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    Seniors Josh Ludwig of Northfield and Andrew Lavery of Egg Harbor Township are the emcees for the annual lip sync contest Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 3 and 4 at Mainland Regional High School. LINWOOD – One of the most popular events on the Mainland Regional High School calendar is the annual lip sync contest, which gives every student the opportunity to channel their…

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    Adam Woodland, 5, of Linwood tells Santa what he would like to find under his tree on Christmas morning. In Linwood - Arboretum tree lighting doubles the fun

    LINWOOD--Rain delayed light-up night in Linwood until Wednesday, Dec. 3, but the extra day brought a big crowd to the Linwood Arboretum for the holiday festivities planned by the Board of Recreation.

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    Longport Media WMGM-TV NBC40LINWOOD – There have been rumors swirling about what is to become of local news station WMGM-TV NBC40 when the station ceases to be an NBC affiliate Jan. 1.

    Station manager Roger Powe stepped forward during the 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts Tuesday, Dec. 9to give viewers an idea of what to expect in the upcoming weeks and months from South Jersey’s only TV station.

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    Jeff Lischin is the newest member of Northfield City Council

    NORTHFIELD—City Council is up to a full compliment now with the addition of Jeff Lischin who was chosen at a special meeting Monday, Dec. 8 to fill the seat vacated when Erland Chau moved from Ward 1 councilmember to mayor of Northfield. 

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    Antonino’s Jo-Jo’s closed their doors effective November 30.

    NORTHFIELD—Popular Italian restaurant, Antonino’s Jo-Jo’s Café Italiano shocked many of their faithful patrons by closing their doors November 30. They served dinner as usual to many Saturday, November 29 and that was the end of the road for Jo-Jo’s.

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    Korean War veteran Gene Corcoran of Linwood plays Taps during the Somers Point Pearl Harbor service.

    SOMERS POINT—They gathered on the beach in Somers Point Sunday to commemorate the 73rd anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Many were present to remember the fallen and those who survived; the AMVETS, the Korean War Veterans, the Vietnam Veterans, the American Legion, the Legion Riders and the Sons of the American Legion along with dignitaries, residents and relatives of the survivors…

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Celebrating Somers Point schools

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, December 03, 2014 03:04 pm

Turkeys created by Somers Point elementary school students are on display in the Somers Point Acme. Turkeys created by Somers Point elementary school students are on display in the Somers Point Acme. The Somers Point School District joined the National Education Association, Parent Connection Committee and thousands of schools nationwide in celebrating American Education Week Nov 17-22. This year’s theme was "Great public schools: A basic right, and our responsibility,"

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Letter: Where are the women on ‘blue ribbon’ committee?

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, December 03, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

Nice to read that our Linwood mayor appointed a 14-member "blue ribbon committee" to create a recreation master plan – but really, are there only three women he could find in this whole city to be a part of this? Just wondering.

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15 sworn in as volunteer advocates for children in foster care

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Written by Staff Report Tuesday, December 02, 2014 12:00 pm

CASA The new Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children of Atlantic and Cape May Counties sworn in by Superior Court Judge Damon Tyner Nov. 20 are Monica Fox, Roberta Wallace, Noreen Mostafa, Connie Hay and Kate Snyder of Galloway; Jacqueline Freund of Egg Harbor Township; Christine Fuhs of Mays Landing; Suzanne Sule and Carole Weidman of Linwood; Gwen Buchanan of Avalon; Yvonne Unrath of Cape May Court House; Hope Waldron of Sea Isle; Merv Cherrin of Ocean City; Sarah Marcelliano of Del Haven and Janet Ariza of Cape May.

SOMERS POINT – Fifteen Atlantic and Cape May county residents were sworn in as Court Appointed Special Advocates by Superior Court Judge Damon Tyner Nov. 20 at a ceremony in Somers Point.

The swearing-in capped 30 hours of classroom instruction in child advocacy for the volunteers, who will advocate in court on behalf of abused and neglected children who are living in foster care. The ultimate goal is place the children in safe, permanent homes as quickly as possible.

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Drunk driving enforcement crackdown begins this week

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, December 02, 2014 06:20 am

Friends don't let friends drive drunk. Take the keys. Friends don't let friends drive drunk. Take the keys.

Law enforcement officials from Somers Point and Linwood will be cracking down on drunk drivers as part of the annual holiday season “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” statewide campaign. 

Beginning Dec. 5 and continuing through Jan. 2, local and state law enforcement officials will conduct saturation patrols and sobriety checkpoints looking for motorists who may be driving while intoxicated.

