Sunday, December 04, 2016

The Santa Express


UPPER TOWNSHIP — Diane Swansen remembers taking the Cape May Railroad as a kid. On Saturday, she relived some of those memories.
Swansen and her daughter, Linda, took the Cape May Seashore Lines Santa Express. The Santa Express operates weekends between Tuckahoe and Richland until Christmas.
“Getting on the train brings back a lot of memories,” said Diane Swansen, 77, of Mullica. “I remember doing this as a kid, and my daughter and I decided to give it a shot.”


In its 21st season, the rail excursion takes passengers on the 45-minute ride over the river and through the woods while they listen to carols and enjoy the Christmas lights on decorated homes as the train trundles past the Atlantic County villages of Milmay and Dorothy at 25 mph.
The train cars feature a festive mix of lights, wreaths and poinsettias.
“This is hard work but a lot of fun,” said conductor Curt Hudson. “It’s Christmas, everyone is in a good mood.”
During the trip, Santa goes car to car to talk to children, pose for pictures and listen to their wish lists. Some passengers, no matter their age, wear Christmas-themed pajamas.
Barbara Krick, 35, of Mays Landing, said it was her first time on the train.


“We saw it and thought it would be something fun for the kids to do,” Krick said as she walked through the train cars.
Colquitt Krick, 10, said he was enjoying his first trip on the Santa Express.
“It was cool seeing the scenery,” Colquitt said as the trained stopped in the Tuckahoe Train Station.

Batsto Holiday Celebration Sunday


After a year of celebration, the public has one last chance to join The Batsto Citizens Committee to mark the 250th Anniversary of Batsto village, at the Holiday Celebration on Dec. 4, from 12:30 to 4 p.m.

http://gadfly01.blogspot.com/2016/11/batsto-village-250th-anniversary.html

CCHS Plays Championship Game Today


 Cedar Creek Versus West Deptford in the Group II championship at 11 a.m. on Sunday at Rowan University.

http://www.snjtoday.com/story/33831408/high-school-football-preview-delsea-seeking-5th-straight-sj-group-iii-title?utm_source=SocialMedia&utm_medium=Facebook&utm_campaign=Delsea%20Football%20Preview%2011.30.16

http://www.snjtoday.com/story/33820268/high-school-football-preview-cedar-creek-gears-up-for-sj-group-ii-final?utm_source=SocialMedia&utm_medium=Google&utm_campaign=Cedar%20Creek%20Preview%2011.29.16

Update

West Deptford beat Cedar Creek 19-13 to win the South Jersey Group II champioship at Rowan University on Sunday. Cedar Creek had beaten West Deptford 28-27 in the same title game last year.

Saturday, December 03, 2016

Real Estate Transactions 12/3/16


MULLICA TOWNSHIP
1200 Elwood Road, Rush Patrick J, Cirignano Rush Mary, Rush Mary Cirignano to Groze Robert E, Lange Mary C; 10/12/16. $149,250

http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/business/real_estate/how-much-are-homes-selling-for-near-you/article_10bf28db-8848-50d5-b6fb-f2b711e4b9b1.html 

Shop With A Cop


HAMILTON TOWNSHIP — Yvette Jorge, 9, of Absecon, walked up and down the aisle at the Hamilton Township Wal-Mart looking for the perfect Barbie doll.
Yvette was one of the more than 140 children to take part in the sixth annual Shop with a Cop event. As part of the event, children were treated to breakfast at the Egg Harbor Township Police Athletic League then transported with a police escort to the Black Horse Pike store.
"It's amazing what they are doing," said Karri Jorge, as she watched her daughter shop. "It means so much to me and my family."

 The children selected for the event include those who are in financial need, those who have lost a parent, victims of domestic abuse and related domestic situations, and those who have medical issues. The group reaches out to the school district to determine those in need.

Each child received a $110 gift card to shop for anything they wanted.
"We got over 96 police officers here, which is a record,” said Hector Tavarez, PAL executive director. "This is the highlight of things that officers do for kids. These officers are out in the community working with these kids 356 days a year."


