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    The Charity League 2014 pin, Santa's Workshop Elf.SOMERS POINT – The 67th annual Charity League Mart opened Friday morning, Nov. 21 with a line of people waiting to buy the league’s 2014 handmade collectible pin. This year’s pin depicts an elf from Santa’s workshop, wearing a green hat and his face peeking out from behind a white beard. His hat is adorned with a snowflake and a dangling red Swarovski crystal.

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    Belhaven mascot Flash attracts a crowd. LINWOOD – The Belhaven Middle School gym was jammed Thursday night, Nov. 13 for the annual blue and gold basketball game pitting two mixed squads of students and teachers. As usual, school spirit was the winner. 

    Belhaven students of the future – fourth-graders under the direction of Seaview Elementary School music teacher David Lampkin – put on a halftime performance. They  lined up for an orchestrated basketball dribbling and passing drill set to “Zombie Nation” that got the approval of the standing-room-only crowd.

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    Working on transforming themselves into dashing gentlemen of the 1920’s are from left sophomore Wellington Torres of Linwood, Yussef Garcia, a sophomore from Somers Point, senior Josh Ludwig of Northfield and Maxwell Castellano, a freshmand from Northfield.  
    LINWOOD—A literary classic takes the stage this week as the Drama Department at Mainland Regional High School presents “The Great Gatsby.”…

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     The new grads and their instructors; from left is Jennifer Pielhau of Waretown, Brandall residents Thelma Booker, Marge Phillips, Celia Mastel, Lucille Krachman, Deb Neiburg, Ruth Bonin, Gloria Schaeffer, Margaret Drewes, Frank Phillips and instructor Kim Burns of Egg Harbor Township. Not pictures are residents Tom Micek and…</div>
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    SPBA urges residents to shop locally Nov. 29

    The Somers Point Business Association is encouraging area residents to join the national promotion to shop locally on Saturday, Nov. 29 – the Saturday after Thanksgiving and one of the busiest shopping days of the year.

    Patrons can fuel the local economy and take advantage of deals offered by the many independently owned retail shops selling gifts, clothing, apparel, jewelry, fresh flowers, novelty items, seasonal décor, fitness and more when they shop chose to home, members said.

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    LINWOOD—Thursday afternoon the Mainland Regional High School Mustang freshman football team was supposed to be headed a few miles down the road to play the freshman Silver Eagles at Egg Harbor Township High School.

    Instead, as they were lacing up their cleats the MRHS coach had to let his counterpart at EHTHS know the team would not be coming and the game was canceled. For both teams it was their final game of their season.

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Somers Point Police blotter, Jan. 30, 2014 edition

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, February 01, 2014 05:48 pm

Police Blotter information is supplied by law enforcement agencies. All persons named are presumed innocent unless proven guilty.

The Somers Point Police Department made 7 adult arrests and 2 warrant arrests during the reporting period Jan. 20- 27.

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Northfield Police Blotter Jan. 30, 2014 edition

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Written by staff reports Saturday, February 01, 2014 05:32 pm

Northfield Police  Police Blotter information is supplied by law enforcement agencies. All persons named are presumed innocent unless proven guilty.

The Northfield Police Department responded to 370 calls for service Jan. 16 through Jan. 26. Police performed 283 property checks, investigated 16 motor vehicle crashes, made eight warrant arrest and 154 motor vehicle stops, and issued 34 motor vehicle summonses.

Read more: Northfield Police Blotter Jan. 30, 2014 edition

   

Trivia Times February 1, 2014 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Saturday, February 01, 2014 05:00 am

The Oxford English Dictionary is the big story for Feb. 1
On this day in 1884, the first portion, or fascicle, of the Oxford English Dictionary (OED), considered the most comprehensive and accurate dictionary of the English language, is published. The OED is the definitive authority on the meaning, pronunciation and history of over half a million words, past and present.

