Egg Harbor Township
Coach of Year nominations sought
The Egg Harbor Township Recreation Commission is accepting nominations for the 2012 Coach of the Year. All volunteer coaches are eligible from any EHT organization. To nominate, get a form at ehtgov.org/recreation or call 272-8120 to have a form mailed to you.
Softball travel team players sought
The Egg Harbor Township Softball Association is looking for players for its Extreme 12U Travel Softball Team. EHT Residents can contact coach Tammy Mahana at firstname.lastname@example.org. The association also plans to start a 14U team. If interesting on coaching, contact Kim Collins at email@example.com.
Community Partnership fundraiser set
The Community Partnership for Egg Harbor Township Schools Inc. will kick off its 2013 fundraising efforts with a party with a one-hour open bar, an auction, and entertainment by township resident Bobby Campanell, former leader and co-founder of The Shakes, at the Atlantic City Country Club at 6 p.m. Feb. 23.
The event will raise funds for technology upgrades, academic enhancement, capital projects and extracurricular activities for the school district. The fundraiser also will provide the venue to honor an outstanding Egg Harbor Township teacher, student, community member or business that has made a significant positive effect on the community in 2012. Tickets are $75 per person and include a one-hour open bar cocktail and hors d'oeuvre reception, buffet dinner, dessert, auction, music and dancing. 2012 People of the Year nomination forms are available at partners4ehtschools.org. To reserve tickets, for sponsorship information, or to donate an auction item, call Ellen Gregory at 609-646-8441, ext. 1017, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free shuttle rides until New Year
The recently launched English Creek-Tilton Road Community Shuttle provides transportation to retail shops, shopping malls and restaurants along its 18-mile route between Egg Harbor Township and Northfield, including connections to NJ Transit routes to Mays Landing and Atlantic City. Through the end of the year, operators are waiving the $1 one-way fare to help residents who have been hurt by Hurricane Sandy.
The shuttle started Oct. 1 with daily trips 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. to 16 designated stops. It is a cooperative public-private effort of the Pascale Sykes Foundation, Atlantic County, South Jersey Transportation Authority and Cross County Connection. Its primary goal is to improve access to employment and education opportunities, medical and social services. Stops include the Family Service Association, AtlantiCare Health Complex, the Atlantic City International Airport, FAA William J. Hughes Technical Center, movie theaters, banks, fitness centers and food markets.
For schedule and information, see driveless.com or call 856-596-8228.
Early registration for baseball
Egg Harbor Township Baseball will hold its Early Bird registration from 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 15 at Sports Authority in Mays Landing.
Anyone who registers that day will receive a 20 percent coupon for Sports Authority shopping Dec. 15 and be entered in a drawing for a $100 Sports Authority gift card. For more information, see ehtbaseball.org. Also sign up for text and email alerts for updates from Egg Harbor Township Baseball. This will be the primary communication method in 2013.
Town hall meeting set
The Milton and Betty Katz Jewish Community Center of Margate will host a town hall style meeting at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 18 at the Linwood Country Club, 500 Shore Road, Linwood, to seek input from the residents of Linwood, Northfield, Somers Point and Egg Harbor Township on a JCC Mainland Campus.
The Katz JCC wants to hear from the residents about what they want and what they think of a JCC on the mainland. Plans are being evaluated for the development of a Katz JCC Mainland Campus with the initial ideas to include an indoor competitive-sized Olympic swimming pool and an outdoor swimming complex with child-friendly amenities. Additional amenities would be developed in the future, guided by input from the residents. Participation in the town hall meeting includes a raffle drawing for a free family membership to the JCC, as well as two free Spirit Airlines tickets. Free childcare and a craft will be provided.
RSVP to Julie Fink, director of fundraising and special events, at email@example.com, or call 609-822-1167, ext. 159.