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    Suzanne Marino / Members of the Mainland Youth Lacrosse Club join coach Alex Marino, left, Chris Kaczmarski and Councilman Tim Tighe, far right, at the City Council meeting Aug. 13.

    LINWOOD – Council congratulated the Mainland Youth Lacrosse Club eighth-grade team Aug. 13 for completing a successful season.

    The team went undefeated with a 14-0 season and brought home the Jersey Shore Youth Lacrosse…

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    MRHS Principal Mark Marrone leads the soccer team at the end of a candlelight vigil in honor of incoming Mainland freshman Aisling Cooke who died Tuesday, Sept. 2 from injuries sustained in a three-car accident Saturday morning.

    LINWOOD – The stadium was filled, and the overflow crowd gathered along the fence of the Mustang Corral at Mainland Regional…

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    Ready for school and still loving hanging out with mom is Abigail Dougherty sitting on her mom Mary’s lap and Juliana Carangi with her mom Kate. NORTHFIELD—To take some of the butterflies away from the first day of school a kindergarten ice cream social was held Wednesday, Aug. 27 at the Northfield Community School. The new students had a chance to meet their teachers and classmates and hopefully make that…

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    A mosquito sample collected from Northwood Court in Northfield has been confirmed positive for West Nile Virus, announced the Atlantic County Division of Public Health on Tuesday, Sept. 2.

    Positive mosquito samples were found last month in both Northfield and Linwood. Northwood Court, the location of the most recent confirmation, is near Birch Grove Park in Northfield where several positive samples were found last year.

    Infected mosquitoes can transmit West Nile Virus to birds, animals and humans. Crows are particularly susceptible to the virus and are good indicators of the presence of the disease in a…

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    Music on three stages, antique cars and children’s entertainment highlight this Good Ol’ Days Festival.SOMERS POINT—This weekend its time to turn back the clock and chill a little bit because summer is in the rear view mirror and enjoy friends and neighbor at the 37th annual Good Ol Days Festival.

    Head to Kennedy Park and from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, September 6 for the end of the season favorite event.

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    Jim and Denise Mangano in their EHT home. SOMERS POINT—According to the New York Daily News, as of Aug. 31 more than 3 million people have donated over $100 million to the ALS Association through the ice bucket challenge. It has raised awareness to the disease as well as funding for research. But close to home there will be an ice bucket challenge this Saturday, Sept. 6 at Good Ol Days in Somers Point that will directly help a local man who is fighting ALS with all the…

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    Crowd-drawing events continue through September and October

    WILDWOOD — In Wildwood, the season won’t stop on Labor Day.

    The Wildwoods will host dozens of events through September and October, ranging from the Roar to the Shore Motorcycle Weekend to a celebration of all things ’50s, in what tourism officials dubbed the island’s ‘Second Season.’

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Concern growing for future of local TV news

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, February 18, 2014 03:55 pm

Advocates want to keep TV 40 on the air

U.S. Representative Frank LoBiondo U.S. Representative Frank LoBiondo

LINWOOD – U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo is concerned about local television coverage in light of the recent sale of WMGM-TV NBC 40 in Linwood.
The Republican congressman sent a letter Feb. 11 to Tom Wheeler, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, spelling out his concerns about the station’s continued coverage of news in the Atlantic City market.

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Treasure hunting in Linwood

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Monday, February 17, 2014 11:21 pm

Lucy Byrd of Egg Harbor Township, left, and Simone Zoladz of Linwood help to coordinate the flea markets at Our Lady of Sorrows in Linwood. Lucy Byrd of Egg Harbor Township, left, and Simone Zoladz of Linwood help to coordinate the flea markets at Our Lady of Sorrows in Linwood.

LINWOOD—The winter flea markets and rummage sale at Our Lady of Sorrows are a winter happening. More than 50 vendors from around the region flock to sell their wares; anything from antiques to jewelry, homemade sauces plus holiday themed items for St. Patrick’s Day and Easter and where shoppers know to hunt for treasures and bargains.

