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    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.

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    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…

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    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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15 sworn in as volunteer advocates for children in foster care

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Written by Staff Report Tuesday, December 02, 2014 12:00 pm

CASA The new Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children of Atlantic and Cape May Counties sworn in by Superior Court Judge Damon Tyner Nov. 20 are Monica Fox, Roberta Wallace, Noreen Mostafa, Connie Hay and Kate Snyder of Galloway; Jacqueline Freund of Egg Harbor Township; Christine Fuhs of Mays Landing; Suzanne Sule and Carole Weidman of Linwood; Gwen Buchanan of Avalon; Yvonne Unrath of Cape May Court House; Hope Waldron of Sea Isle; Merv Cherrin of Ocean City; Sarah Marcelliano of Del Haven and Janet Ariza of Cape May.

SOMERS POINT – Fifteen Atlantic and Cape May county residents were sworn in as Court Appointed Special Advocates by Superior Court Judge Damon Tyner Nov. 20 at a ceremony in Somers Point.

The swearing-in capped 30 hours of classroom instruction in child advocacy for the volunteers, who will advocate in court on behalf of abused and neglected children who are living in foster care. The ultimate goal is place the children in safe, permanent homes as quickly as possible.

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Drunk driving enforcement crackdown begins this week

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, December 02, 2014 06:20 am

Friends don't let friends drive drunk. Take the keys. Friends don't let friends drive drunk. Take the keys.

Law enforcement officials from Somers Point and Linwood will be cracking down on drunk drivers as part of the annual holiday season “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” statewide campaign. 

Beginning Dec. 5 and continuing through Jan. 2, local and state law enforcement officials will conduct saturation patrols and sobriety checkpoints looking for motorists who may be driving while intoxicated.

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Congregation Beth Israel Honors Torah

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Written by Staff Report Monday, December 01, 2014 04:30 pm

Rabbi David M. Weis reads from the Torah as students Quinn Smith, left, of Northfield and Madison Hafetz of Linwood chant the blessing before the reading. Rabbi David M. Weis reads from the Torah as students Quinn Smith, left, of Northfield and Madison Hafetz of Linwood chant the blessing before the reading. Members of Congregation Beth Israel gathered for a special service on Simchat Torah to begin the cycle of reading the Torah, the five books of the Hebrew bible.

This year’s B’nai Mitzvah students and their families participated in the service by standing near their Torah portions as the sacred scroll was unrolled. The service featured the congregation singing and dancing with the Torah, and live music from the Congregation Beth Israel musicians.

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Cub Scouts from Pack 87 in Somers Point help neighbors with leaf cleanup

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, December 01, 2014 03:17 pm

Pack 87 Cub Scouts who collected 109 bags of donated food from their neighbors in Somers Point for the Grace Lutheran Church Food Bank Saturday, Nov. 15 are Andrew Alexis, Carson Endicott, Aaron Morton, Jaxson Carmichael, Tomas Cervantes, Nathan Biersbach, Joey Wilkinson, Nathan Fontana, Christian Martinez, Peter Burns, Zachery Hodges and Ben Young. Pack 87 Cub Scouts who collected 109 bags of donated food from their neighbors in Somers Point for the Grace Lutheran Church Food Bank Saturday, Nov. 15 are Andrew Alexis, Carson Endicott, Aaron Morton, Jaxson Carmichael, Tomas Cervantes, Nathan Biersbach, Joey Wilkinson, Nathan Fontana, Christian Martinez, Peter Burns, Zachery Hodges and Ben Young. Cubs are scouting for food and helping neighbors 

SOMERS POINT — Cub Scouts from Pack 87 have been busy helping members of the community with fall yard work and raking leaves. The Scouts also did their part to help families that are struggling in their community by conducting a food drive to help replenish the shelves at the Grace Lutheran Church Food Bank.

