Mermaids Make Splash on Belmar’s Main Street for Fun Day of ‘Mer’-makeovers

August 13, 2017

BELMAR, NJ — Cupcakes and candy, dress-up and make-up, rings and beads … and “real-live” mermaids — their satin-scaled fins glistening in the daylight. It was a little girls’ delight at JB Couture Cupcakes, which hosted its first-ever Mermaid Day.

With two mermaids perched on a table outside the storefront, the event brought a splash of color to brighten an ...

United Methodist Building May Soon be Home to Belmar Senior and Scouting Activities

BELMAR, NJ — The former First United Methodist Church building is expected to soon become a community center for borough seniors and a hub for scouting activities.

The Belmar Council is in the process of executing an agreement with the church that will allow it to use the large complex, which once housed a church and school at the corner of Seventh Avenue and D Street. The community food ...

Visitation, Funeral Services for Doris Taylor, 99, Wife of Former Belmar Mayor

WALL, NJ — A memorial visitation and funeral service will be held on Friday, July 28 for longtime Belmar resident Doris L. Taylor who died on July 20 at Sunrise of Wall, where she was surrounded by her family. She was 99.

Visitation will begin at 10:30 a.m., followed by a funeral service at 11:30 a.m., at Orender Family Home for Funerals, 2643 Old Bridge Road, Manasquan.

Doris was the ...

Belmar Gets on the Bus to Join National Movement to ‘Reunite America’

BELMAR, NJ — Better Angels’ One America bus tour quietly rolled into Belmar on July 11 , but organizers hope that its grass-roots effort to heal the political divide in this country will generate a growing chorus of support.

Belmar was the sixth stop on the nationwide bus tour, which is expected to visit 15 towns and cities during July with one major mission: to help reunite the ...

Belmar Cruise Night to Showcase Cars and Motorcycles of Yesteryear on July 19

BELMAR, NJ — Main Street in Belmar will step back in time when Cruise Night roars into town on Wednesday, July 19.

Hundreds of vintage and classic cars — and even motorcycles — dating back to before 1986 will be on display along the two-block stretch between Eighth and 10th Avenues from 6 to 9 p.m.

A DJ will be spinning tunes from the 1950s and 1960s in the event’s ...

Belmar Raising ‘Dough’ to Repair Iconic World War I Statue

BELMAR, NJ — Belmar is rallying the troops to raise funds for the repair of its “The Spirit of the Doughboy” monument vandalized 10 months ago.

Erected in 1930 to recognize 102 borough residents who served in World War I, the statue of the iconic infantryman stands in the borough’s Memorial Field on West Railroad Avenue, where in September 2016 vandals broke off a ...

Lake Como’s 18th Avenue: PK's Shamrock Out, Joe’s Saloon In, Discount Liquors Opens

LAKE COMO, NJ — On the eve of the long Fourth of July weekend, two establishments with new owners have opened for business in the one-block area of 18th Avenue between Newman and White Streets.

While Discount Liquors reopened after being closed for more than a year under a new name and owner, Joe’s Saloon is replacing PK’s Shamrock Pub in a quick turnaround of ...

With Beach as a Backdrop, Belmar Celebrates Sixth Annual Mayor’s Ball at the New Taylor Pavilion

BELMAR, NJ —Belmar could not have celebrated its Sixth Annual Mayor’s Ball in a more befitting — or picturesque — location than the new Taylor Pavilion.

Some 300 people attended the gala fundraiser held last night, June 23, at the oceanfront facility, which opened two months ago where the former pavilion destroyed by Superstorm Sandy once stood.

For many, it was ...

Belmar Youngsters Hit the Beach for Fun-Filled Fourth Annual Children’s Ball

BELMAR, NJ — Take 15 pizzas, 240 cupcakes and a dozen or so activities, mixed with about 150 children at the beach, and you have the ingredients for an evening of hometown fun at Belmar’s Taylor Pavilion.

The borough’s Fourth Annual Children’s Ball was held June 22, at the newly opened beachfront facility, where youngsters gathered for the fun-filled event under the ...

New Belmar Playgrounds of Twists and Twirls Spring Up on 15th Avenue and Along Silver Lake

BELMAR, NJ — Big and bright playgrounds are rising at the corner of 15th Avenue and E Street, and the western banks of the Silver Lake.

Installers from Whirl Construction Inc. of Port Monmouth are assembling the boldly colored recreational equipment — a collection of slides, tunnels, ladders and swings, among other playtime amenities.

In this year’s recently approved ...

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