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The Galloway Renegades football program received a procalmation from Mayor Purdy for their successful 2016 season. Congratulations to all of the Renegade players, coaches & other volunteers!

Galloway’s Own Ryan Connelly,

NASA Employee Visits Assumption Hometown boy, Ryan Connelly, a 2004 Assumption Regional Catholic School graduate, visited his alma mater on December 21, 2016 to give the children in first grade a sneak peek on a project he is working on for NASA. Ryan said, the day is fast approaching when NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) will embark on deep space exploration missions, including sending astronauts aboard the Orion spacecraft to Mars. “Right now my goal is to increase awareness about the SLS and get everyone excited about the launch,” says Connelly, who grew up in Atlantic City, N.J., before earning his undergraduate degree in business from Stockton University in Galloway, N.J. “But every day I’ve learned something new!” The children listened intently as Ryan gave his slide show demonstration on the project. The questions and answers segment of his visit proved to be enlightening. The children had a real desire to learn more about what NASA plans to do in the future with the explorations of space.


Galloway Events January 2017 1 New Year’s Day Township Offices Closed 2 New Years Day Observed. 2 Galloway Township Board of Education Meeting Galloway Township Middle School Cafetorium 7pm 3 Galloway Senior Center 9:30am Walking Club 3 Galloway Senior Center 11am Movie Bring your own lunch beverages provided 3 Absecon Public Safety Committee Meeting 7pm 4 Caregiver Support Group Meeting 10am at Royal Inn Suites 214 W. Jimmie Leeds Road Galloway. For anyone caring for a child, spouse, parent, sibling or friend, this support group offers resources, coping skills, self-care and support. 5 Galloway Senior Center Crochet Club 9:30am 5 Galloway Senior Center Yoga 10:30am 5 Absecon Community Affairs Committee Meeting 6pm 5 Absecon Economic Development Committee Meeting 6:30pm 5 Greater Egg Harbor School District Board Meeting 7pm Cedar Creek High School 5 Troop 76 Boy Scout Meeting Trinity Alliance Church 7pm 7 Egg Harbor City Latino Club Three Kings Day Celebration 12-2pm City Hall 500 London Ave EHC Free toys to children 12 and under-must be accompanied by an adult. Dinner with the Three Kings 5-8pm Local 331 Union Hall 1 Philadelphia Ave EHC $10 Adults $5 children under 12. Food, Music, Raffles and more Everyone is Welcome! 10 New Day Family Success Center Be Debt Free Household Budget 6-7pm Learn new techniques on spending, saving, and budgeting money. Call us to sign up or for more info! 609-652-0230 10 Galloway Senior Center Tea and Coffee with Police Chief Donna Higbee 10am 10 Galloway Senior Center Vitas Healthcare presents “Understanding Living Wills” Free Lunch Provided 11 New Day Family Success Center Dance Workout 6:30-7pm Ready to sweat? Do you want to get fit? Come out for a high intensity 30-minute workout! Don’t forget your water bottle! Call us for more info and to sign up! 609-652-0230 11 New Day Family Success Center Yoga 7-7:30pm with Post Workout Smoothies Need some peaceful relaxing yoga in your life? This is a 30-minute low intensity session. Bring Your mat! We have some mats, just in case. Call us to sign up! 609-6520230 12 Galloway Senior Center Crochet Club 9:30am 12 Galloway Senior Center Yoga 10:30am 12 Mental Health Association 4 E. Jimmie Leeds Road Suite 8 Galloway Monthly Family Meeting Individuals with a family member or loved one who lives with mental illness discuss issues, find support and locate local resources. 10:30am 12 Troop 76 Boy Scout Meeting Trinity Alliance Church 7pm 13 New Day Family Success Center SJ Honeybee Crocheters Club 4:30-5:30pm Beginner? Advanced? Somewhere in between? All are welcome to join in! Beginners lessons available, as well. Call us for

more info or to sign up. 609-652-0230 16 Martin Luther King’s Birthday Township Offices Closed 17 Galloway Senior Center 9:30am Walking Club 17 Galloway Senior Center AARP Monthly Meeting 17 Absecon Parks, Playground/Recreation Committee Meeting 7pm 17 Absecon Zoning Board of Adjustment Regular Meeting 7:30pm 18 New Day Family Success Center Parent Talk: Chores 6-7pm Come share your ideas on chores and allowance. Call us for more info or to sign up! 609-652-0230 19 Galloway Senior Center 9:30am Crochet Club 19 Galloway Senior Center 10:30am Yoga 19 Galloway Senior Center Healthy Cooking with Chuck Knutson from the Galloway Patriot 11:30am 19 Absecon Finance Committee Meeting 6pm 19 New Day Family Success Center Facebook How To 5-6pm Join us to learn the ins and outs of Facebook. Call us for more information or to sign up! 609-652-0230 21 New Day Family Success Center Get Hired! Resumes 1-2pm Join our employment specialist to learn interview tips, resume writing, and so much more! Call for more information or to sign up! 609-6520230 23 New Day Family Success Center Community Meeting 5-6pm Would you like to be a voice for the Galloway Community? New Day FSC is looking for people to join its board & to help come up with ideas for our center. 609-652-0230 23 Greater Egg Harbor School District Board Meeting 7pm Cedar Creek High School 24 Galloway Senior Center Crafters Club Registrations Required 609-652-8657 xt 3 24 New Day Family Success Center SNAP 10-12pm Need to apply for Food Stamps? A representative will be around to answer your questions and apply/reapply you for food stamps! Additional online nutritional resources will be available with future Nutritional activities. 609-652-0230 24 New Day Family Success Center Be Debt Free: Debt Managment 6-7pm Learn new techniques on spending, saving, and budgeting money. Call us to sign up or for more info! 609-652-0230 25 New Day Family Success Center Dance Workout 6:30-7pm Ready to sweat? Do you want to get fit? Come out for a high intensity 30-minute workout! Don’t forget your water bottle! Call us for more info and to sign up! 609-652-0230 25 New Day Family Success Center Yoga 7-7:30pm with Post Workout Smoothies Need some peaceful relaxing yoga in your life? This is a 30-minute low intensity session. Bring Your mat! We have some mats, just in case. Call us to sign up! 609-6520230 26 New Day Family Success Center SNAP 10-12pm Need to apply for Food Stamps? A representative will be around to answer your questions and apply/reapply you for food stamps! Additional online nutritional resources will be available with future Nutritional activities. 609-652-0230 26 Galloway Senior Center Crochet Club 9:30am 26 Galloway Senior Center Yoga 10:30am 27 New Day Family Success Center Nutrition on a Budget 10am “Nutrition on a Budget” following Diaper Drive Southern Jersey Family Medical Center is doing an informative presentation on afforda-

