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St. Francis Co-Ed Recreation Basketball League Registration

September 21, 2018

St. Francis Community Center located  4700 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach Township, is announcing the following registration dates for this year’s Recreation Basketball League.  The Recreation League is co-ed and open to ages 8 – 14 (must be in grades 3 through 8) and registration takes place on Wednesday, October 17 or Wednesday, October 24; from 6:00 – 8:00 ...

Ocean Elite Basketball League Registration in Waretown is Now Open

Ocean Elite Recreation Basketball sign ups. This is a mail in registration. We offer Pre-K-Kindergarten, 1st-2nd grade basketball, as well as 3rd-4th. You will need to print the file and mail it in.

All games, practices and clinics are at the Waretown Elementary School or Frederick Priff School in Waretown.

Please message for a registration form

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5th Annual Survival of the Mills Benefit Presented by Trident Fitness & Performance to be Held this Sunday

WARETOWN, NJ - The 5th Annual Survival of the Mills Tri/Du/Aqua/5K presented by Trident Fitness & Performance is this Sunday, September 23 at Wells Mills County Park in Waretown, NJ.

All ages & levels of athletic ability are invited to participate. "A walk is as good as a run for a cause!"

Please visit bit.ly/TridentSOTM for the ...

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Thursday for Barnegat 67 Development at Lighthouse Drive

September 18, 2018

BARNEGAT - New York based developer Extell Development Company is having a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, September 20 at 11:00 a.m. 

This development has been a long time in planning and startup. The company plans to unveil the first phase of the project.  Barnegat Mayor Frank Caputo will participate. 

This first phase of Barnegat 67, which is a new ...

That Long Time Empty New Store at Rt 72 and Nautilus Drive to Finally Have Occupant

STAFFORD - A few years back Ocean Acres residents were expecting to see a large Walgreens store at the corner of Route 72 and Nautilus Drive.  That occupancy was derailed by Walgreens acquiring Rite-Aid stores a few years back. Walgreens realized it had enough retail presence in our area and decided to not occupy the building.

In the last few weeks, there has been some work going inside ...

Southern Ocean Chamber Provides a Super September to Network

SHIP BOTTOM, NJ - Join the regional chamber of commerce members welcome in fall with unique opportunities to reconnect after the summer season.

The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce invites business people to attend events this September that provide insight into local businesses and programs.

On Tuesday September 25, the chamber will be presenting their successful Women in Business ...

Stafford Board of Education Receives 1.2 Million Dollar Grant for Preschool Program That Kicks Off on October 1

September 19, 2018

STAFFORD - Recently, the Stafford Township School District was awarded a $1.2 million grant for their preschool program. The district expects a total of 117 full-day preschool students. 

New Jerseys Department of Education awarded $20.6 million in Preschool Education Expansion Aid to 31 school districts around the state.  This opens more than 800 new seats in preschool ...

Rutgers President Barchi Staying 2 More Years

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University President Robert Barchi has agreed to continue in that position for two more years, university officials said.

Members of the university board of governors asked him to remain at least two more years, and he agreed, officials said.

“Bob Barchi has been a remarkable leader for Rutgers,” board president Sandy Stewart said.  He said ...

Lawmakers Question State Education Commissioner on Rush to Phase Out PARCC

TRENTON, NJ— Lawmakers on a joint Senate-Assembly education committee expressed concerns and questioned Gov. Phil Murphy’s rush to phase out a statewide standardized exam, calling for meetings to be held and more data to be provided.

State education commissioner Lamont Repollet appeared before a joint hearing of the Senate and Assembly Education committees on Monday to testify ...

Rocktoberfest to Benefit David's Dream and Believe Cancer Foundation Tomorrow at Moose Lodge

September 21, 2018

MANAHAWKIN, NJ - Tomorrow from 1-6 p.m. the Beach Haven Moose Riders present the 8th Annual Rocktoberfest event benefiting David's Dream and Believe Cancer Foundation.

The event is a huge success every year and a great time for the entire family. 

There will be a bounce house, video game trailer, petting zoo and other kids activities. As well as, a car and bike show, 50/50, Chinese ...

5th Annual Survival of the Mills Benefit Presented by Trident Fitness & Performance to be Held this Sunday

WARETOWN, NJ - The 5th Annual Survival of the Mills Tri/Du/Aqua/5K presented by Trident Fitness & Performance is this Sunday, September 23 at Wells Mills County Park in Waretown, NJ.

All ages & levels of athletic ability are invited to participate. "A walk is as good as a run for a cause!"

Please visit bit.ly/TridentSOTM for the ...

'Coffee & Conversations' with David's Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation to begin this Wednesday at the Union Market & Gallery

TUCKERTON, NJ - Join Stockton University students and David's Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation for "Coffee & Conversations" at The Union Market & Gallery one Wednesday evening a month.

Over the next few months, enjoy a cup of coffee and meet a series of health professionals who will share their expertise on various topics related to a cancer ...

Rocktoberfest to Benefit David's Dream and Believe Cancer Foundation Tomorrow at Moose Lodge

September 21, 2018

MANAHAWKIN, NJ - Tomorrow from 1-6 p.m. the Beach Haven Moose Riders present the 8th Annual Rocktoberfest event benefiting David's Dream and Believe Cancer Foundation.

