Tourism

November 23, 2018

NEW JERSEY - Yes, the Garden State is known for its malls. The state actually has more than 50 with some larger than others. However, New Jersey doesn't hold the honor of opening the first indoor mall, Minnesota has that. New Jersey opened the second. The Cherry Hill Mall first unlocked its doors ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ Freeholder Brian G. Gallagher has announced the winners, including one each from Green Brook an Warren, of the History Traveler Contest. The contest was a drawing held for visitors who had attended Somerset County’s 13th annual Weekend Journey through the Past. “Congratulations to ...

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NATIONAL - AAA forecasts more than 54 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home over the Thanksgiving holiday, a 4.8 percent increase from the nearly 51 million that traveled in 2017. The 2018 holiday weekend will see the highest Thanksgiving travel volume since 2005, when 58.6 ...

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SHIP BOTTOM - The 39th Annual Ship Bottom Christmas Parade will take place on Saturday, December 1 at 1 p.m.  The parade will run along Long Beach Boulevard from 5th to 25th Street. .   This years theme is "A Great White Christmas." Area community members are encouraged to enter a float for your ...

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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – Holiday season anticipation was in the air – literally – as balloons and robotic floats to be used in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade were being tested Saturday morning in a parking lot behind Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford. Christmas magic was made as the balloons ...

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DANIEL ISLAND, SC - Looking for something fun to do this weekend?  MUSC Health Stadium, 1990 Daniel Island Drive, is hosting a Food Truck Festival starting at 11a.m. Sunday Nov. 4.  Entrance to the festival is free and will run until 6p.m. The home of the Charleston Battery will feature beer, ...

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FAR HILLS, N.J. — When Caldbeck, won the Far Hills Races’ $50,000 Gladstone Stakes for three-year-old he made history. It was not because he won by 11 1/2-length victory but because he was the first time spectators could cash wining pari-mutuel tickets on any race. Caldbeck paid his backers ...

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LAVALLETTE, NJ — Firefighters from across the state are helping to keep a Livingston teen’s name alive through a memorial playground currently being built in Lavallette — the Jersey Shore town where Brendan Tevlin spent every summer of his 19 years. After members of the New Jersey Firefighters’ ...

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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 during a hands-on demonstration, led by Hugh Roarty of Rutgers University's Center of Ocean ...

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FALL RIVER, MA - A walk on a gray summer day was filled with maritime history in Fall River, Massachusetts.  Bicentennial Park Start at Bicentennial Park, which features an impressive replica Iwo Jima monument that overlooks the Taunton River.  The park pays homage to veterans, with names ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND – There are many great opportunities to enjoy the afternoon and nightlife in the area on this Sunday August 12. Facedown performs at the 68 Street Beach in Long Beach Township from 1 to 3 p.m. live.   Read below for the complete list of Sunday's entertainment options in ...

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NEW YORK, NY - Commuters into the Port Authority Bus terminal on Monday will be part of a pilot to test a new security system, one that will try and identify suicide vests and other improvised explosive devices.  The Port Authority will launch the pilot test next week on the new security system ...

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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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LONG BEACH ISLAND, NJ — With summer’s traditional influx of seasonal visitors, numerous police departments have joined together across the Jersey Shore to remind motorists and pedestrians to be safe this summer. Eighteen police departments in Monmouth and Ocean counties are participating in ...

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STAFFORD, NJ - A critical auto accident took place on Friday morning at Route 72 and Marsha Drive near the causeway. The Stafford Police responded to a multi vehicle collision.  The colllision left one person dead and two people transported to area hospitals by helicopter.  The Stafford Police ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND – A big event at 9 a.m.on Saturday is the Coquina Jam, womens surfing competition at 68 Street Beach in Long Beach Township. The proceeds goes to a great charitable cause. Below is the overview of Saturday's entertainment options in Stafford and Long Beach Island.  Area ...

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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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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - Seven competitors battled it out at Meadowlands Racing and Entertainment's 3rd Annual BBQ Battle on Saturday, July 14, all vying for $2,000 in prizes and most importantly, bragging rights.  The BBQ categories of best Ribs, Brisket, Chicken, and Pulled Pork, came with a $500 ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — It’s creepy. It’s kooky. And it’s taking over Westfield from Oct 26 to 28. AddamsFest, a town-wide celebration honoring Westfield native Charles Addams and his most famous creations, The Addams Family, will be a destination event this fall with family-friendly activities, lectures, ...

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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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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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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – The Sourland Music Festival will be held Saturday, June 23 from 3-10 p.m. at the Hillsborough Golf & Country Club at 146 Wertsville Road, rain or shine, to benefit the Sourland Conservancy. Discounted advance-sale tickets are available online only, Children under 12 are ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Vulcan Pioneers of New Brunswick, comprising the city's Black Fire Fighters Association, will host the Juneteenth Parade on Saturday, June 16 to commemorate the Emancipation Proclamation. Juneteenth celebrations are held across the country to mark the announcement of the ...

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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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Belmar's beaches on Ocean Avenue are open and not affected by the closing of the L Street beach, which is located on the other side of town off Route 35 along the Shark River.  BELMAR, NJ — The L Street Beach along the Shark River remains closed due to unsafe swimming triggered by ...

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WEST BAY, ROATAN - One of TAPinto’s Publishers is producing the live broadcast of the Caribbean Cup Freediving Competition in Roatan. Travels caught up with Erich Templin to get his insights on the Competition and the Island of Roatan.  Erich is the Publisher of TAPinto’ s travel brand. What ...

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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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In our May 18 podcast, Giles Bootheway, a British citizen who teaches at St. Bonaventure University, shares his thoughts on the Royal Wedding with TAPinto Greater Olean Co-editor Richard Lee. PLAY Sign Up for E-News to get top stories delivered daily to your inbox.  Download the FREE ...

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PARKLAND, FL - Parkland Cares will hold a Charity Golf Tournament on Thursday, May 17 at Parkland Golf & Country Club, with 100% of the proceeds going to the Jason Taylor Reading Room and Parkland Cares.  The event is presented by Steven Douglas and former NFL player and Hall of Famer Jason ...

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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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