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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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Donations help make firefighting smarter in Linwood

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Saturday, April 19, 2014 06:00 am

Suzanne Marino/Proud of the new Spotted Dog response system are from left, Linwood Fire Department Captain Steve Kroger, Chief Chick Kisby, Paul and Sandi D’Amato, who donated the system, Kerbeck Cadillac CFO Lou Calaefere, who provided the TV, and Marc Ginsberg. Suzanne Marino/Proud of the new Spotted Dog response system are from left, Linwood Fire Department Captain Steve Kroger, Chief Chick Kisby, Paul and Sandi D’Amato, who donated the system, Kerbeck Cadillac CFO Lou Calaefere, who provided the TV, and Marc Ginsberg.

LINWOOD – Thanks to two generous donations, the Linwood Fire Department has a very smart tool in its firefighting arsenal.
It’s not a hose or a pumper, rather it is the Spotted Dog dispatch response system, which connects to every firefighter in the department via their smart phone.    

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WMGM TV 40 to be dropped from NBC affiliates

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, April 18, 2014 01:07 pm

WMGM TV 40 home at 1601 New Road in Linwood. 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 has been part of the NBC family of stations since the late 1960s.

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Making sure everyone fits inside the big picture at Seaview School

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, April 18, 2014 12:00 pm

Guys like to blow bubbles too! Seaview School fourth grade boys are from left, Jack Youngblood Veneman, Evan Himmelstein, Jake Hennelly, Jacob Mordzan, Mike Walton and Zach Rush. Guys like to blow bubbles too! Seaview School fourth grade boys are from left, Jack Youngblood Veneman, Evan Himmelstein, Jake Hennelly, Jacob Mordzan, Mike Walton and Zach Rush.

LINWOOD – Bubbles for Autism is the fun exercise that fits hand in hand with learning about autism at Seaview School. But the lesson began long before the kids headed to the playground to blow bubbles.

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Dawes students are red, white and blue at integrated arts fest

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, April 17, 2014 08:00 pm

Dawes students are red, white and blue at integrated arts fest Dawes students are red, white and blue at integrated arts fest

SOMERS POINT – Every year for the past 13, the Dawes Avenue School has celebrated what they have learned over the course of the year with the annual Integrated Arts Festival. It was held Thursday, April 9 and 10 so the parents and friends could have a chance to see what their children have been learning this year.

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Live Stations of the Cross re-enacts Holy Week

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, April 17, 2014 01:06 pm

Eighth grade student Sean Wilson as Christ re-enacts the third Station of the Cross when Jesus falls for the first time. Eighth grade student Sean Wilson as Christ re-enacts the third Station of the Cross when Jesus falls for the first time. SOMERS POINT – The students at St. Joseph’s Regional School shared the story of Holy Week in a special way Friday, April 11. The students re-enacted the Stations of the Cross, a prayerful representation of the final events of Jesus’ life leading up to his death on the cross.

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The hunt for Easter eggs in Linwood, Northfield and Somers Point (SLIDESHOW)

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, April 16, 2014 05:04 pm

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 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 at Birch Grove Park with several hundred kids and their parents ready to snag the little plastic eggs from all around the gazebo area. Hazel the lop-eared bunny accompanied the big bunny (Kristi Wimberg) as she greeted the kids.

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Atlantic City Country Club sold

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, April 16, 2014 04:09 pm

Atlantic City Country Club in Northfield 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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Everyone’s Children pack it in for Easter

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, April 15, 2014 01:08 pm

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. 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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