Last Updated on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 10:30 pm
Charlie Pritchard / Five-year-old Lilly Searles of Mays Landing lobbed a “snowball” at the snowman that stood in Memorial Park.
MAYS LANDING - Everyone was in great spirits in Memorial Park on Saturday, Dec. 7 for the annual Dickens of a Holiday festival in Mays Landing.
Last Updated on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 12:20 pm
Charlie Pritchard / The crowd circulates while awaiting Santa’s visit following the lighting of the tree.
A large crowd gathered in front of the Egg Harbor City Library on Philadelphia Avenue on Saturday evening, Dec. 7, for the annual tree-lighting ceremony sponsored by the Greater Egg Harbor City Chamber of Commerce.
EGG HARBOR CITY – A routine City Council meeting took a 180-degree turn on Thursday, Dec. 5 when resident Debbie Gehringer Ardenbright approached the microphone during the public comment portion.
Ardenbright, along with numerous neighbors, was there to protest a home being rented to Oxford House, Inc. at 511 Buffalo Ave., which happens to be next door to her home. Oxford House is a non-profit agency that places recovering alcoholics and drug addicts in residential settings.
Line up is at 5:15 p.m. in front of the Egg Harbor City Police Department. Parade begins at 6.
EGG HABOR CITY – Plans are being finalized for the annual Egg Harbor City Christmas parade 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21.
Anyone can enter. Floats, bands, performers and businesses are encouraged to participate, although be advised that Santa has already been booked for the event. There is no fee to enter.
Last Updated on Tuesday, December 03, 2013 11:22 pm
Charlie Pritchard / Signs like these may soon become a thing of the past as Hamilton Township Committee vows to have them removed from local roadsides.
HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – Hamilton Township resident and former Mayor Bruce Strigh is getting frustrated by the increasing number of signs littering the roads by area businesses. A call to Township Administrator Mike Jacobs led to action by the governing body Monday evening, Dec. 2.
Last Updated on Monday, December 02, 2013 01:15 pm
Charlie Pritchard / Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive in Memorial Park to a huge crowd of excited children and their parents.
HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – Hamilton Township officials got the holiday season started in style Saturday evening, Nov. 30, with the traditional tree lighting ceremony in Memorial Park.
Julie Hazard / Oakcrest High School senior Laura Taraba, right, produced a video to commemorate the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. At left, is Oakcrest secretary Pat Schwarzenbach of the Class of 1964, one of the people interviewed, who said, ‘We were seniors in high school when the announcement came over the intercom; it was total shock with tearful students and teachers all around.’
Oakcrest senior Laura Taraba has produced a 20-minute documentary called "Fifty Years Gone," which brought together teachers and Oakcrest 1964 senior classmates from the time period surrounding the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, to remember when.
Last Updated on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 12:26 pm
Lots of local holiday events to choose from.
Sounds of the Season
Enjoy the Sounds of the Season now through Dec. 22 at the Hamilton Mall. The program of free entertainment includes: Irish Dancers; Tuesday, Dec. 10 at 7 p.m., First United Methodist Church; Friday, Dec. 13 at 6 p.m., A Hard Act to Follow; Saturday, Dec. 14 at 2 p.m., Magic Flute Symphony; Sunday, Dec. 15 at 1 p.m., Irish Dancers; Monday, Dec. 16 at 7 p.m., Hamilton Township Community Band; Wednesday, Dec. 18 at 6:45 p.m., Linwood Community Church Choir; Saturday, Dec. 21 at 2 p.m., Ensemble Arts; Sunday, Dec. 22 at 2 p.m., Hammonton Assembly of God. Dates and times are subject to change. Learn more at www.shophamilton.com or call 609.645.7837.
ACUA food drive
Township of Hamilton and Egg Harbor City residents are invited to participate in a holiday food drive being organized by the Atlantic County Utilities Authority. Use any bag and simply place food at curbside on you're recycling collection day and the ACUA will collect donations along with your recycling. In Hamilton the drive will take place the week of Dec. 9-13 the same day as your recycling day. In Egg Harbor City it’s on Wednesday, Dec. 11. All donations benefit the Community FoodBank of New Jersey Southern Branch. Call 609-272-6950.
The evening will showcase a variety of dance routines choreographed by students enrolled in advanced dance, including ballet, modern, jazz, tap, ballroom and hip hop.
The Oakcrest High School Advanced Dance Concert will take place 7 p.m. Friday, Friday, Dec. 13 in the school auditorium.
The evening will showcase a variety of dance routines choreographed by students enrolled in advanced dance including ballet, modern, jazz, tap, ballroom and hip hop.
The crash is being investigated by Officer Cheryl McCarthy of the Township of Hamilton Police Department.
HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – A Mays Landing woman was rescued from a burning vehicle by several good Samaritans Thursday afternoon, Dec. 5, after she fell asleep at the wheel and crashed at Bears Head Road (County Route 552) and Harley Avenue, police said.
Maria Spear of Mays Landing was traveling east on Bears Head Road when she fell asleep, causing her vehicle to leave the road and strike several trees and a utility pole, police said. The vehicle caught fire and Spear was trapped inside.
Last Updated on Wednesday, December 04, 2013 05:59 pm
Ronald Martin served as Hamilton chief of police from 1980 until his retirement in 1995.
HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – The Township of Hamilton Police Department is mourning the loss of retired Police Chief Ronald Martin, who died Friday, Nov. 29 at age 83.
Martin was a member of the Township of Hamilton Police Department for 31 years reaching the rank of chief in 1980, a post he held until his retirement in 1995, according to an announcement on the department’s Facebook page.
Last Updated on Tuesday, December 03, 2013 11:40 am
Charlie Pritchard / Taking part in the ceremony for John Benjamin Jones Sr. are from left: Committeewoman Judy Link; Michael Francis, retired New Jersey state command chief master sergeant representing Congressman Frank LoBiondo; Willa Stockton, sister of the honoree; niece Karen Roesch; son Jerry Jones; granddaughter Megan Williams; daughter Jeanne Williams; grandson Jacob Williams; Mayor Amy Gatto; nephew Joseph Gigliotti, and Hamilton Township Veterans Advisory Board Chairman Russ Bongiovanni.
HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – John Benjamin Jones, Sr., a Marine Corps combat veteran of World War II, was honored posthumously by Hamilton Township Committee during its monthly “Hamilton Township Honors and Remembers Its Veterans” program at the Monday, Dec. 2 township meeting.
Born in Homestead, Pa., on July 15, 1923, Jones moved to the township’s Laureldale section with his family at the age of 15.
Last Updated on Saturday, November 30, 2013 07:59 am
Charlie Pritchard / Hamilton Township Emergency Management Director and police Capt. Michael Petuskey, Deputy Director Henry Dorsey and emergency management team member and police Sgt. Chris Prychka prepare to check the high-water vehicle recently acquired by the township.
HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – The Hamilton Township Office of Emergency Management has acquired a military surplus high-water vehicle for use during emergency situations.
Local Boy Scouts from Troop A346 attended the 2013 National Jamboree at Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia in July.
Local Boy Scouts from Troop A346 attended the 2013 National Jamboree at Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia in July. This is the new home for all future Jamborees and a High Adventure Camp. All of the Scouts are from the Mays Landing, Egg Harbor Township and Somers Point area.