Weekly Roundup: Love stories, State Senator, Seneca swimmer

Catch up on what happened this week in Shamong.

The Shamong Sun wants to hear your sweetheart stories

Media companies and romance don’t often go hand in hand, but we started to change that over the last few years, and we want to go even further this year.

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We are working on special, fabulously-romantic stories about local couples who have been together for impressively long times. But we’re looking for more.

We’re calling on you, the residents of this great town, to send in your special love story for us to share with everyone.

Send in your romantic story, and a high resolution photo of you and your special someone, to news@shamongsun.com.

State Sen. Dawn Addiego switches from Republican to Democrat

The news came in the form of a surprise announcement Monday afternoon from the longtime Evesham resident and Eighth Legislative District senator.

Addiego’s switch now brings the Democrats’ control of the state Senate to 26 seats, versus Republicans’ 14 seats — the lowest number for New Jersey’s GOP in decades.

Addiego previously served on Evesham Township Council from 1993 through 2000, then served on the Burlington County Board of Freeholders through 2008.

Addiego then represented the Eighth Legislative District in the state Assembly from 2008 through 2010, before moving to the district’s state Senate seat she currently holds.

The full story can be found here.

Seneca swimmer heads to Saint Louis University with scholarship

Take a deep dive into the life of swimmer Abbey Miskiewicz, who has been involved in the sport since age 5.

Miskiewicz’s love for swimming was instinctual, becoming mesmerized by her first glimpse of swimmers at a local gym.

She signed up for the sport shortly after and even tried out other sports such as lacrosse, soccer and basketball, but nothing compared to how she felt in the water. Miskiewicz said it was a “no-brainer” when it came to choosing one path to pursue.

Miskiewicz’s dedication has paid off, allowing her to break six records at Seneca that have been held since the early 2000s, to be ranked in the top 16 in NJSIAA last year and to be participating in the NJSIAA Meet of Champions this year.

In addition, she has signed with Division 1 Saint Louis University with academic and athletic scholarships, where she will be starting her journey in the fall.

The full story can be found here.

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