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Ongoing Galloway event list

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Written by James Fitzpatrick Monday, November 17, 2014 12:00 am

Ongoing events in Galloway Ongoing events in Galloway Workshops at Galloway Senior Center

Stockton Center on Successful Aging (SCOSA) will present one-hour weekly exercise workshops 10:30-11:30 a.m. Thursdays through Dec. 18 at the Galloway Community Services Senior Center, 621 W. White Horse Pike in Egg Harbor City. The cost is $5 per session, collected by the instructor. No mats needed; wear comfortable clothing. Register at www.stockton.edu/scosa; click on the Older Adult Education navigation link, or call 609-626-3591.  

Introduction to Windows 8

Introduction to Windows 8 for adults is offered at the Galloway branch of the Atlantic County Library 2 p.m. Saturday,  Dec. 13. Registration is required. The library is located at 306 E. Jimmie Leeds Road. Call 609-652-2352 to register.

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Letter: U.S. is a nation divided

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Written by Opinion Monday, November 17, 2014 12:00 am

Letter: U.S. is a nation divided Letter: U.S. is a nation divided To the editor:

We are a nation divided by two political perspectives oceans apart.

To govern effectively, Democrats and Republicans must transcend politics, debate issues, find common ground and craft legislation by consensus. Extreme viewpoints and intolerant attitudes must be abandoned.

Even though Republicans will now control both Houses of Congress, unless there is a merging of ideas nothing will get done. Our president still has veto power. The minority party in the Senate can misuse the filibuster, a tool rarely used in the past that somehow has morphed into an obstructive force, making it almost impossible to get anything done.

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Smithville Elementary School honors veterans at assembly

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Written by STAFF Friday, November 14, 2014 02:59 pm

Student Council member Jenna Tomlin shares armed forces history. Student Council member Jenna Tomlin shares armed forces history.

Veterans in the Smithville Elementary School family were recognized Tuesday, Nov. 11 at a school-wide assembly.

An introduction was shared with the audience on how Veterans Day came to be. 

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Stockton buries a time capsule at Seaview

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Written by STAFF Thursday, November 13, 2014 04:59 pm

Time capsule loaded with area lore ready to be buried at Stockton Seaview. Time capsule loaded with area lore ready to be buried at Stockton Seaview.

GALLOWAY – Richard Stockton College President Herman J. Saatkamp Jr. presided over a unique burial Wednesday, Nov. 12 at Stockton Seaview Hotel & Golf Club. 

A time capsule was dedicated on the occasion of the club’s 100th anniversary, preserving the present for future discovery. 

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Smithville School recognizes students

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Written by Steve Prisament Thursday, November 13, 2014 11:52 am

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

At October’s Student Recognition Celebration at Smithville Elementary School Tuesday, Nov. 11,  78 students were recognized for their efforts or achievements throughout the month of October in mathematics, ELA or fine arts/humanities classes. 

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Stockton plans a campus at Showboat Atlantic City site

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Written by Steve Prisament Thursday, November 13, 2014 11:27 am

Stockton plans a campus at Showboat Atlantic City site Stockton plans a campus at Showboat Atlantic City site

GALLOWAY – Richard Stockton College and Caesars Entertainment Corporation have signed a letter of intent for the college to acquire Showboat Atlantic City from the casino company.

Stockton said Wednesday, Nov. 12 that it plans to repurpose the former Showboat site as a branch campus.

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Galloway library events – edition of Nov. 13, 2014

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Written by STAFF Thursday, November 13, 2014 12:00 am

Galloway library events – edition of Nov. 6, 2014 Galloway library events – edition of Nov. 6, 2014 Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime will be offered at the Galloway branch of the Atlantic County Library 10:30 a.m. Thursdays,  Nov. 20, Dec. 4 and Dec. 11. It will also be presented 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5. Suggested for ages 3½-5. Children enjoy stories and activities.

Toddler Storytime

Toddler Storytime will be offered at the Galloway branch of the Atlantic County Library 10 a.m. Wednesdays, Nov. 26 and Dec. 3. Suggested for ages 1½ -3.  Bring little ones to hear stories and sing songs. 

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Champion Baptist Academy honor roll

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, November 13, 2014 12:00 am

Principal’s Honor Roll

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Three taken to hospital after White Horse Pike crash

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Written by Steve Prisament Wednesday, November 12, 2014 02:05 pm

Three taken to hospital after White Horse Pike crash Three taken to hospital after White Horse Pike crash

Three people – two of them juvenile passengers – suffered injuries Tuesday, Nov. 11 when their vehicle spun off the White Horse Pike, hit a pole and overturned.

At 4:30 p.m. the driver of a westbound Kia Optima lost control of the vehicle at Breman Avenue.

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Hundreds shell out for ham and oyster dinner

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Written by Steve Prisament Wednesday, November 12, 2014 01:18 pm

Seventeen-year-member Paul Austin takes a break from breading oysters with his niece, Alexia Corneal, 14, an eighth-grader at Upper Township Middle School. Seventeen-year-member Paul Austin takes a break from breading oysters with his niece, Alexia Corneal, 14, an eighth-grader at Upper Township Middle School.

