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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, December 11, 2014 12:00 am

 

Boy Scout Christmas tree sale

Boy Scout Troop 72 will be selling Christmas trees for sale next to the Burton Avenue firehouse starting Friday, Nov. 28 until they sell out. The trees range from 3 to 10 feet tall. Hours are 2-7 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m.-7 p.m. weekends.

Our Lady of Sorrows tree sale

The Our Lady of Sorrows Youth Group tree sales start Saturday, Nov. 29 behind the church. Trees range from 5 to 12 feet tall. Hours are  4-8 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekends.   

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Northfield fundraiser to benefit Galloway woman, Nazarene youth group

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Friday, December 05, 2014 06:00 am

Debbie Suppa Debbie Suppa NORTHFIELD – Members of the Church of the Nazarene, 2151 Zion Road, will hold a holiday shopping and pampering fundraiser to benefit Debbie Suppa of Galloway and the church youth group, Nazarene Youth International, 3-7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7 in the church hall. 

The event will feature vendors such as Mary Kay Cosmetics, Pampered Chef, Party Lite and Wraps by Stephanie, as well as makeovers by Boscov’s, massages and other services, according to organizer Rebecca Stonelake.

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Congregation Beth Israel Honors Torah

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Written by Staff Report Monday, December 01, 2014 04:30 pm

Rabbi David M. Weis reads from the Torah as students Quinn Smith, left, of Northfield and Madison Hafetz of Linwood chant the blessing before the reading. Rabbi David M. Weis reads from the Torah as students Quinn Smith, left, of Northfield and Madison Hafetz of Linwood chant the blessing before the reading. Members of Congregation Beth Israel gathered for a special service on Simchat Torah to begin the cycle of reading the Torah, the five books of the Hebrew bible.

This year’s B’nai Mitzvah students and their families participated in the service by standing near their Torah portions as the sacred scroll was unrolled. The service featured the congregation singing and dancing with the Torah, and live music from the Congregation Beth Israel musicians.

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Chief Arthur R. Brown Foundation 22nd Scholarship dinner Wednesday

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Written by Staff Report Saturday, November 29, 2014 12:00 am

SOMERS POINT—Assemblyman Chris Brown announced that the Chief Arthur R. Brown Jr. Foundation is holding their twenty second annual award banquet Wednesday. The Foundation will award 11 scholarships to high school seniors Wednesday, Dec. 3 at Greate Bay Country Club as part of their ongoing effort to recognize local high school students and help them as they begin their next journey.  The scholarship is based on scholastic merit and financial need. 

The foundation will also present their annual citizen of the year award to Marylynn Graham in recognition to her dedication and commitment to the community.

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Columbus Day events are golden

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, October 07, 2014 09:13 am

A glamorous event last year; the panel of judges for the Miss Columbus Day, Miss Atlantic County and Miss Southern Counties pageants pose with the winners, Lindsey Gianinni of Hammonton, Courtney Fairfield of Egg Harbor Township and Sandra Okuboyejo of Vineland at the conclusion of the competition. This is the golden anniversary year and the pageant is being held at the Tropicana, at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12. A glamorous event last year; the panel of judges for the Miss Columbus Day, Miss Atlantic County and Miss Southern Counties pageants pose with the winners, Lindsey Gianinni of Hammonton, Courtney Fairfield of Egg Harbor Township and Sandra Okuboyejo of Vineland at the conclusion of the competition. This is the golden anniversary year and the pageant is being held at the Tropicana, at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12. Triple Crown Pageant Sunday at Tropicana

ATLANTIC CITY—This Sunday marks 522 years since Christopher Columbus and his crew stepped ashore in the Americas.  The Bonnie Blue Foundation and the Columbus Day Committee of Atlantic City will celebrate the history of the Italian explorer during events Saturday, Oct. 11 through Monday Oct. 13.  

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Fishing management councils seek input at meeting Monday in Somers Point

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Written by staff reports Monday, September 29, 2014 02:07 pm

SOMERS POINT – The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council and Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission will hold a public meeting 6-8 p.m. at Somers Point City Hall Monday, Sept. 29 to gather input on a range of issued to be considered in the Comprehensive Summer Flounder Amendment.  

The meeting launches a series of scoping hearings being held through Oct. 22 in coastal states from Massachusetts to North Carolina, according to organizers. 

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A sweet start to kindergarten in Northfield

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, September 02, 2014 11:15 pm

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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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 05:45 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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