Shore Report

August 17, 2018

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 ...

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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 ...

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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” ...

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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., ...

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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 ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Belmar’s treasured “Spirit of the Doughboy” statue will be carefully taken down from its pedestal on Tuesday, May 8 and transported about 45 minutes away to be repaired — nearly two years after it was damaged by vandals. Billed by the Belmar Historical Society at the 88-year-old ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Andrea Springer and Janine LeMoult believe they have found a natural niche in the seasonal lodging business. They have launched Blue Cottage Linens, a premium linen rental service for both short- and long-term vacationers. Aimed at simplifying the rental experience at the Jersey ...

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SURF CITY - There has been a lot of positive change going on at the Surf City Hotel the last two years and especially this off season. New owner Greg Gewirtz, his wife Colleen and other family members have been working hard completing renovations to improve the hotel, bar, liquor store, restaurant ...

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BRANT BEACH - The Long Beach Island Shuttle, an extremely popular service for visitors and residents of Long Beach Island, will have a fee for the first time beginning Memorial Day weekend. The Long Beach Township Board of Commissioners made the announcement at their meeting on Monday, April ...

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Updated as of noon on April 13. BELMAR, NJ — The Marine Mammal Stranding Center is picking up this harp seal today, April 13, according to the Belmar Facebook page. "The center said he is not a pup, but approximately 1 year old and may just be dehydrated. The seal may be eating sand, which ...

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BELMAR, NJ — A baby seal waddled its way onto the Fifth Avenue beach earlier today to enjoy one of the warmest days of spring so far. Around noon on April 12, photographer Nancy Orlowski took these snapshots, which have also been posted on the Belmar Facebook page where it states that the ...

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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 Junior Sailing and Discovery Camp programs, which will be held from June 18 through August ...

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AVON-BY-THE-SEA, NJ — In less than two days, an Avon-by-the-Sea landmark that stood for 130 years was reduced to a huge pile of rubble. The Norwood Inn no longer stands on the corner of Norwood and Second Avenues — the last of the stately hotels that once graced the streets of Avon. As onlookers ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Belmar’s beloved “Doughboy” will soon be leaving town. The 88-year-old statue will be removed from its base in Memorial Field and transported about 45 minutes away westbound to the Seward Johnson Atelier in Hamilton, where it will be repaired — nearly a year after a fundraising ...

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Decades Rewind transports their audience to the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s!! RED BANK, N.J.- Returning to the Count Basie Theatre, Friday, March 9th, 2018 Decades Rewind, the national touring concert, dance party and theatrical performance all wrapped up in one blockbuster, high energy show, ...

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SURF CITY, NJ - Need a job this summer? Look no further. Shore Fire Grille again has teamed up with local businesses in the area for a special summer 2018 Job Fair event.  The Third Annual LBI Job Fair will take place Saturday, March 31.  pril 15.  Employers will be looking to hire help for the ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Belmar and Verizon officials continue to hammer out the details of a plan to bring free wireless and enhanced cellular service to the Belmar beachfront by Memorial Day. But the longer it takes for a deal to be approved, the less likely the project could be completed by that date — ...

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TAPintoTravels — All eyes were on everyone’s favorite groundhog this week, but it was a baby seal that stole the spotlight 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 the ...

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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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BELMAR, NJ — Verizon wants to bring free wireless and enhanced cellular service to the Belmar beachfront as early as Memorial Day. Under a proposal presented to the Belmar Council on January 17, the “trial project” would be the first of its kind in United States for the telecommunications giant, ...

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TOMS RIVER - The Ocean County Board of Freeholders are strongly opposed to a Trump administration plan to expand offshore oil and gas drilling to the waters of nearly every coastal state in the nation.. The proposal by the Trump Administration includes 47 potential lease sales in 25 of the 26 ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Completion of the dredging of the Shark River channels situated off the Belmar Marina will bring the start of another dredging project at the entrance of the Shark River Inlet. Since early September, the N.J. Department of Transportation (DOT) has been removing 102,000 cubic yards ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Looking for a holiday gift for a beach-goer? Seasonal beach badges for 2018 can be purchased from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, at the Belmar Municipal Building, 601 Main Street. Cost is $55, $15 for seniors over age 62, and $15 for individuals with disabilities. Cash, ...

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TRENTON, NJ — American shad appear to be making a strong comeback in the Delaware River, historically famous for a once-prodigious population of this important fish species, according to the N.J. Department of Environmental Protection. Net surveys conducted this spring resulted in the ninth ...

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SHIP BOTTOM - The 38th Annual Ship Bottom Christmas Parade will take place this Saturday, December 2 at 1 p.m.  The parade will run along Long Beach Boulevard from 5th to 25th Street. .   This years theme is "Deck the Hulls." The community is encouraged to enter a float for your family, business ...

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BELMAR, NJ — In a push to promote “shop local,” Belmar once again is sponsoring its annual Beach Badge Giveaway this holiday season. Here’s how it works: Participants who submit the most receipts from the largest number of different Belmar businesses will receive free 2018 season beach badges.

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BELMAR, NJ — A small beachfront experiment is under way on a patch of sand near the 12th Avenue playground. Tucked into a corner between the boardwalk and the playground’s north side, a crescent-shaped area is filled with dozens of tender young plants of various shapes and sizes, neatly ...

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LONG BRANCH, NJ — Another great white shark has surfaced along the New Jersey coast, but the whereabouts of three others that were last tracked not too far away are known. And there have been no signs of the ever-popular Mary Lee since June.   Gurney, a young 4 ½-foot male weighing nearly 62 ...

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Editor’s Note: Belmar Mayor Matthew Doherty takes a look at the borough’s response and recovery — and lessons learned — five years after Superstorm Sandy left a path of unprecedented destruction along the Jersey Shore. BELMAR, NJ — Sandy struck the Jersey Shore on October 29, 2012, with an ...

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AVON-BY-THE-SEA, NJ — The owner of Schneider’s, the landmark restaurant heavily damaged in an early-morning fire on October 21, says the popular eatery will be back.  While the three-alarm fire was quickly contained at 801 Main Street, “due to major damage … we will be closed for the immediate ...

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