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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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Point Eagle project adds a pit at The Pit

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, August 13, 2014 05:02 pm

Somers Point’s newest Eagle Scout, Will Fausey with City Councilman Sean McGuigan, left and Atlantic County Freeholder and former Councilman John Risley. Somers Point’s newest Eagle Scout, Will Fausey with City Councilman Sean McGuigan, left and Atlantic County Freeholder and former Councilman John Risley.

SOMERS POINT—Will Fausey will be entering his junior year at Mainland in a few weeks but he added something very important to his resume over the summer vacation; he became an Eagle Scout. The 16-year old, a member of Somers Point Boy Scout Troop 55 and he wanted to come up with a project that would in some way be a long term improvement to the community.

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6 arrested in attempted carjacking in Somers Point

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Written by Staff Report Wednesday, August 13, 2014 03:30 pm

somers point police logo SOMERS POINT — Police here have made six arrests in the case of an attempted carjacking at the intersection of Rte 9, New Road and Rte 52 which is McArthur Blvd. on one side and Laurel Drive on the other.

According to police, the accused went up to a car stopped at the traffic light and brandished weapons, demanding that the driver get out of the car. The driver did not get out, but sped off without any further incident.

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Residential burglary under investigation in Northfield

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Written by Staff Report Wednesday, August 13, 2014 03:05 pm

NORTHFIELD--The Northfield Police Department responded to a report of a burglary on Aug. 11 in the area of Catherine Avenue and Shore Road.

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Digging in at Veterans Park

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Written by Suzanne Marino Wednesday, August 13, 2014 12:00 pm

Helping hands at Northfield’s Veterans Park Friday, Aug. 8 are from left Korean War veteran Bob Webb, Steve Vain, Avery Notaro, Ayden Notaro, Dave Notaro and Olivia Notaro. Helping hands at Northfield’s Veterans Park Friday, Aug. 8 are from left Korean War veteran Bob Webb, Steve Vain, Avery Notaro, Ayden Notaro, Dave Notaro and Olivia Notaro. NORTHFIELD—Volunteers rolled up their sleeves Friday, Aug. 8 pitched in and made improvements to Veterans Park on Oak Avenue. Former City Councilman Dave Notaro brought in equipment from his hardscaping and construction business and with the help of another former City Councilman, Steve Vain and Korean War veteran, Bob Webb created a new space for residents and friends of the park to remember veterans and others with a commemorative brick.

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West Nile Virus found in two additional Linwood samples

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Written by Staff Report Tuesday, August 12, 2014 05:03 pm

A dead bird and a mosquito sample collected from Wilson Ave. in Linwood have each been confirmed positive for West Nile Virus, announced the Atlantic County Division of Public Health.  Earlier this month four mosquito samples and a bird collected from Vernon Avenue in Linwood were confirmed positive for the mosquito-borne disease in addition to four positive mosquito samples collected from Zion Road in Northfield.

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Linwood native shows it takes talent and grit to star in 'Sound of Music'

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, August 12, 2014 12:20 pm

The von Trapp family ready to delight the audience with “Edelweiss;” featuring Rachel Olivo, Matt Lischin, Bridget McMenamin, Victoria Robertson, Craig Mulhern, Sophie Goldstein, Kate Michel as the children and Rachel Handler of Linwood as Maria and Jefferson Heller of Ventnor as Capt. Von Trapp.  The von Trapp family ready to delight the audience with “Edelweiss;” featuring Rachel Olivo, Matt Lischin, Bridget McMenamin, Victoria Robertson, Craig Mulhern, Sophie Goldstein, Kate Michel as the children and Rachel Handler of Linwood as Maria and Jefferson Heller of Ventnor as Capt. Von Trapp. Opening Thursday in Margate
MARGATE — One of the most beloved shows of all time will open Thursday, Aug. 14 at the Dominick A. Potena Performing Arts Center with the Beth El Synagogue summer production of Rogers and Hammerstein’s "The Sound of Music."

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Paddle-out remembers Mainland football players lost three years ago

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Monday, August 11, 2014 03:04 pm

Brian Khoury, whose brother Dean was one of the four lost in a car accident three years ago, signals to the other surfers before heading out in the water Thursday, Aug. 7 in Longport. Brian Khoury, whose brother Dean was one of the four lost in a car accident three years ago, signals to the other surfers before heading out in the water Thursday, Aug. 7 in Longport. Wednesday, Aug. 20 will mark three years since a freak accident on the Garden State Parkway claimed the lives of four Mainland Mustang football players and changed the lives of every student and staff member at the school.

