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Stafford's Founders Day Postponed Until August 29

June 1, 2020

STAFFORD - The Stafford Township Administration, Recreation Department and Founders Day Committee released a statement today that the planned Founders Day events for June 13, 2020 has been postponed until Saturday, August 29, 2020.

The annual events include a senior breakfast, wonderful parade and many field activities at the Doc Cramer Complex. The day concludes with fireworks after ...

Long Beach Township & Just Bead It Present Virtual "Art in the Park" Session on Friday, May 29

LONG BEACH TOWNSHIP, NJ — Tune in to a virtual "Art in the Park" session hosted by Long Beach Township and Just Bead It on Friday, May 29 at 2 p.m. 

This virtual art session is a preview of what is to come this summer in Long Beach Township. 

During the watch party attendees will learn how to make three different styles of Just Bead It's adjustable Ozean ...

Long Beach Township Presents Sunset Friday Concert & Saturday Happy Hour

LONG BEACH TOWNSHIP, NJ — We are just one week shy of Memorial Day Weekend. This year MDW will look very different, but that is not stopping Long Beach Township with their concert series. 

"The magic continues with the music. A weekend of virtual fun in Long Beach Township," said Toni Bakum LBT Rec Director. "Friday night, we follow the sun as it sets at ...

Nashville Singer, Songwriter Rob Snyder Writes Song "Jersey" About His Time on LBI

NASHVILLE, TN — There's no doubt that Long Beach Island brings out a sense of nostalgia in so many. Rob Snyder, Singer and Songwriter, originally from West Chester, PA recalls his times on LBI in his new single "Jersey."

"My parents met on LBI and it is just home to me. Always has been and always will be," Snyder said. "It is where I first ...

Long Beach Township Presents Virtual Happy Hour with Music & Oysters Saturday, May 9

LONG BEACH TOWNSHIP, NJ - A Happy Hour filled with music and oysters is all set for this Saturday, May 9.

Long Beach Township is continuing to preview Summer with a Happy Hour Facebook Live Watch Party featuring Chris Fritz from 3-4:30 p.m. and The Pickles from 5:30-7 p.m.  

Immediately following at 7 p.m., Matt Gregg of the Barnegat Bay Oyster Collective and Long Beach ...

Thursday Night Live Music with Jason Booth & Ted Hammock

LONG BEACH TOWNSHIP, NJ — On Thursday, May 7 and May 14 at 7 p.m. join local musicians Jason Booth and Ted Hammock for a Facebook Live show. 

"Join us on Facebook for Jason Booth & Ted Hammock's Thursday Night music!" Long Beach Township posted. "Watch on our page or join Jason & Ted on their own pages. Sponsored by Kubel's Too & TAPinto Stafford ...

Mother’s Day: Honoring Moms Amid the Pandemic

BARNEGAT/WARETOWN, NJ – When it comes to holidays, who would know better than Hallmark as far as ranking their popularity?

Their website claims that 85 percent of adult men and women celebrate Mother’s Day. Amid the pandemic, it is still possible to send that special mom a greeting card. However, the family get-together might be a bit more of a challenge.

Traditionally, ...

Long Beach Township Concert Series on Facebook Live Sessions Continue May 2

LONG BEACH TOWNSHIP, NJ - Preview the 2020 Long Beach Township's Bayview Park Concert Series lineup on Facebook Live Happy Hour Music Sessions.

Tune in Saturday, May 2 beginning at 2 p.m. 

Joni Bakum, Director of LBT Recreation and Bayview Park said, "Thank you all for joining our HAPPY HOUR Facebook Live Concert Series. We are grateful not only to you, our ...

Matt Axelrod, Cantor of CBI in Scotch Plains, Appears in HBO Series 'The Plot Against America'

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Singing Jewish hymns is part of his very being, but Cantor Matt Axelrod of Congregation Beth Israel in Scotch Plains had never done it in a TV miniseries before.

