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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 ...

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 Regional Classes of 2019 and 2021 Hosting Gift Auction This Friday Evening

STAFFORD - The Southern Regional High School Classes of 2019 and 2021 Hosting Gift Auction this Friday, November 16, 2018.

The event will take place at the Southern Regional Middle School cafeteria at 75 Cedar Bridge Road in Manahawkin.

All are welcome to support these two Southern classes at the Southern Regional 8th Annual Fall Gift Auction. 
The $10 entrance fee gets includes a ...

Stafford and LBI Area Board of Education Election Results

STAFFORD and LONG BEACH ISLAND - The Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, Stafford and Southern Regional Boards of Education each had elections for Board of Education members on Tuesday.  Here are the  winners, the results are unofficial at this time. 

Beach Haven School District (Unofficial Results) 
One Seat Available

Caroline Rabin (uncontested)

Long ...

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

November 15, 2018

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 ...

Manahawkin Man Accused of Assaulting Woman Shot and Killed by Police

MANTOLOKING, NJ - The Ocean County Prosecutors Office released a statement Tuesday afternoon announcing that a Manahawkin man was shot and killed by police on Monday during the execution of a warrant for his arrest. 

Edward M. Walsh, a 39-year-old Manahawkin man was shot by police in a million-dollar Mantoloking home Monday after authorities tried to arrest him for assaulting a ...

Stafford Township Now Collecting Items for the Free Little Pantry Project

November 13, 2018

STAFFORD - Stafford Township is now collecting items to stock the Free Little Pantry. In completing his Eagle Scout achievements, Parker Petty initiated the Free Little Pantry Project in Stafford Township earlier this year.

Petty, his father and fellow Eagle Scouts began building and installing pantry boxes in several locations around town to provide food for those who are in ...

Bu Quach is Still Missing, Saturday's Search Unsuccessful

STAFFORD – Bu Quach is still missing.  

After a strong search on Saturday in Ocean Acres, there was no success finding Mr. Quach.
"Unfortunately we are still searching for our father," wrote his son Johnny Quach on Sunday.  "There are no new leads, the only thing we gained out of this, was the outgoing love and support from everyone.after a strong ...

Southern Regional Classes of 2019 and 2021 Hosting Gift Auction This Friday Evening

STAFFORD - The Southern Regional High School Classes of 2019 and 2021 Hosting Gift Auction this Friday, November 16, 2018.

The event will take place at the Southern Regional Middle School cafeteria at 75 Cedar Bridge Road in Manahawkin.

All are welcome to support these two Southern classes at the Southern Regional 8th Annual Fall Gift Auction. 
The $10 entrance fee gets includes a ...

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

November 16, 2018

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 ...

Stafford EMS Members Showered With Acts of Kindness and Appreciation

STAFFORD - The Stafford Township Emergency Medical Services team shared with TAPinto two wonderful acts of kindness towards their squad members on Saturday.

Squad 38 and some of their members stopped by the Shore Fire Grille in Manahawkin for some lunch.

"As we were enjoying the awesome food, a woman came up to our crew, handed us a $50 gift card and thanked us for everything ...

Southern Ocean Hunger Foundation Hosting 5K Runraiser on Saturday, November 24 in Beach Haven

BEACH HAVEN - Do you love to run or get good exercise?  There is an opportunity to exercise and contribute to a tremendous cause and need in the Southern Ocean County area.

The Southern Ocean County Hunger Foundation is an organization committed to combating hunger in the area.  The Hunger Foundation of Southern Ocean is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, volunteer-only organization which hosts ...

TAPinto Reminds Everyone to Turn Your Clocks Back 1- Hour this Weekend

November 3, 2018

STAFFORD & LBI, NJ - It’s time to fall back as Daylight Saving Time comes to an end this weekend. 

TAPinto reminds readers to turn their clocks back one hour at 2 a.m. Sunday morning.

This adjustment typically takes place automatically on smartphones, computers, and tablets. Those with non-automated devices will have to manually change the time.

With the end of ...

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

November 16, 2018

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 ...

Bu Quach is Still Missing, Saturday's Search Unsuccessful

STAFFORD – Bu Quach is still missing.  

After a strong search on Saturday in Ocean Acres, there was no success finding Mr. Quach.
"Unfortunately we are still searching for our father," wrote his son Johnny Quach on Sunday.  "There are no new leads, the only thing we gained out of this, was the outgoing love and support from everyone.after a strong ...

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

November 15, 2018

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 ...

Nurses Overwhelmingly Vote to Stay Unified: Southern Ocean Nurses to Resume Negotiations with Hackensack Meridian

STAFFORD — Unionized nurses at Southern Ocean Medical Center (SOMC) rejected an attempt to eliminate their union rights with a landslide victory vote on November 13 and 14. Of the 87 percent of nurses who came out to vote, 85 percent voted yes to remain members of HPAE, NJ’s largest union of nurses and healthcare professionals.

“Since our Local’s first vote to form our ...

Stafford Township Now Collecting Items for the Free Little Pantry Project

STAFFORD - Stafford Township is now collecting items to stock the Free Little Pantry. In completing his Eagle Scout achievements, Parker Petty initiated the Free Little Pantry Project in Stafford Township earlier this year.

Petty, his father and fellow Eagle Scouts began building and installing pantry boxes in several locations around town to provide food for those who are in ...

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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Kosher Food Isn't Boring

November 15, 2018

Just ask the more than 300 exhibitors at Kosherfest, the world's largest kosher-certified trade show held on Nov. 14 and 15 at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, NJ.

Jackie Lieberman spoke with representatives from the leading innovators in the industry, including Manischewitz — a household name that's based right here in the Garden State. While ...

Upcoming Events

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Fri, November 16, 5:30 PM

Southern Regional Middle School Cafeteria, Manahawkin

Southern Regional Classes of 2019 and 2021 ...

Education Giving Back

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Sat, November 17, 10:00 AM

Southern Regional High School, Manahawkin

Southern Youth Basketball Clinic

Education Sports

Sat, November 17, 12:00 PM

St. Francis Community Center, Long Beach Township

Christmas Craft Show

Arts & Entertainment

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 ...

NeedQuest Hosts Thera-Palooza Special Needs Event for Families and Providers

November 13, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- Thera-Palooza, a special needs therapy fair, was held here recently at the Hilton Garden Inn. 

“Thera-Palooza is an experiential event for families with loved ones with special needs,” said Leslie Crowe, the founder of NeedQuest, a local directory of special needs resources, and the organizer of Thera-Palooza. “At this event, we are bringing ...