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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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Community spirit at the heart of Dave's Day (Video)

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, April 03, 2014 12:34 am

Participating in the Dave's Day 3-on-3 tournaments are from left are JoJo Schallus, 16, from MRHS, Nicole Piergross, 16, of Ocean City, Brielle Clarke, 16, from Absegami and Megan Stafford, 16, from MRHS. Participating in the Dave's Day 3-on-3 tournaments are from left are JoJo Schallus, 16, from MRHS, Nicole Piergross, 16, of Ocean City, Brielle Clarke, 16, from Absegami and Megan Stafford, 16, from MRHS.

 

NORTHFIELD – The sixth annual Dave's Day celebration at the Northfield Community School March 22 is an example of a community in action. Coach Dave Lewis passed away and left his family and his community to miss him. In his honor, they got together and had basketball clinics and games, lots of kid-friendly activities, music, food and raffles. Everyone agreed it was a fairly perfect day from morning till night.

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Helen Turner is 107 and darn proud of it (VIDEO)

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, April 02, 2014 05:23 pm

eady to be serenaded by her many well-wishers on her 107th birthday Tuesday, April 1 is Helen Turner. eady to be serenaded by her many well-wishers on her 107th birthday Tuesday, April 1 is Helen Turner.

LINWOOD – If the city were to name its most popular citizen, it would most certainly be Helen Turner, who celebrated her 107th birthday April 1 with her many friends at Brandywine Estates. Truth be told, everyone who meets Helen, calls her friend.

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Northfield developer withdraws application for condo complex

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Written by staff reports Wednesday, April 02, 2014 03:03 pm

NORTHFIELD – Developer Max Gurwitz withdrew his application Wednesday, April 2 for a use variance to build a 216-unit luxury condominium complex on Cresson Avenue behind the Tilton 8 and Imax Theater.

The application was scheduled to be heard by the Planning Board Thursday, April 3.

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County expects to award contract for Fire and Mill Road April 8

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Written by staff reports Wednesday, April 02, 2014 07:09 am

NORTHFIELD--Atlantic County is prepared to award a contract for the reconfiguration of the Fire and Mill roads intersection in Egg Harbor Township at the April 8 Board of Chosen Freeholders regularly scheduled meeting. The work includes the addition of traffic lanes to increase capacity and ease congestion at this heavily traveled intersection as well as pedestrian cross walks to enhance safety.

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Slusher earns ROTC scholarship

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Written by staff reports Tuesday, April 01, 2014 04:57 pm

Nick Slusher Nick Slusher Nick Slusher, a 2013 graduate of St. Augustine College Preparatory School, is attending University of Tampa majoring in mathematics. Slusher made the dean's list in his first semester and was awarded a 3 1/2 year Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Scholarship covering tuition, room and board and a monthly stipend.

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Geology rocks at Mainland

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Monday, March 31, 2014 03:00 pm

Stockton geology major, Sam Giancarli of Trenton shows the different types of sedimentary rocks to Mainland seniors, from left; Nikki Mazur, Devon Plant, Abbey Clouser and Jake Blumberg. Stockton geology major, Sam Giancarli of Trenton shows the different types of sedimentary rocks to Mainland seniors, from left; Nikki Mazur, Devon Plant, Abbey Clouser and Jake Blumberg.  LINWOOD – Mainland Regional High School World Language Department supervisor Kristen Lavery said the school is always looking to get students motivated to think about different careers and college majors. "We want to give our kids a chance to hear from professionals in the field as well as students currently pursuing a degree in different fields just to have them thinking about what might be of interest and where they find jobs down the road," said Lavery.

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Trivia Times March 30, 2014 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Sunday, March 30, 2014 05:00 am

trivia logo The big story today is the attempted assassination of President Ronald Reagan

On March 30, 1981, President Ronald Reagan is shot in the chest outside a Washington, D.C., hotel by  John Hinckley Jr. The president had just finished addressing a labor meeting at the Washington Hilton Hotel and was walking with his entourage to his limousine when Hinckley, standing among a group of reporters, fired six shots at the president, hitting Reagan and three of his attendants.

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Mainland municipalities introduce their budgets

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Saturday, March 29, 2014 12:39 pm

Linwood

Linwood City Council provided good news to residents when members introduced the 2014 budget at the March 12 meeting and said a decrease in the tax bill is possible.

The $12,404,235 proposed budget is $117,866 less than last year’s spending plan, partly due to the recently completed citywide reassessment, an increase in ratables and because expenses stabilized. However, due to the reassessment the tax rate will change, but it has yet to be set.

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