In the Snap-Light

January 20, 2019

BELMAR, NJ — At about 11:41 p.m. tonight, a total eclipse of the moon will be visible, weather permitting. Because the moon will nearly be in perigee — or the closest to the earth in it’s orbit — it will be a “supermoon.” According to Spaceweather.com, in perigee the moon appears nearly 8 ...

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LAKE COMO/BELMAR, NJ — Photographer Paul Spennrath calls these snapshots his “tale of two lakes.” Taken on the afternoon of Friday, November 23, he captured the contrasting appearances of Lake Como and Silver Lake, particularly when the days turn colder and grow shorter. And many of those ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Veterans Day was quite a weather keeper, especially for boaters whose vessels of all shapes and sizes were clustered just off the coast of Belmar. Photographer Paul Spennrath captured these snapshots along the beachfront between Belmar and Spring Lake on November 11 — a picturesque ...

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LAKE COMO, NJ — As Lake Como’s landscape slowly turns into hues of browns, golds and oranges, a great blue heron was easily recognizable Saturday among the resident swans and ducks that call the lake home. New Jersey’s largest wading bird is commonly seen along shorelines, river banks, and the ...

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SEA GIRT, NJ — Autumn would not be complete without a trip to the pumpkin patch — especially for pint-size visitors getting in the spirit for Halloween. Lake Como’s “Mommy and Me” play group recently took the short drive to Barlow’s in Sea Girt, where they spent the morning at the garden ...

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BELMAR, NJ — In between all the rainy days, Lake Como’s “Mommy and Me” play group squeezed in a recent visit to the Ed Brown Playground, next to Maclearie Park along the Shark River. Featuring airplanes, ramps and a control tower for the youngest aviators, the colorful playground is named in ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Merryl Richards, who calls the Belmar Manutti Marina home every summer, captured this photo off the back of her boat, the Seaquel. She and husband Don joined the marina family in 2012, shortly after Superstorm Sandy. “It’s the perfect location for us, an hour and 20 minutes from ...

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LAKE COMO/BELMAR, NJ — Look up in the trees and you may just spot the pair of bald eagles flying around both Lake Como and Belmar these days. Nancy Shaer Bilow of Lake Como was walking her dog last week after the snowstorm and saw them in a tree on the west end of the expansive lake. “Based on ...

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BELMAR, NJ — The snow didn’t keep surfers away from the ocean or cross-country skiers from making the Belmar beach their own. Even Mr. Snowman made an appearance along the oceanfront. Photographer Nancy Orlowski was out and about today, March 22 after the season’s fourth nor’easter in three ...

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BELMAR/LAKE COMO, NJ — The first day of daylight saving time brought with it spectacular sunset views in Belmar and Lake Como, seen by many who took advantage of that extra hour of sunlight. Photographer Paul Spennrath was out and about on March 11 at about 7 p.m., capturing scenes for TAPinto ...

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BELMAR, NJ — All eyes will be on everyone’s favorite groundhog today, but it was a baby seal that stole the spotlight yesterday at the Belmar Marina. During the morning of February 1, borough public works employees were working at the marina’s boat ramp when they noticed the gray pup sitting on ...

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BELMAR, NJ — A tetrad of billowy sea creatures smiling down on Belmar’s beachfront graces this year’s cover of the Visit Monmouth travel guide. The "splashy" scene was snapped by photographer Nancy Orlowski at last October’s Belmar Kite Festival, sponsored by the Belmar Business Partnership ...

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