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Warm Weather Means Hot Fishing: LBI Fishing Update by Jim Hutchinson Sr.

August 19, 2019

LONG BEACH ISLAND REGION - It is hard to believe, but summer is quickly coming to an end. I checked the weather report for the upcoming week, and it looks like it will be a hot one. That should keep the water temperatures high and our fishing action also hot.

This warm water will provide us with the appearance of those fish from the south that are often not found in our area waters. I am ...

Together Community Mourns the Loss of Shore Fire Grille Owner Timothy Kohlheim

August 16, 2019

STAFFORD, NJ - Last night, our community lost a very special one of our own. Shore Fire Grille owner, Timothy Kohlheim, was not only a successful business owner and family man, but also one who always lend a helping hand whenever someone in our community needed it. 

At approximately 9:30 p.m. on August 15, the Stafford Township Police Department responded to a motor vehicle collision on ...

Stafford and Long Beach Island Police Departments Celebrate the 2019 National Night Out

LONG BEACH TOWNSHIP - Tuesday, August 6 was the National Night Out that is celebrated each year.  National Night Out takes place all around the nation and is a community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnership.  

National Night Out's goal is to enhance the relationships between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of ...

Long Beach Township Police Add Two New Sergeants and Officer

LONG BEACH TOWNSHIP - The Long Beach Township Police Department recently promoted two officers to the rank of Sergeant.  Sean Ferguson (left) and Patrick Mazzella (right) are the new sergeants. 

Also Jimmy Ayers (center) was appointed as a full time officer by the Township Committee at the Monday, August 5 meeting. 

Hundreds Pay Tribute to Timothy Kohlheim at Tuesday's Celebration of Life Gathering

August 20, 2019

STAFFORD - On Tuesday, hundreds of people stopped by the Stafford Firehouse on Stafford Avenue to pay their respects to the memory of a great man who died way too young.

Timothy Kohlheim owner of Shore Fire Grille, with locations in Manahawkin and Surf City was killed in a tragic motor vehicle accident on Thursday, August 15 on Route 72 in Manahawkin. 

Kohlheim was a loving ...

Reynolds Annual "Good Ole Days" Sale Set With Great Savings

STAFFORD - It’s time for Reynold's Annual “Good Ol’ Days Sale” on Saturday, August 31.

Shoppers will find savings of up to 75% OFF Home Accessories, Furniture, Outdoor Decor, Jewelry, Lamps, Plant Material, Baby Clothes, Women’s Clothing (Hobo, Nic+Zoe, Habitat, Cut Loose, NYDJ, Liverpool, Bobeau, Kyla Seo), Hand Bags, and much, much more.

Also, 20% ...

Southern Ocean Chamber Association Presents Summer Donation to Parker’s Army

STAFFORD - The Southern Ocean Chamber Association, a NJ 501c3 Non Profit; (SOCA) was established to provide resources to advance small business and nonprofit entities throughout the Long Beach Island region.

The organization presented Parker’s Army with a donation for $1000 to further advance their mission.  

Parker’s Army is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization ...

What New LGBTQ Curriculum Could Mean to Barnegat and NJ Schools

August 7, 2019

BARNEGAT, NJ –   Barnegat Mayor Alfonso “Al” Cirulli just blasted a new law requiring public educators to update school curriculums to include contributions made by LGBTQ community members. Meanwhile, Cirulli admitted that he had no idea what would be added to middle school and high school studies.

In voicing his objection, Cirulli said, “The State is allowing ...

Southern Ocean Chamber Association Presents Summer Donation to Parker’s Army

August 17, 2019

STAFFORD - The Southern Ocean Chamber Association, a NJ 501c3 Non Profit; (SOCA) was established to provide resources to advance small business and nonprofit entities throughout the Long Beach Island region.

The organization presented Parker’s Army with a donation for $1000 to further advance their mission.  

Parker’s Army is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization ...

