Atlantic Christian College pronounces winners of annual spelling bee
EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Twenty-one spellers competed in Atlantic Christian College’s annual Spelling Bee on Feb. 17. The all-star spellers who competed within the bee had both gained or positioned as a runner-up in classroom bees held in January.
Fourth grader Madelyn (Maddie) Petrinec of Ocean Metropolis clinched first place. Maddie will symbolize the varsity on the Scripps South Jersey Regional Spelling Bee in Vineland on March 12.
This was Maddie’s first spelling bee win, after competing for the primary time final yr and putting second. Different prime finishers had been seventh grader Garrett Martin of Egg Harbor Township, second, fourth grader Tamara Kulov of Egg Harbor Township, third, and eighth grader Marcus Anderson of Pleasantville, fourth.
Relations and college students watched and cheered from the viewers because the Bee went 43 rounds. Maddie and Garrett went head-to-head for the final 21 rounds earlier than Garrett misspelled “Chelonia” and Maddie accurately spelled the 225th phrase within the bee, “justaucorps.”
“We’re very pleased with all our prime spellers and I do know Maddie will symbolize Atlantic Christian effectively within the upcoming regional bee on March 12, the place she’s going to compete towards college students from different space faculties,” mentioned Jessica Martin, the ACS Spelling Membership Advisor. Martin mentioned the scholars had one month to arrange for the all-school bee by finding out a listing of 450 phrases offered by the Scripps Nationwide Spelling Bee. Martin was additionally the pronouncer for the varsity’s Bee.
The highest 21 spellers, by grade degree, had been:
- First grade: Grigory Kagramanov (EHT), Molly Klinetob (Mays Touchdown), and Carson Myers (EHT).
- Second grade: Alexander Dimashi (EHT), Grace Petrinec (Ocean Metropolis), and Olivia Smith (Mays Touchdown).
- Third grade: Caitlin Doucett (EHT), Sofia Huezo (EHT), and Khaleesi Nyanankpe (Mays Touchdown).
- Fourth grade: Joey Kinch (EHT), Tamara Kulov (EHT), and Madelyn Petrinec (Ocean Metropolis).
- Fifth grade: Mia Gaffney (Galloway), Gaebriel Hahn-Chaney (EHT), and Reese Resnick (EHT).
- Sixth grade: Matthew Coates (EHT) and Caelyn Domsic (Marmora).
- Seventh grade: Caedyn Hahn-Chaney (EHT) and Garrett Martin (EHT).
- Eighth grade: Marcus Anderson (Pleasantville) and Gabriella Goodwin (Mays Touchdown).
For varsity data, go to https://acseht.org.
Free digital workshop supplied for folks with most cancers and their caregivers
Are you or somebody you like present process most cancers therapy? Have you ever accomplished therapy and at the moment are battling its results?
In that case, take into account attending the free six-week digital workshop, “Most cancers: Thriving & Surviving,” offered by the New Jersey Workplace of Most cancers Management and Prevention and regional well being coalitions, together with the Cape Atlantic Coalition for Well being. By way of these social worker-led weekly workshops, contributors will learn to overcome challenges that may accompany a most cancers prognosis.
Classes will probably be held from 10 a.m. to midday and 6 to eight p.m. Wednesdays from March 16 by April 20.
Workshops will give attention to discovering actual options to widespread cancer-related challenges, together with despair, modifications in your physique, fatigue, discomfort, sleep issues, stress and anxiousness, and tips on how to stay with uncertainty.
Every workshop builds off of the earlier week’s workshop to offer attendees a full arsenal of instruments and assets to assist them handle the consequences of most cancers.
The workshop is an evidence-based program initially developed by Stanford College. It’s supplied to assist folks with most cancers and survivors have one of the best final result and enhance their high quality of life.
This mission is a collaboration of New Jersey Division of Well being, Workplace of Most cancers Management and Prevention, and regional Coalitions: Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape Could, Hunterdon, Mercer, Monmouth, and Ocean.
To register for one of many six-week periods, go to www.capeatlanticcoalition.org.
