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    Annie and her crew LINWOOD– “Tomorrow” will ring out when the curtain goes up at Mainland Regional High School when the For Kids by Kids Production of “Annie Jr.” opens Thursday, July 31 and runs through the weekend.

    “Annie Jr.” is full…

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    Kids enjoy a fun evening along the bike path during the Northfield National Night Out event in August 2013.

    NORTHFIELD—Whether National Night Out is going to happen in Northfield on August 5 is still not set in stone despite it being just two short weeks away. In nearby Linwood, the plans National Night Out has already been cancelled according to Police Chief Colin Hickey.  

    Northfield Mayor Jerry McGee pulled the plug on National Night Out…

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    Northfield Little League players 9-year old Nick Brennan and 10-year old Luke McCarthy helped Tuesday afternoon to get the equipment ready to be donated to kids at the Boys and Girls Club in Atlantic City.NORTHFIELD—Arrayed about pitchers mound Tuesday afternoon on the Babe Ruth field at Birch Grove Park was nearly 200 pieces of baseball and softball equipment. All of it was…

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    The manicured garden of Holly and Shane Falls catches driver’s eye along Bay Avenue in Somers Point during the Green Thumb Garden Club annual tour on June 21.

    SOMERS POINT—The members of the Green Thumb Garden Club are true to their name and put their green thumbs to the test June 21 with their annual garden tour and let visitors peek inside 8 interesting gardens.  
    The…

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    Bobby Fingers will perform as part of the Tony Mart All Star Band that is stacked with the regions most talented musicians.
    SOMERS POINT––Celebrate the musical legacy of South Jersey and have a great time partying and dancing to the biggest hits by the most famous recording artists that ever played the legendary Tony Mart’s on Bay Ave. in Somers Point.  The show features 7 very popular regional  performers; Bob Campanell, Dr. Bobby…

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Fourth of July, Jaws and shark trivia; perfect together (VIDEO)

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, July 04, 2014 12:33 am

Jaws, the Spielberg classic set on July 4th. Jaws, the Spielberg classic set on July 4th.  

It is the Fourth of July and while it is definitely time to watch a parade, wave the flag and end the day with great fireworks, there is another tradition you can count on leading up to the holiday; "Jaws" will be on TV.

Since July Fourth weekend in 1975 when Steven Spielberg first introduced us to Chief Martin Brody, Matt Hooper, Quint, and let's not forget Amity's Mayor Vaughan, we cannot approach the holiday without catching at least one of the Jaws movies, though preferably the one that really scared us, the original.

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Atlantic County Sheriff’s Officers locate missing senior with Project Lifesaver

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, July 03, 2014 02:12 pm

SOMERS POINT––The Atlantic County Sheriffs Officers really came to the rescue Tuesday, July 1, locating a 74-year old man who had wandered from his Somers Point residence.   Sheriff’s K9 Officers Joseph Kleinow and Tonya Perednas assisted in locating a missing person in Somers Point. The 74 year old man, a Project Lifesaver client, had wandered off and was last seen at his residence at 1:25 p.m. by his caregiver who contacted the Sheriffs Dept. shortly thereafter discovering him missing.

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Splish splash to finish out the year at MRHS (SLIDESHOW)

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, July 02, 2014 05:03 pm

Even the big kids like the slip n' slide at MRHS Stangfest 2014 held June 17. Even the big kids like the slip n' slide at MRHS Stangfest 2014 held June 17.

LINWOOD—Though the school year was longer than students would have liked they did get to end the year with blast, well make that a blast and a splash. The event was Stangfest 2014 held June 17 across the athletic fields and featured plenty of music and plenty of water.
The water slides are not exclusively for little kids; high school students had a great time running, sliding and splashing their way across the field.

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Beekeeping bills buzzing in the Assembly

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, July 02, 2014 05:00 am

Bills in the NJ Assembly would support commercial beekeeping and honey harvesting. Bills in the NJ Assembly would support commercial beekeeping and honey harvesting. Second District Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo of Northfield is part of what is buzzing in Trenton. Mazzeo along with Robert Andrzejczak of Cape May County and Marlene Caride of Bergen County are sponsoring a six-bill package to protect and bolster the state’s beekeeping industry.

