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Southern Gymnastics Raises Record to 2-0 With Victory Over Ocean City on Monday

September 18, 2018

STAFFORD - Hailey Klimas, Alexandria English and Emma Wasacz finished in the top three places in overall scoring as Southern defeated Ocean City 101.9 to 88.175 in girls gymnastics action on Monday. 

Southern's record improves to 2-0 on the season.  The team figures to contend for conference this season.  The team has many underclassmen but are very skilled.  The ...

Southern Alum Olivia Gugliemini Honored for Sailing and Academics at Stanford University

STAFFORD - Southern Regional Alum Olivia Gugliemini who is currently sailing at Stanford University was recently honored by the Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association (ICSA).  Olivia was named to its 2017-18 All-Academic Sailing Team. 

The All-Academic Sailing Team recognizes collegiate sailors who have achieved excellence in national and inter-conference competition as well ...

12U Stafford Stingrays Softball Team Learns the Ropes in Howell tournament

STAFFORD - The Stafford Stingrays’ 12U fast-pitch travel softball squad got its first taste of tournament ball last weekend, when the team finished fifth out of eight teams in the Fall Eye of the Storm event in Howell, N.J.

During the tournament, the team picked up its first victory of the fall season, beating the New Jersey Cheetahs, 9-4, on Saturday, the team’s third game of ...

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 ...

Southern Alum Olivia Gugliemini Honored for Sailing and Academics at Stanford University

September 18, 2018

STAFFORD - Southern Regional Alum Olivia Gugliemini who is currently sailing at Stanford University was recently honored by the Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association (ICSA).  Olivia was named to its 2017-18 All-Academic Sailing Team. 

The All-Academic Sailing Team recognizes collegiate sailors who have achieved excellence in national and inter-conference competition as well ...

'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 ...

Keller Williams Preferred Properties on Long Beach Island Presents Free Backpacks and Supplies to 35 Stafford Students

LONG BEACH ISLAND - Keller Williams Preferred Properties on Long Beach Island recently donated 35 backpacks filled with school supplies to the Stafford Township School District to disperse to area students. 
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Local real estate agent, Keith Weidenhof presented the backpacks to Dave Ytreboe, Director of Pupil Services. Keller Williams Preferred Properties held a backpack ...

Caffrey’s Fire Investigation Concludes, Police Report Fire Accidental

September 7, 2018

FORKED RIVER, NJ - On Wednesday, September 5, at 8:54 a.m., a structure fire was reported at Caffrey’s Tavern, located at 440 South Main Street (Route 9) in Lacey Township. 

The Lacey Township Police Department and multiple area Fire Departments were dispatched to stop the fire.

"The Forked River, Lanoka Harbor and Bamber Lake Fire ...

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

September 17, 2018

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

September 11, 2018

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 ...

Caffrey’s Fire Investigation Concludes, Police Report Fire Accidental

FORKED RIVER, NJ - On Wednesday, September 5, at 8:54 a.m., a structure fire was reported at Caffrey’s Tavern, located at 440 South Main Street (Route 9) in Lacey Township. 

The Lacey Township Police Department and multiple area Fire Departments were dispatched to stop the fire.

"The Forked River, Lanoka Harbor and Bamber Lake Fire ...

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 ...

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

September 14, 2018

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 ...

Sea Turtle Recovery to Release Four Healthy Sea Turtles at Point Pleasant Beach, NJ

September 4, 2018

POINT PLEASANT BEACH, NJ - Sea Turtle Recovery, STR, is excited to announce that four sea turtles are ready to return to the ocean at Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey, 7 a.m., Sept.5, 2018. STR is a nonprofit hospital located inside the Essex County Turtle Back Zoo and, since opening in December of 2016, they have rehabilitated and released 23 endangered and threatened sea ...

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