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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…

  • Columns

    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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    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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    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.

Current of Egg Harbor Township

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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Home fire displaces Alder Avenue family

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 23, 2014 10:47 am

Dennis C. Sharpe /Firefighters work to extinguish a house fire Oct. 14 on Alder Avenue. Dennis C. Sharpe /Firefighters work to extinguish a house fire Oct. 14 on Alder Avenue.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – A family of four was displaced temporarily after an early morning fire Tuesday, Oct. 14 at their two-story home on Alder Avenue.

The American Red Cross provided food, transportation and temporary lodging for the family after the Cardiff and Bargaintown Volunteer Fire Companies responded at 1:30 a.m. Fire was evident in an attached garage, and smoke was showing from the entire structure, according to reports.

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EHT opens its strategic planning series by itemizing ‘points of pride’

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, October 22, 2014 03:08 pm

Laura Stetser/Residents, parents, teachers and school officials shared their small group discussions with the larger group at the end of the 90-minute meeting. Laura Stetser/Residents, parents, teachers and school officials shared their small group discussions with the larger group at the end of the 90-minute meeting.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The Egg Harbor Township School District held the first of three public forums to assist administrators in forming a new strategic plan for the district on Tuesday, Nov. 18.

 The meeting, facilitated by consultantCharles Ivory of the Educational Information and Resource Center, featured small group discussions focused on uncovering “points of pride” within the district.

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EHT voters to select 3 out of 5 candidates for school board

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Written by Laura Stetser Tuesday, October 21, 2014 11:00 pm

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EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Five residents are running for three open seats on the Egg Harbor Township Board of Education this November. The candidates are: Tamika Gilbert-Floyd, Thor Himley, Christopher Moran, Justin Riggs and Barbara Szilagyi.

 Each seat is for a three-year term. Szilagyi has served previously. Himley is a current board member seeking reelection to his seat.

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EHT school officials to take financial concerns to Gov. Christie's office

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Written by Laura Stetser Tuesday, October 21, 2014 10:23 am

EHT school district news EHT school district news EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – School officials from Egg Harbor Township are scheduled to meet with Michael Carucci from Gov. Chris Christie’s counsel team this week in Trenton, a discussion they are hoping opens the administration’s eyes and ears to the financial woes it is facing from a variety of factors.

Their message, previewed in the following letter, outlines the effect of Atlantic City casino closings on the district and the rapid growth that was mandated on Egg Harbor Township over the years, as well as addresses their concerns over state debt assessments and school funding.

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Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter, Oct. 6-15

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, October 20, 2014 11:27 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.

Colby Deck, 20, of Warren Grove was arrested Oct. 6 by Officer Brett Fair and charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

 Amy B. Shaud, 44, of Egg Harbor Township was arrested Oct. 7 by Officer Matthew Hann and charged with making terroristic threats and simple assault.

Read more: Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter, Oct. 6-15

   

EHTHS Silver Eagles Marching Band plays host for band competition

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Written by Laura Stetser Thursday, October 16, 2014 11:00 pm

The Egg Harbor Township High School Silver Eagles Marching Band will be hosting its annual home marching band competition on Saturday, Oct.18 The Egg Harbor Township High School Silver Eagles Marching Band will be hosting its annual home marching band competition on Saturday, Oct.18

The Egg Harbor Township High School Silver Eagles Marching Band will be hosting its annual home marching band competition on Saturday, Oct.18 at the school.

The competition begins at 6 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults and $7 for seniors and students. 

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A special hayride ride

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 16, 2014 11:00 pm

Vinny and Sophia Lorenzi get ready for the ride with their father, Vinny Lorenzi.
Vinny and Sophia Lorenzi get ready for the ride with their father, Vinny Lorenzi. The Scullville Volunteer Fire Department provided a sensory-friendly hayride Sunday, Oct. 19 for people with autism and other special needs along with their families.

The hayride volunteers opened an hour early, refused to accept any money, and provided a toned-down version of the junkyard hayride, according to mother Cindy Fertsch of Egg Harbor Township.

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EHT rowers to compete in Boston’s Charles Regatta this weekend

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Written by Laura Stetser Thursday, October 16, 2014 02:02 pm

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EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Alex Bossi and Julia Hendricks, both 17 and seniors at Egg Harbor Township High School, will be competing in the 50th annual Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston, Massachusetts.

 The Head of the Charles is considered one of the most prestigious races in the world and features some of the sport’s top rowers. This year, there are more than 11,000 athletes from clubs, high schools, colleges and universities around the world competing in 60 categories ranging from eights to singles.

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Project Graduation raffle tickets now on sale with $5,000 up for grabs

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Written by Laura Stetser Thursday, October 16, 2014 01:11 pm

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Egg Harbor Township High School Project Graduation raffle tickets are for sale for $100 each. Up to 200 will be sold.

First prize is $5,000, second prize is $3,000, and third prize is $2,000. The raffle is the main fundraiser for the annual event.

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