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Brigantine Elks News, Jan. 30

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, January 30, 2015 03:30 pm

Brigantine Elks News, Jan. 30 Brigantine Elks News, Jan. 30 Last week I mentioned that in March we would be holding a mystery dinner theater, the theme of which would be the Boardwalk Empire versus the Sopranos.  That should be the Alto Sopranos.  I can't figure out how a women's choir is going to beat The Empire.  Maybe they'll have to call on the tenors and bassos for assistance.

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Brigantine Chamber breakfast meeting

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, January 30, 2015 03:29 pm

Brigantine Beach Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual reorganization meeting at 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 31 at Andre’s Restaurant, 1312 West Brigantine Avenue.  The agenda will include Board of Directors appointments, review of 2014 and an overview of 2015 plans. Breakfast will be served. For more information email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 888-217-1110. 

   

It’s Happening in Brigantine – Events beginning Jan. 30

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, January 30, 2015 03:14 pm

It’s Happening in Brigantine – Events beginning Jan. 30 It’s Happening in Brigantine – Events beginning Jan. 30 Beef and beer

St. Thomas Church will host a beef and beer 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31 in St. Philip Hall.  Hot roast beef sandwiches, salads, beer, mixers and soft drinks will be provided, along with a selection of desserts. Tickets are $20 for the adults-only event and will be on sale after all weekend Masses and at the parish office.

Tu B’shevat Seder and Shabbat dinner

Temple Beth Shalom, 4419 W. Brigantine Ave., will host its fifth annual Tu B’ Shevat Seder and Shabbat dinner 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6. Guest speaker will be Yuval Shefi, the community shaliach from Israel. Price is $18. Reservations are required by Feb. 2; call the office at 609-266-0403.

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Veterans Get Belated Christmas Gift

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, January 30, 2015 02:58 pm

Veterans Get Belated Christmas Gift Veterans Get Belated Christmas Gift In the Ocean Beverage Christmas raffle, the grand prize donated by owner Steve Koob was a 60 inch Smart TV.  George Glomb was the lucky recipient of this.  He decided to share it with the recuperating men from Veteran's Haven in Ancora, so he donated it to the local Elks #2428, who in turn, donated it to the veterans.  About 82 grateful men will be watching the Super Bowl in style this year. 

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Wing Bowl

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Written by Keri O’Connor Friday, January 30, 2015 02:31 pm

Children gather with Councilman at Large Andy Simpson, Atlantic County Chairman Keith Davis, Councilwomen Karen Bew, Freeholder Will Pauls, Sheriff Frank Ballis, Councilman at Large Vince Sera, Mayor Phil Guenther and Republican President Jim Mackey. Children gather with Councilman at Large Andy Simpson, Atlantic County Chairman Keith Davis, Councilwomen Karen Bew, Freeholder Will Pauls, Sheriff Frank Ballis, Councilman at Large Vince Sera, Mayor Phil Guenther and Republican President Jim Mackey. The Brigantine Republican Party held its second annual Wing Bowl “Brigantine Style” Sunday, Jan. 25 at the Brigantine Links. The event featured naked and sauced wings from tame to spicy, along with other buffet items. Adding to the fun were wing-eating and trivia contests.

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St. Thomas Parish News, Jan. 30

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, January 30, 2015 01:27 pm

St. Blaise and the Super Bowl

We invoke St. Blaise to protect us from diseases of the throat, and we celebrate his feast day this weekend. So, especially during this cold and flu season, come to St. Thomas Saturday or Sunday, Jan. 31 or Feb. 1 to receive a throat blessing after any Mass. After the throat blessing stop by the youth group table in the rear of the church to buy some homemade desserts for your Super Bowl party.

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February artist of the month: Freda Thomas

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, January 30, 2015 12:05 pm

February artist of the month: Freda Thomas February artist of the month: Freda Thomas Freda Thomas was born and raised in Philadelphia and moved to New Jersey 32 years ago. She started taking painting classes in 1992. 

She got involved in helping people buy and sell homes in Atlantic County as a licensed real estate representative.

She picked up painting again in 2012 and has been painting a total of four years. 

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FEMA to hold open house on new flood maps

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Written by Michael Feely Friday, January 30, 2015 11:39 am

FEMA to hold open house on new flood maps FEMA to hold open house on new flood maps BRIGANTINE- Government representatives will provide information on the new flood plan updates at a Flood Risk Open House 4-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5 in the cafeteria of the Ventnor Education Community Complex, 400 N. Lafayette Ave., Ventnor.

Brigantine city manager Ed Stinson and representatives from the state, Atlantic County and the Federal Emergency Management Agency and their mapping partners will explain the new preliminary flood hazard maps and answer flood risk and insurance questions.

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Brigantine loses representation on AC school board

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Written by Michael Feely Friday, January 30, 2015 11:00 am

Brigantine loses representation on AC school board Brigantine loses representation on AC school board BRIGANTINE- Last week Brigantine taxpayers lost representation on the Atlantic City Board of Education.  Brigantine Superintendent Brian Pruitt was advised by the Atlantic County Office of Education that the enrollment for Brigantine students attending Atlantic City High School had fallen below the 10 percent required to permit Brigantine to have a seat on the Atlantic City school board.

Steve Bonanni, a member of the Brigantine Board of Education and a former City Council member, had been serving in that capacity.

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WHYY accepting nominations for American Graduate Champions

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, January 28, 2015 10:00 am

WHYY is accepting nominations for its American Graduate Champions project. An American Graduate Champion is a person or an organization that goes above and beyond to help a student, a classroom or a community succeed by setting high expectations, building and finding effective supports or helping students or schools make the successful journey from preschool to high school graduation, according to a news release.

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Nominations sought for Atlantic City Host and Spirit of Hospitality Awards

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, January 26, 2015 02:00 pm

Nominations are being accepted for the 18th annual Atlantic City Host and Spirit of Hospitality Awards, which honor employees in the tourism and hospitality industry who enhance the experience for Atlantic City visitors.

 Nominations will be accepted in 27 categories from management personnel only who wish to enter a nonmanagerial employee from a hotel, restaurant, retail, tourism or hospitality-related field, as well as the public sector.

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Brigantine Democratic Club monthly meeting

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, January 23, 2015 03:53 pm

The Brigantine Democratic Club’s next monthly is 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 24 at the Brigantine Community Center, 245  42nd St. This meeting is club members only.  Contact Jerry Szucs at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or  609-948-5555.

   

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