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Makeovers at Eyebrow Bar

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Written by Keri O’Connor Friday, December 12, 2014 02:44 pm

The staff gathers around the Christmas tree. The staff gathers around the Christmas tree. The Genie Salon at 1307 W. Brigantine Ave. introduced its new Eyebrow Bar Friday, Dec. 5, where customers can receive an eyebrow makeover.

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Catches of the week, edition of Dec. 12

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, December 12, 2014 09:59 am

Bill and Steve at Bayside Marina Bill and Steve at Bayside Marina Cathy Crossland from Bayside Marina reports that the northeast winds are blowing and probably blowing the stripers way offshore. She submitted a few final photos before they threw in the proverbial towel. Mike DiCarlo finally got into some fish. He sure put his time in this fall. He and his buddies caught 30 altogether and threw the biggest ones back like true sportsmen.

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Donations still needed for Toys for Tots

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Written by Michael Feely Friday, December 12, 2014 09:33 am

Donations still needed for Toys for Tots Donations still needed for Toys for Tots The Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program, in partnership with Brigantine’s True Spirit Coalition, is collecting toys for the children of families that are going through dramatic changes in their economic reality. Organizers said the requests for assistance have increased, and the program needs additional support.  

Last year the Marine Corps Reserve’s Toys for Tots program distributed 42,000-plus toys to more than 8,000 children in Atlantic County.

“This year, with our present depressed economy, the need is greater,” said Ron Powell, a co-coordinator for Toys for Tots program for Atlantic City and Brigantine.

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Zumba takes off in Brigantine

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Written by Michael Feely Friday, December 12, 2014 05:54 am

Zumba takes off in Brigantine Zumba takes off in Brigantine

Deena Donofrio benefit to be held Saturday

Zumba enthusiasts will be coming out Saturday morning to raise money for Deena Donofrio, a local resident who is in need of support from her neighbors. A single mother who works at Brigantine North School, Donofrio will be out of work for months.

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FEMA adopts flood insurance reforms to help Sandy victims lowballed by insurers

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Written by Michael Feely Friday, December 12, 2014 04:52 am

 Superstorm Sandy impacted many who are trying to get back to a new sense of “normal.”  However, a safety fallback that many counted on has become, in some cases, a cause of depression and anger. A number of flood insurance providers have been taking advantage of Sandy victims, who in the words of U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez are “getting lowballed because the process is against them.”

On Friday Dec. 5, the Federal Emergency Management Agency reversed course and agreed to a series of flood-insurance reforms that are designed to mitigate those actions of some of the insurers.

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AC Ballet brings ‘The Nutcracker’ back to AC after 30-year absence

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, December 12, 2014 04:32 am

The Atlantic City Ballet will present ‘The Nutcracker’ Thursday through Tuesday, Dec. 18-23 at the Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City. The Atlantic City Ballet will present ‘The Nutcracker’ Thursday through Tuesday, Dec. 18-23 at the Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City. ATLANTIC CITY – After 30 years of touring the state with the beloved holiday classic, the Atlantic City Ballet announced that it will perform “The Nutcracker” Dec. 18-23 in Atlantic City.

The ballet will be presented with live accompaniment by the Garden State Philharmonic at the Claridge Hotel Celebrity Theater, Park Place and the Boardwalk.

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Brigantine Green Team achieves bronze sustainability certification

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, December 11, 2014 10:36 pm

The city of Brigantine’s Green Team achieved bronze level Sustainable Jersey certification – one of only 171 in the state. Certified municipalities are making important contributions toward the long-term goal of a sustainable New Jersey and world. The designation was based on a number of programs implemented by the Green Team.

The volunteers were honored at a Sustainable Jersey awards luncheon Tuesday, Nov. 18 in Atlantic City. From left are John Doring, Johanne Milnes, Fran Paullin, Charlie De Julius, Chrissy Lauletta, George Loza, Cheryl Mascioli, John Butler, Lisa McClay, Dave Roantree, Jennifer Blumenthal and Joe Campitelli, all of Brigantine.  

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4-wheel-drive permits and gift certificates on sale

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, December 11, 2014 05:21 pm

The city of Brigantine has kicked off the summer of 2015 by offering four-wheel-drive permits and gift certificates at a discounted rate for a limited time. Permits and gift certificates can be purchased 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Saturday at the Brigantine Beach Community Center, 265 42nd St.

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Brigantine ushers in the holidays with annual tree lighting

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Written by Keri O’Connor Thursday, December 11, 2014 01:56 pm

Santa Claus arrives. Santa Claus arrives.  The city of Brigantine and the Chamber of Commerce held their annual Christmas tree lighting Friday, Dec. 5at the City Hall firehouse, which was transformed into a “winter wonderland” for the night.

By Keri O’Connor, Staff Photographer

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AHL Albany Devils seek to sweep 2-game series against Lehigh Valley Phantoms at Boardwalk Hall Dec. 14

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, December 11, 2014 01:53 pm

Photos with Santa before the game starting 2 p.m.

After posting a 4-2 victory against the Lehigh Valley Phantoms in the first game at the Art Dorrington Ice Rink at Boardwalk Hall Nov. 28, the Albany Devils seek to sweep the two-game series 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14. This will be the final opportunity of 2014 to catch hockey action at the arena as well as participate in promotions, games and holiday-themed activities. The AHL Albany Devils vs. Lehigh Valley Phantoms two-game series at Boardwalk Hall is being presented by Tropicana Casino & Resort Atlantic City.

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