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2017 Southern Regional Field Hockey Team Wins Prestigious Sportsmanship Award

December 15, 2017

STAFFORD - The success of a program is much more than wins and losses.  It is about training young people to grow up to be great people who have positive impact on the world.  The Southern Regional School District has many reasons to be proud of the overall accomplishments of their students in many areas.  

The one area that was just recently acknowledged was for ...

Paul Keyes Hat Trick Leads Southern Ice Hockey to 9-1 Victory Over Brick Memorial

TOMS RIVER - Paul Keyes scored three goals to lead Southern to a 9-1 victory over Brick Memorial.  AJ Irwin scored two times for the Rams.  Joe Cajser was named player of the game (see Joe in center of photo below). 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st: Southern: AJ Irwin 7:37

1st: Southern: Paul Keyes (David Lytle, Ray Luedtke) 6:21

1st: ...

Flynn and Keyes Lead Southern Ice Hockey to 5-1 Victory Over Central Regional

TOMS RIVER - Matt Flynn scored two first period goals and Paul Keyes dished out two assists to lead Southern to a 5-1 victory over Central Regional at Winding River Rink in Toms River on Monday afternoon.  .

Hunter Bello, Joe Harper, and Nolan Ruff each added one score and David Lytle and Matt Constantino each had an assist apiece for Southern, which led 3-0 after the first ...

Southern Ocean Chamber State of the Chamber Coming on January 10, 2018

December 4, 2017

STAFFORD - The State of the Chamber is the most anticipated business event of the year, bringing together local business leadership to start the year with the information that will help them chart a successful course throughout 2018. The event will take place at The Mainland Holiday Inn 151 Rt 72 E Manahawkin with registration beginning at 8:15 a.m. Members will have an opportunity to hear ...

Out With the Old and In With the New: The Quarterdeck is Gone but Hotel LBI is Coming

SHIP BOTTOM, NJ - Area residents may have noticed by now that the property that was once the Quarterdeck Inn and most recently, the Stateroom has been demolished. Area contractor Seminole Construction has demolished the buildings and the site is being prepared for construction. 

Owner and developer Christopher Vernon appears ready to kick his Hotel LBI project into ...

2017 Southern Regional Field Hockey Team Wins Prestigious Sportsmanship Award

December 15, 2017

STAFFORD - The success of a program is much more than wins and losses.  It is about training young people to grow up to be great people who have positive impact on the world.  The Southern Regional School District has many reasons to be proud of the overall accomplishments of their students in many areas.  

The one area that was just recently acknowledged was for ...

Southern Regional High School Strings, and Choir Performing at LBI Library in Surf City Dec. 18

SURF CITY - The Southern Regional High School Elite Strings and Concert Choir will present a concert and sing-along at the Long Beach Island branch of the Ocean County Library on Monday, Dec. 18, 7 p.m.

“We will be performing a mix of light original works, some old fan favorites such as ‘Build Me Up Buttercup’ and ‘My Girl,’ as well as a mix of holiday ...

Stafford Township Police Officers Are Honored for 2017 Achievements

December 14, 2017

STAFFORD - The Stafford Township Police Department held their annual awards ceremony on Wednesday.  This ceremony honors specific officers for their exemplary work throughout the year.  Four officers received awards at this event. 

 

 

 

 

Captain Herman Pharo was the recipient of the medal of Police Excellence for his completion of the FBI ...

Marlton Man Charged With Careless Driving After Knocking Down Utility Pole on East Bay Avenue

STAFFORD - A Marlton man was charged with careless driving after striking a utility pole on East Bay Avenue in Manhawkin on Sunday morning.  The accident occurred at 11:50 a.m. and the Stafford Township Police Department responded to a motor vehicle crash involving a box truck that hit a utility pole. 

The police report revealed that Kevin J Gaskill, age 23 was traveling ...

"Caroling for the Rohrer Family" This Sunday, Dec. 17 at Old Manahawkin Baptist Church

December 12, 2017

STAFFORD - Recently, an area husband and father Kevin Rohrer passed away suddenly.  The Stafford Township community has risen up to support this family during this difficult time. 

Christine Kenduck, Sari McGovern and Angela Randall have organized a “Caroling for the Rohrer Family” event at the Old Manahawkin Baptist Church building, now operated by the Stafford ...

Merry at the Mart to Benefit David's Dream and Believe Cancer Foundation

STAFFORD - On Saturday, December 16 from 4 to 9 p.m. come to the Manahawkin Mart on East Bay Avenue for a great evening.  The proceeds of this event will benefit David's Dream and Believe Cancer Foundation.  Read details below.  

 

Defibrillators Donated to Stafford Township By Southern Ocean Rotary Club and AtlantiCare

STAFFORD - The Southern Ocean Rotary Club and AtlantiCare donated three automatic cardiac defibrillators on November 29.  One unit will be at the new Bay Avenue Community Center on East Bay Ave and the other two will go in township police vehicles.

Each AED costs $1,400, and Southern Ocean Rotary and AtlantiCare split the cost for the three each paying $2,100..A presentation was ...

Out With the Old and In With the New: The Quarterdeck is Gone but Hotel LBI is Coming

December 4, 2017

SHIP BOTTOM, NJ - Area residents may have noticed by now that the property that was once the Quarterdeck Inn and most recently, the Stateroom has been demolished. Area contractor Seminole Construction has demolished the buildings and the site is being prepared for construction. 

