Middle school wins EPA award

Egg Harbor Township’s Alder Avenue Middle School will be presented with the 2013 Environmental Quality Award by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency on April 19 at the EPA offices in New York City — the school’s third award in less than 12 months.

Each year, the EPA-Region 2 honors businesses, individuals, governments and organizations that have contributed significantly to improving the environment and protecting public health in New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and eight federally recognized Indian Nations in the preceding year. The EPA has 10 regional offices.

The annual awards are given to institutions that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to protecting and enhancing environmental quality and public health in categories including: Business and Industry; Individual Citizen; Non-Profit Organization, Environmental or Community Group; Environmental Education; Federal, State, Local or Tribal Government or Agency; Print and Broadcast Media.

Art show winners announced

Doreen Khebzou, of Galloway Township, won the Ocean City Fine Arts League April art show, with “Jimmie Leeds Road,” an oil painting. Other winners were:

Second place: “Misty Marine Coast,” pastel by Rita Michalenko, of Egg Harbor Township

Honorable Mentions: “Marshland,” photo by Lisa Ferraro, of Seaville; “Tree in Fog,” pastel by Wanda Kline, of Ocean City; “Shell Searchers,” photo by Kate McDevitt, of Ocean City.

The Art on Asbury Gallery is located 608 Asbury Ave., Ocean City. See oceancityfineartsleague.org.

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