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Lighthouse Christian Academy Celebrates National "See You at the Pole" Day

September 28, 2022

STAFFORD - Students and teachers at Lighthouse Christian Academy in Manahawkin gathered this morning outside to pray at the flag pole to lift friends, families, teachers, and the nation to God. 










This has been happening in our area for many years. The participation was a bit light ...

What Are the Benefits of a Christian Education?

SOUTHERN OCEAN COUNTY - Lighthouse Christian Academy in Manahawkin is a sponsored by one of our advertisers at TAPinto Stafford-LBI, D. Finelli Construction. The school is prepping for a new school year. There are openings available for September. Here is an article about Christian Education and the great benefits of sending your child to LCA.  

The formation of Christian ...

Keeping Christ at the Center During the School Year

Your calendar is already filling up.

Soon there will be lunches to pack and outfits to coordinate, making each morning feel like an accomplishment when everyone heads out the door. Homework, band, sports practices and dance lessons will consume evenings, barely leaving any time for a family dinner.

While you’re thinking about the school year ahead, you may be wondering “how do ...

Support Christian Education at the Lighthouse Christian Academy Golf Tournament on September 14

STAFFORD - Lighthouse Christian Academy Annual Golf Outing will be held on Wednesday, September 14, 2022, at The Vineyard National Golf Course at Renault Winery.

To sign up to play or become a sponsor please check here. 

Lighthouse Christian is an excellent school for students in preschool to grade eight located in Manahawkin.

LCA is a Christian-Centered Private School ...

Bayside Chapel Hosting Big Band Cruise-in

BARNEGAT - Bayside Chapel will host a Bayside Big Band Cruise-In on Saturday, October 1, 2022, from 2 to 5 p.m. featuring classic cars, trucks, and motorcycles.  There will also be music for listening and dancing by The Brass Tacks Big Band Orchestra at 3:00 pm.

In the event of inclement weather, music by The Brass Tacks Big Band 17-piece Orchestra WILL take place in the auditorium ...

Children’s Sand and Surf Mission (CSSM) is back for its Sixth Decade in Ship Bottom

SHIP BOTTOM - The Children’s Sand and Surf Mission (CSSM) is back on LBI for its sixth decade. This Christian ministry serve children ages 3 – 16 of years,

CSSM will once again be in Ship Bottom, NJ, weekdays beginning Monday, July 25 through Friday, August 5, 2022, 10:00 am – 11:45am and again at 6:30 pm.

This is free and you can join CSSM on the beach at 19th Street ...

St. Mary's Nights of Summer Carnival Returns July 19-24

STAFFORD — The St. Mary's Nights of Summer Carnival will take place July 19-24 this summer. It is time of great fun.  

The Nights of Summer Carnival is open each night from 6 to 10:30 p.m. 

There is free parking, great food, nightly indoor entertainment, and plenty of fun rides and games.

The carnival is held on the St. Mary's of the Pines campus off McKinley ...

Rabbi Explains the Meaning of Passover

EDISON, NJ - Passover or Pesach? It says Passover at the stores, but people also seem to be discussing this Jewish holiday called Pesach that begins this Friday night.

They are one and the same, though the names mean different things. The name Passover comes from the angel of death ‘passing over’ the homes of the Israelites in ancient Egypt during the tenth plague which would ...

The Empty Tomb and the Bodily Resurrection

When the disciples saw the tomb in which they had previously buried the body of Jesus, it was empty. The burial garments were in such shape and place to indicate their abandonment by the orderly departure of the body of Jesus. When Jesus later appeared to His disciples, it was in a body, for He said: “A spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see I have” (Luke 24:39). His ...

Ten Quotes About the Cross of Christ by Rev. Billy Graham

The cross is the only way of salvation. And the cross gives a new purpose to life.”

“The cross shows the seriousness of our sin—but it also shows us the immeasurable love of God.”

“Sin was conquered on the cross. [Christ’s] death is the foundation of our hope, the promise of our triumph!”

“The cross is the suffering love of God bearing the ...


