It’s ‘Zumba Fiesta’ at Stockton University’s Kramer Hall

HAMMONTON - Stockton University’s Kramer Hall will host a Zumba Fitness Class, “Zumba Fiesta” at 6 p.m. Aug. 17 for the Latin-themed Downtown Hammonton Third Thursday event. The class, an interval-style, calorie burning dance fitness party, will be led by Stockton alumna, Faye Gregory, a certified fitness professional and health educator.

The hall is at 30 Front St.

Admission is free.

To register, visit

Atlantic Cape looking to offer more than 100 online courses

MAYS LANDING - Atlantic Cape Community College plans to offer more than 100 courses online this fall as an option for students unable to attend classes in a traditional setting. The college offers 13 associate degree programs entirely online plus credits toward any of the college’s 46 degree programs. Fall classes begin Sept. 5.

Some online options this fall are: Financial Accounting, Essentials of Culinary Nutrition, Graphic Design, Criminal Law, Composition I, Educational Psychology, Western World I, College Algebra and more.

Degree programs available entirely online include: Business, Business Administration, Computer Information Systems, Computer Programming, Computer Systems Support, Database Design and Development, General Studies, History, Literature, Office Systems Technology, Psychology and Social Science.

Courses are accessible 24/7, so students may login and work at their convenience.

Register online at or in person from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike; the Charles D. Worthington Atlantic City Campus, 1535 Bacharach Blvd.; or the Cape May County Campus, 341 Court House-South Dennis Road, Cape May Court House.

For information, email or call (609) 343-5000 or (609) 625-1111, ext. 5000.

Register for fall classes at Academy of Culinary Arts

MAYS LANDING - There is still time to register for fall classes at the Academy of Culinary Arts at Atlantic Cape Community College, which begins Aug. 28.

The ACA offers two-year degree programs in culinary arts, baking and pastry, and food service management, and specialization programs in hot foods, baking and pastry, food service management and catering.

The ACA also offers two one-year certificate programs, Baking and Pastry Certificate I and Culinary Arts Certificate I. These two-semester certificates are designed to provide students with career training for entry-level positions in the baking and pastry or culinary fields. The certificates can also be used as a foundation for completing an associate degree at the Academy of Culinary Arts.

Students have many opportunities to gain hands-on experience throughout the year.

Classes meet five hours a day, Monday through Friday, in morning or afternoon sessions.

For ACA information, visit

New culinary students should call Judy DeSalvo at (609) 343-5624 or email to schedule a registration appointment. Registration hours are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Returning students may register at

Winners of Ocean City’s art show, exhibition announced

OCEAN CITY - The Ocean City Fine Arts League recently announced the winners of the July/August “Summertime” themed art show and exhibition.

They are: Bill Parker of Absecon for “Port,” first; Janet McShain of Dennisville, “Sailboat in Harbor,” second; and honorable mention: Renee Leopardi of Egg Harbor Township for “Wave Study #3,” Lindsay Wray of Egg Harbor Township for “Up Close,” Mary Ann Kline of Egg Harbor Township for “June Afternoon,” Bernice Rappoport of Egg Harbor Township for “Coastal Guardian,” Doreen Khebzou of Galloway for “The Good Old Summertime,” and Sally Roik of Egg Harbor Township for “Summer Dusk.”

The winners and more are on exhibit at the Art on Asbury gallery at 608 Asbury Ave. Gallery hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

For information, call (609) 814-0308 or visit us at

Date set for Atlantic Cape’s scholarships golf tournament

CAPE MAY - The 2017 Atlantic Cape Community College Scramble “Fore” Scholarships golf tournament will be held Oct. 13 at the Cape May National Golf Club on Route 9. Partnering with the Atlantic Cape Foundation, CMNGC will host the tournament to support student scholarships and foundation operations.

The tournament will follow a scramble format, beginning with a shotgun start at 11:30 a.m. Player fees, which include a complimentary gift, lunch and awards dinner, are $150 per person and $500 per foursome. Golfers may participate in a variety of skills challenges, including closest-to-the-pin and longest drive contests. Individuals and businesses may also support the event through sponsorship opportunities ranging from $125 to $5,000.

For sponsorship or player information, call Maria Kellett at (609) 463-3670 or email

TenBrook Orthodontics expanding to Northfield and Marmora

TenBrook Orthodontics announces its expansion with new locations in Northfield and Marmora. There are now 11 locations. “We are super excited to be able to offer our high-quality braces and orthodontic care, down at the shore!” said Dr. James TenBrook.

Dr. TenBrook’s dream has always been to offer high-quality orthodontic treatment at an affordable price. “For 25 years, TenBrook Orthodontics has meant value; saving families money all across South Jersey” said Dr. TenBrook, who started his first practice in 1991 in Millville.

Dr. TenBrook designed a treatment system that quickly gives patients the results they seek at a price they can afford. Many of TenBrook’s treatments start at $3,800, making them much lower than the standard price of braces.

To schedule a free consultation or for information, call (877) SMILE10 or visit

Little Water Distillery hosting beverage tourism discussion

ATLANTIC CITY - Two Stockton University faculty members will discuss the growth and future of beverage tourism at a seminar at 4 p.m. Aug. 22 hosted by Little Water Distillery, 807 Baltic Ave.

Donna Albano, associate professor of hospitality, tourism and management, and Christina Cavaliere, instructor of hospitality and tourism management studies, will specifically discuss New Jersey Craft Distilleries.

