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2 Galloway women hospitalized after collision; alcohol and drugs cited

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Written by Steve Prisament Monday, March 17, 2014 09:07 am

2 Galloway women hospitalized after collision; alcohol and drugs cited 2 Galloway women hospitalized after collision; alcohol and drugs cited

GALLOWAY – Two local women were hospitalized after a head-on collision on South Pitney Road north of Spencer Lane that allegedly involved alcohol and drugs just before 7 a.m. Thursday, March 13.

According to police, Harriet Evans, 46, was driving a 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan northbound on Pitney Road. Her vehicle crossed over the center line and ran off the roadway before returning back into the southbound lane where it struck head-on a 2009 Nissan Rouge driven by Lakesha Green, 42. 

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Green Tip of the Week: Help hotels conserve energy

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Written by MEGAN FORNUTO Friday, March 14, 2014 06:10 pm

Green Tip of the Week: Help hotels conserve energy Green Tip of the Week: Help hotels conserve energy

Got plans to travel? Hotels are making big efforts to go green, and finding out it’s easy to help the planet while helping their bottom lines.

One simple way hotels are making a difference is by lessening the laundry load by only handing out towels upon request instead of with each daily room cleaning. Less laundry saves money on detergent, conserves water, lowers the electric bill and reduces the burden at the waste treatment plant.

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Galloway school earns $10,000 in hair razing fundraiser for childhood cancer research

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Written by Steve Prisament Friday, March 14, 2014 01:07 pm

In back, from left, are school mascot, Goldie the Tiger; Roland Rogers teachers Don Adams, Sean McCarthy, Brian Dunn and Patrick Czar; Galloway Township Middle School Assistant Principal Mike Silvestri; and district maintenance staff member John McHale. In front are classroom assistant Joe Palumbo, teacher Grace Dolente, social worker Joe Conte and classroom assistant Dave Martin. In back, from left, are school mascot, Goldie the Tiger; Roland Rogers teachers Don Adams, Sean McCarthy, Brian Dunn and Patrick Czar; Galloway Township Middle School Assistant Principal Mike Silvestri; and district maintenance staff member John McHale. In front are classroom assistant Joe Palumbo, teacher Grace Dolente, social worker Joe Conte and classroom assistant Dave Martin.

Roland Rogers Elementary School raised more than $10,000 for childhood cancer research at its fourth annual St. Baldrick’s Day Friday, March 14.

Ten staff members from across the district – including Roland Rogers teacher Grace Dolente who was the first woman to participate – had their heads shaved as a symbol to the many children who lose their hair due to chemotherapy treatments or even the disease itself.

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Galloway to host ShopRite LPGA Classic through 2016

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Written by Steve Prisament Friday, March 14, 2014 06:44 am

The ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer will remain in Galloway at least three more years, according to Wakefern Food Corp., the Ladies Professional Golf Association, Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club, and Eiger Marketing Group.

Contract extensions through 2016 were announced Thursday, March 13.

The tournament will be held Monday through Sunday, May 26-June 1 on the Bay Course at the Stockton Seaview. 

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Galloway firm’s contest offers free season of lawn care

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Written by Steve Prisament Wednesday, March 12, 2014 08:35 am

Pete Collesano with championship trophies from the Ocean City men’s softball team he sponsors and pitches for. Pete Collesano with championship trophies from the Ocean City men’s softball team he sponsors and pitches for.

GALLOWAY – After five years in business, landscaper Pete Collesano said he decided it was time to give something back to customers and potential customers.

Collesano, a physical education teacher at Eagle Academy in Egg Harbor Township, owns Big Red Truck Landscaping. He will hold a chance drawing Wednesday, April 2 for a free season of lawn maintenance. 

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Miss Teen Galloway celebrates Seuss with some of his biggest fans

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Written by Steve Prisament Tuesday, March 11, 2014 03:55 pm

Miss Teen Galloway Gabrielle Hughes with Bridget Richardson’s class at the Roland Rogers Elementary School Wednesday, March 5. Students are Jonathon Allen, Kairo Vasquez, Erick Andujar, Paige Hainesmiddle, Jordan Mutschler, Mya Tharp, Lily Dworak, Emily Elder, Sean Ralstonbottom, Michael Jandroep, Sage Phelps, Christopher Lam, Miriam Ikner, Alexander Rebelledo, Edward Amesquita and Jaden Bergman. Miss Teen Galloway Gabrielle Hughes with Bridget Richardson’s class at the Roland Rogers Elementary School Wednesday, March 5. Students are Jonathon Allen, Kairo Vasquez, Erick Andujar, Paige Hainesmiddle, Jordan Mutschler, Mya Tharp, Lily Dworak, Emily Elder, Sean Ralstonbottom, Michael Jandroep, Sage Phelps, Christopher Lam, Miriam Ikner, Alexander Rebelledo, Edward Amesquita and Jaden Bergman.

Miss Teen Galloway Gabrielle Hughes read to kindergarten and second-grade students at Roland Rogers Elementary School Wednesday, March 5.

It marked the sixth year the Miss Teen Galloway Organization has participated in Read Across America Day at Roland Rogers.

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Lite Rock 96.9’s Eddie Davis reads to Assumption Regional Catholic School children

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Tuesday, March 11, 2014 02:33 pm

  This year Assumption Regional Catholic School celebrated Read Across America Day on Friday, Feb. 28 when Lite Rock 96.9’s Eddie Davis came to school to read./Submitted This year Assumption Regional Catholic School celebrated Read Across America Day on Friday, Feb. 28 when Lite Rock 96.9’s Eddie Davis came to school to read./Submitted GALLOWAY _ This year Assumption Regional Catholic School celebrated Read Across America Day on Friday, Feb. 28 when Lite Rock 96.9’s Eddie Davis came to school to read.

