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publisher’s note Spring conjures up thoughts of new beginnings. New life, new ambitions, new hope, new dreams. I’ve had a long relationship with Jersey Shore Family. I started on the other side of the table myself as an advertiser, then as a writer, an editor and now proudly as a publisher. I have big shoes to fill-and a tough act to follow. Pam Joseph has laid alot of track crisscrossing South Jersey to bring this fun and informative guide to our Jersey Shore families. And now a new chapter begins for both of us.We wish her the very Best on her journey! My personal background in Marketing spans several decades. In recent years I was also an active member on the Board with the Jersey Shore Children’s Museum, providing me with a glimpse into the trends of family dynamics in 2019. I too had children-active in sports, scouts, dance, theatre and a host of other activities as I worked a full time career and managed a Girl Scout Troop.While all of those activities were instrumental in their development, no childhood memories are as precious as the events, shows and bus trips that we took together as a family-quite often with their grandmothers.To have the company of your kids on a new adventure is a gift of time that you will all cherish long after these magical years. In our ‘New & Improved’ Jersey Shore Family you’ll find the following newly added features: POST IT CALENDAR: Events, shows and bustrips

PARENTING 101: Objective guidance on parental challenges

BUCKET LIST: ATTRACTIONS & ADVENTURES Family entertainment in our backyard

BIRTHDAY SHOUT OUT: Your opportunity to make their Day EXTRA Special!

DESTINATION DAYCATION: Editor’s pick for best choices in family fun!

KIDS PLACE: Puzzles-coloring pages-crafts & treat ideas

IN THE SPOTLIGHT Featuring an adult Making a Difference in a Kid’s World

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inside Features: In the Spotlight.................................. 6

7-9 Celebrate Earth Day.............. 10-11 Post It! Calendar of Events..... 12-15 Destination Daycation............. 16-17 Parenting 101................................. 18 Kids Place........................................ 19

School Directory.........................

Our Spring Fairy Spring couldn’t come soon enough for our Cover Kid! And we couldn’t be happier with the results of her photo shoot with Renee Lynn Photography! At nine years old, this talented young lady has already had her share of gymnastics medals including her most recent position of First Place titleholder! However, although she has been a winner in sports, our ‘Spring Fairy’ excels in more than just gymnastics. She also has a flair for the dramatic, opening up opportunities to sing solo for the public. She has even portrayed Disney’s Princess Sophia in several events for Little Angels Princess Events, where she had been their most dedicated fan! Our Spring Fairy happily serves as a our Cover Girl for this issue of Jersey Shore Family ~

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Welcome to the Neighborhood This summer Jersey Shore Family welcomes the Seashore Science Center to South Jersey! The Patcong Creek is a tributary for the Great Egg Harbor River—a National Wild and Scenic River designated by the National Park Service. In addition to the water, that title also encompasses the creeks’ wetlands and forested area. In addition to being a City Councilman for Somers Point, Ron Meischker heads up the Patcong Creek Foundation as founder and president, as well as advisor to the NJ Marine Fisheries Council. Additionally, he is founder of the annual Assault on Patcong Creek crabbing tournament, billed as the largest crabbing tournament in the U.S. The Center is sponsored by the good people of the Patcong Creek Foundation, a nonprofit corporation dedicated to protecting this key waterway in southern New Jersey. “The volunteerism

and support of the community for our efforts has been incredible,” said Meischker. “The people in our region truly care about our coastal rivers and bays.” The community outreach grew out of the annual tournament, as well as the organization’s support to keep the local marine ecosystem healthy through stream and wetland clean ups and ecology field trips. The soon to open facility will provide a hands-on experience for children of all ages. The exhibits currently under construction, are being created with STEAM—Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math with an education component as their program’s foundation. Follow along as we welcome our new neighbors and report on their further developments. For more information on how you can get involved visit: JerseyShoreFamily.com

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2019 Annual

School directory Absecon Nursery School Church St & Pitney Rd Absecon, NJ 08201 609-646-6940

