Atlantic and Cape May Counties

Atlantic County area Holiday Events

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

Hoilday Events Hoilday Events   Tuesday, Dec. 16

Holiday Craft 1:30 p.m. for children 3-6 at the Mays Landing branch of the Atlantic County Library, 40 Farragut Ave. Children will make applesauce ornaments and hear a holiday story. Registration is required. Call 609-625-2776, ext. 6304. 

Wednesday, Dec. 17

Ventnor Menorah Lighting 5:30 p.m. in front of the Ventnor Library and Cultural Arts Center, 6500 Atlantic Ave. on the New Haven Avenue side. Rabbi Avrom Rapapport of Ventnor will lead the blessing in song. All are welcome. 

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Letter: Democrats would be smart to back Warren for president

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Written by Opinion Tuesday, December 16, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

The Affordable Care Act, which created Obamacare, is in jeopardy. A simple inadvertent mistake – or was it intentional – looms ever large. This spring the Supreme Court will rule on whether the government has the authority to subsidize federal health care exchanges. The act states that only state exchanges may be subsidized.

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What's Happening in Atlantic City

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

What's Happening in Atlantic City What's Happening in Atlantic City  Air Supply 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21 at Caesars. Tickets $25-$45. See www.ticketmaster.com.

G. Love and Special Sauce 9 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 28 at Borgata’s Music Box. Tickets $40-$45. See www.ticketmaster.com.

Tiesto 10 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 28 at Borgata’s Event Center. Tickets are $80-$90. See www.ticketmaster.com.

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Cape May County Calendar

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Wednesday, Dec. 17

AVALON - Romance Book Club 6 p.m. at the Avalon Free Public Library, Avalon. Call 609-967-7155.

Saturday, Dec. 20

OCEAN CITY - Horse and carriage rides and photos with Santa - Noon-3 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 22 through Dec. 21 will be horse and carriage rides in front of City Hall, Ninth Street and Asbury Avenue, and photos with Santa at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace.

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Upcoming Trips

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

Upcoming Trips Upcoming Trips

Eleven-day trip to Italy March 9-19 with stops in Venice, Pisa, Florence, Assisi, Rome and Sorrento. Cost is $3,299. Four-star well placed hotels, most meals, tours and entrances per itinerary, trip transfers, taxes, fuel charges, baggage handling and roundtrip air. A $200 deposit holds a spot. Call Kathy 609-390-8999. 

Bus trip to Pennsylvania Dutch Country 11 a.m. Saturday, March 28 departing from the Flagship Resort in Atlantic City. Price is $65 and includes dinner buffet at Good & Plenty Restaurant, door prizes and refreshments on bus. Minutes from the Amish Farm and House, Sight and Sound Theater and American Music Theatre, Rockvale Square, Tanger Outlets and the Bird in Hand Farmers Market. Participants can book the show "Moses" at Sight and Sound Theater. For tickets call Mark Padula at 609-517-0376 or Jesse Kurtz at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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14 Days events

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

puut this on your calendar  Jammonton 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17 at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey’s Kramer Hall, 30 Front St., Hammonton. An impromptu band of Stockton faculty and staff and community members will play a variety of acoustic instruments, such as bass, mandolin, dobro, guitar, harmonica and flute. Anyone attending is welcome to bring an acoustic instrument and play a selection of their own. All skill levels welcome. Admission is free. Call 609-652-4593.

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Wellness Briefs

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

Wellness briefs Wellness briefs

Free Pilates group

The Mays Landing branch of the Atlantic County Library, 40 Farragut Ave., offers Pilates for adults and teens 9:30 a.m. Saturday, 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. 

Blood Drive

Knights of Columbus St. Nicholas Council will hold an American Red Cross blood drive 2-7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 26 at 243 St. Louis Ave., Egg Harbor City. For an appointment call Richard Brown, 609-412-4925.

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Reunions

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

Upcoming class reunions Upcoming class reunions

MRHS Class of 1995 Reunion
The Mainland Regional High School Class of 1995 is attempting to obtain current contact information for class members. Contact Brian Hartley at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
. The event is scheduled for March, 2015.

