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‘Annie Jr.’ hits the stage in Linwood

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, July 25, 2014 12:01 am

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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Keeping up with Somers Point City Council on the July 24 agenda

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Written by Staff Report Thursday, July 24, 2014 03:05 pm


SOMERS POINT—In the summer there is just one scheduled meeting of the Somers Point City Council. For July that is this Thursday, July 24 at 7 p.m.
-On the docket for the meeting will be a resolution honoring resident, businessman and longtime Somers Point volunteer Joe DiOrio who passed away recently. His family has been invited to attend and accept the accolade for the DiOrio family patriarch.

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Hit the beach for Monday night family fun in Somers Point

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, July 24, 2014 02:27 pm

The dashing and daring ‘Pirates of the Northern Star: Bloody Historical’, landed on Morrow Beach for the family-fun performance on Monday, July 7 in the first of the kid friendly events held each Monday starting at 6:30 p.m. The dashing and daring ‘Pirates of the Northern Star: Bloody Historical’, landed on Morrow Beach for the family-fun performance on Monday, July 7 in the first of the kid friendly events held each Monday starting at 6:30 p.m. SOMERS POINT—There is always something fun to do on Monday nights on the Bay Avenue Morrow Beach through the summer thanks to the Somers Point Community Education and Recreation and the Somers Point Youth Center.

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National Night Out cancelled in Linwood; Northfield event in doubt

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, July 23, 2014 07:00 pm

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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Northfield Little League hit a home run to for the Boys and Girls Club

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, July 23, 2014 05:39 pm

Northfield Little League players 9-year old Nick Brennan and 10-year old Luke McCarthy helped Tuesday afternoon to get the equipment ready to be donated to kids at the Boys and Girls Club in Atlantic City. Northfield Little League players 9-year old Nick Brennan and 10-year old Luke McCarthy helped Tuesday afternoon to get the equipment ready to be donated to kids at the Boys and Girls Club in Atlantic City. NORTHFIELD—Arrayed about pitchers mound Tuesday afternoon on the Babe Ruth field at Birch Grove Park was nearly 200 pieces of baseball and softball equipment. All of it was used by players in the Northfield Little League program and all to be donated to the Boys and Girls Club of Atlantic City.

This is the fifth year the Northfield Little League has been donating used baseball equipment to various groups that their kids have outgrown but still has plenty of life left in the cleats, bats, uniforms and balls. This time around they kept the donation close to home.

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Green Thumb Garden Club takes visitors inside the fence

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, July 22, 2014 05:16 pm

The manicured garden of Holly and Shane Falls catches driver’s eye along Bay Avenue in Somers Point during the Green Thumb Garden Club annual tour on June 21. The manicured garden of Holly and Shane Falls catches driver’s eye along Bay Avenue in Somers Point during the Green Thumb Garden Club annual tour on June 21.

SOMERS POINT—The members of the Green Thumb Garden Club are true to their name and put their green thumbs to the test June 21 with their annual garden tour and let visitors peek inside 8 interesting gardens.  
The selected gardens took the visitors across the city and included the well-manicured rooftop gardens at Shore Medical Center.

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Tony Mart All-Stars perform the music that made Tony Mart’s famous.

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Written by Staff Report Tuesday, July 22, 2014 09:19 am

Bobby Fingers will perform as part of the Tony Mart All Star Band that is stacked with the regions most talented musicians. Bobby Fingers will perform as part of the Tony Mart All Star Band that is stacked with the regions most talented musicians.
SOMERS POINT––Celebrate the musical legacy of South Jersey and have a great time partying and dancing to the biggest hits by the most famous recording artists that ever played the legendary Tony Mart’s on Bay Ave. in Somers Point.  The show features 7 very popular regional  performers; Bob Campanell, Dr. Bobby Fingers, Danny Eyer, “Ernie T” Trionfo, Howard Isaacson, Rich Kurtz and Jimmy Glenn for a non-stop dance party and show featuring the big hits of Bill Haley and the Comets, Duane Eddie, Del Shannon, Conway Twitty, Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels, Joey Dee and the Starlighters, Bob Dylan and The Band and the finale featuring the original soundtrack from “Eddie and the Cruisers” filmed at Tony Mart’s in 1982.

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Family flag football tournament in Somers Point (Video)

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Written by Michael Carroll Tuesday, July 22, 2014 12:00 am

Family flag football tournament in Somers Point Family flag football tournament in Somers Point The Somers Point Sharks  hosted a Family Fun Day / Flag Football Fundraiser pn Saturday, July 19 at Bud Kern Field in Somers Point. The fundraiser featured food, music, games and flag football.

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National Night Out in Northfield is cancelled

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Written by Suzanne Marino Monday, July 21, 2014 11:14 pm

NORTHFIELD—Mayor Jerry McGee has cancelled the annual Northfield Night Out that was scheduled for August 5. Check back for a full story about the cancellation of the popular summer event.

 

Celebrating in Disney World

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, July 21, 2014 12:00 am

Celebrating in Disney World Celebrating in Disney World Emily Lingo of Linwood, editorial and production assistant for The Current Newspapers, traveled with her boyfriend, Sam Henry of Southampton, to Walt Disney World to celebrate Emily’s birthday. For four days the twenty-something’s reverted back into their childhood enjoying the rides, characters and plethora of parades.

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