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For Atlantic City resident Carolyn Greenidge, work is life.
Rafael Campos, 14, may only be an eighth-grader at the Middle School of Pleasantville, but his ability to captivate and inspire an audience through speech earned him schoolwide recognition, a trophy in his hand and the smiles of his family.
Whenever he is in the mood, Atlantic City High School student Yonah Bromberg Gaber, 17, enjoys having the opportunity to choose from the selection of books that he has started to collect in his home.
Looking at a crowd of smiling Texas Avenue School students, it is hard to imagine that Hurricane Sandy ravaged their hometown of Atlantic City just five months ago. Regular classroom schedules have resumed and life has returned relatively back to normal.
The students of the Ventnor Educational Community Complex were treated to an afternoon of werewolves, unicorns, monsters and all things fantasy on a recent Wednesday, with a visit from famed children's author Bruce Coville.
People in Crisis, a nonprofit group started in 2003 to help to bring medical assistance to those in dire need, met March 28 for their first gathering at the Northfield Diner. Valinda Newton, of Atlantic City, left, who serves as the group’s secretary, sat with Lana Samuels, group founder and co-president.
Vietnam War veteran and Northfield resident Steve Garwood, 59, and Nancy Cosenza, a nurse at Linwood Care Center, met at the Northfield Diner on March 28 for a People in Crisis gathering. Cosenza has helped Garwood navigate the paperwork he needs to apply for veterans benefits — and sometimes, paperwork assistance is the only help people need, she said.
The pedestrian and bike path that runs along the recently reconstructed Route 52 causeway linking Ocean City and Somers Point is now fully open for public use.
The pedestrian and bike path that runs along the recently reconstructed Route 52 Causeway linking Ocean City and Somers Point is now fully open for public use.
"It's gooey and slimy," said Courtney Reed, 13, a seventh-grader at Assumption Regional Catholic School, as she stood beside a lab table and peered over a dissected Eastern oyster with her classmates.
Cupcakes certainly serve a purpose, but rarely do they get to do more than satisfy a sweet tooth.
On March 26, shades of purple were visible across the globe, as participants took part in Purple Day - the international grassroots effort created to raise awareness of epilepsy.
Lana Samuels knows what it feels like to fall between the cracks. After suffering from a traumatic head injury more than 10 years ago and, she said, surviving only through donations made by a stranger, she knew her life's mission would be to return the favor.
People in Crisis founder Lana Samuels met with volunteer Walter Tuthill, 79, of Linwood, at the group's first gathering on March 28 at the Northfield Diner.
This year, Cape Bank reached a major milestone as it celebrated 90 years as a community bank - providing banking services to professionals and individuals in Atlantic and Cape May counties since 1923.
One could imagine that life on the Mississippi Gulf Coast would differ from Brigantine island living.
In recognition of National Poetry Month, the Atlantic City Free Public Library will relaunch its Teen Coffeehouse Night - hoping to use the open mic-styled atmosphere to encourage artistic expression among local youth.
Peter Hecht, an amateur astronomer from Galloway Township, talked about exoplanets March 18 during Astronomy Night at the Otto Bruyns Library in Northfield.
For Congregation Beth Israel nursery school parent Shayna Gross, the earlier children are introduced to fresh organic foods, the better.
On a clear, cloudless evening in March, much is visible in the night sky - a glimpse of Jupiter and its four largest moons, the star cluster Pleiades, also called the Seven Sisters - or if a star gazer is truly lucky, an astronomical show with the passing comet Pan-STARRS.
For years, Easter Sunday services at the New Covenant Community Church in Somers Point have been run traditionally.
Amateur astronomer Peter Hecht, of Galloway Township, gives astronomy presentations at the Otto Bruyns Library in Northfield twice a year. Weather permitting, Hecht takes the audience outside to use the library's Orion 6-inch telescope.
Henry Jacoby, of Brigantine, found a few selections to read in the Brigantine Library outpost's browsing collection on a recent Wednesday morning.
Brigantine residents Jennifer Lanyon, front, and Bob Flanagan made use of the Brigantine Library outpost's three public access laptops on a recent Wednesday morning.
Since Hurricane Sandy, the Brigantine Branch of the Atlantic County Library System has been operating out of an 22-by-33-foot room in the Brigantine Beach Community Center. Branch manager Elizabeth Bliss said the library is still running a full range of services, just on a smaller scale.
Branch manager Elizabeth Bliss said the library received a $500 donation from a Biloxi, Miss., library that has helped offset some of their costs of dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Above, Bliss, displayed some of the outpost's hurricane relief book collection.