 

Religion Briefs

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

Religion Briefs Religion Briefs

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church Services

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Egg Harbor Township holds divine liturgy services 9:30 a.m. Dec. 21 and 28. Weekday feast services are 10 a.m. Dec. 22 and 24. Nativity of our Lord vesper service is 9 p.m. Dec. 24. See www.holytrinityeggharbor.com. 

Family Shabbat

Beth El Channukah Family Shabbat 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19 at Beth El Mainland at London Square Plaza in Northfield. The service will be led by Rabbi Judi Del Bourgo and Cantor Ralph Goren. All are welcome. Call 609-380-2429.

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Health & Fitness Calendar

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

Yoga for Life

The Mays Landing Branch of the Atlantic County Library, 40 Farragut Ave., presents Yoga for Life 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 27. This free program is open to older teens and adults. Participants should wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a mat or towel with them. No food should be eaten three hours before class. Yoga for Life is sponsored by the Atlantic County Library Foundation and lead by Janet Hahn. Registration is requested. Call 609-625-2776, ext. 6304 for information.

Ongoing

Resources and Support for Casino Workers

Individuals, families and workers who are affected by the closure of Atlantic City casinos and in need of mental health information and referrals for legal, housing, employment, rehabilitation, inpatient and outpatient and self-help can call NJ Mental Health Cares helpline. Trained professionals available 8 am to 8 pm.  TTY and multi-language capability. Confidential, no cost. Call 866-202-HELP or www.njmentalhealthcares.org .

Stop Putting Off ‘The Talk’ with Aging Parents

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Court Advocate volunteers needed for foster children in Atlantic and Cape May counties

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, December 13, 2014 12:00 am

MAYS LANDING - CASA for Children of Atlantic and Cape May counties seeks individuals interesting in becoming volunteer court advocates for children living in foster care.

People who would like to learn more should attend an upcoming Information Session 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 16 at the Atlantic County Library Mays Landing branch.

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Atlantic Electric warns of ‘Green Dot’ scam

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, December 12, 2014 03:23 pm

MAYS LANDING – Atlantic City Electric cautions customers to beware when someone claiming to represent the comany contacts them either in person or by telephone.

Atlantic City Electric has been alerted to a resurgence of the Green Dot scam, in which a scammer tells a customer that their account is delinquent and their service will be shut off for nonpayment unless the customer purchases Green Dot MoneyPak prepaid cards for a specific amount from stores such as CVS, Rite Aid and Wawa.

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Arrests target alleged heroin, cocaine ring in Atlantic County

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, December 11, 2014 04:38 pm

Eight people were arrested Thursday, Dec. 11 by federal, state and local law enforcement authorities for their involvement in the alleged trafficking of heroin, powder cocaine and crack cocaine in the Atlantic City area.

In predawn raids, the FBI, Drug Enforcement Administration, Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office, New Jersey State Police and Atlantic City Police Department arrested eight people, seven of whom were charged by indictment with drug trafficking conspiracy, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman said.

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Chamber holiday lunch Dec. 18

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, December 10, 2014 09:41 am

The Cape May County Chamber of Commerce will host its annual holiday lunch meeting at the Lobster House in Cape May on Thursday, Dec. 18. Check in and networking start 11:15 a.m., and the meeting begins at noon. Pre-paid registration is required.

Donations of non-perishable food, personal hygiene items and unwrapped toys and games will be collected at the meeting. All donations will be shared with organizations in Cape May County who assist needy families.  

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Atlantic Cape accepting applications for culinary arts scholarships

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, December 10, 2014 05:04 am

MAYS LANDING – A number of $1,500 Academy of Culinary Arts scholarships are available for new students for the spring semester, which begins Tuesday, Jan. 20 at Atlantic Cape Community College, 5100 Black Horse Pike.

The academy offers two-year degree programs in culinary arts, baking and pastry, and food service management, and short-term specialization programs in hot foods, baking and pastry, food service management and catering. Full-time classes meet five hours a day, Monday through Friday, in morning and afternoon sessions.

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Show us your holiday displays

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, December 10, 2014 12:00 am

Christmas lights Show us your holiday displays You worked hard to make your home look beautiful for the holidays, spreading cheer by making your neighborhood a more festive place. The neighbors have seen it, but what about your co-workers or friends living in the next town over?

