Friday, June 08, 2007

UNofficially Winslow Receives E-mail

I was at the Phillies game on Sunday June 3, 2007,

and the Winslow Township Concert Choir was there.

They sang the national anthem. They were really good!!!

It is a shame that they don’t make the paper for the good

stuff that happens.

UNofficially Winslow Receives E-mail RE: High School Choir.

Congratulations to the Winslow Township High School concert choir and chamber choir for their outstanding performance at a competition held at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh recently. Under the direction of music teacher Michael Doheny, they not only received a superior rating, but were told by the judges that, without a doubt, they were the best high school choir they had ever seen.

As a parent chaperone on the trip, I was with the 55 Winslow students for four days. Everywhere they went, either on the bus, the cruise ship or in restaurants, people commented on their excellent behavior. It is a tribute to Doheny's dedication and his instruction that these students had the skills and positive attitude to represent their school and community is such an extraordinary way.

My son, Zack, plans to major in music in college and, as a senior next year, he looks forward to taking not only choir and band, but also Music Theory II, a class most high schools do not offer. I truly believe our music program is superior to other high school programs in the area, and I would like to thank the Winslow Township board of education and administration for their commitment to the very extensive music program available at Winslow Township High School.

I would also like to thank Louise Sands, a volunteer whose own children are now in college, but who continues to organize choir fundraisers to enable our students to attend music competitions. Most of all I want to thank the students for reminding us that quality education takes place in Winslow Township High School, and for making us proud.



Wednesday, June 06, 2007

COURIER-POST: "Complete So. Jersey voting results: 4A, 5A" Well....Perhaps the C-P meant except huge Winslow Township.

Wednesday June 6, 2007 Courier-Post Page 1 A : "Complete So. Jersey voting results : Pages 4A, 5A "

Above is a map of Camden County, NewJersey. The red shaded area is Winslow Township, which had zero coverage by the Courier-Post for the June 5, 2007 Primary election. The white cut out in the red shaded area is the Chesilhurst borough, which the Courier-Post did cover. And rightfully so.

UNofficially Winslow has acquired results of the Primary election which does not include absentee votes.

Unlike the General election held in November, the Primary election is intended for each party to vote and select their candidate who will be on the ballot in November.

Another words, Democrat voters select a candidate who will be the Democrat candidate in November. And like wise the Republican party selects their candidate with the Primary election process as well.

Highlights of yesterday's (June 5, 2007) Primary election includes:

Mayor Sue Ann Metzner, Democrat received 552 votes. Who was challenged by Russell Bates with 129 write-in votes.

On the Republican side, Al Cooper received 163 votes. However, Mayor Sue Ann Metzner received Republican support of 12 write-in votes. And Russel Bates received 2 write-in votes on the Republican side as well.

Very interesting results considering the politics here in Winslow Township. (Click Here) Isn't it a shame the Courier-Post didn't think so. Maybe because Winslow is such a small community, as compared to the rest of the communities in Camden County.