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Longport Art Show bids adieu to summer

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Written by Nanette LoBiondo Galloway Monday, September 01, 2014 10:07 am

Marily Chackman of Margate exhibits her woodblock prints and other creations. Marily Chackman of Margate exhibits her woodblock prints and other creations. LONGPORT – For the last 10 years, the Longport Historical Society Museum has been saying goodbye to summer with an annual art show that showcases local artists. It’s a small show, with just a few professional artists, mostly producing shore themed artwork that reflects the beauty of the Jersey shore, but that’s how organizers like it.

“We have it every year on the Sunday of Labor Day weekend,” MarySue Lovett, who chairs the historical society, said. “It’s small, but a very nice way to end the summer season.”

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Volunteer drivers needed for Ventnor seniors

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, August 31, 2014 12:00 am

VENTNOR ­– The city’s Senior Transportation Service needs volunteer drivers 9 a.m. to noon one day each work week to transport senior citizens to their doctor, pharmacy, hair dresser, bank,  and supermarket.

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Kindergarten is sweet and magical at Ross School

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Written by Nanette LoBiondo Galloway Friday, August 29, 2014 12:19 pm

Charlie Levin, and Jack and Ellie Southard are engrossed in the moment. Charlie Levin, and Jack and Ellie Southard are engrossed in the moment. MARGATE – The Margate Education Foundation insured that this year’s crop of kindergarten students will find that the William H. Ross School is a sweet and magical place. The organization held its first ever kindergarten ice cream social Thursday, Sept. 28 in the schools playground area.

Parents and upper classmen scooped mounds of ice cream for kindergarteners, while the five- and six-year-olds, added colored sprinkles to make their treats even sweeter.

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Register for Surf for a Cause by Thursday, Sept. 4

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, August 29, 2014 10:58 am

Dean Randazzo Surfs for a Cause in 2013. Dean Randazzo Surfs for a Cause in 2013. The 14th annual Dean Randazzo Cancer Foundation Surf for a Cause will be held 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 6 at Decatur Avenue beach in Margate. Entries are $30 per division and include an event T-shirt and one ticket to the 4 p.m. after party at Ventura’s Greenhouse. Entries for additional divisions are $15 each. Entries are free for Grom Boys, 11 years and younger and Grom Girls, 12 years and younger. Pre-registration only by Thursday, Sept. 4 at http://tinyurl.com/DRCFsurf14. See www.thedrcf.org, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or call Paul Giunta 609-214-5348.

   

Temple Emeth Shalom to broadcast speaker series live from the 92nd Street Y

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Written by Nanette LoBiondo Galloway Thursday, August 28, 2014 04:11 pm

MARGATE – Temple Emeth Shalom, 8501 Ventnor Ave., will be presenting an outstanding line up of nationally prominent speakers in its annual fall speaker series, which will be broadcast live from the 92stY in New York City. Sponsored by Rabbi Dr. Gordon L. Geller, the Elliot Geller Family and the Arthur Larky Foundation, three outstanding programs have been scheduled as follows:

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Margate applies for 10 Post-Sandy Planning Grants

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Written by Nanette LoBiondo Galloway Thursday, August 28, 2014 04:03 pm

MARGATE – The Board of Commissioners passed a resolution Aug. 21 supporting the Strategic Recovery Planning Report prepared by planner and grant writer Jim Rutala of Rutala Associates of Linwood and authorized him to apply for up to $425,000 in Post-Sandy Planning Assistance Grants.

The report Rutala provided at a public meeting in May contained recommendations for building a stronger community and increasing the resilience of the city’s infrastructure that would protect neighborhoods from flooding and natural disasters.

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Margate plans Parkway area streetscape redesign

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Written by Nanette LoBiondo Galloway Thursday, August 28, 2014 02:47 pm

Plan A of the Margate Parkway redesign features elms and plum trees. Plan A of the Margate Parkway redesign features elms and plum trees. MARGATE – The city is planning a streetscape redesign for the Parkway area of Ventnor Avenue to restore it to its original grandeur when it was last installed more than 30 years ago.

The city has been discussing restoration for two years, Administrator Richard Deaney said.

He distributed to the Board of Commissioners two concept plans for consideration.

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Fall Funfest by the Bay returns to Margate Sept. 27-28

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, August 27, 2014 12:16 pm

Don't miss this year's Fall Funfest featuring dog show. Don't miss this year's Fall Funfest featuring dog show. MARGATE –The Margate Business Association will hold its annual Fall Funfest by the Bay Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 27-28.

Amherst Avenue between Decatur and Coolidge avenues will be six blocks of nothing but fun, with a family friendly kaleidoscope of activities including amusement rides, educational marine exhibits, back bay boat rides, two live entertainment stages, handmade crafts and a smorgasbord of food ranging from foreign and exotic treats to traditional street fair munchies, and a beer garden.

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