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Students vote for favorite Ameri-CAN presidents

During January and February, students at Arthur Rann Elementary School participated in an election to vote for their favorite American presidents. Instead of voting by ballot, student votes were counted with cans of food. Thus students picked their favorite Ameri-CAN presidents.

Rockin’ it stone-age style

Students at Smithville Elementary School presented a Flintstones-themed gym show Tuesday through Thursday, March 5-7. The young performers demonstrated a variety of athletic routines set to the beat of popular songs – including the crowd-pleasing “Gangnam Style.”

Youth orchestra makes Noyes

The Atlantic Youth Orchestra Spring Concert, the last performance of the season, is  3 p.m. Sunday, March 24 at The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton College, 733 Lily Lake Road, Galloway. It will include music by Mozart, Puccini, Bizet, Brahms and Saint-Saens.

New superintendent says it’s time for Ventnor schools to blossom

Eileen Johnson's office smells like flowers. That is how the Ventnor school community welcomed her as the new school district superintendent on her first full week at the job. "They wanted to wish me well. It's a very good feeling," said Johnson, who lives in Galloway.


A surprise for Dottie Hand. A surprise for Dottie Hand.

90 years of good living, framed by the Good Book


Dottie Hand’s 90th birthday party at Countryside Meadows wasn’t much of a surprise. First, it was on Sunday, Feb. 24 – and she knew that was her birthday. “And they had to put invitations on the bulletin boards,” Hand told The Current two days afterward.

 Police Blotter Feb. 24-March 2, 2013

 During the week Feb. 24-March 2 Galloway police answered 737 calls for service. Officers made 29 arrests, and issued 61 traffic summonses including three charges of driving while intoxicated. Officers responded to 21 motor vehicle accidents, 13 domestic complaints, 26 medical assists and four fire calls.

Pat and Herb Davis named Republicans of the Year

Pat and Herb Davis were introduced to the Galloway Township Republican League when their son Keith became involved with the club. The parents were honored by the league Saturday, Feb. 23 when they were named Galloway Township Republicans of the Year.

Green Tip of the Week: How green is your workplace?

Sometimes, people who are really diligent about recycling and energy efficiency at home are not necessarily that committed at work. Sometimes the lack of motivation is driven by the company, sometimes by the maintenance staff not keeping recycling separate, and sometimes by co-workers. But whatever the cause, you can champion the movement to green your workplace.

In Your Town, Edition of March 14, 2013

Encourage the Discouraged Conference: Mainland Baptist Church, 512 S. Pitney Road, Galloway, will host the third annual Encourage the Discouraged Conference 7 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, March 13-15. Eric Capaci, author and senior pastor of Gospel Light Baptist Church, Hot Springs, Ark., will be the guest speaker. Inspiring messages, special music and soul-stirring testimonies are planned each night.

Kristine Kelly Kristine Kelly

 People in the News, Edition of March 14, 2013

 Kristine Kelly of Galloway, a freshman nursing major, was named to the dean's list at Indiana University of Pennsylvania for the fall 2012 semester with a 4.0 grade point average in the College of Health and Human Services. Other people: Michael Suleiman, Connie Weidner

 Special council meeting results in no action

 Township Council met for a hastily called 5 p.m. special meeting Tuesday, March 12. Township Clerk T.C. Kay said that while the special meeting agenda said “action may be taken,” no action was taken.


Stockton to hold Gala at Revel


The 33rd annual Stockton College Scholarship Benefit Gala hosted by the Stockton College Foundation will be held Saturday, April 27 at Revel in Atlantic City. Tickets are $225 per person. The evening includes a cocktail reception, silent auction and dinner followed by entertainment and dancing.

 Coombs of Galloway a Linwood teacher of the year

 Annually, the school district chooses two teachers to receive the Governor’s Award for Excellence. At the Belhaven Avenue Middle School, the award this year went to Erica Coombs of Gallowa, who teaches Spanish to grades five through seven, and said Spanish is her first language.

Galloway seeks web designer

Setting a $10,000 price limit for redesigning the municipality’s website set off a brief dispute between a councilman and the township manager. “We should just ask for blind quotes,” Councilman McElwee said. Manager Arch Liston disagreed. “I don’t want to get responses for $40,000-$50,000,” Liston said. “We may get a bid from someone for $3,000 that’s much better than a bid from someone for $10,000.”


Police seek abduction attempt suspect

Police released a sketch of a suspect in an attctempted child abduction by a motorist at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 6 on Route 9 near Chanese Lane. The man was described as being Hispanic, in his mid 30s, about 5feet 4, to 5 feet 6 inches tall, with a stocky build, short-cropped black hair and a mustache and goatee.


Sketch of suspect Sketch of suspect



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