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CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS AT THE GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP BRANCH Atlantic County Library System/Galloway Township offers free programs featuring stories, crafts, and activities for young children. Toddler Playdate is offered on Mondays, January 7, February 4 and March 4 at 1pm. The programs are suggested for children ages 1 1/2 to 3 1/2 accompanied by an adult. Registration is required and begins two weeks before each session. Lego Club meets on Tuesdays, January 8, February 5 and March 12 at 4:30 pm. The programs are suggested for ages 5 and older. Registration is required and begins two weeks before each session. Thursday Preschool Storytime: Session 1 is held on Thursdays, January 10 through February 7 at 10:30 am. The programs are suggested for children ages 3 1/2 to 5 1/2. Registration is required and begins on December 17. Afternoon Craft programs are scheduled for Saturdays, January 12, February 9 and March 16 at 1:30 pm. The programs are suggested for ages 6 to 12. Registration is required and begins two weeks before each session. Wednesday Preschool Storytime is held on Wednesdays, January 16 and 30, February 13 and 27, and March 13 and 27 at 10:30 am. The programs are suggested for children ages 3 1/2 to 5 1/2. Registration is required and begins two weeks before each session. For more information on any of these free programs, call the library at 652-2352. Atlantic County Library System/Galloway Township is located at 306 E. Jimmie Leeds Road. TEEN MEET PROGRAMS Atlantic County Library System/Galloway Township has three Teen Meet at Galloway programs scheduled for Tuesdays, January 8, February 5 and March 6 at 6 pm. The events are suggested for ages 13 to 18. Registration is recommended and begins two weeks prior to the meeting. Teens meet to discuss the teen space area, suggestions for events and books they’d like to have at the library and learn about upcoming volunteer opportunities. To find out more, call the library branch at 652-2352. Atlantic County Library System/ Galloway Township is located at 306 E. Jimmie Leeds Road. R.E.A.D. PROGRAM WITH WILLOW Atlantic County Library System/Galloway Township hosts the R.E.A.D. Program for kids ages 4-8 on Wednesdays, January 9 through March 27 from 2 pm until 5:30 pm. In person registration and an application are required. Certified R.E.A.D. Program facilitator Karen Lockhart presents one-on-one literacy sessions along with Willow, mild, mannered, and trained reading therapy dog. Additional information is available by calling the library branch at 652-2352. Atlantic County Library System/Galloway Township is located at 306 E. Jimmie Leeds Road. Event Type: Bookmobile Stop Age Group(s): Community Event Date: 1/3/2013 Start Time: 10:00 AM End Time: 11:15 AM Description: Bookmobile Stop @ Galloway Community Charter School. In the event of inclement weather or mechanical problems, please check our webpage www.atlanticlibrary.org for updated information. Library: Atlantic County Library System / Outreach Services Contact: Outreach Services Contact Number: 609-625-2776, x 6338 Event Type: Bookmobile Stop Age Group(s): Community Event Date: 1/3/2013 Start Time: 11:45 AM End Time: 12:30 PM Description: Bookmobile Stop @ Smithville Town Center. In the event of inclement weather or mechanical problems, please check our webpage www.atlanticlibrary.org for updated information. Library: Atlantic County Library System / Outreach Services Contact: Outreach Services Contact Number: 609-625-2776, x 6338 Event Type: Storytime Age Group(s): Kids Program Date: 1/7/2013 Start Time: 1:00 PM End Time: 2:00 PM Description: Suggested for ages 1 1/2-3 1/2 accompanied by an adult. Registration required & begins 2 weeks before each session. Story, music, activity & playtime. Library: Atlantic County Library System / Galloway Township Branch Map Location: Children’s Area Contact: Galloway Township Branch

Contact Number: 609-652-2352 Status: Openings (13) * Please Note Attendee must be between the ages of 18 Months and 3.5 Years old. Attendee MUST Give 24 HOUR Cancellation Notice to Allow Others on the Waiting List to Attend. Event Type: Craft - Kids Age Group(s): Kids Program Date: 1/8/2013 Start Time: 4:30 PM End Time: 5:30 PM Description: Suggested for ages 5 & older. Registration required & begins two weeks before each session. Come gather with other LEGO lovers to build something and show the rest of the group! Library: Atlantic County Library System / Galloway Township Branch Map Location: Children’s Area Contact: Galloway Township Branch Contact Number: 609-652-2352 Status: Openings (19) * Please Note Attendee MUST Give 24 HOUR Cancellation Notice to Allow Others on the Waiting List to Attend.

