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    Board of Education President Steve Wynn and Northfield District Superintendent Janice Fipp.

    NORTHFIELD—District Superintendent Janice Fipp is retiring after spending more than two decades in the Northfield Community School. She was honored at the July 28 Northfield Board of Education meeting.
    Board President Steve Wynn presented Fipp with flowers and a plaque. Reading the inscription Wynn thanked the outgoing superintendent for her 25 years in Northfield that began with her teaching then becoming principal and finally the superintendent.

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    ATLANTIC CITY – The economic effect of thousands of people out of work due to potential casino closings was the focus of a forum Thursday, July 24 that brought elected officials together from Atlantic and Cape May counties.

    Atlantic County Executive Dennis Levinson said the purpose of the meeting was to get everyone on the same page and give them the most up-to-date information on what state and county governments can do to mitigate the economic impact of up to 6,500 casino employees out of work by the fall. The discussion included community needs that could…

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    Leads are double castin Aladdin Jr. opening Thursday at the Northfield Community School; from left are Emily Hughes, Michael Leaderman, Sophia McGhee, Zack Biehl, Liam Michel and Delaney Hughes.

    NORTHFIELD — The favorite tale of Aladdin and the Genie and wishes that can come true is the summer drama camp production opening Thursday at Northfield Community School.
    Director Gina Liscio said they chose…

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    Annie Jr. opens at Mainland Regional High School Thursday at 7 p.m.

    The For Kids by Kids Production of Annie Jr. opens on the stage at Mainland Regional High School, 1401 Oak Avenue in Linwood Thursday, July 31 at 7 p.m. with shows at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1 with two shows Saturday, Aug. 2 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
    Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for children. 

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    Northfield All Stars bring home the District 16 softball title with a 5-4 ten inning victory over Tri-Boro. NORTHFIELD—The sirens wailed as the police and fire department led the way down Tilton Road Monday night for the 13/14 year-old Northfield All Stars softball team parade celebrating their 5-4 win over the Tri-Boro team to take the state title.

    It took 10 innings to get the job done as they squared off against the District 2 champion Tri-Boro team…

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Northfield Family Fall Fest at Birch Grove Park is a hit (slideshow)

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, October 01, 2013 05:40 pm

Just hanging out with friends was a good thing to do at the annual Northfield Family Fall Fest at Birch Grove Park. The friends are Keseshar Mathur, Corey Spare, Nathan Sprolla and Holden Morgan, all 10 and all from Northfield. Just hanging out with friends was a good thing to do at the annual Northfield Family Fall Fest at Birch Grove Park. The friends are Keseshar Mathur, Corey Spare, Nathan Sprolla and Holden Morgan, all 10 and all from Northfield.

NORTHFIELD—It would be difficult to find a more beautiful day than Saturday, Sept. 28 to hold a festival to celebrate the end of summer and revel in what the fall has to offer. Volunteer Bill Coulter who organized this years Northfield Family Fall Fest was thrilled with the events of the day. 

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Happy 90th birthday to Virginia Mahoney

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Written by Suzanne Marino Tuesday, October 01, 2013 05:00 am

Virginia Mooney and her family celebrate her 90th birthday Virginia Mooney and her family celebrate her 90th birthday

It was a very happy 90th birthday celebration at The Anchorage Tavern in Somers Point August 21 for Virginia Mahoney and her family.

It is Virginia’s favorite restaurant because the food is great and because her son Don is the owner. Linda Combs said Virginia thoroughly enjoyed the party.

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Trivia Times Oct. 1, 2013 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Tuesday, October 01, 2013 12:15 am

trivia A big story for October 1

On this day in 1890, an act of Congress creates Yosemite National Park, home of such natural wonders as Half Dome and the giant sequoia trees. Environmental trailblazer John Muir and his colleagues campaigned for the congressional action, which was signed into law by President Benjamin Harrison and paved the way for generations of hikers, campers and nature lovers, along with countless "don't feed the bears" signs.

