GALLOWAY LIBRARY EVENTS June 10th Free Job Help Seminar 10am Free Job Help Seminar 6:30pm June 11th Tuesday LEGO Club 4:30pm Loose Threads Knit Crochet, Fiber Arts of Galloway 6:30pm June 12th Wednesday LEGO Club 4:30pm June 13th Introduction to Microsoft Word 10am Introduction to Microsoft Power Point 11:15am Introduction to Microsoft Excel 12:30pm June 18th Computers for Seniors 10:30am Book Adventures School Kids & Books 4:30pm June 20th Introduction to Computers 10am Introduction to Internet 11:15am Introduction to Email 12:30pm June 26th One Summer One Book 2013 1pm Summer Reading Kick Off Dig Into Reading 1pm June 27th Introduction to Microsoft Word 10am Introduction to Microsoft Power Point 11:15am Introduction to Microsoft Excel 12:30pm One Summer One Book 2013 1pm June 28th One Summer One Book 2013 1pm June 29th One Summer One Book 2013 1pm Afternoon Craft 1:30pm
GALLOWAY SCHOOL EVENTS All Galloway Township Schools June 17 Early Dismissal 18 Early Dismissal 19 EARLY DISMISSAL, Tentative Last Day for Staff & Student Roland Rogers Tuesday, June 4 FSA Meeting 8am Friday, June 7 Field Day Monday, June 10 Field Day (Rain Date) Monday, June 17 Early Dismissal Tuesday, June 18 Early Dismissal Wednesday, June 19 Early Dismissal- Last Day of School Smithville Elementary Thursday, June 13 Early Dismissal Friday, June 14 Early Dismissal - Last Day of School
Senior Citizen Center Gets New Picnic Tables The Galloway Patriot and AC Coin and Slot donate three large picnic tables to the new Galloway Senior Center. Mayor Don Purdy donated the use of a truck and driver to transport the picnic tables. Photograph left to right: Chuck Knutson, Owner/Publisher Galloway Patriot, Beth Stasuk, Division of Community Services and Jennifer M. DiLuzio, Administrative Assistant.
Dance Forum South Continuedon an amazing display of poise, elegance, athleticism, and charisma. The show was amazing from the 3 year olds up to the 18 year olds. Cori Jacks daughter, Courtney Jack gave a wonderful tribute performance in honor of her mother. Courtney will be graduating this year as well as Marissa Burns, Danielle Pouleres, Marina Poupart and Marissa Rouse. Look for another wonderful performance from Dance Forum South during the Galloway Township 4th of July Parade in Smithville.
Galloway Township Memorial Day ContinuedHummer and light tactical trailer filled with children waving American flags and many Galloway Residents marching in behind, up to the Smithville Inn where a pledge of allegiance and singing took place. A presentation of flowers in honour of Memorial Day was placed at the base of the American Flag. The community put on wonderful ceremonies given throughout the day’s events both at Germania Cemetery and Historic Smithville Village. Hope to see more of our neighbours’ at next year’s Memorial Day Events.
