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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…

  • Downbeach Current

    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…

  • Mainland Current

    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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6 arrested in attempted carjacking in Somers Point

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Written by Staff Report Wednesday, August 13, 2014 03:30 pm

somers point police logo SOMERS POINT — Police here have made six arrests in the case of an attempted carjacking at the intersection of Rte 9, New Road and Rte 52 which is McArthur Blvd. on one side and Laurel Drive on the other.

According to police, the accused went up to a car stopped at the traffic light and brandished weapons, demanding that the driver get out of the car. The driver did not get out, but sped off without any further incident.

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Residential burglary under investigation in Northfield

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Written by Staff Report Wednesday, August 13, 2014 03:05 pm

NORTHFIELD--The Northfield Police Department responded to a report of a burglary on Aug. 11 in the area of Catherine Avenue and Shore Road.

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Digging in at Veterans Park

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Written by Suzanne Marino Wednesday, August 13, 2014 12:00 pm

Helping hands at Northfield’s Veterans Park Friday, Aug. 8 are from left Korean War veteran Bob Webb, Steve Vain, Avery Notaro, Ayden Notaro, Dave Notaro and Olivia Notaro. Helping hands at Northfield’s Veterans Park Friday, Aug. 8 are from left Korean War veteran Bob Webb, Steve Vain, Avery Notaro, Ayden Notaro, Dave Notaro and Olivia Notaro. NORTHFIELD—Volunteers rolled up their sleeves Friday, Aug. 8 pitched in and made improvements to Veterans Park on Oak Avenue. Former City Councilman Dave Notaro brought in equipment from his hardscaping and construction business and with the help of another former City Councilman, Steve Vain and Korean War veteran, Bob Webb created a new space for residents and friends of the park to remember veterans and others with a commemorative brick.

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West Nile Virus found in two additional Linwood samples

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Written by Staff Report Tuesday, August 12, 2014 05:03 pm

A dead bird and a mosquito sample collected from Wilson Ave. in Linwood have each been confirmed positive for West Nile Virus, announced the Atlantic County Division of Public Health.  Earlier this month four mosquito samples and a bird collected from Vernon Avenue in Linwood were confirmed positive for the mosquito-borne disease in addition to four positive mosquito samples collected from Zion Road in Northfield.

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Linwood native shows it takes talent and grit to star in 'Sound of Music'

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, August 12, 2014 12:20 pm

The von Trapp family ready to delight the audience with “Edelweiss;” featuring Rachel Olivo, Matt Lischin, Bridget McMenamin, Victoria Robertson, Craig Mulhern, Sophie Goldstein, Kate Michel as the children and Rachel Handler of Linwood as Maria and Jefferson Heller of Ventnor as Capt. Von Trapp.  The von Trapp family ready to delight the audience with “Edelweiss;” featuring Rachel Olivo, Matt Lischin, Bridget McMenamin, Victoria Robertson, Craig Mulhern, Sophie Goldstein, Kate Michel as the children and Rachel Handler of Linwood as Maria and Jefferson Heller of Ventnor as Capt. Von Trapp. Opening Thursday in Margate
MARGATE — One of the most beloved shows of all time will open Thursday, Aug. 14 at the Dominick A. Potena Performing Arts Center with the Beth El Synagogue summer production of Rogers and Hammerstein’s "The Sound of Music."

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Paddle-out remembers Mainland football players lost three years ago

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Monday, August 11, 2014 03:04 pm

Brian Khoury, whose brother Dean was one of the four lost in a car accident three years ago, signals to the other surfers before heading out in the water Thursday, Aug. 7 in Longport. Brian Khoury, whose brother Dean was one of the four lost in a car accident three years ago, signals to the other surfers before heading out in the water Thursday, Aug. 7 in Longport. Wednesday, Aug. 20 will mark three years since a freak accident on the Garden State Parkway claimed the lives of four Mainland Mustang football players and changed the lives of every student and staff member at the school.

Casey Brenner, Edgar Bozzi, Nick Conner and Dean Khoury would have enjoyed the Thursday evening’s group paddle-out on the beach at 30th Avenue in Longport. They would have been happy to hang with their friends on the beach; talking and joking together before heading out past the breakers on their surfboards.

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Letter: Thank you for supporting MRHS baseball team

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Written by Billy Kern Sunday, August 10, 2014 11:19 am

Thank you all very much for supporting a fantastic group of young men. Thank you all very much for supporting a fantastic group of young men. To the editor:

Now that the dust has settled, I wanted to take a minute to thank the students, faculty, administration, and community of Mainland Regional High School for the overwhelming support of our baseball team throughout the 2014 NJSIAA baseball playoffs. 