Adventures In Learning 1812 Marmora Ave Atlantic City, NJ 08401 609-348-3883

Alpha & Omega Childcare 6690 Blackhorse Pike Egg Harbor Township, NJ 609-328-2563

AtlantiCare Kids

1311 S Main Street Pleasantville, NJ 08232 609-641-9309

Atlantic City Day Nursery 101 N Boston Ave Atlantic City, NJ 08401 609-345-3569

Atlantic Project TEACH

2562 Tilton Rd Egg Harbor Township, NJ 609-645-6748


Atlantic Community Charter School -Jumpstart Program 112 S. New York Rd. Galloway, NJ 08205 609-428-4300

Barbarito and Beyers Preschools, Inc.

48 Mill Street Mays Landing, NJ 08330 609-625-4443

Boys and Girls Club of Atlantic City

317 N. Pennsylvania Ave. Atlantic City, NJ 08401 609-347-2697

Building Blocks Learning Center II, LLC 3495 Oak Road Buena Vista Township, NJ 856-205-0990

Busy Body Daycare Center, LLC

311 South New York Road, Galloway, NJ 08205 609-404-3500

Children Academy

213 E Jimmie Leeds Rd Galloway, NJ 08205 609-404-4700

Club Z! Tutoring Service

501 Butter Road, Palermo 609-390-5717 (800) 708-8867

Creative Learning Pre-School

515 W Hamilton Ave Linwood, NJ 08221 609-927-4715

Discovery Learning Center 5100 Harding Highway Mays Landing, NJ 08330 609-909-1062

Early Years

3003 English Creek Ave Egg Harbor Township, NJ 609-241-0019

English Creek Academy 600 Scarborough Dr Egg Harbor Township, NJ 609-645-9800

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Free To Be Early Learning Center

Highland Academy

51 N. Shore Rd., Absecon 609 652-9500

101 Vera King Farris Dr Galloway, NJ 08205 609-652-4572


Garden State Academy Preschool of the Arts and Kindergarten 600 E. Moss Mill Road Galloway, NJ 08205 609-241-1304

Kiddie Kastle Academy 515 Tilton Rd Northfield, NJ 08225 609-272-8000

Giggles and Sribbles Preschool Daycare II

Kiddie Korner

45 S New York Avenue, Galloway, NJ 08205 609-652-5400

Giggles and Scribbles IV Preschool Daycare LLC 515 Mill Road Absecon, NJ 08201 609-645-3363

101 Morton Ave Absecon, NJ 08201 609-646-3435

3156 Fire Road Egg Harbor Township, NJ 609-569-1600

Kidz Campus

682 White Horse Pike Absecon, NJ 08201 609-385-0145

Kids Place

546 Cincinnati Ave Egg Harbor City, NJ 08215 609-965-5044

Kreative Kids of Mays Landing

1317 Route 50 Mays Landing, NJ 08330 609-909-1751

Linwood Nursery School 2025 Shore Rd Linwood, NJ 08221 609-927-9211

Little Flyers Academy Child Care Center

Faa William J. Hughes Tech Ctr, Atlantic City Airport 609-485-5429

Little PAL’s Preschool

2594 Tilton Rd Egg Harbor Township, NJ 609-646-9586


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Milton and Betty Katz Jewish Comm.Ctr. Childcare & Preschool 501 N Jerome Ave Margate, NJ 08402 609-822-1167

READ Preschool

400 S Chew Rd Hammonton, NJ 08037 609-567-3321

St. Joseph Regional Elementary School 133 North 3rd Street Hammonton, NJ 609-704-2400

