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    The Charity League 2014 pin, Santa's Workshop Elf.SOMERS POINT – The 67th annual Charity League Mart opened Friday morning, Nov. 21 with a line of people waiting to buy the league’s 2014 handmade collectible pin. This year’s pin depicts an elf from Santa’s workshop, wearing a green hat and his face peeking out from behind a white beard. His hat is adorned with a snowflake and a dangling red Swarovski crystal.

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    Belhaven mascot Flash attracts a crowd. LINWOOD – The Belhaven Middle School gym was jammed Thursday night, Nov. 13 for the annual blue and gold basketball game pitting two mixed squads of students and teachers. As usual, school spirit was the winner. 

    Belhaven students of the future – fourth-graders under the direction of Seaview Elementary School music teacher David Lampkin – put on a halftime performance. They  lined up for an orchestrated basketball dribbling and passing drill set to “Zombie Nation” that got the approval of the standing-room-only crowd.

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    Working on transforming themselves into dashing gentlemen of the 1920’s are from left sophomore Wellington Torres of Linwood, Yussef Garcia, a sophomore from Somers Point, senior Josh Ludwig of Northfield and Maxwell Castellano, a freshmand from Northfield.  
    LINWOOD—A literary classic takes the stage this week as the Drama Department at Mainland Regional High School presents “The Great Gatsby.”…

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     The new grads and their instructors; from left is Jennifer Pielhau of Waretown, Brandall residents Thelma Booker, Marge Phillips, Celia Mastel, Lucille Krachman, Deb Neiburg, Ruth Bonin, Gloria Schaeffer, Margaret Drewes, Frank Phillips and instructor Kim Burns of Egg Harbor Township. Not pictures are residents Tom Micek and…</div>
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    SPBA urges residents to shop locally Nov. 29

    The Somers Point Business Association is encouraging area residents to join the national promotion to shop locally on Saturday, Nov. 29 – the Saturday after Thanksgiving and one of the busiest shopping days of the year.

    Patrons can fuel the local economy and take advantage of deals offered by the many independently owned retail shops selling gifts, clothing, apparel, jewelry, fresh flowers, novelty items, seasonal décor, fitness and more when they shop chose to home, members said.

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    LINWOOD—Thursday afternoon the Mainland Regional High School Mustang freshman football team was supposed to be headed a few miles down the road to play the freshman Silver Eagles at Egg Harbor Township High School.

    Instead, as they were lacing up their cleats the MRHS coach had to let his counterpart at EHTHS know the team would not be coming and the game was canceled. For both teams it was their final game of their season.

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Miss Linwood is something special

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, May 14, 2014 09:15 pm

Kalli Hervous is crowned Miss Linwood 2013 Kalli Hervous is crowned Miss Linwood 2013

LINWOOD–There is a lot to be said for things and events that are tried, true and trusted like parades and speeches on Memorial Day and summer barbeques at the MRA. The Miss Linwood Contest would fit right in there; a hometown favorite event  in place since Betty Cordery was crowned "Queen of Youth" in 1949. It reminds you that growing up in a small, friendly town is quite special.

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Two years after Kauffman murder, friends and fans want answers

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, May 13, 2014 04:36 am

Friends and supporters of April Kauffman look over photos and memorabilia at the Justice for April Kauffman rally in Linwood Saturday, May 10. Friends and supporters of April Kauffman look over photos and memorabilia at the Justice for April Kauffman rally in Linwood Saturday, May 10.

LINWOOD – The American Legion Riders rolled into town on their motorcycles Saturday night May 10, their rumbling arrival signaling the start of a vigil marking two years since April Kauffman was shot and killed in her Woodstock Drive home.

Radio talk show host Harry Hurley was the master of ceremonies again this year and spoke to the somber crowd gathered about his good friend, Kauffman, who was a staunch advocate for veterans.

