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Lions roar at pancake breakfast

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Written by Steve Prisament Tuesday, October 28, 2014 11:04 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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Absegami marks Red Ribbon Week

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Written by Julie Hazard Monday, October 27, 2014 11:06 am

Dress in Red Day winners are, from left, freshmen Jayda Tennant and Jewlyin Hunton; sophomores Richard Blair, Joshonda Johnson and Nahema Moore; juniors Laura Nunez and Daniel Hershman; and seniors Adam Chen and Morgan Brady.  Dress in Red Day winners are, from left, freshmen Jayda Tennant and Jewlyin Hunton; sophomores Richard Blair, Joshonda Johnson and Nahema Moore; juniors Laura Nunez and Daniel Hershman; and seniors Adam Chen and Morgan Brady.

Absegami High School celebrated Red Ribbon Week Oct. 20-24, with the theme, "We know what's right ... you and Me drug free." 

Red Ribbon Week is the oldest and largest drug prevention campaign in the United States and serves as a vehicle for students to take a stand and make a personal commitment to live drug free lives.

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Galloway Police Blotter October 12-18, 2014

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Written by STAFF Sunday, October 26, 2014 07:12 pm

Galloway Police Blotter October 12-18, 2014 Galloway Police Blotter October 12-18, 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. 12-18 Galloway police answered 825 calls for service. Officers made 24 arrests, and issued 46 traffic summonses including two charges of driving while intoxicated. Officers responded to 12 motor vehicle accidents, nine domestic complaints, 91 medical assists and 11 fire calls. They investigated two burglaries.

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Sandy cleanup may hamper hunters

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Written by Steve Prisament Friday, October 24, 2014 02:02 pm

Sandy cleanup may hamper hunters Sandy cleanup may hamper hunters

GALLOWAY – In an ongoing effort to remove marine and household debris from the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge as a result of Hurricane Sandy, portions of some deer zones may be closed to hunters to provide safety for the cleanup crews at various times throughout the season.

While no waterfowl areas will be closed, waterfowl hunters should be aware that operations may impact some areas.

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Veterans to get free haircuts at Smithville

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Written by STAFF Friday, October 24, 2014 01:33 pm

WWll Veteran Howard Garfield of Four Seasons has his hair cut by Smithville barber Steve Fitzgerald. WWll Veteran Howard Garfield of Four Seasons has his hair cut by Smithville barber Steve Fitzgerald.

Veterans will be treated to free haircuts 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11 – Veterans Day – at the Smithville Barber Shoppe on the Village Greene at Historic Smithville.

Bring a form of veterans identification.

The shop is located next to the train station.

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Galloway schedules leaf collection

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Written by STAFF Thursday, October 23, 2014 02:18 pm

Galloway schedules leaf collection Galloway schedules leaf collection

Galloway Township Public Works will collect leaves from residential properties Nov. 3- Jan. 30.

As in previous years, the township will be divided into four sections.

The Garden State Parkway west to Bremen Avenue and Route 30 north to the Galloway boundary scheduled dates are Dec. 1-30 and Jan. 2-30.

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Late winter mows to help save Galloway habitat

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Written by STAFF Thursday, October 23, 2014 01:10 pm

Late winter mows to help save Galloway habitat Late winter mows to help save Galloway habitat

Go Green Galloway and the township Department of Public Works is embarking on a program to designate habitat-rich roadsides for late winter mowing only. 

Open habitat has declined in Galloway and in Southern New Jersey, and annual mowing will help to maintain the integrity of roadsides while improving habitats for native plants, pollinators, birds and other wildlife. 

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Drop-off warm weather wear

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Written by STAFF Thursday, October 23, 2014 11:25 am

Drop-off warm weather wear Drop-off warm weather wear

The Westside Neighborhood Protective Association in Atlantic City and the Health Center at Galloway are conducting a Hat – Scarf – Glove Drop-Off, accepting donations for boys and girls pre-school through eighth grade.

Galloway’s drop-off location is with Karen Fitzpatrick at the Health Center at Galloway, 66 W. Jimmie Leeds Road. Call  609-748-9100 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

The drop-off in Atlantic City is with Dennis Konzelman at the law office of Jeffrey R. Wilson, 706 N. Ohio Avenue. Call 609-214-6381 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

   

Beacon Church moving ever upward with basketball program

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Written by Steve Prisament Wednesday, October 22, 2014 11:24 am

Jocelyn Nadal, 6, waves her pom poms. Jocelyn Nadal, 6, waves her pom poms.

GALLOWAY – Upward Sports is a national Christian faith-based organization that started as a single-church basketball league.

In New Jersey it has similar roots and the league still operates where it originated in this state at Beacon Evangelical Free Church here.

“Last year we had 189 kids in the program,” said Keri Nadal, who is a league director along with her husband, Justin. “We hope to expand. I’d be delighted to see more than 200 children register.”

