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November is still a good time for trout at Birch Grove Park

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Written by Suzanne Marino Friday, November 21, 2014 02:27 pm

The state will re-stock Birch Grove Park with trout Nov. 25.  The state will re-stock Birch Grove Park with trout Nov. 25.

NORTHFIELD—It might be cold and it might be breezy but what is a little chill to a die hard fisherman? Get ready for some great fishing at Birch Grove Park. The New Jersey Department of Fish and Wildlife will be stocking the lakes at Birch Grove Park November 25 with 520 trout.
Before you grab your pole and head to the park, even though it is fall; a license is still required.

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2014 Charity League pin revealed

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Written by Suzanne Marino Friday, November 21, 2014 12:44 pm

The Charity League 2014 pin, Santa's Workshop Elf. 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’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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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

  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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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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