Religions & Spirituality


Main Street Alliance Church Offering Summer Day Camp

May 31, 2021

STAFFORD — Looking for something fun for your kids to do this summer or in need of childcare? Main Street Alliance Church at 1000 N. Main Street in Manahawkin is offering a day camp this summer.

Not only will the children have a great time, they will also learn valuable life lessons on character from the Bible. 

The camp if offered Monday through Friday beginning June 21 for ...

Barnegat Faith Leaders Offered Messages of Solace at Last Night's Vigil for Late Collins First Grader

BARNEGAT, NJ — Members of the community, including local officials gathered last night for a vigil for six-year-old Corey Miccicolo.

Faith leaders Monsignor Ken of St. Mary's Church, Pastor Glenn Swank of Barnegat Bay Assembly of God, and Reverend Mike Dryburg delivered messages of comfort to those at the vigil.

The circumstances of the death of the Collins first-grade student ...

Ocean County: Remembering Those Who Lost Their Lives in the Holocaust

OCEAN COUNTY, NJ — While many Americans associate the vow to “Never Forget,” with the 9/11 attacks, the phrase came decades ago, and with worldwide significance.

This evening begins Yom HaShoah, which is also known as Holocaust Remembrance Day. The commemoration recognizing the victims of the Holocaust ends tomorrow, April 9th.

According to Sharron Greenberg, ...

Barnegat/Waretown: Community Virtual Easter Parade

BARNEGAT/WARETOWN, NJ — Easter Sunday represents a time for those who believe in Jesus Christ to celebrate His resurrection. The occasion also comes with some inexplicable customs.

First, the not so unusual -- generations of children and their parents dressed up for Easter to head to church. Some communities went so far as to host Easter parades. The most popular ones at the Jersey shore ...

Manahawkin Baptist Church Offering Free Movie Night for 6 to 12th Graders on Wednesday

STAFFORD - Pastor Nathan Didlake announced this weekend that the Manahawkin Baptist Church is having a movie night this Wednesday, April 7th @ 6:30 - 8:45.  All 6-12th Graders join us for MOVIE NIGHT on the big screen at MBC Fellowship Hall.


Bring a mask, a friend, and a blanket to spread out on!

Easter Message from Rev. Billy Graham: The Facts of the Resurrection

SOUTHERN OCEAN COUNTY REGION — This is a classic Easter message from Rev. Billy Graham, a man who had a great impact on the Christian faith around the world during his life. 

"Without the resurrection there could be no salvation. Christ predicted His resurrection many times. He said on one occasion, “For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the whale’s belly; ...

Picture of the Day: Signs of Spring in Barnegat Bring a Heavenly Message

BARNEGAT, NJ — The signs of spring continue to appear in Barnegat. For some, they represent a heavenly message.

Glenn Swank, a Barnegat resident, serves as the Senior Pastor at Barnegat Bay Assembly of God Church in Waretown. He and his wife, Tammy take many photos of the scenic views throughout the area. 

 “Tammy and I got home t after a walk on the ...

Ready for a Virtual Easter Bonnet Parade? We Are.

BARNEGAT/WARETOWN, NJ — While not everyone celebrates Easter, we couldn't help but think back in time. Women and girls donned special bonnets. Boys wore bow ties. Patent leather shoes created reflections if for anyone who looked down at them.

The boardwalks in both Asbury Park and Seaside Heights featured Easter parades. Easter bonnets created such a sensation that the great ...

Lighthouse Christian Academy Invites Community to Open House Friday, 4 to 7 p.m.

STAFFORD — Area residents are invited to check out another education option for their students. The Lighthouse Christian Academy, 400 Beach Avenue in Manahawkin is offering an open house. 

The Open House takes place this Friday, March 5 from 4 to 7 p.m. 

"At the Open House you and your child will explore our building, meet our teachers, and get an in-person feel for ...

How Southern Ocean County Faith Leaders Can Unite to Share Services

SOUTHERN OCEAN COUNTY, NJ - Substance abuse already plagued Southern Ocean County communities before the onset of COVID-19. Experts fear that untreated addiction now makes it the pandemic within the pandemic.

A more unified faith-based community can share services that benefit all in need. A new program provides training on resources available to families and education on prevention ...


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What are Spotted Lanternflies?

Spotted Lanternflies were first spotted in the United States in 2014 in Pennsylvania. Since 2014, they have spread to more than seven states, including New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland. Spotted Lanternflies are an invasive species having the potential to cause devastating damage to vegetation and agricultural businesses.

New Jersey Mandates Vaccinations for Teachers, School Personnel

August 24, 2021

TRENTON, NJ — All teachers and school personnel in New Jersey will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by October 18 or be regularly tested, Governor Phil Murphy announced on Monday. 

