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    Annie and her crew LINWOOD– “Tomorrow” will ring out when the curtain goes up at Mainland Regional High School when the For Kids by Kids Production of “Annie Jr.” opens Thursday, July 31 and runs through the weekend.

    “Annie Jr.” is full…

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    Kids enjoy a fun evening along the bike path during the Northfield National Night Out event in August 2013.

    NORTHFIELD—Whether National Night Out is going to happen in Northfield on August 5 is still not set in stone despite it being just two short weeks away. In nearby Linwood, the plans National Night Out has already been cancelled according to Police Chief Colin Hickey.  

    Northfield Mayor Jerry McGee pulled the plug on National Night Out…

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    Northfield Little League players 9-year old Nick Brennan and 10-year old Luke McCarthy helped Tuesday afternoon to get the equipment ready to be donated to kids at the Boys and Girls Club in Atlantic City.NORTHFIELD—Arrayed about pitchers mound Tuesday afternoon on the Babe Ruth field at Birch Grove Park was nearly 200 pieces of baseball and softball equipment. All of it was…

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    The manicured garden of Holly and Shane Falls catches driver’s eye along Bay Avenue in Somers Point during the Green Thumb Garden Club annual tour on June 21.

    SOMERS POINT—The members of the Green Thumb Garden Club are true to their name and put their green thumbs to the test June 21 with their annual garden tour and let visitors peek inside 8 interesting gardens.  
    The…

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    Bobby Fingers will perform as part of the Tony Mart All Star Band that is stacked with the regions most talented musicians.
    SOMERS POINT––Celebrate the musical legacy of South Jersey and have a great time partying and dancing to the biggest hits by the most famous recording artists that ever played the legendary Tony Mart’s on Bay Ave. in Somers Point.  The show features 7 very popular regional  performers; Bob Campanell, Dr. Bobby…

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Frank Bakos retires from MRA board of directors

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Written by Suzanne Marino Wednesday, January 29, 2014 06:06 am

Andrew Palmentieri, President of the Mainland Recreation Assoc. presents a plaque of appreciation to Frank Bakos for 23 years of service on the MRA board of directors. Frank Bakos is joined by his wife, Virginia. Andrew Palmentieri, President of the Mainland Recreation Assoc. presents a plaque of appreciation to Frank Bakos for 23 years of service on the MRA board of directors. Frank Bakos is joined by his wife, Virginia.  LINWOOD—Frank Bakos, of Wildwood Crest and formerly of Linwood, was a member of the Mainland Recreation Association Board of Directors for 23 years. He stepped down at the end of 2013 and was honored for his years of service at the MRA’s end of the year meeting in December.

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Trivia Times January 26, 2014 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Sunday, January 26, 2014 01:40 am

Australia is big story for today mate...

On January 26, 1788, Captain Arthur Phillip guides a fleet of 11 British ships carrying convicts to the colony of New South Wales, effectively founding Australia. After overcoming a period of hardship, the fledgling colony began to celebrate the anniversary of this date with great fanfare.

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Tilton Road car fire in Northfield (UPDATED)

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Written by Suzanne Marino Friday, January 24, 2014 03:39 pm

Sue Marino/The Northfield Fire Department worked to extinguish a car fire at the home of Darlene Nesbit in the 1800 block of Tilton Road Sue Marino/The Northfield Fire Department worked to extinguish a car fire at the home of Darlene Nesbit in the 1800 block of Tilton Road

NORTHFIELD – Portions of Tilton Road are blocked off this afternoon (Friday, Jan. 24) as the Northfield Fire Department works to extinguish a car fire outside a home located in the 1800 block.

 The roadway is closed from the bike path to Shore Road until the scene is cleared.

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April Kauffman’s daughter files lawsuit to keep stepfather from collecting on life insurance policy (VIDEO)

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, January 23, 2014 01:56 pm

Suzanne Marino/April Kauffman’s daughter, Kim Pack is joined by her attorney Patrick D’Arcy and her husband, Randy Pack at a news conference Thursday at the attorneys Egg Harbor Township office. Suzanne Marino/April Kauffman’s daughter, Kim Pack is joined by her attorney Patrick D’Arcy and her husband, Randy Pack at a news conference Thursday at the attorneys Egg Harbor Township office.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Kim Pack, the daughter of slain radio personality and veterans advocate April Kauffman of Linwood, announced Thursday morning that she has filed a federal lawsuit to keep her stepfather, Dr. James Kauffman, from receiving any money from his wife’s life insurance policy.

