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Brigantine Public Schools Operation Child Find

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, November 06, 2014 12:00 am

The Brigantine School District has services for preschool children ages 3-5 with disabilities.  The program is free to all residents.  The program is staffed by caring professionals ready and prepared to meet each child’s needs.  Don’t wait if you think your child may need these services.  Call the child study team at 609-264-9499 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

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St. Thomas marking a 70th birthday

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, November 06, 2014 12:00 am

St. Thomas Parish News

Hospitality Weekend

This weekend, Nov. 8 and 9, St. Thomas Parish will be celebrating Fr. Bill's 70th birthday. Refreshments will be provided in St. Philip Hall after all Masses, including the 4 p.m. Mass on Saturday. Stop in after Mass to wish father a happy birthday.

Calendar Club Raffle

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Brigantine Veterans Day Parade set for Sunday

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, November 06, 2014 12:00 am

vfw Hello from Base Camp V.

First and foremost, we want to remind everyone that the annual Veterans Day Parade is scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 9. The parade will begin at 26th and Brigantine avenues at 10:30 a.m. and proceed to the Veterans Memorial, where the ceremony honoring our Veterans will begin at 11 a.m. Please come out and show your thanks to those brave men and women who have served and are serving in our armed forces. Following the ceremony, everyone is invited back to the Post for light refreshments.

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The Gold and Silver Mine- Misprints can turn stamp values upside down

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Written by Douglas Keefe Saturday, November 01, 2014 11:00 pm

The Gold and Silver Mine- Misprints can turn stamp values upside down The Gold and Silver Mine- Misprints can turn stamp values upside down I’ve mentioned in the past that one of my favorite hobbies growing up was stamp collecting, and as a result I was good at history because stamps were issued to commemorate events in our past, and also geography, because when I received a stamp from a foreign country, I was interested in locating it on a map. Well stamps can make good investments for the right ones, and the following is a prime example. 

You may remember my previous description of the first series of air mail stamps printed in 1918 when delivery by air mail was first established. The first air mail stamps were printed in 6 cent, 12 cent and 24 cent denominations, the different amounts for the distance traveled.

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Court advocate volunteers needed

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, October 31, 2014 11:00 pm

CASA for Children of Atlantic and Cape May Counties is seeking people interested in becoming volunteer court advocates for children living in foster care.

Those who would like to learn more can attend an upcoming information session noon Thursday, Nov. 6 at the Atlantic County Library Mays Landing Branch.

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Stranding Center volunteer workshops scheduled

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, October 31, 2014 02:35 pm

The Marine Mammal Stranding Center will host stranding volunteer workshops 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 8 at the Wetlands Institute, 1075 Stone Harbor Boulevard, Stone Harbor and 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 22 at Clean Ocean Action Headquarters, Gateway National Recreation Area, Sandy Hook Unit, Highlands.

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Stripers all over lured by eels

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, October 31, 2014 10:30 am

Eli with his 43-pound trophy out of Bayside. Eli with his 43-pound trophy out of Bayside. Cathy from Bayside reports plenty of striper action this week all over. Wayne Crawley has been throwing a Hopkins and catching keeper bass. Bill Fischer prefers eels at night under the bridge and came up with a nice 47-inch striper. Eels are working during the day too in the back drifting. The big fish of the week was of course Eli's 43-pound trophy caught out front fishing with Mark Hansen on the Treemendous using Bayside's fresh bunker. Mark is always on the fish.

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Lt. Governor visits Brigantine, announces grant aid on anniversary of Hurricane Sandy

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Written by Michael Feely Friday, October 31, 2014 08:31 am

New Jersey Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno speaks.  Behind her are DEP Deputy Commissioner David Glass, left, and Brigantine Mayor Phil Guenther. New Jersey Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno speaks. Behind her are DEP Deputy Commissioner David Glass, left, and Brigantine Mayor Phil Guenther. BRIGANTINE–Two years after Hurricane Sandy visited the island of Brigantine, the state’s lieutenant governor, Kim Guadagno, visited homeowner Kevin McCarty at his newly elevated residence on Lafayette Boulevard Wednesday, Oct. 29.

The visit was part of a state initiative that had Gov. Chris Christie, his wife and the Lt. Gov. visiting areas that suffered the most damage.

Guadagno used the visit to announce that New Jersey has surpassed the 1,000-mark for grants approved under the Department of Environmental Protection's Hazard Mitigation Grant elevation program.

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Candidates forum standing room only

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Written by Michael Feely Friday, October 31, 2014 08:18 am

BRIGANTINE–The Senior Dining Room at the Brigantine Beach Community Center was packed this past Saturday morning as the Brigantine Taxpayers Association hosted municipal candidates forum moderated by the New Jersey League of Women Voters. Ed Gracely of Sicklerville was the moderator and he kept a tight rein on the candidates as well as the audience. 

It was standing room only for the 90 minute forum. For the most part the questions dealt with specific issues that those attending wanted to hear the answers from the candidates. 

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Candidates present platforms for Tuesday’s election

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Written by Michael Feely Friday, October 31, 2014 08:05 am

Candidates present platforms for Tuesday’s election Candidates present platforms for Tuesday’s election BRIGANTINE-The Beachcomber News asked candidates for mayor and councilman-at-large to provide 300-word statements summarizing platforms and reasons why Brigantine voters should vote for them.

Candidates are listed alphabetically by last name. First are mayoral candidates, and then by councilman-at-large.                    

PHIILIP GUENTHER – Republican candidate for mayor

It has been one of the greatest honors of my life to serve as mayor of Brigantine for over 20 years: I am humbled by your support, and I am inspired by the many passionate, talented community-minded volunteers and city employees who have worked with me to overcome a myriad of challenges and create our great quality of life.  

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