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Tickets on sale for 2015 ShopRite LPGA Classic

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Written by STAFF Wednesday, December 17, 2014 03:51 pm

  Tickets on sale for 2015 ShopRite LPGA Classic   Tickets on sale for 2015 ShopRite LPGA Classic       

GALLOWAY – Tickets for the 2015 ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer officially went on sale Dec. 15 and for the sixth consecutive year, 100 percent of all proceeds generated from ticket sales will go directly to regional charities, tournament organizers announced.

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Galloway-Port Republic In Your Town, Edition of Dec. 18, 2014

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Written by Steve Prisament Wednesday, December 17, 2014 01:00 pm

Galloway-Port Republic In Your Town, Edition of Dec. 18, 2014 Galloway-Port Republic In Your Town, Edition of Dec. 18, 2014

‘A Holiday Spectacular’

The Absegami High School Performing Arts Department will present “A Holiday Spectacular” 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec.18.

Band, dance, choir drama and film and media departments will all perform.

In addition, there will be presentations by the Galloway Township Middle School band and choir.

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Greater Egg freshmen to find study hall replaced next fall

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Written by Steve Prisament Wednesday, December 17, 2014 11:42 am

Greater Egg freshmen to find study hall replaced next fall Greater Egg freshmen to find study hall replaced next fall

GALLOWAY – There’ll be no study hall for freshmen at the three Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District schools next fall.

The Board of Education was told at its Monday, Dec. 15 meeting at Absegami High School here that instead of study hall, new students will be taking a semester of rhetoric and a semester of career and educational technology.

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Tootsie Barron sells and signs her novel, ‘Into Foreverland’

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Written by Steve Prisament Wednesday, December 17, 2014 10:43 am

Author Tootsie Barron, right, with her daughter Gina-Marie Ippolito, center, and next-door neighbor and best friend Patti Patane.  Author Tootsie Barron, right, with her daughter Gina-Marie Ippolito, center, and next-door neighbor and best friend Patti Patane.

GALLOWAY – Widowed in her early 60s, Tootsie Barron who lives at Four Seasons took up writing to fill the void in her life a year and a half after the death of her husband, eye doctor Monte E. Barron.

“It’s about lifelong friendships, some faith and a beautiful love story,” Barron said of her book, “Into Foreverland,” at a book-signing session at Smithville Inn Sunday, Dec. 14. “I hope by the end of the story you will feel as if a fairy like Tinker Bell sprinkled fairy dust in your room. And I hope you will be smiling after you’ve shed a few tears.”

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Absegami fundraiser raking it in for crew team

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Written by Steve Prisament Tuesday, December 16, 2014 03:47 pm

Steve Prisament / Crew team members and parents line up in front of Absegami High School before heading out on leaf-raking assignments. Steve Prisament / Crew team members and parents line up in front of Absegami High School before heading out on leaf-raking assignments. GALLOWAY – Crew is an expensive sport.

So while the Absegami High School crew team’s newest fundraiser is really raking it in, there is always a need for more money when boats cost $20,000 each.

Crew team members will rake your leaves for a fee.

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Rolling Thunder honors veterans in Vineland and Galloway

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Written by STAFF Tuesday, December 16, 2014 12:17 pm

Submitted by Colleen McIntyre-Berenotto / At the Galloway wreath laying ceremony are Lou-Shiang Lin, left, with Nugget, and Rolling Thunder Chapter 4 New Jersey President Paul Berenotto with Freedom. Nugget and Freedom are both therapy dogs. Freedom is also the official mascot of the chapter. Submitted by Colleen McIntyre-Berenotto / At the Galloway wreath laying ceremony are Lou-Shiang Lin, left, with Nugget, and Rolling Thunder Chapter 4 New Jersey President Paul Berenotto with Freedom. Nugget and Freedom are both therapy dogs. Freedom is also the official mascot of the chapter.

Members of Rolling Thunder Chapter 4 of New Jersey emceed the Wreaths Across America ceremony Saturday, Dec. 13, at the New Jersey Veterans Memorial Home in Vineland.

With the help of volunteers, more than 500 wreaths were laid in one of the oldest veterans cemeteries in the state.

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Scouts name AtlantiCare’s Lori Herndon citizen of the year

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Written by STAFF Tuesday, December 16, 2014 12:09 pm

Scout Matthew Moliver with AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center Chief Executive Officer Lori Herndon – his council’s citizen of the year. Scout Matthew Moliver with AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center Chief Executive Officer Lori Herndon – his council’s citizen of the year.

The Boy Scouts Jersey Shore Council honored AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center Chief Executive Officer Lori Herndon as distinguished citizen of the year at Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club Wednesday, Dec. 10.   

The event raised more than $45,000 to support Boy Scouts in the Atlantic County area. 