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Congregation Beth Israel Honors Torah

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Written by Staff Report Monday, December 01, 2014 04:30 pm

Rabbi David M. Weis reads from the Torah as students Quinn Smith, left, of Northfield and Madison Hafetz of Linwood chant the blessing before the reading. Rabbi David M. Weis reads from the Torah as students Quinn Smith, left, of Northfield and Madison Hafetz of Linwood chant the blessing before the reading. Members of Congregation Beth Israel gathered for a special service on Simchat Torah to begin the cycle of reading the Torah, the five books of the Hebrew bible.

This year’s B’nai Mitzvah students and their families participated in the service by standing near their Torah portions as the sacred scroll was unrolled. The service featured the congregation singing and dancing with the Torah, and live music from the Congregation Beth Israel musicians.

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Cub Scouts from Pack 87 in Somers Point help neighbors with leaf cleanup

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, December 01, 2014 03:17 pm

Pack 87 Cub Scouts who collected 109 bags of donated food from their neighbors in Somers Point for the Grace Lutheran Church Food Bank Saturday, Nov. 15 are Andrew Alexis, Carson Endicott, Aaron Morton, Jaxson Carmichael, Tomas Cervantes, Nathan Biersbach, Joey Wilkinson, Nathan Fontana, Christian Martinez, Peter Burns, Zachery Hodges and Ben Young. Pack 87 Cub Scouts who collected 109 bags of donated food from their neighbors in Somers Point for the Grace Lutheran Church Food Bank Saturday, Nov. 15 are Andrew Alexis, Carson Endicott, Aaron Morton, Jaxson Carmichael, Tomas Cervantes, Nathan Biersbach, Joey Wilkinson, Nathan Fontana, Christian Martinez, Peter Burns, Zachery Hodges and Ben Young. Cubs are scouting for food and helping neighbors 

SOMERS POINT — Cub Scouts from Pack 87 have been busy helping members of the community with fall yard work and raking leaves. The Scouts also did their part to help families that are struggling in their community by conducting a food drive to help replenish the shelves at the Grace Lutheran Church Food Bank.

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Chau sworn in as Northfield mayor

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Sunday, November 30, 2014 10:50 pm

Northfield Mayor Erland Chau, second from right, gathers with his extended family, from left, Alicia Burns, Bob Burns, Jacqueline Dewees, his mother Betty Chau, and his brother-in-law Councilman Greg Dewees after the his swearing-in Tuesday, Nov. 18. Northfield Mayor Erland Chau, second from right, gathers with his extended family, from left, Alicia Burns, Bob Burns, Jacqueline Dewees, his mother Betty Chau, and his brother-in-law Councilman Greg Dewees after the his swearing-in Tuesday, Nov. 18. NORTHFIELD – There is a new mayor in City Hall. Republican Erland Chau took the oath of office Friday, Nov. 14, and Councilman Cliff Murray was also sworn in.

Chau defeated Democrat Paul Utts to win the mayoral race, and Murray defeated Democrat Clem Scharff to win the Ward 1 spot on council in the general election Nov. 4.

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Committee appointed to create recreation master plan in Linwood

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Sunday, November 30, 2014 08:00 pm

All Wars Memorail Park in Linwood All Wars Memorial Park in Linwood LINWOOD – Mayor Richard DePamphilis announced at the Nov. 12 City Council meeting the appointment of a 14-member committee to take on the task of creating a recreation master plan for All Wars Memorial Park and the property of the old Poplar Avenue School, which is slated for demolition.

An artists rendering at City Hall shows various ideas for the recreation fields, including an artificial turf field. The mayor said the rendering is just ideas that will be discussed down the road. 

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It's game over as Jester’s Playhouse closes

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Saturday, November 29, 2014 12:00 am

NORTHFIELD – Jester’s Playhouse on Tilton Road, a source for comic books, graphic novels, electronic and strategy games and a gathering spot for gamers and gaming events for 18 years, closed Sunday, Nov. 30, citing the rising cost of products combined with the recent casino closings and their trickle-down effect.

Jester’s announced the plans to close in its weekly email to customers. 

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Chief Arthur R. Brown Foundation 22nd Scholarship dinner Wednesday

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Written by Staff Report Saturday, November 29, 2014 12:00 am

SOMERS POINT—Assemblyman Chris Brown announced that the Chief Arthur R. Brown Jr. Foundation is holding their twenty second annual award banquet Wednesday. The Foundation will award 11 scholarships to high school seniors Wednesday, Dec. 3 at Greate Bay Country Club as part of their ongoing effort to recognize local high school students and help them as they begin their next journey.  The scholarship is based on scholastic merit and financial need. 

The foundation will also present their annual citizen of the year award to Marylynn Graham in recognition to her dedication and commitment to the community.