The more than 20 participating law-enforcement agencies included Egg Harbor, Galloway, Hamilton and Mullica townships, Absecon, Linwood, Egg Harbor City, Hammonton, Ocean City, Longport, Margate, Brigantine, Ventnor, Somers Point, Northfield, Pleasantville, Stockton University, state police, Atlantic County Sheriff's Office and the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office.
"As a parent of a child involved in Shop with a Cop, it really means a lot, because it gives them an opportunity to have a Christmas," said Jean Wickham, whose daughter, Sarah, shopped. "It's the kids’ time to be kids."

http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/news/breaking/kids-get-shopping-spree-from-shop-with-a-cop/article_f6f637da-ffaa-5ee4-a046-df8ac2e98095.html

Videos at
http://catcountry1073.com/heres-what-happened-at-the-mays-landing-walmart-today-video/

MTPD officers enjoyed Shop With A Cop this morning at the Mays Landing Walmart. Funds collected during their No Shave November and from community members and businesses allowed MTPD to bring 10 deserving Mullica youngsters to breakfast at the EHT PAL building. Four bus loads of kids, police cars and fire trucks then formed a parade to Walmart where each child got to shop with their officers. Over 140 kids and 100 officers from throughout Atlantic County participated.

Friday, December 02, 2016

PARCC Test Results


The state Department of Education released school and district scores for the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, or PARCC, last week. Patch put together a list of each school on the list, its town and its average percentage "not yet meeting expectations" for students in 3rd, 4th and 5th grades English language
.
556 schools were listed
Mullica Twp was listed as 445 with 10.65% not yet meeting expectations
Egg Harbor City was 548 with 26.775% not yet meeting expectations

http://patch.com/new-jersey/galloway/s/fymix/parcc-elementary-school-results-556-districts-ranked-best-to-worst?utm_source=alert-breakingnews&utm_medium=email&utm_term=schools&utm_campaign=alert

 More results at
http://www.nj.com/education/2016/11/parcc_2016_test_results_look_up_your_schools_score.html


Hammonton Tree Lighting Saturday


Hammonton
Holiday tree lighting: MainStreet Hammonton will hold its annual tree lighting program 6 p.m. Dec. 3 at Central and Bellevue avenues. Rain date is Dec. 4. There will be music from school choirs and strolling carolers. Santa Claus will arrive 7 p.m. riding on a decorated firetruck. Horse-drawn carriage rides will be available from Bellevue Avenue. For more information, call 609-567-9014.

Holiday Shop Saturday

Christie Wants RNC Chairmanship


 Excerpts
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is expressing serious interest in the job of Republican National Committee chairman -- and he’s getting an audience to make his case.
Christie told senior members of Donald Trump's presidential transition team on Thursday morning that he is interested in the post, according to three sources familiar with the talks. One person said the governor had embarked on an aggressive, “full-court press” in hopes of getting the chairmanship.
Christie began seriously considering the job over the last week and has concluded that he would be a solid fit, several of his aides said.

 One senior Trump aide on Thursday said that Christie’s background as a former RGA chair ensured that he would be considered for the RNC post.

 Once Trump makes his choice, that person must get final approval from the 168 members who comprise the national committee. The vote is expected to take place in January, when the RNC meets for its annual winter meeting.

Entire article at
http://www.politico.com/blogs/donald-trump-administration/2016/12/chris-christie-rnc-chair-232065

Court Blocks Christie's Changes To Civil Service


TRENTON -- A New Jersey appeals court Thursday struck down controversial changes Gov. Chris Christie's administration made to the state's civil service system -- the latest development in a years-long battle over the rules governing how thousands of public workers are promoted.
A three-judge panel said the state's Civil Service Commission was wrong to push forward with the "job-banding" changes over the objections of the state Legislature, which voted multiple times to invalidate the new regulations.
The ruling is a victory for the Legislature's Democratic leaders and a pair of public-worker unions: the Communications Workers of America and the International Federation of Professional & Technical Engineers, Local 195. All of them sued to reverse the changes.

