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Jersey Shore Family FALL ISSUE 2015


We believe

in being ready for the unexpected.

Our medical teams have been meeting the urgent care needs of people of all ages in southeastern New Jersey for more than 10 years—providing quality care, fast. You don’t need to make an appointment. And our board-certified providers treat a variety of non-life-threatening illnesses and injuries—from flu and asthma to broken bones and deep cuts. When you need care fast, believe in our Urgent Care Center. We’re here to help you get back to enjoying your life sooner.




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For a complete list of our hours, visit www.atlanticare.org/urgent or call 1-888-569-1000.

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publisher’s note Who’s ready for Fall? I know I am!

It’s Back to School time and we have some great tips on how to make going back to school a much smoother transition. Look for Back to School deals posted on Facebook and your favorite Back to School photo contest! Use our Back to School print outs on our website to increase your chances of winning. Highlighted in this issue is another little person making a difference with animals. Find out how Savannah can reach her goals and you can even follow her progress on facebook. Read more about AtlantiCare Well4life, a website designed to provide information on health and wellness for our community. Fall in South Jersey is always Fun because of all the great Fall activities included in this issue. Enjoy Jersey Shore Family Favorite products, sports sign-ups, lists of Halloween parades, places to go pumpkin picking and on a hayride... AND for a safe trick or treating experience don’t miss the 4th Annual Virtual Trick or Treat. Follow us on Facebook and join our monthly eNewsletter for the most updated information.

inside Features:

Fall Sports Sign-Ups..................... 4

Scattering seeds of kindness....... 5 School Strategies ........................ 6 Fall Happenings ..................... 8-11 JSF Favorites ....................... 12 AtlantiCare Well4Life ..... 13

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Atlantic County Athletics

Fall Sports Sign-Ups BASKETBALL


Hamilton Township PAL

Mays Landing Athletic League

Hamilton Township PAL Basketball Where: Hamilton Twp. PAL Center, 1309 Route 50, Mays Landing Ages: 7-14 • Fees: $40

BOWLING Youth Bowling Leagues

Where:Leipzig Ave., Cologne Ages: 7-15 • Fees: $50

EHT Street Hockey League Where: Veterans Memorial Park, Ocean Heights Ave., EHT Ages: 4-19 • Fees: $80

Where: King Pin Bowling Entertainment Center, 662 Black Horse Pike, EHT Ages: 5-19 • Fees: $10/week Contact: 609-641-5117

Somers Point Street Hockey League

Hamilton Township PAL Bowling Leagues

Hammonton Wrestling Club

Where: Bethel Rd., Somers Point Ages: 7-18

Fees:$25/ residents, $35/non-residents


Where: Strike Zone, EHT Ages: 5-19 • Fees: $60

Where: Hammonton High School Ages: 5-14 Fees:$125, incl. equipment



Hamilton Township Dance

Jersey Shore Gymnastics Academy

Where: Hamilton Twp. PAL Center, 1309 Route 50, Mays Landing Ages: 4-18 • Fee:$65


5101 Oakwood Blvd., Mays Landing Open Gym every Friday night 7-9pm www.jerseyshoregymnasticsacademy.com

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Local student makes a Difference! to provide: transportation to the vet, walks for the Kids and Pets. For dogs and writer(s) Savannah Masker, for a newsletter. a middle school Any help is always student from Mays welcomed! Landing, saving Savannah has innocent dogs from been a great friend to these homeless the euthanasia list has been a mission. As a volunteer with the Atlantic County dogs and a good example of how finding the cause that touches your Canines of NJ, she aids in rescuing heart can inspire you to really “Make a dogs from local shelters, promoting responsible pet ownership and bringing Difference!” in donations for pet food and supplies. WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/ Recently, Savannah was responsible ATLANTICCOUNTYCANINES for a very successful drive that included

By Mari D Dattolo

displaying collection bins at strategic locations, including dog boutiques, dog groomers and hair salons. After a short time, most were overflowing with donations, including several hundred dollars! For Savannah, the biggest reward of all was in playing a part in getting a dog adopted. She is eager to work future events for Atlantic County Canines, and hopes to find more forever homes that will love and care for their pets for the rest of their lives. By spreading the word about ‘animal rescue’, it gives these once abandoned animals a second chance. As a non profit, ACC does not receive any government funding. All support comes strictly from donations for the dogs and their medical care. Additionally they are in desperate need of volunteers

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Strategies for a Smooth School Year Children across America are returning to school! Summer vacation is over. Most kids stay up late and sleep a lot later in the morning during the summer months. It is now time to start getting used to an earlier bedtime and wake-up time so your children won’t be sleepy and tired the first few weeks of school. A few changes in daily routines during the school year can make this year go more smoothly. Try to keep school supplies organized and in one area. The supplies should include a planner, which is one of the essentials to keep up with schoolwork and commitments. A desk is nice but not necessary. The kitchen table is a great place to study. Inexpensive plastic shoe boxes work beautifully to hold pencils, pens, markers, glue, and tape. Paper can be stacked on a shelf nearby. Binders and notebooks can be color-