ble. Following the workshop is our diaper drive. Call us to sign up or for more info! 609-652-0230 27 New Day Family Success Center Cooking with Kids “Chocolate Cake” 5-6pm Join us for cake and fun to honor National Chocolate Cake Day. Call us for more information or to sign up! 609-652-0230 29 The Carriage House Winter Bridal Open House 1pm 31 Galloway Senior Center Mah Jongg Club 9:30am 31 Galloway Senior Center Bingo and FREE Lunch sponsored by the Health Center of Galloway 11am February 1 Caregiver Support Group Meetings 10am Royal Inn Suites 214 W. Jimmie Leeds Road Galloway. For anyone caring for a child, spouse, parent, sibling or friend, this support group offers resources, coping skills, self-care and support. 2 Absecon Community Affairs Committee Meeting 6pm 2 Absecon Economic Development Committee Meeting 6:30pm 7 Absecon Public Safety Committee Meeting 7pm 9 Mental Health Association 4 E. Jimmie Leeds Road, Suite 8 Galloway Monthly Family Meeting 10:30am. Individuals with a family member or loved one who lives with mental illness discuss issues, find support and locate local resources. 13 Greater Egg Harbor School District Board Meeting 7pm Oakcrest High School 14 Saint Valentine’s Day 16 Absecon Finance Committee Meeting 6pm 20 Township Offices Closed Washington’s Birthday 20 President’s Day 21 Absecon Parks, Playground/Recreation Committee Meeting 7pm 21 Absecon Zoning Board of Adjustment Regular Meeting 7:30pm 27 Greater Egg Harbor School District Board Meeting 7pm Oakcrest High School

Ongoing Events New Day Family Success Center - In need of some extra food? We can help for more information or stop by with a valid ID call 609-652-0230 Galloway senior Center - Nutrition site every Monday Wednesday Friday lunch at 12pm reservations are required call 609241-0246 Galloway Senior Center - Atlantic Co. Book Mobile Every Wednesday 11:3012:30pm The Galloway Senior Center will not be accepting any donations of books, magazines and/or cards New Day Family Success Center staff provided incoming families with applications for energy and water assistance. Assistance available daily. For more information and to see if you qualify call 609-652-0230 Absecon Senior Center Zumba Chair (seated cardio workout) with Kymbah every Tuesday (9-10am) Absecon Senior Center Continue Gary and Natalie’s Tai Chi class with their “Easy for Life” DVD every Thurs 9-10am

Absecon Senior Center Every Thursday Walk Your Way to Health 9-10am Absecon Senior Center Every Thurs Fit Body Fit Mind chair yoga with Naida 12:30-1:30pm (ALL FITNESS ACTIVITIES ARE FREE TO OUR SENIORS) Absecon Senior Center open to all Atlantic County senior citizens (age 60+). Volunteers needed. Galloway Township residents: the Bayview Volunteer Fire Company is looking for volunteers who are interested in protecting and serve Galloway Township, and we are looking for members to help continue that tradition. No prior experience necessary; however, you must be 18 years old, be able to pass a physical, and a be able to complete a Firefighter training program within one year of joining (cost for training provided by company). If interested, please contact Chief Mackintosh at 609-287-1849 or send an email to Bayviewfire@gmail.com Galloway Township Mobile Pantry open to residents of Galloway Township the third Wednesday of Each Month from 10am to noon at the Galloway Township Municipal Complex to register and qualify bring a photocopy of a valid ID + one of the following: food stamp card, medicaid card, ssi/ssd award letter, county welfare ID, current pay stub, TANF OR WIC documentation, unemployment statement, current ID with name and address must be presented at each visit. Bring your own bags. Provided by the Community FoodBank of NJ/Southern Branch. Galloway Environmental Commision meets the first Tuesday of each month. Starting at 7pm in the Historical Room of the Municipal Complex Disabled American Veterans of Atlantic City Chapter #10 meets at the American Legion Hall NJ Ave in Absecon the First Friday of the Month 7:30-9pm Any interested veterans with a disability rating from the Department of Veterans Affairs are eligible to join the DAV. Galloway’s Operation Lifeline-Galloway Community Services, Senior Services and the Galloway Township Police Department would like to check on you. If you live alone and have a telephone, you are eligible. To participate you are required to Call the Police Department Non-Emergency line at 609-652-3705 by 10am daily to check in for the day. If you do not call, a call will be placed to your home. If there is no answer a patrol car will be dispatched to your home. You must notify the police department if you will not be at home or plan to be away and when you expect to return. If you have any questions or would like to register, please call Senior Services at 609-568-5073. Family Service Association’s PROJECT S.A.V.E. needs volunteers to provide companionship assistance to primary caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer’s and related dementias. You could make a difference in the lives of others and yourself by providing a few hours a week to relieve these caregivers of their stressful role. ContactDanielle at 609-652-1600 ext 2154 or 2252.


