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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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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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Music leads the way from grief to new beginning

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Sunday, April 13, 2014 04:15 pm

Sister Judy Loschiavo in her first grade classroom at St. Joseph Regional School in Somers Point Sister Judy Loschiavo in her first grade classroom at St. Joseph Regional School in Somers Point  SOMERS POINT – Sister Judy Loschiavo found music as a remedy to deal with grief after the loss of her parents. Now her hope is that her music will allow others feeling a sense of loss to find a chord that rings true to them.

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Egg Harbor Township builder comes to the rescue of Northfield Veterans Park

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, April 11, 2014 12:00 am

Suzanne Marino/ Saturday morning building project at Veterans Park. From left is Bill Duberson, Bob Webb, Steve Vain, Steve Duberson, Dan Henry and Lee Lichtenberger. Suzanne Marino/ Saturday morning building project at Veterans Park. From left is Bill Duberson, Bob Webb, Steve Vain, Steve Duberson, Dan Henry and Lee Lichtenberger.  NORTHFIELD—Saturday morning hammers and drills were working diligently to put up the shed at the Veteran’s Park on Oak Avenue here. The wind destroyed it in February but thanks to Bill Duberson of Egg Harbor Township and a crew of his workers, a new stronger shed has been custom built in its place.  “This one will withstand a hurricane” said Duberson.

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Honoring members of the ‘Greatest Generation’

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, April 09, 2014 04:21 pm

American Legion Post 295 Commander Mark Doherty and Milton Parker of Galloway, a 70-year member of the post. American Legion Post 295 Commander Mark Doherty and Milton Parker of Galloway, a 70-year member of the post. EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Milton Parker, 93, of Galloway and Francis Nugent, 92, of Northfield were the honored guests at the Harvey Johnson American Legion Post 295 luncheon Thursday, April 3 compliments of the Golden Corral where both men were feted for their longevity in the post.  

Parker is a 70-year member of the post.

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Northfield Superintendent Janice Fipp announces retirement

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, April 08, 2014 05:00 am

Janice Fipp Retiring Northfield School District Superintendent, Janice Fipp.  NORTHFIELD – Janice Fipp, the superintendent of the Northfield Community School, announced Monday that she has tendered her retirement papers to the business administrator and president of the Board of Education.

The surprise announcement by the 25-year veteran of the district came, Fipp said, after a great deal of thought.

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