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    Just bouncing around with each other at the Linwood Community Church Family Fun Festival Saturday, Aug. 23, are Evan Deebolt, 6, of Brigantine; Skylar Leary, 9, of Mays Landing, and Gabriel Adamson of Harrisburg, Pa.
    LINWOOD – The live music from the…

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    Miss AmericaATLANTIC CITY—The Miss America Organization announced Thursday afternoon the plans to welcome the 53 contestants back for this years Miss America pageant that is set for Sunday, Sept. 14 at Boardwalk Hall.

    The women will begin their nearly two-week journey to the crown Tuesday, Sept. 3. They will be welcomed back to the birthplace of the pageant and the ladies will make their debut at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday Sept. 3 at Kennedy Plaza on The Boardwalk, a stones throw from where one of them will be crowned Miss America 2015 Sept. 14.

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    Jason O'Grady

    NORTHFIELD—There are some changes yet to come before the ballot is set for the November election in the city of Northfield. Monday August, 25 Democrat Jason O’Grady bowed out of the race for Mayor of Northfield.
    O’Grady, a former councilman jumped into the race in April and defeated incumbent Mayor Jerry McGee in the June primary election.
    O’Grady said withdrawing his name from the ballot did not come without a great deal of consideration. The candidate, a successful tech writer, has been offered a position with a major Silicon Valley company…

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    Church supporters Richard Cohen, Anne Peterson Martin and Robert P. Subrianni are anxious to see the restoration projected at Church of the Redeemer fully completed.LONGPORT – The historic restoration at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer is nearly completed. The congregation will hold its last service of the summer season at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 31.

    The church, which was a summertime place of worship for wealthy Philadelphia families since…

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    Starting times of all the Mainland community schools
    Linwood

    First day of School for students in Thursday, Sept. 4, a half day schedule.
    Seaview Elementary School
    Classes begin at 8:30 a.m.
    A.M. kindergarten is 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
    Start and dismissal for A.M. kindergarten kids is 8:30 to 11 a.m.
    P.M. kindergarten is noon to 3 p.m.
    Start and early dismissal days for P.M. kindergarten is 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Dismissal on a full day is 3 p.m.
    Dismissal on a half day is 1 p.m.
    Lunch in the cafeteria is…

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Somers Point Beach concert Friday, Aug. 29

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Written by Staff Report Thursday, August 28, 2014 07:00 pm

Grammy Award winner Terrance Simien Grammy Award winner Terrance Simien
The sounds of summer continue with the Somers Point Beach Concert series sponsored by Shore Medical Center. Bring your chairs, your friends and your dancing shoes as Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience hit the stage Friday, Aug. 29 on the William Morrow Beach, Bay at Higbee Avenue. The show begins at 7 p.m.   

 

Family fun at Linwood Community Church

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, August 28, 2014 03:16 pm

Just bouncing around with each other at the Linwood Community Church Family Fun Festival Saturday, Aug. 23, are Evan Deebolt, 6, of Brigantine; Skylar Leary, 9, of Mays Landing, and Gabriel Adamson of Harrisburg, Pa. Just bouncing around with each other at the Linwood Community Church Family Fun Festival Saturday, Aug. 23, are Evan Deebolt, 6, of Brigantine; Skylar Leary, 9, of Mays Landing, and Gabriel Adamson of Harrisburg, Pa.
LINWOOD – The live music from the grounds of Linwood Community Church band drifted across the town Saturday as the church held its annual end of the summer picnic.
Hundreds came to the Family Fun Festival for the barbecue, games, craft booth, bounce rides, petting zoo, as the church band played from the stage in the middle of the event.
The kids made crafts and even had a shot at winning the annual pie-eating contest.
Other attractions included pony rides, a giant slide, face painting, carnival games, horseshoes, dunk tank, and relay races.
The event was free and capped off a summer of many events for the entire church community.