CONGRATULATIONS

Public Works Deputy Director Matt Ayers and Safety Officer Ray Marable provided cupcakes and juice boxes to the 5th grade at Arthur Rann School after receiving thanks you cards from the class!

Deputy Mayor Tony Coppola presents Deborah Ley The Galloway Patriot Gift Basket

Deborah Ley Wins Gift Basket The Galloway Patriot and the Knutson family teamed up with some of Galloway’s best businesses for our 2016 “Holiday Gift Basket Give-Away”. We would like to thank everyone who participated and all great businesses that provided gifts. The basket wass designed and assembled by The Village Sweet Shoppe in Smithville Village and included their finest chocolates as well as gift cards form these great Galloway businesses. $50 Gift Certificate from Tangles for a mani/ pedi, Smithville Inn Brunch for 2, Fred and Ethels Lunch for 2, Bagel Gourmet Gift Certificate, $25 Gift Certificate from Athenian Garden, $20 Gift Certificate from Marios in Egg Harbor City, $54.99 Gift Certificate From King Pin Bowling 2 hour family special. 2 hours bowling for up to 6 people, rental shoes included, $30 Gift Card from W.L. Goodfellows, Gift Certificate from Piasano’s Pizza, 2 Bottles of Wine From Discount City Liquors, Gift Certificate from Escape Beauty Boutique, Gift Certificate from AC Vape, Gift Certificate from Romanelli’s Garden Cafe, Funatics Fitness gift certificate, Gift Certificate from Progressive Fence, $25 Gift Card from Jersey Shore Federal Credit Union, all in a Chocolate Filled Basket from Smithville Village Sweet Shoppe.

Galloway Senior Center hosted another great annual holiday party that filled every seat in the building. This year food was provided by Romanelli’s in Galloway and was served by Deputy Mayor Tony Coppola, Police Chief Donna Higbee, Lt. Richard Barber, Galloway Patriot publisher Chuck Knutson, Councilman Frank Gargione, Councilman Tim Meadows, and Galloway Resident Rebecca Bozarth. There was more than enough to eat and following the meal, a large number of door prizes were awarded. Senior Center Librarian Darlene Irwin, received this year’s award for dedicated service from last year’s winner, Mrs. “J”. A big thank you to the staff Beth Stasuk, Jen Diluzio and Jen Hahn for another great event.

The Galloway Patriot and the Rams Head restaurant have teamed up to make Valentines Day a little easier and a little more special. The Rams Head is supplying two $50.00 gift certificates for our contest and 2 winners will each get one of those $50.00 gift certificates. Its easy to register for a chance to win. Just go to GallowayPatriot.com and enter for your chance to win!! Rules and restrictions at GallowayPatriot.com


Absegami High School Emanon Players did it again with their performance of “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown”. Directed by Chip Garrison, the musical based on the comic strip “Peanuts” by Charles M. Schulz, is a salute to everyone’s favorite “lovable loser” Charlie Brown, his engimatic beagle Snoopy and his friends. The original Broadway show ran in 1967 and was revised with updated music in 1999. There’s something about the holiday season that makes us long for our memories of childhood. Charles Schulz’s characters recapture all that was sweet and innocent about childhood, and allows us to look back with fresh eyes on our own experiences growing up said Chip Garrison. Spencer Lyons did a fantastic job in capturing the true essence of Charlie Brown’s character, and what would be Charlie Brown without his faithful companion Snoopy played by Coby Alavez. The music, dancing, and dead on acting of this wonderful cast is to be commended for three nights of fun loving performances. These Emanon Players are phenomenally talented and you should get out and experience it. Check out their next performance of “Mary Poppins” March 10, 11, and 12. See many more photos at GallowayPatriot.com

On December 21, 2016 the children of Reeds Road Elementary room 28, made beautiful holiday cars for a local assisted living facility. The children were happy to be able to bring smiles to some people who need it most during the holiday season.


COOKIE WALK

Once again, Carol Johnson and Marian Cicarelli from St. Elizabeth Ann Seton put together another great Christmas Cookie Walk this year. It may have been snowing, raining and cold but on Saturday, December 17, 2016, the volunteers showed up at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish ready to serve out those wonderful homemade cookies. Father Perry said “the cookie elves, Barbara and Barry Doughty, Colleen Felix, Beverly and Tony Guiliante and Marilyn Moore made such a large amount of various cookies, from plain chocolate chip to the decadence of macaroons. Their hard work paid off because they looked and smelled delicious.” Carol Johnson, chairperson, said “without the many parish volunteers, students from Holy Spirit High School, Gabby and her children with help of setup and breakdown, the many who helped bake the cookies and of course Marian Cicarelli for getting the baskets together to raffle off, these wonderful people truly made for a fantastic cookie walk and I thank them”. Look forward to their cookie walk next Christmas season. A great way to get homemade cookies without the work all while supporting your community, great job to St. Elizabeth Ann Seton for another great Christmas event.


