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Nights in Ventnor Go Green mounts effort to beautify the business districts for the holidays

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Written by Nanette LoBiondo Galloway Thursday, September 25, 2014 02:46 pm

This is the design for the new two-sided banners that will be installed along the Dorset Avenue and Wellington Avenue business districts after Thanksgiving. This is the design for the new two-sided banners that will be installed along the Dorset Avenue and Wellington Avenue business districts after Thanksgiving. VENTNOR – When people come together for a common cause, great things can happen.

A local woman has enlisted the support of Nights in Ventnor Go Green to solicit donations to erect holiday banners along the Dorset Avenue and Wellington Avenue business districts.

“Alone we can accomplish much, together we can accomplish more,” resident Carolyn Polisano said is the theme for the community-wide effort.

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Dollar General opens on Wellington Avenue in Ventnor

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, September 02, 2014 02:38 pm

VENTNOR – Dollar General will celebrate the opening of its new store at 4910 Wellington Ave. 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 6 with free prizes and special deals. 

The first 50 adult shoppers will receive a $10 Dollar General gift card, and the first 200 shoppers will receive a Dollar General tote bag, among other giveaways.

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Barber does it the old-fashioned way

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Written by Nanette LoBiondo Galloway Sunday, August 17, 2014 10:55 am

Specializing in straight razor shaves, shop owner Steve Perry works on Rich Mortillaro, who is visiting from California. Specializing in straight razor shaves, shop owner Steve Perry works on Rich Mortillaro, who is visiting from California. VENTNOR – Steve Perry has come full circle.

He started out barbering in Ventnor, Perry owned a chain of hair salons all around the South Jersey area. After cutting hair in salons for more than 30 years, he’s back to barbering – the old-fashioned way.

“We’re old school, straight razor shaves, Clubmen products, stuff that dates back to our father’s, father’s days,” he said Friday, Aug. 15 while he cut Guy Salani’s hair.

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NJAR announces top agents

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, May 21, 2014 12:00 am

The New Jersey Association of Realtors recognized top producing sales associates at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, Realtors in its Circle of Excellence.

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Margate businesses raise funds for scholarship program

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Written by Nanette LoBiondo Galloway Thursday, May 01, 2014 01:56 pm

Camille Curtin of Sea Isle placed a bid on a silent auction gift basket. Camille Curtin of Sea Isle placed a bid on a silent auction gift basket.  MARGATE--The Margate Business Association put on another successful wine and cheese event at Steve and Cookies By The Bay Wednesday, April 30 to raise money for college scholarships and student support. It was the 12th time the association held the fundraiser, which raises about $10,000 each year to support students in the Margate area. All of the 200 available tickets were sold for the event.

“Everyone thinks Margate people have everything, but there are people living here who have needs, especially since Hurricane Sandy,” Realtor Paula Hartmann, who chaired the event, said. “I was a single parent living in Margate too, so I’ve been there, done that.”

Hartmann said now that she is a successful business woman; it behooves her to give back to the community.

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Ventnor Coffee to apply for variances

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Written by Nanette LoBiondo Galloway Thursday, March 20, 2014 09:09 am

VENTNOR – A local business cited for offering music at its neighborhood establishment has withdrawn its request for an interpretation of the city’s zoning ordinance and decided instead to apply for a full site plan approval, including use and parking variances.

Supporters who attended the Zoning Board meeting held at the Ventnor Educational Community Complex Wednesday, March 19 offered a collective gasp when Ventnor Coffee, operating at 108 N. Dorset Ave., withdrew its request for board’s interpretation of a coffee shop.

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Ventnor Coffee hearing continues next month

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Written by Nanette LoBiondo Galloway Friday, February 21, 2014 06:30 pm

About 150 people turned out Feb. 19 to support Ventnor Coffee in its request for an interpretation of the city’s zoning ordinance. About 150 people turned out Feb. 19 to support Ventnor Coffee in its request for an interpretation of the city’s zoning ordinance.

VENTNOR ­– Zoning Board officials will take the next month to acquire information from the owners of Ventnor Coffee to help them decide if offering live music is ancillary to the 6-month-old coffee shop’s main business.

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Ventnor Coffee to appear before Zoning Board Wednesday (VIDEO)

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Written by Nanette LoBiondo Galloway Monday, February 17, 2014 11:24 am

Bob Sergeant/Pictured left to right: Lambros Psounos, Bob Sterling, Dave Esterman, Fred Nahas Bob Sergeant/Pictured left to right: Lambros Psounos, Bob Sterling, Dave Esterman, Fred Nahas VENTNOR – A Zoning Board meeting set for Wednesday, Feb. 19 is expected to determine if a business at 108 N. Dorset Ave. can continue to operate as it has for the last six months. Ventnor Coffee’s hearing before the board will start at 6 p.m. in the second floor courtroom of the Ventnor Municipal Building.

City Zoning Officer Jimmie Agnesino has determined that to continue as a music venue, owners of the coffee shop Christine Pagano and Michael Einwechter, will need a variance.

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Margate candy store recognized for Wounded Warriors contribution

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Written by Donna Clementoni Thursday, November 21, 2013 06:21 am

 iCandy owner Jan Staller with Wounded Warrior peer mentor Ed Afanador and his service dog, Arnie. iCandy owner Jan Staller with Wounded Warrior peer mentor Ed Afanador and his service dog, Arnie.

MARGATE – When it rains, it pours.

To put it mildly, the past 12 months have presented enormous emotional and financial obstacles for Jan and Len Staller, owners of the iCandy store, 9401 Ventnor Ave.

Nonetheless, they didn’t hesitate when called upon, again, in October to donate 22 gift bags of confections for Wounded Warriors that were guests of Tropicana Casino and Resort and in town for a golf outing fundraiser at McCullough’s Emerald Links Golf Course.

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New name for local real estate agency

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, November 20, 2013 04:22 pm

 Carol Shaw of Margate, Mary Beech Lally and Robin Mitchell of Ventnor, Lou Solomon of Margate and Marie McQueen of Ventnor at the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox and Roach Realtors ribbon cutting Nov. 12. Carol Shaw of Margate, Mary Beech Lally and Robin Mitchell of Ventnor, Lou Solomon of Margate and Marie McQueen of Ventnor at the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox and Roach Realtors ribbon cutting Nov. 12.

MARGATE - Prudential Fox & Roach Realtors, 9218 Ventnor Ave. in Margate, became Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, Realtors on Nov. 12.  

The familiar blue and white signs have been officially replaced with a new logo and signature colors of cabernet and white.  Similar changes were made at real estate offices across the nation.

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