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Middle Township 2/8/2006

By Rick Racela

A National Wear Red Day for Women has been declared.
This is the third year that the association has urged people, businesses, towns, schools, buildings and landmarks to go red in order to bring attention to this killer.
Last year Graceland, Niagara Falls, the Empire State Building, and the Seattle Space Needle all went red.
All you have to do is wear something red such as a dress, top, tie, hat or ribbon.
Elementary No. 2 will be doing their part to bring attention to heart disease.
They will have their annual American Heart Association Jump Rope for Heart event on March 3 from 6-9 p.m.
Money collection envelope will be due that evening.
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MTHS recently introduced a new program to staff to reward students for their outstanding achievements and behavior.
The Panther Points Program will allow students to win prizes throughout the school year.
Students may receive points for perfect quarterly attendance, distinguished honor roll, and student of the month.
The final opportunity to earn points is the Panther Wild Card.
The staff will be able to reward students for extraordinary efforts academically and socially in the classroom.
 Possible prizes include: designated dress down day, a free lunch item, or athletic tickets.
Prizes will be awarded throughout the school year for students who reach the required point level.
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Heidi Howell, x-ray technologist, who works in the Department of Diagnostic Imaging at Burdette Tomlin Memorial Hospital, was awarded the Service Moment of the Month award for January 2006.    
Heidi had performed an x-ray on an elderly patient who had come to the emergency room on a wet and rainy day with a broken shoulder.
After the patient was treated for her injury she was released to go home.
When Heidi checked on her progress, she told Heidi that she had no one to pick her up and asked if someone could call her a cab.
Her home was a considerable distance from the hospital, so Heidi volunteered to give the woman a ride home.
When asked about why she offered assistance to this woman Heidi replied, “It was not an inconvenience. She was a really sweet woman, and it didn’t make sense to put her in a cab on such a cold and rainy day.
“I wanted to make sure that she reached her home safely.”
Heidi has been employed at Burdette for the past year and a half and received her education from Cumberland County Community College.
She recently married in July and lives in Rio Grande with her new husband, Ty, and her two cats, Bootsie and Chloe.
When not at home enjoying her family, Heidi spends her time working.
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 Marsh Music brings the best in live, eclectic music by some of America’s top musicians to the Wetlands Institute.
 Laura Cortese performs on Feb. 17 with a driving fiddle, vocals, and step dance that feature an original blend of Celtic music and contemporary influence.
All shows begin at 8 p.m. and consist of two 45-minute sets with intermission.
Tickets are $8 members, $10 non-members and are available in advance or at the door.
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Join Barbara Solem-Stull, author of “Ghost Towns and Other Quirky Places in the New Jersey Pine Barrens,” when she talks about the towns that rose up and vanished around the glass factories, paper mills and cranberry bogs of the Pinelands at a covered dish dinner at the Wetlands Institute on Feb. 24, 6 p.m. 
Cost is $5 for members, $10 for nonmembers. Bring a main course, dessert or salad to share with at least eight people.
Reservations are needed by Feb. 23. Call 368-1211.
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Next AARP drivers safety course will be held Feb. 22 and 23, 5-9 p.m. at the Samuel DeVico Senior Center. Call Frank Anzelone at 463-0939.
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MTHS will present Godspell at the PAC on March 4 and 5. Leads in the cast are Mitzi Besas, Alexandria De Castro, Tyler Donohue, Kimberly Gant, Joshua Kearney, Nicole Lake, Maeve Mc Namara, Tom Reed, Chris Sannino, Greg Sheppard and Matthew Smith.
Show times are 7:30 p.m. each night, and a 2 p.m. Saturday matinee. Tickets cost $9 for adults, $6 for seniors and children.
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Happy birthday to our son, James, who turned 20 yesterday.
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Around town: a new housing development, Painted Acres, has been approved where the white fencing for horse corrals are located along Shunpike in Court House.
A 16-lot major subdivision has also been approved for 418-420 Goshen Road.
Schools will be closed for Presidents Day on Feb. 17 and 20.
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Cape May County Duplicate ACBL Bridge Club Jan. 23 overall winners: north/south: Ray Buch/Karen Sylvester; Margaret Coe/Mike Mueller; Sandra Furman/Julia O’Neill; Henry Buchianico/Barbara Streeter.
  East/west: Elaine Pottash/Betty Scull; Frank Caterini/John Del Corio; Bob Weber/Bob Sherwood; Kathleen Vistenzo/Phyllis Baker.
Jan. 26 overall winners: Bob Weber/Bob Sherwood; Jerry Mueller/Kay Wade; Phyllis Baker/Henry Buchianico; William Haas/ Robert Sylvia.
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One year I received a red-handled hammer for Valentine’s Day from my husband.
I loved it and still use it to build my own bird- houses.
Have a great Valentine’s Day.
Do something special for the one you love the most.
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