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Remembering POW/MIA’s

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Written by staff reports Tuesday, September 16, 2014 09:25 am

SOMERS POINT - The Somers Point Vietnam Veterans of America chapter 228 will hold a candlelight remembrance service at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, POW/MIA Remembrance Day at Patriot Park in Somers Point. The names of the local POW/MIA’s will be read and a flag will plant a flag in each soldiers honor along with a glow stick. The community is encouraged to attend this event. For more information; VVA chapter 228 President Bill Pettek 609-432-3255. 

Patriots Park is located at the confluence of Bethel Road and First Avenue.

   

A sweet start to kindergarten in Northfield

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, September 03, 2014 12:15 am

Ready for school and still loving hanging out with mom is Abigail Dougherty sitting on her mom Mary’s lap and Juliana Carangi with her mom Kate. Ready for school and still loving hanging out with mom is Abigail Dougherty sitting on her mom Mary’s lap and Juliana Carangi with her mom Kate. NORTHFIELD—To take some of the butterflies away from the first day of school a kindergarten ice cream social was held Wednesday, Aug. 27 at the Northfield Community School. The new students had a chance to meet their teachers and classmates and hopefully make that transition from summer to school an easy one.

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Somers Point Good Old Days Festival on tap for Saturday

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Written by Suzanne Marino Tuesday, September 02, 2014 01:22 pm

Music on three stages, antique cars and children’s entertainment highlight this Good Ol’ Days Festival. Music on three stages, antique cars and children’s entertainment highlight this Good Ol’ Days Festival. SOMERS POINT—This weekend its time to turn back the clock and chill a little bit because summer is in the rear view mirror and enjoy friends and neighbor at the 37th annual Good Ol Days Festival.

Head to Kennedy Park and from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, September 6 for the end of the season favorite event.

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Help Jim Mangano fight ALS with ice bucket challenge at Good Ol Days

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, September 02, 2014 06:45 am

Jim and Denise Mangano in their EHT home. Jim and Denise Mangano in their EHT home. SOMERS POINT—According to the New York Daily News, as of Aug. 31 more than 3 million people have donated over $100 million to the ALS Association through the ice bucket challenge. It has raised awareness to the disease as well as funding for research. But close to home there will be an ice bucket challenge this Saturday, Sept. 6 at Good Ol Days in Somers Point that will directly help a local man who is fighting ALS with all the strength he can muster every day.

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Chicken for dinner in Northfield

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, August 21, 2014 04:22 pm

Scooping up salad for the dinners to go are, from left, John and Joseph Palmieri of Northfield and Carissa Barksdale of Egg Harbor Township. Scooping up salad for the dinners to go are, from left, John and Joseph Palmieri of Northfield and Carissa Barksdale of Egg Harbor Township. NORTHFIELD – The summer-like scent of grilled chicken wafted across the city during the annual St. Gianna Beretta Molla Parish chicken barbeque held Sunday, Aug. 17.

Parish men prepared the coals at noon. Others cooked corn and beans inside the church kitchen. Others prepared salad and dessert.

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Linwood native shows it takes talent and grit to star in 'Sound of Music'

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, August 12, 2014 12:20 pm

The von Trapp family ready to delight the audience with “Edelweiss;” featuring Rachel Olivo, Matt Lischin, Bridget McMenamin, Victoria Robertson, Craig Mulhern, Sophie Goldstein, Kate Michel as the children and Rachel Handler of Linwood as Maria and Jefferson Heller of Ventnor as Capt. Von Trapp.  The von Trapp family ready to delight the audience with “Edelweiss;” featuring Rachel Olivo, Matt Lischin, Bridget McMenamin, Victoria Robertson, Craig Mulhern, Sophie Goldstein, Kate Michel as the children and Rachel Handler of Linwood as Maria and Jefferson Heller of Ventnor as Capt. Von Trapp. Opening Thursday in Margate
MARGATE — One of the most beloved shows of all time will open Thursday, Aug. 14 at the Dominick A. Potena Performing Arts Center with the Beth El Synagogue summer production of Rogers and Hammerstein’s "The Sound of Music."

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Somers Point, Linwood, Northfield In Your Town, ongoing edition

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, August 06, 2014 12:00 am

 Baseball cap collection for the homeless

The Linwood Office of Janney Montgomery Scott has partnered with JFS to collect more than 250 hats with its baseball cap collection for the homeless and the JFS Project Homeless Connect event. Through Aug. 8, gently used hats can be donated at the Janney Linwood office, 401 New Road. In addition to hats they are seeking sunscreen, water bottles, Chapstick and flashlights. Everything will be distributed to homeless Aug. 15. Call 609-927-8811.

Robot Club

Robot Club meets 10 a.m. every Monday through the end of August at the Otto Bruyns Library in Northfield. Kids are invited to build robots with Bruce Williams. For more information call 609-646-4476.

Minecraft meeting

Minecraft enthusiasts meet Fridays at the Otto Bruyns Library in Northfield, gathering at 10 a.m. for fifth grade and 11 a.m. for sixth grade and up at the Otto Bruyns Library in Northfield. For more information call 609-646-4476.

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Digging into science at the Linwood Library

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, August 05, 2014 08:10 pm

Seaview School teacher and Linwood Library Mad Scientist, Marisa Hieb talks about the rain to children at the Linwood Library event Fri. Aug. 1. Seaview School teacher and Linwood Library Mad Scientist, Marisa Hieb talks about the rain to children at the Linwood Library event Fri. Aug. 1. LINWOOD—Summertime and the learning is fun at the Linwood Library where this summers fun educational series is “The Mad Scientists” featuring local educators as the special guest scientists each week. The program coincides with the summer reading theme “Fizz, Boom, Read,” a science based program, according to Linwood Library Director, Maria Moss.

Kicking off the series Friday August 1 was Marisa Hieb, a Seaview School teacher who came up with the program for the library. Her lesson was “Rain, rain where did you come from?” and the would-be scientists in the audience enjoyed it.

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