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Fundraiser in honor of Joe Kyle

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Written by staff reports Monday, February 17, 2014 05:51 pm

Joe Kyle of Linwood and formerly of Ocean City Joe Kyle of Linwood and formerly of Ocean City

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP—Joe Kyle, 53, of Linwood passed away suddenly as a result of a car accident on January 23 leaving behind his wife Beth, his girls Liza and Gemma and his trusty sidekick, his dog Jack as well as his siblings and his mother. Elaine Kyle.

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Brushing up on our presidents

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Monday, February 17, 2014 12:56 pm

Mt. Rushmore in the Black Hills, South Dakota Mt. Rushmore in the Black Hills, South Dakota It's Presidents Day, a national holiday set aside to honor those who have led our country over the past 238 years. But how much do we really know about the men and their families who have occupied 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. and earlier presidential homes?

For those who have the day off, it might be a good time to brush up on presidential knowledge. Here is a collection of facts to get you thinking and remind you that those elected to the country's top spot do something other than sign legislation.

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Northfield Community Elementary School Students of the Month have all the right stuff

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Written by staff report Sunday, February 16, 2014 07:00 am

November studetns of the month November students of the month

The elementary students honored in November are, front row from left, Ginger O’Grady, Andrew Jusino, Jaron Douglas and Jillian Schallus; second row from left, Pablo Molina, Fisher Tilson, Jude Maurer and Courtney Ivins; back row, Chris Sacco, elementary school counselor and Principal Maureen Vaccaro.

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Trivia Times February 16, 2014 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Sunday, February 16, 2014 01:43 am

The tomb of King Tut is the big story for February 16
On this day in 1923, in Thebes, Egypt, English archaeologist Howard Carter enters the sealed burial chamber of the ancient Egyptian ruler King Tutankhamen.
Because the ancient Egyptians saw their pharaohs as gods, they carefully preserved their bodies after death, burying them in elaborate tombs containing rich treasures to accompany the rulers into the afterlife.

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Northfield Police Blotter Feb. 12, 2014 edition

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Written by staff report Saturday, February 15, 2014 01:00 pm

Northfield Police

Police Blotter information is supplied by local police departments and other law enforcement agencies. All persons named are presumed innocent unless proven guilty.

The Northfield Police Department responded to 136 calls for service Feb. 3-9. Police performed 126 property checks, investigated 10 motor vehicle crashes, made six warrant arrests and 83 motor vehicle stops, and issued 42 motor vehicle summonses.

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Somers Point Police Blotter Feb. 12, 2014 edition

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Written by staff report Saturday, February 15, 2014 01:00 pm

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Somers Point

From Feb. 2-10 the Somers Point Police Department made 17 adult arrests including nine warrant arrests.

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Linwood teachers of the year have the passion and the tools

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Saturday, February 15, 2014 10:00 am

Belhaven Middle School teacher of the year Pete Davis is at home in the industrial technology room with a band saw and other tools of the trade. Belhaven Middle School teacher of the year Pete Davis is at home in the industrial technology room with a band saw and other tools of the trade. LINWOOD – Belhaven Middle School industrial technology teacher Pete Davis and Seaview Elementary School fourth-grade teacher Christina Riley are the Linwood School District teachers of the year.

Both educators were chosen, in part, for their passion for finding a way to bring out the best in their students.

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Trivia Times February 15, 2014 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Saturday, February 15, 2014 06:31 am


The big story for February 11 is a crash that killed U.S. figure skaters
On this day in 1961, the entire 18-member U.S. figure skating team is killed in a plane crash in Berg-Kampenhout, Belgium. The team was on its way to the 1961 World Figure Skating Championships in Prague, Czechoslovakia.

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Somers Point Police make drug arrest

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Written by staff report Saturday, February 15, 2014 01:00 am

Police investigation leads to drug arrest

SOMERS POINT--The Somers Point Police Department arrested Wallace Knowles, 32, from Pleasantville Thursday, Feb. 13 and charged him with possession with intent to a distribute controlled dangerous substance and possession of a weapon.