Entire article at
http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2016/12/nj_court_rejects_christie_administrations_civil_se.html

Cedar Creek Swimmers Win Coed Meet


MAYS LANDING — Cedar Creek High School has both boys and girls swimming teams, but the two combined into one Thursday to face coed Buena Regional on opening day at the George L. Hess Educational Complex.
Cedar Creek took a 24-point lead midway through the meet and ended up winning 93-77. The host Pirates, who have no seniors, got individual double wins from Michael Sooy, Jimmy Rhodes and Lauren Kelly, a returning first-team Press All-Star in girls swimming.
Entire article at
http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/sports/local/highschool/swimming/cedar-creek-swimmers-beat-buena-in-coed-meet/article_7eba3988-87f7-5399-aa74-4819a9b0aa55.html

Mullica Holiday Night Tonight


Mullica Twp PTA
Here comes HOLIDAY NIGHT!!! It's the event we've all been waiting for! Do crafts, see Santa, eat, do some holiday shopping, and best of all: have so much fun!!!
This Friday, December 2nd, doors open at 5:30! See you there!
 Mullica Twp School, 500 Elwood Road



Thursday, December 01, 2016

Viking Yacht Job Positions


http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/pressofatlanticcity.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/classifieds/d/de/dde38655-3266-590e-826d-4f4b476c458b/583a3fb694482.preview.jpg

Tremors Felt In South Jersey


Residents in three counties reported feeling shaking and tremors Thursday afternoon.
The tremors hit around 4:25 p.m. Residents from Wildwood to Harvey Cedars and Hammonton reported feeling them.
The U.S. Geological Survey has not reported any seismic activity in the area, so the cause is not believed to be an earthquake as of yet.

Sonic booms have caused similar tremors over the last few years, but there's no confirmation of military activity in the area either.
The 177th Air National Guard Fighter Wing did not have planes in the air at the time, according to public information officer Sgt. Andrew Moseley.
Michael Weissmann, of Hammonton, said it felt just like the sonic boom that rocked the southern part of the state earlier this year.

"It felt exactly the same way," he said. "I thought it was the wind, I looked outside and the leaves weren't shaking."
In Harvey Cedars, Brian Devlin said the tremors shook the glasses and vases in the house.

Marcus Campbell, CCHS Grad, Fatally Shot


The man shot and killed at the Woodlands Condominium Complex in Hamilton Township was identified Thursday as a 21-year-old former Cedar Creek High School student Marcus Campbell. 
Family members at the Campbell home at the Philadelphia Village Apartment Complex on Cincinnati Avenue in Egg Harbor City declined to comment on the Wednesday night shooting, but several of Campbell's friends changed their Facebook profile pictures to one of Campbell with a pair of cropped angel wings on his back.

Campbell was arrested in July on charges of possession of heroin and marijuana with intent to distribute after detectives stopped a vehicle on Buffalo Avenue in Egg Harbor City in which he was a passenger. Two others in the vehicle were also charged, and the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office said at the time they seized 225 wax paper folds of heroin, more than an ounce of marijuana and more than $2,500 in cash.

Richard E. Perez R.I.P.


PEREZ, Richard E., - 49, of Sweetwater, NJ passed away suddenly at his home on Monday November 28, 2016. Born in Hammonton, NJ he was raised in Elwood and graduated from Oakcrest Regional High School in 1985. He was a truck driver and operator for Barrett Asphalt in Hammonton for over 26 years and was a member of the Teamsters. Rick was a life member and former Chief Engineer for the Elwood Volunteer Fire Company Station # 160. He was known to everyone for his love of Dirt Bike riding.
 Family and friends are invited to attend his viewing Saturday from 9:00am 11:00am at the Marinella Funeral Home 102 N. 3rd St. Hammonton, NJ. Services will be held at 11:00am. Burial will follow at Laurel Memorial Park Tilton Rd. Pomona, NJ In lieu of flowers donations may be made to American Diabetes Association Philadelphia, PA Office, Suite 100 Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004. www.marinellafuneralhome.com

Entire obituary at
http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/obituaries/perez-richard-e/article_85ecb80c-a1bb-53ed-b91d-86ab17bbdb12.html

Mullica Reorganization Meeting 1/2


The Reorganization Meeting for the Township Committee of the Township of Mullica is scheduled for Monday, January 2, 2017, 12:00 p.m. at Mullica Township Municipal Building, 4528 White Horse Pike, Elwood. Action will be taken.
http://mullicatownship.org/

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Elsie's Pickle Sandwich


A small deli off the beaten path, Elsie’s Down the Shore had to make a lot of noise just to get noticed. From the start, they intended to do things differently — which came in the form of Elsie’s pickle sandwich. It’s all the meat, cheese and dressing you want with a pickle as the roll, instead of bread. It became an Internet sensation. Pictures of Elsie’s pickle sandwich have been shared thousands of times. But they didn’t stop there. Now they also have cucumber roll-ups, lettuce wraps, cheesesteak-stuffed peppers and tomato sliders.

