Atlantic and Cape May Counties

Caesars Interactive reports nearly $1 billion in wagers during first year of NJ online gaming

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Written by James Fitzpatrick Wednesday, November 26, 2014 03:54 pm

ATLANTIC CITY – Nearly $1 billion was wagered with Caesars Interactive Entertainment, Inc. in the first year of New Jersey Internet gaming, according to the company.

Dollars wagered totaled $910,547,346 across CIE’s websites including $529,157,594 waged on casino games and $381,389,752 waged on poker, the company reported in a Nov. 26 press release.

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14 Days events, edition of Nov. 26

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, November 26, 2014 12:00 am

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

Self-Defense Class 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 28 and 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 29 at Athletes Arbor, 540 Hamilton Ave., Linwood. Open house weekend. Free with preregistration. Call 609-204-2373.

Turkey Trot 5K, fun run 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 29 at the Egg Harbor Nature Reserve off Zion Road in Egg Harbor Township. Register in advance at www.ehtgov.org/NatureReserve/. Same-day registration begins 7:30 a.m. Proceeds benefit the Egg Harbor Nature Reserve in Egg Harbor Township. Contact Brent at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 609-602-1086.

Cape Shore Chorale 10th anniversary Concert 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 30 at Grace Lutheran Church, 11 E. Dawes Ave., Somers Point. Refreshments after the concert. See www.capeshorechorale.org or 609-861-2311.

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Letter: Spare the turkey this Thanksgiving

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Written by Opinion Tuesday, November 25, 2014 03:16 pm

To the editor:

Next week, President Obama will pardon two turkeys to promote the turkey industry. Every one of us can exercise that same pardon power by choosing a nonviolent Thanksgiving observance. It's a most fitting way to give thanks for our own life, health, and happiness.

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Hoilday Events

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, November 25, 2014 12:00 am

Hoilday Events Hoilday Events

Nov. 27

Gentle Vegan Thanksgiving Community Feast noon-3 p.m. at the Milton and Betty Katz JCC, 501 N. Jerome Ave., Margate. There will be appearances by vegan chefs, authors and advocates, a raffle and silent auction. Tickets are $30 for adults and $15 for children and can be purchased at the JCC box office. Call 609-822-1167, ext. 159 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Proceeds benefit animal sanctuaries, shelters and JCC scholarships. 

Nov. 28

Our Miracle on Asbury Avenue 2-5 p.m. on Asbury Avenue in downtown Ocean City. Join merchants and Chamber of Commerce in celebrating an old fashioned, Downtown Christmas and the arrival of Santa from the top of City Hall roof. See www.ocnj.us.  

Christmas in the Downtown 2-5 p.m. in Ocean City. Santa will arrive, and merchants will kick off an old-fashioned downtown Christmas. See www.ocnj.us.  

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What's Happening in Atlantic City

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, November 24, 2014 12:00 am

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

Tony Bennett with Antonia Bennett 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 28 at Borgata’s Event Center. Tickets are $70-$146. See www.ticketmaster.com.

Lynyrd Skynyrd 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 28 at Tropicana Showroom. Tickets are $85-$115. See www.ticketmaster.com.

Bill Engvall 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 28 at Golden Nugget. Tickets $75-$95. See www.ticketmaster.com. 

The Temptations featuring Dennis Edwards 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29 at Resorts. Tickets are $40-$50. See www.ticketmaster.com.

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Cape May County Calendar

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Thursday, Nov. 27

OCEAN CITY - The Fast and the Furriest 5K Turkey Trot and 1-Mile Fun Run will begin 8:30 a.m. on Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, Nov. 27, at the Ocean City Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. The run benefits the Ocean City Humane Society. Preregister online at www.active.com . Preregistered packet pick up is 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26 at the senior center, 1735 Simpson Ave. Race-day registration is 7-8:25 a.m. in front of the Music Pier. Applications are available at the Aquatic and Fitness Center, The Sneaker Shop and the Humane Society. For more information, call 609-398-5068.

Friday, Nov. 28

OCEAN CITY - Christmas in the Downtown – “Our Miracle on Asbury Avenue” 2 to 5 p.m. Join the merchants in kicking off an old-fashioned Downtown Christmas.

