Brigantine Beachcomber

Sunday morning with the Knights

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Written by Keri O’Connor Friday, February 27, 2015 01:52 pm

The Knights of Columbus know that it takes a lot of helpers to cook up and serve pancake breakfast. The Knights of Columbus know that it takes a lot of helpers to cook up and serve pancake breakfast. The Knights of Columbus held a pancake breakfast Sunday, Feb. 22, at the St. Phillips Hall.

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Sports Scrapbook: Vikings edge spirit

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, February 27, 2015 01:36 pm

Sports Scrapbook: Vikings edge spirit Sports Scrapbook: Vikings edge spirit Vikings edge spirit for division title

As Yogi Berra would say, “It’s déjà vu all over again.” The Atlantic City boys varsity basketball team pulled off its third straight win over Spirit, 54-53, before a sellout crowd. Trailing by four with less than a minute to play, Lamar Thomas hit a 3-pointer, then stole the ball and fed it to Jamir Prevard, who canned the game-winning lay-up. In this season’s first game between Holy Spirit and Atlantic City, the Spartans surrendered a six-point lead before losing in the game’s final minute. 

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St. Thomas Parish News Feb. 27

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, February 27, 2015 12:58 pm

Confirmation

Confirmation is 5 p.m. Friday, March 13. Practice Sunday, March 8 following the 11 a.m. Mass. All candidates must attend practice.

Wedding photos

Thank you to all who participated in our wedding picture display in February. Remember to pick up your photos from the church window sills by March 2. 

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Classic car show and auction coming to Atlantic City

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, February 27, 2015 12:38 pm

More than 32,000 classic car enthusiasts are expected to attend the Atlantic City Classic Car Show and Auction, running through March 1 at the Atlantic City Convention Center.

Classic car show and auction coming to Atlantic City Classic car show and auction coming to Atlantic City More than $20 million in collectible cars will be on display.

Auction highlights will include legendary muscle cars, rare roadsters, touring cars and popular classics. The auction process includes on-site bidding and phone bidding. Pre-registration is suggested.   

Auction highlights will include legendary muscle cars, rare roadsters, touring cars and popular classics. The auction process includes on-site bidding and phone bidding. Pre-registration is suggested.   

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An exercise in fundraising

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Written by Keri O’Connor Friday, February 27, 2015 12:06 pm

Water aerobics instructor Cathy Grobes leads the class. Water aerobics instructor Cathy Grobes leads the class. Supporters took part in a water aerobics class Tuesday, Feb. 24 to raise money for renovations at the 15-year-old Brigantine Shark Park at the 26th Street Athletic Complex. The Shark Park Volunteer Committee is almost halfway to its goal of raising $100,000.

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The Brigantine Farmers Market will be back bigger, better and greener on May 23

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Written by Sara Earle Friday, February 27, 2015 11:33 am

The Brigantine FarmersMarket will be back bigger, better and greener on May 23 The Brigantine FarmersMarket will be back bigger, better and greener on May 23 The Brigantine Farmers Market returns 8:30 a.m. to noon, Saturday, May 23 at Haneman Park at 15th and Revere streets.

The market will through Saturday, Sept. 5. The fall market returns Oct. 10.

The market’s favorite vendors of produce, seafood, prepared foods, plants, and crafts will return along with new merchants. Guest chefs and entertainment will continue throughout the season and local groups and businesses will be spotlighted.

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Cox retiring from Brigantine Police Department

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Written by Michael Feely Friday, February 27, 2015 11:02 am

BRIGANTINE- Capt. Raymond Cox of the Brigantine Police Department will retire effective March 1after 25 years of service.

According to the bio posted on the department website, Cox started as a Class 1 officer in June of 1989. He served in various capacities before being appointed sergeant of the Patrol Division in July of 2001.

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State cuts aid to Brigantine preschool; k-12 funding remains flat

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Written by Michael Feely Friday, February 27, 2015 10:30 am

BRIGANTINE–The New Jersey Department of Education released its school aid figures Wednesday, awarding $12.7 billion to New Jersey school districts for the 2015-2016 school year.

Brigantine, which has been losing students over the last five years, will receive $2,291,507 – the same amount it received in 2014-2015 – for k-12 school aid, excluding debt service.  

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It’s Happening in Brigantine – Events beginning Feb. 25

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, February 27, 2015 09:53 am

It’s Happening in Brigantine – Events beginning Feb. 25 It’s Happening in Brigantine – Events beginning Feb. 25 Healthy Homes Workshop

The Brigantine branch of the Atlantic County Library will offers a Healthy Homes Workshop 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 4. The one-hour community education session will be presented by the Mental Health Association in Atlantic County/SNJPC and will discuss the seven principles of a healthy home, identified by the National Center for Healthy Housing. Participants learn the process of safely cleaning up after storm and water damage. The workshop is open to adults residing or working in Atlantic County. Registration is required. For more information call 609-266-0110.

Catholic Daughters March Meeting

The Catholic Daughters will resume their monthly meetings beginning 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 4 at St. Phillips Hall, Eighth and Brigantine avenues.

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Brigantine’s $29.8M preliminary budget keeps tax rate stable

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Written by Michael Feely Friday, February 27, 2015 09:29 am

Brigantine’s $29.8M preliminary budget keeps tax rate stable Brigantine’s $29.8M preliminary budget keeps tax rate stable BRIGANTINE–City manager Ed Stinson, with the assistance of city auditor Leon Costello of Ford, Scott & Associates, presented a preliminary municipal budget for 2016 to City Council. Although not definitive, the budget serves as a roadmap for council to follow in planning expenditures for 2016. A formal preliminary budget is scheduled to be introduced at the March 18 council meeting.

As reported in last week’s Beachcomber, the preliminary municipal budget proposes no increase in property taxes. That was correct; however, the article incorrectly stated that there would be no change in tax revenues and appropriations from the previous year.

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