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Millville Recreation Hosts Annual Snowflake Swim

On Saturday, brave participants took a dive into the icy waters of Union Lake at the 12th annual Millville Snowflake Swim. “We’re having the 12th annual Millville Snowflake Swim,” said event organizer Mr. X. According to event organizer Mr. X, the 12th annual Snowflake swim was the biggest yet. “This was our biggest turnout for participants, and... Read more »

St. Augustine Hermits Wins Cape Atlantic League Championship

The top-seeded St. Augustine Hermits won the Cape Atlantic League Championship after defeating the three seeded Holy Spirits Spartans 71-60. “We set goals in the beginning of the year,” said Hermits Head Coach Paul Rodio. “There’s a bunch of championships we would like. The one at the top of the list for us is to... Read more »
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Off Broad Street Players Reschedule Fences

MILLVILLE – The Off Broad Street Players (OBSP) have announced that their production of August Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play Fences, originally scheduled for later this month, will now be held May 15th, 16th, and 17th. “After much consideration, we concluded that giving more time to rehearsals and even improvements to things like our lighting system... Read more »
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Orchard Valley Eighth-Graders Put Finishing Touches on African-American Art Podcast Project

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP – Students in Mrs. Peggy Davis’s and Mrs. Veronica Akhtar’s eighth-grade art classes at Orchard Valley Middle School have gone from the art room to the computer lab to complete their most recent project. After taking a virtual tour of the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s “Represent: 200 Years of African American Art” exhibit,... Read more »
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Chestnut Ridge Middle School Announces Students of the Month for February

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP – Chestnut Ridge Middle School Principal Jim Barnes announced the school’s Students of the Month for February. The honored students include: Grade 6: Kyle Fernee and Luca Franco. Grade 7: Olivia Gamble and Macy Trout. Grade 8: James Gallicchio and Sophia Serano.
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Whitman Elementary School Home and School Council to Host Designer Bag Bingo

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP – The Whitman Elementary School Home and School Council will host Designer Bag Bingo on Saturday, March 28th at the St. Charles Borromeo Church. Doors will open at 6:30 pm, with bingo card sales ending at 7 pm. All proceeds from the event will go to fund future school supplies, equipment, and activities.... Read more »
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Gateway Community Action Partnership to Hold Home Buyer Classes

BRIDGETON – Gateway Community Action Partnership will be conducting Homebuyer Education classes to educate potential home buyers in every aspect of the home buying process. The classes will take place at Gateway’s administrative office, and will be conducted in two week sessions. Week one’s class will be on held on Saturday, April 11th, from 10... Read more »
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Changing Our World Project Presents First Annual Kurt Snyder Commitment to Service Awards

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP – The Washington Township High School Changing Our World (COW) Project created the Kurt Snyder Commitment to Service Awards as a way to memorialize the many contributions of the former Washington Township Board of Education President. “During his entire time on the Board of Education, Kurt Snyder’s commitment to the students and the... Read more »
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Pianist Terrence Wilson to Host Bay Atlantic Symphony’s Concert Series

ATLANTIC CITY/BRIDGETON, NJ—Music Director Jed Gaylin will conduct pianist Terrence Wilson and the Bay Atlantic Symphony at their next subscription concert series.  The performances will comprise of Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11 and Schumann’s Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, Op 97, “Rhenish.” The first concert will take place on Saturday, March 21st, at 8:00... Read more »
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Members from the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation Visit Thomas Jefferson Elementary School

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP – On Thursday, February 26th, Thomas Jefferson Elementary School students attended an assembly held by Dana Gold and Valerie Laranko, representatives from the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). The students sat through a 20 minute presentation that explained what diabetes is, as well as who can have it, and how they live with... Read more »
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Local Cumberland High School Alumni Graduates From Basic Military Training

U.S. Air National Guard Airman, Russell M. Sheppard, graduated basic military training from Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas. Sheppard graduated Cumberland Regional High School in 2013.  During his completed, intense eight-week program, he was trained in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare, principles, and skills.... Read more »
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Holly City Family Success Center Seeks Donations for Prom

MILLVILLE – The Holly City Family Success Center is seeking donations to assist with its “Cinderella 2015: Why I deserve to be Belle of the Ball” prom gown give-away. The Family Success Center is asking for donations of salon gift certificates for girls attending the Millville Senior High School prom to get their hair, makeup, and nails done. The... Read more »
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Students Role-Play to Commemorate Black History Month

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP – Students in Mrs. Kathy Jeffries’ and Mrs. Cathy Zeoli’s eighth grade classes recently combined to do a role-play about Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott in recognition of Black History Month. Students were taught about the Jim Crow laws, which kept white and black populations separate. The students learned of that time... Read more »
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South Jersey Native Professional Violinist Performs at Washington Township Elementary School

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP – The Birches Elementary School students were treated with a performance from professional violinist, Caryn Lin, a Cherry Hill native, titled “The Sound of Science.” Lin’s visit to the school on Tuesday, February 24th included two assemblies that showcased the history of the violin, starting with the Baroque period, and ending with modern rock. She showed... Read more »
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Birches Elementary Students Perform Theatrical Drama

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP – Behind the guidance of teachers Linette Lamonica and Kathleen Stevens, Birches Elementary School drama club students were front and center at the Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, February 24th. “Twenty years ago, I embarked on a journey to spread the magic of theater with the children at Birches School,” said Lamonica, Birches’... Read more »
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Washington Township Elementary School Invites Guest Readers to Kick Off Read Across America Month

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP – Thomas Jefferson Elementary School will be visited by distinguished community members to begin Read Across America month. Starting at 9:30 a.m., the guests will visit different classrooms around the building to share Dr. Seuss stories. Invited guests include: Washington Township Police Chief Rafael Muniz, Fire Chief John Hoffman, Board of Education members Bob Abbott,... Read more »

Greater Millville Chamber of Commerce Names Outstanding Citizen for March

MILLVILLE – The Greater Millville Chamber of Commerce recently announced its selection for “Outstanding Citizen” for March 2015 is Steve Burke. For 40 years, Burke has worked to provide education possible for thousands of Millville children. “Steve Burke truly believes in serving the community of Millville,” said Shelly Schneider, retired superintendent of schools. “He is the... Read more »
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Inspira Health Network Invites Public to Annual Princess Party

VINELAND –The Inspira Health Network Auxiliary Cumberland County is hosting their Annual Princess Party on Saturday, March 7th at the Inspira LIFE Program Center. From 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., you and your child can enjoy crafting, nail painting, a loot bag, a teddy bear, and snacks. Children are encouraged to... Read more »
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Washington Township Students Gain Critique From Professional Musicians

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP – Washington Township eighth grade and high school musicians experienced a day alongside visiting professional musicians. The visiting musicians served as clinicians at the District’s 30th Annual American String Teachers’ Association (ASTA) Solo and Ensemble Festival on Thursday, February 26th. The young musicians performed in chamber groups and as soloists for an audience of... Read more »
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Whitman Elementary School Announces Honor Roll, Principal’s List Students for Second Marking Period

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP –  Whitman Elementary School Principal Ray Anderson announced the school’s Principal’s List and Honor Roll students for the second marking period. Honor roll students include: Grade 5: Sonny Arizzi, Michael Bahr, Ian Breen, Sydney Brown, Angelina Bruner, Daniel Chernik, Josephine Curran, Isabella DeLuca, Antonia DiSalvatore, Aidan Drouin, Sydni Drouin, Andy Escobar, Jaycen Geiser,... Read more »
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