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More than 1 Million Oysters Now Growing in ‘Castles’ at Bottom of Raritan Bay

August 20, 2018

LEONARDO, NJ — Oyster castles have found a new home at the bottom of the Raritan Bay near Naval Weapons Station Earle.

These concrete oyster “homes” were placed underwater last week as part of the NY/NJ Baykeeper’s ongoing effort to construct the first “living shoreline” in New Jersey’s portion of the Raritan Bay.

About 1.5 million juvenile oysters ...

Ocean County Irish Festival Twenty Days Away: Saturday, September 8 Hosted by the Ocean County Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh

STAFFORD - The Ocean County chapter of the Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh will again be hosting the Ocean County Irish Festival.  The event will take place at the Manahawkin Lake Park in Manahawkin for the second consecutive year. .  

The event happens all on one big day, Saturday, September 8.  Please mark your calendars to attend this incredible event.  The ...

State Police: Boat Has ‘Close Encounter’ with Whale off Jersey Shore in Deal

DEAL, NJ — A whale flipped a small fishing boat about one mile off of Deal yesterday morning, tossing its two occupants overboard but not before they could issue a mayday from their radio, according to the New Jersey State Police.

Luckily for them, the emergency call was heard by a nearby boater, retired Trenton firefighter Gary Szabo, who has had his share of rescues, but none on the ...

Chris Fritz Leads Friday's Entertainment Options on Long Beach Island and in Stafford Township

LONG BEACH ISLAND – Chris Fritz will be performing on Friday evening from 9:30 p.m. to midnight at the Terrace Tavern.

Ted Hammock and the Pickles, a very popular band will be playing at the Sea Shell Tiki Bar from 4- 7 p.m.

Included below is the complete list of Friday's entertainment options in Stafford and Long Beach Island.  

Area businesses ...

Belmar to Grow Beachscape with ‘Butterfly-Friendly’ Dune Planting at Third Avenue Beach

BELMAR, NJ — As a fledgling dune planting flourishes near Belmar’s 12th Avenue beach playground, another patch of greenery is planned for the Third Avenue beach.

In addition to the dune grass, native plants and other suitable foliage that will fill this new 1,500-square-foot area, “pollinators” will be part of the mix, according to Belmar Councilman Thomas Brennan, ...

La Terrazza's Happy Hour: Making Summer Sizzle with Drink and Food Specials along Belmar's Beachfront

BELMAR, NJ — La Terrazza’s weekday Happy Hour has all the makings of a good time, plus one added bonus — a spectacular oceanfront setting with a priceless view.

Situated along Belmar’s Ocean Avenue near Fourth Avenue, the restaurant offers a delightful drink and appetizer menu from 3 to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, at its bar and terrace lounge.

Pull up a tall ...

Shore Report: Two Swimmers Rescued from Surf in Avon-by-the-Sea

AVON-BY-THE-SEA, NJ — Two unidentified swimmers were pulled yesterday evening from the surf off the Washington Avenue beach in Avon-by-the-Sea, according to first-hand accounts.

The Area Network of Shore Water Emergency Responders (ANSWER) team, Avon police and other first-responders arrived at the unguarded beach at about 6:50 p.m. on August 2, where the man and woman were rescued about ...

Belmar Joins 18 Jersey Shore Towns Raising Pedestrian Safety This Summer

LONG BEACH ISLAND, NJ — With summer’s traditional influx of seasonal visitors, Belmar’s police department has joined law enforcement across the Jersey Shore that are reminding motorists and pedestrians to be safe this summer.

Eighteen police departments in Monmouth and Ocean counties are participating in Street Smart NJ, which recently kicked off its summer pedestrian safety ...

IN THE SNAP-LIGHT: Home Sweet Home ... from Belmar Marina

BELMAR, NJ — Merryl Richards, who calls the Manutti Belmar 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 home,” she said. “The slip is in a beautiful location with an ...

Candiqueen's Ice Cream in Barnegat is Holding A Pint for A Pint Blood Drive

BARNEGAT - An area business has a great deal for area residents.  If you give give blood at Candiqueen's Ice Cream in Barnegat, you will get a free pint of ice cream as an act of appreciation. 

The Pint for a Pint event will take place on Monday, August 6, from 1 to 7 p.m.

Candiqueen's is located at 237 South Main Street in Barnegat.

For more information please ...

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