Owner and developer Christopher Vernon appears ready to kick his Hotel LBI project into ...

Breakfast with Santa to Benefit Southern Regional Girls Basketball Sunday December 3

STAFFORD - On Sunday December 3 at the Manahawkin Applebee’s the Southern Regional Girls Basketball team will be serving breakfast from 8-10 a.m.

The cost is $10 at the door, cash or check and includes a complete breakfast with your choice of drink. 

Santa Claus will also be there for pictures and to meet your little ones.

Raffles, team apparel, and baked goods will be ...

Little Egg Inlet Dredging Project Set to Begin

December 10, 2017

HOLGATE - The N.J. Department of Environmental Protection announced last week that a contract of $18.4 million has been award to dredge sand from the Little Egg Inlet and replenish the southern beaches on Long Beach Island.  The company receiving the contract is the Great Lakes Dredging Company.  

The work is expected to be complete by March 1, 2018. The contract “is ...

Out With the Old and In With the New: The Quarterdeck is Gone but Hotel LBI is Coming

SHIP BOTTOM, NJ - Area residents may have noticed by now that the property that was once the Quarterdeck Inn and most recently, the Stateroom has been demolished. Area contractor Seminole Construction has demolished the buildings and the site is being prepared for construction. 

Owner and developer Christopher Vernon appears ready to kick his Hotel LBI project into ...

Little Egg Inlet Dredging Project Set to Begin

December 10, 2017

HOLGATE - The N.J. Department of Environmental Protection announced last week that a contract of $18.4 million has been award to dredge sand from the Little Egg Inlet and replenish the southern beaches on Long Beach Island.  The company receiving the contract is the Great Lakes Dredging Company.  

The work is expected to be complete by March 1, 2018. The contract “is ...

Defibrillators Donated to Stafford Township By Southern Ocean Rotary Club and AtlantiCare

December 6, 2017

STAFFORD - The Southern Ocean Rotary Club and AtlantiCare donated three automatic cardiac defibrillators on November 29.  One unit will be at the new Bay Avenue Community Center on East Bay Ave and the other two will go in township police vehicles.

Each AED costs $1,400, and Southern Ocean Rotary and AtlantiCare split the cost for the three each paying $2,100..A presentation was ...

Do Not Be Alarmed: Three Minute Oyster Creek Nuclear Plant Alarm Test at Noon Today

STAFFORD- At noon today, there will be a three minute alarm test from the Oyster Creek Nuclear Plant owned by Exelon Generation.  The sirens will be audible in Stafford and LBI.  

Oyster Creek Generating Station. The sirens are not a signal to evacuate, but a warning to tune to a local Emergency Alert Broadcast television or radio station. County emergency management authorities ...

Great Fun Had By All at the 38th Annual Ship Bottom Christmas Parade

December 5, 2017

SHIP BOTTOM, NJ - The Ship Bottom Christmas Parade took place on Saturday and has been a Jersey Shore staple for 38 years.

The weather was a bit cloudy, but otherwise quite pleasant. The event drew a nice size crowd.  

The parade's theme this year was "Deck the Hulls."  

The winners in each category are as follows:

Overall ...

Rare Pygmy Hippo Born At Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo

December 14, 2017

TAMPA, FL, - An endangered pygmy hippopotamus was born in the early morning on Dec. 1, 2017 atTampa's Lowry Park Zoo to experienced mother Zsa Zsa. The gender and name of the nine pound baby will be revealed in the future.

Pygmy hippos are smaller than their Nile hippo relative. Unlike the more common river hippo which live in large pods in rivers throughout much of ...

Elizabeth Becomes Newest Excursion Destination for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines Passengers Disembarking from Cape Liberty Cruise Port.

ELIZABETH,NJ--This October 2017 marked a milestone in New Jersey State tourism history. Expanding for the first time ever in its history of tourism for the state, a major cruise line now has excursion opportunities for passengers to discover one of New Jersey’s oldest and most historic cities, Elizabeth.

“The Elizabeth Destination Marketing Organization has aggressively pursued ...

Winter Storm Warning in Effect from the National Weather Service

STAFFORD AND LONG BEACH ISLAND - The forecast is getting more specific as we get ready for snow this evening.

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning from late tonight through late Saturday night in our area.  Be ready for difficult travel conditions.  Heavy snow is possible.  The total snow accumulations are expected to be 3 to 6 inches in our ...

Defibrillators Donated to Stafford Township By Southern Ocean Rotary Club and AtlantiCare

December 6, 2017

STAFFORD - The Southern Ocean Rotary Club and AtlantiCare donated three automatic cardiac defibrillators on November 29.  One unit will be at the new Bay Avenue Community Center on East Bay Ave and the other two will go in township police vehicles.

Each AED costs $1,400, and Southern Ocean Rotary and AtlantiCare split the cost for the three each paying $2,100..A presentation was ...

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Congressman MacArthur Issues Challenge to Murphy, Menendez, and Booker

December 11, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Tom MacArthur sent the below letter to Governor-Elect Phil Murphy and Senators Menendez and Booker, after their continued partisan attacks.

December 11, 2017

Dear Governor-Elect Murphy, Senator Menendez, and Senator Booker,

Instead of working to deliver real tax relief to New Jerseyans who deserve it, you have all decided to embark on a dishonest ...

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