News at Absegami High School The 4th Annual Jingle Bell Run, sponsored by the Absegami High School Class of 2014 raised $750.00 for the”A Legacy of Love and Hope: The Joshua Stanton Cramer Foundation”. Job well done.

Michelle Wu (9), Whitney Wu (11), Ramon Sanchez (11), and Nadia Chiorazzo (11) A group of Interactors pose like recent pop phenomenon Psy after a long day’s work. The students made sure the event ran smoothly by cleaning up trash, directing traffic, and more. Absegami High School Crew Girls’ Winter Training Monday and Tuesday 6-8 Thursday 2:30-5:30. Boys’ Winter Training Monday, Tuesday, Friday 3-5 Wednesday and Thursday 5:30-7:30. Next meeting to be held Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at 7pm in the Main Cafeteria at Absegami. Congratulations to Absegami High School 2013 Teacher of the YearMrs. Stephanie Caruso

The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey and Murphy Writing Seminars Present the **20th Anniversary** Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway January 18-21, 2013 Stockton Seaview Hotel, Galloway, NJ With Special Guests Stephen Dunn & Dorianne Laux Get Away to Write. Advance your craft and energize your writing at the Winter Getaway. Enjoy challenging and supportive sessions, insightful feedback, and an encouraging community. Choose from small, intensive workshops in poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and memoir.

The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey 9th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service Monday, January 21, 2013 “Beloved Community”

Hughes Center Honors Announced: Byrne, Saxton, Bone, Herndon and Frankel to Receive William J. Hughes Center for Public Policy Awards For Immediate Release Thursday, December 20, 2012 Contact: Tim Kelly Office of Public Relations 101 Vera King Farris Drive Galloway Township, NJ 08205 (609) 652-4950 Tim.Kelly@stockton.edu Galloway, NJ – The William J. Hughes Center for Public Policy today announced the Hughes Center Honors, a new initiative that recognizes five outstanding New Jerseyans for excellence in their fields and for a commitment to public service, civility and bipartisanship that reflects the life and career of Ambassador William J. Hughes. The honorees include former New Jersey Governor Brendan T. Byrne, former Congressman James Saxton, Dennis Bone, Lori Herndon and Justin Frankel. “In a time of extreme partisanship, chronic gridlock and fiscal cliffs, it is important to recognize those individuals of high achievement who have demonstrated the ability to work with others in serving the public good,” said Daniel J. Douglas, Director of the William J. Hughes Center for Public Policy. The awards will be presented at a reception/dinner on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 6 PM at the Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club in Galloway, New Jersey. The Hughes Center Honors includes the following awards: • The Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes the career achievement for any singularly outstanding citizen, from any field of endeavor in the public, private or non-profit sectors. • The Civility in Government and Politics Award recognizes an appointed or elected New Jersey official that epitomizes the concepts of respecting people and processes in both attaining and executing public office and thus providing an example and standard for others. • The Excellence in Civic Engagement Award recognizes a business or nonprofit leader for achievement in public service. • The Distinctive Alumni Leadership Award recognizes a Stockton College alum with achievement in Stockton and community engagement activities. • The Distinctive Student Leadership Award recognizes a current Stockton student for achievement in Stockton and community engagement activities. Stockton performing arts1/27 Stockton PAC Presents:Bay-Atlantic Symphony Sun • 2:00 pm 2/2 Stockton PAC Presents: Seussical Sat • 10:30 am 2/4 Stockton PAC Presents:Live at Birdland Mon • 7:30 pm 2/7 Stockton PAC Presents: Street Beat Thur • 7:30 pm 2/10 Stockton PAC Presents: Sister’s Easter Catechism Sun • 2:00 pm 2/13 - 17 Stockton Theater Program: Putnam County Spelling Bee Wed - Sat • 7:30 pm - Sun • 3:00 pm (Campus Center Theatre) 2/28 Stockton Dance Program: Concert of Dance Thurs • 7:30 pm

