Health & Wellness

September 15, 2018

STAFFORD - A few years back Ocean Acres residents were expecting to see a large Walgreens store at the corner of Route 72 and Nautilus Drive.  That occupancy was derailed by Walgreens acquiring Rite-Aid stores a few years back. Walgreens realized it had enough retail presence in our area and ...

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STAFFORD AND LONG BEACH ISLAND-  The incredibly rainy and damp summer has had a historical impact on the Southern Ocean County area with mold.  Many schools statewide are experiencing closed schools and classrooms until remediation is complete. How about home? If your residential or commercial ...

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STAFFORD - The Hunger Foundation of Southern Ocean County will have a Mattress Sale to help with raising funds to support our local Food Pantries. The sale will take place on Saturday September 22, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saint Mary’s of the Pines, located on Bishop Way ...

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MT. HOLLY, NJ - The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a Heat Advisory, which is in effect until 7 p.m. on Thursday.  Maximum heat index values are expected to be near or above 100 degrees on Thursday afternoon.  Maximum temperatures are expected to be in the lower 90s on ...

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STAFFORD - The McKinley Avenue Elementary School has had problems with mold in the building.  The administration has been hoping the past two weeks that the rooms would be ready for opening day on Wednesday.  Today, Superintendent George J. Chidiac announced that the still will be closed for an ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ — When it was discovered Little Falls resident Nick Sauter needed a kidney, his family put out a call for a living donor. Now that the search has continued for more than a year, they are reaching out even farther to find a person who can offer that life-saving organ match. A ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ — When it was discovered Little Falls resident Nick Sauter needed a kidney, his family put out a call for a living donor. Now that the search has continued for more than a year, they are reaching out even farther to find a person who can offer that life-saving organ match. A ...

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STAFFORD AND LONG BEACH ISLAND - The area around the grill isn't going to be the only hot place this Labor Day. The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for much of New Jersey starting Monday at 12 noon and continuing to 9 p.m. Tuesday Aug. 4.  The heat index is expected to reach the ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND - The Labor Day weekend is upon us. Many are wondering which beaches will have lifeguards.  September can be a very dangerous month in the surf considering we are entering the height of the hurricane season. Here is the list of guarded beaches and dates on Long Beach Island ...

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BARNEGAT LIGHT, NJ — When members of the U.S. Coast Guard rescued two people from their sinking recreational vessel in Barnegat Inlet yesterday, they found the boaters prepared for the emergency. A Coast Guard boat on August 30 responded to a radio distress call from the boat, which was taking ...

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BEACH HAVEN - On Friday, August 10 the Sea Shell Resort and Beach Club hosted the "Summer Soiree" benefit that raised $104,176 for David’s Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation.  The generosity of all involved blew away the goal of raising $50,000 for the event.  The Summer Soirée was a great ...

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STAFFORD -Stafford Township Police Officers Chris Fritz and Anthony Vincent recently worked with the Stafford Recreation Department in holding a Bike Camp for area youths. .  Both officers are members of the Bike Patrol Unit and students in grades 3-8 were taught how to properly inspect their ...

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STAFFORD - Registration for the Stafford Roller Hockey League takes place on two upcoming dates.  The registration takes place at the rinks at the Doc Cramer Recreation Complex from 6:30 to 8 p.m. this Tuesday and on Thursday, September 6. The league is set to begin on September 23.  For ...

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HARVEY CEDARS -  A fisherman was stung by a cownose ray Sunday afternoon in Harvey Cedars and had to be taken to a local hospital for treatment.  The man was stung around 3:30 p.m. at the 73rd Street beach in Harvey Cedars.  The Harvey Cedars Police Department, members of the Harvey Cedars Beach ...

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STAFFORD AND LONG BEACH ISLAND - Trident Fitness and Performance Center located on Route 9 in Eagleswood announced this week the opportunity for area athletes to register for their upcoming 12 week Fall Cycle of training..   Interscholastic or other organized teams also can train for Trident's ...

