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Operation Hope: Horses Bring Healing Peace

May 25, 2020

MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ: A piece of HOPE during tough times is something that is so important. We all need something to look forward to and there is something exciting that is galloping towards the near future. What happens when two like-minded individuals come together for a shared dream? Operation HOPE! 

Operation HOPE is a new program coming to Monmouth County to facilitate equine ...

Physicians To Cancer Patients: Don’t Let Covid-19 Deter You From Much-Needed Hospital Trips 

HACKENSACK, N.J. — As the world continues to be in the throes of the coronavirus pandemic, local hospitals — which county officials have dubbed “war zones” with Intensive Care Units filled to capacity with infected individuals — are currently the most feared place among people concerned for their own health and safety. Even cancer patients, whose health is contingent ...

Local Grocery Stores Issue Recall on Healthy Choice Power Bowls

SOUTHERN OCEAN COUNTY, NJ –   The federal government has issued recalls on Healthy Choice Power Bowl 9.5 ounce Chicken Feta and Farro.  The United States Department of Agriculture have issues a warning that expands on a recall issued on April 10, 2020.

Conagra Brands, Inc. or Russellville, Arkansas and Marshall, Missouri recalled approximately 276,872 pounds of not ...

Southern Ocean Hospital Executives Share Encouraging News

MANAHAWKIN, NJ – Yesterday’s virtual meeting of the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce’s Women in Business Roundtable featured two executives from the Southern Ocean Medical Center. Michele Morrison, Chief Hospital Executive at Southern Ocean Medical Center, and Jim Young, Executive Director of the Southern Ocean Medical Center Foundation provided an update concerning the ...

See What This Ocean County Resident Did to Raise Awareness to Younger Onset Alzheimer's Disease

Ocean County, NJ  – When Jeff Borghoff heard about the need for personal protective equipment (PPE’s) for first responders and public health workers amid the COVID-19 pandemic, he immediately knew he wanted to pitch in and help out. Jeff, a 56 year old from Forked River, not only wanted to help satisfy the local PPE need, he also thought it was a good opportunity to help ...

Former Southern Regional, Bridgewater State and Copenhagen Football QB Starts Higgins Passing Academy

MANAHAWKIN, NJ - Dan Higgins was a 2 sport athlete at Southern Regional High School participating in football and baseball and has just returned to his hometown of Manahawkin after finishing his college and professional career to start his new business venture, Higgins Passing Academy.

As a junior at Southern, Dan played an integral part in the football team’s 2011 ...

Obtain a 'Peaceful Birth' Even During a Pandemic with Virtual HypnoBirthing® Classes Starting May 30

JERSEY SHORE, NJ — Peaceful Birth NJ is offering a 5-week virtual class series on HypnoBirthing® on Zoom starting on Saturday, May 30.

Christina Ha of Peaceful Birth NJ offers birth services as a labor doula and as a HypnoBirthing® practitioner.

"My passion for peaceful birthing stems from my own birth experiences," Christina said.

Rutgers Expert Says Telehealth Will Likely Be New Norm After Pandemic Subsides

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Charles Babich has been treated by Dr. Frank Sonnenberg for the past 25 years, but they weren’t even in the same room for the most recent visit.

“Dr. Sonnenberg is over the top in terms of taking time and explaining and answering questions,” Babich said. “The appointment was just perfect in every way in terms of time, explanation and going over ...

Open Parks, Closed Restrooms Make for a Messy Situation

TRENTON, NJ - Nature calls, but you might want to be careful how you answer it...

In this afternoon's daily COVID-19 briefing, Col. Patrick Callahan of the New Jersey State Police commented about the, "inordinate" amount of human waste generated at parks statewide following the reopening of public spaces across the Garden State.

While parks have been given the greenlight ...

Governor’s Daily Briefing: The Numbers are Dropping

TRENTON, NJ – The graphs shown on NJ Governor Phil Murphy’s May 11 COVID-19 press briefing are all pointing in the right direction.  As he usually does, Murphy went through several points of data, adding his own commentary.  We will summarize them for you here.

Murphy did not hold briefings over the weekend, so the information he shared were numbers reported today with ...


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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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Aug 16, 1951 - May 10, 2020
Cheryl Theresa Barrett of Manahawkin, NJ passed away peacefully on Mother’s Day, May 10, ...
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NJ’s CSAs Stepping Up to Provide Local Food During Pandemic

May 23, 2020

As people avoid going into grocery stores during the coronavirus pandemic, many in New Jersey are turning to CSAs as an alternate source for fresh food.

CSAs, or community supported agriculture programs, connect local farmers with consumers. They typically provide locally grown fruits, vegetables and herbs. Some also offer other kinds of locally produced foods, such as eggs, cheese, ...

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 ...

The History of Memorial Day and How it Became the Start of Summer

May 24, 2020

Memorial Day, as the name implies, was established to create a day of remembrance to honor soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice in the U.S. Civil War. Our culture today, however, associates the holiday with the start of summer activities, like barbecues and going to the beach. How did this once somber holiday become the signal of summer? 

After the Civil War ended in the spring of ...

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

May 20, 2020

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 ...