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Cedar Creek unveils its own Pirate

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Written by Julie Hazard Monday, June 23, 2014 12:00 am

Julie Hazard / Cedar Creek 2014 class officers who worked on the grant to fund the Cedar Creek Pirate, now housed in the school's main lobby, are, from left, Daniel Smith, vice president;  Rosalie Hood, historian; Kali Rauhe, recording secretary; Brooke Chretien,  corresponding secretary; Brandon Cheatham, president. Julie Hazard / Cedar Creek 2014 class officers who worked on the grant to fund the Cedar Creek Pirate, now housed in the school's main lobby, are, from left, Daniel Smith, vice president; Rosalie Hood, historian; Kali Rauhe, recording secretary; Brooke Chretien, corresponding secretary; Brandon Cheatham, president. On June 13, Cedar Creek High School held an unveiling of the Cedar Creek Pirate, a marble sculpture created by professional New Jersey based artist John Gowdy. The project was funded by a grant from the Ralph Martin Education Foundation, coordinated by Cedar Creek students and history teacher Susan Kane.

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Hess students perform concert in unusual setting

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Written by Charlie Pritchard Monday, June 23, 2014 12:00 am

Hess School Complex music teacher Fred Rushmore directed the group of 65 students through a wide variety of tunes as the students’ family members watched while comfortably seated. Hess School Complex music teacher Fred Rushmore directed the group of 65 students through a wide variety of tunes as the students’ family members watched while comfortably seated. EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – A group of about 65 excited third graders from the Hess Education Complex got to experience a thrill shared by a small few when they walked into a performance venue on a red carpet that had been rolled out for them.

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Community welcomes new all-access playground

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Written by Charlie Pritchard Monday, June 23, 2014 12:00 am

Township officials and family members reveal the plaque in honor of Christian Clopp to officially open the playground. Township officials and family members reveal the plaque in honor of Christian Clopp to officially open the playground. HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – When 9-year-old Christian Clopp passed away a little over two years ago after a courageous battle with brain cancer, Hamilton Township Deputy Mayor Amy Gatto knew that something had to be done to keep his memory alive.

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Mother’s Day treat at Spragg School

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, June 22, 2014 05:00 pm

Student John Mason Beck is pictured with his aunt Kimberly Davis, along with student Ociana Ortiz, and parent Kiomy Fuentes and her daughter Maria Fuentes enjoying refreshments after the mini concert. Student John Mason Beck is pictured with his aunt Kimberly Davis, along with student Ociana Ortiz, and parent Kiomy Fuentes and her daughter Maria Fuentes enjoying refreshments after the mini concert. The annual Mother’s Day program was hosted by the kindergarten classes at the Charles L. Spragg School in Egg Harbor City Friday, May 9. The students invited their mothers, grandmothers and aunts to attend the event. Students held a mini concert, then hosted refreshments and gave out hand-made gifts for their guests.

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Students of the Month for the month of March at Charles L. Spragg School

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, June 22, 2014 03:00 pm

Students of the Month for the month of March at Charles L. Spragg School Students of the Month for the month of March at Charles L. Spragg School Students of the Month for March 2014 at the Charles L. Spragg School were selected by their classroom teachers and were recognized for outstanding achievement. Those recognized were:

Kindergarten

Isabelle Tolbert, Owen Urbina and Jayden Ortiz

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Large crowd enjoys Pinelands presentation at Mays Landing Library

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Written by Charlie Pritchard Sunday, June 22, 2014 01:00 pm

Presenter, songwriter and performer Gabe Coia spoke and sang about Pinelands myths, folklore and history. Presenter, songwriter and performer Gabe Coia spoke and sang about Pinelands myths, folklore and history. HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – A capacity crowd filled the Atlantic County Library System/Mays Landing meeting room Friday evening, June 13 to hear Gabe Coia give a presentation titled, “Maps, Myth and Music.”

