• Mainland Current

    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…

  • Mainland Current

    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.

  • Mainland Current

    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.

  • Mainland Current

    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.

Current of Somers Point, Linwood, Northfield | MainlandCurrent.com

Deputy Emergency Manager David Cooper honored

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, August 01, 2013 02:47 pm

Deputy Emergency Manager David Cooper honored Deputy Emergency Manager David Cooper honored

SOMERS POINT – City Council presented a citation to David Cooper, the city’s volunteer deputy manager on his retirement at its Thursday, July 25 meeting.

Read more: Deputy Emergency Manager David Cooper honored

 

Sand, sky and music make a great night at Somers Point beach concert

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Suzanne Marino Thursday, August 01, 2013 02:17 pm

Bonerama plays their New Orleans brass funk rock music to a beach full of happy listeners. Bonerama plays their New Orleans brass funk rock music to a beach full of happy listeners.

SOMERS POINT - You could ask anyone on Morrow Beach Friday, July 26, listening to the big brass sound of Bonerama what a good night in Somers Point should be. They would have told you that enjoying a beautiful sunset on the beach with a great live band is just about as good as it gets.
The beach was packed and the crowd was feeling the groove the New Orleans brass, funk-rock band brought to the city for them to enjoy.

Read more: Sand, sky and music make a great night at Somers Point beach concert

   

Trivia Times Aug. 1, 2013 edition

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Suzanne Marino Thursday, August 01, 2013 02:44 am

The big story for August 1…
Charles Whitman takes guns and ammunition to the top of a 300-foot tower at the University of Texas and proceeds to shoot 46 people, killing 14 people and wounding 31. A fifteenth died in 2001 because of his injuries. Whitman, killed both his wife and mother the night before, was eventually shot to death by Austin police officers, including Ramiro Martinez who charged up the stairs of the tower to subdue the attacker.

Read more: Trivia Times Aug. 1, 2013 edition

 

Vargas sentenced to 29 years in jail for crash that killed Kevin Botta

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Suzanne Marino Wednesday, July 31, 2013 12:21 pm

MAYS LANDING—Antonio Vargas, 24, of Somers Point learned his fate Wednesday morning as Judge Max Baker sentenced him to 29 years in jail for his involvement in the 2011 fatal crash that left his passenger, 33-year-old Kevin Botta dead and Joseph Higbee, 26, seriously injured.
Baker said that in the four years that Vargas had been driving prior to the crash he was ordered directly or indirectly not to drive on 24 occasions.

Read more: Vargas sentenced to 29 years in jail for crash that killed Kevin Botta

   

Northfield Republicans place Piergiovanni on ballot but Dunn drops out

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, July 31, 2013 10:11 am

NORTHFIED—The Republican Club met Tuesday evening and have finally settled on a candidate, 38-year old Nicholas Piergiovanni to run on the ballot in the November general election to complete the one year left on the term of former City Council President, Lisa Brown who resigned the end of June. 
Brown’s seat on council representing the first ward is currently being filled by Atlantic County Republican Committee member, Dennis Mahon.

Read more: Northfield Republicans place Piergiovanni on ballot but Dunn drops out

 

Trivia Times July 31, 2013 edition

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Suzanne Marino Wednesday, July 31, 2013 12:00 am

The big story for July 31….
On July 31, 1975, James Riddle Hoffa, one of the most influential American labor leaders of the 20th century, disappears in Detroit, never to be heard from again. Though he is believed to have been the victim of a Mafia hit, conclusive evidence was never found, and Hoffa's death remains shrouded in mystery to this day.

Read more: Trivia Times July 31, 2013 edition

   

Trivia Times July 30, 2013 edition

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Suzanne Marino Tuesday, July 30, 2013 12:37 am

The top story of July 30….
On this day in 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signs Medicare, a health insurance program for elderly Americans, into law. The bill-signing ceremony, which took place at the Truman Library in Independence, Missouri, former President Harry S. Truman was enrolled as Medicare's first beneficiary and received the first Medicare card.

Read more: Trivia Times July 30, 2013 edition

 

'Aladdin Jr.' comes to Mainland Regional High School this week

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by SUZANNE MARINO Monday, July 29, 2013 03:47 pm

Getting ready for a trip to the city of Agrabah is just a portion of the crew working very hard to bring “Aladdin Jr.” to the stage at Mainland Regional High School starting Thursday, Aug. 1 at 7 p.m. From left are “Iago,” played by Megan Castelane of Northfield, “Princess Jasmine” played by Natalie Viso of Longport, Justin Gaskill of Linwood who is “Jafar”, and Theresa Sheldon who is the “Sultan.” In front is the “Genie” played by Courtney Wolf. Getting ready for a trip to the city of Agrabah is just a portion of the crew working very hard to bring “Aladdin Jr.” to the stage at Mainland Regional High School starting Thursday, Aug. 1 at 7 p.m. From left are “Iago,” played by Megan Castelane of Northfield, “Princess Jasmine” played by Natalie Viso of Longport, Justin Gaskill of Linwood who is “Jafar”, and Theresa Sheldon who is the “Sultan.” In front is the “Genie” played by Courtney Wolf.

LINWOOD – Jasmine and Aladdin will land their magic carpet at Mainland Regional High School Thursday, Aug. 1 through Saturday, Aug. 3, with help from the crew and cast from For Kids by Kids Productions.

The audition call went out in June and once the cast was set, “Aladdin Jr.,” an abbreviated version of the Disney full-length production, has been in rehearsal the month of July, according to director Debbie Glenn. 

Read more: 'Aladdin Jr.' comes to Mainland Regional High School this week

   

Page 61 of 107