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Gaskill and Edmonds receive honors at Oakcrest

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Written by Charlie Pritchard Friday, January 23, 2015 10:30 am

Julie Hazard/ Oakcrest dance instructor Rachel Gaskill, center, with students in one of her dance classes. Julie Hazard/ Oakcrest dance instructor Rachel Gaskill, center, with students in one of her dance classes. HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – Dance teacher Rachel Gaskill and guidance counselor Janine Jones Edmonds have been selected as the teacher and educational services professional of the year at Oakcrest High School in Mays Landing.

Gaskill is in her 11th year of teaching at the school. The Greene, Maine, native now resides in Margate with her husband Ryan and daughters Grace and Hannah.She graduated from Leavitt High School in Turner, Maine, and received her B.A. from East Carolina University in dance education and her M.A. from New York University in dance and dance education.

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Air Force veteran honored at committee meeting

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Written by Charlie Pritchard Friday, January 23, 2015 10:07 am

Hamilton Township Committeeman John Kurtz reads the inscription on a plaque presented to United States Air Force veteran Douglas Hand as Hand, his wife Mary and Committeeman Rodney Guishard look on. Hamilton Township Committeeman John Kurtz reads the inscription on a plaque presented to United States Air Force veteran Douglas Hand as Hand, his wife Mary and Committeeman Rodney Guishard look on. HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – The Hamilton Township Committee recognized United States Air Force veteran Douglas Hand as part of its Hamilton Township Honors and Remembers program at its meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 20.

Committeeman Rodney Guishard spoke about Hand’s career in the air force. After graduating from Pleasantville High School in 1966, he enlisted in the service in January of 1967. He received his basic training at Amarillo Air Force Base in Texas and was then sent to Sheppard Air Force Base for training as an aircraft mechanic.

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Economic development consultant presents plan to Greater AC Chamber

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Written by Charlie Pritchard Friday, January 23, 2015 09:43 am

LINWOOD – AngeloEconomics, the company hired by Atlantic County to assist with economic development, outlined a plan for how it intends to proceed to more than 150 members of the Greater Atlantic City Chamber of Commerce Wednesday, Jan. 21 at the Linwood Country Club.

The firm’s principal, Angelos Angelou explained that it will be a communitywide project.

“We want to convert residents into citizens,” he said. “Citizens invest more time and finances to create a better lifestyle.”

Addressing the attendees, he said, “I hope all of you will join with me to become citizens of Atlantic County.”

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Two suspects sought in thwarted Macy’s theft

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, January 20, 2015 03:09 pm

Courtesy Township of Hamilton Police Department / Surveillance photos show the female suspect standing next to the suspect vehicle and the male suspect exiting the store.   Courtesy Township of Hamilton Police Department / Surveillance photos show the female suspect standing next to the suspect vehicle and the male suspect exiting the store. HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – Police are asking for the public’s help finding a couple in their 20s accused of stealing $700 worth of clothing from Macy’s at the Hamilton Mall Saturday night, Jan. 17, and injuring two store employees as they escaped.

The Township of Hamilton Police Department, who responded at 8:57 p.m. for a report of a shoplifting and robbery, said the female was waiting behind the wheel of a black, four-door, midsize sedan as the male suspect exited with the stolen items.

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KKK flyer circulated in Egg Harbor City

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Written by Charlie Pritchard Tuesday, January 20, 2015 10:00 am

EGG HARBOR CITY – A flier claiming to be from the Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan was widely distributed throughout Egg Harbor City Monday, Jan. 19, the morning of the national holiday celebrating Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

Mayor Lisa Jiampetti said she awoke that morning to find a plastic bag on her lawn with the flier inside. The bag was filled with rice to keep it from blowing away. Jiampetti said that bags could be seen on her neighbors’ lawns, as well as on other streets in the city.

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School board meeting change could hurt attendance

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Written by Peggy Capone Monday, January 19, 2015 04:02 pm

School board meeting change could hurt attendance School board meeting change could hurt attendance To the editor:

In a game of cards, how do you ensure you'll win? If you're the new school board president in Hamilton Township, you play with a rigged deck.

In order to eliminate public comment from former school board officials like me and other student advocates, newly sworn President Eric Aiken changed the longtime Tuesday evening meeting schedule to the first and third Mondays, to accommodate a possible change in his work shift as a casino upholsterer.

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Cedar Creek High School Dance Department presents Student Works

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Written by Julie Hazard Monday, January 19, 2015 11:00 am

Front row, from left:  Tori Sprowl, Destiny Carl, Jenny Husta, and Catherine Thomas Middle row, from left:  Maegan Nelson, Elaina Gill, Devanie Aponte, Micha Silot and Kathya Benavides. Back row, from left:  Genesis Sandoval, Lara Guerrini, Diandra Torres and Xiomy Garcia Front row, from left: Tori Sprowl, Destiny Carl, Jenny Husta, and Catherine Thomas Middle row, from left: Maegan Nelson, Elaina Gill, Devanie Aponte, Micha Silot and Kathya Benavides. Back row, from left: Genesis Sandoval, Lara Guerrini, Diandra Torres and Xiomy Garcia The Cedar Creek High School Dance Department is proud to announce their second annual Student Works Performance at 6 p.m. on Jan. 23 in the Cedar Creek High School Performing Arts Center; located at 1701 S. New York Ave. in Egg Harbor City.

The Student Works Showcase will feature dances choreographed solely by the students in the Cedar Creek Dance Department. All the dances in the concert illustrate the students’ originality, creativity, and artistry through movement.

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Atlantic City Race Course patrons bid farewell to historic track

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Written by Charlie Prichard Saturday, January 17, 2015 10:13 am

Charlie Pritchard / The now vacant Atlantic City Race Course sits silent until a new owner comes forth. Charlie Pritchard / The now vacant Atlantic City Race Course sits silent until a new owner comes forth. HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – Amid the joyous yelling of bettors who were on their way to cashing in a winning ticket in the simulcasting room, and the more frequent cries of disgust by those who would not be heading to the cashier, the final day of operations at the historic Atlantic City Race Course on Friday, Jan. 16 also brought a realization that the gathered patrons had placed their bets at the track for the final time.

Amid the small crowd of “regulars,” one of the largest groups of bettors since last spring’s short live meet came to the track knowing it would be their last opportunity to do so.

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Sensory-friendly roller skating

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, January 16, 2015 03:57 pm

Susan O'Neil of Egg Harbor Township skates with Briana and Justine Kelly of Cape May Court House. Susan O'Neil of Egg Harbor Township skates with Briana and Justine Kelly of Cape May Court House. People with autism can get overwhelmed by crowds, flashing lights and loud music, so once a month, Young’s Skating Center in Mays Landing opens its doors only to families with autism to offer sensory-friendly roller skating with no crowds, flashing lights or loud music.

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Kiwanis collected ingredients for Operation Cupcake

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, January 16, 2015 03:55 pm

Egg Harbor City Kiwanis is participating in Operation Cupcake where members will be collecting non-perishable baking goods.

Egg Harbor City Kiwanis is looking for donations of box cake mixes, frosting, vegetable oil, cake decorations such as sprinkles, jimmies and sugars for Operation Cupcake. Monetary donations are also accepted. Operation Cupcake is a 501 c (3) charitable organization.

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