Mazzeo, the owner and operator of B.F. Mazzeo Fruit and Produce in Northfield, knows first hand the importance of bees in the equation of successful harvests.

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Scoop up some ice cream for a good cause in Linwood

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, July 01, 2014 04:00 pm

Sam Goldstein, 5, of Linwood and his little brother Luke, 2, are digging in and definitely enjoying their ice cream at The Alcove Sundaes on Sunday event last summer. Sam Goldstein, 5, of Linwood and his little brother Luke, 2, are digging in and definitely enjoying their ice cream at The Alcove Sundaes on Sunday event last summer.

LINWOOD – There’s no better way to beat the heat on a hot July afternoon than dig into a big dish of ice cream.

That is exactly what is on the bill for Sunday, July 13 at All Wars Memorial Park on Shore Road in Linwood where the Alcove Center for Grieving Children and their Families will hold its fifth annual Sundaes on Sunday Ice Cream Festival fundraiser from noon to 6 p.m.

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Somers Point crabbing tournament is bushels of fun

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, July 01, 2014 03:03 pm

Submitted / The winning father-and-son teams of Steve Baranowski, left of Budd Lake, Mike Baranowski along with Dennis and Matt Kleiner of Egg Harbor Township pulled in a crab measuring 6 and 5/8 inches to top the field of 120 crabbers. Submitted / The winning father-and-son teams of Steve Baranowski, left of Budd Lake, Mike Baranowski along with Dennis and Matt Kleiner of Egg Harbor Township pulled in a crab measuring 6 and 5/8 inches to top the field of 120 crabbers. SOMERS POINT– On Saturday morning, June 21, a fleet of small boats with teams of friends and family headed from Kennedy Park with their crab traps in hand for what has become one of New Jersey’s largest and most popular crabbing tournaments; the fifth annual Assault on Patcong Creek.

About 120 crabbers pulled in nearly nine bushels of crabs during the tournament. The award for the largest crab went to a team that hauled up a crab measuring 6 and 5/8 inches. The winners will hold bragging rights for the year and get their names etched on the trophy.

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Northfield mayor's vote extends a shared police chief with Linwood

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, July 01, 2014 05:00 am

NORTHFIELD—City Council here held a special meeting Monday afternoon to vote on whether they would extend the police chief shared service agreement that has been in place for three years having one chief for neighboring Linwood and Northfield police departments.
Linwood approved extending the contract at their Wednesday, June 25 meeting and at that time appointed Lt. Colin Hickey as the new chief.  Robert James has been at the helm of both departments for those three years. James retired effective July 1 after a 29-year law enforcement career.

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Atlantic City Electric launches new streetlight reporting system

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Written by staff reports Monday, June 30, 2014 12:35 pm

MAYS LANDING — Atlantic City Electric has launched a new streetlight reporting system, a self-service, online map tool that enables customers to report a streetlight outage or problem to Atlantic City Electric through its website.

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Belhaven band hits the high notes

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Monday, June 30, 2014 11:58 am

Seventh-grade musician Lillian Lee and assistant band director David Lampkin are very happy with the trophy the band is taking back to Belhaven. Seventh-grade musician Lillian Lee and assistant band director David Lampkin are very happy with the trophy the band is taking back to Belhaven. LINWOOD – Music excellence continues at Belhaven.  The band, 101 members strong, headed south to Williamsburg, Va., to participate in the Music in the Parks competition May 20-24. At the end of their four-day journey, according to band director Nancy Robinson, they returned to Linwood with good memories and a lot of hardware.

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Letter: Declaration, Constitution, more relevant than ever

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Written by Seth Grossman Monday, June 30, 2014 12:00 am

Declaration, Constitution, more relevant than ever Declaration, Constitution, more relevant than ever To the editor:

This Friday, July 4, is the most important holiday in America. It celebrates the day our Declaration of Independence was first published in Philadelphia in 1776. Abraham Lincoln explained best why that Declaration is so important.

“It was not the mere separation of the Colonies from the motherland,” but something far more powerful.

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