Giving Back

March 13, 2019

LONG BEACH TOWNSHIP - The Long Beach Tonwship PBA is ready to celebrate Spring.  On April 13, from 2 to 4 p.m. they will host their annual Easter Egg Hunt at Lauren Rousseau’s Playground in Bayview Park in Brant Beach. The event is free and features an egg hunt for children under 12, music and ...

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BARNEGAT - Designer Bag Bingo, benefiting Family Promise SOC, will be held Fri, Mar 29, at the Barnegat Recreation Center, 900 West Bay Ave.  Doors open at 6pm, calling starts at 7 p.m.  Admission is $35 and includes 4 bingo boards with 10 games each.  There will be a gift auction and a 50/50, ...

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MANAHAWKIN, NJ - We all have favorite songs that instantly transport us back to special times in our lives. Music is one of the most effective tools to enhance the lives of patients with dementia. Even patients with advanced dementia benefit from listening to the old familiar songs they ...

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CEDAR GROVE – Susan G. Komen North Jersey announced that Dun & Bradstreet, Steven Bitterman, Principal, Gensler and Summit Medical Group will be recognized at its 2019 Pink Tie Party on Friday, March 22, 2019 at The Grove in Cedar Grove. This year’s signature event, chaired by Michael Karlis ...

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STAFFORD - It is winter time and it sure does seem that people like having parties in cold weather! People traveled from all of New Jersey and even Pennsylvania to attend the party. The Fourth Annual Arctic Outreach in Loving Memory of Mallory McBrien appeared to have the largest crowds in the ...

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STATE COLLEGE, PA - Southern Regional High School, Penn State Alum and current MIami Dolphin receiver Mike Gesicki made a visit to Penn State University on Saturday to attend the THON dance marathon fundraiser. The annual Penn State event raises a large amount of money each year for cancer ...

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STAFFORD - Get ready for a special night that goes a long way towards helping people in need in Southern Ocean County.  The 24th Annual Hunger Relief Dinner and Auction will take place on May 1, 2019 at the Mainland at the Holiday Inn in Manahawkin.  See the details in the flyer below. All ...

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BEACH HAVEN TERRACE - The Margaret E. Lyons Beef and Beer Memorial Scholarship fundraiser will take place this Sunday, Feb. 17 from 12 to 4 p.m. The cost of the event is $35.00 per person. Watch the exciting Daytona 500 wth your friends and enjoy oysters, clams, shrimp, chicken wings, turnkey ...

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STAFFORD - Bridgit Romano is battling breast cancer and many of her friends have organized to hold a special fund raiser to help Bridgit in her fight. The Benefit for Bridgit will be held at Calloway’s Restaurant at 597 Main St., (Route 9) in West Creek on March 30, 2019 at 5:30 p.m.  The ...

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STAFFORD - The Southern Football Parent Association and parents of the Class of 2018 are holding a fundraiser on Saturday, February 16 at the Stafford Fire House for the Levine family. The Levine family fundraiser is taking place to help Maryann, Greg, Sarah, and Michael Levine. Maryann and Greg ...

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MANAHAWKIN, NJ - On Wednesday January 30, local Manahawkin couple, Maryann and Gregory Levine were involved in a life altering car accident. Due to extensive injuries and limited insurance the family needs the community’s support.  A GoFundMe page has been set up for the family by Laurie ...

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SHIP BOTTOM -The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce works with area non profit groups, providing members with specialized forums, as well as marketing and development solutions.  To commemorate the 30th Anniversary of the internationally known Chowderfest, the Southern Ocean County ...

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BRANT BEACH - The 15th Annual Super “PLUNGE” Sunday will again take place on Super Bowl Sunday, February 3, 2019 at 1 p.m.  The community is invited to join in this 15th Annual Ocean Plunge. Are you part Polar Bear? Do you have what it takes to brave the icy cold Atlantic Ocean in ...

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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 Fourth Annual Arctic Outreach in Loving Memory of Mallory McBrien is going to happen on Saturday February 23 at the Mud City Crab House. The rain, snow or shine event takes place between 11 a.m. and ...

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STAFFORD - Stafford Strong, Stafford Township's resident run community group, is holding a mega donation drive to support our Barnegat Light Coast Guard families during the government shutdown.  Specific needs are listed on the Stafford Strong Facebook page, including specific formula brand ...

