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Friday Night's Victory Pumps Southern Regional's Gymnastics Record to 10-0 on Senior Night

October 16, 2018

STAFFORD - Congratulations to Coach Judy Miller's Southern Regional Gymnastics team after defeating Jackson Memorial 104 to 91 on Friday, October 12, 2018.

The Rams are currently 10-0 on the season. 

The seniors Gabriella Conforti and Lauren King were celebrated for their contributions to the program.  Below are the individual ...

Southern Boys Soccer, Girls Field Hockey and Soccer Teams Have Crucial Shore Conference Tournament Contests on Tuesday

STAFFORD - A number of Southern Regional's athletic programs have crucial Shore Conference Tournament contests on Tuesday.

Boys Soccer:  The eighth seed Rams are coming off an impressive 3-0 victory over Barnegat on Saturday.  The Rams advance to Tuesday's second round action against Howell. 
The game is at 3:30 p.m. at Southern.  The Rams are looking to avenge ...

Southern Girls Volleyball Defeats Jackson, St. John Vianney but Loses to North Hunterdon

STAFFORD - The Southern Regional Girls Volleyball squad was in a lot of competition on Friday and Saturday.

The Rams defeated Jackson Memorial 2-0 on Friday afternoon. The Rams then defeated St. John Vianney in two games 25-13 and 25-23 on Saturday.  Also on Saturday the Rams suffered only their third loss of the season, losing to 19-1 North Hunterdon in three ...

Business For Breakfast Power Hour to launch on October 25 with Southern Ocean Chamber and Ocean SCORE

October 16, 2018

STAFFORD- Trying something new to reach the early hour business people, the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce has partnered with Ocean County SCORE to present a series of drop in breakfast networking and tips at the Mainland Manahawkin

 -- Early risers welcome to a special series that features open call for breakfast and networking. Leading up to the Southern Ocean Chamber's ...

October Opportunities with the Southern Ocean Chamber

SOUTHERN OCEAN COUNTY, NJ -  October brings opportunities with the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce. 

Check out their newsletter ...

Business For Breakfast Power Hour to launch on October 25 with Southern Ocean Chamber and Ocean SCORE

STAFFORD - Trying something new to reach the early hour business people, the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce has partnered with Ocean County SCORE to present a series of drop in breakfast networking and tips at the Mainland Manahawkin.

Early risers welcome to a special series that features open call for breakfast and networking. Leading up to the Southern Ocean Chamber's 105th ...

24th Annual Pinelands Jamboree this Saturday October 13 at Wells Mills Park

October 8, 2018

WARETOWN - The 24th Annual Pinelands Jamboree will take place this Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m at Wells Mills County Park in Waretown.  There is no cost for this day of fun. 

The program features an all day, live stage concert of country, bluegrass and traditional music presented by the musicians from Albert Music Hall, Waretown, NJ.

It is a day ...

"Country Fair Ramboree" Hosted by Southern Regional High School Classes of 2020 and 2021 on October 20

STAFFORD – Southern Regional is hosting a great event at the high school’s football stadium, a fall carnival on Oct. 20 to benefit the classes of 2020 and 2021.

The event, called a “Country Fair Ramboree” will take place from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on October 20. 

The Ramboree will include all the way from Nashville, tennessee ~ the Band Steele. All are invited ...

Stafford Police and Ocean County Prosecutor's Office Hosting Gun Take Back Event

October 11, 2018

STAFFORD - On Saturday, October 20, 2018, the Stafford Township Police Department will be hosting a "Gun Take Back" event in cooperation with the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office.  Representatives from both agencies will be at Stafford Police Headquarters, 260 E. Bay Ave., Manahawkin NJ, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to assist residents. 

This program is not an amnesty program ...

Stafford Woman Charged with Leaving Accident Scene and Leading Jackson Police on High Speed Chase

JACKSON - A Manahawkin woman turned herself in to Jackson police on Wednesday afternoon after a search by police since Monday afternoon.   

The woman is accused of leaving the scene of a crash and led police on a high-speed chase before it was ended over safety concerns.

Samantha Oliveira, 25, of Manahawkin, was identified by Jackson police as the driver of a car that ...

Manahawkin Man Charged in Attack at West Virginia University

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. —MetroNews in Morgantown, West Virginia reported on Tuesday, October 9 that a Manahawkin man bit part of a man's ear off and attempted to strangle him on the West Virginia University campus on October 2nd.

Dean Schrantz, of Manahawkin, N.J., is charged with strangulation without consent and malicious assault 

MetroNews reports that just before 10 p.m.

Lavallette Beach Unveils Brendan Tevlin Memorial Playground

October 13, 2018

LAVALLETTE, NJ — A New Jersey State Police helicopter flew overhead and members of the United States Coast Guard floated nearby as hundreds celebrated the grand opening of a playground recently built in Lavallette Beach in memory of Livingston resident Brendan Tevlin a little more than four years after he was fatally shot in West Orange.

Firefighters and other volunteers from across the ...

"Country Fair Ramboree" Hosted by Southern Regional High School Classes of 2020 and 2021 on October 20

STAFFORD – Southern Regional is hosting a great event at the high school’s football stadium, a fall carnival on Oct. 20 to benefit the classes of 2020 and 2021.

The event, called a “Country Fair Ramboree” will take place from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on October 20. 

The Ramboree will include all the way from Nashville, tennessee ~ the Band Steele. All are invited ...

