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‘Annie Jr.’ hits the stage in Linwood

Annie and her crew of orphans are set to take the stage next week. From left are Julia Lonkart of Northfield, Lada Doukhnai of Mays Landing, Melody Pugliese of Egg Harbor Township, Logan and Ari Kauffman of Northfield, Olivia Becker of Linwood, Brianna Giovanelli of Northfield, Olivia McGee of Northfield and Megan Castellane of Northfield. Annie and her crew of orphans are set to take the stage next week. From left are Julia Lonkart of Northfield, Lada Doukhnai of Mays Landing, Melody Pugliese of Egg Harbor Township, Logan and Ari Kauffman of Northfield, Olivia Becker of Linwood, Brianna Giovanelli of Northfield, Olivia McGee of Northfield and Megan Castellane of Northfield. LINWOOD– “Tomorrow” will ring out when the curtain goes up at Mainland Regional High School when the For Kids by Kids Production of “Annie Jr.” opens Thursday, July 31 and runs through the weekend.

“Annie Jr.” is full theatrical production adapted into a manageable version for the young performers who range in age from 6 through 16. Deborah Glenn, the producer and director of the show, said she chose “Annie Jr.” because the kids love the show and it fit perfectly with the talent of the kids.

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Sea Isle event will be a battle of the paddles

The Fish Alley Paddle Fest will include standup paddleboard, surf ski, kayak and SUP-Squatch races. The Fish Alley Paddle Fest will include standup paddleboard, surf ski, kayak and SUP-Squatch races. Harbor Outfitters will host its secondannual Fish Alley Paddle FestSunday, July 27 in Sea Isle City.

Returning this year is the Battle to the Beach, an 8.7-mile standup paddleboard and surf ski race from Sea Isle’s Fish Alley Basin (Park Road) north through Corsons Inlet and out into the ocean, ending at the 35th Street beach. Men must use a 14-foot standup paddleboard, and for women the requirement is 12.5 feet.

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Brendan Borek group to do some fun-raising

Participants form a Circle of Friends at last year’s Brendan Borek Surf Memorial. Participants form a Circle of Friends at last year’s Brendan Borek Surf Memorial. Tuesday, July 29 will be the start of five days of fun connected to the Brendan Borek High Tides Memorial Fund, a local grassroots organization that provides “comprehensive, compassionate and personalized assistance” to local pediatric cancer patients and their families.

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JCC plans march in solidarity with Israel

MARGATE - In response to the current conflict in the Middle East, the Jewish Community Center, 501 N. Jerome Ave., is coordinating a community-wide “Stand With Israel Solidarity March of Song and Ruach” 3-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 29. The program will begin at the JCC courtyard at 3 p.m. sharp and participants will march down Jerome Avenue, around the Margate recreation fields and return to the JCC courtyard for Israel-centric songs, ruach and more. The event will be held rain or shine.

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Pleasantville man faces multiple drug charges

GALLOWAY– Police charged two men with theft and drug offenses after conducting a search warrant July 22 at the Quality Inn and Suites on the 328 E. White Horse Pike, Absecon.

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Hamilton Police arrest EHT assault suspect

Mark Poper of Egg Harbor Township, arrested Thursday, July 24 on aggravated assault and DWI charges. Mark Poper of Egg Harbor Township, arrested Thursday, July 24 on aggravated assault and DWI charges.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP––In a multi-jurisdictional investigation Hamilton Police arrested Mark Poper, 35, of Egg Harbor Township on various DWI related offenses. They turned him over to Egg Harbor Township Police who were looking for Poper for an aggravated assault that occurred a short time prior to his DWI arrest.

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National Night Out cancelled in Linwood; Northfield event in doubt

Kids enjoy a fun evening along the bike path during the Northfield National Night Out event in August 2013. Kids enjoy a fun evening along the bike path during the Northfield National Night Out event in August 2013.

NORTHFIELD—Whether National Night Out is going to happen in Northfield on August 5 is still not set in stone despite it being just two short weeks away. In nearby Linwood, the plans National Night Out has already been cancelled according to Police Chief Colin Hickey.  

Northfield Mayor Jerry McGee pulled the plug on National Night Out plans Monday afternoon saying as head of public safety for the city, he was not sure he could actually man the event with the necessary number of Northfield police officers to assure the event’s safety which this year had been moved to the Northfield Community School.

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School bus hits truck: no reported injuries

galloway GALLOWAY– Police responded to a crash involving a school bus and truck on Thursday afternoon at the intersection of South Cologne Avenue and Aloe Street, according to police.

At approximately 3:16 p.m., Christopher Gillis, 19, of Galloway was driving a 2000 Isuzu box truck east on Aloe Street. Gillis approached the intersection at Cologne Avenue and stopped for the posted stop sign. He then proceeded through the intersection prior to making sure the road was clear and was struck by a school bus driven by Christina Lindwall, 64, of Newport, who was traveling north on Cologne Avenue, police said.

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Gypsy moths on decline in New Jersey

Gypsy moth larvae consume the leaves of more than 500 species of trees, shrubs and plants.  Wikipedia photo by Didier Descouens Gypsy moth larvae consume the leaves of more than 500 species of trees, shrubs and plants. Wikipedia photo by Didier Descouens Aerial survey shows less than half the tree damage observed last year

TRENTON – Tree damage caused by gypsy moth caterpillars this year is less than half of what it was last year, and the losses were mostly concentrated in the northern counties, according to New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher.

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New Substation in Port Republic

PORT REPUBLIC– As part of ongoing reliability enhancements, Atlantic City Electric has completed construction of a new distribution substation located on the north side of Moss Mill Road and west of Wrangleboro Road in Port Republic, officials said in a release Thursday, July 24.

The new substation will enhance reliability for residents of Galloway Township and Port Republic.

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Lower Township and Egg Harbor Township men arrested in child pornography sweep

Child Porn Sweep Child Porn Sweep A Lower Township man was arrested July 1 on both possession and distribution of child pornography, after authorities said they found at least 250 images and videos of child pornography on his computer.

Walter Javier Vibanco, 47, was one of 14 New Jersey residents arrested in a second round of arrest in “Operation Predator Alert,” a joint operation by the state Division of Criminal Justice and ICE Homeland Security Investigations that has targeted offenders in New Jersey who used a file-sharing network to download and distribute child pornography, including child rape videos, on the Internet.

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Call of Duty event set for Saturday in Egg Harbor Township

Call of Duty military timeline event in Egg Harbor Township Call of Duty military timeline event in Egg Harbor Township

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Reenactors from as far away as Washington and Harrisburg will convene in the small field adjacent to the Greate Egg Harbour Historical Society Museum Saturday, July 26 to present a timeline of America’s armed conflicts as a way to honor the nation’s history and the veterans who helped shape it.

 The authentic soldier groups, representing conflicts from the Revolutionary War through the Vietnam War, will also be joined by veterans who will share their stories of America’s military history during the daylong event, called “Call of Duty.”

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Big waves, big turnout for annual surf fest

Chip Miller Charitable Foundation 11th annual Surf Fest Chip Miller Charitable Foundation 11th annual Surf Fest OCEAN CITY — The Chip Miller Charitable Foundation hosted its 11th annual Surf Fest on Saturday, July 19, at the Seventh Street beach. The charity raises awareness of amyloidosis, helping people with the disease and supporting research.

The event raised about $12,000.

“There were actually waves for a change. There were a lot of people everyone seemed to have a lot of fun,” said event organizer Nick Bricker. 

The results were:

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