Jack Ciattarelli Concedes Governor's Race to Phil Murphy, Vows to Run Again in 2025

November 15, 2021

RARITAN BOROUGH, NJ — "I hate to lose."

Republican Jack Ciattarelli conceded the Governor's race Friday afternoon in his hometown of Raritan Borough.

"I called Governor Murphy earlier today and congratulated him on his re-election and wished him well in serving the people of New Jersey," Ciattarelli said at a news conference.

Moments later, he told ...

New Jersey Conference on Tourism Announces Speaker Line Up

LBI Region, NJ -  The New Jersey Tourism Industry Association represents all sectors of New Jersey's multibillion dollar tourism industry statewide. The annual NJ Conference on Tourism brings together industry professionals, community and government leadership, emerging talent for two days of networking, keynotes, panels and entertainment. After holding the event virtually in 2020, the ...

Talking Turkey for Thanksgiving

November 24, 2021

LBI Region, NJ - With Thanksgiving Day upon us the Butter Ball online Turkey talk line offers turkey tips and tricks to help with dinner prep. To get the crown jewel of the holiday table ready there is a new way to get instant assistance. Online tools include how big of a turkey to purchase, how long and which thaw technique to use as well as factors such as if you want leftovers and how many ...

Time to Plan for The Big Meal

LBI Region, NJ - Gather with loved ones and celebrate a day of thanks! Whether you plan on catering, bringing a dessert, or going out, you can find your favorite Thanksgiving meal options by shopping local business. 

Thanksgiving takes place the last Thursday of November, landing on the 24th this year. This falls slightly earlier in the month than previous years and certainly means ...

After Years of Waiting, Chick-fil-A and Panera Bread Under Construction on Route 72

MANAHAWKIN, NJ - After years of talk at town council meetings, Chick-fil-A and Panera Bread are finally under construction. 

Located just west of KFC on Rt. 72, you can currently see a building being constructed on the west side of the lot. 

Mayor Greg Myhre has told us that the building will be Chick-fil-A, while the east side of the lot is preparing for final permits to begin ...

Ocean County Health Department Offering Flu Shots in LEH

November 19, 2021

Little Egg Harbor Township, NJ -   The Ocean County Health Department has released their schedule for dates and times for flu clinics throughout the county. The Influenza vaccinations are provided at no out-of-pocket expense for Ocean County Residents. The next local clinic will be held Thursday December 2 from 3 to 7pm at the Thorton Community Center at 319 W Calabrese Way in Mystic ...

Pinelands Regional High School offers Seniors Tech Assist

Little Egg Harbor, NJ - Senior Citizens may find a variety of challenges when it comes to going "online" to download or submit important information, connect with friends and family or even get stay up to date with local news. Pinelands Regional School District hopes it has found a solution. The district has announced their Seniors helping Seniors program. The school has ...

Local Non Profit Workshop this Friday

November 17, 2021

LBI Region, NJ - For over a decade the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce has presented informative forums created to engage local non profit organizations that serve the Long Beach Island Region. In time for fall planning, the region's chamber has announced their Fall Non Profit Forum, Finding Your Organization's Path to a Successful 2022 for Friday November 19 at 10am. This ...

Veterans Day Events and Special Offers

Little Egg Harbor, NJ - Today is a celebration to honor America's veterans for their love of country and willingness to serve and sacrifice.  It was November 1919, President Wilson proclaimed November 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day with the original concept for the celebration was for a day observed with parades and public meetings and a brief suspension of ...

David's Dream and Believe Cancer Foundation Featuring Movember "Let it Grow" Virtual Event

LBI Region, NJ -  The local charity David's Dream & Believe Foundation has launched their November fundraiser. The effort, Let It Grow, is a  month-long online commitment to raise awareness & provide HOPE for families affected by a cancer diagnosis, which began November 1.

Over the past five years of online campaigning as Shave The Date, we exceeded $95K in donations ...

Tuckerton Annual Tree Lighting Set

November 20, 2021

Tuckerton, NJ - The annual tradition of the tree lighting in Tuckerton is on for Thanksgiving evening, Thursday, November 25, 2021. The Tuckerton Pride & Celebration Committee announced that the event will begin at 6pm with music and hot cocoa with tree lighting at 7pm.

Celebration will begin with Christmas Carols performed by Michael Corliss as Frank Sinatra while hot chocolate is being ...

Get your Holiday Shopping Pass

LBI Region, NJ - Be the first to hop on the holiday pass and start spreading cheer and sharing joy this holiday season. Shoppers are invited to shop small and win big with on the 2021 Holiday Shopping pass where each visit to a participating local merchant could earn a chance to win $500 from Manasquan Bank that can be used for small business shopping spree. Sign up for free here

Holiday gift ...

Halloween Weekend Brings More Tricks and Treats

LBI Region, NJ - Halloween brings a weekend of full of activities for families and adults looking to celebrate. From costume contests, pumpkin chunkin and open houses, there will be plenty to round out October. Enjoy some of these local haunts to raise your spirits:

October 29 Enjoy a five course wine pairing Halloween themed dinner at The Terrace Tavern brought to you by Chefs Richard Schobel ...

