Giving Back

September 14, 2020

BARNEGAT, NJ – The name of the initiative actually speaks for itself. Barnegat’s Communities that Care (CTC) a coalition of local groups that share a common goal. Their emphasis is on promoting positive youth development while coordinating their efforts. Representatives from twelve different ...

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STAFFORD - Family Promise of Southern Ocean County recently introduced the new Anchors to Stay Prevention Program. This new program is available across Ocean County, allowing eligible families to receive financial aid on rent, mortgage, or security deposit payments. Families also have access ...

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OCEAN COUNTY, NJ –   Two local nonprofit organizations received a helping hand thanks to Korean American benefactors on Tuesday afternoon.  Leaders of the Ocean County YMCA and the 21 Plus, Inc. both welcomed the donation of thousands of face masks. Minsun Kim, President of the Korean American ...

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LONG BEACH TOWNSHIP, NJ—At the 68th Street Beach in Brant Beach, of Long Beach Island, NJ, a local nonprofit 501(c)(3) named Waves of Strength will again be holding their special needs surf camp.  They are devoted to helping people accomplish the seemingly impossible. This Sunday, August 9 the ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ - Big Barlow’s BBQ in Barnegat hosted a “Back The Blue” fundraiser on Saturday to show support for the Ocean County PBA.  The event attracted over 700 people throughout the day. Restaurant owner Chris Barlow committed to donating twenty percent of all food sales to the countywide ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ - Big Barlow’s BBQ in Barnegat hosted a “Back The Blue” fundraiser on Saturday to show support for the Ocean County PBA.  The event attracted over 700 people throughout the day. Restaurant owner Chris Barlow committed to donating twenty percent of all food sales to the countywide ...

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LONG BEACH TOWNSHIP -The Jetty Coquina Jam is an all-female, team surf contest and also a fundraising event. Women are paired randomly after being separated into two age pools and compete in this Summer event to support female cancer through David's Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation. The ...

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STAFFORD - The Manahawkin Elks donated $2,500 to Ken's Kitchen at St. Mary's Church in Manahawkin recently.  This donation was made possible by a Gratitude Grant from the Elk's National Foundation.  The mission of the Elk's National Foundation is to help Elks lodges build stronger communities  ...

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LONG BEACH TOWNSHIP -The Jetty Coquina Jam is an all-female, team surf contest and also a fundraising event. Women are paired randomly after being separated into two age pools and compete in this Summer event to support female cancer through David's Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation. The ...

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WARETOWN, NJ – Ocean Township Police have been busy handing out citations to local children this summer. However, evidence confirms collusion exists between Trailside Gardens and township law enforcement officials.  Fines dished out require an in-person appearance at Trailside’s soft-serve ice ...

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STAFFORD - The Stafford Historical Society and Stafford Recreation are sponsoring the Summer 2020 Concert Series at Manahawkin Lake.  This Monday, July 20 the Flim Flam Band — an Outlaw, hippie, California, vintage country band is performing.  The concert begins at 7 p.m.  There is no charge, ...

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WARETOWN, NJ – Passersby may have wondered about the blue tarp covering the sign outside what was historically known as the Waretown Lake & Recreation Area. Ocean Township officials unveiled the sign this Saturday in a dedication ceremony.  The Wells Mills landmark now bears the name of Corliss ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ – A Barnegat man using a metal detector came to the rescue of a distraught township resident -who lost her rings at the Barnegat Bay Beach.  Alicia Bivens says she offered Tom Panik a reward for recovering her treasured keepsakes, but he refused to take it. “He told me just to pay ...

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STAFFORD — Thanks from the Manahawkin Elks to all those who donated to our Food Drive. This was a very successful event and you made it possible. We truly appreciate the deep concern for our community as demonstrated by the number of donations we received. There are 780 lbs of food items and ...

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WARETOWN, NJ - In the beginning of the month, the community became aware that a couple of local churches joined together to collect a food drive. Apparently, the May 6th event was a tremendous success. The Waretown United Methodist Church (WUMC), conducted the Town Wide Food Drive in ...

