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The Gold and Silver Mine – Buried treasure still exists

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Written by Douglas Keefe Friday, March 07, 2014 01:00 pm

Gold and Silver Mine Gold and Silver Mine

I’m going to deviate from my planned column about coin grading to write about what seems to be on many people’s minds – the $10 million in gold coins found by a California couple while walking their dog on their property.

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House OKs revision of Biggert-Waters Act to slow rate increases

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Written by Michael Feely Thursday, March 06, 2014 07:00 pm

New Jersey New Jersey

The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation Tuesday evening that would lower premium increases for federal flood insurance mandated under the 2012 Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform law for most homeowners, permanently remove the home sale rate increase trigger, and ensure greater fiscal solvency of the National Flood Insurance Program.

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Council votes down ordinance to eliminate public safety director

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Written by Michael Feely Thursday, March 06, 2014 06:00 pm

City of Brigantine City of Brigantine

City Council voted down an ordinance Wednesday night that would have eliminated the position of public safety director in the city. The ordinance was the result of a petition, and the 5-2 vote along party lines will result in a special election allowing the voters to make the final decision.

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Eye Health Tip of the Week – Exercise is good for the eyes

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Written by Dr. Emerson Tracy Monday, March 03, 2014 01:00 pm

Eye Health Eye Health Exercise may help prevent age-related macular degeneration and cataracts, both of which affect vision.

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Science lesson in the kitchen

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Written by Keri O'Connor Sunday, March 02, 2014 12:00 pm

Steven and Sami Smith and Diana Mackey experiment with red cabbage under the supervision of Dorothy Couval.  Steven and Sami Smith and Diana Mackey experiment with red cabbage under the supervision of Dorothy Couval.

Kids Enrichment and CER held a demonstration of chemical reactions Saturday, Feb. 22 at the Community Center.

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South Jersey Cancer Fund plans new website

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Written by Robert Blyth Saturday, March 01, 2014 04:00 pm

Helping Hands Helping Hands

A meeting of the South Jersey Cancer Fund was held on Wednesday, Feb. 19. President Joe McNally announced that a website for the fund was being built.

The new web page will help to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the fund.

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The Gold and Silver Mine – When 70 means 'perfect'

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Written by Douglas Keefe Saturday, March 01, 2014 02:00 pm

Gold and Silver Mine Gold and Silver Mine

The grade (condition) of a coin determines its value to collectors, the better the condition, the more the coin is worth. In the early days of coin collecting the coin was either new (uncirculated) or not. But as collecting evolved, coins were assigned grades based on the amount of wear they received in circulation.

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'Disco Lady' Maxine gets the crowd moving

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Written by Jacqueline Fabel Saturday, March 01, 2014 11:00 am

Maxine Nightingale belts out “Take your Time” on stage in the Resorts Superstar Theater. Maxine Nightingale belts out “Take your Time” on stage in the Resorts Superstar Theater.

It was a cold night in Atlantic City on Wednesday, Feb. 19, but the temperature was about to go up in the Resorts Superstar Theater. Maxine Nightingale, the “Disco Lady,” was going to disco the night away.

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American Legion News – Benefit for Vinnie

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Written by Sunshine Friday, February 28, 2014 07:00 pm

American Legion News American Legion News

"Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see." Oh, how beautiful that is.

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Brigantine Police blotter – DWI arrest

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Written by Lt. Jim Bennett Friday, February 28, 2014 06:00 pm

Police Blotter Police Blotter For the week ending Feb. 26, the Brigantine Police Department responded to approximately 275 calls for service, including 60 motor vehicle stops and five domestic disputes.

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