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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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Northfield Board of Education fields two incumbents and three write-in candidates

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, October 17, 2013 12:07 am

 

NORTHFIELD – The race for Board of Education here has grown in the last few days. There are three-three year terms up for election on Nov. 5. Initially only three names were to appear on the ballot, all incumbents: Steve Wynne, Zubair Syed and John Palmieri. Palmieri decided not to seek another term on the board and dropped from consideration. But three candidates have stepped forward with write-in campaigns to be considered by the voters; Stephanie Woodhouse, Jeff Lischin and Mark Bruno.

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Great jazz helps ‘The Right Notes’ fight MS

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Written by SUZAANNE MARINO Thursday, October 17, 2013 12:00 am

SOMERS POINT— An evening of evening of smooth jazz featuring the Michael Pedicin Quintet along with great good and a wine testing selection of 100 wines highlights the “Right Notes” fundraiser to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

The event is 7-10 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 17 at the Greate Bay Country Club in Somers Point.

Guests will enjoy hors d'ouvres and beverages while listening to "The Latin Side of Jazz," a celebration of Latin music's influence on jazz since the 1940s.

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Trivia Times Oct. 15, 2013 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Tuesday, October 15, 2013 01:01 am

Its Trivia Tuesday and a big story for October 15…
Mata Hari, the poster child of the seductive female spy, is executed by a French firing squad just outside of Paris on this day in 1917 for espionage.
Her real name was Margaretha Gertruida Zell and she was born in Holland in 1876. She came to Paris in 1905 and was an exotic dancer. Soon she was touring Europe telling the tale of how she was born in a sacred Indian temple and taught ancient dances by a priestess who had given her the exotic name of Mata Hari.

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Vandals hit Birch Grove Park

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Monday, October 14, 2013 12:59 pm

Birch Grove Park

NORTHFIELD — Birch Grove Park employees made the discovery Thursday morning, Oct. 10 that vandals had caused considerable damage overnight to the hayride trail in the park. According to Northfield Police Chief Robert James, the damage occurred sometime after the park had closed at dusk and before the first park employees arrived Thursday.

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3 Miss America hopefuls crowned in Ventnor (SLIDESHOW)

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Monday, October 14, 2013 08:20 am

  Courtney Fairfield of Egg Harbor Township is the new Miss Atlantic County, Sandra Okuboyje of Vineland is the new Miss Southern Counties and Miss Columbus Day is Lindsey Gianinni of Hammonton. Courtney Fairfield of Egg Harbor Township is the new Miss Atlantic County, Sandra Okuboyje of Vineland is the new Miss Southern Counties, and Miss Columbus Day is Lindsey Gianinni of Hammonton.

Miss Atlantic County, Miss Columbus Day and Miss Southern Counties chosen Sunday in triple-crown pageant

VENTNOR — The road to the Miss America pageant begins with thousands of young women on small stages in school auditoriums, churches and municipal buildings all over the country. It started Sunday afternoon for 12 of those young women on the stage of the Ventnor Educational Community Complex, where the Bonnie Blue Foundation put together the Three Crowns for Columbus triple-crown pageant.

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Trivia Times Oct. 13, 2013 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Sunday, October 13, 2013 02:53 am

A big story for October 13…
On this day in 1792 the cornerstone is laid for a presidential residence in Washington. In 1800 President John Adams became the first president to reside in the executive mansion. It soon became known as the “White House” from the white-gray Virginia stone used to make it.

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Linwood investigates what to do with the Poplar Avenue School

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Saturday, October 12, 2013 12:00 pm

LINWOOD – The Linwood Board of School Estimates held a special meeting Thursday, Oct. 3 to talk about the future of the Poplar Avenue School located across the street from Linwood City Hall.

Linda Guzzi, a resident whose property backs up to the Poplar Avenue School said she was interested in what might be in the offing for the property if the school is demolished. Guzzi said she enjoys hearing the kids play soccer in the fields behind the school. What she was not in favor of would be moving football fields to that spot because that meant there would be lights and night games.

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Northfield Police Blotter Oct. 10, 2013 edition

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Written by staff reports Saturday, October 12, 2013 08:30 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.

For the period of Monday, Sept. 30 through Monday, Oct. 7 the Northfield Police Department conducted 98 motor vehicle stops, issued 74 motor vehicle summonses, received 376 calls for service, conducted 190 property checks and made nine warrant arrests.

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