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Lighthouse Christian Academy Dinner and Benefit Auction on March 25

March 20, 2017

STAFFORD, NJ -On Saturday, March 25, Lighthouse Christian Academy is hosting its eighth annual Dinner and Live Auction at King of Kings Community Church in Manahawkin. The dinner begins at 5 p.m. and the auction starts at 6 p.m.

This is one of the school's largest annual fundraisers. The school provides Christian education to pre-K through eighth grade students in and around Southern ...

Stafford Recreation Spring Festival & Easter Egg Hunt

STAFFORD, NJ - What better way to welcome spring time than with a fun and free community event?

This years Spring Festival will be held on Sunday April 9 at the Township Municipal Building from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The rain date for the event will be Friday April 14.

There will be an egg hunt, train rides, inflatables, kids game trailer, food trucks, Freckles the Clown, and pictures ...

10 Surprising Facts About St. Patrick's Day

According to aWalletHub, more than 52% of Americans plan some type of celebration of St. Patrick's Day, and more than 82% of celebrants will wear green. Overall, $4.6 billion will be spent on dining, flags, clothing, and, of course, beer. Guinness estimates that more 13 million pints of its stout will  be consumed. While those facts might not be surprising, the following likely ...

TAPinto CEO Shapiro goes “One on One” with Steve Adubato

TAPinto.net CEO and Publisher Michael Shapiro appeared on “One on One” with Steve Adubato Thursday night and answered questions about the role of hyperlocal online news media.

The interview was broadcast on WNYY, NJTV and WNET. Adubato closed by saying that “Michael Shapiro, he is on the cutting edge of media.“

Shapiro answered a wide-range of questions about ...

The St. Patrick's Day Weekend Entertainment Lineup For Stafford and LBI

STAFFORD, NJ – Happy St. Patrick’s Day weekend.  This is a list of St. Patrick’s Day weekend entertainment.  Remember to be safe.  If you are going to drink be sure to have a designated driver.  You can take the Nardi bus or Old Causeway shuttle to those locations or call for an Uber.  

Black Whale Bar and Fish House, Beach Haven

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Fifth Annual Frank V. Panzone Jr. Memorial Cruisin for a Cure Sunday, May 7

STAFFORD, NJ - Please join us on Sunday, May 7, for our Fifth Annual Frank V. Panzone Jr. Memorial Cruisin for a Cure.

This is a motorcycle and classic car ride with a family-friendly After-Party at Joe Pop’s Shore Bar & Restaurant to benefit David’s Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation. We are extremely grateful and equally excited to announce that our generous friends ...

Lighthouse International Film Society Presents Spring Events

LONG BEACH ISLAND, NJ - Lighthouse International Film Society has spring screenings and special events planned to lead up to our wonderful ninth year of the Lighthouse International Film Festival. 

The first springtime event will be the screening of Spaghetti Man with the filmmaker.  Questions and answers will follow the film.

This will take place Saturday, March 18, ...

Due to Impending Storm LBI Towns Announce Change in Garbage Pick Up for this Week

LONG BEACH ISLAND, NJ - Due to the impending Nor'easter and snow storm set to rock New Jersey Tuesday, certain LBI municipalities have announced the change of garbage pick up this week.

Harvey Cedars trash pick up has been changed to Wednesday and recycle pick up has been changed to Thursday.

Ship Bottom trash pick up will be Wednesday.

Long Beach Township trash pick up ...

Stafford and LBI Area Mourn Death of James De Francesco

SHIP BOTTOM, NJ - Local residents, friends and family are mourning the death of Jim De Francesco.  Jim was deeply loved by many throughout the Long Beach Island area.  De Francesco had a great career in television, radio, print and the arts.  Jim was the owner of Hogpenny Studios in Ship Bottom.

He served as a news anchor and feature producer for WOBM-FM in Ocean County.

Meet New Surflight Owner Al Parinello: Sale Closed & Theatre Set to Reopen in June

BEACH HAVEN, NJ - When the Surflight Theatre announced the closing back in February 2015, it was a very sad day for all. Over 65 years of shows, the Surflight Theatre was a landmark on Long Beach Island.

Now two years after the theater filed Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, a New York City Broadway producer, Al Parinello, has closed a deal to buy Surflight from TD Bank.

The process with the bank ...

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Fourth Annual Hop Sauce Festival Puts the Focus on Greatness

March 6, 2017

Beach Haven, NJ - Following a wildly successful Hop Sauce Festival in 2016 that saw some 6,000 lovers of craft beer, art, flavor, and music flock to Long Beach Island, locally-based Jetty, Spice It Up and Shore Point Distributing are again proud to present this exciting community event on June 3, 2017.

The event has grown steadily in both scope and attendance ...