Lake Como Day: Calling All Vendors to a Spectacular Lakefront Venue

July 9, 2018

LAKE COMO, NJ — There is one noteworthy day each year when the tranquil banks of Lake Como comes alive with fun, festivities and even fireworks for the entire community.

Now in its 23rd year, Lake Como Day will make its return on Saturday, September 29 — an event that organizers expect to be bigger and better than ever.

Stretching along the northern banks of the picturesque ...

Belmar Doughboy’s Big Reveal Before Departure: It’s a Bird’s … Nest at Its Feet

BELMAR, NJ —Belmar’s “Doughboy” was whisked away for repairs this morning, only to uncover something else perched atop the statue’s pedestal — a large bird’s nest that was hidden from view at the bottom of the monument.

 “When the statue was vandalized, the base was turned a bit on the pedestal and a really, really small opening was ...

Belmar Community Invited to Dedication of ‘Jane Magovern’s Playground’

BELMAR, NJ — The dedication of "Jane Magovern's Playground" will be held at 11 a.m. today, April 21 near the banks of Silver Lake.

Located at C Street and Eighth Avenue, the playground overlooking the lake has been named in honor of Magovern, the late wife of Belmar Mayor Brian Magovern. One of the community's most-cherished teachers, she taught thousands of children ...

Belmar Historical Society Open House Today: Step Back into Past with Tours of Museum, Municipal Building of Yesteryear

BELMAR, NJ — While Belmar’s Union Fire Co. is the most prominent occupant of the large brick building on the corner of Ninth Avenue and E Street, there’s another organization that calls it home. 

Tucked in the back of the prominent structure along E Street is the Belmar Historical Society’s museum and history room, which offers a wealth of information and ...

Hundreds of Children Scramble in the Sand for Belmar's Easter Egg Hunt

BELMAR, NJ — Faster than you can say, "Hippity, Hoppity," nearly 4,000 colorful eggs were scooped up from the sun-kissed Belmar beach yesterday morning. 

Hundreds of children gathered for the borough's annual Easter egg hunt on March 31, with baskets and bags in hand, ready for the half-minute of fun.  

Many arrived early for a special treat —- to ...

Friends of Belmar Harbor: Seeking Junior Sailors and Campers for Summer Programs

BELMAR, NJ — Children can learn how to sail or discover the wonders of the Shark River during two programs to be held weekly this summer by Friends of the Belmar Harbor.

Registration now is open for FOBH’s Junior Sailing and Discovery Camp programs, which will be held from June 18 through August 30 as weekly offerings.

Open to youngsters age 8 to 15, the Junior Sailing Program ...

Like Clockwork, Belmar’s Magical Garden Springs into Another Growing Season

BELMAR, NJ — For Belmar’s community gardeners, it’s time to fling open the doors on the greenhouse tucked behind the 15th Avenue playground. Spring is right around the corner, and the Magical Garden is ready to begin its annual transformation — from brown and bare to green and glorious.

But it takes more than waving a wand and saying abracadabra for the magic to happen.

Lake Como Couple to Thank ‘Heroes’ Involved in Fire that Ravaged Home

LAKE COMO, NJ — It has been a month since flames ripped through the second floor of Tom and Teresa Meehan’s Ripley Lane home on a bitterly cold and blustery afternoon.

After spending the weeks since the January 5 blaze getting their lives back to some state of normalcy, the couple now wants to thank the dozens of first-responders, neighbors and friends who gave selflessly of ...

For the Belmar Holiday Scrapbook: Children Capture the ‘True Meaning of Christmas’ in Story and Song

BELMAR, NJ — On a quiet Sunday evening in December, a group of families gathered at the new Belmar Community Center to celebrate the Christmas season.

But they didn’t come with gifts or to enjoy a festive meal. Instead, adults and children filled the nave of the former First United Methodist Church to answer this question in story and song: What does Jesus have to do with ...

Save on Tickets for Belmar’s 10th Annual Restaurant Tour Through December 31

BELMAR, NJ — Belmar’s 10th Annual Restaurant Tour, featuring five hours of food sampling at the borough's top eateries, will be held on Sunday, March 11.

More than 30 restaurants are participating in the tour, which will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Free shuttle service will be available throughout the day, with Belmar Plaza at 800 Main Street — just a short walk ...

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