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Jubiliarians Mass at St. Gianna Beretta Molla Parish in Northfield

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Written by Staff Report Monday, May 12, 2014 07:27 am

  Priests celebrating 50 or more years of service gather at St. Gianna Beretta Molla Tuesday, May 6. The Jubilarians are Bishop Joseph Galante, Rev. Patrick Brady, Rev. A. Robert Cairone, Rev, Neal Dante, Rev. Francis Gaffney, Rev. Francis Gramigna, Rev. Overton Jones, Rev. Jerome Romanowski and Rev. Msgr. Leonard Scott. Priests celebrating 50 or more years of service gather at St. Gianna Beretta Molla Tuesday, May 6. The Jubilarians are Bishop Joseph Galante, Rev. Patrick Brady, Rev. A. Robert Cairone, Rev, Neal Dante, Rev. Francis Gaffney, Rev. Francis Gramigna, Rev. Overton Jones, Rev. Jerome Romanowski and Rev. Msgr. Leonard Scott.

Priests of the Camden Diocese gather at St. Gianna Beretta Molla Parish in Northfield Tuesday, May 6 to celebrate their decades of service to God and Catholics throughout the diocese. 

 

 

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Caring for the caregiver

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Monday, May 12, 2014 04:23 am

PLEASANTVILLE – Here in Atlantic County, Caring Inc. is offers a free program to give caregivers of patients suffering from Alzheimer’s and dementia a chance to find a little time for themselves.

Contemplating how to care for aging family members struggling with Alzheimer’s disease can daunting. With no cure and no way to prevent or even slow the progress of the disease, caregivers are faced with many challenges on how they will juggle the obligations of caring for their loved one and their own family.

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Trivia Times, May 10, 2014 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Saturday, May 10, 2014 04:05 am

 

The Big Story today is the transcontinental railroad
On this day in 1869, the presidents of the Union Pacific and Central Pacific railroads meet in Promontory, Utah, and drive a gold ceremonial last spike into a rail line that connects their railroads. This made transcontinental railroad travel possible for the first time. No longer would western-bound travelers need to take the long and dangerous journey by wagon train.

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Broadway makes a stop in Northfield

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, May 09, 2014 05:11 am

While We Wait Productions will be performing at Congregation Beth Israel’s third annual Broadway Bash Saturday, May 17. From left are Andrew Barry Fritz, Heather Shields, Kristine Bogan, Nick Dothe, Abby Burke and Stephen Tyler Davis. While We Wait Productions will be performing at Congregation Beth Israel’s third annual Broadway Bash Saturday, May 17. From left are Andrew Barry Fritz, Heather Shields, Kristine Bogan, Nick Dothe, Abby Burke and Stephen Tyler Davis.

NORTHFIELD – The Great White Way stretches from Manhattan to Northfield with the third annual Broadway Bash Saturday, May 17 at Congregation Beth Israel in Northfield. 
For one night of the year, the synagogue is transformed into the likes Ellen’s Starlight Diner, as Broadway-style entertainment breaks out around dinner. Waiters and waitresses just might be singing while serving.

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Summer project becomes published novel by 2 Linwood teens

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, May 08, 2014 05:00 pm

Authors Katie Rha and Emery Gewirtz enjoy a visit from their former Belhaven Middle School teachers; from left is Amy Ojserkis of Linwood, Susanne Manzini of Northfield, Katie Rha and Emery Gewirtz of Linwood and Debbie Levine of Longport.  Authors Katie Rha and Emery Gewirtz enjoy a visit from their former Belhaven Middle School teachers; from left is Amy Ojserkis of Linwood, Susanne Manzini of Northfield, Katie Rha and Emery Gewirtz of Linwood and Debbie Levine of Longport.

LINWOOD—Two published authors graced the dais at the Linwood Library Sunday afternoon, there to talk about their newly published book and to sign copies. These accomplished writers just happen to be best friends and high school seniors.

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Luncheon honors a man of many talents

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, May 08, 2014 02:47 pm

Dorit and Dr. Joseph Linsk of Atlantic City were the guests of honor at a luncheon April 25 where the Players and Playwrights by the Jersey Shore performed several of Linsk’s original works. Dorit and Dr. Joseph Linsk of Atlantic City were the guests of honor at a luncheon April 25 where the Players and Playwrights by the Jersey Shore performed several of Linsk’s original works.
EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Friends and fellow playwrights attended an April 24 luncheon to recognize Dr. Joseph Linsk, a renaissance man of sorts who has found success in many walks of life.