Candlelight Vigil Saturday to Honor Timothy Kohlheim, Local Businessman, Husband and Father

STAFFORD - The Stafford Township and neighboring communities spent Friday shaken by the sad news of the passing of local businessman Timothy Kohlheim on Thursday night. 

Shore Fire Grille owner, Timothy Kohlheim, was not only a successful business owner and family man, but also one who always lend a helping hand whenever someone in our community needed it. 

At approximately 9:30 ...

Fusaro's Donating $2.00 for Every Pizza Sold on Wednesday to David's Dream and Believe Cancer Foundation

STAFFORD - TAPinto was informed this evening of another wonderful business contributor in our community interested in helping people in need.  Today is the day that Fusaro's Pizza donates $2.00 of every pizza sold to David's Dream and Believe Cancer Foundation.  The generous business does this on the 14th of each month.  Wednesday is the 14th day of August. 

If ...

Bird and Betty's Premieres the Film "Sink or Swim" Which Headlines Monday Night LBI Entertainment Presented by the Tide Table Group

August 19, 2019

STAFFORD AND LONG BEACH ISLAND - Don't worry about showers or rain tonight in case they pop up due to the crazy high humidity. Go ahead and get out to enjoy the nightlife in the LBI area. 

Tonight, Monday August 19 features the screening of “Sink or Swim” by Salty Crew - the film that explores surf and fishing.  All are invited to attend this film presented by Farias ...

Ocean County Irish Festival Hosted by the Ocean County Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh Coming Saturday September 7 at Manahawkin Lake Park

STAFFORD -  The Ocean County chapter of the Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh is again hosting the Ocean County Irish Festival on Saturday, September 7, 2019.  

The event will take place at the Manahawkin Lake Park in Manahawkin for the third consecutive year. .  

The event takes place all on one big day, Saturday, September 7. The festival runs from 11 a.m. to 7 ...

Calissta Quinn Appearing at Teen Night Tops Sunday's Entertainment Lineup: LBI Area Entertainment Presented by the Tide Table Group

​​​​​​LONG BEACH ISLAND, NJ - It is Sunday night at the Jersey Shore.  There is a special Teen Night at Bird and Betty's tonight beginning at 9 p.m.  This Sunday's Teen Nite will feature a performance by rising pop/r&b star Callista Quinn, featured on The Voice and The Apollo Theatre Amateur Nite

This is a safe, comfortable environment for those under 21.  $10 ...

Gov. Murphy Finally Signs Bill to Eliminate 11.6% on Shore Homeowners Who Rent Their Vacation Properties

August 10, 2019

TRENTON, NJ — With less than a month left in the prime summer rental season, vacationers who rent directly from shore homeowners will not have to pay 11.6 percent in state sales and occupancy taxes.

Gov. Phil Murphy has signed a measure that requires transient accommodations only be subject to the taxes if the rental is obtained through online marketplaces, like AirBnB and VRBO — ...

Stafford Township Supports Ocean County Freeholders in Challenging Immigration Trust Directive from NJ Attorney General

August 13, 2019

STAFFORD - Just about all municipalities plan ahead when it comes to dealing with routine matters at their Township Committee meetings.  The Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders recently supported the plan to file a lawsuit against NJ Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal.  

The Township of Stafford Mayor and Council recently approved a resolution supporting the proposed ...

Invocations Legal at Township Government Meetings and the Barnegat Township Controversy

STAFFORD – When the new Stafford Township Council had their first meeting in January, the meeting began with a prayer by Chaplain Randy Giberson.  Randy has been very involved in Christian ministries in Southern Ocean County for many years and retired a few years back as a long time Stafford Township employee.

This topic is relevant for Stafford and Long Beach Island due to a recent ...

Stafford Township's Town-Wide Yard Sale September 14 and 15

STAFFORD - Stafford Township’s TOWN WIDE YARD SALE will take place on Saturday and Sunday, September 14 and 15 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m..

