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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.

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

   

Galloway’s Hughes girls come up big with candy donation

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Written by Steve Prisament Monday, November 10, 2014 02:53 pm

From left are Tiny Miss New Jersey Cassandra Hughes, Miss New Jersey Preteen National Teenager Alexandra Hughes and Miss New Jersey Preteen Sweetheart Olivia Hughes with Dr. Robert J. Tarby Jr. of Brayces. From left are Tiny Miss New Jersey Cassandra Hughes, Miss New Jersey Preteen National Teenager Alexandra Hughes and Miss New Jersey Preteen Sweetheart Olivia Hughes with Dr. Robert J. Tarby Jr. of Brayces.

Galloway sisters Alexandra, Olivia and Cassandra Hughes went trick-or-treating on Halloween – but not for themselves.

Alexandra, Miss New Jersey Preteen National Teenager, Olivia, Miss New Jersey Preteen Sweetheart; and Cassandra, Tiny Miss New Jersey collected the candy and delivered it to Brayces, which will send it to troops overseas.

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Galloway Police Blotter Oct. 26-Nov. 1, 2014

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Written by Steve Prisament Saturday, November 08, 2014 08:53 am

Galloway Police Blotter Oct. 26-Nov. 1, 2014 Galloway Police Blotter Oct. 26-Nov. 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 Oct. 26-Nov. 1 Galloway police answered 864 calls for service. Officers made 30 arrests, and issued 74 traffic summonses including one charge of driving while intoxicated. Officers responded to 23 motor vehicle accidents, three domestic complaints, 86 medical assists and 13 fire calls. They investigated two burglaries.

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Galloway Charter School advances in Hoop Shoot

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Written by Steve Prisament Friday, November 07, 2014 04:41 pm

Charter school players include Markus Lewis, Ihsan Moore, Ronnie Lawson, Eric Mazier and Murtesa Jawhar. Charter school players include Markus Lewis, Ihsan Moore, Ronnie Lawson, Eric Mazier and Murtesa Jawhar.

Galloway Community Charter School basketball players shot their way to the South Jersey District Elks Hoop Shoot competition by winning at their school Oct. 29.

Thirty-one students competed to shoot the best in 10 baskets in three age groups.

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K-9 captures fleeing suspect

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Written by STAFF Friday, November 07, 2014 11:58 am

K-9 captures fleeing suspect K-9 captures fleeing suspect

GALLOWAY – An armed man fled a motor vehicle check early Thursday, Nov. 6, only to be captured by a K-9 a short distance away, according to police.

Jeffrey Austin, 25, of Galloway was arrested following the incident which began when police investigated his car as a “suspicious motor vehicle” at 12:20 a.m. on Route 30 at 6th  Avenue.

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Eagle Scout Cedric Battschinger marches to a different beat

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Written by Steve Prisament Wednesday, November 05, 2014 11:07 am

Cedric Battschinger reflects on his non-traditional path to Eagle as bonfire rages behind him. Cedric Battschinger reflects on his non-traditional path to Eagle as bonfire rages behind him.

GALLOWAY – Cedric Battschinger is not your typical Eagle Scout.

His brother, Gregory, is. Their father, Glenn Battschinger, is perhaps the prototype of the modern holder of Boy Scouting’s highest award.

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NAACP honors Maldonado on service for others

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Written by Steve Prisament Wednesday, November 05, 2014 09:53 am

Mainland/Pleasantville NAACP President Olivia C. Caldwell presents Galloway Councilman Robert Maldonado with the organization’s Local Government Award. Mainland/Pleasantville NAACP President Olivia C. Caldwell presents Galloway Councilman Robert Maldonado with the organization’s Local Government Award.

GALLOWAY – Doing good things and helping others is what he was born to do, according to Councilman Robert Maldonado, recipient of the Mainland/Pleasantville NAACP local government award.

Born premature in 1955 - in those days, he wasn’t expected to survive.

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Guenther returned to GEHR school board

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, November 04, 2014 10:28 pm

GALLOWAY– Incumbent Margaret Guenther was returned to her Galloway seat on the Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District Board of Education following Tuesday night’s election.

According to preliminary results, Guenther garnered 2,966 votes to 1,608 for her challenger Doug Shiner.

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Potter brings useful ideas to her craft at Noyes Museum Craft Marketplace

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Written by Steve Prisament Tuesday, November 04, 2014 02:22 pm

Julie Hickman laughs while holding up a grater plate at the Noyes Museum. Julie Hickman laughs while holding up a grater plate at the Noyes Museum.

GALLOWAY – Julie Hickman has been a potter for 13 years.

She is co-owner of the Madd Potters’ Studio in Cape May, which opened in Woodland Village, Clermont, in 2008.

Hickman was at the Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton College here the weekend of Nov. 1-2 for the 2014 Crafts Marketplace.

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Area children haunt the halls at Absegami

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Written by LOIS GARRISON Tuesday, November 04, 2014 11:04 am

Colleen Garrison and Matt Brennan help Zuzu and Fox Rockelman at Absegami’s Hallway Halloween. Colleen Garrison and Matt Brennan help Zuzu and Fox Rockelman at Absegami’s Hallway Halloween.

Once again Hallway Halloween at Absegami High School was one of the best-attended community events of the year Thursday, Oct. 30.

Run by the Student Council, Hallway Halloween offers all the schools clubs and organizations the chance to interact with area residents.

