Belmar/Lake Como News

October 15, 2018

BELMAR, NJ — The light winds that popped up at times along the oceanfront were not enough to get the Belmar Kite Festival fully off the ground yesterday. But for those flyers who tried repeatedly to get their kites airborne, sheer determination stole the show. Throughout the daylong event on ...

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BELMAR, NJ — The Ferruggiaro name has officially returned to the banks of Silver Lake. The 21-acre park that surrounds the picturesque lake was rededicated yesterday to the late Borough Commissioner John Ferruggiaro — a long-awaited commemoration hosted by Mayor Brian Magovern and the borough ...

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NEWARK, NJ — NJ Transit’s ongoing installation of a positive train control system on its rail fleet will mean that several more North Jersey Coast Line trains will be temporarily put out of service, effective this week. Here is the latest list of the canceled trains, beginning October 14, as ...

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FALL SPECIAL:  Serenity by the Sea is offering a 20 percent on all merchandise, including kites. BELMAR, NJ — While the professional kite-flyers will demonstrate their skills at the Belmar Kite Festival today, October 14, amateurs are also welcome to fly their kites right alongside of them ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Youngsters are discovering their creative voice through words, art and music during a free workshop series at the Belmar Public Library, “Write to Be: Creative Self Expression” is designed to provide students age 10 and older with a place to explore and express themselves. Led by ...

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FREEHOLD, NJ — The deadline to vote in the November 6 general election is Tuesday, October 16. To find out if you are registered, click here or call 1-877-NJ-VOTER (1-877-658-6837). The voter registration form for Monmouth County, including information on how to submit it, is available from ...

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LAVALLETTE, NJ — A New Jersey State Police helicopter flew overhead and U.S. Coast Guard boats were visible in nearby offshore waters as hundreds celebrated the grand opening of a playground recently built in Lavallette Beach in memory of Livingston resident Brendan Tevlin. The tribute comes a ...

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The rededication of Ferruggiaro Park will be held today, October 13 at 11 a.m. The park, which surrounds Silver Lake, is named for longtime Borough Commissioner John Ferruggiaro, who died in 1997 at age 93. BELMAR, NJ — Belmar’s Huisman Gazebo at Silver Lake has been treated to a fall ...

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BELMAR/LAKE COMO, NJ — Residents of both Belmar and Lake Como living south of 16th Avenue can expect road closures and delays this morning, October 13 with the running of the Fifth Annual Shillelagh 5K. The event begins at 9 a.m. at Bar Anticipation at 706 16th Avenue, where runners and walkers ...

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BELMAR/LAKE COMO, NJ — Residents of both Belmar and Lake Como living south of 16th Avenue can expect road closures and delays tomorrow morning, October 13 with the running of the Fifth Annual Shillelagh 5K. The event begins at 9 a.m. at Bar Anticipation at 706 16th Avenue, where runners and ...

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FALL SPECIAL:  Serenity by the Sea is offering a 20 percent on all merchandise, including kites. BELMAR, NJ — While the professional kite-flyers will demonstrate their skills at the Belmar Kite Festival on Sunday, October 14, amateurs are also welcome to fly their kites right alongside of ...

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BELMAR, NJ — In between all the rainy days, Lake Como’s “Mommy and Me” play group squeezed in a recent visit to the Ed Brown Playground, next to Maclearie Park along the Shark River. Featuring airplanes, ramps and a control tower for the youngest aviators, the colorful playground is named in ...

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MANALAPAN, NJ — “Buildings in Monmouth: Stories and Styles,” is the theme of Monmouth County’s 23rd annual Archives and History Day on Saturday, October 13, to be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the county’s library headquarters, 125 Symmes Drive in Manalapan.  “This great event provides the ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Creativity certainly meets technology at the new Belmar Community Makerspace. And the public got its first look on October 10 at how this new facility at the Belmar Community Center/Library Annex is making that happen. During an open house, some 50 people toured the innovative hub ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — “This season is about people who came here and were changed by all that embodies the American experience,” David Wroe, music director and conductor of the New Jersey Festival Orchestra said. “Lazarus' poem at the foot of the Statue of Liberty cries ‘Give me your tired, your poor, ...