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Northfield Community School names students of the month

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Written by staff report Friday, February 14, 2014 08:00 am

Northfield Community Middle School Principal Glenn Robbins congratulates the January students of the month. The students recognized are: fifth grade, Holden Morgan and Celena Rivard; sixth grade, Bryan Kintish and Grace Gallagher; seventh grade; Thomas Zanaras and Madisen Copsey; and eighth grade, Kyle Sacco and Victoria Wray.

   

Susquehanna Bank supports the Linwood Education Foundation

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, February 14, 2014 06:00 am

Pictured from left are Teri Weeks, Linwood School District business administrator and board secretary, Linwood Education Foundation co-presidents Gina Osbeck and Michele DeMorat, Susquehanna Bank President John O’Connor of Somers Point, Anthony Morellite, commercial relationship vice-president and Trish Miller, vice-president and branch regional manager of Susquehanna Bank. Pictured from left are Teri Weeks, Linwood School District business administrator and board secretary, Linwood Education Foundation co-presidents Gina Osbeck and Michele DeMorat, Susquehanna Bank President John O’Connor of Somers Point, Anthony Morellite, commercial relationship vice-president and Trish Miller, vice-president and branch regional manager of Susquehanna Bank.

LINWOOD—The Linwood Education Foundation received a check from Susquehanna Bank in support of their ongoing programs in the district that help enhance education in Linwood Schools. Supporting community partnerships and programs that benefit students and provides teachers with grants that help bolster their classroom like the 3-D printers used in the Industrial Tech room at Belhaven is part of Susquehanna Banks ongoing effort.

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Fairy tales collide in comic stage musical ‘Into the Woods Jr.’

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Written by Suzanne Marino Thursday, February 13, 2014 03:52 pm

The Witch, played by Charlene Baker, meets Little Red Riding Hood Ava Broux in the Somers Point Performing Arts Club production of the Stephen Sondheim musical “Into the Woods Jr.” The Witch, played by Charlene Baker, meets Little Red Riding Hood Ava Broux in the Somers Point Performing Arts Club production of the Stephen Sondheim musical “Into the Woods Jr.”

SOMERS POINT – Favorite fairy tale characters created by The Brothers Grimm come together in the fun stage musical “Into the Woods Jr.” Thursday, Feb. 20-22 at the Jordan Road School.

The Somers Point School District Performing Arts Club and the office of Community Education and Recreation are putting the show together.

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Miss America has a lesson for NCS students (VIDEO)

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, February 13, 2014 03:14 pm

Miss America Nina Davuluri answers questions in Brian Levi’s fourth-grade class before collecting letters for the troops and posing for pictures Monday at Northfield Community School. Miss America Nina Davuluri answers questions in Brian Levi’s fourth-grade class before collecting letters for the troops and posing for pictures Monday at Northfield Community School.  NORTHFIELD – Miss America Nina Davuluri went back to school Monday, Feb. 10, visiting the Northfield Community School and bringing a powerful message.

Her first stop was the fourth grade, where she collected cards for the troops made by students and answered questions in each of the five classes she visited.

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Relay for Life campaign kicks off in Linwood

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Written by Suzanne Marino Monday, February 10, 2014 01:45 pm

Mainland Relay for Life chairwoman Christine Sands Bennett, left, with volunteer Lori Childs, both from Linwood, and 10-year old Logan Sands, a cancer survivor, show off the 2014 theme of super heroes at the kick-off Thursday, Feb. 6. Mainland Relay for Life chairwoman Christine Sands Bennett, left, with volunteer Lori Childs, both from Linwood, and 10-year old Logan Sands, a cancer survivor, show off the 2014 theme of super heroes at the kick-off Thursday, Feb. 6.

LINWOOD — June 13 may be months away but Christine Sands Bennett of Linwood urged the Relay for Life volunteers gathered in the Mainland Regional High School library Thursday evening that organizing and fundraising takes time.

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