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For Galloway Eagle Scout Thomas Bailey, it all computes

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Written by Steve Prisament Wednesday, January 14, 2015 08:59 am

A Scouting family, Beth and Glen Bailey, with their sons, Eagle Scout, Thomas, left, and Life Scout, Steven. A Scouting family, Beth and Glen Bailey, with their sons, Eagle Scout, Thomas, left, and Life Scout, Steven. GALLOWAY – Thomas D. Bailey, a 17-year-old senior at Holy Spirit High School, has been in Scouting since second grade.

His parents, Beth and Glen Bailey of Galloway, are among the founders of Pack and Troop 634 at Assumption Regional Catholic School. Glen Bailey is Troop 634 committee chairman.

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Cabaret Night coming to Absegami

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Written by STAFF Monday, January 12, 2015 05:11 pm

Absegami junior Natalie Frantz performing in the 2014 Absegami High School Emanon Players Boosters Cabaret Night. Absegami junior Natalie Frantz performing in the 2014 Absegami High School Emanon Players Boosters Cabaret Night. The Absegami High School drama program will present its annual Cabaret Night 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23 in the Performing Arts Center. 

See Absegami’s talented students perform both contemporary and classic torch songs from some of Broadway’s most beloved shows.

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Absegami Forensics Team starts season well

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Written by STAFF Monday, January 12, 2015 05:03 pm

Absegami Forensics Team members are, from left in front, Michael Moore, Saverio Turrano, C. J. Coyle, Isabelle Brown, Nicholas Hathaway, Zach Hassel and Bart Machula; row two, Brady Bock, Ashley Fox and Kevin Gehringer;  and row three, Rachel Cohen, Juliet Melnik, Matt Brennan, Jordan Porch, Jess Schrading, Austin Beaulieu, Natalie Frantz, Morgan Lyons, Spencer Lyons, Peyton Wagner, Taylor DeClement, Miranda Muniz and Maggie Cohen. Absegami Forensics Team members are, from left in front, Michael Moore, Saverio Turrano, C. J. Coyle, Isabelle Brown, Nicholas Hathaway, Zach Hassel and Bart Machula; row two, Brady Bock, Ashley Fox and Kevin Gehringer; and row three, Rachel Cohen, Juliet Melnik, Matt Brennan, Jordan Porch, Jess Schrading, Austin Beaulieu, Natalie Frantz, Morgan Lyons, Spencer Lyons, Peyton Wagner, Taylor DeClement, Miranda Muniz and Maggie Cohen.

The Absegami High School Forensics Team won fourth place in a competition at Mainland Regional High School on Dec. 20 and took second at its home tournament Saturday, Jan. 10. 

Individual award winners at Mainland were C. J. Coyle and Nicholas Hathaway, first place in comedy pairs; Isabelle Brown, first place in persuasive speaking; and Saverio Turrano, first place in prose interpretation and first place in improvisational pairs with Michael Moore.

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Stockton expects 800 volunteers for Dr. King Day of Service

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Written by Steve Prisament Monday, January 12, 2015 11:52 am

  Stockton expects 800 volunteers for Dr. King Day of Service Stockton expects 800 volunteers for Dr. King Day of Service GALLOWAY – More than 800 volunteers, including students from six area schools, are expected to make the 11th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Day of Service on Monday, Jan. 19 at Richard Stockton College the largest ever. 

A variety of service projects will take place at the main Galloway campus, the Carnegie Center in Atlantic City, Kramer Hall in Hammonton, the Manahawkin instructional site, the Sam Azeez Museum of Woodbine Heritage and at locations throughout the region.

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Historic Galloway - Commitment papers

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Written by SARAH SNOW Monday, January 12, 2015 10:37 am

Back in the day, there really was a poor house. Back in the day, there really was a poor house. 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 information and early photos with our readers online and in print.

This is a page from the Galloway Township Almshouse Committal Ledger. The almshouse or “poor farm” is now the Stillwater county building in Northfield. Residents who were not able to support or care for themselves for physical or mental health reasons were sent there from many municipalities in Atlantic County. This system continued into the 1950s.

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Galloway Police Blotter Dec. 21-Jan. 3, 2015

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Written by Steve Prisament Sunday, January 11, 2015 10:31 am

Galloway Police Blotter Dec. 21-Jan. 3, 2015 Galloway Police Blotter Dec. 21-Jan. 3, 2015

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 Dec. 21-Jan. 3 Galloway police answered 1,694 calls for service. Officers made 31 arrests, and issued 161 traffic summonses including six charges of driving while intoxicated. Officers responded to 38 motor vehicle accidents, 24 domestic complaints, 141 medical assists and 25 fire calls. They investigated four burglaries.

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Galloway pedestrian killed in White Horse Pike hit and run

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Written by Steve Prisament Saturday, January 10, 2015 09:55 pm

Galloway pedestrian killed in White Horse Pike hit and run Galloway pedestrian killed in White Horse Pike hit and run

GALLOWAY – A pedestrian died after being struck by multiple vehicles on the White Horse Pike at Eighth Avenue at about 10:20 p.m. Friday, Jan. 9.

Police responding to the call said they found James Osler, 52, of Galloway lying in the middle of the westbound roadway.

Osler was struck by an unidentified vehicle that continued traveling west on the pike and then hit by other vehicles while lying in the road, according to Officer Steve Garrison. 

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Bay-Atlantic Symphony to present concerts in Vineland, Galloway

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Written by Steve Prisament Sunday, January 04, 2015 09:49 am

Choral Arts of Southern New Jersey is in its third year. Choral Arts of Southern New Jersey is in its third year.

