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Jess Sprankle Commits to Georgian Court University to Play Volleyball

November 16, 2018

STAFFORD _ Southern Regional senior Volleyball player Jess Sprankle recently signed her National Letter of Intent to attend the Georgian Court University and continue her volleyball playing career there.

Southern Girls Volleyball Season Comes to End in NJSIAA Group IV Championship Loss

WAYNE - The Southern Regional Girls Volleyball season came to an end last week when they lost 2-0 in Group IV finals against North Hunterdon at William Paterson University on Saturday, November 10. 

Jess Sprankle had an outstanding game for Southern defensively in keeping balls from hitting the floor. Stephanie Soares picked up nine assists. Kari Klimek collected eight kills and Gianna ...

Southern Alum Clark Harris Signs Two Year Extension with the Cincinnati Bengals

STAFFORD - Stafford Township resident and Cincinnati Bengals long snapper Clark Harris signed a two-year extension on his NFL contract this week. Clark will continue to play for the Bengals through the 2020 season.

Clark has made 31 special teams tackles during his career and was honored to be selected for the NFL Pro Bowl in 2017.

Clark often volunteers his time during the summer and ...

Woman Drives Car Through Bagels and Beyond Store in Ocean Acres on Tuesday

November 13, 2018

STAFFORD - A woman mistakenly drove her car through the Bagels and Beyond storefront on Tuesday morning.

The Stafford Township Police Department responded to this single motor vehicle collision with the building at the Bagels and Beyond shop at 1340 Route 72.

A 2015 BMW operated by Kimberly Hogan, age 53 of Beach Haven went through that window. 

Hogan was attempting to park the ...

Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce Partners with Township of Little Egg Harbor

Downtown Driven Program continues to grow

SHIP BOTTOM, N.J. - Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce, a globally accredited Destination Management Organization, introduced their Downtown Driven Economic Development Program in 2017. Its purpose is to work with local governments and merchant led groups to help establish direction of the discussion regarding immediate and long term needs ...

RN Shares Her Story & Why She Chose Hypnobirthing with Peaceful Birth NJ to Prepare for Labor

TOMS RIVER, NJ - Marjorie Catone, a client and friend of Christina Ha of Peaceful Birth NJ shared with us her experience with Christina and her Hypnobirthing classes. 

Catone is an RN and has been for the past 13 years. She has worked at Jersey Shore UMC in the CardioVascular ICU for 12 years and now works at Integrative Health and Medicine as ...

Long Beach Island Library Hosting Wreath Making Workshop on Dec. 1

November 19, 2018

SHIP BOTTOM - The Long Beach Island branch of the Ocean County Library is hosting a wreath making workshop at 10 a.m. on Saturday, December 1. 

Those who attend will learn the skills to create beautiful mesh ribbon wreathes.  All suppplies will be provided.  Registration is required for this free event.  Call the branch at 609-494-2480 or ...

Southern Regional High School Food Bank in Need of Turkeys by Tuesday to Support Families for Thanksgiving

STAFFORD - The Southern Regional High School food bank is still in dire need of turkeys. Over 60 baskets are being assembled for district students’ families. 

The volunteers are in need of about 40 turkeys at this point.

The baskets will be delivered this Tuesday, November 21.  

If you can drop off a frozen turkey to the Southern Regional 9 / 10 ...

Jess Sprankle Commits to Georgian Court University to Play Volleyball

STAFFORD _ Southern Regional senior Volleyball player Jess Sprankle recently signed her National Letter of Intent to attend the Georgian Court University and continue her volleyball playing career there.

Two Manahawkin Men Charged With Trying to Break In to Waretown Liquor Store

November 18, 2018

WARETOWN - Two local men were arrested after attempting to break into the Buy Rite Liquors on Route 9 on November 9. 

Nico Corsetto, 18, and Gregory Viel, 18, both of Manahawkin, were allegedly attempting to enter the Buy Rite Liquors after hours.

Sgt. James Kinlan, of the Ocean Township Police Department was conducting a routine security check at the building when he ...

24 Year Old Manahawkin Resident Killed in Fatal Accident on Route 72 in Woodland Township on Friday, November 9

WOODLAND, N.J. - This accident was highlighting on many local news outlets in Philadelphia and unfortunately one of Stafford Township's own lost his life. 

Jose Fernandez, 24, of Manahawkin died after a UPS truck and Fernandez' vehicle lcollided on Route 72 in Woodland Township, Burlington County on Friday evening, November 9. The accident happened around 5:40 p.m.

