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Council recognized by Polar Bear Plunge committee

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Written by Michael Feely Monday, December 22, 2014 07:15 am

Brigantine Council recognized by Polar Bear Plunge committee Council recognized by Polar Bear Plunge committee

It was a quick City Council meeting that was bracketed by two unique events. The Brigantine Polar Bear Plunge committee showed up en masse, colorfully attired in a rainbow of plunge sweatshirts. A presentation was made to the mayor and City Council by Polar Bear Plunge founders John Hand and Augie Peltonen to recognize the support the city has given the group over the last 15 years.

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Health Awareness Program of Brigantine offers free blood pressure screenings

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, December 11, 2014 12:00 am

The Health Awareness Program of Brigantine will conduct free blood pressure screenings 9-11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17 at the BrigantineCommunity Center, 265 42nd St. S. Everyone is welcome and no appointment is necessary.

   

The Gold and Silver Mine: U.S. silver coins are an investment, but grandma’s silver is another story

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Written by Douglas Keefe Friday, December 05, 2014 12:00 am

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

Many people ask what happens to the items I purchase. Well, the answer varies depending on the item. For example, people think that the United States silver coins they sell end up being melted, and that is not the case. U.S. silver coins, which are 90 percent silver, are used for investment purposes. They are actually traded on the New York Mercantile Exchange along with other commodities.

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Workers already busy collecting Toys for Tots

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Written by Michael Feely Wednesday, November 26, 2014 12:57 pm

Workers already busy collecting Toys for Tots Workers already busy collecting Toys for Tots BRIGANTINE­–The Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program, in partnership with Brigantine’s True Spirit Coalition, is collecting toys for families that have been hit hard by Sandy, the economy and the recent impact of four (and maybe five) casinos closing.

Requests for assistance are increasing, and the program needs additional support, according to organizers.

Last year the Marine Corps Reserve’s Toys for Tots program distributed more than 42,000 toys to more than 8,000 children in Atlantic County. 

“This year, with our present depressed economy, the need is greater,” Ron Powell said.

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