• Mainland Current

    Just bouncing around with each other at the Linwood Community Church Family Fun Festival Saturday, Aug. 23, are Evan Deebolt, 6, of Brigantine; Skylar Leary, 9, of Mays Landing, and Gabriel Adamson of Harrisburg, Pa. LINWOOD – The live music from the grounds of Linwood Community Church band drifted across the town Saturday as the church held its annual end of…

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    Miss AmericaATLANTIC CITY—The Miss America Organization announced Thursday afternoon the plans to welcome the 53 contestants back for this years Miss America pageant that is set for Sunday, Sept. 14 at Boardwalk Hall.

    The women will begin their nearly two-week journey to the crown Tuesday, Sept. 3. They will be welcomed back to the birthplace of the pageant and the ladies will make their debut at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday Sept. 3 at Kennedy Plaza on The Boardwalk, a stones throw from where one of them will be crowned Miss America 2015 Sept. 14.

  • Mainland Current

    Jason O'Grady NORTHFIELD—There are some changes yet to come before the ballot is set for the November election in the city of Northfield. Monday August, 25 Democrat Jason O’Grady bowed out of the race for Mayor of Northfield.

  • Downbeach Current

    Church supporters Richard Cohen, Anne Peterson Martin and Robert P. Subrianni are anxious to see the restoration projected at Church of the Redeemer fully completed.LONGPORT – The historic restoration at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer is nearly completed. The congregation will hold its last service of the summer season at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 31.

    The church, which was a summertime place of worship for wealthy Philadelphia families since…

  • Mainland Current

    Starting times of all the Mainland community schools
    Linwood

    First day of School for students in Thursday, Sept. 4, a half day schedule. 

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Digging into science at the Linwood Library

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, August 05, 2014 08:10 pm

Seaview School teacher and Linwood Library Mad Scientist, Marisa Hieb talks about the rain to children at the Linwood Library event Fri. Aug. 1. Seaview School teacher and Linwood Library Mad Scientist, Marisa Hieb talks about the rain to children at the Linwood Library event Fri. Aug. 1. LINWOOD—Summertime and the learning is fun at the Linwood Library where this summers fun educational series is “The Mad Scientists” featuring local educators as the special guest scientists each week. The program coincides with the summer reading theme “Fizz, Boom, Read,” a science based program, according to Linwood Library Director, Maria Moss.

Kicking off the series Friday August 1 was Marisa Hieb, a Seaview School teacher who came up with the program for the library. Her lesson was “Rain, rain where did you come from?” and the would-be scientists in the audience enjoyed it.

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Belhaven School supply list for the year

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Written by staff report Tuesday, August 05, 2014 02:00 pm

Before you head to the store to shop for your student, check out what the school would like to see inside your child’s backpack as they head off to class this upcoming year.

Belhaven School Supply List

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Seaview School supply list

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Written by staff report Tuesday, August 05, 2014 02:00 pm

Before you head to your favorite back to school supplier, check out what the teachers are requesting your child to have in their backpack when they head to Seaview School in Linwood after Labor Day.

2014-2015 Seaview School suggested supplies

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Northfield and hockey share a goal

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Monday, August 04, 2014 04:21 pm

Hockey was the sport of choice for Alyssa Turner, 10, and Tyler Wimberg, 9, on Wednesday when Bauer Athletics and NHL star Steven Stamkos popped in at Birch Grove Park in Northfield. Hockey was the sport of choice for Alyssa Turner, 10, and Tyler Wimberg, 9, on Wednesday when Bauer Athletics and NHL star Steven Stamkos popped in at Birch Grove Park in Northfield. NORTHFIELD--The city might not exactly be the place where camera crews head to shoot commercials for the NHL but Wednesday morning that is exactly who was in town and DGA  Productions based in Massachusetts was in and the cameras were rolling.

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Atlantic County seeks nominations of outstanding residents with disabilities

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Written by staff report Monday, August 04, 2014 12:50 pm

atlantic-county The public is invited to nominate Atlantic County residents for the Donald J. Sykes awards that honor outstanding individuals with disabilities who have attained significant personal achievement and have made a difference in the lives of others.

 The Sykes awards are presented each October during Disabilities Awareness Month and are named in memory of the former chairman of the Atlantic County Disability Advisory Board and active community advocate.

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At Somers Point beach the water meets all health standards

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Saturday, August 02, 2014 04:50 pm

Somers Point SOMERS POINT--Officials met on the William Morrow Beach on Bay Avenue Saturday morning to counter a report put out by the Natural Resource Defense Council questioning the water quality at the popular bay beach.  "The water at our beach is tested by the Atlantic County Department of Health every week and the results of the testing are posted on the lifeguard stand as well as in City Hall in the clerk's office, " said Mayor Jack Glasser. "It is completly transparent; the water quality at our beach meets all standards."

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Trivia Times August 2, 2014 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Saturday, August 02, 2014 12:43 am

The big story today is the signing of the Declaration of Independence
On this day in 1776, members of Congress affix their signatures to an enlarged copy of the Declaration of Independence.
Fifty-six congressional delegates in total signed the document, including some who were not present at the vote approving the declaration. The delegates signed by state from North to South, beginning with Josiah Bartlett of New Hampshire and ending with George Walton of Georgia. John Dickinson of Pennsylvania and James Duane, Robert Livingston and John Jay of New York refused to sign.