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Stockton to host New Jersey’s first Tech Trek

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Written by STAFF Monday, December 15, 2014 01:31 pm

Stockton to host New Jersey’s first Tech Trek Stockton to host New Jersey’s first Tech Trek

GALLOWAY – For the first time, New Jersey will host Tech Trek, a week-long residential science, technology, engineering and math camp for girls entering eighth-grade next fall, hosted and sponsored by the American Association of University Women.

The Tech Trek camp will be July 19-July 25 at Richard Stockton College.

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Galloway library events – edition of Dec. 18, 2014

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Written by Steve Prisament Monday, December 15, 2014 01:01 pm

Galloway library events – edition of Dec. 18, 2014 Galloway library events – edition of Dec. 18, 2014

Silly pirate entertains

The library will host Adventures with Captain Kristian 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 29. Free event is open to all ages. Captain Kristian, the silliest pirate on the high seas, will be joined by his puppet friends. Attendees can take home balloon animals.

 ‘Creative crafternoon’

The Atlantic County Library Galloway branch will offers a “creative crafternoon” for kids 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 2. Children ages 6 and older may stop by to do crafts. Participants need to bring only their imagination. All other materials will be supplied.

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Stockton plans to take in Atlantic City community

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Written by Steve Prisament Monday, December 15, 2014 11:14 am

Stockton plans to take in Atlantic City community Stockton plans to take in Atlantic City community

GALLOWAY – The Stockton-Island Campus is expected to grow within five-10 years to a student body of about 4,000, with corresponding faculty and staff to support this growth, according to President Herman J. Saatkamp Jr.

The former gaming floor would be used for academic, administrative and community purposes, he said. This would include approximately 20 mixed-use classrooms, 10 lecture facilities, music, dance and choral instruction rooms, an experimental theatre and dance studio.

Plans include community access to conference spaces, meeting rooms and workforce development areas.

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Historic Galloway: James Leeds

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Written by SARAH SNOW Monday, December 15, 2014 10:53 am

James Leeds’ final resting place in the Absecon Presbyterian Church cemetery. James Leeds’ final resting place in the Absecon Presbyterian Church cemetery. Welcome to Historic Galloway, our weekly feature that looks back through Galloway Township history.

Each week, we get a chance to learn or reminisce, courtesy of Sarah Snow, librarian for the Galloway Township Historical Society, who shares early photos and items with our readers online and in print.

GALLOWAY – Jimmie Leeds Road was laid out in 1834 at the request of James Leeds.

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Absegami seeks prom-wear donations

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Written by Steve Prisament Monday, December 15, 2014 10:40 am

Absegami seeks prom-wear donations Absegami seeks prom-wear donations GALLOWAY - The Absegami Prom Boutique which will be held in mid-March is in need of donations of formal attire.

Sought are dresses, shoes, jewelry, men's attire, formal or semi-formal, new or gently used items to be sold at low prices to students.

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Bridgeton man held on Galloway gun charge

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Written by STAFF Saturday, December 13, 2014 06:31 pm

Bridgeton man held on Galloway gun charge Bridgeton man held on Galloway gun charge GALLOWAY – A Bridgeton man was held on weapons charges after police arrested him during a motor vehicle stop Saturday, Dec. 13.

Rasson McGriff, 27, was the passenger in a car pulled over at 4:30 a.m. on the White Horse Pike at Pomona Road.

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Galloway Police Blotter Dec. 18, 2014

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Written by Steve Prisament Friday, December 12, 2014 11:30 pm

Galloway Police Blotter Dec. 18, 2014 Galloway Police Blotter Dec. 18, 2014

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

During the period Nov. 30-Dec. 6 Galloway police answered 861 calls for service. Officers made 27 arrests, and issued 68 traffic summonses including one charge of driving while intoxicated. Officers responded to 26 motor vehicle accidents, eight domestic complaints, 86 medical assists and eight fire calls. They investigated two burglaries.

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Stockton gives go-ahead to Showboat purchase for $18 million

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Written by Steve Prisament Friday, December 12, 2014 07:21 pm

Stockton gives go-ahead to Showboat Purchase Stockton gives go-ahead to Showboat Purchase GALLOWAY – Finding once again that it’s less expensive to buy a prime hotel property than to build new student residence halls, Richard Stockton College followed up its letter of intent Friday, Dec. 12 and purchased the former casino Showboat Atlantic City for $18 million

The college said it was starting the casino property’s transformation into an island campus designed to spur economic and community development and help prepare Atlantic City’s workforce for the jobs of the future.

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Seashore Gardens seeks Christmas volunteers

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Written by STAFF Friday, December 12, 2014 02:09 pm

Seashore Gardens seeks Christmas volunteers Seashore Gardens seeks Christmas volunteers GALLOWAY – Seashore Gardens Living Center is looking for local residents willing to volunteer on Christmas Day so regular employees may be off.

Known as the Lowell and Bella Gluck Holiday Day of Service, the annual Christmas volunteer program started more than 20 years ago. People of all faiths and ages participate.

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