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Brigantine CER partners with N.J. Special Olympics

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, September 30, 2014 12:00 am

The Brigantine CER and the New Jersey Special Olympics offers a sport and play program, Young Athletes, for ages 2-7 with intellectual disabilities.

The program hopes to Improve gross motor skills, celebrate a child’s success, improve social and language skills and develop skills for future participation in sports.

Read more: Brigantine CER partners with N.J. Special Olympics

 

Temple Beth Shalom celebrates Kern Family Scholarship Weekend

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, September 28, 2014 12:00 am

Temple Beth Shalom held the Kern Family Scholarship weekend last week. Guest scholars Rabbi Mark Novak and Renée Brockfeld were scholars in residence on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. More than 100 attended.

Submitted by Frank Kern

   

Garden Club News Sept. 27

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, September 27, 2014 02:00 pm

Photo by Linda Mantello/ Fran Streeper, Gina Bergin, newest President's Cup recipient, and Peg Moore at The Gathering at the Links. Photo by Linda Mantello/ Fran Streeper, Gina Bergin, newest President's Cup recipient, and Peg Moore at The Gathering at the Links. Congratulations to Gina Bergin, this year's winner of the Board of Directors Cup, formerly known as The President's Cup.  Bergin was one of the photographers this summer.  She was chairman of the garden tour, with her own home on display as well.  She was chairman of the PTA Craft Show, which unfortunately was canceled. She volunteered time and again to chair or work on committees. 

The following members were also recognized for special achievements: Debbie Pucci, Matt Cvelitch, and Joyce Hall.  Each attendee received a new Garden Club T-shirt with our new motto:  Dig It!  A great job Debbi and Linda with designing these. 

Read more: Garden Club News Sept. 27

 

Local Sara Ferguson marries Josh Shideler

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, September 27, 2014 11:00 am

Local Sara Ferguson marries Josh Shideler Local Sara Ferguson marries Josh Shideler On Saturday, Sept. 20, Sara Ferguson married Josh Shideler of Houston, Texas. The ceremony took place at the Community Presbyterian Church and was followed by a reception in her parents’ backyard on 12th Street and the bay.

Submitted by Sue Ferguson

   

Ten area residents become CASA volunteers

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, September 27, 2014 12:00 am

Ten area residents become CASA volunteers Ten area residents become CASA volunteers Ten Atlantic and Cape May County residents were recently sworn in as Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteers at a ceremony in Somers Point. The swearing in capped 30 hours of classroom instruction in child advocacy.

As CASA volunteers, they will advocate on behalf of abused and neglected children and ensure these children receive necessary resources and services while living in foster care. The ultimate goal is to ensure that the children are placed in safe, permanent homes as quickly as possible.

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Crossroads Youth Group begins new year

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 26, 2014 12:54 pm

Attention all sixth- through eight-grade youth in Brigantine. If you are looking for something to do on Sunday afternoons, then we have just the thing for you. Crossroads is beginning a new year on Sunday, Sept. 28. 
Crossroads Youth Group is a fellowship sponsored by the Community Presbyterian Church that is open to all youth in Brigantine that focuses on having fun without the use of drugs and alcohol. The program is based on four categories: fun and fellowship, community service, current issues and spirituality. 

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Chamber beach tailgate party draws big crowd

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Written by Michael Feely Friday, September 26, 2014 11:28 am

Eagles fans packed the beach. Eagles fans packed the beach. BRIGANTINE-It was a great crowd this past Sunday as residents and visitors crowded the beach in front of the Laguna Grill to watch the Philadelphia Eagles trounce the Washington Redskins. 

The Brigantine Chamber of Commerce, along with the city, sponsored a tailgate party where attendees could watch the game on a 20- by 50-foot screen. Four-by-fours were allowed on the beach to access the game. The Laguna Grill donated a free buffet.

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City awarded grant from National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

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Written by Michael Feely Friday, September 26, 2014 10:29 am

BRIGANTINE­­-The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation recently notified the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection that it had been awarded a grant of $3,440,000 to support the Building Ecological Solutions to Coastal Community Hazards project. The award was made on the condition that these funds are matched by $894,888 in additional funds contributed by the NJDEP specifically for the project.

Rutala and Associates, the city’s grant consultant, had submitted a grant proposal on behalf of the city in December 2013 to develop a “coastal resilience project” and will receive a grant of $125,000 with a 50 percent match that can include “salaries, fringes, indirect and use of municipal equipment” as well as nonfederal funds.

The grant request from the city indicated a need to “make the bay side of the island more resilient by creating living shorelines.”

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County error means property tax refund for Brigantine homeowners

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Written by Michael Feely Friday, September 26, 2014 10:00 am

BRIGANTINE-A letter this week to Mayor Guenther from Atlantic County Tax Administrator Margaret Schott admitted to a tax error that will result in a refund for property owners in Brigantine and most other county municipalities.

The city overpaid the county $484,099.81 in 2014 for county library and public health taxes. The refund will most probably be returned to taxpayers in their first-quarter tax bills for 2015. The city tax collector, Dana Wineland, is on vacation and was unable to respond to an email regarding confirmation of that action.

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Lions Club celebrates birthday, swears in new members

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, September 21, 2014 03:00 pm

Lions President Steve Satz welcomes new members Linda Camerota and Steve Osterman, who were sponsored by Toni Bibikos and Bill Ronca. Lions President Steve Satz welcomes new members Linda Camerota and Steve Osterman, who were sponsored by Toni Bibikos and Bill Ronca. The Brigantine Lions Club celebrated Philomena Arena's 97th birthday at a dinner meeting held at St. George's Pub. Arena was presented with a cake, balloons and flowers.

Lions President Steve Satz officiated at the swearing in of new members Linda Camerota and Steve Osterman, who were sponsored by Toni Bibikos and Bill Ronca. Home appraiser Mike Brennan, the guest speaker, provided insight about home values in Brigantine.

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Eye Health Tip of the Week - Acting up

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, September 21, 2014 12:00 am

Squinting isn’t the only sign a child has impaired vision.

If your tween or teen disrupts class by talking or fidgeting, have his or her eyes checked. It could be the underlying problem.

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Brigantine Garden Club President’s Cup winner to be announced

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 19, 2014 03:00 pm

Phyllis and Fran with President's Cup at last year's gathering. Phyllis and Fran with President's Cup at last year's gathering. BRIGANTINE–As you are reading this, the very special end of the year event to honor board members, committee chairmen, bed tenders, pot waterers, and all committee volunteers is just a day away.  One person has been selected to receive the prestigious President's Cup for outstanding service and dedication to the club and its goals.  Who will it be?  As last year's recipient, I had a chance to see all of the names of the former winners. Some I recognized and some not. 

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