For data, name Angela Bailey, most cancers group outreach supervisor, at (609) 653-3992.
Atlantic Cape presents household data session
VENTNOR – Atlantic Cape Group School will host a Household Data Session from 5:30 to six:30 p.m. March 16 on the Ventnor Department of the Atlantic County Library at 6500 Atlantic Ave.
The session is designed to offer potential college students and their households or caregivers data on every part that Atlantic Cape has to supply, methods to register for lessons and knowledge on monetary support and scholarships.
Additionally, data on the faculty’s Three Free Credit program and tips on how to obtain a free laptop computer by registering for six or extra credit will probably be shared.
For reservations, go to atlantic.edu/household.
For data, name (609) 343-5000 or e mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Strains on the Pines returns to Stockton College
GALLOWAY – The fifteenth annual Strains on the Pines: Owls of the Pine Barrens, a celebration of the New Jersey Pine Barrens offered by It’s a Signal of the Pines, will probably be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 13 on the Campus Middle at Stockton College.
The occasion presents a chance to be taught extra in regards to the Pine Barrens, that are steeped in historical past, lore, romance, thriller and intrigue.
Attendees may have a chance to satisfy greater than 90 “Pine Barrens Celebrities” together with authors sharing tales and artists and crafters promoting objects comparable to handcrafted soaps, baskets, images, jewellery, hand-spun articles, work, candles, sculptures and hand-carved birds all associated to the New Jersey Pine Barrens.
There will probably be actions for youths together with weaving baskets, making pinecone owls, portray and extra.
Company will even be capable to take a strolling tour of Lake Fred, view stills of Strains on the Pines from the previous and observe birds of prey and different animals and creatures of the Pine Barrens.
Meals will probably be accessible for buy from venues within the Campus Middle.
Admission is free.
Additionally, a reservation solely, buffet dinner will comply with the occasion. It should function “A 2020 Imaginative and prescient Results in a Smart Resolution,” a presentation by Linda Stanton, founder and president of It’s a Signal of the Pines. Plus, a number of “Pine Barrens Celebrities” will communicate briefly on what Strains on the Pines means to them.
The middle is at 101 Vera King Farris Drive.
For data, go to www.linesonthepines.org or Strains on the Pines on Fb.
Buena Historic Society assembly scheduled
Buena Historic Society will meet at 7:30 p.m. March 16 on the Buena Vista Township Corridor at 890 Harding Freeway.
R. Alan Mounier of Vineland, knowledgeable archaeologist with greater than 50 years of expertise in New Jersey and elsewhere and the writer of “Wanting Beneath The Floor: The Story of Archaeology in New Jersey,” would be the visitor speaker.
Along with presenting a program, Mounier will research and establish discovered objects and unearthed treasures that company convey to the occasion.
For data, name (856) 466-4654.
Hammonton Library to shut for roof substitute
HAMMONTON – The Hammonton department of the Atlantic County Library System will probably be closed to the general public from March 11 to 14 for roof substitute work.
The department, at 451 Egg Harbor Street, just lately obtained a brand new HVAC system and enhancements to the circulation desk and restrooms.
Patrons are inspired to go to one of many different 9 branches throughout this time or to benefit from the number of companies accessible on-line at www.atlanticlibrary.org. The web site additionally contains department areas and hours.
Library objects due for return to the Hammonton department throughout the closure could also be returned to different branches or be renewed on-line or by cellphone by calling (609) 625-2776.
Discover Your “Pot of Gold” on the Atlantic County Animal Shelter
PLEASANTVILLE – Benefit from the luck of the Irish throughout the Atlantic County Animal Shelter’s “Pot of Gold” promotion with 50 % off the traditional adoption charge of $110 for canine prepared for instant adoption this month.
All pets adopted from the shelter embody necessary sterilization, age-appropriate vaccinations, diagnostic testing, a microchip and a free veterinary session.
The shelter, which is at 240 Previous Turnpike Street, is open to the general public by appointment from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday by Monday and 1 to three p.m. Tuesday.
