Current of Hamilton Township, Mays Landing, Egg Harbor City

Hamilton Township in Your Town, Edition of Jan. 30

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Staff Reports Friday, January 30, 2015 01:47 pm

Hamilton Township in Your Town, Edition of Jan. 30 Hamilton Township in Your Town, Edition of Jan. 30 Furry Buddies

The Mays Landing branch of the Atlantic County Library, 40 Farragut Ave., hosts Furry Buddies, therapy dogs to help kids ages 6-14 with reading, 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 2 and March 2 and 16. Donna Downs and Colleen McIntyre-Berenetto bring therapy dogs Cavan, Erin and Freedom. Registration requested. Call 609-625-2776, ext. 6304.

Pilates

The Mays Landing branch of the Atlantic County Library, 40 Farragut Ave., offers Pilates for adults and teens 9:30 a.m. Saturdays Feb. 7 and 21, March 7 and 21.

Read more: Hamilton Township in Your Town, Edition of Jan. 30

 

Prodigal Pirate Day at Cedar Creek

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Julie Hazard Friday, January 30, 2015 12:41 pm

Prodigal Pirate Day at Cedar Creek Prodigal Pirate Day at Cedar Creek Cedar Creek High School sponsored its second annual Prodigal Pirate Day Jan. 9. Cedar Creek graduates from the classes of 2013 and 2014 returned during their holiday break from college to speak to all senior English classes as part of a roundtable discussion about life beyond high school.

Read more: Prodigal Pirate Day at Cedar Creek

   

Council seeks to stop vandalism at Egg Harbor City Lake

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Charlie Pritchard Friday, January 30, 2015 12:09 pm

Egg Harbor City Mayor Lisa Jiampetti presents a certificate of appreciation to Christmas parade organizer Brian Beals at the Jan. 22 City Council meeting. Egg Harbor City Mayor Lisa Jiampetti presents a certificate of appreciation to Christmas parade organizer Brian Beals at the Jan. 22 City Council meeting. EGG HARBOR CITY – Vandalism at the pavilion at Egg Harbor City Lake was a prime topic of discussion at the City Council meeting Thursday, Jan. 22.

Council President Ed Dennis raised the issue during the committee reports section of the meeting. He said the building had been damaged and suggested they might need to close the roads to the lake during the off season.

“We cannot afford to have a police officer there 24/7,” he said.

Read more: Council seeks to stop vandalism at Egg Harbor City Lake

 

Oakcrest band performs at Orlando Citrus Bowl Stadium

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Charlie Pritchard Friday, January 30, 2015 11:43 am

Submitted/ Oakcrest High School band members are interspersed among the 500 musicians and 200 dancers from the 15 participating high schools. Submitted/ Oakcrest High School band members are interspersed among the 500 musicians and 200 dancers from the 15 participating high schools. HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – At midnight on Christmas Eve, when many people were already in bed, members of the Oakcrest High School band were boarding a bus heading to Orlando, Florida.

They arrived some 18 hours later, their destiny being to join members from 14 other high schools throughout the country to participate in the halftime show at the Russell Athletic Bowl Monday, Dec. 29 at the Orlando Citrus Bowl Stadium.

The game pitted the Clemson University Tigers against the Sooners from the University of Oklahoma.

Read more: Oakcrest band performs at Orlando Citrus Bowl Stadium

   

School ‘Lunch Bunch’ cooks up a book to benefit former co-worker

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Charlie Pritchard Friday, January 30, 2015 11:15 am

Contributors to the cookbook include, from left, Lori Garrity, Laurie Surman and Bill Trackman of Egg Harbor Township, Paula Marrero and Samuel Bryant of Mays Landing, and Stephanie Magruder of Egg Harbor Township. Contributors to the cookbook include, from left, Lori Garrity, Laurie Surman and Bill Trackman of Egg Harbor Township, Paula Marrero and Samuel Bryant of Mays Landing, and Stephanie Magruder of Egg Harbor Township. HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – The Hamilton Township Schools food service department recently published a cookbook titled “Cooking with the Lunch Bunch.” Proceeds from the sale of the book benefit Cheryl Rzasa, a former co-worker who has been diagnosed with breast cancer.

