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Waretown Volunteer Fire Company Annual Holiday Gift Fair on December 9

December 7, 2018

WARETOWN - On Sunday, December 9, the Waretown Volunteer Fire Company will be hosting their Annual Holiday Gift Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 117 Wells Mills Road, Waretown NJ 08758. 

A special appearance by Santa Claus rom 12-3 p.m. For photos with Santa please bring your own camera. 

There will be food for purchase, 50/50 raffle and pre-wrapped gifts ready to go ...

Southern Ocean Chamber and WBNJ Announce Popular LBI Region Report is Now Alexa Enabled

SHIP BOTTOM - The award-winning LBI Region Report has given a voice to local business, and now gears up for its 7th year with even more access to hear the latest information.

The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce and WBNJ FM announced that listeners can now access the popular LBI Region Report on Alexa enabled devices.  

The program has become a trusted ...

Plaid Tidings at Stafford Township Arts Center This Weekend

STAFFORD - All are welcome to the Stafford Township Arts Center this weekend when Bellarine Theater Company presents “Plaid Tidings,” a Christmas special from the creators of the 1989 musical “Forever Plaid,” about a fictional quartet performing as ghosts after a fatal bus crash, for one final chance at musical glory.

This truly "heaven-sent" holiday treat ...

Southern Ocean Chamber CEO Sworn in as Vice President of New Jersey Tourism Industry Association

December 12, 2018

ATLANTIC CITY - At this year's meeting for the New Jersey Travel and Tourism Association, Lori Pepenella, the Chief Executive Officer of the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce, was sworn in to serve as Vice President of  the NJTIA.

The annual meeting was held at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City and is the state's leading tourism advocacy ...

Waretown Volunteer Fire Company Annual Holiday Gift Fair on December 9

WARETOWN - On Sunday, December 9, the Waretown Volunteer Fire Company will be hosting their Annual Holiday Gift Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 117 Wells Mills Road, Waretown NJ 08758. 

A special appearance by Santa Claus rom 12-3 p.m. For photos with Santa please bring your own camera. 

There will be food for purchase, 50/50 raffle and pre-wrapped gifts ready to go ...

Southern Ocean Chamber and WBNJ Announce Popular LBI Region Report is Now Alexa Enabled

SHIP BOTTOM - The award-winning LBI Region Report has given a voice to local business, and now gears up for its 7th year with even more access to hear the latest information.

The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce and WBNJ FM announced that listeners can now access the popular LBI Region Report on Alexa enabled devices.  

The program has become a trusted ...

Eagleswood Elementary Teacher Who Lives in Barnegat Arrested for Snorting Morphine in Class

December 12, 2018

EAGLESWOOD - On Monday an Eagleswood Elementary School teacher was arrested and charged with drug offenses that allegedly occurred on school grounds, according to officials at the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office. 

Michael Palladino, 43, of Barnegat, is accused of snorting morphine at his classroom desk. He ingested morphine during school hours. The Ocean County ...

Greenbriar in Waretown Residents Make Great Contribution to Educate Area Students on the Dangers of Drug Abuse

WARETOWN - The Greenbriar Oceanaire Community in Waretown held their annual fundraiser at the Greenbriar Country Club recently. 

This year fundraiser was held for Project AWARE, a drug prevention program started 19 years ago by DARE Officer John Reilly (Retired) and Municipal Alliance Coordinator Gail Bott (Retired).

The program has evolved over the years to remain current. The ...

Brackman Middle School Hosting Winter Wonderland on December 12

BARNEGAT - The Russell Brackman Middle School Junior Honor Society is hosting a night of fun on December 12 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Winter Wonderland will include games, holiday crafts, cookie decorating, face painting, pictures with Santa and so much more.  The cost is $10.00 per child or $8.00 with the donation of an unwrapped toy.

All proceeds will go towards helping Barnegat families in ...

Andy Kim Officially Defeats Tom MacArthur in U.S. Congress Third District Race

November 15, 2018

STAFFORD - It took eight days to clarify, but after a hard fought race Thom MacArthur said on his Facebook page that he contacted Andy Kim, a Democrat to concede and congratulate him on his victory.

