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    uniors Sharik Gilbert of Northfield and Tiana Fogg of Linwood add their thumbs to the banner against texting and driving.

    LINWOOD – Pledging not to text while driving, students in physical education classes at Mainland Regional High School April 17 filled out a card with their information as new or soon-to-be drivers. Rolling their thumb on an ink pad and adding their thumbprints to a banner emblazoned with “Texting Kills” that will hang in the hall, students…

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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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Somers Point In Your Town

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Written by Suzanne Marino Sunday, August 11, 2013 06:57 pm

 

Collection for the troops

AMVETS Post 911 in Somers Point is requesting new and used DVD movies in good condition to send to the troops. Donations will be accepted at Chester's Pastry Pantry Bakery, 506 New Road, Somers Point; Bennett Chevrolet, 6721 Black Horse Pike, Egg Harbor Township; and Essl's Dugout Restaurant, 7001 Black Horse Pike, Pleasantville. Monetary donations can also be made to defray the cost of mailing DVDs to the troops. Checks made payable to AMVETS Post 911 NJ can be sent to AMVETS Post 911 NJ, P.O. Box 413, Somers Point, NJ 08244.

 

Northfield In Your Town

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Written by Suzanne Marino Sunday, August 11, 2013 06:56 pm

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Northfield Democratic Club

The Democratic Club of Northfield meets 7:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month at the American Legion Hall on Mill Road. Parking is available at the library across the street. All are welcome. For information call club President Frank Perri, (609) 646-0617.

Donations wanted for Veterans Park
Plans are moving along for Veterans Park on Oak Avenue and donations are being accepted. Commemorative bricks can be purchased for $50, or a bench that includes a dedication plaque for $1,000. The park is in need of clean fill dirt to help alleviate the water from ponding at the back of the park. For information contact City Clerk Mary Canesi at (609) 641-2832 ext 125.

   

Linwood In your Town

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Written by Suzanne Marino Sunday, August 11, 2013 06:53 pm

Linwood In your Town

Events at the Linwood Library
At 4 p.m. on Thursdays it is “Love of Reading Empowers.” Spend some one-on-one time reading to your child. High school student volunteers are needed for LORE program.  Call (609) 926-7991, ext. 1. 

Linwood Arboretum

Visiting and enjoying the Linwood Arboretum is free, but memberships are available at $25 for individual, $30 for family and $5 for children under 12. The arboretum is also looking for support in terms of help with filing and with seasonal work like weeding and pruning. See www.linwood-arboretum.org. Donations are welcome and may be mailed to the Linwood Arboretum at P.O. Box 127 Linwood, NJ 08221.

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Balsey and Cohen become BCA Insurance

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Written by Suzanne Marino Sunday, August 11, 2013 12:00 pm

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NORTHFIELD – Brett D. Balsley, President of the Northfield-based Brett Balsley Insurance Group, has partnered with Lawrence D. Cohen to form the new BCA Insurance Group. Cohen, of Linwood will serve as Executive Vice President and partner in the newly formed agency.

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Trivia Times Aug. 11, 2013 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Sunday, August 11, 2013 01:05 am

A big story for August 11...
On this date in 1934 a group of federal prisoners classified as "most dangerous" arrives at Alcatraz Island, a 22-acre rocky outcrop 1.5 miles offshore in San Francisco Bay. The first civilian prisoners sent to Alcatraz joined a few dozen military prisoners still housed there from its days as a U.S. military prison.
Alcatraz was an uninhabited seabird haven when it was explored by the Spanish in 1775.

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Northfield Police Blotter August, 8, 2013 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Saturday, August 10, 2013 06:00 am

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

For the period of July 15 through Aug. 5 the Northfield Police Department responded to 439 motor vehicle stops, 121 motor vehicle summonses issued, 19 motor vehicle crashes, 606 calls for service and 28 warrant arrests.
Elizabeth E. Felton, 29, of Pleasantville was arrested July 30 by Ptl. William Bach and charged with disorderly conduct.

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Trivia Times Aug. 10, 2013 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Saturday, August 10, 2013 02:12 am

Big story for August 10…
On this day in 1978, three teenage girls die after their 1973 Ford Pinto is rammed from behind by a van and bursts into flames. The fatal crash was one of a series of Pinto accidents that caused a national scandal during the 1970s.
The small and economical Pinto debuted in 1970, was Ford's first subcompact car produced domestically and its answer to popular imports like the Beetle and Corolla.

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Unveiling of Somers Point new branding initiative

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, August 09, 2013 12:55 pm

SOMERS POINT--The Somers Point Economic Development Advisory Commission will unveil a new branding initiative hosted by the Somers Point Business Association 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14 at Greate Bay Country Club.

The Economic Development Commission has been working for months to create a look and logo for Somers Point. The commission is encouraging all who live, work, shop, dine and vacation in Somers Point to attend the event to see the fresh, new look for the marketing of Somers Point.

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