Atlantic and Cape May Counties

Undead to rise at AC Ballet with ‘Dracula’

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 23, 2014 04:26 pm

ATLANTIC CITY – Dracula is set to haunt the new home of the city’s professional ballet company.

The Atlantic City Ballet will perform “Dracula” 7 p.m. Saturday through Sunday, Oct. 24-26, with a special Halloween performance 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31 at the Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City.

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Sustainable Jersey for Schools to launch next week

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 23, 2014 12:00 am

Sustainable Jersey for Schools to launch next week Sustainable Jersey for Schools to launch next week

Sustainable Jersey and several educational organizations will announce the launch of a certification program to advance sustainability in schools Tuesday, Oct. 28 in Atlantic City.

This certification program is for New Jersey public schools that want to go green and conserve resources. The program, “Sustainable Jersey for Schools,” will provide tools, training and resources to support and reward schools as they pursue sustainability initiatives.

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Halloween house decorating contest

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 23, 2014 12:00 am

Residents in North Wildwood and West Wildwood are invited to compete in a Halloween house decorating contest.

Prizes will be awarded to most creative, scariest and best overall. Registration forms are available at the North Wildwood Recreation Center and are due by Friday, Oct. 24 at 5 p.m. Houses will be judged Wednesday, Oct. 29 from 7-9 p.m. 

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Cheer competition returns to Wildwoods Convention Center

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, October 22, 2014 04:37 pm

Cheerleaders will demonstrate their skills during the Cheer Tech Championship Competitions at the Wildwoods Convention Center.
Cheerleaders will demonstrate their skills during the Cheer Tech Championship Competitions at the Wildwoods Convention Center. A cheerleading competition will be held at the Wildwoods Convention Center over four days with hundreds of cheerleading teams bringing dance, pom-poms and spirit to compete for a title on Nov. 2, Nov. 16, Dec. 6 and Dec. 7, at 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood.

The Cheer Tech Island Championship U.S. finals on Sunday Nov. 2, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., will include recreation, high school, collegiate, all-star and open divisions.

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Trunk-or-Treat in Wildwood Crest for Halloween

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, October 22, 2014 04:30 pm

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The Wildwood Crest Recreation Department will host its annual free Trunk-or-Treat at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 30.

Parents and other adults are encouraged to bring their Halloween-decorated vehicles to the Wildwood Crest Pier parking lot at Heather Road and Ocean Avenue, where they will distribute candy from the trunks of their vehicles to costumed children.

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Greater Wildwood Elks Halloween Haunted House

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, October 22, 2014 04:28 pm

WILDWOOD - Trick-or-treaters are invited to a free walk through a "haunted house" from 5-8 p.m. Friday Oct. 31 at the Elks Lodge, 109 W. 1st Ave., North Wildwood.

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Christie activates New Jersey Ebola preparedness plan

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, October 22, 2014 12:37 pm

Gov. Chris Christie holds a press conference to announce the activation of a statewide Ebola preparedness plan at Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack Wednesday, Oct. 22. Administration officials, state agencies and departments will work in a coordinated manner to ensure the health and safety of New Jersey residents is protected and to execute on decisions in an efficient and effective manner. (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen) Gov. Chris Christie holds a press conference to announce the activation of a statewide Ebola preparedness plan at Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack Wednesday, Oct. 22. Administration officials, state agencies and departments will work in a coordinated manner to ensure the health and safety of New Jersey residents is protected and to execute on decisions in an efficient and effective manner. (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)

Gov. Chris Christie signed Executive Order 164 on Oct. 22, creating the Ebola Virus Disease Joint Response Team to implement the state’s Ebola preparedness plan. The plan covers airport travel, public transportation, schools and universities, and hospitals.

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Cape May County Calendar

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Friday, Oct. 24

CAPE MAY - Phantoms of the Physick Estate: Scary Tales: Those stories you heard as a child originated as much darker morality tales, as you will hear when you enter the 1879 Emlen Physick Estate museum, 1048 Washington St. Characters from these “scary tales” will tell their stories as they guide you through the first floor of the museum then onto the grounds of the Estate, where the tales come to life and the Big Bad Wolf usually wins. Friday, Oct. 24, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. $15 adults, $12 for children (ages 3-12). Combine the tour with Tales of Terror Trolley Ride or Ghosts of Cape May Trolley Ride and save $2.

CAPE MAY - Midnight at the Physick Estate: Twenty-five lucky people get to spend midnight in the haunted Physick Estate with ghost writer and psychic medium Craig McManus. Craig will share his experiences and perhaps channel a spirit or two. Friday, Oct. 24 at 11 p.m. $35 per person.

OCEAN CITY - Black and Orange Party 7-11 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24 at the Ocean City Yacht Club, Bay and Battersea Road, Ocean City. Hosted by the Greater Ocean City Theatre Company. Tickets are $75. Costume party with food, refreshments, dancing and prizes. You must RSVP in advance for this event, which is for adults 21 and over. See www.oceancitytheatrecompany.com  or call 609-398-1118.