Sea Shell Striped Bass Derby Fishing Tourney Raises $57,000 for Local Charity

November 7, 2021

BEACH HAVEN - The Sea Shell Striped Bass Derby held last weekend donated $57,000 to a local charity.

Compassion Café was the recipient of the donation from the proceeds of the derby.

Special thanks go out to the local businesses and community that donated and participated in the event. This is the largest donation ever for the derby. 

Compassion Café seeks the ...

Southern Ocean Traveling Baseball Teams Tryouts Set for November 9 and 11

STAFFORD - The Southern Ocean County Baseball Academy is holding try outs for it's six traveling teams.

The tryouts will take place on Tuesday, November 9 and Thursday, November 11 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Doc Cramer Baseball Fields. 

Click the following link to register for your tryout:  Click Here

For more information contact sobatravelnj@gmail.com

Get Ready for Shop Small Saturday

November 26, 2021

LBI Region. NJ - Supporting local businesses this holiday season is crucial to end the year on a high note. This year shopping small has been made easier with the Holiday Shopping Pass, where consumers will get a variety of local businesses listed, linked and ready right on their mobile device. The Southern Ocean Chamber of Commerce has partnered with Manasquan Bank this shopping season, where ...

Best is Yet to Come in LBI Surf Fishing Classic

LBI Region, NJ -  Still plenty of fish in the sea, as the 67th Annual LBI Surf Fishing Classic continues through December 12, 2021. With Striped bass, Blue Fish and the new addition of Kingfish there will be plenty to catch. Registration is required, early participants will receive a 2021 LBI fishing Classic Hat and Decal. Sign up and Weigh in stations for the Surf Fishing Tournament ...

LBI Region part of Tourism Recovery Panel at New Jersey League of Municipalities

With the pandemic still a concern for leadership across the state, this year's NJ League of Municipalities will highlight the ability to adapt to extraordinary circumstances. Officials continue to face challenges as well as create new opportunities that will impact their towns for years to come. Discussing the importance of tourism to local economic development, cultivating consumer ...

Spring Break for Deer: Shorter Days Raise Roadway Dangers During Mating Season.

November 13, 2021

NEW JERSEY — Drivers should be extra careful on roadways as the end of daylight saving time on Sunday marks the height of white-tailed deer mating season, according to experts from the state’s environmental and transportation agencies.

“It’s an annual event triggered by shortening day length,” Carole Stanko, chief of the New Jersey Bureau of Wildlife ...

Why You Should Incorporate Weightlifting Into Your Routine

Weightlifting for active aging adults is a crucial key to overall physical fitness that should not be skipped. Light cardiovascular exercise like walking is essential for seniors, but weight lifting is also a vital part of any routine.

Regular weight training for older adults can lead to several long-lasting health benefits, including improvements in muscle mass and quantity, increased ...

Elegance in Autumn: 6 Classy Home Decor Must-Haves

As the air gets colder, the leaves turn red and orange, and your regular Starbucks order switches from classic to pumpkin spice, you may be wondering how to maintain a classy home decor while still participating in the autumn aesthetic.

Whether you are trying to impress your holiday guests or simply attempting to get into the harvest spirit, there are boundless opportunities to incorporate ...

Curious About Botox? Here’s Everything You Need to Know

In this day and age, everyone has heard of Botox, but do you really know what it is and how it works? More than just a popular treatment for wrinkles, Botox is approved to treat various problems, from sweating to migraines. If you’re curious about the procedure, here’s everything you need to know before reaching out to doctors for treatment.

What is Botox?

Botox is the most ...

Keep Working Out In the Winter With These 6 Tips

Fitness is a year-round journey, but one that can be made more challenging by colder weather. While it may be tempting to put off your exercise habits until it starts to warm up outside, abandoning your fitness routine (even temporarily) can make it nearly impossible to get back to where you want to be physically when you do decide to resume.

Below are some tips to safely keep up your exercise ...

Success of TAPinto’s DIY Content Submission Process Highlighted at 2021 NJ Local News Summit

MONTCLAIR, NJ — TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro was featured as a virtual speaker at the 2021 NJ Local News Summit, presented by The Center for Cooperative Media at Montclair State University, on Thursday.  Shapiro talked about TAPinto’s Do-It-Yourself (DIY) content submission process and the impact on revenue.

The process, which was developed a few ...

When Every Vote Counts, Market Your Candidacy Locally on TAPinto

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The recent election in New Jersey told us one clear thing:  except perhaps in the bluest of blue and the reddest of red areas, elections in New Jersey are now competitive at every level of government.  In many districts fewer than 1,000 votes decided the winner and in some, just a handful of votes one way or the other would have changed who won.  When every ...

Providing Local News that Matters: Cristina Pinzon Franchises TAPinto Hackensack

HACKENSACK, NJ — One of the first things you’ll notice when speaking with TAPinto franchisee Cristina Pinzon is she’s passionate.

She’s passionate about her heritage – her family emigrated to the United States from Colombia when she was a child.

She’s passionate about her community – she was raised in Elizabeth and still has deep ties to the ...