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Oakcrest students study diabetes

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Written by Julie Hazard Friday, February 06, 2015 12:36 pm

From left are Melissa Zou, Ben Pham, Justice Ross, Kaitlyn Scardino, Jenna Steelman, Tobi Fadugba, Kayla Epp Riffel, Taylor Dimino, Kaylee Johnson, Nicole Emper, Lianna Graniglia, Bernice Ntambwe, Wilfred Salvatierra, Jayshaun Ely and Preston Phommathep. From left are Melissa Zou, Ben Pham, Justice Ross, Kaitlyn Scardino, Jenna Steelman, Tobi Fadugba, Kayla Epp Riffel, Taylor Dimino, Kaylee Johnson, Nicole Emper, Lianna Graniglia, Bernice Ntambwe, Wilfred Salvatierra, Jayshaun Ely and Preston Phommathep. Students in Oakcrest High School's PBS biomedical magnet course recently were given the task of designing an innovation to help the treatment or management of diabetes. Teams gave formal presentations and defended their innovation to a mock grant committee panel appointed by the parents of a fictitious victim.

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County Exec to provide insight into presidents and their spouses

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Written by Charlie Pritchard Friday, February 06, 2015 12:09 pm

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – Every year for the past dozen or so years, Atlantic County Executive Dennis Levinson has given a talk in public about the country’s chief executives during the week of President’s Day. This year is no exception and he will begin his presentation at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12 at the Atlantic County Library in Mays Landing.

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Egg Harbor City revives green team

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, February 06, 2015 11:29 am

Egg Harbor City revives green team Egg Harbor City revives green team EGG HARBOR CITY – Concerned citizens of Egg Harbor City have revived the city’s green team and are inviting residents to get involved in providing a sustainable future for all residents.

Members of SustainableEHC met twice at City Hall to reorganize and come up with programs that ensure the city remains a great place to live, work and play. The next green team meeting will be 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10. The public is invited to attend.

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Sorrentino assumes Hamilton deputy police chief position

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Written by Charlie Pritchard Friday, February 06, 2015 10:38 am

Paul P. Sorrentino is sworn in by Hamilton Township Deputy Clerk Rita Martino as Sorrentino’s wife Amy, daughter Sydney, 10, and son Paul, 14, look on. Paul P. Sorrentino is sworn in by Hamilton Township Deputy Clerk Rita Martino as Sorrentino’s wife Amy, daughter Sydney, 10, and son Paul, 14, look on. HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – Paul P. Sorrentino, a member of the Hamilton Township Police Department since 1996, was promoted from his rank of lieutenant to deputy chief of police at the Hamilton Township Committee meeting on Monday, February 2.

“Paul is not just an asset to the department, but he is an asset to all of the residents of Hamilton Township,“ Police Chief Stacy Tappeiner said.

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Bongiovanni recognized at Hamilton Township’s Honors and Remembers ceremony

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Written by Charlie Pritchard Friday, February 06, 2015 10:03 am

Joining Russell Bongiovanni Sr., center, for the ceremony are, from left, Russell Bongiovanni Jr., Hamilton Township Police Officer Kristi Ware, Theresa Bongiovanni, Hamilton Township Mayor Roger Silva, Deputy Mayor Amy Gatto, and Michael Francis who represented Congressman Frank LoBiondo and presented Bongiovanni with a commendation. Joining Russell Bongiovanni Sr., center, for the ceremony are, from left, Russell Bongiovanni Jr., Hamilton Township Police Officer Kristi Ware, Theresa Bongiovanni, Hamilton Township Mayor Roger Silva, Deputy Mayor Amy Gatto, and Michael Francis who represented Congressman Frank LoBiondo and presented Bongiovanni with a commendation. HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – Russell Bongiovanni Sr. is the latest U.S. service veteran to be honored as part of Hamilton Township’s Honors and Remembers program. He was recognized for his service at the Monday, Feb. 2 Township Committee meeting.

Bongiovanni enlisted in the U.S. Army in June of 1959. His basic training took place at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. After his basic training he attended an eight-week petroleum storage course at Fort Benning, Virginia. He was then sent to Fort Campbell, Kentucky, to attend paratrooper training with the 101st Airborne Division.