“You’ll be hooked, I’m telling you, their food is addicting,” says Donna Broughton of Mullica Township.
Broughton and her husband drive 40 minutes just to pick up food from Elsie’s on a regular basis.
“We’re retired and we’re foodies, so we enjoy discovering great places like Elsie’s and don’t mind driving,” says Broughton, who learned about Elsie’s through a friend’s Facebook post of the pickle sandwich. That friend just happens to live in Tennessee.
“The pickle sandwich is definitely messy to eat,” Broughton beams, “but from that first bite, the crunch in your mouth and the popping of flavors, you’re hooked.”

 Elsie’s Down the Shore
Where: 136 W Poplar Ave., Linwood.
When: Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays; Closed Sundays.

Entire article at
http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/attheshore/dining/elsie-s-down-the-shore-becomes-a-local-and-internet/article_d89b876c-0e31-53bc-8d71-46aeda3b026b.html

Jane Towell R.I.P.


Towell, Jane, - 88, of Mullica Twp., passed away on November 27, 2016. Jane was born in Brooklyn, NY and moved to Mullica Twp. in 1968. She was a renowned bus driver for many years, driving for Delbert Weeks, George Forman, and George Hoenes before retiring.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, December 1, 2016 at Wimberg Funeral Home, 400 Liverpool Ave, Egg Harbor City, NJ (609-965-0357) from 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM. Interment will be private. For directions or condolences, please visit wimbergfuneralhome.com

Entire obituary at
 http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/obituaries/towell-jane/article_1d7cb925-3383-5b13-96d7-0091040ed47e.html


In Your Town


Egg Harbor City
Tree lighting: The city’s annual tree lighting will be held 6 p.m. Saturday at the Rose Mohr Learning Center/Library, 134 Philadelphia Ave. Santa will make an appearance and the Cedar Creek High School Band will provide holiday music. For more information, call City Hall at 609-965-0081 or visit eggharborcity.org.

Hammonton
Holiday tree lighting: MainStreet Hammonton will hold its annual tree lighting program 6 p.m. Saturday at Central and Bellevue avenues. Rain date is Sunday. There will be music from school choirs and strolling carolers. Santa Claus will arrive 7 p.m. on a decorated firetruck to light the tree. He will greet children at the Wells Fargo bank. Horse-drawn carriage rides will be available in front of the Family Success Center at 310 Bellevue Ave. The route will include a live Nativity scene at Victory Bible Church. For more information, call 609-567-9014.


Mullica Township
Historical Museum display: The Mullica in the Pines Historical Society invites the community to view its School House Christmas exhibit through Jan. 7 in the Hilda Frame School on Nesco Road. Hours are noon to 2 p.m. Wednesdays and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. Admission is free. For information, call 609-561-4034.

 The Mullica Twp. PTA will be hosting our annual Holiday Night on Friday Dec. 2nd 5:30pm at the school. We are again opening this up to vendors selling family friendly items. If you are interested in becoming a vendor please email us at mullicapta@gmail.com for a vendor application. There is a $25 fee that benefits the Mullica Twp. PTA. Thank you!!

Other Towns at
http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/in-your-town/article_ffc8077f-6319-5439-b0cc-5ba7be84573e.html 

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Tailgating Now Allowed At HS Championship Games


A day after releasing a statement explicitly prohibiting all tailgating at this week’s football sectional finals, the New Jersey Interscholastic Athletic Association partly defended its stance on the subject on Tuesday while making a clarification.
Alcohol is out; food is in.
Tailgating will, in fact, be permitted at all four sites, but not the kind that includes alcoholic beverages, NJSIAA spokesman Mike Cherenson told NJ Advance Media on Tuesday.

