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    Egg hunt Egg Harbor Township

    Greentree Church is also hosting a hunt and magic show

    EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The Egg Harbor Township Fire Department’s Annual Egg Hunt is back.

     After a one-year break in what is an annual tradition in the township, the Bargaintown Volunteer Fire Company's Ladies Auxiliary's egg hunt is scheduled to return to Tony Canale Park at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 28.

     More than 1,000 eggs are being stuffed with candy and goodies…

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    EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Egg Harbor Township Board of Education approved sending a $132 million budget to the county that carries a 5.1-cent increase to the school tax rate.

    The budget passed Tuesday, March 17 by an 8-1 vote. Lisa Dagit was the sole dissenting vote, and Barbara Szilagyi was absent.

    Since the budget was first introduced at a public workshop Saturday, March 7, the administration was charged with cutting $750,000 in order to get to the 2 percent spending increase cap imposed by the state. If the board decided…

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    EHT Community GuideThe Current is seeking your input for its 2015 Egg Harbor Township Community Guide scheduled for publication next month. 

    We are asking local organizations to write a few words about the good work they are doing on behalf of their neighbors to help make Egg Harbor Township a special place to live, work and raise a family.

    If you are a leader of a local service club, veterans group, charity, youth program, community…

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    Betty D’Andrea of Galloway and Virgil Elam of Mays Landing, students in the Academy of Culinary Arts noncredit training program at the Worthington Campus in Atlantic City, cover a seasoned salmon fillet to make gravlax for the Atlantic Cape Restaurant Gala.ATLANTIC…

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    Laura Stetser/Swift Elementary SchoolEGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Swift Elementary School’s spring book fair will be combined for the first time with its annual science fair and some fun STEM stations for or an exciting and educational event Tuesday, March 24.  

    Spring Splash! festivities begin at 3:30 p.m. when the Scholastic “Under the Sea Book Fair” opens with a visit from “Clifford, the Big Red Undersea Dog,” who will pose for…

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Scouts visit Current newsroom

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Written by Nanette LoBiondo Galloway Friday, February 28, 2014 04:55 pm

Boy Scouts from around Atlantic County visited the Current newsroom on Friday Boy Scouts from around Atlantic County visited the Current newsroom on Friday. Members of Boy Scout Troop 254 in Mays Landing, 94 in Egg Harbor Township and 634 in Galloway Township visited the Current newsroom in Egg Harbor Township Friday afternoon. Here Rebekah Zumwalt talks to the Scouts about posting stories to the newspaper's website, www.shorenewstoday.com .  The Scouts are seeking their journalism merit badge.

 

 

Danz is EHT's 2013 employee of the year

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Written by Laura Stetser Friday, February 28, 2014 11:41 am

Laura Stetser/Dena Danz is Egg Harbor Township's 2013 employee of the year Laura Stetser/Dena Danz is Egg Harbor Township's 2013 employee of the year

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Egg Harbor Township Committee announced and honored its 2013 employee of the year Dena Danz during its meeting Wednesday, Feb. 26. 

Danz has worked for the township since 1997. She is the records clerk in the police department's community service bureau. She serves on the Municipal Alliance, is a coordinator of National Night Out and is a youth sports coach and member of the Cardiff Volunteer Fire Company Ladies' Auxiliary.

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History Notes, Feb. 27: Journey Through Time, Part 2

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Written by Lynn Wood, GEHTHS Thursday, February 27, 2014 03:02 pm

Submitted/1 At left: James S. Smith ran the general store/Post Office of Steelmanville on Ocean Heights Avenue until he died in 1852. At right: In 2014 the building is the Ocean Heights Marina. Submitted/1 At left: James S. Smith ran the general store/Post Office of Steelmanville on Ocean Heights Avenue until he died in 1852. At right: In 2014 the building is the Ocean Heights Marina.

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.

Journey Through Time, Part 2

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Former Shore Mall has been sold, mayor says

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, February 26, 2014 05:27 pm

Mayor James 'Sonny' McCullough. Mayor James 'Sonny' McCullough.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Shore Mall (Harbor Square) was sold today (Wednesday, Feb. 27) to a New York City company, Mayor James "Sonny" McCullough said. He added that he hopes the new owners will revive the shopping center.

