• Mainland Current

    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…

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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.

  • Mainland Current

    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.
    O’Grady, a former councilman jumped into the race in April and defeated incumbent Mayor Jerry McGee in the June primary election.
    O’Grady said withdrawing his name from the ballot did not come without a great deal of consideration. The candidate, a successful tech writer, has been offered a position with a major Silicon Valley company…

  • Downbeach Current

    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…

  • Mainland Current

    Starting times of all the Mainland community schools
    Linwood

    First day of School for students in Thursday, Sept. 4, a half day schedule.
    Seaview Elementary School
    Classes begin at 8:30 a.m.
    A.M. kindergarten is 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
    Start and dismissal for A.M. kindergarten kids is 8:30 to 11 a.m.
    P.M. kindergarten is noon to 3 p.m.
    Start and early dismissal days for P.M. kindergarten is 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Dismissal on a full day is 3 p.m.
    Dismissal on a half day is 1 p.m.
    Lunch in the cafeteria is…

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Trivia Times Aug. 9, 2014 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Saturday, August 09, 2014 10:18 am

The Big Story today is the resignation of Richard Milhous Nixon

It was 40 years ago today, Aug. 9, 1974 in accordance with his statement of resignation the previous evening, Richard M. Nixon officially ends his term as the 37th president of the United States at noon. Before departing with his family in a helicopter from the White House lawn, he smiled farewell and enigmatically raised his arms in a victory or peace salute. The helicopter door was then closed, and the Nixon family began their journey home to San Clemente, California. Richard Nixon was the first U.S. president to resign from office.

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Make plans for the Show us your Shoes Parade

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Written by Suzanne Marino Thursday, August 07, 2014 05:10 pm

Miss America 2014 Nina Davuluri in the 2013 Show us your Shoes Parade. Miss America 2014 Nina Davuluri in the 2013 Show us your Shoes Parade. ATLANTIC CITY--The Miss America Show us your Shoes Parade is set for Saturday, Sept. 13, stepping off at the Garden Pier at 5 p.m. The Miss America Organization released the location of the free viewing areas along with ticket sales.

The parade this year will feature floats, bands, dignitaries, military heroes, celebrities, youth groups, special unites, the Forever Miss Americas and the 53 Miss America contestants answering the calls from the crowd to “Show us your shoes.”

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National Night Out is a big success

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, August 06, 2014 04:29 pm

Making the most of National Night Out in Somers Point are from left Making the most of National Night Out in Somers Point are from left

In Northfield, where National Night Out was cancelled and then brought back from the brink, a huge crowd enjoying the evening at the Northfield Community School underscored the popularity of the police-community event.
A petting zoo, inflatables, giveaways, pick up games of basketball, firefighting equipment and plenty of games and a cook out made for a good night. Shannon Campbell of the NFPD said more than 1,000 had stopped by for a hot dog.

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West Nile Virus found in Atlantic County mosquito samples and crows

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Written by Staff Report Wednesday, August 06, 2014 12:00 am

West Nile Virus, a mosquito-borne disease, has been confirmed in eight mosquito pool samples. West Nile Virus, a mosquito-borne disease, has been confirmed in eight mosquito pool samples. Confirmed samples found in Linwood and Northfield

West Nile Virus, a mosquito-borne disease, has been confirmed in eight mosquito pool samples, four taken from Northfield and four from Linwood, in addition to two crows collected from Linwood, according to the Atlantic County Division of Public Health.

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Somers Point, Linwood, Northfield In Your Town, edition of Aug. 7, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, August 06, 2014 12:00 am

Wonderful Life of Bats

The Somers Point Library is hosting Morpho Productions from 1-2:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7 and a program on local and tropical bats, including a vampire bat. Learn how bats control the insect population and help pollinate night blooming flowers. A T-shirt activity will follow. The cost for the shirt is $4 or bring your own. Registration required 609-927-7113.

Summer Concert Series

The music continues at the William Morrow Beach on Bay Avenue with the free Somers Point Summer Concert Series. This Friday, Aug. 8 it is the Dan Burke Band.  Don't miss this great new Americana band playing all the favorites from Bob Dylan, The Band, REM, Phish and more.  Music starts at 7 p.m.

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Digging into science at the Linwood Library

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, August 05, 2014 08:10 pm

Seaview School teacher and Linwood Library Mad Scientist, Marisa Hieb talks about the rain to children at the Linwood Library event Fri. Aug. 1. Seaview School teacher and Linwood Library Mad Scientist, Marisa Hieb talks about the rain to children at the Linwood Library event Fri. Aug. 1. LINWOOD—Summertime and the learning is fun at the Linwood Library where this summers fun educational series is “The Mad Scientists” featuring local educators as the special guest scientists each week. The program coincides with the summer reading theme “Fizz, Boom, Read,” a science based program, according to Linwood Library Director, Maria Moss.

Kicking off the series Friday August 1 was Marisa Hieb, a Seaview School teacher who came up with the program for the library. Her lesson was “Rain, rain where did you come from?” and the would-be scientists in the audience enjoyed it.

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Belhaven School supply list for the year

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Written by staff report Tuesday, August 05, 2014 02:00 pm

Before you head to the store to shop for your student, check out what the school would like to see inside your child’s backpack as they head off to class this upcoming year.

