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Lions Club celebrates birthday, swears in new members

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, September 21, 2014 03:00 pm

Lions President Steve Satz welcomes new members Linda Camerota and Steve Osterman, who were sponsored by Toni Bibikos and Bill Ronca. Lions President Steve Satz welcomes new members Linda Camerota and Steve Osterman, who were sponsored by Toni Bibikos and Bill Ronca. The Brigantine Lions Club celebrated Philomena Arena's 97th birthday at a dinner meeting held at St. George's Pub. Arena was presented with a cake, balloons and flowers.

Lions President Steve Satz officiated at the swearing in of new members Linda Camerota and Steve Osterman, who were sponsored by Toni Bibikos and Bill Ronca. Home appraiser Mike Brennan, the guest speaker, provided insight about home values in Brigantine.

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Eye Health Tip of the Week - Acting up

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, September 21, 2014 12:00 am

Squinting isn’t the only sign a child has impaired vision.

If your tween or teen disrupts class by talking or fidgeting, have his or her eyes checked. It could be the underlying problem.

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Brigantine Garden Club President’s Cup winner to be announced

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 19, 2014 03:00 pm

Phyllis and Fran with President's Cup at last year's gathering. Phyllis and Fran with President's Cup at last year's gathering. BRIGANTINE–As you are reading this, the very special end of the year event to honor board members, committee chairmen, bed tenders, pot waterers, and all committee volunteers is just a day away.  One person has been selected to receive the prestigious President's Cup for outstanding service and dedication to the club and its goals.  Who will it be?  As last year's recipient, I had a chance to see all of the names of the former winners. Some I recognized and some not. 

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Eagles beach tailgate party this Sunday

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Written by Michael Feely Friday, September 19, 2014 12:00 pm

BRIGANTINE-This Sunday, the Chamber of Commerce and the City of Brigantine will host an Philadelphia Eagles tailgate party on the beach in front of Laguna Grill. 

The Eagles will be playing the Washington Redskins at 1 p.m. which will feature DeSean Jackson who signed with Washington after being released by the Eagles. Jackson, a record-setting Pro Bowl wide receiver, has not been shy about expressing his feeling about being released.

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Brigantine Fire Department trains for residential fires

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Written by Michael Feely Friday, September 19, 2014 09:42 am

Brigantine Fire Department B Platoon Capt. Tom Bornodaro and firefighter Dan Hurtt practice ‘vertical ventilation’ on a residence in Brigantine. Brigantine Fire Department B Platoon Capt. Tom Bornodaro and firefighter Dan Hurtt practice ‘vertical ventilation’ on a residence in Brigantine. BRIGANTINE - It was a Monday morning after the summer crowds had departed from Brigantine.  Brigantine Fire Department B Platoon was out on a sunny morning climbing the roof of a home on Ocean Avenue training for a residential structure fire. The department was catching its breath after a busy summer.

According to a report supplied to the Beachcomber, the department had responded to 637 calls from Memorial Day to Labor Day: 446 EMS calls and 191 fire runs. Year to date, the department has responded to 1,431 calls in total.

Capt. Tom Bordonaro was working with firefighter Dan Hurtt as they practiced a technique called “vertical ventilation.” The purpose is to vent “superheated gasses” from the building to increase the odds of survival for any person trapped in the structure – occupant or firefighter.

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Brigantine City Council discusses demolition of abandoned homes

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Written by Michael Feely Friday, September 19, 2014 09:34 am

Brigantine Public Works employee John Blair receives plaque of recognition from Brigantine Garden Club's Debbie Puccci. Brigantine Public Works employee John Blair receives plaque of recognition from Brigantine Garden Club's Debbie Puccci. BRIGANTINE - It was an unusual City Council meeting this week – almost anticlimactic after the chaotic summer meetings that sometimes ran as long as six hours. There was barely enough on the agenda to keep council occupied and the audience awake as council approved resolutions dealing with a state-required cash management plan and a requested road closure application. 

The majority of the meeting was run by Deputy Mayor Frank Kern, as the mayor was otherwise engaged at an “open house” at Atlantic County Institute of Technology where he is the superintendent.

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Remembering 9/11

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 19, 2014 09:26 am

A moment of silence. A moment of silence. The Brigantine Fire & Police held a 911 service, Thursday, Sept. 11 at the 9/11 Memorial site at City Hall. Photos by 

Keri O’Connor, Staff Photographer. 

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The “Neon Sharks” warm up on the field

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Written by Keri O’Connor Friday, September 19, 2014 12:00 am

The Brigantine Soccer Association started their season on Tuesday, Sept. 16, at the 26th Street field.

Keri O’Connor, Staff Photographer

The “Neon Sharks” team photo with their coaches Bill Baldwin and Ken Dischert The “Neon Sharks” team photo with their coaches Bill Baldwin and Ken Dischert The “Neon Sharks” team photo with their coaches Bill Baldwin and Ken Dischert

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Sports Scrapbook edition of Sept. 19

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 19, 2014 12:00 am

TURNING BACK THE PAGES TO…

1964 - Andy Solari and Steve Powers won the BCBP doubles championship. Mike Powers was the singles champ.

1987 - The Resorts International Racquet Club Winter League champions included locals Andy Junikiewicz, Dr.Harry Chaikin and Tom Donahue. Trophies were presented to the winners by Squash Pro Paul “The Greatest” Karch.

1988 - The first team American League All-Stars of the Brigantine softball League included Steve Hurtt, Tony Santa Maria, Brian Garvey, Butch Reed, Chuck Gowdy, Craig Smith, Larry Foley, Steve Brady, Tim Hilferty, Bear Clark, Jeff Hughes, Andy Simpson, Steve GIllespi and Jim Osborn.

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The Gold and Silver Mine- Minting mistakes happen

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Written by Douglas Keefe Friday, September 19, 2014 12:00 am

The Gold and Silver Mine- Minting mistakes happen The Gold and Silver Mine- Minting mistakes happen A lot of time and effort goes into creating a new design for a coin, starting with artist renderings, then patterns, all of which ultimately have to obtain approvals before minting of the final product. But even after all the reviewing, Murphy’s Law can prevail and something can go wrong. The following are some examples of designs that needed modification after the finished product hit the street.

The 1921 Peace dollar was authorized to commemorate the end of World War I. Its design was finally approved for production in late 1921, after millions of the original design Morgan silver dollars had been minted.

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