Shore Report

September 18, 2018

BELMAR, NJ — While Belmar businesses have until mid-May to replace plastic bags with more eco-friendly options, borough officials are considering whether to throw plastic straws and plastic foam containers into the mix. During its effort this winter to ensure merchants are prepared for the ...

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BELMAR/LAKE COMO, NJ — As Hurricane Florence continues to churn closer to the Southeast coast, Belmar is preparing for high winds, rough surf and dangerous rip currents the massive storm is expected to bring to the Jersey Shore later this week. Department of Public Works employees were out along ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND - The Labor Day holiday weekend is now behind us. Many are wondering which beaches will have lifeguards.  September can be a very dangerous month in the surf considering we are entering the height of the hurricane season. Here is the list of guarded beaches and dates on Long ...

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BELMAR NJ — Some 7,500 people are expected to gather on Belmar’s Seventh Avenue beach on Sunday, September 9 for the 14th Annual Autism Beach Bash hosted by Autism Family Services of New Jersey. Billed as the largest gathering of its kind in New Jersey for individuals with autism spectrum ...

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LAKE COMO, NJ —The 16th Annual Fallen Heroes 5K Memorial Run — to remember those who lost their lives on September 11, 2011 —will be held on Saturday, September 8 along the banks of Lake Como. Presented by the New Jersey Firefighters Mutual Benevolent Association (NJFMBA), the race will benefit ...

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STAFFORD - The Stafford Township Arts Center Ocean First Theatre is presenting the Doo Wop Hit Parade featuring Larry Chance & The Earls, Mello-Kings and RB Express on Friday,September 14 at 7 p.m. Stand up and get ready to dance the night away at the Doo Wop Hit Parade! Opening the night ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Belmar’s 10th Avenue beach became a proving ground yesterday for a new lifesaving tool — a drone. And a handful of Belmar’s lifeguards got their chance to pilot the high-technology device on August 22 during a hands-on demonstration, led by Hugh Roarty of Rutgers University's Center ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND, NJ - At just 20-years-old, Michael Mirabella put more miles on his road bike, in just three weeks, than some of us will in a lifetime.  On August 15, 2012, Temple Students & Rowing Team Members Mirabella and Ryan Rickus set off on an 1900-mile journey from Philadelphia, ...

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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 — Bruce Springsteen may have put Belmar’s E Street on the rock ’n’ roll roadmap, but the borough is long known for its deep-rooted musical history that spans a multitude of genres. In its current exhibit at the municipal building, the Belmar Historical Society (BHS) pays tribute to ...

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LONG BEACH TOWNSHIP - Family Promise is holding a Stand Up Paddle Board Family Event on Tuesday, Aug 14, at 6 p.m. in Bayview Park, Long Beach Township. The organization is planning on providing entertainment which includes music and face painting. The Best of the Eagles band is performing ...

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STAFFORD- The brand new Cedar Bonnet Island Environment Trail is now open for the public to enjoy. It was officially opened by state, federal and local officials on June 27. The property was purchased by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in the early 1990's. When the state purchased it, the ...

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BRANT BEACH - Jetty's Tenth Annual Coquina Jam, which is presented by Hackensack Meridian Health - Southern Ocean Medical Center will be held at 68 Street beach in the Brant Beach section of Long Beach Township, NJ on Sunday, July 29 at 9 a.m. The focus of the Coquina Jam is to raise money for ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Belmar’s 18th Avenue beach turned into a giant sandbox for the hundreds of participants in Wednesday's 32nd Annual Sandcastle Contest. As thousands of spectators crowded around to watch the building process unfold on July 18, sand sculptors of all ages took their pails, shovels, ...

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BRANT BEACH, NJ - Everyone enjoys the excitement of a summer carnival.  It brings out the child in all of us.  Since 1975, St. Francis of Assisi Parish has been hosting the Festival of the Sea Carnival, annually.   The Festival of the Sea begins Wednesday, August 8, and continues through Sunday, ...

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An evening of kids races, culminating with fireworks on the beach, will be held on July 13. BELMAR, NJ — The 42nd annual Belmar Five Mile Run will be held on Saturday morning, July 14, beginning at Silver Lake Park. Billed as one of the longest-running road races on the Jersey Shore, the ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Northern Barnegat Bay is the latest spot where the presence of clinging jellyfish — the dime-size creature with a powerful sting — has been confirmed. They also have been discovered in the Metedeconk River, which flows into the northern bay — a popular estuary for boating, fishing, ...

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STAFFORD AND LONG BEACH ISLAND - Summer 2018 starts now, so time to enjoy the beauty of the Jersey Shore. As families and friends gather for the summer holiday, there is plenty of options to assist in rounding out July 4 vacation and getaways. With July 4 falling on a Wednesday, there are many ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND – Here we are, it is the first "official" summer weekend.  This is this rundown on this weekend's entertainment lineup for Stafford and Long Beach. Remember to be safe and use Uber or Lyft while out in the evenings.   Arlington, 1302 Long Beach Boulevard, Ship Bottom  ...

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BELMAR, NJ — With the start of the prime boating season, all navigable Shark River channels are now at full depth and width — some for the first time in more than 30 years, according to state transportation officials. The N.J. Department of Transportation (DOT) recently announced that all ...

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BELMAR, NJ — State transportation officials confirmed yesterday that the Main Street/Route 71 bridge over the Shark River will be replaced with one just like it — a low-level movable span that will stand several feet taller and will be situated about three feet west of the current bridge. During ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Need an excuse to visit Belmar this weekend?  Curious about the eclectic collection of sculpture and other objects that occupies a small corner outside the Belmar Arts Center on River Road?  Why not solve both needs at once? The public is invited to learn more about the Belmar Arts ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND, NJ - With much anticipation for warmer weather, longer days and salty seas, visitors flock back each year to the Long Beach Island Region to enjoy the many pleasures this resort area brings. The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce operates a fully staffed visitor center, ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Two Belmar specialty eateries have made the national food-hopping map. Coney Waffle Ice Cream and Sweet Shop on Ocean Avenue and Hoagitos in Belmar Plaza are featured this month on television shows touting what makes them stand out from the rest. The over-the-top ice cream creations ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Belmar businesses will need to toss those plastic bags and find a more environmentally friendly way to bag purchases. And they would be given until next spring to find that new alternative, under a proposed measure introduced on May 1 by the borough council. If the ordinance is ...

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