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.

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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, or call 609-822-1167, ext. 159.


Free shuttle rides until New Year

The 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 affected 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 schedules and information, see or call 856-596-8228.

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