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    Anderson Kribel of Margate and her father, Tim, won first place in the cardboard boat regatta.MARGATE – The sixth annual Milton and Betty Katz JCC Great Ducky Race and Cardboard Boat Regatta held in the Katz JCC indoor pool Friday, Aug. 15 was a success with more than 200 in attendance rooting for their duck to win one of three prizes.

    Although thunderstorms and poor weather conditions forced event organizers to…

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    ehtbball1EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – If the turnout for Danielle Brady’s inaugural Egg Harbor Township girls basketball camp is any indication, the high school program has the support – and the numbers – to be healthy and competitive for a long, long time.

    The camp drew about 60 girls ranging from fifth grade to the underclass high school level. And, as Brady noted, with less than three weeks to…

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    HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – Atlantic Cape Community College invites workers displaced by casino shutdowns to take advantage of its computer labs and additional resources while searching for new employment.

    The college is making computers available at its campuses, by appointment, beginning Monday, Sept. 15. Displaced workers must present a casino ID and bring a USB drive to save their work, or purchase a low-cost print card at campus libraries. Lists of career exploration and resume-building websites will be provided.

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UPDATE: Prepare for detours and delays on Mill Road starting Monday, July 14

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Written by Laura Stetser Friday, July 11, 2014 12:00 am

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Motorists who regularly travel Mill Road in Egg Harbor Township should be prepared for significant detours while the Pricetown Mill Bridge is being replaced and redesign work of the Fire Road intersection is underway this summer and fall.

According to Atlantic County spokeswoman Linda Gilmore, the bridge replacement is part of larger improvements at the intersection of Mill Road and Fire Road in Egg Harbor Township that are aimed at “significantly enhancing the capacity and function of this important intersection, located within one of Atlantic County's growth areas.”

Read more: UPDATE: Prepare for detours and delays on Mill Road starting Monday, July 14

 

Three-time Purple Heart recipient joins advocates welcoming American heroes to Atlantic County

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Written by By DONNA CLEMENTONI Friday, July 11, 2014 12:00 am

Submitted/Three-time Purple Heart recipient Marco Polo Smigliani, left, and Mike Merlino, co-host of the ‘Veterans Matters’ radio show and lead committee member of the Southern New Jersey Warfighter Sports fundraisers. Pictured in the back left is Atlantic County Sheriff Frank Balles. Submitted/Three-time Purple Heart recipient Marco Polo Smigliani, left, and Mike Merlino, co-host of the ‘Veterans Matters’ radio show and lead committee member of the Southern New Jersey Warfighter Sports fundraisers. Pictured in the back left is Atlantic County Sheriff Frank Balles.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Egg Harbor Township resident Marco Polo Smigliani is the poster child for American patriotism. His business cards read simply: “American Patriot. Veterans Advocate.”

An Italian immigrant, Smigliani will proudly say that the greatest gift that he got from his parents, after life, was their bringing him to America when he was 10 years old. The Vietnam veteran and three-time Purple Heart recipient has been giving back to his homeland ever since.

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Outdoor movie series in EHT starts with 'Gravity'

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Written by Laura Stetser Friday, July 11, 2014 12:00 am

EHT outdoor movie series starts Saturday, July 12 with 'Gravity' EHT outdoor movie series starts Saturday, July 12 with 'Gravity'

Egg Harbor Township Recreation Department presents its Under the Stars movies at the Tony Canale Amphitheater each summer. This year's series will begin Saturday, July 12.

 The first movie is "Gravity" starring George Clooney and Sandra Bullock. The movie follows the story of a medical engineer and an astronaut who work together to survive the catastrophe that destroys their space shuttle and leaves them adrift in orbit. 

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History Notes, July 11: Robert Bevis Reunion

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Written by Lynn Wood, GEHTHS Friday, July 11, 2014 12:00 am

Submitted by GEHTHS/Robert Bevis reunion Submitted by GEHTHS/Robert Bevis reunion

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.

Robert Bevis Reunion

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New Jersey increases penalties for use of cellphone, texting while driving

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Written by Laura Stetser Thursday, July 10, 2014 01:15 pm

New Jersey increases penalties for texting and using cell phones while driving New Jersey increases penalties for texting and using cell phones while driving

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP The Egg Harbor Township Police Department is advising motorists that the penalties for violation of the state law prohibiting use of cellphones while driving have been increased.

On June 27, Gov. Chris Christie authorized the changes, which call for higher fines and heightened penalties for offenses. It applies to texting while driving as well.

