Atlantic and Cape May Counties

First case of enterovirus confirmed in New Jersey

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, September 17, 2014 01:27 pm

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention today confirmed New Jersey's first case of enterovirus D68, a potentially serious respiratory illness more likely found in infants and children, sometimes resulting in hospitalization. The confirmed case was identified from a specimen sent to the CDC from a Philadelphia hospital.

The child has since improved and been discharged.

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Letter: The only green some care about is the kind in their wallet

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, September 17, 2014 09:32 am

To the editor:

We live in a nation obsessed with instant gratification. We are willing to sacrifice the long term for the short term in too many instances.

One example is the monarch butterfly. By destroying much of that soon-to-be-endangered species’ habitat with herbicides to protect today’s crops, we have reduced the number of these extraordinary insects to a fraction of what they were.

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Letter: VA taps ‘Power of 1’ to help veterans

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, September 17, 2014 09:30 am

To the editor:

Members of our military honorably serve the nation, endangering their lives to protect our freedom and liberties. Upon returning home, however, some face personal challenges with regards to PTSD and suicidal thoughts. With an average of one suicide daily, we must better recognize and help those wounded warriors in need.

As part of Suicide Prevention Month, the VA and Defense Department have launched the Power of 1 campaign to reinforce the impact one person or one action can have in saving a life. Recognizing the signs, checking in and offering support could have a real, positive result.

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Drive-through and other flu clinics scheduled

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, September 17, 2014 09:26 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – A free, drive-through flu clinic for residents 14 and older has been scheduled from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 5 at Kindle Ford Autoplaza, 525 Stone Harbor Blvd., Cape May Court House by the county Department of Health.

Kevin Thomas, county health officer, said in a statement that people will need to bring a completed consent forms to the clinic. Forms are available at www.cmchealth.net, the Department of Health, and will be printed in local newspapers prior to flu clinics, Thomas said.

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College magazine, writers win literary awards

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, September 17, 2014 09:12 am

MAYS LANDING—Rewrites, the Atlantic Cape Community College literary magazine, and three student writers earned awards for the 2014 issue. The magazine won second place in the Eastern Division of the Community College Humanities Association’s 2014 Literary Magazine Competition.

In addition, specific works from the 2014 issue were highlighted:

Call Me Olga Picasso by Danielle Monzo of Northfield won first place in the Poetry division

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Letter: US should avoid military involvement in Mideast

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, September 17, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

Last week’s news that the US will extend bombing raids in Iraq (and maybe Syria) reeks of “the same old story.” It has not worked before, why should it now?

The terrorist thugs are probably smiling that they have provoked our government into action by the heinous videos posted on the Internet.

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Upcoming Trips for the week of Sept. 19

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, September 16, 2014 10:30 am

Upcoming Trips Upcoming Trips

Washington, D.C., trip 7 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 27 and Oct. 18 from the Municipal Building, 3515 Bargaintown Road. The Egg Harbor Township Recreation Department is sponsoring the Washington, D.C. trips. The buses will depart 7 a.m. and leave Washington at 6 p.m. The cost is $37. To register call 609-272-8120.

“Moses” at Sight and Sound Theater, Lancaster, Pa., Thursday, Oct 9. Cost is $106. Hosted by Absecon AARP 705. Includes lunch at Hershey Farms. Call 609-350-5063.

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Cape May County Calendar

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Sept. 12-21

CAPE MAY - 18th annual Food and Wine Festival in Cape May and the surrounding area. For schedule or to purchase tickets see www.capemaymac.orgor call 609-884-9565.   

Sept. 18-21

NORTH WILDWOOD - Irish Fall Festival 8 a.m.-11 p.m. daily at Olde New Jersey Avenue and surrounding pubs, North Wildwood. Free. See www.CMCAOH.com.

WILDWOOD - Boardwalk Classic Car Auction and Show on the Wildwood boardwalk and Wildwood Convention Center. Free. See www.WildwoodClassicCarAuction.com .

Friday, Sept. 19

WILDWOOD CREST - Seafarers Celebration 7:30 p.m. at Centennial Park, Fern Road and Ocean Avenue, Wildwood Crest. Fireworks show at 9 p.m. Free. See www.visitwildwoodcrest.com.

Saturday, Sept. 20

CAPE MAY - Property Owners of Cape May Beach Pancake Breakfast 8-11 a.m. at the Club House, 201 Clubhouse Drive, Townbank. Cost is $6 adults, $3 children under 12. 

