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Margate considers banning helium balloon release

MARGATE – If you’re planning to release helium balloons at your festive occasion, city officials may be about to burst your bubble.

What floats 5 miles up eventually comes down, and some of it washes up on beaches and ends up in the stomachs of wildlife. Helium-filled balloons may disappear from view, but they do not disappear from the environment, according to some environmentalists.

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‘Nutcracker’ coming to Stockton Dec. 12-13

‘Nutcracker’ coming to Stockton Dec. 12-13 ‘Nutcracker’ coming to Stockton Dec. 12-13

GALLOWAY – Celebrate a long-cherished tradition of holiday performances from the Atlantic City Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” when it returns to the Stockton Performing Arts Center Friday and Saturday, Dec. 12-13. 

Showtime for Imagination Station School groups is 10:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 12.  Tickets are $11. 

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Visitors get insider access to ACUA during America Recycles Day celebration

Chelsea White/The recycling process includes sorting items by hand as they come through on the conveyor belt. Chelsea White/The recycling process includes sorting items by hand as they come through on the conveyor belt.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The Atlantic County Utilities Authority hosted an open house Friday, Nov. 14 at its Recycling Center in Egg Harbor Township, inviting members of the community to celebrate America Recycles Day.

Visitors donned hardhats and reflective vests to take tours of the facility – it is the only day of the year they are allowed to do so – and followed the course of paper, plastic and glass through single-stream processing. Activities for children included trivia, crafts and games, with ACUA’s recycling mascot Supercan on hand providing laughs with dance moves, hugs and photo opportunities.

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Absecon police investigate early Sunday shooting

–  A lone gunman fired multiple rounds at a pickup truck early Sunday morning while it was stopped at an intersection along Route 30, according to an Absecon Police Department release. – A lone gunman fired multiple rounds at a pickup truck early Sunday morning while it was stopped at an intersection along Route 30, according to an Absecon Police Department release. ABSECON –  A lone gunman fired multiple rounds at a pickup truck early Sunday morning while it was stopped at an intersection along Route 30, according to the  Absecon Police Department.

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Hundreds attend candlelight vigil for Egg Harbor City fire victims

Charlie Pritchard / Hundreds of mourners who attended the candlelight vigil for Michelle Heist Pabst and her son Gavin at the Key Rec Field in Egg Harbor City Friday night. Charlie Pritchard / Hundreds of mourners who attended the candlelight vigil for Michelle Heist Pabst and her son Gavin at the Key Rec Field in Egg Harbor City Friday night. EGG HARBOR CITY – Hundreds of mourners flocked to Key Rec Field in Egg Harbor City on the evening of Friday, Nov. 14 to attend a candlelight vigil for Michelle Heist Pabst and her 7-year-old son Gavin who were killed in a house fire on Wednesday, Nov. 12.

Mayor Lisa Jiampetti opened the ceremony.

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Locker room incident prompts cancellation of Mainland final freshman football game

LINWOOD—Thursday afternoon the Mainland Regional High School Mustang freshman football team was supposed to be headed a few miles down the road to play the freshman Silver Eagles at Egg Harbor Township High School.

Instead, as they were lacing up their cleats the MRHS coach had to let his counterpart at EHTHS know the team would not be coming and the game was canceled. For both teams it was their final game of their season.

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Killer gets 30 years in Del Haven nephew’s murder

Frederick Gene Marr is wheeled passed the jury box, on his way to state prison for at least 30 years in the 2010 murder of his nephew, Ronald Denny Sr. Frederick Gene Marr is wheeled passed the jury box, on his way to state prison for at least 30 years in the 2010 murder of his nephew, Ronald Denny Sr. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Frederick Gene Marr will likely spend the rest of his life in prison for the murder of his nephew, a judge decided Friday, Nov. 14.

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UPDATE: Police arrest two women for allegedly stealing baby formula from EHT ShopRite

  Submitted/Destiny Parker-Harris, 23, and Tahirah Boucher-Waters, 27, both of Vineland were identified as the women pictured in the store’s surveillance photos Submitted/Destiny Parker-Harris, 23, and Tahirah Boucher-Waters, 27, both of Vineland were identified as the women pictured in the store’s surveillance photos  EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The public is being credited with identifying two female shoplifting suspects who were arrested after police received tips about an investigation into the theft of baby formula from the English Creek ShopRite.

On Nov. 14, Destiny Parker-Harris, 23, and Tahirah Boucher-Waters, 27, both of Vineland were identified as the women pictured in the store’s surveillance photos after the photos were posted to the Egg Harbor Township Police Department’s Facebook page and shared in local media.

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Absegami players bringing Robin into the hood

Three happy lead players are, from left, Saverio Turrano, Jessica Schrading and Natalie Frantz. Three happy lead players are, from left, Saverio Turrano, Jessica Schrading and Natalie Frantz.

GALLOWAY – The award-winning Emanon Players will present a comedic version of “Robin Hood” Friday-Sunday, Nov. 21-23 in Absegami High School’s Performing Arts Center. 

The play, written by Don Nigro, features a twist on the traditional tale of Robin and his Merry Men.  In a land where the rich get richer and the poor are starving, Prince John wants to cut down Sherwood Forest to put up an arms manufactory, a slaughterhouse and a tennis court for the well-to-do.

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Cancer Center at Shore celebrates 10 years

Amy Waters, Taryn Jones, Hazel Kavle, Jean Robinson, Mary Garrett, Judy Schwartz, Kathy Maguire and Cathie Kane line up to welcome guests to the Shore Cancer Center benefit. Amy Waters, Taryn Jones, Hazel Kavle, Jean Robinson, Mary Garrett, Judy Schwartz and Cathie Kane line up to welcome guests to the Shore Cancer Center benefit.

A fall luncheon to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the opening of the Shore Cancer Center was held recently at the Ocean City Yacht Club.

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Police charge boyfriend with murder and arson in death of EHC woman, 7-year-old son

EGG HARBOR CITY – A man has been charged with murder and arson in connection with the killing Wednesday, Nov. 12 of a mother and child with whom he lived, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced Friday. 

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Falduto named Catamaran Media GM

Anthony Falduto Anthony Falduto Anthony Falduto has joined Catamaran Media LLC as general manager, responsible for all operations in Atlantic and Cape May counties. 

Falduto was most recently the key accounts sales manager for Gannett NJ in Asbury Park. Prior to that, he spent 15 years at South Jersey Publishing Company in various sales and digital management roles. 

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Concrete memories

Artist Christine Finn made 350 solid concrete flower pots as an art installation to be displayed at Cape May Point State Park to mark the shared history between New Jersey and the island of Jersey. Artist Christine Finn made 350 solid concrete flower pots as an art installation to be displayed at Cape May Point State Park to mark the shared history between New Jersey and the island of Jersey. From Jersey to Jersey, heavy art crosses the waves

CAPE MAY POINT – The public will be invited to pour a bit of the Atlantic Ocean onto 350 concrete pots as part of an art installation planned at Cape May Point State Park this weekend.

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