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Multiple disabilities classes prepare Thanksgiving Feast at Arthur Rann

Working the welcome table are, from left, Noel Vargas, Idris Reynolds, Stephanie Perez, DeShawn Coleman, Juliana Vargas and Kenneth Epperson. Working the welcome table are, from left, Noel Vargas, Idris Reynolds, Stephanie Perez, DeShawn Coleman, Juliana Vargas and Kenneth Epperson. GALLOWAY – Some of the adult volunteers are as enthusiastic as the students.

“This is our fifth year,” township Emergency Management Services Operations Manager Chuck Uhl said. “We like it; it’s something we look forward to every single year.”

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Leadership club ‘Picnic in Paradise’ raises funds for scholarships

Claire Lowe / The chefs who donated their time to the scholarship dinner, from left, are Alan Fen of Island Shore in Marmora, Joe Massaglia of Mama Mia’s in Seaville, Michael Carmody of OC Surf Café in Ocean City, Andrew Yoa of Island Grill in Ocean City, Stefan Zareba of Blue Dolfin in Marmora, and John Szabo of Positively 4th Street Café in Ocean City. Not shown are chefs Bill McGinnity of Cousin’s, David “Reds” Brigdens of Red’s Jersey Mex Café, Paul Stryker of Arlene’s on Asbury, Walter Hohman of Ward’s Pastry, Ralph Diclemente of Bennie’s Bread and Alfred Sacco of Sack O’ Subs, all in Ocean City. Claire Lowe / The chefs who donated their time to the scholarship dinner, from left, are Alan Fen of Island Shore in Marmora, Joe Massaglia of Mama Mia’s in Seaville, Michael Carmody of OC Surf Café in Ocean City, Andrew Yoa of Island Grill in Ocean City, Stefan Zareba of Blue Dolfin in Marmora, and John Szabo of Positively 4th Street Café in Ocean City. Not shown are chefs Bill McGinnity of Cousin’s, David “Reds” Brigdens of Red’s Jersey Mex Café, Paul Stryker of Arlene’s on Asbury, Walter Hohman of Ward’s Pastry, Ralph Diclemente of Bennie’s Bread and Alfred Sacco of Sack O’ Subs, all in Ocean City.

OCEAN CITY — Offering dishes from a dozen local chefs, students raised money for scholarships Thursday, Nov. 20 during the annual Ocean City High School Leadership Club Scholarship Dinner in the high school cafeteria.

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Charter Tech talent show winner puts his best foot forward

The top three finishers from the CharterTech High School for the Performing Arts Share the Love talent show are, from left, Eve Tjoumakarisi, 15, of Linwood; Alexis Mathis, 13, of Mullica; and Bobby LeMaire, 17, of Cape May Court House. The top three finishers from the CharterTech High School for the Performing Arts Share the Love talent show are, from left, Eve Tjoumakarisi, 15, of Linwood; Alexis Mathis, 13, of Mullica; and Bobby LeMaire, 17, of Cape May Court House. SOMERS POINT – Charter Tech High School for the Performing Arts welcomed students ages 8-18 from around the region to the stage for the eighth annual Share the Love Community Talent Show Thursday, Nov. 13.

Students showed off their talents for a chance to win cash prizes, studio time, and a recording session with teacher Lew London. The show attracted students from Mainland Regional High School, Belhaven Middle School, Absegami High School, Cedar Creek High School, St. Joseph’s Regional School, Little Egg Harbor Elementary School, Pinelands Regional Jr. High School, Mullica Middle School and Ocean City Intermediate School took to the stage, along with CharterTech students.

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Wednesday South Jersey snowstorm becoming more likely

Suddenly, the busiest travel day of the year could become the most dangerous for millions of I-95 commuters who may have to dodge a mid-week snowstorm, forecasters say. Portions of South Jersey could get more than a half-foot of snow and just in time for the holiday. Weatherbell Analytics Suddenly, the busiest travel day of the year could become the most dangerous for millions of I-95 commuters who may have to dodge a mid-week snowstorm, forecasters say. Portions of South Jersey could get more than a half-foot of snow and just in time for the holiday. Weatherbell Analytics Suddenly, the busiest travel day of the year could become the most dangerous for millions of I-95 commuters who may have to dodge a mid-week East Coast snowstorm, forecasters say.

Thanksgiving Day dinners up and down the I-95 corridor and area holiday football games will be impacted if forecast model predictions hold true to Sunday morning model runs.

Here is the latest for South Jersey:

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Holy Spirit stuns Holy Cross to reach fifth straight title game

spirit1 Bill LeConey/Holy Spirit sophomore fullback Glen Cortese celebrates the Spartans' upset of Holy Cross on Friday night. DELRAN – Friday night’s Non-Public II semifinal between parochial powers Holy Spirit and Holy Cross had everything you need for a classic high school football game: high stakes drama on a frigid, mid-November night; big plays and dizzying momentum shifts; and finally a huge upset victory by the underdog.

