Shore Report

July 17, 2019

JERSEY SHORE – Those who live at the Jersey Shore year round speak a language of their own. Actually, it’s often a mix of dialects from other parts of Jersey, New York and those who come from the near west. Philadelphia, that is. Most make a common distinction. They are not anything like the ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND REGION - Summer is here with hot weather and a great variety of fish to be found in the bay and ocean waters. To sum up the folks at Fisherman’s Headquarters, “Mid-summer on LBI is crazy, especially this year.” Their analysis of the overall fishing picture is that fishing is ...

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STAFFORD - The 27th Annual St. Mary's Nights of Summer Carnival is coming starting Tuesday July 16 and concluding Sunday, July 21.   The carnival is open each night from 6 to 10:30 p.m.  nArmbands for rides can be purchased until Monday, July 15 with a significant discount.  Please see the ...

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STAFFORD - Are you ready for a beautiful new beer garden right on the Barnegat Bay? So many residents and visitors to the LBI region love the Beer Garden at the Mainland at the Holiday Inn in Manahawkin. Mainland owner Chris Vernon has a brand new beer garden that is expected to open tomorrow, June ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Congressman Frank Pallone Jr. applauded the House passage of appropriations funding on Tuesday that includes his amendment to block offshore drilling in the Atlantic Ocean. In 2017, President Donald Trump signed an executive order aimed toward allowing offshore oil and gas ...

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NEW JERSEY - As the school year winds down, many folks will be heading down the shore to enjoy the 130 miles of coastline from Sandy Hook to Cape May. Since Memorial Day, the unofficial start of summer on the Jersey Shore, has passed a large majority have already started the weekend ritual of ...

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SHIP BOTTOM, NJ - Saturday June 22 at approximately 6 a.m. Ship Bottom police were notified of an "erratic driver" going South on Long Beach Boulevard at over 100 mph.  The driver was a 60 year old man from Conshohocken, PA who was driving a four door Toyota. The driver had passed police ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND -  It is the first weekend of official summertime. Rain all week, but the weekend weather report looks fabulous.  Below is a lislt of the entertainment on LBI this weekend.  The Tide Table Group of Restaurants is our Presenting Sponsor for our 2019 summer entertainment ...

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Beginning on Monday, June 17, badges are required along Belmar’s 1.3-mile beachfront from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily through Labor Day. BELMAR, NJ — With three weekends in the books, Belmar beach badge sales are rolling in — at substantially higher levels than last year. From Memorial Day ...

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New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers. Summer is (unofficially) here and couples in New Jersey find themselves with the urge to see something experience something new. The yearning to get away is strong, but the desire to keep it close is even ...

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BELMAR, NJ — High seas adventure and swashbuckling action will take over Belmar’s downtown district on Saturday, June 15 for the third annual Pirate Walk. Back by popular demand will be two regionally recognized groups that will entertain attendees with glimpses into the golden age of piracy — ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Miss Central Jersey Beaches Jade Glab of Belmar sang the national anthem at the Spring Lake Five Mile Run, kicking off the Memorial Day weekend on May 25. Singing from a balcony of an Ocean Avenue home surrounded by American flags and buntings — under crystal-clear blue skies — ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND - It is Memorial Day weekend!  The official kickoff to the 2019 summer season. The Tide Table Group of Restaurants is our Presenting Sponsor for our 2019 summer entertainment guide.  Old Causeway Steak and Oyster House: 1201 E. Bay Avenue in Manahawkin Friday 10 p.m:  ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Shortly after sunrise this past Sunday, all eyes were on the Belmar 17th Avenue beachfront, where a calm, flat ocean would have been a welcomed sight for many — except for this group of beachgoers. They were gathered for one major reason — to compete in the final day of the Eastern ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND REGION - This is the time of the year when Southern Ocean County fishermen seem to enjoy the most. We are still in the midst of catching the spring fish such as striped bass, black drum, and big bluefish. Suddenly, the summer-like fish start to arrive in the form of black sea ...