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Upcoming Trips

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, November 24, 2014 12:00 am

Upcoming Trips Upcoming Trips

Bus trip to see “Moses” at Sight and Sound Theater in Lancaster, Pa., Friday, Nov. 28 with stops for shopping at Kitchen Kettle Village and dinner at Dutch Family Restaurant. Sponsored by Absecon Presbyterian Church. Price is $115 for adults, $95 for teens and $75 for children. Includes show ticket, dinner, gratuities and fees. Call 609-641-3759.

Brandywine Christmas trip Tuesday, Dec. 2.Join the Absecon 9-11 Memorial Committee and Community Affairs for this holiday tour. Cost is $100 and includes transportation, lunch at the Great House Restaurant, tour of QVC studios and shopping followed by a visit to the Longwood Gardens Christmas Display. Bus departs 9:30 a.m. from Absecon American Legion, New Jersey Avenue and Mill Road, and returns 8 p.m. Call Terry Iaconelli at 609-383-1010.

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Wellness Briefs

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, November 24, 2014 12:00 am

  Wellness briefs Wellness briefs

Coffee, Danish and Better Hearing

Bacharach Institute for Rehabilitation will present a Coffee, Danish and Better Hearing program 9-10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 4 in the Bacharach Dining Room, 61 W. Jimmie Leeds Road in Pomona. Led by Janet Revelle, the program will cover common causes of hearing loss, what a hearing evaluation consists of, the risks of untreated hearing loss, the various hearing instruments and insurance and financing. Call 609-748-5370.

Free blood pressure screenings

Screenings will take place 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10 (second Wednesday of each month) at the Shore Medical Center Thrift Shop, Somers Point Shopping Center, Route 9. Free. Call 609-653-3527.

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Reunions

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, November 23, 2014 12:00 am

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

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Religion Briefs

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, November 23, 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. Nov. 30, Dec. 7, 14, 21 and 28. Weekday feast services are 10 a.m. Dec. 4, 5, 9, 12, 13, 15, 22 and 24. Nativity of our Lord vesper service is 9 p.m. Dec. 24. Bible study is 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Dec. 2, 9 and 16. See www.holytrinityeggharbor.com. 

Adult Sunday School

Are you concerned about current world events and the direction the United States seems to be headed? Does the Bible say anything about America in the last days? If you are puzzled about what you see and hear attend this adult Sunday school class 10-11 a.m. at Weekstown Community Church, 5663 Pleasant Mills Road, Weekstown. For information or directions call 609-214-7320.

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Health & Fitness Calendar

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, November 22, 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. 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.

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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Registration begins Dec. 1 for winter, spring sessions at Atlantic Cape

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, November 20, 2014 12:30 pm

Registration for winter and spring sessions at Atlantic Cape Community College will be offered to new and returning students based on the number of credits earned at the time of registration. Credits must have been completed, not in progress. Registration dates:

* Dec. 1 for students with at least 48 credits

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County artist to exhibit in Maryland at Yellow Barn Gallery

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, November 20, 2014 12:17 pm

GLEN ECHO, MD - Contemporary artist Linette Childs, a Cape May County resident, will exhibit 60 works at the Yellow Barn Gallery in Maryland during the Thanksgiving weekend. Childs will discuss her work at an opening reception from 5-7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 28. The free exhibit continues, from noon to 5 p.m. Nov. 29-30.

The collection features recent work and includes oil paintings, drawings, ink and watercolors, featuring landscapes, portraits, cityscapes and still lifes.

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Letter: Government needs Democrats

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, November 19, 2014 08:58 pm

To the editor:

Here is a sampling of what may occur if the Democratic Party’s influence in government is severely weakened: Scientists concerned with mankind’s future existence will be treated to an increase in ridicule. Lakes will again produce fish that glow. The dark, sooty exhaust arising from industrial smokestacks will henceforth be portrayed as a harmless variation of pixie dust.

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Letter: Government should not make things worse for people who have health care

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, November 19, 2014 11:02 am

To the editor:

If a certain percent of the population does not have access to fast food, should the government take over the entire fast food industry? Should the government make sure that everyone has access to fast food?

