Belmar/Lake Como News

August 20, 2018

BELMAR/LAKE COMO, NJ — Runners and walkers of all ages are welcome to participate in the Belmar Sol 5K on Saturday, August 25, beginning at 7:30 a.m. along Ocean Avenue. The fourth annual event kicks off at North Boulevard and Ocean Avenue, where participants will circle Lake Como and return to ...

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BELMAR, NJ — As Belmar Elementary School prepares to welcome back students on Thursday, September 6, here is a rundown of important events for the start of the new school year. The Belmar PTO is holding a Pre-Kindergarten/Kindergarten Play Date on Tuesday, September 4, immediately following ...

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FREEHOLD, NJ — This summer’s rain has been great for growing lawns and gardens, but it’s also produced a bumper crop of breeding grounds for mosquitoes. And more of those pesky insects are carrying the West Nile virus, according to state health officials, which reports 452 mosquito pools have ...

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FREEHOLD, NJ — Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office is taking its fight against the opioid epidemic on the road. It has unveiled the Hope One Monmouth Mobile Unit, which will travel into communities several times a week, staffed with a sheriff’s officer, a certified peer recovery specialist and a ...

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LEONARDO, NJ — Oyster castles have found a new home at the bottom of the Raritan Bay near Naval Weapons Station Earle. These concrete oyster “homes” were placed underwater last week as part of the NY/NJ Baykeeper’s ongoing effort to construct the first “living shoreline” in New Jersey’s portion ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Serenity by the Sea Too will mix it up today, August 19 with a medley of meal ideas and jewelry offerings at its Artisan Marketplace. Here's a look at who will be popping from 2 to 7 p.m. at 1004 Main Street. Tara Morton of Tastefully Simple will feature offerings from her ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Nearly 30 businesses — and counting — will take to the street on Saturday, August 25 for the Belmar Business Partnership’s first-ever Sidewalk Sale. The daylong event will begin at 11 a.m. in the borough’s downtown shopping district, featuring a plenitude of shops, eateries and ...

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BELMAR, NJ — After Fran Hines of Monmouth County’s Project Lifesaver program visited a Middletown family to bring a radio transmitter to an elderly relative with dementia, he didn’t expect to be returning to their home just hours later. At about 7 p.m. on August 16, Hines received a call that ...

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STAFFORD, NJ — Residents may have noticed the signs spread throughout southern Ocean County reading "Patient Health Before Corporate Wealth." Nurses at Southern Ocean Medical Center (SOMC) in Stafford took an action of informational picketing on August 15 due to the lack of a contract. The ...

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BELMAR, NJ — As a fledgling dune planting flourishes near Belmar’s 12th Avenue beach playground, another patch of greenery is planned for the Third Avenue beach. In addition to the dune grass, native plants and other suitable foliage that will fill this new 1,500-square-foot area, “pollinators” ...

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BELMAR, NJ — The L Street beach along the Shark River has been reopened, according to the latest report by state environmental officials. The Belmar beach was closed for nearly five days after heavy rains on August 13 flooded Route 35 in the vicinity of the river beach, causing an overflow of ...

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DEAL, NJ — A whale flipped a small fishing boat about one mile off of Deal yesterday morning, tossing its two occupants overboard but not before they could issue a mayday from their radio, according to the New Jersey State Police. Luckily for them, the emergency call was heard by a nearby ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Serenity by the Sea Too will mix it up this weekend with a medley of artists, crafters and vendors to be showcased at its Artisan Marketplace. Here's a look at who will be popping from 2 to 7 p.m., starting today, August 17 at 1004 Main Street. It was a love for arts and crafts ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Belmar’s Main Street/Route 71 bridge will remain open during a two-month routine maintenance project that is scheduled to begin on Monday, September 10. During the work, one lane of traffic will be permitted in each direction over the span that connects Belmar and Avon-by-the Sea, ...

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Updated August 17, 2018, as of 6:45 a.m. BELMAR, NJ — Belmar’s L Street beach remains closed for a fifth day by state environmental protection officials who continue to monitor bacteria levels found in water samples. The concentration of fecal bacteria did not meet state standards based on ...

