Category Archives: Atlantic County

AC Ballet Kicks Off The Holiday Season With It’s A Shore Holiday

This Thanksgiving weekend the Atlantic City Ballet will be bringing back It’s A Shore Holiday to help kick off the holiday season. It’s A Shore Holiday blends classical and contemporary dance set to beloved holiday tunes. This “Radio Cityesque” review will feature the AC Ballet Professional company along with live singers and a six piece band. Although The Nutcracker will always remain a holiday staple in the ballet’s repertoire, this production allows those who may never entertain the idea of going to the ballet a chance to see for themselves what it’s like. Phyllis Papa, AC Ballet’s Artistic
Director can attest to that. “It really showcases the company’s versatility because there is all forms of dance incorporated throughout the show. We love to be able to bring ballet to people in ways they may not have imagined”.

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Japanese Cultural Performances Highlight Paper Art Exhibit at Stockton Art Gallery

A series of special performances highlighting Japanese culture will be held at Stockton University Nov. 14-18 to celebrate the exhibit of paper art by Japanese artist Kyoko Ibe currently on display in the Stockton Art Gallery.

All events are open to the public, and most are free.

The highlight will be performances of “Recycling: Washi Tales” in which four tales of paper making from Japanese history will be told, incorporating the works of the exhibit into the performance. Continue reading Japanese Cultural Performances Highlight Paper Art Exhibit at Stockton Art Gallery

Atlantic City Ballet’s Halloween Tradition Continues As The Prince Of Darkness Returns

Halloween just wouldn’t be the same without taking in a performance of Atlantic City Ballet’s “Dracula”. Since 2006, “Dracula” has been mesmerizing audiences with its spell binding
choreography, beautiful costumes and captivating music. This year Dracula returns to the Circus Maximus Theater in Atlantic City and The Strand Theater in Lakewood. “Dracula,” an original work, choreographed by Founder and Artistic Director, Phyllis Papa, is a full length ballet that has captured audience’s imaginations
with hypnotic fascination. Continue reading Atlantic City Ballet’s Halloween Tradition Continues As The Prince Of Darkness Returns

Stockton Center on Successful Aging and the Lighthouse International Film Society Present -That Way Madness Lies-in Galloway

The Stockton Center on Successful Aging and the Lighthouse International Film Society are sponsoring a free documentary film, That Way Madness Lies, and Q&A on Friday, November 3, 2017 at 7pm, in the Alton Auditorium at Stockton University, 101 Vera King Farris Dr., Galloway, NJ 08205. Continue reading Stockton Center on Successful Aging and the Lighthouse International Film Society Present -That Way Madness Lies-in Galloway

Veterans Administration and AtlantiCare Announce Partner Provider Agreement

The Veterans Administration and AtlantiCare have entered into an agreement that both organizations hope will enhance access to quality care for veterans. Effective immediately, veterans who are members of the VA’s Choice Program can get care at AtlantiCare facilities, with approval from the VA.

“The VA is committed to enhancing access to healthcare services in its community-based clinics in Atlantic, Cape May and Cumberland counties,” said Vincent Kane, medical director, Wilmington Veterans Administration Hospital. “Through this local provider agreement, the VA can partner with AtlantiCare, which has a long history of caring for the community, to increase veterans’ access to high-quality healthcare when that care is not available through the VA or when the VA is not able to deliver that care timely.” Continue reading Veterans Administration and AtlantiCare Announce Partner Provider Agreement

Hughes Center Honors to Recognize Six Outstanding New Jersey Leaders

The Hughes Center Honors will recognize six outstanding New Jersey leaders at the Stockton Seaview Hotel & Golf Club on Nov. 9.

Among those honored will be the late Jim Whelan, who served as a City Councilman and Mayor of Atlantic City and later a state Senator until his death in August.

“We mourn the loss of Sen Whelan, but welcome the opportunity to honor his memory and share his legacy as we recognize the accomplishments of all our honorees,” said Sharon Schulman, executive director of the Hughes Center for Public Policy at Stockton University.

Other honorees include U.S. Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman, D-12th, and state Senator Diane Allen, R-Burlington, who will retire in January. The Hughes Center will also recognize Montclair State University Professor of Political Science and Law Brigid Callahan Harrison, a Stockton alumnus, and recent Stockton graduate Maryam Sarhan. Continue reading Hughes Center Honors to Recognize Six Outstanding New Jersey Leaders

Stockton University Golf Classic Raises More Than $110,000 to Help Students

More than 100 donors and 200 registered golfers helped raise more than $110,000 at the Stockton University Golf Classic at Stockton Seaview Hotel & Golf Club on Sept. 26.

“Our focus is on supporting Stockton students, and the Golf Classic provides an opportunity for the community to engage with us in our effort,” said Dr. Philip T. Ellmore, chief development officer. “We received an outpouring of support from our sponsors and the community, and we are truly grateful.”

The Stockton Golf Classic was played on the Bay and Pines courses at the historic Stockton Seaview Hotel & Golf Club. Proceeds benefit the Stockton University Foundation in its mission to assist the university and its students. Since 2006 the tournament has raised some $1.2 million. Continue reading Stockton University Golf Classic Raises More Than $110,000 to Help Students

G. Larry James Bike Ride Raises $23,389 for Scholarships

The Ninth Annual G. Larry James Legacy Bike Ride in June raised $23,389 for student scholarships at Stockton University.

Professor Arnaldo Cordero-Roman, right, and Associate Dean of Students Craig Stambaugh, second from right, presented the check for the G. Larry James Legacy Scholarship Fund to Stockton University president Harvey Kesselman, left, and Board of Trustees Chairwoman Madeleine Deininger at the September 20 board meeting.

The late G.  Larry James was a longtime administrator at Stockton and a gold and silver medalist in the 1968 Olympics. The annual bike ride has raised more than $150,000 for scholarships since 2009.

Sponsors include Quantum Capital  Management, W.S. Goff Company, Supply Works, Quality Products and Services, and RFK Wealth Partners.

The annual G. Larry James Legacy 5K race to benefit the scholarship fund will be held Oct. 21 in Atlantic City as part of the Atlantic City Marathon race weekend.

G. Larry James Legacy 5K to Become Part of Atlantic City Marathon Series

The 10th Annual Stockton Alumni Legacy Fund 5K will move from the campus of Stockton University to Atlantic City to become part of the Atlantic City Marathon Race Series Oct. 21 and 22.

The renamed G. Larry James Legacy 5K race, at 9 a.m. Oct. 21, will still raise money for scholarships in memory of the late G. Larry James, Stockton University’s former director of Athletics and Recreation and an Olympic gold medalist.

Each 5K participant will be running to benefit the G. Larry James Legacy Endowed Scholarship Fund to support students attending Stockton University. Continue reading G. Larry James Legacy 5K to Become Part of Atlantic City Marathon Series

Social Media Workshops This Fall at the Ocean City Library

Atlantic Cape Community College is partnering with the Ocean City Public Library to host the return of their popular, grant-funded social media workshops.

Classes are designed to teach students the ins and outs of social media platforms. Whether students are just beginning or want to learn the latest trends on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, these workshops are designed to provide insight into the ways social media benefits a small business. Continue reading Social Media Workshops This Fall at the Ocean City Library