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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 grounds of Linwood Community Church band drifted across the town Saturday as the church held its annual end of…

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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.

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    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…

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    First day of School for students in Thursday, Sept. 4, a half day schedule. 

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Sticking it to the principal in Northfield

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Written by Suzanne Marino Friday, March 07, 2014 08:00 am

Students at NCS get to duct tape Principal Glenn Robbins to the wall in the gym as a reward. Students at NCS get to duct tape Principal Glenn Robbins to the wall in the gym as a reward. NORTHFIELD--Middle School Principal Glenn Robbins got himself into a pretty sticky situation with his students Friday, Feb. 21, and that was just fine with him.

"We put out a challenge to our kids in grades 5 to 8 from Jan. 2  to Feb. 21 to focus on maintaining grades of A, B and C, as well as not receiving any discipline, no detentions or suspensions," said Robbins.

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Northfield welcomes snowmen

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Written by staff reports Friday, March 07, 2014 01:00 am

Northfield librarian Aubrey Gerhart and the newest reader in Northfield Northfield librarian Aubrey Gerhart and the newest reader in Northfield  NORTHFIELD - In honor of March being Snowman Appreciation Month, the Otto Bruyns Public Library of Northfield would like to publicly announce that it is a snowman friendly library. 

Librarian Aubrey Gerhardt said snowmen are so comfortable there, they have one hanging around the front of the library reading a book. The library will screen the movie "Frozen" on Tuesday, March 18 to celebrate snowmen everywhere.


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Putting on the glitz for a good cause in Linwood

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, March 05, 2014 05:00 pm

Linwood Education Foundation Gala  LINWOOD – Saturday, March 15 marks the annual Linwood Education Foundation Gala. It is the biggest fundraiser of the year for the educational support group.

The LEF augments the district’s budget each year with some of the nice-to-have items that are not funded through taxes. The group has purchased computers, Smart Boards, 3-D printers, laptops, cameras and much more, along with supporting the many clubs and activities in the Seaview and Belhaven Schools.

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Somers Point's Glasser heads Atlantic County Mayors Association

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, March 05, 2014 03:58 pm

Somers Point City Council President Maureen Kern presents Mayor Jack Glasser with a resolution honoring his installation as the president of the Atlantic County Mayors Association. Somers Point City Council President Maureen Kern presents Mayor Jack Glasser with a resolution honoring his installation as the president of the Atlantic County Mayors Association.

SOMERS POINT – Mayor Jack Glasser will be the first person to say he loves his home town and loves his job as mayor of the city where the shore starts. He is taking the job of mayor one step further and was recently installed as the president of the Atlantic County Mayors Association.  City Council honored Glasser for taking on additional responsibilities at its Feb. 27 meeting.

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Mill Road construction set to begin Thursday

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Written by Staff Report Wednesday, March 05, 2014 12:33 pm

 NORTHFIELD--Weather delayed the planned March 3 commencement of the construction project on Mill Road in Northfield. According to Linda Gilmore, spokesperson for Atlantic County the project is set to commence and motorists are advised to look for the detour.

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Police Lt. Colin Hickey is 25 years on the job

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, March 05, 2014 01:49 am

Linwood City Councilman Darren Matick reads a resolution honoring Linwood Police Lieutenant Colin Hickey for his 25 years of service. Linwood City Councilman Darren Matick reads a resolution honoring Linwood Police Lieutenant Colin Hickey for his 25 years of service.

LINWOOD—Police Lieutenant Colin Hickey was rather low key when City Council honored him for 25 years on the force at the Feb. 26 meeting. Many of Hickey’s co-workers and friends were on hand to congratulate on a quarter century of keeping the peace in the city.

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Carnival, Seaview School style (slideshow)

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, March 04, 2014 11:42 pm

Seaview School fourth grade students from left Julianna DiNofrio, Olivia Molineaux and Julia Thornton, all 10 let their inner rock star shine at the winter carnival as they head into the photo booth. Seaview School fourth grade students from left Julianna DiNofrio, Olivia Molineaux and Julia Thornton, all 10 let their inner rock star shine at the winter carnival as they head into the photo booth.

LINWOOD – Seaview Elementary School was hopping Friday night, Feb 28 with the Winter Carnival. It is an end of the winter tradition that stretches back more than two decades.