On Saturday, December 20, 2016, Reeds Road Elementary held their winter concert. The chorus, advanced band and jazz band performed a selection of holiday music to a packed house. The chorus, directed by Mr. Frank Soltys, sang “We gather here together”, “Do You Hear”, “Mostly What I Wish For”, “Christmas Time is Here”, and “We All Need Peace”. The Advance band and jazz band, directed by Mr. Ben Fong, played wide array of holiday music; “A Chanukah Festival”, “Christmas Concerto #3” featuring soloists: Sophia Amurao on the flute, Andrew Krumaker on alto sax and Cayla Kirby on clarinet, “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy”, “Jingle Bells Upside Down”, “French Carol Festival”. Played by the jazz band; “Deckin’ the Hall” featuring soloists: Andrew Krumaker on baritone sax and Vraj Sheth on trumpet, and “I’ll be Home for Christmas” featuring soloists: Derek Tran on alto sax and Shawn O’Brien on trumpet. To end the concert the chorus and the advanced band performed together “Holiday Sing Along” arranged by Mr. Ben Fong, band director. The students did a wonderful job of showing off their talents by singing and playing such a wide range of music.


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

A Healthy 2017 Years ago I set out on a mission to help people live healthier lives and gain wise understandings about medical health and wellness concerns facing us – and our world, today. My mission was birthed while enduring significant challenges to my health, spirit, and relationships. When things are going well we enjoy our successes. It is not until we falter that we stop to take notice of our fragility. And I am certainly not alone when it comes to life-altering events. My dear friend buried her infant child—there are no words to describe her loss. Yet, she lives a life with conviction and purpose and service to others. Another faced malignant breast cancer requiring over ten disfiguring surgical procedures within a span of just two years along with chemotherapy. She relishes every moment. And when I ask her why she is so amazing she replies: “I was not supposed to be here. Every day is a gift and I don’t take that for granted.” And, too, the patients that provide me the privilege of caring for them have endured unimaginable testaments that shock me to my core and at the same time raise my spirit with how many have found the courage and strength to not just survive, but thrive. They inspire me. It is my great honor to share with you issues and concerns facing each of us today—directly or of those we love (men, women, children of all ages), and relevant timely topics. It is my driving commitment to provide well researched, concise, easy-to-understand, vital understandings with insightful anecdotes that is relative to both genders, generation X, Y, Z and baby boomers, and everyday life. And while each of us are wonderfully and uniquely individual, there is nothing better than being the best we can in each moment. This is the spice of life. Today, I want to discuss an important concept: health and wellness. We strive to live long, happy, and prosperous lives. In order to do so we must work at maintaining good health—staying active, eating balanced meals, not smoking, and undergoing routine health screenings. Health is generally defined as the overall physical and mental state of a person; it is the absence of disease such as illness, injury or pain. Our health is our foundation and it is up to us to make sure that that foundation stays strong in order to support everything that lies on it. Wellness refers to the state of being in optimal physical, mental, social, emotional, intellectual, spiritual, environmental, and occupational wellbeing. It is the complete integration of body, mind, and spirit--the realization that everything we do, think, feel, and believe has an effect on our state of wellbeing. There is no medical fix to attaining wellness. And in fact, even with “imperfect” health, we can still attain wellness—the best us. Wellness is a way of living, a lifestyle choice. It is essentially about living a life full of personal responsibility and, therefore, taking proactive steps which requires knowledge and understanding. Ultimately, wellness is a choice and a process. It is an awareness that there is no end point but that health and happiness are always possible in the present moment, here and now. Wellness calls for continuing improvement and self-renewal in all areas of life—it searches for new levels of excellence. As we look at our future—next week, a month from now, one year from now, 10 years, even 20-40 years from now—“The choices we make today IS the life we lead tomorrow.” The choices we make now—from the quality of our relationships to the food and beverages we consume to how much we sleep we get to the way we manage stress—have the power to secure vibrant health and well-being for the rest of our life. And some may feel, it’s too late, or why start now. It is never too late to make foundational changes and choose a path of wellness. I have seen miracle success stories where patients made important, impactful, lifestyle choices to achieve their best self. I clearly recall how the father of a colleague of mine went from being well over 300 pounds, a long-term heavy smoker, and a “couch potato,” by his own description, to a triathlete—all because of an error. His life-altering event was a false positive heart stress test that had everyone scared and him taken by ambulance to the hospital to be admitted and scheduled urgently for a triple cardiac bypass surgery. Just prior to having this major surgery, he underwent a more definitive test (cardiac catheterization to assist the surgeons with their plan) that showed that his heart vessels were in fact clean as a whistle and his urgent surgery was not needed. It was cancelled. He saw this moment as a wakeup call to an unhealthy lifestyle and made the commitment to seize his “second-chance” at life. My hope is that our time together will encourage you to take action to achieve health and wellness…and yes, while making an impact on your loved ones on the importance of wise choices and too, influencing a new generation of balanced thinking amongst our youth. The rewards of well-being are vast. And we must all move forward with managing our “whole person” as a top priority, and remembering that the decisions we make today will impact the life we lead tomorrow. It is my driving passion and great honor to be a wellness agent in providing balanced, healthy understandings …for you and your loved ones. Let’s make a toast -- to choose wisely! Here’s to a long, healthy life!!

