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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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A hot time at the NCS winter carnival

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Monday, March 24, 2014 12:11 am

Anna Vincente, left and Laurel Fraser, both 9 have a new pet to take home from the NCS Winter Carnival. Anna Vincente, left and Laurel Fraser, both 9 have a new pet to take home from the NCS Winter Carnival.

NORTHFIELD--Winter Carnival at the Northfield Community School was one big send off to winter and a big hello to spring.  Hundreds of students along with parents headed to NCS for a night of fun and games.

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Trivia Times, March 23, 2014 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Sunday, March 23, 2014 12:22 am

It's OK is the big story for today
On this day in 1839, the initials "O.K." are first published in The Boston Morning Post. Meant as an abbreviation for "oll korrect," a popular slang misspelling of "all correct" at the time, OK steadily made its way into the everyday speech of Americans.

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Somers Point Pack 87 winning wheels

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Written by Suzanne Marino Saturday, March 22, 2014 11:22 am

Somers Point Pack 87 scouts show off their well earned hardware at the March 15 pinewood derby. Somers Point Pack 87 scouts show off their well earned hardware at the March 15 pinewood derby.  SOMERS POINT--The wheels were rolling in Somers Point Saturday where Cub Scout Pack 87 held their annual pinewood derby at the United Methodist Church on Bethel Road.

Scouts from Tigers through Webelos participated in this always competitive and fun event. 

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Trivia Times March 22, 2014 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Saturday, March 22, 2014 05:00 am

A precursor to the American Revolution the big story today is the Stamp Act
In an effort to raise funds to pay off debts and defend the new American territories won from the French in the Seven Years' War (1756-1763), the British government passes the Stamp Act on this day in 1765.

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Flea Market and Garage Sale

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, March 22, 2014 12:00 am

The Northfield Cultural Committee will hold its spring flea market and garage sale 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, March 29 at the Northfield Community School. For table reservations call 609-646-1092.

 

Donations wanted for Veterans Park

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, March 22, 2014 12:00 am

NORTHFIELD - 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.

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Linwood Police arrest Philadelphia man accused of burglarizing the same home twice

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Written by Staff Report Friday, March 21, 2014 10:22 pm

LINWOOD--A tip from a Linwood resident to the police led to the arrest Christopher Sanchez of Philadelphia in connection with a residential burglary Friday, March 21.
The call came into the Linwood Police Department of a suspicious vehicle. It matched the description of a vehicle linked to burglary investigation in the same area in November of last year.

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Heeding JFK’s call to help others

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, March 21, 2014 12:11 pm

Rachel Belkin visits a zoo in Kampala, Uganda. Rachel Belkin visits a zoo in Kampala, Uganda.

Peace Corps volunteer goes to Uganda
NORTHFIELD – It takes a certain type of person to commit to the Peace Corps, one who will willingly carve 27 months out of their lives to go to a foreign country to help others. Rachel Belkin, 23, of Northfield has made that commitment.
She is currently serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in Kamurasi, Uganda, three and a half hours away from the capital city of Kampala.

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