Buena Vista begins summer concert series at the park

BUENA VISTA - Buena Vista Township’s Summer Concert Series continues at 7 p.m. Wednesdays, weather permitting, at Michael Debbi Park, Cedar Avenue, Richland. The schedule includes: John Clark Little Big Band, Wednesday; High Gear, July 13; Bob Ferris Orchestra, July 20; Jim Craine Show, July 27; Lonnie Youngblood, Aug. 3; 45 RPM, Aug. 10; Ten Eddy Drive, Aug. 17; and Tear It Up, Aug. 24. The rain date is Aug. 31.

Hot dogs, desserts and beverages will available for purchase.

For information, call (856) 697-2100 or visit

Atlantic Cape offering short-term path to new career

ATLANTIC CITY - If you are considering beginning a new career in the health care field, the Health Professions Institute at Atlantic Cape Community College is offering short-term training that can put you on the path to a new profession.

Atlantic Cape prepares students for careers as a:

•Certified Medical Assistant.

•Certified Nurse Aide.

•Certified Home Health Aide.

•EKG/Monitor Technician.

•Emergency Medical Technician.

•Patient Care Technician.

•Phlebotomy Technician.

These comprehensive training programs run from six weeks to seven months, and prepare you to earn the license or certification required by area employers. The programs’ clinical experience offers students a practical, hands-on perspective that employers value.

The following information sessions will be offered at the college’s Worthington Atlantic City Campus at 1535 Bacharach Blvd.: 10 a.m. to noon July 7; 2 to 4 p.m. July 21; 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 11; 2 to 4 p.m. Aug. 25; 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 15 and 2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 29.

Registration is requested but walk-ins are welcome.

To register or for information, call Marie Pepe at (609) 343-4864.

Atlantic County to hold hazardous waste drop off

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - Atlantic County Utilities Authority will host a hazardous waste drop off for county residents from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at 6700 Delilah Road.

For information, call (609) 272-6950 or visit

Buena continuing its summer dance and concert series

BUENA - The Borough of Buena’s Summer Dance/Concert Series continues at 7 p.m. Tuesdays in the Joe Dale Pavilion at Bruno Melini Park, 616 Central Ave., Minotola. In case of rain, concerts are held in the Louise Basile Community Center.

The schedule includes: Gene Ianette Group, July 12; High Gear, July 19; Jack Mellon Big Band, July 26; 4Js/Joe Janetta, Aug. 2; Buddy Cavallo Duo, Aug. 9; John Clark Dance Band, Aug. 16.

Bring a chair.

For information, call (856) 697-9393.

‘A Tour of Poetry for Seniors’ at Stockton Center

NORTHFIELD - The Stockton Center on Successful Aging will continue its “A Tour of Poetry for Seniors” series at 11 a.m. July 16 at the Otto Bruyns Library at 241 W. Mill Road. Older adults from the community are invited to attend. The free monthly series features guest poets.

The poetry workshop invites participants to seek words for thoughts and to find a type of fulfillment with poetry. During each session, the guest poet will read original work, present a lecture and encourage participants to write and share something of their own.

To register or for information, call (609) 626-4476 or visit

Nonsurgical option to treating aches, pains available

SOMERS POINT - A nonsurgical alternative to treating aches, pains and sports injuries is available with the opening of Jersey Shore Sports Medicine at 10 W. Connecticut Ave. The practice was previously located in Ocean City.

Jersey Shore Sports Medicine is headed by sports medicine physician Brian Sokalsky D.O., a board certified family physician. Sports medicine doctors are primary care doctors who treat injuries to the body’s joints, muscles or bones, and are trained to address issues associated with nutrition and sports psychology.

The practice is distinguished by its nonsurgical approach to treatment. Services include concussion baseline testing, steroid injections, viscosupplementation injections, platelet rich plasma injection and prolotherapy, orthotics and braces, musculoskeletal ultrasound, and evaluations of aches, strains, sprains and tendonitis. Dr. Sokalsky also offers medical weight loss.

Dr. Sokalsky formerly was affiliated with the Rothman Institute. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in exercise science from Rutgers University and a D.O. from the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine. He received his sports medicine training at Physician Offices at Horizon in Brook Park, Ohio, now managed by The Cleveland Clinic. He is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Medical Society of Sports Medicine.

For information, call (609) 904-2565 or visit

You are invited to summer camp to solve a murder

GALLOWAY - Stockton University’s School of Social & Behavioral Sciences invites you to be part of Stockton CSI, a residential summer camp for high school students and those entering high school in the fall who want hands-on experience with a criminal investigation and trial.

Participants may choose from three camp sessions: Camp one runs from July 10 to 14; Camp two runs from July 24 to 28; and Camp three runs from July 31 through Aug. 4.