SEA ISLE CITY - Michael Fisher 5K Heart Run/Walk 9:30 a.m. at LaCosta Lounge, Sea Isle City. Fee. See www.michaelfisherfoundation.org .

CAPE MAY - Beachfront Run 8:30 a.m. at Beach Avenue at Cape May Convention Hall. Admission fee. See www.discovercapemaynj.com .

WILDWOOD CREST - Seafarers Celebration 9 a.m.-6 p.m. at Sunset Lake between Rambler Road and Miami Avenue, Wildwood Crest. Crafters, food, and entertainment. Free. See www.visitwildwoodcrest.com .

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14 Days events, edition of Sept. 19

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, September 16, 2014 12:00 am

14 Days events, edition of Aug. 7 14 Days events, edition of Aug. 7

EHC plans Seventh annual Peace Pilgrim Celebration

At a time when peace in the world seems elusive, the city’s seventh annual Peace Pilgrim Celebration, Sept. 20-21 will celebrate the life and work of an American sage who walked her talk for peace.

The two-day event recalls the mission of Peace Pilgrim, born Mildred Lisette Norman in Egg Harbor City 1908, who walked highways and byways for more than 27 years spreading her simple but profound message of peace: “Overcome evil with good, falsehood with truth, and hatred with love.”

A penniless pilgrim, she crossed the continent seven times, walking until given shelter and fasting until given food, and vowed to remain a wanderer until mankind learned the way of peace. Her spirit touched the lives of thousands of people.

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Upcoming Golf Tournaments, week of Sept. 19

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, September 15, 2014 03:00 pm

Golf Tournaments Golf Tournaments  

Twelfth annual Golf Klassic benefit for Holy Redeemer Jersey Shore Food Pantry Friday, Sept. 19 at Stockton Seaview in Galloway. Call 610-265-7700, ext. 400, or see www.holyredeemergolfklassic.com.

Sixth annual “Golfing for Good” benefitting the Arc of Atlantic County golf tournament Saturday, Sept. 20 at Harbor Pines Golf Club, 500 St. Andrews Drive in Egg Harbor Township. Registration and warm-up begin at 7:30 a.m. with tee time at 9 a.m. The event includes an auction with prizes including Eagles/Giants tickets. The tournament is sponsored by I. Rice and Company. For more information see http://www.arcatlantic.org/events/GolfingforGood.asp

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Low-cost firewood available to Atlantic County residents

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, September 15, 2014 12:34 pm

Beginning Oct. 1, Atlantic County residents can take advantage of the Homeowners Firewood Program to obtain inexpensive firewood from designated county parks to supplement their own supplies.

“Many of our residents are now facing difficult financial circumstances. This is just one way in which they may realize some household savings by obtaining firewood for the winter,” stated County Executive Dennis Levinson. “It also benefits our parks with the removal of downed trees.” 

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Shore Medical Center birth announcements Aug. 19-Sept. 5

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, September 15, 2014 11:48 am

Shore Medical Center birth announcements Aug. 19-Sept. 5 Shore Medical Center birth announcements Aug. 19-Sept. 5 The following birth announcements were provided by Shore Medical Center in Somers Point.

Jennifer and Brian Parmelee of Egg Harbor Township welcomed a son, Andrew Ryan Parmelee, Aug. 19.

Emily and Paul Supal of Ventnor City welcomed a daughter, Flora James Supal, Aug. 25.

Danielle and Amir Seliman of Egg Harbor Township welcomed a son, Nicholas Joseph Seliman, Aug. 25.

Tiffany and Jose Arroyo of Hammonton welcomed a son, Tucker Arroyo, Aug. 26.

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What's Happening in Atlantic City

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, September 15, 2014 11:00 am

What's Happening in Atlantic City What's Happening in Atlantic City

Gary V’s 30th Anniversary Concert Tour 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20 at Trump Taj Mahal, Mark G. Etess Arena. Tickets $65-$100. See www.ticketmaster.com.

The Manhattans 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25 at Harrah’s. Tickets $19.99. See www.harrahsac.com. 

Pitbull and Enrique Iglesias 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26 at Boardwalk Hall. Tickets to $197. See www.ticketmaster.com.

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Miss New York is crowned Miss America 2015 (VIDEO, SLIDESHOW) Updated

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Monday, September 15, 2014 01:03 am

Miss America 2015 is Miss New York, Kira Kazantsev. Miss America 2015 is Miss New York, Kira Kazantsev. ATLANTIC CITY—It was a three-peat at Boardwalk Hall Sunday night as Kira Kazantsev, Miss New York brought the crown home for the Empire State for the third year running. She follows Miss Americas Nina Davuluri and Mallory Hagan with the crown. 

