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Characters roll at Renault buffet

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Written by STAFF Monday, December 08, 2014 12:45 pm

Erin, 4, left, and Emily Downey, 5, meet Elsa and Anna from Disney's ‘Frozen.’ Erin, 4, left, and Emily Downey, 5, meet Elsa and Anna from Disney's ‘Frozen.’

Galloway had its usual sold-out two seatings for breakfast where young and old could feel the warmth of the characters from the Disney movie, “Frozen” Saturday, Dec. 6 at Renault Winery.

Elsa, Anna and Olaf joined an already established cast that has amused Gallowayans for years – including the headliners, Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus.

The breakfasts are hosted by Galloway Community Services.

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Murphy writing programs join Stockton

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Written by STAFF Monday, December 08, 2014 10:49 am

Peter Murphy Peter Murphy

GALLOWAY - Richard Stockton College will be offering getaway programs to help writers develop their craft through a new entity, Murphy Writing of Stockton College.

Murphy Writing, founded by Stockton adjunct instructor and alumni Peter Murphy in 1994, has partnered with the college on more than 10 programs since 2012, and now will be housed under the School of General Studies.

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Four for the road

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Written by STAFF Sunday, December 07, 2014 11:46 am

Assumption students prepare for diocese-wide choir performance Saturday, Dec. 6. Assumption students prepare for diocese-wide choir performance Saturday, Dec. 6.

Students Melissa Ledwold, Connor Lescrinier, Emma O'Beirne and Gianna Reinhold represented Assumption Regional Catholic School at the Celtic Twilight Christmas Choir performance Saturday, Dec. 6. They joined with students from elementary schools throughout the diocese to form a joint ensemble.

They’ll also be part of the Assumption Christmas Pageant 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19 in the Church of the Assumption. 

 

Assumption students of the month

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Written by STAFF Sunday, December 07, 2014 11:42 am

Students of the month hold up certificates. Students of the month hold up certificates.

Assumption Regional Catholic School has named its student of the month winners for November.

They are  Michael Leichtnam and Kasey Cramer, pre-K;  Jonah Vidro and Julia Marigliano, kindergarten;  Andre Stewart and Alexander Gall, first grade; Liam Colangelo and Gwen Amalfitano, second grade;  Ryan Batt and Raymond Varner, third grade;  Chloe Cooke and Hailey Mastro, fourth grade; Olivia Catalina and Nathan Vekteris, fifth grade; Hannah Kerper, sixth grade; Thomas Finan, seventh grade; and Ashley Matos, eighth grade.

Students are honored for “their Christ-like works for kindness.”

   

Deer breaks into Galloway home; causes cosmetic damage in master bath

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Written by STAFF Sunday, December 07, 2014 11:06 am

The deer eyes the cosmetics with raised eyebrows. The deer eyes the cosmetics with raised eyebrows.

GALLOWAY – Good home cooking is apparently a big attraction for wild deer.

A Northampton Road woman called police around 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6 saying that a deer burst through the front door and ran into her house while she was putting her sweet potatoes in the oven.

She said she followed the deer into the back of the house and was able to lock it in her master bathroom before calling police.

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Historic Galloway: Madame Sara Spencer Washington

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Written by SARAH SNOW Friday, December 05, 2014 03:34 pm

Madame Sara Spencer Washington Madame Sara Spencer Washington  GALLOWAY - 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.

Madame Sara Spencer Washington was born in Beckley, Va., June 6, 1889.

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Stockton mission: help talented transition

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Written by STAFF Friday, December 05, 2014 11:07 am

GALLOWAY – Richard Stockton College signed an agreement Wednesday, Dec. 3 to become a member of the American Honors Transfer Network which helps talented students at select community colleges transition to four-year schools.

The American Honors program is offered at two schools in New Jersey: Mercer County Community College and Union County College, and is currently available at five other community colleges around the United States.

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Stockton-Wetlands Institute plan collaborations

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Written by STAFF Thursday, December 04, 2014 02:45 pm

Susan Allen / Stockton  --  From left, Lisa Ferguson, director of research and conservation at the Wetlands Institute; Lenore Tedesco, Wetlands Institute executive director; Stockton President Herman J. Saatkamp Jr. and Anne Galli, secretary of institute’s Board of Trustees, participate in the signing of the agreement that will allow the two institutions to expand their collaboration on education and research programs. Susan Allen / Stockton -- From left, Lisa Ferguson, director of research and conservation at the Wetlands Institute; Lenore Tedesco, Wetlands Institute executive director; Stockton President Herman J. Saatkamp Jr. and Anne Galli, secretary of institute’s Board of Trustees, participate in the signing of the agreement that will allow the two institutions to expand their collaboration on education and research programs. GALLOWAY - The Wetlands Institute of Stone Harbor and Richard Stockton College agreed Wednesday, Dec. 4 to collaborate on a wide variety of educational and research programs using the facilities of both institutions.

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Stockton reduces online course fee

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Written by STAFF Thursday, December 04, 2014 01:45 pm

Stockton reduces online course fee Stockton reduces online course fee

The Richard Stockton College Board of Trustees approved an all-inclusive tuition/fee rate of $650 per credit for online master’s degree programs and online graduate educational endorsements and graduate certificate programs, beginning in spring 2015.