 Entire article at
http://highschoolsports.nj.com/news/article/6468184437951996900/njsiaa-flags-itself-backtracks-on-total-tailgating-ban/

Related post
http://gadfly01.blogspot.com/2016/11/no-tailgating-at-hs-championship-games.html


Mountain In Peru

 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huayopata_District
Interesting natural formation
https://www.facebook.com/HuyroQuerido/photos/a.488861527911031.1073741826.172347549562432/488863441244173/?type=3&theater

Mullica REC Basketball Signups

Still need to sign up for basketball? Danny will be holding sign ups every Sat in Dec from 9-12 noon in the school gym.

New Appointments To Healthcare Depts.


(New York, NY) – President-elect Donald J. Trump today announced his intent to nominate Chairman of the House Budget Committee Congressman Tom Price, M.D. (GA-06) as Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services and Seema Verma as Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Read about these two people at
https://www.greatagain.gov/news/president-elect-donald-j-trump-intends-nominate-congressman-tom-price-secretary-health-and.html


Christie's 4 Year, $300 Million Renovation Of State House

Video at
https://www.facebook.com/fox29philadelphia/videos/10154395126788855/



Gov. Chris Christie announces renovation of 'shameful' New Jersey statehouse

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie arrives at Trump National Golf Club Bedminster clubhouse, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016, in Bedminster, N.J., for meetings with President-elect Donald Trump.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie arrives at Trump National Golf Club Bedminster clubhouse, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016, in Bedminster, N.J., for meetings with President-elect Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Gov. Chris Christie says that work will begin immediately on a complete renovation of the New Jersey statehouse.

Christie said Tuesday that staff will be moved into other office space in Trenton by July for a four-year, $300 million project. Parts of the building date to the 18th century.

He says the current condition of the statehouse is shameful and hasn't had a major upgrade since 1958. He says that the part of the building used by the executive branch doesn't have fire sprinklers and there are a number of code violations.

The Republican is speaking Tuesday in the Statehouse Rotunda.

Christie says that workers and tourists shouldn't have to worry about being unsafe in the building.

He says the portion of the building used by the Legislature won't be affected.

http://abc7ny.com/politics/gov-christie-announces-renovation-of-shameful-statehouse/1630639/

http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2016/11/christie_announces_statehouse_renovation_initiativ.html#incart_2box_nj-homepage-featured
The New Jersey Statehouse will undergo a $300

Raging Wildfires In The Smoky Mountains


Tennessee's Department of Agriculture, which is responsible for maintaining the state's forests, said Tuesday there are 47 active fires that so far have consumed nearly 15,000 acres. 




  • More than 14,000 people have been forced to evacuate from resort towns of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge
  • Officials say 100 homes have been destroyed or damaged, as there's 'little hope' for relief anytime soon
  • Four people suffered severe burns trying to evacuate and are hospitalized as no deaths have been reported 
  • Westgate Resorts, a 16-story hotel and every cabin at Black Bear Falls is believed to have been destroyed 
  • Schools in Green, McMinn and Sevier counties will are closed, and more than 12,000 people in Sevier County were without power as of early Tuesday morning
  • Dollywood was evacuated and tourists fled the area as wildfires ripped through Eastern Tennessee Monday
  • Terrifying video shot from the Gatlinburg Park Vista Hilton Hotel shows flames just outside the windows 


  • Mullica Found Dog

    Found today near Indian Cabin Rd Male, very friendly. Contact dispatch with any information 609-652-2037
     

    Active Shooter Response




    Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of the Ohio State University attack today.
    Would you know how to respond when an #activeshooter is in your vicinity?
    Visit www.njohsp.gov/activeshooter for training videos, resources and more.

    Monday, November 28, 2016

    No Tailgating At HS Championship Games


    Three local high schools will play for football championships this weekend at New Jersey colleges.
    But the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association is reminding fans that these games aren't like college games.
    The NJSIAA released a statement Monday morning stating that all events it sponsors are alcohol- and drug-free. And, tailgating before these events is strictly prohibited.


    “We want all our fans, many of whom are minors, to have an enjoyable experience while attending scholastic sports competitions,” said Steve Timko, the NJSIAA’s executive director, in a statement. “And that’s why we instituted specific rules that don’t allow certain activities and behaviors. All of our member schools are in agreement that we will not tolerate a few individuals enjoying themselves at the expense of everyone else.”
    Holy Spirit will play Mater Dei Prep for the state Non-Public II title at 1 p.m. Saturday at Kean University.
    Millville will play Toms River North for the South Jersey Group V title at 6 p.m. Saturday at Rowan University.