The event is a huge success every year and a great time for the entire family. 

There will be a bounce house, video game trailer, petting zoo and other kids activities. As well as, a car and bike show, 50/50, Chinese ...

30th Annual Chowderfest Weekend is Just Around the Corner on September 29 and 30

SHIP BOTTOM, N.J. --  Chowderfest Weekend is just around the corner. This iconic event has extended the summer season to keep the party rolling a few weeks longer. Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce members again 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 ...

It Sure Was A Great Day for the Irish at the Shillelagh's 2018 Ocean County Irish Festival on Saturday

STAFFORD - The weather wasn't perfect but the Ocean County Irish Festival still drew a large crowd on Saturday at the Manahawkin Lake Park. 

"A huge thank you to everyone who braved the weather and came out to support us yesterday!" said Kevin Lyons, Shillelagh President. "We hope everyone enjoyed themselves!"

United States Congressman Tom MacArthur was honored ...

Sunflower Basket Arrangement Class this Saturday at Reynold's Garden Shop

September 21, 2018

MANAHAWKIN, NJ - This Saturday at Reynold's Garden shop let their expert designer Heather work with you to create a beautiful sunflower basket.

This arrangement will incorporate the changing colors and textures of fall. It’s the perfect centerpiece for your harvest table.

Reynold's will provide all the materials to complete your design, "just bring your ...

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Thursday for Barnegat 67 Development at Lighthouse Drive

BARNEGAT - New York based developer Extell Development Company is having a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, September 20 at 11:00 a.m. 

This development has been a long time in planning and startup. The company plans to unveil the first phase of the project.  Barnegat Mayor Frank Caputo will participate. 

This first phase of Barnegat 67, which is a new ...

Stafford Twp, NJ Mayoral Candidate Greg Myhre And Stafford Conservatives Republican Slate For Council Positioned In Column A Of November 6 Ballot

September 19, 2018

STAFFORD, NJ  – The Stafford Conservatives, winners of June’s Stafford Republican primary announce their position in Column A on the November 6 General Election ballot. The Team is comprised of Mayoral candidate Greg Myhre and Council candidates Tom Steadman, Dr. Tony Guariglia, Mike Pfancook, George Williams, Bob Henken-Siefken, and Paul Krier. 

“We are proud to ...

Parkway’s Exact Change Lanes to Disappear from Major Toll Plazas Before End of Year

BARNEGAT, NJ — Exact change lanes on the Garden State Parkway’s major toll plazas are soon to be a memory. But they will remain at all but one of the toll road’s 23 entrance and exit ramps.

The automatic coin machines at all 11 “mainland barrier” plazas, including Asbury Park in Monmouth County and Toms River and Barnegat in Ocean County, will be removed and ...

Route 72 East Road Construction Project Ready to Begin in Stafford

TRENTON - The New Jersey Department of Transportation released a press release last week in regards to the long awaited East Road Route 72 Construction Project.

According to the DOT, beginning at 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. daily for the next few months, NJDOT’s contractor Earle Asphalt Co., is scheduled to temporarily close a left or right lane on Route 72 between the Garden State Parkway ...

That Long Time Empty New Store at Rt 72 and Nautilus Drive to Finally Have Occupant

September 15, 2018

STAFFORD - A few years back Ocean Acres residents were expecting to see a large Walgreens store at the corner of Route 72 and Nautilus Drive.  That occupancy was derailed by Walgreens acquiring Rite-Aid stores a few years back. Walgreens realized it had enough retail presence in our area and decided to not occupy the building.

In the last few weeks, there has been some work going inside ...

The Damp and Humid Summer Has Created A Need for Many to Test For Mold in Their Homes and Businesses

STAFFORD AND LONG BEACH ISLAND-  The incredibly rainy and damp summer has had a historical impact on the Southern Ocean County area with mold.  Many schools statewide are experiencing closed schools and classrooms until remediation is complete.

How about home? If your residential or commercial property has been hit by water damage, there's a good chance of mold infestation.

Hunger Foundation of Southern Ocean County Holding a Mattress Fair on September 22

STAFFORD - The Hunger Foundation of Southern Ocean County will have a Mattress Sale to help with raising funds to support our local Food Pantries.

The sale will take place on Saturday September 22, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saint Mary’s of the Pines, located on Bishop Way in Manahawkin .

The Hunger Foundations works towards creating a community free from ...

Stafford Twp, NJ Mayoral Candidate Greg Myhre And Stafford Conservatives Republican Slate For Council Positioned In Column A Of November 6 Ballot

September 19, 2018

STAFFORD, NJ  – The Stafford Conservatives, winners of June’s Stafford Republican primary announce their position in Column A on the November 6 General Election ballot. The Team is comprised of Mayoral candidate Greg Myhre and Council candidates Tom Steadman, Dr. Tony Guariglia, Mike Pfancook, George Williams, Bob Henken-Siefken, and Paul Krier. 

“We are proud to ...

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Sat, September 22, 2:00 PM

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