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    Margate recreation hoops for all logoMARGATE--Margate Community Education and Recreation presents the ninth annual Hoops for All basketball season begins Sunday, Jan. 11 with games for the next five Sundays and concludes with an awards party Sunday, Feb. 22.

    Hoops for All is an instructional basketball league for physically and cognitively challenged children.  The first games of the season will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday Jan. 11 at the Eugene Tighe School located at 7804 Amherst Ave. in Margate.

  • Mainland Current

    LINWOOD – Three City Council members, Ralph Paolone, Brian Heun and Elliot Beinfest, had the distinctive honor of being sworn in at the governing body’s annual reorganization meeting Tuesday, Jan. 6 by former council colleagues who are now judges.

  • Mainland Current

    Ashlee Keating

    LINWOOD – A dozen years ago Ashlee Keating stepped into the limelight in the role of Annie on Broadway. That curly-haired little girl has grown into a young woman, and her love of the stage is still her driving force.
    Keating packed her bags a few years ago and headed to Los Angeles to stake her claim to fame and develop a career as a performer. Now 21, the Linwood native is making her mark in films and as a singer and a songwriter.

  • Mainland Current

    Residents at Brandall Estates along with family and friends enjoy an afternoon of holiday music and sing-a-longs with the MainlandRegionalHigh School band, string ensemble and the Dallas Brass Band.  LINWOOD—The members of the Mainland Regional High School Band have forged a special friendship over the years with the residents of Brandall Estates. MRHS Director Keith Hodgson brings his musicians several times a year to the…

  • Mainland Current

    City Clerk Carol Degrassi swears in Kirk Gerety at the Somers Point Reorganization Monday, Jan. 5. Morgan Gerety holds the bible for her father with the councilman’s wife Margie at his side. SOMERS POINT – The first time Kirk Gerety was sworn in as a newly elected city councilman by City Clerk Carol Degrassi, his wife was unable to attend because she…

  • Mainland Current

    Shore Medical Center’s first baby of the year Jackson Pitcock and his parents Louis and Amanda Pitcock of Goshen.

    SOMERS POINT – Jackson Robert Pitcock entered the world at 5:08 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 1, making him the first baby born at Shore Medical Center in 2015.

    The baby is the second child for parents Amanda and Louis Pitcock of the Goshen section of Middle Township in Cape May County, who have a 2-year-old daughter, Selah. 

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‘Thinking of You’ is a time-honored tradition for Northfield Mothers League

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, December 05, 2014 04:58 pm

Northfield Mothers League board of directors, from left, Nancy Berranato, Rashmi Mathur, Kristen Morgan and Nancy Sbrolla, pack up the last of the boxes to be delivered Tuesday, Nov. 25. Northfield Mothers League board of directors, from left, Nancy Berranato, Rashmi Mathur, Kristen Morgan and Nancy Sbrolla, pack up the last of the boxes to be delivered Tuesday, Nov. 25.

NORTHFIELD – During the holidays or any day, it is nice to know someone is thinking about you. On the Tuesday before Thanksgiving, members of the Northfield Mothers League let more than 100 people know they were thinking about them with a delivery of homemade soup and cookies.

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Northfield fundraiser to benefit Galloway woman, Nazarene youth group

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, December 05, 2014 06:00 am

Debbie Suppa Debbie Suppa NORTHFIELD – Members of the Church of the Nazarene, 2151 Zion Road, will hold a holiday shopping and pampering fundraiser to benefit Debbie Suppa of Galloway and the church youth group, Nazarene Youth International, 3-7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7 in the church hall. 

The event will feature vendors such as Mary Kay Cosmetics, Pampered Chef, Party Lite and Wraps by Stephanie, as well as makeovers by Boscov’s, massages and other services, according to organizer Rebecca Stonelake.

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Linwood to auction a second liquor license

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Written by Suzanne Marino Thursday, December 04, 2014 04:10 pm

LINWOOD – The city is set to auction its second and final liquor license after the first of the year.

City Council introduced a resolution at the Nov. 25 meeting that calls for a public sale and the invitation to bid on the license. After a debate, council set the minimum bid at $300,000. The bids are due back to the city clerk by Jan. 6.

