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Brigantine CER partners with N.J. Special Olympics

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, September 30, 2014 12:00 am

The Brigantine CER and the New Jersey Special Olympics offers a sport and play program, Young Athletes, for ages 2-7 with intellectual disabilities.

The program hopes to Improve gross motor skills, celebrate a child’s success, improve social and language skills and develop skills for future participation in sports.

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Trip to Brandywine River Museum

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, September 29, 2014 12:00 am

The Brigantine Cultural Arts Commission sponsors a bus trip to the Brandywine River Museum in historic Chadds Ford, Pa.  on Tuesday, Oct. 21.

A guided tour will escort visitors through the museum to view the works of N.C., Andrew and Jamie Wyeth. The cost is $40 per person and includes admission, transportation and tour. Lunch will be on your own. There is a restaurant on the premises. Call 609-266-3808 or 609-266-2545.

Submitted by Nancy Barbin

   

The Gold and Silver Mine: Lowly cent costs a fortune to mint

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Written by Douglas Keefe Sunday, September 28, 2014 02:00 pm

The Gold and Silver Mine: Lowly cent costs a fortune to mint The Gold and Silver Mine: Lowly cent costs a fortune to mint This week’s column was intended to be me putting in my 2 cents worth of opinion about the lowly 1 cent coin, but a timely article in the Wall Street Journal added some additional statistics, so I have incorporated them here. An interesting note, the author of that WSJ article interchanged the terms cent and penny, even though the American coin is a “cent,” one-one hundredth of a dollar, not a penny, which is a British monetary unit.

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Catches of the week Sept. 28

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Written by Emily Lingo Sunday, September 28, 2014 11:00 am

Jacob and his flounder Jacob and his flounder The bluefish still are all over the beach, bays and inlets chasing the mullet. There have been several flounder caught from the surf using our fresh mullet. One of Brigantine's youngest anglers, Jacob Santarpio was out the northend and landed a sweet flounder all by himself. He is following in his parents Jeff and Jyll's footsteps.

Eric Matuzsan made it out to the GE Reef on Tuesday with reports of sea bass, blues, sea robins, weakies and a 22" flounder on S and S Rattletail Bucktail.

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Temple Beth Shalom celebrates Kern Family Scholarship Weekend

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, September 28, 2014 12:00 am

Temple Beth Shalom held the Kern Family Scholarship weekend last week. Guest scholars Rabbi Mark Novak and Renée Brockfeld were scholars in residence on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. More than 100 attended.

Submitted by Frank Kern

 

Garden Club News Sept. 27

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, September 27, 2014 02:00 pm

Photo by Linda Mantello/ Fran Streeper, Gina Bergin, newest President's Cup recipient, and Peg Moore at The Gathering at the Links. Photo by Linda Mantello/ Fran Streeper, Gina Bergin, newest President's Cup recipient, and Peg Moore at The Gathering at the Links. Congratulations to Gina Bergin, this year's winner of the Board of Directors Cup, formerly known as The President's Cup.  Bergin was one of the photographers this summer.  She was chairman of the garden tour, with her own home on display as well.  She was chairman of the PTA Craft Show, which unfortunately was canceled. She volunteered time and again to chair or work on committees. 

The following members were also recognized for special achievements: Debbie Pucci, Matt Cvelitch, and Joyce Hall.  Each attendee received a new Garden Club T-shirt with our new motto:  Dig It!  A great job Debbi and Linda with designing these. 

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Local Sara Ferguson marries Josh Shideler

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, September 27, 2014 11:00 am

Local Sara Ferguson marries Josh Shideler Local Sara Ferguson marries Josh Shideler On Saturday, Sept. 20, Sara Ferguson married Josh Shideler of Houston, Texas. The ceremony took place at the Community Presbyterian Church and was followed by a reception in her parents’ backyard on 12th Street and the bay.

Submitted by Sue Ferguson

 

Ten area residents become CASA volunteers

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, September 27, 2014 12:00 am

Ten area residents become CASA volunteers Ten area residents become CASA volunteers Ten Atlantic and Cape May County residents were recently sworn in as Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteers at a ceremony in Somers Point. The swearing in capped 30 hours of classroom instruction in child advocacy.

As CASA volunteers, they will advocate on behalf of abused and neglected children and ensure these children receive necessary resources and services while living in foster care. The ultimate goal is to ensure that the children are placed in safe, permanent homes as quickly as possible.

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Crossroads Youth Group begins new year

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 26, 2014 12:54 pm

Attention all sixth- through eight-grade youth in Brigantine. If you are looking for something to do on Sunday afternoons, then we have just the thing for you. Crossroads is beginning a new year on Sunday, Sept. 28. 
Crossroads Youth Group is a fellowship sponsored by the Community Presbyterian Church that is open to all youth in Brigantine that focuses on having fun without the use of drugs and alcohol. The program is based on four categories: fun and fellowship, community service, current issues and spirituality. 

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Chamber beach tailgate party draws big crowd

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Written by Michael Feely Friday, September 26, 2014 11:28 am

Eagles fans packed the beach. Eagles fans packed the beach. BRIGANTINE-It was a great crowd this past Sunday as residents and visitors crowded the beach in front of the Laguna Grill to watch the Philadelphia Eagles trounce the Washington Redskins. 

The Brigantine Chamber of Commerce, along with the city, sponsored a tailgate party where attendees could watch the game on a 20- by 50-foot screen. Four-by-fours were allowed on the beach to access the game. The Laguna Grill donated a free buffet.

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