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Giving Back

May 20, 2022

STAFFORD - Come on out on a projected warm Saturday evening into the air-conditioned confines of St. Mary's Parish Center and enjoy a night of live bands playing classic rock music.  This classic Bandfest includes area bands Black Zeppelin, Junkyard Dawgs, and Modern Rewind. The event ...

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MANAHAWKIN, NJ - This Saturday, May 21 from 12-4 p.m. head on over to the Beach Haven Moose Lodge, located at 120 Rt. 72 in Manahawkin, for a Spring Fling event to benefit local nonprofit, Hearts of Mercy.  There is no admission fee to attend. There will be BBQ, live music, drinks, games, ...

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STAFFORD - The Manahawkin Elks is hosting a Summer Shop on May 28 from 9 to 3 p.m. There will be over 40 vendors at the event. The Order spends more than $80,000,000 every year for benevolent, educational and patriotic community-minded programs in such fields as benefitting physically ...

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BEACH HAVEN, NJ - Compassion Café will open for their second season this Tuesday morning, May 10 at 7 a.m. This year's host location is the Sea Shell Resort & Beach Club, located at 10 S. Atlantic Avenue in Beach Haven, NJ. They will be open Mondays through Thursdays, from 7-11 a.m. each ...

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MANAHAWKIN, NJ - On Friday, June 10, Lighthouse Christian Academy will be hosting their annual live & silent auction to raise money for the school.  The event will take place at the Manahawkin Baptist Church, which is located right next to the school at 400 Beach Avenue in Manahawkin.  It ...

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STAFFORD - David's Dream and Believe Cancer Foundation was the recipient of support from the Live Love Lovas Disc Golf tournament. 126 players and friends of the Lovas family gathered together at the Doc Cramer Disc Golf Course.  Cecily Lovas was a beloved member of David's Dream and Believe ...

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STAFFORD - During the month of April, area local restaurants are participating in #takeouttuesday, in support of the Stafford Police riders in the 2022 Police Unity Tour. Each Tuesday during the month of April, community members who dine at one of these supporting businesses, a portion of all ...

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STAFFORD - The Manahawkin Elks Annual Good Friday Fish Fry is taking place on Friday, April 15 starting at 2 p.m. This is a very successful event each year and diners are encouraged to arrive early.  This is a drive-thru and pick-up event. The cost is $20 per person. 

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BARNEGAT, NJ –  The Rotary Club of Barnegat’s Casino Night runs tonight from 6 pm until 10 pm and sounds like a sure win for anyone looking for a good time. Casino hosts are already setting up for the event at The Waterfront, 361 East Lacey Road in Forked River. The ticket price of $75 includes ...

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MANAHAWKIN, NJ - The Lighthouse Christian Academy is holding a clothing drive fundraiser. They will be collecting new or gently used men, women and children’s clothing, shoes, purses, belts, bed and bath linens and stuffed animals. "Every piece helps," LCA shared. "The items are NOT ...

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BEACH HAVEN - Our young people are learning life skills of generosity and giving back to those in need. Recently students and teachers at the Beach Haven Elementary School completed a project of collecting hair products for area families in need. Family Promise specifically helps families ...

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STAFFORD - The Hunger Foundation of Southern Ocean County is hosting a Bourbon and Bites fundraiser at the Old Causeway Steak and Oyster House in Manahawkin on Monday, April 4 at 6 p.m.  The cost is $75.00 per person and the benefits go to an extremely worthwhile organization that fights hunger ...

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MANAHAWKIN, NJ - The Prom Closet at Southern Regional High School has been a wonderful event every spring and has been going on for the last 15 years, Mrs. Cammarata told us.  With donations accepted all year long, the prom closet has been able to provide dresses for any student that needs ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ - A Barnegat High School graduate and lifelong Barnegat Resident, Michael Kau was recently diagnosed with cancer at the young age of 29.  "15.5 years ago I was blessed when my new neighbors moved in, that's when I meet Michael," said Monica Herbert. I knew from that moment him and ...

