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Prom closet gives dresses a second chance to dance

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Thursday, February 26, 2015 06:00 pm

Morgan Walls, far right, and friends line up before last year’s prom at Mainland Regional High School. Morgan Walls, far right, and friends line up before last year’s prom at Mainland Regional High School.

LINWOOD – The Mainland Regional High School prom is set for Saturday, May 30, and the next few weeks are prime season for dress hunting.
Morgan Walls, who graduated from Mainland in 2014, said she wanted to make sure that the Mustangs who come behind her don’t miss out on a chance to attend the prom because they can’t afford a dress or tuxedo.

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Linwood, Northfield and Somers Point in Your Town edition of Feb. 19, 2015

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, February 18, 2015 12:00 am

events Sons of Italy Scholarship

The Antonio Meucci Mainland Lodge 2613 of the Order of the Sons of Italy in America is accepting applications for its Eugene and Barbara Compton Scholarship. The $1,500 scholarship is for graduating seniors of Italian heritage residing in Somers Point, Northfield, Linwood, Pleasantville, Absecon or Egg Harbor Township. 

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Education Foundation dinner dance to celebrate teacher, community members

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Written by staff report Thursday, February 05, 2015 06:00 pm

Mimi Lynch, Consumer Science teacher. Mimi Lynch, Consumer Science teacher.

SOMERS POINT – The Somers Point Foundation for Education will celebrate community members and educators who impact the schools and their students at the 21st annual dinner dance and silent auction Saturday, Feb. 21 at Greate Bay Country Club.
The night starts 6 p.m. with a one-hour open bar and hors d’oeuvres, and a surf and turf dinner with awards ceremony 7 p.m., followed by dancing and a silent auction at 8:30 p.m.

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SPBA is talking leadership and change over breakfast in Somers Point

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Written by staff report Friday, January 16, 2015 03:53 pm


 SOMERS POINT--The Somers Point Business Association will host its first monthly breakfast meeting of the year beginning at 8 a.m.  Wednesday, Jan. 21 at Fitzpatrick’s Deli & Steakhouse, 650 New Road in Somers Point.  The cost is $10 per person, with a full breakfast provided. Business owners and managers from Somers Point and surrounding communities are welcome to attend.

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Sweet sounds of MRHS Band trumpet Brandall Estates friendship

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Tuesday, January 06, 2015 03:35 pm

Residents at Brandall Estates along with family and friends enjoy an afternoon of holiday music and sing-a-longs with the MainlandRegionalHigh School band, string ensemble and the Dallas Brass Band. Residents at Brandall Estates along with family and friends enjoy an afternoon of holiday music and sing-a-longs with the MainlandRegionalHigh School band, string ensemble and the Dallas Brass Band.  LINWOOD—The members of the Mainland Regional High School Band have forged a special friendship over the years with the residents of Brandall Estates. MRHS Director Keith Hodgson brings his musicians several times a year to the senior living facility to connect the students with the seniors. The common thread for all is the love of great music.

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Host families wanted during papal visit

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Written by Staff Report Tuesday, December 30, 2014 02:00 pm

Pope Francis Pope Francis With an estimated 2 million visitors expected to converge upon Philadelphia to witness the visit from Pope Francis in September, many delegates will be looking for a place to stay in the surrounding area. 

The World Meeting of Families opens in Philadelphia Tuesday through Friday, Sept. 22- 25 with more than 10,000 delegates from 150 nations, and organizers are looking for families interested in opening their homes to visitors attending the conference and staying through the weekend for the Sept. 26 and 27 visits from Pope Francis.

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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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