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    Seniors Josh Ludwig of Northfield and Andrew Lavery of Egg Harbor Township are the emcees for the annual lip sync contest Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 3 and 4 at Mainland Regional High School. LINWOOD – One of the most popular events on the Mainland Regional High School calendar is the annual lip sync contest, which gives every student the opportunity to channel their…

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    Adam Woodland, 5, of Linwood tells Santa what he would like to find under his tree on Christmas morning. In Linwood - Arboretum tree lighting doubles the fun

    LINWOOD--Rain delayed light-up night in Linwood until Wednesday, Dec. 3, but the extra day brought a big crowd to the Linwood Arboretum for the holiday festivities planned by the Board of Recreation.

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    Longport Media WMGM-TV NBC40LINWOOD – There have been rumors swirling about what is to become of local news station WMGM-TV NBC40 when the station ceases to be an NBC affiliate Jan. 1.

    Station manager Roger Powe stepped forward during the 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts Tuesday, Dec. 9to give viewers an idea of what to expect in the upcoming weeks and months from South Jersey’s only TV station.

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    Jeff Lischin is the newest member of Northfield City Council

    NORTHFIELD—City Council is up to a full compliment now with the addition of Jeff Lischin who was chosen at a special meeting Monday, Dec. 8 to fill the seat vacated when Erland Chau moved from Ward 1 councilmember to mayor of Northfield. 

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    Antonino’s Jo-Jo’s closed their doors effective November 30.

    NORTHFIELD—Popular Italian restaurant, Antonino’s Jo-Jo’s Café Italiano shocked many of their faithful patrons by closing their doors November 30. They served dinner as usual to many Saturday, November 29 and that was the end of the road for Jo-Jo’s.

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    Korean War veteran Gene Corcoran of Linwood plays Taps during the Somers Point Pearl Harbor service.

    SOMERS POINT—They gathered on the beach in Somers Point Sunday to commemorate the 73rd anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Many were present to remember the fallen and those who survived; the AMVETS, the Korean War Veterans, the Vietnam Veterans, the American Legion, the Legion Riders and the Sons of the American Legion along with dignitaries, residents and relatives of the survivors…

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It's game over as Jester’s Playhouse closes

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Saturday, November 29, 2014 12:00 am

NORTHFIELD – Jester’s Playhouse on Tilton Road, a source for comic books, graphic novels, electronic and strategy games and a gathering spot for gamers and gaming events for 18 years, closed Sunday, Nov. 30, citing the rising cost of products combined with the recent casino closings and their trickle-down effect.

Jester’s announced the plans to close in its weekly email to customers. 

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Chief Arthur R. Brown Foundation 22nd Scholarship dinner Wednesday

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Written by Staff Report Saturday, November 29, 2014 12:00 am

SOMERS POINT—Assemblyman Chris Brown announced that the Chief Arthur R. Brown Jr. Foundation is holding their twenty second annual award banquet Wednesday. The Foundation will award 11 scholarships to high school seniors Wednesday, Dec. 3 at Greate Bay Country Club as part of their ongoing effort to recognize local high school students and help them as they begin their next journey.  The scholarship is based on scholastic merit and financial need. 

The foundation will also present their annual citizen of the year award to Marylynn Graham in recognition to her dedication and commitment to the community.

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First instant decision day at Mainland gets high marks

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, November 28, 2014 04:47 pm

Mainland Regional High School senior Brendan Houlker, 18, of Linwood walks away from instant decision day Friday, Nov. 14 with acceptances from three colleges. Mainland Regional High School senior Brendan Houlker, 18, of Linwood walks away from instant decision day Friday, Nov. 14 with acceptances from three colleges. LINWOOD – Almost 80 Mainland Regional High School students walked into school the morning of Nov. 14 as high school seniors and walked out at the end of the day as accepted college students.

For students like Brendan Houlker of Linwood, it was a day that started off with a measure of anxiety and finished with a sense of accomplishment and relief. Houlker sat down with three different college admissions officers and walked away with an acceptance to each of their respective schools.

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Thankful for their feast in Somers Point

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, November 26, 2014 04:01 pm

The original Pilgrims and Native American might not have enjoyed their feast to celebrate the harvest as much as their 2014 counterparts do. From left are Nick Cerchiaro, Ryan Mallen, Matthew Abbott, TJ Biglin, Zach Azotea and Ava Lipari. The original Pilgrims and Native American might not have enjoyed their feast to celebrate the harvest as much as their 2014 counterparts do. From left are Nick Cerchiaro, Ryan Mallen, Matthew Abbott, TJ Biglin, Zach Azotea and Ava Lipari. SOMERS POINT—The Pilgrim girls with their bonnets and boys with their tall black capotain hats sat with their Native American friends dressed in vests and headbands to enjoy a sumptuous Thanksgiving feast Wednesday afternoon at St. Joseph Regional School. It is an annual tradition the second grade students get to enjoy. 

The tables were set with placemats the students had made with what they were thankful for. While some are thankful for their country, their school and their friends Ryan is thankful for his family and Ava is thankful for her new puppy and Zach is thankful for cake.

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Linwood Library was booked on Sunday

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, November 25, 2014 05:06 pm

Jacki Kellum talks turkey and makes them with Charlotte Evinsky. Jacki Kellum talks turkey and makes them with Charlotte Evinsky.

The Linwood Library welcomed patrons to spend a bit of their Sunday afternoon at the library Nov. 16 while staff and members of the Friends of the Linwood Library showed off some of the services and technology the library has available. More than 100 people stopped in to check out a book, hear music, use the computer or socialize over a snack.