Belhaven School Supply List

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Seaview School supply list

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Written by staff report Tuesday, August 05, 2014 02:00 pm

Before you head to your favorite back to school supplier, check out what the teachers are requesting your child to have in their backpack when they head to Seaview School in Linwood after Labor Day.

2014-2015 Seaview School suggested supplies

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Northfield and hockey share a goal

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Monday, August 04, 2014 04:21 pm

Hockey was the sport of choice for Alyssa Turner, 10, and Tyler Wimberg, 9, on Wednesday when Bauer Athletics and NHL star Steven Stamkos popped in at Birch Grove Park in Northfield. Hockey was the sport of choice for Alyssa Turner, 10, and Tyler Wimberg, 9, on Wednesday when Bauer Athletics and NHL star Steven Stamkos popped in at Birch Grove Park in Northfield. NORTHFIELD--The city might not exactly be the place where camera crews head to shoot commercials for the NHL but Wednesday morning that is exactly who was in town and DGA  Productions based in Massachusetts was in and the cameras were rolling.

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Atlantic County seeks nominations of outstanding residents with disabilities

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Written by staff report Monday, August 04, 2014 12:50 pm

atlantic-county The public is invited to nominate Atlantic County residents for the Donald J. Sykes awards that honor outstanding individuals with disabilities who have attained significant personal achievement and have made a difference in the lives of others.

 The Sykes awards are presented each October during Disabilities Awareness Month and are named in memory of the former chairman of the Atlantic County Disability Advisory Board and active community advocate.

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At Somers Point beach the water meets all health standards

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Saturday, August 02, 2014 04:50 pm

Somers Point SOMERS POINT--Officials met on the William Morrow Beach on Bay Avenue Saturday morning to counter a report put out by the Natural Resource Defense Council questioning the water quality at the popular bay beach.  "The water at our beach is tested by the Atlantic County Department of Health every week and the results of the testing are posted on the lifeguard stand as well as in City Hall in the clerk's office, " said Mayor Jack Glasser. "It is completly transparent; the water quality at our beach meets all standards."

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Trivia Times August 2, 2014 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Saturday, August 02, 2014 12:43 am

The big story today is the signing of the Declaration of Independence
On this day in 1776, members of Congress affix their signatures to an enlarged copy of the Declaration of Independence.
Fifty-six congressional delegates in total signed the document, including some who were not present at the vote approving the declaration. The delegates signed by state from North to South, beginning with Josiah Bartlett of New Hampshire and ending with George Walton of Georgia. John Dickinson of Pennsylvania and James Duane, Robert Livingston and John Jay of New York refused to sign.

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Fipp had a super career at NCS

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, August 01, 2014 12:12 am

Board of Education President Steve Wynn and Northfield District Superintendent Janice Fipp. Board of Education President Steve Wynn and Northfield District Superintendent Janice Fipp.

NORTHFIELD—District Superintendent Janice Fipp is retiring after spending more than two decades in the Northfield Community School. She was honored at the July 28 Northfield Board of Education meeting.
Board President Steve Wynn presented Fipp with flowers and a plaque. Reading the inscription Wynn thanked the outgoing superintendent for her 25 years in Northfield that began with her teaching then becoming principal and finally the superintendent.

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Linwoods Teri Weeks elected to NJ Assoc. of School Business Officials

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, July 31, 2014 01:07 pm

Teri Weeks Teri Weeks

Linwood Board of Education Business Administrator and Board Secretary Teri J. Weeks was recently elected and is now serving as First Vice President of the New Jersey Association of School Business Officials for the 2014-15 school year.
Weeks has served as the BA for the Linwood Board of Education since 1997.
During her tenure in Linwood the district began a successful shared services arrangement with Mainland Regional High School to manage financial constraints sharing the superintendent and the facilities manager.

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Take a magic carpet ride to see Aladdin Jr. at Northfield Community School

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, July 30, 2014 03:55 pm

Leads are double castin Aladdin Jr. opening Thursday at the Northfield Community School; from left are Emily Hughes, Michael Leaderman, Sophia McGhee, Zack Biehl, Liam Michel and Delaney Hughes. Leads are double cast.in Aladdin Jr. opening Thursday at the Northfield Community School; from left are Emily Hughes, Michael Leaderman, Sophia McGhee, Zack Biehl, Liam Michel and Delaney Hughes.

NORTHFIELD — The favorite tale of Aladdin and the Genie and wishes that can come true is the summer drama camp production opening Thursday at Northfield Community School.
Director Gina Liscio said they chose the Aladdin Jr. because the kids enjoy the characters so much.

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Curtain goes up on Annie Jr. at Mainland Regional HS Thursday

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Written by Staff Report Wednesday, July 30, 2014 02:49 pm

Annie Jr. opens at Mainland Regional High School Thursday at 7 p.m. Annie Jr. opens at Mainland Regional High School Thursday at 7 p.m.

The For Kids by Kids Production of Annie Jr. opens on the stage at Mainland Regional High School, 1401 Oak Avenue in Linwood Thursday, July 31 at 7 p.m. with shows at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1 with two shows Saturday, Aug. 2 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for children. 

   

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