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Lacey Library August 2017 Calendar of Events

8/1 – 8/31

Meeting Room Art–Lacey SAIL Teens

One-on-One Computer Instruction–Assistance with computers, library resources, eReaders and tablets. Available by appointment only. Please call 609-693-8566.

8/1, 8/15, 2 pm, Tuesdays

Chair Yoga for Seniors–A gentle yoga practice for adults with limited mobility. Taught by Nancy Bonta Voitko, certified yoga instructor. Please register Continue reading Lacey Library August 2017 Calendar of Events

Stockton publishes Ventnor woman’s story from WWII Germany to Atlantic City

Anna Rosenberg, 72, of Ventnor, was not directly a victim of the Holocaust, but her life represents the hardships ordinary people in Germany  faced after World War II.

That story is now a book, “A Hard Life Leavened with Love” published through the Writing as Witness Program at the Sara and Sam Schoffer Holocaust Resource Center at Stockton University. Continue reading Stockton publishes Ventnor woman’s story from WWII Germany to Atlantic City

OceanFirst Summer Jazz Series Continues on August 8!

The South Jersey Jazz Society is proud to announce the 3rd in a four part series sponsored in part by OceanFirst Bank.
This 4 part series tries in some small way to capture the music that made the Club Harlem in Atlantic City a very special part of the jazz history of this area.
On August 8th at Clancy’s by the Bay, the Giacomo Gates with John Di Martino on piano and Ed Howard on bass will make a very special and rare appearance here in South Jersey.
In a recent article in “Jazz Times”, Christopher Loudon writes, “There are two contenders for coolest, sharpest male vocalist around…and Giacomo Gates is one. Gates now 67, waited until his 40″s to pursue music full time, but quickly emerged as a deeply insightful vocal acrobat, preternaturally skilled in scat and vocals, and a first rate storyteller.”
John di Martino, Composer, Arranger, Pianist, has recorded many CD’s for Venus Records with his “Romantic Jazz Trio” Noted for his versatility, John has performed and recorded with such notables as Kenny Burrell, James Moody, Joe Lovano, David “Fat Head” Newman, Pat Martino, Paquito D’Rivera and Houston Person.
Ed Howard, currently resides in New York City and is a highly sought after bassist. Ed has also had a long-standing tenure with the Roy Haynes Quartet. Since joining Mr. Haynes in 1982, Ed has had the opportunity to tour extensively and record three CD’s with this grand master of the drums. Ed also sights Clifford Jordan as a major influence in his musical development.
This one set performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. Those who would like to order food should be seated by 6:30 p.m.

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FRESH AIR HOST FAMILIES AND CHILDREN IN OCEAN COUNTY CELEBRATED HOST SISTER SAMANTHA’S 9TH BIRTHDAY PARTY

The Fresh Air Fund’s Ocean County host family, Kelly Hennessy and Matthew Matey’s family, held a summer birthday party for their daughter, Samantha, while their Fresh Air child, Journee, was visiting. The invite was extended to all local host families and Fresh Air children and the birthday party took place at their home in Manahawkin on Saturday, July 15th. Samantha asked for monetary donations for The Fresh Air Fund instead of gifts, and she raised $450 for The Fund! Fresh Air children and their host families enjoyed the Party Crasher Gaming Truck, inflatable play houses, entertainment, and of course birthday cake! This summer, thousands of children will enjoy a summer outside of the city with volunteer host families in suburban, rural and small town communities along the East Coast and Southern Canada through The Fresh Air Fund’s Friendly Towns Program.

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Roads to Be Repaved in the Lakewood Industrial Park

The Lakewood Industrial Commission (LIC) with the cooperation of the Township Committee is repaving several roads in the Lakewood Industrial Park through an arrangement with the Ocean County Road Department. With this arrangement, Ocean County makes road projects available, using their resources, at a lower cost than it would have been otherwise.  As a result, the Lakewood Industrial Commission is funding the repaving and receiving work from the Ocean County Road Department at a significantly lower expense.  Continue reading Roads to Be Repaved in the Lakewood Industrial Park

Stockton signs agreement with Panama to train teachers in bilingual initiative

Stockton University has been approved by the Panamanian Ministry of Education to offer training to teachers from Panama as part of the government’s Bilingue Initiative.

The University has also signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Universidad Latina de Panama to expand opportunities for Stockton students to study in Panama.

The Panama Bilingue initiative is a national effort to improve public education and economic development in the country by increasing the English language fluency of its citizens. Continue reading Stockton signs agreement with Panama to train teachers in bilingual initiative

Alex & the Kaleidoscope to perform at the Ocean County Library

Emmy award-nominated children’s band Alex & the Kaleidoscope will perform at several branches of the Ocean County Library on Aug 3 and Aug 14.

Alex & the Kaleidoscope’s singalong melodies and inspirational lyrics engage children emotionally and physically. Audiences clap, sing, dance, and improvise with the band, creating community and connection. Continue reading Alex & the Kaleidoscope to perform at the Ocean County Library

Romero Britto Brings Exhibit to South Jersey for First Time

Ocean Galleries is delighted to welcome world-renowned pop artist, Romero Britto, for his first ever exhibition in Stone Harbor, NJ.  “Romero Britto – Brilliant World of Color” will include an impressive collection of artwork and sculptures on display at Ocean Galleries (9618 Third Avenue, Stone Harbor/609.368.7777) beginning Friday, August 4 through Tuesday, August 8, 2017. Continue reading Romero Britto Brings Exhibit to South Jersey for First Time