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Brant Beach Gardens decorated for fall

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 02, 2014 01:00 pm

BRIGANTINE - The Brant Beach Gardens area was recently decorated for the fall, despite the wonderful summer temperatures.

Brant Beach Gardens celebrates the start of fall with its annual display of pumpkins, hay, scarecrows and more. Brant Beach Gardens celebrates the start of fall with its annual display of pumpkins, hay, scarecrows and more. Brant Beach Gardens celebrates the start of fall with its annual display of pumpkins, hay, scarecrows and more.


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October Artist of the Month

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 02, 2014 11:00 am

The artist within has always been with Eleanor Coia McKelvey. She was schooled in commercial art and worked at the U.S. Mint as an exhibit designer and ultimately, museum manager. While there, the Mint sculptor-engravers encouraged her to sculpt. She began with bas relief portraits and has now found a passion in sculpting small figures in the round in microcrystalline wax, some of which she has bronzed. She had the pleasure of serving as assistant sculptor for Fr. Leonard Carrieri, an internationally known sculptor, when he was in his 90's and losing his eyesight- a most humbling, yet delightful experience.

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Trip to Brandywine River Museum

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, September 28, 2014 11:00 pm

The Brigantine Cultural Arts Commission sponsors a bus trip to the Brandywine River Museum in historic Chadds Ford, Pa.  on Tuesday, Oct. 21.

A guided tour will escort visitors through the museum to view the works of N.C., Andrew and Jamie Wyeth. The cost is $40 per person and includes admission, transportation and tour. Lunch will be on your own. There is a restaurant on the premises. Call 609-266-3808 or 609-266-2545.

Submitted by Nancy Barbin

 

The Gold and Silver Mine: Lowly cent costs a fortune to mint

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Written by Douglas Keefe Sunday, September 28, 2014 01:00 pm

The Gold and Silver Mine: Lowly cent costs a fortune to mint The Gold and Silver Mine: Lowly cent costs a fortune to mint This week’s column was intended to be me putting in my 2 cents worth of opinion about the lowly 1 cent coin, but a timely article in the Wall Street Journal added some additional statistics, so I have incorporated them here. An interesting note, the author of that WSJ article interchanged the terms cent and penny, even though the American coin is a “cent,” one-one hundredth of a dollar, not a penny, which is a British monetary unit.

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Catches of the week Sept. 28

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Written by Emily Lingo Sunday, September 28, 2014 10:00 am

Jacob and his flounder Jacob and his flounder The bluefish still are all over the beach, bays and inlets chasing the mullet. There have been several flounder caught from the surf using our fresh mullet. One of Brigantine's youngest anglers, Jacob Santarpio was out the northend and landed a sweet flounder all by himself. He is following in his parents Jeff and Jyll's footsteps.

Eric Matuzsan made it out to the GE Reef on Tuesday with reports of sea bass, blues, sea robins, weakies and a 22" flounder on S and S Rattletail Bucktail.

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Local Sara Ferguson marries Josh Shideler

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, September 27, 2014 10:00 am

Local Sara Ferguson marries Josh Shideler Local Sara Ferguson marries Josh Shideler On Saturday, Sept. 20, Sara Ferguson married Josh Shideler of Houston, Texas. The ceremony took place at the Community Presbyterian Church and was followed by a reception in her parents’ backyard on 12th Street and the bay.

Submitted by Sue Ferguson

   

Ten area residents become CASA volunteers

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 26, 2014 11:00 pm

Ten area residents become CASA volunteers Ten area residents become CASA volunteers Ten Atlantic and Cape May County residents were recently sworn in as Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteers at a ceremony in Somers Point. The swearing in capped 30 hours of classroom instruction in child advocacy.

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Crossroads Youth Group begins new year

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 26, 2014 11:54 am

Attention all sixth- through eight-grade youth in Brigantine. If you are looking for something to do on Sunday afternoons, then we have just the thing for you. Crossroads is beginning a new year on Sunday, Sept. 28. 
Crossroads Youth Group is a fellowship sponsored by the Community Presbyterian Church that is open to all youth in Brigantine that focuses on having fun without the use of drugs and alcohol. The program is based on four categories: fun and fellowship, community service, current issues and spirituality. 

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Chamber beach tailgate party draws big crowd

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Written by Michael Feely Friday, September 26, 2014 10:28 am

Eagles fans packed the beach. Eagles fans packed the beach. BRIGANTINE-It was a great crowd this past Sunday as residents and visitors crowded the beach in front of the Laguna Grill to watch the Philadelphia Eagles trounce the Washington Redskins. 

The Brigantine Chamber of Commerce, along with the city, sponsored a tailgate party where attendees could watch the game on a 20- by 50-foot screen. Four-by-fours were allowed on the beach to access the game. The Laguna Grill donated a free buffet.

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Brigantine Police Blotter Sept. 26

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 26, 2014 09:58 am

Police Blotter Sept. 26 Police Blotter Sept. 26 For the week ending September 17 the Brigantine Police Dept. responded to approximately 350 calls for service, including 20 motor vehicle stops with 20 summonses issued.

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