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First instant decision day at Mainland gets high marks

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, November 28, 2014 04:47 pm

Mainland Regional High School senior Brendan Houlker, 18, of Linwood walks away from instant decision day Friday, Nov. 14 with acceptances from three colleges. Mainland Regional High School senior Brendan Houlker, 18, of Linwood walks away from instant decision day Friday, Nov. 14 with acceptances from three colleges. LINWOOD – Almost 80 Mainland Regional High School students walked into school the morning of Nov. 14 as high school seniors and walked out at the end of the day as accepted college students.

For students like Brendan Houlker of Linwood, it was a day that started off with a measure of anxiety and finished with a sense of accomplishment and relief. Houlker sat down with three different college admissions officers and walked away with an acceptance to each of their respective schools.

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Thankful for their feast in Somers Point

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, November 26, 2014 04:01 pm

The original Pilgrims and Native American might not have enjoyed their feast to celebrate the harvest as much as their 2014 counterparts do. From left are Nick Cerchiaro, Ryan Mallen, Matthew Abbott, TJ Biglin, Zach Azotea and Ava Lipari. The original Pilgrims and Native American might not have enjoyed their feast to celebrate the harvest as much as their 2014 counterparts do. From left are Nick Cerchiaro, Ryan Mallen, Matthew Abbott, TJ Biglin, Zach Azotea and Ava Lipari. SOMERS POINT—The Pilgrim girls with their bonnets and boys with their tall black capotain hats sat with their Native American friends dressed in vests and headbands to enjoy a sumptuous Thanksgiving feast Wednesday afternoon at St. Joseph Regional School. It is an annual tradition the second grade students get to enjoy. 

The tables were set with placemats the students had made with what they were thankful for. While some are thankful for their country, their school and their friends Ryan is thankful for his family and Ava is thankful for her new puppy and Zach is thankful for cake.

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Linwood Library was booked on Sunday

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, November 25, 2014 05:06 pm

Jacki Kellum talks turkey and makes them with Charlotte Evinsky. Jacki Kellum talks turkey and makes them with Charlotte Evinsky.

The Linwood Library welcomed patrons to spend a bit of their Sunday afternoon at the library Nov. 16 while staff and members of the Friends of the Linwood Library showed off some of the services and technology the library has available. More than 100 people stopped in to check out a book, hear music, use the computer or socialize over a snack.

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Check out what volunteerism has accomplished at American Legion Post 295

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, November 25, 2014 06:00 am

There to help the morning of Nov. 15 are volunteer post crashers at the American Legion Post 295 on Mill Rd. in Northfield. There to help the morning of Nov. 15 are volunteer post crashers at the American Legion Post 295 on Mill Rd. in Northfield.

NORTHFIELD—The Harvey D. Johnson American Legion Post 295 has been experiencing a dramatic rebirth over the last six months. The work is thanks to the post crashers; volunteers who provide the muscle and the enthusiasm to get the job, just about any job accomplished.
The main room was in desperate need of paint, a new ceiling, lights, a new floor in the entryway, the bar area and the kitchen. The hardwood floor was in good shape once it was cleaned. The back yard was badly overgrown. The lion’s share of those jobs are now checked off the to-do list.

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Charter Tech talent show winner puts his best foot forward

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Monday, November 24, 2014 04:36 pm

The top three finishers from the CharterTech High School for the Performing Arts Share the Love talent show are, from left, Eve Tjoumakarisi, 15, of Linwood; Alexis Mathis, 13, of Mullica; and Bobby LeMaire, 17, of Cape May Court House. The top three finishers from the CharterTech High School for the Performing Arts Share the Love talent show are, from left, Eve Tjoumakarisi, 15, of Linwood; Alexis Mathis, 13, of Mullica; and Bobby LeMaire, 17, of Cape May Court House. SOMERS POINT – Charter Tech High School for the Performing Arts welcomed students ages 8-18 from around the region to the stage for the eighth annual Share the Love Community Talent Show Thursday, Nov. 13.

Students showed off their talents for a chance to win cash prizes, studio time, and a recording session with teacher Lew London. The show attracted students from Mainland Regional High School, Belhaven Middle School, Absegami High School, Cedar Creek High School, St. Joseph’s Regional School, Little Egg Harbor Elementary School, Pinelands Regional Jr. High School, Mullica Middle School and Ocean City Intermediate School took to the stage, along with CharterTech students.

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Trivia Times November 22, 2014 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Saturday, November 22, 2014 05:49 am


The big story for November 22 is the assassination of President Kennedy
John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States, is assassinated while traveling through Dallas in a convertible.
First lady Jacqueline Kennedy rarely accompanied her husband on political outings, but she was beside him, along with Texas Governor John Connally and his wife, for a 10-mile motorcade through downtown Dallas on Nov. 22. The Kennedys and Connallys waved at the enthusiastic crowds gathered along the parade route.

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