Galloway Library Events January 01/03 Book Club for Busy People 6-7pm Don’t have a lot of spare time to read? This book club is for you! We pick short books that offer plenty to think & talk about. 01/04 Music Together 10-11am Open to ages 6 months-6 years. Presented by Rosemary Hennessy of Music Together. Share songs, instrument play, rhythm chants, movement & dance activities in a relaxed, playful, non-performance setting. 01/04 Computer Basics 10:3011:30am Open to adults. Registration required & begins 2 weeks before each session. Space is limited. First time computer users learn about the keyboard, mouse, monitor and use menus & toolbars. 01/04 Facebook Basics 2:30-3:30m Open to adults. Registration required & begins 2 weeks before each session. Participants must be experienced using the mouse, keyboard & the Internet and have a Facebook account or create one before the day of class.  (Library staff can assist with creating an account if needed.) Learn how to use Facebook to connect with family & friends. Explore basic features such as adding friends, liking pages, creating photo albums & privacy.  01/05 Microsoft Excel Level 1 10:30-11:30am Open to adults. Registration required & begins 2 weeks before each session. Participants must be experienced using the mouse and keyboard. Learn basic Excel skills that are good for everyday use, such as how to navigate around a spreadsheet, basic formatting & formulas. 01/05 Microsoft Word Level 1 2:303:30pm Open to adults. Registration required & begins 2 weeks before each session. Participants must be experienced using the mouse and keyboard. Learn how to create and format documents, use templates and clipart. 01/09 Microsoft Word Level 1 10:30-11:30am Open to adults. Registration required & begins 2 weeks before each session. Participants must be experienced using the mouse and keyboard. Learn how to create & format documents, use templates and clipart. 01/09 Microsoft Excel Level 1 2:303:30pm Open to adults. Registration required & begins 2 weeks before each session. Participants must

be experienced using the mouse and keyboard. Learn basic Excel skills that are good for everyday use, such as how to navigate around a spreadsheet, basic formatting & formulas.  01/09 Kids Only Book Club 4-5pm Suggested for ages 8-12. Registration required. Do you love to read? Enjoy tasty snacks & discuss books.  01/10 Email Basics 10:30-11:30am Open to adults. Registration required & begins 2 weeks before each session. Participants must be experienced using the mouse and keyboard. Stay in touch with family & friends. Learn how to create messages, attach files & organize your email.  Learn also about email hazards & safety. 01/10 Internet Basics 2:30-3:30pm Open to adults. Registration required & begins 2 weeks before each session. Space is limited. Participants must be experienced using the mouse and keyboard.  Explore the World Wide Web & learn the basics of web navigation. Learn about web browsers, beginner web searching & web safety 01/10 Lego Club 4-5pm Suggested for ages 6 & older. Gather with other LEGO lovers to build something & show the rest of the group. We supply the LEGOs, you supply the imagination.  01/10 Furry Buddies 6:30-7:30pm Suggested for ages 6-14. Registration requested, but drop-ins are welcome! Read a story to Cavan, Erin, or Freedom--therapy dogs who love sharing stories with children. Learn about the benefits of reading aloud to a therapy dog. 01/10 Read, Chat & Chew Book Club 6:30-7:30pm Suggested for ages 12-16. Registration requested. Come and enjoy a good book, fun conversation and a tasty snack. 01/10 Uniting Enemies: Book Talk with Mary Ann Trail 7-8pm Suggested for adults & teens. Registration required. Many English men & women of the 18th & 19th centuries were far from the stay-at-homes we picture. Many traveled annually to London for the social life, their sons traveled on the European continent for education and many traveled just to see the sights.  But how did they know which roads to take? How did they plan their stops, decide which inns to frequent, and find places to change their horses?   this presentation, Mary Ann Trail, author of the historical novel,  Uniting Enemies,   will discuss how she used  Paterson’s Roads  to move her characters from London to Southampton. Paterson’s Roads was a popular travel guide


detailing all of Great Britain in the 18th & 19th centuries. The presentation will include planning a trip and finding major sites to visit, distances between sites coaching inns, market days, inns to change... 01/11 Senior Games Wednesday 1-3pm No registration required.  Calling all seniors! Up for a little friendly competition? Come to Senior Game Day every Wednesday to play some old favorites with fellow game-lovers, and maybe try something new as well. 01/11 Love, Food and Cookbooks 6:45-8pm Open to adults. Whether you cook everyday or would never even think of touching the stove--a cookbook filled with glorious pictures & mouthwatering descriptions is a wondrous thing indeed.  Our  special guest speakers whet your appetite & stir your creative juices. 01/12 A Novel Idea Book Club 10:30-12pm Open to adults. If you enjoy reading, our monthly book club selections keep you coming back for more. You read the books, we provide tea & cookies.  01/12 Microsoft Publisher Basics 2:30-3:30pm Open to adults. Registration required & begins 2 weeks before each session. Participants must be experienced using the mouse and keyboard. Learn to create basic projects with Microsoft Publisher. 01/12 Social Security Whats Up? 6-7:30pm Open to adults. Registration requested. Includes ways to potentially maximize benefits for you & your spouse. Marc Catona, president of the Society for Financial Awareness, instructs how to determine the optimum time for you to file & begin drawing your benefits. 01/12 Sleepy Storytime 7-7:30pm Suggested for ages 3 1/2-5. Listen to sweet bedtime stories before heading off to bed. Come in your jammies & don’t forget your blankie. 01/16 CLOSED MLK JR.S BIRTHDAY 01/17 Preschool Storytime 10:3011:15am Suggested for ages 3 1/25. Registration required. Hear fun stories & make a cool craft! 01/17 The Every Third Tuesday I Really, REALLY Love Books Club 1:30-4pm Open to adults. Love to read? What does everyone love to do after reading a great or downright stinky book? TALK ABOUT IT! Chat & laugh about books you love, books you hate, and books you can’t live without.  01/17 Email Basics 2:30-3:30pm Open to adults. Registration re-

