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Brigantine catches of the week Nov. 7

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, November 07, 2014 12:16 pm

Blake and Willie with a pair of stripers at Bayside. Blake and Willie with a pair of stripers at Bayside. Cathy from Bayside reports that the winds were relentless last weekend but apparently didn't scare the fish away. Bayside regulars Blake and Willie went out Monday with some not-so-fresh bunker (left over from before the storm) and came an hour later with a pair of nice stripers from the old bridge, one measuring 33 inches and the other 31. Then they went back to their usual tog fishing.

And it's been quite a tog season, especially at low tide. Stripers seem to be favoring the top of the tide. We got in our first shipment of Tactical Angler tackle. The poppers are like nothing else, and the sub darters are awesome in rough surf.

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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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It’s Happening in Brigantine – Events beginning Nov. 7

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, November 06, 2014 02:29 pm

Veterans cards

All are welcome to stop in to make thank you cards for veterans during library hours Monday through Saturday, Nov. 3-8. (The library is closed on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 4.) A card-making station is set up in the upstairs foyer. The cards will be presented to local veterans in time for Veterans Day. For information call 266-0110.

Turkey Tissue Paper Craft

The Brigantine branch of the Atlantic County Library will present a turkey tissue paper craft 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8 for children ages 3-12. Registration is required. For more information call 609-266-0110.

Veteran’s Day Parade

The Brigantine Veteran’s Day Parade will be at 10a.m. Sunday, Nov. 9. The parade begins at 26th St. and runs to the Veteran’s Memorial.

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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.

 

Open House Plaid Party and Ugly Holiday Sweater Contest at Absecon Lighthouse Dec. 6

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

lighthouse Got plaid? How about an outstandingly ugly holiday sweater? Well, it is appreciated at the Absecon Lighthouse. Light up the holidays 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6 at the lighthouse, and to celebrate the season, wearing holiday plaids and ugly holiday sweaters is encouraged.

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