Last Updated on Sunday, November 17, 2013 08:39 am
Charlie Pritchard / On hand to cut the ribbon at the redesigned Hamilton Mall food court are from left, Hamilton Township Committeewoman Aline Dix, Hamilton Mall principal owner and CEO John Powell and general manager Bill Schu along with Hamilton Township Mayor Amy Gatto and Deputy Mayor Roger Silva.
HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – Hamilton Township and Hamilton Mall officials teamed up to celebrate the opening of the newly redesigned food court with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Nov. 9.
Improvements to the food court include a custom designed boardwalk, new seats, chairs and booths, new lighting, bathroom upgrades, Wi-Fi and tech-friendly areas to plug in and charge a laptop.
Last Updated on Friday, November 15, 2013 04:44 pm
Charlie Pritchard / Cutting the ribbon at the opening of Anytime Fitness are from left, Hamilton Township Committeewomen Judy Link and Aline Dix, Deputy Mayor Roger Silva, Mayor Amy Gatto and the Collazos – Maxim, Tatiana, Myke and Laila.
HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – Anytime Fitness, which has been in the same building as Pier One Imports in the Festival Mall in Mays Landing since September 2009, has relocated to a larger spot in the mall.
It is now located in the building that houses Acme Market, between Dunkin Donuts and Sleepy’s.
Charlie Pritchard / Mayor Lisa Jiampetti and former mayor Joseph Kuehner presented retiring Superintendent of Schools, John Gilly with a plaque from the city.
EGG HARBOR CITY – The athletic facility in the Egg Harbor City Community School received a new name at Wednesday night’s Board of Education meeting. From now on, the room is called the John Gilly III Gymnasium.
The honor was bestowed in a proclamation uniquely read in part by board members and administrators. Board President Stephen Bouchard then presented Gilly with the plaque that will be mounted in the gymnasium.
Julie Hazard / Oakcrest advanced dance students participate in a master dance class led by LehrerDance Company member Marideth Wanat and founder and artistic director Jon Lehrer, front right.
HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – Oakcrest High School advanced dance students in teacher Rachel Gaskill's class had a unique opportunity to appreciate modern dance as one of the major dance techniques when they participated in a master dance class offered by members of the LehrerDance Company, a highly regarded, innovative contemporary dance troupe from Buffalo, N.Y.
Charlie Pritchard / Members of the New Jersey Air National Guard, Senior Airman Michael Perez, Tech Sgt. Jose Santiago and Staff Sgt. Allison Jones lowered the flag at the end of the school day.
HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – A team of eight active and retired members of the military spent the entire school day speaking to eighth-graders at the William Davies Middle School on the day after Veterans Day.
They fielded questions from the students while also explaining their duties and how being in the military has been a positive experience.
Last Updated on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 07:37 am
The Greater Egg Harbor Chamber of Commerce will host its first Community Thanksgiving Breakfast 7:30 to 9 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26 at Renault Winery.
EGG HARBOR CITY – The Greater Egg Harbor Chamber of Commerce is inviting community leaders from Egg Harbor City, Port Republic, Galloway, Hamilton Township, Mullica Township, Hammonton and the public at large to its first Community Thanksgiving Breakfast 7:30 to 9 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26 at Renault Winery.
Last Updated on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 01:24 pm
Letter to the editor.
To the editor:
Working on the Beyers-Santana campaign was a productive and positive experience.
My running mate, Kewey Santana, was extremely professional and dedicated to improving the quality of life in Hamilton Township in an era when too many run for office for selfish reasons instead of admirable ones.
Last Updated on Saturday, November 16, 2013 09:26 am
Those wishing to enter the contest are encouraged to contact the chamber before Dec. 7.
EGG HARBOR CITY – The Greater Egg Harbor Chamber of Commerce invites the community to join in the annual Christmas tree lighting 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 in front of the library on Philadelphia Avenue.
The community tradition will include carol singing, seasonal music, lighting the downtown tree and welcoming of Santa Claus.
Last Updated on Friday, November 15, 2013 04:36 pm
UPDATE: Attempted murder charge added, bail increased to $750,000
HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – A 29-year-old Hamilton Township man who allegedly fired a high-powered rifle at police is in custody following a standoff Thursday night in the township's Laureldale section.
Last Updated on Thursday, November 14, 2013 12:28 pm
Submitted/United Airlines announced that it will begin offering daily nonstop flights between Atlantic City and Chicago and Houston
EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – United Airlines announced that it will begin offering daily nonstop flights between Atlantic City and Chicago and Houston through the Atlantic City International Airport. The service will begin April 1, 2014.
The announcement was made Thursday, Nov. 14 by Gov. Chris Christie and United President Jeff Smisek during a news conference at Newark Liberty International Airport, where United operates the region’s largest airline hub, according to a company news release.
Last Updated on Thursday, November 14, 2013 12:12 am
Jessica Diffenderfer and Marcos Aponte were charged with burglary and conspiracy.
HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – Two local residents were arrested and charged with burglary Wednesday night, Nov. 13 after they were found in the basement of a Harding Highway residence, police said.
Last Updated on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 02:33 pm
The suspect is a white male, 35-45 years old, approximately 6 feet 1 inches tall, with a thin build.
HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – Police said there was an attempted robbery 8:15 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12 at the Dunkin' Donuts at the Festival Mall by a middle-aged white man armed with a handgun.
Police are looking for man with a thin build who is white, 35 to 45 years old, and about 6 feet 1 inches tall. He was wearing a dirty, dark-colored hooded jacket and blue jeans with holes in the knees, according the Township of Hamilton Police Department.
Last Updated on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 08:30 pm
Charlie Pritchard / Military veterans salute the flag during the singing of the national anthem to begin the ceremony.
HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – Every year, Hamilton Township honors its veterans on their special day in November. The ceremony took on a new look this year as it honored a recently deceased hero who was a vital, respected member of the community. The popularity of the honoree drew a crowd estimated to be the largest to attend the ceremony in the event’s history.
Charlie Pritchard / Due to heavy air traffic, Santa chose to arrive on a Cologne Volunteer Fire Company truck.
A huge crowd was on hand Saturday, Nov. 9 to welcome Santa to his temporary location inside Hamilton Mall where he has set up shop to take gift requests from anxious children. A parade through the parking lot, which included the Oakcrest High School Marching Ambassadors, costumed characters, youth recreation organizations, local dignitaries and fire trucks from the Cologne Volunteer Fire Company, kicked off the festivities.