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Lions collecting used eyeglasses

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, May 20, 2014 12:00 am

ABSECON – The Absecon Lions are collecting used eyeglasses for the Lions Recycle for Sight program.
Used prescription eyeglasses and prescription and nonprescription sunglasses are wanted as part of a unique recycling program. The glasses collected will be shipped to a regional Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center to be cleaned, categorized and prepared for distribution to developing countries where eye care is often unaffordable and inaccessible.

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Jackson wins Rotary eClub Youth Spirit Award

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, May 20, 2014 12:00 am

 Jackson wins Rotary eClub Youth Spirit Award  Submitted /In the back row from left Richard Park and Jamie Infanti, Absegami High School interactors; Briggitte White, Pleasantville Middle School principal; Joel Kopke, South Jersey Rotary eClub president; Liza Levitt-Tighe, gifted education specialist for Pleasantville Middle School; Mary Crawford of South Jersey Rotary eClub; and Ann Kopke, Pleasantville Middle School social worker. In front are Dara Jackson and Jennifer Presidente of the South Jersey Rotary eClub.

PLEASANTVILLE – Pleasantville Middle School student Dara Jackson received the South Jersey Rotary eClub Youth Spirit Award in recognition of her “determination to achieve extraordinary results” for winning her division in the New Jersey Association of Gifted Children’s annual writing contest.

Jackson typed her entire winning fiction entry on her cellphone before emailing it to her teacher, gifted education specialist Liza Levitt-Tighe.

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Pleasantville Police Blotter for May 14-18

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Monday, May 19, 2014 03:41 pm

The Pleasantville Police Department reported the following arrests registered May 14-18. All listed are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Arrested were:

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Absecon police searching for armed robbery suspect

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Friday, May 16, 2014 07:49 pm

The Absecon Police Department is searching for a man who pulled a knife on a CVS cashier during an late-morning robbery before escaping with an undisclosed amount of cash./Absecon Police Department The Absecon Police Department is searching for a man who pulled a knife on a CVS cashier during an late-morning robbery before escaping with an undisclosed amount of cash./Absecon Police Department ABSECON - The Absecon Police Department is searching for a man who pulled a knife on a CVS cashier during an late-morning robbery before escaping with an undisclosed amount of cash.

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We all scream for ice cream

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Wednesday, May 14, 2014 03:05 pm

Three generations of a Pleasantville family enjoy a refreshing break at the Absecon Dairy Queen on Monday, May 12. Thye are from left Letia Key Johnson, Sha’yana Key, Darcel Key, and Asim Turner./R.J. Liberatore Jr. Three generations of a Pleasantville family enjoy a refreshing break at the Absecon Dairy Queen on Monday, May 12. Thye are from left Letia Key Johnson, Sha’yana Key, Darcel Key, and Asim Turner./R.J. Liberatore Jr. While mainland South Jersey temperatures climbed into the middle-80s on Monday, May 12, area residents flocked to their local ice cream shop for a quick cool down.

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Peterson the drummer comes home to Pleasantville

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Wednesday, May 14, 2014 02:48 pm

 

 

From left, Pleasantville High School Wall of Fame basketball player and current Board of Education member Tony Davenport, Pleasantville High School music teacher Hassan Abdur-Reaheem and professional musician and 1980 graduate Ralph Peterson Jr. listen to Kendelle Williams play the piano./R.J. Liberatore Jr. From left, Pleasantville High School Wall of Fame basketball player and current Board of Education member Tony Davenport, Pleasantville High School music teacher Hassan Abdur-Reaheem and professional musician and 1980 graduate Ralph Peterson Jr. listen to Kendelle Williams play the piano./R.J. Liberatore Jr. PLEASANTVILLE – The Music Man came home.

 

Ralph Peterson Jr., one of PleasantvilleHigh School’s most remembered students, came home on Monday, May 12, to talk about life, success and failure to about 50 middle school and high school students.

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Salem United Methodist Craft and Yard Sale

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Wednesday, May 14, 2014 02:46 pm

The Salem United Methodist Church Mission Committee is sponsoring a Craft and Yard Sale, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, June 21 at Willard Avenue and South Main Street in Pleasantville. The rain date is Saturday, June 28.

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Neighborly Needs fills good neighbor role for area residents

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Wednesday, May 14, 2014 02:41 pm

Neighborly Needs fed meals to more than 100 seniors on April 19. Now the organization is soliciting donations so that it can do even more for Pleasantville residents./submitted Neighborly Needs fed meals to more than 100 seniors on April 19. Now the organization is soliciting donations so that it can do even more for Pleasantville residents./submitted PLEASANTVILLE – A neighborhood food bank that provided more than 100 meals and supply packages to city senior citizens last month is reaching out for donations so that it can do even more.

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Pleasantville Center City Redevelopment Project to get underway soon

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Wednesday, May 14, 2014 02:35 pm

A developer hopes to start work shortly on a multi-million redevelopment project that will change the face of downtown Pleasantville./Submitted A developer hopes to start work shortly on a multi-million redevelopment project that will change the face of downtown Pleasantville./Submitted PLEASANTVILLE – The first real work at the long-awaited Center City Redevelopment Project may just be days away, according to a company official who provided an update at City Council’s May 5 meeting.

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Pleasantville Police Blotter May 7-13

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Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Wednesday, May 14, 2014 02:30 pm

The Pleasantville Police Department reported 13 arrests May 7-May 13. All are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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