A Caring Community

September 6, 2020

BELMAR/LAKE COMO, NJ — What happens when you mix lemonade with a whole lotta love? A successful fundraiser for a 13-year-old Belmar girl who has begun treatment for a rare form of cancer. Belmar Elementary School classmates of Jackie Minchala raised nearly $7,200 by setting up two lemonade ...

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BELMAR/LAKE COMO, N J — For the eighth-grade class at Belmar Elementary School, cancer has become personal — just days before the start of the new school year. After learning that classmate Jackie Minchala has a rare form of cancer, they are rallying around her for a day of fundraising to help ...

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BELMAR/LAKE COMO, NJ — Four-year-old Isabella Pica was visiting a relative on Ninth Avenue in Belmar on Saturday when she saw a large work crew at the end of the block repairing a utility pole.   As August 8 marked the fourth day of power outages throughout the borough caused by Tropical Storm ...

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BELMAR, NJ — When a tree landed atop a 12-year-old girl near Main Street and Ninth Avenue during Tropical Storm Isaias on August 4, it took a collective effort by the Belmar Police Department, Belmar Fire Aid Squad, Belmar Fire Department, Public Works Department and bystanders to free her from the ...

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Companies, Organizations Needed to Host Events MONTVALE, NJ — Because of the current, nationwide surge in COVID-19 infections throughout the Sun Belt, along with the constant importance of bolstering the local blood supply, there’s now significant need for residents to donate blood and, if ...

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WALL, NJ — Every Tuesday and Thursday morning, volunteers at the Belmar Food Pantry set up a small table in the parking lot of the United Methodist Church at 1000 17th Avenue in West Belmar. Situated just outside back of the church building from 10 a.m. to noon, the table is topped with just a ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Once weekend crowds clear from the Belmar beachfront, there is a group of volunteers hitting the sand every Monday evening in a far different way. Beginning at 7:30 p.m., they conduct what is billed as a “socially distanced, beach cleanup” — a grassroots effort organized by Belmar ...

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BELMAR, NJ — A group of Belmar volunteers continues its mission to support the community during the coronavirus outbreak — producing hundreds of face coverings for individuals in need of the personal protection items. And three borough residents who have been the driving force behind the effort ...

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Upcoming April 29 Performance to Benefit Mary’s Place by the Sea in Ocean Grove BELMAR, NJ — When Belmar musician Pat Roddy performed live on Facebook on March 25, it began as a way to entertain his fans during the fledgling days of the coronavirus crisis. While the Americana-Celtic rocker’s ...

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BELMAR, NJ — For the 53 residents of the Belmar senior housing building, social distancing during these unsettling times can be quite a challenge, if not downright difficult. So they were pleasantly surprised to find a special delivery outside each apartment on Friday afternoon — a large brown ...

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BELMAR, NJ— For Antoinette Raucci, wedding and prom season is usually in full bloom this time of year at her boutiques in Belmar and Brick. “Normally, we’d be selling wedding gowns and prom dresses. But not this year with everything going on,” said the Belmar resident. Instead, she and her ...

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Donations of Sewing Supplies Needed to Keep Project Going BELMAR, NJ — With new federal guidelines recommending the use of face masks among the general public, a small corps of Belmar volunteers making those cloth coverings has been busier than ever. “I've been sewing for a few weeks now.

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BELMAR/LAKE COMO, NJ — Belmar continues to collect donations of personal protective equipment for health care workers and first-responders. Anyone looking to contribute to the cause may bring their items to the Belmar Municipal Building, where a collection center has been set up in the main ...

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MANASQUAN, NJ — Two organizations representing thousands of individuals on the front lines of the coronavirus crisis have joined forces to collect much-needed personal protective equipment for their members. The State Troopers Fraternal Association (STFA) and the Health Care Professionals and ...

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LAKE COMO/BELMAR, NJ — In these times of social distancing, Stefanie O’Donnell decided it was time to “think outside the box” to draw her family — and neighbors — closer together. So the O’Donnells broke out the markers and an old tablecloth, creating a banner that they hung from the front porch ...

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BELMAR, NJ — When Patricia and John “Hutch” Hutchinson of Belmar learned there was a local need for face masks and face shields, they quickly did their homework to find out how they could help during the coronavirus outbreak. “I kept hearing about these face masks. So I looked them up on the web ...

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