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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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Chris Brown weighs in on Gov. Christie's apology

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Written by Staff Report Thursday, January 09, 2014 02:32 pm

Assemblyman Chris Brown Assemblyman Chris Brown

NORTHFIELD - New Jersey Assemblyman Chris A. Brown (R-Atlantic) issued the following statement after Gov. Chris Christie’s press conference on the George Washington Bridge lane closings.

“New Jerseyans are fair, compassionate, understanding, and simply expect and deserve the truth from an open and honest government.

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Starting the year in Linwood

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, January 09, 2014 02:05 pm

Nine-year-old Xander Matik stands in with his dad, Councilman-at-large Daren Matik as he is sworn in Saturday, Jan. 4 in Linwood by Assemblyman Chris Brown. Nine-year-old Xander Matik stands in with his dad, Councilman-at-large Daren Matik as he is sworn in Saturday, Jan. 4 in Linwood by Assemblyman Chris Brown.
LINWOOD — On a sunny but very cold Saturday, Jan. 4, Linwood City Council held its annual reorganization meeting, and reflected on the year past and set the table for 2014.
Sworn in were newly reelected council members Stacy DeDominicis in Ward 1, Donna Taylor in Ward 2 and Councilman-at-large, Daren Matik. Taylor was reelected as the president of City Council, her eighth year and Elliot Beinfest was elected president pro tempore.

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Michael Matthews, former mayor of Atlantic City is laid to rest

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Written by Suzanne Marino Thursday, January 09, 2014 01:26 pm

Former Atlantic City Mayor Michael J. Matthews 1934-2014 Former Atlantic City Mayor Michael J. Matthews 1934-2014
LINWOOD - Former Atlantic City Mayor Michael J. Matthews died Thursday, Jan. 2 at his home in Linwood.
He had a long and storied career in politics. Matthews began his political career as a councilman in Linwood in 1968.

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Shore Medical Center welcomes first baby of 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, January 06, 2014 12:00 am

Brandi and Mitchell Onorato of Brigantine hold their son, Russell Stephen born 6:47 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 1 making him Shore Medical Center’s first baby of 2014. Brandi and Mitchell Onorato of Brigantine hold their son, Russell Stephen born 6:47 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 1 making him Shore Medical Center’s first baby of 2014.

SOMERS POINT – A baby boy born to Brandi and Mitchell Onorato of Brigantine at 6:47 a.m. Jan. 1 was the first baby of the New Year at Shore Medical Center.

The baby, named Russell Stephen Onorato, is the couple’s first child.

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Making the best of 2014's first winter storm in Linwood

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, January 03, 2014 10:25 pm

Friday afternoon was spent slipping and sliding on the hill in Linwood by Samantha Stone, Christian Hinman, Jordan Santoro, Joey and Grace Santoro and Rikki Roth. Friday afternoon was spent slipping and sliding on the hill in Linwood by Samantha Stone, Christian Hinman, Jordan Santoro, Joey and Grace Santoro and Rikki Roth.

LINWOOD--School might have closed but the kids were open for fun. Once the roads were cleared in the morning it was time to test the elements. Temperatures in the teens and winds gusting did not keep the kids, young and young at heart from taking to the hill at Fischer Green or heading over to the Mainland Regional High School hill in Linwood.

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Snowy morning drive

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, January 03, 2014 08:31 am

The first snow shoveler in Northfield The first snow shoveler in Northfield

LINWOOD--Old man winter dealt the region the first storm of the season. While the bitter cold is a rude awakening, an early morning drive shows off the natural beauty of the area shortly after daylight.


  Bargaintown and Zion roads in Egg Harbor Township Bargaintown and Zion roads in Egg Harbor Township   

   

Rowing for Humanity

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Monday, December 30, 2013 05:04 pm

check presentation Making the presentation of the check to Habitat for Humanity are from left; Dave Bird, head coach for MRHS girls crew, John Rosado-V.P. of Mainland Crew Assoc. Steve Carraccio-President of Mainland Crew Assoc, Rick Ricciardi-President HFH Atlantic County Board of Directors and rowers, Yvonne Olson, Devon Deveney, Alexis Dearborn, all from Northfield. LINWOOD--The Mainland Regional High School Crew teams presented a check to Habitat for Humanity on Saturday, Dec. 21 a result of the team’s hard work during the 2013 “Row for Humanity” erg-a-thon.

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New book explores images from Somers Point’s past

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Monday, December 30, 2013 04:48 pm

 

Author Lynne Newsome MacEwan gives readers a bird’s eye view of Somers Point. Author Lynne Newsome MacEwan gives readers a bird’s eye view of Somers Point. SOMERS POINT – When first-time author Lynne Newsome MacEwan wanted to write a book, it was a natural for her to choose the topic she knew best, her home town.

“Images of America, Somers Point” is the result of MacEwan’s effort.