ABSEGAMI SPORTS SCHEULE JANUARY 2013 Wed 01/02/2013 Indoor Track: Boys Varsity/JV SJTCA 5:00pm Bennett Center- Toms River vs. Absegami Bennett Center- Toms River Wed 01/02/2013 Indoor Track: Girls Varsity/JV SJTCA 5:00pm Bennett Center- Toms River vs. Absegami Bennett Center- Toms River Wed 01/02/2013 Wrestling: Boys JV Duel Meet 6:00pm Atlantic City Absegami High School Wed 01/02/2013 Wrestling: Boys Varsity Duel Meet 7:00pm Away vs. Atlantic City Atlantic City High School Thu 01/03/2013 Swimming & Diving: Varsity Meet 4:00pm Away vs. Mainland Regional Mainland Regional High School Fri 01/04/2013 Basketball: Boys Freshmen Game 4:00pm Egg Harbor Township Absegami High School Fri 01/04/2013 Basketball: Girls Freshmen Game 4:00pm Away vs. Egg Harbor Township Egg Harbor Township High School Fri 01/04/2013 Basketball: Girls JV Game 4:00pm Away vs. Egg Harbor Township Egg Harbor Township High School Fri 01/04/2013 Basketball: Girls Varsity Game 5:30pm Away vs. Egg Harbor Township Egg Harbor Township High School Fri 01/04/2013 Basketball: Boys JV Game 5:30pm Egg Harbor Township Absegami High School Fri 01/04/2013 Basketball: Boys Varsity Game 7:00pm Egg Harbor Township Absegami High School Sat 01/05/2013 Wrestling: Boys Varsity Tournament 9:00am Away vs. Council Rock North Council Rock North HS Sat 01/05/2013 Swimming & Diving: Varsity Hackney Invitational 9:00am Away vs. Cape Atlantic League Absegami High School Sat 01/05/2013 Swimming & Diving: Varsity CAL Diving Batch Meet 10:00am Away vs. Egg Harbor Township Egg Harbor Township High School Mon 01/07/2013 Indoor Track: Girls Varsity/JV SJTCA 5:00pm Bennett Center- Toms River vs. Absegami Bennett Center- Toms River Mon 01/07/2013 Wrestling: Boys JV Match 6:00pm Cherry Hill East Absegami High School Mon 01/07/2013 Wrestling: Boys Varsity Duel Meet 7:00pm Cherry Hill East Absegami High School Tue 01/08/2013 Basketball: Boys Freshmen Game 4:00pm Mainland Regional Absegami High School Tue 01/08/2013 Basketball: Girls Freshmen Game 4:00pm Away vs. Mainland Regional Mainland Regional High School Tue 01/08/2013 Basketball: Girls Varsity Game 5:30pm Away vs. Mainland Regional Mainland Regional High School Tue 01/08/2013 Basketball: Boys JV Game 5:30pm Mainland Regional Absegami High School Tue 01/08/2013 Basketball: Girls JV Game 5:30pm Away vs. Mainland Regional Mainland Regional High School Tue 01/08/2013 Basketball: Boys Varsity Game 7:00pm Mainland Regional Absegami High School Wed 01/09/2013 Wrestling: Boys JV Duel Meet 6:00pm Oakcrest Absegami High School Wed 01/09/2013 Wrestling: Boys Varsity Duel Meet 7:00pm Oakcrest Absegami High School Thu 01/10/2013 Swimming & Diving: Varsity Meet 4:00pm Atlantic City Brigantine Aquatic Center Thu 01/10/2013 Swimming & Diving: Varsity CAL Diving Batch Meet 4:00pm Mainland Regional Mainland Regional High School Thu 01/10/2013 Indoor Track: Boys Varsity/JV NJSIAA Tournament 4:00pm Bennett Center- Toms River vs. Absegami Bennett Center- Toms River Thu 01/10/2013 Basketball: Boys Freshmen Game 4:00pm Away vs. Ocean City Ocean City High School, 5th and Bay Ave. Thu 01/10/2013 Basketball: Boys Varsity Game 4:00pm Pilgrim Academy Absegami High School Fri 01/11/2013 Basketball: Girls Freshmen Game 4:00pm Away vs. Vineland Vineland High School Fri 01/11/2013 Basketball: Boys Freshmen Game 4:00pm Vineland Absegami High School Fri 01/11/2013 Basketball: Girls JV Game 4:30pm Away vs. Vineland Vineland High School Fri 01/11/2013 Basketball: Boys JV Game 5:30pm Vineland Absegami High School Fri 01/11/2013 Basketball: Girls Varsity Game 6:00pm Away vs. Vineland Vineland High School Fri 01/11/2013 Basketball: Boys Varsity Game 7:00pm Vineland Absegami High School Sat 01/12/2013 Wrestling: Boys Varsity Tri-Match 10:00am Buena Regional Absegami High School Tue 01/15/2013 Indoor Track: Boys Varsity/JV Meet 4:00pm Away vs. Atlantic City Atlantic City Armory Tue 01/15/2013 Indoor Track: Girls Varsity/JV Meet 4:00pm Away vs. Atlantic City Atlantic City Armory Tue 01/15/2013 Swimming & Diving: Varsity Meet 4:00pm Egg Harbor Township Brigantine Aquatic Center Tue 01/15/2013 Basketball: Girls Freshmen Game 4:00pm Millville Senior Galloway Township Middle School Tue 01/15/2013 Basketball: Boys Freshmen Game 4:00pm Away vs. Millville Senior Millville Senior High School Tue 01/15/2013 Basketball: Boys Varsity Game 4:00pm Away vs. Millville Senior Millville Senior High School Tue 01/15/2013 Basketball: Girls JV Game 4:30pm Millville Senior Absegami High School Tue 01/15/2013 Basketball: Boys JV Game 5:30pm Away vs. Millville Senior Millville Senior High School Tue 01/15/2013 