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Belmar Historical Society Takes Ride Back to Decades of Timeless Amusement Fun

October 17, 2017

BELMAR, NJ — Since the late 1800s, Belmar has been a destination for amusements and other attractions — the focus of the Belmar Historical Society’s current exhibit at the municipal building.

Called “Bygone Amusements in Belmar,” the display consists of vintage photos and newspaper articles of many of these attractions that endured for years, but are now just fond ...

Lake Como Day Brings Together Neighbors, Friends for a Community Celebration

LAKE COMO, NJ — With its 34-acre namesake lake as a picture-perfect backdrop, Lake Como Day brought a community together on a crisp early-autumn afternoon.

Despite scattered rain showers and threatening skies at the start of the September 30 celebration, the weather gradually improved to the delight of event organizers, participants and attendees.

And by the time several hundred ...

Belmar Octoberfest: Enjoy a Slice of Germany This Sunday

BELMAR, NJ — Traditional German food, music and a beer garden will highlight Belmar’s third annual Octoberfest on Sunday, October 8, slated from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The festivities will be held on Main Street between Eighth and 10th Avenues, where there will be a wide variety of food and craft vendors, a beer garden, kids’ activities, games and contests. Entertainment will be ...

Preparations in the Home Stretch for Lake Como Day on September 30

LAKE COMO, NJ — Lake Como Day started out as a small community gathering held in a one-block area on Main Street. Free hot dogs were served from a cart, children took turns in an inflatable bounce house and a handful of local organizations offered giveaways.

Now in its 22th year, Lake Como Day has grown into a highly anticipated event, stretching along the northern banks of Lake Como, ...

New 15th Avenue Playground Dedicated in Memory of 'Belmar's Angels'

BELMAR, NJ — The new playground at the corner of 15th Avenue and E Street was teeming with children on September 16 — even more than so usual on a warm and sunny Saturday afternoon.

While they were enjoying its boldly colored slide and swings, tunnels and ladders and other fun features, many also gathered for another purpose: to dedicate the recreation area in memory of the ...

Beach Bash for Autism: Largest Event of its Kind in New Jersey Returns to Belmar

BELMAR NJ — Thousands of people are expected to converge along Belmar's oceanfront on Sunday, September 10 for the 13th Annual Beach Bash hosted by Autism Family Services of New Jersey.

Billed as the largest gathering of its kind in New Jersey for individuals with autism and their families, the free event will encompass the Seventh Avenue beach with a wide array of activities to be ...

Monmouth SPCA Welcomes Dogs Rescued in Hurricane Harvey Relief Effort

EATONTOWN, NJ — Monmouth County SPCA is among seven shelters in New Jersey that have taken in dogs flown in from Houston, Texas, as part of a Hurricane Harvey relief effort.

Spearheaded by St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center in Madison, the transport of 78 dogs to Morristown Municipal Airport on August 29 is the first animal flight to the Northeast from the area devastated by the ...

Belmar Sol 5K to Attract Runners, Walkers of All Ages to Beachfront on Saturday

BELMAR, NJ — The annual Belmar Sol 5K will be held on Saturday, August 26, beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Ocean Avenue at Lake Como.

Deadline to sign up is Friday, August 25 at 11:59 p.m

Runners and walkers of all ages are welcome to participate in the run/walk, which benefits the Belmar Recreation Department. As part of the event’s “Beat the Mayor Challenge,” a ...

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

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 ...

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