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Shark Park committee to hold yard sale fundraiser

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 16, 2014 11:00 pm

BRIGANTINE - The Shark Park Renovation Committee reports that the Phase 2 Project has a date, April 25-May 10. This will include stripping down the entire park and rebuilding it to a new, safer and bigger-than-ever playground.

It will bring to life the pirate ship and create a Brigantine castle, larger-than-ever sea creatures, an expanded tot lot, more shade and seating, and if goals are completely met, a new solid rubber surface making the park truly accessible to all. However, help is still needed.

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Residents weigh in on storm resiliency at county strategic planning meeting

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Written by Nanette LoBiondo Galloway Thursday, October 16, 2014 02:21 pm

BRIGANTINE – Atlantic County government held a public meeting Wednesday, Oct. 15 at the Brigantine Beach Community Center to obtain public opinion on how the county can be more resilient in regard to storms.

About a dozen local residents and a few from other shore towns spoke mostly about their personal experiences dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy and the nightmares they encountered dealing with a myriad of public agencies offering financial and other assistance.

Only a few spoke to the purpose of the meeting, which was to obtain information that can be used to develop a framework for projects that could make the county more resilient in weather events.

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Catches of the week Oct. 17, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 16, 2014 01:00 pm

Bill Cantino and a 19.25-pound sheepshead Bill Cantino and a 19.25-pound sheepshead

Cathy from Bayside reports this has to be one of my shortest columns ever. Everyone knows by now about the 46.5-pound striper caught in Margate last Sunday that obviously took the lead in the Atlantic County derby. But plenty of other nice-sized bass were caught walking the sod banks in the back and off the surf.

They are still crushing the tog at low tide around the old bridge and jetty on green crabs; I was lucky enough to get one last night, and it was delicious.

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Fun at the firehouse

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Written by Keri O’Connor Thursday, October 16, 2014 12:29 pm

The Brigantine Fire Department held an open house Saturday, Oct. 11. Visitors got to check out the firehouse, sit in a fire truck and an ambulance, talk to firefighters, get a close look at some of their equipment, and take home a few freebies. 

By Keri O’Connor, Staff Photographer

Visitors gather in one of the fire house bays, some wearing firefighter hats that were handed out. Visitors gather in one of the fire house bays, some wearing firefighter hats that were handed out. Visitors gather in one of the fire house bays, some wearing firefighter hats that were handed out.

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Buddy Walk

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 16, 2014 12:26 pm

The St. Thomas youth group participates in the Buddy Walk on the Ocean City Boardwalk Sunday, Oct. 12 to support and raise awareness of Down Syndrome. The St. Thomas youth group participates in the Buddy Walk on the Ocean City Boardwalk Sunday, Oct. 12 to support and raise awareness of Down Syndrome.

The St. Thomas youth group participates in the Buddy Walk on the Ocean City Boardwalk Sunday, Oct. 12 to support and raise awareness of Down Syndrome.  

 

Atlantic City Marathon to makes waves in AC

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, October 15, 2014 11:00 pm

Submitted by Julie Fink

ATLANTIC CITY – Over the past 56 years, the Atlantic City Marathon has become an Atlantic City icon as the third oldest marathon in the United States. Annually the race attracts thousands of runners from all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and 14 countries around the world.

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Letter: The politics of fear and intimidation continues

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, October 15, 2014 11:00 pm

To the editor:

Each election year brings lawn sign shenanigans to Brigantine. Some go missing, others are defaced. It is usually a minor nuisance. This year however, now that Phil Guenther is being challenged for the first time in his 22 years as mayor, the shenanigans have turned to vandalism and have instilled fear in some of our most vulnerable senior citizens.

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Letter: Fishing tournament entry denied

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, October 15, 2014 11:00 pm

To the editor:

Two weeks ago an employee at RipTide Bait and Tackle in Brigantine Beach denied me entry in their $5 bounty tournament because I work at another marina, even though I am in their Striper Derby. Why does it matter where someone works? Within 15 minutes the employee called me stating that he talked with Andy and he made a mistake; "That tournament is open to everyone."

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Eye Health Tip of the Week: Herpes of the eye

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, October 15, 2014 03:18 pm

Herpes of the eye (herpes zoster keratitis)

The virus is called herpes zoster. It gets into a nerve called the trigeminal and comes from a previous chicken pox infection.

The pain can be excruciating, and medicines are just being developed because there has been little success in treating viruses. This is why colds are not treated with an antibiotic.

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Letter: Toys for Tots needed more than ever

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, October 15, 2014 03:14 pm

To the editor:

In 1987 my oldest brother Michael passed away. To me, no one loved Christmas more than Michael. I made a commitment to honor Michael's memory by joining the Toys for Tots program, sponsored by the U.S. Marine Corps.

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