Chowderfest Announces October 15 as New Date After This Weekend's Postponement

October 1, 2022

BEACH HAVEN - The Southern Ocean County Chamber announced Friday that this weekend's schedule Chowderfest has to be postponed. 

The new date of Saturday, October 15, and the rain date of October 16 has been confirmed by the Chamber.  

Chowderfest is a fundraiser organized since 1989 to provide funding for out-of-area marketing, ongoing business/nonprofit support ...

Chowderfest Postponed Due to Remnants of Hurricane Ian

BEACH HAVEN - The Southern Ocean Chamber of Commerce announced today that the weather predictions showing unfavorable festival conditions for both Oct 1 and the rain date of Sunday, Oct 2, has resulted in the postponement of the Chowderfest.  The Chamber commented on its Facebook page the following:

We appreciate your support as we move forward, the new date will be confirmed shortly as ...

Stafford Township Halloween Parade October 8

STAFFORD -  The Stafford Township Halloween Parade will take place on October 8 at noon. The Parade lines up at 11:30 a.m. at the Stafford Firehouse on Stafford Avenue. The parade proceeds to Manahawkin Lake Park. 


Lighthouse Christian Academy Celebrates National "See You at the Pole" Day

September 28, 2022

STAFFORD - Students and teachers at Lighthouse Christian Academy in Manahawkin gathered this morning outside to pray at the flag pole to lift friends, families, teachers, and the nation to God. 










This has been happening in our area for many years. The participation was a bit light ...

Upcoming Events


Mon, October 3, 4:00 PM

Brant Beach

Public Meeting


Mon, October 3, 7:00 PM


Environmental Commission Meeting

Latest Update on Beach Haven West Sewer Main Repair

September 27, 2022

STAFFORD - Work continues on the broken sewer pipe at the lagoon crossing that broke about two weeks ago at Walter Boulevard in Beach Haven West.

Stafford officials reported on Monday, September 26 that over this past weekend, the second sewer line was run underneath the lagoon, and manholes were delivered to tie the lines into the Township's collection system.

Those manholes will be ...

The Cottages at Compass Point in Barnegat and Al Bille

October 2, 2022

Dear Editor:

As a concerned Barnegat resident, and especially living in Four Seasons at Mirage, I have been very troubled over the eyesore that is directly across from our development known as the “Cottages at Compass Point”.  The developer cleared every tree and turned this land into what we refer to as the “La Brea Tar Pits” without the charm or history!  I ...

TAPinto Kenilworth Publisher to Perform in Local Musical

KENILWORTH, NJ — Not having a plan is part of Telina Cuppari's plan.

"I'm the most impulsive person in the world," Cuppari, the owner and publisher of TAPinto Kenilworth, said. "I've always been spontaneous. I'm more of a go-by-the-seat-of-your-pants kind of girl. I don't like planning."

Earlier this year, Cuppari saw an article on ...

TAPinto Wayne Celebrates 1 Million Pageviews and Counting in 2022

WAYNE, NJ — TAPinto Wayne and its owner/publisher Jon “Ferris” Meredith are celebrating two milestones — 1 million pageviews, and counting, in 2022, and the third anniversary of his TAPinto franchise, which he launched on his birthday, September 9, 2019.

It’s the second time in three years  that the local news and digital marketing ...

Tips for Small Businesses to Get Media Exposure

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — Small business owners have faced unprecedented challenges during the last two years. Many have had to rethink their whole business model altogether. Communicating with customers and clients is more important now than it’s ever been.

The pandemic has changed the way we conduct our daily lives. Protecting public health meant changing how many businesses ...

Benefits of Owning a TAPinto Local News & Digital Marketing Platform

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto owner/publishers own their own business while building equity. They make money, while making their own schedules and achieving work/life balance.

“It’s on my terms, it’s on my timetable,” Bobbie Peer, owner/publisher of TAPinto Berkeley Heights, TAPinto Basking Ridge, TAPinto New Providence, TAPinto ...

Tour One of Beach Haven West's Lowest Priced Brand New Waterfront Construction

September 17, 2022

STAFFORD - Seasons are changing, and the market is shifting. With the low inventory in the Manahawkin Waterfront and only 8 being new construction, this incredible waterfront home crafted by a very reputable local builder is one of the few lowest-priced homes on the waterfront market. Almost complete yet still time to pick your paint colors, no upgrade has been surpassed in this ...

Stafford Town Wide Yard Sale This Saturday and Sunday, September 10 and 11

STAFFORD - It is the time!  The annual Stafford Town Wide Yard Sale is this Saturday and Sunday all over the Township.  The sale will take place rain or shine from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Click below for a list of homes in each section of the township listed below:

Ocean Acres to Warren Grove 
Waterfront Areas BHW Colony Lakes Village Harbor
Mayetta ...

Register for September Workshops at Reynolds

BARNEGAT - Reynolds Garden Shop, Floral Center and Garden Center is offering two special workshops. One is held today, September 6.  Reynolds is located on East Bay Avenue in Manahawkin. 

Craft Class with Bette     Tuesday, September 6, 6 pm

Capture your summer memories by creating a driftwood and shell wind chime. Bette Pernal from “Easel on Down” will ...

Help for Hurricane Ian's Victims Coming from New Jersey

September 29, 2022

TRENTON, NJ — Members of the New Jersey National Guard will soon deploy to Florida to help in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, which made landfall on Wednesday as a Category 4 storm.

Gov. Phil Murphy announced 135 members, in addition to 40 military and support vehicles will be sent to help with the storm response.

“We are thankful for the 135 men and women who bravely ...

Help from New Jersey Headed to Puerto Rico Following Hurricane Fiona

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey is sending aid to Puerto Rico to help those impacted by Hurricane Fiona, which made landfall on Sunday, September 18. The storm brought more than 20 inches of rain and heavy wind, causing major infrastructure damage and power outages to the island.

"Our hearts and prayers are with the people of Puerto Rico during this devastating time," Gov. Phil ...

Chipotle to Pay New Jersey $7.75 Million to Settle Child Labor Law Violations

TRENTON, NJ — Chipotle Mexican Grill will pay the State of New Jersey a record $7.75 million to settle child labor law violations.

A 2020 New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDOL) audit identified more than 30,000 violations that impacted minors at Chipotle locations in New Jersey. Those violations included Chipotle not abiding by limits on the number of hours ...