Out With the Old and In With the New: The Quarterdeck is Gone but Hotel LBI is Coming

December 4, 2017

SHIP BOTTOM, NJ - Area residents may have noticed by now that the property that was once the Quarterdeck Inn and most recently, the Stateroom has been demolished. Area contractor Seminole Construction has demolished the buildings and the site is being prepared for construction. 

Owner and developer Christopher Vernon appears ready to kick his Hotel LBI project into ...

Breakfast with Santa to Benefit Southern Regional Girls Basketball Sunday December 3

STAFFORD - On Sunday December 3 at the Manahawkin Applebee’s the Southern Regional Girls Basketball team will be serving breakfast from 8-10 a.m.

The cost is $10 at the door, cash or check and includes a complete breakfast with your choice of drink. 

Santa Claus will also be there for pictures and to meet your little ones.

Raffles, team apparel, and baked goods will be ...

Tickets Still Available for Stafford PTO Chef’s House Tour 'Not One to Miss'

STAFFORD - The 2017 Stafford PTO Chef's Tour is just shy of two weeks away. This event is held fom 4-9 p.m. on Saturday December 9. 

The event features ten homes of local families in the greater Stafford area. More than ten eateries from the Stafford and LBI area will be there featuring signature dishes for all.

At each location there will be 12-18 Chinese auction items, totaling ...

Ship Bottom Christmas Parade "Deck the Hulls" This Saturday December 2nd

SHIP BOTTOM - The 38th Annual Ship Bottom Christmas Parade will take place this Saturday, December 2 at 1 p.m.  The parade will run along Long Beach Boulevard from 5th to 25th Street. .  

This years theme is "Deck the Hulls." The community is encouraged to enter a float for your family, business or organization.  There are no registration fees ...

Free Thanksgiving Day Dinner at the Sandbox Cafe in Surf City

SURF CITY - All are invited to attend a free thanksgiving meal with all the trimmings.  The dinner will be held on Thanksgiving Day from 12-5 p.m. at the Sandbox Cafe, Surf City location. 




The address is 1403 Long Beach Boulevard in Surf City.



Try this Pumpkin Bread Pudding Recipe From Caprial Pence instead of Pumpkin Pie this Holiday Season

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Back in the 1990's I discovered Caprial Pence on PBS. She has owned a few restaurants, was honored by the James Beard Foundation, and has authored several cookbooks including American Bistro Fare.

One of my favouite American Bistro Fare recipes, and one that I have made several times (so much so that I no longer need the recipe) is Pumpkin Bread ...

26th Annual SRHS Marching Band Gift Auction on December 2

STAFFORD- On December 2, the Southern Regional High School Marching Band Parents Organization are holding their 26th Annual Gift Auction to benefit the SRHS Marching Band Program and Scholarship Fund.

Admission is $8 at the door and includes 25 tickets, coffee & dessert.  Only adults 18 and older are allowed to attend.  Food and beverages will be sold throughout the event.  ...

Local Church Set to Honor and Celebrate Our Veterans

STAFFORD - The public is invited on Saturday for a Veteran's Day Celebration to honor all of those who have sacrificed and served our nation. 

The new Main Street Alliance Church is hosting this free event that includes a classic car show, food, games, bounce houses and more. 





Donations willl be accepted throughout the event to ...

One of Stafford's McDonalds Restaurants Has Closed

STAFFORD TOWNSHIP - The McDonalds located on 340 Rt. 72, next to the WaWa has been a mainstay of the Stafford-LBI community. 




There was a time when it seemed it was the only restaurant available in our area to frequent. The restaurant has been in the same locations since the 1970's. 

A number of years back McDonalds added a second ...

New Stores and Restaurants Coming to Stafford Township

STAFFORD – Expect a lot of change in coming months in Stafford Township with new shopping and eating options.

At the Oct. 24 Stafford Town Council meeting, Township Administrator James Moran reported that a number of new retail stores and restaurants are coming to the area.





Burlington Coat Factory, Old Navy, Chick-fil-A and Panera Bread are ...

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