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    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…

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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…

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

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Written by Laura Stetser Saturday, August 31, 2013 09:10 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 11:43 am

Photo courtesy of Outlaw Drawl Photo courtesy of Outlaw Drawl

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 07:41 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 03:10 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

   

Tips for transitioning special needs students back into school year

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Written by Laura Stetser Thursday, August 22, 2013 10:19 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.

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Egg Harbor Township HS cheerleaders host fall mum sale

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, August 21, 2013 11:00 pm

Mum sale Mum sale

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 02:11 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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South Jersey kids get busy building over summer months

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Written by Laura Stetser Friday, August 09, 2013 11:00 pm

Submitted/Lego battle scene is created by Dominick McNew Jr. of Hammonton Submitted/Lego battle scene is created by Dominick McNew Jr. of Hammonton

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - The EHT Current put out the call to see how creative kids across South Jersey were this summer using their building sets. Here are the pictures we received:

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'Oz, The Great and Powerful' to be shown at Egg Harbor Twp. outdoor movie night

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Written by Laura Stetser Friday, August 09, 2013 11:00 pm

Submitted/'Oz, The Great and Powerful' will be shown in Egg Harbor Township Submitted/'Oz, The Great and Powerful' will be shown in Egg Harbor Township

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - The Egg Harbor Township Recreation Department is hosting its second of two free outdoor movies Saturday, Aug. 10 with the showing of "Oz, The Great and Powerful" at Tony Canale Park.

Starring actors James Franco, Rachel Weisz, Michele Williams, this PG rated film follows the story of Oscar Diggs, a small time circus magician with dubious ethics, as he is hurled away from dusty Kansas to the vibrant Land of Oz.

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Former NBA star and pro coach visits young basketball players in Egg Harbor Twp.

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Written by Laura Stetser Friday, August 09, 2013 02:38 pm

Submitted/Chris Ford of Egg Harbor Township, standing at right, was an NBA National Champion when the played for the Boston Celtics. Submitted/Chris Ford of Egg Harbor Township, standing at right, was an NBA National Champion when the played for the Boston Celtics.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP- NBA National Champion Chris Ford, who played for the Boston Celtics, stopped by the Egg Harbor Township Girls Junior Eagles Basketball summer camp on Wednesday, Aug. 7. According to Danielle Conroy, one of the coaches, the Egg Harbor Township resident is the grandfather of one of the participants, his granddaughter Isabella DeRichie, also of Egg Harbor Township.

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