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Fall Women in Business Happening September 28

September 20, 2021

LBI Region, NJ -  The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce holds their Women In Business  Roundtable at Hotel LBI in Ship Bottom beginning at 10am. Plan for a morning of networking and information hosted by Area Sales Director Liz Santoro and the Hotel LBI Management Team.

Finalize those fall and holidays plans, as the hosts presents private tours of the guest ...

Business Can Win Big With Shop Small Promotion

LBI Region, NJ - The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce has partnered with Manasquan Bank branches of Little Egg Harbor and Stafford to help business reach consumers and keep holiday shopping local. This shopping season will once again prove to be challenging for the small businesses that make up the Southern Ocean community. Building on our branded Shop Small Saturday and ...

Take Part in Small Business Week Online or In Person

LBI Region, NJ - The US Small Business Administration SBA kicks off National Small Busines Week with their Virtual Summit taking place September 13-15, 2021. This year’s events will spotlight the resilience of America’s entrepreneurs and the renewal of the small business economy as they build back better from the economic crisis brought on by a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic.

Water Line Replacement To Begin

September 10, 2021

Tuckerton, NJ - Borough of Tuckerton announced that P & A Construction will begin replacing water lines on Curlew Road beginning September 13, 2021. The crew will begin on Curlew and follow onto Kingfisher and then to Bass. Water line repair has been ongoing across Southern Ocean County, which leads to reduced speed, controlled traffic lanes and use of heavy equipment. 

In preparation ...

Ocean County Remembers 20th Anniversary of 9/11

Ocean County, NJ - The public is invited to attend a service where the Ocean County Board of Commissioners will honor the memory of all those lost on September 11, 2001. The Ocean County’s Day of Remembrance Ceremony is scheduled for 11 a.m., Friday, Sept. 10 at the Ocean County September 11 Monument in the plaza near 129 Hooper Avenue, here. “Ocean County lost 19 residents ...

President Biden Approves NJ's Emergency Declaration, Will Tour Areas Hit Hard by Tropical Storm Ida on Tues

NEW JERSEY -- President Biden has approved New Jersey's Emergency Declaration and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State and local response efforts due to the conditions resulting from the remnants of Hurricane Ida. 
 
According to a White House press release, this action authorizes the Department of Homeland Security and FEMA, to coordinate all ...

Help Clear the Shelter for Southern Ocean Pets

September 17, 2021

LBI Region, Nj -  The Ocean County Health Department which operates the Southern Ocean County Animal Shelter located at 360 Haywood Road in Manahawkin is participating in the Clear the Shelters Adoption Event this month.  From now until September 19;  every adopter receives a free goodie bag full of fun toys and treats to share with your new pet. To encourage ...

Ocean County Remembrance Ceremony tomorrow

Ocean County, NJ - The Ocean County Board of Commissioners will honor the memory of all those lost on September 11, 2001. The Ocean County’s Day of Remembrance Ceremony is scheduled for 11 a.m., Friday, Sept. 10 at the Ocean County September 11 Monument in the plaza near 129 Hooper Avenue, here. “Ocean County lost 19 residents that day and countless others with ...

The Remnants of Tropical Storm Ida are Expected to Hit Wednesday. Here’s a Storm Preparedness Guide to Stay Safe.

SOUTHERN OCEAN COUNTY, NJ— In preparation of the remnants of Tropical Storm Ida, the National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a flash flood watch throughout New Jersey. The storm is expected to hit Wednesday night into Thursday with heavy rainfalls equaling five inches, scattered thunderstorms and high wind gusts. Combining that with the previous wet conditions Elizabeth has been facing, ...

Virtual Chat with Superintendent scheduled

September 26, 2021

Little Egg Harbor Township, NJ - Parents, guardians and families are welcome to join the conversation via zoom with Little Egg Harbor School District and Pinelands School District Superintendent Dr. Melissa McCooley. The virtual event will be taking place Tuesday, October 12 at 1pm. 

All are welcome to the "Sit with SUP" to ask questions and offer feedback about the school ...

Pinelands Regional Brings Back Late Bus Schedule

Little Egg Harbor, NJ - With school beginning on September 7, the Pinelands Regional School District announces 21-22 school year late bus schedules. The Transportation Department will be going back to two tiers of courtesy late busses. One set of three busses will leave at 4pm, with another set of 3 busses at 530pm. 

The bus system will consolidate several stops into only three routes, ...

Boat Crashes into Channel Marker Late Saturday Night in Beach Haven, Six Injured

September 20, 2021

BEACH HAVEN — The Beach Haven Volunteer Fire Company reported that the company responded to a late-night boat accident on Saturday. The BHVFC was alerted at 11:58 p.m. to respond to a boat accident.  A boat had struck a steel pole channel marker and 6 people were injured.  

Beach Haven responded with two wave runners which worked with the boat crew from Coast Guard ...

