Community Happenings

June 22, 2021

BELMAR, NJ — After an absence of several years, the Belmar Farmers Market is returning this summer on a new day and at a new location. For 10 consecutive Wednesdays — from June 23 to August 25 — local farms and other vendors will be set up from 4 to 8 p.m. on Main Street along Monument Row ...

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Adult Prom Night Fundraiser Set for July 9 at Spring Lake Manor BELMAR/LAKE COMO, NJ — A group of Belmar and Lake Como parents is looking to bring some good old-fashioned fun to area children this summer. Plans are in the works to create a Kids Activity Club, which will sponsor a host of ...

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BELMAR, NJ — The official dedication of the Howard Rowland Public Safety Pavilion will be held at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 28, honoring the iconic lifeguard who devoted himself to water safety during his 50-year tenure along the Belmar beachfront. The public is invited to joined borough officials ...

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NEPTUNE TOWNSHIP, NJ — The annual Shark River Hills Memorial Day parade will step off at 8 a.m. on Monday, May 31, while a remembrance service will be held in Ocean Grove beginning at noon. A second remembrance service will take place at the Neptune Township Veterans Park beginning at 6 ...

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LAKE COMO, NJ — The Bar A Kilt Run/Walk to benefit the Belmar/Lake Como St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee will be held today, May 22 — first charity run in more than a year with the easing of coronavirus restrictions. The event will begin at 10 a.m. at Bar Anticipation on 16th Avenue, with ...

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LAKE COMO, NJ — The Bar A Kilt Run/Walk to benefit the Belmar/Lake Como St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee will be held on Saturday, May 22 — first charity run in more than a year with the easing of coronavirus restrictions. The event will begin at 10 a.m. at Bar Anticipation on 16th Avenue, ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Friday night concerts will return to Belmar’s Pyanoe Plaza this summer, with a Memorial Day weekend kickoff on Friday, May 28. Starting at 6:30 p.m., the concerts will be held every Friday through August 27 in the central downtown plaza, located on Main Street at Ninth Avenue. (See ...

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BELMAR, NJ — As Belmar switches over to its own water wells for the spring and summer, the borough will conduct a routine comprehensive flushing of its water system. Beginning on April 5, Belmar Public Works Department will oversee the flushing process from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. for several nights, ...

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BELMAR, NJ — The Belmar Elementary School PTO has enlisted the Easter bunny to help in its fundraising effort to build a full-size basketball court in the school playground. “Egg My Yard” works like this: On the night of Friday, April 2 or Saturday, April 3, candy-stuffed eggs — and a note from ...

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Sign-Up Deadline Is Thursday, March 25 at 3 p.m. BELMAR/LAKE COMO, NJ — The Easter bunny will be riding through Belmar and Lake Como on Saturday, March 27, giving treats to children on his special list. Beginning at 11 a.m., the Easter bunny will travel through Belmar and Lake Como — starting ...

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Time to Change the Batteries in Your Home's Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors, Too BELMAR/LAKE COMO, NJ — March has arrived and thoughts have turned to spring.  One tried-and-true sign that the season of renewal and rebirth is around the corner is the start of Daylight Saving Time, which begn ...

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Multiple giveaways, including Camelback Mountain raffle, highlight Vitalant blood donation event FREEHOLD, NJ — The “Vital to Life” blood drive will return on Saturday, January 2 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to iPlay America in Freehold. The Vitalant event, which was last held in August, provides ...

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BELMAR/LAKE COMO, NJ — Although coronavirus restrictions have forced the Belmar Fire Department to cancel its 93rd annual Christmas Party, it’s not stopping Santa from coming to town atop a fire truck — with lights flashing and sirens blaring. From noon to 3 p.m. today, December 19, Santa and ...

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BELMAR/LAKE COMO, NJ — Although coronavirus restrictions have forced the Belmar Fire Department to cancel its 93rd annual Christmas Party, it’s not stopping Santa from coming to town atop a fire truck — with lights flashing and sirens blaring. From noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, December 19, Santa ...

