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Longtime Stafford Township Community Leader and Volunteer Jim Raylman Dead at 69

March 18, 2019

STAFFORD - A Stafford Township legend, servant, husband and great family man passed on St. Patrick's Day.  James Edwin Raylman, 69, of Manahawkin, passed away on March 17, 2019.

Jim was the Director of Ocean County Educational Media Center as well as very active in many community organizations.  

Visiting hours will be Friday, March 22, 2019, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Award winning Surf & Sip Brew Trail Partners with Izzo's Brew Bus

March 19, 2019

 SHIP BOTTOM, NJ - The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commercehas announced their new partnership between their Surf & Sip Brew Trail and Izzo's Brew Bus. 

The chamber members can reach new audiences together as brew trail transportation provides a mini beer vacation. 

The chamber's Southern Ocean Made accreditation program launched the Surf and ...

Stafford Chamber of Commerce Business Spotlight: Room Service Home Improvements

STAFFORD - Steven Rizzo started Room Service Home Improvements in NJ in 2005.  He retired from the New York City Police Department as a Lieutenant in March of 2005. Steve then followed his passion to work with his hands in the remodeling business. 

Prior to his retirement Steven owned a successful home improvement business in Staten Island under the same name. After ...

Southern Ocean Chamber Member Closeup: G Anderson Agency and Anderson Insurance Agency

MANAHAWKIN, NJ - G. Anderson Agency was started by Gil and Marie Anderson in 1967 on Long Beach Island, celebrating over 50 years in business!

Today, G. Anderson Agency handles real estate sales and rentals and Anderson Insurance Agency, located in Manahawkin, handles insurance for LBI and the surrounding areas. All four of the owner’s children, along with a son in law and one ...

Two Stafford Firefighters Injured in Sunday's Fire in Barnegat

March 18, 2019

BARNEGAT - There was a structure fire in Barnegat Township at the Atlantic Heights Apartment complex on at approximately 1 p.m. Sunday.  The Barnegat, Stafford and Waretown Fire Departments joined together to battle the flames.

Two firefighters were injured in the fire, both from Stafford Township's department. Both were cared for at the Southern Ocean Medical Center and are expected ...

Stafford Police Searching for Bank Robbery Suspect

STAFFORD - The Stafford Township Police Department is searching for a man who robbed the Wells Fargo Bank at the Stafford Square Mall on Saturday, according to authorities. .

The bank robbery took place at 10:40 a.m. The police found in their investigation a male, described by the bank teller as possible Asian resemblance and wearing dark pants, dark jacket and a camouflage ball cap entered ...

Manahawkin Man, Ralph Napoli, Who Died in Florida Crash Funeral Services on March 23

MIMS, FLORIDA - The Florida Highway Patrol reported that a Manahawkin man, Ralph Napoli, age 64, was killed at 7:45 a.m. Sunday on Interstate 95 at mile marker 227.

The Florida Highway Patrol reported that  a 2003 Nissan 350 Z driven by Anthony Keyes-Walls, 21, of Titusville, Florida was traveling southbound on I-95, in the left lane.

Napoli was riding his 2010 ...

Long Beach Township PBA Hosting Easter Egg Hunt on April 13

March 13, 2019

LONG BEACH TOWNSHIP - The Long Beach Tonwship PBA is ready to celebrate Spring.  On April 13, from 2 to 4 p.m. they will host their annual Easter Egg Hunt at Lauren Rousseau’s Playground in Bayview Park in Brant Beach.

The event is free and features an egg hunt for children under 12, music and light snacks and refreshments. 
Please bring your own basket and in an effort ...

Family Promise of Southern Ocean County Hosting Designer Bag Bingo

BARNEGAT - Designer Bag Bingo, benefiting Family Promise SOC, will be held Fri, Mar 29, at the Barnegat Recreation Center, 900 West Bay Ave.  Doors open at 6pm, calling starts at 7 p.m.  Admission is $35 and includes 4 bingo boards with 10 games each. 

There will be a gift auction and a 50/50, and snacks, desserts and beverages for sale.  All participants must be 18 years ...

Stafford Recreation's Awaken Memories With Music

MANAHAWKIN, NJ - We all have favorite songs that instantly transport us back to special times in our lives.

Music is one of the most effective tools to enhance the lives of patients with dementia.

Even patients with advanced dementia benefit from listening to the old familiar songs they loved. They come to life and many speak for the first time in months or years.

Stafford Recreation ...

Award winning Surf & Sip Brew Trail Partners with Izzo's Brew Bus

March 19, 2019

 SHIP BOTTOM, NJ - The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commercehas announced their new partnership between their Surf & Sip Brew Trail and Izzo's Brew Bus. 