Under Murphy's Executive Order, all pre-school through grade-12 school personnel will be required to complete a full vaccination course or undergo regular testing at ...

Boat Crashes into Channel Marker Late Saturday Night in Beach Haven, Six Injured

September 19, 2021

BEACH HAVEN — The Beach Haven Volunteer Fire Company reported that the company responded to a late-night boat accident on Saturday. The BHVFC was alerted at 11:58 p.m. to respond to a boat accident.  A boat had struck a steel pole channel marker and 6 people were injured.  

Beach Haven responded with two wave runners which worked with the boat crew from Coast Guard ...

Use Caution in Ocean this Weekend, Offshore Storm to Cause Rip Currents and Large Waves

LONG BEACH ISLAND, NJ — An offshore storm is coming this weekend with large waves and rip currents to be expected. 

Long Beach Police Department sent out an advisory notification Thursday afternoon to alert residents and visitors to use caution if entering the ocean this weekend as guarded beaches will be limited.

Route 72 Causeway Bridge is Reopened

LONG BEACH ISLAND — The Rt 72 Bridge is reopened in both directions. 

At 10:20 AM, the Stafford Township Police Department received a call about a  suspicious bag under the RT. 72 bridge.

The bridge was closed as a precaution as an investigation ensued, With the assistance of the New Jersey State Police, the bag was found to be non-threatening. 

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Barnegat Football Makes It 3-0 With 26-0 Shutout Over Jackson Liberty

September 18, 2021

BARNEGAT- First-year head coach Paul Covine and the Barnegat Bengals improved to 3-0 Friday night with a 26-0 victory over Jackson Liberty. 

Jackson Liberty turned the ball over twice in the first three minutes of the first quarter. Connor Darmstatter caught a tipped ball in the air for an interception, and Shikeith Gordon had a pick-six making it a 7-0 lead. 

Later on in the ...

First Annual Parker's Army Cornhole Tournament is Sunday at Manafirkin

STAFFORD — The first annual Parker's Army Cornhole Tournament will be taking place Sunday, September 19th (rain date being Sunday, September 26th).

Parker’s Army is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established in the memory of Parker Nork, an avid athlete, who passed away after a short battle with ALL Leukemia at the young age of nine.

To memorialize his beautiful ...

Sojak and White Lead Barnegat Field Hockey to 8-0 Victory Over Manchester

MANCHESTER — Alyson Sojak scored four goals and Camryn White scored three to lead Barnegat to an 8-0 victory over Manchester in recent field hockey action. 

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Sep 27, 1951 - Aug 13, 2021
DONALD JAMES CRANMER, 69, of Manahawkin, passed away on Friday, August 13, 2021. Better known as ...
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Community Organizations Launch Free Tutoring for Newark NJ Students This Week

September 13, 2021

NEWARK, NJ---TAPintoTV spoke with Jared Taillefer, the Executive Director of Great Oaks Legacy Charter School, Rev David Jefferson of Metropolitan Baptist Church, and Destiny McFarlane, the Tutorial Manager of the Newark Unites Program, about the Newark Unites Tutoring Program which launches this week.

The Newark Unites Tutoring Center provides free, high dosage tutoring and academic support ...

Tornado Watch in Effect Until 10 p.m. Tonight (Wednesday)

September 1, 2021

SOUTHERN OCEAN COUNTY - A tornado watch is in effect in our area until 10 p.m. according to a release by the National Weather Service in Mount Holly.  

A few tornadoes are likely and there may be scattered wind gusts of up to 75 miles per hour. 

There is also a flash flood watch until 10 a.m.

Reynolds Hosting Annual Good Ole Days Sale this Saturday, September 4

STAFFORD - The Reynolds stores on East Bay Avenue is holding their  Annual “Good Ol’ Days Sale” on Saturday, September 4th!

There will be savings of up to 75% OFF Home Accessories, Furniture, Outdoor Decor, Jewelry, Lamps, Plant Material, Baby Clothes, Women’s Clothing, Hand Bags, and much, much more!

Also, 20% OFF savings on Entire Purchase for full-priced ...

The Remnants of Tropical Storm Ida are Expected to Hit Wednesday. Here’s a Storm Preparedness Guide to Stay Safe.

SOUTHERN OCEAN COUNTY, NJ— In preparation of the remnants of Tropical Storm Ida, the National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a flash flood watch throughout New Jersey. The storm is expected to hit Wednesday night into Thursday with heavy rainfalls equaling five inches, scattered thunderstorms and high wind gusts. Combining that with the previous wet conditions Elizabeth has been facing, ...