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JCC to host Great Ducky Race and Cardboard Boat Regatta

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, July 30, 2014 01:40 pm

The Milton and Betty Katz JCC will hold its sixth annual Great Ducky Race and Cardboard Boat Regatta 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3 at the Washington Avenue Pier in Margate.

The fun-filled family day will include duck-themed carnival games, live music, a bounce house, cardboard boat regatta and a much-anticipated rubber duck race.

Duck adoptions are available at the Katz JCC front desk or by calling Julie at 609-822-1167, ext. 159. Ducks are 25 ducks for $100, 12 ducks for $50, five ducks for $20 or a solo duck for $5. Groups can enter the cardboard boat regatta with a one- to two-person boat for $50, a three- to five-person boat for $60 and a six- to 10-person boat for $80.

Contact Julie Fink at 609-822-1167, Ext. 159 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information.

 

Don't miss Nights in Ventnor Go Green parade

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Written by Nanette LoBiondo Galloway Wednesday, July 30, 2014 01:16 pm

‘Shoe Bees’ Joy Cress and Lucille Rendina of Atlantic City dock at the finish line during last year's event. ‘Shoe Bees’ Joy Cress and Lucille Rendina of Atlantic City dock at the finish line during last year's event. VENTNOR - The Nights in Ventnor Go Green Boat Parade will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, along the backbay waterway. Rain date is Aug. 3.

Parade includes all types of fuel-free boats, including sculls, row boats and kayaks. Parade starts at Ski Beach on Dorset Avenue and ends at the Viking Rowing Club on Surrey Avenue in Ventnor Heights. There will be a barbecue, music, prizes for individuals and groups, as well as well-decorated homes along the route. Register by July 30.

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Longport American Legion cautions residents about Wounded Warrior solicitation letter

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Written by Nanette LoBiondo Galloway Wednesday, July 30, 2014 12:52 pm

U.S. Navy Seal Lieutenant Andrew Dow U.S. Navy Seal Lieutenant Andrew Dow LONGPORT – American Legion Post 469 Cmdr. Larry Pacentrilli is cautioning residents about solicitation letters requesting donations for the Wounded Warrior program.

“This is not the same program as our Longport-based American Legion Post is running,” Pacentrilli said. “That’s not to say this is an illegitimate program; it is a good program.  We’re just concerned that Longport residents might confuse this program with our annual ‘Wounded Warrior Week’ program.”

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JCC conducts community march in solidarity with Israel

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, July 30, 2014 12:02 pm

Rob Goldberger of Ventnor, Robert Golan of Margate, and Jason Soltys of Linwood march in solidarity with Israel. Rob Goldberger of Ventnor, Robert Golan of Margate, and Jason Soltys of Linwood march in solidarity with Israel. MARGATE – The Milton and Betty Katz Jewish Community Center held a march Tuesday, July 29 in solidarity with Israel during the current conflict in the Middle East.

More than 500 people of all ages gathered in the courtyard at the center on Jerome Avenue and marched through the city’s athletic facility and through the adjoining streets chanting and singing songs of Jewish culture and religion. They returned to the courtyard where children played on a bouncy ride and teens sang and danced to Israeli music. They waved Israeli and American flags throughout the program.

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Margate BOE to negotiate directly with contractor for school projects

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Written by Nanette LoBiondo Galloway Tuesday, July 29, 2014 12:24 pm

MARGATE – The Board of Education received no response from a second round of bids for school construction projects that will be partially funded with New Jersey Department of Education regular operating district (ROD) grant.

On June 11, the board rejected a single bid received when the district first advertised the project, which includes HVAC installations, barrier-free access ramps and courtyard paving at the Eugene A. Tighe School and HVAC and kindergarten bathrooms at the William H. Ross School.

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Historical Society preserves borough history

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Written by Nanette LoBiondo Galloway Tuesday, July 29, 2014 11:53 am

Members of the Longport Historical Society include Mike Cohen, Curator Mary Sue Lovett, President Lee Karlock and Trustee Alan Dolinski. Members of the Longport Historical Society include Mike Cohen, Curator Mary Sue Lovett, President Lee Karlock and Trustee Alan Dolinski. LONGPORT – The Longport Historical Society is only 26 years old, but the history it preserves goes back to the 1600s. Started in 1987 by former Mayor Michael L. Cohen, the museum, housed in the borough’s third Coast Guard station and second Borough Hall at 2305 Atlantic Ave., contains eight rooms filled with artifacts, photographs and maps, each one devoted to a specific aspect of the borough’s history.

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Ventnor does Vagabonds

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, July 29, 2014 11:40 am

Ventnor Does Vagabonds will be held 5-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 30 to kick off the Nights In Ventnor Go Green weekend.

All proceeds will be used to purchase holiday decorations for Ventnor.

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UNICO honors Randazzo, donates $1,000 to his cancer foundation

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, July 29, 2014 07:58 am

Dean Randazzo of Atlantic City receives proclamations from elected officials representing Atlantic County. From left are Assemblymen Chris Brown and Vince Mazzeo, Randazzo and Atlantic County Freeholder Alex Marino. Dean Randazzo of Atlantic City receives proclamations from elected officials representing Atlantic County. From left are Assemblymen Chris Brown and Vince Mazzeo, Randazzo and Atlantic County Freeholder Alex Marino. ATLANTIC CITY – At its annual scholarship dinner, the Greater Atlantic City Chapter of Unity, Neighborliness, Integrity, Charity and Opportunity  National and the Atlantic County UNICO Scholarship Foundation honored Dean Randazzo as person of the year and donated $1,000 to the Dean Randazzo Cancer Foundation.

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American Legion Posts consolidate in Ventnor

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, July 28, 2014 02:55 pm

VENTNOR – Two organization serving Veterans of Foreign Wars have consolidated to form the Greater Absecon Island Memorial VFW Post 215 of Ventnor.

The Lt. J. Willis Gale VFW Post 215 of Atlantic City and the Turner-Bunting-Durkin VFW Post 3361 of Ventnor consolidated July 23 and elected officers. They are: Commander John T. Petitt, Senior Vice Commander Stephen P. Jones, Junior Vice Commander Anthony B. Musarra, Quartermaster Roger D. Emmick, Chaplain Thomas E. Dougherty and Trustees James G. Blescia, Anthony W. Tribbrine and Royce P. Lawler.

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Longport reading water meters next week

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, July 28, 2014 01:53 pm

LONGPORT - The Longport Public Works Department will read water meters beginning Aug. 4.

Call 609-822-5759 for information.

   

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