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December 8, 2018

BELMAR, NJ — Several hundred people gathered in Pyanoe Plaza on Friday night for Belmar’s traditional tree lighting — a twinkling holiday scene as children got their chance to meet with Santa and to climb aboard a fire truck for a ride through town. It was mostly the younger children who wanted ...

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LAKE COMO, NJ — In Lake Como, the annual holiday tree lighting is more than turning on a switch. While the traditional celebration tonight included illuminating the tall evergreen outside borough hall, it also featured a host of children’s activities inside, including ornament-making, a story ...

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  BELMAR, NJ — As the second light was added last night to the towering menorah in Pyanoe Plaza, the community came together to celebrate the eight-day Festival of Lights through prayer and song. Shortly after sundown on December 3, several dozen people joined Rabbi Cy Stanway and Cantor ...

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BELMAR, NJ — It’s beginning to look at little like Christmas in Belmar’s downtown shopping district. Dozens of large planters along Main Street are now brimming with bunches of red twigs, berries and pine cones, nestled among lush evergreen boughs and white birch branches. And tucked within the ...

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LAKE COMO, NJ — Toddlers in Lake Como’s “Mommy and Me” play group got a chance to try out their Halloween trick-or-treating skills this morning at Lake Como Borough Hall. During their weekly get-together, they proceeded in costume to the borough offices — with treat bags and buckets in hand — ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Superheroes and cartoon characters, mixed with a smattering of scary creatures and even a Rubik’s cube, ruled Main Street today during Belmar’s annual Halloween Parade. The October 28 procession kicked off from the Belmar Municipal Building, where nearly 100 children, family members ...

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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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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 — Diplomas, report cards, commencement programs dating back to the 1940s — and even a photograph of the original Belmar High School from the 1890s — are part of the Belmar Historical Society’s current exhibit at the municipal building. The historical society delved into its archives ...

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BELMAR, NJ — For Terry Williams Halifko, entering Belmar Arts Center’s raffle for the Freedman’s Bakery sign was more than a random toss of a ticket into the drawing basket. Like so many others, she has many fond memories of the bakery that graced Belmar’s Main Street for 64 years. In fact, she ...

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BELMAR NJ — A celebration bursting with Italian flavor, flair and festivities dominated a three-block area of Belmar’s downtown district yesterday, as the borough kicked off its annual Feast of San Gennaro. The two-day event began with a morning Mass celebrated in Italian at St Rose Church, ...

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