Family Fun Fest set

Northfield’s Family Fun Fest is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 28 at Birch Grove Park (rain date noon to 4 p.m. Sept. 29).

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There will be hamburgers, hot dogs, pizza, funnel cakes, Penny the Clown, D.J. Gerald, and a dunk tank with Mayor Mazzeo and Kenny Patel from Northfield’s 7/11 store. Hay rides and a pie eating contest are scheduled throughout the day. Also featured is a fishing tournament sponsored by the Atlantic County Alliance for youths 15 and younger. Registration starts at 8 a.m. and the tournament starts at 9 a.m. Prizes will be awarded.

The Colors will be presented by the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter228 and Korean War Veterans of Atlantic County Chapter 234. On display will be antique cars, military vehicles and the American Legion Riders Post 352, ambulance, fire and police vehicles. There will be space for vendors.

Vendors should call Christa Toner at 609-335-9849. Volunteers should call Bill Coulter at 609-513-3911

City to collect renovation debris

The City of Northfield is calling for all renovation debris, including doors, windows, fencing, cabinets, kitchen and bathroom fixtures and scrap wood to be put out for collection on residents’ regular trash day Sept. 23-27.

Residents are asked to separate these items from regular trash. No hazardous materials such as paint, solvents, pool chemicals or flammable liquids will be taken. Each household has a three-item or three-can limit in addition to regular trash. Cans cannot be larger than 40 gallons, with a 50-pound weight limit for cans or individual items Any broken glass or items with sharp or jagged edges must be placed in a secure container for safety.

Call the the Public Works Department at 609-641-7610 or the City Clerk’s Office at 609-641-2832, ext. 125.

Nursery school taking enrollment

Congregation Beth Israel Nursery School in Northfield is now enrolling children for the 2013-14 school year.

The program is open to children ages 2-5 and features the arts, dramatic play, the Handwriting Without Tears program, a playground built on a sandbox, and an organic garden farmed by the children. Nursery school classes take place two, three or five days per week, from 9 a.m. to noon with afternoon programs available. Before- and after-care also are offered.

Congregation Beth Israel Nursery School is a nonprofit school open to the community. It is located at 2501 Shore Road. For questions or more information, contact Cookie Feldman at 609-641-3600 or Registration information is available at

Somers Point

Historical Society offers programs

Hear some very “Unusual Stories and Events From the Past” presented by Sally Hastings at 7 p.m. Aug. 15, in a program presented by the Somers Point Historical Society.

At 7 p.m. Aug. 28, check out a program about the Greate Egg Harbor Watershed, presented by Gregory Gregory and the Somers Point Historical Society. Learn about the ecology, fishing, and history of the Greate Egg Harbor River. The event is open to the public.

Parking is available in the City Hall lot and along New Jersey Avenue. The Somers Point Historical Museum is located at 745 Shore Road. The building is air conditioned and open to the public.


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