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coded and stored in a book bag along with any homework just completed. Spend 20 minutes every day getting organized. Some students do this without assistance, but if your child is disorganized, she will need your help with this until it becomes a habit. Before leaving for school, she should check her planner to make sure she is taking everything she needs for the day. Before leaving school in the afternoon, she should check her planner to make sure she is taking the correct books and assignments home. And, just after doing her homework, she should put everything she used back in its place. Monitor your child’s time using electronics. Some parents have an additional plastic shoe box where phones go during homework time and when going to bed. Teens should not sleep with their electronic gear nearby. It is very common for kids to text one another off and on all night (check your child’s messages to see when he is texting). Too much light from the screen can also interfere with the ability to go to sleep. Decide together how many extracurricular activities are appropriate for your family and healthy for your teen. Many teens are so booked with activities that they do not have time to do well in school. My rule of thumb with my own children was that they could play one sport or one have major commitment (such as marching band) each season. Once they made a commitment, they had to stay with it until the end of the season. Parents and children should make this decision together, but keep in mind that there are only so many hours in the day! The two problems that come up the most with struggling students are time management and organization. Some students can manage this without help, but many need support to learn how. You can provide daily help until your child begins to manage on her own. Making sure your child has what she needs, teaching her how to keep it organized, and monitoring how she spends her time each day can help overcome these issues.

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SEPTEMBER 25TH SEPTEMBER 13TH AT DUSK (7:30PM) Galloway Twp. Free Movie Night & Fireworks SEPTEMBER 12TH & 13TH The Atlantic City Seafood Festival! Bader Field, Albany Ave. Atlantic City Great live music, local vendors, fun activities and most importantly- SEAFOOD from amazing local restaurants!!! Admission to our festival is FREE! bring the family(pets too!). On-site parking is $10 per car


Municipal Complex, Jimmie Leeds Rd. Movie Big Hero 6 Fireworks to follow approx. 10 pm

SEPTEMBER 26TH & 27TH, 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM Margate Fall Fun Fest Amherst Avenue between Decatur and Coolidge Avenues. Free admission to Celebrate the start of Fall with two full days of amusements, entertainment, crafts and food.

OCTOBER 3RD & 4TH, 10 AM-5 PM Festival of Fine Craft

Memorial Park, Main Street & Rt. 50, Mays Landing The Hamilton Historical Society it hosting it’s annual ART and CRAFT show and sale. A unique Group of Art and Craft vendor’s along with food vendor’s will make for a fun and interesting day.


Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center in Millville, Bringing together over 130 artists from around the country for two days of exhibiting and selling their works, including one-of-a-kind jewelry, clothing and accessories, home décor pieces, painting, photography, as well as functional and sculptural works in ceramics, glass, metal, wood and mixed media. Admission $10

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OCTOBER 3RD & 4TH, 10 AM-5 PM OKTOBERFEST Historic Smithville A celebration with 100+ unique crafters, live music and one of a kind food!

OCTOBER 9TH, 10TH, & 11TH South Jersey Pumpkin Show & Festival Salem County Fairgrounds Free admission, hay rides, pumpkin and Halloween costume contest, amusement rides and more.

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L L A F OCTOBER 24TH, 5:00PM, 6:00 PM, 7:00PM, & 8:00PM Haunted Lighthouse Tours $20 per person, includes snacks & beverages

. . . E R A W E B Scary EVENTS

Happenings OCTOBER 31ST


HALLOWEEN PARADES Oct. 29th at 7:15 pm Ocean City Asbury Ave from 6th St.- 11th St.

SCULLVILLE Volunteer Fire Dept.

“Terror in the Junk Yard” Haunted Hayride & Maze Flemings Junk Yard, 353 Zion Rd, EHT www.scullvillefire.org

Nesco Volunteer Fire Co.

Haunted House & Hayride 3521 Nesco Rd., Hammonton




See a full list of Trick or Treat times at www.jerseyshorefamily .com

Oct. 30th at 6:30 pm Mays Landing Down Main St. Oct. 24th at 1 pm Costume Pet Parade Moss Mill Rd., Smithville


Jersey Shore Family is ONLINE & You can SUBSCRIBE to the monthly Jersey Shore Family eNewsletter to find out about all the events, freebies, sweepstakes and crafts and recipes for kids?

www.JerseyShoreFamily.com Visit our site often for a calendar of local events, like festivals, pottery & craft classes, children’s story time & much more

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November is Diabetes Awareness Month www.diabetes.org