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Northfield Police Blotter, Edition of Dec. 4, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, December 04, 2014 04:09 pm

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

The Northfield Police Department received 307 calls for service Nov. 17-30. Officers conducted 153 property checks, responded to 16 motor vehicle accidents and 124 motor vehicle stops, issued 28 motor vehicle summonses, and made two warrant arrests.

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Magic of Manna fundraiser continues 2 decades of caring

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

Vendors serve guests at last year’s Magic of Manna fundraiser. Vendors serve guests at last year’s Magic of Manna fundraiser. NORTHFIELD – For two decades Manna at the Shore has been providing meals for people living with HIV/AIDS. On Sunday, Dec. 7 the charity will hold its only fundraiser of the year at the place where it all magically comes together, according to coordinator Susan Simon: Beth Israel Synagogue in Northfield.

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Jordan Road School first marking period honor roll, 2014-15

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, December 04, 2014 12:00 am

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Jordan Road School first marking period honor roll

Grade 3

High honors 

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Celebrating Somers Point schools

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, December 03, 2014 03:04 pm

Turkeys created by Somers Point elementary school students are on display in the Somers Point Acme. Turkeys created by Somers Point elementary school students are on display in the Somers Point Acme. The Somers Point School District joined the National Education Association, Parent Connection Committee and thousands of schools nationwide in celebrating American Education Week Nov 17-22. This year’s theme was "Great public schools: A basic right, and our responsibility,"

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Letter: Where are the women on ‘blue ribbon’ committee?

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, December 03, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

Nice to read that our Linwood mayor appointed a 14-member "blue ribbon committee" to create a recreation master plan – but really, are there only three women he could find in this whole city to be a part of this? Just wondering.

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15 sworn in as volunteer advocates for children in foster care

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Written by Staff Report Tuesday, December 02, 2014 12:00 pm

CASA The new Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children of Atlantic and Cape May Counties sworn in by Superior Court Judge Damon Tyner Nov. 20 are Monica Fox, Roberta Wallace, Noreen Mostafa, Connie Hay and Kate Snyder of Galloway; Jacqueline Freund of Egg Harbor Township; Christine Fuhs of Mays Landing; Suzanne Sule and Carole Weidman of Linwood; Gwen Buchanan of Avalon; Yvonne Unrath of Cape May Court House; Hope Waldron of Sea Isle; Merv Cherrin of Ocean City; Sarah Marcelliano of Del Haven and Janet Ariza of Cape May.

SOMERS POINT – Fifteen Atlantic and Cape May county residents were sworn in as Court Appointed Special Advocates by Superior Court Judge Damon Tyner Nov. 20 at a ceremony in Somers Point.

The swearing-in capped 30 hours of classroom instruction in child advocacy for the volunteers, who will advocate in court on behalf of abused and neglected children who are living in foster care. The ultimate goal is place the children in safe, permanent homes as quickly as possible.

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Drunk driving enforcement crackdown begins this week

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, December 02, 2014 06:20 am

Friends don't let friends drive drunk. Take the keys. Friends don't let friends drive drunk. Take the keys.

Law enforcement officials from Somers Point and Linwood will be cracking down on drunk drivers as part of the annual holiday season “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” statewide campaign. 

Beginning Dec. 5 and continuing through Jan. 2, local and state law enforcement officials will conduct saturation patrols and sobriety checkpoints looking for motorists who may be driving while intoxicated.

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Congregation Beth Israel Honors Torah

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Written by Staff Report Monday, December 01, 2014 04:30 pm

Rabbi David M. Weis reads from the Torah as students Quinn Smith, left, of Northfield and Madison Hafetz of Linwood chant the blessing before the reading. Rabbi David M. Weis reads from the Torah as students Quinn Smith, left, of Northfield and Madison Hafetz of Linwood chant the blessing before the reading. Members of Congregation Beth Israel gathered for a special service on Simchat Torah to begin the cycle of reading the Torah, the five books of the Hebrew bible.