The chamber members can reach new audiences together as brew trail transportation provides a mini beer vacation. 

The chamber's Southern Ocean Made accreditation program launched the Surf and ...

Long Beach Township PBA Hosting Easter Egg Hunt on April 13

LONG BEACH TOWNSHIP - The Long Beach Tonwship PBA is ready to celebrate Spring.  On April 13, from 2 to 4 p.m. they will host their annual Easter Egg Hunt at Lauren Rousseau’s Playground in Bayview Park in Brant Beach.

The event is free and features an egg hunt for children under 12, music and light snacks and refreshments. 
Please bring your own basket and in an effort ...

Stafford Conservative Republican Club Receives County Endorsement and is Welcoming New Members

March 20, 2019

TOMS RIVER - On March 13, 2019 at the Ocean County Republican Organization's Annual Nominating Convention, the Stafford Conservative Republican Club (SCRC) was recognized as the official Republican Club for Stafford Township.

This recognition gives the SCRC a voice in nominating candidates for municipal, county, state, and federal elections who will appear under the “Regular ...

Governor Murphy Unveils New Plans to Care for Individuals Dually Diagnosed with Developmental Disabilities and Mental Health Conditions

TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy has announced $22.5 million in proposed new investments to care for individuals with developmental disabilities, including new funding for individuals diagnosed with both developmental disabilities and mental health conditions.

“Our budget will provide critical resources to allow individuals with both developmental disabilities and mental health ...

Route 72 in Stafford Construction Updates

STAFFORD - If you have been driving around Manahawkin this week you probably noticed the recent lane shifts on on Route 72. This is part of the construction happening between the Garden State Parkway and Stafford Square Shopping Center,

There is now a shift with a construction zone on the right of the road to continue culvert replacement work, according to the NJ Department of Transportation.

Public Health Alert: Potential Measles Exposure at Newark Liberty International Airport

March 19, 2019

TRENTON, NJ - New Jersey Department of Health officials have warned that passengers that traveled through Newark Airport between March 4 at 9:00 p.m. and March 5 at 9:30 a.m. may have been exposed to measles and could develop symptoms as late as March 26.

According to the health alert issued on Monday, the carrier of the highly contagious disease arrived in Terminal C at Newark Liberty ...

The Stafford Police and Urgent Care Now Offering Project Medicine Drop Box on Saturday, May 23.

STAFFORD - Don't know what to do with your old, expired and unwanted Rx medicine? Bring it to Urgent Care Now NJ in Manahawkin this Saturday, March 23.

Stafford Township Police Department's Officer Chris Fritz and Det. Chris Mulch will be on hand with their Project Medicine Drop Box from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, St. Francis Community Center is Offering Help

SOUTHERN OCEAN COUNTY - April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month.   St. Francis Counseling Service is the designated Sexual Abuse and Assault Program for Ocean County.  Sexual Abuse Counseling and prevention programming is provided at no cost to residents.  Join St. Francis Counseling for Sexual Assault Awareness Month with activities to bring awareness throughout Ocean ...

Main Street Alliance Church Presents "TrEd" Dance and Drama Ministry This Wednesday Night

March 11, 2019

STAFFORD - Pastor Bob Nash and the Main Street Alliance Church on Route 9 in Manahawkin is hosting a very special event this Wednesday, March 13th,

The dance ministry TrEd is performing at 6 p.m.

TrEd is a dance ministry that "utilizes a unique form of athletic movement, original music, and live sound, to deliver a message of breakthrough and freedom." Find out more about ...

Waretown Man Arrested on Child Pornography Charges

March 7, 2019

WARETOWN - A Waretown man was charged Tuesday with possessing and distributing child pornography.  Michael D'Elia, 40, had over 1,000 images of child pornography on devices in his home, according to the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office.

After a four month investigation by the Prosecutors Office the Waretown man's address was the site of the distribution of child pornography ...

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Obituaries

Mar 12, 1950 - Mar 17, 2019
James E. Raylman, 69, of Manahawkin passed away on Sunday, March, 17, 2019.   Jim was ...
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In Westfield, NJ, a Dream to Help People Live Better Through Food at Fettle + Fare

March 17, 2019

Opening a new restaurant is rarely an easy task, and for Fettle + Fare owner Amanda Vargas, who has multiple sclerosis and is legally blind, the journey to create her shop in Westfield, NJ, was extra challenging. 

It was here that she created a space that is more to her than a place to find tasty, nutritious food. It’s a symbol of growth and helping others ...