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    Just bouncing around with each other at the Linwood Community Church Family Fun Festival Saturday, Aug. 23, are Evan Deebolt, 6, of Brigantine; Skylar Leary, 9, of Mays Landing, and Gabriel Adamson of Harrisburg, Pa.
    LINWOOD – The live music from the…

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    Miss AmericaATLANTIC CITY—The Miss America Organization announced Thursday afternoon the plans to welcome the 53 contestants back for this years Miss America pageant that is set for Sunday, Sept. 14 at Boardwalk Hall.

    The women will begin their nearly two-week journey to the crown Tuesday, Sept. 3. They will be welcomed back to the birthplace of the pageant and the ladies will make their debut at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday Sept. 3 at Kennedy Plaza on The Boardwalk, a stones throw from where one of them will be crowned Miss America 2015 Sept. 14.

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    Jason O'Grady

    NORTHFIELD—There are some changes yet to come before the ballot is set for the November election in the city of Northfield. Monday August, 25 Democrat Jason O’Grady bowed out of the race for Mayor of Northfield.
    O’Grady, a former councilman jumped into the race in April and defeated incumbent Mayor Jerry McGee in the June primary election.
    O’Grady said withdrawing his name from the ballot did not come without a great deal of consideration. The candidate, a successful tech writer, has been offered a position with a major Silicon Valley company…

  • Downbeach Current

    Church supporters Richard Cohen, Anne Peterson Martin and Robert P. Subrianni are anxious to see the restoration projected at Church of the Redeemer fully completed.LONGPORT – The historic restoration at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer is nearly completed. The congregation will hold its last service of the summer season at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 31.

    The church, which was a summertime place of worship for wealthy Philadelphia families since…

  • Mainland Current

    Starting times of all the Mainland community schools
    Linwood

    First day of School for students in Thursday, Sept. 4, a half day schedule.
    Seaview Elementary School
    Classes begin at 8:30 a.m.
    A.M. kindergarten is 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
    Start and dismissal for A.M. kindergarten kids is 8:30 to 11 a.m.
    P.M. kindergarten is noon to 3 p.m.
    Start and early dismissal days for P.M. kindergarten is 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Dismissal on a full day is 3 p.m.
    Dismissal on a half day is 1 p.m.
    Lunch in the cafeteria is…

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Turnpike Toll Supervisor in Somers Point convicted of theft

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, November 01, 2013 04:48 pm

 

MAYS LANDING – A New Jersey Turnpike Toll Supervisor was convicted of stealing the wallet of a victim of a car crash that occurred at a toll plaza, acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced. On Wednesday, Oct. 30 an Atlantic County jury found Thomas Giberson, 35, of Cedar Run, Ocean County, guilty of stealing a Massachusetts man’s wallet from the scene of a car accident.

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Trivia Times Oct. 31, 2013 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Thursday, October 31, 2013 04:30 am

A big story for Halloween….
The celebrated magician and escape artist Harry Houdini, dies of peritonitis in a Detroit hospital, Oct. 31, 1926. Twelve days before, Houdini had been talking to a group of students after a lecture in Montreal and he commented on the strength of his stomach muscles and their ability to withstand hard blows. Suddenly, one of the students punched Houdini twice in the stomach.

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Letter: Why minimum wage hike is a bad idea

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Written by Seth Gossman Wednesday, October 30, 2013 03:36 pm

Letters to the editor Letters to the editor To the editor:

To me, the most important thing on the Nov. 5 ballot is Public Question No. 2.

It would amend the New Jersey Constitution to not only raise the state minimum wage to $8.25 per hour this year, but raise it automatically next year and every year – even when business is bad.

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Friends quarterback 5th Touchdown Sunday with Tom Cetrone Nov. 3

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, October 30, 2013 03:00 pm

Members of the Friends of Tom Cetrone who have planned a fun event; Touchdown Sunday with Tom Cetrone to raise money and spirits of their good friend who is battling ALS since 2008. Members of the Friends of Tom Cetrone who have planned a fun event; Touchdown Sunday with Tom Cetrone to raise money and spirits of their good friend who is battling ALS since 2008.

LINWOOD – Friends of Tom Cetrone have Sunday, Nov. 3 circled on their calendar. It is the fifth annual Touchdown Sunday with Tom Cetrone, a beef and beer being held close to home, from 3-7 p.m. at the Linwood Fire Hall.

In 2008 Cetrone, 49, of Linwood was diagnosed with ALS, more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

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Linwood parades a little fright in the night (SLIDESHOW)

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, October 29, 2013 08:55 am

It was through the looking glass and into Linwood’s All Wars Memorial Park for this Alice in Wonderland quartet at the annual Halloween parade Sunday. From left are Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum otherwise known as Sarah Thomas, 10, and Sydney Roes, 9. Olivia Molineaux, 10, is a great Alice and Julia Roes is the Mad Hatter. It was through the looking glass and into Linwood’s All Wars Memorial Park for this Alice in Wonderland quartet at the annual Halloween parade Sunday. From left are Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum otherwise known as Sarah Thomas, 10, and Sydney Roes, 9. Olivia Molineaux, 10, is a great Alice and Julia Roes is the Mad Hatter.

LINWOOD—Sunday evening the Linwood Board of Recreation held their annual Halloween parade at All Wars Memorial Park. It has become a favorite tradition in town with hundreds coming decked out in outfits that range from frightful to delightful. 