St. Vincent de Paul Regional School 5809 Main St., Mays Landing 609-625-1565

Smile and Learn Preschool and Daycare

The Pilgrim Academy

Son Catchers Learning Center

The Purple Crayon Enrichment Center

501 Zion Road, Suite 12 Egg Harbor Township, NJ 609-601-2273

301 W. Moss Mill Road Egg Harbor Township, NJ 609-965-2866

519 Shore Road Somers Point, NJ 08244 609-839-7072

303 Central Ave. Suite 5 Egg Harbor Township, NJ 609-365-8877

Spruce Head Start Center

The Wonder Years Day Care Center

3050 Spruce Avenue Egg Harbor Township, NJ 856-453-0803

Standing Tall

182a S New York Road Galloway, NJ 08205 609-652-0498

SunnyLand Child Care Center

5034 Wellington Ave., Ventnor 609-823-4110

2155 Ocean Heights Ave Egg Harbor Township, NJ 609-926-0020

Toddler Town, LLC

425 South Egg Harbor Road, Hammonton 609-561-7300

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Summer Camp

CAMP LISTINGS Great Times Day Camp 23 Ehrke Rd., Waterford Works

609-567-2166 • www.greattimesdaycamp.com

Great Times is the perfect answer to your summer childcare needs. Our staff consists of state certified teachers who provide a safe and caring environment for our campers, ages 3 to 15. Campers are provided daily swim lessons in our 2 in-ground pools, as well as art & crafts, horseback riding, and a full sports program. Also included at NO extra charge, door to door transportation, hot daily lunches, weekly field trips to exciting places, and extended hours options. Give your child the summer experience they will never forget at a price you can afford.

CAMP TUSCALOOSA 400 S. Chew Rd., Hammonton

609-567-3321 • www.camptuscaloosa.com

Daily activities include archery, dance, swimming, arts & crafts, golf, paddle tennis, dodge ball, fun themed days and much more. Children 3 1/2 to 14. 3 sessions available. 2, 3, 4, or 5 day programs available.

Jersey Shore Gymnastics Academy Summer Day Camp 5101 Oakwood Blvd., Mays Landing

609-829-2184 www.JerseyShoreGymnastics.com Make your summer fun, exciting and active at Jersey Shore Gymnastics! Enjoy our 12.000 square foot air conditioned facility equipped with in ground trampolines, tumble tracks and pits. Here at Jersey Shore Gymnastics there is something for everyone!

Highland Academy Summer Camp at Stockton College Shaping Lives Through Christian Education



101 Vera King Farris Dr., Galloway

609-652-9500 • www.HighlandAcademy.org

Highland Academy’s Summers’ Cool Camp was established in 1996. Our camp provides every camper with unique opportunities to learn through play. Activities and challenges vary by age, interest, and individual talents. We offer a safe fun loving environment that encourages new friendships, sportsmanship and personal growth. Our programs are age appropriate and allow flexible scheduling and pricing.

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ACUA’S 29th Annual Earth Day Festival This year’s 29th Annual Earth Day Festival will be held on Sunday, April 28, 2019 (rain or shine) at 6700 Delilah Road in Egg Harbor Township from 10 am until 4 pm. There are lots of free fun, educational activities for everyone. The celebration has many new exciting events in addition to traditional favorites. Over 150 vendors, crafters, food vendors and exhibitors will be part of the celebration. “We’re looking forward to a great Earth Day festival with a full day of activities, entertainment and vendors. Earth Day at ACUA has grown so much over the years, and we couldn’t do it without support from our sponsors and volunteers,” said Rick Dovey, ACUA President.

Free Workshops

Free workshops will be held every hour from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the amphitheater. Topics include the new recycling guidelines, rain barrels, mushroom growing, fermented foods and more! Composting demonstrations, native plant walks and rain garden talks will be held throughout the day near the community garden.


The ACUA will be giving out free seedlings, as well as free seed packets while supplies last.


Wind, Solar and Wastewater Facility Tours

This is the 14th year that the public is welcome to take tours of New Jersey’s first commercial wind farm. Free shuttles will take participants to and from the wind farm from the Environmental Park in Egg Harbor Township beginning at 10 a.m. (last shuttle at 3:15 p.m.). In addition, tours of ACUA’s Wastewater Treatment Facility and solar project will be available.

Recycling Center Tours

Come see how mixed recycling collected from Atlantic County residents, schools and businesses is processed and separated into valuable commodities to market. This sophisticated system of conveyors, magnets, eddy currents, optical sorting and manual quality control sorting is incredible!


