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Season ends for Margate Community Farmers Market; organizers focus on Thanksgiving and next summer

MARGATE – The local farmers market ended its summer season on Thursday, Sept. 4, but organizers are already focusing on the annual Thanksgiving market and next season. The farmers market, held at Steve and Cookie’s By the Bay, was busy Thursday, but not as busy as it was throughout the summer when seasonal residents joined …

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Ventnor Coffee. Live Music Muzzled? Einwechter Disturbance. Schallus Construction.

Ventnor Zoning Board officials investigated the owners of Ventnor Coffee to decide if offering live music is ancillary to the coffee shop’s main business. In a related story, Ventnor Coffee owner Michael Einwechter has recently been connected to a variety of financial accusations relating to his business Schallus & Sons Construction. Einwechter’s online business based …

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Chamber urges support for Small Business Saturday on Nov. 30

The Greater Atlantic City Chamber is urging Atlantic County residents to support the fourth annual Small Business Saturday, which takes place on Saturday, Nov. 30. Small Business Saturday is a national movement to drive shoppers to local merchants across the United States. It is intended to support the local businesses that create jobs, boost the economy and preserve neighborhoods …

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Margate dunes referendum fails at the polls

MARGATE – The voters have spoken and they have said they do not want dunes here. Margate voters said no by a vote of 1,502 to 792 in the Tuesday, Nov. 5 non-binding referendum according to unofficial machine results provided by the Margate City Clerk’s Office. Read more…

Letter: Most dune concerns not related to views

Letter to the editor: Once again Gov. Christie has resorted to “bully” tactics to get his way.  He has essentially taken control of the state’s 127 miles of beaches. A Christie spokesman was recently quoted saying that the opposition to the dunes project is led by a desire to maintain water views. This is simply not …

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Margate Fall Funfest to celebrate best of the season

From Downbeach Current: MARGATE – A cornucopia of autumn activities will be overflowing on Amherst Avenue when the annual Fall Funfest by the Bay kicks off Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 28-29. Sponsored by the Margate Business Association, the two-day event includes amusement rides, more than 100 vendors and exhibits, two stages of entertainment, boat rides …

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Margate group to hold informational dunes meeting

The Margate Citizen’s Questioning Beach Project will hold a public informational meeting 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24 at the Dr. Dominick A. Potena Arts Center at Eugene A. Tighe School, 7804 Amherst Ave. The group was formed by resident Daniel Gottlieb with its intent to educate and inform Margate citizens prior to a vote about a …

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