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Rocktoberfest to Benefit David's Dream and Believe Cancer Foundation Tomorrow at Moose Lodge

September 21, 2018

MANAHAWKIN, NJ - Tomorrow from 1-6 p.m. the Beach Haven Moose Riders present the 8th Annual Rocktoberfest event benefiting David's Dream and Believe Cancer Foundation.

The event is a huge success every year and a great time for the entire family. 

There will be a bounce house, video game trailer, petting zoo and other kids activities. As well as, a car and bike show, 50/50, Chinese ...

20th Annual Waretown Haunted Hayride Seeking Skit Contestants and Volunteers

WARETOWN, NJ - The 20th Annual Waretown Haunted Hayride will be held this year on Friday October 12 and Saturday October 13 from 7-10 p.m. 

The Haunted Hayride is held at the Waretown Lake, located at 182 Wells Mills Road (Route 532) and is a 20-minute, tractor pulled ride around the lake.  

The Haunted Hayride costs $10 for adults and $8 for children, 12 years ...

The Marvelous Wonderettes by Bellarine Theatre Company at Stafford Township Arts Center This Weekend

STAFFORD - The Bellarine Theatre Company's Marvelous Wonderettes is set for this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Tickets are available at the door or online at tix.stacnj.com

The performance times are Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. 

Featuring over 30 classic ’50s and ’60s hits, The Marvelous Wonderettes will keep you smiling in this must-take ...

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Thursday for Barnegat 67 Development at Lighthouse Drive

September 18, 2018

BARNEGAT - New York based developer Extell Development Company is having a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, September 20 at 11:00 a.m. 

This development has been a long time in planning and startup. The company plans to unveil the first phase of the project.  Barnegat Mayor Frank Caputo will participate. 

This first phase of Barnegat 67, which is a new ...

Southern Ocean Chamber Provides a Super September to Network

SHIP BOTTOM, NJ - Join the regional chamber of commerce members welcome in fall with unique opportunities to reconnect after the summer season.

The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce invites business people to attend events this September that provide insight into local businesses and programs.

On Tuesday September 25, the chamber will be presenting their successful Women in Business ...

The Damp and Humid Summer Has Created A Need for Many to Test For Mold in Their Homes and Businesses

STAFFORD AND LONG BEACH ISLAND-  The incredibly rainy and damp summer has had a historical impact on the Southern Ocean County area with mold.  Many schools statewide are experiencing closed schools and classrooms until remediation is complete.

How about home? If your residential or commercial property has been hit by water damage, there's a good chance of mold infestation.

Rutgers raises record amount of donations

September 23, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK - Rutgers University funding-raising efforts brought in $223.4 million for the 2017-18 academic year, more than $10 million above what was raised the previous year and the largest amount ever collected in a single year, university officials said.

The donations were 6.8 percent above the $209.1 million donated in 2016-2017, which was 11 percent more than in ...

Rutgers President Barchi Staying 2 More Years

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University President Robert Barchi has agreed to continue in that position for two more years, university officials said.

Members of the university board of governors asked him to remain at least two more years, and he agreed, officials said.

“Bob Barchi has been a remarkable leader for Rutgers,” board president Sandy Stewart said.  He said ...

Lawmakers Question State Education Commissioner on Rush to Phase Out PARCC

TRENTON, NJ— Lawmakers on a joint Senate-Assembly education committee expressed concerns and questioned Gov. Phil Murphy’s rush to phase out a statewide standardized exam, calling for meetings to be held and more data to be provided.

State education commissioner Lamont Repollet appeared before a joint hearing of the Senate and Assembly Education committees on Monday to testify ...

Rocktoberfest to Benefit David's Dream and Believe Cancer Foundation Tomorrow at Moose Lodge

September 21, 2018

MANAHAWKIN, NJ - Tomorrow from 1-6 p.m. the Beach Haven Moose Riders present the 8th Annual Rocktoberfest event benefiting David's Dream and Believe Cancer Foundation.

The event is a huge success every year and a great time for the entire family. 

There will be a bounce house, video game trailer, petting zoo and other kids activities. As well as, a car and bike show, 50/50, Chinese ...

30th Annual Chowderfest Weekend is Just Around the Corner on September 29 and 30

SHIP BOTTOM, N.J. --  Chowderfest Weekend is just around the corner. This iconic event has extended the summer season to keep the party rolling a few weeks longer. Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce members again have prepared a memorable weekend to kick off fall by pulling out all the stops for a two day festival.

Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce ...

It Sure Was A Great Day for the Irish at the Shillelagh's 2018 Ocean County Irish Festival on Saturday

STAFFORD - The weather wasn't perfect but the Ocean County Irish Festival still drew a large crowd on Saturday at the Manahawkin Lake Park. 