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BELMAR, NJ — The New Jersey Seafood Festival has a new location in downtown Belmar this weekend, but it’s certainly not difficult to find. Just follow the blended aromas of every type of seafood dish, and it’s sure to bring you to Belmar Plaza, where the three-day event opened yesterday ...

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SHIP BOTTOM NJ - Fisherman’s Headquarters in Ship Bottom reports that surf fishing in the mid-island region has been decent for bass and blues.  Peg Bucci of Manahawkin stopped by just before closing one day with a big bass from that area.  She reported, “I set up my first rod and was quickly bit ...

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BELMAR, NJ — The sun has made a grand return, beaming along the Belmar beachfront and Silver Lake, as photographer Paul Spennrath has captured in these early morning photos. Temperatures are expected to reach 60 degrees today, May 6, with the chance of showers in the forecast beginning tomorrow ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Purchases made at Belmar businesses will no longer be placed in those all-too-familiar flimsy plastic bags. Belmar’s ban on single-use plastic bags at commercial establishments took effect May 1 — as a way to help reduce the amount of plastic debris that enters the ecosystem. In ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND REGION - Bay fishermen are finding small stripers all over the bay. The most consistent spot that I have been hearing of is Graveling Point down in Little Egg Harbor Township at the end of Radio Road. I am not sure if there are more fish there or just a greater concentration of ...

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OCEAN GROVE, NJ —  Investigators have confirmed the massive fire that destroyed Ocean Grove’s boardwalk pavilion originated on the east side of the structure, underneath the Dunes Boardwalk Cafe. While the five-alarm blaze’s cause has yet to be determined, the area of origin is where the ...

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SPRING LAKE HEIGHTS, NJ — NJ Transit has identified the woman fatally struck last night by a train near the Wall Road crossing as Laurie Tobia, 25, of Lake Como. The incident occurred at about 8:25 p.m. when the agency reported a “trespasser strike” with North Jersey Coast Line Train 4375 near ...

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SHIP BOTTOM - If you have traveled to Long Beach Island recently you have seen the two new large structures at the entrance to Ship Bottom. LBI is changing and changing rapidly with these two properties.  Hotel LBI is close to completion.  It is a project by the Mercer Management Group which ...

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BELMAR, NJ — The Belmar Boat Show will make its debut on Saturday, April 13 and Sunday, April 14 at the Belmar Manutti Marina — one of the Jersey Shore’s premier destinations for boating, fishing and a host of water sports. The free two-day event, to be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., will feature ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND - The Oyster Farmers, a feature length documentary centering on coastal life in New Jersey, was officially released March 19 via Virgil Films. Jetty decided to fund the film via its Jetty Rock Foundation, the 501(C)3 nonprofit arm of the brand, in 2016, but the ethos of the ...

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Meet Its New Brewing Team on March 22 … And See What’s On Tap at Belmar’s Own Landmark Brewery BELMAR, NJ — There’s a new brewer in the “Haus,” who has been busy taking a fresh, new approach to beer-making at Belmar’s own landmark brewery. Matt Pipkin has joined Beach Haus Brewery as lead ...

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STAFFORD - We still have a long way to go before spring arrives and we can get into some decent fishing. However, there are a couple of fishing options coming up soon that have local anglers getting anxious. First, March 1 marks the official opening of the New Jersey striped bass season for ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND - Frigid temperatures, strong winds, snow, and freezing rain have put a damper on fishing activities in Southern Ocean County. With symptoms of “cabin fever” gripping area anglers, some are finding cures in various ways. First, there are some local fishing flea markets along ...

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BELMAR, NJ — After being held a stone’s throw from the Belmar beachfront for three decades, the New Jersey Seafood Festival is headed to a new venue — the borough’s downtown district. Belmar officials currently are hammering out details for the move, which will shift the popular event to be held ...

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BELMAR, NJ — The days of bargain-priced beach badges in Belmar may soon be numbered. The borough council is scheduled to hold a public hearing and vote on Tuesday, February 5 to raise the cost of seasonal badges from $55 to $70, seasonal badges for seniors and disabled individuals from $15 to ...

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