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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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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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Letter: Jitneys are great, but not on the Boardwalk

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, April 30, 2014 12:00 am

Jitneys are great, but not on the Boardwalk Jitneys are great, but not on the Boardwalk To the editor:

As someone who grew up in Atlantic City in the days of Steel Pier and Atlantic City High School on Albany Avenue, I am vehemently opposed to the proposed Jitney tram service on the Boardwalk. 

Let Wildwood have its trams. We have a history with rolling chairs. Shill. Eveler. All the good names. This is what makes Atlantic City unique. 

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Letter: City ignores blocked storm drain

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Written by Opinion Tuesday, April 29, 2014 11:00 pm

To the editor:
I have tried over and over to have my storm drain cleaned out by the city of Somers Point, to no avail.  I get lip service and false promises, but no solution. After a simple rain storm, my property is flooded, making it virtually impossible for me to get to my car (parked on the street alongside my house) without taking my shoes off, rolling up my pant legs and wading to my car.

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Letter: Seat belts could save lives and taxes too

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Written by Opinion Tuesday, April 29, 2014 11:00 pm

To the editor:

The city council of Northfield just approved the purchase of a new fire truck with seat belts. I am in favor of having seat belts for safety reasons. I would not like to see firefighters involved in an accident while responding to an emergency.

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Northfield Community School evacuated

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Written by Suzanne Marino Tuesday, April 29, 2014 02:11 pm

NORTHFIELD—A strong odor of smoke forced the evacuation of the Northfield Community School Tuesday.

At approximately 12:50 p.m. there was a strong odor of smoke in the fifth and sixth grade hallways. Upon investigating the odor, the smell became stronger and so a fire alarm was activated and the building was evacuated.

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Trivia Times April 27, 2014 edition of

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Written by Suzanne Marino Sunday, April 27, 2014 04:30 am

The big story today is really big; the creation of the universe
On this day in 4977 B.C., the universe is created, according to German mathematician and astronomer Johannes Kepler, considered a founder of modern science. Kepler is best known for his theories explaining the motion of planets.

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Mayors to discuss consolidation of superintendent positions

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Saturday, April 26, 2014 11:53 pm

   SOMERS POINT – Council chambers were jammed Thursday evening, April 24 with residents concerned and many angry over their tax bills.

Many residents stepped up to speak on the budget, asking members of council to find ways to save money.  

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Trivia Times April 26, 2014 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Friday, April 25, 2014 11:26 pm

The big story today is about fun times in the White House
President Harry S. Truman officially opens the first White House bowling alley on this day in 1947. The two-lane bowling alley, situated in the West Wing, had been constructed earlier that year.

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Sole searching in Somers Point

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, April 25, 2014 11:00 am

Seventh and eighth grade students at Jordan Road School collected shoes to be recycled and raised funds for MS research along the way. The students are, back row from left, Dale Martin, Robert Lassey, Christopher Cruz, Anthony Douglas, Marcel Sanchez and John Gras; front row, Emma Edelmann, Joseph Buch and Katie Esparza. Seventh and eighth grade students at Jordan Road School collected shoes to be recycled and raised funds for MS research along the way. The students are, back row from left, Dale Martin, Robert Lassey, Christopher Cruz, Anthony Douglas, Marcel Sanchez and John Gras; front row, Emma Edelmann, Joseph Buch and Katie Esparza.

SOMERS POINT – Seventh and eighth grade students in Casey Edge’s social studies class at the Jordan Road School put their heart and sole into a recently completed service project.

Edge said her students wanted to do something to benefit the lives of others. A fellow teacher at Jordan Road has a family member diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and the students talked about how they might go about raising money to help fund research.

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NCS Tri-M Music Honor Society inducts 26

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, April 25, 2014 05:00 am

The newest members of the Tri-M Music Honor Society at Northfield Community School are inducted Thursday, April 17. The newest members of the Tri-M Music Honor Society at Northfield Community School are inducted Thursday, April 17.

NORTHFIELD – Music excellence took center stage Thursday, April 17 as 26 students were inducted into the Northfield Community School Tri-M Music Honor Society.
Instrumental music teacher Brian Cook said Tri-M began in 1952 as the Maine Music Masters in Ridge Park, Ill., the brainchild of Alex Harley to reward students who excel in intermediate, middle and high school band.

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