NEA’s Read Across America Day is a nationwide reading celebration that occurs annually on close to March 2 which is the birthday of Theodor Seuss Geisel who is best known as Dr. Seuss.

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Galloway Cubs spend time with their mummies

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Written by Steve Prisament Tuesday, March 11, 2014 02:01 pm

In front are, from left, Gary Doan, Cole Ballard, Aidan Ballard, Emmett Shellhorn and Ayden Lam. Behind them are Scott VanDaley, Alex Doan and Bryce Ballard. In front are, from left, Gary Doan, Cole Ballard, Aidan Ballard, Emmett Shellhorn and Ayden Lam. Behind them are Scott VanDaley, Alex Doan and Bryce Ballard.

Fourteen Cubs in Galloway Pack 76 spent a night at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology.

It was Friday, Jan. 24 and the youngsters, parents and leaders stayed over in the Egyptian exhibit area.

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Absegami Project Read students get a taste of Uganda

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Written by Steve Prisament Monday, March 10, 2014 08:33 pm

Guest speaker Jackie Sarner hands out samples of sweet bananas from Uganda, where she’s visited on behalf of Real Partners Uganda. Guest speaker Jackie Sarner hands out samples of sweet bananas from Uganda, where she’s visited on behalf of Real Partners Uganda.

Absegami High School’s Project Read committee got some first-hand information about Uganda from a guest speaker Wednesday Feb. 26.

Jackie Sarner visited the group, spearheaded by teacher Jaime Howey, as part of a school-wide celebration of African-American History Month Wednesday, Feb. 26.

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Galloway Police Blotter Feb. 23-March 1, 2014

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Written by Steve Prisament Monday, March 10, 2014 05:09 pm

Galloway Police Blotter Feb. 23-March 1, 2014 Galloway Police Blotter Feb. 23-March 1, 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 Feb. 23-March 1 Galloway police answered 831 calls for service. Officers made 27 arrests and issued 71 traffic summonses, including two charges of driving while intoxicated. Officers responded to 23 motor vehicle accidents, 12 domestic complaints, 101 medical assists and 16 fire calls. They investigated four burglaries.

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Fans join Port Republic Cubs for Pinewood Derby

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Written by Steve Prisament Monday, March 10, 2014 03:43 pm

In front, from left, are Colin Ruckert, Dougie Golden, Joseph Weisbecker, Jack Parrish, Joseph Nuzzolo, Casey Winand and Ian Palzer. Behind them are Cubmaster George Whiteley, Dominick Rummler, Nicholas Whiteley, Zachary Whiteley, Andrew Weisbecker, Brady Walk, Jonathan Nass and Christian Vitrano. In front, from left, are Colin Ruckert, Dougie Golden, Joseph Weisbecker, Jack Parrish, Joseph Nuzzolo, Casey Winand and Ian Palzer. Behind them are Cubmaster George Whiteley, Dominick Rummler, Nicholas Whiteley, Zachary Whiteley, Andrew Weisbecker, Brady Walk, Jonathan Nass and Christian Vitrano.

Members of Port Republic Cub Scout Pack 21 held their annual Pinewood Derby at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Port Republic.

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AtlantiCare Arts and Healthcare Initiative celebrates senior participants

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Written by Steve Prisament Monday, March 10, 2014 03:29 pm

Members of the Arts and Healthcare initiative photography group gather in the public art space at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center City Campus. Sean Fitzgerald of Absecon, center right, leads the class. Members of the Arts and Healthcare initiative photography group gather in the public art space at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center City Campus. Sean Fitzgerald of Absecon, center right, leads the class.

Eight local artists visited AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center in Atlantic City Wednesday, Feb. 19 to see their photography on display in the public art space.

For some, it was the first time they had work publically displayed – or had even considered themselves artists.

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Galloway’s Megan England spearheads Atlantic City library program

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Written by Steve Prisament Monday, March 10, 2014 11:24 am

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

Teenagers who love to make things – whether it’s their own clothes, music, movies, video games or inventions – will have the opportunity to do so at the Atlantic City Free Public Library this spring, thanks in large part to librarian Megan England of Galloway.

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Absegami joins Municipal Alliance to battle self-destructive behaviors

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Written by Steve Prisament Monday, March 10, 2014 10:24 am

Billboard featuring Absegami High School activities on the White Horse Pike near Mannheim Avenue. Billboard featuring Absegami High School activities on the White Horse Pike near Mannheim Avenue.

Absegami High School guidance counselor Joe Monteleone worked with the Galloway Township Municipal Alliance to have a billboard featuring Absegami students’ activities and sports join the movement against self-destructive behaviors.

The billboard is just west of Mannheim Avenue on the White Horse Pike eastbound.

Photo Submitted by Julie Hazard

 

   

Atlantic County honors Absegami’s championship marching band

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Written by Steve Prisament Wednesday, March 05, 2014 10:06 am

Absegami band members with Director Jonathan Porco are honored by Atlantic County Freeholders for winning their national championship. Absegami band members with Director Jonathan Porco are honored by Atlantic County Freeholders for winning their national championship.

The Atlantic County Board of Freeholders held its regular meeting in Galloway Tuesday, Feb. 25 and used the opportunity to honor the Absegami High School Marching Band which won both state and national top honors last fall.

 

Incollingo’s Marketplace opens at Smithville Town Center in Galloway

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Written by Steve Prisament Tuesday, March 04, 2014 12:27 pm

Shoppers line up for the first day at Incollingo’s Marketplace in the Smithville Town Center. Shoppers line up for the first day at Incollingo’s Marketplace in the Smithville Town Center.

GALLOWAY – A new supermarket – Incollingo’s Marketplace – opened Saturday, March 1 in the Smithville Town Center.

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