Read more: Trivia Times February 1, 2014 edition

 

Tighe takes the reins of Linwood City Council

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, January 31, 2014 05:00 am

Councilman Tim Tighe is sworn in as council president Jan. 22 by the person he replaces in the job, Superior Court Judge Donna Taylor. Tighe’s wife, Michelle, holds the Bible.   Councilman Tim Tighe is sworn in as council president Jan. 22 by the person he replaces in the job, Superior Court Judge Donna Taylor. Tighe’s wife, Michelle, holds the Bible.  LINWOOD – City Councilman Tim Tighe was elected president of City Council by fellow council members at the Jan. 22 meeting. The vacancy in the president’s seat was created when Donna Taylor resigned to take a position on New Jersey Superior Court. Tighe asked Taylor to swear him in at the meeting.

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Another snow day

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, January 29, 2014 06:33 pm

Suzanne Marino/Forget the cold temperatures John Wood, 10, of Linwood and Cole Arsenalt, 13, of Hammonton get ready to hit the hill at Mainland Regional High School Wednesday morning. Suzanne Marino/Forget the cold temperatures John Wood, 10, of Linwood and Cole Arsenalt, 13, of Hammonton get ready to hit the hill at Mainland Regional High School Wednesday morning. LINWOOD—The thermometer said 16 but the sun was out and by 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29 the sledders, with another snow day were starting to make their way to the hill at Mainland Regional High School. It is the place to sled in the Mainland area.

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MRHS welcomes the eighth graders and their folks to the corral

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, January 29, 2014 05:04 pm

Mainland Ambassadors  Mainland Ambassadors provided information to families attending the MRHS open house for eighth grade students and their parents at the school Tuesday, Jan. 28. The newly formed Ambassadors officers are all juniors, from left, Steven Sedgwick of Northfield, co-vice-president; Andrew Hennessy of Linwood, president and founder of the group; and Maggie Dods of Linwood, co-vice president. LINWOOD – It was standing room only in the Mainland Regional High School auditorium Tuesday evening as the school opened its doors to the current eighth grade students of Linwood, Northfield and Somers Point that will be calling MRHS their alma mater in the fall.

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Frank Bakos retires from MRA board of directors

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Written by Suzanne Marino Wednesday, January 29, 2014 05:06 am

Andrew Palmentieri, President of the Mainland Recreation Assoc. presents a plaque of appreciation to Frank Bakos for 23 years of service on the MRA board of directors. Frank Bakos is joined by his wife, Virginia. Andrew Palmentieri, President of the Mainland Recreation Assoc. presents a plaque of appreciation to Frank Bakos for 23 years of service on the MRA board of directors. Frank Bakos is joined by his wife, Virginia.  LINWOOD—Frank Bakos, of Wildwood Crest and formerly of Linwood, was a member of the Mainland Recreation Association Board of Directors for 23 years. He stepped down at the end of 2013 and was honored for his years of service at the MRA’s end of the year meeting in December.

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Trivia Times January 26, 2014 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Sunday, January 26, 2014 12:40 am

Australia is big story for today mate...

On January 26, 1788, Captain Arthur Phillip guides a fleet of 11 British ships carrying convicts to the colony of New South Wales, effectively founding Australia. After overcoming a period of hardship, the fledgling colony began to celebrate the anniversary of this date with great fanfare.

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Tilton Road car fire in Northfield (UPDATED)

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Written by Suzanne Marino Friday, January 24, 2014 02:39 pm

Sue Marino/The Northfield Fire Department worked to extinguish a car fire at the home of Darlene Nesbit in the 1800 block of Tilton Road Sue Marino/The Northfield Fire Department worked to extinguish a car fire at the home of Darlene Nesbit in the 1800 block of Tilton Road

NORTHFIELD – Portions of Tilton Road are blocked off this afternoon (Friday, Jan. 24) as the Northfield Fire Department works to extinguish a car fire outside a home located in the 1800 block.

 The roadway is closed from the bike path to Shore Road until the scene is cleared.

