Community Happenings

July 29, 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 ...

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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 — 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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Sign up by April 1 and receive a 15 percent discount on the cost of either program. 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 ...

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Anyone interested in becoming part of this year’s Magical Garden community can stop by today, March 17, from 9 to 10 a.m. The garden is located behind the 15th Avenue playground at the corner of E Street. BELMAR, NJ — For Belmar’s community gardeners, it’s time to fling open the doors on the ...

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Mention Jane Magovern's name to anyone in town and the response is always a smile or kind words about a woman who touched so many lives in this small community. BELMAR, NJ — The new playground at Belmar’s Silver Lake just got a bit brighter, even if that didn’t seem possible. With ...

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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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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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LAKE COMO, NJ — With its 34-acre namesake lake as a picture-perfect backdrop, Lake Como Day brought a community together on a crisp early-autumn afternoon. Despite scattered rain showers and threatening skies at the start of the September 30 celebration, the weather gradually improved to the ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Traditional German food, music and a beer garden will highlight Belmar’s third annual Octoberfest on Sunday, October 8, slated from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The festivities will be held on Main Street between Eighth and 10th Avenues, where there will be a wide variety of food and craft ...

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LAKE COMO, NJ — Lake Como Day started out as a small community gathering held in a one-block area on Main Street. Free hot dogs were served from a cart, children took turns in an inflatable bounce house and a handful of local organizations offered giveaways. Now in its 22th year, Lake Como Day ...

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BELMAR, NJ — The new playground at the corner of 15th Avenue and E Street was teeming with children on September 16 — even more than so usual on a warm and sunny Saturday afternoon. While they were enjoying its boldly colored slide and swings, tunnels and ladders and other fun features, many ...

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BELMAR NJ — Thousands of people are expected to converge along Belmar's oceanfront on Sunday, September 10 for the 13th Annual Beach Bash hosted by Autism Family Services of New Jersey. Billed as the largest gathering of its kind in New Jersey for individuals with autism and their families, the ...

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EATONTOWN, NJ — Monmouth County SPCA is among seven shelters in New Jersey that have taken in dogs flown in from Houston, Texas, as part of a Hurricane Harvey relief effort. Spearheaded by St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center in Madison, the transport of 78 dogs to Morristown Municipal Airport on ...

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BELMAR, NJ — The annual Belmar Sol 5K will be held on Saturday, August 26, beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Ocean Avenue at Lake Como. Deadline to sign up is Friday, August 25 at 11:59 p.m Runners and walkers of all ages are welcome to participate in the run/walk, which benefits the Belmar ...

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