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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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Sons of Italy honor Joe Valenti as their Man of the Year

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, October 10, 2013 03:11 pm

Joe Valenti and his wife of 59 years, Dolores, at their home in Egg Harbor Township. Joe was named man of the year by the Antonio Meucci Mainland Sons of Italy, and the New Jersey Sons of Italy. Joe Valenti and his wife of 59 years, Dolores, at their home in Egg Harbor Township. Joe was named man of the year by the Antonio Meucci Mainland Sons of Italy, and the New Jersey Sons of Italy.

NORTHFIELD – The Antonio Meucci Mainland Lodge of the Sons of Italy will honor one of its members Friday evening during a meeting and dinner at St. Gianna Beretta Molla Parish Hall in Northfield, when past president Joe Valenti is presented with the ‘Man of the Year” award. He will receive the New Jersey Sons of Italy Man of the Year at a special dinner in his honor Oct. 26 in Voorhees, New Jersey.

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A wreath for Columbus and three crowns for three beauties

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, October 10, 2013 01:49 pm

The three recent Miss New Jersey’s who earned their first crown on Columbus weekend; from left Ashley Shaffer, Lindsey Petrosh and Ashley Fairfield. The trio will share hosting responsibilities at this coming weekends triple crown pageants; Miss Columbus Day, Miss Atlantic County and Miss Southern Counties starting at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13 at the Ventnor Education Complex. The three recent Miss New Jersey’s who earned their first crown on Columbus weekend; from left Ashley Shaffer, Lindsey Petrosh and Ashley Fairfield. The trio will share hosting responsibilities at this coming weekends triple crown pageants; Miss Columbus Day, Miss Atlantic County and Miss Southern Counties starting at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13 at the Ventnor Education Complex.

ATLANTIC CITY – The Columbus Day Committee of Atlantic City along with the Bonnie Blue Foundation annually honors Christopher Columbus and celebrates Italian heritage. The Christopher Columbus Commemorative Celebration 2013 runs Thursday Oct. 10 through Monday, Oct 14. A big component of the weekend is the Miss Columbus Day-Miss Atlantic County pageants, being held 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13 at the Ventnor Education Complex in Ventnor.

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Trivia Times Oct. 10, 2013 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Thursday, October 10, 2013 05:00 am

A big story for October 10
The hijacking of the Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro reaches a dramatic climax Oct. 10, 1985 when U.S. Navy F-14 fighters intercept an Egyptian airliner attempting to fly the Palestinian hijackers to freedom and force the jet to land at a NATO base in Sicily. American and Italian troops surrounded the plane, and the terrorists were taken into Italian custody.

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Letter: Mayor shows little for saving money

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Written by Nate Nathanson Tuesday, October 08, 2013 01:19 pm

Letter: Mayor shows little for saving money Letter: Mayor shows little for saving money To the editor:

I'm upset at what transpired in Northfield’s recent City Council meetings.

Council discussed cutting the salaries of elected officials, a smart idea in these tough times. However, it is a shame when you see some officials ignore our taxpayers.

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Council honors long time Good Old Days volunteers

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, October 08, 2013 05:00 am

SOMERS POINT--City Council chambers were crowded at the Thursday, Sept. 26 meeting with well-wishers and family members of Donna and Tom Majors. The couple was given an official proclamation for their years of volunteerism in the city.
Councilman Sean McGuigan, chairman of the Good Old Days committee said the assistance that Majors gave to helping the annual end of summer celebration in Somers Point grow to the level it has is unparalleled.

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Trivia Times Oct. 8, 2013 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Tuesday, October 08, 2013 12:47 am

 

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A big story for October 8…
On this day in 1871 the great fire of Chicago began in Patrick and Catherine O'Leary's barn that would burn for two days and claim 200-300 lives and destroy more than 4 square miles of homes, farms and businesses. Legend blames O'Leary's cow for causing the fire. 

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Homecoming at Mainland is all about school spirit (SLIDESHOW)

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Written by Suzanne Marino Monday, October 07, 2013 05:46 am

Crowned the Homecoming king and queen are Roman Papademetriou of Linwood and Morgan Walls of Northfield. Crowned the Homecoming king and queen are Roman Papademetriou of Linwood and Morgan Walls of Northfield.

LINWOOD – As dusk slipped in Friday night, it was fairly apparent that all roads in and around Linwood led to the Mustang Corral.

It was Mainland Regional High School homecoming weekend, and while the team may be having a rebuilding season, the fans are always there dressed in their green and white, ready to root for the Mustangs.

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Trivia Times Oct. 6, 2013 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Sunday, October 06, 2013 06:10 am

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A big story for October 6
Though it takes nine players to make a team, a team can rise and fall on the bat or the feet one player. Oct. 6, 1926; the Yankees and the Cardinals are playing in the World Series. In game 4 Babe Ruth electrified the crowd, hitting 3 homeruns in the Yankees 10-5 victory.
The Bronx Bombers were heavily favored to win the series; after all, the Babe shared the bench with a very young Lou Gehrig the rest of “Murderers Row.”

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The Great Pumpkin Patch in Linwood

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Sunday, October 06, 2013 06:00 am

The corner of Central Avenue on the grounds of the Central United Methodist Church just might be the great pumpkin patch with all sizes and shapes of pumpkins available. The corner of Central Avenue on the grounds of the Central United Methodist Church just might be the great pumpkin patch with all sizes and shapes of pumpkins available.

LINWOOD—Fall means it is time to decorate our yards with pumpkins; big ones, small ones, fat ones and even some thin ones. The Central United Methodist Church in Linwood has turned their yard into a giant pumpkin patch just in time for decorating for the fall season.
Associate Pastor, David Delaney said they have once again brought in over 2,000 pumpkins from a Native America reservation in New Mexico. More than 20 members of the congregation were there waiting to unload the tractor trailer filled with the bright orange pumpkins Saturday, Sept. 27.

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Trivia Times Oct. 5 2013 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Saturday, October 05, 2013 05:00 am

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A big story for October 5

On this day in 1947, President Harry Truman makes the first-ever televised presidential address from the White House. Truman asked Americans to cut back on their use of grain in order to help starving Europeans. At the time Europe was still recovering from World War II and her people facing famine conditions.

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