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Auxiliary fashion show raises $15,000 to benefit Shore Medical Center

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, September 20, 2014 12:00 am

From left are Joan Sambucci, Elaine Perino and Cathy McMenamin, all of Ocean City, shopping the shoe table at the Auxiliary of Shore Medical Center’s 23rd annual Thrift Shop Fashion Show and Luncheon. From left are Joan Sambucci, Elaine Perino and Cathy McMenamin, all of Ocean City, shopping the shoe table at the Auxiliary of Shore Medical Center’s 23rd annual Thrift Shop Fashion Show and Luncheon.

SOMERS POINT – The Auxiliary of Shore Medical Center hosted its 23rd annual Fall Thrift Shop Fashion Show and Luncheon Tuesday, Sept. 16 at Greate Bay Country Club in Somers Point. This year, the event raised a record of more than $15,000, which will be applied to the auxiliary’s $2.5 million pledge to benefit Shore Medical Center.

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Northfield voters to decide on $7.3M in school upgrades

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, September 19, 2014 11:20 am

NORTHFIELD – Voters will head to the polls Tuesday, Sept. 30 to vote on a special referendum for $7.3 million in upgrades to the Northfield Community School, which opened nearly 15 years ago. The Board of Education said in a presentation that the improvements are necessary to keep the school ahead of costly improvements that the district cannot provide via annual budgets.

“Our school is in good shape because we try to stay ahead of big problems, but after nearly 15 years systems go and things need to be replaced,” board President Steve Wynn said.

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College panel gives Mainland students pointers on writing admission essays

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, September 17, 2014 07:00 pm

Mainland senior Katie Carr of Northfield discusses her essay plans and neuroscience as a major with admissions counselor John Yi of Yale University in the library Monday, Sept. 15. Mainland senior Katie Carr of Northfield discusses her essay plans and neuroscience as a major with admissions counselor John Yi of Yale University in the library Monday, Sept. 15. LINWOOD – Just the mention of college admission essays can be enough to rattle even the most dedicated upperclassmen.

Nathan Lichtenwalner, director of guidance at Mainland Regional High School, said the college essay can be a stumbling block for students. He spent time over the summer organizing a few programs that he hopes will translate into success for students.

The first component was a college essay panel presented Monday morning, Sept. 15 presented by three college admissions counselors.

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Veterans Park has a new look

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, September 17, 2014 04:22 pm

Robert Webb, a Navy man for more than three decades, thanks former City Councilman Steve Vain for his help in pushing forward with work plans at the park. Robert Webb, a Navy man for more than three decades, thanks former City Councilman Steve Vain for his help in pushing forward with work plans at the park.

NORTHFIELD – More than 30 people visited Veterans Park on Oak Avenue Sunday afternoon to remember the special veterans in their lives.
According to park committee member Steve Vain, there have been some improvements to the park of late. The committee hired Notaro Construction and Hardscaping to make improvements that include shrubs, rocks and space for an additional 200 memorial bricks honoring veterans.
All of the work was paid for through contributions.

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Traffic advisory Mill and Fire roads

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Written by staff reports Tuesday, September 16, 2014 11:01 pm


An alternating lane traffic pattern will be in effect from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, September 17 and Thursday, September 18, on Mill Road  between Mazza Drive in Northfield and Fire Road in Egg Harbor Township for utility work related to the county’s Fire and Mill road intersection improvement project.
Motorists are advised to proceed with caution through the construction area and plan travel time accordingly.
For more information about this project, visit www.aclink.org/planning.

 

Politicians point to crumbling state of Atlantic County bridges

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, September 12, 2014 02:17 pm

Democrats Steve Sweeney, Colin Bell and Vince Mazzeo on the Somers Point-Mays Landing Road Friday morning to point out the deficiencies of the circa 1967 bridge. Democrats Steve Sweeney, Colin Bell and Vince Mazzeo on the Somers Point-Mays Landing Road Friday morning to point out the deficiencies of the circa 1967 bridge. SOMERS POINT – The bridge on Somers Point-Mays Landing Road that divides Somers Point and Egg Harbor Township was the focus of a press conference Friday, Sept. 12 called by state Senate President Steven Sweeney of Cumberland County, Atlantic County Freeholder Colin Bell and state Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo of Northfield. 

Sweeney said the bridge – built in 1967 and known locally as the Jobs Point bridge – is one of the worst in the state, and called for its repair. 

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Somers Point remembers and reflects on Sept. 11

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, September 11, 2014 05:32 pm

Somers Point Firefighters and city officials line the sidewalk in front of the fire trucks at the city’s annual 9/11 Remembrance ceremony at Patriots Park Thursday morning. Somers Point Firefighters and city officials line the sidewalk in front of the fire trucks at the city’s annual 9/11 Remembrance ceremony at Patriots Park Thursday morning.

SOMERS POINT—The flags snapped in the breeze as the veterans present snapped their salute to the flag at the 9/11 ceremony at Patriot’s Park Thursday morning. It was a scene that was played out in small towns and big cities across the country as Americans remember the attack on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and the plane crash in a rural town in Pennsylvania rocked our nation 13 years ago.

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Family of Mainland freshman ask for your prayers

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Written by staff reports Thursday, September 11, 2014 02:06 pm

MRHS Mainland freshman, Brianna Gansert has been taken to CHOP, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, according to a post on the Mainland Regional Community Partnership Facebook page.

According to the post, Gansert’s mother, Jennifer has taken a leave from her job to be with Brianna while she undergoes treatment for a serious illness. The Gansert family is asking for the community to keep them in your thoughts and prayers at this time.

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