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O'Grady bows out of Northfield mayoral race

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, August 27, 2014 04:39 pm

Jason O'Grady Jason O'Grady

NORTHFIELD—There are some changes yet to come before the ballot is set for the November election in the city of Northfield. Monday August, 25 Democrat Jason O’Grady bowed out of the race for Mayor of Northfield.
O’Grady, a former councilman jumped into the race in April and defeated incumbent Mayor Jerry McGee in the June primary election.
O’Grady said withdrawing his name from the ballot did not come without a great deal of consideration. The candidate, a successful tech writer, has been offered a position with a major Silicon Valley company that requires he move with his wife Elizabeth and their two children to California by mid-September. “Life has been a roller coaster since I was offered the job,” O’Grady continued.

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Northfield Library offering tech help for unemployed

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, August 27, 2014 12:00 am

Otto Bruyns Northfield Public Library Otto Bruyns Northfield Public Library

NORTHFIELD—Libraries are so much more than stacks of books. The Otto Bruyns Northfield Public Library has computers that are utilized all day. With the unemployment of many looming the plan is to assist every member who may need help using the computer as necessary tool in finding a new career or aiding them in any way possible.
Aubrey Gerhardt, director of the library announced at the Tuesday, Aug. 26 City Council meeting that the doors of the library are open to help residents who may find themselves unemployed due to the closing of the casinos over the next few weeks.

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Farm to school Assembly bill package signed into law

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Written by Staff Report Monday, August 25, 2014 11:36 pm

new-jersey Expanding access to nutritious, locally harvested food for school children, a package of five bills sponsored by Assembly Republicans Chris A. Brown and Sam Fiocchi was signed into law Monday, Aug. 25. 

“This is an opportunity to improve nutrition and promote healthy eating in our schools. Students can learn to appreciate the benefits and quality of food grown on local farms,” said Assemblyman Brown, R – Atlantic. “At the same time, the local economy gets a boost and we promote agriculture in the Garden State.”

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The first day of school is near; don’t be late for class

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Monday, August 25, 2014 03:05 pm

Starting times of all the Mainland community schools
Linwood

First day of School for students in Thursday, Sept. 4, a half day schedule.
Seaview Elementary School
Classes begin at 8:30 a.m.
A.M. kindergarten is 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Start and dismissal for A.M. kindergarten kids is 8:30 to 11 a.m.
P.M. kindergarten is noon to 3 p.m.
Start and early dismissal days for P.M. kindergarten is 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Dismissal on a full day is 3 p.m.
Dismissal on a half day is 1 p.m.
Lunch in the cafeteria is $3.75.

Belhaven Middle School
Classes begin at 8:15 a.m.
Dismissal on a full day is 2:45 p.m.
Dismissal on a half day is 12:45 p.m.
Lunch in the cafeteria is $4.

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A special back-to-school blessing and dinner at Beth Israel

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Written by Staff Report Sunday, August 24, 2014 12:35 am

back to school clip art NORTHFIELD – Congregation Beth Israel invites the community to a special service that will recognize the sacredness and beauty of new beginnings like heading back to school 5:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5. The service will be followed by a dinner celebration.

“For a ritual that occurs year after year, back to school time is no less meaningful,” said Rabbi David M. Weis of Congregation Beth Israel. “For families who are launching their first child into the great educational unknown, it is even more so.  It is a time to celebrate new beginnings, new teachers, friends, and learning opportunities.”

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Somers Point Police Blotter August 21, 2014 edition

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Written by Staff Report Saturday, August 23, 2014 12:00 am

Somers Point Police logo Police blotter information is supplied by local police departments and other law enforcement agencies. All persons named are presumed innocent unless proven guilty.

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Northfield Police Blotter August 21, 2014 edition

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Written by Staff Report Saturday, August 23, 2014 12:00 am

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The Northfield Police responded to 185 calls for service for the reporting period Aug. 11-17. They included 111 property checks, nine motor vehicle crashes, 42 motor vehicle stops, 31 motor vehicle summonses and one warrant arrest.

