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    uniors Sharik Gilbert of Northfield and Tiana Fogg of Linwood add their thumbs to the banner against texting and driving.

    LINWOOD – Pledging not to text while driving, students in physical education classes at Mainland Regional High School April 17 filled out a card with their information as new or soon-to-be drivers. Rolling their thumb on an ink pad and adding their thumbprints to a banner emblazoned with “Texting Kills” that will hang in the hall, students…

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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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Real Troopers

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Written by Suzanne Marino Friday, April 04, 2014 05:28 pm

 Girl Scouts from Troops 11059 and 11700 The Junior and Cadette Girl Scouts from Troops 11059 and 11700 are Lily Lee, Amanda Frambes, Nova Driver, Heather Frambes, Maggie Wilkinson, Devin O’Brien and Ellen O’Brien. Troop leaders are Doreen Lee of Linwood and Kim O’Brien and Arlene Frambes of Somers Point.  EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP—The Girl Scouts of troops 11059 and 11700 of Linwood and Somers Point are a troop on the move and learning about the community around them brought to visit The Current, their community newspaper, Friday, April 4.

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Local access channel moved from 2 to 97 but the info remains vital

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, April 04, 2014 06:19 am

LINWOOD—The local access channel is by its very name designed to give the local government and schools a forum to broadcast information that is happening right in their immediate area. Up until February 27 that local access was easily found on Channel 2, the Mainland Channel.  Since the first of March it has been relocated to Channel 97.

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NCS will land ‘Somewhere over the Rainbow’ when Wizard of Oz opens Thursday

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, April 03, 2014 01:28 pm

Dorothy and the Scarecrow prepare to head down the Yellow Brick Road in search of the Wizard of Oz. Dorothy and the Scarecrow prepare to head down the Yellow Brick Road in search of the Wizard of Oz.

NORTHFIELD—One of the most beloved tales of all time takes to the stage for four performances beginning Thursday, April 3 as the Drama Club at the Northfield Community School presents “The Wizard of Oz Jr.”

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Community spirit at the heart of Dave's Day (Video)

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, April 03, 2014 12:34 am

Participating in the Dave's Day 3-on-3 tournaments are from left are JoJo Schallus, 16, from MRHS, Nicole Piergross, 16, of Ocean City, Brielle Clarke, 16, from Absegami and Megan Stafford, 16, from MRHS. Participating in the Dave's Day 3-on-3 tournaments are from left are JoJo Schallus, 16, from MRHS, Nicole Piergross, 16, of Ocean City, Brielle Clarke, 16, from Absegami and Megan Stafford, 16, from MRHS.

 

NORTHFIELD – The sixth annual Dave's Day celebration at the Northfield Community School March 22 is an example of a community in action. Coach Dave Lewis passed away and left his family and his community to miss him. In his honor, they got together and had basketball clinics and games, lots of kid-friendly activities, music, food and raffles. Everyone agreed it was a fairly perfect day from morning till night.

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Helen Turner is 107 and darn proud of it (VIDEO)

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, April 02, 2014 05:23 pm

eady to be serenaded by her many well-wishers on her 107th birthday Tuesday, April 1 is Helen Turner. eady to be serenaded by her many well-wishers on her 107th birthday Tuesday, April 1 is Helen Turner.

LINWOOD – If the city were to name its most popular citizen, it would most certainly be Helen Turner, who celebrated her 107th birthday April 1 with her many friends at Brandywine Estates. Truth be told, everyone who meets Helen, calls her friend.

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Northfield developer withdraws application for condo complex

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Written by staff reports Wednesday, April 02, 2014 03:03 pm

NORTHFIELD – Developer Max Gurwitz withdrew his application Wednesday, April 2 for a use variance to build a 216-unit luxury condominium complex on Cresson Avenue behind the Tilton 8 and Imax Theater.

The application was scheduled to be heard by the Planning Board Thursday, April 3.

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County expects to award contract for Fire and Mill Road April 8

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Written by staff reports Wednesday, April 02, 2014 07:09 am

NORTHFIELD--Atlantic County is prepared to award a contract for the reconfiguration of the Fire and Mill roads intersection in Egg Harbor Township at the April 8 Board of Chosen Freeholders regularly scheduled meeting. The work includes the addition of traffic lanes to increase capacity and ease congestion at this heavily traveled intersection as well as pedestrian cross walks to enhance safety.

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Slusher earns ROTC scholarship

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Written by staff reports Tuesday, April 01, 2014 04:57 pm

Nick Slusher Nick Slusher Nick Slusher, a 2013 graduate of St. Augustine College Preparatory School, is attending University of Tampa majoring in mathematics. Slusher made the dean's list in his first semester and was awarded a 3 1/2 year Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Scholarship covering tuition, room and board and a monthly stipend.

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