Test Drive a Ford Saturday to Support Stafford Police & Community Efforts

STAFFORD - On Saturday, October 6 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., the Stafford Township Police Department’s Superior Officer’s Association will be hosting a Ford Test Drive Event.

The location will be on the Township’s municipal side parking lot, located at 260 East Bay Avenue.

All major Ford vehicles will be available to test drive.

This is not a sales event for ...

The Jukebox Legends Performing at the Manahawkin Elks on October 27

October 9, 2018

MANAHAWKIN - The Jukebox Legends, New Jersey's top 50's, 60's and 70's band is coming to the Manahawkin Elks on October 27.

Come out and reminisce to the sounds of those great years in music.

 

 

 

 

 

The show begins at 7 p.m., the doors open at 6 p.m. 

Tickets are $15.00 per person.  All proceeds will go ...

24th Annual Pinelands Jamboree this Saturday October 13 at Wells Mills Park

WARETOWN - The 24th Annual Pinelands Jamboree will take place this Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m at Wells Mills County Park in Waretown.  There is no cost for this day of fun. 

The program features an all day, live stage concert of country, bluegrass and traditional music presented by the musicians from Albert Music Hall, Waretown, NJ.

It is a day ...

"Country Fair Ramboree" Hosted by Southern Regional High School Classes of 2020 and 2021 on October 20

STAFFORD – Southern Regional is hosting a great event at the high school’s football stadium, a fall carnival on Oct. 20 to benefit the classes of 2020 and 2021.

The event, called a “Country Fair Ramboree” will take place from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on October 20. 

The Ramboree will include all the way from Nashville, tennessee ~ the Band Steele. All are invited ...

Free Community Outreach on Flood Insurance at Beach Haven Borough Hall this Saturday October 13

October 12, 2018

BEACH HAVEN, NJ - On Saturday, October 13, all LBI residents are invited and encouraged to attend a free Community Outreach Program at the Beach Haven Borough Hall.

This session will be informative about Flood Insurance and topics of discussion will include: changes to the National Flood Insurance Program, new laws and regulations that would potentially affect policies, as well as mitigation ...

Stafford Police and Ocean County Prosecutor's Office Hosting Gun Take Back Event

STAFFORD - On Saturday, October 20, 2018, the Stafford Township Police Department will be hosting a "Gun Take Back" event in cooperation with the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office.  Representatives from both agencies will be at Stafford Police Headquarters, 260 E. Bay Ave., Manahawkin NJ, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to assist residents. 

This program is not an amnesty program ...

Autumn House Plant Arrangement Workshop at Reynolds Garden Shop this Saturday

STAFFORD - Now that your front porch is ready for fall, it's time to decorate the interior of your home.

This Saturday from 2-3 p.m. at Reynolds Garden Shop create your own autumn themed house plant arrangement for your kitchen or coffee table.

This long lasting arrangement is easy to care for and the perfect addition to your harvest decor.

Also, at the workshop, participants will ...

Free Community Outreach on Flood Insurance at Beach Haven Borough Hall this Saturday October 13

October 12, 2018

BEACH HAVEN, NJ - On Saturday, October 13, all LBI residents are invited and encouraged to attend a free Community Outreach Program at the Beach Haven Borough Hall.

This session will be informative about Flood Insurance and topics of discussion will include: changes to the National Flood Insurance Program, new laws and regulations that would potentially affect policies, as well as mitigation ...

Stafford Mayor Spodofora Quits Republican Club and Endorses Democrat Joe Mangino for Mayor

STAFFORD - Stafford Township Mayor John Spodofora resigned this past week as a member of the Township Republican Club and he has endorsed Democratic mayoral candidate Joe Mangino. 

Mangino represents the Focus on Stafford Democratic slate of candidates.

The Regular Republican team of candidates led by Spodofora included a slate with most of the town’s current council ...

Passenger Who Flew to Newark Could Have Exposed Others to Measles: Health Officials

October 4, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - The New Jersey Department of Health said any person who was in Newark Liberty International Airport on Sept. 28, 2018, between 5:30 and 10:30 a.m. may have been exposed to measles.

Someone flying from Tel Aviv in Israel had the highly contagious infection and arrived in Terminal B at the airport, the department said. The person, whose name was not released, may have traveled ...

Stafford Mayor Spodofora Quits Republican Club and Endorses Democrat Joe Mangino for Mayor

October 4, 2018

STAFFORD - Stafford Township Mayor John Spodofora resigned this past week as a member of the Township Republican Club and he has endorsed Democratic mayoral candidate Joe Mangino. 

Mangino represents the Focus on Stafford Democratic slate of candidates.

The Regular Republican team of candidates led by Spodofora included a slate with most of the town’s current council ...

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Wed, October 17, 12:00 PM

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Wed, October 17, 6:00 PM

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Co-Ed Recreation Basketball League Registration

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Fri, October 19, 12:00 PM

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Co-Ed Recreation Basketball League Registration

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17th Annual Garden State Film Festival Now Accepting Submissions

October 10, 2018

ASBURY PARK, NJ — The 17th Annual Garden State Film Festival, New Jersey's premier independent film festival®, is now accepting submissions for 2019, including entry into its film, screenplay, movie music, and Rising Star Award competitions.

"The wonderful thing about the Garden State Film Festival is that we're back in Asbury Park," says David W. Schoner Jr., GSFF ...