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Dump truck overturns, injuring driver in Galloway

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Written by Steve Prisament Monday, November 03, 2014 07:37 pm

Dump truck overturns injuring driver in Galloway Dump truck overturns injuring driver in Galloway

GALLOWAY – A dump truck driver working on Exit 44 of the Garden State Parkway was trapped in his vehicle when it overturned at 2:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3.

He was rescued by Galloway Police Officer Gary Brenner, who extricated the drive with a halogen tool by removing the windshield of the truck.

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Absegami dance hosts 10 Hairy Legs

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Written by STAFF Monday, November 03, 2014 02:56 pm

10 Hairy Legs Dance Company member Nathan Coder, left, works with Absegami dance students Lauren Runge, Emily Strobel, Rachel Taylor, Madison Restle, Brittnay Vargas, Tiana Le and Aloni Lee. Dance company member Tyner Dumortier is at far right. 10 Hairy Legs Dance Company member Nathan Coder, left, works with Absegami dance students Lauren Runge, Emily Strobel, Rachel Taylor, Madison Restle, Brittnay Vargas, Tiana Le and Aloni Lee. Dance company member Tyner Dumortier is at far right.

GALLOWAY - The Absegami High School Dance Department welcomed the dance company, 10 Hairy Legs in September.

Three company members, Nathan Coder, Scott Schneider and Tyner Dumortier, traveled from Highland Park to Absegami High School, gave a master dance class to advanced dance students and performed for the whole Absegami dance department.

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Students recognized at Smithville School

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Written by Steve Prisament Monday, November 03, 2014 02:27 pm

Students proudly hold up their certificates at Smithville Elementary School. Students proudly hold up their certificates at Smithville Elementary School. Students proudly hold up their certificates at Smithville Elementary School. Students proudly hold up their certificates at Smithville Elementary School.

Seventy eight Smithville Elementary School students were recognized for effort or achievement during the month of September in mathematics, English language arts or fine arts-humanities’ classes.

And another 32 students were recognized for displaying the character trait of the month: politeness. 

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

   

Students clean up Galloway roadway

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Written by STAFF Monday, November 03, 2014 02:20 pm

In front, from left, are Grace Vu, Jenna Weber, Riya Somaiya, Athena Hall, Keara Cadavid, Anthony Giacomo, Sarah Stokes, Niyati Parekh, Karen DiMeo, Gianna DiGirolamo and Rebecca Hennessy. Behind them are Keon'te Letson, Ana Lopez, Spencer O'Brien, Kimberly Nagales, Gracie Harris and GTMS Student Council Advisor Kevin Krumaker. In front, from left, are Grace Vu, Jenna Weber, Riya Somaiya, Athena Hall, Keara Cadavid, Anthony Giacomo, Sarah Stokes, Niyati Parekh, Karen DiMeo, Gianna DiGirolamo and Rebecca Hennessy. Behind them are Keon'te Letson, Ana Lopez, Spencer O'Brien, Kimberly Nagales, Gracie Harris and GTMS Student Council Advisor Kevin Krumaker. The Galloway Township Middle School Student Council continued its commitment to the Clean Communities Program by clearing trash from Wrangleboro Road Friday, Oct. 24.

 

GTMS donates to Gilda’s Club

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Written by Steve Prisament Monday, November 03, 2014 02:16 pm

In front, from left, are Anthony Schreiber, Durwood Pinkett, Dharamraj Jadav, Karan Pandya, Makael Rogers, Hariom Brahmbhatt, Andres Geffard and Gracie Harris. The middle row consists of Andrew Mahieu, Kimberly Nagales, Keon'te Letson, Alannah Powers, Mia Sheppard, Jennifer Galushka, Akshay Seth, Justin Crawford, Merlin Penn, Anthony Giacomo, Aarsh Patel, Spencer O'Brien, Rebecca Hennessy, Grace Vu, Gilda's Club Special Projects Director Lauren Crenshaw and GTMS Student Council Advisor Kevin Krumaker. In back are Karen DiMeo, Riya Somaiya, Niyati Parekh, Lucia DeLucca, Kinnari Jadeja, Ashley Hiltner, Ana Lopez, Athena Hall, Keara Cadavid, Gianna DiGirolamo, Georgia Noon, Sarah Stokes, Gabbie Cournoyer, Shayla Triggs and Saba Bhatti. In front, from left, are Anthony Schreiber, Durwood Pinkett, Dharamraj Jadav, Karan Pandya, Makael Rogers, Hariom Brahmbhatt, Andres Geffard and Gracie Harris. The middle row consists of Andrew Mahieu, Kimberly Nagales, Keon'te Letson, Alannah Powers, Mia Sheppard, Jennifer Galushka, Akshay Seth, Justin Crawford, Merlin Penn, Anthony Giacomo, Aarsh Patel, Spencer O'Brien, Rebecca Hennessy, Grace Vu, Gilda's Club Special Projects Director Lauren Crenshaw and GTMS Student Council Advisor Kevin Krumaker. In back are Karen DiMeo, Riya Somaiya, Niyati Parekh, Lucia DeLucca, Kinnari Jadeja, Ashley Hiltner, Ana Lopez, Athena Hall, Keara Cadavid, Gianna DiGirolamo, Georgia Noon, Sarah Stokes, Gabbie Cournoyer, Shayla Triggs and Saba Bhatti.

The Galloway Township Middle School Student Council continued the tradition of supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month by creating pink ribbons.

The ribbons were sold during lunches Oct. 1-8. Student Council earned $450 from the sales.

On Oct. 23, GTMS Student Council President Athena Hall presented Gilda's Club Special Projects Director Lauren Crenshaw with a donation of $450. 

   

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