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Surf Jam takes advantage of big waves

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Written by Brian Husta Friday, August 08, 2014 08:30 am

Young surfers race for the sea to catch the best waves. Young surfers race for the sea to catch the best waves.

This year’s Surf Jam was held Tuesday, Aug. 5. Surf contests can be difficult when it comes to relying on the weather. However, this year, it was not an issue with a tropical system poised off our coast. The storm not only produced some perfect 3-5 foot waves throughout the day, it also brought out some of the best surfers from Brigantine.

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2014 Brigantine Surf Jam results

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, August 07, 2014 07:00 pm

The 2014 Brigantine Surf Jam was held Tuesday, Aug. 5. The winners of each division are as follows:

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Triathletes prevail through rain and wind

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Written by Michael Feely Thursday, August 07, 2014 06:15 pm

Brigantine youths who took part in the triathlon smile despite the less-than-perfect weather. Brigantine youths who took part in the triathlon smile despite the less-than-perfect weather. BRIGANTINE - The 27th edition of the Brigantine Beach Sprint Triathlon was delayed for two hours due to torrential rains on Saturday, but 356 individual triathletes and 42 relay teams completed the race nevertheless.

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Young triathlon relay trio makes strong finish together

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Written by Michael Feely Thursday, August 07, 2014 06:00 pm

 

From left are Brooke Sharp, Lauren Tate, and Masey Klemm. From left are Brooke Sharp, Lauren Tate, and Masey Klemm.

The relay competition for the Brigantine Triathlon has increased greatly over the last few years as athletes with different skill sets (swimmers, cyclists and swimmers) team together to complete the event.

This year the event had a relay team composed of three young girls from Brigantine’s North School: Lauren Tate, 9; Brooke Sharp, 10; and Masey Klemm, 9.

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Chief Reed sworn in, public comment rule amended and approved

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Written by Michael Feely Thursday, August 07, 2014 05:37 pm

 

New Brigantine Police Chief Tim Reed with wife, Beth, and daughters Courtney, Abigail and Sarah. New Brigantine Police Chief Tim Reed with wife, Beth, and daughters Courtney, Abigail and Sarah.

BRIGANTINE - It was a busy City Council meeting as council debated ongoing issues dealing with the salary ordinance and the new meeting procedures for public comment.

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BrigStrong workshop this Saturday

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Written by Michael Feely Thursday, August 07, 2014 04:00 pm

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Brigantine’s Long Term Recovery Group, BrigStrong, has scheduled the seventh in a series of post-Sandy recovery workshops for 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 9 at the Brigantine Beach Community Center.

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3-day fishing challenge offers $1M for record-setting fluke

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, August 02, 2014 12:00 am

The Atlantic City Alliance will host the inaugural DO AC Beach N Boat Million Dollar Fishing Challenge Aug. 22-24 with a chance to win more than $1 million in cash for the largest eligible catches, including the chance to win a $1,000,000 fish.

The event is free and open to the public, and participants are invited to register at www.beachnboat.com/DO-AC, where anglers can find details about the event, including rules and exact fishing boundaries. Family and friends of anglers are encouraged to attend.

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Bake sale supports MMSC

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Written by Carol Romano Friday, August 01, 2014 11:00 am

The Swartley family visits the Marine Mammal Stranding Center in Brigantine to donate the proceeds of their bake sale, which netted $347 for the nonprofit center. At left, presenting a certificate of seal adoption is MMSC Co-Director Sheila Dean. In back from left are Jude Foster-Swartley, being held by Josh Swartley; Laura Foster; Ian Swartley; Melissa Swartley, holding Sonya Swartley; and Ben Swartley. In front from left are Camille Foster-Swartley, Miriam Foster-Swartley, Zoe Swartley, Akela Swartley and Steen Swartley. The Swartley family visits the Marine Mammal Stranding Center in Brigantine to donate the proceeds of their bake sale, which netted $347 for the nonprofit center. At left, presenting a certificate of seal adoption is MMSC Co-Director Sheila Dean. In back from left are Jude Foster-Swartley, being held by Josh Swartley; Laura Foster; Ian Swartley; Melissa Swartley, holding Sonya Swartley; and Ben Swartley. In front from left are Camille Foster-Swartley, Miriam Foster-Swartley, Zoe Swartley, Akela Swartley and Steen Swartley.  BRIGANTINE - Summertime at the shore usually doesn't include community service, but for the Swartley and Foster-Swartley families, volunteering is always on their vacation agenda and something they do throughout the year.

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Sports Scrapbook – Memories from decades past

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Written by Don Marrandino Friday, August 01, 2014 09:00 am

Turning back the pages to…

1949 – A young woman gave the bellhop a $5 tip to deliver a note to Phillies first baseman Eddie Waitkus in a Chicago hotel where the Phillies would meet Chicago the next day.

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Tired of political rants

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Written by Opinion Friday, August 01, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

I’ve been a full-time resident for the past 3½ years and consider myself to be politically independent. I have my own opinion on each issue and never rely on party politics. That being said, last week’s letter titled “New resolution is essentially a gag order” was another of the rants I continue to read in the local papers, and hear in some of the council meetings I’ve attended.

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