• Mainland Current

    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…

  • Regional

    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.

  • Mainland Current

    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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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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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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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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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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Northfield Police Blotter Oct. 3, 2013 edition

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, October 05, 2013 12:00 am

Police blotter information is supplied by local police departments and other law enforcement agencies. All persons named are presumed innocent unless proven guilty
For the period of Monday, Sept. 23  through Monday, Sept. 30 the Northfield Police Department conducted 122 motor vehicle stops, issued 50 motor vehicle summonses, received 218 calls for service, conducted 143 property checks and made six warrant arrests.

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Somers Point Police Department Blotter Oct. 3, 2013 edition

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, October 05, 2013 12:00 am

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Somers Point The Somers Point Police Department made 19 adult arrests and five warrant arrests for the week Sept. 23-30.

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Viscount’s personality allows direct sales to flourish

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, October 03, 2013 02:29 pm

 Regina Viscount of Linwood chooses to work in social commerce or direct sales because she said it allows her to determine what her effort is worth. She sells a line of shape wear by Ruby Ribbon.  Regina Viscount of Linwood chooses to work in social commerce or direct sales because she said it allows her to determine what her effort is worth. She sells a line of shape wear by Ruby Ribbon.

LINWOOD – Regina Viscount of Linwood is a party kind of girl. In fact she holds several a week. One night it might be in the home of a friend in Margate or a salon in Egg Harbor Township or like last week when she hosted a party on Park Avenue in New York.  They used to be called home parties but Viscount says that while they are still fun parties and get togethers the more fitting name is “trunk show.”She holds direct sales or social commerce events like “Fashionista Fridays” at salons in the area and they are proving to be a lot of fun.

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Trivia Times Oct. 3, 2013 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Thursday, October 03, 2013 12:33 am

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A really big story for October 3…

On Oct. 3, 1995 an estimated 14 million people tuned in on the radio or sat glued to their TV’s to hear the verdict in the OJ Simpson trial. The former Heisman Trophy winner, running back for the Buffalo Bills and a popular actor was accused of stabbing to death his former wife, Nicole Brown Simpson and a friend; Keith Goldman at Brown Simpson’s Brentwood home.

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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

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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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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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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

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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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Northfield Police Blotter September 26, 2013 edition

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

Police blotter information is supplied by local police departments and other law enforcement agencies. All persons named are presumed innocent unless proven guilty.

Northfield For the period of Monday, Sept.16  through Monday, Sept. 23 the Northfield Police Department conducted 77 motor vehicle stops, issued 27 motor vehicle summonses, responded to 3 motor vehicle crashes, received 211calls for service, conducted 124 property checks and made 11 warrant arrests.

Nicole Gillingham, 32, of Northfield was arrested Sept. 16 by Ptl. Justin Heller and charged with drug offenses.

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Trivia Times September 26, 2013 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Thursday, September 26, 2013 12:37 am

Thursday is for thinking so here are some interesting things to think about
Big story for September 26…
For the first time in U.S. history, a debate between major party presidential candidates is shown on television. It was Sept. 26, 1960 and presidential hopefuls, John F. Kennedy, a Democratic senator from Massachusetts met Vice-president Richard M. Nixon in Chicago to debate U.S. domestic matters.

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