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Local veterans see hope for medical services close to their homes

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, August 21, 2014 05:15 pm

Veterans liaison Bob Frolow and Rep. Frank LoBiondo’s spokesman Mike Francis listen as Shore Medical Center CEO Ron Johnson explains new health care initiatives for veterans. Veterans liaison Bob Frolow and Rep. Frank LoBiondo’s spokesman Mike Francis listen as Shore Medical Center CEO Ron Johnson explains new health care initiatives for veterans.

 NORTHFIELD — Free health care screenings for veterans are being provided daily through Saturday, Aug. 23 at the three Shore Urgent Care Centers.
Local veterans met Tuesday, Aug. 19 at ShorePhysiciansGroupUrgentCareCenter on Shore Road to hear about inroads being made to provide those veterans with healthcare closer to home.
As the system stands now veterans, many of them aging, are forced to travel to Wilmington, Delaware for care and it is a hardship but changes are coming.

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Grand opening of PetSmart in Somers Point

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, August 21, 2014 04:44 pm

 

SOMERS POINT — A new store will officially open its doors when the national chain PetSmart cuts the ribbon in the Somers Point Plaza on New Road Saturday morning.  PetSmart gutted the former Fashion Bug store that closed several years ago and rebuilt it to fit their needs. The site was under construction for more than a year.  

Mayor Jack Glasser said he is very excited to have a large national company make a decision to open in Somers Point.

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Chicken for dinner in Northfield

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, August 21, 2014 04:22 pm

Scooping up salad for the dinners to go are, from left, John and Joseph Palmieri of Northfield and Carissa Barksdale of Egg Harbor Township. Scooping up salad for the dinners to go are, from left, John and Joseph Palmieri of Northfield and Carissa Barksdale of Egg Harbor Township. NORTHFIELD – The summer-like scent of grilled chicken wafted across the city during the annual St. Gianna Beretta Molla Parish chicken barbeque held Sunday, Aug. 17.

Parish men prepared the coals at noon. Others cooked corn and beans inside the church kitchen. Others prepared salad and dessert.

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Construction zone-Ocean Heights Ave. Egg Harbor Township

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Written by Staff Report Thursday, August 21, 2014 01:35 pm

 The county announced Thursday that beginning Tuesday, August 26 and running through Thursday, August 28, a road closure/detour will be in effect on Ocean Heights Ave. between Bethel Road in Somers Point and Blackman Road in Egg Harbor Township from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily for emergency road work. 

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Katz JCC cuts ribbon on new offshore early childhood learning center

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Written by Suzanne Marino Wednesday, August 20, 2014 12:30 pm

Katz JCC cuts ribbon on new offshore early childhood learning center Katz JCC cuts ribbon on new offshore early childhood learning center NORTHFIELD – Changing demographics is behind the expansion of the Milton and Betty Katz Jewish Community Center Early Childhood Education Center to the mainland, which opened a branch at Congregation Beth Israel in Northfield.

Also opening on the mainland is Beth El Synagogue’s Mainland Branch in the London Square Plaza on Tilton Road.

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Impaired driving enforcement crackdown

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Written by Staff Report Monday, August 18, 2014 12:43 am

Somers Point Police SOMERS POINT– Law enforcement officers from Somers Point will be cracking down on drunk drivers as part of the 2014 Labor Day “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign.

Beginning August 15 and running through September 1, local and state law enforcement officers will conduct sobriety checkpoints and roving patrols, looking for motorists who may be driving while intoxicated.

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Trivia Times August 17, 2014 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Sunday, August 17, 2014 06:00 am

The Big Story for August 17 is Woodstock
On this day in 1969, the grooviest event in music history--the Woodstock Music Festival--draws to a close after three days of peace, love and rock 'n' roll in upstate New York.
Conceived as "Three Days of Peace and Music," Woodstock was a product of a partnership between John Roberts, Joel Rosenman, Artie Kornfield and Michael Lang. Their idea was to make enough money from the event to build a recording studio near the small artsy town of Woodstock, New York. Not able to find an appropriate venue in Woodstock, the promoters contacted Max Yasgur, the owner of a 600-acre dairy farm in Bethel, New York about 50 miles outside of town.

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