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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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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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Real estate agents make a difference in their community one sale at a time

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Sunday, April 13, 2014 04:57 pm

Suzanne Marino/Michele Bush and Laura Ackley are donating 10 percent of their sales commission back into the communities they serve.   Suzanne Marino/Michele Bush and Laura Ackley are donating 10 percent of their sales commission back into the communities they serve.

LINWOOD – Laura Ackley of Somers Point and Michele Bush of Wildwood Crest are partners in Bush and Ackley Homes. They sell real estate through Coldwell Banker Casa Bella Homes and say they are bringing a new element to the settlement table that they hope gets people thinking about giving something back to their communities.

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Music leads the way from grief to new beginning

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Sunday, April 13, 2014 03:15 pm

Sister Judy Loschiavo in her first grade classroom at St. Joseph Regional School in Somers Point Sister Judy Loschiavo in her first grade classroom at St. Joseph Regional School in Somers Point  SOMERS POINT – Sister Judy Loschiavo found music as a remedy to deal with grief after the loss of her parents. Now her hope is that her music will allow others feeling a sense of loss to find a chord that rings true to them.

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Trivia Times April 13, 2014 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Sunday, April 13, 2014 04:00 am

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Today's big story is Tiger Woods winning the Masters at 21
On this day in 1997, 21-year-old Tiger Woods wins the Masters Tournament by a record 12 strokes. It was Woods' first victory in one of golf's four major championships–the U.S. Open, the British Open, the PGA Championship, and the Masters and it turned the golfing world on its ear.

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Trivia Times April 12, 2014 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Saturday, April 12, 2014 12:37 am

 

The big story is the start of the Civil War 154 years ago today
The bloodiest four years in American history begin when Confederate shore batteries under General P.G.T. Beauregard open fire on Union-held Fort Sumter in South Carolina's Charleston Bay on this day in 1861. During the next 34 hours, 50 Confederate guns and mortars launched more than 4,000 rounds at the poorly supplied fort.

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Egg Harbor Township builder comes to the rescue of Northfield Veterans Park

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, April 10, 2014 11:00 pm

Suzanne Marino/ Saturday morning building project at Veterans Park. From left is Bill Duberson, Bob Webb, Steve Vain, Steve Duberson, Dan Henry and Lee Lichtenberger. Suzanne Marino/ Saturday morning building project at Veterans Park. From left is Bill Duberson, Bob Webb, Steve Vain, Steve Duberson, Dan Henry and Lee Lichtenberger.  NORTHFIELD—Saturday morning hammers and drills were working diligently to put up the shed at the Veteran’s Park on Oak Avenue here. The wind destroyed it in February but thanks to Bill Duberson of Egg Harbor Township and a crew of his workers, a new stronger shed has been custom built in its place.  “This one will withstand a hurricane” said Duberson.

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