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Northfield reads in record numbers

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Written by Suzanne Marino Sunday, August 10, 2014 12:42 am

Lydia Bickel of Northfield checks out “Digital Photography” and breaks the Otto Bruyns Library record for number of items checked out in a month. Lydia Bickel of Northfield checks out “Digital Photography” and breaks the Otto Bruyns Library record for number of items checked out in a month. With five days remaining July, Lydia Bickel of Northfield checked out “Digital Photography,” breaking the record set in July 2010 of 3,539 items circulated from the Otto Bruyns Public Library in Northfield.

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Trivia Times Aug. 9, 2014 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Saturday, August 09, 2014 10:18 am

The Big Story today is the resignation of Richard Milhous Nixon

It was 40 years ago today, Aug. 9, 1974 in accordance with his statement of resignation the previous evening, Richard M. Nixon officially ends his term as the 37th president of the United States at noon. Before departing with his family in a helicopter from the White House lawn, he smiled farewell and enigmatically raised his arms in a victory or peace salute. The helicopter door was then closed, and the Nixon family began their journey home to San Clemente, California. Richard Nixon was the first U.S. president to resign from office.

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Make plans for the Show us your Shoes Parade

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Written by Suzanne Marino Thursday, August 07, 2014 05:10 pm

Miss America 2014 Nina Davuluri in the 2013 Show us your Shoes Parade. Miss America 2014 Nina Davuluri in the 2013 Show us your Shoes Parade. ATLANTIC CITY--The Miss America Show us your Shoes Parade is set for Saturday, Sept. 13, stepping off at the Garden Pier at 5 p.m. The Miss America Organization released the location of the free viewing areas along with ticket sales.

The parade this year will feature floats, bands, dignitaries, military heroes, celebrities, youth groups, special unites, the Forever Miss Americas and the 53 Miss America contestants answering the calls from the crowd to “Show us your shoes.”

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National Night Out is a big success

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, August 06, 2014 04:29 pm

Making the most of National Night Out in Somers Point are from left Making the most of National Night Out in Somers Point are from left

In Northfield, where National Night Out was cancelled and then brought back from the brink, a huge crowd enjoying the evening at the Northfield Community School underscored the popularity of the police-community event.
A petting zoo, inflatables, giveaways, pick up games of basketball, firefighting equipment and plenty of games and a cook out made for a good night. Shannon Campbell of the NFPD said more than 1,000 had stopped by for a hot dog.

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West Nile Virus found in Atlantic County mosquito samples and crows

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Written by Staff Report Wednesday, August 06, 2014 12:00 am

West Nile Virus, a mosquito-borne disease, has been confirmed in eight mosquito pool samples. West Nile Virus, a mosquito-borne disease, has been confirmed in eight mosquito pool samples. Confirmed samples found in Linwood and Northfield

West Nile Virus, a mosquito-borne disease, has been confirmed in eight mosquito pool samples, four taken from Northfield and four from Linwood, in addition to two crows collected from Linwood, according to the Atlantic County Division of Public Health.

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Somers Point, Linwood, Northfield In Your Town, edition of Aug. 7, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, August 06, 2014 12:00 am

Wonderful Life of Bats

The Somers Point Library is hosting Morpho Productions from 1-2:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7 and a program on local and tropical bats, including a vampire bat. Learn how bats control the insect population and help pollinate night blooming flowers. A T-shirt activity will follow. The cost for the shirt is $4 or bring your own. Registration required 609-927-7113.

Summer Concert Series

The music continues at the William Morrow Beach on Bay Avenue with the free Somers Point Summer Concert Series. This Friday, Aug. 8 it is the Dan Burke Band.  Don't miss this great new Americana band playing all the favorites from Bob Dylan, The Band, REM, Phish and more.  Music starts at 7 p.m.

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Digging into science at the Linwood Library

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, August 05, 2014 08:10 pm

Seaview School teacher and Linwood Library Mad Scientist, Marisa Hieb talks about the rain to children at the Linwood Library event Fri. Aug. 1. Seaview School teacher and Linwood Library Mad Scientist, Marisa Hieb talks about the rain to children at the Linwood Library event Fri. Aug. 1. LINWOOD—Summertime and the learning is fun at the Linwood Library where this summers fun educational series is “The Mad Scientists” featuring local educators as the special guest scientists each week. The program coincides with the summer reading theme “Fizz, Boom, Read,” a science based program, according to Linwood Library Director, Maria Moss.

Kicking off the series Friday August 1 was Marisa Hieb, a Seaview School teacher who came up with the program for the library. Her lesson was “Rain, rain where did you come from?” and the would-be scientists in the audience enjoyed it.

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Belhaven School supply list for the year

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Written by staff report Tuesday, August 05, 2014 02:00 pm

Before you head to the store to shop for your student, check out what the school would like to see inside your child’s backpack as they head off to class this upcoming year.

Belhaven School Supply List

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Seaview School supply list

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Written by staff report Tuesday, August 05, 2014 02:00 pm

Before you head to your favorite back to school supplier, check out what the teachers are requesting your child to have in their backpack when they head to Seaview School in Linwood after Labor Day.

2014-2015 Seaview School suggested supplies

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