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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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Dunkin’ Donuts chips in with a Toys for Tots Day

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Written by STAFF Friday, December 12, 2014 12:57 pm

Marines at Toys for Tots Day are, from left, Doug Ratazzi, Bob Fudala, program coordinator Charles Fields, Ed Link and Rich Tuthill. Marines at Toys for Tots Day are, from left, Doug Ratazzi, Bob Fudala, program coordinator Charles Fields, Ed Link and Rich Tuthill. ABSECON – Dunkin’ Donuts gave Taylor Neithardt a birthday gift that will keep on giving for a long time – and in in 1080ip Full HD.

Taylor’s mom, Rita, won a 55-inch flat screen LG television at the Absecon store when the winning ticket was drawn at the second annual Toys for Tots Day to benefit the Atlantic County Marine Corps League Toys for Tots Program.

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Absegami arts students presenting ‘A Holiday Spectacular’

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Written by STAFF Thursday, December 11, 2014 05:12 pm

Preparing for ‘A Holiday Spectacular’ at Absegami High School are, from left, Richard Park, Jessica Schrading, Saverio Turrano, Miranda Muniz, Brandi Aldredge, Isabelle Brown, Kevin Gehringer, Julianna Laird, Salina Kuo, Prashit Parikh and Breanna Weiner. Preparing for ‘A Holiday Spectacular’ at Absegami High School are, from left, Richard Park, Jessica Schrading, Saverio Turrano, Miranda Muniz, Brandi Aldredge, Isabelle Brown, Kevin Gehringer, Julianna Laird, Salina Kuo, Prashit Parikh and Breanna Weiner.

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

The high school 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.

There will also be an art showcase by students in the Absegami Related Arts Department.

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Eddie Bruce to perform at Seashore Gardens in Galloway

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Written by STAFF Thursday, December 11, 2014 04:09 pm

Eddie Bruce to perform at Seashore Gardens in Galloway Eddie Bruce to perform at Seashore Gardens in Galloway

GALLOWAY – Bandleader Eddie Bruce will give a free public performance 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21 at the Seashore Gardens Living Center, 22 West Jimmie Leeds Road.

Bruce will be the headliner for Seashore Gardens Living Center’s Black and White Ball. He is donating his time for the December performance as his holiday gift to the residents.

Bruce performs all across the country. His shows include songs written by legendary composers and lyricists such as Sammy Cahn and Johnny Mercer. His repertoire includes music made popular by Tony Bennett, Anthony Newley, Sammy Davis, Jr. and Frank Sinatra.

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Smithville students recognized

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Written by Steve Prisament Thursday, December 11, 2014 03:39 pm

Smithville students proudly hold up certificates. Smithville students proudly hold up certificates.

November's Student Recognition Celebration at Smithville Elementary School Wednesday, Dec. 10 honored 78 students were recognized for their effort or achievement throughout the month of October in mathematics, English language arts or fine arts/humanities.

Another 32 students were recognized for displaying the character trait of the month: respect. 

Family and friends joined teachers and administrators at an evening celebration to recognize their success.

 

History prof injects some fun into vaccine research

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Written by STAFF Thursday, December 11, 2014 02:57 pm

Distinguished professor Lisa Rosner Distinguished professor Lisa Rosner

Stockton educator awarded $99,837 to create smallpox video game

GALLOWAY – This video game should be easy to spot.

Lisa Rosner, a distinguished professor of history at Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, was awarded a $99,837 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to develop a video game about the early history of the smallpox vaccination. 

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Santa’s Free Toyshop wrapping up for the year; starting next year’s collection

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Written by Steve Prisament Wednesday, December 10, 2014 12:15 pm

Ginny and Phil Andersen of Galloway with some of the items they donated. They are already shopping for next year’s Santa’s Free Toyshop. Ginny and Phil Andersen of Galloway with some of the items they donated. They are already shopping for next year’s Santa’s Free Toyshop. GALLOWAY – Santa’s Free Toyshop is only open three weeks a year, but for a number of people it’s a year-round project.

The toyshop accepts donations of new or gently used toys on two dropoff days in December.

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‘Erratic driver’ faces child endangerment charge

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Written by STAFF Wednesday, December 10, 2014 10:24 am

‘Erratic driver’ faces child endangerment charge ‘Erratic driver’ faces child endangerment charge GALLOWAY – A local woman was accused of driving while intoxicated with a small child in the vehicle as well as a stash of cocaine Monday, Dec. 8.

At 9:15 p.m. Galloway police received a 911 call about an erratic driver in the area of Route 30 and Cologne Avenue. 

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Santa fires up Galloway youth as he arrives by tanker

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Written by Steve Prisament Wednesday, December 10, 2014 09:50 am

Galloway substitute teachers Stephanie Street, left, and Amanda Bruffy place signs to make sure everyone knows where to find Santa. Galloway substitute teachers Stephanie Street, left, and Amanda Bruffy place signs to make sure everyone knows where to find Santa.

GALLOWAY – The ladder truck is out for repairs, so Santa did the next best thing – he arrived at the Colonial Inn in Historic Smithville on a tanker truck – escorted by members of three volunteer fire departments – Oceanville, Bayview and Pomona.

Dozens of children and parents, grandparents and guardians joined in the welcome Friday, Dec. 5.

Before Santa and Mrs. Claus arrived, life-size characters – including a couple from Disney’s newest hit, “Frozen,” met the youngsters who braved a drizzly night.

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Madison Grohman sparks Port Republic’s holiday season

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Written by Steve Prisament Wednesday, December 10, 2014 08:56 am

Mayor Gary Giberson with essay contest winner Madison Grohman at the Port Republic tree lighting ceremony. Mayor Gary Giberson with essay contest winner Madison Grohman at the Port Republic tree lighting ceremony.

PORT REPUBLIC – The 10-year-old winner of a Veterans Day essay contest got to light up the party Thursday Dec. 4 – plugging in the city’s Christmas tree while throngs romped in the fields, drank hot chocolate and parried for position to talk to Santa Claus.

Madison Grohman, daughter of Mari-len and Michael Grohman said she won the honor based on what she wrote in her fifth grade class at the Port Republic School.

“I wrote about the veterans,” Grohman said. “They do so much for all of us.”

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