GALLOWAY – Shucks.

Sometimes everything looks the same at the Oceanville Volunteer Fire Company biannual Baked Ham and Fried Oyster Dinner.

And well it should. A lot of the same people have been in the same positions for years. And the meals have been prepared the same way – also by the same people.

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Galloway told New Jersey is a leader in caring for its vets

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Written by Steve Prisament Wednesday, November 12, 2014 12:55 pm

Galloway’s newly named citizen of the year and poet laureate Dee Scerni holds her proclamation from Township Council and plaque from the Veterans Advisory Board. Galloway’s newly named citizen of the year and poet laureate Dee Scerni holds her proclamation from Township Council and plaque from the Veterans Advisory Board.

GALLOWAY – A retired member of the U.S. Navy and N.J. Air National Guard told local residents and veterans that our state should be commended for honoring its veterans.

Chief Master Sgt. Michael R. Francis, veteran’s liaison for U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo, gave the keynote address at the township’s Veterans Day Celebration in Council Chambers at the Municipal Complex Tuesday, Nov. 11.

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Galloway veterans honored

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Written by NICOLE PRICE Wednesday, November 12, 2014 09:09 am

From left are keynote speaker Michael R. Francis, Deputy Mayor Tony Coppola, Galloway poet laureate and citizen of the year Dee Scerni, Veterans Advisory Board chairman Herb Davis, board member and master of ceremonies Ike Rucker, Miss Teen Galloway Kristen McCormick and musician Jim Craine. From left are keynote speaker Michael R. Francis, Deputy Mayor Tony Coppola, Galloway poet laureate and citizen of the year Dee Scerni, Veterans Advisory Board chairman Herb Davis, board member and master of ceremonies Ike Rucker, Miss Teen Galloway Kristen McCormick and musician Jim Craine.

Council chambers were filled Tuesday, Nov. 11 as Veterans Day was observed.

Miss Teen Galloway Kristen McCormick read a poem by Dee Scerni who was named citizen of the year and to the township’s newly created-for-her position of poet laureate.

The township’s reigning Miss greeted dignitaries and the public at the annual event.

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Scouts’ machines hurl pumpkins at campout

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Written by Steve Prisament Tuesday, November 11, 2014 04:56 pm

Webelos 2 Scout Brody Wright gets ready to launch a pumpkin with the help of his father, Bryan, while Vampire Bat patrol mate Dante Mussa looks on. Webelos 2 Scout Brody Wright gets ready to launch a pumpkin with the help of his father, Bryan, while Vampire Bat patrol mate Dante Mussa looks on. Members of Galloway Cub Scout Pack 12 chartered through St. Mark and All Saints Church had a smashing good time smashing pumpkins and an overnight campout at Sahl’s Father Son Farm Saturday, Nov. 8

Daytime activities included touring the three corn mazes (“Pack 12 corn-quered it.”), pumpkin picking, hayrides and mini-mazes.

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Assumption Christmas Craft Fair marks 25th anniversary in style

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Written by Steve Prisament Tuesday, November 11, 2014 04:03 pm

From left, Anne Pratt, Assumption seventh grader Mike Keough and his mom, Jennifer at the check-in desk. The adults were greeting guests and selling 50-50 tickets. The student was one of about 30 volunteering at the fair. From left, Anne Pratt, Assumption seventh grader Mike Keough and his mom, Jennifer at the check-in desk. The adults were greeting guests and selling 50-50 tickets. The student was one of about 30 volunteering at the fair.

GALLOWAY – More than 120 crafters and vendors sold their wares at the 25th annual Assumption Indoor Christmas Craft Fair at Assumption Regional Catholic School Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 8-9.

“We have over 60 volunteers for the weekend,” fair coordinator Jeniffer Vidro Sunday. “We also have 30 student volunteers including Holy Spirit students, many who have graduated from our program.”

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It sure is grand for the Absegami band

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Written by JULIE HAZARD Tuesday, November 11, 2014 02:25 pm

It sure is grand for the Absegami band It sure is grand for the Absegami band

Absegami High School band members enjoy holding up their mock $1,000 check presented by South Jersey Energy as part of its “Energy for the Arts” grants program.  Applicants were judged on their school-based, competitive arts programs.

Band Director Jon Porco said the money will be used to help purchase music and equipment throughout the year.

Photo submitted by Julie Hazard

 

Galloway-Port Republic People in the News, Edition of Nov. 13, 2014

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Written by STAFF Monday, November 10, 2014 04:14 pm

Atlantic City honors Stockton Student Langford

Elijah Langford, a Richard Stockton College student whose charitable work has assisted hundreds of local residents, was recognized formally by Atlantic City Wednesday, Nov. 5. 

City Council made a special presentation to Langford as part of the council meeting.

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