Senior library assistant Linda Crummett, left, sat with Dawn Jones, a Brigantine Library regular. Jones makes daily use of the outpost, located in the Brigantine Beach Community Center, but misses the sewing and craft programs the library frequently offered.
Sal Thomasino, 82, and wife, Frances, 81, stopped at the Brigantine Library outpost, located in the Brigantine Beach Community Center, to read the paper.
Senior library assistant Gina Husta,right, helped Brigantine resident Ann Phelps, 66, check out a DVD at the Brigantine Library outpost on a recent Wednesday morning. The library has been operating out of an 22-by-33-foot room in the Brigantine Beach Community Center since Hurricane Sandy.
The students of the Texas Avenue School in Atlantic City have been leaving school with smiles just a little brighter and whiter than usual.
Just more than a week after the soft opening of the Boys and Girls Club Atlantic City Chelsea unit, Executive Director Mekos Denson, the unit's director, Joyce Tilton, and director of operations Hudson Lee gathered at a table on the second floor-and soon to be renovated teen space.
The eight-day festival of Passover is one of the most celebrated experiences on the Jewish calendar, but for Congregation Beth Judah in Ventnor, and for those of the Jewish faith across the world, it requires days of preparations.
On March 9, the Somers Point Foundation for Education greeted school faculty, police, business, community and city council members to their 19th annual dinner dance and silent auction at Greate Bay Country Club.
Rabbi Aaron Gaber of Beth Judah in Ventnor flipped through pages of a book relating to Passover as he prepares to host the synagogue’s first seder dinner in more than a decade.
Growing up in Northeast Philadelphia, Bob Galbraith, now 62, always had an instrument to play - and more often than not, a group to play with.
For Scout Clothing and Decor owner Hanna Sinderbrand, 25, dreams do come true.
On a recent afternoon, the Rev. Kakhaber "Kahi" Kurtanidze - the newest parish priest of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Atlantic City - played lively, traditional Greek chants loudly from the speakers of his new office.
The New Hope Community Center, located at the former site of the Woodland Terrace Housing Complex in Pleasantville, opened its doors to the public in 2007, and most recently it has extended its services to aid the younger community.
Snow fell heavily on a recent Friday afternoon, but that didn't prevent nearly 20 Atlantic County residents from attending Chabad at the Shore's adult Jewish education class, "A Weekly Journey into the Soul of the Torah."
One in five children in New Jersey doesn't have enough to eat at home, but at least one school has recognized the need to step up and make a difference.
Anyone walking the driveway of Sandy Wytoshek's Brigantine home would find it difficult to miss the bumper sticker reading, "Caution: Show Dogs" placed on the back of her Ford Expedition. Dog crates sit stacked in the back of its cargo space.
Beginning April 14, Mainland Youth Lacrosse will institute its first ever Scoopers lacrosse program, giving local kindergarteners through second-graders the opportunity to learn the basics of the sport.
Driving down Northfield's Oakcrest Avenue, little stands out as strange or unfamiliar. SUVs, traditional sedans and van-sized vehicles take up a significant amount of space on the street, each parked outside the standard home.
Less than a week after Mainland Regional High School competed in the New Jersey Drama and Forensics League state championships, senior captains, Hanna Anderson, 17, Mario Gambino, 18, and Ashley Jackson, 18, reminisced about their time on stage.
On Feb. 26, Jordan Road School's family and consumer science teacher Mimi Lynch welcomed teachers, staff and members of the community into the classroom for her second of five, food-themed dinner and a movie series. Her goal: to educate the public on healthy eating and to explain that many life-threatening diseases are preventable through diet.
Growing up in Brigantine, Brittany Lewis, now 22, never dreamed of gracing the stage as a pageant contestant, let alone winning crowns and titles. But she has succeeded at both, with a relevant platform to back and a talent she has spent years to perfect.
Days before the Atlantic City Free Public Library opened its Richmond Branch Library at Ventnor and Windsor avenues, students, passersby and residents of the neighborhood peered into the oversize windows of the new facility, eagerly awaiting the day they could walk inside.
"How do I know if I'm in love? How do I use a condom? What does sex have to do with love? Why can't I talk to my parents about sex?"
On a recent Tuesday night, Sandi Pointe Coastal Bistro served dinner and drinks as if it was any other evening - live music filled the corner of the Somers Point restaurant, as conversation filled the air.
Dance - in all its forms - has proven benefits, both physical and emotional. Sisters, Tifaya, Christina and Na'Cee Noble, however, use dance as a platform to promote much more.
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