Tourism

May 22, 2020

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Paddle boating at the Essex County South Mountain Recreation Complex reopens today, May 22, in time for the Memorial Day weekend. Procedures have been put in place to promote social distancing among visitors and sanitize all equipment. “With the weather getting warmer and ...

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BEACH HAVEN — Beach Haven Borough leadership released a news release on Tuesday afternoon outlining their concern about helping the Beach Haven business community this spring and summer.  Beach Haven has a unique situation considering that they are extremely crowded in a small portion of LBI.

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LONG BEACH TOWNSHIP - The Long Beach Township Commissioners put out an emergency order that went into effect on Monday, April 6.  The township has over 12 miles of beaches on the Island.   A summary of the order posted on the Township website reads: ".... the Township of Long Beach ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Paris?  Mexico?  Wildwood?  Let's go there this week and share some fun with the Care One family of residents. Below is a link for a Virtual Spring Break Week for families presented by CareOne East Brunswick Assisted Living and sent to you by Senior Administrator Christopher ...

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BELMAR, NJ — A growing influx of visitors to Belmar’s beachfront has prompted the borough to close its boardwalk and ban parking on the east side of Ocean Avenue. The decision announced today by Mayor Mark Walsifer was based on hourly monitoring of the boardwalk, which showed a daily increase of ...

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ASBURY PARK/SEASIDE HEIGHTS, NJ - John Moor, the Mayor of Asbury Park has closed the boardwalk today due to concerns regarding the spread of COVID-19 infection.  There will still be several points of open access to the beach, but the boardwalk will not be open for walking or congregating.  Earlier ...

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SHIP BOTTOM — During this past week COVID-19 disrupted business as usual for all enterprises, the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce has been coordinating with members who have online shopping and service portals to continue sales and assistance. Fanfare, which is a service under the ...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) UpdatesDue to the recent Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreaks, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and New Jersey Department of Health have created webpages to address and monitor the emerging situation. If you have questions about the respiratory infection, ...

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RED BANK, NJ: Tony Okupski, Commodore of the Navesink Vintage Race Boat Regatta (NVRA), went before the Special Events Committee on Monday to discuss and coordinate a time line for this early June event. Called a “Vintage” Raceboat Regatta because the boats are retired and restored boats, many ...

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MADISON COUNTY, IA — There is a section of Iowa where you can relive that movie with Clint Eastwood and Meryl Streep, visit the home of the Duke, and, well, drink wine. This February day trip started at the John Wayne Birthplace Museum in Winterset.  Wayne was born in a house adjacent to the ...

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Editor's note: High school seniors attending the Feb. 15 Scholar's Day at St. Bonaventure University and students in the SBU Jandoli School’s professional writing classes provided the content for this feature. KINGSTON, RI – The St. Bonaventure University women's basketball team is at the ...

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You deserve a getaway. So does your dog. Dogs LOVE Green Leaf because Green Leaf LOVES dogs!  Green Leaf has the most advanced glass suites ever! No cages! Each suite is complete with memory foam beds and a 24/7 staff for walking, petting, loving, and nightly tuck-ins. Expect happy dog ...

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RED BANK, NJ: Tony Okupski, Commodore of the newly formed Navesink Vintage Race Boat Committee (NVRBC), discussed the preliminary plans and requirements with the Special Events Committee to have a regatta on June 5th through the 7th. The NVRBC, a nonprofit staffed by dedicated volunteers, is ...

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What an unusual experience the Colts Neck Seniors had on January 18th!  It was a “journey through the myths of times and to a forgotten age, 10 centuries ago”: the Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament.  Heroic knights on spirited horses displayed astounding athletic feats and thrilling ...

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NEW YORK — Walter Fuhrman Palmer, the head electrician at the New York Times more than 100 years ago, helped to create a legacy shared by tens of millions of people who have jammed Times Square on New Year’s Eve to celebrate the traditional countdown to the New Year. Palmer, who lived in Warren, ...

