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Oakcrest receives donation from Coca-Cola, Walmart

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Written by Charlie Pritchard Friday, December 12, 2014 01:29 pm

Surrounded by Coca Cola, and township officials, as well as the eighteen senior role models,  Walmart food shift manager Pete Hartwell and Coca-Cola officials present a $4,000 check to Oakcrest High School Principal Dan Money and 18 students who were chosen as role models. The check represents the proceeds of a Coca-Cola Powerade promotion. Hamilton Township Mayor Roger Silva was also present. Surrounded by Coca Cola, and township officials, as well as the eighteen senior role models, Walmart food shift manager Pete Hartwell and Coca-Cola officials present a $4,000 check to Oakcrest High School Principal Dan Money and 18 students who were chosen as role models. The check represents the proceeds of a Coca-Cola Powerade promotion. Hamilton Township Mayor Roger Silva was also present. HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – Student activities at Oakcrest High School will be enhanced with a $4,000 contribution presented jointly by representatives of Coca-Cola and Walmart Tuesday, Dec. 9.

The school benefited from Coca-Cola’s Powerade Give Back to Your School promotion, which ran Aug. 25-Oct. 17. Five stores were selected as winners of the competition, including the Mays Landing Walmart store.

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Oakcrest Advanced Dance Concert

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Written by Julie Hazard Friday, December 12, 2014 01:02 pm

Oakcrest Advanced Dance Concert Oakcrest Advanced Dance Concert Oakcrest High School Advanced Dance students will present a dance concert 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12 in the school auditorium. The evening will showcase a variety of dance works choreographed by the students. Tickets are $7 and can be purchased at the door.

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November Dragons of the Month

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, December 12, 2014 12:43 pm

November Dragons of the Month November Dragons of the Month William Davies Middle School officials have announced the Dragon of the Month Students for November. These students were nominated for being thankful. Standing, from left, are Lauren Liberty, Jazlyn Farrell, Aaliyah Fonville, Matthew Washington, Jameel Muhammad and Alexander Wilson. Kneeling: Vivek Kolli, Emma Benkovic, Olivia Boyle, Nicole Scharfetter and Kieran Kerrigan.

 

Moravian Church holds annual Christmas Tea

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Written by Charlie Pritchard Friday, December 12, 2014 12:26 pm

A large crowd gathered in Egg Harbor City Moravian Church hall to enjoy treats. A large crowd gathered in Egg Harbor City Moravian Church hall to enjoy treats. EGG HARBOR CITY – The Moravian Church of Egg Harbor City held its annual Christmas Tea on Saturday, Dec. 6. Scores of guests gathered to be served a variety of sandwiches and desserts at the annual holiday tradition.

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Hess School carnival rewards good citizenship

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Written by Charlie Pritchard Friday, December 12, 2014 12:08 pm

Anthony Capaldi and Ellie Dainton, both 8, from Shari Lemma’s third-grade class, compete in the potato sack race. Anthony Capaldi and Ellie Dainton, both 8, from Shari Lemma’s third-grade class, compete in the potato sack race. HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – Students in second through fifth grade at the Hess Education Complex learned that there are benefits to being good citizens and making good choices. One of those benefits was to participate in a two-day schoolwide extravaganza Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 8 and 9 featuring carnival games and activities in the school gymnasium.

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Saint John’s United Church of Christ celebrates holiday with Christmas concert

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Written by Charlie Pritchard Friday, December 12, 2014 10:42 am

Pianist Chad Kemp accompanied vocalist Joanne M. Gabriel as she sang ‘Pie Jesu,’ written by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Pianist Chad Kemp accompanied vocalist Joanne M. Gabriel as she sang ‘Pie Jesu,’ written by Andrew Lloyd Webber. EGG HARBOR CITY – Saint John’s United Church of Christ celebrated the holiday season by holding its annual concert, “And Heaven and Nature Sing” on Sunday, Dec. 7. The featured performers were pianist Chad Kemp, organist Joseph Rohr, harpist Stephanie M. Sussmeier and vocalist Joanne M. Gabriel.

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Rain doesn’t deter annual Dickens of a Holiday event

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Written by Charlie Pritchard Friday, December 12, 2014 10:06 am

Landon Cochrane, 8, of Egg Harbor Township, his sister Lucy, 4, and his brother, Lawrence, 2, presented their wish list to Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Masonic Lodge Breakfast with Santa event. Landon Cochrane, 8, of Egg Harbor Township, his sister Lucy, 4, and his brother, Lawrence, 2, presented their wish list to Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Masonic Lodge Breakfast with Santa event. HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – The prospect of heavy downpours caused the Mays Landing Merchants Association to move the Dickens of a Holiday activities planned for Memorial Park indoors to the Mays Landing Presbyterian Church and the Mays Landing branch of the Atlantic County Library.

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Hamilton MUA raises rates for Weymouth Township customers

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Written by Charlie Pritchard Thursday, December 11, 2014 09:02 am

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – The bulk rates that the Hamilton Township Municipal Utilities Authority charges users of its services in Weymouth Township will rise as of January 1, 2015. The new rates were announced at the MUA meeting on Wednesday, December 10 by Executive Director and Chief Engineer Steven Blankenship.

The rate for sewer service will rise from the 2014 cost of $105.44 to $108.07 in 2015. The water rate will increase from $109.94 to $137.36. The charges are billed quarterly and are independent of what the Weymouth Township MUA charges the users.

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Hamilton Township in Your Town

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, December 11, 2014 12:00 am

things to do Hamilton Township in Your Town, Edition of Dec. 5     

Yoga for Life

The Mays Landing branch of the Atlantic County Library, 40 Farragut Ave., will present Yoga for Life 10 a.m. Saturdays, Dec. 13 and 27. This free program is open to older teens and adults. Participants are advised to wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a mat or towel. No food should be eaten three hours before class. Sponsored by the Atlantic County Library Foundation and led by Janet Hahn. Registration is requested. Call 609-625-2776, ext. 6304 for information. 

Furry buddies

The Mays Landing branch of the Atlantic County Library, 40 Farragut Ave., presents furry buddies 6:30 p.m. Monday Dec. 15. Donna Downs and Colleen McIntyre-Berenetto will bring therapy dogs Cavan, Erin, and Freedom to the library. This program is for ages 6-14. Registration is requested. Call 609-625-2776, ext. 6304 for information. 

CASA info session

Find out how you can be the voice of a child in the foster care system at an information session for Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children 5:30 p.m. Dec. 16 at the Mays Landing branch of the Atlantic County Library, 40 Farragut Ave. Contact John to register at 609-601-7800 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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Reported EHC teen abduction unfounded, police say

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Written by STAFF Wednesday, December 10, 2014 10:55 am

EGG HARBOR CITY – A report of the abduction of a 13-year-old Monday, Dec. 1 from the Egg Harbor City Community School was apparently a false alarm, police said Wednesday.

Officers from the Egg Harbor City Police Department, Atlantic County Sheriff’s officers and Egg Harbor City school administrators launched an “immediate and thorough investigation into allegations that a tall white male dragged the 13-year-old victim into a wooded area near the Egg Harbor City Community School shortly after dismissal,” said Egg Harbor City Police Sgt. Marcella Aylwin.

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