Basketball: Girls Varsity Game 6:00pm Millville Senior Absegami High School Wed 01/16/2013 Indoor Track: Boys Varsity/JV Meet TBD Bennett Center- Toms River vs. Absegami Bennett Center- Toms River Wed 01/16/2013 Wrestling: Boys JV Duel Meet 6:00pm Mainland Regional Absegami High School Wed 01/16/2013 Wrestling: Boys Varsity Match 7:00pm Mainland Regional Absegami High School Thu 01/17/2013 Swimming & Diving: Varsity Batch Meet 4:00pm Away vs. Mainland Regional Mainland Regional High School Thu 01/17/2013 Indoor Track: Girls Varsity/JV Meet 4:00pm Away vs. Atlantic City Atlantic City Armory Thu 01/17/2013 Basketball: Boys Freshmen Game 4:00pm Away vs. Saint Augustine Prep Saint Augustine Preparatory School Thu 01/17/2013 Indoor Track: Boys Varsity/JV Meet 4:00pm Away vs. Atlantic City Atlantic City Armory Thu 01/17/2013 Basketball: Boys JV Game 5:30pm Away vs. Saint Augustine Prep Saint Augustine Preparatory School Fri 01/18/2013 Basketball: Girls JV Game 4:30pm Our Lady of Mercy Academy Absegami High School Fri 01/18/2013 Basketball: Girls Varsity Game 6:00pm Our Lady of Mercy Academy Absegami High School Sat 01/19/2013 Wrestling: Boys Varsity Quad 10:00am Away vs. Egg Harbor Township Egg Harbor Township High School Sat 01/19/2013 Swimming & Diving: Varsity CAL Diving Batch Meet 12:00pm Away vs. Atlantic City Atlantic City High School Tue 01/22/2013 Basketball: Girls Freshmen Game 4:00pm TBD Galloway Township Middle School Wed 01/23/2013 Indoor Track: Boys Varsity/JV Meet 9:00am Bennett Center- Toms River vs. Absegami Bennett Center- Toms River Wed 01/23/2013 Swimming & Diving: Varsity Meet 4:00pm Away vs. Cedar Creek Hess Complex Wed 01/23/2013 Basketball: Boys Freshmen Game 4:00pm Saint Joseph Absegami High School Wed 01/23/2013 Basketball: Girls Freshmen Game 4:00pm Absegami Ocean City High School, 5th and Bay Ave. Wed 01/23/2013 Indoor Track: Girls Varsity/JV Meet 4:30pm Bennett Center- Toms River vs. Absegami Bennett Center- Toms River Wed 01/23/2013 Wrestling: Boys Varsity Duel Meet 6:00pm Away vs. Collingswood Collingswood HS Thu 01/24/2013 Indoor Track: Girls Varsity/JV Meet TBD Bennett Center- Toms River vs. Absegami Bennett Center- Toms River Thu 01/24/2013 Indoor Track: Girls Varsity/JV Meet 3:00pm Away vs. Atlantic City Atlantic City Armory Thu 01/24/2013 Indoor Track: Boys Varsity/JV Meet 3:00pm Away vs. Atlantic City Atlantic City Armory Thu 01/24/2013 Basketball: Girls Freshmen Game 4:00pm TBD Galloway Township Middle School Thu 01/24/2013 Basketball: Boys Freshmen Game 4:00pm Holy Spirit Absegami High School Thu 01/24/2013 Indoor Track: Boys Varsity/JV Meet 5:00pm Bennett Center- Toms River vs. Absegami Bennett Center- Toms River Thu 01/24/2013 Basketball: Boys JV Game 5:30pm Holy Spirit Absegami High School Thu 01/24/2013 Basketball: Boys Varsity Game 7:00pm Holy Spirit Absegami High School Fri 01/25/2013 Basketball: Girls JV Game 4:00pm Away vs. Holy Spirit Holy Spirit High School Fri 01/25/2013 Basketball: Girls Varsity Game 5:30pm Away vs. Holy Spirit Holy Spirit High School Sat 01/26/2013 Swimming & Diving: Varsity Invitational 9:00am Away vs. TBD Gloucester County Institute of Technology, Sewell, NJ Sat 01/26/2013 Wrestling: Boys JV Match 1:00pm Paulsboro Absegami High School Sat 01/26/2013 Wrestling: Boys Varsity Duel Meet 2:00pm Paulsboro Absegami High School Mon 01/28/2013 Wrestling: Boys JV Match 6:00pm Cedar Creek Absegami High School Mon 01/28/2013 Wrestling: Boys Varsity Duel Meet 7:00pm Cedar Creek Absegami High School Tue 01/29/2013 Basketball: Girls Freshmen Game 4:00pm Away vs. Atlantic City Atlantic City High School Tue 01/29/2013 Basketball: Boys Freshmen Game 4:00pm Atlantic City Absegami High School Tue 01/29/2013 Basketball: Girls JV Game 4:30pm Away vs. Atlantic City Atlantic City High School Tue 01/29/2013 Basketball: Boys JV Game 5:30pm Atlantic City Absegami High School Tue 01/29/2013 Basketball: Girls Varsity Game 6:00pm Away vs. Atlantic City Atlantic City High School Tue 01/29/2013 Basketball: Boys Varsity Game 7:00pm Atlantic City Absegami High School Wed 01/30/2013 Indoor Track: Girls Varsity/JV Meet 5:00pm Bennett Center- Toms River vs. Absegami Bennett Center- Toms River Wed 01/30/2013 Indoor Track: Boys Varsity/JV Meet 5:00pm Bennett Center- Toms River vs. Absegami Bennett Center- Toms River Thu 01/31/2013 Swimming & Diving: Varsity CAL Championship 4:00pm Away vs. TBD Atlantic City High School Thu 01/31/2013 Wrestling: Boys JV Duel Meet 6:00pm Lower Cape May Regional Absegami High School Thu 01/31/2013 Wrestling: Boys Varsity Duel Meet 7:00pm Lower Cape May Regional Absegami High School

