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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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None for the road

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Written by SHELBY WESSNER Monday, October 20, 2014 01:51 pm

Capt. Christopher Doyle warns drivers about upcoming anti-alcohol agenda. / Shelby Wessner Capt. Christopher Doyle warns drivers about upcoming anti-alcohol agenda. / Shelby Wessner

Galloway Police Capt. Christopher Doyle was at the Tuesday, Oct. 13 Township Council meeting to praise the success of maintaining Friday, Oct. 10 as a day without any motor vehicle fatalities in the state.

But he decided to raise another issue, one with some obvious similarities.

“We have received grant money from the state to join the fight against drinking and driving,” Doyle said. “So, just don’t do it. It’s unsafe. And we’ll be out there.”

   

Where’s the beef?

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Written by Steve Prisament Monday, October 20, 2014 01:12 pm

Port Republic firefighter Gene Hawn, left, and Fire Chief John Yochim prepare for the crowds Saturday, Oct. 18. /  Shelby Wessner Port Republic firefighter Gene Hawn, left, and Fire Chief John Yochim prepare for the crowds Saturday, Oct. 18. / Shelby Wessner

As usual on the third Saturday in October, the roast beef dinner was at the Port Republic Firehouse on Blakes Lane.

“We hold these every third Saturday in May and October,” firefighter Gene Hawn said. “This was one of our better Octobers. We sold over 900 roast beef dinners.”

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Galloway man faces charges for luring, stun gun possession

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Written by James Fitzpatrick Saturday, October 18, 2014 09:46 am

Galloway man faces charges for luring, stun gun possession Galloway man faces charges for luring, stun gun possession GALLOWAY – A 32-year-old local man was arrested Friday after an alleged luring incident involving a juvenile female victim Tuesday, Oct. 14.

On Friday, Oct. 17, Javier Baquero was arrested by the Galloway Township Police Department for luring and possession of a prohibited device (stun gun) following an incident in the 100 block of Willow Avenue on Tuesday, Oct. 14 involving a juvenile female victim.

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2-car collision sends Leeds Point man to hospital

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Written by Steve Prisament Thursday, October 16, 2014 12:55 pm

2-car collision sends Leeds Point man to hospital 2-car collision sends Leeds Point man to hospital

GALLOWAY – The driver of a vehicle that overturned twice after being hit by another car on Smith Bowen Road was hospitalized Thursday, Oct. 16, police said.

Ronald Poirier, 51, of the Leeds Point section of the township, was treated by AtlantiCare medics and Galloway EMS and then taken to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center City Campus in Atlantic City for “serious non-life threatening injuries” after the 8:50 a.m. accident at the intersection of Leeds Point and Smith Bowen roads.

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Police didn’t bomb in handling of incidents

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Written by Steve Prisament Wednesday, October 15, 2014 12:16 pm

Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School Superintendent John Keenan thanks township for its handling of bomb scares. Galloway Mayor Don Purdy, left, prepares to join in praise of the Police Department. / Shelby Wessner Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School Superintendent John Keenan thanks township for its handling of bomb scares. Galloway Mayor Don Purdy, left, prepares to join in praise of the Police Department. / Shelby Wessner First-year Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School Superintendent John Keenan attended the Tuesday, Oct. 14 Galloway Township Council meeting to praise the community’s first responders during two recent bomb reports at Absegami High School and thank the municipality for its cooperation.

“We are indebted to the Police Department,” Keenan said. “We feel very safe.”

   

Galloway officials hail signs of economic growth

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Written by Steve Prisament Wednesday, October 15, 2014 11:57 am

Galloway officials hail signs of economic growth Galloway officials hail signs of economic growth

GALLOWAY – Officials hailed signs that the municipality’s recession is over at the Tuesday, Oct. 14 Township Council meeting.

“The return of ratables didn’t just happen,” Deputy Mayor Tony Coppola said. “We planted the seeds through the Economic Development Committee. This started years ago.”

He said it was an attitude that had to get out to the public and to potential business partners.

“Our message is that Galloway Township is going to be open for business,” Coppola said. “Galloway Township is encouraging development.”

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Green day

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, October 15, 2014 11:20 am

Eileen Corless, center, of Hazlet and her sister-in-law Mary Corless of Middletown don their purchases from vendor Anna Dennery Rodriguez of Philadelphia. Eileen Corless, center, of Hazlet and her sister-in-law Mary Corless of Middletown don their purchases from vendor Anna Dennery Rodriguez of Philadelphia.  Though the sky was grey Saturday Oct. 11, Historic Smithville in Galloway was looking green for the annual Irish Festival. Sponsored by the Ancient Order of Hibernians Cape May County Division 2, the event continued Sunday, for two days of food, beer, Irish dancing and musical entertainment. Admission was free, and vendors lined up their tents selling hats, kilts, jewelry and crafts. Adults got a taste of Ireland with shepherd’s pie and Irish cider, while activities for children included pony rides, sand art and face painting.  

Photos by Chelsea White

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Crafts Marketplace set Nov. 1 and 2 at Noyes Museum

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Written by STAFF Monday, October 13, 2014 02:10 pm

Crafts Marketplace set Nov. 1 and 2 at Noyes Museum Crafts Marketplace set Nov. 1 and 2 at Noyes Museum

GALLOWAY – The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton College will hold its annual Crafts Marketplace 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, and 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2 at the Museum on Lily Lake Road. 

The two-day juried event features goods handcrafted by regional artisans. 

Shop for items including handmade jewelry, ceramics, wood, photography, prints, paintings, baskets, knit items, home goods and décor.

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Fire safety visit at Assumption

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, October 13, 2014 11:00 am

Trucks from Bayview, Oceanville and Pomona volunteer fire companies provided students a first-hand look at the equipment used by firefighters when called to an emergency. Trucks from Bayview, Oceanville and Pomona volunteer fire companies provided students a first-hand look at the equipment used by firefighters when called to an emergency. GALLOWAY - Galloway fire companies stopped by Assumption Regional Catholic School Friday, Oct. 10, to help promote fire safety awareness. The department brought several fire trucks and ambulances to the school for the Fire Prevention Week demonstration.

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