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Barnegat Township Police Sergeant Bryan Nogowski Retires

September 30, 2022

BARNEGAT - Barnegat Township Police Sergeant Bryan Nogowski retired on Friday, September 30. He was honored by his fellow officers, family, and friends.

Police Chief Keith Germain wrote the following tribute on his official Facebook page:

While we're very happy for him and his family... Big loss for BTPD and the residents of Barnegat today with the retirement of Sgt. Bryan Nogowski.

Daymark Restaurant in Barnegat Light Experiences Structure Problem During Wedding Saturday Night

BARNEGAT LIGHT - On Saturday night, emergency crews were dispatched to the Daymark Restaurant in Barnegat Light. The initial reports were of a collapse of the second floor.

The floor did not collapse but partially caved in. The structure was deemed unsafe.

The Barnegat Light Fire Department reported that the Disc Jockey at the event did an excellent job encouraging all patrons to ...

Rough Surf Saturday Claims Life in Loveladies

LOVELADIES—A perfect beach day lured unsuspecting beachgoers into rough surf yesterday, claiming the life of one 51-year-old swimmer. It is swim-at-you-own-risk on most beaches after Labor Day, and this beach was unguarded. Combined with heavy surf due to a tropical system at sea, this was a recipe for disaster.

According to the man’s sister-in-law, he was swimming with a younger ...

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Rumson Defeats Southern 27-0 in Friday Night Football Contest at Rumson

October 1, 2022

RUMSON - Rumson's defense stymied the Rams on Friday night as Southern fell 27-0 to seventh-ranked Rumson.

Rumson's Owen O'Toole completed 14 of 24 passes for 201 yards and two touchdowns andlinebacker Luke Mikolajczyk recorded 11 total tackles with a sack and three tackles to lead the Bulldogs to victory. Rumson's record is 3-2. The Rams are ...

Barnegat Defeats Pinelands 3-0 in Wednesday Field Hockey Contest

BARNEGAT - Barnegat led by Allison Sojak and Camryn White defeated Pinelands 3-0 in Field Hockey contest at Barnegat on Wednesday afternoon.

Emma Kohler had 29 saves for Pinelands. Emalie Menegas had 11 saves for Barnegat. Emilia Ercolinla, Jayna Greenblaatt and Petience Mares each had assists for the Lady Bengals. 


Pinelands (3-4)        ...

Bruther and Jones Lead Southern Field Hockey to 6-1 Victory Over Central

STAFFORD - The Southern Regional Field Hockey team defeated Central 6-1 Tuesday at home. Deirdre Jones and Jessica Bruther each scored twice for Southern.

Avery DiPietro dished out three assists for Southern (5-4), which led 4-0 at halftime. Avery Smith added two assists and Kathleen Brennan made three saves in the win.

Kailey Maynard scored the lone goal for Central Regional ...

Preferred Behavioral Health Group Announces New CEO 

September 29, 2022

LAKEWOOD -- Preferred Behavioral Health Group (PBHG) announced the appointment of Dr. Tara A. Chalakani, Psy. D., LPC, RN, ACS, as Chief Executive Officer.  Currently working as the organization’s Deputy CEO, Dr. Chalakani brings 30 years of experience in diverse healthcare fields of nursing, psychology, and mental health.  

PBHG is central New Jersey’s leading ...

The Cottages at Compass Point in Barnegat and Al Bille

October 2, 2022

Dear Editor:

As a concerned Barnegat resident, and especially living in Four Seasons at Mirage, I have been very troubled over the eyesore that is directly across from our development known as the “Cottages at Compass Point”.  The developer cleared every tree and turned this land into what we refer to as the “La Brea Tar Pits” without the charm or history!  I ...

Township of Ocean Annual Halloween House Decorating Contest is Back

September 13, 2022

WARETOWN — The Township of Ocean is holding its annual Halloween House Decorating Contest. 

All homes interested in the competition must submit a registration form via email or by dropping off at the Township Clerk's office.

 A voting link will be placed on the Township website and Facebook page. Voting is October 22-31 and winners will be announced the week of November ...