quired & begins 2 weeks before each session. Participants must be experienced using the mouse and keyboard. Stay in touch with family & friends. Learn how to create messages, attach files & organize your email.  Learn also about email hazards & safety. 01/18 Toddler Storytime 1010:45am Suggested for ages 1 1/23. Registration requested. Bring your little ones to hear stories & sing songs! 01/18 Preschool Storytime 1:302:15pm Suggested for ages 3 1/2-5. Registration required. Hear fun stories & make a cool craft! 01/18 Children and Flowers, perfect together 5-5:30pm Registration requested.  Suggested ages 8-12. Join the master gardeners as they share their joy of flowers and the world around us. Children will explore the essence of flowers with a presentation and craft. 01/18 The Be There or Be Square Wednesday Night I Love to Read Books Club 7-9pm Open to adults. Can’t attend the Tuesday Afternoon Book Club? The third Wednesday evening of the month book club is just what you are looking for. Like Tuesday’s club, there’s no required reading.  01/19 Pinterest Interest 10:3011:30am Open to adults. Registration required & begins 2 weeks before each session. Participants must be experienced using the mouse, keyboard & Internet. A fun, quick class that will have you pinning with the best of them. Wonder why people are always saying “I saw it on Pintrest”? Afraid to admit you don’t really know what Pintrest is? Wonder no more...attend this workshop & you’ll be the one saying, “I saw it on Pintrest!” with complete confidence 01/19 Microsoft Word Level 2 2:30-3:30pm Open to adults. Registration required & begins 2 weeks before each session. Participants must be experienced using basic Word commands and navigating the ribbon of commands. 01/19 Kids DIY 6:30-7:45pm Suggested for ages 8-14. Registration required. Join us for arts, crafts & cool stuff. 01/23 Keep Calm and Color 10am12pm Open to adults.  Experience the relaxing benefits of adult coloring.  01/23 Microsoft Power Point Basics 10:30-11:30am Open to adults. Registration required & begins 2 weeks before each session. Participants must be experienced using the mouse and keyboard. Learn how to

design slides, add text, graphics & animation.  01/23 Internet Basics 2:30-3:0pm Open to adults. Registration required & begins 2 weeks before each session. Space is limited. Participants must be experienced using the mouse and keyboard.  Explore the World Wide Web & learn the basics of web navigation. Learn about web browsers, beginner web searching & web safety. 01/24 Preschool Storytime 10:3011:15am Suggested for ages 3 1/25. Registration required. Hear fun stories & make a cool craft! 01/24 Computer Basics 2:303:30pm Open to adults. Registration required & begins 2 weeks before each session. Space is limited. First time computer users learn about the keyboard, mouse, monitor and  use menus & toolbars. 01/24 Lego Club 4-5pm Suggested for ages 6 & older. Gather with other LEGO lovers to build something & show the rest of the group. We supply the LEGOs, you supply the imagination.  01/24 Furry Buddies 6:30-7:30pm Suggested for ages 6-14. Registration requested, but drop-ins are welcome! Read a story to Cavan, Erin, or Freedom--therapy dogs who love sharing stories with children. Learn about the benefits of reading aloud to a therapy dog. 01/24 The Order of the Book Club 6:30-7:30pm Suggested for ages 16 & older. Join our reading army to defend your mind against the dark arts! Light snacks provided. 01/25 Toddler Storytime 1010:45am Suggested for ages 1 1/23. Registration requested. Bring your little ones to hear stories & sing songs. 01/25 Preschool Storytime 1:302:15pm Suggested for ages 3 1/2-5. Registration required. Hear fun stories & make a cool craft! 01/26 Microsoft Excel Level 2 2:303:30pm Open to adults. Registration required & begins 2 weeks before each session. Participants must be experienced navigating around a spreadsheet,completing basic formatting & entering  formulas.  01/31 Preschool Storytime 10:3011:15am Suggested for ages 3 1/25. Registration required. Hear fun stories & make a cool craft!

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Assumption Regional Catholic School held its annual Christmas Pageant on Friday December 17,2016 at 7pm at the Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish. The children were all dressed to the nines ready to perform Christmas music to a packed house of their families. Each of the grades from PreK to 8th grades each performed a song. Special recognition goes out to the third grades classes that sang “Silent Night” while doing sign language, the seventh and eighth grades performed acapella without a single music class. The teachers of the seventh and eighth grades were able to pull together their musical talents to prepare the children for such a wonderful night of joyous music. At the end of the performances, the winner of the essay contest entry read allowed by Father Nick Dudo. Each year they are given a topic to write an essay about and the winner, given a trip to Lancaster for a special Christmas event. This year’s winner announced by Father Nick Dudo, said that out of 115 entries it was very difficult to pick just one. He announced the top five entries and shook hands with each congratulating them on such an outstanding job on their essays. Congratulations to all the children for such a wonderful performance of Christmas music and to Sarah Reed for winning the essay contest.

Galloway Patriot Publisher and Last Salute Military Funeral Honor Guard, Sgt. at Arms Chuck Knutson, presents Tony Coppola of the Smithville Inn and Galloway’s Deputy Mayor a much deserved award for his families strong support of Last Salute’s mission to provide free military funeral honors for all Atlantic County veterans.


