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Garden Club News > Start protecting gardens from winter-like winds

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Written by MARGARET MOORE Monday, December 02, 2013 01:00 am

 

watering can As I write this article, there are conflicting weather reports, so we may have a really wet Thanksgiving or a white one. Either way, I hope it is a safe one for all of you.

This time of year is very unpredictable and we should prepare for anything. We should still watch out for wind damage and remember to protect those new plantings.

Garden bed tenders, please remember to bring in your signs for the winter.

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Scotland named Moral Leader of the Year

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, December 02, 2013 01:00 am

From left are Bob McDevitt of UNITE HERE Local 54, who presented the award; the Rev. John Scotland; and Bishop John Gandy, president of Building One New Jersey.  From left are Bob McDevitt of UNITE HERE Local 54, who presented the award; the Rev. John Scotland; and Bishop John Gandy, president of Building One New Jersey.

The Rev. John Scotland of Community Presbyterian Church in Brigantine was honored Thursday, Nov. 14 at the Building One New Jersey 10th anniversary banquet held at the Masonic Temple in Trenton. 

Bishop John Gandy, president of Building One New Jersey (BONJ), said that BONJ  works “on behalf of inclusion and regional solutions to the pressing problems facing communities, such as fair housing policy in tandem with equitable education funding; infrastructure investment that creates good jobs; and issues faced by immigrants and ex-offenders.”

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Casino and Show Review > Tropicana’s unique Christmas tree light show is worth a visit

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Written by Jackie Fabel Sunday, December 01, 2013 01:00 am

 Tropicana’s unique Christmas tree light show is worth a visit Tropicana’s unique Christmas tree light show is worth a visit

The Quarter area of the Tropicana is the place to visit as this time of holiday season comes around. The tropical setting seems to belie the cool temps outside. Always known in the past for an elaborate setting for a massive Christmas tree decorated to take your breath away, this year is no exception. But the first viewing of the area will have you wondering, “Where’s the tree?”

You will be delighted at the floral display of poinsettias, plants and magnificent seasonal displays of various lights hanging from the ceiling in snowflake shapes, but no tree.

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Volunteers are something to be thankful for

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Written by Keri O’Connor Sunday, December 01, 2013 01:00 am

 Volunteers bag apples, oranges and potatoes. Volunteers bag apples, oranges and potatoes.

Volunteers box up food at the Brigantine Presbyterian Church’s Food Bank for Brigantine residents who need some help to have a Thanksgiving dinner.

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Proposed Internet gaming initiative could boost state economy

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, November 29, 2013 04:09 pm

NJ State Sen. Raymond Lesniak (D-Union), the sponsor of New Jersey’s Internet gaming law, announced a new initiative on Thursday that would put New Jersey at the hub of an international gaming industry that is expected to experience rapid growth in the years ahead. The plan is intended to attract international gaming companies to New Jersey, producing jobs, state revenue and economic expansion.

“This could make New Jersey the leader in online gaming,” Lesniak said. “We offer the stability and security of a regulated marketplace, we have an educated workforce and a high-tech infrastructure. New Jersey could be a global destination for internet gaming.”

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Science and math are focus of student projects

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Written by Brian Pruitt, Superintendent of Schools Wednesday, November 27, 2013 02:00 pm

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The students and staff in both the Brigantine Elementary and Brigantine North Middle schools have been focused on a variety of student-centered, hands-on projects within the curriculum that have developed math and science skill sets while also focusing on larger citizenship issues and environmental stewardship.

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Sports Scrapbook – Spartans romp to state championship

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Written by Don Marrandino Wednesday, November 27, 2013 01:00 pm

 

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Holy Spirit made Bishop Eustace its fifth shutout victory of the season with a 38-0 win at Ed Byrnes Stadium on Friday night. The win in the second round of the playoffs propelled the unbeaten Spartans (10-0) to their fourth consecutive state championship game against DePaul Dec. 8 at Rutgers University Stadium.

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Keep local businesses in mind this holiday season

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Written by Jennifer Blumenthal, City Manager Wednesday, November 27, 2013 10:00 am

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We are now in the 2013 Holiday Season. The weather is getting colder but the community spirit remains warm.

Brigantine Beach residents and supporters alike have worked hard over the last year to help those in need, including the families that were hit hardest by Hurricane Sandy. This generosity has continued on into the holidays. We are all so lucky to be part of such a beautiful and caring community.

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Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on those who help us

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Written by Philip Guenther Tuesday, November 26, 2013 08:00 pm

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We have much to be grateful for since Superstorm Sandy impacted the lives of our friends and neighbors on this fair island of ours. We have made tremendous improvement over that year and much of it is due to the support and cooperation of those that have helped bring us back to normal.

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Council approves payouts, bonds at special meeting

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Written by Michael Feely Tuesday, November 26, 2013 04:00 pm

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Brigantine’s City Council met for a special meeting on Monday night to approve three resolutions dealing with recent bond ordinances.

For the second meeting in a row, technical difficulties plagued the start of the meeting. The meeting was delayed until the audio system was functioning correctly.

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