In addition to his talk on Pinelands history and folklore, Coia performed original songs vocally and on guitar from his upcoming folk album that celebrates the Pine Barrens of New Jersey.

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Sweet surprise for Oakcrest High School retiree

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Written by Julie Hazard Sunday, June 22, 2014 11:00 am

Oakcrest secretaries Peggy Graham, Beth Nuytens, Susan Giberson, Margie Tennant, Donna Sikking, retiree Pat Schwarzenbach, Teri Walters and Maria Catrambone. Oakcrest secretaries Peggy Graham, Beth Nuytens, Susan Giberson, Margie Tennant, Donna Sikking, retiree Pat Schwarzenbach, Teri Walters and Maria Catrambone. Oakcrest High School secretaries planned a sweet surprise for Guidance Office secretary Pat Schwarzenbach, who is retiring from Oakcrest after 26 years of service. Schwarzenbach, a 1964 graduate of Oakcrest High School and a member of the first graduating class to attend the school for all four years.  Fifty years later, she will depart the hallways of Oakcrest along with the 2014 graduates.

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ACIT hosts Building One New Jersey summit

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Written by Charlie Pritchard Saturday, June 21, 2014 01:00 pm

One of the panel discussions included, from left, Colleen Maguire, executive director of Pascale Sykes Foundation; Anthony Capaccio, president and business manager of Laborers Local 172; Ryan Feaster, transit coordinator, Cumberland County; Rev. John Scotland, Community Presbyterian Church of Brigantine; Atlantic County Freeholder Alex Marino and moderator, former Montclair Township Mayor Jerry Fried. One of the panel discussions included, from left, Colleen Maguire, executive director of Pascale Sykes Foundation; Anthony Capaccio, president and business manager of Laborers Local 172; Ryan Feaster, transit coordinator, Cumberland County; Rev. John Scotland, Community Presbyterian Church of Brigantine; Atlantic County Freeholder Alex Marino and moderator, former Montclair Township Mayor Jerry Fried. HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – The Atlantic County Institute of Technology was the site for a daylong conference titled “South Jersey Forum on Regional Opportunity, Sustainability and Economic Growth” on Friday, June 13. The gathering, chaired by Bishop John Gandy, was arranged by Building One New Jersey.

Attendees included clergy, local elected officials, civic and labor leaders, policy experts, and federal and state policy makers. The intention of the event was to seek bipartisan solutions to challenges such as transportation and water infrastructure, schools and housing. However, the transportation issue became the main topic for discussion due to a pending bill before Congress.

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Rittenberg cornerstone contents revealed during ceremony

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Written by Charlie Pritchard Saturday, June 21, 2014 11:00 am

Egg Harbor City Historical Society President Mark Maxwell reveals the contents of the time capsule to those in attendance for the ceremony. Egg Harbor City Historical Society President Mark Maxwell reveals the contents of the time capsule to those in attendance for the ceremony. EGG HARBOR CITY – Then Egg Harbor City Board of Education secretary Wilbur Heitz was the emcee at the laying of the cornerstone at the dedication ceremony of the Philadelphia Avenue School annex 43 years ago.

On Saturday, June 14, Heitz was on hand, along with Mayor Lisa Jiampetti, to reopen the stone and reveal what had been placed inside the time capsule years ago.

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Oakcrest Falcons graduate under sunny blue skies

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Written by Charlie Pritchard Saturday, June 21, 2014 10:09 am

Charlie Pritchard / Class Salutatorian Omee Upadhyaya recognized her fellow classmates for their many achievements. Charlie Pritchard / Class Salutatorian Omee Upadhyaya recognized her fellow classmates for their many achievements. HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – A decision made by the Oakcrest High School administration on Thursday, June 19 to postpone the graduation ceremony to the following day due to an ominous weather forecast proved to be quite fortunate as the graduates and their family members were able to enjoy the ceremony under sunny blue skies.

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