You can make your holiday cheer go even further by submitting pictures of your display to The Current for publication.

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Tropicana presents free holiday musical light show daily

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, December 09, 2014 10:00 pm

ATLANTIC CITY – Tropicana has brought back its free holiday musical light show “Deck the Halls” this year, along with the original 35-foot holiday tree, to celebrate The Quarter’s 10th anniversary.

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Rescue Mission presents ‘A Christmas Miracle’ Dec. 13-21

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, December 09, 2014 07:36 pm

The Atlantic City Rescue Mission will present the original musical comedy “A Christmas Miracle” Dec. 13-21 at Atlantic City’s newest theatrical showcase, Theodore Spady Hall in Atlantic City.

The heartwarming, tune-filled Christmas tale tells the story of a little girl’s wish to have her family reunited for the holidays. With her daddy away in the military and her mommy working hard to keep things festive, a young girl enlists the help of Santa Claus and a bumbling elf to make her Christmas wish come true.

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Letter: New thinking needed for Grand Juries

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Written by Opinion Tuesday, December 09, 2014 02:20 pm

To the editor:

In today’s environment it is possible that a prosecutor and a grand jury are no longer the answer on high level matters regarding issues with various police departments, the individual policemen and the defendant.

No matter how it is addressed, the defendant or the person who is brought before the Grand Jury has the issue of the prosecutor leaning toward law enforcement. It is only human nature for the prosecutor to lean on the side of law enforcement or to present a neutral case to the grand jury and let them make the decision (right or wrong).

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Dress 2 Impress makes The Knot’s Best of Weddings list

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Written by Suzanne Marino Tuesday, December 09, 2014 12:11 pm

Owner Ice Deliivanova of Egg Harbor Township and sales associate Patty Ogrodnek of Linwood man the Dress 2 Impress booth at one of the many bridal fairs they attend each season. Owner Ice Deliivanova of Egg Harbor Township and sales associate Patty Ogrodnek of Linwood man the Dress 2 Impress booth at one of the many bridal fairs they attend each season. LINWOOD – Dress 2 Impress of Central Square has made The Knot’s Best of Weddings list for 2015.

The magazine and website asks readers to review and rate wedding vendors, and then uses the survey to create lists of the top wedding venues and professionals.

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Hillary Clinton to keynote Atlantic City conference in March

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, December 09, 2014 09:32 am

Hillary Rodham Clinton Hillary Rodham Clinton ATLANTIC CITY – Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is scheduled to be in Atlantic City March 19 to address the American Camp Association, New York and New Jersey’s Tri State CAMP Conference.  

Clinton, who is an early favorite for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, is slated to address more than 3,000 summer camp and out of school time professionals attending the conference at the Atlantic City Convention Center.

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Report: Comparison shopping could make a big difference in health insurance costs

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, December 09, 2014 06:33 am

New choices and more competition in the Health Insurance Marketplace are giving New Jersey consumers affordable options during Open Enrollment this year, and the majority of returning consumers who shop can save money on premiums, according to a report released by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). 

With 25 percent more issuers participating in the marketplace in 2015, based on analysis of 35 states, more than 90 percent of consumers nationwide will be able to choose from three or more issuers—up from 74 percent in 2014. In New Jersey, consumers can choose from six issuers in the marketplace in 2015 – up from four this year.  New Jersey consumers can also choose from an average of 45 health plans in their county for 2015 coverage—up from 26 in 2014.

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Letter: It is America’s duty to welcome Mexican immigrants

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Written by Opinion Monday, December 08, 2014 01:53 pm

To the editor:

In the mid-1800s the United States, led by President James K. Polk worshiping at the altar of Manifest Destiny and eager to acquire more slave-owning territory, virtually purloined today’s Southwest from Mexico. Our nation instigated a war, then defeated a less powerful neighbor.  

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Letter: Eliminate world slavery

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Written by Opinion Monday, December 08, 2014 10:50 am

To the editor:

I would like to suggest that President Obama try to use his influence to finally eliminate slavery in the world.

To date he has made only one speech on the subject. I would have thought that he would have put much more emphasis on this subject. It appears that there are more people in slavery now than ever before in history, about 27 million. Possibly this is because there are more people now than ever before.

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