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

June 20, 2017

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 ...

Belmar Hosts Summer Toddler Time for a Morning of Fun

BELMAR, NJ — Belmar’s recreation gym will be the site for Summer Toddler Time, beginning Thursday, June 22 from 9:30 to 11 a.m.

Open to children age 1 to 4, the seven-week program will be held every Thursday through August 3 at the gym, located at the Municipal Building, 601 Main Street.

Children and their “adult guests” can participate together in this unstructured ...

Lake Como Borough Hall Welcomes Giggles and Games during Weekly ‘Mommy and Me’ Play Date

LAKE COMO, NJ — For several hours each Wednesday morning, the council chambers in Lake Como Borough Hall transforms into a place for playtime. It’s the time for “Mommy and Me,” a casual get-together where children up to 3 years old bring their moms — or anyone who cares for them — to enjoy some fun and games.

The free program began nearly two years ago when ...

On Memorial Day, Lake Como Remembers the Fallen, Recognizes Those Who Served

LAKE COMO, NJ — Outside Lake Como Borough Hall, community members gathered under drizzly skies to remember the fallen heroes of the armed forces during the borough’s observance of Memorial Day.

And according to Mayor Brian Wilton, the weather on the morning of May 29 reflected the true meaning of the day — to honor those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for their ...

Belmar Pays Special Tribute to the Late Chief Moynihan during Memorial Day Observance

BELMAR, NJ — Belmar's Memorial Day ceremony not only honored the generations of men and women who sacrificed their lives serving this country. There also was a special tribute to one of Belmar’s own: Daniel Moynihan, Korean War veteran and Purple Heart recipient who did make it home — to serve his community in so many ways for nearly 60 years before he died on May 18.

The ...

Belmar and Lake Como to Hold Memorial Day Remembrances

BELMAR/LAKE COMO, NJ — Memorial Day ceremonies to remember those who have died while serving in the U.S. military will be held in Belmar and Lake Como on Monday, May 29.

In Belmar, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Manasquan Post 1818, will host a 9:30 a.m. service at Monument Row, located on Main Street between 12th and 13th avenues.

Marking this year’s U.S. Centennial Commemoration of ...

Beer is Back for This Weekend's New Jersey Seafood Festival in Belmar

BELMAR, NJ — The beer tent will rise once again at the New Jersey Seafood Festival, scheduled for Friday, May 19 through Sunday, May 21 at Belmar’s Silver Lake Park.

Robbinsville-based Ritchie & Page Distributing Co. will replace Shore Point Distributing Co. Inc. in supplying the beer to the three-day event, according to Belmar Mayor Matthew Doherty. On May 6, Doherty announced ...

National Day of Prayer Comes to Lake Como

LAKE COMO, NJ — Shortly before the National Day of Prayer observance in front of Lake Como Borough Hall on May 4, there was much going on along Main Street around noontime.

As the sun’s warmth mixed with the crisp breeze, the picture-perfect spring day brought out moms with babies in strollers, the Academy Charter High School students for recess and shoppers to the borough’s ...

Belmar’s New Taylor Pavilion Marks Milestone in Superstorm Sandy Recovery

BELMAR, NJ — After a nearly five-year absence from Belmar’s beachfront, the Taylor Pavilion is back — bigger and stronger than before.

The new facility, which replaces the pavilion that was destroyed in 2012 by Superstorm Sandy, was officially opened yesterday, May 1. Several hundred people attended the ribbon-cutting and reception, including the event’s ...

Friends of Belmar Harbor: All Aboard for Junior Sailors, Shark River Campers

BELMAR, NJ — Registration now is open for the Friends of the Belmar Harbor’s Junior Sailing and Discovery Camp programs.

Open to youngsters age 8 to 18, the Junior Sailing Program offers both introductory and advanced courses, matching students of similar experience in a boat that is appropriate to them in terms of physical size, strength and ability.

The curriculum, led by ...

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