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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,…

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    Scullville fire company aims to bring holiday cheer to children

    EGG 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…

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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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Five Atlantic County residents charged in alleged vehicle burglaries

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, October 15, 2014 11:24 am

Submitted/Maurice Sessoms, 23, of Atlantic City, Tyseema Bing Howard, 28, and Tyria Bing, 20, both of Egg Harbor Township were arrested on Oct. 3 by Egg Harbor Township Police. Complaints were also signed against William Jenkins Jr., 19, of Egg Harbor Township and Jordan Edwards, 23, of Pleasantville. Submitted/Maurice Sessoms, 23, of Atlantic City, Tyseema Bing Howard, 28, and Tyria Bing, 20, both of Egg Harbor Township were arrested on Oct. 3 by Egg Harbor Township Police. Complaints were also signed against William Jenkins Jr., 19, of Egg Harbor Township and Jordan Edwards, 23, of Pleasantville.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Five Atlantic County residents were charged with various offenses in connection with a series of vehicle burglaries around Egg Harbor Township in September.

Maurice Sessoms, 23, of Atlantic City, Tyseema Bing Howard, 28, and Tyria Bing, 20, both of Egg Harbor Township were arrested on Oct. 3 by Egg Harbor Township Police. Complaints were also signed against William Jenkins Jr., 19, of Egg Harbor Township and Jordan Edwards, 23, of Pleasantville.

Read more: Five Atlantic County residents charged in alleged vehicle burglaries

 

Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter, Sept. 30-Oct. 6

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, October 15, 2014 09:32 am

EHT police EHT police Police blotter information is supplied by local police departments and other law enforcement agencies. All persons named are presumed innocent unless proven guilty.

Sergio J. Santiago, 29, of Atlantic City was arrested Oct. 4 by Officer Benjamin Kollman and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia (hypodermic needle).

 Stephen W. McCormick Jr., 32, of Ventnor was arrested Oct. 4 by Officer Alekhine Pahang and charged with hindering apprehension.

 Jessie D. Suksri, 18, of Egg Harbor Township was arrested Oct. 4 by Officer Edward Bertino and charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Read more: Egg Harbor Township Police Blotter, Sept. 30-Oct. 6

   

Egg Harbor Township teachers, board have a tentative contract agreement

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Written by Laura Stetser Tuesday, October 14, 2014 07:56 pm

EHT school news EHT school news EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Representatives from the Egg Harbor Township Education Association and the Board of Education signed a memorandum of agreement for teacher and support staff contracts on Tuesday, Oct. 14.

 No details were released, but representatives from the negotiating committees of the association and the board both confirmed the agreement was signed just before the school board meeting began.

Read more: Egg Harbor Township teachers, board have a tentative contract agreement

 

Egg Harbor Township police investigating robbery at Wings To Go

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, October 14, 2014 01:19 pm

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Egg Harbor Township Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a person wanted in connection with a robbery at Wings To Go location in the Harbortown Plaza on Sunday, Oct. 12. 

 According to police, a thin black male in his 30s to early 40s entered the Black Horse Pike business, jumped the counter, grabbed an employee and demanded money.

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Egg Harbor Township garage fire displaces 8

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Written by Laura Stetser Monday, October 13, 2014 02:57 pm

Dennis C. Sharpe/Two cars parked in the garage of the Glenn Avenue home are completely burned. Dennis C. Sharpe/Two cars parked in the garage of the Glenn Avenue home are completely burned.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Eight people were displaced by a fire at a two-story home on Glenn Avenue in the township’s McKee City section Saturday afternoon, Oct. 11. The fire severely damaged the garage and two vehicles parked inside, while other areas of the house sustained smoke damage.

According to Laura Steinmetz, communications officer for the American Red Cross South Jersey Region, five adults and three children were living in the home. No one was injured.

Read more: Egg Harbor Township garage fire displaces 8

 

Atlantic County Sheriff Report for Egg Harbor Township, June-September 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, October 13, 2014 02:37 pm

Atlantic County Sheriff Report for Egg Harbor Township, June-September 2014 Atlantic County Sheriff Report for Egg Harbor Township, June-September 2014 Sheriff Frank Balles has announced that the following arrests were made recently by members of the Atlantic County Sheriff’s Office.  If you have information on the whereabouts of persons who are wanted by the agency, call 609-909-7200.

Read more: Atlantic County Sheriff Report for Egg Harbor Township, June-September 2014

   

EHT preschoolers learn about germ in fun way

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, October 13, 2014 12:30 pm

Submitted/English Creek Academy Teacher Haley Kammerman with her 4 year old class demonstrates new hand washing technique.  Pictured are Zoey Bown of Galloway, Marissa Mazur of Egg Harbor Township, Logan Macfarlane of Mays Landing and Jax Carter of Egg Harbor Township. Submitted/English Creek Academy Teacher Haley Kammerman with her 4 year old class demonstrates new hand washing technique. Pictured are Zoey Bown of Galloway, Marissa Mazur of Egg Harbor Township, Logan Macfarlane of Mays Landing and Jax Carter of Egg Harbor Township. English Creek Academy staff and students are working hard to stop the spread of germs by getting soaped up before meals and activities.

 Owner Laura Pappas said she implemented a new, fun way for the kids to keep their hands clean while at school.

Read more: EHT preschoolers learn about germ in fun way

 

EHT woman allegedly drives wrong way on Parkway, pulls into police parking lot

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, October 13, 2014 11:49 am

 An Egg Harbor Township woman was arrested on drunk driving charges after she allegedly drove the wrong way on the Garden State Parkway between the Atlantic City Service Area and the Bass River State Police Station on Thursday, Oct. 9.

 Colleen Johnson, 56, was charged with driving while intoxicated, refusal to submit a breath sample, reckless driving and driving the wrong way on a highway after Trooper Kimberly Snyder reportedly witnessed Johnson pull into the station parking lot from the southbound lanes and strike a concrete curb as she entered a parking spot.

Read more: EHT woman allegedly drives wrong way on Parkway, pulls into police parking lot

   

Snacks and a family movie at EHT library

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, October 11, 2014 11:00 pm

The Egg Harbor Township branch of the Atlantic County Library System will hold free “Snacks and a Movie” events for the family 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct.16 The Egg Harbor Township branch of the Atlantic County Library System will hold free “Snacks and a Movie” events for the family 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct.16

The Egg Harbor Township branch of the Atlantic County Library System will hold free “Snacks and a Movie” events for the family 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct.16, and Wednesdays, Nov. 12 and Dec.10. All ages are welcome to watch family films and enjoy popcorn and candy at the library, 1 Swift Ave.

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EHT police investigating another television theft from English Creek ShopRite

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 09, 2014 09:24 am

The suspect, who is depicted in the photo, is a white male, between 5-foot, 7-inches and 5-foot, 10-inches tall. The suspect, who is depicted in the photo, is a white male, between 5-foot, 7-inches and 5-foot, 10-inches tall.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The Egg Harbor Township Police Department is looking for a man wanted in connection with the theft of a flat-screen TV Monday, Sept. 22 at ShopRite in the English Creek Shopping Center in the Cardiff section of the township.

According to reports, the man entered the store, placed a 39-inch flat-screen television in his shopping cart from the display located at the front of the store near the doors and then left without paying for it. Police said the man, depicted in a surveillance photo, is white and between 5 foot, 7 inches and 5 foot, 10 inches tall. He has short brown hair and a medium build. He was driving a newer tan or beige Chevy Avalanche.

Read more: EHT police investigating another television theft from English Creek ShopRite

   

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