• Downbeach Current

    Margate recreation hoops for all logoMARGATE--Margate Community Education and Recreation presents the ninth annual Hoops for All basketball season begins Sunday, Jan. 11 with games for the next five Sundays and concludes with an awards party Sunday, Feb. 22.

    Hoops for All is an instructional basketball league for physically and cognitively challenged children.  The first games of the season will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday Jan. 11 at the Eugene Tighe School located at 7804 Amherst Ave. in Margate.

  • Mainland Current

    LINWOOD – Three City Council members, Ralph Paolone, Brian Heun and Elliot Beinfest, had the distinctive honor of being sworn in at the governing body’s annual reorganization meeting Tuesday, Jan. 6 by former council colleagues who are now judges.

  • Mainland Current

    Ashlee Keating

    LINWOOD – A dozen years ago Ashlee Keating stepped into the limelight in the role of Annie on Broadway. That curly-haired little girl has grown into a young woman, and her love of the stage is still her driving force.
    Keating packed her bags a few years ago and headed to Los Angeles to stake her claim to fame and develop a career as a performer. Now 21, the Linwood native is making her mark in films and as a singer and a songwriter.

  • Mainland Current

    Residents at Brandall Estates along with family and friends enjoy an afternoon of holiday music and sing-a-longs with the MainlandRegionalHigh School band, string ensemble and the Dallas Brass Band.  LINWOOD—The members of the Mainland Regional High School Band have forged a special friendship over the years with the residents of Brandall Estates. MRHS Director Keith Hodgson brings his musicians several times a year to the…

  • Mainland Current

    City Clerk Carol Degrassi swears in Kirk Gerety at the Somers Point Reorganization Monday, Jan. 5. Morgan Gerety holds the bible for her father with the councilman’s wife Margie at his side. SOMERS POINT – The first time Kirk Gerety was sworn in as a newly elected city councilman by City Clerk Carol Degrassi, his wife was unable to attend because she…

  • Mainland Current

    Shore Medical Center’s first baby of the year Jackson Pitcock and his parents Louis and Amanda Pitcock of Goshen.

    SOMERS POINT – Jackson Robert Pitcock entered the world at 5:08 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 1, making him the first baby born at Shore Medical Center in 2015.

    The baby is the second child for parents Amanda and Louis Pitcock of the Goshen section of Middle Township in Cape May County, who have a 2-year-old daughter, Selah. 

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Northfield Community Elementary School Students of the Month have all the right stuff

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Written by staff report Sunday, February 16, 2014 06:00 am

November studetns of the month November students of the month

The elementary students honored in November are, front row from left, Ginger O’Grady, Andrew Jusino, Jaron Douglas and Jillian Schallus; second row from left, Pablo Molina, Fisher Tilson, Jude Maurer and Courtney Ivins; back row, Chris Sacco, elementary school counselor and Principal Maureen Vaccaro.

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Trivia Times February 16, 2014 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Sunday, February 16, 2014 12:43 am

The tomb of King Tut is the big story for February 16
On this day in 1923, in Thebes, Egypt, English archaeologist Howard Carter enters the sealed burial chamber of the ancient Egyptian ruler King Tutankhamen.
Because the ancient Egyptians saw their pharaohs as gods, they carefully preserved their bodies after death, burying them in elaborate tombs containing rich treasures to accompany the rulers into the afterlife.

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Northfield Police Blotter Feb. 12, 2014 edition

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Written by staff report Saturday, February 15, 2014 12:00 pm

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

The Northfield Police Department responded to 136 calls for service Feb. 3-9. Police performed 126 property checks, investigated 10 motor vehicle crashes, made six warrant arrests and 83 motor vehicle stops, and issued 42 motor vehicle summonses.

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Somers Point Police Blotter Feb. 12, 2014 edition

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Written by staff report Saturday, February 15, 2014 12:00 pm

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Somers Point

From Feb. 2-10 the Somers Point Police Department made 17 adult arrests including nine warrant arrests.

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Linwood teachers of the year have the passion and the tools

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Saturday, February 15, 2014 09:00 am

Belhaven Middle School teacher of the year Pete Davis is at home in the industrial technology room with a band saw and other tools of the trade. Belhaven Middle School teacher of the year Pete Davis is at home in the industrial technology room with a band saw and other tools of the trade. LINWOOD – Belhaven Middle School industrial technology teacher Pete Davis and Seaview Elementary School fourth-grade teacher Christina Riley are the Linwood School District teachers of the year.

Both educators were chosen, in part, for their passion for finding a way to bring out the best in their students.

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Trivia Times February 15, 2014 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Saturday, February 15, 2014 05:31 am


The big story for February 11 is a crash that killed U.S. figure skaters
On this day in 1961, the entire 18-member U.S. figure skating team is killed in a plane crash in Berg-Kampenhout, Belgium. The team was on its way to the 1961 World Figure Skating Championships in Prague, Czechoslovakia.

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Somers Point Police make drug arrest

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Written by staff report Saturday, February 15, 2014 12:00 am

Police investigation leads to drug arrest

SOMERS POINT--The Somers Point Police Department arrested Wallace Knowles, 32, from Pleasantville Thursday, Feb. 13 and charged him with possession with intent to a distribute controlled dangerous substance and possession of a weapon.

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Northfield Community School names students of the month

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Written by staff report Friday, February 14, 2014 07:00 am

Northfield Community Middle School Principal Glenn Robbins congratulates the January students of the month. The students recognized are: fifth grade, Holden Morgan and Celena Rivard; sixth grade, Bryan Kintish and Grace Gallagher; seventh grade; Thomas Zanaras and Madisen Copsey; and eighth grade, Kyle Sacco and Victoria Wray.

