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Mental health first aid classes

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, December 21, 2014 11:22 am

Mental health first aid classes are being offered to residents of Atlantic County. Based on national curriculum taught across the country, the topics include education about mental illness and addictions, tips for talking to people in crisis, identification of risk factors and warning signs, and resources for interventions and recovery.

The free classes are provided through the Mental Health Association in Atlantic County through a grant. The two-part series will be offered 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10 and 17 at the Quail Hill Community Center in Galloway.

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Flood insurance battle: one resident’s experience

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Written by Michael Feely Friday, December 19, 2014 02:00 pm

Last week the Beachcomber News ran an article detailing issues that the Federal Emergency Management Agency was addressing with flood insurance policy issuers.  We asked if any local residents had experienced these issues. 

Longtime Brigantine resident Michael Tourigian stepped forward and is sharing his family’s story with the hope that others may benefit from his battle which is on-going.

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Zumba for Deana

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Written by Keri O’Connor Friday, December 19, 2014 12:06 pm

Zumba instructor Juan Carlos Medina and his team get participants dancing. Zumba instructor Juan Carlos Medina and his team get participants dancing.  Friends held a Zumbathon benefit for Deana Donofrio Dec. 13 at the Brigantine Community Center.

By Keri O’Connor, Staff Photographer

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Christmas crafting at the library

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, December 19, 2014 11:51 am

Working with the materials for a construction paper snow globe, Gavin Richards, 3, of Brigantine crafts a Hero Bot instead. Working with the materials for a construction paper snow globe, Gavin Richards, 3, of Brigantine crafts a Hero Bot instead.

The Brigantine branch of the Atlantic County Library System, 201 15th Street South, recently presented creative holiday activities for children. To learn more about upcoming activities at the branch call 609-266-0110. 

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Lunch and football

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Written by Keri O’Connor Friday, December 19, 2014 11:40 am

By Keri O’Connor, Staff Photographer

Marine Corps veteran Norman Baker joins members of the Atlantic City Fire Department Sand Pipers Pipe and Drums Band. Marine Corps veteran Norman Baker joins members of the Atlantic City Fire Department Sand Pipers Pipe and Drums Band.

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Book Discussion at library

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, December 19, 2014 12:00 am

Book Discussion at Brigantine library Pictured in the front row are: Dawn Jones, Doretta Lupinacci, Linda Gregory, Rita Bloomer, Lois Abber, Ann Naile Phelps, Dolores Magro, and Phyllis Glomb. Back: Arthur DeMarco, Lona Catona, Frances Paullin, Kathy Findura, Joanna Guglielmo, Jeanne Pierattelli, Annamaria Milhouse, Anne Migatz, Diana Magro, Lugene Polzella, Arlene Waronker, and Grace Franzoi.

The Brigantine branch of the Atlantic County Library System’s Brigantine Book Discussion Group enjoyed delicious goodies, camaraderie, and a discussion of Debbie Macomber's book, “Call Me Mrs. Miracle,” at its annual holiday meeting. The Book Discussion group meets at 3 p.m. every second Tuesday of the month at the Brigantine Beach Community Center.

Call the library at 609-266-0110 for information about the group.

   

A candlelit labyrinth

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Written by Keri O’Connor Friday, December 19, 2014 12:00 am

Jeanie Collins, mason, of the Murmuration Ministry and Doug Brown, light the candles to the labyrinth. Jeanie Collins, mason, of the Murmuration Ministry and Doug Brown, light the candles to the labyrinth. A candlelit labyrinth was set up at the 16th Street beach on Saturday, Dec. 13.

By Keri O’Connor, Staff Photographer

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Library book group holds holiday meeting

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, December 19, 2014 12:00 am

In the front row are Dawn Jones, Doretta Lupinacci, Linda Gregory, Rita Bloomer, Lois Abber, Ann Naile Phelps, Dolores Magro, and Phyllis Glomb, and in back are Arthur DeMarco, Lona Catona, Frances Paullin, Kathy Findura, Joanna Guglielmo, Jeanne Pierattelli, Annamaria Milhouse, Anne Migatz, Diana Magro, Lugene Polzella, Arlene Waronker, and Grace Franzoi. In the front row are Dawn Jones, Doretta Lupinacci, Linda Gregory, Rita Bloomer, Lois Abber, Ann Naile Phelps, Dolores Magro, and Phyllis Glomb, and in back are Arthur DeMarco, Lona Catona, Frances Paullin, Kathy Findura, Joanna Guglielmo, Jeanne Pierattelli, Annamaria Milhouse, Anne Migatz, Diana Magro, Lugene Polzella, Arlene Waronker, and Grace Franzoi.

Members of the Book Discussion Group at the Brigantine branch of the Atlantic County Library System enjoyed goodies, camaraderie and a discussion on the Debbie Macomber book “Call Me Mrs. Miracle” at their annual holiday meeting. The group meets 3 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month at the Brigantine Beach Community Center.

For information call the library at 609-266-0110.

   

Eye Health Tip of the Week - Myth: Eating carrots improves vision

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, December 14, 2014 12:00 am

Myth: Eating carrots improves vision

Fact: Don't run around the neighborhood stealing snowmen's noses just yet. It's not carrots that improve eyesight, but the Vitamin A within the vegetable. Research shows that a high dietary intake of Vitamin A decreases the risk of developing Cataracts and age-related Macular Degeneration.

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Brigantine Garden Club news, week of Dec. 12

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, December 13, 2014 09:00 am

Brigantine Garden Club news, week of Dec. 12 Brigantine Garden Club news, week of Dec. 12 I just read that Treasurer Johanne Milnes is paying tribute to her mother by featuring her as this month's artist of the month. Now we know where Johanne gets her artistic talent. I can't wait to go see it. Go out to support a member's work.

Linda sent me an interesting newsletter from Triple Oaks Nursery and Herb Garden. Author Lorraine gave this information: Fragrances go all the way back to the first Christmas when herbs and field grasses were put in the stable in Bethlehem for food and bedding for the animals.

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Makeovers at Eyebrow Bar

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Written by Keri O’Connor Friday, December 12, 2014 02:44 pm

The staff gathers around the Christmas tree. The staff gathers around the Christmas tree. The Genie Salon at 1307 W. Brigantine Ave. introduced its new Eyebrow Bar Friday, Dec. 5, where customers can receive an eyebrow makeover.

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Donations still needed for Toys for Tots

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Written by Michael Feely Friday, December 12, 2014 09:33 am

Donations still needed for Toys for Tots Donations still needed for Toys for Tots The Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program, in partnership with Brigantine’s True Spirit Coalition, is collecting toys for the children of families that are going through dramatic changes in their economic reality. Organizers said the requests for assistance have increased, and the program needs additional support.  

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

“This year, with our present depressed economy, the need is greater,” said Ron Powell, a co-coordinator for Toys for Tots program for Atlantic City and Brigantine.

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