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    The Easter Bunny (Kristi Wimberg, 15) visits with Chase Daniel Kern, 2 and Gianna Stabilini, 2, at the Northfield Mothers League annual Easter egg hunt at Birch Grove Park.

    The weekend before Easter and the egg hunts were all over Linwood, Northfield and Somers Point and each one had its own special twist on the holiday tradition.
    In Northfield, the Mothers League held its annual hunt…

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    Atlantic City Country Club in Northfield

    NORTHFIELD – The historic Atlantic City Country Club on Shore Road, owned by Caesars Entertainment, has been sold to the Ottinger family group, which also owns Ballamor and Scotland Run golf clubs. The sale date was Tuesday, April 15.
    “Caesars Entertainment Atlantic City has proudly been associated with the Atlantic City Country Club for many years,” said Rick Mazer, regional president and general manger of Harrah’s Resort.

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    Suzanne Marino/The helping hands of Everyone’s Children are from left Samantha Mazuz, Shelly Furman, Stacey Rich, June Dix all of Linwood and Aiccis Bloom of Ventnor.

    LINWOOD—Saturday morning Stacey Rich’s home could have passed for the Easter Bunny’s workshop. Hundreds of baskets lined every flat surface in the living room, dining room, kitchen and family room and volunteers were quickly filling them with candy and small gifts.

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    Suzanne Marino/Michele Bush and Laura Ackley are donating 10 percent of their sales commission back into the communities they serve.

    LINWOOD – Laura Ackley of Somers Point and Michele Bush of Wildwood Crest are partners in Bush and Ackley Homes. They sell real estate through Coldwell Banker Casa Bella Homes and say they are bringing a new element to the settlement table that they hope gets people thinking about giving something back to their communities.

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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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Bowling benefits Make a Wish Foundation

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Written by Staff Report Thursday, March 13, 2014 05:29 pm

 EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP--Atlantic Cape Pediatrics will be hosting Bowling for Wishes from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 15 at King Pin Bowling Alley in Egg Harbor Township. The event includes a bowl-a-thon and auction with proceeds benefiting Make-A-Wish New Jersey.

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A blessed celebration of St. Patrick (VIDEO)

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, March 13, 2014 03:14 pm

 The Knights of Columbus at Our Lady of Sorrows Church in Linwood prepare for a mass celebrating St. Patrick. The Knights of Columbus at Our Lady of Sorrows Church in Linwood prepare for a mass celebrating St. Patrick.

LINWOOD – Our Lady of Sorrows Church celebrated Mass in honor of St. Patrick's Day a little early but in grand style Wednesday evening, March 12.

Sponsored by the Irish American Cultural Society of South Jersey, it was an evening of bagpipes, Irish song, music, pomp and faith.

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Somers Point Police Blotter, March 13, 2014 edition

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, March 13, 2014 10:37 am

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

The Somers Point Police Department made 13 adult arrests March 3-10 including four warrant arrests.

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Northfield Police Blotter, March 13, 2014 edition

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, March 13, 2014 10:35 am

Northfield Police

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 had 179 calls for service, made 122 property checks, investigated five motor vehicle crashes, made 111 motor vehicle stops and issued 13 motor vehicle summonses and made four warrant arrests March 3-9.

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Letter: Man’s damaging impact on the planet can’t be denied

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Written by Opinion Thursday, March 13, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

When I hear these mostly lawyerly types make fun of climate change, the first thing that comes to mind is how they have missed the big picture, probably because it doesn't bode well for their high-maintenance lifestyles.

If you can't see how man has had dramatically negative impact on the planet in the short geological history since the Industrial Revolution, you really have your head in the sand.

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Friendly Sons honor 2 Atlantic City firefighters

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Written by Staff Report Wednesday, March 12, 2014 04:40 pm

Assemblyman Chris Brown, president of the Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, and past president Tom Prendergast honor John Mistler and Norman Wilson as the Frank S. ‘Hap’ Farley Outstanding Men of the Year. Assemblyman Chris Brown, president of the Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, and past president Tom Prendergast honor John Mistler and Norman Wilson as the Frank S. ‘Hap’ Farley Outstanding Men of the Year.
SOMERS POINT - The Atlantic County chapter of The Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick saluted Atlantic City Fire Department veterans, Norman Wilson of Northfield and John Mistler of Egg Harbor Township, as 2014 Outstanding Men of the Year at the society’s 80th annual dinner and scholarship banquet Saturday, March 8 at Greate Bay Country Club in Somers Point.

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Mustangs win war of words in dramatic style

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, March 12, 2014 03:02 pm

 NJDFL state Championship team from Mainland Regional High School. NJDFL state Championship team from Mainland Regional High School. LINWOOD – It is a repeat at Mainland Regional High School, where the Mustangs won back-to-back titles in New Jersey Drama and Forensic League competition. The Mustangs claimed the title by earning the most points at the state championship Feb. 22 at Raritan High School in Hazlet. 

The Looby Cup is back in the trophy case at Mainland to mark the continued commitment of the participants and the strength of the program. Connor Desmond of Linwood was named the league’s 2014 most valuable player.

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