NOYES JANUARY EVENTS No Sweat Yoga with Naida Burgess Thursdays: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Art At Night Thursday night events all end at 8:00 pm unless noted otherwise. January 3: Open Sketch Night, 5:00 pm January 10: Artist’s Talk: Bill Horin, Professional Photographer, 6:30 pm January 17: Meditation Night, 5:00 pm January 24: Film: Finding Home – a Film by Frank Weiss, 6:30 pm January 31: Winter WONDERland for our WONDERful volunteers, 5:00 pm Youth/Homeschoolers Art Classes (Click for more information) January through May 2013 Ages 3-5: Tuesday Preschool Class 10:30 am – 11:45 am: Classes start January 22 Ages 5-8: Thursday Make & Take Class 10:30 am – 12:00 pm: Classes start January 24 Ages 8-12: Tuesday Class Series 1:30 – 3:00 pm: Classes start January 15 Ages 13-18: High School Class Series: Arranged by appointment Afternoon Acoustics Sunday, January 6: 1:00 – 3:00 pm Creative Sparks: Food Art - Feast for the Eyes Saturday, January 12: 1:00 – 2:00 pm Brownies: Legacy Badge - Painting Class Saturday, January 12: 2:30 – 4:00 pm Take Better Pictures Workshop: Composition Part 2 - SCOSA Sunday, January 13: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Afternoon Acoustics Sunday, January 13: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Afternoon Acoustics Sunday, January 20: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Afternoon Acoustics Sunday, January 27: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Painting with a Palette Knife: Bonnie Cavalier, Instructor Thursday, January 31: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm (Snow Date: 2/7)