MacArthur has served as a two-term Republican congressman. 

Democrat Andy Kim was officially declared the winner of New Jersey's Third Congressional District seat in his first bid ...

Waretown Volunteer Fire Company Annual Holiday Gift Fair on December 9

December 7, 2018

WARETOWN - On Sunday, December 9, the Waretown Volunteer Fire Company will be hosting their Annual Holiday Gift Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 117 Wells Mills Road, Waretown NJ 08758. 

A special appearance by Santa Claus rom 12-3 p.m. For photos with Santa please bring your own camera. 

There will be food for purchase, 50/50 raffle and pre-wrapped gifts ready to go ...

This Weekend's Entertainment Lineup for Stafford, LBI, Barnegat and Waretown

STAFFORD - It is hard to believe that it is December in the Christmas season. TAPinto has generated a list of this weekend's entertainment options in the towns we cover.  

Arlington, Ship Bottom

•    Matt Fisher, Friday 7 p.m. 
•    Greg Warren, Sunday 6 p.m.

Buckalews, Beach Haven

•    Earl Sutton and ...

PInelands Cultural Society Presents Singing Santa Holiday Show on December 15

WARETOWN - The PINELANDS CULTURAL SOCIETY presents its Holiday Show at Albert Music Hall on Saturday, December 15. 

Albert Music Hall is located at 131 Wells Mills Road (Rte. 532), 1/4 mile West of Route 9, Waretown, NJ. (Garden State Parkway Exit 69).

Doors open at 6:00 PM.  The program begins at 7:30 PM and lasts until 11:00 PM.

Admission: $5.00 for adults.

Free ...

Brackman Middle School Hosting Winter Wonderland on December 12

December 5, 2018

BARNEGAT - The Russell Brackman Middle School Junior Honor Society is hosting a night of fun on December 12 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Winter Wonderland will include games, holiday crafts, cookie decorating, face painting, pictures with Santa and so much more.  The cost is $10.00 per child or $8.00 with the donation of an unwrapped toy.

All proceeds will go towards helping Barnegat families in ...

PInelands Cultural Society Presents Singing Santa Holiday Show on December 15

WARETOWN - The PINELANDS CULTURAL SOCIETY presents its Holiday Show at Albert Music Hall on Saturday, December 15. 

Albert Music Hall is located at 131 Wells Mills Road (Rte. 532), 1/4 mile West of Route 9, Waretown, NJ. (Garden State Parkway Exit 69).

Doors open at 6:00 PM.  The program begins at 7:30 PM and lasts until 11:00 PM.

Admission: $5.00 for adults.

Free ...

Our Gang Players Santa & Friends Breakfast Fundraiser

BARNEGAT - Our Gang Players will be hosting a Santa & Friends Breakfast Fundraiser on Saturday December 8th with 2 seating options; 8 a.m. and 9:15 a.m. at Lefty's Tavern, 547 N. Main St. Barnegat, N.J. 08005

Enjoy a yummy breakfast that includes pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage & a beverage along with a basket of assorted goodies at each table.

Each child will enjoy a ...

There's Still Time to Register for Township of Ocean Recreation Christmas House Decorating Contest

December 10, 2018

WARETOWN - Township of Ocean Recreation is hosting a Christmas House Decorating Contest.  There are several ways to enter the contest and win prizes.

Simply submit the address of the nominated home via email to:  recreation@twpoceannj.gov

You may also phone or email the Clerk’s Office 693-3302 x 221 or clerk@twpoceannj.gov

Judging will take place on ...

Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst Range Training Through December 10

LAKEHURST, NJ - The Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst will be conducting demolition and mortar training December 6-10 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

Expect to hear loud booms from the ranges and please take note that cloudy conditions can make the booms seem louder or closer than they actually are.

They are taking every precaution to keep the service members and surrounding ...

USPS® Suspends Regular Mail Delivery for National Day of Mourning on Dec. 5

WASHINGTON - President Donald J. Trump has declared Wednesday, Dec. 5, as a National Day of Mourning in remembrance of former President George H.W. Bush. Some key U.S. Postal Service operations will be affected.

A statement from the USPS® notes that regular mail deliveries, retail services and administrative office activity will be suspended.  Limited package delivery service ...

