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Galloway, Port Republic Contests

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Written by Steve Prisament Wednesday, October 29, 2014 12:40 pm

Galloway, Port Republic Contests Galloway, Port Republic Contests

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No local council seats are up for election Tuesday, Nov. 4 in Galloway.

Two incumbent members of the local Board of Education, Ernest Huggard and John Knorr, are running for re-election. A write-in campaign has been initiated by Michael Greb for the third open seat on the board, where longtime member George Schwenger has chosen not to run.

Incumbent Margaret Guenther is seeking re-election to her Galloway seat on the Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District Board of Education. She is being challenged by Doug Shiner.

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Two seek one Galloway seat on the Greater Egg Harbor Regional school board

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Written by Steve Prisament Wednesday, October 29, 2014 12:27 pm

Shiner and Guenther Shiner and Guenther

GALLOWAY – Two candidates are running for one township seat on the Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District Board of Education.

Incumbent Margaret Guenther is seeking re-election and is being challenged by a former district employee, Doug Shiner.

Both candidates were asked to provide biographical information and to say why people should vote for them.

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Galloway-Port Republic In Your Town, Edition of Oct. 30, 2014

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Written by Steve Prisament Wednesday, October 29, 2014 12:17 pm

Galloway-Port Republic In Your Town, Edition of Oct. 30, 2014 Galloway-Port Republic In Your Town, Edition of Oct. 30, 2014

Book fair at GTMS

The Galloway Township Middle School and the GTMS Family School Association will sponsor a Scholastic Book Fair through Friday, Oct. 31.  A variety of books will be available including middle school fiction and nonfiction, picture books, cookbooks and other adult books - there’s something for everyone. The hours are 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday. The book fair homepage can be accessed at www.gtms.weebly.com, where purchases can be made online with a credit card for delivery to the school. Call 609-748-1250 ext. 5544.

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Galloway students top comparison groups

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Written by Steve Prisament Wednesday, October 29, 2014 11:21 am

Galloway students top comparison groups Galloway students top comparison groups

GALLOWAY – Public school students here continued to score higher than county and state averages in the final New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge testing administered last spring, Superintendent Annette Giaquinto told school board members and the public at the Monday, Oct. 27 Board of Education meeting at Galloway Township Middle School.

NJ ASK will be replaced by the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers this spring, the superintendent said.

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2 Galloway school board incumbents joined by write-in candidate seeking 3 seats

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Written by Steve Prisament Tuesday, October 28, 2014 12:46 pm

2 Galloway school board incumbents joined by write-in candidate seeking 3 seats 2 Galloway school board incumbents joined by write-in candidate seeking 3 seats

GALLOWAY – Two incumbents are running to retain their seats on the Galloway Public Schools Board of Education, and a third has mounted a write-in campaign after learning that longtime board member George Schwenger would not seek re-election.

Board President Ernest D. Huggard and former President John Knorr are the incumbents whose names will be on the ballot. Michael Greb is seeking write-in votes.

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A wild life at the refuge includes a lot of cleaning up

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Written by Steve Prisament Tuesday, October 28, 2014 12:38 pm

Mom Wendy and Sarah Bicknell of Egg Harbor Township clean up Forsythe parking area. Wendy Bicknell said they volunteer sometimes three days a week; there’s always litter in the parking area, mostly cigarette butts. Mom Wendy and Sarah Bicknell of Egg Harbor Township clean up Forsythe parking area. Wendy Bicknell said they volunteer sometimes three days a week; there’s always litter in the parking area, mostly cigarette butts. GALLOWAY – About 200 volunteers dug out trash in the parking lot and along the drives and trails at the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge Saturday, Oct. 25.

“They’re cleaning along the Wildlife Drive and some of our hiking trails,” volunteer coordinator Sandy Perchetti said. “We have native gardeners here. Refuge volunteers are taking registrations; there’s a beach sweep with captain Steve Fiedler giving out tally sheets. Each group keeps track of what it finds.”

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Marine Corps League is the toast of the town

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Written by Steve Prisament Tuesday, October 28, 2014 11:45 am

Egg Harbor Township residents, from left, Alli, Katrina and mom, Amy, Shaud enjoy breakfast at the Absecon American Legion Hall. Egg Harbor Township residents, from left, Alli, Katrina and mom, Amy, Shaud enjoy breakfast at the Absecon American Legion Hall.

Cape-Atlantic Detachment 194 of the Marine Corps League, based on Great Creek Road in Galloway drew large crowds to its semiannual breakfast Sunday, Oct. 26 in the American Legion Hall, Mill Road and New Jersey Avenue, Absecon.

The league drew on a healthy membership to staff the building’s large hall and keep guests moving through during the morning hours.

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Lions roar at pancake breakfast

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Written by Steve Prisament Tuesday, October 28, 2014 11:04 am

South Jersey Elks leader Mike Thomas meets with Galloway Lions breakfast coordinator Corkie DiStefano. South Jersey Elks leader Mike Thomas meets with Galloway Lions breakfast coordinator Corkie DiStefano.