STOCKTON SPORTS SCHEDULE 1/3/2013 Men’s Basketball vs Montclair State University 6:00 pm Women’s Basketball vs Montclair State University 8:00 pm 1/5/2013 Women’s Basketball at York College of Pennsylvania 2:00 pm 1/7/2013 Women’s Basketball vs St. Joseph’s College 7:30 pm 1/9/2013 Women’s Basketball at Rowan University 6:00 pm Men’s Basketball at Rowan University 8:00 pm 1/12/2013 Women’s Basketball vs Ramapo College 1:00 pm Men’s Basketball vs Ramapo College 3:00 pm 1/14/2013 Women’s Basketball at Marymount University 7:00 pm 1/16/2013 Women’s Basketball at Kean University 6:00 pm Men’s Basketball at Kean University 8:00 pm 1/19/2013

Seniors Party Hardy at Comfort Keepers of Galloway’s Mingle Jingle

Men’s Basketball at William Paterson University 1:00 pm Women’s Basketball at William Paterson University 3:00 pm

by Brandon Stephens

1/21/2013

The holidays can be a difficult time for seniors. Extenuating healthcare issues associated with aging can be scary, especially for those with little or no family. Comfort Keepers In-Home Care Agency of Atlantic County threw a Mingle Jingle event on December 18th to show Galloway seniors they care.

Men’s Basketball vs Brooklyn College 3:00 pm Women’s Basketball vs Baruch College 5:00 pm

“We wanted to invite seniors to our facilities to show them we’re real people who understand their needs,” said Kelly Marerro, co-owner of Comfort Keepers of Galloway. “We celebrate getting older and help seniors to engage in life and retain a sense of purpose. Our Caregivers enable clients to feel relevant and important in a community of people who care about them.” Caregivers Elisa Ramos and Christina Angott helped to make the day special with good old-fashioned home cooking. Christina baked 100’s of cookies and Elisa brought authentic Phillipino cuisine. One client said, “Even diabetics cheat and eat cookies during the holidays!” “Being a Caregiver is a really hard job,” said Marerro. They run the gamut from three hours a day of companion care (running errands, light cooking and cleaning) to live-in care for those with advanced Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s,” said Marerro. According to Kelly and Lou, her husband/co-owner of Comfort Keepers, “10,000 people turn 65 and retire every day. Elder care is becoming more and more important in our society. Studies show that seniors who live at home typically live 3-5 times longer than those in a nursing home or assisted-living facility. We help our clients age with dignity and respect.”

1/23/2013 Women’s Basketball vs The College of New Jersey 6:00 pm Men’s Basketball vs The College of New Jersey 8:00 pm 1/26/2013 Men’s Track & Field at University of Delaware Thomson Invitational10:00 AM Women’s Track & Field at University of Delaware Thomson Invitational 10:00 AM Men’s Basketball vs Rutgers-Newark 1:00 pm Women’s Basketball vs Rutgers-Newark 3:00 pm 1/30/2013 Women’s Basketball at New Jersey City University 6:00 pm Men’s Basketball at New Jersey City University 8:00 pm

Paul V. Orecchia Widener University School of Law JD, Legal 1989 – 1991 The George Washington University - School of Business B. of Accy., Accounting 1983 – 1987 609-404-1500

Dr. Nina Radcliffe Board Certified Anesthesiologist, a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, and licensed to practice medicine in California, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey

Question: I have knee replacement surgery scheduled for 2 weeks from now. What type of anesthesia will I have? How will my pain be controlled?

