Book Bash for Dr. Seuss Day at the Stafford Library

Celebrate Read Across America with a free story, snacks, craft and games. Everyone will leave with a book to keep. 

Ages 3–12.

Register by calling 609-494-2480. Please alert the library staff of any allergies upon registration.

Mon, March 02
6:30 pm — 7:30 pm
Add to My Calendar 03/02/2020 6:30pm 03/02/2020 7:30pm America/New_York Book Bash for Dr. Seuss Day at the Stafford Library

Celebrate Read Across America with a free story, snacks, craft and games. Everyone will leave with a book to keep.

Ages 3–12.

Register by calling 609-494-2480. Please alert the library staff of any allergies upon registration.

129 N. Main Street Manahawkin, NJ 08050

Stafford Branch - Ocean County Library

129 N. Main Street
Manahawkin, NJ 08050

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Friday's Ocean County Coronavirus Update

April 3, 2020

OCEAN COUNTY, NJ — It’s like passing a bad car accident and not really wanting to take a look. However, natural instincts take over. In some cases, it’s merely searching for reassurance that the victim is a complete stranger. Such is the case for reviewing the daily numbers regarding the spread of the coronavirus. Worse yet is the grim reminder that people are dying ...

Ocean County: Death Toll Climbs to 38

OCEAN COUNTY, NJ – The latest numbers are in for Ocean County posted Thursday afternoon by the Ocean County Health Department.

Stafford Township now has 29 coronovirus cases and Long Beach Island municipalities have registered a total of 19 persons tested positive for the virus.  That is an increase of four in Stafford and five on LBI since Wednesday's count. 

There is a ...

Ocean County Mom Wants the Bells to Ring in Solidarity

OCEAN COUNTY, NJ – Eleven years ago, 28-year-old Tara Marqua moved to the Jersey Shore from Fairfield, Connecticut. Amid the coronavirus crisis, Tara has kept up with the news from her hometown. When she learned that her old neighbors had started a bell ringing project, she decided to bring the message to the place she now calls home.

Tara took to social media and has already received ...

Healthy Blood Donors Are Urgently Needed for Hospital Patients

Amidst novel coronavirus (COVID-19) prevention measures, Vitalant and other blood centers nationwide are urging healthy individuals to donate blood—and organizations to maintain scheduled blood drives—to ensure patients have the lifesaving blood they need.

Healthy people are strongly encouraged to make a blood donation appointment by calling 877-25-VITAL

(877-258-4825) or going ...


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Forget Vodka, for Now. NJ Distillery Helps Make Hand Sanitizer for Pandemic

April 2, 2020

CAPE MAY, NJ — With hand sanitizer in demand during the coronavirus, COVID-19 pandemic, the makers of spirits are stepping up.

To do its part, Nauti Spirits Distillery in Cape May teamed up with Partners Pharmacy, which has a facility in Springfield, to make FDA-approved hand sanitizer instead of its usual vodka, rum and gin.

“We would like nothing better than to go back to ...

TAPinto Featured Franchisee: Professors Rich and Anne Lee of TAPinto Greater Olean

The featured TAPinto franchisee for the month of April 2020 are journalism professors Rich and Anne Lee from St. Bonaventure University, who, together with their students, operate TAPinto Greater Olean.  TAPinto Greater Olean is owned by St. Bonaventure University's Jandoli School of Communication.

Q. Why did you want to franchise a TAPinto site? 

We were familiar ...

Perspective on the Pandemic from TAPinto Millburn/Short Hills Editor

April 2, 2020

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Matt Kass, Editor of TAPinto Millburn & Short Hills, spoke with TAPintoTV about how the communities he covers are dealing with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. 

“It’s too quiet outside, it’s too calm,” Kass said, about the current atmosphere in the community. “A lot of people are quietly on edge, there’s not a lot of ...

N.J. COVID-19 Cases Rise to 26K, Here's the Breakdown by County

April 2, 2020

TRENTON, NJ – The total deaths in New Jersey from the coronavirus outbreak reached 537, Gov. Phil Murphy reported during his daily press conference this afternoon, in addition to highlighting some individuals who have succumbed to COVID-19.

Murphy reported 182 newly confirmed COVID-19 complication-related deaths.

There were 3,489 new positive tests in the state ...

Adopt A Senior Program Looking for Volunteers to Assist Stafford Seniors

STAFFORD — The Stafford Teachers and Residents Together team (START), which organized and began serving after Hurricane Sandy has begun a new ADOPT-A-SENIOR program in response to the Covid-19 quarantine.

The group is working to meet the growing demand for assisting older residents with errands.  Joe Mangino, one of the leaders has a desire to pair a volunteer with a senior ...

Pictures from the COVID-19 Battlefront: The Team at Holy Name Medical Center at Work

Special to TAPinto. This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit

Photojournalist Jeff Rhode’s images of doctors, nurses, EMTs, and custodial staffers at Holy Name Medical Center, Teaneck in hard-hit Bergen ...

A Day in the Life of a Teacher During the Covid-19 Quarantine

April 2, 2020

Editor's Note: We are pleased to place the spotlight on Sarah O'Neill, a Barnegat teacher.  Thanks for this wonderful insight as our guest columnist, Sarah!













I Wish I Had

Before I allow you a sneak peek into my day teaching during this epidemic, let me ...

Early Spring Preparation for a Beautiful Summer Garden

March 7, 2020

STAFFORD - As winter fades into spring, gardeners can’t wait to get busy in the garden.  Pruning, cutting back perennials and ornamental grasses and preparing the garden for spring planting are just a few of the tasks.  Keep yourself and the pollinators overwintering in your garden safe as you start the cleanup process.

Always prune with a purpose.  Start by removing any ...