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Brigantine Yacht Club has a storied history

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, June 06, 2014 12:00 am

In 1945 a group of avid sailors, decided to establish a yacht club in Brigantine where they could test their sailing skills against each other.  When they finished a day of racing, they wanted to celebrate with food, drink and friendship.  A meeting was held June 7, 1945, one month after the surrender of Germany in World War II.  Japan would not surrender until Aug. 14, but the end was in site and people were making plans for the future.

They would settle upon the name, The Brigantine Yacht Club, but considered whether to add “Community Boating Center of Brigantine” in small letters, so that the club wouldn’t seem too “high hat.”

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The Gold and Silver Mine, edition of May 30, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, May 31, 2014 10:49 am

 The Gold and Silver Mine, edition of May 30, 2014 The Gold and Silver Mine, edition of May 30, 2014

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

Several weeks ago I wrote about how coin collecting doesn’t have to be an expensive proposition, and gave examples of how searching through pocket change for Lincoln cents or Washington state quarters can be rewarding and inexpensive. Well, another category of collecting that can be fun and inexpensive is foreign coins and currency.

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Atlantic Cape recognizes 57 nurses in pinning ceremony

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, May 31, 2014 10:45 am

Atlantic Cape Community College honored its new nursing graduates at its annual Nurses Pinning Ceremony Thursday, May 15.

Michelle Montgomery of Brigantine was among the 57 graduates who received pins, signifying the completion of the nursing degree program at Atlantic Cape.

 

7 locals graduate from Rowan U.

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, May 31, 2014 12:00 am

On May 15 and 16, approximately 2,700 students took part in Rowan University’s commencement ceremonies. Included are summer 2013, fall 2013 graduates and spring 2014 candidates. 

Undergraduate Degree students from Brigantine were as follows:

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Atlantic Cape inducts 236 students into Phi Theta Kappa

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, May 31, 2014 12:00 am

Atlantic Cape Community College welcomed 236 inductees into the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society April 18, in the Walter Edge Theater at the Mays Landing Campus.

Brigantine inductees were Robert Ortiz, Deepa Patel, Kajal Patel, Lauren Pizza and Madeline Torres.

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Fish from all directions

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, May 30, 2014 03:56 pm

 Eight keepers caught on Sunday morning aboard the Fish Finder II. Eight keepers caught on Sunday morning aboard the Fish Finder II.  BRIGANTINE - Cathy Crossland from Bayside Marina reports an awesome Memorial Day weekend! The boaters were all out on the water and the shop was packed. Fish came in from all directions! Plenty of stripers, drum and blues and even flounder off the surf. Seems everyone she knows caught fish last weekend. The Bayside Marina flounder tournament was won by Stan with a 6.28-pound flounder captained by Joe Jr. And the fact that he's a Vietnam vet made it even better. Lot's of 5-pound flounder were caught as well as Bill Walker's 5-pound weakfish. Bayside will resume the monthly flounder tournament starting June 1.

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Green Team beautifies business district with flowers

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, May 30, 2014 01:35 pm

 Mayoral candidate and City Councilwoman Lisa McClay organized a flower planting in the business district on Memorial Day, Monday, May 26. Green Team member Charlie DeJulius was one of the many volunteers that came out to help. Flowers were donated by the Brigantine Democratic Club.  Mayoral candidate and City Councilwoman Lisa McClay organized a flower planting in the business district on Memorial Day, Monday, May 26. Green Team member Charlie DeJulius was one of the many volunteers that came out to help. Flowers were donated by the Brigantine Democratic Club.

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Remembering those who gave their all

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Written by Keri O’Connor Friday, May 30, 2014 12:17 pm

Photos by Keri O’Connor

The Pledge of Allegiance.   The Pledge of Allegiance.

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‘Food Network Star’ rings up The Dinner Belle

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Written by Marjorie Preston Friday, May 30, 2014 11:00 am

Personal chef Nicole Gaffney of Brigantine will compete for a chance to host her own national cooking show on Season 10 of “Food Network Star.” The series premiere is 9 p.m. Sunday.  Personal chef Nicole Gaffney of Brigantine will compete for a chance to host her own national cooking show on Season 10 of “Food Network Star.” The series premiere is 9 p.m. Sunday.

South Jersey personal chef Nicole Gaffney steps up to the plate Sunday as a hopeful on the reality TV cooking show

In 2006, California chef Guy Fieri won Season 2 of “The Next Food Network Star.”

With his outsized persona and trademark spiky hair, Fieri went on to host TV shows such as “Guy’s Big Bite” and “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives,” became a world-famous restaurateur, and wrote three bestselling cookbooks. According to a January report in Forbes, his 2012 net worth was $8 million.

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Freespool, May 30, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, May 30, 2014 10:59 am

Joe Heff is back in action with a 6-pounder caught on Saturday afternoon.  Joe Heff is back in action with a 6-pounder caught on Saturday afternoon.  Capt. Joe Fumo reports that just like the weather, he could not have asked for a better start to the 2014 summer flounder season. Aboard the Fish Finder II, patrons have been serving up juicy strips of fresh-cut mackerel to the ever-so-hungry flounder below. Numbers have ranged from five to 13 keepers a trip, with some ‘flatties’ weighing in at 5 lbs. or more.

On Saturday afternoon, Capt. Harry and Mate Josh found themselves bringing in a 29-inch striper. Bluefish are also in abundance throughout the back bay.

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