Are you a high school student who enjoys television programs like “CSI,” “Criminal Minds,” “NCIS” or “Law and Order?” Do you want to help solve a murder? Do you want to know what really happens behind the scenes of a murder investigation and a high-stakes murder trial? Do you want to know what life is like behind bars? Do you want to meet the people who work in criminal justice, law enforcement, and forensic psychology?

Campers will work as part of an elite team of investigators and professionals to help solve a murder. They will be involved with every phase of the legal process, from the crime scene investigation to the criminal murder trial. Every camp session features a different murder case!

Campers will gain experience with evidence gathering and testing techniques, such as DNA analysis, forensic odontology (bite marks), fingerprints, chemical analysis, and blood spatter analysis.

Campers will also learn how to question suspects and witnesses. Campers will use the same techniques as investigators to learn the facts in a case, assess when people are lying and figure out when suspects’ memories may be distorted. Finally, campers will learn how to prepare a case for trial. They will learn jury selection techniques to help pick jurors to hear their case; strategies for presenting their cases and making arguments in a courtroom; and what life is like in jail for those awaiting trial and life in prison for those who are convicted.

“We talk to students about the reality of criminal justice careers. On television, one actor is often doing the job of five or six different criminal justice professionals. We explain to the students that they would not be doing all of those jobs and encourage them to pick one and to major in a degree program that will prepare them for it,” said Christine Tartaro, professor of Criminal Justice and camp co-director. “The campers watch the TV shows, so we tell them what’s inaccurate and point out the myths and misconceptions.”

“The goal of the camp is to bring learning about forensic investigations to life by putting our campers in charge of solving a murder mystery. We teach them the skills they need to conduct an investigation, but they steer the entire investigative process,” said Joshua Duntley, associate professor of Criminal Justice and camp co-director.

Cost is $859, including meals, a private dorm room, classes taught by experts, hands-on investigative and trial experience and three field trips.

To register or for information, visit

Stockton University holding TransferNow event

GALLOWAY - Stockton University will offer prospective transfer students the opportunity to have their current credits evaluated for transferability and file an application on July 21 at the TransferNow event.

“At Stockton University, more than half of our students are transfers, and we provide a welcoming atmosphere and streamlined approach to the application process,” said John Iacovelli, dean of Enrollment Management.

“TransferNow will offer students the opportunity to gather information in order to make a decision that best fits their individual goals,” Iacovelli continued. “There is still time to apply for the fall 2016 term – transfer applications will be accepted through Aug. 1. But whether you want to begin classes this September, next January or even a year from now, this event is designed for you.”

Attendees will be able to:

•Have current credits evaluated for transferability by academic advisers.

•File an application for fall 2016. Participants who bring official transcripts showing cumulative grade point averages of 2.50 or higher will receive an instant admissions decision and a registration date.

•Find out about applying for spring 2017 or fall 2017.

•Explore Stockton’s main campus by taking a tour with student ambassadors.

•Meet with representatives from the university’s distinctive degree programs.

•Learn about student activities and other extracurricular programs.

•Learn about financial aid, housing and wellness programs.

TransferNow is an open event. Prospective students and their guests can stop by the Campus Center at 101 Vera King Farris Drive between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., and be directed specific areas of interest.

Sign up at

Local artists hosting Vine Art Painting Parties

LINWOOD - Local artists Judy Saylor Allison and Phyllis London will host Vine Art Painting Parties, which are open to the public, at Nashville North Studios at 6 p.m. July 12, July 26 and Aug. 19.

For reservations, call (609) 504-5044.

Community college offering remote pilot certificate

MAYS LANDING - Atlantic Cape Community College a will offer a new course this fall providing hands-on and classroom instruction designed to prepare students to earn their remote pilot certificate with small Unmanned Aircraft Systems rating as outlined in Part 107 of the Federal Air Regulations.

Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operation-Multi-Rotor is designed to teach students to operate a small-unmanned aircraft system. Topics in the three-credit course include regulations, navigation, the conditions affecting flight, and flight instruments. Students will gain practical experience flying a sUAS.

Students who want to build on their UAS knowledge can complete the five-course Unmanned Aircraft Systems-Multi-Rotor Specialist series. This program provides students with the theoretical knowledge and practical skill necessary to safely operate sUAS as a remote pilot in command of sUAS within the National Airspace System. The program focuses on safe sUAS operation for the collection and processing of aerial and geospatial data.

Courses include: Aviation Weather, Introduction to Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operation-Multi-Rotor, Remote Sensing Using Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Introduction to Geographic Information Systems.

Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operation-Multi-Rotor meets Mondays and Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., beginning Aug. 29, at the Mays Landing Campus at 5100 Black Horse Pike.

To register or for information, call (609) 343-5000 or (609) 625-1111, ext. 5000,or visit

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