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LAKE COMO, NJ — Hundreds recently gathered along the glistening “jewel” of the Borough of Lake Como to celebrate community with their friends, family and neighbors. After days of rain and dreary skies, the sun returned and beamed brightly onto Lake Como, which provided a stunning backdrop for ...

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BELMAR, NJ — For at least 12 years, members of Belmar’s Volunteer Hook & Ladder Fire Co. know the drill when October rolls around. In observance of National Fire Prevention Month, they invite a special group of visitors to their 11th Avenue firehouse — kindergartners at Belmar Elementary ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ — A Montgomery High School teacher has been arrested and faces charges of sending nude photos of herself and sexually explicit messages via social media to a Montgomery High School student over a period of several months. Michelina Aichele, 29, of Capricorn Drive in Hillsborough ...

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WALL, NJ — A $10,000 winning Mega Millions lottery ticket was sold at the Wall-based ShopRite of Belmar, 1801 Route 35. It was one of three tickets purchased for the Friday, October 5 drawing that matched four of the five white balls and the Gold Mega Ball drawn winning the $10,000 third-tier ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Have you been curious about 3D printing? Are you in need of a video production or photography studio for a project? Or are you just looking to tinker in robotics or electronics repair? The Belmar Community Makerspace will be making these things happen — and much more — from its new ...

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The online deadline to enter is Wednesday, October 10. BELMAR, NJ — Photographers are invited to participate in the Belmar Arts Center’s fall juried exhibit that has one requirement: All entries must be 13x19 inches, either horizontally or vertically, but the image itself can be any ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Open gym featuring basketball, dodgeball and indoor soccer for children will be held every Wednesday and Thursday afternoon at the Belmar recreation gymnasium. From 3:15 to 4:30 p.m., third- to fifth-graders will take over the gym on Wednesdays and sixth- to eighth-graders will call ...

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BELMAR, NJ — The assemblage of the furry and the four-legged could not be missed in front of St. Rose R.C. Church on Saturday morning. With most of the pets on leashes, others being held and even a handful being wheeled to their destination at 603 Seventh Avenue, they gathered with their owners ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Halloween came early for a certain member of the family during yesterday’s Belmar Fall Festival. The event hosted its first-ever pet costume parade, which attracted some 60 dogs and the people who love them. The procession of eclectically clad pooches made its way through Belmar ...

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BELMAR, NJ — If your pet is participating in the Belmar Fall Festival's costume parade today, October 7, Serenity by the Sea may have the perfect tutu for your precious pooch. The gift shop is widely recognized for its custom-designed tutus for children, pets and dolls — the perfect gift for a ...

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HOLMDEL, NJ — Retired Bell Laboratories researcher Arthur Ashkin has earned a 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics for an invention he made more than 30 years ago — optical tweezers, a groundbreaking tool made of light that grabs particles, atoms, viruses and other living cells with its radiation-beam ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Snyder Avenue, which runs between North Boulevard and 17th Avenue, is now one-way northbound. As a result, there are two one-way cross streets going northbound — Snyder Avenue and A Street — and two going southbound — B Street and Surf Avenue — in that beach block of town, where ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Italian American Heritage Month was proclaimed by the president of the United States and Congress in 1989. The month is a celebration of the contributions and achievements of Italian immigrants and their descendant to American culture. Any good celebration needs food, so today ...

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LAKE COMO, NJ — Virginia “Ginny” Kropac achieved a long-desired athletic feat last weekend. She became an Ironman, even though Mother Nature tried to stand in her way. The Lake Como councilwoman traveled to Chattanooga, Tenn., to compete on September 30 in the Ironman triathlon consisting of a ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Michael “The Situation” Sorrentino of reality television’s “Jersey Shore” has been sentenced to eight months in prison for violating federal tax laws, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of New Jersey. Sorrentino also was ordered today, October 5 by U.S. District Judge ...

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