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Weeks elected to NJ Association of School Business Officials Board of Directors

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Written by Suzanne Marino Tuesday, March 04, 2014 03:52 pm

Linwood School District Business Administrator and NJASBO Vice-president Teri  Weeks Linwood School District Business Administrator and NJASBO Vice-president Teri Weeks  Linwood School District Business Administrator and Board Secretary Teri J. Weeks was elected second vice-president of the New Jersey Association of School Business Officials (NJASBO.)  Her term runs through the end of the year and will then assume the duties of the first vice-president.

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Student-driven ‘Dive in for Diabetes’ raises funds and awareness

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Written by Suzanne Marino Monday, March 03, 2014 02:41 pm

The boys and girls swim teams from Mainland Regional High School participated in a lap swim that raised funds for diabetes research. The boys and girls swim teams from Mainland Regional High School participated in a lap swim that raised funds for diabetes research. LINWOOD – Mainland senior Casey Butrus of Linwood will head off to Boston or Pittsburgh or maybe College Park in the fall, but what she started to honor her grandfather’s memory at her alma mater raised funds and awareness about diabetes in the community.

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Getting to know you Oscar

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Sunday, March 02, 2014 01:56 pm

popcorn clipart It is Hollywood's big night; the 86th annual Academy Awards presentation, and it will be seen live by a global audience that CNN estimates at somewhere in the neighborhood of 400 million. Everyone loves the movies.  How about a little prep for this evening's big event? Here are some facts and a few questions that will make you rather Oscar savvy when the red carpet rolls out and the curtain goes up in Los Angeles.

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Trivia Times March 1, 2014

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Written by Suzanne Marino Saturday, March 01, 2014 11:00 am

The Big Story for March 1 is the Lindbergh kidnapping
On this day in 1932, Charles Lindbergh III, the 20-month-old son of aviation hero Charles Lindbergh, is kidnapped from the family's new home in Hopewell, New Jersey.

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Kristen Polak and Sue Hinman are Northfield teachers of the year

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, February 28, 2014 07:52 pm

Teacher of the year is third grade teacher at the Northfield Community School is Sue Hinman Teacher of the year is third grade teacher at the Northfield Community School is Sue Hinman NORTHFIELD—The Board of Education recently honored two veteran educators as the Northfield Community School Teachers of the Year – Kristen Polak and Sue Hinman. Both teachers have taken on the role of mentors and leaders among their peers.

Sue Hinman, 36, lives in Northfield. She teaches third grade and has been in the district for 13 years.

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Atlantic City Restaurant Week preview party offers a tease of what's to come (SLIDESHOW)

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Written by Suzanne Marino Thursday, February 27, 2014 05:37 pm

Sergio Soste of Gallagher’s inside Resorts Casino is more than tempting with his specially prepared pork tenderloin at the Atlantic City restaurant week preview party at the Atlantic City Country Club in Northfield Wednesday, Feb. 26.  Sergio Soste of Gallagher’s inside Resorts Casino is more than tempting with his specially prepared pork tenderloin at the Atlantic City restaurant week preview party at the Atlantic City Country Club in Northfield Wednesday, Feb. 26.

NORTHFIELD – Several hundred guests at the Atlantic City Country Club had a chance to tease their taste buds at a preview party Wednesday, Feb. 26 for the sixth annual Atlantic City Restaurant Week Sunday through Saturday, March 2-8.

The preview party gives attendees a chance to sample offerings from restaurants participating in the event and map out plans for where they might like to have lunch or dinner. 

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Somers Point Police Blotter, Feb. 27, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, February 27, 2014 12:00 am

Somers Point Police Police Blotter information is supplied by local police departments and other law enforcement agencies. All persons named are presumed innocent unless proven guilty. 

The Somers Point Police Department made 11 adult arrests for the reporting period Feb. 17-24, including one warrant arrest.

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Northfield Police Blotter, Feb. 27, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, February 27, 2014 12:00 am

Northfield Police

Police Blotter information is supplied by local police departments and other law enforcement agencies. All persons named are presumed innocent unless proven guilty.

The Northfield Police Department had 167 calls for service, made 110 property checks, investigated eight motor vehicle crashes, made 102 motor vehicle stops and issued 43 motor vehicle summonses and made four warrant arrests for the reporting period Feb. 17-23.

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Mainland Channel is moving

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, February 27, 2014 12:00 am

Local access Mainland Channel has moved from their familiar Channel 2 location to Channel 97.

It will have the same content, same everything but a new location on the dial. Feb. 28 is the first day the Mainland Channel will be on channel 97. 

   

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