• Downbeach Current

    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.

  • Mainland Current

    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…

  • Mainland Current

    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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Belhaven’s spirit runs blue and gold

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, November 20, 2014 01:36 pm

Belhaven mascot Flash attracts a crowd. 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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Northfield Police blotter, edition of Nov. 20, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, November 20, 2014 12:14 pm

Northfield 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 received 141 calls for service Nov. 10-16. Officers conducted 73 property checks, responded to six motor vehicle accidents and 29 motor vehicle stops, and issued 13 motor vehicle summonses.

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Somers Point Police Blotter edition of Nov. 20, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, November 20, 2014 12:13 pm

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

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MRHS takes everyone on a trip the 1920’s when Great Gatsby opens Thursday

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, November 18, 2014 05:18 pm

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. 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.” The F. Scott Fitzgerald novel that is required reading in just about every high school is a window into the lavish life of Jay Gatsby, played by senior Joe Kreisman of Northfield and narrated by Gatsby’s newest friend in the fictional town of West Egg on Long Island, Nick Caraway. Junior Alex Brown and senior Andrew Lavery share to role of Caraway.   

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Charity League 67th annual Christmas Mart opens Friday

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, November 18, 2014 09:07 am

Charity League members Annamaria Milhous, of Brigantine, Judy Dale, of Egg Harbor Township and of Abby Kraus of Egg Harbor Township enjoy an early visit pose with Santa Claus, direct from the North Pole to his seat at the Charity League Christmas Mart 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. this Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Greate Bay Country Club. Charity League members Annamaria Milhous, of Brigantine, Judy Dale, of Egg Harbor Township and of Abby Kraus of Egg Harbor Township enjoy an early visit pose with Santa Claus, direct from the North Pole to his seat at the Charity League Christmas Mart 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. this Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Greate Bay Country Club.

SOMERS POINT—A holiday tradition will mark its 67th season when the doors open at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 21 as Greate Bay Country Club once again plays host to the Charity League Christmas Mart. The theme for the annual Mart this year is Santa’s workshop and of course Santa will be there for photos and visit with the children and the young at heart. 

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Brandall grads earn A+ on how to best manage chronic conditions

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Monday, November 17, 2014 09:00 am

   new grads and their instructors 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 Nick Tripician. LINWOOD—Thursday morning at Brandywine senior living at Brandall Estates it was graduation for 13 residents who all received certificates marking their end of classes. Each of them had signed up for six-week course offered through Atlantic Prevention Resources on managing chronic illness. The completion of the course marked a real commitment by these seniors in their golden years who want to pack their days with the power of being positive.

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Trivia Times, November 15, 2014 edition

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Written by Suzanne Marino Saturday, November 15, 2014 06:00 am

The Headline for November 15-Invention revolutionizes the stock market
On this day in 1867, the first stock ticker is unveiled in New York City. The advent of the ticker ultimately revolutionized the stock market by making up-to-the-minute prices available to investors around the country. Prior to this development, information from the New York Stock Exchange, which has been around since 1792, traveled by mail or messenger.

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Locker room incident prompts cancellation of Mainland final freshman football game

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, November 14, 2014 03:19 pm

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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Contract gives teachers 2.75 percent raise in first year

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, November 14, 2014 06:00 am

Contract gives teachers 2.75 percent raise in first year NORTHFIELD – The Board of Education approved a contract with the Northfield Education Association Oct. 27 that gives the union’s more than 100 teachers, secretaries and support staff a 2.75 percent pay raise the first year.

Under the contract members are to receive 3 percent increases in the second year and 2.75 percent in the final year of the pact.

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AMVETS, Elks laud police officers of the year

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, November 13, 2014 03:00 pm

From left are AMVETS member Fred Vineyard, Post Cmdr. Jim Donahue, Somers Point Police Chief Michael Boyd, Somers Point Officer of the Year Joseph Scioli, Egg Harbor Township Police Chief Michael Morris and EHT Officer of the Year Kevin Devlin. From left are AMVETS member Fred Vineyard, Post Cmdr. Jim Donahue, Somers Point Police Chief Michael Boyd, Somers Point Officer of the Year Joseph Scioli, Egg Harbor Township Police Chief Michael Morris and EHT Officer of the Year Kevin Devlin. EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Two patrol officers were recognized at the annual ham dinner of AMVETS Post 911 and Egg Harbor Township Elks Lodge 2563 for service to their community.

Patrolman Joseph Scioli of the Somers Point Police Department was recognized as the officer of the year. He was involved in arrests made in September in connection with multiple car burglaries.

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Northfield Middle School students of the month Oct.

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Written by Staff Report Thursday, November 13, 2014 01:52 pm

Northfield Middle School students of the month Oct. 2014 The Northfield Middle School students of the month for October received their certificates from Principal Glenn Robbins Oct. 30.

The fifth grade students of the month are Sienna Carroccia and Zachary Podolnick. In sixth grade the students chosen are Julia Lonkart and Logan Russo. The seventh grade students that are recognized for the month are Charlie Sher and Grace Gallagher and the eighth grade students are Riley Murray and Victoria Sokalski.

 

Ruth Newman Shapiro fund donates money to Bacharach

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Written by Staff Report Thursday, November 13, 2014 01:18 pm

GALLOWAY – The Ruth Newman Shapiro Cancer and Heart Fund recently donated $150,000 to Bacharach Institute for Rehabilitation.

Dr. Richard Kathrins, president and CEO of Bacharach, said the gift will allow Bacharach to purchase the newest and most advanced equipment to offer patients the best overall cardiac rehab experience and best outcomes, according to a news release.    

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Northfield Police Blotter, Nov. 3-9, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, November 13, 2014 12:00 am

Northfield 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 received 162 calls for service Nov. 3-9. Officers conducted 52 property checks, responded to six motor vehicle accidents and 46 motor vehicle stops, and issued 11 motor vehicle summonses.

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Somers Point Police Blotter edition of Nov. 13, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, November 13, 2014 12:00 am

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

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Mainland starts Veterans off with a good meal Tuesday

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Written by Suzanne Marino Thursday, November 13, 2014 12:00 am

LINWOOD – The fifth annual Mainland Regional High School Veterans Day breakfast brought more than 60 veterans to the school Tuesday morning for a hearty breakfast, prepared by Heidi Hibbs and the Mainland kitchen staff. It was a healthy way for veterans to start the day and for students and staff to thank the men and women for their military service.

English teacher Jo Carney, who is also a Blue Star mother, spearheaded the annual event. She has supplied packages to the troops for the past four years and is the advisor to the school’s Support the Troops Club, whose members hold fundraisers, collect items and ship them overseas. Carney said her club thought everything would be winding down since the four units the club has been supporting are headed home. 

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Local Realtors hold annual luncheon to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association

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Written by Staff Report Tuesday, November 11, 2014 04:19 pm

Balsley Losco real estate agents Christine Casetellani and Jeanne Chiaradio are the hosts of the sixth annual luncheon to benefit Alzheimer’s. Balsley Losco real estate agents Christine Casetellani and Jeanne Chiaradio are the hosts of the sixth annual luncheon to benefit Alzheimer’s. Balsley Losco real estate agents, Christine Castellani and Jeanne Chiaradio, hosted their sixth annual Balsley Losco Alzheimer’s Luncheon on Thursday, Oct. 3 at their training center in Northfield. Proceeds from the event directly benefit the Alzheimer’s Association.

The luncheon is homemade with dishes prepared by the staff and participating vendors in exchange for a minimum donation. Surety Title Company, Aurora Mortgage and Sage Restaurant are among the contributors.

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