For data, name (609) 485-2345 or go to www.aclink.org/animalshelter.
Take an journey with Piney Joe
A brand new e book, “Journey with Piney Joe: Exploring the New Jersey Pine Barrens,” by writer William J. Lewis of Ocean County, is geared to assist kids be taught in regards to the New Jersey Pinelands and is the primary young-adult e book revealed by the South Jersey Tradition & Historical past Middle at Stockton College.
Piney Joe, “the final gnome within the woods,” is the primary character. He takes readers on a stroll by the New Jersey Pinelands Nationwide Reserve, discovering locations full of untamed and mysterious surroundings.
“He’s like that enjoyable uncle your mother solely enables you to hang around with in small doses as he may take you locations and allow you to do issues your mother and father won’t approve of,” Lewis mentioned in an summary of the e book.
The e book is on sale by the Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Walmart web sites.
Lewis will take part on the fifteenth annual Strains on the Pines occasion which is deliberate for 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 13 at Stockton.
For Stockton data, go to Stockton.edu.
Atlantic Cape acknowledged as Chief School by Attaining the Dream
MAYS LANDING – Atlantic Cape Group School has been recertified as a Chief School by Attaining the Dream, a nationwide nonprofit devoted to advancing group schools as hubs of fairness and mobility of their communities, for its efforts to make sure all college students succeed.
“It’s really an honor to be named as a Chief School once more by Attaining the Dream, recognizing the dedication Atlantic Cape has made to closing fairness gaps in our group and driving scholar achievement. Championing the success of each scholar and guaranteeing fairness are on the core of our determination making and are foundational to the mission and imaginative and prescient for the faculty,” mentioned Atlantic Cape President Dr. Barbara Gaba. “This designation is an emblem of ongoing efforts by the faculty to be a responsive, compassionate and inclusive a part of the regional group.”
Attaining the Dream has been working with schools throughout the nation to revamp the coed expertise at schools, with the final word purpose of accelerating credential attainment and shutting fairness gaps. Chief Faculties are acknowledged for the standard of their work in whole-college reform, leading to elevated completion charges for all college students. Additionally they develop progressive methods to work with different schools to share information and facilitate an alternate of concepts about evidence-based reform methods.
“Group schools are uniquely positioned to function equitable hubs of social mobility and equitable transformation within the areas that they serve. The ATD Community’s Chief Faculties reveal sturdy commitments to rising as these hubs, with knowledge to point out vital progress towards constructing an equitable, student-centered tradition on campus,” mentioned Dr. Karen A. Stout, president and chief govt officer of Attaining the Dream. “We’re proud to acknowledge the brand new and renewed Chief Faculties within the ATD Community, and to proceed partnering with them to advance fairness and alternative of their communities.”
In Atlantic Cape’s utility for renewal, Dr. Gaba famous the faculty’s Accelerated Studying Program has helped enhance the variety of new college students who’ve accomplished the Gateway English course by 5 share factors from 2017 to 2019.
By way of its programming and companies, Atlantic Cape has eradicated the fairness hole in college-level English completion between Hispanic and white college students throughout these years whereas on the identical time growing its enrollment of Hispanic college students to 25 % as of 2021, incomes the faculty a designation of Hispanic Serving Establishment by the U.S. Division of Training. As well as, the four-year diploma completion charge between white and Hispanic college students has narrowed from 15 share factors to 1 share level between 2017 and 2020.
Atlantic Cape is a part of the ATD Community, made up of greater than 300 schools dedicated to advancing fairness and supporting scholar success at their establishments and all through their communities together with eight of New Jersey’s group schools.
Atlantic Cape has been a member of the ATD Community since 2012 and has been a Chief School from 2016 by 2019, and from 2021 to current.
For data, go to www.atlantic.edu.
Webinar presents data on hashish alternatives for New Jersey hospitality and tourism
GALLOWAY – A panel of hashish consultants will lead an internet panel dialogue at 1 p.m. March 15 about authorized leisure hashish use and alternatives for New Jersey hospitality and tourism companies.
