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    The Easter Bunny (Kristi Wimberg, 15) visits with Chase Daniel Kern, 2 and Gianna Stabilini, 2, at the Northfield Mothers League annual Easter egg hunt at Birch Grove Park.

    The weekend before Easter and the egg hunts were all over Linwood, Northfield and Somers Point and each one had its own special twist on the holiday tradition.
    In Northfield, the Mothers League held its annual hunt…

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    Atlantic City Country Club in Northfield

    NORTHFIELD – The historic Atlantic City Country Club on Shore Road, owned by Caesars Entertainment, has been sold to the Ottinger family group, which also owns Ballamor and Scotland Run golf clubs. The sale date was Tuesday, April 15.
    “Caesars Entertainment Atlantic City has proudly been associated with the Atlantic City Country Club for many years,” said Rick Mazer, regional president and general manger of Harrah’s Resort.

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    Suzanne Marino/The helping hands of Everyone’s Children are from left Samantha Mazuz, Shelly Furman, Stacey Rich, June Dix all of Linwood and Aiccis Bloom of Ventnor.

    LINWOOD—Saturday morning Stacey Rich’s home could have passed for the Easter Bunny’s workshop. Hundreds of baskets lined every flat surface in the living room, dining room, kitchen and family room and volunteers were quickly filling them with candy and small gifts.

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    Suzanne Marino/Michele Bush and Laura Ackley are donating 10 percent of their sales commission back into the communities they serve.

    LINWOOD – Laura Ackley of Somers Point and Michele Bush of Wildwood Crest are partners in Bush and Ackley Homes. They sell real estate through Coldwell Banker Casa Bella Homes and say they are bringing a new element to the settlement table that they hope gets people thinking about giving something back to their communities.

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Sweet deal Thursday; free cone day at Custard Hut

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, April 22, 2014 03:29 pm

  SOMERS POINT--For most folks, a big cake is a great way to celebrate a birthday. But Custard Hut owner Lou DeScioli has a pretty sweet plan to help him mark his famous Custard Hut’s milestone; 37 years in business.

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Traffic Advisory-Shore Road in Linwood

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Written by staff report Monday, April 21, 2014 05:34 pm


On Tuesday, April 22 and Wednesday, April 23, a lane shift/ stop and go traffic pattern will be in effect on Shore Road at Seaview Avenue in Linwood, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.  for utility work by the South Jersey Gas Co. Police will be on site to assist. Motorists are advised to allow for additional travel time or find an alternate route.

   

Two-car crash closes Tilton Road Update

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Monday, April 21, 2014 03:40 pm

NORTHFIELD – A two-car accident in the eastbound lane near Wendy’s Restaurant closed Tilton Road Monday afternoon, April 21, and sent one person to the hospital.

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Catching up on the Boston Marathon (updated)

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Monday, April 21, 2014 12:13 pm

Today is Patriots Day, and it marks the 117th Boston Marathon.  Because of last year's bombing, all eyes are focused on this year’s event, a chance for the city to say with gusto that “We’re back, bigger and better.”

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Trivia Times April 19, 2014 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Saturday, April 19, 2014 11:20 am

The big story for today is the Boston Marathon
On April 19, 1897, John J. McDermott of New York won the first Boston Marathon with a time of 2:55:10.
The Boston Marathon was the brainchild of Boston Athletic Association member and U.S. Olympic team manager John Graham, who was inspired by the marathon at the first modern Olympic Games in Athens in 1896.

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Donations help make firefighting smarter in Linwood

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Saturday, April 19, 2014 06:00 am

Suzanne Marino/Proud of the new Spotted Dog response system are from left, Linwood Fire Department Captain Steve Kroger, Chief Chick Kisby, Paul and Sandi D’Amato, who donated the system, Kerbeck Cadillac CFO Lou Calaefere, who provided the TV, and Marc Ginsberg. Suzanne Marino/Proud of the new Spotted Dog response system are from left, Linwood Fire Department Captain Steve Kroger, Chief Chick Kisby, Paul and Sandi D’Amato, who donated the system, Kerbeck Cadillac CFO Lou Calaefere, who provided the TV, and Marc Ginsberg.

LINWOOD – Thanks to two generous donations, the Linwood Fire Department has a very smart tool in its firefighting arsenal.
It’s not a hose or a pumper, rather it is the Spotted Dog dispatch response system, which connects to every firefighter in the department via their smart phone.    

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WMGM TV 40 to be dropped from NBC affiliates

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, April 18, 2014 01:07 pm

WMGM TV 40 home at 1601 New Road in Linwood. WMGM TV 40 home at 1601 New Road in Linwood.

LINWOOD – It appears that NBC will end its affiliation with WMGM TV 40 at the end of 2014.

A contract between NBC and Access 1 Communications, which manages the station, ran through 2012 but was extended through the end of this year. That contract is not expected to be renewed.

Headquartered at 1601 New Road in Linwood, WMGM TV 40 is the only television station in the state of New Jersey affiliated with a major network. It has been part of the NBC family of stations since the late 1960s.

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Making sure everyone fits inside the big picture at Seaview School

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, April 18, 2014 12:00 pm

Guys like to blow bubbles too! Seaview School fourth grade boys are from left, Jack Youngblood Veneman, Evan Himmelstein, Jake Hennelly, Jacob Mordzan, Mike Walton and Zach Rush. Guys like to blow bubbles too! Seaview School fourth grade boys are from left, Jack Youngblood Veneman, Evan Himmelstein, Jake Hennelly, Jacob Mordzan, Mike Walton and Zach Rush.

LINWOOD – Bubbles for Autism is the fun exercise that fits hand in hand with learning about autism at Seaview School. But the lesson began long before the kids headed to the playground to blow bubbles.

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