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    You can give your Thanksgiving toast in a dozen different languages and liquids and addressed, whatever your faith, to “the livin’ Gawd that made you,” as Rudyard Kipling put it. But the heartfelt reasons we raise our glasses each year with such profound gratitude differs a bit with each of us. In the main we publicly give thanks for common reasons; our family, our friends, our good luck. The part that’s different we often keep to ourselves.

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    The Mom’s Beat: Be thankful for the mundane as well as the grand

    From taco night to our health, there's always something to be thankful for

    As a mother, Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. There are no gifts involved, so the focus is all on family and friends. We get a moment to take stock of what it is we are thankful to have in our lives, a great practice to…

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    This is a week devoted to giving thanks. Here are some people you might know describing what makes them thankful. Some are humorous, some serious. Some are personal, others general.

    Walt Tucker, NASCAR historian

    I am thankful for family, friends and, most of all, my health. Also for living in a great country where freedom exists and for regular luncheons with friends.

    Tom Park, educator

    I am thankful that God blessed me with a wonderful loving wife and daughter.

    Michael Gill, attorney

    Life has…

  • Sports

    tgivingfootballartIt’s not true that the Pilgrims and Indians played a lively game of touch football just before the original Thanksgiving buffet. But somewhere, somehow, football became entwined with the traditions of Thanksgiving Day in America.

    Football games on Thanksgiving are nearly as old as the game itself. The first Thanksgiving Day game took place in Philadelphia in 1869 between the Young America Cricket Club and the Germantown Cricket Club.

    On the local front, the feast is…

  • EHT Current

    Scullville fire company aims to bring holiday cheer to childrenEGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP –  The Scullville Volunteer Fire Company wants to provide a Christmas surprise to needy families in its service area.

     Starting in October, the fire company began collecting unwrapped toy donations and is now stepping up its collection efforts to provide a holiday surprise for 27 families with children who may not have enough money for Christmas gifts.

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UPDATED: South Jersey residents report feeling tremors

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, October 29, 2014 01:24 pm

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP-  Residents around South Jersey are turning to social media to report two incidents of the earth or their homes shaking around noon and again just before 2 p.m. today (Wednesday, Oct. 29).

 Reports about the sensation are coming from as far south as Avalon and as far west as Estell Manor.

 Rick Henderson of Egg Harbor Township reported feeling it twice. 

 "My whole house rattled, shook and rumbled. 2nd time was longer 3-4 seconds. Doors and dishes rattling," he said.

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Egg Harbor Township teacher, staff contract approved

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Written by Laura Stetser Tuesday, October 28, 2014 12:09 pm

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Shift in healthcare plan and additional work hours among changes approved

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – After more than two years of negotiating, the Egg Harbor Township Education Association and the Board of Education have reached an agreement on a teacher and staff contract for 2013 through 2016.

 The three-year agreement was passed by 83 percent of the union membership during a daytime vote Monday, Oct. 27, and by a unanimous vote among the school board members at a special evening meeting. Board member John “Jack” Haines was absent.

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Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter, Oct. 6-22

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, October 27, 2014 01:10 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.

Kelly P. Griffin, 51, of Pleasantville was arrested Oct. 6 by Officers Benjamin Wilson, Michael Santoro and Edward Stearns and charged with resisting arrest, simple assault and disorderly conduct.

 Lefty Jorge Jr., 21, of Egg Harbor Township was arrested Oct. 7 by Officer Michael Keeping and charged with driving while intoxicated and possession of marijuana.

Read more: Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter, Oct. 6-22

 

Pleasantville man wanted in thefts from parked cars turns himself in to police

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, October 27, 2014 11:53 am

Submitted/Jordan Edwards, 23, of Pleasantville Submitted/Jordan Edwards, 23, of Pleasantville EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – A 23-year-old Pleasantville man turned himself in to police Oct. 16 after a warrant was issued for his arrest for his alleged involvement with a series of thefts from parked cars around Egg Harbor Township in September.