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STAFFORD - The Stafford Township Recreation Department is hosting a Senior Volunteer Fair on Wednesday, January 16 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Bay Avenue Community Center located at 775 East Bay Avenue, Manahawkin Looking to give back or get more involved in our community? Are you looking to get ...

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STAFFORD - The Stafford Township Recreation Department is hosting a Senior Volunteer Fair on Wednesday, January 16 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Bay Avenue Community Center located at 775 East Bay Avenue, Manahawkin Looking to give back or get more involved in our community? Are you looking to get ...

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STAFFORD –  Stafford PBA Local 297 and Stafford Recreation recently expressed their appreciation to the Wainwright family for their generous donation. The Wainrights donated an entire truckload of toys and new coats to our 2018 Toy Drive. The Wainright's have been extremely generous in past ...

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STAFFORD _ On Sunday December 9th, come do your holiday shopping at Our Gang Players' "Winter Wonderland Gift Fair" from 1pm - 6pm at the Ocean Acres Community Center, 489 Nautilus Drive, Manahawkin, N.J. 08050. This event is FREE TO ATTEND and Our Gang Players will be offering FREE GIFT ...

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BARNEGAT - Our Gang Players will be hosting a Santa & Friends Breakfast Fundraiser on Saturday December 8th with 2 seating options; 8 a.m. and 9:15 a.m. at Lefty's Tavern, 547 N. Main St. Barnegat, N.J. 08005 Enjoy a yummy breakfast that includes pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage & a ...

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STAFFORD - The St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church is holding their Ninth Annual Christmas Day Dinner. It will be held Christmas Day from 12 to 3 p.m. at the  St Mary's Parish Center, 100 Bishop Lane in Manahawkin. Transportation is available to local residents. To register, call Mike or Gail Rua ...

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STAFFORD, NJ - David's Dream and Believe Cancer Foundation is having their 2nd Annual Pancake Breakfast with Santa on Sunday December 2 from 8-11 a.m. at TGI Fridays in Manahawkin The foundation raises money for families affected by cancer in our area.   David's Dream and Believe youth group ...

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SHIP BOTTOM - The 39th Annual Ship Bottom Christmas Parade will take place on Saturday, December 1 at 1 p.m.  The parade will run along Long Beach Boulevard from 5th to 25th Street. .   This years theme is "A Great White Christmas." Area community members are encouraged to enter a float for your ...

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STAFFORD - Spend the holiday with the Main Street Alliance Church family.  The menu includes all the great Thanksgiving favorites.....Turkey, stuffing, gravy, mashed taters and all the fixings! The dinner takes place on Thanksgiving Day from 5 to 8 p.m.  Main Street Alliance Church is located ...

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STAFFORD - The Southern Regional High School food bank is still in dire need of turkeys. Over 60 baskets are being assembled for district students’ families.  The volunteers are in need of about 40 turkeys at this point. The baskets will be delivered this Tuesday, November 21.   If you can ...

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SHIP BOTTOM - The 39th Annual Ship Bottom Christmas Parade will take place on Saturday, December 1 at 1 p.m.  The parade will run along Long Beach Boulevard from 5th to 25th Street. .   This years theme is "A Great White Christmas." Area community members are encouraged to enter a float for your ...

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STAFFORD, NJ - David's Dream and Believe Cancer Foundation is having their 2nd Annual Pancake Breakfast with Santa on Sunday December 2 from 8-11 a.m. at TGI Fridays in Manahawkin The foundation raises money for families affected by cancer in our area.   David's Dream and Believe youth group ...

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STAFFORD - The 27th Annual Gift Auction is sponsored by the Southern Regional High School Band Parents Organization. All proceeds benefit the SRHS Marching Band Program and Scholarship Fund. Admission is $8 at the door and includes 25 tickets, coffee & dessert. Food and beverages will be ...

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STAFFORD - Stafford Township is now collecting items to stock the Free Little Pantry. In completing his Eagle Scout achievements, Parker Petty initiated the Free Little Pantry Project in Stafford Township earlier this year. Petty, his father and fellow Eagle Scouts began building and installing ...

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STAFFORD – Bu Quach is still missing.   After a strong search on Saturday in Ocean Acres, there was no success finding Mr. Quach. "Unfortunately we are still searching for our father," wrote his son Johnny Quach on Sunday.  "There are no new leads, the only thing we gained out of this, was the ...

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