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Radiation Therapist Peter Luce Named Shore Medical Center’s September 2013 Guardian Angel of the Month

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Written by staff reports Tuesday, October 01, 2013 12:00 am

Shore Memorial Guardian Angel for the month of September. Peter Luce of Egg Harbor Township Shore Memorial Guardian Angel for the month of September. Peter Luce of Egg Harbor Township

SOMERS POINT– Shore Medical Center recognizes Radiation Therapist Peter Luce of Egg Harbor Township as their September 2013 Guardian Angel of the Month for providing passionate and exceptional care to Shore’s patients.  The Guardian Angel program was established to enable patients to say thank you to a special caregiver through a donation to Shore Medical Center.  Luce joined Shore Medical Center’s Cancer Center in September 2008.

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POW-MIA's remembered at Northfield Community School

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Monday, September 30, 2013 05:00 am

Matt Lishcin plays taps at the POW MIA service at Northfield Community School Friday, Sept. 20 as local veterans Lou Nurnberg and Bob Burness salute. Matt Lischin plays taps at the POW MIA service at Northfield Community School Friday, Sept. 20 as local veterans Lou Nurnberg and Bob Burness salute.

NORTHFIELD—One school that never forgets a day that will allow students a chance to honor veterans as well as understand history first hand is the Northfield Community School. September 20 was POW MIA Day nationwide and veterans who served in WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm and who have served in peace time attended a ceremony to honor the men and women who have never come home.

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Bagging hunger in Somers Point

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, September 29, 2013 08:00 am

Encouraging customers to help fight hunger, the ShopRite in Somers Point held its Partners in Caring Day Wednesday, Sept. 18 and invited local dignitaries and ShopRite mascot; Scrunchy the Bear to take part. Encouraging customers to help fight hunger, the ShopRite in Somers Point held its Partners in Caring Day Wednesday, Sept. 18 and invited local dignitaries and ShopRite mascot; Scrunchy the Bear to take part.

SOMERS POINT – Shoppers might have been surprised at who was tucking their groceries into the bag Sept. 18 at the Somers Point ShopRite. It was the annual “ShopRite Partners in Caring Day” and local officials showed up to demonstrate their support for the program and helped bag hunger. September is National Hunger Action Month, a time when organizations and businesses across the country will be doing their part to help fight hunger in their communities.

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Trivia Times September 29, 2013 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Sunday, September 29, 2013 04:56 am

A big story for September 29 
On this day in 1982 Flight attendant Paula Prince buys a bottle of cyanide-laced Tylenol and was found dead Oct. 1. Prince was the final victim of a mysterious ailment in Chicago. Over a 24 hour period six people had suddenly died of unknown causes in northwest Chicago. It was discovered all had ingested Extra-Strength Tylenol prior to becoming ill.

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High Holiday collection helps feed those in need

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, September 28, 2013 08:10 am

Rachael Reich of Margate at Beth Israel High Holiday food drive Rachael Reich of Margate at Beth Israel High Holiday food drive

NORTHFIELD--Rachael Reich of Margate flips over the number of grocery bags collected by the Members of Congregation Beth Israel in Northfield donated groceries during Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. The food is headed to the food pantry for Jewish Family Service of Atlantic and Cape May counties in Margate. The JFS Food Pantry offers hearty meal options to individuals and families who are feeling the effects of the current recession, homebound seniors on fixed incomes, adults with disabilities, young families with low incomes and others facing temporary crises.

   

Trivia Times September 28, 2013 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Saturday, September 28, 2013 02:00 am

A big story for September 28.
You might say Sept. 28 is a good day for baseball legend, Ted Williams. In 1941, the “Splendid Splinter,” Boston Red Sox Ted Williams plays a double-header against the Philadelphia Athletics on the last day of the regular season. His season average was .400 going into the game and he could have jeopardized his average and being the only player in 11 years to hit 400.

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Somers Point Police Blotter Sept. 26, 2013 edition

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 27, 2013 02:00 pm

Somers Point
Police blotter information is supplied by local police departments and other law enforcement agencies.
The Somers Point Police Department made 14 adult arrests and three warrant arrests for the week Sept. 16-23.

Hector Villarini, 28, of Somers Point was arrested Sept. 16 by Ptl. Paul Scapaletto and charged with theft.
Evelia Menjivar, 41, of Somers Point was arrested Sept. 16 by Ptl. Daniel Bryan and charged with theft and obstruction of justice.

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