     Cedar Creek will play West Deptford for the South Jersey Group II title at 11 a.m. on Sunday at Rowan.


    Timko said that it's more than just the age of the athletes who are competing.
    “When you attend an NFL or Big Ten football game, for example, the entire environment is dedicated to fan entertainment,” he says. “But high school sports are different -- even a state championship football game contested at Met Life Stadium is an extension of the classroom. And you don’t allow alcohol, drugs or tailgating at school.”

    http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/sports/local/highschool/football/njsiaa-prohibits-tailgating-at-high-school-football-championship-games/article_ae93037f-9139-5853-82b9-d9a70a2d40e0.html

    Update
    A day after releasing a statement explicitly prohibiting all tailgating at this week’s football sectional finals, the New Jersey Interscholastic Athletic Association partly defended its stance on the subject on Tuesday while making a clarification.
    Alcohol is out; food is in.
    Tailgating will, in fact, be permitted at all four sites, but not the kind that includes alcoholic beverages, NJSIAA spokesman Mike Cherenson told NJ Advance Media on Tuesday.
    http://highschoolsports.nj.com/news/article/6468184437951996900/njsiaa-flags-itself-backtracks-on-total-tailgating-ban/ 

    Mullica Environmental Meeting Tonight

                                       
                                          Mullica  Environmental Commission Meeting 
                                                       November 28, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
                                                              at the Municipal Building


    Mullica Ceramics Classes


    CERAMICS CLASS
    Sponsored by Mullica Township Seniors Group

    Wednesday, November 30th @ 11:00 a.m.
    Wednesday, December 7th @ 11:00 a.m.
    Wednesday, December 14th @ 11:00 a.m.
    Place:  Old Hilda Frame School – 3410 Nesco Road
    Cost:  Depends on item selected ($5.00 – $22.00)
    Contact:  Cathy at 965-2991



    Mullica 2016 Taxes

    2016 TAXES

    As the end of the year approaches we ask residents to pay their property taxes up-to-date.
    By having taxes paid current before the end of the year it helps the rate for the entire Township, as well as yourself by not having to pay penalties.  Be thoughtful to others who are working hard to keep the taxes down.
    Thank you!

    http://mullicatownship.org/


    Sunday, November 27, 2016

    Sweetwater VFC Santa Run 12/11


    Sweetwater Fire Company STA 163 added 7 new photos.
     
    The Men and Women of The Sweetwater Fire Company STA 163 is proud and excited. To report that chief G.Franklin had received a phone call last night from the BIG MAN him self Saint Nick. With that said the chief called an officer meeting today for 12:30. All line officers and executive officers were in attendance. We are going to have our Santa run in Sweetwater on Sunday December 11,2016. We have decided to keep our tradition going. CAPT Scarpato is going to be giving up his rank of CAPT to Aiden for the Santa run again this year. This year the Santa run is for EVERYONE fighting and who has fought cancer and to ALL the family's that are affected by it. Thank you and may all your wishes come true. GOD BLESS #NoOneFightsAlone

    Batsto Village 250th Anniversary Holiday Celebration 12/4


    After a year of celebration, the public has one last chance to join The Batsto Citizens Committee to mark the 250th Anniversary of Batsto village, at the Holiday Celebration on Dec. 4, from 12:30 to 4 p.m.
    The day will include a holiday musical production by the Pitman Original Hobo Band from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Batsto Visitor Center auditorium.
    Carriage rides through the village will be conducted by the South Jersey Carriage Co. starting 12:30 p.m. The Victorian-design carriage will wind its way around several of the buildings in the upper village.

    To make the day more festive carolers from the Aurora Choir will stroll through the village entertaining visitors with songs of the season.
    The Batsto mansion will be decorated and will be available for tours, while the Batsto Post Office will be open to hand cancel holiday mail in the tradition of Batsto, with no ZIP code, due to its age and historical significance.

    Demonstrating some of the techniques and tools of the blacksmith trade in the blacksmith shop will be Toby Kroll, of Three Cedars Forge.
    Several other displays will be available for both adults and children.
    Light refreshments will be served in the Exhibit Room that adjoins the Batsto Post Office.
    There is a $5 per person admission fee for the Hobo Band and a $3 per person charge for the carriage ride.
    The Batsto Museum Shop will also be open with holiday gift ideas including a large selection of Pinelands books, jewelry, ornaments, apparel and other Pinelands-related items.