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Shore Medical recognizes financial donors

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, October 21, 2014 11:08 am

Donors enjoyed an evening with Shore Medical Center President and CEO Ron Johnson a president’s thank you reception Oct. 8 in the Ben and Flora Baker Surgical Pavilion Lobby. From left are Jim Lees of Margate, Mary Anne Kull of Ocean City, Jean Robinson of Ocean City, Patti Lees of Margate, vice chairwoman of the Shore Medical Center Foundation board of trustees, and Foundation Board Chairman Jim Fraser of Egg Harbor Township. Donors enjoyed an evening with Shore Medical Center President and CEO Ron Johnson a president’s thank you reception Oct. 8 in the Ben and Flora Baker Surgical Pavilion Lobby. From left are Jim Lees of Margate, Mary Anne Kull of Ocean City, Jean Robinson of Ocean City, Patti Lees of Margate, vice chairwoman of the Shore Medical Center Foundation board of trustees, and Foundation Board Chairman Jim Fraser of Egg Harbor Township.

SOMERS POINT – More than 100 benefactors were invited to Shore Medical Center for a president’s thank you reception Wednesday, Oct. 8 in the Ben and Flora Baker Surgical Pavilion Lobby.

Guests spent an evening with leadership and listened as President and CEO Ron Johnson expressed his gratitude to donors, explaining how their support has led to a number of health care initiatives at the hospital.

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Downbeach Film Festival returns to AC Oct. 24-26

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, October 21, 2014 11:03 am

Atlantic City Cinefest will host the Downbeach Film Festival Friday through Sunday, Oct. 24-Oct. 26 at two locations in Atlantic City.

Screenings will be offered all weekend at Dante Hall, 14 N. Mississippi Ave., and The Noyes Arts Garage, 2200 Fairmount Ave.

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NJ SEED names Brown outstanding legislator

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, October 21, 2014 11:01 am

The New Jersey Society for Environmental Economic Development presented state Assemblyman Chris Brown with the Arthur T. Young Outstanding Legislator Award at its Economic Summit at Caesars Atlantic City.

Brown, who represents the 2nd District, was recognized for his “good work and leadership for his caucus and the people of New Jersey,” said Michael Drulis, the executive director. “He understands the Atlantic City area and its economy and people.”

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14 Days events, edition of Oct. 21

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, October 21, 2014 09:00 am

14 Days events, edition of Aug. 7 14 Days events, edition of Aug. 7 15th annual Breast Cancer Awareness & Fundraising Campaign 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24 at Hard Rock Café Atlantic City, 1000 Boardwalk. Admission is free. Call 609-441-0007 or see www.hardrock.com/atlanticcity.

Black and Orange Party 7-11 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24 at the Ocean City Yacht Club, Bay and Battersea Road, Ocean City. Hosted by the Greater Ocean City Theatre Company. Tickets are $75. Costume party with food, refreshments, dancing and prizes. You must RSVP in advance for this event which is for adults 21 and over. See www.oceancitytheatrecompany.com or call 609-398-1118.

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What's Happening in Atlantic City

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, October 21, 2014 12:00 am

What's Happening in Atlantic City What's Happening in Atlantic City  Jerry Blavat 4-8 p.m. every Thursday at Golden Nugget. See www.goldennugget.com. 

David Spade 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24 at Harrah’s. Tickets are $45-$75. See www.ticketmaster.com. 

The Beach Boys 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24 at Borgata’s Music Box. Tickets are $59-$69. See www.ticketmaster.com. 

Motley Crue 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25 at Borgata. Tickets are $100-$200. See www.ticketmaster.com.

Bob Saget 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25 at Borgata’s Music Box. Tickets are $35-$39. See www.ticketmaster.com.

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Ultimate guide to trick or treat and Halloween happenings

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, October 21, 2014 12:00 am

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Galloway Township - Trick or Treat hours in Galloway will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31.

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Wellness Briefs

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, October 21, 2014 12:00 am

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V.A. Healthcare speaker

The Mays Landing Branch of the Atlantic County Library System, 40 Farragut Ave., will host veterans advocate Lou Green from 1-3:30p.m. on Tuesday Oct. 21. Green will speak about the V.A. Healthcare benefits and eligibility. For more information call 609-625-2276.

Yoga for Life

The Mays Landing branch of the Atlantic County Library, 40 Farragut Ave., presents Yoga for Life 10 a.m. Saturdays, Oct. 25, Nov. 8 and 22, and Dec. 13 and 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. 

