Arts & Entertainment Top Stories

November 21, 2019

LONG BEACH ISLAND — Fall is fully in gear, getting near Thanksgiving. Where is the time going?  There is still many opportunities for food, fellowship, drinks and entertainment in our area. Check them all out here in this weekend's entertainment lineup in Stafford and Long Beach Island presented by ...

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SHIP BOTTOM - The 40th Annual Ship Bottom Christmas Parade will be held on Saturday, December 7 at 1 p.m.  The parade will run along Long Beach Boulevard from 5th to 25th Street. .   This year's theme is "Christmas's Past."  Susan Hay is the 2019 Grand Marshall. The community is encouraged to ...

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CRANFORD, NJ -- Scotch Plains native Garry Pastore (The Irishman and HBO's The Deuce) and writer-director Spencer T. Folmar hosted a red carpet screening of the film “Shooting Heroin” on Thursday, Nov. 14, at the newly reopened Cranford Movie Theater. Folmar told the audience that he was ...

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BEACH HAVEN — Bird and Betty's is opening up for a special Teen Night on Friday, November 22 from 8 to 11 p.m. Come out and support Southern Regional's Class of 2022 at Bird & Betty's Teen Nite. Admission for ages 13-17 will be $20 at the door. 

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SOUTHERN OCEAN COUNTY, NJ – Just about everyone has played the board game featuring disappearing guests who turn up dead. That’s just a bit of the clue as to the Little Egg Theater’s (LETCO) production of Agatha Christie’s, “And Then There Were None.” When the show opens tonight, two local Southern ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND — Fall is fully in gear, getting near Thanksgiving. Where is the time going?  There is still many opportunities for food, fellowship, drinks and entertainment in our area. Check them all out here in this weekend's entertainment lineup in Stafford and Long Beach Island presented by ...

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STAFFORD - The Southern Regional Home and School Association invites the public to their annual Holiday Craft and Vendor Fair 2019 There will be dozens of vendors.Come spend the morning and check off your list.  Enjoy holiday music and shopping with refreshments ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND — Fall is fully in gear, getting near Thanksgiving. Where is the time going?  There is still many opportunities for food, fellowship, drinks and entertainment in our area. Check them all out here in this weekend's entertainment lineup in Stafford and Long Beach Island presented by ...

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BARNEGAT and WARETOWN — The Ocean County Prosecutors Office putting out a press release to remind residents to be safe when trick or treating on Thursday. They provided the following list that is designed to be helpful. There are tips for kids and tips for parents.  

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ASBURY PARK, NJ -- One doesn't usually expect a town on the Jersey Shore to be the hottest place on a Sunday night in late October, but Asbury Park was the place to be on Sunday evening as the New Jersey Hall of Fame inducted its 2019 honorees at the Paramount Theatre. With a red carpet and ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ -  Barnegat's own Bulldog Theatre Company has decided to extend the spirit of Halloween through the weekend. As part of their fundraising efforts, young thespians have taken over the hallways of Russell O. Brackman Middle School. Take a trip down the Haunted Hallways on either ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND REGION — Mark Keeler was named to the Hall of Fame by the New Jersey Association of Community Theaters. Keeler is founder and owner of MK Productions in Manahawkin. Mark grew up in Manahawkin and is the area expert in sound and video.  His passion for producing shows, and ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND — There are a lot of Halloween parties going on this weekend in area Stafford-LBI drinking establishments.  Check them all out here in this weekend's entertainment lineup in Stafford and Long Beach Island presented by the Tide Table Group of Restaurants.  Bird and Betty's: Site ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ -  Marching Band Director Daniel McGrath and his Marching Bengals have earned a new distinction. Call them the champions!  For the first time in Barnegat High School's history, the Marching Bengals scored first place in their division for the New Jersey State Tournament of Bands ...

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CAPE MAY, NJ - Bodnar’s Auctions will host it’s first annual Bodnar’s at the Jersey Shore Thursday, Oct. 24th at the Convention Hall on the boardwalk. The  sale will begin at 9 a.m. with an Antiques Roadshow style appraisal event. A $12 ticker entitles the holder to have two items appraised by ...