    The roots of Batsto Village can be traced back to 1766. Two centuries of American history are available to visitors, with the Pinelands environment as a scenic backdrop.
    The Batsto Citizens Committee was founded in 1956 to aid the state in the development of Batsto Village as a historic site. Its purpose was to advise, assist and promote the restoration and interpretation of the historic and natural aspects of Batsto Village. In 1997, the committee reorganized and became incorporated as the Batsto Citizens Committee.
    Batsto is on Route 542 in Washington.


    http://www.burlingtoncountytimes.com/news/local/community/a-holiday-celebration-for-batsto-s-th-anniversary/article_ad512ec4-a75b-11e6-9863-1f3a01d2019c.html

    Longport Leaves County Library System


    In Longport, residents voted in November to drop out of the Atlantic County Library System in favor of operating their own library.

     The vote in Longport will cost the Atlantic County system about $548,000 in annual property-tax revenue, or more than 8 percent of the almost $6.6 million received from the 18 municipalities in the system.

     In Atlantic County there are five towns — Absecon, Atlantic City, Linwood, Margate and Northfield — that operate their own libraries.

     Atlantic County Executive Dennis Levinson said the county met with Longport officials, but ultimately it was the residents’ decision to leave.
    A previous attempt by Longport to exit the county library system in 2011 was defeated by just seven votes. This year, voters overwhelmingly supported leaving by a vote of 288 to 195.
    The local library is located in Longport Borough Hall, and officials have said they believe they can ultimately save about $400,000 per year by operating it themselves.
    Levinson said Longport will still have to pay its share of capital projects funded through the county system, but ultimately it was a local decision.

    “We would prefer they had stayed,” he said. “The funds they contributed ($548,000) will now have to be divvied up among the other towns.”

    In 2015,  Mullica Township paid $139,432 in Library taxes.

    The 2015 TOTAL tax was $6,562,181.   Only 17 Atlantic County communities will be paying this tax in the future. 

    Entire article at
    http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/education/county-library-systems-face-taxing-dilemmas/article_7e81f3be-2c07-5e03-9220-98b9f321a003.html



    Waltraud M. "Wally" Stollenwerk -R.I.P.


    STOLLENWERK, WALTRAUD M. "Wally" , - 77, of Mullica Twp., was born in Germany and moved to America in 1963. While in Germany she pursued a career in photography. Wally maintained and operated Wally's Christmas Trees for many years.

    Visitation will be held on Monday, November 28th at St. Nicholas Church, 525 St. Louis Ave., Egg Harbor City, NJ from 10:00 - 11:00 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM. Interment will follow at the Egg Harbor City Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Wimberg Funeral Home, 400 Liverpool Ave., Egg Harbor City (609-965-0357). For directions or condolences, please visit wimbergfuneralhome.com.

    Entire obituary at
    http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/obituaries/stollenwerk-waltraud-m-wally/article_8b65162e-a1fa-5957-bb7d-4477d0d4445b.html

    Saturday, November 26, 2016

    Mullica PTA Book Fair


    Mullica Township Information

    Mullica Schools PTA Is Having A Book Fair And A Holiday Day December 1st / 8th And The PTA Holiday Night Is December 2nd From 5:30/ 8:00

     

    ACUA Holiday Food Drive


    Our annual food drive to support the Community Food Bank of NJ, Southern Branch, will be held December 5-16, 2016. Click here to see your collection date or refer to the chart below.

     Mullica Twp. Thursday, December 8

    To participate, just place a clearly marked bag of non-perishable food next to your recycling on your regular collection day before 7 a.m. (nothing frozen, perishable or in glass).
     