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Chau sworn in as Northfield mayor

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Sunday, November 30, 2014 10:50 pm

Northfield Mayor Erland Chau, second from right, gathers with his extended family, from left, Alicia Burns, Bob Burns, Jacqueline Dewees, his mother Betty Chau, and his brother-in-law Councilman Greg Dewees after the his swearing-in Tuesday, Nov. 18. Northfield Mayor Erland Chau, second from right, gathers with his extended family, from left, Alicia Burns, Bob Burns, Jacqueline Dewees, his mother Betty Chau, and his brother-in-law Councilman Greg Dewees after the his swearing-in Tuesday, Nov. 18. NORTHFIELD – There is a new mayor in City Hall. Republican Erland Chau took the oath of office Friday, Nov. 14, and Councilman Cliff Murray was also sworn in.

Chau defeated Democrat Paul Utts to win the mayoral race, and Murray defeated Democrat Clem Scharff to win the Ward 1 spot on council in the general election Nov. 4.

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Committee appointed to create recreation master plan in Linwood

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Sunday, November 30, 2014 08:00 pm

All Wars Memorail Park in Linwood All Wars Memorial Park in Linwood LINWOOD – Mayor Richard DePamphilis announced at the Nov. 12 City Council meeting the appointment of a 14-member committee to take on the task of creating a recreation master plan for All Wars Memorial Park and the property of the old Poplar Avenue School, which is slated for demolition.

An artists rendering at City Hall shows various ideas for the recreation fields, including an artificial turf field. The mayor said the rendering is just ideas that will be discussed down the road. 

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It's game over as Jester’s Playhouse closes

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Saturday, November 29, 2014 12:00 am

NORTHFIELD – Jester’s Playhouse on Tilton Road, a source for comic books, graphic novels, electronic and strategy games and a gathering spot for gamers and gaming events for 18 years, closed Sunday, Nov. 30, citing the rising cost of products combined with the recent casino closings and their trickle-down effect.

Jester’s announced the plans to close in its weekly email to customers. 

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Chief Arthur R. Brown Foundation 22nd Scholarship dinner Wednesday

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Written by Staff Report Saturday, November 29, 2014 12:00 am

SOMERS POINT—Assemblyman Chris Brown announced that the Chief Arthur R. Brown Jr. Foundation is holding their twenty second annual award banquet Wednesday. The Foundation will award 11 scholarships to high school seniors Wednesday, Dec. 3 at Greate Bay Country Club as part of their ongoing effort to recognize local high school students and help them as they begin their next journey.  The scholarship is based on scholastic merit and financial need. 

The foundation will also present their annual citizen of the year award to Marylynn Graham in recognition to her dedication and commitment to the community.

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First instant decision day at Mainland gets high marks

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, November 28, 2014 04:47 pm

Mainland Regional High School senior Brendan Houlker, 18, of Linwood walks away from instant decision day Friday, Nov. 14 with acceptances from three colleges. Mainland Regional High School senior Brendan Houlker, 18, of Linwood walks away from instant decision day Friday, Nov. 14 with acceptances from three colleges. LINWOOD – Almost 80 Mainland Regional High School students walked into school the morning of Nov. 14 as high school seniors and walked out at the end of the day as accepted college students.

For students like Brendan Houlker of Linwood, it was a day that started off with a measure of anxiety and finished with a sense of accomplishment and relief. Houlker sat down with three different college admissions officers and walked away with an acceptance to each of their respective schools.

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Thankful for their feast in Somers Point

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, November 26, 2014 04:01 pm

The original Pilgrims and Native American might not have enjoyed their feast to celebrate the harvest as much as their 2014 counterparts do. From left are Nick Cerchiaro, Ryan Mallen, Matthew Abbott, TJ Biglin, Zach Azotea and Ava Lipari. The original Pilgrims and Native American might not have enjoyed their feast to celebrate the harvest as much as their 2014 counterparts do. From left are Nick Cerchiaro, Ryan Mallen, Matthew Abbott, TJ Biglin, Zach Azotea and Ava Lipari. SOMERS POINT—The Pilgrim girls with their bonnets and boys with their tall black capotain hats sat with their Native American friends dressed in vests and headbands to enjoy a sumptuous Thanksgiving feast Wednesday afternoon at St. Joseph Regional School. It is an annual tradition the second grade students get to enjoy. 

