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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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Basket-making workshops for seniors offered at Noyes Museum

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Written by STAFF Wednesday, December 31, 2014 01:54 pm

Basket-making workshops for seniors offered at Noyes Museum Basket-making workshops for seniors offered at Noyes Museum

GALLOWAY – The Stockton Center on Successful Aging will sponsor a yearlong series of craft workshops for older adults at the Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton College, 733 Lily Lake Road in the Oceanville section of the township. 

Winter workshops on basket making presented by Niki Giberson, owner of Swan Bay Folk Art Center in Port Republic, will be offered 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays, Jan. 10, Feb. 7 and March 7.

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Free senior health workshops to be held at 6 Atlantic County locations

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Written by STAFF Tuesday, December 30, 2014 02:35 pm

Stockton schedules senior healthcare sessions Stockton schedules senior healthcare sessions

The Stockton Center on Successful Aging has partnered with the Cape Atlantic Coalition for Health to sponsor six free workshops in Atlantic County on managing personal health care.

The Cape Atlantic Coalition for Health is a regional chronic disease prevention coalition funded by the New Jersey Department of Health Office of Cancer Control and Prevention.

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Absegami English teacher turns a page at D.C. conference

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Written by Steve Prisament Monday, December 29, 2014 01:23 pm

Absegami teacher Jamie Howey with books she brought home from a conference. Absegami teacher Jamie Howey with books she brought home from a conference.

GALLOWAY – Absegami High School English teacher Jamie Howey plans to share knowledge she gained from a Nov. 24-25 conference in National Harbor, Md., across the river from Alexandria, Va. and Washington, D.C.

She attended the Assembly on Literature for Adolescents of the National Council of Teachers of English.

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Absegami’s ‘Holiday Spectacular’ called – you guessed it - spectacular

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Written by Steve Prisament Monday, December 29, 2014 12:27 pm

The ‘Four Guys’ singing ‘I Wish It Was Christmas Today.’ From left are Brady Bock, Michael Moore, Saverio Turrano and Nathan Moore. The ‘Four Guys’ singing ‘I Wish It Was Christmas Today.’ From left are Brady Bock, Michael Moore, Saverio Turrano and Nathan Moore.

GALLOWAY – Absegami High School’s Holiday Spectacular didn’t include the three wise men from the Bible – so an audience of close to 300 had to settle for three wiseguys.

The only senior among three comic actors who appear capable of always carrying the day for the Absegami Drama Club is actually the junior member of the group, Nathan Moore.

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Senior siblings correcting history at Galloway museum

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Written by Steve Prisament Monday, December 29, 2014 11:22 am

Siblings Charles Roesch and Alice Roesch Johnson hold up picture of themselves that was misidentified as Jake and Ethel Roesch who have both passed away. Siblings Charles Roesch and Alice Roesch Johnson hold up picture of themselves that was misidentified as Jake and Ethel Roesch who have both passed away.

GALLOWAY – Siblings Charles Roesch and Alice Roesch Johnson said they saw a picture in the 2011 Images of America Series book by Joseph Federico, Matthew McHenry that had the identification wrong.

Recently, they read in The Current about an open house at the Galloway Historical Society Museum, part of the Municipal Complex on Jimmie Leeds Road, and they decided to correct the notion that a picture of them was the married couple, Jake and Ethel Roesch.

Jake Roesch died in the 1960s, according to Johnson. His wife died more recently when she was in her 90s.

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800 see live Nativity at Assumption school in Galloway

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Written by Steve Prisament Monday, December 29, 2014 10:29 am

The first group of actors are all eighth graders at Assumption Regional Catholic School. From left are wise men Luke Johnson, Christian Powell and Elizabeth Picardi; Joseph, Stephen Wilkins; Angel, Cana Glick; Mary, Emma Pirie; and shepherds Dylan Arrom, John Payne and Anthony Palermo. The first group of actors are all eighth graders at Assumption Regional Catholic School. From left are wise men Luke Johnson, Christian Powell and Elizabeth Picardi; Joseph, Stephen Wilkins; Angel, Cana Glick; Mary, Emma Pirie; and shepherds Dylan Arrom, John Payne and Anthony Palermo. GALLOWAY – Some 800 guests enjoyed a live Nativity at Assumption Regional Catholic School Saturday, Dec. 20.

The characters in the Nativity scene were portrayed mostly by students at the school with a little help from Barnyard Friends in Dorothy who provided the live animals found in barns of the day.

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Historic Galloway - 1846 warrant

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Written by SARAH SNOW Sunday, December 28, 2014 10:36 am

Warrant issued by Justice of the Peace Joseph Endicott in 1846. Warrant issued by Justice of the Peace Joseph Endicott in 1846.