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Check out what volunteerism has accomplished at American Legion Post 295

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, November 25, 2014 06:00 am

There to help the morning of Nov. 15 are volunteer post crashers at the American Legion Post 295 on Mill Rd. in Northfield. There to help the morning of Nov. 15 are volunteer post crashers at the American Legion Post 295 on Mill Rd. in Northfield.

NORTHFIELD—The Harvey D. Johnson American Legion Post 295 has been experiencing a dramatic rebirth over the last six months. The work is thanks to the post crashers; volunteers who provide the muscle and the enthusiasm to get the job, just about any job accomplished.
The main room was in desperate need of paint, a new ceiling, lights, a new floor in the entryway, the bar area and the kitchen. The hardwood floor was in good shape once it was cleaned. The back yard was badly overgrown. The lion’s share of those jobs are now checked off the to-do list.

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Charter Tech talent show winner puts his best foot forward

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Monday, November 24, 2014 04:36 pm

The top three finishers from the CharterTech High School for the Performing Arts Share the Love talent show are, from left, Eve Tjoumakarisi, 15, of Linwood; Alexis Mathis, 13, of Mullica; and Bobby LeMaire, 17, of Cape May Court House. The top three finishers from the CharterTech High School for the Performing Arts Share the Love talent show are, from left, Eve Tjoumakarisi, 15, of Linwood; Alexis Mathis, 13, of Mullica; and Bobby LeMaire, 17, of Cape May Court House. SOMERS POINT – Charter Tech High School for the Performing Arts welcomed students ages 8-18 from around the region to the stage for the eighth annual Share the Love Community Talent Show Thursday, Nov. 13.

Students showed off their talents for a chance to win cash prizes, studio time, and a recording session with teacher Lew London. The show attracted students from Mainland Regional High School, Belhaven Middle School, Absegami High School, Cedar Creek High School, St. Joseph’s Regional School, Little Egg Harbor Elementary School, Pinelands Regional Jr. High School, Mullica Middle School and Ocean City Intermediate School took to the stage, along with CharterTech students.

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Trivia Times November 22, 2014 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Saturday, November 22, 2014 05:49 am


The big story for November 22 is the assassination of President Kennedy
John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States, is assassinated while traveling through Dallas in a convertible.
First lady Jacqueline Kennedy rarely accompanied her husband on political outings, but she was beside him, along with Texas Governor John Connally and his wife, for a 10-mile motorcade through downtown Dallas on Nov. 22. The Kennedys and Connallys waved at the enthusiastic crowds gathered along the parade route.

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November is still a good time for trout at Birch Grove Park

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Written by Suzanne Marino Friday, November 21, 2014 02:27 pm

The state will re-stock Birch Grove Park with trout Nov. 25.  The state will re-stock Birch Grove Park with trout Nov. 25.

NORTHFIELD—It might be cold and it might be breezy but what is a little chill to a die hard fisherman? Get ready for some great fishing at Birch Grove Park. The New Jersey Department of Fish and Wildlife will be stocking the lakes at Birch Grove Park November 25 with 520 trout.
Before you grab your pole and head to the park, even though it is fall; a license is still required.

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2014 Charity League pin revealed

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Written by Suzanne Marino Friday, November 21, 2014 12:44 pm

The Charity League 2014 pin, Santa's Workshop Elf. 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’s spirit runs blue and gold

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, November 20, 2014 01:36 pm

Belhaven mascot Flash attracts a crowd. 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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Northfield Police blotter, edition of Nov. 20, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, November 20, 2014 12:14 pm

Northfield 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 received 141 calls for service Nov. 10-16. Officers conducted 73 property checks, responded to six motor vehicle accidents and 29 motor vehicle stops, and issued 13 motor vehicle summonses.

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Somers Point Police Blotter edition of Nov. 20, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, November 20, 2014 12:13 pm

Somers Point Police logo Police blotter information is supplied by local police departments and other law enforcement agencies. All persons named are presumed innocent unless proven guilty.

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MRHS takes everyone on a trip the 1920’s when Great Gatsby opens Thursday

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, November 18, 2014 05:18 pm

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. 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.” The F. Scott Fitzgerald novel that is required reading in just about every high school is a window into the lavish life of Jay Gatsby, played by senior Joe Kreisman of Northfield and narrated by Gatsby’s newest friend in the fictional town of West Egg on Long Island, Nick Caraway. Junior Alex Brown and senior Andrew Lavery share to role of Caraway.   

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Charity League 67th annual Christmas Mart opens Friday

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, November 18, 2014 09:07 am

Charity League members Annamaria Milhous, of Brigantine, Judy Dale, of Egg Harbor Township and of Abby Kraus of Egg Harbor Township enjoy an early visit pose with Santa Claus, direct from the North Pole to his seat at the Charity League Christmas Mart 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. this Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Greate Bay Country Club. Charity League members Annamaria Milhous, of Brigantine, Judy Dale, of Egg Harbor Township and of Abby Kraus of Egg Harbor Township enjoy an early visit pose with Santa Claus, direct from the North Pole to his seat at the Charity League Christmas Mart 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. this Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Greate Bay Country Club.

SOMERS POINT—A holiday tradition will mark its 67th season when the doors open at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 21 as Greate Bay Country Club once again plays host to the Charity League Christmas Mart. The theme for the annual Mart this year is Santa’s workshop and of course Santa will be there for photos and visit with the children and the young at heart. 

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Brandall grads earn A+ on how to best manage chronic conditions

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Monday, November 17, 2014 09:00 am

   new grads and their instructors 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 Nick Tripician. LINWOOD—Thursday morning at Brandywine senior living at Brandall Estates it was graduation for 13 residents who all received certificates marking their end of classes. Each of them had signed up for six-week course offered through Atlantic Prevention Resources on managing chronic illness. The completion of the course marked a real commitment by these seniors in their golden years who want to pack their days with the power of being positive.

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