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Middle 5.31.2006

By Rick Racela

The 253rd Transportation Company invites all to join them in a day of fun-filled events at Community Appreciation Day on Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., at the National Guard Armory, 600 Garden State Parkway in Court House.
What a list of activities: Hummer rides, WWII and Vietnam War exhibits, the Irish Pipe Brigade, Dare, SGT Thunder helicopters, Jersey Cape Dance, K-9 demonstration, McGruff the Crime Dog, amateur radio demonstrations, bounce houses, equipment display, food, fun, games, and more.
For more information visit www. 253rdTransportationCo.com.
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Joe DePaul, Burdette Tomlin Memorial Hospital’s Senior Mechanic in the Plant Operations Department is the hospital’s Service Moment of the Year Recipient for 2005-2006.
Joe has been a part of the Burdette family since 1989 and works the 11 p.m.-7 a.m. shift. His actions reflect Burdette’s mission of providing the highest quality of healthcare to the community.
During a ceremony on May 12, Joanne Carrocino presented Joe with a $1,000 travel voucher to the destination of his choice and a plaque commemorating the occasion.
When asked if he was surprised, Joe replied, “Very! I’m just doing my job.”
Joanne Carrocino, FACHE, president and CEO stated, “Joe’s co-workers overwhelmingly voted for him to receive this award. They wanted Joe to know how much they appreciate all that he does for them and the hospital.”
Joe is a member of the BTMH Decontamination Team. He lives in Cape May with his wife and two children and loves to golf and restore antique cars.
Congratulations, Joe.
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The Middle School’s April Students of the Month were: Erika Coughlin, Shayla Marks, Joshua Vitola, Samual Turnbull, Kaitlin Ridia, and Rebecca Hartem.
Great job.
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Mrs. Kane, the Middle School’s nurse, was chosen by staff as their Teacher of the Year. Mrs. Ross, the school’s Matrix grant coordinator, was chosen as District Employee of the Month for April.
Congratulations.
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Eighth Grade Promotion Exercises will be held on June 13 at 4 p.m. in the PAC.
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Rock around the clock at Elementary Number One and Two’s “The Fifties Were Nifty” annual Sundae Tuesday. Presented by the PTA, this year’s event will take place on June 6, 6-8 p.m., at Elementary Number Two.
You’ll be making your own sundae, singing and dancing with DJ Mike, face painting, and balloon making. Door prizes will be offered.
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The Cape May County Library now offers a quick and easy way to hold a book discussion group: Book Club in a Bag.
Each kit contains eight copies of a book and information about the author and book, including some discussion questions, all packaged in a sturdy zippered carrying bag.
A kit is checked out to one member of the book group who is responsible for all of the material. Each kit is checked out for six weeks (42 days), allowing enough time to distribute, read and hold a book discussion.
Upon completion of the discussion, books should be collected and returned in the bag as issued.
Material in Book Club in a Bag cannot be renewed, and should be returned promptly so other book groups can use them.
Request for the Book Club in a Bag kit can be made at the library circulation desk or from the library’s online catalog at
www.cape-may.county.lib.nj.us
Kits must be returned during business hours to any branch of the Cape May County Library not in the book drop.
Missing books will be charged to the person who checked out the kit.
Titles available in Book Club in a Bag are: “The Color Purple” by Alice Walker, “The Dew Breaker” by Edwidge Danticat, “The Known World” by Edward P. Jones, “Loving Graham Greene” by Gloria Emerson, “The Power and the Glory” by Graham Greene, and “Remembering Babylon” by David Malouf.
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The Cape May County Library is excited to offer Independent Math Club this summer at all branches of the library. 
Independent Math Club is designed to reinforce math skills on an individual basis.
Registration is required beginning tomorrow and continuing until July 3. Children can register in person at the Court House Library or by calling 463-6350. 
This program is open to kids who entering kindergarten through eighth grade this fall.
Each Monday members receive a new, individual packet of material to be completed. For each activity completed a sticker will be awarded.
Upon receiving twelve stickers participants can choose a special prize.
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Celebrate National Trails Day with the Wetlands Institute on Sunday with the grand opening of the Jersey Islands Blueway, Cape May County’s newest paddling trail. See What’s On Deck for more details.
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Cape May County Duplicate ACBL Bridge Club May 15 overall winners: Norma Jakominich/Jerry Mueller; Bernadette Snyder/John Villari; Ray Buch/Karen Sylvester; Bob Sherwood/Bob Weber; Mike Mueller/Ron Small.
May 18 overall winners: Joyce Baruffi/Karen Sylvester; Wilma Greisman/Jeanne Riley; Jerry Mueller/Angela Lohmann; Julia O’Neill/Kathleen Vistenzo; Jim Ulmer/Kay Wade.
Games are played in our Lady of the Angels Church Parish Hall, Mechanic St. and Garden State Parkway, Court House.
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