Honors & Achievements

October 6, 2018

LAKE COMO, NJ — Virginia “Ginny” Kropac achieved a long-desired athletic feat last weekend. She became an Ironman, even though Mother Nature tried to stand in her way. The Lake Como councilwoman traveled to Chattanooga, Tenn., to compete on September 30 in the Ironman triathlon consisting of a ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Main Street Donuts has been chosen as the best doughnut shop in Monmouth County by Monmouth Health & Life magazine. The specialty shop garnered a 2018 Readers’ Choice Award in the “Best Donuts” category in its annual "Best of Monmouth" guide, which was published in the ...

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LONDON — Former Lake Como resident Dawn Franklin was the keynote speaker at a major awards ceremony in London to honor the next generation of female technology leaders in the United Kingdom. Franklin, who holds a key leadership role in information technology at the London Stock Exchange, ...

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BELMAR, NJ — As an employee of The Home Depot in Neptune for the past 22 years, it’s no wonder Kevin Woolley is a familiar face to store customers, especially residents in his hometown of Belmar. But more than that, Woolley, who has cerebral palsy, is an inspiration to everyone who crosses his ...

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OCEAN CITY, NJ — Miss Monmouth County Jade Glab of Belmar was among the top 11 contestants in the Miss Jersey Pageant last night, which saw the crowning of Jaime Gialloreto of Gloucester. Gialloreto will now compete in the Miss America Pageant in September in Atlantic City. Glab, 18, was ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Belmar travel and tourism writer Christine Cardellino is a double gold winner in 2018 international competitions that recognize excellence among marketing and communication professionals. In contests by the Association of Marketing & Communication Professionals (AMCP), ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Belmar Police Chief Andrew Huisman was among 223 law enforcement officers from this country and around the world who recently graduated from the FBI’s National Academy. Member attending the academy’s 271st session in Quantico, Va., hailed from 48 states and Washington, D.C., 18 ...

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TINTON FALLS, NJ — Belmar native Christian Fuscarino, executive director of the state’s largest LGBT civil rights organization, was among five recipients of the League of Women Voters of New Jersey’s annual “Making Democracy Work” awards. Fuscarino, who leads Asbury Park-based Garden State ...

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BELMAR, NJ — The Belmar Post Office will soon be dedicated to a Lake Como resident who was decades ahead of his time — the late Walter S. McAfee, a world-renown physicist who helped forged the path to space exploration. Legislation recently passed by Congress now awaits President Trump’s ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Belmar has given Jade Glab an official send-off — and a bevy of good luck wishes — in her quest to become Miss New Jersey. The 18-year-old borough resident was recently crowned 2018 Miss Monmouth County, a local preliminary contest to the Miss America Pageant, and she will be among ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Belmar resident Wayne Blanchard, a 14-year member of the New Jersey State Police, is the new president of the State Troopers Fraternal Association of New Jersey. He recently took the helm of the Manasquan-based organization, after serving as its vice president of legislation and ...

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BELMAR, NJ — An 18-year-old Belmar woman has been crowned Miss Monmouth County and will compete for the title of Miss New Jersey this summer. Jade Glab, a Belmar Elementary School graduate, emerged as the winner on December 10 in the Miss Monmouth County Scholarship Pageant, a local preliminary ...

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