The book contains nearly 200 recipes submitted by staff, students, and the family and friends of Rzasa.

Bill Trackman, the district’s food services director, served as the editor. He said Rzasa has undergone chemotherapy and radiation treatments.

Read more: School ‘Lunch Bunch’ cooks up a book to benefit former co-worker

 

Driver cited in school bus accident

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, January 28, 2015 11:57 am

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – An early morning school bus accident on Route 322 at milepost 45.5 resulted in a driver being cited for careless driving.

The Sheppard school bus was carrying Oakcrest High School students. The students were evaluated at the scene, but none of them were transported to the hospital. The driver of the school bus, Jean Hicks, 68, of Folsom complained of shoulder pain, but was not taken to the hospital by emergency medical responders from the Mays Landing Rescue Squad, police said.

Read more: Driver cited in school bus accident

   

Letter: Putting children’s needs first will move Hamilton schools forward

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Opinion Wednesday, January 28, 2015 12:00 am

Letter: Putting children’s needs first will move Hamilton schools forward Letter: Putting children’s needs first will move Hamilton schools forward To the editor:

In a Jan. 19 letter to the editor, a former board member made false and misleading statements about me, as well as the current members of the Hamilton Township Board of Education and school administration, both petty and certainly irrelevant. 

Recently, board members who were not re-elected in November have attempted to hijack school board meetings for their own self-interests by making false accusations using incorrect information, and to belittle me as the district’s educational leader.

Read more: Letter: Putting children’s needs first will move Hamilton schools forward

 

Letter: Veterans assistance available at Hamilton Mall

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Opinion Tuesday, January 27, 2015 12:00 am

Letter: Veterans assistance available at Hamilton Mall Letter: Veterans assistance available at Hamilton Mall To the editor:

I am a veterans advocate now in my 21st year of providing direct information and assistance to any veteran or family member. I am also in the Hamilton Mall going on 14 years.

I do not accept any money or gifts (except a coffee and a bagel treat). I do not seek any memberships, I do not take private information, and I work out of my kitchen table apartment.

Read more: Letter: Veterans assistance available at Hamilton Mall

   

Hamilton Township in Your Town, Edition of Jan. 23

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Staff Reports Friday, January 23, 2015 12:05 pm

Hamilton Township in Your Town, Edition of Jan. 23 Hamilton Township in Your Town, Edition of Jan. 23 Rabies Clinic

Hamilton Township will offer a free rabies clinic 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Jan. 24 at the Municipal Building, 6101 Thirteenth Street, Mays Landing. Residents will also be able to register pets. Call 609-625-6621.

Yoga for Life

The Mays Landing branch of the Atlantic County Library, 40 Farragut Ave., presents Yoga for Life 10 a.m. Saturdays, Jan. 24, Feb. 14 and 28, and March 14 and 28. The free program is open to older teens and adults.

Read more: Hamilton Township in Your Town, Edition of Jan. 23

 

King remembered at annual celebration

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Charlie Pritchard Friday, January 23, 2015 11:43 am

Keynote speaker Rev. Kevin Taylor of the Greater Harvest Tabernacle Church talks about Rev. Martin Luther King’s legacy of service. Keynote speaker Rev. Kevin Taylor of the Greater Harvest Tabernacle Church talks about Rev. Martin Luther King’s legacy of service. EGG HARBOR CITY – St. Luke’s African Methodist Episcopal Church held its annual service in honor of Rev. Martin Luther King Monday, Jan. 19.

Keynote speaker Rev. Kevin Taylor of the Greater Harvest Tabernacle Church pointed out that above all, King was a man of God who should always be referred to as the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King.

“He was not about awards, the Nobel Peace Prize and other accolades,” Taylor said. “Above all, he would want to be remembered as a servant.”

Read more: King remembered at annual celebration

   

Page 1 of 53