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Zimmermann’s Eagle project collects for food pantry every which way

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Written by Steve Prisament Friday, November 28, 2014 03:32 pm

Jonah Zimmermann delivers his last bag of food donations to Beacon Church. Jonah Zimmermann delivers his last bag of food donations to Beacon Church.

GALLOWAY – Jonah Zimmerman, 17, completed his Eagle Scout project – collecting food and toiletries for the Hope Chest food pantry at Beacon Evangelical Free Church – in time to do some good for Thanksgiving.

A senior at Cedar Creek High School where he plays tennis in the spring, Zimmermann, son of Elizabeth and Paul Zimmermann of Galloway, said his future is in business, “in the finance field.”

For his project, he conducted three types of food drives.

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Our Lady of Perpetual Help to present live Nativity

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Written by STAFF Friday, November 28, 2014 01:07 pm

Assumption Regional Catholic School students portray the characters of the Nativity a year ago. Assumption Regional Catholic School students portray the characters of the Nativity a year ago.

GALLOWAY – Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish will host its fifth annual Live Nativity 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20 on the Assumption Regional Catholic School grounds at 146 S. Pitney Road.

Walk up to the Live Nativity that features Assumption school students and live animals or drive up after 7 p.m.

A Christmas tree lighting at 5 p.m. will follow a 4 p.m. Mass at Church of the Assumption.

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Galloway students contribute food

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Written by STAFF Friday, November 28, 2014 12:00 pm

With food donated to their drive are, from left, GTMS Student Council members Ana Lopez, Ashley Hiltner, Vice President Keara Cadavid, President Athena Hall, Gianna DiGirolamo, Georgia Noon, Sarah Stokes, Kinnari Jadeja, and advisor Kevin Krumaker. With food donated to their drive are, from left, GTMS Student Council members Ana Lopez, Ashley Hiltner, Vice President Keara Cadavid, President Athena Hall, Gianna DiGirolamo, Georgia Noon, Sarah Stokes, Kinnari Jadeja, and advisor Kevin Krumaker.

The Galloway Township Middle School Student Council led a Thanksgiving food drive to support Beacon Evangelical Free Church in assisting Galloway families.

Middle school students supported their community by contributing more than 800 holiday food items.

 

Regular events at Historic Smithville

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Written by STAFF Friday, November 28, 2014 10:24 am

Regular events at Historic Smithville Regular events at Historic Smithville

Holiday light show

More than 120 “Christmas trees” constructed from over 50,000 Christmas lights, float on Lake Meone in the center of Historic Smithville. The moment darkness falls, an orchestrated show of lights and music is played out across the lake. The lights seem to dance and chase each other to the music all the while reflecting off the water’s surface. The show can be seen from either side of the village as well as the bridge. It runs 5-8:30 p.m. through Jan. 6.

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Galloway Police Blotter Nov. 16-22, 2014

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Written by Steve Prisament Thursday, November 27, 2014 10:09 am

Galloway Police Blotter Nov. 16-22, 2014 Galloway Police Blotter Nov. 16-22, 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 Nov. 16-22 Galloway police answered 740 calls for service. Officers made 24 arrests, and issued 62 traffic summonses including three charges of driving while intoxicated. Officers responded to 26 motor vehicle accidents, eight domestic complaints, 73 medical assists and 15 fire calls. They investigated two burglaries.

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Letter: Stockton needs to pay its fair share of taxes

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, November 25, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

Regarding the Nov. 13 story about Stockton planning to buy Showboat Casino, Stockton State College would gain financially as nonprofit – but the taxpayers of Atlantic City and Atlantic County would not.

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Local group says human trafficking isn’t ‘Fair Trade’

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Written by Steve Prisament Monday, November 24, 2014 07:15 pm

Tina Minnis of Ventnor is one of the founders of HEAAT. Tina Minnis of Ventnor is one of the founders of HEAAT. GALLOWAY – “Helping to Educate and Advocate Against Trafficking” had a place at the table Sunday, Nov. 16, when Richard Stockton College hosted its 10th annual Fair Trade International Gift Fair.

Instead of selling wares from mostly third-world countries with the idea of providing a fair price for those producing the products, Tina Minnis of Ventnor was working to eliminate a problem also often found in the poorest places on the planet – human trafficking.

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Mistletoe Mart draws crowd to Galloway church

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Written by Steve Prisament Monday, November 24, 2014 06:19 pm

Charles Newkirk of Mays Landing and Patty Angjelo of Galloway sell chances for baskets and a quilt by Galloway’s Donna Taylor. Charles Newkirk of Mays Landing and Patty Angjelo of Galloway sell chances for baskets and a quilt by Galloway’s Donna Taylor. GALLOWAY – The icy kiss of winter was warmed a bit Saturday, Nov. 22 at the St. Mark and All Saints Church Mistletoe Mart.

“They’ve been holding them since before I came to the church,” said Winnie Gaupp who has be chairperson for the past 13 years. “Probably since the church opened 25 years ago.”