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Galloway school transition to Common Core standards nears completion

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Written by Steve Prisament Wednesday, October 22, 2014 11:18 am

Galloway school transition to Common Core standards nears completion Galloway school transition to Common Core standards nears completion GALLOWAY – The township public school district has nearly completed its transition to Common Core State Standards-Partnership for the Assessment of College and Careers, Superintendent Annette Giaquinto told members of the Board of Education and the public Monday, Oct. 20.

“I want everyone to understand: these standards drive curriculum,” Giaquinto said at a school board meeting at Galloway Township Middle School, 100 Reeds Road.

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Galloway-Port Republic In Your Town, Edition of Oct. 23, 2014

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Written by Steve Prisament Wednesday, October 22, 2014 09:27 am

Galloway-Port Republic In Your Town, Edition of Oct. 23, 2014 Galloway-Port Republic In Your Town, Edition of Oct. 23, 2014 Dorcas’ Closet offers free clothing

Peace Lutheran Church at 328 E. Great Creek Road, Galloway, will hold its annual Dorcas’ Closet 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25.  They offer free clothes from baby to adult sizes. Call Deaconess Helen DeMario at 609-748-1777.

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Former detective pleads guilty to having sex on the job

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Written by Steve Prisament Wednesday, October 22, 2014 09:14 am

Former detective pleads guilty to having sex on the job Former detective pleads guilty to having sex on the job

MAYS LANDING – A former Egg Harbor City police detective pled guilty Tuesday, Oct. 21 to official misconduct for exploiting his position as a police officer in order to engage in sexual conduct with several women, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain said.

On Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, Steven Hadley, 31, of Port Republic, was charged with four counts of second-degree official misconduct.

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Absegami Interactors volunteer at MS bike ride

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Written by TAHIDUL RIDOY Tuesday, October 21, 2014 03:36 pm

From left, Absegami High School Interactors Sabrina Lam, Eric Choi, and ChaeRin Ryu  are organizing bikers’ luggage. / Jeremy Muniz From left, Absegami High School Interactors Sabrina Lam, Eric Choi, and ChaeRin Ryu are organizing bikers’ luggage. / Jeremy Muniz Absegami High School’s Interact Club volunteered at the annual Ocean City Bike MS: City to Shore Ride, an event dedicated to finding a cure for multiple sclerosis.

Eight Interact Club volunteers gave up their time Saturday, Sept. 27, to help the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s Greater Delaware Valley Chapter run a smooth, rewarding event for everyone involved.

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Galloway-Port Republic People in the News, Edition of Oct. 23, 2014

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Written by Steve Prisament Tuesday, October 21, 2014 11:08 am

DiAnne C. Gove DiAnne C. Gove

Gove joins Alzheimer’s study commission

Ninth District Assemblywoman DiAnne C. Gove of Long Beach Township has been named to the state’s Alzheimer’s Disease Study Commission.  The Commission, which was proposed by the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Chapter of New Jersey, was established through legislation authored by Gove and her district colleagues Assemblyman Brian E. Rumpf and Sen. Christopher J. Connors.  Connors also serves on the commission.

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Stockton Seaview time capsule to highlight 100th year celebration

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Written by Steve Prisament Tuesday, October 21, 2014 10:15 am

Stockton Seaview time capsule to highlight 100th year celebration Stockton Seaview time capsule to highlight 100th year celebration

GALLOWAY –Stockton Seaview Hotel & Golf Club’s year-long centennial celebration will culminate with a time capsule burial 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12, in front of the resort at 401 S. New York Road.

Dignitaries and others have been invited to attend a ceremony highlighted by remarks from Richard Stockton College President Dr. Herman Saatkamp; Andrew Dolce, founder of Dolce Hotels and Resorts which manages Seaview; and Andrew Stegen, Seaview general manager.

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Bands join Absegami’s Indian Summer

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Written by Chelsea White Monday, October 20, 2014 02:11 pm

Volunteers Becky Lincoln, Debbie Townsend, novelty chairperson Louise Smith and Julia Gosevska sell pins with photos of Marching Braves members at the Indian Summer Band Festival Saturday Oct. 18 at the Absegami High School football field. Volunteers Becky Lincoln, Debbie Townsend, novelty chairperson Louise Smith and Julia Gosevska sell pins with photos of Marching Braves members at the Indian Summer Band Festival Saturday Oct. 18 at the Absegami High School football field.

Five New Jersey high school marching bands and judges from all over the country traveled to Absegami High School for the 33rd annual Indian Summer Band Competition Saturday Oct. 18 at the football field.

The Absegami Marching Braves, 2013 National Champions in their group, hosted the event with student and parent volunteers on hand to set up, sell refreshments and guide the visitors from other schools.

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