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Linwood Library was booked on Sunday

Jacki Kellum talks turkey and makes them with Charlotte Evinsky. Jacki Kellum talks turkey and makes them with Charlotte Evinsky.

The Linwood Library welcomed patrons to spend a bit of their Sunday afternoon at the library Nov. 16 while staff and members of the Friends of the Linwood Library showed off some of the services and technology the library has available. More than 100 people stopped in to check out a book, hear music, use the computer or socialize over a snack.

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And the children shall lead: Team Mercy collects for the needy

Four members of Team Mercy talk about student efforts at Bishop McHugh Regional Catholic School to raise money and goods for the needy. Shown are: Gianna Balestriere, 10, Maggie McMahon, 11, Matthew Pond, 13, and Julia Sittineri, 14. Four members of Team Mercy talk about student efforts at Bishop McHugh Regional Catholic School to raise money and goods for the needy. Shown are: Gianna Balestriere, 10, Maggie McMahon, 11, Matthew Pond, 13, and Julia Sittineri, 14. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – People are hungry. They’re cold.

The children know, and they want to help.

“We have so many things that other people don’t,” said Gianna Balestriere, a 10-year-old, who took an oath last week at Bishop McHugh Regional Catholic School to help other people. “We have warm clothes and toys to play with. Some people don’t.”

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Team of active and retired investigators to review Himebaugh disappearance

In the photo on the left, Mark Himebaugh is shown as he appeared 23 years ago, when the boy disappeared near his Del Haven home. On the right, is an age progression photo made by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. In the photo on the left, Mark Himebaugh is shown as he appeared 23 years ago, when the boy disappeared near his Del Haven home. On the right, is an age progression photo made by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - Tuesday, Nov. 25, marks the 23rd anniversary of the disappearance of Mark Himebaugh, who disappeared from the Del Haven section of Middle Township at the age of 11.

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More to be thankful for

Ocean City Home Bank Employees collect food for Jewish Family Services Thanksgiving dinner packages

Submitted / Employees on the second floor of Ocean City Home Bank's Ocean City branch donate grocery bags filled with enough food to allow 20 area families to prepare Thanksgiving dinner. In addition, the bank collected food in each of its locations to donate to Jewish Family Services of Atlantic and Cape May Counties. Submitted / Employees on the second floor of Ocean City Home Bank's Ocean City branch donate grocery bags filled with enough food to allow 20 area families to prepare Thanksgiving dinner. In addition, the bank collected food in each of its locations to donate to Jewish Family Services of Atlantic and Cape May Counties.

OCEAN CITY — Ocean City Home Bank employees set out on a mission to help local families have Thanksgiving dinner this year and more than fulfilled their goal.

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Court issues temporary restraining order on Margate dunes

CAMDEN – A federal court today issued a temporary restraining order to stop the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and Army Corps of Engineers shore protection project in Margate.

The order came after Margate filed a legal suit in U.S. District Court to stop the state and Army Corps from building sand dunes on the city’s beach.

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Leadership club ‘Picnic in Paradise’ raises funds for scholarships

Claire Lowe / The chefs who donated their time to the scholarship dinner, from left, are Alan Fen of Island Shore in Marmora, Joe Massaglia of Mama Mia’s in Seaville, Michael Carmody of OC Surf Café in Ocean City, Andrew Yoa of Island Grill in Ocean City, Stefan Zareba of Blue Dolfin in Marmora, and John Szabo of Positively 4th Street Café in Ocean City. Not shown are chefs Bill McGinnity of Cousin’s, David “Reds” Brigdens of Red’s Jersey Mex Café, Paul Stryker of Arlene’s on Asbury, Walter Hohman of Ward’s Pastry, Ralph Diclemente of Bennie’s Bread and Alfred Sacco of Sack O’ Subs, all in Ocean City. Claire Lowe / The chefs who donated their time to the scholarship dinner, from left, are Alan Fen of Island Shore in Marmora, Joe Massaglia of Mama Mia’s in Seaville, Michael Carmody of OC Surf Café in Ocean City, Andrew Yoa of Island Grill in Ocean City, Stefan Zareba of Blue Dolfin in Marmora, and John Szabo of Positively 4th Street Café in Ocean City. Not shown are chefs Bill McGinnity of Cousin’s, David “Reds” Brigdens of Red’s Jersey Mex Café, Paul Stryker of Arlene’s on Asbury, Walter Hohman of Ward’s Pastry, Ralph Diclemente of Bennie’s Bread and Alfred Sacco of Sack O’ Subs, all in Ocean City.

OCEAN CITY — Offering dishes from a dozen local chefs, students raised money for scholarships Thursday, Nov. 20 during the annual Ocean City High School Leadership Club Scholarship Dinner in the high school cafeteria.

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Charter Tech talent show winner puts his best foot forward

The top three finishers from the CharterTech High School for the Performing Arts Share the Love talent show are, from left, Eve Tjoumakarisi, 15, of Linwood; Alexis Mathis, 13, of Mullica; and Bobby LeMaire, 17, of Cape May Court House. The top three finishers from the CharterTech High School for the Performing Arts Share the Love talent show are, from left, Eve Tjoumakarisi, 15, of Linwood; Alexis Mathis, 13, of Mullica; and Bobby LeMaire, 17, of Cape May Court House. SOMERS POINT – Charter Tech High School for the Performing Arts welcomed students ages 8-18 from around the region to the stage for the eighth annual Share the Love Community Talent Show Thursday, Nov. 13.