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Multiple disabilities classes prepare Thanksgiving Feast at Arthur Rann

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Written by Steve Prisament Monday, November 24, 2014 05:26 pm

Working the welcome table are, from left, Noel Vargas, Idris Reynolds, Stephanie Perez, DeShawn Coleman, Juliana Vargas and Kenneth Epperson. Working the welcome table are, from left, Noel Vargas, Idris Reynolds, Stephanie Perez, DeShawn Coleman, Juliana Vargas and Kenneth Epperson. GALLOWAY – Some of the adult volunteers are as enthusiastic as the students.

“This is our fifth year,” township Emergency Management Services Operations Manager Chuck Uhl said. “We like it; it’s something we look forward to every single year.”

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Go Green Galloway seeks volunteers

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Written by Steve Prisament Monday, November 24, 2014 04:49 pm

Go Green Galloway seeks volunteers Go Green Galloway seeks volunteers

The Task Force for a Sustainable Galloway - Go Green Galloway - is looking for volunteers to serve on several committees.

Help is needed on the Reusable Bag, Think Local First-Buy Local-Buy Fair,  Green Business Recognition, Green Tips, Sustainable Landscaping, Municipal Carbon Footprint, Sustainable Community Action Plan, Rain Garden Maintenance, Water Conservation, Green Building Policy-Green Building Education, Energy Efficiency and Greenfest 2015 committees.

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Absegami slates Holiday Spectacular

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Written by Steve Prisament Monday, November 24, 2014 03:34 pm

Absegami slates Holiday Spectacular Absegami slates Holiday Spectacular The Absegami High School Performing Arts Department will present its first Holiday Spectacular 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18 in the Performing Arts Center. 

Admission will be free, with donations being accepted for the Atlantic City Rescue Mission. 

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Absegami students prepare for Winter Dance Concert

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Written by STAFF Monday, November 24, 2014 11:42 am

From left are, in front, Linda Riad, Rachel Reyes, NaHema Moore, Shania Buster, Zaakirah Abdullah and Michelle Echeverry De La Hoz. In the middle row are Shannon Egnor, Carl'la Braithewaite-Amaro, Alexis Owens, Rosanna Merkel, Genesis Payne and Brandi Carty. In back are Margaret Cohen, Duy Tran, Lil Juliette Doumit, Mercy Harris, Coran Francis and Lauren Merkel. From left are, in front, Linda Riad, Rachel Reyes, NaHema Moore, Shania Buster, Zaakirah Abdullah and Michelle Echeverry De La Hoz. In the middle row are Shannon Egnor, Carl'la Braithewaite-Amaro, Alexis Owens, Rosanna Merkel, Genesis Payne and Brandi Carty. In back are Margaret Cohen, Duy Tran, Lil Juliette Doumit, Mercy Harris, Coran Francis and Lauren Merkel.

The Absegami High School Dance Department will hold its second Winter Dance Concert 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5 in the Absegami Performing Arts Center, Dolton Drive, Galloway.

It will feature dances choreographed by Annanda Carmody and the students in the Absegami High School Dance Department. All dances in the concert illustrate the students’ originality, creativity, and artistry through movement.

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Robin Hood hits a bulls-eye

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Written by Steve Prisament Monday, November 24, 2014 11:23 am

Natalie Frantz and Nicholas Hathaway as Maid Marian and Robin Hood. Natalie Frantz and Nicholas Hathaway as Maid Marian and Robin Hood. The Emanon Players had audiences laughing out loud Friday-Sunday, Nov. 21-23 in the Absegami High School Performing Arts Center.

Robin Hood by Don Nigro is a comedic version of the familiar tale of the band of merry men in long-ago Sherwood Forest.

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Galloway Police Blotter Nov. 9-15, 2014

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Written by Steve Prisament Friday, November 21, 2014 07:47 pm

Galloway Police Blotter Nov. 9-15, 2014 Galloway Police Blotter Nov. 9-15, 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 Nov. 9-15 Galloway police answered 904 calls for service. Officers made 24 arrests, and issued 76 traffic summonses including four charges of driving while intoxicated. Officers responded to 23 motor vehicle accidents, seven domestic complaints, 86 medical assists and 16 fire calls. They investigated three burglaries.

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A.C. inspector gets 5 years for accepting bribes

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Written by STAFF Friday, November 21, 2014 02:19 pm

Logan F. Holt Jr. Logan F. Holt Jr. GALLOWAY – A former Atlantic City Department of Licenses and Inspections inspector was sentenced to five years in state prison Friday, Nov. 21 for accepting cash bribes from a taxi operator and operators of massage parlors and “stress therapy centers.”

Logan F. Holt Jr., 55, of Galloway was sentenced to five years, including two years of parole ineligibility, by Superior Court Judge Mark H. Sandson in Atlantic County.

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Galloway council OKs plan for Lenox site redevelopment

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Written by Steve Prisament Wednesday, November 19, 2014 10:10 am

Galloway council OKs plan for Lenox site redevelopment Galloway council OKs plan for Lenox site redevelopment

GALLOWAY – Township Council has approved a redevelopment plan that helps clear the way for Railing Dynamics Inc. to relocate operations to the former Lenox site on Tilton Road.

“They created an ordinance allowing for improvements,” Township Planner Tiffany Cuviello told The Current Wednesday, Nov. 19. “RDI still needs to go to the Planning Board to get site plan approval.”

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