Casey Brenner, Edgar Bozzi, Nick Conner and Dean Khoury would have enjoyed the Thursday evening’s group paddle-out on the beach at 30th Avenue in Longport. They would have been happy to hang with their friends on the beach; talking and joking together before heading out past the breakers on their surfboards.

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Letter: Thank you for supporting MRHS baseball team

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Written by Billy Kern Sunday, August 10, 2014 11:19 am

Thank you all very much for supporting a fantastic group of young men. Thank you all very much for supporting a fantastic group of young men. To the editor:

Now that the dust has settled, I wanted to take a minute to thank the students, faculty, administration, and community of Mainland Regional High School for the overwhelming support of our baseball team throughout the 2014 NJSIAA baseball playoffs. 

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Northfield reads in record numbers

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Written by Suzanne Marino Sunday, August 10, 2014 12:42 am

Lydia Bickel of Northfield checks out “Digital Photography” and breaks the Otto Bruyns Library record for number of items checked out in a month. Lydia Bickel of Northfield checks out “Digital Photography” and breaks the Otto Bruyns Library record for number of items checked out in a month. With five days remaining July, Lydia Bickel of Northfield checked out “Digital Photography,” breaking the record set in July 2010 of 3,539 items circulated from the Otto Bruyns Public Library in Northfield.

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Trivia Times Aug. 9, 2014 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Saturday, August 09, 2014 10:18 am

The Big Story today is the resignation of Richard Milhous Nixon

It was 40 years ago today, Aug. 9, 1974 in accordance with his statement of resignation the previous evening, Richard M. Nixon officially ends his term as the 37th president of the United States at noon. Before departing with his family in a helicopter from the White House lawn, he smiled farewell and enigmatically raised his arms in a victory or peace salute. The helicopter door was then closed, and the Nixon family began their journey home to San Clemente, California. Richard Nixon was the first U.S. president to resign from office.

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National Night Out is a big success

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, August 06, 2014 04:29 pm

Making the most of National Night Out in Somers Point are from left Making the most of National Night Out in Somers Point are from left

In Northfield, where National Night Out was cancelled and then brought back from the brink, a huge crowd enjoying the evening at the Northfield Community School underscored the popularity of the police-community event.
A petting zoo, inflatables, giveaways, pick up games of basketball, firefighting equipment and plenty of games and a cook out made for a good night. Shannon Campbell of the NFPD said more than 1,000 had stopped by for a hot dog.

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West Nile Virus found in Atlantic County mosquito samples and crows

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Written by Staff Report Wednesday, August 06, 2014 12:00 am

West Nile Virus, a mosquito-borne disease, has been confirmed in eight mosquito pool samples. West Nile Virus, a mosquito-borne disease, has been confirmed in eight mosquito pool samples. Confirmed samples found in Linwood and Northfield

West Nile Virus, a mosquito-borne disease, has been confirmed in eight mosquito pool samples, four taken from Northfield and four from Linwood, in addition to two crows collected from Linwood, according to the Atlantic County Division of Public Health.

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Somers Point, Linwood, Northfield In Your Town, ongoing edition

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, August 06, 2014 12:00 am

 Baseball cap collection for the homeless

The Linwood Office of Janney Montgomery Scott has partnered with JFS to collect more than 250 hats with its baseball cap collection for the homeless and the JFS Project Homeless Connect event. Through Aug. 8, gently used hats can be donated at the Janney Linwood office, 401 New Road. In addition to hats they are seeking sunscreen, water bottles, Chapstick and flashlights. Everything will be distributed to homeless Aug. 15. Call 609-927-8811.

Robot Club

Robot Club meets 10 a.m. every Monday through the end of August at the Otto Bruyns Library in Northfield. Kids are invited to build robots with Bruce Williams. For more information call 609-646-4476.

Minecraft meeting

Minecraft enthusiasts meet Fridays at the Otto Bruyns Library in Northfield, gathering at 10 a.m. for fifth grade and 11 a.m. for sixth grade and up at the Otto Bruyns Library in Northfield. For more information call 609-646-4476.

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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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