Woman Drives Car Through Bagels and Beyond Store in Ocean Acres on Tuesday

STAFFORD - A woman mistakenly drove her car through the Bagels and Beyond storefront on Tuesday morning.

The Stafford Township Police Department responded to this single motor vehicle collision with the building at the Bagels and Beyond shop at 1340 Route 72.

A 2015 BMW operated by Kimberly Hogan, age 53 of Beach Haven went through that window. 

Hogan was attempting to park the ...

Southern Regional High School Food Bank in Need of Turkeys by Tuesday to Support Families for Thanksgiving

November 18, 2018

STAFFORD - The Southern Regional High School food bank is still in dire need of turkeys. Over 60 baskets are being assembled for district students’ families. 

The volunteers are in need of about 40 turkeys at this point.

The baskets will be delivered this Tuesday, November 21.  

If you can drop off a frozen turkey to the Southern Regional 9 / 10 ...

Ship Bottom Christmas Parade "A Great White Christmas" Set for Saturday December 1

SHIP BOTTOM - The 39th Annual Ship Bottom Christmas Parade will take place on Saturday, December 1 at 1 p.m.  The parade will run along Long Beach Boulevard from 5th to 25th Street. .  

This years theme is "A Great White Christmas." Area community members are encouraged to enter a float for your family, business or organization.  There are no ...

Pancake Breakfast with Santa to Benefit David's Dream and Believe Cancer Foundation

STAFFORD, NJ - David's Dream and Believe Cancer Foundation is having their 2nd Annual Pancake Breakfast with Santa on Sunday December 2 from 8-11 a.m. at TGI Fridays in Manahawkin

The foundation raises money for families affected by cancer in our area.  

David's Dream and Believe youth group Generation Dream and students from Southern Regional High School are leading the ...

Southern Regional High School Food Bank in Need of Turkeys by Tuesday to Support Families for Thanksgiving

November 18, 2018

STAFFORD - The Southern Regional High School food bank is still in dire need of turkeys. Over 60 baskets are being assembled for district students’ families. 

The volunteers are in need of about 40 turkeys at this point.

The baskets will be delivered this Tuesday, November 21.  

If you can drop off a frozen turkey to the Southern Regional 9 / 10 ...

Ship Bottom Christmas Parade "A Great White Christmas" Set for Saturday December 1

SHIP BOTTOM - The 39th Annual Ship Bottom Christmas Parade will take place on Saturday, December 1 at 1 p.m.  The parade will run along Long Beach Boulevard from 5th to 25th Street. .  

This years theme is "A Great White Christmas." Area community members are encouraged to enter a float for your family, business or organization.  There are no ...

Pancake Breakfast with Santa to Benefit David's Dream and Believe Cancer Foundation

STAFFORD, NJ - David's Dream and Believe Cancer Foundation is having their 2nd Annual Pancake Breakfast with Santa on Sunday December 2 from 8-11 a.m. at TGI Fridays in Manahawkin

The foundation raises money for families affected by cancer in our area.  

David's Dream and Believe youth group Generation Dream and students from Southern Regional High School are leading the ...

Reynolds Famous Black Friday One Day Only Sale This Friday

November 19, 2018

STAFFORD - Join Reynolds on Black Friday for the sale of the season! Save 25% OFF your ENTIRE purchase for this ONE DAY ONLY SALE. All shop merchandise is included in the sale (except live materials).

Reynolds’ Famous Black Friday One Day Only Sale is on Friday, November 23, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Reynolds Garden Shop, 210 East Bay Avenue, Manahawkin, NJ ...

Long Beach Island Library Hosting Wreath Making Workshop on Dec. 1

SHIP BOTTOM - The Long Beach Island branch of the Ocean County Library is hosting a wreath making workshop at 10 a.m. on Saturday, December 1. 

Those who attend will learn the skills to create beautiful mesh ribbon wreathes.  All suppplies will be provided.  Registration is required for this free event.  Call the branch at 609-494-2480 or ...

Number of Measles Cases Keep Rising in Ocean County Epidemic

November 19, 2018

STAFFORD and LONG BEACH ISLAND - It is not known if any measles cases exist in Southern Ocean County, as reporting suggests that most cases are in the central and northern section of the county.  Most of the cases reported are in Lakewood, where a large Jewish population exists.  

The outbreak seems to have been caused by people who have recently traveled to Israel where an ...

Stafford Holiday Tree Lighting and Other Festivities All Set for December 7

STAFFORD -  Stafford Township's Annual Holiday Tree Lighting extravaganza is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 7 from 6 to 9 p.m  at the municipal building on East Bay Avenue.