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April Kauffman’s daughter files lawsuit to keep stepfather from collecting on life insurance policy (VIDEO)

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, January 23, 2014 12:56 pm

Suzanne Marino/April Kauffman’s daughter, Kim Pack is joined by her attorney Patrick D’Arcy and her husband, Randy Pack at a news conference Thursday at the attorneys Egg Harbor Township office. Suzanne Marino/April Kauffman’s daughter, Kim Pack is joined by her attorney Patrick D’Arcy and her husband, Randy Pack at a news conference Thursday at the attorneys Egg Harbor Township office.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Kim Pack, the daughter of slain radio personality and veterans advocate April Kauffman of Linwood, announced Thursday morning that she has filed a federal lawsuit to keep her stepfather, Dr. James Kauffman, from receiving any money from his wife’s life insurance policy.

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Trivia Times January 23, 2014 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Thursday, January 23, 2014 05:06 am

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The big story for today is the Frisbee
On this day in 1957, Wham-O Toys rolled out the first batch of their aerodynamic plastic discs, we know them of course as Frisbees. The story of the Frisbee began in Bridgeport, Connecticut, where William Frisbie opened the Frisbie Pie Company in 1871. Students from nearby universities would throw the empty pie tins to each other, yelling "Frisbie!" as they let go.

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Belhaven Middle School students of the month

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Written by staff report Wednesday, January 22, 2014 11:18 am

Belhaven Middle School students of the month Belhaven Middle School students of the month

LINWOOD--The Belhaven students of the month for January are Sydney Thayer, Jacob Ireland, Nikki Faragher, Anna Padula, Jack Sarkos, Robby Crompton, Molly O'Shea and Tommy Corson. The character trait for the month is respect.

The students were honored at the Linwood Board of Education meeting, Wednesday, Jan. 15.

   

Preparing the challah; it's what they knead

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, January 22, 2014 09:07 am

Suzanne Marino/The students in Ina Goldhagen's 4 and 5-year-old pre-school class at Congregation Beth Israel in Northfield raise their Kiddush cups and give the traditional greeting; Suzanne Marino/The students in Ina Goldhagen's 4 and 5-year-old pre-school class at Congregation Beth Israel in Northfield raise their Kiddush cups and give the traditional greeting;

NORTHFIELD – Challah is an important part of every Shabbat table and Friday morning, Jan. 17, Rabbi David Weiss and the teachers at the Beth Israel pre-school helped the 4- and 5-year-old students create their own loaves of challah for their Shabbat table.

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CharterTech students learn acting is not a job, it’s a lifestyle

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, January 21, 2014 12:00 am

Suzanne Marino/Celebrity impersonator John DiDomenico presenting a master class to the musical theater students at CharterTech High School, Thursday, Jan. 16. Suzanne Marino/Celebrity impersonator John DiDomenico presenting a master class to the musical theater students at CharterTech High School, Thursday, Jan. 16.

SOMERS POINT—Dr. Phil, Donald Trump, Austin Powers, Dr. Evil and Jay Leno all stopped by CharterTech High School Thursday, Jan. 16 to put on a master class for the musical theater students. That cavalcade of personalities came in the singular person of John DiDomenico, an actor who makes a living doing celebrity impersonations.

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Northfield library debuts new gallery of neighborhood heroes

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, January 16, 2014 02:22 pm

Crossing Guard Sue Aspenberg is featured on one of the canvases. Crossing Guard Sue Aspenberg is featured on one of the canvases.  NORTHFIELD – The Otto Bruyns Public Library is more than books. New programs, speakers, events and meeting space for clubs that opened a little more than six months ago is turning the library into a center of community activity.

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Richard Gray new leader on Somers Point Board of Education

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, January 16, 2014 12:48 pm

  Jordan Road School Jordan Road School  SOMERS POINT—When the members of the Somers Point Board of Education gathered for their first ever reorganization in January on Thursday, Jan.9 they elected a new president: Rich Gray. He replaces William August as president who was not re-elected to the board. Al Becker was returned as vice president. Gray said he is excited about his new position and since he was elected he has found his mail box filled with requests.

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