"A huge thank you to everyone who braved the weather and came out to support us yesterday!" said Kevin Lyons, Shillelagh President. "We hope everyone enjoyed themselves!"

United States Congressman Tom MacArthur was honored ...

Rocktoberfest to Benefit David's Dream and Believe Cancer Foundation Tomorrow at Moose Lodge

September 21, 2018

MANAHAWKIN, NJ - Tomorrow from 1-6 p.m. the Beach Haven Moose Riders present the 8th Annual Rocktoberfest event benefiting David's Dream and Believe Cancer Foundation.

The event is a huge success every year and a great time for the entire family. 

There will be a bounce house, video game trailer, petting zoo and other kids activities. As well as, a car and bike show, 50/50, Chinese ...

20th Annual Waretown Haunted Hayride Seeking Skit Contestants and Volunteers

WARETOWN, NJ - The 20th Annual Waretown Haunted Hayride will be held this year on Friday October 12 and Saturday October 13 from 7-10 p.m. 

The Haunted Hayride is held at the Waretown Lake, located at 182 Wells Mills Road (Route 532) and is a 20-minute, tractor pulled ride around the lake.  

The Haunted Hayride costs $10 for adults and $8 for children, 12 years ...

5th Annual Survival of the Mills Benefit Presented by Trident Fitness & Performance to be Held this Sunday

WARETOWN, NJ - The 5th Annual Survival of the Mills Tri/Du/Aqua/5K presented by Trident Fitness & Performance is this Sunday, September 23 at Wells Mills County Park in Waretown, NJ.

All ages & levels of athletic ability are invited to participate. "A walk is as good as a run for a cause!"

Please visit bit.ly/TridentSOTM for the ...

Ocean Township Seeking Pictures to be Featured in 2019 Community Calendar

September 18, 2018

OCEAN TOWNSHIP, NJ - The Township of Ocean is preparing for their 2019 Calendar and is asking for help from their community. 

Ocean Township is seeking colorful, scenic photos of the Township for their 2019 Annual Township Calendar.

This calendar is published and distributed to all Township of Ocean residents every year.

To submit photos please email: clerk@twpoceannj.gov ...

Parkway’s Exact Change Lanes to Disappear from Major Toll Plazas Before End of Year

BARNEGAT, NJ — Exact change lanes on the Garden State Parkway’s major toll plazas are soon to be a memory. But they will remain at all but one of the toll road’s 23 entrance and exit ramps.

The automatic coin machines at all 11 “mainland barrier” plazas, including Asbury Park in Monmouth County and Toms River and Barnegat in Ocean County, will be removed and ...

Barnegat to Host Presentation About New Storm Water Rules and Flood Insurance Outreach Program on October 12

BARNEGAT - On Friday, October 12, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. there will be an informational presentation about the new storm water rules presented by The Save Barnegat Bay Organization.

The presentation will be held in the Barnegat Township Complex, 900 W. Bay Avenue, Barnegat NJ 08005. All HOA and any organizations involved with storm water are encouraged to attend.

Also, a free outreach ...

Township of Ocean Community Meeting Tonight for Community Energy Aggregation Program Proposal

September 17, 2018

WARETOWN, NJ - The Township of Ocean has announced that they are considering a Community Energy Aggregation (CEA) Program for the residents of the township. 

The CEA Program is designed to offer residents reduced rates on their electric bill. 

The "CEA aggregates the buying power of individual customers within a municipality to secure reduced rate energy supply ...

Sea Turtle Recovery to Release Four Healthy Sea Turtles at Point Pleasant Beach, NJ

POINT PLEASANT BEACH, NJ - Sea Turtle Recovery, STR, is excited to announce that four sea turtles are ready to return to the ocean at Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey, 7 a.m., Sept.5, 2018. STR is a nonprofit hospital located inside the Essex County Turtle Back Zoo and, since opening in December of 2016, they have rehabilitated and released 23 endangered and threatened sea ...

The Damp and Humid Summer Has Created A Need for Many to Test For Mold in Their Homes and Businesses

September 13, 2018

STAFFORD AND LONG BEACH ISLAND-  The incredibly rainy and damp summer has had a historical impact on the Southern Ocean County area with mold.  Many schools statewide are experiencing closed schools and classrooms until remediation is complete.

How about home? If your residential or commercial property has been hit by water damage, there's a good chance of mold infestation.

Hunger Foundation of Southern Ocean County Holding a Mattress Fair on September 22

STAFFORD - The Hunger Foundation of Southern Ocean County will have a Mattress Sale to help with raising funds to support our local Food Pantries.

The sale will take place on Saturday September 22, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saint Mary’s of the Pines, located on Bishop Way in Manahawkin .

