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    uniors Sharik Gilbert of Northfield and Tiana Fogg of Linwood add their thumbs to the banner against texting and driving.

    LINWOOD – Pledging not to text while driving, students in physical education classes at Mainland Regional High School April 17 filled out a card with their information as new or soon-to-be drivers. Rolling their thumb on an ink pad and adding their thumbprints to a banner emblazoned with “Texting Kills” that will hang in the hall, students…

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    Under the scrutiny of experts Linda Patterson Hinkle and Roy Clark is a lamp brought in to the Northfield Cultural Committee’s antiques appraisal night Thursday, April 10.

     

    NORTHFIELD – There was a little history on display at City Hall Thursday, April 10 as the Northfield Cultural Committee held its bi-annual antiques appraisal.
    Some in the audience members said they went looking in their attics and basements…

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    Crowds at Bayfest 2013 jam Bay Avenue in Somers Point, marking the unofficial kick off to the season. Bayfest is billed as the largest one-day event in South Jersey.

    SOMERS POINT – In its 26 years Bayfest has grown into the largest one-day event in South Jersey, according to organizers.
    Last year an estimated 38,000 visitors strolled along Bay Avenue soaking up a perfect spring…

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     SOMERS POINT--For most folks, a big cake is a great way to celebrate a birthday. But Custard Hut owner Lou DeScioli has a pretty sweet plan to help him mark his famous Custard Hut’s milestone; 37 years in business.

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    WMGM TV 40 home at 1601 New Road in Linwood.

    LINWOOD – It appears that NBC will end its affiliation with WMGM TV 40 at the end of 2014.

    A contract between NBC and Access 1 Communications, which manages the station, ran through 2012 but was extended through the end of this year. That contract is not expected to be renewed.

    Headquartered at 1601 New Road in Linwood, WMGM TV 40 is the only television station in the state of New Jersey affiliated with a major network. It…

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Benefit Pig Roast

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, March 19, 2014 12:00 am

SOMERS POINT - American Legion Riders Post 352 sixth annual pig roast will be noon-5 p.m. Sunday, May 4 at 1st and Pennsylvania avenues in Somers Point. 

 

Give the gift of Gateway

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, March 19, 2014 12:00 am

SOMERS POINT - A perfect gift this year might just be in honor of someone special with a 6-inch-square permanent tile in the lobby of the Gateway Theater on Bay Avenue.

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Collection for the troops

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, March 19, 2014 12:00 am

SOMERS POINT - AMVETS Post 911 in Somers Point is requesting new and used DVD movies in good condition to send to the troops. Donations will be accepted at: 

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County wide eighth grade dialogue

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Written by Suzanne Marino Tuesday, March 18, 2014 05:30 pm

Eighth grade students attending the county wide Eighth Grade Dialogue at Absegami March 6 are from left; Jeffery Toth of the Northfield Community School, Meena Mandalapu of Belhaven Middle School, Nalu Tripician of the Eugene A. Tighe School and Eddie McGettigan of the Jordan Road School. Eighth grade students attending the county wide Eighth Grade Dialogue at Absegami March 6 are from left; Jeffery Toth of the Northfield Community School, Meena Mandalapu of Belhaven Middle School, Nalu Tripician of the Eugene A. Tighe School and Eddie McGettigan of the Jordan Road School.

GALLOWAY—The Atlantic County School Board Association invited one eighth grade student from each middle school in the county for the annual Eighth Grade Dialogue held March 6 at Absegami.
The event is a chance for eighth grade students to answer questions about their middle school experiences and talk about future goals and plans.

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Veterans enjoy pizza with friends at Meadowview

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, March 18, 2014 05:06 am

Meadowview Throwing a little pizza party at Meadowview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center are from left standing; Dick Bullock of Somers Point, Gloria Brumbirn of Egg Harbor Township, Neil Regina and Andy Malson of Somers Point, Sandy and Fred Vinyard of Egg Harbor Township and Judy and Jim Donahue of Ocean City. Seated is 23 year U.S. Coastguard veteran, Walt Lagko, of Galloway and now living at Meadowview.  NORTHFIELD--U.S. Coast Guard veteran Walt Lagko, formerly of Galloway and currently a resident of Meadowview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center enjoys a visit from members of AMVETS Post 911 in Somers Point and the Elks of Egg Harbor Township Friday, March 14. The AMVETS and the Elks held a pizza party and spent the afternoon visiting retired veterans.

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Students put their heads together for 36th annual Think Day competition

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Monday, March 17, 2014 04:14 pm

Belhaven Middle School Think Team the 2014 Think Day Competition champions. Belhaven Middle School Think Team the 2014 Think Day Competition champions.

Belhaven tops field for 13th time

LINWOOD – Brain power ruled Saturday as Mainland Regional High School hosted the 36th annual Think Day Competition. This meeting of middle school minds pitted 12 Atlantic County schools through three rounds of competition. When the scores were tallied, it was Belhaven Middle School that took first place.

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Belhaven wins Think Day Competition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Sunday, March 16, 2014 11:03 am

LINWOOD--Congratulations to Belhaven Middle School Think Team. They took first place at the 36th annual Think Day Competition held at Mainland Regional High School Saturday, March 15.
Check back later for more plus  pictures of the participating teams. 

 

Trivia Times March 15, 2014 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Saturday, March 15, 2014 08:20 am

 

The Big Story for March 15 is LBJ's equal voting rights legislation
On this day in 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson addressed a joint session of Congress to urge the passage of legislation guaranteeing voting rights for all.
Using the phrase "we shall overcome," borrowed from African-American leaders struggling for equal rights, Johnson declared that "every American citizen must have an equal right to vote."

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