The tables were set with placemats the students had made with what they were thankful for. While some are thankful for their country, their school and their friends Ryan is thankful for his family and Ava is thankful for her new puppy and Zach is thankful for cake.

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Linwood Library was booked on Sunday

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, November 25, 2014 05:06 pm

Jacki Kellum talks turkey and makes them with Charlotte Evinsky. Jacki Kellum talks turkey and makes them with Charlotte Evinsky.

The Linwood Library welcomed patrons to spend a bit of their Sunday afternoon at the library Nov. 16 while staff and members of the Friends of the Linwood Library showed off some of the services and technology the library has available. More than 100 people stopped in to check out a book, hear music, use the computer or socialize over a snack.

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Check out what volunteerism has accomplished at American Legion Post 295

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, November 25, 2014 06:00 am

There to help the morning of Nov. 15 are volunteer post crashers at the American Legion Post 295 on Mill Rd. in Northfield. There to help the morning of Nov. 15 are volunteer post crashers at the American Legion Post 295 on Mill Rd. in Northfield.

NORTHFIELD—The Harvey D. Johnson American Legion Post 295 has been experiencing a dramatic rebirth over the last six months. The work is thanks to the post crashers; volunteers who provide the muscle and the enthusiasm to get the job, just about any job accomplished.
The main room was in desperate need of paint, a new ceiling, lights, a new floor in the entryway, the bar area and the kitchen. The hardwood floor was in good shape once it was cleaned. The back yard was badly overgrown. The lion’s share of those jobs are now checked off the to-do list.

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Charter Tech talent show winner puts his best foot forward

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Monday, November 24, 2014 04:36 pm

The top three finishers from the CharterTech High School for the Performing Arts Share the Love talent show are, from left, Eve Tjoumakarisi, 15, of Linwood; Alexis Mathis, 13, of Mullica; and Bobby LeMaire, 17, of Cape May Court House. The top three finishers from the CharterTech High School for the Performing Arts Share the Love talent show are, from left, Eve Tjoumakarisi, 15, of Linwood; Alexis Mathis, 13, of Mullica; and Bobby LeMaire, 17, of Cape May Court House. SOMERS POINT – Charter Tech High School for the Performing Arts welcomed students ages 8-18 from around the region to the stage for the eighth annual Share the Love Community Talent Show Thursday, Nov. 13.

Students showed off their talents for a chance to win cash prizes, studio time, and a recording session with teacher Lew London. The show attracted students from Mainland Regional High School, Belhaven Middle School, Absegami High School, Cedar Creek High School, St. Joseph’s Regional School, Little Egg Harbor Elementary School, Pinelands Regional Jr. High School, Mullica Middle School and Ocean City Intermediate School took to the stage, along with CharterTech students.

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Trivia Times November 22, 2014 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Saturday, November 22, 2014 05:49 am


The big story for November 22 is the assassination of President Kennedy
John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States, is assassinated while traveling through Dallas in a convertible.
First lady Jacqueline Kennedy rarely accompanied her husband on political outings, but she was beside him, along with Texas Governor John Connally and his wife, for a 10-mile motorcade through downtown Dallas on Nov. 22. The Kennedys and Connallys waved at the enthusiastic crowds gathered along the parade route.

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November is still a good time for trout at Birch Grove Park

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Written by Suzanne Marino Friday, November 21, 2014 02:27 pm

The state will re-stock Birch Grove Park with trout Nov. 25.  The state will re-stock Birch Grove Park with trout Nov. 25.

NORTHFIELD—It might be cold and it might be breezy but what is a little chill to a die hard fisherman? Get ready for some great fishing at Birch Grove Park. The New Jersey Department of Fish and Wildlife will be stocking the lakes at Birch Grove Park November 25 with 520 trout.
Before you grab your pole and head to the park, even though it is fall; a license is still required.

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2014 Charity League pin revealed

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Written by Suzanne Marino Friday, November 21, 2014 12:44 pm

The Charity League 2014 pin, Santa's Workshop Elf. 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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