Part of the celebration includes exhibits by many community and environmental groups including: the Great Egg Harbor Watershed Association, Unexpected Wildlife Refuge, Atlantic County Parks, Marine Mammal Stranding Center, animal activist groups, local green teams and many family service organizations.

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Eco Hayrides

Eco Hayrides, a perennial favorite, take visitors to the top of the landfill for panoramic views of the area, including Atlantic City and the Jersey-Atlantic Wind Farm.


A variety of items will be for sale during the festival such as handmade jewelry, vegetable and native plants, books, handmade glass items, local honey, health/nutritional products, repurposed/ upcycled items and art and fair-trade products.

Recycled Art Contest

Come see the projects created for the 5th annual Recycled Art Contest! Most art will be on display at the festival in the recycling center.


* Don’t miss the Turtle singer, an interactive program and where you will learn about, touch and feed live turtles. * Be part of the show in Middle Earth Studios’ performance. * Many mammals have developed amazing characteristics to avoid becoming “lunch”, Eyes of the Wild will show you how these creatures use some of their self-defense tools. * Don’t miss The Magic of Energy shows which is an exciting, skillful and comical exploration of renewable energy resources. * Join a mini yoga session by Lexicoreyoga. * Live music by Valerie Vaughn and Gabe Coia. * Pictures with Supercan. Visit www.ACUA.com for more info

• "Eco" Hayrides to the top of the landfill • Shuttle tours to the solar and wind farm at ACUA’s Wastewater Facility • Be an actor in Middle Earth Studio’s performance • Recycling Center Tours • Live Turtle Presentations with the Turtlesinger • Free Workshops • Eyes Wild animal shows and presentations by Insectropolis • Magic of Energy Show • Free yoga sessions • Seeds and seedling giveaways • Plus Arts, Crafts, Games, Food Court & more! • Learn about rain gardens • Music by Valerie Vaughn & Gabe Coia • Raptors & Reptiles from Woodford Cedar Run

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Sunday, April 28 10am - 4pm


PARENTING 101: Raising Proud Americans Teaching kids about the struggle for freedom and what it means to be an American can be a daunting task as a parent. Let your child’s maturity level be your guide when deciding how much information to share. As holidays such as Memorial Day and 4th of July come about, it becomes an ideal time to begin introducing the concept of patriotism. More than just an occasion for summer’s first backyard BBQ or the unofficial start of the summer season, Memorial Day should be regarded as a day that we recognize the sacrifices of our military to preserve our freedoms.The following are some activities to begin the process of raising your proud Americans!

5-8 year olds • Dress in red, white and blue • Learn patriotic songs such as “You’re a Grand Old Flag” and “I’m a Yankee Doodle Dandy” • Make a 3 pointed Hat and March with a drum made from a plastic container. Use a paper towl roll for a pretend fife! • Go to a Memorial Day parade • Make crafts, decorations and coloring pages for the holiday • Learn how to display and fly the flag properly, such as taking it down in the evening etc... • Visit Revolutionary or Civil War encampment events


8-11 year olds • Visit battlefields and historical sites such as Washington’s Crossing, the Trenton Barracks,Valley Forge, Gettysburg, Battleship New Jersey etc... • Make Memorial Day recipes, desserts • Create cards or pictures to be sent overseas to soldiers or to patients at a Veteran’s Hospital.

11-14 year olds • Take cookies, books or movies to a nearby Veterans’ hospital. • Invite a military family over for the day • Visit a local Veterans’ cemetery and leave American Flags on their headstones • Watch a movie and learn some history about famous battles such as Pearl Harbor • Watch shows aired on the History and Military Channels

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Make Your Own Recycled Jellyfish We are always looking for fun easy crafts we can do with the kids using recycled items. Being true Jersey Shore families, we really enjoy crafts that reflect the beauty of the ocean. We found this cool craft online with a full tutorial written by...You guessed it a KID! Ready to get busy and create your own Jellyfish creation? All you need are the following household items: • Plastic bags • Clear rubber bands • Wooden stick • Food coloring • Scissors