Q. I am about to retire and I was thinking about having a new Will drafted. What is going on with Federal Estate Taxes in 2013? A. Great Question, as I am sure you have heard, if you turned on your television for more than five minutes in the past couple of months, the “fiscal cliff” is coming at the end of the year. One of the elements of the fiscal cliff includes a rollback of the estate tax laws to 2001 levels. Under current law, the exemption from the federal estate tax is $5.12 million per person, with a flat tax rate of 35%. On January 1, the exemption is set to dip to $1 million, and the tax rate is set to rise from 35% to as high as 55%. Hopefully, by the time you read this article, the Estate Tax Issue will have been resolved. You should review your Estate Plan, with your accountant, attorney or financial planner, to make sure you are not affected, by whatever current form the estate tax takes in 2013. You’ve worked hard your entire life, lived within your means, planned, saved and sacrificed for your family. You should work equally hard to make sure your family gets what you leave behind. The Estate Issues you want to review in 2013 should include the following: Did the Estate Tax Soar? Is the Estate Tax Exemption $1 million or is it higher or lower; Did Portability End? In the last two years, if one spouse died without using up his or her federal estate tax exemption, the unused portion could be transferred to the surviving spouse; and Review the Taxation of Retirement Accounts; Contributions to Education Funds and Health Care Plans. In addition, during these difficult times it is always good to review your Gifts to Charities. Educate yourself about any upcoming estate tax law changes, so you can plan accordingly. Please note, the first step to any effective estate plan is your Will. If you have a general legal question you would like discussed, in future please email your questions to legal@gallowaypatriot.com. The names of persons submitting questions, and the specific subject matter shall be kept strictly confidential. This article is meant to be general in nature for informational purposes only, and is not legal advice. Opinions are solely the writer’s. No representations or warranties are made with regard to the accuracy or content of this information. Always contact an attorney before taking any legal action.

Surgeries (and many procedures) often utilize anesthesia services to provide some combination of unconsciousness, sedation, and/or amnesia, as well as analgesia (pain relief) and immobility. Prior to determining the most appropriate anesthetic plan, your anesthesiologist will attain a medical history and airway exam. The type of anesthesia primarily depends upon the surgery being performed, however, your medical history may require modification of the type of anesthesia. Under certain circumstances, your preferences, as well as the surgeon’s and anesthesiologist’s, may be accommodated. Prior to your procedure, your anesthesiologist will discuss an anesthetic plan that is best for you and provide informed consent, including risks and benefits. The different types of anesthesia include: • General anesthesia temporarily makes a person totally unconscious and provides total amnesia, as well as varying levels of analgesia. The induction of anesthesia typically begins with an injection of medicine into the vein that gets the patient off to sleep within 1-2 minutes. Subsequently, an airway device is placed in the trachea or immediately above the vocal cords to assist with the patient’s breathing. The patient is then kept anesthetized by a carefully balanced combination of both inhaled and intravenously injected drugs. • Monitored anesthesia care (MAC) with sedation can reduce anxiety and pain, provide partial or total amnesia, and variable degrees of awareness. Typically, medications are administered intravenously. The patient remains breathing spontaneously and an airway device is not needed. Supplemental oxygen is provided. I have often heard this referred to as “twilight” but prefer to describe it as being comfortably drowsy with little recollection of a patient’s time in the operating room. • Regional anesthesia, which includes spinal anesthesia, epidural anesthesia and peripheral nerve blocks involving the arms or legs, eliminates pain following an injection of local anesthetic medication near large groups of nerves to temporarily block pain signals from reaching the brain. Regional anesthesia can be used for surgery on selected regions of the body, either alone or in combination with sedation or general anesthesia. For knee surgery, your anesthesiologist might determine that a regional, epidural, or spinal anesthesia may be beneficial. Following surgery, your pain may be controlled with: • Intravenous pain medications. There are a number of narcotic and non-narcotic medications that can be directly administered into your IV. Commonly, these medications can be administered through a pump called the PCA (patient controlled analgesia) that can be activated by you at the push of a button. The benefit of this technique is that they are often stronger and quicker in onset than oral medications. • Pain medications administered by mouth. This will likely be used if your pain is not very severe or after you are discharged home. They often have a longer duration of action than IV medications. • If you have regional anesthesia, a catheter (a small tube) may be left in place for the administration of local anesthetics and/or narcotics which will give you continuous pain relief after surgery. For additional information, please visit the American Society of Anesthesiologist’s Lifeline to Modern Medicine website www.lifelinetomodernmedicine. com.

Karl of Days of Olde Antiques & Jaime during the Days of Olde Antiques customer appreciation party. It was a great event with live music, free food, and period actors to amuse guests while they checked out the 16,000 square feet of antiques in Smithville on Route 9.


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