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Oakcrest dance students get special visitors

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Written by Julie Hazard Friday, November 14, 2014 02:52 pm

Oakcrest Advanced Dance class members join front row, from left, Stockton dance instructor Rain Ross, Stockton student Evan Cohn, Dance Now! Miami's co-director Diego Salterini and company member Luke Stockton. Oakcrest dance director Rachel Gaskill is in back row, far right. Oakcrest Advanced Dance class members join front row, from left, Stockton dance instructor Rain Ross, Stockton student Evan Cohn, Dance Now! Miami's co-director Diego Salterini and company member Luke Stockton. Oakcrest dance director Rachel Gaskill is in back row, far right. Students in Rachel Gaskill's Advanced Dance class at Oakcrest High School had an amazing opportunity on Tuesday, Nov. 4 when "Dance Now! Miami" visited the school and offered them a master dance class.  The class was part of the troupe's two-week residence at Richard Stockton College of New Jersey from Oct. 27 to Nov. 8, which culminated in a performance at the college. 

Students were put through a series of exercises and dance moves led by Dance Now! Miami co-director Diego Salterini and dance company member Luke Stockton.

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Oakcrest students visit the Statue of Liberty

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Written by Julie Hazard Friday, November 14, 2014 02:27 pm

Oakcrest students visit the Statue of Liberty Oakcrest students visit the Statue of Liberty Members of Oakcrest High School's World Language Club visited the Statue of Liberty on Oct. 28.  Club Advisor is Pam Schaeffer, second row, far left.

   

Rhodes posthumously honored at Hamilton ceremony (Slideshow)

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Written by Charlie Pritchard Friday, November 14, 2014 01:43 pm

Al and Melissa Davenport place wreaths at the memorials on behalf of VFW Post 220 and the American Legion Post 254 Ladies Auxiliary. Al and Melissa Davenport place wreaths at the memorials on behalf of VFW Post 220 and the American Legion Post 254 Ladies Auxiliary. HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – Alan (Red) Rhodes was a veteran and a veterans advocate. He was posthumously recognized for his service at the township’s Veterans Day ceremony Tuesday, Nov. 11 in Memorial Park in Mays Landing.

Rhodes was retired from the U.S. Army, a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Vietnam Veterans Association, the American Legion and numerous other veterans organizations. He also served as chairman of the Hamilton Township Veterans Advisory Board.

Rhodes was recognized as part of the township’s Honor and Remember program. His family was presented with proclamations from the township, the New Jersey General Assembly and Mays Landing VFW Post 220. An Honor and Remember flag was also presented to the family.

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Oakcrest to present the play ‘Agatha Rex’

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Written by Julie Hazard Friday, November 14, 2014 01:34 pm

The cast of ‘Agatha Rex’ takes a break from rehearsal. The cast of ‘Agatha Rex’ takes a break from rehearsal. Oakcrest High School Center Stage Follies will present the play "Agatha Rex" 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Nov. 20-21 in the school auditorium.

Directed by Kim Tunney, the play is set in a modern-day high school, and is an adaptation of the Sophocles play “Antigone” that translates the original Greek chorus into an ensemble as Student Council President Agatha defends a student who is unfairly punished.

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Oakcrest students plant, sell mums

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Written by Julie Hazard Friday, November 14, 2014 12:00 am

Oakcrest students Zhane Albright, foreground, and Faisal Prince plant mums along the walkway leading to the Greater Egg Harbor Regional district offices. Oakcrest students Zhane Albright, foreground, and Faisal Prince plant mums along the walkway leading to the Greater Egg Harbor Regional district offices. Students in Oakcrest High School's Life Skills "Reach" Program planted mums along the walkway leading to the Greater Egg Harbor Regional School District offices and in front of Oakcrest High School for the fall. They also wrapped and potted mums and sold them to staff members.

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September Dragons of the Month

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, November 14, 2014 12:00 am

September Dragons of the Month September Dragons of the Month William Davies Middle School recently announced its September Dragons of the Month. Students were nominated for being responsible. They are, from left, Chiamaka Ibeawuchi, sixth grade; Steven Szabo, sixth grade; Hannah McCardell, sixth grade; Kyle Bitler, seventh grade; Matthew Barrera, seventh grade; Lauren Kayes, eighth grade; Stephanie Emory, eighth grade and Latayah Johnson, eighth grade.

   

UPDATE: Autopsies being done Thursday on two victims of EHC house fire

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Written by Nanette LoBiondo Galloway Wednesday, November 12, 2014 07:23 pm

EGG HARBOR CITY – The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office is investigating the deaths of two victims at the site of a structure fire in Egg Harbor City, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced today. 

At approximately 8 a.m. this morning, Wednesday, Nov. 12, Egg Harbor City Police, Mullica Township Police, and firefighters from the Egg Harbor City Volunteer Fire Department and the South Egg Harbor Volunteer Fire Company responded to a residential structure fire on the 200-block of Washington Avenue. 

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UPDATE: Two bodies found in EHC fire, prosecutor confirms

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Written by Nanette LoBiondo Galloway Wednesday, November 12, 2014 12:03 pm

EGG HARBOR CITY – A fire at a house at 214 Washington Ave. has been deemed suspicious, according to the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office.

According to Spokesman Jay McKeen, there were two bodies discovered in the home.

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Egg Harbor City fire under investigation

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Written by Nanette LoBiondo Galloway Wednesday, November 12, 2014 10:02 am

Police and firefighters gather in front of the house at 214 Washington Ave., Egg Harbor City. Police and firefighters gather in front of the house at 214 Washington Ave., Egg Harbor City. EGG HARBOR CITY – Smoke was still pouring from the top floor of a house at 214 Washington Ave. at 8:30 a.m. this morning after a fire broke out, causing heavy damage.

Police would not confirm if anyone was still inside.

“I cannot talk, but this will be a mess,” Egg Harbor City Police Office Mike Luko said.

When asked if anyone was inside, Egg Harbor Police Chief Walter “Butch” Kienzle Jr. said, “That’s still under investigation.”

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Hamilton business owner to participate in Covenant House event

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Written by Charlie Pritchard Wednesday, November 12, 2014 09:05 am

Anytime Fitness proprietor Myke Collazo plans to sleep on the sidewalk in Atlantic City to help promote the problem of homeless youth as part of the nationwide Sleep Out project. Anytime Fitness proprietor Myke Collazo plans to sleep on the sidewalk in Atlantic City to help promote the problem of homeless youth as part of the nationwide Sleep Out project. HAMILTON TOWNSHIP -  On the night of Thursday, November 20, Myke Collazo, owner of Anytime Fitness in the Festival Mall, will join hundreds of other business leaders in cities across the United States and Canada in participating in a Sleep Out to promote awareness of the plight of homeless young people.

The event is intended to be a fundraiser to support the Covenant House, the largest service provider to homeless young people in North America. Their outreach and residential programs are working 24/7 in 21 cities to help thousands of teenagers and young adults find safety from the streets and hope for a better life.

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