Causeway Bridge Reopened after Suscipious bag deemed safe

LBI Region, NJ -  A release from the Stafford Township Police stated approximately 10:20am the Stafford Police Department received a call for a suspicious bag under the Rt 72 E Causeway Bridge, near Morris Blvd.

Out of an abundance of caution, the bridge was closed in both directions. With the assistance of the NJ State Police, the bag was deemed non threatening. Afterwards the bridge ...

Route 72 Bridge Closed in Both Directions Due to Police Activity

STAFFORD, NJ - At 10:56 a.m. the Harvey Cedars Police Department sent out a Nixle alert announcing the closure of the Rt. 72 Bridge in both directions.

Police stated that due to police activity the bridge is closed in both East and West directions. 

An unconfirmed report said that a suspicious package was found underneath the bridge.

Man Sentenced to State Prison for Tuckerton Shooting Incident

September 27, 2021

Tuckerton, NJ - On November 21, 2019, a Tuckerton Borough Police Officer performed a lawful stop on a motor vehicle in which Angel-Villegas was a passenger.  During the course of the stop, the vehicle pulled away at a very high rate of speed and collided with another vehicle.  Angel-Villegas exited the vehicle, pulled out a firearm and began firing at the Officer.  ...

Findings Released in Non Fatal Tuckerton Borough Officer Involved Shooting

Tuckerton, NJ - The Ocean County Prosecutor's Office has completed its investigation into the November 21, 2019  use of force by one Tuckerton Police Department Patrolman and has concluded that use was legally justified. The Prosecutor's Office determined that it is not necessary to present the matter to the grand jury because there were not material facts in dispute regarding ...

Little Egg Harbor Man Charged With Strict Liability Drug Induced Death To Remain Detained

Little Egg Harbor Township, NJ - Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer announced that on September 3, 2021, the Honorable Wendel E. Daniels, P.J.Cr.P, ordered that David Belk, 45, of Little Egg Harbor, shall remain detained in the Ocean County Jail pending trial on charges of Strict Liability Drug Induced Death, Endangering the Welfare of a Child, Possession of Heroin with Intent to ...

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NJ Gas Tax To Drop Next Month

September 1, 2021

LBI Region, NJ - Beginning October 1, New Jersey Drivers will get a break at the pump as state gas tax will decrease 8.3 per gallon. The NJ State Department of Treasury announced that the new tax will be 42.4 cents per gallon for gasoline, down from 50.7 per gallon. The tax on diesel will fall from 44.2 cents to 35.9 cents for diesel fuel.

In a law adopted in 2016, the state’s ...

What is on Tap at Oct 2 & 3 Bayfront Fest?

September 21, 2021

LBI Region, NJ - The LBI Region welcomes fall with two days by the bay on October 2 & 3. This free festival brings local musical acts to the stage, along with vendor village, fall pumpkin patch, face painting, ChowerMonth champion announcements, food for purchase and for those of 21, great line up of alcohol beverages. With the support of long time sponsor Ritchie & Page Distributors the ...

Final Week to Experience 'Extraordinary Service' at Compassion Café for 2021 Season

BEACH HAVEN, NJ — Compassion Café's inaugural season is coming to an end at their 2021 host location, Barry's Do Me A Flavor on Centre Street in Beach Haven.

"Can hardly believe the final week of our first season is here! The people we’ve met and the memories we made have certainly made this summer unforgettable," Compassion Café ...

Spend September on the Chowder Trail

LBI Region, NJ -  Sign up and spend September on the Chowder Trail as a Traveling Taster supporting local restaurants by purchasing competition chowder and voting for your favorite Red, White & Creative champions. The Southern Ocean  County Chamber of Commerce has been working closely with  local businesses to bring an expanded version of ChowderMonth back to the region.

Free Festival Rocks the Bay Oct 2 & 3

September 28, 2021

LBI Region, NJ - Sending off summer and welcoming fall as Southern Ocean County closes  out Chowdermonth with music, vendors, activities and beer on tap at Taylor Ave Waterfront in Beach Haven. Mark your calendar, and plan sometime in the undisputed Chowder Capital of New Jersey. As the Southern Ocean County Chamber winds down their month-long food competition  and gears up for ...

Take Part in a Be Well Stroll by the Ocean in Memory of Coastal Volunteer Chairman

LBI Region, NJ - For those not familiar with the local non profit group Coastal Volunteers in Medicine, it is a free non-urgent family health center treating patients without medical insurance; who live in the service area within Southern Ocean County; and who have a family income below 250% of federal poverty level. The organization offers primary care by volunteer doctors and nurse ...

Bayfront Festival Volunteers Welcome Oct 2 & 3

LBI REGION, NJ - The members of the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce are planning a free 2-day Bayfront Festival to be held at October 2 & 3 at the Taylor Avenue Waterfront in Beach Haven. This event will cap off the official end of summer, with a line-up of live music, ChowderMonth Award Announcements, activities, beer on tap and seltzer/wine on ice as well as vendors selling ...

