PLEASANTVILLE _ Even when they aren’t fighting fires, members of the Pleasantville fire department are fighting to save lives.
During the weekend of April 27-28, the Pleasantville Professional Firefighters IAFF Local No. 2616 raised more than $2,000 for diabetes research.
Last Updated on Thursday, May 23, 2013 01:37 pm
Store Manager Ann Marie Morrison, left, of Absecon has volunteered at Forsythe for five years. Terry Meyer of Galloway is a four-year volunteer. Terry enjoys meeting people from “all over the country and even out of the country.” Morrison loves being store manager but says job one is being a mom to John, 10, and Rachel, 7. (Steve Prisament)
GALLOWAY – From the halls of Congress, to the shores of Galloway, they came to celebrate the opening of Wildlife Drive at the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge here Saturday, May 18.
photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley/ Jeannie Sansone is presented the award for Civilian of the Year for 2012 by Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Robert J. Papp and Curtis B. Odom, director of personnel management for the Coast Guard.
CAPE MAY – A civilian employee at the Coast Guard Training Center in Cape May has been named the Coast Guard’s Civilian Employee of the Year for 2012.
Last Updated on Thursday, May 23, 2013 10:56 am
Arc Thrift Store Manager, Irv Singer of Margate stands at the check out of the store with cashier Heather Weaver of Absecon. Posters of the Arc success stories surround the store and lets customers know that every dollar they spend in the store helps Arc clients.
NORTHFIELD—When the Arc Thrift Shop opened its doors in the Tilton Plaza Shopping Center over Memorial Day weekend two years ago Manager Irv Singer had a mission for the store. What he did not realize is how much that would expand and grow in a relative short period of time.
Last Updated on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 09:52 am
Laura Stetser/This picture of a coyote was taken in Egg Harbor Township on a foggy spring morning.
EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – “Wake up, there’s a wolf in our yard,” I said to my husband early one spring morning about two years ago.
“Well, maybe it’s not a wolf,” I excitedly corrected myself as I peered out the window. “It’s a coyote. Can it be a coyote? I really think it’s a coyote. You have to see this!”
I quickly grabbed my camera and started taking pictures of the canine, which showed no fear of me as it crossed our yard. Black, brown and tan, it looked like a skinny, off-color German Shepherd. But this dog had no collar and knew its way around the woods that surround our English Creek-area home.
Last Updated on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 09:33 am
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Lifeguard stands are lined up at 46th Street recently, waiting for the beach patrol to begin guarding beaches. A limited number of beaches will be guarded this weekend.
OCEAN CITY - The city’s beaches are scheduled to be opened noon Friday, May 25, with the “unlocking” of the beaches by Ocean City Beach Patrol officials.
The event includes and a celebratory parade of sorts, with flags and an assortment of costumed characters, including the annual businessman’s plunge into the ocean. Participants dress in business suits, carry brief cases and march into the ocean to the strains of Pomp and Circumstance to welcome the new season.
Last Updated on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 04:15 pm
Ten-year-old Jennifer of Gloucester County and Jack Morey of Morey’s Piers show off their insulin pumps. Jennifer’s is attached to her upper arm, and Morey’s to his right side. (Her parents asked her surname not be published.)
WILDWOOD- More than 3,000 people hit the Wildwoods Boardwalk Saturday morning in support of 29 million Americans with Type 1 diabetes.
The 2013 Walk to Cure Diabetes raised $119,000, well above the initial goal of $65,000, said Michael Block, co-chairman of the South Jersey Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. A final tally could more than double the projected goal.
Last Updated on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 05:54 pm
GALLOWAY - An 18-year-old Richard Stockton College student from Irvington, Essex County, has been reported to be missing since Friday, May 3.
Last Updated on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 12:35 pm
Emergency Preparedness Conference
CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – The county hosted its annual Emergency Preparedness Conference on Tuesday, May 21 at the Cape May County Technical High School.
The conference was moved up from September this year to focus on hurricane preparedness in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.
R.J. Liberatore Jr./Emma C. Attales eighth-graders can’t wait for the annual Academic Honors Brunch to begin on Wednesday, May 22.
ABSECON _ Emma C. Attales Middle School teachers, staff and supervisors honored 160 of the school’s best-performing students during the annual Academic Honors Brunch.
The event was held Wednesday, May 22 in the school cafetorium and featured a meal sponsored by local merchants and civic organizations. The even also included a question-and-answer session with recent Emma C. Attales graduates.
Gov. Chris Christie
WILDWOOD- Gov. Chris Christie will be touring the boardwalk around 3 p.m. Saturday, local tourism officials said.
In a release, officials said Christie is touring the boardwalk “to see first-hand and to show everyone else that the Wildwood Boardwalk is ready for the summer.”
Last Updated on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 10:56 am
VFW Post Senior Vice Cmdr. Robert McNulty Sr. of Egg Harbor Township, standing in the foreground on right, points to the ribbon height as marking the base flood elevation of VFW Post 3361 on Dorset Avenue in Ventnor. With him, from left to right are, Atlantic City VFW Post 215 Cmdr. John Petitt of Atlantic City, VFW Post 3361 Life Member Jim Blescia of Ventnor, Atlantic County Executive Dennis Levinson, Post 3361 Trustee Thomas Klein of Margate, Post 3361 Cmdr. Lee Tyrell of Atlantic City holding the scissors, Post 3361 Past Cmdr. Anthony Musarra of Ocean City, Assemblyman Chris Brown and VFW District 16 Cmdr. Bob Ford of Galloway.
VENTNOR – “We’re back,” proclaimed Roger Emmick, post quartermaster in front of Veterans of Foreign Wars Turning Bunting Durkin Post 3361 on Saturday morning.