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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. 

 

Galloway Police Blotter Oct. 19-25, 2014

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Written by Steve Prisament Sunday, November 02, 2014 08:38 am

Galloway Police Blotter Oct. 19-25, 2014 Galloway Police Blotter Oct. 19-25, 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. 19-25 Galloway police answered 745 calls for service. Officers made 21 arrests, and issued 87 traffic summonses including one charge of driving while intoxicated. Officers responded to 30 motor vehicle accidents, 10 domestic complaints, 93 medical assists and 17 fire calls. They investigated two burglaries.

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AtlantiCare wheels out a party for Halloween cycle class

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Written by Steve Prisament Friday, October 31, 2014 12:25 pm

Mark Smith dresses as a mummy to participate in the Halloween-themed cycle class at the AtlantiCare LifeCenter in Egg Harbor Township. Mark Smith dresses as a mummy to participate in the Halloween-themed cycle class at the AtlantiCare LifeCenter in Egg Harbor Township.

The AtlantiCare LifeCenter in Egg Harbor Township hosted a special cycle class 6-6:45 a.m. Friday, Oct. 31. Costumes masked the real purpose of the class – exercise.

Led by Dr. Mitchell Kaminski, instructor of Monday and Friday morning cycle classes and medical director of AtlantiCare Physician Group Primary Care and Medical Specialties, many participants came dressed in costumes and cycled to Halloween music.

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Galloway, Port Republic Contests

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Written by Steve Prisament Wednesday, October 29, 2014 11:40 am

Galloway, Port Republic Contests Galloway, Port Republic Contests

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No local council seats are up for election Tuesday, Nov. 4 in Galloway.

Two incumbent members of the local Board of Education, Ernest Huggard and John Knorr, are running for re-election. A write-in campaign has been initiated by Michael Greb for the third open seat on the board, where longtime member George Schwenger has chosen not to run.

Incumbent Margaret Guenther is seeking re-election to her Galloway seat on the Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District Board of Education. She is being challenged by Doug Shiner.

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Two seek one Galloway seat on the Greater Egg Harbor Regional school board

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Written by Steve Prisament Wednesday, October 29, 2014 11:27 am

Shiner and Guenther Shiner and Guenther

GALLOWAY – Two candidates are running for one township seat on the Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District Board of Education.

Incumbent Margaret Guenther is seeking re-election and is being challenged by a former district employee, Doug Shiner.

Both candidates were asked to provide biographical information and to say why people should vote for them.

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Galloway students top comparison groups

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Written by Steve Prisament Wednesday, October 29, 2014 10:21 am

Galloway students top comparison groups Galloway students top comparison groups

GALLOWAY – Public school students here continued to score higher than county and state averages in the final New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge testing administered last spring, Superintendent Annette Giaquinto told school board members and the public at the Monday, Oct. 27 Board of Education meeting at Galloway Township Middle School.

NJ ASK will be replaced by the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers this spring, the superintendent said.

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2 Galloway school board incumbents joined by write-in candidate seeking 3 seats

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Written by Steve Prisament Tuesday, October 28, 2014 11:46 am

2 Galloway school board incumbents joined by write-in candidate seeking 3 seats 2 Galloway school board incumbents joined by write-in candidate seeking 3 seats

GALLOWAY – Two incumbents are running to retain their seats on the Galloway Public Schools Board of Education, and a third has mounted a write-in campaign after learning that longtime board member George Schwenger would not seek re-election.

Board President Ernest D. Huggard and former President John Knorr are the incumbents whose names will be on the ballot. Michael Greb is seeking write-in votes.

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A wild life at the refuge includes a lot of cleaning up

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Written by Steve Prisament Tuesday, October 28, 2014 11:38 am

Mom Wendy and Sarah Bicknell of Egg Harbor Township clean up Forsythe parking area. Wendy Bicknell said they volunteer sometimes three days a week; there’s always litter in the parking area, mostly cigarette butts. Mom Wendy and Sarah Bicknell of Egg Harbor Township clean up Forsythe parking area. Wendy Bicknell said they volunteer sometimes three days a week; there’s always litter in the parking area, mostly cigarette butts. GALLOWAY – About 200 volunteers dug out trash in the parking lot and along the drives and trails at the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge Saturday, Oct. 25.

“They’re cleaning along the Wildlife Drive and some of our hiking trails,” volunteer coordinator Sandy Perchetti said. “We have native gardeners here. Refuge volunteers are taking registrations; there’s a beach sweep with captain Steve Fiedler giving out tally sheets. Each group keeps track of what it finds.”

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Marine Corps League is the toast of the town

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Written by Steve Prisament Tuesday, October 28, 2014 10:45 am

Egg Harbor Township residents, from left, Alli, Katrina and mom, Amy, Shaud enjoy breakfast at the Absecon American Legion Hall. Egg Harbor Township residents, from left, Alli, Katrina and mom, Amy, Shaud enjoy breakfast at the Absecon American Legion Hall.

Cape-Atlantic Detachment 194 of the Marine Corps League, based on Great Creek Road in Galloway drew large crowds to its semiannual breakfast Sunday, Oct. 26 in the American Legion Hall, Mill Road and New Jersey Avenue, Absecon.

The league drew on a healthy membership to staff the building’s large hall and keep guests moving through during the morning hours.

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Lions roar at pancake breakfast

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Written by Steve Prisament Tuesday, October 28, 2014 10:04 am

South Jersey Elks leader Mike Thomas meets with Galloway Lions breakfast coordinator Corkie DiStefano. South Jersey Elks leader Mike Thomas meets with Galloway Lions breakfast coordinator Corkie DiStefano.

Galloway Lions hosted their semiannual pancake breakfast Sunday, Oct. 26 at the John D. Young Memorial Lions Blind Center in Absecon.

It drew a record crowd of more than 100 customers, according to Corkie DiStefano of Absecon who has headed the event for years now.

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