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City clerks have the answers

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, May 07, 2014 02:51 pm

Somers Point City Clerk Carol DeGrassi Somers Point City Clerk Carol DeGrassi SOMERS POINT - When there is a question about the city, chances are pretty good the city clerk will have the answer, even if the answer is just to find the right person to answer the question. The clerk's office is the information hub in most towns, and that is certainly the case in the Mainland communities.

In Somers Point, the city clerk is Carol DeGrassi. The Linwood city clerk is Leigh Ann Napoli and in Northfield, it is Mary Canesi. 

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Stockton student veterans honor Davis with April Kauffman award

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, May 05, 2014 12:53 pm

April Kauffman April Kauffman The Richard Stockton College Student Veterans Organization has named Herb Davis as the recipient of its April Kauffman Veterans Advocacy Award.

Davis, a passionate Atlantic County veterans’  advocate and a member of the college’s Veterans Advisory Board, has been a role model and mentor for the student veterans enrolled at Richard Stockton College, according to SVO.

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Trivia Times May 4, 2014 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Sunday, May 04, 2014 04:00 am

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The Big Story Today is the shooting of 4 students at Kent State

At Kent State University, 100 National Guardsmen fire their rifles into a group of students, killing four and wounding 11. This incident occurred in the aftermath of President Richard Nixon's April 30 announcement that U.S. and South Vietnamese forces had been ordered to execute an "incursion" into Cambodia to destroy North Vietnamese bases there.

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New Somers Point website puts fun in focus

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Saturday, May 03, 2014 11:41 pm

Somers Point Office of Community Education and Recreation SOMERS POINT – The Somers Point Office of Community Education and Recreation has launched a new website that is designed to be a convenient, user-friendly tool for the public to get information on upcoming events, activities and community information.   “We are thrilled to have somerspointfun.com up and running as a one-stop site that gives people everything from sports registrations to summer camp sign-ups, special event announcements and more,” said CER director Sydney Perkins.

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Kentucky Derby trivia, May 3, 2014

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Saturday, May 03, 2014 04:00 am

derby A field of 19 horses will line up in the starting gate Saturday at Churchill Downs for the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby.  It is called the Run for the Roses because the winning horse is draped with blanket of 554 red roses.

The tradition is as a result of New York socialite E. Berry Wall presenting roses to ladies at a post-Derby party in 1883 that was attended by Churchill Downs founder and president, Col. Meriwether Lewis Clark, Jr. It is believed that this gesture eventually led Clark to the idea of making the rose the race's official flower.

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Kitten rescued after days on Elbow Island

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Written by Staff Report Thursday, May 01, 2014 10:46 pm

  Bridget the cat with one of her rescuers Thursday, May 1. Bridget the cat with one of her rescuers Thursday, May 1.

SOMERS POINT – A black and white long-haired kitten stranded on a small island underneath the Route 52 causeway bridge was rescued last week.  

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Bayfest 2014: a perfect party at the Point

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, May 01, 2014 05:00 pm

Ian Deibert of Galloway works on a sand sculpture that he started at around 7 a.m. Ian Deibert of Galloway works on a sand sculpture that he started at around 7 a.m.

SOMERS POINT – Blue skies, temperatures in the mid-60s and a gentle breeze combined to create a perfect day for Bayfest, Somers Point’s annual kickoff to the tourist season.
The city threw one heck of a party, and roughly 35,000 friends showed up. Bayfest started in 1988 to coincide with Earth Day to showcase an environmental theme.

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Mainland school district passes $30.1M budget

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, May 01, 2014 04:17 pm


Sub: Regional school tax rate goes up in Northfield, down in Linwood, Somers Point
LINWOOD – With no comments from residents, the public hearing on the Mainland Regional High School budget was a formality Monday evening, April 28 and the Board of Education passed the spending plan unanimously.

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