28 to Thursday, Sept. 12. Delivery is Sept. 21. The plants come in 9-inch pots and are $8 each.

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Egg Harbor Township brothers’ quick action saves the day after lightning strikes their home

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, August 21, 2013 03:11 pm

Submitted/Chase Davis, 11, and his younger brother Campbell, 9, both of Egg Harbor Township Submitted/Chase Davis, 11, and his younger brother Campbell, 9, both of Egg Harbor Township

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Thanks to the keen awareness of two Egg Harbor Township boys, a house fire was caught before it could turn into a much larger disaster Tuesday, Aug. 13.

As the stormy weather that passed through the area that day raged on outside, Chase Davis, 11, and his younger brother Campbell, 9, headed downstairs to the unfinished basement of the Island Lane home they share with their parents Lesli and Darren Davis to play until the thunderstorm cleared.

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Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter, Aug. 7-14

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, August 19, 2013 08:41 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.

 James C. Stanhope, 25, of Egg Harbor Township was arrested Aug. 7 by Officer Robert Sheppard and charged with obstruction and disorderly conduct.

 Patrick T. Foley, 40, of Northfield was arrested Aug. 9 by Officers Robert Sheppard and Lawrence Graham and charged with driving while intoxicated and reckless driving.

Read more: Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter, Aug. 7-14

   

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