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Republicans hand out complimentary ice cream snacks

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, September 07, 2014 12:00 am

Republicans hand out complimentary ice cream snacks Republicans hand out complimentary ice cream snacks BRIGANTINE–Mayor Philip Guenther, Councilman Andy Simpson and candidate for Councilman-at-Large Vince Sera distributed free ice cream bars Labor Day on the beach to thank everyone for supporting Brigantine this summer. 

Submitted by Jim Mackey

 

The Gold and Silver Mine: the difference between collecting and investing

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Written by Douglas Keefe Saturday, September 06, 2014 12:50 pm

The Gold and Silver Mine The Gold and Silver Mine A recent article in The Numismatic News (a weekly publication about coins) got me to thinking again about the difference between collecting and investing. The article’s subject was the joy of collecting AG (low grade) coins.

Many of my articles have recommended the purchase of the highest grade coin you can afford to maximize the potential of profit when the time comes to liquidate your collection. But that approach is meant for the investor; what about the person who is trying to assemble a collection for the pure joy of the hunt?

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Artist of the Month, September 2014

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Written by Pam Carchidi Saturday, September 06, 2014 12:00 am

Artist of the Month Artist of the Month Rosanne Klein is the artist for the month for September. Examples of her work are displayed in the showcase at the main entrance of the Brigantine Community Center.

If you would like to learn how to do decorative painting (oils-mixed media), there will be class 5-7 p.m. Thursday (supplies included). Jewelry Making is 1-3 p.m. Friday. Classes are eight weeks, and the fee is $80 for adults and $40 for seniors. 

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Brigantine Republican Club meeting Sept. 9

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Written by Jim Mackey Friday, September 05, 2014 04:21 pm

Brigantine Republican Club meeting Sept. 9 Brigantine Republican Club meeting Sept. 9 The Brigantine Republican Club meets 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9 at the Brigantine Community Center, 265 42nd St. South. 

The club will discuss topics that include the proposed 24-year golf course lease, tax bills, the November election and Brigantine’s future.

Mayor Philip Guenther, Councilman Andy Simpson and Councilman-at Large candidate Vince Sera will listen to concerns and answer questions.

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Brigantine catches made week of Sept. 3 (Slideshow)

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 05, 2014 01:54 pm

Chuck Brase with a flounder at Bayside Marina. Chuck Brase with a flounder at Bayside Marina. BRIGANTINE–There are three weeks left for flounder fishing – plenty of time to catch your doormat, according to Cathy Crossland of Bayside Marina. She said she saw three flounder up to 24 inches on Sunday at the cove. It's time to fight the greenheads off at the north end of the island, since it is finally open.

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Feasting and fun at the Crabfest

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Written by Keri O’Connor Friday, September 05, 2014 12:45 pm

Pat Loers and Eileen Kratter serve up the crabs and fixings. Pat Loers and Eileen Kratter serve up the crabs and fixings. BRIGANTINE–The Brigantine Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6964 Ladies Auxiliary held its annual Crabfest Saturday, Aug. 30 at the post hall on 31st Street. 

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St. George’s Thorofare to be dredged

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Written by MICHAEL FEELY Friday, September 05, 2014 12:13 pm

St. George’s Thorofare to be dredged St. George’s Thorofare to be dredged BRIGNATINE - The city issued a notice this week that the New Jersey Department of Transportation has awarded a $600,000 contract to Mobile Dredging and Pumping Company to dredge about 41,000 cubic yards of sand from the channel at the entrance of St. George’s Thorofare.

According to City Engineer Ed Stinson, the entrance to St. George’s had narrowed significantly and boaters have complained for the past three years.

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Farmers Market honors sponsors, staff, volunteers

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Written by MICHAEL FEELY Friday, September 05, 2014 12:05 pm

BRIGANTINE–Prior to the business agenda at this week’s City Council meeting, a ceremony was held to honor the sponsors, staff and volunteers that this year’s inaugural Brigantine Farmers Market so successful.

Co-chairs Cheryl Mascioli and Councilwoman Lisa McClay introduced the committee and volunteers.

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Honoring the memory of No. 46 Angelo Coia

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 05, 2014 12:02 pm

– No. 46 Jack Klemm and his grandfather, Don Marrandino, celebrate the memory of Angelo Coia. – No. 46 Jack Klemm and his grandfather, Don Marrandino, celebrate the memory of Angelo Coia.

BRIGANTINE–On Saturday, former Brigantine Rams Jayvee Coach Angelo Coia was honored in a very quiet and special way. There was no ceremony nor hoopla as the Rams met the Buena Braves. In fact, neither the fans nor members of the team even knew this honor was taking place on the field. However, the spirit of No. 46 was present as two players wore his number in his memory.

Before, we get on with the story let’s recall who Angelo Coia was and why he was a very special person.

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Council approves $12M bond ordinance for post-sandy projects

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Written by Michael Feely Friday, September 05, 2014 07:00 am

Brigantine firefighter and EMT Henry Brigantine firefighter and EMT Henry

Firefighter-EMTs Kuchinsky and Worthington sworn in

BRIGANTINE - The city hired and swore in two new full-time firefighter-EMTs prior to the start of Wednesday’s council meeting.

William Kuchinsky and Henry “Hank” Worthington were both sworn in and will join the department immediately. This will bring the staff level of the department up to four seven-man platoons.  Those 28, plus the chief and fire official, bring the department to 30 in total. 

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