Health & Wellness

May 21, 2020

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 ...

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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 ...

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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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STAFFORD — Popular music artist Pitbull released a music video to the public about a week ago that he dedicated to motivate our nation during this difficult time we are living in. Pitbull is a popular rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer.  The song he produced is titled "I Believe That ...

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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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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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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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LONG BEACH ISLAND - Long Beach Township and Ship Bottom officially wrote letters discouraging people who own second homes from coming to stay on Long Beach Island in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic.  The primary concerns of both Ship Bottom and Long Beach Township leadership is the strain the ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND - Long Beach Township and Ship Bottom officially wrote letters discouraging people who own second homes from coming to stay on Long Beach Island in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic.  The primary concerns of both Ship Bottom and Long Beach Township leadership is the strain the ...

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TOMS RIVER — The Ocean County Health Department released the latest statistics of persons testing positive for COVID-19 late Thursday afternoon. Surf City has one positive person reported on Wednesday. Today, the OCHD confirmed two cases in Stafford and two in Barnegat. There are a total number ...

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SURF CITY - The Long Beach Island Health Department reported a positive case of Coronavirus in Surf City on Wednesday, March 18. The individual is a male resident of Surf City Borough. wrote Daniel Krupinski, LBIHD Health Officer:     “I would like to convey to our residents that while ...

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LONG BEACH TOWNSHIP, NJ — After New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy’s Emergency Declaration on March 16 placed a limit of 50 people for all social functions and “gatherings” due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Long Beach Township has alerted the town that all recreational facilities to be closed ...

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BEACH HAVEN, NJ — After New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy’s Emergency Declaration on March 16 placed a limit of 50 people for all social functions and “gatherings” due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Beach Haven has alerted the town that all recreational facilities to be closed immediately.  The alert ...

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STAFFORD - Effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020, ALL Stafford Township Buildings - Town Hall, Department of Public Works, Water and Sewer, Community Centers and all parks - will be closed to the public. All township offices will be staffed and ready to assist you. They will only be available ...

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BARNEGAT - Senior Pastor Dave Ridder released a statement for his congregation about how they will respond to the Coronavirus.  Pastor Ridder writes:   Dear Bayside Chapel family, We have been carefully monitoring information and advice being given by public health officials regarding ...

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STAFFORD - The Southern Regional School District will close on Monday, March 16.  The length of the school closure has not been finalized by district leadership.  The district will begin remote learning on Monday with the use of Google Classroom.  More information will be forthcoming from the ...

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STAFFORD, NJ - On Saturday, March 14, Stafford Schools Superintendent, George Chidiac announced that the Stafford School District will be closing schools for a two-week period beginning immediately until March 30.  This announcement comes just hours after the State of New Jersey announced on ...

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STAFFORD - The Southern Regional School District posted the following information on their website on Thursday, March 12: Southern Regional School District COVID-19 Information From the outset of the ever evolving COVID-19 world health event, the Southern Regional School District has been ...

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STAFFORD - Pastor Nathan Didlake announced on the Manahawkin Baptist Church Facebook page that the congregation has postponed services at the church. The church is planning on offering their Sunday morning service online at their Facebook ...

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STAFFORD - The Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin and other Hackensack Meridians hospitals have instituted a new no visitor policy. The policy change comes as a result of the concern about the Coronavirus pandemic.   The hospital website announced the “new visitor policy,” as ...

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LAWRENCEVILLE - On Wednesday, March 11 the Special Olympics of New Jersey announced that the developing situation involving the Coronavirus and confirmed cases throughout New Jersey and the United States has caused the organization to suspend all activities for athletes until at least March 31, ...

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HACKENSACK — Hackensack Meridian Health, New Jersey’s largest and most comprehensive health network, is pleased to announce that the Center for Discovery and Innovation (CDI) has created a test to dramatically reduce the time it takes for diagnosing COVID-19.  This is a major advance that will ...

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STAFFORD - The Stafford Township Office of Emergency Management released a statement about the Coronavirus impact.   The Stafford Township Office of Emergency Management along with our Mayor, Council and Police Department continue to monitor the Coronavirus as it evolves. We would like the ...

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6PM Update - Test has returned with a NEGATIVE result for Coronavirus, according to Monmouth County Freeholder Sue Kiley HOLMDEL, NJ –  In a case that was originally suspected for coronavirus, the tests returned at about 5PM today are negative. This welcome news was provided by Monmouth County ...

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STAFFORD — Hackensack Meridian Health Southern Ocean Medical Center is pleased to announce that Michele Galati, BSN, R.N., ASC-BC, SCRN, CMSRN, stroke clinical coordinator, is one of the first to pass the Advanced Stroke Coordinator certification examination.  Ms. Galati is one of only three nurses ...

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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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STAFFORD - Southern Ocean Medical Center has begun temporary visitor restrictions. Visitors must be age 12 or older In a proactive measure to help prevent the spread of the influenza virus, visitors to Hackensack Meridian Health Southern Ocean Medical Center must be age 12 or older, beginning ...

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STAFFORD - CEO and Founder of the SUNSHINE SPORTS PROGRAM, Steve Baselice, has announced that the program is coming to Stafford Township, Ocean County. Coach Steve says the "SUNSHINE SPORTS PROGRAMS is a program for adults with special needs. This program consists of year-round, multiple sports ...

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STAFFORD - A new adult special needs sports program is coming to Manahawkin. CEO and Founder of the SUNSHINE SPORTS PROGRAM, Steve Baselice, has announced that the program is coming to Stafford Township. \The Sunshine Sports program is a program for adults with special needs. This program ...

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STAFFORD - Stafford Township is holding their annual Senior Volunteer Fair on Wednesday, January 29 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Bay Avenue Community Center, 775 East Bay Avenue, Manahawkin. Looking to give back or get more involved in our community? To get out and about, learn new skills, make ...

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