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Upcoming Golf Tournaments

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, October 20, 2014 12:00 am

Golf Tournaments Golf Tournaments  Ellison School’s 20th annual Golf Tournament 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 30 at the Atlantic City Country Club. The golf tournament is part of an annual campaign to raise funds to promote and support all educational programs at the Ellison School. Registration and continental breakfast at the course will begin at 8:30 a.m., followed by a shotgun start. Participants will be able to enter various competitions held in conjunction with the tournament for prizes, including hole-in-one and putting contests. Following the tournament, there will be an awards ceremony and recognition lunch. A limited number of golf sponsorships are still available. Contact Samantha Mulligan at 856-691-1734 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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Upcoming Trips

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, October 20, 2014 12:00 am

Upcoming Trips Upcoming Trips

Bus trip to Herr’s Potato Chip Factory 7:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 27 sponsored by Ventnor AARP Chapter 1724. Lunch at Shady Maple. Cost is $40; bus will depart 7:30 a.m. from the Ventnor Senior Nutrition Site, 6500 Atlantic Ave. Contact George Thomas at 609-822-9721 or Shelle Jefferson at 609-348-6684.

Free bus trip to Ms. Senior America Pageant 1-4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28 at Resorts Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City. The bus will arrive 10:30 a.m. at Pleasant Acres, 10:40 a.m. at the high-rise and mid-rise and 10:50 a.m. at St. Peter’s. For tickets call 609-646-6335, 609-484-3197 or 609-645-8421.

Trip to the 911 Museum in New York City Tuesday, Oct. 28. Includes a walking tour of the Lower East Side. Lunch at Katz's Delicatessen on your own. For information call 609-926-3606.

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Cold Spring Candlelight Walk

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, October 19, 2014 10:51 am

LOWER TOWNSHIP — Visitors can step back in time Saturday, Nov. 8, when the Friends of Historic Cold Spring Village host the annual Candlelight Walk from 6-8 p.m.

Luminaries will line the paths and guide visitors to several of the Village’s restored historic buildings where wine, beer and a variety of light fare will be served. Featured local favorites include the Flight Deck Diner, Cold Spring Grange Restaurant, Formica Brothers Bakery, Gaiss’ Market, Sand Barrens Golf Club, Erma Deli, West Side Market, Little Italy II, Gwen Raring Catering and Cape May Brewing Company.

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Reunions

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, October 19, 2014 12:00 am

Upcoming class reunions Upcoming class reunions  Egg Harbor Township High School Class of 2004 10-year reunion 7 p.m.–12 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 29 at Caffe Luciano Lamberti, 301 Somers Point-Longport Boulevard in Egg Harbor Township, located just outside of Longport Borough. Cost is $59 plus tax per person.

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Religion Briefs

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, October 19, 2014 12:00 am

Religion Briefs Religion Briefs  Faith Baptist Church Fall Revival

Faith Baptist Church, 829 Tilton Road, Pleasantville, will hold a Fall Revival led by Rev. Keith Marshall, pastor of the Macedonia Baptist Church of Trenton, 7 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, Oct. 28-30. Ministry in song will be provided by area choirs. Call 609-646-1881.

Orthodox Church 48th anniversary 

The Orthodox Church of the Mother of God, 115 Hudson St., Mays Landing, will celebrate the 48th anniversary of the founding of the parish Sunday, Nov. 9. Divine Liturgy will be held 10 a.m., followed by an anniversary dinner featuring ethnic foods.  Cost is $10 per person. All are welcome. For directions or information see www.churchmotherofgod.org or call Father Matthew at 856-227-6915.

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The Current Halloween/fall decorating contest

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, October 18, 2014 04:22 pm

halloween Do you have the most festive fall porch or the spookiest front lawn in town? Send us a photo – it could help you win a prize.

Everyone who submits a photo for The Current Halloween/fall decorating contest will be entered into a random drawing for prizes from our advertisers, and we will share your festive creations with our readers. 

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Christie signs revised sports betting bill

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, October 17, 2014 10:52 pm

TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie signed legislation Friday that reflects recent court rulings and removes prohibitions against sports wagering in New Jersey.

“As I’ve said all along, I am a strong proponent of legalized sports wagering in New Jersey. But given earlier decisions by federal courts, it was critical that we follow a correct and appropriate path to curtail new court challenges and expensive litigation,” Christie said. “I believe we have found that path in this bipartisan legislative effort.” 

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2 boaters rescued in Absecon Inlet

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, October 17, 2014 04:21 pm

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The U.S. Coast Guard rescued two boaters Monday from a disabled 19-foot boat in Absecon Inlet.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Station Atlantic City received a call at 3:40 p.m. from a caller on Brigantine beach who reported that a boat in the mouth of Absecon Inlet was towing a sailboat and appeared to be having difficulties.

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New Jersey joins multi-state settlement with TD Bank over data breach

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Written by David Benson Friday, October 17, 2014 01:59 pm

TRENTON – New Jersey and eight other states have entered into an $850,000 settlement agreement with TD Bank, N.A., which resolves a 2012 data breach and is designed to help ensure that future consumer privacy breaches do not occur, acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman announced Friday, Oct. 17.

New Jersey worked with other affected states for a year-and-a-half to investigate the TD Bank breach, which affected thousands of TD customers, and to negotiate an “assurance of voluntary compliance” agreement.

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