Photos Clockwise Fran Coppola and grandchildren, Young men participating in services at Germania Veterans Cemetary, Chuck Knutson - Publisher of the Galloway Patriot placing the wreath during memorial services, Mayor Don Purdy with Canidates- Frank Gargione, Tim Meadows Sr., and Robert Maldonado. See More Photos at GallowayPatriot.com
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Dr. Nina Radcliff
Widener University School of Law JD, Legal 1989 – 1991 The George Washington University - School of Business B. of Accy., Accounting 1983 – 1987
Board Certified Anesthesiologist, a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, and licensed to practice medicine in California, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey
Q. It has been over 7 Months since Hurricane Sandy and I cannot live in my home; I am having a hard time getting any help from my insurance company and now my mortgage company is harassing me. What should I do? A. If you believe you are not being treated fairly by your Insurance Company, get help. You must hire your own Contractor and Engineer to determine the true extent of your damages. Remember, the adjuster and the FEMA Engineer are not looking to protect you; they rarely use common sense and they hide behind their script which includes the following: a. I have to follow FEMA guidelines (They will never tell you what guideline they are referencing); b. I cannot recommend repairs to anything over the flood line (Even if your electrical and/or plumbing above the flood line has been damaged). c. I am not an Engineer, I have to follow the report of the “Independent Engineer” (Who we hired and paid); d. This damage was caused over time and not by the storm (Do not curse when you hear this); e. We do not cover that (Then they read irrelevant Insurance Policy Language); and f. Depreciation; Depreciation; Depreciation. Please remember you have to be persistent and you are not alone. There are a lot of people out there going through the same hardship. Do not let television commercials and news stories about how great things are cloud the obvious fact that you can take a ride down any street in your neighborhood and see damaged unfixed homes, with owners that are suffering just like you. Reach out to them in person or online. Band together and share your experiences about good contractors and helpful engineers. If you are feeling under attack from all sides, your mortgage company will not help you with your loan until the home is rebuilt and you have hired the best Contractor and Engineer and still cannot get enough funds from insurance to rebuild your home, the next step is to hire an attorney and pursue litigation. Save your home, do not give up.
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It’s beach time! After what appeared to be a never-ending winter, and a spring that pretended to be like winter, it’s time to build sandcastles, swim, and get some sun. But wait! The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the World Health Organization have classified ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun and tanning beds as a human carcinogen! Sunlight exposure is a well-established, and oftentimes preventable, cause of: • Skin cancers (including melanoma, basal cell and squamous cell cancers). Skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States with one in five people developing it over their lifetime! More shockingly, one American dies from skin cancer EVERY HOUR! • Premature skin aging (wrinkles, actinic keratosis, damage). Because this occurs gradually, it is often taken lightly. However, “90% of the visible skin changes commonly attributed to aging are caused by the sun.” • Eye damage (cataracts, pterygium, macular degeneration) • Immune system suppression (the ability to fight off foreign invaders such as cancer or infection) Don’t worry, you can still go to the beach and enjoy the rejuvenating effects of the sun, but here are some tips to protect yourself and your kids. 1. Use sunscreen • Choosing a sunscreen can be a challenge. First start by choosing a “broad spectrum” product that will protect your skin from both ultraviolet-A (UVA) and ultraviolet-B (UVB) light. Next look at the sun protection factor (SPF). This number describes the sunscreen’s effectiveness against UVB light that is responsible for skin burns. A rating system for UVA light, which is responsible for skin aging, does not currently exist. The American Academy of Dermatology recommends that an SPF of at least 30 should be chosen and is sufficient. • Don’t be stingy when applying sunscreen. If it is too thin, it cannot protect you. Experts recommend that an adult should use at least 1 ounce over their body (with extra attention to the forehead, ears, nose, neck, and shoulder). To put this in perspective, 1 ounce is equal to a shot glass. • Don’t forget to reapply. The protective effects fade with time, and get washed away in the water or with sweating. If it’s not there, it cannot protect you. The time of day also can affect how often to reapply. Between the hours of 10 am and 4 pm, ultraviolet rays are the strongest, even when it is cloudy. It may be necessary to reapply every hour or couple of hours. 2. Cover up. Utilize the shade and use other barriers. • Wear protective clothing to block out ultraviolet rays. Tightly woven fabric offers the most protection. You can easily determine this by placing your hand between the fabric and a lamp. If you can see your hand through the clothing, it means that ultraviolet light will be able to pass through. • Wear a wide-brimmed hat and look like a movie star. The brim will block ultraviolet light from your scalp, forehead, nose, ears, eyes, and neck. Baseball caps are not as effective. • Wear UV-absorbent sunglasses. Low price shades can be found that block out 99-100% of UVA and UVB rays. 3. Coordinate with your shadow. If your shadow is shorter than you, the sun’s rays are strong. This usually occurs between 10 am and 4 pm.
