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Body discovered in Longport bay

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Written by Nanette LoBiondo Galloway Thursday, July 03, 2014 01:27 pm

State police are investigating the discovery of a body found in Longport's Rainbow Channel about a quarter-mile from the Ocean City bridge.

"It's still a very active scene," Sgt. Brian Polite of the New Jersey State Police said.

Polite said the body was discovered by a pleasure boater, who called police.

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JCC Modiano exhibition continues until July 17

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Written by Nanette LoBiondo Galloway Thursday, July 03, 2014 01:10 pm

Nanette Galloway / Jeff Lawrence of Key West, Fla., chats with artist Jim Modiano during a reception held at Katz JCC Wednesday, July 2. Nanette Galloway / Jeff Lawrence of Key West, Fla., chats with artist Jim Modiano during a reception held at Katz JCC Wednesday, July 2. MARGATE – “Elaborating Complexity: Jim Modiano Paintings, Collages and Prints” will be on exhibit at the Milton and Betty Katz JCC until July 17. A reception with the artist, that was held at the lobby gallery Wednesday, July 2, was well attended by locals and visitors to the Jersey Shore.

Modiano, who grew up in Margate, graduated from Atlantic City High School and later moved to Israel for seven years, attended college at University of California at Berkley and now lives in Santa Fe, N.M.

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Katz JCC supports Boys & Girls Club

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, July 03, 2014 12:33 pm

Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian visits the campers July 2 during their first week of camp. Pictured here is Guardian with Josh Reyes, 7, of Galloway Township. Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian visits the campers July 2 during their first week of camp. Pictured here is Guardian with Josh Reyes, 7, of Galloway Township. ATLANTIC CITY – The Boys and Girls Club of Atlantic City opened its doors Monday, June 30 to more than 80 area children for summer camp thanks to the Milton & Betty Katz Jewish Community Center with support and financial contributions from philanthropist Lewis Katz, the City of Atlantic City, CRDA, South Jersey Industries, Senator William Gormley and several other area businesses and residents.

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Downbeach Sheriff's Report, edition of July 3, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, July 03, 2014 11:15 am

Sheriff Frank Balles recently announced that members of the Atlantic County Sheriff’s Office made the following arrests.  If you have information on the whereabouts of persons who are wanted by Sheriff’s Ovvie, call 609-909-7200 24 hours a day.

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Letter: Jewish Federation united over murders

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Written by Staff Report Wednesday, July 02, 2014 06:17 pm

MARGATE—The Jewish Federation of Atlantic and Cape May counties issued a statement condemning the murder of three Jewish students Naftali Fraenkel, Gilad Shaar and Eyal Yifrach and offer consolation to their families. They urged for cooperation to bring those responsible to justice.

Their statement, reflecting many groups and organizations around our region reads;

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Learn how to survive a rip current

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Written by Joan Kostick Wednesday, July 02, 2014 04:05 pm

Heading to the beach? Here are some safety tips to help you avoid being caught in a rip current, and advice on what to do if you are.

Click here to view a video on how to get out of a rip current.

   

Local women enjoy Game Days at Beth El

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, July 02, 2014 02:51 pm

Sandi Shechtman of Ventnor plays games. Sandi Shechtman of Ventnor plays games. Sisterhood President of Beth El Sandi Shechtman of Ventnor stands among more than 100 women who attended Game Days held at the temple social hall in Margate.

Summer game days are held at Beth El Synagogue, 500 N. Jerome Ave. in Margate Tuesdays, July 15, 22, and 29; Wednesday, Aug. 6; Tuesdays, Aug. 12, 19 and 26. Admission is $10 and includes lunch and light snacks. Call Joyce Bank at 609-823-2725.

 

Team Will meets up with a hero

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Written by Nanette LoBiondo Galloway Tuesday, July 01, 2014 04:47 pm

Team Will hoists a hero. Team Will hoists a hero. MARGATE – Team Will traveled a long way to meet a hero. On Tuesday, a dozen bicyclists who traveled 3,300 miles to raise money and awareness about pediatric cancer ended their journey on the beach in front of Lucy the Elephant. There to meet them was Margate’s hero, little Danny Feltwell, 6, a tough cookie who thumbed his nose at cancer, and about 75 of his supporters.

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Ventnor woman sworn in as bar president atop Lucy

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, July 01, 2014 02:20 pm

Samantha S. Wolf gets ready to be sworn in as the president of the Atlantic County Bar Association atop Lucy the Elephant Samantha S. Wolf gets ready to be sworn in as the president of the Atlantic County Bar Association atop Lucy the Elephant MARGATE – Samantha S. Wolf, Esq. a Ventnor City resident and partner in the firm of Rosenberger & Wolf, was installed on June 6 as the 137th president of the Atlantic County Bar Association. Wolf was sworn in at the ACBA’s 2014-2015 annual installation event held at Lucy the Elephant. Administering the oath of office was Julio L. Mendez, assignment judge for Vicinage I of the Superior Court, Atlantic and Cape May counties.

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Artists from around the globe win $75,000 in prize money in DoAC Sand Sculpting World Cup

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, July 01, 2014 02:08 pm

ATLANTIC CITY – Twenty world-class sand sculptors from around the globe competed in solo and doubles competitions in the DoAC Sand Sculpting World Cup starting on June 19. Their must-see-to-believe final works were judged by a panel of six jurists from various art disciplines based on first impression of design, originality, artistry, difficulty and execution. The sculptors also vote for their favorite, along with the people’s choice.

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