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    Annie and her crew LINWOOD– “Tomorrow” will ring out when the curtain goes up at Mainland Regional High School when the For Kids by Kids Production of “Annie Jr.” opens Thursday, July 31 and runs through the weekend.

    “Annie Jr.” is full…

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    Kids enjoy a fun evening along the bike path during the Northfield National Night Out event in August 2013.

    NORTHFIELD—Whether National Night Out is going to happen in Northfield on August 5 is still not set in stone despite it being just two short weeks away. In nearby Linwood, the plans National Night Out has already been cancelled according to Police Chief Colin Hickey.  

    Northfield Mayor Jerry McGee pulled the plug on National Night Out…

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    Northfield Little League players 9-year old Nick Brennan and 10-year old Luke McCarthy helped Tuesday afternoon to get the equipment ready to be donated to kids at the Boys and Girls Club in Atlantic City.NORTHFIELD—Arrayed about pitchers mound Tuesday afternoon on the Babe Ruth field at Birch Grove Park was nearly 200 pieces of baseball and softball equipment. All of it was…

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    The manicured garden of Holly and Shane Falls catches driver’s eye along Bay Avenue in Somers Point during the Green Thumb Garden Club annual tour on June 21.

    SOMERS POINT—The members of the Green Thumb Garden Club are true to their name and put their green thumbs to the test June 21 with their annual garden tour and let visitors peek inside 8 interesting gardens.  
    The…

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    Bobby Fingers will perform as part of the Tony Mart All Star Band that is stacked with the regions most talented musicians.
    SOMERS POINT––Celebrate the musical legacy of South Jersey and have a great time partying and dancing to the biggest hits by the most famous recording artists that ever played the legendary Tony Mart’s on Bay Ave. in Somers Point.  The show features 7 very popular regional  performers; Bob Campanell, Dr. Bobby…

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Mazzeo weighs in on Showboat shutdown

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Written by Staff Report Thursday, July 10, 2014 06:07 pm

Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo sent a letter Thursday, July 10 to Chris McDonough, the director of the New Jersey Division of Investment, regarding the public pension funding invested in companies that own and operate Showboat Casino, which is scheduled to shut its doors Aug. 31 despite turning a profit. 

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Linwood’s Hi Neighbor Hop is a White Hot Caribbean Night

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, July 10, 2014 05:00 pm

A party you do not want to miss. A party you do not want to miss.

LINWOOD—The temperature is up and we have that gentle breeze that just makes a “White Hot Caribbean Night” the perfect theme for a summer party.
Coming this Friday night, July 11 from 7 to 11 p.m. it is the annual Linwood Hi Neighbor Hop.
Steel drums will be playing as guests enter the Linwood Country Club for a fun night that benefits the Linwood Recreation Board and support the local sports teams and helps with maintaining the athletic fields in town.

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Remembering Mary Beth Davis with love and fun

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, July 10, 2014 04:02 pm

  Mary Beth Davis family; from left are Herb and Pat Davis; Harrison, Keith and Henry Davis; and Liz and Joe Swiersz. Mary Beth Davis family; from left are Herb and Pat Davis; Harrison, Keith and Henry Davis; and Liz and Joe Swiersz. LINWOOD – Friends, family and coworkers spent Saturday, July 5 at All Wars Memorial Park remembering their friend, Mary Beth Davis, at the second annual Family Fun Day in Davis’ honor. 

More than 150 gathered to celebrate Davis and her love of life and family at the event, which was hosted by SOSH Architects. Everyone painted their handprint on a banner to commemorate the day.

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Letter: More reason to be pessimistic than optimistic

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Written by Jeff Lehman Wednesday, July 09, 2014 04:58 pm

Philosophers have wrestled with the existence of natural and human-caused evil for millennia.  The majority of philosophers, theoretical scientists and mathematicians side with Voltaire. We hardly live in the best of all possible worlds, according to our sharpest minds. Philosophers have wrestled with the existence of natural and human-caused evil for millennia. The majority of philosophers, theoretical scientists and mathematicians side with Voltaire. We hardly live in the best of all possible worlds, according to our sharpest minds. To the editor:

In columnist Joe Wilson’s commentary on Voltaire’s classic work, “Candide” (“Optimism”), he sides with Candide’s hopeless optimist, Dr. Pangloss, a caricature of Leibniz, a polymath and co-discoverer of the Calculus. 

Leibniz claimed in “Theodicy” that, “we live in the best of all possible worlds”–  and this claim was utterly annihilated by Voltaire via a parody of Leibniz through Pangloss.

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JCC Katz free summer programs at Congregation Beth Israel

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Written by Staff Report Wednesday, July 09, 2014 12:00 am

NORTHFIELD––The Milton and Betty Katz Jewish Community Center Early Childhood Education Center at Congregation Beth Israel will host three free summer events for children. The first is Thursday, July 31.
“We invite the children of the Northfield, Linwood Somers Point and Egg Harbor Township communities to help us build our Katz JCC community through these events,” according to Katz JCC Early Childhood Education Director Traci Hazley.

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Connolly Mile in Northfield has its best turnout

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, July 08, 2014 05:16 pm

Marge Connolly, whose husband Frank is honored annually through the Connolly Mile is surrounded by members of her family after the race Saturday morning in Northfield. Marge Connolly, whose husband Frank is honored annually through the Connolly Mile is surrounded by members of her family after the race Saturday morning in Northfield.

NORTHFIELD—The weather caused the annual Frank Connolly mile run to be rescheduled to Saturday morning but it did not diminish the enthusiasm of the runners. A record 132 runners from ages 4 to over well over 60 laced up their sneakers and headed down Shore Road.

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Linwood Board of Education acquires Hasson property

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, July 08, 2014 03:16 pm

 

Belhaven Avenue School Belhaven Avenue School LINWOOD—It has been in the works since 2013 but the Linwood Board of Education was finally able to close on the former Hasson property July 8.
The once bustling florist had property on both sides of Patcong Avenue that been vacant for several years and for sale before the school entered into negotiations with them. The board of education acquired only the property on the school side of Patcong Avenue for $220,000.

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Deans List for Little

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Written by staff report Tuesday, July 08, 2014 11:37 am

David Cooper Little of Linwood has qualified for the School of Arts and Sciences Deans List at Rutgers University, New Brunswick where he just completed his sophomore year.
Little is majoring in political science. He is the son of Alisa Cooper and Doug Little.

   

Somers Point Police blotter July 3, 2014 edition

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Written by Staff Report Sunday, July 06, 2014 11:00 am

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

The Somers Point Police Department made 24 adult arrests in the reporting period June 16-30. 

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The sound and taste of New Orleans combined for a great day in Somers Point

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Saturday, July 05, 2014 12:00 am

Suzanne Bellino of Port Republic serves up the people’s choice gumbo from Smithville Inn. Suzanne Bellino of Port Republic serves up the people’s choice gumbo from Smithville Inn.

SOMERS POINT – Overcast skies did not dampen the spirit of New Orleans that wafted across the parking lot of Somers Point Fire Station #1 Saturday, June 21. The scent of gumbo cooking lured foodies looking for the best of the best.

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