In the Snap-Light

April 14, 2020

BELMAR, NJ — After night has fallen, there is a sign of hope — literally — that can be seen along Belmar’s eastern skyline while traveling over the Route 35 bridge. The word “hope” emblazoned in red, white and blue lights and a large cross in white lights have been erected atop the Belmar senior ...

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An Easter sunrise along Belmar's beachfront brings hope for a new day. 

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BELMAR, NJ — If you have errands to run or are out for a walk today, make sure to swing by Three Acre Park on Main Street, where the cherry trees are in full bloom. The soft pink flowers of these remembrance trees are bursting above Monument Row, which serves as a tribute to the fallen heroes of ...

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NEPTUNE, NJ — Imagine Jeff Mason’s surprise when he woke up yesterday morning and discovered a bald eagle perched in a pine tree right outside his bedroom window. “This was a sight to wake up to this morning!” wrote the Shark River Hills resident in a social media post that included a striking ...

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LAKE COMO, NJ — Confirming recent chatter on social media, local photographer Nancy Orlowski spotted a bald eagle at Lake Como on Thursday afternoon. She was on a routine walk on November 21 at about 3:45 p.m. when she saw the majestic bird up in the bare branches of a tree along the banks of ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Although at its peak this past weekend, a hunter’s moon illuminated Belmar’s beachfront tonight — ahead of a storm that is expected to hit the Jersey Shore tomorrow afternoon. Named by Native Americans because of its brightness, this moon was named for the hunters who could easily ...

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BELMAR, NJ — As humpback whales begin heading south for the winter, their journey is giving whale watchers boundless opportunities to see these massive mammals — sometimes just a short distance off the Belmar shoreline. In a recent excursion on the Sea Eagle, marine conservationist Gina Greer of ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Before Hurricane Dorian scurried away from the Jersey Shore coastline, photograph Paul Spennrath captured these photos of the storm’s strength yesterday along the Belmar oceanfront. The unidentified photographer in several of the photos taken on September 6 provides a perspective of ...

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BELMAR, NJ — A special kind of family has taken up residence on Belmar’s Ninth Avenue beach. A pair of American oystercatchers — easily identifiable by their long red bills and stocky black, brown and white feathered bodies — and several young chicks can be seen scurrying around in a stretch of ...

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