The 22-year old blonde, Hofstra University graudate performed the very upbeat song “Happy” while sitting on stage and tapping out the tune with a red plastic cup during the talent portion of the pageant which counts for 30 percent of the total score for each contestant.

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Reunions

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, September 15, 2014 12:00 am

Upcoming class reunions Upcoming class reunions

Pleasantville High School Class of 1957 57th reunion from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 20 at Smithville Inn, located in Historic Smithville. Cost is $25 per person. For more information email Sylvia French at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 609-641-0089 or 609-652-1352.

Mainland Regional High School Class of 1964 50th reunion 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20 at the Atlantic City Country Club. The following classmates are asked to call or email organizer: Sharon Balance, Betty Back, Kathleen Dillon, Richard Dooner, Barbara Fox, Lois Hardy, Emily (Ginny) Hartt, Elizabeth Joyce, Kathleen Leary, Kenneth Nicholls Jr., Judith Richardson, Donna Salisbury, Rose Shackleford, David Shaw, Joseph Simon and James Barry Smith. Call Michele Ulrich Ward at 609-927-4984 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

GALS of ACHS 70th reunion noon Tuesday, Sept. 30 at the Crab Trap Restaurant, 2 Broadway, Somers Point. Meet and greet from 12-1 p.m., luncheon follows. Bring old high school photographs. Reach out to friends who may not be on the invitation list. RSVP by Sept. 15 with name, maiden name and food choice (crab cake, sirloin, stuffed chicken) and check for $28 to Nadine Stern, 1 Cedar Hollow Lane, Linwood, 08221. Call 609-653-9162.

Pleasantville Class of 1967 47th class reunion 6-11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4 at Frog Rock Golf and Country Club in Hammonton. Tickets are $30 per person. Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call Patty at 609-646-4311.

 

   

Religion Briefs for the week of Sept. 19

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, September 14, 2014 11:00 am

Religion Briefs Religion Briefs  

St. Michaels Parish 750 Club Raffle

St. Michael Parish in Atlantic City is running it’s 750 Club (50/50) raffle again this year, and ticket are for sale. Only 750 tickets will be sold at $30.00 each.  First prize is $10,000 and second prize is $1,250 (or 44.4% and 5.6% of proceeds). To purchase tickets, send your name address and phone number to 750 Club, St. Michael Parish, 10 N. Mississippi Ave., Atlantic City, NJ  08401. Drawing is Dec. 6 at 8 p.m.  For more information call 609-344-8536.

Beth El Synagogue Service Times

Beth El Synagogue, Margate - Daily minyans 7:30 a.m., 5:45 p.m. Beth El Mainland, Northfield -Tuesday morning minyan 6:30 a.m. Friday night Family Shabbat services Northfield 7 p.m. Sept. 12 and 19. Every Saturday morning in Margate at 9:30 a.m., Kiddish follows Beth El Synagogue High Holiday Services Wednesday, Sept. 24 - Erev Rosh Hashanah, 6:30 p.m. service Thursday, Sept. 25 – first day Rosh Hashanah 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m. Family Service, 6 p.m. Tashlich, Friday, Sept. 26 - second day Rosh Hashanah, 9 a.m. service, Mincha at 6:30 p.m. Beth El Margate office 609-823-2725, Beth El Mainland 609-380-2429.

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Show us Your Shoes Parade is a hit SLIDESHOW

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Sunday, September 14, 2014 05:30 am

Miss New Jersey, Cierra Kaler Jones. Miss New Jersey, Cierra Kaler Jones. ATLANTIC CITY—Miss America fans braved the rainiest Saturday we have experienced in months to cheer on their favorite contestant at the 2014 Show us Your Shoes Parade.

52 Miss America contestants took their ride from The Revel to Albany Avenue in a convertible; only Miss Massachusetts was not in a rag top but she made the most of it by sitting outside the passenger window and dressed in a Red Sox uniform she had plenty of cheers from the crowd. 

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Wellness Briefs: week of Sept. 18

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, September 14, 2014 12:00 am

  Wellness briefs Wellness briefs

Health Fair

Latino Club’s Second annual Health Fair 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20 at the Egg Harbor Township City Hall, 500 London Ave., Egg Harbor City. Open to the public. Agencies will be on site to conduct various health screenings* and provide useful information about services available to the public in Atlantic County. Call Ingrid Clark at 609-241-5092.

