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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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The Battle of the Sexes: Billie Jean King vs. Bobby Riggs 40 years later

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Written by Suzanne Marino Friday, September 20, 2013 08:18 am

The Battle of the Sexes; Billie Jean King's victory over Bobby Riggs was a catalyst for womens rights The Battle of the Sexes; Billie Jean King's victory over Bobby Riggs was a catalyst for womens rights

King's victory was a defining moment for female athletes and women's rights

It has been 40 years since Billie Jean King handily beat Bobby Riggs in a tennis match billed as the “Battle of the Sexes.” The match was played in the Houston Astrodome with more than 35,000 fans packing the stadium for the event.

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Trivia Times Sept. 20, 2013 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Friday, September 20, 2013 01:14 am

A big story for September 20..
On this day in 1973, in a highly publicized "Battle of the Sexes" tennis match, top women's player Billie Jean King, 29, beats Bobby Riggs, 55, a former No. 1 ranked men's player. It was a huge media event seen on TV by more than 50 million viewers. 

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Somers Point Backstage at the Beach Gala to benefit the Gateway Playhouse

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, September 19, 2013 06:11 pm

Greg Marino/The 101-year-old Gateway Playhouse exterior renovations are nearly complete. The Backstage at the Beach Gala will raise funds for interior renovations. The Playhouse is expected to open by summer 2014. Greg Marino/The 101-year-old Gateway Playhouse exterior renovations are nearly complete. The Backstage at the Beach Gala will raise funds for interior renovations. The Playhouse is expected to open by summer 2014.

SOMERS POINT – Fall might be arriving over the weekend but there is definitely one big beach bash left in the season. From 6:30-9:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27 the best spot to be will be the William Morrow Beach at Bay and Higbee avenues as the Theater Collaborative of South Jersey, in partnership with Shore Medical Center and the Somers Point Business Association will host Backstage at the Beach, a benefit for the Gateway Playhouse renovations in the final push to bring the iconic theater back to life.

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Luncheon raises $60,000 for Gilda’s

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Written by Suzanne Marino Thursday, September 19, 2013 04:18 pm

 Gilda’s Club Executives from Cape Bank were on hand to accept the ‘Good Guy-Good Gal’ award the community bank received at Gilda’s Club South Jersey’s ninth annual ‘Movers, Shakers, Difference Makers’ luncheon Tuesday, Sept. 10 at the Palm Restaurant in Atlantic City. Pictured from left are Darren Mitchell, Cami Bonsera, Mark Holder, Gilda’s Club South Jersey Executive Director Michelle Chalmers, Matt Haines, Lana Latella, Jann Mevoli, Ken Wolfe, Elizabeth Hulitt and Greg Fuller.

ATLANTIC CITY– The annual ‘Movers, Shakers, Difference Makers’ Luncheon was a sellout for the ninth consecutive year, raising more than $60,000 for Gilda’s Club South Jersey Tuesday, Sept. 10 at the Palm Restaurant. “The Palm feels privileged to be able to provide our services as the host for such a wonderful charity event,” said Palm General Manager Paul Sandler, who served as Co-Chair of this year’s luncheon. “This was the ninth year we have hosted this highly successful event. It’s a rewarding experience for everyone at the Palm Restaurant in Atlantic City to be a part of Gilda’s Club South Jersey.”

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Trivia Times Sept. 19, 2013 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Thursday, September 19, 2013 01:26 am

Thursdays are for thinkers, so here are some things to think about
President James Garfield died Sept. 19, 1881 nine days after being shot by Charles J. Guiteau, a disgruntled politician who wanted a position at the French consulate and had been denied. Officially Garfield succumbed to blood poisoning as a result of his wounds. He only held office for four months. Garfield was succeeded by Chester A. Arthur who became the 21st president.  

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The unsolved murder of April Kauffman goes nationwide on Americas Most Wanted

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, September 17, 2013 12:37 pm

The America's Most Wanted website is featuring the unsolved murder case of April Kauffman. The America's Most Wanted website is featuring the unsolved murder case of April Kauffman. LINWOOD – It was a year in May that April Kauffman was shot and left to die in the bedroom of her Woodstock Drive home. The ensuing months have been tough on so many people who knew the veterans’ advocate and radio host as their friend. But for Kauffman’s surviving family, the calendar is frozen on May 10, 2012.

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Miss New York Nina Davuluri is Miss America 2014 (SLIDESHOW)

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Monday, September 16, 2013 04:26 pm

Donald Kravitz/Miss New York Nina Davuluri is crowned Miss America 2014 by Miss America 2013 Mallory Hagan during the Miss America Competition Sunday, Sept. 15 at Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City.  Donald Kravitz/Miss New York Nina Davuluri is crowned Miss America 2014 by Miss America 2013 Mallory Hagan during the Miss America Competition Sunday, Sept. 15 at Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City.

ATLANTIC CITY – Miss New York, 24-year-old Nina Davuluri, captured the 2014 Miss America crown Sunday night in front of an enthusiastic crowd. Miss California, Crystal Lee, was the first runner-up.

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Miss America has been crowned!

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Sunday, September 15, 2013 11:00 pm

Suzanne Marino/The new Miss America, Nina Davuluri, poses during a press conference after the pageant Sunday, Sept. 15 in Atlantic City. Suzanne Marino/The new Miss America, Nina Davuluri, poses during a press conference after the pageant Sunday, Sept. 15 in Atlantic City. ATLANTIC CITY – Here she is! Miss New York, Nina Davuluri, has taken the crown for Miss America Sunday, Sept. 15 at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. 

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(VIDEO) National Anthem rings through Boardwalk Hall during Miss America Pageant

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Sunday, September 15, 2013 08:40 pm

(VIDEO) National Anthem rings through Boardwalk Hall during Miss America Pageant (VIDEO) National Anthem rings through Boardwalk Hall during Miss America Pageant ATLANTIC CITY – A beautiful rendition of the National Anthem rings through Boardwalk Hall prior to the Miss America Pageant in Boardwalk Hall.

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Who do you want to win Miss America title?

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, September 15, 2013 05:46 pm

Submitted/Miss New Jersey Cara McCollum of Princeton Submitted/Miss New Jersey Cara McCollum of Princeton
ATLANTIC CITY - Supporters of Miss New Jersey 2013 Cara McCollum are likely hoping for a home field advantage as they watch this aspiriring journalist compete for the crown and the title of Miss America in tonight's televised finale that starts at 9 p.m.

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