Brigantine Beachcomber

Santa trades in sleigh for truck ride

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, January 01, 2014 12:00 am

On Sunday evening, the children and adults were treated to a visit through the town by Santa on the newly restored Special Rescue I of the Brigantine Fire Department. On Sunday evening, the children and adults were treated to a visit through the town by Santa on the newly restored Special Rescue I of the Brigantine Fire Department.

On Sunday evening, the children and adults were treated to a visit through the town by Santa on the newly restored Special Rescue I of the Brigantine Fire Department.

Submitted by Bernadette Fuller 

 

Pageant brings Nativity to life

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, January 01, 2014 12:00 am

The Community Presbyterian Church presented its Christmas pageant, “A Christmas to Believe In,” Sunday, Dec. 22, with 36 children participating in the reenactment of the birth of Jesus.

Alice Watt and Grace Dischert portray Mary being visited by an angel. Alice Watt and Grace Dischert portray Mary being visited by an angel.

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The Gold and Silver Mine – Coins and currency popular, precious metals and collectibles less so

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Written by Douglas Keefe Tuesday, December 31, 2013 01:00 pm

Gold and Silver Mine Gold and Silver Mine

With 2013 drawing to a close, it’s time to reflect on the changes that have occurred this past year, both in the market of coins and precious metals and for Beachcomber Coins.

Gold and silver have both dropped from their highs of $1,900 and $49 per ounce respectively, with current levels not seen since mid-2010. (Gold currently is trading at around $1,200 per ounce and silver between $19 and $20 per ounce). Because the stock market seems to be doing well, and inflation fears seem unfounded at this time, traders are pulling money out of metals and chasing stocks, which at this time are providing a better return. Am I the only one seeing a bubble developing?

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Polar Bear attendees encouraged to use Ocean Avenue trolley

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Written by Michael Feely Monday, December 30, 2013 06:00 pm

If the thought of running into icy ocean waves Jan. 1 leaves you cold, you can always bundle up warmly and come to view the year's costume contest entries. If the thought of running into icy ocean waves Jan. 1 leaves you cold, you can always bundle up warmly and come to view the year's costume contest entries. BRIGANTINE - Between 12,000 and 15,000 people are expected to attend the annual Brigantine Polar Bear Plunge, the island’s biggest New Year’s Day party and one of its iconic events.

Traffic is expected to be heavy as those attendees attempt to join others at 14th Street and the beach.

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New tax valuations sent to homeowners

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Written by Michael Feely Monday, December 30, 2013 05:35 pm

City of Brigantine City of Brigantine

Last Friday, City Council held their year-end meeting, taking care of some financial bookkeeping. However, it was two presentations by Jim Rutala, a grant consultant for the city, and George D’Angelo from Vital Communications that made for an interesting meeting.

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The Gold and Silver Mine – How to store coins properly

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Written by Douglas Keefe Friday, December 27, 2013 11:53 am

coin I’m often asked the best way to store coins. The answer is determined by the condition of the coins to be stored and the purpose of storage.

Storage is meant to protect a coin from damage or deterioration in condition and appearance. Coins thrown together in a container can have their metal react to other coins they come in contact with, or with the composition of the container itself. Also, any dampness in the air that comes in contact with the coin, or even the air itself, can cause oxidation of a coin’s surface, thereby affecting its appearance.

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Brigantine district ends 2013 on a high note

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Written by BRIAN M. PRUITT Friday, December 27, 2013 11:30 am

BRIGANTINE - The month of December is upon us. This is always an extremely busy time of year for students and staff who continue to work on skills and strategies within the academic day while at the same time focusing on the extracurricular and co-curricular events within the schools.

At this point in the year, there are a number of initiatives and activities that should be highlighted within our instructional programs and overall District operations.

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House fire displaces 4 on E. Beach Avenue

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, December 19, 2013 06:00 pm

House fire in Brigantine House fire in Brigantine

A house fire Tuesday, Dec. 17 on E. Beach Avenue has displaced four residents and caused an approximated $10,000 in damage, according to the Brigantine Fire/EMS Department.

Residents of the front apartment at 902 E. Beach Ave. reported smoke coming from a kitchen electrical panel. Firefighters arrived at 6:59 p.m., two minutes after receiving the call, and found all the occupants had evacuated the house.

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BrigStrong, Atlantic County seek reconstruction volunteers

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Written by Michael Feely Thursday, December 19, 2013 05:00 pm

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BrigStrong, Brigantine’s Long Term Recovery Group, and Atlantic County REVIVE have joined forces as the Jersey Shore continues to rebuild after the devastation of Superstorm Sandy more than a year ago.

Neil Brown of the Fuller Center for Housing is the Construction head of Atlantic County REVIVE, the county’s Long Term Recovery Group. He is heading up the reconstruction efforts in Atlantic County.

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Brigantine’s floodplain management gets top marks from FEMA

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Written by Michael Feely Thursday, December 19, 2013 04:00 pm

FEMA FEMA

Brigantine was recognized this week by FEMA as one of the 10 best municipalities in the state in managing the island’s flood plain, through an aggressive plan of reducing the flood hazard risk and communication to the community.

Other municipalities honored were Sea Isle City, Avalon, Beach Haven, Bedminster, Long Beach Township, Longport, Mantoloking, Pompton Lakes and Stafford Township. All have reached the highest level of compliance – Class 5 – in the state.

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