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Brigantine Garden Club news Oct. 4

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, October 03, 2014 12:00 am

Members of the Blue Ribbon Property Awards for Businesses and Non-profit Organizations Committee:  Gina Bergin, Phyllis Glomb, Kathy Skimmons, Debbie  Pucci and Doretta Lipinacci.  Missing from photo:  Johanne Milnes Members of the Blue Ribbon Property Awards for Businesses and Non-profit Organizations Committee: Gina Bergin, Phyllis Glomb, Kathy Skimmons, Debbie Pucci and Doretta Lipinacci. Missing from photo: Johanne Milnes BRIGANTINE- Last Thursday's storm wreaked havoc up on the seawall.  Some of the pots were not only full of sand; they were mounded over the top completely covering all the plants. Some of the pots are surrounded by five or six inches of sand. All the signs have been collected; we seem to have lost only one. Please clean out your pot of all plants no later than Oct. 6. We will be storing the pots at the community center for the winter. Pot tenders, thank you for adopting your pot to water. Again I received several compliments today as I was working up there. They were enjoyed by many.

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Letter: Reprehensible behavior distracts from the issues

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Written by Opinion Friday, October 03, 2014 12:00 am

Letter: Reprehensible behavior distracts from the issues Letter: Reprehensible behavior distracts from the issues To the editor:

I am a Republican. I was an active member of the Brigantine Republican Club, and I am also a former member of the New Republican Party, spearheaded by Andy Simpson, prior to his election to the City Council to represent the 1st Ward in Brigantine.

I can no longer be silent and tolerate the shameful deportment of some Brigantine activists that is meant to steer the voting public away from the tangible issues.

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What are ‘living shorelines’?

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Written by Michael Feely Thursday, October 02, 2014 03:00 pm

Last week the Beachcomber News reported that the city of Brigantine had received a $125,000 grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation to “make the bay side of the island more resilient by creating living shorelines.” The term “living shorelines” is a new addition to our island jargon, and it might be helpful to illuminate this concept.

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Catches of the week Oct. 3, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 02, 2014 02:46 pm

A tired John Henry with mahi out of Bayside. A tired John Henry with mahi out of Bayside.

Cathy from Bayside reports flounder fishing went out with a bang around here. Chrystal Perkins had the largest flounder, tipping the scale at 7 1/2 pounds, caught on squid. Jack Walker picked up a keeper in the back on minnows. Anthony Pitucci had five keepers off the beach.

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Brant Beach Gardens decorated for fall

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 02, 2014 02:00 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 12:00 pm

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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St. Thomas Parish News Oct. 3

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 02, 2014 12:00 am

Blessing of Animals

Saturday, Oct. 4 is the feast of St. Francis of Assisi and the annual blessing of animals is 10 a.m. in the church parking lot on Eighth St. Pets of all kinds, cats, dogs, fish, birds, reptiles and rodents (in cages please) are welcome, whether Catholic or not.

Youth Group bake sale

The Youth Group is holding a bake sale after all weekend masses on October 4 and 5.  Please buy some goodies and help support the activities of our young people.

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Brigantine CER partners with N.J. Special Olympics

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, September 30, 2014 12:00 am

The Brigantine CER and the New Jersey Special Olympics offers a sport and play program, Young Athletes, for ages 2-7 with intellectual disabilities.

The program hopes to Improve gross motor skills, celebrate a child’s success, improve social and language skills and develop skills for future participation in sports.

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Trip to Brandywine River Museum

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, September 29, 2014 12:00 am

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 02:00 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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