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‘Jimmy’s Boa’ author visits Hamilton schools

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Written by Charlie Pritchard Friday, February 06, 2015 09:42 am

Children’s author Trinka Hakes Noble signs a copy of one of her books for fifth-grader Alexandria Osunniyi, 10, after her presentation Thursday, Jan. 29. Children’s author Trinka Hakes Noble signs a copy of one of her books for fifth-grader Alexandria Osunniyi, 10, after her presentation Thursday, Jan. 29. HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – Award-winning children’s book author Trinka Hakes Noble visited the Hess Education Complex Thursday, Jan. 29 to speak to students about her books, then returned in the evening for a meet-the-author community event attended by students and their families.

Noble, who is also an illustrator, has published 28 titles over her career, with a new one coming out in March titled “Lizzie and the Last Day of School.”

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Prodigal Pirate Day at Cedar Creek

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Written by Julie Hazard Friday, January 30, 2015 12:41 pm

Prodigal Pirate Day at Cedar Creek Prodigal Pirate Day at Cedar Creek Cedar Creek High School sponsored its second annual Prodigal Pirate Day Jan. 9. Cedar Creek graduates from the classes of 2013 and 2014 returned during their holiday break from college to speak to all senior English classes as part of a roundtable discussion about life beyond high school.

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Council seeks to stop vandalism at Egg Harbor City Lake

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Written by Charlie Pritchard Friday, January 30, 2015 12:09 pm

Egg Harbor City Mayor Lisa Jiampetti presents a certificate of appreciation to Christmas parade organizer Brian Beals at the Jan. 22 City Council meeting. Egg Harbor City Mayor Lisa Jiampetti presents a certificate of appreciation to Christmas parade organizer Brian Beals at the Jan. 22 City Council meeting. EGG HARBOR CITY – Vandalism at the pavilion at Egg Harbor City Lake was a prime topic of discussion at the City Council meeting Thursday, Jan. 22.

Council President Ed Dennis raised the issue during the committee reports section of the meeting. He said the building had been damaged and suggested they might need to close the roads to the lake during the off season.

“We cannot afford to have a police officer there 24/7,” he said.

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Oakcrest band performs at Orlando Citrus Bowl Stadium

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Written by Charlie Pritchard Friday, January 30, 2015 11:43 am

Submitted/ Oakcrest High School band members are interspersed among the 500 musicians and 200 dancers from the 15 participating high schools. Submitted/ Oakcrest High School band members are interspersed among the 500 musicians and 200 dancers from the 15 participating high schools. HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – At midnight on Christmas Eve, when many people were already in bed, members of the Oakcrest High School band were boarding a bus heading to Orlando, Florida.

They arrived some 18 hours later, their destiny being to join members from 14 other high schools throughout the country to participate in the halftime show at the Russell Athletic Bowl Monday, Dec. 29 at the Orlando Citrus Bowl Stadium.

The game pitted the Clemson University Tigers against the Sooners from the University of Oklahoma.

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School ‘Lunch Bunch’ cooks up a book to benefit former co-worker

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Written by Charlie Pritchard Friday, January 30, 2015 11:15 am

Contributors to the cookbook include, from left, Lori Garrity, Laurie Surman and Bill Trackman of Egg Harbor Township, Paula Marrero and Samuel Bryant of Mays Landing, and Stephanie Magruder of Egg Harbor Township. Contributors to the cookbook include, from left, Lori Garrity, Laurie Surman and Bill Trackman of Egg Harbor Township, Paula Marrero and Samuel Bryant of Mays Landing, and Stephanie Magruder of Egg Harbor Township. HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – The Hamilton Township Schools food service department recently published a cookbook titled “Cooking with the Lunch Bunch.” Proceeds from the sale of the book benefit Cheryl Rzasa, a former co-worker who has been diagnosed with breast cancer.

The book contains nearly 200 recipes submitted by staff, students, and the family and friends of Rzasa.

Bill Trackman, the district’s food services director, served as the editor. He said Rzasa has undergone chemotherapy and radiation treatments.

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