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    Somers Point’s newest Eagle Scout, Will Fausey with City Councilman Sean McGuigan, left and Atlantic County Freeholder and former Councilman John Risley.

    SOMERS POINT—Will Fausey will be entering his junior year at Mainland in a few weeks but he added something very important to his resume over the summer vacation; he became an Eagle Scout. The 16-year old, a member of Somers Point Boy Scout Troop 55 and he wanted to come up with a…

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    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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    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
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    Nine year old Tyler Jacob Reynolds of Egg Harbor Township came to the circus on Wednesday afternoon dressed for the occasion.HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – The Cole Bros. Circus rolled into town on Wednesday, August 6 for the first of a five day engagement at the Atlantic City Race Course. The circus is celebrating its 130th anniversary this year making it America’s oldest big top circus. There are two performances daily at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m.

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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

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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. 

   

Chili cook off is a hot ticket in Linwood

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Written by Greg Marino Wednesday, February 26, 2014 05:23 pm

Chili chefs Kerri Neiderer and her daughter Lily offer their 99 percent fat free turkey chili with black beans and corn for the discerning palates at the Knights of Columbus John J. Heinz Chili Cook Off at Our Lady of Sorrows Saturday, Feb. 22. Chili chefs Kerri Neiderer and her daughter Lily offer their 99 percent fat free turkey chili with black beans and corn for the discerning palates at the Knights of Columbus John J. Heinz Chili Cook Off at Our Lady of Sorrows Saturday, Feb. 22. LINWOOD--The John J. Heinz 12th annual Chili Cook Off, sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Council 12868, brought out a big crowd to at Our Lady of Sorrows Church parish hall Saturday, Feb. 22.

Whether they were hungry for a scoop of hot chili or an evening with friends, patrons brought their appetites, sampling comfort food for every palate, whether they craved spicy, medium or mild.

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Atlantic County set to begin Maple Run Bridge replacement next week

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Written by Suzanne Marino Tuesday, February 25, 2014 02:05 pm

 NORTHFIELD--Work is set to begin Monday, March 3 for the $1 million county road improvement project of a full replacement of Maple Run Bridge on Mill Road that lies on the border of Northfield and Egg Harbor Township. Signage alerting motorsts have been in place for several weeks.

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High winds claim shed at Northfield Veteran’s Park

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Saturday, February 22, 2014 01:41 pm

NORTHFIELD—While we were spared the worst of the ice storm a week ago, the high winds did wreak some havoc. The Veterans Park on Oak Ave. lost the shed volunteers had installed in the fall to protect the control valve for the irrigation system.

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Trivia Times February 22, 2014 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Saturday, February 22, 2014 06:01 am

 

The miracle on ice is the big story for February 22
In one of the most dramatic upsets in Olympic history, the underdog U.S. hockey team, made up of college players, defeats the four-time defending gold-medal winning Soviet team at the XIII Olympic Winter Games in Lake Placid, New York. The Soviet squad, previously regarded as the finest in the world, fell to the youthful American team 4-3 before a frenzied crowd of 10,000 spectators. Two days later, the Americans defeated Finland 4-2 to clinch the hockey gold.

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A league of their own in Somers Point

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, February 21, 2014 04:42 pm

Members of the 1974 Somers Point girls’ softball league in their team photo. Helen Treen (unfortunately is not in the photo) started the league, coached and remained active in the league for a number of years. Her daughter, Cindy Treen, is in the front row, second from right./Submitted Members of the 1974 Somers Point girls’ softball league in their team photo. Helen Treen (unfortunately is not in the photo) started the league, coached and remained active in the league for a number of years. Her daughter, Cindy Treen, is in the front row, second from right./Submitted

SOMERS POINT—Cindy Treen of Somers Point was digging through some old pictures and came across a 1974 Somers Point Girl’s Softball team photos. She recalled vividly the time when girl’s sports were non existent.

“I had two brothers who played baseball and we were always at the park; I wanted to play but there was no team for girls; there was nothing,” said Treen. Other moms were saying the same; there is nothing for the girls to do. Title IX giving parity to women’s sports was just coming into its own and the girls wanted a league of their own.

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Volunteers to bring MRHS back to the ’90s

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, February 21, 2014 01:00 pm

The Tuesday night crew of MRHS after prom volunteers along with the cast of colourful characters they are creating need a hand preparing for the June 6 late-night event.  From left are Sharon Ianole, Dana Loefflad, Ann Jungels, Ted Khoury, Carmela Crisanto, Heather Blair, Mary Sundra, Dana and Emily Sauerwald, Mike Owen, Carol Milligan, Eileen Nixon and Debbie Blake. The Tuesday night crew of MRHS after prom volunteers along with the cast of colourful characters they are creating need a hand preparing for the June 6 late-night event. From left are Sharon Ianole, Dana Loefflad, Ann Jungels, Ted Khoury, Carmela Crisanto, Heather Blair, Mary Sundra, Dana and Emily Sauerwald, Mike Owen, Carol Milligan, Eileen Nixon and Debbie Blake.

LINWOOD – After the Mainland Regional High School prom is over June 6, it will be time for students to make a quick change of clothes from their tuxedos and gowns and return to the school for the after prom. Before they get there, an army of volunteers will have transformed the school hallways, cafeteria and gym with characters representing this year’s ’90s theme, including Scooby Doo, Rugrats and a cast of cartoon favorites.

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Brian Heun's installment brings Linwood City Council back to full strength

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, February 20, 2014 03:12 pm

Brian Heun is sworn into Linwood City Council Feb. 12 by Freeholder Alex Marino as Valerie Heun holds the Bible. Brian Heun is sworn into Linwood City Council Feb. 12 by Freeholder Alex Marino as Valerie Heun holds the Bible.
LINWOOD – City Council is back to full strength now that a replacement has been found for Donna Taylor, who stepped down from her council seat when she was sworn in as a judge. Brian Heun, 43, a resident of Linwood for more than 36 years was sworn in by Freeholder Alex Marino at the Feb. 12 council meeting.

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Local Rotarian heads to India to combat polio

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, February 20, 2014 02:21 pm

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LINWOOD--The motto for Rotary Club is "service above self," and while Stan Malcolm of Linwood has been a Rotarian for a number of years, he is certainly putting that motto to the test right now as part of a Rotary volunteer effort in India that will bring in 2.5 million volunteers to the country to inoculate 175 million against polio. The eradication of polio worldwide is one of Rotary's efforts.

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