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BELMAR/LAKE COMO, NJ — Santa and his helpers will be delivering gifts today, December 17, beginning at 4 p.m. on the east side of Main Street and continuing through both towns.  Assisted by Belmar first-responders and public works employees, he will be delivering gifts at the addresses of ...

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LAKE COMO, NJ — If your house is decked out for the holidays, make sure your lights are turned on shortly after sundown today, December 17. At about 6 p.m., the annual "Light Up Lake Como" holiday decorating contest will kick off with the mayor and council touring the borough in search of the best ...

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BELMAR/LAKE COMO, NJ — Belmar Boy Scout Troop 40 and Cub Scout Pack 40 will descend upon the streets today — picking up bags filled with groceries as part their annual Scouting for Food drive. They are returning from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. to the front doors of Belmar and Lake Como homes, where they ...

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BELMAR/LAKE COMO, NJ — Most Belmar and Lake Como residents should have found yellow plastic bags left at their front doors last Saturday — courtesy of Belmar Boy Scout Troop 40 and Cub Scout Pack 40 as part of their annual Scouting for Food drive. The scouts will return tomorrow, November 14 — ...

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LAKE COMO, NJ — After picking out that perfect pumpkin or two, get out those carving tools. It’s time for Lake Como’s latest photo contest. Submit your best jack-o’-lantern snapshot by today — Saturday, October 31 — and the entry that gets the most “likes” on the borough’s Facebook page will win ...

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Guidelines for ‘Safe’ Trick-or-Treating During Coronavirus Outbreak BELMAR/LAKE COMO, NJ — A Halloween curfew is in place in Belmar and Lake Como — from 8 p.m. through 6 a.m. on three consecutive nights — through Sunday morning.  Persons under age 18 are not permitted on public streets or ...

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LAKE COMO, NJ — After picking out that perfect pumpkin or two, get out those carving tools. It’s time for Lake Como’s latest photo contest. Submit your best jack-o’-lantern snapshot by Halloween — Saturday, October 31 — and the entry that gets the most “likes” on the borough’s Facebook page will ...

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OCEANPORT, NJ — On October 28  from 1 to 4 p.m., get your costumes on and fly your broom over to Beacon of Life for free candy, giveaways, a dog parade and fun for all.  Beacon of Life is located at 1075 Stephenson Avenue, Oceanport. Call 732-592-3406 with any questions about this socially ...

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BELMAR, NJ — With Belmar’s seasonal switchover from its own wells to New Jersey American Water Co. water, a comprehensive flushing of the entire water system is under way.  Belmar Public Works Department has been conducting the flushing between 8 p.m. and 4 a.m. since October 5 — a process that ...

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LAKE COMO, NJ — Lake Como’s annual hydrant flushing is being conducted this week — from 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. daily — through Friday, September 25. Residents may experience discolored running water, as well as low water pressure. While the discoloration is harmless, residents are advised to ...

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To date, New Jersey has reached a self-response rate of 68.1 percent for the 2020 Census, surpassing the last three censuses in self-response: 65 percent in 1990, 68 percent in 2000 and 67.6 percent in 2010, according to Secretary of State Tahesha Way.  TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey residents who ...

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Now in 44th Year, Run to Benefit Belmar Fire Department's Goodwill Hose Co.   BELMAR, NJ — The Belmar Five Mile Run will not be held along the beachfront this summer — as it has for more than four decades. Instead, the race will be held as a virtual event from August 22 to August 30. And ...

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LAKE COMO, NJ — Today is the deadline to submit your snapshots in the “Summertime in Lake Como” photo contest, sponsored by the borough's tourism Commission.  All borough residents — year-round and seasonal — are invited to participate, with prizes going to the top three entries garnering the ...

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TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey residents with developmental disabilities and their families and caregivers are being asked to provide input into ways to make the state’s service system more effective.  The New Jersey Council on Developmental Disabilities (NJCDD) is developing a five-year state ...

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