Noyes Museum Schedule No Sweat Yoga with Naida Burgess Thursdays: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm - no yoga 6/27 Art At Night Thursday night events all end at 8:00 pm unless noted otherwise. Location: Noyes Museum, Oceanville June 6: Open Sketch Night, 5:00 pm June 13: Kids Movie Night, 5:00 pm June 20: Art and Bark, 5:00 pm June 27: Canoeing & Kayaking, 5:00 pm adult Afternoon Acoustics Sundays: 1:00 – 3:00 pm Splint Woven Stool Workshop - SCOSA Saturday, June 1, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm Creative Sparks: 3D “Paintings”
Saturday, June 1: 1:00 – 2:00 pm Summer Season Opening Reception Friday, June 7, 5:00 – 8:00 pm Docent Training Session with Saskia Schmidt, Director of Education Wednesday, June 12: 10:00 – 11:00 am Talk: Kate Ogden - Belles, Beaches, and Boardwalks: 19th Century Photography Wednesday, June 12: 11:00 am Afternoon Acoustics Showcase Sunday, June 30, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Galloway Community Services Offers Discount Park Tickets Tickets Available Wednesday-Friday 14pm At Galloway Senior Center Adventure Aquarium Adult (12 years and older) $20 Child (Ages 2-12 years old) $16 Clementon Park and Splash World Adult (over 48”) $26 Dorney Park (Allentown, PA) Adult $40 Hershey Park (Hershey, PA) Adult (Ages 9-54) $50 Jr./Sr. (Ages 3-8: 55-69) $37 Morey’s Pier (Wildwood, NJ) Water Park All Day 2 Parks $34 Combo 3 Parks (Unlimited) $54 Combo Under 48” $42 Philadelphia Zoo Adult/Child (Under 2 Free) $17.50 Sahara Sam’s Oasis (Berlin, NJ) Indoor Water Park $23 Sesame Place All Admissions $53 Six Flags Great Adventure (NJ) Theme Park/Safari $36 Hurricane Harbor Only $28 Parking Pass (Reg. $20) $19.50 Meal Deal (Reg. $14) $13 Splash Zone Water Park Adult/Child 4 hour admission $23
Ed & Gene’s King Tire
Dynamo Gymnastics - continued
I recently had the pleasure of talking with the owners of Ed and Gene’s King Tire. Ed and Gene’s doors opened on October 23, 2006. They started the business after working together for 17 years for another company. The opportunity to own their own business where honesty, fair pricing, affordability and pride in their workmanship was important to them. “As one of the owners, we work on your car and our name is behind that work. We answer to you, the customer, so fair pricing, quality of work and honesty is important to us in building a long term relationship with our neighbors. This is a hometown business, we know our customer’s by name and they see us in the community” said Ed. I asked them what they would tell a potential customer why they should choose to do business with them and their response was “we will treat you right, always honest and never over sell you. We prioritize what work is needed first on your vehicle. We enjoy coming to work and helping people out” said Ed. These guys are all about giving you the quality of work and honesty that the big companies lack. Ed and Gene said “the biggest tip we can give you to improve your experience when they visit is to pay attention to what is happening to your car and describe it to the best of your ability so we can get to the root of the problem sooner than later.” So, when bringing your vehicle in to these guys, be prepared to get exactly what you’ve been looking for. Honesty, pride, affordability and hands on experience that will keep you coming back.
