Atlantic County Briefs
‘The Lego Movie’ on the beach rescheduled
ATLANTIC CITY - The Casino Reinvestment Development Authority and Live Nation rescheduled their free Movies on the Beach, originally scheduled for July 26 and 27, to accommodate the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers beach replenishment project.
“The Lego Movie” will be shown at 8:30 p.m. Aug. 5 and “Moana” will be shown at 8:30 p.m. Aug. 6 on the beach at Arkansas Avenue. Guests should bring a blanket or lawn chair.
For information, visit www.atlanticcitynj.com.
‘Kona Ice Koolest Kid’ contest at Shore fair
SOMERS POINT - Shore Medical Center will partner with Kona Ice on its “Kona Ice Koolest Kid” contest at 4 p.m. Aug. 4 at the center’s Farmer’s Market & Craft Fair next to the Kona Ice truck located on New York Avenue. Children age 9 and younger are encouraged to participate. Participants may dress in fruit- and/or vegetable-themed costumes, or whatever they think is cool.
One grand prize winner will be selected. That winner and up to three family members will receive one free Kona Ice each week at the center’s Farmers Market & Craft Fair through Sept. 8. The winner and their family will also walk with the Shore team in the annual baby parade in Ocean City on Aug. 10. All participating children will receive a prize.
Seeking nominations of outstanding disabled residents
Atlantic County seeks nominations of outstanding residents with disabilities who have attained significant personal achievement and have made a difference in the lives of others.
Eligible nominees will be honored at a reception in October during Disabilities Awareness Month and presented with the Donald J. Sykes Award named in memory of the former chairman of the Atlantic County Disability Advisory Board and an active community advocate.
Nominees must be Atlantic County residents and have a disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act. All submitted letters will be reviewed for eligibility by members of the Advisory Board. Nominees should be exemplary citizens who generously give of themselves to make Atlantic County a better place. Individuals of all ages may be nominated.
Nomination letters must be postmarked by Aug. 31 and should include a description of the individual’s personal qualities, accomplishments and contributions, as well as the nominee’s address and phone number. In addition, the person submitting the nomination should include his/her own name and contact information.
Nominations may be mailed to: Marilu Gagnon, Atlantic County Intergenerational Services, Shoreview Building, 101 S. Shore Road, Northfield, NJ 08225.
For information, call (609) 645-7700, ext. 4700, or TTY use NJ Relay, (800) 852-7899.
New Jersey Fringe Festival set for this weekend
The second Official New Jersey Fringe Festival, a three-day street fair and theatrical marathon hosted by Downtown Hammonton, will take place in Downtown Hammonton from 5 to 11:59 p.m. Aug. 4, noon to 11:59 p.m. Aug. 5 and noon to 5 p.m. Aug. 6.
Access to the outdoor festival area is free and open to the public. Street performers, live music, interactive pop-up art, food vendors and a craft beer and wine garden will line the streets. The festival will also feature a variety of eclectic specialty theatrical performances, all held inside multiple venues within walking distance of the festival’s hub, the Eagle Theatre.
Performances range from 45 to 90 minutes and are performed multiple times throughout the day. Selections range from small musicals, cutting edge original work, one-man/one-woman shows, cabarets, and experiential storytelling. Festivalgoers may purchase wristbands for specialty theatrical performances in advance or at the festival.
Wristbands for the “theatrical” performances are: $19 for one-day or $39 for an all access weekend pass.
For a schedule, tickets or information, visit jerseyfringe.com.
You can ‘Ask the Medical Oncology Nurse Practitioner’
EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - Gilda’s Club South Jersey at AtlantiCare will present “Ask the Medical Oncology Nurse Practitioner,” from 12:15 to 1:45 p.m. Aug. 9 at the AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute in the AtlantiCare Health Park, Building 400, 1st Floor. Lunch will be from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. and the presentation will begin at 12:45 p.m.