This year’s B’nai Mitzvah students and their families participated in the service by standing near their Torah portions as the sacred scroll was unrolled. The service featured the congregation singing and dancing with the Torah, and live music from the Congregation Beth Israel musicians.

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Cub Scouts from Pack 87 in Somers Point help neighbors with leaf cleanup

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, December 01, 2014 03:17 pm

Pack 87 Cub Scouts who collected 109 bags of donated food from their neighbors in Somers Point for the Grace Lutheran Church Food Bank Saturday, Nov. 15 are Andrew Alexis, Carson Endicott, Aaron Morton, Jaxson Carmichael, Tomas Cervantes, Nathan Biersbach, Joey Wilkinson, Nathan Fontana, Christian Martinez, Peter Burns, Zachery Hodges and Ben Young. Pack 87 Cub Scouts who collected 109 bags of donated food from their neighbors in Somers Point for the Grace Lutheran Church Food Bank Saturday, Nov. 15 are Andrew Alexis, Carson Endicott, Aaron Morton, Jaxson Carmichael, Tomas Cervantes, Nathan Biersbach, Joey Wilkinson, Nathan Fontana, Christian Martinez, Peter Burns, Zachery Hodges and Ben Young. Cubs are scouting for food and helping neighbors 

SOMERS POINT — Cub Scouts from Pack 87 have been busy helping members of the community with fall yard work and raking leaves. The Scouts also did their part to help families that are struggling in their community by conducting a food drive to help replenish the shelves at the Grace Lutheran Church Food Bank.

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Chau sworn in as Northfield mayor

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Sunday, November 30, 2014 10:50 pm

Northfield Mayor Erland Chau, second from right, gathers with his extended family, from left, Alicia Burns, Bob Burns, Jacqueline Dewees, his mother Betty Chau, and his brother-in-law Councilman Greg Dewees after the his swearing-in Tuesday, Nov. 18. Northfield Mayor Erland Chau, second from right, gathers with his extended family, from left, Alicia Burns, Bob Burns, Jacqueline Dewees, his mother Betty Chau, and his brother-in-law Councilman Greg Dewees after the his swearing-in Tuesday, Nov. 18. NORTHFIELD – There is a new mayor in City Hall. Republican Erland Chau took the oath of office Friday, Nov. 14, and Councilman Cliff Murray was also sworn in.

Chau defeated Democrat Paul Utts to win the mayoral race, and Murray defeated Democrat Clem Scharff to win the Ward 1 spot on council in the general election Nov. 4.

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Committee appointed to create recreation master plan in Linwood

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Sunday, November 30, 2014 08:00 pm

All Wars Memorail Park in Linwood All Wars Memorial Park in Linwood LINWOOD – Mayor Richard DePamphilis announced at the Nov. 12 City Council meeting the appointment of a 14-member committee to take on the task of creating a recreation master plan for All Wars Memorial Park and the property of the old Poplar Avenue School, which is slated for demolition.

An artists rendering at City Hall shows various ideas for the recreation fields, including an artificial turf field. The mayor said the rendering is just ideas that will be discussed down the road. 

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It's game over as Jester’s Playhouse closes

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Saturday, November 29, 2014 12:00 am

NORTHFIELD – Jester’s Playhouse on Tilton Road, a source for comic books, graphic novels, electronic and strategy games and a gathering spot for gamers and gaming events for 18 years, closed Sunday, Nov. 30, citing the rising cost of products combined with the recent casino closings and their trickle-down effect.

Jester’s announced the plans to close in its weekly email to customers. 

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Chief Arthur R. Brown Foundation 22nd Scholarship dinner Wednesday

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Written by Staff Report Saturday, November 29, 2014 12:00 am

SOMERS POINT—Assemblyman Chris Brown announced that the Chief Arthur R. Brown Jr. Foundation is holding their twenty second annual award banquet Wednesday. The Foundation will award 11 scholarships to high school seniors Wednesday, Dec. 3 at Greate Bay Country Club as part of their ongoing effort to recognize local high school students and help them as they begin their next journey.  The scholarship is based on scholastic merit and financial need. 

The foundation will also present their annual citizen of the year award to Marylynn Graham in recognition to her dedication and commitment to the community.

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