Santa Claus will make a visit. Music and many activities are planned such as:

Ice Sculpting
Entertainment
Train Rides
Refreshments
Special guests
Plenty of opportunities to take great ...

Andy Kim Officially Defeats Tom MacArthur in U.S. Congress Third District Race

STAFFORD - It took eight days to clarify, but after a hard fought race Thom MacArthur said on his Facebook page that he contacted Andy Kim, a Democrat to concede and congratulate him on his victory.

MacArthur has served as a two-term Republican congressman. 

Democrat Andy Kim was officially declared the winner of New Jersey's Third Congressional District seat in his first bid ...

Number of Measles Cases Keep Rising in Ocean County Epidemic

November 19, 2018

STAFFORD and LONG BEACH ISLAND - It is not known if any measles cases exist in Southern Ocean County, as reporting suggests that most cases are in the central and northern section of the county.  Most of the cases reported are in Lakewood, where a large Jewish population exists.  

The outbreak seems to have been caused by people who have recently traveled to Israel where an ...

Pancake Breakfast with Santa to Benefit David's Dream and Believe Cancer Foundation

STAFFORD, NJ - David's Dream and Believe Cancer Foundation is having their 2nd Annual Pancake Breakfast with Santa on Sunday December 2 from 8-11 a.m. at TGI Fridays in Manahawkin

The foundation raises money for families affected by cancer in our area.  

David's Dream and Believe youth group Generation Dream and students from Southern Regional High School are leading the ...

Wintry Weather Part of Thursday's Nor'Easter in Southern Ocean County

STAFFORD and LONG BEACH ISLAND - Forecasters are predicting a lot of rain and wind in Southern Ocean County today.  Some areas in North Jersey are expecting 3-6 inches of snow.

There is a Wind Advisory has been issued from 3 p.m. Thursday to 3 a.m. Friday. Winds are expected ot be sustained from 25 to 35 mph. There may be gusts of 40 to 50 mph may cause power outages, driving ...

Andy Kim Officially Defeats Tom MacArthur in U.S. Congress Third District Race

November 15, 2018

STAFFORD - It took eight days to clarify, but after a hard fought race Thom MacArthur said on his Facebook page that he contacted Andy Kim, a Democrat to concede and congratulate him on his victory.

MacArthur has served as a two-term Republican congressman. 

Democrat Andy Kim was officially declared the winner of New Jersey's Third Congressional District seat in his first bid ...

MacArthur and Kim Third District Contest Too Close to Call

TRENTON -The United States Congressional Third District race remains too close to call on Wednesday morning.  Incumbent Republican Tom MacArthur faced a heavy barrage from Democrats throughout the nation in this challenge.

Andy Kim ran as the Democratic challenger.  

It has been a fierce battle between two-term Republican incumbent Tom MacArthur and Democrat Andy Kim, a ...

The Next Mayor of Stafford Township is Greg Myhre

STAFFORD - Republican Greg Myhre will be the next mayor of Stafford Township. Myrhe and his entire Republican ticket was victorious over the Democratic party challengers led by Stafford businessman Joe Mangino.

The unofficial results are Myhre with 5,377 votes (57%) and Joe Mangino finishing in second with 4,060 votes (43%)

"This is the result of a tremendous amount of hard ...

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Seasonal Recipe: Apple Cider Cranberry Sauce

November 17, 2018

Apple cider adds a bit of warm spice to this easy Thanksgiving side dish.

Ingredients:

12 oz. fresh cranberries, about 3 ½ cups

1 cup granulated sugar

½ cup apple cider

Rinse berries and pick them over to remove any leaves or stems that might be mixed in.

Combine all ingredients in a small pot. Cook, stirring, over medium-high heat, until all of the berries ...

Ray Negron to Appear at Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment

November 14, 2018

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Ray Negron, NY Times best-selling author and New York Yankees executive, will be making an appearance at the Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment on Saturday, Nov. 17.

Negron will be the “In The Sulky” guest on the pre-game show with Bob “Hollywood” Heyden.  They will discuss Negron’s relationship with George Steinbrenner, his ...

Treelicious Orchards Celebrates Fall at their Annual Apple Festival & Benefit

November 19, 2018

PORT MURRAY, NJ -- A good time was had by all at the Apple Festival hosted by Treelicious Orchards this October. An annual event, the festival is a benefit for The Ben Samuels Children's Center for Inclusive Early Care and Education at Montclair State University.

Visitors picked their own apples at the peak of perfection, with six different varieties to choose from. The event also ...