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Manahawkin Elks Receiving Food Donations to Help Area People in Need

May 28, 2020

STAFFORD — This has been a very difficult time for so many people in the Southern Ocean area.  Especially for so many of our neighbors affected by unemployment particularly in the food and drink industry, medical industry and many others. 

The Manahawkin Elks Lodge, located at 520 Hilliard Blvd in Manahawkin is conducting a food drive. 

The food drive began on ...

Coronavirus: Latest New Jersey Numbers from Gov. Murphy

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced on Sunday, May 24, via his Twitter account that New Jersey had 1,065 new confirmed positive cases of COVID19, bringing the state total to 154,154. Of those cases, 2,857 are in hospitals, 760 are in critical or intensive care, and 639 are on ventilators.The governor also announced 52 more new deaths, pushing New Jersey's total ...

Locals Honor Stafford Marine Corps Veteran with New Roof on Memorial Day Weekend

STAFFORD — A U.S. Marine Corp veteran has been blessed with the gift of a new roof for his home in Stafford Township.  Mike Rank Roofing and Universal Supply Company are donating the labor and materials. 

Rank has been doing this each year for a deserving veteran.  This year Mike met Tom Davis, realized he was a Marine Corps veteran and knew this was the man he would ...

Sisterhood of the Traveling Wine Hits Ocean County: Paying It Forward

SOUTHERN OCEAN COUNTY, NJ - Nicole Quick of Ocean Acres in Manahawkin readily admits she is an extrovert and overall positive person.  When COVID-19 caused New Jersey to essentially shut down, Quick found it a struggle. She also realized she was not alone and sprang into action. Enter the birth of the “Sisterhood of the Traveling Wine & Goodies of ...

Livingston's "Technology for a Change” Initiative Surpasses 4,000 PPE Items Donated

LIVINGSTON, NJ — As of this week, the “Technology for a Change” initiative being led by Livingston Public Schools (LPS) teachers and students to help keep medical staff and first responders safe during the COVID-19 outbreak has donated more than 4,000 pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE) to local medical personnel and first responders.

As of Wednesday morning, ...

Southern Regional Parents Create Adopt-a-Senior Program, Here's How to Nominate a Senior

MANAHAWKIN, NJ - During this pandemic, many have rallied to come together to bring the Southern Regional Class of 2020 some positivity. 

"As moms of seniors we know first hand what our seniors are going through," said Lori Ruff, "they deserve the special moments they have seen others before them experience."

These three Moms, Lori Wyrsch, Angela Stella-Randall ...

Community Invited to Join Girl Scout Campaign to Donate Cookies to Front-Line Heroes

OCEAN COUNTY, NJ — Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore has donated more than 50,000 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies to heroes on the front lines of the coronavirus and invites members of the community to help share the love.

“COVID-19 may have halted annual spring cookie booth sales, but it can’t stop Girl Scouts from their mission of giving back to the community,” said ...

From Legos to Medical Ventilators. A New Jersey Family’s Quarantine Achievement

WAYNE, NJ – We are all stuck at home, spending upward of 90% of our time in our comfortable prisons with our familiar inmates, passing the time.  Of those who are lucky not to have any family members in serious risk due to the virus, many are catching up on their shows, on reading, on housework and home improvement.  Some are wallowing in the pleasure of not having to go to work ...

Memphis Rank Fundraiser: Santa's Even on the Bid List

BARNEGAT, NJ -  The community has come out in full force to raise funds for little Memphis Rank, who suffered severe injuries in a recent lawnmower accident. In fact, one initiative includes a virtual auction with a visit from Santa currently pulling in the top bid.

Chris Barlow of Big Barlow's BBQ & Catering already is renowned for both his cuisine and good will. Recently, he ...

Joint Council of Taxpayer Association of LBI Reaching Out to Those in Need

LONG BEACH ISLAND, NJ — At the start of our current health crisis, taxpayer associations from municipalities across Long Beach Island quickly banded together and established a Joint Council of Taxpayers Associations (JCTA) focused initiative to help out in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The COVID-19 initiative is spearheaded by Kathleen Ries, a busy LBI Realtor and also the vice ...

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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 ...

Vitalant Urges NJ to Take Action and Save Lives Amidst COVID-19

The oldest and largest national independent nonprofit transfusion medicine organization, Vitalant, has launched a campaign to help COVID-19 and other patients through life-saving convalescent plasma and other blood donations. The campaign is a prompt to take action and save lives, while reminding our community in New Jersey that donations are both safe and essential.

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Obituaries

Oct 17, 1952 - May 25, 2020
Brian C. Sprague, 67, of Manahawkin, NJ passed away peacefully on May 25, 2020 surrounded by his ...
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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 ...

May is “Better Hearing and Speech Month"

May 18, 2020

Dear Editor:

Members of the New Jersey Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NJSHA) celebrate May as “Better Hearing & Speech Month,” to promote awareness of the audiology and speech language-pathology professions and its impact on the lives of children and adults with hearing, communication and feeding/swallowing issues. 

This year, as we all know, is extremely ...

SpaceX Launches New Era of Manned Space Flight at Kennedy Space Center in Florida

May 31, 2020

CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA -- Today, SpaceX launched a manned flight into space from Kennedy Space Center. To commemorate the event, we take a look back at our post from last year celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landing, which originated, like today's flight, from Kennedy Space Center. The center just reopened its doors to the public on May 28, 2020.  

In ...

Manage Mosquitoes for a Safer and More Enjoyable Summer

May 31, 2020

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 ...

Stafford Township Parks, Bathrooms, Tennis and Pickleball Courts Among Those Reopening Friday, May 22

STAFFORD TOWNSHIP, NJ — On Wednesday, May 20 a Proclamation was signed by Mayor Gregory E. Myhre and Chief Thomas Dellane regarding the State of Emergency and the Parks and Recreation in Stafford Township. 

The Proclamation stated that on Friday, May 22, 2020 Stafford Township will reopen all parks for recreation. This includes the public bathrooms at the parks as well. Masks ...