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GOSHEN, N.Y.,--  LEGOLAND® New York Resort doesn't open until July 4, 2020, but you can start planning a bricktacular family getaway in the Hudson Valley now with a discounted premium pass.  LEGOLAND New York Resort has discounted its Premium Pass to only $99.99 from now through December 31. The ...

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MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ: After the September 11, 2001 terror attacks, the federal government enacted the REAL ID requirements, to better secure identification accepted for domestic travel and access to certain federal facilities. Starting October 1, 2020, you must have a REAL ID compliant driver ...

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CHICAGO, IL-- Global Traveler readers named United Airlines' MileagePlus program the Best Overall Frequent Flyer program for 2019.  Global Traveler is a monthly publication with an audience of over half a million business and luxury travelers who vote in the Global Traveler Reader Survey to ...

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STAFFORD — The Old Causeway Steak and Oyster House is hosting the premiere of Episode 3 of the Just Beneath the Surface area film series tonight, December 5, at 8:30 p.m.  This episode focuses on winter on LBI? It's cold, lonely and can be stunningly beautiful. The locals certainly know all ...

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NUTLEY, NJ -- Winter storms, bad weather and sloppy road conditions are a factor in nearly half a million crashes and more than 2,000 road deaths every winter, according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. In fact, about 46 percent of all crashes involving bad weather take place in the ...

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NEW JERSEY — The Thanksgiving holiday travel period is upon us, beginning at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, and ending Monday, Dec. 2 at 6 a.m.  According to AAA, over 55 million travelers are planning a trip of 50 miles or more away from home. Overall, travel will be up 2.9 percent compared to last year, ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ -- HomeGrown NJ travels to Ridgewood for its latest series of new episodes. Nestled in Bergen County in northern New Jersey, Ridgewood often ranks high on best places to live in the state, and with a top school system, direct train line to Manhattan and well-kept homes, it’s no ...

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NEW JERSEY - With Halloween just three days away witches, goblins and ghosts are in the air. Well, not really, but for those who love to be scared, New Jersey has a cornucopia of ghost stories that will send a shiver down even the strongest spine. If you're looking for a creepy spot to visit on ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND REGION — Weather has made fishing a bit of an “on again, off” again proposition. The reports I am getting reveal that structure fishing in the ocean has been very good with some great catches of black sea bass along with tautog and roaming bluefish. On the striped bass scene, ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The marquee of a movie theater shows the 1960 film “Psycho,” the Westfield Lumber and Home Center shows prominently, and street lights glow yellow. While the miniature figures are still, trains roll on Marvin Gersten’s N Scale Model Railway set on display at the town’s municipal ...

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LONG BRANCH, NJ – The Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders and tourism partners concluded the 2019 summer tourism season with a press conference on Tuesday, Oct. 15 on the boardwalk at Pier Village in Long Branch. “We are excited to announce that we had a record-breaking summer tourism ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The weather was appropriately gloomy for the AddamsFest Fun Zone in Downtown Westfield Sunday. Conditions were overcast and rainy; however, organizers had prepared, with tents under which the Maniac Pumpkin Carvers expertly scrawled designs into the sides of pumpkins while ...

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BEACH HAVEN - Chris Vernon appeared before the Beach Haven Borough Council on Tuesday, October 15 seeking approval of a Developer's Agreement to proceed forward in his goal to build the Beach Haven Hotel and Marina at the site of Morrison's Marina. The meeting was held at Surflight Theatre and a ...

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OCEAN GROVE, NJ -- After fun in the sun on the Asbury Park boardwalk and beach, The Carriage House bed and breakfast offers full-service accommodations in a unique Victorian setting. HomeGrown Host Stephanie Willoughby spoke with owner, Viktoria Boss, about the challenges of operating a successful ...

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NEW JERSEY – Love things that go bump in the night? Is Friday the 13th a favorite day? Folks who really thrive on the scare factor of Halloween and do not even flinch about the oddest weird NJ stories or don’t need to sleep with the light on after reading Stephen King will want to check out one or ...

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