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    Atlantic County 4H Model Railroad Club's elaborate model trains are now on display on the upper level Hamilton Mall by Sears. Hours are 7-9 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Call 609-646-6392 or see www.shophamilton.com.

    Meet Santa at the Hamilton Mall in the mall's center court now through Christmas Eve.  Santa photo hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Santa feeds his reindeer from 1…

  • Downbeach Current

    Jewish War Veterans gather at Bloom Pavilion for 8th annual Veterans Day luncheon.MARGATE – Veterans and their spouses turned out for the eighth annual Veterans Day luncheon held at the Bloom Pavilion Monday, Nov. 10. Third grade students from the William H. Ross School made cards, mingled and helped serve lunch to the veterans during the event.

  • EHT Current

    Laura Stetser/Township Administrator Peter Miller gives is testimony to the Planning Board during a meeting Wednesday, Nov. 5Township presents its case over 2 meetings, with more to come

    EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – When Township Administrator Peter Miller showed up to the special Planning Board meeting Wednesday, Nov. 5 pushing a cart filled with four bankers boxes, displays and a fully-loaded three-ring binder, it was evident the tug of…

  • Columns

    The Mom’s Beat: Birthdays don’t have be about big parties

     In the weeks leading up to our first child’s second birthday, my husband posed a simple but unexpected question.

    “Why do we need to throw a birthday party every year?”

     On our daughter’s first birthday, we had thrown the big, traditional house party with all of our friends and family invited. We were first-time parents, so as she was about to turn 2, the answer to…

  • Sports

    ehtfootballEGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The Egg Harbor Township High School football team's turnaround season has hit a rough patch of late.

    But despite a loss to Millville on Friday, Nov. 7 that derailed the Eagles’ NJSIAA South Jersey Group V playoff hopes, the program has clearly taken a turn toward a brighter future.

    “We have great kids,” said first-year coach Kevin Stetser after the 42-35 loss to Millville, the…

  • Mainland Current

    Suzanne Marino / Guy Fieri's signature red Camaro is parked outside of Carluccio’s Coal Fired Pizza Tuesday.NORTHFIELD—Patrons pressed their noses to the window to get a glimpse of what was keeping one of their favorite pizza restaurants closed on a Saturday afternoon. A handwritten message on the chalkboard in front of Carluccio’s Coal Fired Pizza at the corner of Tilton and New roads said “sorry for the inconvenience we…

Current of Egg Harbor Township

Visitors get insider access to ACUA during America Recycles Day celebration

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Written by Chelsea White Monday, November 17, 2014 11:28 am

Chelsea White/The recycling process includes sorting items by hand as they come through on the conveyor belt. Chelsea White/The recycling process includes sorting items by hand as they come through on the conveyor belt.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The Atlantic County Utilities Authority hosted an open house Friday, Nov. 14 at its Recycling Center in Egg Harbor Township, inviting members of the community to celebrate America Recycles Day.

Visitors donned hardhats and reflective vests to take tours of the facility – it is the only day of the year they are allowed to do so – and followed the course of paper, plastic and glass through single-stream processing. Activities for children included trivia, crafts and games, with ACUA’s recycling mascot Supercan on hand providing laughs with dance moves, hugs and photo opportunities.

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Letter: Gestation crates are inhumane

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Written by Opinion Monday, November 17, 2014 12:00 am

Letter: Gestation crates are inhumane Letter: Gestation crates are inhumane To the editor:

I was recently on Twitter and saw a lot of activity surrounding the hashtag #SignS998. I looked it up, and bill S998 would outlaw the use of "gestation crates" for mother pigs. These crates are small metal cages that are barely bigger than the pig's own body; they are terribly inhumane, and as a pet owner, I'm against inhumane treatment of animals.