GALLOWAY PUBLIC SCHOOLS CALENDAR January 2 SCHOOLS CLOSED, Winter Break 16 SCHOOLS CLOSED, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day 25 EARLY DISMISSAL, Staff Articulation February 16 EARLY DISMISSAL, Parent-Teacher Conferences 17 WINTER STAFF DEVELOPMENT DAY, Staff Only 20 SCHOOLS CLOSED, President’s Day Pomona Preschool Friday, January 6 Freezing Friday Wear your favorite sweater Friday, January 13 Pretzel Friday wear brown Monday, January 16 School Closed Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Wednesday, January 25 Early Dimissal 1:30pm Friday, January 27 School Spirit Day Wear Blue and Yellow Arthur Rann Thursday, January 5 Club and Candid Pictures Friday, January 6 School Spirit Day Tuesday, January 10 Class Pictures and 6th grade group picture Monday, January 16 School Closed MLK Day Wednesday, January 18 FSA Meeting 7pm Library / Student Store during lunch Friday, January 20 Football Jersey Day $1 Pretzel Sale Wednesday, January 25 Early Dimissal 1:30pm Friday, January 27 Crazy Hair Day / Bingo doors open 5:30pm games start 6:15pm end of progress report period ROLAND ROGERS Sunday, January 1, 2017 Winter Break

Monday, January 2, 2017 Winter Break Thursday, January 12, 2017 Class & Staff Photos Friday, January 13, 2017 Club Photos Monday, January 16, 2017 Schools Closed- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Friday, January 20, 2017 Multi-cultural Day Wednesday, January 25, 2017 Early DismissalStaff Articulation Monday, February 6, 2017 National School Counselors Week Tuesday, February 7, 2017 National School Counselors Week Wednesday, February 8, 2017 National School Counselors Week Thursday, February 9, 2017 National School Counselors Week Friday, February 10, 2017 National School Counselors Week Thursday, February 16, 2017 Early Dismissal 3:00pm Parent Teacher Conference Friday, February 17, 2017 No School- Winter Staff Development Day Monday, February 20, 2017 Schools ClosedPresident’s Day Thursday, February 23, 2017 Spring Photos Smithville Elementary Thursday, January 5 Group Pictures Tuesday, January 10 Studen Recognition Ceremony 6:30pm Monday, January 16 No School Friday, January 20 School Spirit Day Wednesday January 25 Earl Dismissal Thursday, January 26 Nigh of Code 6pm Galloway Township Middle School Monday, January 16 School Closed Wednesday, January 18 Sports Physicals Due Wednesday, January 25 Early Dismissal Absegami High School Wednesday, January 4 Junior Parents Meeting - College Admissions Course Selection Main Cafeteria starts 6:30pm Monday, January 9 ESS Parent Support Meet-

ing room 703 6-8pm Egg Harbor City School District Wednesday, December 7 Early Dismissal Staff Development 12:50pm Wednesday, December 14 Board of Ed Meeting 7pm Friday, December 23 Winter Recess begins 12:20 Dismissal Cedar Creek High School Friday, December 2 Lit Lunch Library 10:4512pm Saturday, December 3 SAT Test Sunday, December 4 Craft and Vendor Fair 10am-4pm Tuesday, December 6 Dance Booster club Meeting 5pm Wednesday, December 7 Articulation Meetin 9am / Tech for Parents Workshop 6:30pm Thursday, December 8 Crew Booster Meeting 7pm Friday, December 9 Cabaret Night 6:30pm Saturday, December 10 ACT Test Monday, December 12 Board of Ed meeting AHS 7pm Tuesday, December 13 Band/Choir Holiday Concert 6:30pm Friday, December 16 PSAT Presentation / World Language Festival 6:30pm Saturday, December 17 Give and Receive Holiday Event 11am-3pm Tuesday, December 20 Course Selection Presentations / PSAT/SAT Presentation 6:30pm Friday, December 23 Winter Break Begins

Non Public Schools Assumption Regional Catholic School Thursday, December 1 Santa Secret Shop 2:30pm Drama Practice 4:00pm JV Girls Basketball Friday, December 2 Santa Secret Shop ReTake, Group and Graduation Pictures

Saturday, December 3 Christmas Amore concert supporting Monday, December 5 2:30am Choir Practice 3:30pm Girls Varsity Basketball 5:00pm Boys JV Basketball 7:00pm Boys Varsity Basketball Tuesday, December 6 2:30pm Drama Practice 4:00pm JV Girls Basketball Wednesday, December 7 2:30pm Girls Varsity Basketball 5:00pm Boys JV Basketball 7:00pm Boys Varsity Basketball Thursday, December 8 No School - Feast of the Immaculate Conception 4:00pm JV Girls Basketball Monday, December 12 10:00am December monthly story hour 11:30am Choir - Singing at the Mall 2:30pm Rams Cheer practice 3:30pm Girls Varsity Basketball 5:00pm Boys JV Basketball 7:00pm Boys Varsity Basketball Tuesday, December 13 2:30pm Drama Practice 4:00pm JV Girls Basketball Wednesday, December 14 2:30pm Girls Varsity Basketball 5:00pm Boys JV Basketball 7:00pm Boys Varsity Basketball Thursday, December 15 2:30pm Drama Practice 4:00pm JV Girls Basketball Friday, December 16 Raffle Drawing 7:00pm School Christmas Pagent Saturday, December 17 OLPH Live Nativity Monday, December 19 Students can wear Christmas socks and ties 2:30pm Choir Practice 2:30pm Rams Cheer practice 3:30pm Girls Varsity Basketball 5:00pm Boys JV Basketball 7:00pm Boys Varsity Basketball Tuesday, December 20 Students can wear Christmas socks and ties 2:30pm Drama Practice 2:30pm Student Council Meeting 4:00pm JV Girls Basketball Wednesday, December 21 Students can wear Christmas socks and ties 1:15pm Piano recital 2:30pm Girls Varsity Basketball 5:00pm Boys JV Basketball 7:00pm Boys Varsity Basketball Thursday, December 22 Santa Brunch for students/Teacher Luncheon dress down green and red 4:00pm JV Girls Basketball Friday, December 23 Class Christmas Parties 7:50am Noon Dismissal 9:00am Choir singing