Axelrod lent his talents and authenticity to the successful HBO production of The Plot Against America, which is based on the best-selling novel by Philip Roth. It presents an alternate ...

Amid the Pandemic, this Barnegat Bride Can't Get to Her Husband

BARNEGAT, NJ - Barnegat Bride Chrissy Chapais has firsthand experience when it comes to "distance making the heart grow fonder."  She and her husband Arthur Joseph "AJ" exchanged their vows on Valentine's Day. Thanks to the pandemic, and the shut down of the borders, they find themselves a country apart.

"Even though we're ...

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Vitalant Begins Testing All Blood Donations for Antibodies to COVID-19

Today, Vitalant became the first national blood bank to test all blood donations for antibodies to SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. The nation’s largest independent, nonprofit blood collector—serving hospital patients in the New Jersey and New York region—is providing the test results to donors who complete successful blood donations, which are critically ...

Vitalant Calls on Donors to Help Patients Now Launches New Campaign to Motivate the Public to Donate

Vitalant—the nation’s largest nonprofit, independent blood collector—serving the local community here in New Jersey/New York, has declared a critical shortage of blood as supplies have been significantly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Shelter-in-place orders led to 260 blood drives canceled since early March in New Jersey/New York alone, resulting in a loss of 6,000 ...

Obituaries

Maxwell-Tobie Funeral Home in Manahawkin listed the following obituary: Judith Ann ...
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Restaurant Business Down, NJ Distributors Are Selling Straight to Consumers

May 31, 2020

Duck legs confit. Waygu burgers. Anduille sausage. These items from meat supplier D’Artagnan typically would be headed to restaurants, but due to COVID-19 much of it is on its way to homes, instead.

“We got into this because the restaurants disappeared,” said D’Artagnan President Andy Wertheim. “This is a question of finding another way to get the product into ...

TAPinto Featured Franchisee: Brett Freeman of Halston Media Group

The featured TAPinto franchisee for the month of June 2020 is Brett Freeman, CEO and Publisher of Halston Media Group.  Halston Media Group owns and operates five hardcopy newspapers and utilizes TAPinto as their online platform for their newspapers.  Halston Media Group's five TAPinto franchises are TAPinto Mahopac, TAPinto Somers, TAPinto Yorktown, TAPinto North Salem, and ...

Clinton NJ Vegan Café Pays it Forward by Preparing Meals for the Community & Essential Workers

June 3, 2020

CLINTON, NJ -- Tara Stone, Owner of Grounded for Life Cafe, recently appeared on TAPintoTV’s Sunday morning show on News 12 Plus, where she spoke to Host Stephanie Willoughby about her experiences as a small business owner navigating the pandemic. 

Stone described Grounded for Life as a plant-based restaurant “borne from a need to bring healthy and compassionate food, ...

Powerful Storm Rocks Area on Wednesday

June 3, 2020

STAFFORD and LONG BEACH ISLAND — A wicked storm blasted through the Southern Ocean County region Wednesday around 1 p.m. The storm left behind a large amount of damage to area homes and businesses. 

People have questioned whether the damage was caused by a tornado or just straight line winds. No official word from the National Weather Service this evening. 

By 4 p.m. over ...

Manage Mosquitoes for a Safer and More Enjoyable Summer

Don’t let the buzz of mosquitoes keep you indoors. Most mosquitoes are a nuisance, causing rashes and itching but some species can transmit diseases that can make you sick.  Understanding how they breed and spread disease can help you gain the upper hand in the battle against these pesky insects.

Mosquitoes serve as a carrier (vector) in the spread of certain diseases. It starts ...

NJ Launches $100M Short-Term Rental Assistance Program

TRENTON, NJ - Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver joined the governor and other officials at yesterday’s daily COVID-19 press conference. Donning her hat as the head of New Jersey’s Department of Community Affairs, Oliver introduced the implementation of a temporary rental assistance program.

According to Governor Phil Murphy, the state plans to apply at least $100M to begin the ...