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Kids and Teens 1/25/2006

By Rick Racela

TRENTON – Erica Catanoso, a fourth grader from Upper Township Elementary School, is one of six winners out of nearly 600 entries in an essay contest called “Tell it to the Governor.” She read her essay to Governor Corzine and said, “My idea for improving New Jersey is to start a girls football league. The Constitution says all men are created equal, so that should mean girls have a league for football.”
Erica was awarded a  certificate of merit.
 
COURT HOUSE – Middle Township Baseball/Softball registration sign-up dates are as follows: Jan. 30 – Feb. 4 at the Goshen Complex, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
At the King Center, Jan. 30 and Feb. 1, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Flyers will be coming home from school with students soon.
TEEN SCENE
Rebel: youth group which empowers other youth to make informed choices about tobacco use meets the first Monday of each month from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. at Cape Assist’s offices in Wildwood, 3819 New Jersey Avenue.  New members are welcome.
Teen Karate:  Every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Call 886-6902 or 889-8105.
Teen Program: Tabernacle United Methodist Church, 656 Seashore Road, Erma. Discipleship, Wednesday, 6:30-9:30 p.m.;
Friday Night Life:  Friday 7-11 p.m. and Teen Ministry, Sunday, 5:30-7 p.m.
Homework Club: 3:30-4:30 p.m. Church of the Advent, Parish Hall, Washington and Franklin St. Cape May.
4-H Teen Ambassadors: grades 8-12: leadership, citizenship, community service; second Tuesday monthly, Rutgers Extension, Court House, 465-5115.
AlaTeen: for teens with family or friends who are alcoholics; Thursdays, 8 p.m., Church of Resurrection, 200 W. Tuckahoe Road, Marmora, 547-0855.
Civil Air Patrol: ages 12-18: meets Thursdays, cadet programs, drill and ceremony, safety classes, aerospace education, emergency services. 624-0529.
Music: Impact Choir, Seashore Church, 886-6196; Kaleidoscope Kids singers, ages 6-14, 465-7443; Community Concert Band, Norm Lochten, 465-8737.
NAACP: Youth Council, ages 14-21, 624-9152.
Scouting: ages 5-17; Girl Scouts of the South Jersey Pines, 697-3900; Boy Scouts Southern New Jersey, 327-1700.
Swim Teams: ages 5-18: Cape May Recreation Dept., 884-9565; Crest Dolphins, 884-6390.
Tennis Clinics: for beginners and intermediates at the Wildwood Crest courts. Call WC Recreation Dept at 729-8186.
Teen Services: numbers for activities, health questions; United Way, 729-2255, free directory.
Medical Explorers: will meet Jan. 10 and 24 at 6:30 p.m. in the Maruchi Room. Open to students ages 14 to 19 who are interested in the medical profession.  Call Ruth Particelli, 463-2367.
Volunteer for the following groups: Animal Welfare Society, 465-3403; Burdette Hospital, Etc. Shop, 463-2000; Cape May Nature Center, 884-9590; Cape May Rec., Terry, 884-9565; County Museum, Barbara, 465-3535; Crest Haven Nursing Home, Anthony, 465-1274; Habitat for Humanity, 463-0244; Lower Twp. Rec., Zack, 886-7880; MADD, 463-1616; North Cape Center, Paul, 898-8899; Red Cross, Peg, 465-7382; United Way, Suzanne, 729-2002; Wetlands Institute, 368-1211. Adults are also welcome.
HAVING FUN – CMC Special Services School District Pre School Disabled Teacher Aide Ms. Debbie helps student Christina go down the slide in the newly renovated Ocean Academy Playground.  State funding helped to renovate two playgrounds and build a basketball court at Special Services.
UP, UP, UP – Two of the students in CMC Special Services School District Teacher of the Handicapped Andrea Cummings preschool disabled classroom, Kayla (left) and Raymond (right) try out the special swings in the newly renovated Ocean Academy Playground.

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