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    Annie and her crew LINWOOD– “Tomorrow” will ring out when the curtain goes up at Mainland Regional High School when the For Kids by Kids Production of “Annie Jr.” opens Thursday, July 31 and runs through the weekend.

    “Annie Jr.” is full…

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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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Change of faculty at St. Joseph's Regional School

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Written by staff Report Thursday, September 26, 2013 01:03 pm

SOMERS POINT--St. Joseph Regional School Principal, Joe Pugliese posted a letter on the school’s Facebook page announcing a change in teachers at the schools kindergarten.
Former pre-kindergarten teacher and current kindergarten teacher Pam Reynolds last day at SJRS will be Friday, Sept. 27 and taking the kindergarten position for the balance of the school year will be Mrs. DiPalma, currently the aide in the kindergarten class. Moving from St. Joe’s After-Care program and into the classroom as an aide with DiPalma is Trish Phillips.

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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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Linwood soldiers homecoming benefits Operation First Response

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, September 25, 2013 12:35 am

U.S. Army Sgt. Patrick Carney at his homecoming celebration at Somers Point American Legion with his wife Melissa and his boys Matthew, 2 and Nick, 7-years old. U.S. Army Sgt. Patrick Carney at his homecoming celebration at Somers Point American Legion with his wife Melissa and his boys Matthew, 2 and Nick, 7-years old.

SOMERS POINT—When a special friend comes back after a long absence a good party with family and friends is a great way to celebrate that homecoming. That was certainly the case over the weekend as American Legion Post 911 in Somers Point hosted a fundraiser organized by Mainland Regional High School’s “Support the Troops” group and celebrated U.S. Army Sgt. Patrick Carney’s arrival back home in Linwood.

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Three to get ready

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Written by STAFF Tuesday, September 24, 2013 04:24 pm

Mainland drum majors Micaela Andrews and Matthew Johnson with marching band Director Derek Rohaly. Mainland drum majors Micaela Andrews and Matthew Johnson with marching band Director Derek Rohaly.

The Mainland Regional High School Marching Mustangs band performed in its first competition of 2013 at Absegami High School’s Indian Summer Band Competition in Galloway Saturday, Sept. 21.

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New Jersey Run for the Fallen purpose is to preserve the memory of New Jersey soldiers

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, September 24, 2013 11:46 am

From left are Master Sgt. Robert Grant, A1C Bryan Long and Master Sgt. Bubba Beason during the third annual NJ Run for the Fallen Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011. Behind them in the bicycle is Sgt Mike Minard, a double amputee and at right is an unidentified Korean War veteran. From left are Master Sgt. Robert Grant, A1C Bryan Long and Master Sgt. Bubba Beason during the third annual NJ Run for the Fallen Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011. Behind them in the bicycle is Sgt Mike Minard, a double amputee and at right is an unidentified Korean War veteran.

SOMERS POINT—The New Jersey Run for the Fallen will remember New Jersey soldiers during their run across the state that begins in Cape May on Friday, Sept. 27 and finishes up at the Vietnam Memorial in Holmdel Sunday, Sept. 29.
They will start Saturday’s leg of the run at Patriot’s Park in Somers Point at 6:40 a.m. where they will honor Pvt. Anthony Sausto, originally from Somers Point. Sausto was only 22 years old when he was killed, May 10, 2007. A hero marker will be there honoring Sausto. PatriotsPark has a permanent memorial to Sausto as well.

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Miss America in the after glow

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Monday, September 23, 2013 05:08 pm

Miss America 2014, Nina Davaluri makes the tradional pilgrimage to the beach the morning after the pageant Miss America 2014, Nina Davaluri makes the tradional pilgrimage to the beach the morning after the pageant ATLANTIC CITY– As the organizers look around in the days since the Miss America Pageant, it certainly appears like the investment made has paid the dividend they were looking for.

With the Show Me Your Shoes Parade, the Miss America Pageant, the second annual Atlantic City Seafood Festival, the beach volleyball tournament and the Atlantic City Triathlon, visitors had multiple choices of activities to choose from outside of the casinos.

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For parents, it is time to make a choice about Choice School program at Mainland Regional HS

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Written by Suzanne Marino Sunday, September 22, 2013 02:01 pm

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LINWOOD – While the school year has just commenced parents have to already be thinking ahead to where they would like to see their eighth grade students attend high school.

Mainland Regional High School was approved for and accepted 35 students from out of district as part of the Choice School program for this 2013-14 school year. District Superintendent Tom Baruffi announced this week that Mainland has once again been approved by the New Jersey Department of Education as an Inter-district Public School Choice participant. The focus of the program is to allow New Jersey students an opportunity to attend a school outside their district of residence.

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Northfield Police Blotter, Sept. 9-16

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, September 22, 2013 01:52 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.

For the period of Monday, Sept.9  through Monday, Sept. 16 the Northfield Police Department conducted 93 motor vehicle stops, issued 26 motor vehicle summonses, responded to 10 motor vehicle crashes, received 219 calls for service, conducted 134 property checks and made 4 warrant arrests.

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Linwood Police Blotter, Aug. 13-Sept. 15

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, September 22, 2013 12:55 pm

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For the reporting period of Aug. 13-Sept. 15 the Linwood Police Department answered 1,052 calls for service, conducted 39 criminal investigations, responded to 7 incidents of domestic violence, aided on 70 medical assists, responded to 28 motor vehicle accidents and backed up on 15 fire arrests.

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Trivia Times Sept. 22, 2013 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Sunday, September 22, 2013 10:27 am

A big story for Sept. 20..
September 20, 1985 was the first Farm Aid concert held in Champlain, Ill to raise money for American farmers. The event raised $10 million. It started with a remark by Bob Dylan at Live Aid early the same year. He asked if maybe some of the money collected to feed the hungry in Africa could go to farmers. Dylan was scolded by Live Aid organizer Bob Geldof for making what he called a nationalistic statement. But the sentiment to help farmers grew and since Farm Aid’s inception in 1985, $33 million has been raised to help farmers.

It happened on September 20…
1862 – President Lincoln issued the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation; stating all slaves held within rebel states would be free as of January 1, 1863.
1927 - In Chicago Gene Tunney successfully defended his heavyweight boxing title against Jack Dempsey in the famous "long-count" fight.
1943 - Kate Smith finished her War Bond radio appeal. She had stayed on the air 13 continuous hours and collected $39 million in bond pledges.

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