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Register to be a bone marrow donor at Margate's Funfest

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, September 22, 2014 04:44 pm

MARGATE – The Dean Randazzo Cancer Foundation will host a cheek-swabbing station Saturday and Sunday at the Margate Fall Funfest to register bone marrow donors.

Anyone 18 to 44 years old can register to become a donor. The swabbing station will be open 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 27 and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Dean Randazzo Cancer Foundation booth – number NP4 on the bay side near Madison Avenue.

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Steeple rings out renewal for Margate Community Church

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Written by Chelsea White Monday, September 22, 2014 10:16 am

Locals gather for the steeple dedication ceremony following the Sunday morning worship service Sept. 21 at Margate Community Church on Ventnor Ave.  Locals gather for the steeple dedication ceremony following the Sunday morning worship service Sept. 21 at Margate Community Church on Ventnor Ave. Margate Community Church dedicated its new steeple Sunday, Sept. 21 with an outdoor ceremony after the conclusion of its worship service.

Speakers thanked area residents and members of the congregation for their generosity and kindness, and reflected on working together as a community. 

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Traffic Advisory: Dorset Avenue Ventnor

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 19, 2014 04:03 pm

Beginning on Monday, Sept. 22 through Friday, Sept. 26, a lane shift/stop-and-go traffic pattern will be in effect on Dorset Avenue between the Dorset Avenue Bridge and Wellington Avenue in Ventnor, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily for utility work by the South Jersey Gas Company.

Police will be onsite to assist motorists. Delays will be encountered. Motorists are advised to allow for additional travel time to reach their destinations. 

 

JFS names Melissa Bollinger director of Village by the Shore

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, September 18, 2014 01:50 pm

Melissa Bollinger MARGATE - Melissa Bollinger joins Jewish Family Service as Director of Village by the Shore, a program that provides a variety of concierge, volunteer, professional services and socialization for adults over 50. Bollinger’s responsibilities include promoting, managing and directing day-to-day operations, including memberships, programs and social events. She also serves as a liaison with the village’s community partner organizations.

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Margate school board hires new superintendent, tentatively settles teacher contract

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Written by Nanette LoBiondo Galloway Thursday, September 18, 2014 12:35 pm

MARGATE – Despite requests from the public over four meetings to consolidate two administrative positions, the Board of Education Sept. 17 vowed to keep its current organizational structure, which includes a superintendent, business administrator and two principals who serve dual roles.

 

The board hired Eugene A. Tighe Middle School Principal John DiNicola to replace outgoing Superintendent Theresa DeFranco and tentatively settled its contract with the Margate Education Association. DiNicola’s appointment is subject to approval by the Atlantic County executive superintendent of schools. The union would have to ratify the contract.

 

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Margate Fall Funfest by the Bay set for last weekend in September

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, September 16, 2014 03:06 pm

MARGATE – Mini-golf will make a debut this year at the annual Fall Funfest by the Bay – along with new amusements, boat rides, craft vendors, a smorgasbord of food, critters for the kids, two stages of nonstop entertainment and a visit from Miss New Jersey 2014 Cierra Kaler-Jones.

The two-day festival will stretch for six blocks along the bayfront on Amherst Avenue, running 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28 and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29.

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Superior Court judge to hear Hiltner lawsuit Monday

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Written by Nanette LoBiondo Galloway Tuesday, September 16, 2014 02:53 pm

MARGATE – The whistleblower lawsuit filed by Margate City Clerk and Tax Collector Tom Hiltner is slated to be heard before Superior Court Judge Donna M. Taylor 9 a.m. Monday, Sept. 22 in Atlantic City.

Hiltner sued the city, Mayor Michael Becker and Commissioner Brenda Taube in April 2012 to expose what he claims were violations of the state’s pay-to-play laws regarding the commission’s hiring of a new auditor, and harassment by Taube.

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Margate calendar contest carries $250 prize

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, September 16, 2014 02:21 pm

MARGATE –What is the most iconic image of Lucy the Elephant’s hometown? The Margate Business Association invites photographers and artists to submit original work for the Inside Margate 2015 calendar cover contest.

There is a $250 prize for the image that best captures the essence of Margate. Submissions must include name, age and address of the artist, the medium used, and a short description of the piece. Submissions must be emailed to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3. Submissions must be 9 by 12 inches, 300 dpi, and CMYK.

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