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Hoagie sale in Somers Point

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Written by staff reports Friday, October 24, 2014 05:27 pm


Get your taste buds ready; starting at 11 a.m. until they run out Saturday, Oct. 25 the Auxiliary of American Legion Post 352 in Somers Point will be selling the best tasting hoagies around. 

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Trail of Two Cities 19th annual Walk and Run steps off Nov. 1

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Written by Staff Report Thursday, October 23, 2014 04:05 pm

The Trail of 2 Cities walk and Run is Nov. 1 The Trail of 2 Cities walk and Run is Nov. 1 SOMERS POINT – Lace up those sneakers, the 19th annual Trail of Two Cities from Ocean City to Somers Point steps off Saturday, Nov. 1. Proceeds benefit the Somers Point Foundation for Education and the Ocean City Recreation Department programs for children.

The event brings the neighboring cities together while celebrating community pride, awareness and health. The 5K walk and run will begin at the Ocean City Transportation Center at Ninth Street and Haven Avenue and ends at Kennedy Park in Somers Point. The Route 52 causeway will be closed to vehicles 8-9:30 a.m., and the entire course will be police patrolled, according to organizers.

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Police and parents team up for coat drive

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, October 18, 2014 12:00 am

SOMERS POINT - The Somers Point Police Department and the Jordan Road School parents group are teaming up for the third annual coat drive for community members who need a little help.

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Somers Point, Linwood, Northfield In Your Town, Oct. 16, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 16, 2014 12:00 am

Coat Drive

The Somers Point Police Department and the Jordan Road School parents group are teaming up for the third annual coat drive for community members who need a little help. Coats will be collected through Oct. 31 at the following locations: Somers Point City Hall, Shore Medical Center lobby, Mission Point Church (New York Avenue and 10th Street) and the Fusion Church on New Hampshire Avenue. All items will be given out between 8:30 a.m. and noon Nov. 1 at the Jordan Road School. The parents group will also be collecting clothing and bedding for Big Brothers Big Sisters 8:30 a.m.-noon Nov. 1. 

American Legion Auxiliary 352

American Legion Auxiliary 352 is participating in the Boscov’s Friends helping Friends fundraiser. The coupons are $5 and entitle shoppers to discounts of 25 percent off many items through Oct. 21. They can be purchased at American Legion Post 352 on First Avenue in Somers Point.

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Columbus Day events are golden

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, October 07, 2014 10:13 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 03:07 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 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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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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