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Dennis Township 3.1.2006

By Rick Racela

The morning rush hour around Route 83 and 47 is pretty wild.
I’d rather be at Route 47 and 9 in Rio Grande. At least they have traffic lights.
The dirt used for road materials being stored next to Carole’s Custard is going to put a damper on the nesting site of the Canadian Geese that have frequented that spot to raise their family.
What a great spot for the geese to raise their brood.
Conveniently located near the marsh, the rec center, the Primary School and best of all, Carole’s Custard any family would like this prime location.
Now with the mounds of dirt, the neighborhood doesn’t look as good. I bet the large swirl cone will still look and taste great in spite of the dirt.
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Calling all walking enthusiasts.
The Annual March of Dimes Walk America five-mile event is coming to Wildwood Boardwalk on April 30.
If you or your group would be interested in raising money for this organization call Ruth Traen at 861-2450 and register.
Get your sneakers on and hit the boards for this worthwhile charity.
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The Health Fair committee at school would like to invite parents to attend the Health Fair on Friday, April 7 from 8 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Stop in and see what all the excitement is about.
If it’s about health, it’s at the fair.
These hands-on displays and activities will be open to students in our middle school, but parents of all ages are invited to attend.
There should be about 300 kids experiencing the fair.
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Congratulations to Alison Tice for her first place finish in the VFW Patriot’s Pen Essay contest.
This national contest is open to sixth, seventh and eight grade students.
Not only does she receive the accolades from local VFW members and her community, she gets an invite to the awards luncheon.
Great job, Alison.  We’re lucky to have you in our neighborhood. 
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Break out the ginko biloba or any of the latest brain-boosting nutrients and any anti-anxiety medicines you have lying around the house.
It’s standardized test time at school.
Eighth grade students and parents take note.
GEPA – the Giant Enormous Pain is coming at you March 13, 14, 15 and 16.
Make sure your kids eat their Wheaties.
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Rally your family’s competitive spirit and plan on attending the Family Fun Night where you can pit your family against your neighbor’s crew.
Fences may make good neighbors, but Family Fun Night is a great opportunity to enjoy yourself at this community event on March 3 and 10 from 7-9 p.m.
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Say it ain’t so, Peter Rabbit.
The Recreation Easter Egg Hunt will be held at 1 p.m. on April 9.
The rec complex will be the site of hundreds of colorful eggs, waiting to be discovered by kids carrying anything from an official Easter basket to a plastic Acme bag.
As long as it holds eggs, it’s perfect for the Egg Hunt.
Kids in fourth grade and younger are eligible to hunt eggs in the wilds of the rec center.
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I hope you’re watching the dates for baseball and softball sign-ups. 
March 1, 8, and 13 are three shots at signing your kid up for one of the most exciting seasons of sports in our township. 
Summer hoops season is great, but when our rec fields are full of kids playing ball, you can appreciate why we are known for having one of the nicest complexes in the county. 
All thanks to all the volunteer hours of coaches, parents, community members and efforts of the rec staff ***
Thanks to everyone who takes the time to spend a few minutes each week getting a glimpse into my world by reading this column.
Your support of the events I cover is the best way to build a stronger community.
It makes my day to run into someone who has read my column and enjoyed my schpeel.
Keep the info coming.

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