Brigantine Beachcomber

More than 100 compete in Brigantine Cross Country Invitational

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Written by Michael Feely Friday, November 07, 2014 11:10 am

Standing from left are coaches Steve D’Amico and Nancy Doran, Liam Alling, Anthony Solari, Jana Baligod, Alexis O’Keefe, Cassie Pereira, John Grahsler, Aiden Driscoll, Superintendent Brian Pruitt, Patrick Feehan, Shane Solari and Middle School Principal Karen Fox. Kneeling are Diana Mackey, Megan Baldwin, Isabella Heng, Arianna Haider, Madeline Price, Gabriela Beare, Alex Zollner, Drew Storr and Frankie McArthur. Standing from left are coaches Steve D’Amico and Nancy Doran, Liam Alling, Anthony Solari, Jana Baligod, Alexis O’Keefe, Cassie Pereira, John Grahsler, Aiden Driscoll, Superintendent Brian Pruitt, Patrick Feehan, Shane Solari and Middle School Principal Karen Fox. Kneeling are Diana Mackey, Megan Baldwin, Isabella Heng, Arianna Haider, Madeline Price, Gabriela Beare, Alex Zollner, Drew Storr and Frankie McArthur. More than 100 middle school runners from 10 schools met at the 26th Street beach to compete in the Brigantine Cross Country Invitational, a race sponsored by Brigantine North Middle School.

It was a chilly, overcast day with a slight breeze – almost perfect running weather. 

Meet director Steve D’Amico was assisted by a group of teachers and volunteers as the boys and girls took advantage of Brigantine’s wide beach to run. 

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Beach exempt from Brigantine smoking ban

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Written by Michael Feely Friday, November 07, 2014 10:55 am

BRIGANTINE–The day after municipal elections, members of Brigantine City Council passed an often debated ordinance, 15-2014, that bans smoking on municipal property. Notably, the golf course and beaches were exempted. 

Residents attending this and previous meetings have generally expressed support for the restriction. Charlie Miller, chairman of the Municipal Alliance for the Prevention of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, gave a statement in support of the ban.

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Former resident wins first-place ribbon in senior art show

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, November 07, 2014 12:00 am

Former resident wins first-place ribbon in senior art show Former resident wins first-place ribbon in senior art show

Former Brigantine resident Joe Tighue, now of Hamilton Township, Mercer County, won a first-place blue ribbon for his 24-inch by 30-inch acrylic painting of the 1964 Democratic Convention, according to a news release.

Tigue said that as a Young Democrat, he attended the national convention in Atlantic City and served as a driver for the late Sen. Robert Kennedy. Photos taken at the convention served as the inspiration for the painting.

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Sons sure can dish it out

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Written by Keri O’Connor Thursday, November 06, 2014 04:36 pm

Pat Campitelli Lodge 2520 of the Brigantine Sons of Italy held its annual Rigatoni Dinner Saturday, Nov. 1 at the Elks Lodge.

By Keri O’Connor, Staff Photographer

Serving up the salad are Bill Hopf, Carol Mooney, Sons of Italy President Joe Campitelli, Ann Phelps and Joe Maiorano. Serving up the salad are Bill Hopf, Carol Mooney, Sons of Italy President Joe Campitelli, Ann Phelps and Joe Maiorano.

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Republicans sweep municipal elections

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Written by MICHAEL FEELY Thursday, November 06, 2014 04:11 pm

Guenther wins 7th term as mayor

Brigantine’s Republican candidates took the mayor and council at-large seats Tuesday, sweeping past the Democrats, according to unofficial vote tallies.

Incumbent Mayor Phillip Guenther beat Councilwoman Lisa McClay with ward results showing Guenther with 1,973 votes to McClay’s 1,446. McClay initially led Guenther when the 4th Ward reported in, first showing a 13-vote lead. But the other wards made all the difference.

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Sports Scrapbook edition of Nov. 7, 2014

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Written by DON MARRANDINO Thursday, November 06, 2014 11:08 am

Jenn Szeker inducted into Arcadia Hall of Fame

Jenn Szeker of Brigantine was recently inducted into the 2014-Arcadia University Hall of Fame.

The 1998 Holy Spirit grad is the only Arcadia grad in the history of the school to earn all-conference honors in three sports. She accomplished this as a member of the tennis team three times and one time each in basketball and softball.

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Troy graduates from marine combat training

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, November 06, 2014 10:17 am

Troy graduates from marine combat training Troy graduates from marine combat training

Marine Corps Pfc. Leo Troy IV, 19, stands in uniform on a visit home to Brigantine earlier this year. Troy is a graduate of Brigantine North School and Holy Spirit High School Class of 2013. He graduated from Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island boot camp in South Carolina in March and subsequently from Marine combat training at Camp Geiger in North Carolina. He is currently stationed at Camp Pendleton in California.

 

Elks face a packed end-of-year schedule

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, November 06, 2014 12:00 am

elks Here we are in November already. Where has the year flown off to? Be that as it may, from now until year's end, we have a packed schedule of events. Starting with tonight, Friday, Nov. 7, we have the second and final round of interviews of membership candidates, along with Friday Food. 

Then next weekend, Nov. 14, 15 and 16, is the Fall Striper Classic. This is a must event for the dedicated striper angler. You can try your luck both by boat or in the surf. See Andy or Drew for all the info or to register. Here fishy, fishy, fishy.

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Brigantine Garden Club: Robbins, Loers earn second Blue Ribbon Business Property Awards

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Written by Phyllis Glomb Thursday, November 06, 2014 12:00 am

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Congratulations go to Nathan Robbins from The Brigantine Golf Links for the second year in a row receiving the Blue Ribbon Business Property Award.  
 
Picture by Gina Bergin / Congratulations go to Nathan Robbins from The Brigantine Golf Links for the second year in a row receiving the Blue Ribbon Business Property Award. Congratulations to Nathan Robbins and Patty Loers for earning the Blue Ribbon Business Property Award for their lovely landscaping at The Brigantine Golf Links for the second year in a row. Good work.

Some more information about club history regarding triangles and circles: The water tower triangle on Roosevelt Boulevard by the North School was constantly being vandalized. Members of the Garden Club proposed to city government that the area have sod and gardens put there. Today the area is still beautiful and being maintained by club members. 

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Letter: GOP campaign ad violates federal law and American Legion constitution

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Written by Opinion Thursday, November 06, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

This letter concerns the ad, paid for by the Brigantine Republican Club, that appeared on Page 20 in the Oct. 31 Beachcomber News stating “The American Legion Riders support Phil Guenther, Andy Simpson, and Vince Sera.”

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