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Mass and butterfly release offer comfort to loved ones of deceased

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Written by Charlie Pritchard Sunday, June 15, 2014 01:00 pm

Jacqueline Robinson and her daughter Alexis, 19, both of Pomona release their butterflies in remembrance of their father and grandfather respectively. Jacqueline Robinson and her daughter Alexis, 19, both of Pomona release their butterflies in remembrance of their father and grandfather respectively. HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – Friends and relatives of those who were laid to rest in the Holy Cross Cemetery and Chapel Mausoleum in Mays Landing in 2013 gathered there on Saturday, June 7 for a memorial mass and butterfly release.

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Egg Harbor City Historical Society museum hosts art show

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Written by Charlie Pritchard Sunday, June 15, 2014 10:00 am

MacKenzie Thomas, 13 a student at the Egg Harbor City Community School, pointed out artwork that she submitted for the art show. MacKenzie Thomas, 13 a student at the Egg Harbor City Community School, pointed out artwork that she submitted for the art show. EGG HARBOR CITY – The Egg Harbor City Historical Society held its annual art show on Saturday, June 7. More than a dozen artists were on hand to showcase their paintings, sculptures and photography. Participants included grade school students as well as accomplished artists.

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Marine’s funeral befitting a ‘legend of the Corps’

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Written by DONNA CLEMENTONI Saturday, June 14, 2014 11:00 pm

Sgt. William French received the Congressional Gold Medal at a private ceremony held in his honor in Mays Landing in 2012. Sgt. William French received the Congressional Gold Medal at a private ceremony held in his honor in Mays Landing in 2012. The Mass of Christian Burial for 94-year-old William French was well attended by the congregants that paid their final respects to a man whose long and storied life counted him among those who have had ‘a life well lived.’

Vineland’s  Our Lady of Pompeii Roman Catholic Church, San Padre Pio Parish’s Rev. Peter Saporito added a touch of humor when he recounted that after a particular moving sermon, Bill French was known for emoting an enthusiastic “Amen!” or “Hallelujah!”

The traditional service ended with the absolution as the priest incensed the coffin and sprinkled it with holy water.

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Oakcrest and Cedar Creek top students attend Academic Excellence event

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Written by Julie Hazard Saturday, June 14, 2014 04:00 pm

Cedar Creek High School Principal James Reina, center, at the Academic Excellence Brunch with Valedictorian Leah Filardi, at right, and Salutatorian Brooke Chretien, at left.  In the fall, Filardi will attend Rowan University to study chemical cngineering, and Chretien will attend American University to study pre-law. Cedar Creek High School Principal James Reina, center, at the Academic Excellence Brunch with Valedictorian Leah Filardi, at right, and Salutatorian Brooke Chretien, at left. In the fall, Filardi will attend Rowan University to study chemical cngineering, and Chretien will attend American University to study pre-law. Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District students were honored for their hard work, dedication and success at the 2014 Atlantic County Academic Excellence Recognition Brunch held at the Carriage House in Galloway Township on June 3.  The event recognizes local grade school, middle school and high school students.

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Meeting with vendors offers hope for reopening of Mercato Market

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Written by Charlie Pritchard Saturday, June 14, 2014 01:00 pm

Michael Gibbons, the track’s Director of Special Events, left, bookended a row of vendors with market partners Dina Guzzardo and Dirk DaCosta on the far end. Michael Gibbons, the track’s Director of Special Events, left, bookended a row of vendors with market partners Dina Guzzardo and Dirk DaCosta on the far end. HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – Normally, Sunday evenings are times of peace and quiet in the innards of the Atlantic City Race Course. That was not the case on the evening of June 8 when a group of loyal vendors who had been a part of Mercato Market’s brief tenure met with the market’s owners and racetrack officials with hopes of restarting the venture.

Owners of the market that opened on May 3 announced on Thursday, June 5 that the market would not reopen that weekend.

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Egg Harbor City receives award from NJ Clean Communities Council

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Written by Charlie Pritchard Saturday, June 14, 2014 10:00 am

EHC receives award from NJ Clean Communities Council EHC receives award from NJ Clean Communities Council LAMBERTVILLE – Egg Harbor City Mayor Lisa Jiampetti accepted an award from Patrick L, Ryan, president of the New Jersey Clean Communities Council, at its 11th annual conference on May 22 in Lambertville. The award was presented in recognition of the city’s annual citywide cleanup event that took place this year on Saturday, May 3 in which more than 400 volunteers participated.

   

Atlantic County Special Services School Spring Fair draws large crowd

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Written by Charlie Pritchard Friday, June 13, 2014 06:00 pm

Paige Sturts of Dorothy, an occupational therapy assistant at the school, painted the face of Adam Deeney, 7, of Hammonton. Paige Sturts of Dorothy, an occupational therapy assistant at the school, painted the face of Adam Deeney, 7, of Hammonton. HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – The Atlantic County Special Services School District held its first ever Spring Fair on Saturday, June 7 on the school grounds in the Hamilton Township Business Park. Tania Diodoardo, a vocational teacher at the school, said that the proceeds would go to the student activity fund to cover the costs of field trips, equipment and technology.

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Successful 2013 Hometown Celebration to be repeated this year

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Written by Charlie Pritchard Friday, June 13, 2014 02:12 pm

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – The 200th anniversary of the birth of the Township of Hamilton ended months ago, but the memory will remain alive at the annual Hometown Celebration slated for the weekend of June 28 and 29 at Lake Lenape Park.

Last year’s event that drew thousands to the park to celebrate the township’s birthday included entertainment, food, craft vendors, games, movies and fireworks. A similar event is planned this year, minus the fireworks display.

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Hamilton school board drops plan to seek state’s opinions on member conduct

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Written by Charlie Pritchard Thursday, June 12, 2014 11:00 pm

Members of the Region Honors Ensemble Students from the Hess Education Complex and William Davies Middle School bands and choirs were honored by the board for their achievements this school year at the meeting on Tuesday, June 3. Members of the Region Honors Ensemble Students from the Hess Education Complex and William Davies Middle School bands and choirs were honored by the board for their achievements this school year at the meeting on Tuesday, June 3. HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – After months of discussion, and countless hours spent by the members of the Hamilton Township Board of Education as well as the administration, a close 5-to-4 vote ended a plan to seek advisory opinions on potential conflict of interest issues on three board members at its meeting on Tuesday, June 3.

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Hamilton MUA proposes slight water rate increase

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Written by Charlie Pritchard Tuesday, June 10, 2014 11:00 pm

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – The Hamilton Township Municipal Utilities Authority voted Wednesday, June 11 to pass resolutions approving the submittal of the proposed 2014-15 water and sewer budgets to the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs. The $6,580,675 total budget includes operating expenses and debt service of $6,355,675, capital improvements of $25,000 and an annual payment to the township of $200,000.

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