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Township Committee members unchallenged in bids for reelection

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Written by Laura Stetser Monday, October 27, 2014 11:27 am

Submitted/Paul Hodson, left, and Laura Pfrommer are seeking reelection to their seats on Egg Harbor Township Committee. Submitted/Paul Hodson, left, and Laura Pfrommer are seeking reelection to their seats on Egg Harbor Township Committee.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Township Committee has two three-year terms open in the Nov. 4 general election, and incumbents Paul Hodson and Laura Pfrommer are running unchallenged for their seats.

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Paul Hodson, 62, has been married to his wife Patricia since 1981 and has lived in the township for 31 years. Together they have two married children, daughter Maria and her husband Chris and son William and his wife Rachel. They have two grandchildren.

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Wawa’s new Egg Harbor Township location is open for business (SLIDESHOW)

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Written by Laura Stetser Friday, October 24, 2014 11:01 am

  Laura Stetser/Egg Harbor Township Mayor James Laura Stetser/Egg Harbor Township Mayor James EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The coffee was as free flowing as the cheers during Wawa’s grand opening of its newest location in Egg Harbor Township on Friday, Oct. 24.

  The event resembled a pep rally more than a corporate event, with company and local officials joined by customers as they took advantage of the 10 days of free coffee promotion that is running now through Sunday, Nov. 2 and gas at $2.75 per gallon.

 Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo said he appreciated the development of the site.  

Read more: Wawa’s new Egg Harbor Township location is open for business (SLIDESHOW)

   

Fair for all at Egg Harbor Township elementary schools

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 23, 2014 11:00 pm

Laura Stetser/Lynn Pellegini’s second grade students at Slaybaugh Elementary School get ready to dive into their book fair purchases on Tuesday, Oct. 21. Laura Stetser/Lynn Pellegini’s second grade students at Slaybaugh Elementary School get ready to dive into their book fair purchases on Tuesday, Oct. 21.

Egg Harbor Township elementary schools hosted the Scholastic Book Fair this week, Oct. 20-24. Students were able to visit the library to purchase books and other items or to make a wish list for their parents, who were invited to attend family night midweek.

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EHT students earn honors for PSAT scores

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 23, 2014 11:00 pm

Submitted/Egg Harbor Township High School Principal Terry Charlton stands with seniors James Tracy and Melina Luu and Director of Guidance Samantha Elko. Submitted/Egg Harbor Township High School Principal Terry Charlton stands with seniors James Tracy and Melina Luu and Director of Guidance Samantha Elko. Egg Harbor Township High School students James Tracy and Melina Luu were named “Commended Students” in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program. About 34,000 commended students across the country are recognized in this program for academic promise. Tracy and Luu, who took the test during their junior year, placed among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the competition by taking the 2013 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.

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EHT couple works to bring cheer to sick children through Build-a-Bear collection drive

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Written by Laura Stetser Thursday, October 23, 2014 11:00 pm

Submitted/Andrea and Dominic Pugliese of Egg Harbor Township stand in front of the 144 new Build-a-Bears the local community donated for delivery to sick children at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in December 2013 Submitted/Andrea and Dominic Pugliese of Egg Harbor Township stand in front of the 144 new Build-a-Bears the local community donated for delivery to sick children at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in December 2013

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – One township couple is asking for the public’s help in bringing holiday cheer to sick children by organizing a Build-a-Bear collection drive.

Andrea and Dominic Pugliese are now in their third year in the charity effort, which allows them to deliver new stuffed animals to the children who are staying at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and similar providers.

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EHT man arrested for alleged assault of woman, child

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 23, 2014 11:09 am

Submitted/Robert C. Ewing, 23 Submitted/Robert C. Ewing, 23  EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – An Egg Harbor Township man was arrested for various offenses after he allegedly assaulted a woman and her child and threatened police with a machete on Wednesday, Oct. 22.

Robert C. Ewing, 23, was charged with aggravated assault, resisting arrest, terroristic threats and weapons offenses after he was arrested outside of a residence in the Stoney Fields Mobile Park on Ocean Heights Avenue in the Scullville section of the township.

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