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STAFFORD - Residents may have noticed the signs spread throughout Southern Ocean County reading "Patient Health Before Corporate Wealth." This past Wednesday, August 15, the nurses at Southern Ocean Medical Center took an action of informational picketing from 4 to 8 p.m. due to the lack of a ...

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STAFFORD - The Manahawkin Cub Scout Pack 61 is conducting a Pop Rocket Derby and Fall Recruiting Fair this Sunday, August 19 at the Ocean Acres Community Center. The events begins at 12 p.m. Students will build a soda bottle rocket and the rockets will be launched for all to see. Pizza, snacks ...

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STAFFORD - On Sunday, August 5th, Stafford EMS had 6 of its members travel to Socorro, New Mexico for a week-long training class called Incident Response to Terrorist Bombings (IRTB). This course provides police, fire, EMS and first responders the knowledge and skills to safely respond to ...

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LONG BEACH TOWNSHIP - This is an inspiring story of the great impact of the Tenth Annual Coquina Ladies Surfing Concert just recently held on July 29.  David's Dream and Believe Cancer Foundation's Leadership wrote the following recently in gratitude to the surfing contest organizers: This ...

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STAFFORD AND LONG BEACH ISLAND - The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a Heat Advisory, that is in effect from noon to 7 p.m. Monday. The temperatures will be in the low to mid 90's. The heat index will be between 100 and 104 degrees.  The heat and humidity may cause heat ...

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LONG BEACH TOWNSHIP -The Jetty Coquina Jam is an all-female, team surf contest and also a fundraising event. Women are paired randomly after being separated into two age pools and compete in this Summer event to support female cancer through David's Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation. The ...

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STAFFORD - Stafford Township’s Project Aware team invited administrators, staff and first responders from several other school districts in Ocean County to attend the Project Aware Workshop at the Stafford Township Arts Center (STAC) on Tuesday, July 31, 2018. Project Aware is a heart wrenching ...

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LONG BEACH TOWNSHIP - Family Promise is holding a Stand Up Paddle Board Family Event on Tuesday, Aug 14, at 6 p.m. in Bayview Park, Long Beach Township,. The organization is planning on providing entertainment which includes music and face painting. There is a cost of $30.00 per person for ...

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STAFFORD- The brand new Cedar Bonnet Island Environment Trail is now open for the public to enjoy. It was officially opened by state, federal and local officials on June 27. The property was purchased by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in the early 1990's. When the state purchased it, the ...

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BARNEGAT - An area business has a great deal for area residents.  If you give give blood at Candiqueen's Ice Cream in Barnegat, you will get a free pint of ice cream as an act of appreciation.  The Pint for a Pint event will take place on Monday, August 6, from 1 to 7 p.m. Candiqueen's is ...

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STAFFORD -Coastal Volunteers in Medicine is a free non-emergency family clinic for those without medical insurance who live in Southern Ocean County. The organization recently announced that they have opened a new location at 53 Nautilus Drive, Suite B-1 in the Ocean Acres section of ...

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LONG BRANCH, NJ - New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed legislation on Friday prohibiting smoking at public beaches and parks in New Jersey. The bill, S-2534, updates the “New Jersey Smoke-Free Air Act of 2006.” “The Jersey Shore has always been one of our state’s – and nation’s – great natural ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Over a stretch of nearly 70 years, Geoffrey the Giraffe at Toys R Us stores was the symbol of happy times for generations of children, and now he may provide those same feelings for children coming to a hospital. "From this day forward, Geoffrey stands tall in our lobby to ...

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TRENTON – The New Jersey Department of Human Services on Tuesday announced expanded hepatitis C treatments for all Medicaid enrollees in the state, a policy facilitated by increased funding in the fiscal year 2019 budget. The improvement comes amid ongoing concern about increased infections due to ...

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SURF CITY - On Wednesday, a man died after he was pulled from the ocean in Surf City.  The man was unconscious when reached by lifeguards.  The incident occurred at approximately 2:45 p.m. off the beach near Division Avenue.  Lifeguards pulled the A 55-year-old man from the ocean and performed ...

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