Stafford Town Wide Yard Sale This Saturday and Sunday, September 10 and 11

STAFFORD - It is the time!  The annual Stafford Town Wide Yard Sale is this Saturday and Sunday all over the Township.  The sale will take place rain or shine from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Click below for a list of homes in each section of the township listed below:

Ocean Acres to Warren Grove 
Waterfront Areas BHW Colony Lakes Village Harbor
Mayetta ...

Register for September Workshops at Reynolds

MANAHAWKIN, NJ - Reynolds Garden Shop, Floral Center and Garden Center is offering two special workshops. One is held today, September 6.  Reynolds is located on East Bay Avenue in Manahawkin.

Craft Class with Bette     Tuesday, September 6, 6 pm

Capture your summer memories by creating a driftwood and shell wind chime. Bette Pernal from “Easel on Down” will ...

Sex, Blame and Power: What Barnegat Voters Want to Know

September 28, 2022

BARNEGAT, NJ - At tonight's Barnegat Board of Education Candidates Forum, those vying for five open school board seats will face some tough topics. While the forum is not a debate, there's no doubt the candidates all have diverse opinions and experience.

Barnegat Township High School students were initially scheduled to participate in tonight's forum scheduled at the high school ...

Why This School Board Candidate Doesn’t Want You to Vote for Her

WARETOWN  - Most candidates running for office hope they’ll come out ahead when the votes are counted after an election. The same can’t be said for one resident whose name appears on the ballot for the Township of Ocean Board of Education.

Marie Leaming represents the exception. Since she can’t have her name removed from the ballot, Leaming wants to discourage voters ...

Barnegat BOE Candidate's Forum: See What's Different for 2022 Event on September 28th

BARNEGAT, NJ - In less than a week, Barnegat Board of Education candidates have the opportunity to introduce themselves to voters and express their opinions. A candidates' forum is set for September 28, 2022, at 6:30 pm and will be moderated by Stephanie Faughnan.

The forum will also be broadcast and saved on the Barnegat Township school district's YouTube ...

It's Time to Vote for Change in Barnegat

September 27, 2022


There has been an explosion of construction in Barnegat Township these last 8 years.  My opponent, Al Bille, claims the overdevelopment is good for the Township coffers, yet municipal taxes have risen each year.  Since my opponent was elected the Municipal Budget has risen over 9 million dollars and the Municipal Tax Rate has increased ...

Choose New Jersey Opens Office in Ireland

October 1, 2022

NEWARK, NJ — Choose New Jersey, an organization that stimulates job creation and attracts business to the state, has opened an office in Ireland, making New Jersey the first state in the U.S. to have an economic development office in that nation.

“New Jersey’s longstanding connection to Ireland, which was fortified during our recent economic mission, will be further ...

TAPinto Kenilworth Publisher to Perform in Local Musical

KENILWORTH, NJ — Not having a plan is part of Telina Cuppari's plan.

"I'm the most impulsive person in the world," Cuppari, the owner and publisher of TAPinto Kenilworth, said. "I've always been spontaneous. I'm more of a go-by-the-seat-of-your-pants kind of girl. I don't like planning."

Earlier this year, Cuppari saw an article on ...

TAPinto Wayne Celebrates 1 Million Pageviews and Counting in 2022

WAYNE, NJ — TAPinto Wayne and its owner/publisher Jon “Ferris” Meredith are celebrating two milestones — 1 million pageviews, and counting, in 2022, and the third anniversary of his TAPinto franchise, which he launched on his birthday, September 9, 2019.

It’s the second time in three years  that the local news and digital marketing ...

Tips for Small Businesses to Get Media Exposure

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — Small business owners have faced unprecedented challenges during the last two years. Many have had to rethink their whole business model altogether. Communicating with customers and clients is more important now than it’s ever been.

The pandemic has changed the way we conduct our daily lives. Protecting public health meant changing how many businesses ...

Benefits of Owning a TAPinto Local News & Digital Marketing Platform

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto owner/publishers own their own business while building equity. They make money, while making their own schedules and achieving work/life balance.

“It’s on my terms, it’s on my timetable,” Bobbie Peer, owner/publisher of TAPinto Berkeley Heights, TAPinto Basking Ridge, TAPinto New Providence, TAPinto ...