at all school mass 9:00am Liturgy all are welcome to attend 12:00pm After Care Until 3 Monday, December 26 No School - Christmas Break 3:30pm Girls Varsity Basketball 5:00pm Boys JV Basketball 7:00pm Boys Varsity Basketball Tuesday, December 27 No School - Christmas Break 4:00pm JV Girls Basketball Wednesday, December 28 No School - Christmas Break 2:30pm Girls Varsity Basketball 5:00pm Boys JV Basketball 7:00pm Boys Varsity Basketball Thursday, December 29 No School - Christmas Break 4:00pm JV Girls Basketball Friday, December 30 No School - Christmas Break Saturday, December 31 No School - Christmas Break Sunday, January 1, 2017 No School - Christmas Break Monday, January 2, 2017 No School - Christmas Break 3:30pm Girls Varsity Basketball 5:00pm Boys JV Basketball 7:00pm Boys Varsity Basketball Tuesday, January 3, 2017 7:50am Full Day of School 4:00pm JV Girls Basketball Wednesday, January 4, 2017 2:30pm Girls Varsity Basketball 5:00pm Boys JV Basketball 7:00pm Boys Varsity Basketball Thursday, January 5, 2017 4:00pm JV Girls Basketball

Holy Spirit High School Dec 1 Thu Please Help Make Christmas Bright For A Child This Year! 11 AM – 12 PM ( ) Junior Ring Ceremony 7 PM – 8 PM (St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church) Dec 2 Fri Please Help Make Christmas Bright For A Child This Year! 11 AM – 12 PM ( ) Dec 3 Sat Please Help Make Christmas Bright For A Child This Year! 11 AM – 12 PM ( ) The Sicilian Tenors “Christmas Amore” 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM (INVESTORS BANK PERFORMING ARTS CENTER 519 Hurffville-Crosskeys Rd. | Sewell, NJ 08080 )

Dec 4 Sun MOTHERS’ GUILD CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR 10 AM – 4 PM Please Help Make Christmas Bright For A Child This Year! 11 AM – 12 PM ( ) Dec 5 Mon Please Help Make Christmas Bright For A Child This Year! 11 AM – 12 PM ( ) OPEN HOUSE 6 PM (HSHS) Dec 6 Tue School Advent Liturgy Please Help Make Christmas Bright For A Child This Year! 11 AM – 12 PM ( ) 11:30 am Dismissal 11:30 AM Dec 7 Wed Please Help Make Christmas Bright For A Child This Year! 11 AM – 12 PM ( ) Mass in Memory of Phyllis Philp 2:20 PM (HSHS Chapel) The Spirit of Music “Joy! Jolly! and Jazz!” 5:30 PM – 8 PM (Atlantic City Country Club One Leo Fraser Drive Northfield, NJ) Dec 8 Thu Faculty Spirituality Day No School for HSHS Students Please Help Make Christmas Bright For A Child This Year! 11 AM – 12 PM ( ) Boys Crew Parent Meeting 7 PM (Cafeteria) Dec 9 Fri Please Help Make Christmas Bright For A Child This Year! 11 AM – 12 PM ( ) Dec 10 Sat 8th Grade HSPT Testing 8:30 AM Please Help Make Christmas Bright For A Child This Year! 11 AM – 12 PM ( ) Dec 11 Sun Please Help Make Christmas Bright For A Child This Year! 11 AM – 12 PM ( ) Dec 12 Mon Please Help Make Christmas Bright For A Child This Year! 11 AM – 12 PM ( ) Dec 13 Tue Advent Reconciliation Please Help Make Christmas Bright For A Child This Year! 11 AM – 12 PM ( ) Dec 14 Wed Please Help Make Christmas Bright For A Child This Year! 11 AM – 12 PM ( ) Dec 20 Tue Mass in Memory of George McDermott 2:20 PM (HSHS Chapel) Dec 22 Thu CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY BEGINS AT DISMISSAL 7:40 AM – 2:05 PM Dec 23 Fri School Holiday - Christmas Recess Dec 24 Sat Christmas Eve School Holiday -

Christmas Recess Dec 25 Sun Christmas Day School Holiday Christmas Recess Dec 26 Mon School Holiday - Christmas Recess Dec 27 Tue School Holiday - Christmas Recess Dec 28 Wed School Holiday - Christmas Recess Dec 29 Thu School Holiday - Christmas Recess Dec 30 Fri School Holiday - Christmas Recess Dec 31 Sat New Year’s Eve School Holiday Christmas Recess


January 2017 Galloway Patriot  

January 2017 Galloway Patriot

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