Chris Vernon's Hotel LBI at the Causeway Entrance to the Island About to Begin Construction

October 17, 2017

SHIP BOTTOM, NJ - In January, it was reported that the owner and developer of three distinctive properties in Stafford and LBI was planning to erect a 105 room Victorian style hotel at the former site of the Quarter Deck Inn at the entrance to Long Beach Island in Ship Bottom.  

The plans were approved a few years ago for the large hotel but the owner decided to take a relaxed approach ...

Bartoberfest Goes Bust: Bar Crawl Canceled after Objections by Belmar Officials

BELMAR, NJ — Organizers of the upcoming Bartoberfest have canceled the Saturday, October 21 bar crawl — two days after being notified by Belmar it would go to court if the event was not scrapped by today, October 13.

Shore Point Distributing Inc. of Wall, sponsor of the event billed as the “the largest charity bar crawl the town has ever seen,” could not be reached for ...

Belmar Seeks to Stop Bartoberfest: ‘Largest Charity Bar Crawl Town Has Ever Seen'

BELMAR, NJ — Belmar has given the organizers of the upcoming Bartoberfest — billed as “the largest charity bar crawl the town has ever seen” — until Friday, October 13 to cancel the event or face court action.

Bartoberfest is planned for Saturday, October 21 from noon to 2 p.m., with eight participating bars in Belmar and Lake Como, according to a website by ...

Another Great White Tracked in Waters Off Jersey Shore

HIGHLANDS, NJ — While it’s been three weeks since great whites Finn and Amagansett have surfaced long enough to allow for them to be tracked, another tagged shark has entered the waters off the coast of New Jersey.

Bruin, a young male, has been “pinged” about 30 miles off Highlands, traveling south from where he had been tagged on August 12 off Montauk, N.Y., by ...

45th Annual Long Beach Island Commemorative 18 Mile Run on October 8

LONG BEACH ISLAND, NJ - The 45th Annual Long Beach Island Commemorative 18 Mile Run will take place on Sunday October 8.

The run begins at 10:30 a.m. in Holgate, the southernmost point of LBI.  Participants will run north on Long Beach Blvd. for 18 miles and finish at the Barnegat Light State Park. 

The event is sponsored by the St. Francis Community Center, in cooperation with ...

Belmar First Responders Pull 35 Swimmers from Perilous Ocean Waters This Weekend

BELMAR, NJ — Despite a swimming ban on Belmar beaches triggered by dangerous rip currents, 35 persons were pulled this weekend from the rough surf by first responders, according to authorities.

Although there were no serious injuries reported, ocean rescues on September 23 and 24 kept the all-volunteer Belmar Water Rescue Team and Belmar First Aid Squad, as well as the police department, ...

By Land Or By Sea, Come To LBI For Chowderfest Weekend September 30 And October 1


SHIP BOTTOM, N.J. --  Chowderfest Weekend is almost here!  This iconic event has extended the summer season to keep the party rolling a few weeks longer. Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce members have prepared a memorable weekend to kick off fall by pulling out all the stops for a two day festival.

Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce presents its 29th Annual ...

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