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Atlantic City, EHT among top 11 towns statewide in heroin treatment cases

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Written by Laura Stetser Friday, November 14, 2014 12:10 am

Laura Stetser/A narcan nasal spray is assembled for demonstration during a free training session held in Egg Harbor Township on Thursday, Nov. 13. Laura Stetser/A narcan nasal spray is assembled for demonstration during a free training session held in Egg Harbor Township on Thursday, Nov. 13.

Opiate and prescription pill abuse summit provides the tools and know-how to prevent overdose deaths

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The purpose of an open forum Thursday night on the growing substance abuse epidemic in Atlantic County was to propose solutions, but one panelist’s question seemed to resonate most strongly with the audience.

“The real question is, ‘Where is everyone?’” Alan Oberman, chief executive officer of the John Brooks Recovery Center, asked the crowd of about 50 people gathered in the auditorium of Egg Harbor Township High School.

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EHTHS hopes adding breakfast opportunities will improve student learning

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, November 14, 2014 12:00 am

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Egg Harbor Township High School has introduced two new “grab-and-go” breakfast kiosks as a way of encouraging more students to eat breakfast.

The district is the largest in Atlantic County, serving approximately 7,700 students overall and approximately 2,400 at the high school. According to school data, about 35 high school students were purchasing breakfast meals from the cafeteria in June of last year.

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Atlantic County's second substance abuse summit focuses on solutions

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Written by Laura Stetser Thursday, November 13, 2014 12:11 pm

 Free event set for 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13 at Egg Harbor Township High School Free event set for 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13 at Egg Harbor Township High School

Thursday night event includes free training on how to use Narcan 

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP –  In JuneAtlantic County agencies came together to host the first-ever countywide drug summit, an event that was organized to open the dialogue on the growing problem of prescription pill, heroin and opiate abuse in the county.

Participants shared their experiences with addiction and raised many questions and concerns on how to deal with the still-rising trend that is reportedly affecting every demographic and economic level within the local community.

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Scullville fire company aims to bring holiday cheer to children

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Written by Laura Stetser Thursday, November 13, 2014 12:00 am

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 money for Christmas gifts.

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Father-Daughter Dance

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, November 13, 2014 12:00 am

The Press of Atlantic City is presenting a Father Daughter Dance from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21 at Trinity Learning Center, 7004 Ridge Ave.

The semi-formal event will feature a dance party, raffles, vendors, contests and prizes and a special guest appearance by “your favorite snow queen” and complimentary father-daughter photos with her.

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Winter robotics classes

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, November 13, 2014 12:00 am

Registration is open for the Lego Robotics programs offered through Egg Harbor Township Police Athletic League. The Lego WeDo is for first through third graders. Lego Mindstorms is for fourth through eighth graders. Both start Jan. 6. Call 609-645-8413 or go to www.ehtpal.org .

   

Ranch Hope meeting

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, November 13, 2014 12:00 am

The Ranch Hope Auxiliary No. 13 of Atlantic County will meet noon Tuesday, Nov. 25 at Asbury United Methodist Church on Asbury Road for a covered dish luncheon.

Anyone interested in helping Ranch Hope, a place for troubled youth in Alloway and their shelter in Northfield is invited to attend. Members are asked to bring bingo prizes in bags for the fundraiser. Members are also reminded to bring women’s socks for the girls at the shelter and body wash and toothpaste for the boys at the ranch. The organization is also collecting old clothes and shoes.

Whatever is not usable is sold by weight and proceeds go to the ranch. New members always welcome.

Call President Karen Frampus at 609-476-3250.

 

Turkey Trot 5K, fun run

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, November 13, 2014 12:00 am

The second annual Turkey Trot 5K Run and 1 Mile Fun Walk will be held Saturday, Nov. 29 at the Egg Harbor Nature Reserve, located off of Zion Road. Register online at http://www.ehtgov.org/NatureReserve/. Same-day registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Fun run and 5K to start at 9 a.m. Proceeds benefit the Egg Harbor Nature Reserve in Egg Harbor Township. Contact Brent at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 609-602-1086.

   

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