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STAFFORD — This has been a very difficult time for so many people in the Southern Ocean area.  Especially for so many of our neighbors affected by unemployment particularly in the food and drink industry, medical industry and many others.  The Manahawkin Elks Lodge, located at 520 Hilliard Blvd ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ - Like many proud moms, Dee Lynch of Barnegat has some photographs of her children that bring back fond memories. One of those dates back to Memorial Day 2015, a year her son participated in a tribute to fallen soldiers at Barnegat's downtown gazebo.  Amid the pandemic, honoring the ...

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SOUTHERN OCEAN COUNTY, NJ - Nicole Quick of Ocean Acres in Manahawkin readily admits she is an extrovert and overall positive person.  When COVID-19 caused New Jersey to essentially shut down, Quick found it a struggle. She also realized she was not alone and sprang into action. Enter the birth of ...

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WARETOWN, NJ - With less than 10,000 residents, Ocean Township easily reflects every bit of a small town image. The picture starts with the three member committee, the local schools, and the police and fire department. At the start of the pandemic, members of the police department transformed into ...

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WARETOWN, NJ -  Just before the coronavirus crisis shut down the state, Cornerstone at Waretown announced their lottery offering affordable housing.   Part of their parent company includes taking care of tenants in different ways. In this case, it means treating residents to a visit from Kona ...

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MANAHAWKIN, NJ - During this pandemic, many have rallied to come together to bring the Southern Regional Class of 2020 some positivity.  "As moms of seniors we know first hand what our seniors are going through," said Lori Ruff, "they deserve the special moments they have seen others before them ...

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WARETOWN, NJ - Food pantries have always been around to help feed the hungry. Amid the pandemic and high unemployment, their role plays an even more important mission. Ocean Township authorities have announced a town wide food drive on May 6th from 9am until 11am.  They are hopeful that area ...

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OCEAN COUNTY, NJ — Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore has donated more than 50,000 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies to heroes on the front lines of the coronavirus and invites members of the community to help share the love. “COVID-19 may have halted annual spring cookie booth sales, but it can’t stop ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ -  The community has come out in full force to raise funds for little Memphis Rank, who suffered severe injuries in a recent lawnmower accident. In fact, one initiative includes a virtual auction with a visit from Santa currently pulling in the top bid. Chris Barlow of Big Barlow's ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND, NJ — At the start of our current health crisis, taxpayer associations from municipalities across Long Beach Island quickly banded together and established a Joint Council of Taxpayers Associations (JCTA) focused initiative to help out in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. The ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ -  Just two days ago, the news came out that a local grassroots movement wanted to help the hungry in Barnegat.  The organizer of the program wanted no recognition, and he was also concerned about keeping the names of the recipients confidential. TAPintoBarnegat/Waretown offered to ...

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STAFFORD - The Bagels and Beyond ownership team is extremely generous by recognizing the 2020 Southern Regional Class of 2020. Bagels and Beyond will be treating each member of the Southern Class of 2020 to a breakfast sandwich or bagel on Tuesday, April 28 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Ocean ...

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MANAHAWKIN, NJ — We may be in the midst of a pandemic, but one thing our community does best is come together when our own need support and love. The Rank family is a beautiful family who do so much for our community. Mike Rank, owner of M. Rank Roofing, has supplied veterans, police officers ...

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MANAHAWKIN, NJ — With the current COVID-19 crisis among us, the Hunger Foundation of Southern Ocean had to cancel one of their biggest fundraisers of the year in April. There are three days left!!! They are currently holding their 50/50 Raffle where the winner will be chosen on April 23 at ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ – It lasted just two days. When Brackman sixth-graders Emma Fedorczyk learned the school would move to virtual learning, it sounded like a break. The glee was short-term. Emma realized what she was missing out on by not attending regular classes. Ultimately, Emma sensed the world could ...

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