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Lake Como’s Holiday Hot Sheet: 'Light Up' Decorating Contests, Borough T-Shirts

December 16, 2017

LAKE COMO, NJ — From holiday decorating contests for homes and businesses to where to buy Lake Como T-shirts, here is the latest news you can use during this holiday season in Lake Como.

‘Light Up Lake Como’ Set for December 21

 

Beginning at 6 p.m. on Thursday, December 21, judging will be conducted for the borough’s “Light Up Lake Como” holiday ...

The Center Square Thrift Shop to Officially Mark Move to Belmar’s Main Street on Saturday

BELMAR, NJ — The Center Square Thrift Shop will hold a grand reopening at its new location — 800 Main Street — on Saturday, December 9.

The store, which bills itself as the “not your ordinary” thrift shop, recently moved from 707 10th Avenue, near the Belmar Train Station.

The public is invited to a 1 p.m. ribbon-cutting celebration at the boutique-style shop, ...

Belmar’s Main Street Experience Gets Downtown in the Holiday Spirit

BELMAR, NJ — Belmar’s shopping district was bustling with activity on Saturday evening with the Third Annual Main Street Experience.

Nearly 60 stores, restaurants and vendors participated in the December 2 event, which brought visitors into town to shop, ride on a trolley, enjoy outdoor entertainment and even grab a cup of cocoa in Pyanoe Plaza, which glistened with its holiday ...

Ring in the Holidays Today at Lake Como Tree Lighting Celebration

LAKE COMO, NJ — Lake Como is set to turn on the holiday lights in front of borough hall at 6 p.m. today, December 2.  But the borough also hopes attendees will venture inside the building to get a gift tag from the giving tree that's on display in the lobby.

For nearly 30 years, the giving tree has been a borough tradition — a way to make the holidays brighter this ...

Lake Como Giving Tree is Way to Make Holidays Brighter for Children in Community

LAKE COMO, NJ — The holiday tree placed each year in the lobby of the Lake Como Borough Hall is more than just for decoration. Placed among the ribbons and shiny ornaments are gift tags to make the holidays brighter for 12 children in the borough.

The giving tree has been a borough tradition for nearly 30 years and will continue as long as there is a need, said Deputy Borough Clerk Amy ...

Belmar’s Annual Veterans Day Services Brings Out 100 on Brisk, Sunny Morning

BELMAR, NJ — The warmth of the sun certainly was welcome by the some 100 persons gathered yesterday morning at Monument Row for Belmar’s annual Veterans Day services.

With the temperature hovering around 30 degrees, they came out to honor those who have served the country past and present — many in attendance being veterans themselves. Despite the cold, they filled the small ...

Rain Didn’t Make Belmar’s Annual Halloween Costume Contest Go Away

BELMAR, NJ — Belmar was not going to let the rain get in the way of its Halloween fun.

The borough’s annual Halloween Costume Contest was held as scheduled today in the municipal building, without the traditional parade to Pyanoe Plaza four blocks away.

Instead, nearly 100 children, their family and friends filled the municipal gym on October 29, where an eclectic crowd — ...

Belmar Kite Festival Takes Over Skies Along Breezy Beachfront

BELMAR, NJ — All eyes were turned to the skies on Sunday for Belmar’s Fourth Annual Kite Festival.

Billowing in the soft waves of the wind was a colorful array of dragons and sea creatures, foil and symphony kites, and even a flying pig — all in different shapes and sizes, colors and dimensions flying above the Third Avenue beach.

It was a high-flying spectacle on a day ...

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

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 ...

Belmar Historical Society Presents: Local Author Turns Back Clock to Past Decades of Amusement Fun

BELMAR, NJ — Local historian and writer Rick Geffken will take a look back at when amusements parks reigned supreme along the Jersey Shore during a presentation tonight, October 10 at 7 p.m. at the Belmar Municipal Building.

Presented by the Belmar Historical Society (BHS), Geffken’s talk will center around his latest book, “Lost Amusement Parks of the North Jersey ...

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