Complete form on the Recreation Page at www.staffordnj.gov
 
Mail to Stafford Recreation, 260 East Bay Ave, Manahawkin, NJ 08050 or  Email ALL information from form to dbudesa@staffordnj.gov    

**NO ...

St. Francis Counseling Services Offering Volunteer Confidential Sexual Violence Advocate Training

August 13, 2019

BRANT BEACH - St. Francis Counseling Services is now taking applications for the Confidential Sexual Violence Advocate (CSVA) Training Program. The trainings are held from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. every Monday for 12 weeks, beginning September 9 and concluding December 16.

Help survivors of sexual abuse and assault and become a Confidential Sexual Violence Advocate.  Are you ...

Invocations Legal at Township Government Meetings and the Barnegat Township Controversy

August 12, 2019

STAFFORD – When the new Stafford Township Council had their first meeting in January, the meeting began with a prayer by Chaplain Randy Giberson.  Randy has been very involved in Christian ministries in Southern Ocean County for many years and retired a few years back as a long time Stafford Township employee.

This topic is relevant for Stafford and Long Beach Island due to a recent ...

Ørsted to Host Community Meeting to Introduce Ocean Wind Project to Area Residents

August 15, 2019

WARETOWN, NJ – Representatives from offshore wind developer Ørsted will host an informational community meeting to introduce their Ocean Wind project to interested residents on Wednesday, August 28 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Holiday Beach Club, located on Lighthouse Drive, Waretown. Free parking will be available.

Attendees will hear an Ocean Wind project overview then visit and ...

Ørsted to Host Community Meeting to Introduce Ocean Wind Project to Area Residents

WARETOWN, NJ – Representatives from offshore wind developer Ørsted will host an informational community meeting to introduce their Ocean Wind project to interested residents on Wednesday, August 28 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Holiday Beach Club, located on Lighthouse Drive, Waretown. Free parking will be available.

Attendees will hear an Ocean Wind project overview then visit and ...

Warming Waters Could Cause One Whale of a Problem for New Jersey, Says Rutgers Researcher

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The number of humpback whale sightings in New York City and northern New Jersey has increased dramatically in recent years, by more than 500%, as a result of warmer and cleaner waters, raising the risk of dangerous interactions between the huge marine mammals and humans, according to a Rutgers University-New Brunswick researcher.

The increase in sightings near one of the ...

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Immediate Blood Needs for El Paso Shooting Victims Met; Tragic Event Highlights Ongoing Need for Consistent Blood Donations

Nationwide blood services provider Vitalant sends its heartfelt condolences to the victims of the August 3 El Paso, TX shooting, their families, friends and the community at large. As the blood provider to El Paso hospitals, Vitalant immediately provided 367 units of blood products following the shooting. As partners of the local hospitals and communities we serve, we stand ready to support ...

Obituaries

Nov 17, 1982 - Aug 15, 2019
On August 15, 2019, Timothy Kohlheim tragically passed away, loving husband and father of two ...
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Sprinkle this on Your Watermelon: Chile Lime Salt

August 18, 2019

Give the sweet summer watermelon a whole new flavor profile with chile lime salt.

Marty Silverman, manager of Savory Spice Shop in Westfield, said the shop’s Peruvian Chile Lime Seasoning is a big seller.

The lime adds brightness and the chile gives the fruit it a savory kick. But don't underestimate the importance of salt in the combo.

“Growing up, my dad, brother and I ...

Popular Asbury Park Donut Shop Gains Both Neighborhood and National Success

August 16, 2019

ASBURY PARK, NJ – In our newest episode, HomeGrown visits Purple Glaze Donuts, an award-winning bakery on Summerfield Avenue. Open for four years in Asbury Park, the donuts are made by a mother and son team, and have already become a celebrated part of the community.

The shop opened in 2015 and began having success shortly thereafter. “We’ve slowly gotten the word out,” ...