NOVEMBER 1ST, 2AM Fall Back/ Daylight Savings Ends



Veteran’s Day


List of Parades and events at www.jerseyshorefamily.com

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FALL FAMILY FUN AT THE FARM Butterhof’s Shady Brook Farm www.shadybrookfarmnj.com corn maze, hayrides, pumpkin patch R&J Farm of Galloway www.randjfarm.com corn maze, hayrides, pumpkin patch Sahl’s Father Son Farm www.fathersonfarm.com corn maze, hayrides, pumpkin patch Victory Farms www.victoryfarmsllc.com hayrides, pumpkin patch

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Community encouraged to be Well4Life

AtlantiCare Well4Life is an online health and wellness resource. It offers wellness support, tips, and education—including engaging blog posts and informative videos on parenting, work/life balance, fitness, recipes and other topics. “We created Well4Life.org as a practical tool to help our community in addition to the care and advice we give patients in the office,” said Kimberly Jones-Mudd, DO, AtlantiCare Physician Group Primary Care Plus, Hammonton, New Jersey. “If a patient tells me she can’t get her kids to eat vegetables, I suggest she watch the videos on Well4Life, in which Laura Engelmann, MHA, AtlantiCare’s Community Health manager shows you how to make a ‘beeta-licious’ and other smoothies as she talks about getting her kids to eat healthier; or that she check out the blogs Amy Hogan, lead health educator for AtlantiCare’s ‘Healthy Schools, Healthy Children’ program, writes.” The site also includes links to other wellness resources, including, but not limited to, AtlantiCare’s smartphone apps, events, support groups, and the AtlantiCare patient portal.


“Well4Life’s interactive wellness map of southern New Jersey also allows the site’s visitors to identify places to eat right, be active and stay healthy,” says Jones-Mudd. “The ‘places’ category includes baseball fields, community gardens, farmer’s markets, health food stores, fitness centers, parks and trails and other fitness-related locations.” Well4Life visitors can navigate through various ‘Healthy Neighborhoods,’ find healthy destinations and activities near their homes, and gain access to AtlantiCare’s health and wellness services, events, providers and resources. Well4Life provides information on each topic and links to the programs’ official websites for additional details. The site encourages visitors to: • Choose a primary care provider • Get an annual wellness exam • Have age and risk-appropriate screenings • Know their “numbers” (blood pressure, weight, cholesterol, etc.) For more information call 1-888-569-1000; visit www.atlanticarewell4life.org or www. atanticare.org; or find AtlantiCare on Facebook at www.facebook.com/atlanticare.

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Pals Socks

Cutest socks ever with skid proof bottoms. Pals Socks is a product with a purpose: to “defeet the norm” and reinforce the notion that the most rewarding friendships are often the most unexpected. It’s fun to be friends with someone different from you! So, instead of wearing the same socks on both feet, pals socks come mismatched as 2 colorful, unlikely friends, like Cat & Dog, Panda & Koala, and T-Rex & Triceratops. Available at www.PalsSocks.com

The Learning Journey Techno Gears Marble Mania Galaxy 2.0 Kids will be over the moon for the space themed version of Techno Gears Marble Mania Galaxy 2.0! An automatic marble launcher sends marbles flying into the tracks’ twists and turns. Glow in the dark components, blinking lights and fun space-like sound effects add to the fun children can have when assembling this marble run, which includes more than 400 pieces! Colors may vary. Requires three “AA” batteries (not included) and six button cell batteries (included). With a whopping 480 pieces this set is a major project for mom and dad to assemble. It took over 3 hours a an extremely dedicated effort to finish the learning journey of getting the whole thing together by following the extremely detailed - well thought out - directions. Overall, it was well worth the time invested. Our kids loved playing with the set, even the teens were quick to jump in and the educational value is impressive. Ages 8+ years. $89.99 • Available at Kohls

Crayola Color Alive Animated Minions Pages Crayola Color Alive Minions combines traditional coloring with virtual interaction. Children can color the 16 action coloring pages, then scan them and watch as Minions come to life and interact on their devices in with the Color Alive app. Each coloring page character provides a unique virtual experience. Kids will love watching Minions jump and move off the page. This is a must have for the “Techy” Family. Our kids loved watching their Minions bounce around on their iPads. We’ve never seen anything this interactive, what a great way to showcase your little guys creative efforts. ​Ages​4+​years.​$7.99​​•​Available​on​Amazon.com​


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Don’t forget your blankets or chairs!

Diamond Sponsors… Galloway Township Education Association;

Gold Sponsors… AMI; Comcast; Leon Costello & Assoc.; Darcy, Johnson & Day Law; Galloway Shoprite; Jersey Shore Rugby Club; Ole Hanson & Sons; Stockton University of NJ; Smithville Inn Silver Sponsor… Blaney & Donohue PA; Cape Bank; Dixon Associates; Jersey Shore Credit Union; Chris Lipari Law; Ocean City Home Bank; Orchards Hydraulics; Parke Bank; Purdy Mechanical; Thomas G. Smith Law, Richard Stoloff Esq.

Immediately Following Big Hero 6… Approx. 10 pm!!!

FFor more info please call Galloway Community Services @ 652-8657

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