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Family Post it Jersey Shore

Special Events Saturday, March 9th Annual Atlantic City Saint Patrick’s Day Parade Atlantic City Boardwalk Saturday, March 16th 10:00AM OPENING Weekend NJ Motorsports Millville, NJ Saturday, March 16th 10:00 AM 41st St Patrick’s Day Boardwalk 10 Miler and 5K Run Atlantic City Boardwalk Friday, March 22nd & 23rd Book Sale at Ocean City Free Public Library • Ocean City Saturday, March 30th Sports Memorabilia Show • Ocean City

CRAFTS Wednesday, March 6th 6:00 PM St. Patrick’s Day Craft Library Mays Landing Branch Saturday, March 16th 2:00 PM Make Irish Potatoes Library Ventnor Branch Saturday, March 16th 2:00 PM St. Patrick’s Day Slime Library Hammonton Branch

For more information visit: JerseyShoreFamily.com


YOUR Guide to Cultural Family Entertainment ~ In and Around the Jersey Shore! Festivals, Shows, Lectures, Special Events, Storytime, Science & Bus trips Friday, April 5th & 6th Girls Weekend, Fashion Show Ocean City

Saturday, April 6th OC Con - Comic Book & Memorabilia Show • Ocean City Sunday, April 7th Girls Weekend • Ocean City

Saturday, April 6 10am - 4pm

Spring in Tuckahoe Event Cratsmen & Home

Saturday, April 6th CON Super Hero Run – 1 Mile & Kids Super Hero Obstacle Dash Ocean City Saturday, April 6th 9:30AM Princess and Superhero Pancake Breakfast FREE • St.Vincent de Paul Regional School, Mays Landing

Storytime Friday, March 1st 10:30 AM Stories, Stay and Play Library Brigantine Branch Tuesday, March 5th 10:30 AM Preschool Storytime Library Galloway Twp. Branch and Library EHT

Sunday, April 7th OC Con - Comic Book & Memorabilia Show • Ocean City Saturday, April 13th Doo Dah Parade • Ocean City Saturday, April 27th 11:00AM Princess Tea Party and Craft Vendor Mall $30 • Cedar Creek High School Friday, May 24th 3:15PM Lego Club • Otto Bruyns Public Library of Northfield

For more information and links to all of these events and up-to-date listings visit: JerseyShoreFamily.com Tuesday, March 5th 1:30 PM Preschool Storytime Library Mays Landing Branch Wednesday, March 6th 6:00 PM Bedtime Storytime Library EHT Branch

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Shows March 5th-March 10th RENT Merriam Theater, Philadelphia March 9th-April 13th Pinkalicious Walnut Street Theater, Philadelphia Friday, March 15th 6:00 PM Disney Junior Dance Party Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City April 9-14th 8PM, 2PM, 1PM 6:30PM Anastasia Academy of Music, Philadelphia Saturday, April 13th 6:30PM Mary Poppins EHT High School

Saturday, April 20th 1PM

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible Day Musical Surflight Theater, Beach Haven

Sunday, April 28th 4:00 PM Atlantic City Ballet presents Sleeping Beauty Circus Maximus Theater, Caesars, Atlantic City

Easter Events Saturday, April 13th The Great Egg Hunt Ocean City Saturday, April 13th 10:00 AM Easter EGGstravaganZoo Cape May County Park & Zoo

May 10 - May 11th 7:30 pm, 11:00 am, 3:00 pm, 8:00 pm The Illusionists - Live From Broadway Merriam Theater, Philadelphia

Saturday, April 20th The Great Egg Hunt Ocean City

Saturday, May 18th 7:00 PM Atlantic City Ballet presents Cinderella Circus Maximus, Caesars Atlantic City

Sunday, April 21st Easter Fashion Promenade

May 28 - June 9 7:30 PM, 8:00 PM, 2:00 PM, 1:00 PM, 6:30PM The Book of Mormon Academy of Music, Philadelphia

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Bus Trips Saturday, March 30th 7:00AM Washington DC • $60 EHT Recreation