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Letter: Democrats are responsible for their own poor image

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, November 19, 2014 10:56 am

To the editor:

Joe Wilkin's column in your Nov. 6 issue could be more off base. His premise is that Democrats' image have been tarnished because the Republican party shaped their image. As one without a stake in either party, I safely contend that Democrats tarnished their own image.

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Letter: Just give up, Democrats

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, November 19, 2014 10:55 am

To the editor:

My apologies to some really good people I like who happen to be Democrats.  This is going to offend you but it needs to be said.  Give up.  Your party only exists to give the illusion of providing a choice.  You like to see yourselves as the “Peoples’ Party” but you haven’t nominated a real populist for president since William Jennings Bryan.  You only win presidential elections when there’s an economic crisis or when Republicans turn stupid and manage to lose.  Do you really think Barack Obama would be president if John McCain and Mitt Romney hadn’t helped him by spending so much time running against themselves in the primaries?  The Democrats didn’t beat us.  Our own wing-nuts did that.

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Bishop Sullivan calls visit from Pope Francis a great blessing

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Written by Staff Report Tuesday, November 18, 2014 03:01 pm

Pope Francis will visit Philadelphia in Sept. 2015 and attend the World Meeting of Families. Pope Francis will visit Philadelphia in Sept. 2015 and attend the World Meeting of Families.

CAMDEN—Bishop Dennis Sullivan said the Diocese of Camden will use the coming months to prepare the faithful for the visit of Pope Francis at World Meeting of Families in September, 2015. In a statement issued by the Bishop Monday, Nov. 17 Sullivan said the preparations include reflection and study on the important role the family plays in the Church and in society.

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Legislative task force sitting down for first meeting at county college

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, November 17, 2014 08:52 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — The first meeting of the 1st Legislative District Economic Development Task Force took place Thursday, Nov. 6, at Atlantic Cape Community College at the Cape May Court House campus.

The task force includes residents from Cape May, Cumberland and Atlantic counties, and is charged with studying and recommending ways to improve economic conditions in the 1st Legislative District, one of the most economically depressed areas of New Jersey.

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National Guard Association plans breakfast

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, November 17, 2014 12:00 am

VILLAS - Current and former members of the military are invited to a breakfast at 9 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 6, at the Villas Diner, 2100 Bayshore Road, Villas, held by the Cape May County Army National Guard Association.

According to a statement from the association, the breakfast is also the last date for a headcount for the Dec. 13 Christmas dinner.

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Avalon Garden Club trip to Winterthur, Dec. 8

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, November 16, 2014 12:00 am

AVALON - The public is invited to join the Avalon Garden Club for a trip to Winterthur, Monday, Dec. 8.

Cost is $50 per person, and transportation, admission, a guided tour of the abbey and a yuletide tour.

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Atlantic Cape to present nursing program information session

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, November 15, 2014 12:00 am

MAYS LANDING – Atlantic Cape Community College will hold an information session on its nursing program 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20 at the Walter Edge Theater in C-building on the Mays Landing campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike.

The session provide details on the program, including the selection process and methods to prepare for the entrance exam.

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Former county treasurer wins national award

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, November 15, 2014 12:00 am

Edmund J. Grant, Jr., former treasurer and director of purchasing for Cape May County, received the Albert H. Hall Memorial Award recently from the National Institute of Government Procurement (NIGP), the highest individual honor given by NICP, and earned a lifetime role as Fellow of the National Institute of Government Procurement.

A 20-year veteran of the NIGP, Grant served as president of the organization in 2007-08 and as a member of the Board of Directors for many years. During his tenure he worked as a certified instructor and a speaker for chapters and public agencies in the US and globally.

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County National Arts Program awards presentation set

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, November 15, 2014 12:00 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – The public is invited to the 2014 National Arts Program awards presentation and opening of the art exhibit, from 7 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, Nov.12, at the Middle Township Performing Arts Center, 1 Penkethman Way.

The exhibit will remain on display at the PAC weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Dec. 3, according to a statement from the county Division of Culture and Heritage.

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