Atlantic County Region

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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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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Coast Guard preps for colder air, water temperatures

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, November 13, 2014 12:00 am

When a call for help is relayed to a Coast Guard station watchstander, the duty crew must have a response boat launched in less than 30 minutes. Before a Coast Guard boat leaves the pier, the crew must learn where they need to go, gear up, warm the boat engine and verbally assess the risk of the mission.

Ensuring a quick response to a call for help is a task that demands additional training and preparation this time of year in anticipation of winter water rescues.

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ACA students bake cheesecakes and vegan treats

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, November 13, 2014 12:00 am

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – Academy of Culinary Arts students were given the choice to create a cheesecake or a vegan dessert as extra credit for chef educator Annmarie Chelius’ advanced baking class.

The projects were made Monday, Oct. 27; the vegan dessert option was in recognition of World Vegan Day, celebrated Saturday, Nov. 1. 

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Donations sought for Shop With a Cop program

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, November 13, 2014 12:00 am

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The Egg Harbor Township Police Athletic League, with support from law enforcement throughout Atlantic County and businesses such as Walmart, Bennett Chevrolet and Wawa, as well as individual families and community organizations, will present the fourth annual Shop With a Cop event Saturday, Dec. 6.

Shop With a Cop is a one-day event in which needy children can do their holiday shopping free of charge with the help of uniformed police officers and volunteers.

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Study Commission on Violence seeks input

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, November 10, 2014 06:00 pm

The Study Commission on Violence has scheduled an Atlantic City public hearing Dec. 4 in Atlantic City as part of an ongoing quest to generate public input on how to address violence in New Jersey.

The hearing is 6-8 p.m. at the Second Baptist Church, 110 Rev. Dr. Isaac Coles Plaza in Atlantic City. Call 609-348-3580 for information.

The commission’s first public meeting is 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13 at the Rutgers University-Camden Campus Center Multipurpose Room, 303 Cooper St., Camden. For information call 856-225-7766.

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Shore Medical Center birth announcements Sept. 13-Oct. 25

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, November 10, 2014 03:25 pm

Shore Medical Center birth announcements Sept. 13-Oct. 25 Shore Medical Center birth announcements Sept. 13-Oct. 25 The following birth announcements were provided by Shore Medical Center in Somers Point. 

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Atlantic Cape students encouraged to complete their degrees

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, November 07, 2014 04:23 pm

Indira Pearce of Somers Point talks to students about how completing her degree at Atlantic Cape has been a valuable step in her educational journey. Indira Pearce of Somers Point talks to students about how completing her degree at Atlantic Cape has been a valuable step in her educational journey. HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – Atlantic Cape Community College hosted a series of activities last week intended to help community college students successfully move on to four-year institutions.

The events were part of a program called the New Jersey Community College Completion Challenge. Sponsored by the New Jersey Council of County Colleges’ Center for Student Success and the New Jersey Education Association, the NJC4 initiative is an effort to increase the number of community college students completing their associate degrees and certificates.

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Winners announced for Fall Decorating Contest

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, November 07, 2014 11:56 am

Nanette LoBiondo Galloway/ The “Four Seasons” (Sales Manager Bob Fertsch, and sales associates Meg Perry, Robin Minichino and Stacy Wagner) pick the lucky winners of The Current’s Halloween / Fall Decorating Contest. Nanette LoBiondo Galloway/ The “Four Seasons” (Sales Manager Bob Fertsch, and sales associates Meg Perry, Robin Minichino and Stacy Wagner) pick the lucky winners of The Current’s Halloween / Fall Decorating Contest. The winners of The Current’s Halloween / Fall Decorating Contest have been randomly chosen. The lucky winners are Jack and Nicole Eaton of Galloway, Kristen Cabiness of Somers Point, and the Mucciarone family of Linwood. Winners will each receive a gift certificate from Patcong Farms in Linwood.

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Heart of Surfing gives skateboarding a spin

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, November 06, 2014 12:00 am

Lee Clark of Margate guides Landon Peddicord of Ventnor. Lee Clark of Margate guides Landon Peddicord of Ventnor. Heart of Surfing, a nonprofit organization that provides surfing lessons to people with autism, now offers free skateboarding sessions for youths with autism 3-5 p.m. Saturdays at the Brigantine Skatepark.

Participants do not have to be on a skateboard.

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