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Somers Point Beach concert Friday, Aug. 29

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Written by Staff Report Thursday, August 28, 2014 07:00 pm

Grammy Award winner Terrance Simien Grammy Award winner Terrance Simien
The sounds of summer continue with the Somers Point Beach Concert series sponsored by Shore Medical Center. Bring your chairs, your friends and your dancing shoes as Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience hit the stage Friday, Aug. 29 on the William Morrow Beach, Bay at Higbee Avenue. The show begins at 7 p.m.   

   

A special back-to-school blessing and dinner at Beth Israel

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Written by Staff Report Sunday, August 24, 2014 12:35 am

back to school clip art NORTHFIELD – Congregation Beth Israel invites the community to a special service that will recognize the sacredness and beauty of new beginnings like heading back to school 5:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5. The service will be followed by a dinner celebration.

“For a ritual that occurs year after year, back to school time is no less meaningful,” said Rabbi David M. Weis of Congregation Beth Israel. “For families who are launching their first child into the great educational unknown, it is even more so.  It is a time to celebrate new beginnings, new teachers, friends, and learning opportunities.”

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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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Make plans for the Show us your Shoes Parade

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Written by Suzanne Marino Thursday, August 07, 2014 05:10 pm

Miss America 2014 Nina Davuluri in the 2013 Show us your Shoes Parade. Miss America 2014 Nina Davuluri in the 2013 Show us your Shoes Parade. ATLANTIC CITY--The Miss America Show us your Shoes Parade is set for Saturday, Sept. 13, stepping off at the Garden Pier at 5 p.m. The Miss America Organization released the location of the free viewing areas along with ticket sales.

The parade this year will feature floats, bands, dignitaries, military heroes, celebrities, youth groups, special unites, the Forever Miss Americas and the 53 Miss America contestants answering the calls from the crowd to “Show us your shoes.”

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Somers Point, Linwood, Northfield In Your Town, edition of Aug. 7, 2014

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

Wonderful Life of Bats

The Somers Point Library is hosting Morpho Productions from 1-2:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7 and a program on local and tropical bats, including a vampire bat. Learn how bats control the insect population and help pollinate night blooming flowers. A T-shirt activity will follow. The cost for the shirt is $4 or bring your own. Registration required 609-927-7113.

Summer Concert Series

The music continues at the William Morrow Beach on Bay Avenue with the free Somers Point Summer Concert Series. This Friday, Aug. 8 it is the Dan Burke Band.  Don't miss this great new Americana band playing all the favorites from Bob Dylan, The Band, REM, Phish and more.  Music starts at 7 p.m.

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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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Take a magic carpet ride to see Aladdin Jr. at Northfield Community School

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Written by SUZANNE MARINO Wednesday, July 30, 2014 03:55 pm

Leads are double castin Aladdin Jr. opening Thursday at the Northfield Community School; from left are Emily Hughes, Michael Leaderman, Sophia McGhee, Zack Biehl, Liam Michel and Delaney Hughes. Leads are double cast.in Aladdin Jr. opening Thursday at the Northfield Community School; from left are Emily Hughes, Michael Leaderman, Sophia McGhee, Zack Biehl, Liam Michel and Delaney Hughes.

NORTHFIELD — The favorite tale of Aladdin and the Genie and wishes that can come true is the summer drama camp production opening Thursday at Northfield Community School.
Director Gina Liscio said they chose the Aladdin Jr. because the kids enjoy the characters so much.

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