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    uniors Sharik Gilbert of Northfield and Tiana Fogg of Linwood add their thumbs to the banner against texting and driving.

    LINWOOD – Pledging not to text while driving, students in physical education classes at Mainland Regional High School April 17 filled out a card with their information as new or soon-to-be drivers. Rolling their thumb on an ink pad and adding their thumbprints to a banner emblazoned with “Texting Kills” that will hang in the hall, students…

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    Under the scrutiny of experts Linda Patterson Hinkle and Roy Clark is a lamp brought in to the Northfield Cultural Committee’s antiques appraisal night Thursday, April 10.

     

    NORTHFIELD – There was a little history on display at City Hall Thursday, April 10 as the Northfield Cultural Committee held its bi-annual antiques appraisal.
    Some in the audience members said they went looking in their attics and basements…

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    Crowds at Bayfest 2013 jam Bay Avenue in Somers Point, marking the unofficial kick off to the season. Bayfest is billed as the largest one-day event in South Jersey.

    SOMERS POINT – In its 26 years Bayfest has grown into the largest one-day event in South Jersey, according to organizers.
    Last year an estimated 38,000 visitors strolled along Bay Avenue soaking up a perfect spring…

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     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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    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…

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Honoring members of the ‘Greatest Generation’

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, April 09, 2014 04:21 pm

American Legion Post 295 Commander Mark Doherty and Milton Parker of Galloway, a 70-year member of the post. American Legion Post 295 Commander Mark Doherty and Milton Parker of Galloway, a 70-year member of the post. EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Milton Parker, 93, of Galloway and Francis Nugent, 92, of Northfield were the honored guests at the Harvey Johnson American Legion Post 295 luncheon Thursday, April 3 compliments of the Golden Corral where both men were feted for their longevity in the post.  

Parker is a 70-year member of the post.

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Northfield Superintendent Janice Fipp announces retirement

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, April 08, 2014 05:00 am

Janice Fipp Retiring Northfield School District Superintendent, Janice Fipp.  NORTHFIELD – Janice Fipp, the superintendent of the Northfield Community School, announced Monday that she has tendered her retirement papers to the business administrator and president of the Board of Education.

The surprise announcement by the 25-year veteran of the district came, Fipp said, after a great deal of thought.

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Catching trout and sunshine at Birch Grove Park (SLIDESHOW)

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Monday, April 07, 2014 10:00 pm

Now that is a keeper; 6-year old T.J. Kepner II of Somers Point is quite pleased with his winning catch. T.J. took first place in his age group. Now that is a keeper; 6-year old T.J. Kepner II of Somers Point is quite pleased with his winning catch. T.J. took first place in his age group.

NORTHFIELD—Saturday was the first day of trout season and after a winter we thought might never end participants were definitely enjoying a day in the park.
The New Jersey Division of Fish and Gaming stocked the lakes at Birch Grove earlier in the week just in time to start the season. According to park director Vickie Rudder the trout put in by the state were all supposed to be at least 7” which is also the minimum size for a keeper.

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Trivia Times April 6, 2013 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Sunday, April 06, 2014 12:46 pm

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The first modern Olympics is the Big Story for today

 On April 6, 1896, the Olympic Games, a long-lost tradition of ancient Greece, are reborn in Athens 1,500 years after being banned by Roman Emperor Theodosius I. At the opening of the Athens Games, King Georgios I of Greece and a crowd of 60,000 spectators welcomed athletes from 13 nations to the international competition.

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Artists Dwell here

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Sunday, April 06, 2014 12:00 am

Christina Walley of Galloway Township is pursuing her passion in art and creating original artwork at Dwell, an artist's space in Northfield and at her Etsy store The Little Red Closet, where she also sells vintage clothing. Christina Walley of Galloway Township is pursuing her passion in art and creating original artwork at Dwell, an artist's space in Northfield and at her Etsy store The Little Red Closet, where she also sells vintage clothing.  NORTHFIELD--Dwell, an artist's space owners Amy Sullivan and Ray Nunzi decided to turn their studio at 1600 New Rd. over to other local artists Saturday, March 22 for a special sale of locally made, hand crafted items.

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Trivia Times, April 5, 2014 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Saturday, April 05, 2014 05:37 pm

trivia logo The big story today is Pocahontas marriage to John Rolfe

Pocahontas, daughter of the chief of the Powhatan Indian confederacy, marries English tobacco planter John Rolfe in Jamestown, Virginia in 1614. The marriage ensured peace between the Jamestown settlers and the Powhatan Indians for several years.

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Mighty Math Minds

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Written by Laura Stetser Saturday, April 05, 2014 12:07 pm

From left in top row are Belhaven Middle School teachers Kristina Burns and Gina Wenzel, fifth-graders Mary Kate Merenich, Julianna Evinski, Shrey Patel, Daniel Wise and Jonah Begleiter; and Seaview Elementary School teacher Jennifer Costello. In front from left are Seaview fourth-graders Arya Patel, Mia Gagliardi, Jackson Waters, Aaryan Deshpande, Julia Thorton and Taylor Stauffer. From left in top row are Belhaven Middle School teachers Kristina Burns and Gina Wenzel, fifth-graders Mary Kate Merenich, Julianna Evinski, Shrey Patel, Daniel Wise and Jonah Begleiter; and Seaview Elementary School teacher Jennifer Costello. In front from left are Seaview fourth-graders Arya Patel, Mia Gagliardi, Jackson Waters, Aaryan Deshpande, Julia Thorton and Taylor Stauffer.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – When a recipe is a success, the next time you make it you tend to double it so there is enough to go around for all the hungry mouths clamoring for a piece.
On Saturday, the recipe being doubled was that of the area’s only regional mathematics tournament – the Jersey Shore Mathletes Competition – and instead of hungry mouths, there were 160 minds hungry for competition.

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Heart Heroes in Linwood Schools

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Saturday, April 05, 2014 12:00 pm

Presenting two automated external defribulator from the AtlantiCare Heart institute and Heart Heroes Program to the Linwood Schools are front from left; RoseMarie McCarthy RN of AtlantiCare, Ann Forshaw RN, the Belhaven School Nurse, District Superintendent Tom Baruffi and back row left is Steve Santiago of Stockton and cardiologist Vin Patel of AtlantiCare Heart Institute. Presenting two automated external defribulator from the AtlantiCare Heart institute and Heart Heroes Program to the Linwood Schools are front from left; RoseMarie McCarthy RN of AtlantiCare, Ann Forshaw RN, the Belhaven School Nurse, District Superintendent Tom Baruffi and back row left is Steve Santiago of Stockton and cardiologist Vin Patel of AtlantiCare Heart Institute.

LINWOOD--Continuing their mission of saving lives, RoseMarie McCarthy RN of AtlantiCare's Heart Institute and Heart Heroes program presented two automatic external defribulators to Belhaven School Nurse Ann Forshaw and District Superintendent, Tom Baruffi at the March 19 Linwood Board of Education meeting.

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