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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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LONG BEACH ISLAND — Here is the lineup for this weekend's entertainment in Stafford and Long Beach Island presented by the Tide Table Group of Restaurants.  Bird and Betty's: Site of former Ketch in Beach Haven Saturday,  10:00 p.m.  Radio Neon Old Causeway Steak and Oyster House: 1201 E.

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STAFFORD - The Maximilian Foundation is hosting its Fifth Annual Family Fish Fry on to raise funds for our organization. The event will be hosted by the Manahawkin Elks Lodge #2340 and is open to all that would like to come out to have a great day of fun, entertainment, great food and games, all ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND — Here is the lineup for Columbus Day weekend in Stafford and Long Beach Island presented by the Tide Table Group of Restaurants.  Bird and Betty's: Site of former Ketch in Beach Haven Friday,     10 p.m.  Funk Shway Saturday,  10:00 p.m.  Big Baby Ernie Old Causeway Steak ...

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SHIP BOTTOM - The traffic lights are blinking yellow in every town on LBI except Ship Bottom.  The reason is because the Fifth Annual LBI Fly Kite Festival returns to the Borough this Friday through Sunday, October 11-13. LBI Fly was organized to bring the brilliant colorful artist design kites, ...

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BEACH HAVEN, NJ - The 31st Annual LBI Chowderfest hosted by the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce took place today, October 6, 2019.  It was a beautiful day in the 70s with a wonderful breeze that kept the hot chowder tasting even better. The 2019 attendees included, for ...

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BEACH HAVEN, NJ - Chowderfest welcomes rookie Parker’s Garage and Oyster Saloon to the Creative tent this Sunday, October 6!   Parker’s Garage is a popular restaurant that pays tribute to Beach Haven’s golden era. It features beautiful bayfront dining and an extraordinary menu, as well as ...

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BEACH HAVEN, NJ - Taking home a Creative win last year, Beach Haven’s The WooHoo is back with their homemade clam chowder ice cream. The unique savory meets sweet dish is made with all local and fresh ingredients is a must try for chowder lovers. Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce ...

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MANAHAWKIN, NJ - Check your tickets because one ticket sold at Hometown Market Manahawkin in the 857 Millcreek Rd. Plaza has matched all 5 numbers drawn winning the jackpot of $673,126. The winning numbers were: 19, 26, 27, 31 and 43 and the XTRA number was: 02. Hometown Market will also ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND -  It is Chowderfest Weekend on Long Beach Island. The weather forecast is looking just fine. Here is the lineup for the weekend at the Merchant's Mart on Saturday and the Chowderfest on Sunday. Merchant Mart:  Live Music from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Garage Kept, 40 ...

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SURF CITY, NJ - Shore Fire Grille Restaurant in Surf City is all in to bring home a win. No stranger to the Cook Off, SFG competed in Chowderfest and earned Rookie of the Year and 3rd place for their red in 2013 and placed 3rd again in 2016. The team is energized to bring their favorite ...

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TOMS RIVER, NJ - Ocean County College students and their master chef instructors are bringing back all they got to get the top spot in the New England category for Ocean County College. Partnering with Stockton University EVENT-ive on booth design, the schools are “shore” to please under the big ...

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BRANT BEACH, NJ - La Bamba Mexican Restaurant is an authentic Mexican restaurant located in Brant Beach with a focus on fresh food and friendly service. They are back for their 4th time and will be competing in the creative category with their Cream of Poblano Crab soup! Southern Ocean County ...

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STAFFORD - Family Promise of Southern Ocean County, a local organization that partners with communities to guide homeless children and their families towards achieving sustainable independence is hosting their Seventh Annual Gift Auction on Saturday, November 9. The event will take place 6 to 9 ...

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BRANT BEACH, NJ - Kubel's Too is a bustling tavern serving up classic American eats with a variety of spirits to enjoy at their legendary bar. First time competitors - they are in it to win it and bring the championship title to the heart of LBI with their New England style chowder. Southern ...

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