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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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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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Despite cancelling the parade Somers Point kids enjoy light up night (VIDEO)

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, December 13, 2013 12:00 am

Rosy Rayn, 3, and her big sister Maggie, 5, from Somers Point are all smiles after delivering their Christmas list to Santa Friday, Dec. 6 at Somers Point City Hall. Rosy Rayn, 3, and her big sister Maggie, 5, from Somers Point are all smiles after delivering their Christmas list to Santa Friday, Dec. 6 at Somers Point City Hall.

SOMERS POINT— Somers Point officials weren’t going to let a little rain and wind spoil a great winter evening. The plan was for a big parade beginning at the Dawes Ave. School and heading down Shore Road to City Hall where Mayor Jack Glasser would flip the switch and turn on the Christmas tree but foul weather intervened Friday evening

Dec. 6 and the parade was cancelled.

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Pinky on Pearl Harbor and life during World War II

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, December 12, 2013 03:50 pm

Seymour “Pinky” Kravitz makes new friends and listeners at the Northfield Community School were he spoke about Pearl Harbor Day and life in Atlantic City during World War II. Seymour “Pinky” Kravitz makes new friends and listeners at the Northfield Community School were he spoke about Pearl Harbor Day and life in Atlantic City during World War II.

NORTHFIELD — Students at the Northfield Community School were treated Friday, Dec. 6 to special visitors in honor of Pearl Harbor Day. Korean and World War II veterans were invited to speak to the seventh grade students about what life was like when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor.

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Light up night in Linwood

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Written by Suzanne Marino Thursday, December 12, 2013 02:28 pm

Aubrey McGowan, 6, of Linwood, is telling Santa exactly what she would like for Christmas. Aubrey McGowan, 6, of Linwood, is telling Santa exactly what she would like for Christmas.

LINWOOD — The weather turned a bit frightful Friday, Dec. 6, but the planned tree lighting at the Linwood Arboretum managed to still be delightful as many of the evening’s events moved indoors.

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Amodeo concedes, thankful for three terms in Assembly

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, December 10, 2013 03:28 pm

NJ Assemblyman, Republican John Amodeo is a six-year veteran in the NJ General Assembly representing the 2nd Legislative District NJ Assemblyman, Republican John Amodeo is a six-year veteran in the NJ General Assembly representing the 2nd Legislative District

NORTHFIELD—Tuesday afternoon Assemblyman John Amodeo called and congratulated Vince Mazzeo and made the following statement:
“I congratulate Mayor Vince Mazzeo on his successful campaign and wish him luck in his first term in the New Jersey Assembly.

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Linwood musician looking for supporters to kickstart a dream

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, December 10, 2013 12:40 pm

Mark Slotoroff, 21, of Linwood and three friends make up The Danbees, a popular college scene band in Ithaca. They are hoping to raise enough money through kickstarter.com to produce an album. Mark Slotoroff, 21, of Linwood and three friends make up The Danbees, a popular college scene band in Ithaca. They are hoping to raise enough money through kickstarter.com to produce an album.

Mark Slotoroff of Linwood, a 2010 graduate of Mainland Regional High School is a senior at Ithaca College in upstate New York. While he is not exactly sure of what the next year or years might bring his way, he is covering his bases by taking his LSAT’s and considering heading to law school.

While attending school and maintaining good grades, working as a bartender near campus Slotoroff is also a member of a local band that has developed a strong college crowd following; “The Danbees” with three of his good buddies.

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Longport Media comes up big for the Food Bank

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Written by staff reports Monday, December 09, 2013 12:26 pm

Longport Media on-air personalities Scott Reilly, Barbara Altman and JoJo Borsello present Margie Barham of The Community FoodBank of NJ, Southern Branch, with this year’s donation from Operation Help this morning. From left: Margie Barham; Scott Reilly; Barbara Altman; and JoJo Borsello. Longport Media on-air personalities Scott Reilly, Barbara Altman and JoJo Borsello present Margie Barham of The Community FoodBank of NJ, Southern Branch, with this year’s donation from Operation Help this morning. From left: Margie Barham; Scott Reilly; Barbara Altman; and JoJo Borsello.

LINWOOD—Longport media along with their listeners are sharing the holiday spirit this year in a big way. The stations on-air personalities collected a record 2.2 tons of non-perishable food items along with $12, 735 during their holiday drive.

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Ahoy mateys as pirates flock to the Northfield Library

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Written by Suzanne Marino Sunday, December 08, 2013 08:34 am

With spy glasses in hand, these pirates are looking for treasure. From left are 4-year-old Heather Milstein of Northfield and Luke O’Dell and Addison Lambert, both 5-years-old, from Egg Harbor Township. With spy glasses in hand, these pirates are looking for treasure. From left are 4-year-old Heather Milstein of Northfield and Luke O’Dell and Addison Lambert, both 5-years-old, from Egg Harbor Township.

NORTHFIELD — It was a full house for the pirate-themed party at the Otto Bruyns Northfield Public Library Saturday, Nov. 21 sponsored by Friends of the Library.

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Pearl Harbor remembered in Somers Point (Slideshow and Video)

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Saturday, December 07, 2013 09:13 pm

Somers Point Mayor Jack Glasser is joined by Pearl Harbor survivor, Al Matthews, 90, to throw a wreath in the bay in honor of the lives lost December 7, 1941. Somers Point Mayor Jack Glasser is joined by Pearl Harbor survivor, Al Matthews, 90, to throw a wreath in the bay in honor of the lives lost December 7, 1941.

SOMERS POINT—American Legion Post 352 members along with many others found their way to the Morrow Beach in Somers Point Saturday, Dec. 7 to commemorate the 72nd anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

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