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Sports Scrapbook, edition of Feb. 7

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Written by DON MARRANDINO Wednesday, February 05, 2014 08:20 pm

sports Cape-Atlantic conference turned upside down at the Battle of the Bay

Both Holy Spirit and Atlantic High appeared destined to battle each other for the conference title. Both favorites were stunned by Wildwood Catholic and St. Augustine Prep in true Battles of the Bay at Atlantic City High School.

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An Afternoon in Vienna

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Written by Keri O’Connor Monday, February 03, 2014 01:00 pm

  Violinists Madison Marcucci-Day, her sister Michal Marcucci, their father Richard Marcucci and mother Sandy Marcucci, President of the Philadelphia International Music Festival, with pianists Rachel Carr and Joseph Krup provided the entertainment for the event. Violinists Madison Marcucci-Day, her sister Michal Marcucci, their father Richard Marcucci and mother Sandy Marcucci, President of the Philadelphia International Music Festival, with pianists Rachel Carr and Joseph Krup provided the entertainment for the event. The Brigantine Beach Cultural Arts Commission presented “An Afternoon in Vienna,” sponsored by the Philadelphia International Music Festival at the home of Madeline Harvey on Sunday, Jan. 26. The event featured music selections from the classical, baroque and romantic periods of Vivaldi, Bach, Mozart, and Franck.

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Elementary student council prepares sandwiches for Sister Jean’s Kitchen

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, February 03, 2014 12:32 pm

 Elementary student council prepares sandwiches for Sister Jean’s Kitchen Elementary student council prepares sandwiches for Sister Jean’s Kitchen Submitted by Don Marrandino,
Principal

On Friday, Jan. 24, the third and fourth grade members of the Brigantine Elementary School Student Council devoted their time spreading peanut butter and jelly over bread that was sent to Sister Jean’s kitchen in Atlantic City to feed the needy. The children worked in three shifts before school, during lunch and after school. The finished sandwiches were then delivered to Sister Jean’s kitchen by Student Council advisor Marie Madamba. This service learning project is one of many activities that help teach children concern for others which is a major goal of the Brigantine Elementary School’s award winning character education program

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The Gold and Silver Mine – A South Jersey counterfeiter who aimed low

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Written by DOUGLAS KEEFE Monday, February 03, 2014 12:25 pm

coins A weekly column dedicated to “digging out” current information about precious metals, coins and other numismatics.

A recent story in “The Numismatist,” a monthly publication put out by the American Numismatic Association, reminded me of a story about what is probably the most bizarre example of coin counterfeiting.

The counterfeiter, Francis Leroy Henning, a true underachiever, chose the lowly five-cent coin as the item he wished to make. And his intent was not to copy a rare coin that would have a greater numismatic value, but rather one that he would spend as five cents. Why he chose that coin instead of one with a higher denomination is unknown, but in all likelihood, because the higher-denomination coins were made of silver, his investment would be higher if he needed silver to make those coins.

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Ready for takeoff

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Written by Submitted by Veronica McEvoy Monday, February 03, 2014 12:22 pm

 General Aviation Pilot and Brigantine Fireman Bill Baldwin demonstrated the theory of flight this past Saturday to dozens of Brigantine children. The children built gliders and space shuttles and then flew them to see physics in action. All had a safe and happy landing.   General Aviation Pilot and Brigantine Fireman Bill Baldwin demonstrated the theory of flight this past Saturday to dozens of Brigantine children. The children built gliders and space shuttles and then flew them to see physics in action. All had a safe and happy landing.  BRIGANTINE - General Aviation Pilot and Brigantine Fireman Bill Baldwin demonstrated the theory of flight this past Saturday to dozens of Brigantine children. The children built gliders and space shuttles and then flew them to see physics in action. All had a safe and happy landing.

 

It’s that time of year again

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Written by Keri O’Connor Monday, February 03, 2014 12:15 pm

   It’s that time of year again to get your Girl Scout Cookies. Here members of Troop 13352 Emily Gresham and Kara Graybill sell cookies at Acme on Sunday, Jan. 26. It’s that time of year again to get your Girl Scout Cookies. Here members of Troop 13352 Emily Gresham and Kara Graybill sell cookies at Acme on Sunday, Jan. 26.

It’s that time of year again to get your Girl Scout Cookies. Here members of Troop 13352 Emily Gresham and Kara Graybill sell cookies at Acme on Sunday, Jan. 26.

   

Sports, curriculum heating up in Brigantine

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, February 03, 2014 12:00 am

BRIAN M. PRUITT
Superintendent

January roared in with some of the coldest weather this area has experienced in decades. While the weather was frigid and snow caused a closed session of school for students and staff on Jan. 3, the Brigantine Public School’s extracurricular programs and instructional focus continued to heat up as the New Year began.

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Sports Scrapbook – Vikings trounce Spirit 62-46

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Written by Don Marrandino Monday, February 03, 2014 12:00 am

sports Vikings trounce No. 1 Holy Spirit 62-46

Atlantic High turned a close game into a rout by going on a 16-3 run in the second half to defeat the No. 1 Holy Spirit boys team 62-46. This big one was not your usual nail-biting game that has been the hallmark of the rivalry. From the beginning the game had a different feel.

Spirit was leading 27-23 in the first half with almost two minutes left when Coach Gene Allen had his team play stall ball. What was going on? Only Coach Allen (a Holy Spirit grad) knew the game plan that would work to perfection. The plan was to take Spirit out of its usual fast-paced offense that had successfully led to a 9-1 record. As a result, Spirit had no offensive rhythm throughout the game.

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Vo lifts 1,460 pounds to clinch world, state records for his class

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Written by Brian Husta Thursday, January 30, 2014 07:00 pm

  Viet Vo, 29, of Brigantine, holds his trophy Saturday, Jan. 25 after competing in the Revolution Powerlifting Syndicate Competition in Newark. Viet Vo, 29, of BriganViet Vo, 29, of Brigantine, holds his trophy Saturday, Jan. 25 after competing in the Revolution Powerlifting Syndicate Competition in Newark.tine, holds his trophy Saturday, Jan. 25 after competing in the Revolution Powerlifting Syndicate Competition in Newark.

Brigantine resident 29-year-old Viet Vo competed last Saturday in the Revolution Powerlifting Syndicate Competition in Newark, and set a new state record in the process.

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U.S. Senate passes Flood Insurance Affordability Act

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Written by Michael Feely Thursday, January 30, 2014 05:30 pm

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On Thursday, Jan. 30 the U.S. Senate voted 67-32 to pass a bill to delay the Biggert-Waters Act for four years.

This bill, the Homeowners Flood Insurance Affordability Act, would halt the immediate implementation of flood insurance premium increases mandated by the Biggert-Waters Act.

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