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Trivia Times Oct. 29, 2013 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Tuesday, October 29, 2013 05:00 am

Totally Trivia Tuesday
A big story for October 29
Black Tuesday hits Wall Street Oct. 29, 1929 as investors trade 16,410,030 shares on the New York Stock Exchange in a single day. Billions of dollars were lost and thousands of investors were wiped out in one day. The volume was so great the stock tickers ran hours behind because the machinery was never designed to handle the volume.

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Rock stars rule at MRHS lip sync update (SLIDESHOW)

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Monday, October 28, 2013 02:20 pm

 

Greg Marino/The “2013 Year in Review” group, the 2013 Lip Sync champions , step forward to take a bow.   Greg Marino/The “2013 Year in Review” group, the 2013 Lip Sync champions , step forward to take a bow.

LINWOOD—After weeks of practice and putting costumes together and making time for practice it was finally time for the inner rock stars to emerge on the stage at the always popular annual Mainland Regional High School lip sync contest.
MRHS students competed over two days; Wednesday and Thursday Oct. 23 and 24 in the popular event.

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State caps Mainland Regional School Choice program

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Sunday, October 27, 2013 03:00 pm

LINWOOD — The State Department of Education has "derailed" the Mainland Regional High School Choice School program, according to Nathan Lichtenwalner, the school's choice school coordinator.

"We had a lot of interest in the program and brought in 35 students this year, and our plan was to do the same for next year,” he said. “We received an email that said we would only be permitted to add another two students for next year.”

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Veteran Board of Education member John Medica retires

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Sunday, October 27, 2013 12:57 pm

Retiring MRHS board of education member John Medica applauds the choir for their singing of the alma mater in his honor at the Oct. 21 meeting. Retiring MRHS board of education member John Medica applauds the choir for their singing of the alma mater in his honor at the Oct. 21 meeting.

LINWOOD— John Medica never considered his time as a member of the Mainland Regional High School Board of Education as a job. Instead, Medica saw it as a three-decade labor of love. Medica led his final flag salute at the board’s Monday, Oct. 21 meeting. His colleagues thanked Medica for his contributions and his sage advice, guidance and work ethic.

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Trivia Times Oct. 27, 2013 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Sunday, October 27, 2013 05:00 am

A big story for October 27
On this day in 1904, New York City Mayor George McClellan takes the controls on the inaugural run of the city's new rapid transit system: the subway.
Though London boasts the oldest underground train network (opened in 1863) and Boston built the first subway in the U.S. in 1897, New York’s soon became the largest American system.

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Eight candidates in Northfield City Council race

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Saturday, October 26, 2013 09:48 pm

Northfield City Hall Northfield City Hall

NORTHFIELD – Voters here will have some choices to make when they enter the voting booth Nov. 5. There are eight candidates seeking four City Council seats. Current Councilmen Jim O’Neill, Republican, and Frank Perri, Democrat, are going head to head for the councilman at large seat which is currently held by Tim Carew. Republican Erland Chau is facing Democrat Paul Utts in Ward 1.

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Trivia Times October 26, 2013 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Saturday, October 26, 2013 05:00 am

A big story for October 26
On this day in 1881, the Earp brothers face off against the Clanton-McLaury gang in a legendary shootout at the OK Corral in Tombstone, Arizona.
In 1877 silver was discovered near Tombstone and it quickly grew into a rich mining town. The Earps; Wyatt, Morgan and Virgil were the law and order of Tombstone even though they had a reputation for being power hungry and ruthless.

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Ms. Tennessee Sr. crowned Ms. Senior America; Ms. New Jersey Sr. is first runner-up

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, October 25, 2013 03:00 pm

Carolyn Corlew of Tennessee is crowned Ms Senior America in Atlantic City Thursday, Oct. 24. Carolyn Corlew of Tennessee is crowned Ms Senior America in Atlantic City Thursday, Oct. 24.

ATLANTIC CITY — Carolyn Corlew, Ms. Tennessee Senior America, was crowned Ms. Senior America in front of a crowd Thursday, Oct. 24 in the Superstar Theater at Resorts Casino Hotel.

Ms. New Jersey Senior Vanessa Shaw of North Bergen wan named the first runner-up.

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Trivia Times Oct. 24, 2013

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Written by Suzanne Marino Thursday, October 24, 2013 05:00 am

A big story for October 24
On this day in 1901, Annie Edson Taylor became the first person to go over Niagara Falls in A barrel. The 63-year-old schoolteacher lost her husband in the Civil War and moved all over the country before settling in Bay City, Michigan in 1898. Looking for a way to earn some money and fame she had read about a popular spot for tourists; Niagara Falls on the border of New York and Canada. She decided going over the falls in a barrel would be the perfect attention getter. 

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Naval hero Richard Somers monument dedicated in Somers Point (SLIDESHOW)

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, October 23, 2013 05:30 am

Descendents of Master Commandant Richard Somers for the dedication of his monument Descendents of Master Commandant Richard Somers for the dedication of his monument

SOMERS POINT—It was a history lesson centuries in the making Saturday morning as several hundred people gathered at the newly named Richard Somers Memorial Park on Shore Road for the highly anticipated unveiling of the Richard Somers monument. Laurels were heaped upon Somers for his bravery and service to country above all else even in the face of death.

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Celebrating a new name and expanded services at Meadowview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Updated

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, October 22, 2013 09:37 am

  Meadowview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Meadowview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

NORTHFILED-- The recently renamed Meadowview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is opening their doors and hoping the public will visit their new sub-acute care unit during an open house scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30. A ribbon cutting at 10 a.m. will kick off the days events.
The 180-bed, county-owned and operated facility recently designated a sub-acute care unit to provide a comprehensive program for patients in need of short-term recovery as a result of injury, illness or hospital stay. Sub-acute services aim to return patients home quickly and safely.

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