Saturday, April 27th 8:30AM Longwood Gardens • $60 Leave Cedar Creek High School

Saturday, April 13th 7:00 AM Baltimore • $40 EHT Recreation

Saturday, April 27th 8:00 AM New York City • $40 EHT Recreation

Saturday, April 13th 8:00AM Museum of the Bible Washington DC • $60 Tuckahoe United Methodist Church

Saturday, May 4th-5th Long Island Historical Sites $235 • Upper Township Historical Society

Festivals Saturday, April 13th 10:00AM Art Walk Historic Smithville & Village Saturday, April 27th 11:00AM Renaissance Faire Historic Smithville & Village

Sunday, A pril 10am - 4 28 pm ACUA Earth D ay Festival Hanem

Thursday, May 9th 9:00AM Grounds for Sculpture • $69 Hamilton Historical Society/ Parking Lot on 2nd St, ML

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Saturday, May 18th 9:00 AM Peddler’s Strawberry Festival • $40 EHT Recreation

Saturday, May 4th 10:00AM Drum Circle Historic Smithville & Village

Saturday, May 11th 8:30AM Children’s Festival FREE Historic Smithville & Village

Saturday, May 4th 10:00AM British Car Show Historic Smithville & Village

Saturday, May 18th 10:00AM Mayfest FREE Historic Smithville & Village

Saturday, May 11th 10:00AM Buena Vista Township’s 5th Annual Richland Village Festival • FREE Saw Mill Park

Friday, May 24th 5:00PM Car Cruise Historic Smithville & Village

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Saturday, May 11th 8:30 AM New York City • $35 Margate Recreation

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Free for MOMS at:

• Absecon Lighthouse • Wonderland Pier • Steel Pier

• Morey’s Piers & Beachfront Waterparks.

• The Atlantic City Aquarium • Sahara Sams *See our complete list of things Mom can do for FREE on Mother’s Day at Jerseyshorefamily.com


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Science Thursday, March 7th 4:00 PM STEM Challenge DayMaking Earthquakes Library EHT Branch Saturday, March 16th 10:00 AM ACUA Rain Barrel Workshop • $20 Atlantic County Utilities Authority - Environmental Park

Lectures & Classes Saturday, May 4th 1:00PM Cape May County New Jersey: The Making of an American Resort • Avalon History Center Saturday, March 9th • 9:00 am – 5:00 pm One Day Childbirth Class $100 AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center Mainland Campus

Saturday, March 23rd 11:00AM Science Saturday: Introduction to Oceanography • $5 The Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts & Sciences

Saturday, April 6th 11:00AM Science Saturday: Coastal Resiliency & Ecosystems • $5 The Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts & Sciences

Saturday, March 30th 11:00AM Science Saturday: Farming in the Pinelands • $5 The Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences

Saturday, April 13th 11:00AM Science Saturday: Blue Crabs in Barnegat Bay • $5 The Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts & Sciences

Saturday, April 6th 1:00PM Underground Railroad in Cape May • Avalon History Center

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5-0!….Sesame Street is 5-0 YEARS OLD! • SESAME PLACE •

For those of us who puppet characters. lived through the As they were turbulent sixtiesintegrated into the when three channels realistic segments, ruled the airwaves a much greater and color televisions emphasis was put were still a ‘luxury on the puppets than item’, Sesame Street their live costars. was a welcomed Ultimately that addition in 1969. would be their Mister Rogers’ pathway to success! Neighborhood had By the mid made it’s national 1970s, the show debut just the year had become prior, introducing an “American young families Institution.” Into to the concept the 1980’s and 90s, of television themes grew to programming for reflect the changing preschoolers. In societal roles, their methodology, Renee Lynn Photography & tackling such topics Sesame Street’s “Miss Katie Lady” as emotions, ethics genre included and relationships. education, In 2017 a new Muppet character Julia was animation, puppetry and sketch comedy. introduced, bringing to light the challenges Their curriculum content was met with of children with autism. By 2018, Sesame overwhelming approval, by parents and Street had won 189 Emmy preschool educators alike. Awards and 11 Grammy Most importantly, the Awards, more than introduction of Jim any other show Henson’s Muppets in the history won over the of children’s hearts and minds programming of the 2-5 year old set with Based on their funny, the popular furry, colorful television