    Most needed items: peanut butter, baby foods (no glass jars!) and formula, diapers, jelly, spaghetti o's, corned beef hash, beef stew, spam, spaghetti sauce, canned vegetables, ravioli, beef-a-roni, applesauce, canned fruit, canned or dry soup, mayonnaise, laundry detergent, soap, shampoo and other personal hygiene products.

    http://acua.com/fooddrive/



    Real Estate Transactions 11/26


    MULLICA TOWNSHIP
    430 Elm St, Schlue Gary, 609 Darmstadt LLC to Dybus Jason, Dybus Jennifer; 10/07/16. $155,000

    http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/business/real_estate/how-much-are-homes-selling-for-near-you/article_968b46d6-ec8e-5c04-b861-49b034766d6d.html 

    In Your Town


    Egg Harbor City
    Breakfast with Santa: The Kiwanis Club and Knights of Columbus will hold a Breakfast with Santa from 9 to 11 a.m. Dec. 10 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 243 St. Louis Ave. Tickets are $5 for adults and children ages 7 and older. Younger children are free. RSVP by Dec. 3. For information, call Betty Wenzel at 609-965-3380.

    Hammonton
    Holiday tree lighting: MainStreet Hammonton will hold its annual tree lighting program 6 p.m. Dec. 3 at Central and Bellevue avenues. Rain date is Dec. 4. There will be music from school choirs and strolling carolers. Santa Claus will arrive 7 p.m. riding on a decorated firetruck. Horse-drawn carriage rides will be available from Bellevue Avenue. For more information, call 609-567-9014.


    Mullica Township
    Historical Museum display: The Mullica in the Pines Historical Society invites the community to view its School House Christmas exhibit through Jan. 7 in the Hilda Frame School on Nesco Road. Hours are noon to 2 p.m. Wednesdays and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. Admission is free. For information, call 609-561-4034.

    All Towns at
    http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/in-your-town/article_8c737347-b0e4-5ae9-a76d-734c8b41e657.html


    Fidel Castro Dead At 90


    Breaking story
    Fidel Castro has died

    Fidel Castro observes the May Day parade at the Revolution Square in Havana, Cuba May 1, 1998.
    Sven Creutzmann | Mambo Photo | Getty Images
    Fidel Castro observes the May Day parade at the Revolution Square in Havana, Cuba May 1, 1998.

    Thursday, November 24, 2016

    Support The Mullica Twp. PTA

    Support us when you shop on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. #StartWithaSmile at smile.amazon.com/ch/23-7212743 and Amazon donates to Mullica Twp PTA.
    You can also use this link at any time when you shop Amazon, it doesn't change anything for you, but a percentage of your purchase amount goes to the PTA. Thank you for all your support!

    https://smile.amazon.com/ch/23-7212743

    3 Mullica Accidents In 24 Hours

    Media Release
    Within the past 24 hours the Mullica Township Police Department responded to three violent motor vehicle accidents. Two of these accidents involved drivers being charged with D.U.I. the other, a driver of a large commercial truck fled the scene after striking a utility pole and natural gas main. The details are listed below:


    • On Wednesday the 23rd at 9:10am officers responded to Rt.30/2nd Street for a call of a vehicle striking a utility pole and then leaving the scene. Officers located a downed utility pole, a ruptured natural gas main and a large fluid spill. The vehicle a, 2003 Mack Truck fled the scene spilling hydraulic fluid on Rt. 30 for over a mile; the vehicle was found disabled on Snow Hill Road. The Driver, Nevin D Iannuzzo 30 of Marlton was charged with several offenses including careless driving, leaving the scene of an accident and failure to report. He was uninjured in the crash. The Elwood Fire Department, Atlantic County O.E.M. Hazmat Response unit, NJ DOT, Mullica Township Department of Public Works responded.


    • On Wednesday the 23rd at 9:45pm officers responded on Mossmill Road and Columbia Road for a call of a vehicle overturned. The vehicle a 1995 Saturn struck a utility pole and then overturned. The driver Lewis Kleinow Jr, 45 of Mays Landing was uninjured. Kleinow was charged with D.U.I. and other related offenses. 


      • On Thursday 11/24 at 7:10am officers responded to Rt.30 and Burdick Avenue for a call of a vehicle overturned m.v.a. At this collision a 2000 Toyota Celica struck 2 utility poles and then overturned. The driver, a Bimal Patel, 24 of Lawrenceville suffered minor injuries. He was transported to Atlanticare Mainland. Patel was also charged with D.U.I. and other related offenses. Patel was found to be in possession of a significant amount of prescription pills.

      
     

    Thanksgiving Day 2016

    Happy Thanksgiving