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American Legion post active but aging in Galloway

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Written by Steve Prisament Friday, December 19, 2014 12:42 pm

Officers of Galloway American Legion Post 430 prepare for their Tuesday, Dec. 16 meeting. From left are Finance Officer Lewis Campanella, Commander Russell Konrady, Adjutant Butch Hamilton and former Adjutant Wallace Kaenzig.  Officers of Galloway American Legion Post 430 prepare for their Tuesday, Dec. 16 meeting. From left are Finance Officer Lewis Campanella, Commander Russell Konrady, Adjutant Butch Hamilton and former Adjutant Wallace Kaenzig. GALLOWAY – American Legion Post 430 has lost visibility since selling its home to the township for what has become the Galloway Senior Center, according to Commander Russell Konrady.

“I think people should know that we’re still alive and well and functioning,” Konrady said. “We’re still here … and we need help.”

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Greater Egg recognizes Absegami goodwill projects

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Written by Steve Prisament Friday, December 19, 2014 10:06 am

From left are Interact Club Advisor Ed Friend and seniors, President Jeremy Muniz and  Treasurer Param Patel, Recording Secretary, sophomore, Amin Khan and Reporting Secretary, senior Jamie Infanti. Vice President, senior Benjamin Tiger arrived a moment too late to be in the picture. From left are Interact Club Advisor Ed Friend and seniors, President Jeremy Muniz and Treasurer Param Patel, Recording Secretary, sophomore, Amin Khan and Reporting Secretary, senior Jamie Infanti. Vice President, senior Benjamin Tiger arrived a moment too late to be in the picture.

GALLOWAY – It was a night for some of the Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District students to show off.

Members of the Interact and Key clubs and the Girls Athletic Association described their goodwill projects this fall to members of the Board of Education at their Monday, Dec. 15 meeting.

Interact Club advisor Ed Friend introduced Interact officers who took turns telling about club activities.

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200 party for the holidays at Senior Center

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Written by Steve Prisament Friday, December 19, 2014 09:02 am

The main hall at the Galloway Senior Center is filled to capacity Thursday, Dec. 18 as Santa makes his rounds. The main hall at the Galloway Senior Center is filled to capacity Thursday, Dec. 18 as Santa makes his rounds.

GALLOWAY – About 200 people attended the Senior Center Holiday Party Thursday, Dec. 18.

“Smithville Inn catered the event,” Galloway resident and Senior Center event leader Anna Jezycki said. “The food was very good. It was pasta with chicken, extra chicken, tossed salad and garlic bread. And there was plenty of it. There were leftovers. They told everyone to come back for seconds.”

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

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Written by Steve Prisament Tuesday, December 16, 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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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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