Holiday Recycling and Garbage Pick Up for Waretown

November 19, 2018

Southern Ocean Medical Center Nurses Reach Contract Agreement with Hackensack Meridian Health

December 10, 2018

STAFFORD - The nurses at Southern Ocean Medical Center reached a tentative agreement recently with Hackensack Meridian Health.  This is the second victory for the SOMC nurses after avoiding a decertification of the union back in November.  

Unionized nurses at Jersey Shore University Medical Center (JSUMC) also reached the tentative agreement with Hackensack Meridian ...

Pancake Breakfast with Santa to Benefit David's Dream and Believe Cancer Foundation

STAFFORD, NJ - David's Dream and Believe Cancer Foundation is having their 2nd Annual Pancake Breakfast with Santa on Sunday December 2 from 8-11 a.m. at TGI Fridays in Manahawkin

The foundation raises money for families affected by cancer in our area.  

David's Dream and Believe youth group Generation Dream and students from Southern Regional High School are leading the ...

Murphy Administration Addresses Food Insecurity for Community College Students

EDISON– The Murphy Administration was joined Monday by anti-hunger advocates and higher education officials to announce it is expanding food assistance to career and technical education students at community colleges.

During a visit to Middlesex County College, which earlier this year opened a food pantry for students, New Jersey Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson said the ...

Nominate your Favorite Home for the Township of Ocean Recreation Holiday House Decorating Contest

December 11, 2018

WARETOWN - The Township of Ocean Recreation has announced their 2018 Holiday House Decorating Contest.

There are several ways to enter: Simply submit the address of the nominated home via email to: recreation@twpoceannj.gov or you may also phone/email the Clerk’s Office 693-3302 x 221 or clerk@twpoceannj.gov.

No registration forms are required.

The judging will ...

There's Still Time to Register for Township of Ocean Recreation Christmas House Decorating Contest

WARETOWN - Township of Ocean Recreation is hosting a Christmas House Decorating Contest.  There are several ways to enter the contest and win prizes.

Simply submit the address of the nominated home via email to:  recreation@twpoceannj.gov

You may also phone or email the Clerk’s Office 693-3302 x 221 or clerk@twpoceannj.gov

Judging will take place on ...

Township of Ocean Recreation Christmas House Decorating Contest

WARETOWN - Township of Ocean Recreation is hosting a Christmas House Decorating Contest.  There are several ways to enter the contest and win prizes.

Simply submit the address of the nominated home via email to:  recreation@twpoceannj.gov

You may also phone or email the Clerk’s Office 693-3302 x 221 or clerk@twpoceannj.gov

Judging will take place on ...

Coast Guard Makes Rescues in Waters off Manasquan, Cape May

December 9, 2018

MANASQUAN, NJ — The U.S. Coast Guard, with help from the Manasquan Fire Department, rescued three men and a dog from a sinking commercial fishing vessel in the Manasquan Inlet early this morning.

The Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay reported that it received notification at 2 a.m. on December 8 that the 44-foot Miss Kathleen struck the northern Manasquan Inlet jetty and was taking on ...

The Families Speak: Karidis and Caneiro Families Express Gratitude for Love and Support, Requesting Privacy

COLTS NECK, NJ - The Memorial Service for the Caneiro family was on Sunday and the Karidis and Caneiro families have shared with TAPinto Colts Neck a Family Statement:

"The Karidis and Caneiro families are grateful for the outpouring of love and support we have received from our devoted family, the faithful friends of Jennifer, Keith, Jesse and Sophia, and ...

Paul Caneiro Killed His Younger Brother and Family Before Burning House Down, Cops Say

COLTS NECK, NJ - Paul Caneiro has been charged with murder. In a ghastly Cain and Abel tale, he is charged with killing his younger brother Keith. That's not all, according to police:

He killed his younger brother's wife Jennifer. He killed is young nephew Jesse who was only 11. Little Sophia was killed and was only 8 years old. He is charged with killing ...

The Presence of Christmas

December 9, 2018

My hope for every person this December is that all would willingly come to the table and experience fully the power of the Christmas present of presence.

