Jan 212016
 
Absecon NJ American Legion with Marine Corps Veterans Direct Action Team and VFW Honor Guard
Absecon NJ American Legion with Marine Corps Veterans Direct Action Team and VFW Honor Guard

Absecon NJ American Legion with Marine Corps Veterans Direct Action Team and VFW Honor Guard

The Absecon American Legion raises money to buy and donate food once a year.  They take advantage of sales at local supermarkets to maximize the amount of food they can buy and then get it to the food bank.

The Galloway Patriot newspaper and the Marine Corps Veterans Direct Action Team along with the VFW Honor Guard joined the American Legion to deliver the food.

The Galloway Patriot’s military trucks were used to transport all the food.  We were honored to help the American Legion’s ongoing commitment to the community.

If you are a veteran, please consider joining or assisting one of the great veteran’s organizations in our community.  The VFW and American Legion are always looking for new members.   If you are a veteran or active duty Marine and want to be part of a team that supports these organizations as well as many other community services, contact the Marine Corps Veterans Direct Action Team .


 

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Jan 212016
 
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On Tuesday, January 12, 2016, the Galloway Library hosted “Furry Buddies”. Children read stories to Cavan, Erin and Freedom, therapy dogs who love sharing stories with children. These reading buddies are a program built to encourage confidence-building and to promote literacy. Donna Downs and Colleen Berenotto present this program. The length is approximately an hour and a half and the age recommended is 6 to 14 but any age can attend. Registration is requested. This event takes place the first and third Tuesday of the month to learn more about this wonderful event contact the Galloway Library on Jimmie Leeds Road at 609-652-2352. Hope to see you at 6:30pm for the next Furry Buddies Event!


 

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Jan 202016
 
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The Absegami High School Forensics Team hosted its annual tournament on September 9th and finished in second place in the competition, winning 11 separate individual awards. Leading the team were seniors Michael Moore and Saverio Turrano, who took first place in Improvisational Pairs and Reader’s Theatre along with teammate Zach Hassel. Moore also won third place in drama pairs with junior Miranda Muniz and third place in musical pairs with Hassel. Turrano also won first place in drama monologue. Other award winners included C. J Coyle, who won first place in impromptu speaking and second place in prose interpretation, Natalie Frantz, who won fourth place in persuasive speaking and fifth place in musical pairs with Miranda Muniz, Zach Hassel, who won fourth place in poetry interpretation and Bart Machula, who won second place in drama monologue.

Absegami will continue its season at Northern Burlington on January 16th, Dumont High School on January 23rd, Kingsway Regional High School on January 30th, Eastern Regional High School on February 6th and at the New Jersey Drama & Forensics League State Championship at Raritan High School on February 27th.

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Absegami Forensics Team: Front Row from left: Morgan Lyons, Peyton Wagner, Courtney Jones, Michelle Delemarre, Rebecca Hennessy, Taylor DeClement. Second Row: Billy Platt, Julian Simon, Natalie Frantz, Miranda Muniz, Rachel Cohen, Andrea Rapetti, Emily Deibert. Third Row: Zach Hassel, Daniel Hershman, Bart Machula, C. J. Coyle, Coby Alavez, Saverio Turrano, Michael Moore, Jesse Norman, Spencer Lyons

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Absegami Forensics Team members from left Saverio Turrano, Zach Hassel, Miranda Muniz and Natalie Frantz waiting for the results in musical pairs.

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Absegami Forensics Team Member C. J. Coyle accepting his award.

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Jan 082016
 
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Active Shooter Defense seminar with Chuck Knutson, author of "Direct Action"

Active Shooter Defense seminar with Chuck Knutson, author of “Direct Action”

The public safety “Active Shooter Defense” seminar presented on January 2nd featuring speaker Chuck Knutson, author of “Direct Action” and publisher of the Galloway Patriot newspaper, was well attended including members of law enforcement, military personnel and local politicians.

Future seminars are being planned and a book covering all the information is being finalized now.  The book should be available soon and future seminar dates will be announced once they are scheduled.

You can schedule a private seminar for your organization or business by contacting [email protected] or 609.780.7432.

We would like to thank all those that participated and helped in the event including representatives from Atlanticare who instructed attendees on CPR and AED methods.

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Jan 082016
 
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Galloway Patriot publisher, Chuck Knutson, left, looks on as the VFW Honor Guard fires the starting shot

Galloway Patriot publisher, Chuck Knutson, left, looks on as the VFW Honor Guard fires the starting shot

The Galloway Patriot, the Marine Corps Veterans Direct Action Team and the Absecon VFW Honor Guard participated in this year’s “Polar Plunge” in Brigantine which benefited the “Fisher House”, a veterans charity.

Thousands braved the cold water once the VFW Honor Guard fired rifle shots from the back of the Galloway Patriot’s military M925A2 Troop Transport Truck to start the event.

There were people in costumes, entertainment and even a wedding.  Check out the photos below.

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