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Fipp had a super career at NCS

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, August 01, 2014 12:12 am

Board of Education President Steve Wynn and Northfield District Superintendent Janice Fipp. Board of Education President Steve Wynn and Northfield District Superintendent Janice Fipp.

NORTHFIELD—District Superintendent Janice Fipp is retiring after spending more than two decades in the Northfield Community School. She was honored at the July 28 Northfield Board of Education meeting.
Board President Steve Wynn presented Fipp with flowers and a plaque. Reading the inscription Wynn thanked the outgoing superintendent for her 25 years in Northfield that began with her teaching then becoming principal and finally the superintendent.

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Linwoods Teri Weeks elected to NJ Assoc. of School Business Officials

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, July 31, 2014 01:07 pm

Teri Weeks Teri Weeks

Linwood Board of Education Business Administrator and Board Secretary Teri J. Weeks was recently elected and is now serving as First Vice President of the New Jersey Association of School Business Officials for the 2014-15 school year.
Weeks has served as the BA for the Linwood Board of Education since 1997.
During her tenure in Linwood the district began a successful shared services arrangement with Mainland Regional High School to manage financial constraints sharing the superintendent and the facilities manager.

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Take a magic carpet ride to see Aladdin Jr. at Northfield Community School

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, July 30, 2014 03:55 pm

Leads are double castin Aladdin Jr. opening Thursday at the Northfield Community School; from left are Emily Hughes, Michael Leaderman, Sophia McGhee, Zack Biehl, Liam Michel and Delaney Hughes. Leads are double cast.in Aladdin Jr. opening Thursday at the Northfield Community School; from left are Emily Hughes, Michael Leaderman, Sophia McGhee, Zack Biehl, Liam Michel and Delaney Hughes.

NORTHFIELD — The favorite tale of Aladdin and the Genie and wishes that can come true is the summer drama camp production opening Thursday at Northfield Community School.
Director Gina Liscio said they chose the Aladdin Jr. because the kids enjoy the characters so much.

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Curtain goes up on Annie Jr. at Mainland Regional HS Thursday

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Written by Staff Report Wednesday, July 30, 2014 02:49 pm

Annie Jr. opens at Mainland Regional High School Thursday at 7 p.m. Annie Jr. opens at Mainland Regional High School Thursday at 7 p.m.

The For Kids by Kids Production of Annie Jr. opens on the stage at Mainland Regional High School, 1401 Oak Avenue in Linwood Thursday, July 31 at 7 p.m. with shows at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1 with two shows Saturday, Aug. 2 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for children. 

 

Northfield National Night Out is back on track

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, July 30, 2014 05:00 am

Having fun at Northfield National Night Out 2013 Having fun at Northfield National Night Out 2013

NORTHFIELD—The city will host National Night Out as they have for the past 15 years on Tuesday, Aug. 5. But the decision to do so came after more than an hour of often heated debate.

Mayor Jerry McGee and City Council members were met by a crowd Tuesday night that packed city hall with the vast majority there to lend their voice to the effort to get Northfield National Night Out back. McGee cancelled the popular anti-crime event July 21 citing the lack of police stepping forward to man the event. The first meeting between newly appointed Police Chief Colin Hickey and his officers was scheduled for the following day.

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The good times keep rolling at the Somers Point free beach concert

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, July 29, 2014 01:08 pm

Roomful of Blues performing Friday, Aug. 1 on the Bay Ave. Morrow Beach in Somers Point. Roomful of Blues performing Friday, Aug. 1 on the Bay Ave. Morrow Beach in Somers Point. SOMERS POINT - The free Shore Medical Center Concerts on the Beach in Somers Point has a big surprise in store for this week when Roomful of Blues hits the beach at 7 p.m. Friday, August 1. 

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Ventnor police officer bitten by K-9

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Monday, July 28, 2014 04:24 pm

NORTHFIELD – Ventnor Police Officer Jamie Pirchio, the only K-9 handler on the city squad, was taken to Shore Medical Center Sunday, July 27 after being bitten by her K-9 partner, Nico, Sunday morning.

According to Ventnor Police Chief Michael Miller, Pirchio had to undergo surgery on her hand and was scheduled to be released sometime later Monday, July 28.

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Letter: Make closed casino into Veterans hospital to support vets and the economy

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, July 28, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

While I sincerely hope additional casinos in Atlantic City do not close, I suggest a possible use for one if it does happen. Consider transforming one closed casino into a VA Hospital and Rehabilitation Center. This would not only benefit area Veterans but also provide hundreds of jobs and generate income across the board from Veterans and families for existing casinos, restaurants, hotels, boardwalk, etc.  How therapeutic for the Veterans to enjoy the ocean and beach. Atlantic City hosted them in years past successfully! This would be a year-round entity not dependent upon season, day of the week, or weather conditions.

Sue Weiler

Somers Point

 

Restore liberty, rebuild Atlantic City

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Written by Seth Grossman Monday, July 28, 2014 12:00 am

Many casinos in Atlantic City are closing or moving elsewhere.  It is good to talk about replacing them with other things.

But what business is more profitable?  If a casino can’t make enough to cover expenses, how can any seasonal, non-casino hotel, restaurant, stores, or amusement pier survive?  

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