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Brigantine record setting female athletes continued

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, November 14, 2014 12:00 pm

Mary Holst - the “mother of All Brigantine female athletes”

The late Mary Holst is the “mother of all Brigantine female athletes.”  Mary not only set an example for all island female athletes by her athletic accomplishments, but she also provided both the youth and adults of Brigantine opportunities to participate in athletic endeavors.
Mary skied into her 90s at her home away from home in Pico, Vermont. She also walked daily until she was almost 100 years old in all kinds of weather.
Mary became Brigantine’s oldest beach inspector ever. She was close to 70 years old when she began walking every day in the blazing sun. Mary was also an ardent tennis player who never seemed to age as she charged the nets competing against women half her age.

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Green Team wins championship

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, November 14, 2014 10:30 am

Green Team wins championship Green Team wins championship The Green Team celebrates after winning the Brigantine Rec Junior Division Championship game Wednesday, Nov. 5. The 5-1 victory was a perfect ending to a successful season with only one loss. John Cyr and Jill Tate coach the team, whose players are Zachary Dontono, Justin Kabala, Favio Garcia, Sami Smith, PJ Mecca, Drew Marrandino, Jamie Wilkinson, Maria Conroy, Molly Hoffman, Kai Shellem, Jazmin Cabrajal, Lauren Tate and Jake Cyr. 

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Toys for Tots cites greater need this season

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Written by Michael Feely Friday, November 14, 2014 10:00 am

Toys For Tots Toys For Tots BRIGANTINE- The impact and subsequent recovery costs from Superstorm Sandy, property tax increases and a depressed local economy exacerbated by the closing of three Atlantic City casinos have created financial hardships for many Brigantine families.

The culmination of all the above has created a cloud over a time of year that is usually a time of cheer, according to the organizers of the Toys for Tots program.

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SharkPark fence pickets available for purchase

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Written by Michael Feely Friday, November 14, 2014 09:30 am

BRIGANTINE- The SharkPark at the 26th Street athletic complex is the epitome of a community project.  Originally built in 1998-1999 by community volunteers, the park is undergoing renovation, and organizers plan to raise money by bringing back one of the more successful fundraising efforts used in the original: personalized fence pickets listing the names of donors. 

The SharkPark Renovation Committee announced that pickets are now available for purchase.

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Solicitor confirms procedure for filling Ward 1 vacancy

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Written by Michael Feely Friday, November 14, 2014 09:10 am

BRIGANTINE- The recent municipal election will result in a vacancy in the 1st Ward when incumbent Republican Andy Simpson takes the at large position on City Council. Normally the winning party nominates three candidates for the position, and council then chooses the replacement.

With the recent election, that would leave the Democrats and Republicans in a 3-3 tie. City Clerk Lynn Sweeney deferred to the City Solicitor Fred Scerni Jr. regarding the procedure for filling the position with a tiebreaker.

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Republicans looking to thank voters

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, November 14, 2014 12:00 am

November’s Brigantine Republican Club meeting will be held 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18 at 6p.m. at the Brigantine Community Center. Come meet Brigantine's newly re-elected Mayor Phil Guenther, and two new councilmen-at-large, Andy Simpson and Vince Sera.

They seek the chance to personally thank you for all your support, and also give you another opportunity to personally speak to them and express your thoughts and opinions.

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It’s Happening in Brigantine – Events beginning Nov. 14

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, November 14, 2014 12:00 am

It’s Happening in Brigantine – Events beginning Nov. 14 It’s Happening in Brigantine – Events beginning Nov. 14 4th Ward residents meeting

The 4th Ward residents association will meet 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 15 at the Brigantine Community Center on 42nd Street. A program presented by the Brigantine Insurance Company will bring residents up to date on various types of insurance coverage including flood insurance. All residents of the 4th Ward are welcome to attend. This will be the last meeting till spring. 

Catholic Daughters casino trip

The Catholic Daughters of Brigantine will sponsor a bus trip to see “Jingle All the Way” Monday, Nov. 17 at the Tropicana Casino & Resort in Atlantic City. Bus departs 12:15 p.m.., and show time is 3:30 p.m. The bus will leave Tropicana 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 and include $15 slot credits. Call 609-266-8345 or 609-992-8593.

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Brigantine Garden Club news, week of Nov. 14

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, November 14, 2014 12:00 am

Gina Bergin/ Richard Pennestri is the manager of Keats-Plum Funeral Home, which earned the Blue Ribbon Business Award for the second year in a row.    Gina Bergin/ Richard Pennestri is the manager of Keats-Plum Funeral Home, which earned the Blue Ribbon Business Award for the second year in a row. Always beautifully landscaped is Keates-Plum Funeral Home. Congratulations to manager Richard Pennestri for earning the Blue Ribbon Business Award for the second year in a row. Thanks for keeping Brigantine beautiful.

Back in 1980, the Garden Club began planting flowers on the median strips. A 5-foot replica of a sailing ship Brigantine made out of plywood was erected at the entrance to the island. It was designed by Sue Wick and painted by Nick Manera. Unfortunately, it was hit by a car and destroyed.

Facing a similar demise by automobile was a lovely lifeguard boat on Harbor Beach Boulevard filled with geraniums. Of course, we still remember the damage to our new fountain at the triangle this past summer. Please drive carefully; what else can I say?

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Catches of the week Nov. 14

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, November 14, 2014 12:00 am

Jim Miller, Jesse Calhoun, Matt Bejsiuk and Dave DiMario with some of the striped bass and bluefish they caught recently while fishing aboard Tail Dancer with Jim Fowler at the helm. Jim Miller, Jesse Calhoun, Matt Bejsiuk and Dave DiMario with some of the striped bass and bluefish they caught recently while fishing aboard Tail Dancer with Jim Fowler at the helm. Cathy Crossland of Bayside Marina reports the shop was busy weighing in fish this week in spite of the "dead sea," as she called it. The Bayside Bounty (boat division) and the Veterans Tournament were won by the same person, Melissa, with a 33-pound, 46-inch striper. All three people on the boat were veterans.

In second place for the Veterans Tournament was Rich Quinones with a 24.9-pound, 42-inch fish. The beach tournament is still open; Rich caught his fish on clam on the south end but wasn't preregistered. You have to be registered win.

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Check out how much they check out

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, November 07, 2014 02:12 pm

Check out how much they check out Check out how much they check out Brigantine residents Ewa Wroblewska and her daughters Yasmine Saloum, 3½,  and Hana Saloum, 5, visited the Brigantine branch of the Atlantic County Library System for a Halloween craft. Wroblewska checked out an Amelia Bedelia book and “Stuart Little” DVD and hit the milestone of 99 items checked out.

Submitted by Bev Bird

   

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