 The amended state law calls for:

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Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter, June 13-30

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, July 09, 2014 02:29 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.

Dennis S. Costanzo, 34, of Egg Harbor Township was arrested June 23 by Officers Joseph Griffiths and Shawn Mensch and charged with possession of a weapon (kitchen knife), criminal mischief and disorderly conduct.

 Natalie A. McKenna, 18, of Ocean View was arrested June 13 by Officer William Burns and John Beattes and charged with possession of fake identification.

 Israel A. Rodriguez, 25, of Egg Harbor Township was arrested June 26 by Detectives Scott Hiltner and Mark Wagner and Officer Jeffrey Lancaster and charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Read more: Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter, June 13-30

   

EHT educators receive recognition from unexpected source

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Written by Laura Stetser Wednesday, July 09, 2014 02:22 pm

Laura Stetser/Egg Harbor Township mother Beth Ameen and her 6 year-old son Josh, both in center, stand with his Davenport Primary School special education team as they receive commendations on Tuesday, July 8. From left are Bonnie Sebastian, supervisor of autistic and multiple disability services, behavioral specialist Susann Hermes, paraprofessional Crista Fopeano, parent Elizabeth Ameen and her son Joshua Ameen, paraprofessionals Elizabeth Salotti and Annemarie Steelman, teacher Rachel Prakash. Not pictured is school psychologist Erin Lichtenwalner. Laura Stetser/Egg Harbor Township mother Beth Ameen and her 6 year-old son Josh, both in center, stand with his Davenport Primary School special education team as they receive commendations on Tuesday, July 8. From left are Bonnie Sebastian, supervisor of autistic and multiple disability services, behavioral specialist Susann Hermes, paraprofessional Crista Fopeano, parent Elizabeth Ameen and her son Joshua Ameen, paraprofessionals Elizabeth Salotti and Annemarie Steelman, teacher Rachel Prakash. Not pictured is school psychologist Erin Lichtenwalner.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – An Egg Harbor Township mother went above her child’s teacher’s head to have her message heard. She even skipped the principal and the superintendent and went straight to her local legislator to get the message across.

 Her message was one of thanks. She wanted to be sure everyone knew how thankful her family is for the team of special education educators who have helped support her 6 year-old son Josh in his transition from Miami to New Jersey after the U.S. Coast Guard transferred his father Nick to its Air Station Atlantic City.

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Letter: Grateful to teachers and a friend who had the courage to speak out

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Written by Ellen Gregory Tuesday, July 08, 2014 01:50 pm

Grateful to teachers and a friend who had the courage t speak out Grateful to teachers and a friend who had the courage t speak out To the editor:

I am writing in support of my friend and co-worker’s attempt to bring to light the disappointing possibility that teachers won’t be able to honor students’ requests for college recommendation letters, allegedly because of unsettled contract negotiations between the union and the Board of Education.

Before she presented her concerns to the Egg Harbor Township Board of Education and The Current Newspaper, my friend and co-worker, Sharon Gaskill, approached the subject the way she does everything – with great thought, care, and research to ensure she was speaking out intelligently and without malice. She complimented the teachers for the positive impact they have made on her daughters’ education experience.

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EHTEA to sponsor outdoor movie night

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Written by Laura Stetser Monday, July 07, 2014 09:40 pm

EHTEA will sponsor a free outdoor showing of Despicable Me 2 in Egg Harbor Township EHTEA will sponsor a free outdoor showing of Despicable Me 2 in Egg Harbor Township

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The Egg Harbor Township Education Association is hosting a free movie night on Saturday, July 19.

 “Despicable Me 2” will be shown outdoors at the Tony Canale Park Amphitheater at dark, which occurs around 9 p.m.

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Egg Harbor Township couple profiled in People Magazine for HERO Campaign work

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Written by Laura Stetser Friday, July 04, 2014 05:07 am

Bill and Muriel Elliot interviewed in People Magazine Bill and Muriel Elliot interviewed in People Magazine EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - Bill and Muriel Elliott have been working for years to spread their message. As founders of the John R. Elliott HERO Campaign, the Egg Harbor Township residents work each year to add schools, businesses and other organizations as partners in their effort to create awareness on the importance of designated drivers.

 Named after their son who was killed by a drunk driver in 2000, the HERO Campaign this year expanded its reach even more by sponsoring a NASCAR race at Kentucky Speedway June 27. Then on July 3, the couple was profiled in nationwide “People” magazine as part of its "Heroes Among Us" series. 

 Read the article HERE.

See related HERO Campaign news HERE.

   

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