Students showed off their talents for a chance to win cash prizes, studio time, and a recording session with teacher Lew London. The show attracted students from Mainland Regional High School, Belhaven Middle School, Absegami High School, Cedar Creek High School, St. Joseph’s Regional School, Little Egg Harbor Elementary School, Pinelands Regional Jr. High School, Mullica Middle School and Ocean City Intermediate School took to the stage, along with CharterTech students.

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Marine unit Officer Porreca honored by Coast Guard

Claire Lowe / Coast Guard Station Atlantic City and Station (Small) Great Egg Commander CK Moore presents Ocean City Patrolman John Porreca with a certificate of merit Monday, Nov. 24. Claire Lowe / Coast Guard Station Atlantic City and Station (Small) Great Egg Commander CK Moore presents Ocean City Patrolman John Porreca with a certificate of merit Monday, Nov. 24.

OCEAN CITY — For his efforts over the last two years operating the city’s marine unit, Ocean City Patrolman John Porreca was recognized with a certificate of merit from the United States Coast Guard Monday, Nov. 24 at the city police department.

Standing alongside police Capt. Jay Prettyman, Chief Chad Callahan, and Coast Guard Station Atlantic City and Station (Small) Great Egg Commander CK Moore, Porreca listened as Petty Officer 1st Class Anthony Procida read off his accomplishments.

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Shoppers are up ‘Earlier than the Bird’ for good deals

Jen Marra / Haley Dalton, 16, of Mullica Hill spends the morning shopping in her pajamas with Brendan Haddon, 17, of Ocean City during the Earlier than the Bird Downtown Shopping Extravaganza Saturday, Nov. 22 on Asbury Avenue in Ocean City. Dalton carries a bag from Mew to You with a few Disney collectibles. Jen Marra / Haley Dalton, 16, of Mullica Hill spends the morning shopping in her pajamas with Brendan Haddon, 17, of Ocean City during the Earlier than the Bird Downtown Shopping Extravaganza Saturday, Nov. 22 on Asbury Avenue in Ocean City. Dalton carries a bag from Mew to You with a few Disney collectibles.

Haley Dalton, 16, of Mullica Hill spends the morning shopping in her pajamas with Brendan Haddon, 17, of Ocean City during the Earlier than the Bird Downtown Shopping Extravaganza Saturday, Nov. 22 on Asbury Avenue in Ocean City. Dalton carries a bag from Mew to You with a few Disney collectibles. 


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Local group says human trafficking isn’t ‘Fair Trade’

Tina Minnis of Ventnor is one of the founders of HEAAT. Tina Minnis of Ventnor is one of the founders of HEAAT. GALLOWAY – “Helping to Educate and Advocate Against Trafficking” had a place at the table Sunday, Nov. 16, when Richard Stockton College hosted its 10th annual Fair Trade International Gift Fair.

Instead of selling wares from mostly third-world countries with the idea of providing a fair price for those producing the products, Tina Minnis of Ventnor was working to eliminate a problem also often found in the poorest places on the planet – human trafficking.

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Multiple disabilities classes prepare Thanksgiving Feast at Arthur Rann

Working the welcome table are, from left, Noel Vargas, Idris Reynolds, Stephanie Perez, DeShawn Coleman, Juliana Vargas and Kenneth Epperson. Working the welcome table are, from left, Noel Vargas, Idris Reynolds, Stephanie Perez, DeShawn Coleman, Juliana Vargas and Kenneth Epperson. GALLOWAY – Some of the adult volunteers are as enthusiastic as the students.

“This is our fifth year,” township Emergency Management Services Operations Manager Chuck Uhl said. “We like it; it’s something we look forward to every single year.”

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Winter storm watch for Pennsylvania, North Jersey

A mid-week coastal storm will disrupt travel plans for millions along the I-95 corridor, according to a weather summary briefing posted by the National Weather Service. As a result, the National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for Wednesday for all of southeastern Pennsylvania and for the northern half of New Jersey./NWS A mid-week coastal storm will disrupt travel plans for millions along the I-95 corridor, according to a weather summary briefing posted by the National Weather Service. As a result, the National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for Wednesday for all of southeastern Pennsylvania and for the northern half of New Jersey./NWS A mid-week coastal storm will disrupt travel plans for millions along the I-95 corridor, according to a weather summary briefing posted by the National Weather Service.

Drivers can expect wet, heavy snow in the north and heavy rain in the south with gusty winds everywhere, the National Weather Service said.

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Upper Township school board members want voting rights restored in Ocean City

PETERSBURG – Members of the Upper Township Board of Education said last week that they are still seeking to restore some of their voting rights on the Ocean City school board.

Three Upper Township school board members serve on the Ocean City school board. They are permitted to vote on issues affecting Upper Township students, but since 2010 they have not had a say in the election of the Ocean City Board of Education president, vice president or solicitor.

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