Pictured is a warrant issued by Joseph Endicott, Justice of the Peace for Atlantic County. Endicott is directing the Galloway constable, Risley Smith, to order one Peter Blackman to appear before him to answer to the accusation that he was drunk and heard to “swear one profane oath by swearing by Jesus Christ and breaking the Sabbath Day” on August 23, 1846.

Noted on the back of this paper are the fines that Mr. Blackman would have to pay; $1 for being drunk, $1 for swearing, $1 for breaking the Sabbath, and $1 for “costs.”

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Culinary centerpiece represents shop at Smithville

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Written by STAFF Tuesday, December 23, 2014 02:16 pm

Jaymee Martin of Galloway shows off her Tweeterville Village birdhouse representing the business at Historic Smithville, Through the Looking Glass. Jaymee Martin of Galloway shows off her Tweeterville Village birdhouse representing the business at Historic Smithville, Through the Looking Glass.

A final class project for Jaymee Martin of Galloway was creating a birdhouse centerpiece, Tweeterville Village, that represented Through the Looking Glass, a shop at Historic Smithville.

A student at Atlantic Cape Community College’s Academy of Culinary Arts, Martin is in Tree McCann’s centerpiece artistry class.

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American Legion post active but aging in Galloway

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Written by Steve Prisament Friday, December 19, 2014 12:42 pm

Officers of Galloway American Legion Post 430 prepare for their Tuesday, Dec. 16 meeting. From left are Finance Officer Lewis Campanella, Commander Russell Konrady, Adjutant Butch Hamilton and former Adjutant Wallace Kaenzig.  Officers of Galloway American Legion Post 430 prepare for their Tuesday, Dec. 16 meeting. From left are Finance Officer Lewis Campanella, Commander Russell Konrady, Adjutant Butch Hamilton and former Adjutant Wallace Kaenzig. GALLOWAY – American Legion Post 430 has lost visibility since selling its home to the township for what has become the Galloway Senior Center, according to Commander Russell Konrady.

“I think people should know that we’re still alive and well and functioning,” Konrady said. “We’re still here … and we need help.”

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Greater Egg recognizes Absegami goodwill projects

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Written by Steve Prisament Friday, December 19, 2014 10:06 am

From left are Interact Club Advisor Ed Friend and seniors, President Jeremy Muniz and  Treasurer Param Patel, Recording Secretary, sophomore, Amin Khan and Reporting Secretary, senior Jamie Infanti. Vice President, senior Benjamin Tiger arrived a moment too late to be in the picture. From left are Interact Club Advisor Ed Friend and seniors, President Jeremy Muniz and Treasurer Param Patel, Recording Secretary, sophomore, Amin Khan and Reporting Secretary, senior Jamie Infanti. Vice President, senior Benjamin Tiger arrived a moment too late to be in the picture.

GALLOWAY – It was a night for some of the Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District students to show off.

Members of the Interact and Key clubs and the Girls Athletic Association described their goodwill projects this fall to members of the Board of Education at their Monday, Dec. 15 meeting.

Interact Club advisor Ed Friend introduced Interact officers who took turns telling about club activities.

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200 party for the holidays at Senior Center

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Written by Steve Prisament Friday, December 19, 2014 09:02 am

The main hall at the Galloway Senior Center is filled to capacity Thursday, Dec. 18 as Santa makes his rounds. The main hall at the Galloway Senior Center is filled to capacity Thursday, Dec. 18 as Santa makes his rounds.

GALLOWAY – About 200 people attended the Senior Center Holiday Party Thursday, Dec. 18.

“Smithville Inn catered the event,” Galloway resident and Senior Center event leader Anna Jezycki said. “The food was very good. It was pasta with chicken, extra chicken, tossed salad and garlic bread. And there was plenty of it. There were leftovers. They told everyone to come back for seconds.”

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Tickets on sale for 2015 ShopRite LPGA Classic

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Written by STAFF Wednesday, December 17, 2014 03:51 pm

  Tickets on sale for 2015 ShopRite LPGA Classic   Tickets on sale for 2015 ShopRite LPGA Classic       

GALLOWAY – Tickets for the 2015 ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer officially went on sale Dec. 15 and for the sixth consecutive year, 100 percent of all proceeds generated from ticket sales will go directly to regional charities, tournament organizers announced.

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Greater Egg freshmen to find study hall replaced next fall

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Written by Steve Prisament Wednesday, December 17, 2014 11:42 am

Greater Egg freshmen to find study hall replaced next fall Greater Egg freshmen to find study hall replaced next fall

GALLOWAY – There’ll be no study hall for freshmen at the three Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District schools next fall.

The Board of Education was told at its Monday, Dec. 15 meeting at Absegami High School here that instead of study hall, new students will be taking a semester of rhetoric and a semester of career and educational technology.

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