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series, Sesame Place opened in 1980 as a children’s theme park in Langhorne PA, just outside of Philadelphia, PA. A full-scale replica of Sesame Street opened in 1988 and since then, the park has expanded to 14 acres with rides and water attractions. In celebration of the show’s 50th year, an ALL-NEW Sesame Street Neighborhood has been reimagined to reflect the vibrant new set now seen on the Sesame Street homebase. Sesame Place also offers a wide variety of shows and parades suited for young children, including “Elmo The Musical.” An ALL-NEW show in the Sesame Street Neighborhood will feature the favorite Muppets including:

Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Big Bird AND Mr. Snuffleupagus! For an additional admission fee, families can also opt to have breakfast with the characters an hour before the park opens to the public. To it’s acclaim, Sesame Place is also the first theme park in the world to become a ‘certified autism center’, making it especially attractive for families affected by the disorder... “C is for Celebrate!” Check their schedule to enjoy the Sesame Place Fireworks show on select dates throughout the year! For more information: www.sesameplace.com ­— by Mari Dattolo

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Coach Bobby Laws

he’s schooled hundreds of young athletes including his own son, Myles with his wife, Lisa. Recently both Bob and Lisa were recognized with Honorary Doctorates by the City of Hope Bible College. This ‘Dynamic Duo’ have committed themselves to their community through the township’s sports programs as well as being licensed agents with Farmers’ Insurance in Mays Landing. Together, they proudly counsel their neighbors on financial protection opportunities in car, life and home insurance. As a Farmer’s agent, Bob has also been awarded the ‘New Business Award’, the coveted ‘Blue Vase Award’ and the ‘Topper’s Club Award.’

One can only venture to guess how many As parents of a public middle school kids have had their lives positively influenced student, the Laws’ also recognized a by “Coach Bobby” of Hamilton Township. need in the local education system to provide further enhanced STEM (ScienceBorn and raised in West Philly, he was Technology-Engineering-Mathematics) and lead to South Jersey when he attended STEAM (Science-Technology-EngineeringStockton College in 1980 as a college Arts-Mathematics) programs. Working in Track star. A successful career as a Casino cooperation with ACCC (Atlantic Cape Executive lead to other opportunities that provided the leadership skills he would later Community College), President Dr. Gaba and Programs Manager Jenny Ayres, Bob mirror back to his community. introduced the STEM Factory summer Utilizing his connections in Atlantic City, program in 2014. In 2018, on behalf of Bob hosted a first Holiday Party in Atlantic the State of NJ, Senator Chris Brown City for disadvantaged families in 2012. recognized the framers of the program for Having come through Hurricane Sandy just their ability to provide area youth with an weeks before, the city was still reeling in its exceptional summer curriculum. recovery efforts. Bob gathered 100 of those Ultimately, Bob’s goal for the youth of most severely affected families for an event Hamilton Township is to provide a level that few could have dreamed of. Donations playing field to compete in both sports and of food, decorations, costumed characters education on a national level. In an effort and gifts for both children and adults, were to be the voice on their behalf, Bob made a surpassed only by a most welcomed guest close but unsuccessful run for a seat on the in a red suit who (literally) flew in just Township Committee in the 2018 election to attend the occasion, Mr. ‘Super’ Claus season. Although a political career may not himself, Shaquille O’Neal! be in his foreseeable future, don’t count Bob’s nature to mentor and inspire young Robert Laws out when it comes to fighting people has gone far beyond hosting holiday for the kids in the town he’s long since parties and team banquets. As a volunteer called ‘home’. With conviction, he’ll proudly Coach in Track, Basketball and Football for remind you that he’s “West Philadelphia the Hamilton Youth Athletic Association, born and raised”... (Need we say more?!)


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Jersey Shore Family School Resource Guide 2019



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Jersey Shore Family Magazine is a free, quarterly print publication for parents living or vacationing at the Jersey Shore. Our loyal readers...