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SEASIDE HEIGHTS, NJ - Each year, the Polar Bear Plunge at Seaside challenges thousands of brave jumpers from around the state and this year was no different. Over 6,000 participated in jumping in the frigid ocean waters on Saturday morning to bring awareness and ultimately raise money for the ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ – The saying that “it takes a village” takes on new meaning when it comes to the many people involved in fulfilling one man’s dream. Almost a year ago, Barnegat resident Martin “Marty” Weber announced his plans to donate land to help homeless veterans with transitional ...

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STAFFORD - The Seventh Annual Arctic Outreach in Loving Memory of Mallory McBrien is going to happen this Saturday, February 26 at the Mud City Crab House.  This "Community Clambake of Arctic Proportions" will benefit the Jetty Rock Foundation. The rain, snow, or shine event happens between 11 ...

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MANAHAWKIN, NJ - The Southern Regional Middle School Media Center and the National Junior Honor Society are joining forces collecting book donations for underprivileged K-12 grade students in our community. "The book drive is a coordinated effort between the middle school media center and the ...

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SOUTH JERSEY -The Community Foundation of South Jersey (CFSJ) will award 41 nonprofit organizations $210,000 in their Round Six grants from its COVID-19 Response Fund.  Stafford based nonprofit, New Jersey Resource Project has won a $5,000 grant that will support Housing Support Services in ...

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SHIP BOTTOM, On January 26, the Ship Bottom Police Department and the Ship Bottom Borough Council met with Kristin Santorelli, Founder of Hearts of Mercy, to donate monies raised during a “No Shave” fundraiser. All officers and command staff participated and donated money to the cause during the ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - NJ Sharing Network, a statewide nonprofit organization responsible for aiding in donated organ and tissue donations, is reflecting on some of their organ donor heroes that have gone on to save lives throughout the Garden State for Black History Month. The organization shared the ...

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MANAHAWKIN, NJ - Members of the Beach Haven NJ Moose Lodge 1575, recently came together to create a club for those who have a passion for sewing and serving the community. This new club, “Sew What” started in January and just completed their first project. The club made pillowcases for the ...

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BARNEGAT - The Jersey Outlaw Racing Association recently made a donation to honor the memory of Lily Rose Cramer. A donation of $2,381.19 was made towards the Lily Rose Cramer Foundation.  The donation was provided by the Jersey Outlaw Racing Association fans, sponsors, and all those who ran ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ - On Thursday, February 3, Starve Poverty International will officially open their doors to serve in our community as a food pantry in Barnegat despite last minute challenges from last weekend's blizzard. Last weekend, after announcing the opening day of the food pantry, the winter ...

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MANAHAWKIN, NJ - When two former Southern graduates who work at Dick's Sporting Goods in Manahawkin heard of the "Youth Sports Grant" they decided to nominate Southern Regional Middle School to their Store Manager Susan Gagne. "Store Manager Susan Gagne first contacted the school to share that ...

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MANAHAWKIN, NJ - The Communication Concepts elective class at Southern Regional High School spent the majority of the month of December constructing books for senior patients at the Barnegat Nursing/Rehab Center.  Before the pandemic they would write and construct books for an elementary school ...

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STAFFORD - The Seventh Annual Arctic Outreach in Loving Memory of Mallory McBrien is going to happen on Saturday, February 26 at the Mud City Crab House. The rain, snow, or shine event takes place between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.  The Seventh Arctic Outreach ~ A Community Clambake of Arctic ...

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STAFFORD - We are in the thick of the winter, in fact, today is the coldest day in three years in Southern Ocean County.  It is time to look forward to a great event! The Seventh Annual Arctic Outreach in Loving Memory of Mallory McBrien is going to happen on Saturday, February 26 at the Mud ...

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STAFFORD - Malaine Schmid grew up in Stafford Township. She was a fine student-athlete at Southern Regional High School. She is the daughter of David and Sharon Schmid. She has a brother Ryan and sister Ali.  Malaine now lives far, far away from New Jersey.  She married Ryan Butler and now lives ...

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Providence House Domestic Violence Services (PHDVS) of Catholic Charities and local police departments are looking for volunteers for several of the Domestic Violence Response Teams (DVRT) located throughout Ocean County. DVRT volunteers meet confidentially with victims of domestic abuse at police ...

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