Galloway Lions hosted their semiannual pancake breakfast Sunday, Oct. 26 at the John D. Young Memorial Lions Blind Center in Absecon.

It drew a record crowd of more than 100 customers, according to Corkie DiStefano of Absecon who has headed the event for years now.

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Absegami marks Red Ribbon Week

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Written by Julie Hazard Monday, October 27, 2014 11:06 am

Dress in Red Day winners are, from left, freshmen Jayda Tennant and Jewlyin Hunton; sophomores Richard Blair, Joshonda Johnson and Nahema Moore; juniors Laura Nunez and Daniel Hershman; and seniors Adam Chen and Morgan Brady.  Dress in Red Day winners are, from left, freshmen Jayda Tennant and Jewlyin Hunton; sophomores Richard Blair, Joshonda Johnson and Nahema Moore; juniors Laura Nunez and Daniel Hershman; and seniors Adam Chen and Morgan Brady.

Absegami High School celebrated Red Ribbon Week Oct. 20-24, with the theme, "We know what's right ... you and Me drug free." 

Red Ribbon Week is the oldest and largest drug prevention campaign in the United States and serves as a vehicle for students to take a stand and make a personal commitment to live drug free lives.

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Galloway Police Blotter October 12-18, 2014

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Written by STAFF Sunday, October 26, 2014 07:12 pm

Galloway Police Blotter October 12-18, 2014 Galloway Police Blotter October 12-18, 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 Oct. 12-18 Galloway police answered 825 calls for service. Officers made 24 arrests, and issued 46 traffic summonses including two charges of driving while intoxicated. Officers responded to 12 motor vehicle accidents, nine domestic complaints, 91 medical assists and 11 fire calls. They investigated two burglaries.

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Sandy cleanup may hamper hunters

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Written by Steve Prisament Friday, October 24, 2014 02:02 pm

Sandy cleanup may hamper hunters Sandy cleanup may hamper hunters

GALLOWAY – In an ongoing effort to remove marine and household debris from the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge as a result of Hurricane Sandy, portions of some deer zones may be closed to hunters to provide safety for the cleanup crews at various times throughout the season.

While no waterfowl areas will be closed, waterfowl hunters should be aware that operations may impact some areas.

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Veterans to get free haircuts at Smithville

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Written by STAFF Friday, October 24, 2014 01:33 pm

WWll Veteran Howard Garfield of Four Seasons has his hair cut by Smithville barber Steve Fitzgerald. WWll Veteran Howard Garfield of Four Seasons has his hair cut by Smithville barber Steve Fitzgerald.

Veterans will be treated to free haircuts 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11 – Veterans Day – at the Smithville Barber Shoppe on the Village Greene at Historic Smithville.

Bring a form of veterans identification.

The shop is located next to the train station.

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Galloway schedules leaf collection

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Written by STAFF Thursday, October 23, 2014 02:18 pm

Galloway schedules leaf collection Galloway schedules leaf collection

Galloway Township Public Works will collect leaves from residential properties Nov. 3- Jan. 30.

As in previous years, the township will be divided into four sections.

The Garden State Parkway west to Bremen Avenue and Route 30 north to the Galloway boundary scheduled dates are Dec. 1-30 and Jan. 2-30.

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Late winter mows to help save Galloway habitat

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Written by STAFF Thursday, October 23, 2014 01:10 pm

Late winter mows to help save Galloway habitat Late winter mows to help save Galloway habitat

Go Green Galloway and the township Department of Public Works is embarking on a program to designate habitat-rich roadsides for late winter mowing only. 

Open habitat has declined in Galloway and in Southern New Jersey, and annual mowing will help to maintain the integrity of roadsides while improving habitats for native plants, pollinators, birds and other wildlife. 

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Drop-off warm weather wear

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Written by STAFF Thursday, October 23, 2014 11:25 am

Drop-off warm weather wear Drop-off warm weather wear

The Westside Neighborhood Protective Association in Atlantic City and the Health Center at Galloway are conducting a Hat – Scarf – Glove Drop-Off, accepting donations for boys and girls pre-school through eighth grade.

Galloway’s drop-off location is with Karen Fitzpatrick at the Health Center at Galloway, 66 W. Jimmie Leeds Road. Call  609-748-9100 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

The drop-off in Atlantic City is with Dennis Konzelman at the law office of Jeffrey R. Wilson, 706 N. Ohio Avenue. Call 609-214-6381 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

Beacon Church moving ever upward with basketball program

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Written by Steve Prisament Wednesday, October 22, 2014 11:24 am

Jocelyn Nadal, 6, waves her pom poms. Jocelyn Nadal, 6, waves her pom poms.

GALLOWAY – Upward Sports is a national Christian faith-based organization that started as a single-church basketball league.

In New Jersey it has similar roots and the league still operates where it originated in this state at Beacon Evangelical Free Church here.

“Last year we had 189 kids in the program,” said Keri Nadal, who is a league director along with her husband, Justin. “We hope to expand. I’d be delighted to see more than 200 children register.”

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