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Candlelight Christmas Eve Service

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Written by STAFF Wednesday, December 03, 2014 04:10 pm

Candlelight Christmas Eve Service Candlelight Christmas Eve Service

Mainland Baptist Church, 512 S. Pitney Road, Galloway, will hold a Candlelight Christmas Eve service 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 24.

The community is welcome to join in, and families can make the service part of their Christmas traditions.

Call 609-652-7507.

   

Legislators join Galloway’s school funding dilemmas

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Written by Steve Prisament Wednesday, December 03, 2014 11:37 am

Legislators join Galloway’s school funding dilemmas Legislators join Galloway’s school funding dilemmas

GALLOWAY – About 100 residents attended a town hall meeting with District 9 state legislators.

The meeting with the legislative team of Sen. Christopher J. Connors and Assembly members Brian E. Rumpf and DiAnne C. Gove had been months in the making with busy schedules precluding the meeting ultimately held Tuesday, Nov. 25 at Galloway Township Middle School following a Township Council meeting, also at the remote site to accommodate a larger group than normally attends council sessions.

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Galloway police on alert for drunk drivers

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Written by STAFF Wednesday, December 03, 2014 10:23 am

Galloway police on alert for drunk drivers Galloway police on alert for drunk drivers

GALLOWAY – Don’t expect the usual township welcome from law enforcement if you drink and drive during the upcoming holiday season.

Police will target, pull over and arrest suspected drunk drivers as part of their role in the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign, according to Officer Rich Barber of the Traffic Safety Unit.

The Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign runs Friday, Dec. 5 through Friday, Jan. 2.

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Youth leader Murray is Forsythe volunteer of the year

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Written by Steve Prisament Wednesday, December 03, 2014 09:51 am

Volunteer of the year Les Murray: ‘You show up for everything.’ Volunteer of the year Les Murray: ‘You show up for everything.’

GALLOWAY – Many around town will know Les Murray as the coordinator of the Hooked on Fishing Not Drugs program for township and the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge.

But the Galloway resident has a special title this year.

Murray is volunteer of the year for the refuge.

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Galloway-Port Republic In Your Town

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Written by Steve Prisament Wednesday, December 03, 2014 08:49 am

Galloway-Port Republic In Your Town, Edition of Dec. 4, 2014 Galloway-Port Republic In Your Town, Edition of Dec. 4, 2014 Pilgrim Academy Live Nativity

Pilgrim Academy will hold a Live Nativity Drive Thru 6-8:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12 at the school: 301 W. Moss Mill Road, Galloway. Call 609-965-2866.

Visit Santa Claus

Pictures and visits with Santa Claus are scheduled noon-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13 at the Pomona Volunteer Fire Company, 225 W. White Horse Pike. The Ladies Auxiliary will have refreshments, games and more for the youngsters. Call 609-652-7675 or 609-412-1534.

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Absegami gets $1,000 for music program

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Written by STAFF Tuesday, December 02, 2014 04:50 pm

South Jersey Energy presents Absegami High School with $1,000 grant for instrumental music. South Jersey Energy presents Absegami High School with $1,000 grant for instrumental music.

The instrumental music program at Absegami High School applied for and received a $1,000 grant from South Jersey Energy as part of its Energy for the Arts program, designed to support competitive arts programs for school-aged children.

South Jersey Energy awarded 20 grants.

Absegami will use the money to repair instruments and provide student lessons.

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Galloway police reward 3 youngsters for turning in found money

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Written by Steve Prisament Tuesday, December 02, 2014 03:57 pm

Robby, 6, Ricky, 13, and Bella Cote, 9, are honored by Galloway police for turning in $180 they found outside at Smithville. They are surrounded by police in the municipal courtroom Monday, Nov. 24. Police are, from left in back, Officers Steven Garrison, Ken Snuffer, Kevin Costa, Steve Vernon and Kevin Welsh, Detective Sgt. Donna Higbee and Chief Patrick Moran. In front are Capt. Christopher Doyle, Cpl. Greg Bollinger, Officer Scott Winneberger and Sgt. Joseph Picardi. Robby, 6, Ricky, 13, and Bella Cote, 9, are honored by Galloway police for turning in $180 they found outside at Smithville. They are surrounded by police in the municipal courtroom Monday, Nov. 24. Police are, from left in back, Officers Steven Garrison, Ken Snuffer, Kevin Costa, Steve Vernon and Kevin Welsh, Detective Sgt. Donna Higbee and Chief Patrick Moran. In front are Capt. Christopher Doyle, Cpl. Greg Bollinger, Officer Scott Winneberger and Sgt. Joseph Picardi.

GALLOWAY – The story told by the police information officer, Detective Sgt. Donna Higbee, started fairly routinely: On May 31, patrol officers responded to a call at a store parking lot where they were met by three small children - ages 6, 9 and 13 – and their father.

“The three children located $180 in cash and immediately laughed with each other about things they would like to buy with the money,” Higbee said. “After speaking with their dad they decided to contact the police and turn over the money in case someone had reported that they lost it.”

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