Community Happenings

November 17, 2018

BELMAR, NJ — The Belmar Youth Club will return for third- through eighth-graders beginning today, November 17. For the next four months, club members will take over the recreation gym nearly every Saturday evening to get together with their friends. Open to Belmar Elementary School and St. Rose ...

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BELMAR, NJ — The Belmar Youth Club will return for third- through eighth-graders beginning Saturday, November 17. For the next four months, club members will take over the recreation gym nearly every Saturday evening to get together with their friends. Open to Belmar Elementary School and St.

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WALL, NJ — It was a chilly, windy day yesterday. But that wasn’t going to stop Wildflowers owner Kathy Bascom and associate Megan Byrne from warming the hearts of everyone they met during “Petal It Forward,” a national feel-good campaign celebrated on October 24. At five locations throughout ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Halloween came early for a certain member of the family during yesterday’s Belmar Fall Festival. The event hosted its first-ever pet costume parade, which attracted some 60 dogs and the people who love them. The procession of eclectically clad pooches made its way through Belmar ...

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The rededication of Ferruggiaro Park will be held today, October 13 at 11 a.m. The park, which surrounds Silver Lake, is named for longtime Borough Commissioner John Ferruggiaro, who died in 1997 at age 93. BELMAR, NJ — Belmar’s Huisman Gazebo at Silver Lake has been treated to a fall ...

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LAKE COMO, NJ — Hundreds recently gathered along the glistening “jewel” of the Borough of Lake Como to celebrate community with their friends, family and neighbors. After days of rain and dreary skies, the sun returned and beamed brightly onto Lake Como, which provided a stunning backdrop for ...

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LAKE COMO, NJ —  The deadline to order custom-branded Lake Como merchandise is today, October 5. Long-sleeve T-shirts, sweatshirts, fleece jackets and blankets, as well as two perennial favorites — twill caps and tote bags — are adorned with the borough’s logo that features a stylish rendering ...

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LAKE COMO, NJ —  The deadline to order custom-branded Lake Como merchandise has been extended to Friday, October 5. Long-sleeve T-shirts, sweatshirts, fleece jackets and blankets, as well as two perennial favorites — twill caps and tote bags — are adorned with the borough’s logo that features a ...

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LAKE COMO, NJ — Attractions for the entire family are on tap this afternoon as the 23rd annual Lake Como Day is celebrated along the lakefront from 4 to 8 p.m.  Hundreds are expected to attend the event, which will feature a full gamut of festivities along the scenic banks of the lake on North ...

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LAKE COMO, NJ — The countdown has begun to the 23rd annual Lake Como Day, which returns to the picturesque banks of the lake on Saturday, September 29. Vendors and sponsors (see list below) are currently signing up for borough’s marquee event, which features an afternoon of festivities that ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Now that Belmar’s “Spirit of the Doughboy” statue has been repaired and returned to Memorial Field, the Belmar Historical Society will present an educational program about these World War I soldiers on Wednesday, September 12. “The Well-Equipped Doughboy: The Life of a World War I ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Repaired and ready to return home, Belmar’s “Spirit of the Doughboy” statue will be welcomed back by the community with a 9 a.m. celebration today, July 27 at Memorial Field. As the iconic 88-year-old monument is carefully reinstalled on its pedestal, the Belmar Historical Society ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Repaired and ready to return home, Belmar’s “Spirit of the Doughboy” statue will be welcomed back by the community with a 9 a.m. celebration tomorrow, July 27 at Memorial Field. As the iconic 88-year-old monument is carefully reinstalled on its pedestal, the Belmar Historical ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Registration for new campers for Belmar’s summer camp has been rescheduled for today, March 28 from 3:30 to 6 p.m. at Taylor Pavilion, 500 Ocean Avenue. Now in its fourth year, the eight-week camp, to be held from June 25 through August 17, is open to children who will be entering ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Registration for new campers for Belmar’s summer camp has been rescheduled for Wednesday, March 28 from 3:30 to 6 p.m. at Taylor Pavilion, 500 Ocean Avenue. Now in its fourth year, the eight-week camp, to be held from June 25 through August 17, is open to children who will be ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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LAKE COMO, NJ — Beginning tonight at 6 o'clock, judging will take place for the borough’s “Light Up Lake Como” holiday decorating contest. The mayor and council will tour the borough in a trolley in search of the best holiday displays on homes and businesses. While prizes will be awarded to the ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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