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BELMAR, NJ — La Terrazza’s weekday Happy Hour has all the makings of a good time, plus one added bonus — a spectacular oceanfront setting with a priceless view. Situated along Belmar’s Ocean Avenue near Fourth Avenue, the restaurant offers a delightful drink and appetizer menu from 3 to 6 p.m., ...

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BELMAR, NJ — La Terrazza’s weekday Happy Hour has all the makings of a good time, plus one added bonus — a spectacular oceanfront setting with a priceless view. Situated along Belmar’s Ocean Avenue near Fourth Avenue, the restaurant offers a delightful drink and appetizer menu from 3 to 6 p.m., ...

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As a critical need for blood donations continues this summer, the American Red Cross will hold a blood drive on Thursday, August 23 from 2 to 7 p.m. at its Jersey Coast donation center, 1540 West Park Avenue, Ocean. While all blood types will be accepted, there is a specific need for type ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Vintage will be golden — and every other color in the rainbow — during a special pop-up today, August 16, at Serenity by the Sea Too, 1004 Main Street. The galleria will feature fabulous finds from the 1940s through the 1980s, including culture artifacts, sleek MCM accoutrements, ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ — The continuing saga of the USS Ling, a World War II-era submarine later converted to a naval museum whose future is in question, took a dark turn on August 14 with the Hackensack Police Department investigating an apparent robbery aboard the vessel. According to police, vandals ...

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BELMAR, NJ — For a collective total of 220 years, the Belmar Fire Department and Belmar First Aid Squad have been serving the community. And every summer for as long as anyone can remember, these volunteer emergency responders conduct fundraising drives to help in their missions to serve and ...

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Preparations under way for one of the summer's biggest shopping days in Belmar BELMAR, NJ — Belmar’s downtown shopping district will be abuzz with a bonanza of bargains during its first-ever Sidewalk Sale on Saturday, August 25. Sponsored by the Belmar Business Partnership (BBP), the ...

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BELMAR, NJ — La Terrazza’s weekday Happy Hour has all the makings of a good time, plus one added bonus — a spectacular oceanfront setting with a priceless view. Situated along Belmar’s Ocean Avenue near Fourth Avenue, the restaurant offers a delightful drink and appetizer menu from 3 to 6 p.m., ...

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BELMAR, NJ — “What most people do not realize is when you are diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome, you still have hope, dreams and plans for a bright future just like everyone else. Disabilities, physical or mental, do not interfere with those aspirations in life, and they certainly do not interfere ...

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BELMAR, NJ — The L Street beach along the Shark River is closed after yesterday’s flash flooding caused stormwater to overflow from the K Street drain on Route 35, according to the latest report by state environmental officials. Except for listing the beach closed on its August 13 water quality ...

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BELMAR, NJ — The mayors of Belmar and Avon-by-the-Sea are scheduled to meet with state transportation officials on Thursday, August 16 to discuss plans to close the Main Street/Route 71 bridge for a two-month repair project. The meeting comes in response to objections registered last week by ...

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Updated as of 3 p.m., Monday, August 13. BELMAR, NJ — Streets in Belmar flooded by heavy downpours earlier today were mainly dry by mid-afternoon, as public works crews continued to clear stormwater pipelines and drains throughout the borough. “Both our sewer and stormwater systems work ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Artistic and holistic offerings to nurture the mind, body and soul will be showcased during a Mindful Monday Market today, August 13 at Serenity by the Sea Too. From 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., these six vendors will set up shop at the galleria, 1004 Main Street. Artist Rachel Mambach ...

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Editor’s Note: Last summer, Belmar raised $70,000 to help Rockport, Texas, rebuild after Hurricane Harvey — a donation that was delivered personally by then-Belmar Mayor Matthew Doherty, who spearheaded the fundraising effort. The following story features a group of young men from Nutley who ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Thinking outside the box to create art inside of one is the challenge the Belmar Arts Center is giving artists for its upcoming exhibit. “Art Inside the Box” will feature artwork that is made totally inside a container — for example, a cereal box, shipping crate, milk carton, shoe ...

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