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Eye Health Tip of the Week-Reading road signs at night harder with bifocal

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, February 27, 2015 03:30 pm

Eye Health Tip of the Week-Reading road signs at night harder with bifocal Eye Health Tip of the Week-Reading road signs at night harder with bifocal Being behind the wheel at night is hard enough given reduced visibility, headlight glare and fatigue. Now, researchers in Australia have found that wearing multifocal contact lenses, which help correct problems seeing near and far, make nighttime driving even riskier. 

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Ghost hunt at Absecon Lighthouse

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, February 27, 2015 03:00 pm

The Absecon Lighthouse will host a ghost investigation led by the New Jersey Researchers of Paranormal Evidence 7-10 p.m. Saturday, March 21.

NJ ROPE will help visitors hunt for ghosts in the five paranormal "hot spots" identified on the 2-acre property, museum and tower in its previous paranormal investigations. Participants will hear eerie recordings taken during previous paranormal investigations and use equipment such as light boxes, glow balls, K2 meters and cameras to detect voices and electromagnetic fields. Participants are encouraged to bring their own equipment.

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Opera by the Sea

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, February 27, 2015 02:30 pm

The Brigantine Beach Cultural Arts Commission will present an afternoon of Opera by the Sea 1-3 p.m. Sunday, April 12 at Laguna Restaurant in Brigantine. The afternoon will consist of two opera singers and a buffet meal of Laguna salad, chicken parmesan, penne pasta alla vodka, roasted bliss potatoes, vegetable medley, fresh rolls, coffee, tea, soft drinks and dessert.

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Brigantine Elks News, Feb. 27

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, February 27, 2015 02:16 pm

Brigantine Elks News, Feb. 27 Brigantine Elks News, Feb. 27 Here we are at the end of February. We only have one month remaining in the lodge year 2014-2015. As we anxiously await the coming of spring, we are going to be rushing it in with the annual St. Patty's Day Parade and Party here Saturday, March 14. The signup board is posted in the lounge for marchers. ’Tis a grand day for the Irish and a load of fun.

Then as spring arrives we celebrate with the Mystery Dinner Theater Sunday, March 22. It will feature the Boredwalk Umpires versus the Adios Sapranos (did I get it right Ed?). The signup board will go up after the Patty's Day celebration.

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‘Folkie’s have an outlet in Brigantine

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, February 27, 2015 02:00 pm

A group of acoustic musicians from the Atlantic County area have been enjoying folk music at the Brigantine Community Center for the past two years.  Started by local musician Bob Galbraith, the group consists of 12 to 20 musicians along with people who come to sing along or just listen. 

As Galbraith puts it, "I wanted an outlet for all the folkies who have a guitar or banjo under their bed and give them a reason to pull it out once again."

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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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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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