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Zumbathon to be held in Brigantine for Donofrio

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Written by Michael Feely Friday, November 21, 2014 09:31 am

BRIGANTINE–Resident Deana Donofrio, an employee at Brigantine North School, has a medical condition that will prevent her from working until late in the spring. A single parent to daughter Raquel, she will be without income during her recuperation.

A group of her friends have gotten together and scheduled a Zumbathon to benefit Donofrio 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13 at the Brigantine Beach Community Center. Zumba instructor Juan Carlos of Brigantine Fitness Center will lead the event and has assembled a group of instructors including Gladys Colon, Precious White, Tessy and Pedro Ayayla, Christian Ricciardelli, Ryan Kelley Brown and Hilda Lopez. Zelebrity Travis Algarin and special guest Carrie Krause Kefford will also be in attendance.

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Brigantine School District holds annual Invention Contest

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, November 21, 2014 12:00 am

The Pipe Tree by fourth-grader Ava Voois makes watering the tree easier. The Pipe Tree by fourth-grader Ava Voois makes watering the tree easier.  The Brigantine School District held its annual invention contest Monday, Nov. 17 for students in kindergarten through eighth grade. Judges interviewed 50 students and examined their inventions.

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Brigantine Green Team to sponsor a Rutgers Environmental Stewards trainee

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, November 20, 2014 12:00 am

The Brigantine Green Team unanimously voted to sponsor an individual to attend the 2015 Rutgers Cooperative Extension Environmental Stewards program. The sponsorship is open to all Brigantine residents, full or part time. You do not need to be on the Green Team or have a science background or degree to apply.

The program provides training and experience that equips participants to contribute effectively to the process of finding solutions for environmental problems in the communities of New Jersey. Students attend a variety of environmental, community leadership and public policy classes taught by Rutgers professors and top experts in their fields.

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Brigantine Elks- Striper tournament going swimmingly

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, November 14, 2014 03:39 pm

As you are reading this, the Fall Classic Striper Tournament is underway.

It started early this morning – Friday, Nov. 14 - at midnight, it runs through the rest of today, all tonight, all day tomorrow, all of tomorrow night and half the day on Sunday, ending with the final weigh-ins.  Then there is a break to shower, shave and rest before returning to the lodge for dinner and the awards.  It's not too late to get in for the rest of the weekend's fishing. Contact Andy or Drew.  Good luck anglers.

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Legion: believe in yourself

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, November 14, 2014 03:38 pm

"When people believe in themselves they have the first secret of success." - Norman Vincent Peale

How about our Eagles? Prime Time 45-21 Eagles beat Carolina Panthers. Fly Eagles fly.

We would like to thank so many people for helping the American Legion with the spaghetti dinner. You think we don't know who you are, but we do and: thank you, one and all. It was a great success.

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VFW News- Brigantine honors its veterans

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, November 14, 2014 03:36 pm

Hello from base Camp V.

The Veterans Day parade and ceremony was very well attended and we want to say, "Thank you," for your continued support of our veterans. We also want to congratulate the children and staff at the library who took the time to make special holiday and Veterans Day cards to send our servicemen and women currently serving in far-off lands.

The Christmas trees are on their way and should arrive to the Post and be ready for sale by the first week of December. Information to follow.

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Brigantine salutes veterans (Slideshow)

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Written by Keri O’Connor Friday, November 14, 2014 02:10 pm

Old Glory flies at half-staff. Old Glory flies at half-staff. Brigantine’s annual Veterans Day parade and ceremony were held Sunday, Nov. 9 at the Veterans Memorial

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Card making at the library

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, November 14, 2014 02:00 pm

Card making at the library Card making at the library The Richards family of Brigantine – Sylvia, 6, Calvin, 3, Coast Guard service member Tyson and mom Valerie – stopped by the Brigantine branch of the Atlantic County Library System to make thank-you cards for local veterans. Valerie Richards was interviewed recently on MSNBC about the new book "Operation Money: A Financial Guide for Military Service Members and Families" by Jean Chatsky, financial editor of NBC Today.

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Legion gets cookin’

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Written by Keri O’Connor Friday, November 14, 2014 02:00 pm

Larry Holmes, Bill Fenerty, Cayia and Gabbi Santa Maria, and Mlui Patel cook up and serve the spaghetti dinners. Larry Holmes, Bill Fenerty, Cayia and Gabbi Santa Maria, and Mlui Patel cook up and serve the spaghetti dinners. The American Legion held a Veterans Day spaghetti dinner Saturday, Nov. 8.

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Budget hearing scheduled Nov. 26

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, November 14, 2014 01:00 pm

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with N.J.S.A.40:69A and Section 5-5 of the Administrative Code of the City of Brigantine, that the city manager will conduct a public budget hearing at which time all department heads will be required to submit requests for appropriations for the ensuing budget year.

The budget hearing will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26 in the courtroom, 1417 West Brigantine Avenue, Brigantine.

Submitted by: Lynn Sweeney, RMC

   

Green Team wins championship

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, November 14, 2014 10:30 am

Green Team wins championship Green Team wins championship The Green Team celebrates after winning the Brigantine Rec Junior Division Championship game Wednesday, Nov. 5. The 5-1 victory was a perfect ending to a successful season with only one loss. John Cyr and Jill Tate coach the team, whose players are Zachary Dontono, Justin Kabala, Favio Garcia, Sami Smith, PJ Mecca, Drew Marrandino, Jamie Wilkinson, Maria Conroy, Molly Hoffman, Kai Shellem, Jazmin Cabrajal, Lauren Tate and Jake Cyr. 

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Toys for Tots cites greater need this season

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Written by Michael Feely Friday, November 14, 2014 10:00 am

Toys For Tots Toys For Tots BRIGANTINE- The impact and subsequent recovery costs from Superstorm Sandy, property tax increases and a depressed local economy exacerbated by the closing of three Atlantic City casinos have created financial hardships for many Brigantine families.

The culmination of all the above has created a cloud over a time of year that is usually a time of cheer, according to the organizers of the Toys for Tots program.

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