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Former Southern Volleyball Star Liam Maxwell Excelling at Belmont Abbey College

March 23, 2019

STAFFORD - The Belmont Abbey College recently released a press notification that Southern Alum Liam and junior Maxwell has eclipsed 1,000 kills for his career. That is incredible feat for an athlete who just a junior. 

Maxwell has the added benefit of playing with one of his Southern teammates.  Freshman Brennan Davis is also a Southern graduate and competing on the Belmont Abbey ...

Seton Hall Pirates Play Wofford Terriers Tonight in First Round of March Madness Tourney

The Seton Hall Pirates No. 10 take on the Wofford Terriers No. 7 tonight in the first round of the March Madness Tournament.

Game time begins at 9:40 p.m. on CBS. The teams will face each other at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Fla., in the Midwest Division.

There are three things to know about tonight’s game, the Seton Hall Pirates report.

One: The Terriers have ...

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

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.

Cornerstone at Grassy Hollow Apartments Begin Construction in Stafford

March 22, 2019

STAFFORD - Stafford Township recently approved a new community by Walters Homes, Cornerstone at Grassy Hollow.

Located at 200 Back Road, the site work has just begun. The development is to be located at the corner of Grassy Hollow Road and Back Road, just east of the Holiday Inn at Mainland.

Comprising 60 one-two- and three-bedroom apartments, Cornerstone At Grassy Hollow features a diverse ...

Southern Ocean Chamber Member Closeup: The Van Dyk Group

LONG BEACH ISLAND, NJ - The Richard Van Dyk Agency opened its doors on Long Beach Island in 1946, with two generations of the Wyrsch family overseeing daily operations!

Over the last 70+ years, the Van Dyk Group has guided over 20,000 families, individuals and commercial businesses in fulfilling their real estate needs.

Van Dyk Realtors maintain the area’s largest market share of ...

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

 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 ...

Zach Wiatrowski Newest Stafford Township Police Officer

March 21, 2019

STAFFORD - Patrolman Zach Wiatrowski was sworn in at the March 19 Stafford Town Council meeting as the newest officer of the Stafford Police Department.

Wiatrowski was assigned badge number 118. The hiring was made to fill a vacancy left by a recently retired member of the department.

Patrolman Wiatrowski is a 2015 graduate of Pinelands Regional High School where he excelled as a ...

Waretown Man Arrested for Child Pornograhy and Other Charges

WARETOWN - Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer of the Ocean County Prosecutors Office announced today, Thursday March 21, that a Waretown man has been arrested for possession of child pornography, being in possession of 11 firearms and over 50 grams of marijuana last week. Sean Luttrell surrendered to authorities, according to Billhimer.  

Sean Luttrell and Sandra Luttrell were ...

Two Stafford Firefighters Injured in Sunday's Fire in Barnegat

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 ...

Former Southern Volleyball Star Liam Maxwell Excelling at Belmont Abbey College

March 23, 2019

STAFFORD - The Belmont Abbey College recently released a press notification that Southern Alum Liam and junior Maxwell has eclipsed 1,000 kills for his career. That is incredible feat for an athlete who just a junior. 

Maxwell has the added benefit of playing with one of his Southern teammates.  Freshman Brennan Davis is also a Southern graduate and competing on the Belmont Abbey ...

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 ...

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 Recreation's Offering Trip to Longwood Gardens

March 25, 2019

STAFFORD - The public is invited to join Stafford Recreation for a trip to the magnificent Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania.

The Gardens are world renowned for their stunning landscapes and conservatories filled with every flora imaginable. The trip takes place on Wednesday, May 8. 

Bus departs the Bay Avenue Community Center on 775 East Bay Avenue in ...

Cornerstone at Grassy Hollow Apartments Begin Construction in Stafford

STAFFORD - Stafford Township recently approved a new community by Walters Homes, Cornerstone at Grassy Hollow.

Located at 200 Back Road, the site work has just begun. The development is to be located at the corner of Grassy Hollow Road and Back Road, just east of the Holiday Inn at Mainland.

Comprising 60 one-two- and three-bedroom apartments, Cornerstone At Grassy Hollow features a diverse ...

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 ...

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 ...

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James E. Raylman, 69, of Manahawkin passed away on Sunday, March, 17, 2019.   Jim was ...
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New Jersey Date Night: Tropical Getaways, No Passports Necessary

March 25, 2019

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

Warm weather is only weeks away, but residents of New Jersey know that it’s really a few weeks too many.  A lot can still happen before spring kicks in; big snowstorms, heavy winds and temperatures that make you think your new next-door neighbors will be a family of penguins. If we haven’t ...