Tourism

August 17, 2018

Updated August 17, 2018, as of 6:45 a.m. BELMAR, NJ — Belmar’s L Street beach remains closed for a fifth day by state environmental protection officials who continue to monitor bacteria levels found in water samples. The concentration of fecal bacteria did not meet state standards based on ...

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BELMAR, NJ —Belmar’s L Street beach remains closed as higher-than-acceptable bacteria levels were found in water samples tested by state environmental officials. The concentration of fecal bacteria exceeded state standards for the second consecutive day on August 14, keeping the beach along the ...

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BRANSON, MO — Live shows, water sports, Silver Dollar City amusement park — Branson, Missouri, in the Ozarks has it all. Here’s what to know before you go: Table Rock Lake This man-made lake is the area’s biggest attraction, with 800 miles of shoreline. Its cold, clear water is perfect for ...

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Preparations under way for one of the summer's biggest shopping days in Belmar BELMAR, NJ — Belmar’s downtown shopping district will be abuzz with a bonanza of bargains during its first-ever Sidewalk Sale on Saturday, August 25. Sponsored by the Belmar Business Partnership (BBP), the ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Pointing to cities like Austin, New York, and San Francisco that have made building vibrant arts scenes over the years a key element of their success, local poet and educator Talena Lachelle Queen has announced the first ever Paterson Poetry Festival will be held on Saturday, October ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ -  Summer is flying by! Time to take in a kids program, walking tour, music and much more this weekend in Morristown.   Friday August 3 Tyke Time; Urban Farm (31 Hazel Street); 10am - 11am Painting to Music; Morris County Library; 2pm - 3pm Friday Films: Kong: Skull ...

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READINGTON, NJ – It’s underway at Solberg Airport: The country’s largest summertime balloon and music festival. It’s the 36th annual QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning. And while organizers expect it to draw about 165,000 visitors and pilots from around the globe this weekend – making ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Staying in town this weekend? There are so many fun activities happening in and around Morristown. Where will the weekend take you?   Friday July 27 Friday Films; Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi (PG-13); Morris County Library; 2pm - 5pm Movie Ferdinand (PG); Morristown ...

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LONDON, UK – Classical composer Handel and rock icon Jimi Hendrix usually are not mentioned in the same sentence, but the two musical geniuses are linked together at a small museum in London.  The museum is located in a building at 25 Brook St. that was Handel’s home from 1723 to 1759. Hendrix ...

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LONG BRANCH, NJ - New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed legislation on Friday prohibiting smoking at public beaches and parks in New Jersey. The bill, S-2534, updates the “New Jersey Smoke-Free Air Act of 2006.” “The Jersey Shore has always been one of our state’s – and nation’s – great natural ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - It's the weekend! Check out all the exciting events happening in Morristown this weekend.   Friday July 20 Puppet Theatre; Morris County Library; 10am - 10:30am Morris County 4-H Fair; Chubb Park Chester; 10am - 10pm Friday Films: Hostiles (R); Morris County Library; ...

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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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BELMAR, NJ — As Belmar finally basks in picture-perfect weather, it may be time to check off a summer activity on your bucket list. And for many, parasailing is one of those “must-do” experiences. At Belmar Parasail, the season is in full swing, offering boat trips from the Belmar Manutti Marina ...

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OCEANPORT, N.J. — Forty-four 3-year-olds were extended invitations to the $1 million betfair.com Haskell Invitational on Sunday, July 29, at Monmouth Park. Triple Crown winner, Justify is not on the list. On July 10, Justify’s connections announced that the colt’s training was put on hold with ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Jump for joy....it's the weekend! Don't let Friday the 13th scare you away, there are lots of fun things to do in and around town this weekend! Have a great weekend everyone!   Friday July 13 Spirit Animals Glassblowing Class; Morris County School of Glass; 9am - ...

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BELMAR, NJ — With waves likely to reach as high as 4 feet today, there is a moderate risk of dangerous rip currents and rough surf conditions along the entire Jersey Shore, according to the National Weather Service. And as Hurricane Chris spins about 200 miles offshore along the North Carolina ...

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The Liberty Hose Red Bank Firefighter House will hold a Car Show at the White St. parking lot Red Bank NJ. Door prizes!, gift bags!, food!, deejay and twenty 5 foot trophies for overall!  $15.00 for pre-registration, $20.00 day of show. All Registration is Mandatory

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BEACH HAVEN - On August 10, the inaugural LBI Summer Soiree “Boardwalk Nights” (formerly Island Gala) will take  to the breathtaking Sea Shell Resort & Beach Club on Friday, August 10 to benefit David's Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation. The LBI Summer Soiree is brought to you by key ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - At least they waited until after the Fourth of July fireworks were over before starting.   PATH stations at Exchange Place and the World Trade Center (WTC) will close at 11:59 p.m. this Friday, July 6, and remain closed until 5 a.m. Monday, July 9, to allow crews to transition ...

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CLEVELAND - LeBron James has formally left Cleveland and his famous mural was removed today from the Cleveland skyline. We caught the final moments of the landmark with a few other news crews. For more travel articles, please visit the travel section by clicking here.  For our most recent ...

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Nearly 47 million people will take a trip this Independence Day, highest travel volume on record HAWTHORNE, N.J., June 28, 2018 — Nearly 47 million Americans, including over 1.32 million from New Jersey, plan to take a trip this Fourth of July, an increase of more than five percent compared with ...

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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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RICHMOND, VA  – You come to an airport checkpoint hoping to catch your flight and arrive at your destination safely and on time. Seems simple enough, but sometimes something you weren’t expecting comes up at the checkpoint and it slows you down. Meet Deborah Simms and Ryan Seymour, ...

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LAKE COMO, NJ — The cast of “Jersey Shore Family Vacation,” which has just wrapped up filming its second season in Las Vegas, won’t be coming to Lake Como. Borough officials have denied an application by 495 Productions of Burbank, Calif., which wanted to bring its cameras to Bar Anticipation in ...

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NEWARK, N.J. — The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is preparing for another record-breaking travel season this summer, as 243 million passengers and crew are projected to come through security checkpoints nationwide between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Last summer, TSA screened more ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The free summer movie series is returning to the State Theatre New Jersey with six family-friendly movies.  Once a week from July 3 to August 7, the 1,850-seat restored theater will showcase movies free of charge to the community, offering young people the chance to enjoy ...

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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - The State Fair Meadowlands opens Thursday, June 21 and runs through Sunday, July 8, 2018 at the MetLife Sports Complex.  That’s 18 days of family-friendly fun! The fair offers over 150 rides and attractions to entertain all the members of your family.  With over 50 food ...

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Newark, NJ—Mayor Ras J. Baraka, South Ward Council Member John Sharpe James, and Regional Plan Association (RPA) President Tom Wright on Monday held a press conference to discuss the association’s report calling for upgrades to the region’s airports. The report, entitled “Upgrading to World ...

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BELMAR, NJ — It’s no secret that Belmar Manutti Marina ranks among the best boating destinations along the Atlantic coast. Tucked along the eastern shoreline of the idyllic Shark River — just a five-minute trip by boat to the ocean — the state-of-the-art marina is a top choice among boaters ...

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Service Adjustments Required During Positive Train Control Equipment Installation Beginning Monday, June 4th, some NJ Transit trains temporarily will be discontinued or have changes of origin or destination due to the continued installation of safety equipment on its rail fleet. To ...

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