   

Susquehanna Bank supports the Linwood Education Foundation

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, February 14, 2014 05:00 am

Pictured from left are Teri Weeks, Linwood School District business administrator and board secretary, Linwood Education Foundation co-presidents Gina Osbeck and Michele DeMorat, Susquehanna Bank President John O’Connor of Somers Point, Anthony Morellite, commercial relationship vice-president and Trish Miller, vice-president and branch regional manager of Susquehanna Bank. Pictured from left are Teri Weeks, Linwood School District business administrator and board secretary, Linwood Education Foundation co-presidents Gina Osbeck and Michele DeMorat, Susquehanna Bank President John O’Connor of Somers Point, Anthony Morellite, commercial relationship vice-president and Trish Miller, vice-president and branch regional manager of Susquehanna Bank.

LINWOOD—The Linwood Education Foundation received a check from Susquehanna Bank in support of their ongoing programs in the district that help enhance education in Linwood Schools. Supporting community partnerships and programs that benefit students and provides teachers with grants that help bolster their classroom like the 3-D printers used in the Industrial Tech room at Belhaven is part of Susquehanna Banks ongoing effort.

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Fairy tales collide in comic stage musical ‘Into the Woods Jr.’

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Written by Suzanne Marino Thursday, February 13, 2014 02:52 pm

The Witch, played by Charlene Baker, meets Little Red Riding Hood Ava Broux in the Somers Point Performing Arts Club production of the Stephen Sondheim musical “Into the Woods Jr.” The Witch, played by Charlene Baker, meets Little Red Riding Hood Ava Broux in the Somers Point Performing Arts Club production of the Stephen Sondheim musical “Into the Woods Jr.”

SOMERS POINT – Favorite fairy tale characters created by The Brothers Grimm come together in the fun stage musical “Into the Woods Jr.” Thursday, Feb. 20-22 at the Jordan Road School.

The Somers Point School District Performing Arts Club and the office of Community Education and Recreation are putting the show together.

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Miss America has a lesson for NCS students (VIDEO)

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, February 13, 2014 02:14 pm

Miss America Nina Davuluri answers questions in Brian Levi’s fourth-grade class before collecting letters for the troops and posing for pictures Monday at Northfield Community School. Miss America Nina Davuluri answers questions in Brian Levi’s fourth-grade class before collecting letters for the troops and posing for pictures Monday at Northfield Community School.  NORTHFIELD – Miss America Nina Davuluri went back to school Monday, Feb. 10, visiting the Northfield Community School and bringing a powerful message.

Her first stop was the fourth grade, where she collected cards for the troops made by students and answered questions in each of the five classes she visited.

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Relay for Life campaign kicks off in Linwood

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Written by Suzanne Marino Monday, February 10, 2014 12:45 pm

Mainland Relay for Life chairwoman Christine Sands Bennett, left, with volunteer Lori Childs, both from Linwood, and 10-year old Logan Sands, a cancer survivor, show off the 2014 theme of super heroes at the kick-off Thursday, Feb. 6. Mainland Relay for Life chairwoman Christine Sands Bennett, left, with volunteer Lori Childs, both from Linwood, and 10-year old Logan Sands, a cancer survivor, show off the 2014 theme of super heroes at the kick-off Thursday, Feb. 6.

LINWOOD — June 13 may be months away but Christine Sands Bennett of Linwood urged the Relay for Life volunteers gathered in the Mainland Regional High School library Thursday evening that organizing and fundraising takes time.

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School aims to grow future engineers and computer scientists in STEM lab

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Sunday, February 09, 2014 12:31 pm

Students from Laura Levy's first-grade class evaluate mortar samples in Kevin Jarrett's STEM lab as part of a lesson on materials engineering Thursday, Jan. 31./Suzanne Marino Students from Laura Levy's first-grade class evaluate mortar samples in Kevin Jarrett's STEM lab as part of a lesson on materials engineering Thursday, Jan. 31./Suzanne Marino  NORTHFIELD – At the Northfield Community School, teachers have gone way past just integrating science, engineering, technology and math to meet the core content standards outlined by the state. “We are really excited with STEM and incorporating the principles in every class,” said Elementary School Principal Maureen Vaccaro.

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Trivia Times February 9, 2014 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Sunday, February 09, 2014 05:00 am

Satchel Paige is the big story for February 9
On this day in 1971, pitcher Leroy "Satchel" Paige becomes the first Negro League veteran to be nominated for the Baseball Hall of Fame. He was inducted to Cooperstown in August of the same year. When Paige, a pitching legend known for his fastball, showmanship and a playing career that spanned five decades was inducted Joe DiMaggio called Paige "the best and fastest pitcher I've ever faced."

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Trivia Times February 8, 2014 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Saturday, February 08, 2014 05:00 am

Japanese troops leaving Guadalcanal is the big story for Feb. 8
On this day in 1943, Japanese troops evacuate Guadalcanal, leaving the island in Allied possession after a prolonged campaign. The American victory paved the way for other Allied victories in the Solomon Islands.

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Heart smart in Somers Point

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Written by Suzanne Marino Friday, February 07, 2014 04:15 pm

Volunteers provide tips for a healthy heart at Shore Medical Center Friday, Feb. 7, Go Red for Women Day sponsored by the American Heart Association. Volunteers provide tips for a healthy heart at Shore Medical Center Friday, Feb. 7, Go Red for Women Day sponsored by the American Heart Association.

SOMERS POINT—Employees and volunteers were decked out in red Friday, Feb. 7 at Shore Medical Center in support of National Heart Month and Go Red for Women day. Stations set up in the lobby checked the numbers; cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar along with stroke assessments.

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