The promise of God as far back as the Book of Isaiah was that the virgin would conceive and bring forth a child, and that the holy and anointed one’s name would be Immanuel.

God wanted to be with us. He wasn’t afraid to show up ...

Come and Experience Bethlehem: The Night Jesus Was Born at Forked River Baptist Church

FORKED RIVER - “Come and Experience Bethlehem the night Jesus was born! Come see the child that would change the world forever. Night in Bethlehem has become a holiday tradition for many. Enjoy historic census, visit the marketplace, sample the foods of the time, and interact with the Roman Soldier, tax collector, merchants and beggars

The program will run on ”Friday, December ...

No More Wasted Time

CAPE MAY - I grew up loving “bubblegum music.” This was the title given to songs like “Sugar, Sugar” by The Archies and “Simon Says,” by the 1910 Fruitgum Company.

My favorite band of this infectious genre was “The Partridge Family.” Oh, how badly I wanted to be a member of the Partridges. I got to interview the legendary Shirley Jones on my ...

Barnegat Boys Swimmers Romp Over Manchester 110-60

December 12, 2018

MANCHESTER - The Barnegat Boys Swim team upped their season record to 3-0 after a 110-60 victory over Manchester on Monday night. 

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

200 MEDLEY RELAY


1. G. Aguilar / D. Cappucio / K. Smith / M. Kosar                          
Barnegat
1:52.17

200 ...

Barnegat Girls Swimming Defeats Manchester 86-84

MANCHESTER - The Barnegat Girls Swim team won their second straight swim meet defeating Manchester 86-84 on Monday night. Alexis Jackson won the 50 meter freestyle and the 100 meter freestyle events. 

Paige Menegus and Caroline Purdon won the 100 backstroke and 100 breaststroke respectively for the Bengals. 

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

200 MEDLEY RELAY


1. M. Campana / C.

A Fisherman’s Update: Offshore Wind Power Coming to New Jersey

Thirty-five recreational fishermen recently attended an informational meeting held by Anglers for Offshore Wind Power at the Langosta Restaurant in Asbury Park.

Fishermen listened to a summary of wind-farm development plans scheduled for New Jersey, and Rhode Island charter captain Dave Monti presented to share his experiences with the Block Island Wind Farm through planning, construction and ...

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Make Pasta Amazing with this Foodie Find: Bottarga Di Muggine (Cured Mullet Roe)

December 8, 2018

Where we found it: Eataly NYC Downtown

Last year, our au pair from Sardinia, a little island of Italy, brought home grated cured mullet roe from her trip to the city with friends.

“This is from my hometown!” Giulia told us, taking out a little jar of Bottarga Di Muggine. The next day, she made a simple dish of spaghetti with asparagus, sprinkling each bowl with a spoonful ...

Upcoming Events

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Tue, December 25, 12:00 PM

St Mary's Parish Center,, Manahawkin

St. Mary's to Host Ninth Annual Christmas Day ...

Food & Drink Giving Back

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Fri, December 28, 9:00 PM

Main Street Alliance Church, Manahawkin

Cafe at Main

Arts & Entertainment Food & Drink Religions And Spirituality

N.J. High School Seniors Can Apply For Ag Achievement Award By Jan. 10

December 7, 2018

MANALAPAN, N.J. — New Jersey residents who are entering their senior year in high school this fall and are planning a career in agriculture or science may apply for the New Jersey Agricultural Achievement Award.  One winner will be selected and awarded a scholarship to honor their achievements.

The New Jersey Agricultural Achievement Award, sponsored by Dr. Amy Butewicz, a former ...

Obituaries

Nicole Guglielmo (nee Noviello), age 45, of Manahawkin, NJ, passed away peacefully early Sunday, ...
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Husky Foster Program at Tree-licious Orchards Provides a Better Life for Rescue Dogs

December 10, 2018

PORT MURRAY, NJ -- Tree-licious Orchards has a great reputation for their varieties of apples, fruits and vegetables, but it’s also known as a foster home for rescue husky dogs. “Our huskies just love life at the orchard,” said Tree-licious partner, Ginger Kesler.

Housing huskies at the farm started as a way to help reduce the orchard of critters and provide a better life for ...