Cavaliere has edited a two-volume text book on Craft Beverages and Tourism, and she and Albano also contributed a chapter on New Jersey Craft Distilleries.

The event is free and open to the public and will include a tour and tastings at Little Water Distillery.

“We are excited to discuss the release of the two volume text book that takes a comprehensive look at the emerging tourism market for craft beverages,” Albano said.

For Little Water Distillery information, call (609) 344-7867 or visit

Historical program highlights natural disasters in Somers Point

SOMERS POINT - The Somers Point Historical Society will present the second program of the season, “Natural Disasters: Nature’s Damages to Somers Point,” at 7 p.m. Aug. 22 at the Somers Point Historical Museum at 745 Shore Road. The public is invited.

For information, call (609) 927-2900.

Consider adopting a pet at Atlantic County Animal Shelter

PLEASANTVILLE - Looking for a new pet? Consider adopting a dog or cat from the Atlantic County Animal Shelter on Aug. 19 when all adoption fees will be waived as part of a regional “Clear the Shelters” day event.

“We invite the public to stop by our shelter at 240 Old Turnpike Road in Pleasantville between noon and 4 p.m. to meet the wonderful animals in our care that are anxious to find forever homes,” said Kathy Kelsey, shelter manager.

The Atlantic County Animal Shelter offers canines and felines of all ages, sizes and temperaments. Occasionally purebred dogs and cats become available for adoption.

“If you’re looking for a pet this is a perfect opportunity,” noted Dennis Levinson, Atlantic County Executive. “The significant savings should serve as an attractive incentive,” he added.

Regular adoption fees at the shelter range from $85 for cats and kittens to $110 for dogs and puppies. Those fees include mandatory sterilization, age appropriate vaccinations, diagnostic testing, a microchip and free veterinary consultation. Canines adopted from the shelter are also provided free obedience classes.

For information, call (609) 485-2345 or visit

Be safe not sorry: Call 811 before you dig

FOLSOM - Once every six minutes, an underground utility line gets damaged because a digging project started without a call to 811.

South Jersey Gas reminds everyone in the community to call 811 at least three full business days before digging — whether it’s installing a mailbox, building a deck, planting a tree or laying a patio. For every digging project, no matter how large or small, there is a danger of striking a utility line. Striking just a single line can result in injury, repair costs, fines and inconvenient outages for you and your neighbors.

The call to 811 is free and required by law.

When calling 811, homeowners are connected to New Jersey One Call, the state center that notifies the appropriate utility companies of their intent to dig. Professional locators are then sent to the proposed digging site to mark the approximate locations of underground lines with flags or spray paint. Homeowners can then use these marks as a guide for safe digging.

Visit or for more information about 811 and safe digging practices.

Review Atlantic County growth, open space plans

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - The public is invited to review the proposed Atlantic County Master Plan, Open Space and Recreation Plan, and Farmland Preservation Plan, which are now available online at and at county library branches and local municipal offices.

The plans provide guidance for major countywide initiatives affecting the continued growth and development of Atlantic County. They were prepared by Heyer Gruel and Associates which held a public information session last year to obtain input and suggestions from residents in preparing the plans.

A public hearing will be held at 6 p.m. Sept. 27 at the Anthony “Tony” Canale Training Center, 5033 English Creek Ave., at which time residents may present testimony. Comments may also be submitted in writing to: Robert B. Lindaw, Assistant Planning Director, PO Box 719, Northfield, NJ 08225, or via email to

The Atlantic County Planning Advisory Board will accept comments through Oct 13. The plans may then be approved, modified or denied by the board without further notice.

Those planning to attend the public hearing may request a reasonable accommodation of a disability by calling (609) 645-5898 or TTY (800) 852-7899 by Sept. 15.

Learn more about social media marketing

ATLANTIC CITY - Atlantic Cape Community College’s Workforce Development Division will offer a new 380-hour training program, “Virtual Assistant: Social Media Marketing,” for free to those who have been unemployed or underemployed for at least six months and qualify under the Ready to Work New Jersey guidelines, beginning Sept. 11.

The training program will teach participants the marketing fundamentals and skills necessary to be a successful social media marketing professional. The social media marketing module of the program prepares participants with the skills to understand marketing fundamentals, align content types to specific marketing goals, use keywords to connect to an audience, boost social media through influencers and effectively use hashtags. The virtual assistant focus of the program provides instruction on the key elements needed to prepare and market one’s self to work remotely for employers and clients.

“This program is the perfect opportunity for participants to gain the skills to work for an employer from home or to begin working as an independent contractor,” said Sherwood Taylor, director of Workforce Development at Atlantic Cape.

An information session on the program will be held 9:30 a.m. Aug. 23 at the Charles D. Worthington Atlantic City Campus; 1535 Bacharach Blvd.

To register for the information, session visit

For information, call (609) 343-5655.

Atlantic County Animal Shelter to offer free rabies clinic

PLEASANTVILLE - Atlantic County Animal Shelter will offer a free rabies clinic from 9 to 11 a.m. Aug. 27 at 240 Old Turnpike Road. Appointments are not necessary. Dogs must be on leashes and cats must be in carriers.

Residents are urged to vaccinate their pets early in the year through their local free rabies clinics which are generally held in the first quarter of the year in each town. This ensures timely compliance with municipal licensing requirements. Rabies clinics conducted at the shelter are available for those residents who miss their town’s clinic.

For information, call (609) 485-2345 or visit

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