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Health Source collects Toys for Kids

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Sunday, December 22, 2013 04:50 pm

Suzanne Marino/Standing from left are Sally DePamphilis, Mayor Richard DePamphilis, Nancy Adler, Dr. Fred Coville and Dr. Barry Rizzo. Kneeling are Theodore Colville, 5, Anthony Strafella, 8, Toys for Kids coordinator Greg DiPiano and his dog Trooper, Vinnie Strafella, 10, and in front, Jasper Colville, 3. Suzanne Marino/Standing from left are Sally DePamphilis, Mayor Richard DePamphilis, Nancy Adler, Dr. Fred Coville and Dr. Barry Rizzo. Kneeling are Theodore Colville, 5, Anthony Strafella, 8, Toys for Kids coordinator Greg DiPiano and his dog Trooper, Vinnie Strafella, 10, and in front, Jasper Colville, 3.

LINWOOD – A crowd gathered Thursday evening, Dec. 12 at the Health Source office suite at 401 New Road in Linwood for a tree lighting and fundraiser for the Toys for Kids program.

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It's date night for daddys and daughters

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, December 20, 2013 04:11 pm

Bella Cocchi and her father, Steve, are among the first to arrive. Bella Cocchi and her father, Steve, are among the first to arrive.

LINWOOD – It was a dressy affair Thursday, Dec. 12 when dads and their daughters had a chance to spend a special night together. The occasion was the inaugural PTO-sponsored father-daughter dance at the Seaview Elementary School.
PTO co-President Ava Cocchi said they decided to do something special where the girls at the school could have a special night with their fathers.

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Belhaven School sixth grader sings the National Anthem at 76ers game

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Written by Suzanne Marino Thursday, December 19, 2013 04:07 pm

Grace Mozitis of Linwood sings the National Anthem at the Nov. 13 at the Philadelphia 76ers game at the Wells Fargo Center Grace Mozitis of Linwood sings the National Anthem at the Nov. 13 at the Philadelphia 76ers game at the Wells Fargo Center
LINWOOD—It was not just athletes taking the court at the November 13 when the Houston Rockets were in town to face the Philadelphia 76ers on their Wells Fargo Center home court. 12-year-old Grace Mozitis, a sixth grade student at Belhaven Middle School was invited to sing the National Anthem before the start of the game.

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Northfield surgeon killed in Virginia plane crash

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, December 19, 2013 10:14 am

NORTHFIELD—Dr. Gregory A. Voit, 52, of Northfield, a prominent orthopedic surgeon with the Shore Orthopedic University Associates group in Somers Point was killed Wednesday, Dec. 18 when the single-engine Beechcraft six passenger plane he was piloting crashed near a residential area in Albemarle County, Virginia.

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In Northfield Community School the key to the lesson is hand held

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, December 17, 2013 04:55 pm

Students in eighth grade social studies teacher Steve Miller’s class show off the devices that used to be mostly for fun, talking and texting that they are now learning to use as a powerful tool for education. Students in eighth grade social studies teacher Steve Miller’s class show off the devices that used to be mostly for fun, talking and texting that they are now learning to use as a powerful tool for education.

NORTHFIELD – Middle School Principal Glenn Robbins had an idea when he began in the district in 2012; he wanted to take learning beyond books and computer labs.

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Father and son from Linwood killed in parkway crash Updated

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Written by Suzanne Marino Sunday, December 15, 2013 02:54 pm

LINWOOD — A single-car accident early Saturday morning claimed the life of James Friedrich, 53, of Linwood and his 22-year-old son Justin.

Sgt. Adam Grossman of the New Jersey State Police said the call to the Bass River State Police barracks came in at 2:35 a.m. and officers responded to the accident at mile marker 43.5 on the Garden State Parkway in Galloway.

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The boys are back

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Written by Suzanne Marino Sunday, December 15, 2013 12:00 am

Scouts helping with tree sales are, from left; assistant scout master Shane Edwards, 18, and Bryce Cotterell, Chip Wimberg, Casey Delcher and Alberto Sbrolla, all 13 years old.  Scouts helping with tree sales are, from left; assistant scout master Shane Edwards, 18, and Bryce Cotterell, Chip Wimberg, Casey Delcher and Alberto Sbrolla, all 13 years old.

NORTHFIELD—Make that the Boy Scouts are back.

For the 54th year Troop 72 Boy Scouts have returned to sell Christmas trees.

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The new look of Shore Orthopaedic in Somers Point

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Saturday, December 14, 2013 08:09 am

Dr. Stephan Zabinski gets assistance from Architect Michael Graves cutting the ribbon on the new Shore Orthopaedic University Associates facility on MacArthur Blvd. in Somers Point Dr. Stephan Zabinski gets assistance from Architect Michael Graves cutting the ribbon on the new Shore Orthopaedic University Associates facility on MacArthur Blvd. in Somers Point

SOMERS POINT – With the snip of a ribbon Friday, Dec. 6 by Dr. Stephan Zabinski of Shore Orthopaedic University Associates and architect Michael Graves a new phase of patient first care was welcomed to the city.

Graves utilizes firsthand knowledge when designing a building.

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