Giving Back

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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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STAFFORD - The Bagels and Beyond ownership team is extremely generous by recognizing the 2020 Southern Regional Class of 2020. Bagels and Beyond will be treating each member of the Southern Class of 2020 to a breakfast sandwich or bagel on Tuesday, April 28 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Ocean ...

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MANAHAWKIN, NJ — We may be in the midst of a pandemic, but one thing our community does best is come together when our own need support and love. The Rank family is a beautiful family who do so much for our community. Mike Rank, owner of M. Rank Roofing, has supplied veterans, police officers ...

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MANAHAWKIN, NJ — With the current COVID-19 crisis among us, the Hunger Foundation of Southern Ocean had to cancel one of their biggest fundraisers of the year in April. There are two days left!!! They are currently holding their 50/50 Raffle where the winner will be chosen on April 23 at the ...

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MANAHAWKIN, NJ — With the current COVID-19 crisis among us, the Hunger Foundation of Southern Ocean had to cancel one of their biggest fundraisers of the year in April. There are three days left!!! They are currently holding their 50/50 Raffle where the winner will be chosen on April 23 at ...

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SHIP BOTTOM — On Tuesday afternoon a special surprise parade took place in Ship Bottom designed to wish love, support and many prayers for Patrick Harrington and the Harrington family in Pat's fight against cancer.          Pat grew up in the Stafford-LBI area, graduated from ...

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SOUTHERN OCEAN COUNTY, NJ — In a time of need, it is heartwarming to see people come together to help those in need in our regional community.   The men from the Ocean County Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh had the privilege to help deliver meals to area families in need.  The major shout out ...

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MANAHAWKIN, NJ — In the midst of panic and the pandemic, long-time local business, Ray's New York Pizza will spread some community love.  Owners Vicki and Ray announced that they would be offering two free slices and a soda, iced tea or water for students in the Stafford and Southern school ...

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STAFFORD — On Wednesday morning a litany of police, fire and rescue and EMS vehicles paraded throughout Stafford Township to express thanks to local healthcare workers as they battle at the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis. These great companies of community servants shared some serious love ...

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SOUTHERN OCEAN COUNTY, NJ — The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce has been innovating business support in our community by keeping their programs going virtually.  This morning, "Women in Business" replaced their usual roundtable meeting with a Zoom virtual meeting.  Many women ...

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BRANT BEACH - The St. Francis Parish Food Pantry has revised scheduled and rules for the pantry during this trying period of pandemic.

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STAFFORD — The Stafford Teachers and Residents Together team (START), which organized and began serving after Hurricane Sandy has begun a new ADOPT-A-SENIOR program in response to the Covid-19 quarantine. The group is working to meet the growing demand for assisting older residents with ...

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STAFFORD — The Stafford Police Department responded to a great act of kindness and support by local kids in the Ocean Acres section of Manahawkin.             "This made our day! Thank you to the kids in Ocean Acres who took the time to make this sign for all those on the ...

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MANAHAWKIN, NJ - With the current COVID-19 crisis among us, the Hunger Foundation of Southern Ocean had to cancel one of their biggest fundraisers of the year in April. They are currently holding their 50/50 Raffle where the winner will be chosen on April 23 at the Mainland. No attendance ...

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STAFFORD - David's Dream and Believe Cancer Foundation released a special announcement on their webpage on March 23.  These changes are the result of the financial impact of the Coronavirus pandemic. It is a terrible time for non-profit organizations who depend not only on individual gifts but ...

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STAFFORD — The Stafford Township municipal offices released a statement about services available to the public. Stafford Township’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is now open seven days a week 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. to address any concerns you may have regarding the coronavirus (aka ...

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STAFFORD - The Twenty Fifth Annual Taste Dinner to Benefit the Hunger Foundation of Southern Ocean County will take place on Thursday, April 23 at 5:45 p.m. at the Mainland at the Holiday Inn. Peg and Mark Reynolds are the owners of Reynold's Landscaping wrote a letter to friends to consider ...

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STAFFORD — It is almost time! The Fifth Annual Arctic Outreach in Loving Memory of Mallory McBrien is going to happen this Saturday February 29 at the Mud City Crab House. The rain, snow or shine event takes place between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.  The Fifth Annual Arctic Outreach ~ A Community ...

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SURF CITY, NJ — D. Finelli Construction, whose office is located at 12th Street and Long Beach Boulevard in Surf City is TAPinto Stafford & LBI's special business focus this week.   D. Finelli Construction is truly committed to the community in many ways and TAPinto Stafford-LBI greatly ...

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HARVEY CEDARS, NJ — On Presidents' Day weekend, over 100 students and adult leaders from CRU (www.cru.org) in NYC, Philadelphia, and Washington DC traveled down to the Harvey Cedars Bible Conference on LBI to participate in their annual “Fast Break Retreat.” The idea of this weekend is for ...

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STAFFORD - Join the Manahawkin Elks for a great St. Patrick's Day celebration on Saturday, March 15 from 2 to 6 p.m. Corned beef dinner, domestic beer, wine and beverages will be served. The entertainment for the event will be provided by The Andrew Sharp Band and the Ocean County ...

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BRANT BEACH - The American Red Cross will be at St. Francis of Assisi Church Hall located at 4700 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach Township, NJ on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 for a blood drive.  Hours are  1 p.m. to 6 p.m.     Every day, blood donors help patients of all ages: accident and burn ...

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SHIP BOTTOM, NJ - The students from the Long Beach Island Grade School in Ship Bottom created sweet Valentine's Day cards for the Seniors in our community.  Home Instead Senior Care of Waretown, NJ were given some Valentine’s Day cards today from the children at the LBI School that will be ...

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STAFFORD - We are in the thick of the winter and it is time to look forward to a great event! The Fifth Annual Arctic Outreach in Loving Memory of Mallory McBrien is going to happen on Saturday February 29 at the Mud City Crab House. The rain, snow or shine event takes place between 11 a.m. and 7 ...

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STAFFORD - We are in the thick of the winter and it is time to look forward to a great event! The Fifth Annual Arctic Outreach in Loving Memory of Mallory McBrien is going to happen on Saturday February 29 at the Mud City Crab House. The rain, snow or shine event takes place between 11 a.m. and 7 ...

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