Pilates

The Mays Landing Branch of the Atlantic County Library, 40 Farragut Ave., offers Pilates for adults and teens 9:30 a.m. Saturdays Sept. 20, Oct. 4 and 18, Nov. 1 and 15, and Dec. 20. Pilates is a balanced blend of strength and flexibility training that improves posture, reduces stress, and creates long, lean muscles. The free programs are presented by certified instructor Kristina Carr and sponsored by the Atlantic County Library Foundation. Registration is required. Call 609-625-2776 ext. 6304 for information.

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Miss New Jersey Cierra Kaler-Jones is a hometown girl with a big dream

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Written by Beth Salamon Saturday, September 13, 2014 09:54 am

Miss New Jersey Cierra Kaler-Jones is a hometown girl with a big dream Miss New Jersey Cierra Kaler-Jones is a hometown girl with a big dream Rutgers senior from Galloway is competing on the platform Empowering Today's Youth Through Arts

GALLOWAY ­Galloway resident and Rutgers student Cierra Kaler-Jones, who is competing this week in the Miss America Pageant this week as Miss New Jersey, has never attended the famous pageant.

The daughter of two casino workers who at one time both worked three jobs to support their family, Kaler-Jones grew up watching the show on television since her parents could not take time off to accompany her.

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Gazette, Current newspapers sold to BH Media

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 12, 2014 11:12 am

BH Media Group announced Friday that it will acquire the remaining 50 percent interest of Catamaran Media Company LLC.

Catamaran publishes The Currents in Atlantic County and the Gazettes and The Wildwood Leader in Cape May County, along with summer papers including The Sandpaper and Freetime and the website shorenewstoday.com.

With the purchase of The Press of Atlantic City in August of 2013, BH Media Group acquired an initial half interest in the chain of weekly newspapers. The other 50 percent had remained under the ownership of Rick, Curt and Gail Travers.

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Arc hosts free support workshops

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 12, 2014 10:28 am

Arc hosts free support workshops Arc hosts free support workshops

The Arc of Atlantic County is hosting workshops for parents of children with intellectual and developmental disabilities ages 16 to 21.

“Learn what resources and support are available for your child now and as they begin to age out of school entitlement programs,” reads a statement from the group.   

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Helping hands are at the heart of 4-H

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 12, 2014 09:57 am

Glenn Hanek, one of the leaders of the Barnyard Buddies 4-H Club and vice president of the Cape May County 4-H livestock committee, was awarded the 2014 “Special Thanks” leadership award at this year’s 4-H Fair. Adult volunteers fill many critical roles in the county’s 4-H Youth Development Program. Glenn Hanek, one of the leaders of the Barnyard Buddies 4-H Club and vice president of the Cape May County 4-H livestock committee, was awarded the 2014 “Special Thanks” leadership award at this year’s 4-H Fair. Adult volunteers fill many critical roles in the county’s 4-H Youth Development Program.

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - Area adults seeking to make a difference in the lives of local youth are invited to an orientation program for the Cape May County 4-H Youth Development on Sept. 17 and 23 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Rutgers Cooperative Extension office, at 355 Court House - South Dennis Road, Cape May Court House.

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Firefighters wear pink to fight cancer

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 12, 2014 09:52 am

Wildwood firefighters Gary Neil, L. J. Raniszewski, Dave Bannon, Ryan Troiano and Aldo Sacco show off the T-shirt that will be sold to raise money and awareness to fight cancer. Wildwood firefighters Gary Neil, L. J. Raniszewski, Dave Bannon, Ryan Troiano and Aldo Sacco show off the T-shirt that will be sold to raise money and awareness to fight cancer.

CAPE MAY- Career Firefighters of Cape May County will once again wear pink for the month of October. Firefighters from Wildwood, North Wildwood, Ocean City and Cape May will not only be wearing pink T-shirts while on duty to help promote cancer awareness, they hope to raise funds by selling the pink shirts.

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A touching 9/11 tribute on the final preliminary night of Miss America

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Written by Suzanne Marino Friday, September 12, 2014 12:00 am

Miss America 2002, Katie Harmon. Miss America 2002, Katie Harmon.  

ATLANTIC CITY—Katie Harmon was crowned Miss America 2002 just days following September 11, 2001. It was fitting that on the final night of the 2015 Miss America Preliminary Competitions begin with a special patriotic tribute in honor of the 13th anniversary of 9/11. Katie Harman joined with the former Miss Mississippi, Mary Haskell performing an emotional tribute in remembrance of those who lost their lives. Their performance was intended to remind everyone present in Boardwalk Hall the importance of unity and compassion.

   

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