The free one-hour webinar titled “Vacation spot Hashish: Perception for New Jersey Hospitality and Tourism,” will give attention to vacation spot advertising, hashish agritourism and meals and beverage tourism.
The dialogue is offered by the Hashish & Hemp Analysis Initiative at Stockton, one of many first universities to supply a minor in Hashish Research. CHRIS gives hashish and hemp schooling, analysis and assets for native and nationwide markets and demonstrates Stockton’s dedication to hashish schooling by panel discussions, and an annual Hashish Curriculum Convening.
The occasion is offered by the Lloyd D. Levenson Institute of Gaming, Hospitality, and Tourism on the Stockton College College of Enterprise, in partnership with the Higher Atlantic Metropolis Chamber and Stockton College Hashish Research program
To register or for data, go to https://stockton.edu/gentle or name (609) 626-3858.
Landscapes of the Thoughts exhibit opens at Noyes Galleries
The Regional Middle for Girls of the Arts will current an exhibit, Landscapes of the Thoughts, by June 2 on the Noyes Galleries at Kramer Corridor in Hammonton.
The opening reception is from 5 to 7 p.m. March 17 throughout Downtown Hammonton’s Third Thursday occasion. The exhibit options art work from seven ladies artists.
Hours are from 8:30 a.m. to five p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday and eight:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday.
For data, go to https://noyesmuseum.org.
Atlantic County postpones price range introduction to include favorable PILOT ruling
Atlantic County Government Dennis Levinson was ready to introduce the 2022 county price range to the Board of County Commissioners on March 1, however with the Superior Courtroom ruling on Feb. 25, relating to the brand new PILOT (Fee-in-Lieu-of-Taxes) invoice, the county postponed its price range introduction.
Decide Joseph L. Marczyk dominated in favor of Atlantic County in its declare that the State of New Jersey had violated the June 2018 Consent Order for Settlement that gives Atlantic County and its non-casino taxpayers with 13.5 % of on line casino funds as a part of the unique PILOT laws.
The brand new PILOT invoice handed in lame-duck legislative session final yr and shortly signed into regulation by Governor Murphy 4 days earlier than Christmas, removes Web gaming and sports activities betting from gaming gross revenues and revises the calculations upon which on line casino funds to the county are decided.
Below the unique PILOT, Atlantic County would obtain $22.275 million in funds in 2022. Below the brand new PILOT, the county would obtain solely $17.550 million, a lack of $4.7 million this yr.
“We ready our 2022 price range based mostly upon the brand new PILOT laws. Now with Decide Marczyk’s ruling, it might seem that we are going to be entitled to the $22.275 million so our price range will have to be adjusted,” said Levinson. “All we ever wished was what was agreed to by all events in open courtroom in 2018, together with Governor Murphy, to maintain Atlantic County taxpayers entire.”
A courtroom listening to was scheduled for March 8 to find out sanctions and/or damages. The county believes it’s smart to attend to see how that can influence this yr’s price range.
Levinson mentioned the brand new introduction date is tentatively scheduled for March 29.
American Crimson Cross pronounces space blood drives
The American Crimson Cross Penn-Jersey Blood Companies Area has issued an attraction for blood donors. All blood varieties are wanted, however particularly O optimistic, O unfavorable, B unfavorable and A unfavorable in an effort to meet affected person demand and stop a blood scarcity.
The next blood drives are scheduled in Atlantic County:
- 10 a.m. to three p.m. March 12, Calvary Chapel Gateway, 533 Tilton Street, Northfield.
- 3:45 to eight:45 p.m. March 14, J.C. Shaner Memorial College, 5801 Third St., Mays Touchdown.
- 2 to 7 p.m. March 14, Harvey D. Johnson American Legion Publish 295, 232 W. Mill Street, Northfield.
- 2 to 7 p.m. March 17, Presbyterian Church, 6001 Predominant St., Mays Touchdown.
- 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 17, Caesars, 2100 Pacific Ave., Atlantic Metropolis.
To make an appointment, name (800) GIVE-LIFE or go to www.redcrossblood.org.
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