The Hunger Foundations works towards creating a community free from ...

Heat Advisory Until 7 p.m. Thursday

MT. HOLLY, NJ - The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a Heat Advisory, which is in effect until 7 p.m. on Thursday. 

Maximum heat index values are expected to be near or above 100 degrees on Thursday afternoon. 

Maximum temperatures are expected to be in the lower 90s on Thursday afternoon. 

The excessive heat creates a health risk, especially for the ...

Ocean Township Seeking Pictures to be Featured in 2019 Community Calendar

September 18, 2018

OCEAN TOWNSHIP, NJ - The Township of Ocean is preparing for their 2019 Calendar and is asking for help from their community. 

Ocean Township is seeking colorful, scenic photos of the Township for their 2019 Annual Township Calendar.

This calendar is published and distributed to all Township of Ocean residents every year.

To submit photos please email: clerk@twpoceannj.gov ...

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Thursday for Barnegat 67 Development at Lighthouse Drive

BARNEGAT - New York based developer Extell Development Company is having a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, September 20 at 11:00 a.m. 

This development has been a long time in planning and startup. The company plans to unveil the first phase of the project.  Barnegat Mayor Frank Caputo will participate. 

This first phase of Barnegat 67, which is a new ...

Township of Ocean Community Meeting Tonight for Community Energy Aggregation Program Proposal

WARETOWN, NJ - The Township of Ocean has announced that they are considering a Community Energy Aggregation (CEA) Program for the residents of the township. 

The CEA Program is designed to offer residents reduced rates on their electric bill. 

The "CEA aggregates the buying power of individual customers within a municipality to secure reduced rate energy supply ...

Join Ocean Township Police for National Coffee with a Cop Day on October 3

September 23, 2018

WARETOWN, NJ - This year's National Coffee with a Cop Day, join the Ocean Township Police Department for light conversation and coffee.

The event will be held at the Wawa, located at 455 U.S. Highway 9 in Waretown on Wednesday October 3 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

The mission of Coffee with a Cop is to break down the barriers between police officers and the citizens they ...

Ocean Township Police Department Hosting Holiday "Moon Walk" on October 20

WARETOWN - The Ocean Township Police Department is inviting the public to join them in their "Halloween Moon Walk" on Saturday, October 20 from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm.

Those interested in attending will meet at the Municipal Parking Lot at 6:30 p.m. located at 50 Railroad Avenue in Waretown.The plan is to walk the Barnegat Branch Rail Trail by the light of ...

Waretown Police Hosting Fraud Seminar This Friday, September 14 at 2 p.m.

WARETOWN - The Waretown Police Department is hosting a seminar this Friday, September 14 on how to avoid frauds and scams.  The event will be held at 2 p.m. at the Waretown Public Library.  

Ocean County Churches and Government Officials Gathered to Pray and Worship at the City On Our Knees Event in Toms River

August 28, 2018

TOMS RIVER, NJ - Over this past weekend the City on Our Knees prayer event united members of different congregations and denominations so that they could collectively worship God.

It was a perfect opportunity to show the Ocean County community that churches can and will work together.

A City on Our Knees started off on Friday when pastors and church leaders came to pray for repentance.

Cotton, Finucan and Morris Lead Barnegat to 31-0 Football Victory Over Pinelands

September 22, 2018

BARNEGAT - Brian Finucan threw a touchdown pass to Sean Morris and Charlie Cotton ran for two touchdowns to lead Barnegat to 31-0 victory over Pinelands.  ,

Finucan and Morris connected on a 50-yard scoring pass in the first quarter and Aaron Osborn kicked a 28-yard field as time expired in the first quarter.

Cotton added touchdown runs of two and 10 yards before Mike Godfrey ...

Schiverea and Cannizaro's Goals Not Enough as Jackson Liberty Defeats Barnegat 5-2 in Field Hockey Contest

BARNEGAT - On Thursday afternoon Donna Polhemus and Natalie Wood each had two goals for Jackson Liberty in a 5-2 win over Barnegat.  Samantha Granza also scored, and Jade Rivera had three assists.

Shannon Schiverea and Julianna Cannizzaro both scored for Barnegat. Madline Santorelli and Madeline Schleicher each had an assist for the Bengals.

 

Jackson ...

Ocean Elite Basketball League Registration in Waretown is Now Open

Ocean Elite Recreation Basketball sign ups. This is a mail in registration. We offer Pre-K-Kindergarten, 1st-2nd grade basketball, as well as 3rd-4th. You will need to print the file and mail it in.

All games, practices and clinics are at the Waretown Elementary School or Frederick Priff School in Waretown.

Please message for a registration form

Sox ...

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