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It’s Happening in Brigantine – Events beginning Jan. 23

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, January 23, 2015 03:39 pm

It’s Happening in Brigantine – Events beginning Jan. 23 It’s Happening in Brigantine – Events beginning Jan. 23 Free self-defense class

A free personal protection and safety seminar will be offered 3-4:15 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29 at the Brigantine Community Center gymnasium. It will be conducted by Sensei Bob McCann, a sixth-degree black belt and owner of Olympic Center Karate in Ocean City, who has conducted seminars for corporations, Gilda’s Club of South Jersey and several real estate organizations, according to organizers. The seminar will teach ways to become more aware of your environment and specific ways to protect and defend yourself. The free seminar is sponsored by the Brigantine office of Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices Fox and Roach. Call 609-264-8444.

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Treadmilling for Walkers to be offered at Brigantine Fitness Center

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, January 23, 2015 11:37 am

Treadmilling for Walkers to be offered at Brigantine Fitness Center Treadmilling for Walkers to be offered at Brigantine Fitness Center The Running Center, a new running and fitness company, is partnering with the Brigantine Fitness Center to present a fitness class for active adults. The class, Treadmilling for Walkers, will include walking at various speeds and inclines on the treadmill, proper fitness walking technique, stretching and balance exercises.

Participants will receive guidance for their level of fitness, and individual goals will be established. The class will be led by Mindy Solkin, owner and head coach of The Running Center, who created the class to give seniors a full-body workout.

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All in a day at the Brigantine Beach Community Center (Slideshow)

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Written by Keri O’Connor Friday, January 23, 2015 10:54 am

‘Always protect the king,’ chess instructor Barbara Ackermann tells youngsters.  ‘Always protect the king,’ chess instructor Barbara Ackermann tells youngsters. The Brigantine Community Education and Recreation Department offers activities and classes for all ages at the Brigantine Beach Community Center. Here are a few things that were going on Tuesday, Jan. 20.

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Sports Scrapbook: Vikings knock off No. 1 Holy Spirit 59-52

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Written by Staff Report Friday, January 23, 2015 10:35 am

Sports Scrapbook: Vikings knock off No. 1 Holy Spirit 59-52 Sports Scrapbook: Vikings knock off No. 1 Holy Spirit 59-52 Atlantic High erased a Holy Spirit six-point third-quarter lead with a 13-2 run in the last three minutes to win 59-52 before one of the largest crowds in the history of the game. The Spartans had taken a six-point lead with a 19-9 third quarter scoring edge. However, Viking pressure, unforced errors and poor shooting cost Spirit the win. The Vikings broke open a close game in the last minute of the fourth quarter of a thriller. They won by displaying vintage Viking full court man-to-man defense.

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Deadlines near for 2 Sandy recovery grants

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Written by Michael Feely Friday, January 23, 2015 10:02 am

Deadlines near for 2 Sandy recovery grants Deadlines near for 2 Sandy recovery grants BRIGANTINE–ReNew Jersey Stronger, a program by the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, announced last week that the Low- to-Moderate Income Homeowners Rebuilding Program is now accepting applications.

The program is designed to provide reconstruction, rehabilitation and elevation assistance to homeowners with low to moderate incomes who were impacted by Superstorm Sandy and whose damaged primary residence is in one of the nine most impacted counties.

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Brigantine Fire Department appoints new medical director

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Written by Michael Feely Friday, January 23, 2015 09:30 am

Fire department medical director Dr. Ken Lavelle talks to firefighters about new medical protocols. Fire department medical director Dr. Ken Lavelle talks to firefighters about new medical protocols. Training now includes use of Narcan 

BRIGANTINE–Chief Alan Weidner recently announced the appointment of Dr. Ken Lavelle as medical director for the Brigantine Fire and EMS Department.

Lavelle, a consultant for Emergency Training and Consulting, will work closely with Lt. Tim Daley, the department’s emergency medical services coordinator and training officer. He will work with Daley to train, educate and implement new protocols for the island’s EMS, fire, police and beach patrol personnel. The protocols are designed to assist New Jersey EMT and basic life support agencies to improve the care of patients.

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Brigantine council terminates Blumenthal, names Stinson city manager

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Written by Michael Feely Friday, January 23, 2015 09:13 am

Tony Pullella, left, and Dr. Frank Kern receive plaques for serving as councilmen at large. Tony Pullella, left, and Dr. Frank Kern receive plaques for serving as councilmen at large. BRIGANTINE–The Republicans moved quickly Wednesday night to solidify their political gains. New 1st Ward Councilwoman Karen Bew was sworn in at 4:30 in front of family and friends. The regular City Council meeting started 5 p.m., and council shortly moved into executive session, resuming the public portion of the meeting after 6 p.m.

Mayor Phil Guenther called the meeting to order and offered two resolutions, the first to confirm a separation agreement with city manager Jennifer Blumenthal, and the second to appoint City Engineer Ed Stinson as the new city manager, effective Jan. 22.

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District governor speaks at Lions Club dinner meeting

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, January 23, 2015 08:00 am

Henry Harrison, center, accepts a Lions Club paperweight in appreciation for his presentation from President Steve Satz and Secretary Carole Mooney. Henry Harrison, center, accepts a Lions Club paperweight in appreciation for his presentation from President Steve Satz and Secretary Carole Mooney. District Governor Henry Harrison was the guest speaker at the Brigantine Lions Club dinner meeting Monday, Jan. 19 at St. George's Pub.

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Operation Cookie Drop

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, January 23, 2015 12:00 am

Send a box of Girl Scout cookies and a taste of home to our soldiers for $4 a box. Order by March 6.

Text or call 609-705-3343 or 609-335-9892. Supports Brigantine Troop 13352.

Submitted by Denise Graybill

 

Brigantine Elks news Jan. 23

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, January 23, 2015 12:00 am

Brigantine Elks news Jan. 23 Brigantine Elks news Jan. 23 For the past two weeks we went over February's busy schedule of events.  Let us now fast forward to the coming months.

March is kind of that hiatus month between the end of football and the start of baseball.  Don't dismay you sports fans, there is plenty of hockey, basketball, and if you like to watch grass grow, golf.

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