All it needed was a Phil Rizzuto exclamation point: Holy cow!

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McMahon sleeps out to support Covenant House

Local insurance agent one of 67 to participate in annual Sleepout in Atlantic City

Submitted / Bill McMahon III tries to keep warm in a sleeping bag and cardboard box during the Executive Sleepout at the Covenant House in Atlantic City Nov. 20. The event raises awareness of and fund for homeless youth in New Jersey. Submitted / Bill McMahon III tries to keep warm in a sleeping bag and cardboard box during the Executive Sleepout at the Covenant House in Atlantic City Nov. 20. The event raises awareness of and fund for homeless youth in New Jersey.

OCEAN CITY — As temperatures dipped below freezing Thursday evening in Atlantic City, Bill McMahon III snuggled closer into his sleeping bag and cardboard box, thinking about his life.

The Ocean City insurance agent was of over 60 participants in the Atlantic City Covenant House’s annual Executive Sleepout Nov. 20, a fundraiser for the organization, which offers assistance to homeless youth.

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Donate your food during Operation Help Nov. 22-26

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP –  For the sixth time, the Egg Harbor Township Police Department will be participating in Operation Help, a 120-hour live broadcast and donation drive run by 103.7 WMGM morning show team of Matt Murray and Tess Taylor. Operation Help benefits the Community FoodBank of New Jersey and a variety of other charities.

 The radio personalities will be camping out for the duration of the event outside of the Chickie’s and Pete’s Crab House and Sports Bar from Saturday, Nov. 22 through Wednesday, Nov. 26. The restaurant, which will serve as the collection location, is located in the English Creek Shopping Center.

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Winter storm watch for Pennsylvania, North Jersey

A mid-week coastal storm will disrupt travel plans for millions along the I-95 corridor, according to a weather summary briefing posted by the National Weather Service. As a result, the National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for Wednesday for all of southeastern Pennsylvania and for the northern half of New Jersey./NWS A mid-week coastal storm will disrupt travel plans for millions along the I-95 corridor, according to a weather summary briefing posted by the National Weather Service. As a result, the National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for Wednesday for all of southeastern Pennsylvania and for the northern half of New Jersey./NWS A mid-week coastal storm will disrupt travel plans for millions along the I-95 corridor, according to a weather summary briefing posted by the National Weather Service.

Drivers can expect wet, heavy snow in the north and heavy rain in the south with gusty winds everywhere, the National Weather Service said.

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Upper Township school board members want voting rights restored in Ocean City

PETERSBURG – Members of the Upper Township Board of Education said last week that they are still seeking to restore some of their voting rights on the Ocean City school board.

Three Upper Township school board members serve on the Ocean City school board. They are permitted to vote on issues affecting Upper Township students, but since 2010 they have not had a say in the election of the Ocean City Board of Education president, vice president or solicitor.

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OCHS senior Devon Grisbaum wins Meet of Champions

Ocean City High School senior Devon Grisbaum did something on Saturday that only one other runner in Cape-Atlantic League history has done - she won the NJSIAA Meet of Champions.

Grisbaum ran the Homdel Park course in 18 minutes, 19.26 seconds to finish a little more than 2.5 seconds ahead of Mainland freshman Alyssa Aldridge. Grisbaum had finished third and Aldridge fourth in the State Group 3 Meet a week earlier and have run one-two all season.

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Hamilton Police arrest Ventnor, Mays Landing men in alleged home invasion

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – Police here arrested two men in response to a call of a home invasion with a weapon shortly before 1 a.m. Saturday morning.

Township of Hamilton Police responded to Hamilton Walk just north of the Hamilton Mall at 12:53 p.m. Saturday Nov. 22 for a reported home invasion with a gun.

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African lions to make their debut at Cape May County Zoo

Twin African lions, Bella and Lex, are new to the zoo. Twin African lions, Bella and Lex, are new to the zoo. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Folks in Cape May Court House may hear twin roars this weekend, as new lions get used to their surroundings in Cape May County.

Two 3-year-old African lions from Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson arrived at the zoo in time for the Thanksgiving holiday, zoo officials announced Friday, Nov. 21.

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Ocean City named third smartest small town by Forbes

Ocean City named third smartest small town by Forbes Ocean City named third smartest small town by Forbes

According to a new list by Forbes, Ocean City – and the rest of Cape May County – was named one of America's smartest cities. The metropolitan statistical area was ranked third on the list of small towns by contributors Joel Kotkin and Mark Schill.

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