Roadside Attraction Roosts in Tuckerton

September 27, 2021

Tuckerton, NJ - Road Side attractions have been showstoppers popping up in the middle of the 20th century as auto ownership grew. The Tuckerton Seaport & Baymen's Museum located on Main Street ( Rt 9) adds an iconic chicken to their display. Last week the Seaport announced that the Great White Way Farm Market Advertising Chicken has come home to roost at Tuckerton Seaport thanks ...

LBI Ferry adds Fest Express trips Oct 2 & 3

Tuckerton, NJ - Take a ferry trip from Tuckerton Seaport over to the Taylor Ave Bayfront in Beach Haven on Oct 2 & 3 and dock into the Free Two Day Bayfront festival happening to close out ChowderMonth festivities. The LBI Ferry will run both days departing Tuckerton 11 and 2:30, and departing Beach Haven 12:30 and 4pm. To get ferry tickets please go to LBI Ferry.com  The free ...

Set A High Note with BayFront Festival Music Line Up

LBI Region, NJ Big things happening in the undisputed Chowder Capital of New Jersey, and with a month long food competition happening, the award announcements will be part of a two day party featuring beer on tap, seltzer and wine on ice, vendor village and an all star local band line up. The stage is set for festival goers to enjoy two days of free music beginning Saturday Oct 2 at 11am with Joe ...

Free Festival Rocks the Bay Oct 2 & 3

September 28, 2021

LBI Region, NJ - Sending off summer and welcoming fall as Southern Ocean County closes  out Chowdermonth with music, vendors, activities and beer on tap at Taylor Ave Waterfront in Beach Haven. Mark your calendar, and plan sometime in the undisputed Chowder Capital of New Jersey. As the Southern Ocean County Chamber winds down their month-long food competition  and gears up for ...

Set A High Note with BayFront Festival Music Line Up

LBI Region, NJ Big things happening in the undisputed Chowder Capital of New Jersey, and with a month long food competition happening, the award announcements will be part of a two day party featuring beer on tap, seltzer and wine on ice, vendor village and an all star local band line up. The stage is set for festival goers to enjoy two days of free music beginning Saturday Oct 2 at 11am with Joe ...

Long Beach Island's 18 Mile Run Returns on October 10, 2021

BRANT BEACH — The Long Beach Island Commemorative 18-Mile Run is back.

The race was slowed by a coastal storm two years ago and last year was also canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, 

This year, the 49th annual race is set for Sunday, Oct. 10, at 10:30 a.m.

Since 1973, the 18-Mile Run has been contested in memory of the 11 Israeli Olympic athletes and coaches ...

Little Egg Community Wide Clean UP Today

September 25, 2021

Little Egg Harbor, NJ - Individuals and groups that have registered for Litte Egg Harbors' Community Wide Clean Up should report to the Municipal Building at 665 Radio Rd for 9am.  The township asked for volunteers to  register as a team for local organizations or as a group of friends. Individual community members were also invited to pre register to assist with the ...

Low-Impact Cardio Exercises to Keep Your Heart Healthy

As we get older, staying active can feel like it comes with a price—muscle and joint pain. But there are low-impact cardio alternatives that can keep you feeling fit and flexible without aggravating sensitive knees or hips!

 

This list of nine low-impact cardio exercises exemplifies best practices for staying fit.

 

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Movement, Meditation, and Nature: 5 Tips to Alleviate Stress

Stress has a negative impact on our mental and physical health. It can cause various physical ailments like headaches, stomachaches, tight muscles, fatigue, and even high blood pressure. Mentally, stress can make it difficult to concentrate or create memory problems.

But in our busy society run by the pressure of work, family, and the need to do more, how do we alleviate stress?

There are ...

Elevate Your Space with These 10 Quick Decorating Ideas

Feeling like your home’s interior decorating needs an upgrade, but not ready to commit a lot of time and money? There are plenty of simple additions or replacements that make a significant impact on the look and feel of the most-used rooms in your house.

Here’s a list of inexpensive items you can use to elevate your indoor space and tips on how they affect your home’s ...

How to Ensure Your Furnace Is Ready for Winter’s Cold Nights

The cooler nights of September are the perfect reminder to get your furnace ready for the long winter ahead. Any work on HVAC can be intimidating, and professionals should handle most tasks, but there are steps you can take to keep the heat on this winter.

We’ll look at some ways to prep your furnace for winter and the situations that call for expert help. With some preventive ...

Must-Have Products to Build Your Basic Skincare Routine

There are literally hundreds of products available when it comes to skincare, and choosing what to use (and when) can feel overwhelming. The good news? There’s nothing wrong with beginning a small, simple skincare routine without feeling pressured to include all of the newest products. Ultimately, the best skincare routine is one that you’ll actually stick with, so choose the products ...

7 Tips for Creating a Lasting Fitness Plan

Now that the bulk of the pandemic is behind us, many are looking for ways to get back in their old fitness routine or start a new one. Whether you’re back at the gym or in your home fitness center, here are seven tips for creating a new routine you’ll actually stick to!

Start Slow

When starting a fitness routine, many people make the mistake of taking on more than they are ...