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    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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    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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    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.”…

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     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…</div>
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    SPBA urges residents to shop locally Nov. 29

    The Somers Point Business Association is encouraging area residents to join the national promotion to shop locally on Saturday, Nov. 29 – the Saturday after Thanksgiving and one of the busiest shopping days of the year.

    Patrons can fuel the local economy and take advantage of deals offered by the many independently owned retail shops selling gifts, clothing, apparel, jewelry, fresh flowers, novelty items, seasonal décor, fitness and more when they shop chose to home, members said.

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    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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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

  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. 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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SPBA urges residents to shop locally Nov. 29

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Written by Staff Report Monday, November 17, 2014 07:35 am

SPBA urges residents to shop locally Nov. 29

The Somers Point Business Association is encouraging area residents to join the national promotion to shop locally on Saturday, Nov. 29 – the Saturday after Thanksgiving and one of the busiest shopping days of the year.

Patrons can fuel the local economy and take advantage of deals offered by the many independently owned retail shops selling gifts, clothing, apparel, jewelry, fresh flowers, novelty items, seasonal décor, fitness and more when they shop chose to home, members said.

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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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Diners, Drive-ins and Dives rolls into the area

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, November 11, 2014 02:04 pm

Suzanne Marino / Guy Fieri's signature red Camaro is parked outside of Carluccio’s Coal Fired Pizza Tuesday. Suzanne Marino / Guy Fieri's signature red Camaro is parked outside of Carluccio’s Coal Fired Pizza Tuesday. NORTHFIELD—Patrons pressed their noses to the window to get a glimpse of what was keeping one of their favorite pizza restaurants closed on a Saturday afternoon. A handwritten message on the chalkboard in front of Carluccio’s Coal Fired Pizza at the corner of Tilton and New roads said “sorry for the inconvenience we are closed for filming.”

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Semper Fidelis U.S.M.C. celebrates their birthday

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Monday, November 10, 2014 04:47 pm

November 10, 2014 is the 239th birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps. November 10, 2014 is the 239th birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps. NORTHFIELD--Happy 239th birthday to the United States Marine Corps. On the eve of Veterans Day members of the Corps, like Col. Thomas Fahy, currently stationed in San Diego, proudly serve their nation. Fahy places a wreath in honor of the unknown soldier and those still missing in action.

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Petro Cohen Petro Matarazzo of Northfield named on 2015 Best Law Firm list

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Written by Staff Report Monday, November 10, 2014 03:40 pm

Frank A. Petro Esq. Frank A. Petro Esq. For the second consecutive year, Petro Cohen Petro Matarazzo has been named in the 2015 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” publication for Workers’ Compensation Law, recognized in Tier 1 for New Jersey.  The “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process.  To be eligible for a ranking, a law firm must have at least one lawyer listed in The Best Lawyers in America list.

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