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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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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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Linwood Park Director Patty Ogrodnek steps down

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, April 24, 2014 01:16 pm

City of Linwood Park Director Patty Ogrodnek served from 1994-2014. City of Linwood Park Director Patty Ogrodnek served from 1994-2014.

LINWOOD – There is a changing of the guard in Linwood as Patty Ogrodnek, the park director for the past two decades, has called it a career. She resigned several weeks ago, and said Tuesday morning that she gave her decision a great deal of thought.
While Ogrodnek said she thought long and hard about her decision to leave the part-time position, she was nonetheless very sad to leave.

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X the Text at MRHS

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, April 23, 2014 11:03 pm

uniors Sharik Gilbert of Northfield and Tiana Fogg of Linwood add their thumbs to the banner against texting and driving. 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 were having fun, but were serious about their commitment to be safe behind the wheel.

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Always a little history at Northfield’s antiques appraisal night

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, April 23, 2014 03:27 pm

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.  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 for something for experts Linda Patterson Hinkle of Aardvark Antiques in Northfield and Roy Clark, president of the Northfield Cultural Committee, to appraise.

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Two-car crash closes Tilton Road Update

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Monday, April 21, 2014 02:40 pm

NORTHFIELD – A two-car accident in the eastbound lane near Wendy’s Restaurant closed Tilton Road Monday afternoon, April 21, and sent one person to the hospital.

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Catching up on the Boston Marathon (updated)

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Monday, April 21, 2014 11:13 am

Today is Patriots Day, and it marks the 117th Boston Marathon.  Because of last year's bombing, all eyes are focused on this year’s event, a chance for the city to say with gusto that “We’re back, bigger and better.”

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Trivia Times April 19, 2014 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Saturday, April 19, 2014 10:20 am

The big story for today is the Boston Marathon
On April 19, 1897, John J. McDermott of New York won the first Boston Marathon with a time of 2:55:10.
The Boston Marathon was the brainchild of Boston Athletic Association member and U.S. Olympic team manager John Graham, who was inspired by the marathon at the first modern Olympic Games in Athens in 1896.

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Donations help make firefighting smarter in Linwood

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Saturday, April 19, 2014 05:00 am

Suzanne Marino/Proud of the new Spotted Dog response system are from left, Linwood Fire Department Captain Steve Kroger, Chief Chick Kisby, Paul and Sandi D’Amato, who donated the system, Kerbeck Cadillac CFO Lou Calaefere, who provided the TV, and Marc Ginsberg. Suzanne Marino/Proud of the new Spotted Dog response system are from left, Linwood Fire Department Captain Steve Kroger, Chief Chick Kisby, Paul and Sandi D’Amato, who donated the system, Kerbeck Cadillac CFO Lou Calaefere, who provided the TV, and Marc Ginsberg.

LINWOOD – Thanks to two generous donations, the Linwood Fire Department has a very smart tool in its firefighting arsenal.
It’s not a hose or a pumper, rather it is the Spotted Dog dispatch response system, which connects to every firefighter in the department via their smart phone.    

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WMGM TV 40 to be dropped from NBC affiliates

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, April 18, 2014 12:07 pm

WMGM TV 40 home at 1601 New Road in Linwood. 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 has been part of the NBC family of stations since the late 1960s.

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Making sure everyone fits inside the big picture at Seaview School

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, April 18, 2014 11:00 am

Guys like to blow bubbles too! Seaview School fourth grade boys are from left, Jack Youngblood Veneman, Evan Himmelstein, Jake Hennelly, Jacob Mordzan, Mike Walton and Zach Rush. Guys like to blow bubbles too! Seaview School fourth grade boys are from left, Jack Youngblood Veneman, Evan Himmelstein, Jake Hennelly, Jacob Mordzan, Mike Walton and Zach Rush.

LINWOOD – Bubbles for Autism is the fun exercise that fits hand in hand with learning about autism at Seaview School. But the lesson began long before the kids headed to the playground to blow bubbles.

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Dawes students are red, white and blue at integrated arts fest

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, April 17, 2014 07:00 pm

Dawes students are red, white and blue at integrated arts fest Dawes students are red, white and blue at integrated arts fest

SOMERS POINT – Every year for the past 13, the Dawes Avenue School has celebrated what they have learned over the course of the year with the annual Integrated Arts Festival. It was held Thursday, April 9 and 10 so the parents and friends could have a chance to see what their children have been learning this year.

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Live Stations of the Cross re-enacts Holy Week

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, April 17, 2014 12:06 pm

Eighth grade student Sean Wilson as Christ re-enacts the third Station of the Cross when Jesus falls for the first time. Eighth grade student Sean Wilson as Christ re-enacts the third Station of the Cross when Jesus falls for the first time. SOMERS POINT – The students at St. Joseph’s Regional School shared the story of Holy Week in a special way Friday, April 11. The students re-enacted the Stations of the Cross, a prayerful representation of the final events of Jesus’ life leading up to his death on the cross.

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The hunt for Easter eggs in Linwood, Northfield and Somers Point (SLIDESHOW)

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, April 16, 2014 04:04 pm

The Easter Bunny (Kristi Wimberg, 15) visits with Chase Daniel Kern, 2 and Gianna Stabilini, 2, at the Northfield Mothers League annual Easter egg hunt at Birch Grove Park. The Easter Bunny (Kristi Wimberg, 15) visits with Chase Daniel Kern, 2 and Gianna Stabilini, 2, at the Northfield Mothers League annual Easter egg hunt at Birch Grove Park.

The weekend before Easter and the egg hunts were all over Linwood, Northfield and Somers Point and each one had its own special twist on the holiday tradition.
In Northfield, the Mothers League held its annual hunt at Birch Grove Park with several hundred kids and their parents ready to snag the little plastic eggs from all around the gazebo area. Hazel the lop-eared bunny accompanied the big bunny (Kristi Wimberg) as she greeted the kids.

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Atlantic City Country Club sold

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, April 16, 2014 03:09 pm

Atlantic City Country Club in Northfield Atlantic City Country Club in Northfield

NORTHFIELD – The historic Atlantic City Country Club on Shore Road, owned by Caesars Entertainment, has been sold to the Ottinger family group, which also owns Ballamor and Scotland Run golf clubs. The sale date was Tuesday, April 15.
“Caesars Entertainment Atlantic City has proudly been associated with the Atlantic City Country Club for many years,” said Rick Mazer, regional president and general manger of Harrah’s Resort.

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Everyone’s Children pack it in for Easter

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, April 15, 2014 12:08 pm

Suzanne Marino/The helping hands of Everyone’s Children are from left Samantha Mazuz, Shelly Furman, Stacey Rich, June Dix all of Linwood and Aiccis Bloom of Ventnor. Suzanne Marino/The helping hands of Everyone’s Children are from left Samantha Mazuz, Shelly Furman, Stacey Rich, June Dix all of Linwood and Aiccis Bloom of Ventnor.

LINWOOD—Saturday morning Stacey Rich’s home could have passed for the Easter Bunny’s workshop. Hundreds of baskets lined every flat surface in the living room, dining room, kitchen and family room and volunteers were quickly filling them with candy and small gifts.

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