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New Oakcrest principal appointed

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Written by STAFF Tuesday, November 18, 2014 11:02 am

New Oakcrest Principal Joseph Carruth at Nov. 17 school board meeting. New Oakcrest Principal Joseph Carruth at Nov. 17 school board meeting.

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – The Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District Board of Education approved the appointment of  Joseph Carruth to serve as the next principal of Oakcrest High School during its Monday, Nov. 17 meeting at the school. 

Oakcrest is one of three high schools in the Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District, the largest regional high school district in Atlantic County. The other district schools are Absegami in Galloway and Cedar Creek in Egg Harbor City. 

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Egg Harbor City Council introduces environmental ordinances

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Written by Charlie Pritchard Tuesday, November 18, 2014 09:13 am

EGG HARBOR CITY – The Egg Harbor City Council introduced three ordinances at its Thursday, November 13 meeting, all relating to environmental concerns.

Following a presentation by President Rick Dovey of the Atlantic County Utilities Authority

and Gary Conover, the ACUA Solid Waste Director, the governing body introduced an ordinance, known as the Kraft Bag Ordinance, for the types of bags the ACUA recommends for leaf collection. The proposed law prohibits the use of plastic bags for leaves and grass clippings that are picked up by the ACUA.

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Hundreds attend candlelight vigil for Egg Harbor City fire victims

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Written by Charlie Prichard Saturday, November 15, 2014 08:37 am

Charlie Pritchard / Hundreds of mourners who attended the candlelight vigil for Michelle Heist Pabst and her son Gavin at the Key Rec Field in Egg Harbor City Friday night. Charlie Pritchard / Hundreds of mourners who attended the candlelight vigil for Michelle Heist Pabst and her son Gavin at the Key Rec Field in Egg Harbor City Friday night. EGG HARBOR CITY – Hundreds of mourners flocked to Key Rec Field in Egg Harbor City on the evening of Friday, Nov. 14 to attend a candlelight vigil for Michelle Heist Pabst and her 7-year-old son Gavin who were killed in a house fire on Wednesday, Nov. 12.

Mayor Lisa Jiampetti opened the ceremony.

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Police charge boyfriend with murder and arson in death of EHC woman, 7-year-old son

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Written by Nanette LoBiondo Galloway Friday, November 14, 2014 07:12 pm

EGG HARBOR CITY – A man has been charged with murder and arson in connection with the killing Wednesday, Nov. 12 of a mother and child with whom he lived, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced Friday. 

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South Jersey Mariners swim for food bank

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, November 14, 2014 03:02 pm

South Jersey Mariners Gianna Monzo and Alix and Maddie Richards of Mays Landing present food donations and a check to Colette Kraus of the Community FoodBank of New Jersey Monday Nov. 3. South Jersey Mariners Gianna Monzo and Alix and Maddie Richards of Mays Landing present food donations and a check to Colette Kraus of the Community FoodBank of New Jersey Monday Nov. 3. The South Jersey Mariners swim team held its annual Blue and Black Swim Meet Saturday, Nov. 1 to benefit the Community FoodBank of New Jersey Southern Branch, 6735 Black Horse Pike in Egg Harbor Township.

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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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