Top individual places and scores for Team Dynamo include:
Aiyanna Schisler placed 1st All-Around (37.5), 1st Bars (9.35), 1st Floor (9.35), 2nd Vault (9.5), and 2nd Beam (9.3). Dani Formica placed 2nd All-Around (36.25), 3rd Floor (9.2), 3rd Beam (9.05), 4th Bars (8.9). Copper, Ages 8-9 Katie Hansen placed 1st All-Around (36.9), 1st Bars (9.4), 1st Floor (9.3), 2nd Beam (9.1), and 2nd Vault (9.05). Nayelli Rios placed 2nd on Floor (9.0), 3rd AllAround (35.5), 3rd Beam (9.05), 3rd Bars (8.7), and 4th Vault (8.75). Rylee Cooke tied for 5th All-Around (34.2). Copper, Ages 5-7 Mikayla Houseworth placed 1st All-Around (36.6), 1st Vault (9.3), 1st Beam (9.1), 2nd Bars (9.2), and 2nd Floor (9.0). Alissa Taylor placed 1st Bars (9.3), 1st Floor (9.1), 2nd All-Around (36.3), 2nd Beam (8.9), and 4th Vault (9.0). Ella Hayek placed 2nd Vault (9.25) 3rd on Floor (8.8), 4th Bars (8.9), and 4th All-Around (35.2). Morgan Lancaster tied for 4th on Bars (8.9), and placed 4th Floor (8.75).
Galloway Senior Center Activities June 4 – Stockton College Writing your Memoirs 11am June 5 – Disaster Preparedness (refreshments will be served) June 6 – Tax & Nursing Home Information (coffee & breakfast sandwiches will be provided) June 11 - Right At Home Trivia Prizes, Snacks, 10am June 11 – Meet a Health Care Advocate June 12 – South Jersey Legal Services (coffee & tea) June 13 – Home Instead ways to stay in your home instead of healthcare facility (lunch provided) 11:30am June 18 Mid-Atlantic AARP Monthly Meeting 12:30pm June 19 – Wellness & Exercise Program FREE (snack) June 19 – Movie Day “Overboard” Make your own ice cream sundaes provided FREE June 20 – Craft Day 10 am 4th of July craft with children all supplies provided FREE June 25 – Laughter is the Best Medicine June 26 – Now we’re Retired You’re Getting on My Nerves (coffee provided) June 27 – Senior Health Fair FREE giveaways & refreshments June 27 – Atlantic County Book Mobile 3-3:45pm
Copper, Ages 10+
Bronze, Age 12 Odette Lopez placed 1st on Beam (9.1), 2nd Vault (8.7), and 2nd Tie All-Around (34.6). Bronze, Age 10 Jolynn Price placed 1st All-Around (35.55), 1st Bars (9.35), 2nd Floor (9.1), 4th Beam (8.8). Jayla McNamara placed 1st on Floor (9.25), 1st Beam (9.2), 1st Place tie All-Around (35.55), 7th Bars (8.7), 7th Vault (8.4). Dani Formica placed 1st on Vault (9.1).
Galloway Patriot was on hand to take pictures at the Republican Party Campaign mixer on Thursday, May 23, 2013 held at the Smithville Inn. There was a fantastic showing of support for the candidates, Don Purdy, Frank Gargione, Robert Maldonado and Tim Meadows Sr. Top Chuck Knutson with Senator Connors Bottom Chuck Knutson, Sheriff Frank Balles, Deputy Mayor Tony Coppola
Emma Walsh placed 2nd on Bars (9.3), 2nd on Vault (8.7), 4th All-Around (35.35), and 6th Beam (8.7). Aiyanna Schisler placed 2nd on Beam (9.0). Bronze, Age 9 Katie Hansen tied for 4th on Floor (8.9) Bronze, Ages 7-8 Hailey Mastro placed 1st on Vault (8.9), tied for 1st All-Around (34.8), placed 2nd Beam (8.9), and 3rd on Bars. Alissa Taylor tied for 1st on Floor (9.0) and placed 3rd on Beam (8.85). Silver, Ages 9-11 Cassey DeStefano tied for 2nd on Vault (9.05), placed 5th Floor (9.3), 5th All-Around (34.65), 6th Beam, 6th Bars. Silver, Ages 14+ Danielle Hellthaler tied 4th on Beam (9.0), 6th Vault (9.1), 7th Bars (8.7), and 7th All-Around (35.55). Kelsie Hartman placed 5th Floor (9.0), 5th tie Bars (8.7), 7th Beam (8.8), 8th All-Around (35.25).