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District to consider change that would keep Greater Egg siblings together

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Written by James Fitzpatrick Thursday, October 09, 2014 03:48 pm

EGG HARBOR CITY ­– New rules governing which high school students in the Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District can attend will be getting a second look to see if exceptions are warranted to keep siblings together.

On Monday, Oct. 6, the Board of Education again heard from parents in the Laureldale section of Hamilton Township and the South Egg Harbor section of Galloway about a policy decision made by the board Sept. 22 that takes away the option for residents in those areas to send their children to Cedar Creek High School in Egg Harbor City, the district’s newest school which opened in 2010.

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Pool dedication, 5K run highlight memorial event

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Written by Charlie Pritchard Wednesday, October 08, 2014 08:59 am

The swimming pool at the Hess Education Complex was renamed the Margaret A. Stringer Aquatic Center at the ceremony on October 4. The swimming pool at the Hess Education Complex was renamed the Margaret A. Stringer Aquatic Center at the ceremony on October 4. HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – A group of hundreds of family members, friends, colleagues and former students of former Hess Education Complex swim instructor Margaret Stringer turned out on a rainy morning on Saturday, October 4 to participate in an event to honor the educator who was tragically killed in a motor vehicle accident in March.

An outdoor ceremony to unveil the school’s pool as the Margaret A. Stringer Aquatic Center was moved indoors to the school’s auditorium due to the inclement weather. That however, in no way, dampened the spirits of those who were there to honor Stringer.

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Letter: Confessions of a former Dix supporter

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Written by Opinion Tuesday, October 07, 2014 12:00 am

Letter: Confessions of a former Dix supporter Letter: Confessions of a former Dix supporter To the editor:

My name is Harry Rogers, and I am a recovering Aline Dix supporter. I confess that I campaigned for her twice, donated to her campaign twice and went door to door in support of her candidacy. For these misguided actions, I must sincerely apologize to the voters of Hamilton Township.

I was once captivated with Ms. Dix’s activism and encyclopedic grasp of trivial facts. When in 2011 she accused the township committee of “multimillion dollar bond malfeasance,” I once again marveled at her grasp of the situation. On the strength of her allegations the committee called in state inspectors despite coming off two years of spotless audits.

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Egg Harbor City Public Schools host an evening for parents

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, October 06, 2014 10:35 am

Egg Harbor City Public Schools host an evening for parents Egg Harbor City Public Schools host an evening for parents The Egg Harbor City School District is sponsoring an evening program for all parents from 6:30-9 p.m. Oct. 9 in the Egg Harbor City Community School cafeteria. Noted author and speaker Chick Moorman will address how to speak to children in language that builds self-esteem and encourages responsibility. Parents will learn the 10 best and the 10 worst things to say to children and hear suggestions for speaking in ways that reduce family conflict, demonstrate listening, and build trust and caring. Moorman will also explore how parents talk to their children and the underlying “silent messages” that accompany their actual words.

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Key Club blood drive saves lives

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Written by Julie Hazard Monday, October 06, 2014 10:27 am

Proving they Proving they Cedar Creek High School Key Club held its annual American Red Cross Blood Drive on Sept. 29. Students and staff donated 116 productive pints of blood, helping to save potentially 348 lives.  Key Club faculty Advisors Greg Ferree and Matt Ballistreri coordinated the event with the club members. A community blood drive was also held on Sept. 20 at the school, producing 26 productive units.

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Local scouts hold annual Camporee at Egg Harbor City Lake

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Written by Charlie Pritchard Monday, October 06, 2014 10:04 am

Boy scouts from Troop 254 in Mays Landing Michael Branca, 12, Eric Weeks, 12 and Charlie Siebert, 14 learned about water rescue techniques from United States Coast Guard helicopter rescue swimmers Chris Conway and Chris Lynch. Boy scouts from Troop 254 in Mays Landing Michael Branca, 12, Eric Weeks, 12 and Charlie Siebert, 14 learned about water rescue techniques from United States Coast Guard helicopter rescue swimmers Chris Conway and Chris Lynch. EGG HARBOR CITY- The Jersey Shore Council, Sea Pines District of the Boy Scouts of America held its annual Autumn Adventure Camporee at the Egg Harbor City Lake Campground on Friday, October 3 through Sunday, October 5. More than five hundred Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and families from packs and troops from Egg Harbor City, Galloway Township, Hamilton Township, Hammonton, Folsom, Mullica Township, Egg Harbor Township, Ocean City, Linwood, Somers Point, Northfield and Atlantic City participated in this year’s program, titled “Wilderness Survival”. 

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EHC Latino Club holds annual parade and celebration

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Written by Charlie Pritchard Monday, October 06, 2014 09:03 am

Adriana Velazquez was crowned Miss Latina by pageant director Ingrid Clark. Adriana Velazquez was crowned Miss Latina by pageant director Ingrid Clark. EGG HARBOR CITY – The Latino Club of Egg Harbor City held its 4th annual parade and street fair on Saturday, October 4. The event included a parade on Philadelphia Avenue followed by a street fair with a wide variety of vendors and musical entertainment, including performances by Grupo Hipnosis and the Azteca dancers who hail from Atlantic City.

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Egg Harbor City to support International Walk to School Day

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, October 06, 2014 12:00 am

EGGHARBORCITY _ The city’s elementary school students will their global peers when they celebrate International Walk to School Day on Thursday, Oct. 9.

Local officials, faculty and students will meet at 7:45 a.m. at the Key Recreation Field on Duerer Street to assemble and begin their walk to school.

Walk to School Day began in 1997 to promote awareness for the need for walking-friendly communities. It became a global event in 2000.

Tens of thousands of schools worldwide participate.

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Letter: Vote the incumbents out

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Written by Opinion Monday, October 06, 2014 12:00 am

Letter: Vote the incumbents out Letter: Vote the incumbents out To the editor:

This November I plan on voting against every incumbent. It seems the issues that were present when these fine people took office are still an issue. Take heed, members of Congress, county and local council incumbents – I'm voting for your opponent, and these are my reasons.

I am voting for the opponent of any governing officials who monitor the intersection of New York Avenue and Route 40. For more than six years they would rather buy more orange barrels than repair a drainage issue. 

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Davies principal earns national honor

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Written by Charlie Pritchard Friday, October 03, 2014 10:31 am

Middle School Principal Stephen Santilli shares his Principal of the Year Award with members of his faculty upon his return from the Bammy Awards ceremony. Middle School Principal Stephen Santilli shares his Principal of the Year Award with members of his faculty upon his return from the Bammy Awards ceremony. HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – William Davies Middle School Principal Stephen Santilli had been nominated by numerous educators in the district for the Bammy Award, given annually by the Academy of Education Arts and Sciences International. Based on those nominations, he became a finalist.

On Saturday, Sept. 27, at the national awards ceremony in Washington, D.C., Santilli had the opportunity to walk the red carpet befitting the five finalists for Middle School Principal of the Year Award. As it turns out, that was just the start of an evening worthy of the entire district’s celebration.

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