Marianne Herman, a medical oncology nurse practitioner for the AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute, will discuss a range of topics of interest to cancer patients and their loved ones. Topics could include improving quality of life for patients living with cancer, myths about palliative and hospice care, pain management and symptom control, and when to seek additional care and support.
Admission is free but registration is required.
Registration is required.
To register or for information, call (609) 407-4788 or email email@example.com.
Gilda’s Club to create comfort cookbook for fundraiser
Every year, Gilda’s Club South Jersey releases an ad book featuring local businesses as one of its major fundraising efforts. This year the club plans to change it up a little and create a cookbook featuring recipes that have provided comfort during the cancer journey. Members, volunteers, staff and supporters are encouraged to submit recipes along with a quote or brief story to explain why the recipe is important to you.
Entry deadline is Aug. 10. Email entries along with your first and last name to Samantha@gildasclubsouthjersey.org or mail them to Gilda’s Club South Jersey, 700 New Road, Linwood, NJ 08221.
The cookbook will include also include ads. All ads must be camera ready. Email a 300 DPI jpg or pdf file to Samantha@gildasclubsouthjersey.org by Aug. 17. Ads are available for $500 for full page, $300 for one-half page and $150 for one quarter page. For information, call (609) 926-2699 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Checks should be made payable to Gilda’s Club South Jersey and mailed to 700 New Road, Linwood, NJ 08221.
Proceeds will benefit to Gilda’s Club South Jersey, which offers support, education, activities and services to anyone impacted by cancer free of charge.
Center to host We Care Community Fun Day
BUENA VISTA - The Martin Luther King Community Center will host its second annual We Care Community Fun Day from noon to 6 p.m. Aug. 19 at 661 Jackson Road in Newtownville.
The event will include moon bounces, games, free food, 3 v 3 basketball tournament, vendors, music, free haircuts, giveaways, face painting and more.
For information, call (609) 704-7262.
Community College holding 5K Race for Opportunity
CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - Atlantic Cape Community College will host a 5K Race for Opportunity on Sept. 9 at its Cape May County Campus, 341 Court House-South Dennis Road.
Registration will begin at 6 a.m.; the race begins at 8 a.m. and concludes at 10 a.m.
Cost is $20 through Sept. 6, and $25 from Sept. 7 to 9. Registration forms are available at http://www.atlantic.edu/50. Make checks payable to Atlantic Cape Community College, and mail to 5100 Black Horse Pike, May Landing, NJ, 08330, attention: Anna Simmons. Online registration will be available through midnight Sept. 7 at http://bit.ly/AtlanticCape5KRace.
Participants will receive a T-shirt; and prizes will be awarded to the top three male and female finishers.
Registration fees will benefit scholarships provided by the Atlantic Cape Foundation.
For more information contact Jean McAlister at email@example.com or Anna Simmons at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Absecon Fire Company No. 1 receives fire grant
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo, 2nd District, recently announced a federal Assistance to Firefighters Grant for Absecon City Fire Company No. 1.
“First responders put their lives on the line for South Jersey residents every day. Their dedication to ensuring our safety is one of a kind,” said LoBiondo, a member of the Congressional Fire Caucus. “The AFG program continues to provide first responders with the equipment they need to get the job done, which saves lives and protects our communities.”
For their sixth AFG grant, $28,091 was awarded to the Absecon City Fire Company No. 1. In previous years, the fire company has received $8,100, $16,000, $68,400, $113,173, and $130,316 from the federal program.
The Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program awards grants directly to fire departments and emergency services to support their efforts to protect the communities they serve. The Fiscal Year 2016 program will award approximately $310.5 million in competitive grants to first responder organizations across the country to obtain critically needed equipment, protective gear, emergency vehicles, training, and other resources required to protect the public and emergency personnel from fire and related hazards.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) administers the program. Last summer Congressman LoBiondo’s office, in cooperation with Senator Cory Booker’s office, hosted two local seminars for area fire departments to highlight the benefits of this grant program and assist with the application process.
For information, visit www.fema.gov/firegrants.