GALLOWAY – Choral works by American composers Ola Gjeilo and Morten Lauridsen, and Antonio Vivaldi’s “Gloria” will highlight Bay-Atlantic Symphony performances Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 24 and 25.

The Jan. 24 concert takes place 8 p.m. at the Frank Guaracini Jr. Fine and Performing Arts Center at Cumberland County College in Vineland. The Jan. 25 is scheduled for 2 p.m. Jan. 25 at the Richard Stockton College Performing Arts Center on the main Stockton campus off Jimmie Leeds Road.

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Tribe branches out with gift tree

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Written by STAFF Sunday, January 04, 2015 09:46 am

Tribe advisor Elizabeth Lee, left, surveys the donations with Tribe member Kelcie Dolan, a senior. Tribe advisor Elizabeth Lee, left, surveys the donations with Tribe member Kelcie Dolan, a senior.

The Tribe, an Absegami High School service organization, collected items through an angel tree for the Atlantic County Women's Center in Linwood. Gift cards, clothes, toys and toiletries were among the items donated.  

Photo by Julie Hazard

 

Absegami scholars earn varsity letters

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Written by Julie Hazard Sunday, January 04, 2015 09:41 am

Varsity scholars show off their letters. From left are Gianna Guenther, Allison Ranck, Jasmine Nguyen and Deanna Sewell, all juniors Varsity scholars show off their letters. From left are Gianna Guenther, Allison Ranck, Jasmine Nguyen and Deanna Sewell, all juniors

Absegami High School held its annual varsity scholar awards program Tuesday, Dec. 16 in the school auditorium. 

Sophomores, juniors and seniors who have maintained cumulative weighted grade-point averages of 88 to 91 are recognized as varsity scholars, and those with cumulative averages of 92 or higher are recognized as distinguished varsity scholars.

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Crash claims Galloway woman, 33

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Written by STAFF Saturday, January 03, 2015 10:41 pm

Woman, 33, dies in Galloway crash Woman, 33, dies in Galloway crash

GALLOWAY – A 33-year-old Galloway woman was killed when she ran a stop sign on Aloe Street at Pomona Road during rainy weather 6:15 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, police said.

According to police, Kathia Cruz was traveling east on Aloe Street in a 2001 Toyota Corolla when she failed to stop at the sign. Her vehicle was struck by a 2008 Jeep Wrangler driven by Robert Gardner, 38, also of Galloway, traveling south on Pomona Road.

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Historic Galloway - Gun Club building was former school

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Written by SARAH SNOW Saturday, January 03, 2015 09:57 am

Students gather for a photo outside the first school in Germania, which was destroyed by fire. Students gather for a photo outside the first school in Germania, which was destroyed by fire.

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 information and early photos with our readers online and in print.

The building housing the Germania Gun Club on Moss Mill Road was originally the second Farm School for the children of Germania. The building, now minus the bell tower, was built in 1909 after the first school burned down.

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Galloway Police Blotter Dec. 14-Dec. 20, 2014

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Written by Steve Prisament Friday, January 02, 2015 04:38 pm

Galloway Police Blotter Dec. 14-Dec. 20, 2014 Galloway Police Blotter Dec. 14-Dec. 20, 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 Dec. 14-20 Galloway police answered 831 calls for service. Officers made 32 arrests, and issued 35 traffic summonses including two charges of driving while intoxicated. Officers responded to 14 motor vehicle accidents, five domestic complaints, 73 medical assists and 13 fire calls.

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Galloway library has clubs with really long names

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Written by STAFF Friday, January 02, 2015 10:16 am

Enjoying themselves at the December meeting of the Every Third Tuesday I Really, Really Love Books Club are Carol Lott of Galloway, library staffer Patty Maddox, Alice Smith and Elizabeth Egan of Galloway, Billie Finegan and Doris Foreman of Absecon, and Donna Barger of Egg Harbor City. Enjoying themselves at the December meeting of the Every Third Tuesday I Really, Really Love Books Club are Carol Lott of Galloway, library staffer Patty Maddox, Alice Smith and Elizabeth Egan of Galloway, Billie Finegan and Doris Foreman of Absecon, and Donna Barger of Egg Harbor City.

The Atlantic County Library branch offers opportunities for adults to chat and laugh about books they love, books they hate and books they can't live without – and there is no required reading.

The Every Third Tuesday I Really, Really Love Books Club is scheduled to meet 1:30 p.m. Jan. 20, Feb. 18 and March 18 – the third Tuesday in January and the third Wednesdays of February and March, a change made to accommodate scheduling conflicts.

The Be There or Be Square Wednesday Night I Love to Read Books Club meets 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 21, Feb. 18 and March 18.

   

Hall is merry and bright at Absegami

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Written by STAFF Thursday, January 01, 2015 11:12 pm

Hall is merry and bright at Absegami Hall is merry and bright at Absegami

Absegami students decorated homeroom doors for the holidays to keep spirits bright and merry. Here, sophomore Bayyinah Abdullahi stands at the door of her homeroom, Room 303.
Photo by Julie Hazard

 

Absegami warms to winter arts

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Written by Julie Hazard Thursday, January 01, 2015 11:07 pm

Senior Alex Lopez displays his sculpture at the Winter Art Show at Absegami. Senior Alex Lopez displays his sculpture at the Winter Art Show at Absegami.

The Fine and Related Arts departments at Absegami High School held their third annual

Winter Art Show Thursday, Dec. 18 in the school library. 

Students were able to view art throughout the day created by students in studio art, design I, II and III, sculpture, graphic arts, woods I and II and animation classes. 

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