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EHT Teachers of the Year announced

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, February 26, 2014 05:26 pm

Egg Harbor Township School District Teacher of Year Egg Harbor Township School District Teacher of Year

 The Egg Harbor Township School Districts Teachers of the Year were announced during the Tuesday, Feb. 25 Board of Education meeting. The winners were treated to a red carpet affair, with fellow staff members and some of their own students sharing why they stand apart from their peers.

The 2013 teachers of the year winners are Mary Ann Cassidy Hayes of Fernwood Avenue Middle School, Christina Andrews of Dr. Joyanne D. Miller School, Carol Wilkinson of Egg Harbor Township High School, Nanci Barr of Swift Elementary School, Amie Elbertson of the Slaybaugh Complex, Erin Lichtenwalner of the Davenport Complex, Greg Smith of Eagle Academy and Maria Behm of Alder Avenue Middle School. 

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EHT High School’s Princess Ball a success (SLIDESHOW)

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, February 26, 2014 03:12 pm

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The line was nearly out the door to get into the inaugural Princess Ball, an evening of dancing and fun for young girls and their fathers, grandfathers, brothers or family friends on Saturday, Feb. 22.

The event, sponsored by the Egg Harbor Township High School Class of 2016 and the school’s Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America chapter, was held in the school’s cafeteria and featured dancing, refreshments and plenty of activities.

Nearly 400 were in attendance, a turnout that exceeded the event organizers’ expectations.

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EHT fire chief lobbying to allow increased funding for volunteer fire companies

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, February 26, 2014 03:05 pm

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Egg Harbor Township Volunteer Fire Department Chief William Danz says state laws regulating how much money municipalities can give volunteer fire departments are out of date, and he is petitioning local lawmakers to have them updated.

Danz said his goal is to have the law changed to increase the maximum that towns can give the department for maintenance and equipment upgrades. He said the change is overdue.

“This bill first came to be in 1971 and was last amended in 1989,” he said.

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Police asking for public to help identify person of interest in burglary case

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, February 26, 2014 07:02 am

Submitted/Police are seeking help in locating this person for questioning. Submitted/Police are seeking help in locating this person for questioning.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect wanted in connection with an alleged residential burglary that occurred in the Farmington section of Egg Harbor Township this weekend.

The homeowners were out of the state when cash, jewelry and credit cards were stolen from their home. A vehicle was stolen from the driveway and later recovered in Absecon. 

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Egg Harbor Township’s Jamie Crescenzo remembered in a meaningful way

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Written by Steve Prisament Tuesday, February 25, 2014 11:00 am

From left are Margaret Crescenzo, Kathy and Brian Cavanaugh, Brian and Renee Richards, Brooke Tommi, Meredith D’Amico-Sellers and Nicole Mendolera. From left are Margaret Crescenzo, Kathy and Brian Cavanaugh, Brian and Renee Richards, Brooke Tommi, Meredith D’Amico-Sellers and Nicole Mendolera.

Saturday, Feb. 22 marked the 14th annual Remembering Jamie Italian Night at the Egg Harbor Township Elks Lodge.

Jamie Crescenzo, who died in a freak traffic accident when a brief snowstorm slicked Ocean Heights Avenue in February 2000, is remembered with scholarships to her high school, college and other organizations she participated in and championed.

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Egg Harbor Township woman arrested after police find 40 packets of heroin and cash at EHT residence

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, February 25, 2014 11:00 am

Submitted/Samantha Moore, 21, of Egg Harbor Township Submitted/Samantha Moore, 21, of Egg Harbor Township

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP –  An Egg Harbor Township woman was charged with various drug offenses after police executed a search warrant on a residence in the Stoney Fields Mobile Home Park on Monday, Feb. 24 and found 40 packets of heroin, $1,000 in cash and drug paraphernalia.

Samantha Moore, 21, of Egg Harbor Township was charged with possession of heroin with intent to distribute, possession of a controlled dangerous substance (heroin) and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bail was set by Municipal Court Judge William Cappuccio at $50,000 full cash. She was lodged in the Gerard L. Gormley Justice Facility.

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