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Trident Hosting Free Fitness Saturday's

August 23, 2019

STAFFORD - Trident Ftiness and Performance is sponsoring Step Up Saturday on Saturday morning at their facility at 541 Main Street (Route 9) in West Creek at 9 a.m.

This event is open to the public and a membership is not necessary to enjoy the fun works.

Trident has been offering Step Up Saturday during the summer at the Nautilus Park in Manahawkin.  Recently, Trident hosted a Workout ...

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

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Sunday's LBI Area Entertainment Presented by the Tide Table Group

August 25, 2019

​​​​​​LONG BEACH ISLAND, NJ - Hard to believe we are entering the last full week of summer!  It goes by way too quickly.  Sunday's entertainment lineup is listed below. Again, special thanks to the Tide Table Group for sponsoring our entertainment schedule. . 

Bird & Betty's: 
Sunday 3 p.m.  Daq's on the Deck, Bird and Betty's ...

Ned Ryerson and the Groundhogs Lead Saturday's LBI Area Entertainment Presented by the Tide Table Group

​​​​​​LONG BEACH ISLAND, NJ - It is Saturday night at the Jersey Shore at the greatest location Long Beach Island.  Here is Saturday night's entertainment lineup presented and sponsored by the Tide Table Group.  

Ned Ryerson and the Groundhogs are performing at the Old Causeway at 10 p.m.  The band is led by the big man Ned Ryerson who was quite a scholastic basketball ...

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

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 ...

Stafford Township Hosting Drainage Information Workshop on September 9

August 22, 2019

STAFFORD - The leadership in Stafford Township is holding a public meeting on September 9 to discuss drainage issues in the municipality. The Mayor and Council will host the “Drainage Workshop” at 7 p.m. in the Township Council meeting room located at 260 East Bay Avenue, Manahawkin, NJ 08050.

The Township Administrator, Township Engineer and Superintendent of Public ...

Overnight Paving Work on Route 72 Through Thursday Night

STAFFORD  – The New Jersey Department of Transportation is currently working on a road paving project on Route 72 in Burlington and Ocean counties.  The work began on Monday night August 19 and is expected to continue until Thursday, August 22. 

There will be overnight lane closures and alternating traffic at night when the construction crews are working. NJDOT officials ...

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

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 ...

Ignition Locks Now Required for All First Time DWI Drivers in New Jersey

August 23, 2019

TRENTON  —New Jersey became the 34th state in the country to to mandate ignition interlock devices for all drunk-driving offenders, that includes those convicted for their first offense. 

The law actually loosens overall penalties and suspension as New Jersey seeks to allow offenders to be able to drive to work and live normally. The drivers are required to blow a sober breath ...

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

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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Wed, August 28, 6:00 PM

Holiday Beach Club, Waretown

Ørsted to Host Community Meeting to Introduce ...

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Sat, August 31, 9:00 AM

Manahawkin Elks, Manahawkin

Manahawkin Elks to Host Market Day on August 31

Food & Drink Giving Back

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Fri, September 6, 5:30 PM

Sea Shell Resort & Beach Club, Beach Haven

Beach Party with Shorty Long and the Jersey Horns

Arts & Entertainment Giving Back

New Jersey Date Night: Cookies Aren’t Just for Kids

August 25, 2019

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

As summer comes to a close and school doors open, the kids will return to their structured lives while parents breathe a sigh of relief as everyone goes back to their normal routine. 

If they’re lucky, kids will occasionally return home from their eventful day to share their adventures over a ...

EXPLAINING OUR POSITION ON RAPID DEVELOPMENT OF THE QUEEN CITY, BEACH HAVEN

August 25, 2019

Dear Editor:  

Change is inevitable. 

No matter how attached we are to special places like Long Beach Island, even charming beach towns have to evolve. We understand this.

n the late 90s, we built Mud City on a property that had been, among other restaurants, Spanky’s Secret Fish House. We opened the Black Whale in the building that was formerly Romeo’s in ...

HomeGrown: Asbury Park Visits Watermark, a Venue Rooted in Community and Connection

August 23, 2019

ASBURY PARK, NJ -- This week, HomeGrown: Asbury Park visits Watermark, the go-to gathering spot located on the Asbury Park boardwalk. Host Stephanie Willoughby sat down with Watermark’s Owner & Creator, Russell Lewis, to discuss both the history and vibe of Watermark and the larger community of Asbury Park. 

Watermark is located on Ocean Avenue, steps away from local landmarks ...