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Trivia Times January 23, 2014 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Thursday, January 23, 2014 06:06 am

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The big story for today is the Frisbee
On this day in 1957, Wham-O Toys rolled out the first batch of their aerodynamic plastic discs, we know them of course as Frisbees. The story of the Frisbee began in Bridgeport, Connecticut, where William Frisbie opened the Frisbie Pie Company in 1871. Students from nearby universities would throw the empty pie tins to each other, yelling "Frisbie!" as they let go.

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Belhaven Middle School students of the month

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Written by staff report Wednesday, January 22, 2014 12:18 pm

Belhaven Middle School students of the month Belhaven Middle School students of the month

LINWOOD--The Belhaven students of the month for January are Sydney Thayer, Jacob Ireland, Nikki Faragher, Anna Padula, Jack Sarkos, Robby Crompton, Molly O'Shea and Tommy Corson. The character trait for the month is respect.

The students were honored at the Linwood Board of Education meeting, Wednesday, Jan. 15.

   

Preparing the challah; it's what they knead

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, January 22, 2014 10:07 am

Suzanne Marino/The students in Ina Goldhagen's 4 and 5-year-old pre-school class at Congregation Beth Israel in Northfield raise their Kiddush cups and give the traditional greeting; Suzanne Marino/The students in Ina Goldhagen's 4 and 5-year-old pre-school class at Congregation Beth Israel in Northfield raise their Kiddush cups and give the traditional greeting;

NORTHFIELD – Challah is an important part of every Shabbat table and Friday morning, Jan. 17, Rabbi David Weiss and the teachers at the Beth Israel pre-school helped the 4- and 5-year-old students create their own loaves of challah for their Shabbat table.

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CharterTech students learn acting is not a job, it’s a lifestyle

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, January 21, 2014 01:00 am

Suzanne Marino/Celebrity impersonator John DiDomenico presenting a master class to the musical theater students at CharterTech High School, Thursday, Jan. 16. Suzanne Marino/Celebrity impersonator John DiDomenico presenting a master class to the musical theater students at CharterTech High School, Thursday, Jan. 16.

SOMERS POINT—Dr. Phil, Donald Trump, Austin Powers, Dr. Evil and Jay Leno all stopped by CharterTech High School Thursday, Jan. 16 to put on a master class for the musical theater students. That cavalcade of personalities came in the singular person of John DiDomenico, an actor who makes a living doing celebrity impersonations.

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New recycling schedule starts Monday in Linwood

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Written by staff report Saturday, January 18, 2014 01:35 am

LINWOOD – Starting Monday, Jan. 20 recycling here will be collected on the same day as trash pickup, only every other week. Residents are instructed to put their recycling in a separate container and place it on the curb alongside their trash every other week. All collections will be performed as scheduled on Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday, Jan. 20, as well as the rest of the week. 

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Date set for Miss America 2015

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, January 17, 2014 03:16 pm

Miss America 2014 Nina Davuluri is crowned Sept. 15 at Boardwalk Hall by Miss America 2013 Mallory Hytes Hagan. It marked the triumphant return of the pageant to Atlantic City. Miss America 2014 Nina Davuluri is crowned Sept. 15 at Boardwalk Hall by Miss America 2013 Mallory Hytes Hagan. It marked the triumphant return of the pageant to Atlantic City.  ATLANTIC CITY-- Miss America 2014 Nina Davuluri earned her crown just four months ago, but already plans are in the works for the woman who will follow in her footsteps. With great fanfare on Friday, Jan. 9, Miss America was joined by Sam Haskell, CEO of the Miss America Organization, newly-elected Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian, Casino Reinvestment Development Authority Executive Director John Palmieri, Atlantic City Alliance President Liza Cartmell, and Miss America Organization President Sharon Pearce at the Atlantic City Sheraton to announce the date for the pageant and events leading up to the crowning later this year.

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