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    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…

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    Crowds at Bayfest 2013 jam Bay Avenue in Somers Point, marking the unofficial kick off to the season. Bayfest is billed as the largest one-day event in South Jersey.

    SOMERS POINT – In its 26 years Bayfest has grown into the largest one-day event in South Jersey, according to organizers.
    Last year an estimated 38,000 visitors strolled along Bay Avenue soaking up a perfect spring…

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     SOMERS POINT--For most folks, a big cake is a great way to celebrate a birthday. But Custard Hut owner Lou DeScioli has a pretty sweet plan to help him mark his famous Custard Hut’s milestone; 37 years in business.

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    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…

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Miss America gets a big welcome in Somers Point

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, October 04, 2013 12:01 am

Nina Davuluri, Miss America 2014 exchanges hugs with her newest friends; the pre-kindergarten students in Terry Salvato’s class at St. Joseph Regional School in Somers Point. Nina Davuluri, Miss America 2014 exchanges hugs with her newest friends; the pre-kindergarten students in Terry Salvato’s class at St. Joseph Regional School in Somers Point.

SOMERS POINT – St. Joseph Regional School cafeteria rocked Tuesday afternoon with the arrival of Nina Davuluri, Miss America 2014. She was making her first school visit of her reign and both Miss America and the students were loving the moment.
During her visit she answered questions and took the opportunity to talk about herself and address her platform of accepting and understanding cultural diversity. Miss America introduced herself with a big smile; “Hi everyone. I’m Nina and I was just named Miss America 2014.”

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Viscount’s personality allows direct sales to flourish

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, October 03, 2013 02:29 pm

 Regina Viscount of Linwood chooses to work in social commerce or direct sales because she said it allows her to determine what her effort is worth. She sells a line of shape wear by Ruby Ribbon.  Regina Viscount of Linwood chooses to work in social commerce or direct sales because she said it allows her to determine what her effort is worth. She sells a line of shape wear by Ruby Ribbon.

LINWOOD – Regina Viscount of Linwood is a party kind of girl. In fact she holds several a week. One night it might be in the home of a friend in Margate or a salon in Egg Harbor Township or like last week when she hosted a party on Park Avenue in New York.  They used to be called home parties but Viscount says that while they are still fun parties and get togethers the more fitting name is “trunk show.”She holds direct sales or social commerce events like “Fashionista Fridays” at salons in the area and they are proving to be a lot of fun.

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Trivia Times Oct. 3, 2013 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Thursday, October 03, 2013 12:33 am

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A really big story for October 3…

On Oct. 3, 1995 an estimated 14 million people tuned in on the radio or sat glued to their TV’s to hear the verdict in the OJ Simpson trial. The former Heisman Trophy winner, running back for the Buffalo Bills and a popular actor was accused of stabbing to death his former wife, Nicole Brown Simpson and a friend; Keith Goldman at Brown Simpson’s Brentwood home.

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Linwood family suing Atlantic City Police for alleged use of excessive force in June arrest VIDEO

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Written by Suzanne Marino Wednesday, October 02, 2013 09:07 am

David Connor Castellani, 20, of Linwood was hospitalized for four days after being beaten by Atlantic City Police Officers and bitten by an Atlantic City K-9. The beating, which was caught on casino surveillance video resulted in the 20-year-old being charged with assault and resisting arrest. David Connor Castellani, 20, of Linwood was hospitalized for four days after being beaten by Atlantic City Police Officers and bitten by an Atlantic City K-9. The beating, which was caught on casino surveillance video resulted in the 20-year-old being charged with assault and resisting arrest. LINWOOD - Terri and David Castellani of Linwood would prefer to be going about life as usual, moving into the new fall season with their two kids and two dogs just like any other family. But that’s not in the cards right now. Their family is stuck on June 15.

That is when their son, 20-year-old David Connor Castellani, was caught on video outside The Tropicana being beaten, kicked and punched by six Atlantic City Police officers and then bitten by a K-9.

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Gateway Theater backstage at the beach draws supporters for the arts

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, October 02, 2013 12:07 am

Shore Medical Center CEO and Jim Dalfonso of the Theatre Collaborative of South Jersey celebrate the progress at the Gateway Theater at the Backstage at the Beach fundraiser Friday, Sept. 27  on the beach in Somers Point.  Shore Medical Center CEO and Jim Dalfonso of the Theatre Collaborative of South Jersey celebrate the progress at the Gateway Theater at the Backstage at the Beach fundraiser Friday, Sept. 27 on the beach in Somers Point.

SOMERS POINT—Approaching the Bill Morrow Beach along Bay Avenue here Friday evening had a feeling of Newport to it. The event, Backstage at the Beach was a gala fundraiser for the continued restoration at the Gateway Theater. Guests entered a tent on the beach on a picture perfect September evening.

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Northfield Family Fall Fest at Birch Grove Park is a hit (slideshow)

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, October 01, 2013 05:40 pm

Just hanging out with friends was a good thing to do at the annual Northfield Family Fall Fest at Birch Grove Park. The friends are Keseshar Mathur, Corey Spare, Nathan Sprolla and Holden Morgan, all 10 and all from Northfield. Just hanging out with friends was a good thing to do at the annual Northfield Family Fall Fest at Birch Grove Park. The friends are Keseshar Mathur, Corey Spare, Nathan Sprolla and Holden Morgan, all 10 and all from Northfield.

NORTHFIELD—It would be difficult to find a more beautiful day than Saturday, Sept. 28 to hold a festival to celebrate the end of summer and revel in what the fall has to offer. Volunteer Bill Coulter who organized this years Northfield Family Fall Fest was thrilled with the events of the day. 

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Happy 90th birthday to Virginia Mahoney

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Written by Suzanne Marino Tuesday, October 01, 2013 05:00 am

Virginia Mooney and her family celebrate her 90th birthday Virginia Mooney and her family celebrate her 90th birthday

It was a very happy 90th birthday celebration at The Anchorage Tavern in Somers Point August 21 for Virginia Mahoney and her family.

It is Virginia’s favorite restaurant because the food is great and because her son Don is the owner. Linda Combs said Virginia thoroughly enjoyed the party.

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Trivia Times Oct. 1, 2013 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Tuesday, October 01, 2013 12:15 am

trivia A big story for October 1

On this day in 1890, an act of Congress creates Yosemite National Park, home of such natural wonders as Half Dome and the giant sequoia trees. Environmental trailblazer John Muir and his colleagues campaigned for the congressional action, which was signed into law by President Benjamin Harrison and paved the way for generations of hikers, campers and nature lovers, along with countless "don't feed the bears" signs.

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