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Egg Harbor City Community School Class of 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, June 25, 2014 09:19 am

Kenzie Aponte

Taylor R. Blaisdell

Rabiah Borhan

Anesty J. Campbell

Julian C. Connerton

Eriq Cruz, Jr.

Lesly Cruz

A’Zirah Dozier

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Early morning fire displaces Egg Harbor City family

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Written by Charlie Pritchard Wednesday, June 25, 2014 09:12 am

Nanette LoBiondo Galloway / An early morning fire 4 a.m. Sunday, June 22 in the 300 block of St. Louis Avenue has displaced a large family that had rented the home. Nanette LoBiondo Galloway / An early morning fire 4 a.m. Sunday, June 22 in the 300 block of St. Louis Avenue has displaced a large family that had rented the home. EGG HARBOR CITY – An early morning fire 4 a.m. Sunday, June 22 in the 300 block of St. Louis Avenue has displaced a large family that had rented the home.

The Watts family, according to Stefan Watts, Sr. is currently residing in a motel in Absecon thanks to support from the American Red Cross. However, that assistance is due to run out this Saturday.

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Shaner students earn state recognition

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Written by Charlie Pritchard Wednesday, June 25, 2014 09:06 am

Charlie Pritcahrd / Shaner School Principal Daniel Cartwright and Project Chairperson Jayne Carmen unveil a banner in recognition of the students’ achievement. Charlie Pritcahrd / Shaner School Principal Daniel Cartwright and Project Chairperson Jayne Carmen unveil a banner in recognition of the students’ achievement.

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – Joseph C. Shaner Elementary School students annually participate in the Leukemia Society’s Pasta for Pennies program that serves as the school’s annual service project.

This year the students raised $7,396.19, the third-highest among the state’s 700 schools that participated in the program.

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Valedictorians headline ACIT graduation ceremony (Slideshow)

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Written by Charlie Pritchard Wednesday, June 25, 2014 08:54 am

Charlie Pritchard / The three valedictorians, Justin Gavin, Amber Evans and Stanimir Genov deliver their speech to their fellow graduates and audience members. Charlie Pritchard / The three valedictorians, Justin Gavin, Amber Evans and Stanimir Genov deliver their speech to their fellow graduates and audience members.

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – The Atlantic County Institute of Technology has long been considered a unique educational institution. In numerous ways, the graduation ceremony held on Tuesday, June 24 emphasized that designation. It began with the top 10 graduates being raised by an elevated lift onto the stage from below to the theme from “Rocky” as well as the applause from the audience.

During Superintendent Philip Guenther’s remarks to the students, their families and friends, the giant screen on the stage of the school’s performing arts center showed a student who was unable to attend the ceremony. That student, Aracelis Salce, is a member of the school’s Academy of Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management. She attended the ceremony via Skype because as the winner of a gold medal in the state’s Skills USA competition, Salce is in Kansas City for the national competition. She told her fellow students how much she loved them and wished them all the best as they move on to their next level.

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Franklin Institute Traveling Science Show coming to Hamilton Mall

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, June 24, 2014 10:43 am

The Hamilton Mall Kids Club will host a Franklin Institute Traveling Science Show 2 p.m. Saturday, June 28. The Hamilton Mall Kids Club will host a Franklin Institute Traveling Science Show 2 p.m. Saturday, June 28. HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – ­The Hamilton Mall Kids Club will host a Franklin Institute Traveling Science Show 2 p.m. Saturday, June 28.

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Contents of iconic Main Street hardware store up for auction Wednesday

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Written by Charlie Pritchard Monday, June 23, 2014 11:49 pm

Charlie Pritchard/The contents and fixtures of the Main Street Hardware Store, formerly known as Hand Hardware, will be sold at a public auction Wednesday morning at 11 a.m. Charlie Pritchard/The contents and fixtures of the Main Street Hardware Store, formerly known as Hand Hardware, will be sold at a public auction Wednesday morning at 11 a.m. HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – The entire contents of the Main Street Hardware Store at 6016 Main St. in Mays Landing, including inventory and fixtures, will be sold at a public auction on Wednesday, June 25. The auction will begin at 11 a.m. with inspections available starting at 9 a.m.

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Field Day at Spragg School

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, June 23, 2014 11:57 am

Students from Ms. Garcia’s class, Julio Martinez, Rasheed Cates and Jasiah Fuqua, enjoy a moment in the kids bounce ride. Students from Ms. Garcia’s class, Julio Martinez, Rasheed Cates and Jasiah Fuqua, enjoy a moment in the kids bounce ride. The Charles L. Spragg School in Egg Harbor City held their annual Field Day on June 16. Students enjoyed a variety of activities coordinated by Charles Core, physical education teacher, including tug of war, flag tag, football toss, sponge race, potato sack and egg race, and water balloon toss.

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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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