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Mock to Perform; Community Garden Hopes for Bountiful Harvest @ Lighthouse

Friday, June 28th, 2013

ATLANTIC CITY — Renowned composer and multi-instrumentalist John Mock ( will present his unique maritime-inspired music at Absecon Lighthouse during the “By the Light of the Moon” festivities on Monday, July 22. Mock will perform his original instrumental music on guitar, concertina, mandolin, and tin whistle.  Tickets for the event are $15 and include snacks and beverages.

Multi-instrumentalist John Mock returns to Absecon Lighthouse on July 22.

Multi-instrumentalist John Mock returns to Absecon Lighthouse on July 22.

A native of Connecticut’s eastern shore, Mock’s work has taken him around the world. Widely sought after as a composer, arranger and multi-instrumentalist, Mock has worked with such notable artists as the Dixie Chicks, James Taylor, Nanci Griffith, Maura O’Connell, Sylvia, Kathy Mattea and Mark O’Connor.

In other Absecon Lighthouse news, gardeners at the AtlantiCare-funded Community Garden at the Historic Absecon Lighthouse planted on May 18 the seeds of what they hope will soon be a bountiful harvest. The Absecon Lighthouse Community Garden is the second of six community gardens for Atlantic City residents that are/will be funded through AtlantiCare’s “Growing Green-Atlantic City” initiative and supported in part by a donation from the Dave Matthews Band.

AtlantiCare’s Growing Green initiative aims to increase access to fresh, healthy foods. Twenty Atlantic City First Ward residents signed up for a plot in the garden, which will yield two seasons of harvest this year.

“The goal of creating and sustaining a community garden at Absecon Lighthouse is to increase Atlantic City First Ward residents’ access to fresh produce and to enhance awareness about the importance of good nutrition and healthy lifestyles,” says Samantha Kiley, director of Community Partnerships & Engagement for the AtlantiCare Foundation.


MBCA’s ‘March Madness Mixer’ Donates $2,100 to FACES and Autism Research

Friday, March 15th, 2013

ATLANTIC CITY — The Metropolitan Business & Citizens Association (MBCA)’s March Madness Winter Mixer was a booming success March 11, as the organization raised $2,100 for this year’s beneficiary, FACES 4 Autism — a support group that provides education, awareness and assistance to families dealing with autism ( fundraiser 1

fundraiser 2FACES president Isabella Mosca accepted the donation on the organization’s behalf.

The event was sponsored by AtlantiCare and supported by MBCA membership. For more information about the MBCA, visit

MBCA’S Winter Charity Mixer is March 11

Monday, March 4th, 2013

March-Madness-Mailer-Back-wATLANTIC CITY — The Metropolitan Business & Citizens Association (MBCA) will hold its annual Winter Charity Mixer at 5:30pm Monday, March 11, at Cuba Libra in The Quarter at Tropicana.

Slip out of the cold and into a dry mojito, and help raise funds for the MBCA’s selected charity this year:  FACES 4 Autism. FACES is dedicated to autism awareness, education and support for families dealing with those stricken with autism (visit

Tickets are $25 per person or a “MAD Package” is available where parties can buy 10 tickets and get one free for $250.FACES_4_Autism_logo

Along with great fare by Cuba Libre, there will also be a dessert display by “Luscious & Sweet,” giveaways, music and a cash bar.

Sponsored by AtlantiCare, the event is open to all MBCA members and their guests. Call (609) 348-1903 for reservations or visit

LIBT Beef & Beer Fundraiser is Sunday, April 22, at St. George’s Pub in Brigantine

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

photoBRIGANTINE, N.J. — The Ladies Invitational Bluefish Tournament (LIBT), a ladies-only fishing tournament that has raised upward of a half-million charitable dollars since it began 28 years ago, will be having a beef & beer fundraiser on Sunday, April 22, at St. George’s Pub in Brigantine (4282 Harbor Beach Blvd.).

A $20 fee in advance ($25 at the door, $15 for youths 11-20, and $10 for those 10 and under) gets you all you can eat and drink from 2-6pm. Live music will be provided by Brigantine Beach Bums, who will be donating their time to play. The band includes Brian Smallwood, Doug Carlin and Paul Strong.  There will also be raffles, door prizes and 50/50 tickets for sale.

All proceeds benefit the RNS Mobile Mammography Unit, a branch of AtlantiCare that gives women throughout southern New Jersey easy access to mammography — an invaluable screening tool for early detection of breast cancer.

For more information or tickets, please contact Kim Kirk (609) 412-0641 or Cathy Stanley (610) 212-1687, or go here. The 28th annual Ladies Invitational Bluefish Tournament is scheduled for Saturday, June 16. Find them on Facebook or click here for more information.

Tropicana to Host 10th Annual Mother’s Day Run/Walk on Saturday, May 12

Friday, March 23rd, 2012
Attendees of last year's Shirley Mae Breast Cancer Run/Walk survivor's parade head for the A.C. Boardwalk.

Attendees of last year's Shirley Mae Cancer Assistance Fund Run/Walk survivor's parade head for the Atlantic City Boardwalk.

ATLANTIC CITY — On Saturday, May 12, more than 250 breast cancer survivors will gather to kick off the 10th annual Shirley Mae Run & Michael J. Walk. The survivors parade will take place on the deck at Fin restaurant at the Tropicana, which is the host sponsor of the event. AtlantiCare is the presenting sponsor for the newly named Michael J. Walk.

“We at Tropicana are very proud to have been given the opportunity to support the Shirley Mae Run and to play a role in creating a healthier future within our community,” says Tropicana president and COO Tony Rodio. “Every day, the Shirley Mae Breast Cancer Fund works to provide breast cancer patients with access to the tools and support they need to manage their health, so no woman ever has to feel alone.”

Established in August 2000, the Shirley Mae Breast Cancer Assistance Fund began with a gift from Atlantic City businessman and philanthropist Roy Goldberg, who created the fund after experiencing the determination and inspiration of his mother, Shirley Mae Goldberg, a breast cancer survivor.

“This year, we are proud to dedicate the 1.5-mile walk in memory of Michael J Neustadter, who recently lost his heroic battle with pancreatic cancer,” says Goldberg. “The newly created Michael J. Neustadter Pancreatic Cancer Fund will make grants for the benefit of individuals showing financial need and to fund medical and scientific research programs for the treatment, prevention and diagnosis of pancreatic cancer.”