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    The Easter Bunny (Kristi Wimberg, 15) visits with Chase Daniel Kern, 2 and Gianna Stabilini, 2, at the Northfield Mothers League annual Easter egg hunt at Birch Grove Park.

    The weekend before Easter and the egg hunts were all over Linwood, Northfield and Somers Point and each one had its own special twist on the holiday tradition.
    In Northfield, the Mothers League held its annual hunt…

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    Atlantic City Country Club in Northfield

    NORTHFIELD – The historic Atlantic City Country Club on Shore Road, owned by Caesars Entertainment, has been sold to the Ottinger family group, which also owns Ballamor and Scotland Run golf clubs. The sale date was Tuesday, April 15.
    “Caesars Entertainment Atlantic City has proudly been associated with the Atlantic City Country Club for many years,” said Rick Mazer, regional president and general manger of Harrah’s Resort.

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    Suzanne Marino/The helping hands of Everyone’s Children are from left Samantha Mazuz, Shelly Furman, Stacey Rich, June Dix all of Linwood and Aiccis Bloom of Ventnor.

    LINWOOD—Saturday morning Stacey Rich’s home could have passed for the Easter Bunny’s workshop. Hundreds of baskets lined every flat surface in the living room, dining room, kitchen and family room and volunteers were quickly filling them with candy and small gifts.

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    Suzanne Marino/Michele Bush and Laura Ackley are donating 10 percent of their sales commission back into the communities they serve.

    LINWOOD – Laura Ackley of Somers Point and Michele Bush of Wildwood Crest are partners in Bush and Ackley Homes. They sell real estate through Coldwell Banker Casa Bella Homes and say they are bringing a new element to the settlement table that they hope gets people thinking about giving something back to their communities.

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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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Erland Chau replaces Dunn on Northfield ballot

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, August 09, 2013 12:32 pm

Northfield City Hall, 1600 Shore Road Northfield City Hall, 1600 Shore Road

NORTHFIELD – It has taken a long time to finally get the Republican candidates in order for the City Council race on the November ballot. It will be Erland Chau, 58, who will face Democrat Paul Utts to represent the second ward on Northfield City Council. John Dunn defeated incumbent Tom Polistina in the June primary election for the opportunity to represent the second ward on the general election ballot in November.

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Trivia Times Aug. 9, 2013 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Friday, August 09, 2013 01:10 am

The big story for August 9…
In keeping with his statement the day prior Richard M. Nixon officially resigns his term as the 37th President of the United States at noon, Aug. 9. As Nixon and his family left the White House lawn in a helicopter he raised his arms in a victory or peace salute. The helicopter door was then closed, and the Nixon family began their journey as private citizens home to San Clemente, California.

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Celebrating 45 years of good coffee and good friends at Somers Point Wawa VIDEO

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, August 08, 2013 05:24 pm

Everybody say Wawa! All of the employees and special guests at Wawa # 702 in Somers Point help celebrate their 45th anniversary. Everybody say Wawa! All of the employees and special guests at Wawa # 702 in Somers Point help celebrate their 45th anniversary.

SOMERS POINT—When any of us stop to grab a gallon of milk or a cup of coffee we might not think about the fact that the neighborhood convenience store really is a part of the daily routine that we count on to be there whenever we need them.
Wawa store # 702 located at 600 New Road in Somers Point celebrated the fact that they have been that go-to place in the community for 45 years with a huge anniversary celebration Thursday morning.

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Trivia Times Aug. 8, 2013 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Thursday, August 08, 2013 12:26 am

A big story for August 8…
At the Republican National Convention in Miami on August 8, 1968 Richard M. Nixon and Spiro T. Agnew are chosen as the presidential and vice-presidential nominees for the upcoming election.

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Miss America hostesses have plans to celebrate homecoming

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, August 08, 2013 12:10 am

The volunteers include Michele Pflum, Gayle Ackerman, Elaine Collins, Audrey Fischer, Bernadette Strecker, Gail Duffey, Eleanor Pietrofitta, Ellen Kelley, Betty Paxson, Susan Hackett, Sharon Byrnes, Madeline Harvey, Bea Newborn, Rose Ordille, Betty Chandler, Corinne Sparenberg, Midge Stevenson, Nancy Castrenze, MaryBeth DeClementi, Jane Kubernus, Elaine Panico, Susan Gross, Helen Riso, Ellie Ross, The Hostess Club volunteers in this 2004 photo include Michele Pflum, Gayle Ackerman, Elaine Collins, Audrey Fischer, Bernadette Strecker, Gail Duffey, Eleanor Pietrofitta, Ellen Kelley, Betty Paxson, Susan Hackett, Sharon Byrnes, Madeline Harvey, Bea Newborn, Rose Ordille, Betty Chandler, Corinne Sparenberg, Midge Stevenson, Nancy Castrenze, MaryBeth DeClementi, Jane Kubernus, Elaine Panico, Susan Gross, Helen Riso, Ellie Ross,

ATLANTIC CITY—Some people just know how to host a great party. Members of the Miss America Hostesses Club definitely fit that bill. Bernadette Strecker of Absecon and many of the women who have served as hostesses for the years before Miss America left for Las Vegas will get together August 15 to help celebrate the pageants return home and share memories at a cocktail party at Mays Landing Country Club.

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Linwood, Northfield and Somers Point go big for National Night Out

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, August 07, 2013 05:57 pm

Joey McCauley, 10, of Linwood is hanging out at this year’s National Night Out in Linwood. Joey McCauley, 10, of Linwood is hanging out at this year’s National Night Out in Linwood.
The rains held off and the neighbors came out in droves Tuesday evening for National Night Out. With big events in all three Mainland communities celebrating the 30th annual National Night Out it was a strong message that criminals should think twice before making any plans in Linwood, Northfield or Somers Point.

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