Brigantine Beachcomber

Stranding Center volunteer workshops scheduled

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, October 31, 2014 03:35 pm

The Marine Mammal Stranding Center will host stranding volunteer workshops 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 8 at the Wetlands Institute, 1075 Stone Harbor Boulevard, Stone Harbor and 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 22 at Clean Ocean Action Headquarters, Gateway National Recreation Area, Sandy Hook Unit, Highlands.

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Stripers all over lured by eels

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, October 31, 2014 11:30 am

Eli with his 43-pound trophy out of Bayside. Eli with his 43-pound trophy out of Bayside. Cathy from Bayside reports plenty of striper action this week all over. Wayne Crawley has been throwing a Hopkins and catching keeper bass. Bill Fischer prefers eels at night under the bridge and came up with a nice 47-inch striper. Eels are working during the day too in the back drifting. The big fish of the week was of course Eli's 43-pound trophy caught out front fishing with Mark Hansen on the Treemendous using Bayside's fresh bunker. Mark is always on the fish.

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Lt. Governor visits Brigantine, announces grant aid on anniversary of Hurricane Sandy

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Written by Michael Feely Friday, October 31, 2014 09:31 am

New Jersey Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno speaks.  Behind her are DEP Deputy Commissioner David Glass, left, and Brigantine Mayor Phil Guenther. New Jersey Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno speaks. Behind her are DEP Deputy Commissioner David Glass, left, and Brigantine Mayor Phil Guenther. BRIGANTINE–Two years after Hurricane Sandy visited the island of Brigantine, the state’s lieutenant governor, Kim Guadagno, visited homeowner Kevin McCarty at his newly elevated residence on Lafayette Boulevard Wednesday, Oct. 29.

The visit was part of a state initiative that had Gov. Chris Christie, his wife and the Lt. Gov. visiting areas that suffered the most damage.

Guadagno used the visit to announce that New Jersey has surpassed the 1,000-mark for grants approved under the Department of Environmental Protection's Hazard Mitigation Grant elevation program.

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Candidates forum standing room only

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Written by Michael Feely Friday, October 31, 2014 09:18 am

BRIGANTINE–The Senior Dining Room at the Brigantine Beach Community Center was packed this past Saturday morning as the Brigantine Taxpayers Association hosted municipal candidates forum moderated by the New Jersey League of Women Voters. Ed Gracely of Sicklerville was the moderator and he kept a tight rein on the candidates as well as the audience. 

It was standing room only for the 90 minute forum. For the most part the questions dealt with specific issues that those attending wanted to hear the answers from the candidates. 

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Candidates present platforms for Tuesday’s election

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Written by Michael Feely Friday, October 31, 2014 09:05 am

Candidates present platforms for Tuesday’s election Candidates present platforms for Tuesday’s election BRIGANTINE-The Beachcomber News asked candidates for mayor and councilman-at-large to provide 300-word statements summarizing platforms and reasons why Brigantine voters should vote for them.

Candidates are listed alphabetically by last name. First are mayoral candidates, and then by councilman-at-large.                    

PHIILIP GUENTHER – Republican candidate for mayor

It has been one of the greatest honors of my life to serve as mayor of Brigantine for over 20 years: I am humbled by your support, and I am inspired by the many passionate, talented community-minded volunteers and city employees who have worked with me to overcome a myriad of challenges and create our great quality of life.  

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Brigantine Presbyterian Church’s Halloween Hayride

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Written by Keri O’Connor Friday, October 31, 2014 04:56 am

The Brigantine Presbyterian Church’s Halloween Hayride was held on Sunday, Oct. 25 where members of the Junior and Senior Crossroads Youth Group entertained the hayriders with skits from popular children’s movies.

By Keri O’Connor, Staff Photographer

“The Incredibles” “The Incredibles”

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Halloween Costume Storytime

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, October 31, 2014 12:00 am

The Brigantine branch of the Atlantic County Library System offered two sessions of Halloween Costume Storytime with Miss Bonnie on Friday, Oct. 24.

Submitted by Bev Bird, Community Relations Manager

The Wicked Witch, a.k.a. 4-year-old Anna Murray of Brigantine, shows off her ruby slippers. The Wicked Witch, a.k.a. 4-year-old Anna Murray of Brigantine, shows off her ruby slippers.

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Alekna Named November Artist of the Month

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 30, 2014 10:03 pm

BRIGANTINE - Emma Jewelry has been selected to display her custom jewelry this month at the Brigantine Community Center. Ethel Alekna has designed necklaces, bracelets, and earrings using different shapes and colors of pearls, crystals, and semi-precious stones, giving her style, different flavors for all occasions. She was selling her collection at the Brigantine’s Farmers Market this past summer.

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It’s Happening in Brigantine – Events beginning Oct. 31

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 30, 2014 04:39 pm

Halloween Party

St. George’s Pub will hold its Halloween Party starting at 9p.m. Friday, Oct. 31. Prizes will be awarded in categories. For more information call 266-1001. 

Rigatoni Dinner

The Brigantine Sons of Italy and Pat Campitelli Lodge 2520 will present the annual rigatoni dinner 5-8p.m. Saturday Nov. 1 at the Elks Lodge, 400 W. Shore Drive. All you can eat dinner includes antipasto salad, pasta, meatballs, sausages, beverages and ice cream. Ticket are $15 at the door, $4 for children under 10. Takeout will be available. For information call Joe Campitelli at 609-266-1951.

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Car crashes into Brigantine library steps, driver arrested

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 30, 2014 04:09 pm

BRIGANTINE - The Brigantine Police Department received a call at approximately 1:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 30 from the fire department that they had a male who stated he had crashed his car into the steps of the library. The driver, Nicholas Dimario of Brigantine, was located at the fire department. His vehicle was located approximately two blocks away on West Beach Avenue. Dimario was given sobriety testing, which police said he failed. He was then placed under arrest and transported to the station for processing.

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