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Mother’s Day treat at Spragg School

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, June 22, 2014 05:00 pm

Student John Mason Beck is pictured with his aunt Kimberly Davis, along with student Ociana Ortiz, and parent Kiomy Fuentes and her daughter Maria Fuentes enjoying refreshments after the mini concert. Student John Mason Beck is pictured with his aunt Kimberly Davis, along with student Ociana Ortiz, and parent Kiomy Fuentes and her daughter Maria Fuentes enjoying refreshments after the mini concert. The annual Mother’s Day program was hosted by the kindergarten classes at the Charles L. Spragg School in Egg Harbor City Friday, May 9. The students invited their mothers, grandmothers and aunts to attend the event. Students held a mini concert, then hosted refreshments and gave out hand-made gifts for their guests.

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Students of the Month for the month of March at Charles L. Spragg School

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, June 22, 2014 03:00 pm

Students of the Month for the month of March at Charles L. Spragg School Students of the Month for the month of March at Charles L. Spragg School Students of the Month for March 2014 at the Charles L. Spragg School were selected by their classroom teachers and were recognized for outstanding achievement. Those recognized were:

Kindergarten

Isabelle Tolbert, Owen Urbina and Jayden Ortiz

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Large crowd enjoys Pinelands presentation at Mays Landing Library

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Written by Charlie Pritchard Sunday, June 22, 2014 01:00 pm

Presenter, songwriter and performer Gabe Coia spoke and sang about Pinelands myths, folklore and history. Presenter, songwriter and performer Gabe Coia spoke and sang about Pinelands myths, folklore and history. HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – A capacity crowd filled the Atlantic County Library System/Mays Landing meeting room Friday evening, June 13 to hear Gabe Coia give a presentation titled, “Maps, Myth and Music.”

In addition to his talk on Pinelands history and folklore, Coia performed original songs vocally and on guitar from his upcoming folk album that celebrates the Pine Barrens of New Jersey.

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Sweet surprise for Oakcrest High School retiree

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Written by Julie Hazard Sunday, June 22, 2014 11:00 am

Oakcrest secretaries Peggy Graham, Beth Nuytens, Susan Giberson, Margie Tennant, Donna Sikking, retiree Pat Schwarzenbach, Teri Walters and Maria Catrambone. Oakcrest secretaries Peggy Graham, Beth Nuytens, Susan Giberson, Margie Tennant, Donna Sikking, retiree Pat Schwarzenbach, Teri Walters and Maria Catrambone. Oakcrest High School secretaries planned a sweet surprise for Guidance Office secretary Pat Schwarzenbach, who is retiring from Oakcrest after 26 years of service. Schwarzenbach, a 1964 graduate of Oakcrest High School and a member of the first graduating class to attend the school for all four years.  Fifty years later, she will depart the hallways of Oakcrest along with the 2014 graduates.

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ACIT hosts Building One New Jersey summit

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Written by Charlie Pritchard Saturday, June 21, 2014 01:00 pm

One of the panel discussions included, from left, Colleen Maguire, executive director of Pascale Sykes Foundation; Anthony Capaccio, president and business manager of Laborers Local 172; Ryan Feaster, transit coordinator, Cumberland County; Rev. John Scotland, Community Presbyterian Church of Brigantine; Atlantic County Freeholder Alex Marino and moderator, former Montclair Township Mayor Jerry Fried. One of the panel discussions included, from left, Colleen Maguire, executive director of Pascale Sykes Foundation; Anthony Capaccio, president and business manager of Laborers Local 172; Ryan Feaster, transit coordinator, Cumberland County; Rev. John Scotland, Community Presbyterian Church of Brigantine; Atlantic County Freeholder Alex Marino and moderator, former Montclair Township Mayor Jerry Fried. HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – The Atlantic County Institute of Technology was the site for a daylong conference titled “South Jersey Forum on Regional Opportunity, Sustainability and Economic Growth” on Friday, June 13. The gathering, chaired by Bishop John Gandy, was arranged by Building One New Jersey.

Attendees included clergy, local elected officials, civic and labor leaders, policy experts, and federal and state policy makers. The intention of the event was to seek bipartisan solutions to challenges such as transportation and water infrastructure, schools and housing. However, the transportation issue became the main topic for discussion due to a pending bill before Congress.

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Rittenberg cornerstone contents revealed during ceremony

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Written by Charlie Pritchard Saturday, June 21, 2014 11:00 am

Egg Harbor City Historical Society President Mark Maxwell reveals the contents of the time capsule to those in attendance for the ceremony. Egg Harbor City Historical Society President Mark Maxwell reveals the contents of the time capsule to those in attendance for the ceremony. EGG HARBOR CITY – Then Egg Harbor City Board of Education secretary Wilbur Heitz was the emcee at the laying of the cornerstone at the dedication ceremony of the Philadelphia Avenue School annex 43 years ago.

On Saturday, June 14, Heitz was on hand, along with Mayor Lisa Jiampetti, to reopen the stone and reveal what had been placed inside the time capsule years ago.

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Oakcrest Falcons graduate under sunny blue skies

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Written by Charlie Pritchard Saturday, June 21, 2014 10:09 am

Charlie Pritchard / Class Salutatorian Omee Upadhyaya recognized her fellow classmates for their many achievements. Charlie Pritchard / Class Salutatorian Omee Upadhyaya recognized her fellow classmates for their many achievements. HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – A decision made by the Oakcrest High School administration on Thursday, June 19 to postpone the graduation ceremony to the following day due to an ominous weather forecast proved to be quite fortunate as the graduates and their family members were able to enjoy the ceremony under sunny blue skies.

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Cedar Creek’s ‘First in Four’ class moves on to next level

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Written by Charlie Pritchard Saturday, June 21, 2014 09:31 am

Charlie Pritchard / Anjelica Andujar, 17, of Egg Harbor City and her friend Bridget Adams, 18, of Mullica Township enter the field hand-in-hand. Charlie Pritchard / Anjelica Andujar, 17, of Egg Harbor City and her friend Bridget Adams, 18, of Mullica Township enter the field hand-in-hand. EGG HARBOR CITY – The first graduating class to have attended Cedar Creek High School from “beginning to end” marched onto the school’s football field on the evening of Friday, June 20 to complete their high school journey.

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Davies School students celebrate their day in the sun

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Written by Charlie Pritchard Saturday, June 21, 2014 08:00 am

The William Davies Middle School choir performed the National Anthem to open the ceremony. The William Davies Middle School choir performed the National Anthem to open the ceremony. HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – Up until last week, Hamilton Township school officials had planned to hold the William Davies Middle School eighth-grade graduation ceremony in the Hess Education Complex auditorium, in order to avoid a repeat of last year’s last-minute decision to move it indoors due to an ominous weather forecast.

However, many demands from family members who complained that each student would only be allowed two tickets persuaded the administration to plan an outdoor ceremony on the Oakcrest High School football field with again contingency plans to relocate it to the auditorium if bad weather arose.

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UPDATE: 4-year-old boy second victim in Expressway crash

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, June 20, 2014 04:24 pm

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP - A 35-year-old man and a 4-year-old boy are dead following a rollover crash on the Atlantic City Expressway this morning (Friday, June 20) in Hamilton Township.

The 7:07 a.m. accident occurred when a 1996 Ford pick-up truck, driven by Roselyn Kornegay, 45, left the road to the right, struck a guard rail and rolled over at mile marker 22.7 westbound, police said.

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