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Barnegat Faith Leaders Offered Messages of Solace at Last Night's Vigil for Late Collins First Grader

April 15, 2021

BARNEGAT, NJ — Members of the community, including local officials gathered last night for a vigil for six-year-old Corey Miccicolo.

Faith leaders Monsignor Ken of St. Mary's Church, Pastor Glenn Swank of Barnegat Bay Assembly of God, and Reverend Mike Dryburg delivered messages of comfort to those at the vigil.

The circumstances of the death of the Collins first-grade student ...

Ocean County: Remembering Those Who Lost Their Lives in the Holocaust

OCEAN COUNTY, NJ — While many Americans associate the vow to “Never Forget,” with the 9/11 attacks, the phrase came decades ago, and with worldwide significance.

This evening begins Yom HaShoah, which is also known as Holocaust Remembrance Day. The commemoration recognizing the victims of the Holocaust ends tomorrow, April 9th.

According to Sharron Greenberg, ...

Manahawkin Baptist Church Offering Free Movie Night for 6 to 12th Graders on Wednesday

STAFFORD - Pastor Nathan Didlake announced this weekend that the Manahawkin Baptist Church is having a movie night this Wednesday, April 7th @ 6:30 - 8:45.  All 6-12th Graders join us for MOVIE NIGHT on the big screen at MBC Fellowship Hall.


Bring a mask, a friend, and a blanket to spread out on!

Easter Message from Rev. Billy Graham: The Facts of the Resurrection

SOUTHERN OCEAN COUNTY REGION — This is a classic Easter message from Rev. Billy Graham, a man who had a great impact on the Christian faith around the world during his life. 

"Without the resurrection there could be no salvation. Christ predicted His resurrection many times. He said on one occasion, “For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the whale’s belly; ...

Picture of the Day: Signs of Spring in Barnegat Bring a Heavenly Message

BARNEGAT, NJ — The signs of spring continue to appear in Barnegat. For some, they represent a heavenly message.

Glenn Swank, a Barnegat resident, serves as the Senior Pastor at Barnegat Bay Assembly of God Church in Waretown. He and his wife, Tammy take many photos of the scenic views throughout the area. 

 “Tammy and I got home t after a walk on the ...

Lighthouse Christian Academy Invites Community to Open House Friday, 4 to 7 p.m.

STAFFORD — Area residents are invited to check out another education option for their students. The Lighthouse Christian Academy, 400 Beach Avenue in Manahawkin is offering an open house. 

The Open House takes place this Friday, March 5 from 4 to 7 p.m. 

"At the Open House you and your child will explore our building, meet our teachers, and get an in-person feel for ...

How Southern Ocean County Faith Leaders Can Unite to Share Services

SOUTHERN OCEAN COUNTY, NJ - Substance abuse already plagued Southern Ocean County communities before the onset of COVID-19. Experts fear that untreated addiction now makes it the pandemic within the pandemic.

A more unified faith-based community can share services that benefit all in need. A new program provides training on resources available to families and education on prevention ...

Waretown United Methodist Invites Community to Join in National Moment of Unity/Remembrance

WARETOWN, NJ - Bells will ring across the United States today at 5:30 pm today as communities join together for the National Moment of Unity and Remembrance. Waretown United Methodist Church has extended an invitation to Southern Ocean County residents of all denominations to join in honoring lives lost to COVID-19.

“I learned about the nation coming together for this ...

What Does Christmas Mean to You Today?

STAFFORD — Merry Christmas to our TAPInto readers. This is a message by famed evangelist Rev. Billy Graham from a sermon he preached in 1982.

What does Christmas mean to you today? As we think back to Bethlehem—the birthplace of Christ, the city of the King, the city of royalty, the city where David was born and grew up—we must notice some of the people who were involved ...

Happy Hanukkah from TAPinto Stafford-LBI

STAFFORD / LBI NJ — Although Hanukkah, “The Festival of Lights,” is considered a minor Jewish holiday, it is a popular celebration among Jewish families across America. In 2020, Hanukkah begins this evening and continues through the evening of Dec. 18.

When the Greeks ruled what is now Israel, they forbade Jewish practice and desecrated the Temple in Jerusalem.


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Honor Moms, Get Thanked When Giving Blood this May with Vitalant

Nonprofit blood services provider Vitalant urges all eligible donors to make an appointment to give blood, platelets or plasma this May in support of mothers and all patients relying on lifesaving blood transfusions. As a token of thanks, all those who come to give May 1 through May 25 will receive a $5 Gift Card* or, for the period from May 26 through June 1, a Vitalant ball ...


Herman “ Bubie” C. Harrison III, age 56 of Manahawkin NJ, passed way Tuesday April 20th ...
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New Jersey Date Night: Stroll Through These Gorgeous Gardens

May 13, 2021

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

There’s always something growing in New Jersey, be it excitement for warmer weather or the flowers in everyone’s yard. Celebrating springtime in the Garden State requires a garden date. We have so many options at our fingertips — possibilities guaranteed to inspire romance and ...

Local Journalists Grapple with New Era of ‘All Politics is National’

Like it or not, the idea that “all politics is local'' is no longer reality. Instead, local government has been poisoned by the toxic political environment once confined at the state and federal levels.

Local reporters used to be shielded from the national political discourse, in part because municipal elections typically don’t include Rs or Ds next to candidate ...

The Benefits of Local Advertising

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - When marketing your services or products, the best place to start is right in the community you serve. Your local community is full of potential new and returning customers, and that market is essential for you to sustain and grow. 

Local marketing is trending, and now more than ever it is important for your business to be prominent in your local market.

According ...

TAPinto Tips: Intro to SEO

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - If you own a business, you might be familiar with lots of trends in marketing that promise to increase your business: social media and email campaigns, as well as paid and organic ads. One trend that tends to get overlooked is SEO, or search engine optimization. SEO is a proven and necessary tool, but you may ask yourself, “What is it?” and “How can you best ...

Veteran TAPinto Franchisee Launches TAPinto Raritan Bay

SAYREVILLE, NJ - Longtime TAPinto Scotch Plains-Fanwood franchisee John Mooney is taking his talents to the banks of the Raritan. After spending years growing TAPinto Scotch Plains-Fanwood into one of the networks top 5 most-visited sites, Mooney is officially launching TAPinto Raritan Bay, covering Sayreville and South Amboy, N.J.

“Since I am familiar with Sayreville-South Amboy and ...

Lincoln of Wayne: Three Generations Build One of Nation's Top Car Dealerships

May 13, 2021

WAYNE, NJ -- General Manager of Lincoln of Wayne, Peter Spina, Jr., spoke with TAPintoTV about the dealership’s unique history being a third-generation, family-owned business.

Spina’s grandfather, Gaspar Spina, started selling cars in the 1950s and established the dealership in 1962.

“Back then, the industry was very different,” Spina explained. “He worked his ...

On Mother's Day: A Short Tale of a Neurotic Mother

May 9, 2021

Editor's Note: This story was written in 2017 and offers a little personal insight on the unspoken trials some face as moms.  It is shared with permission of Writefully Inspired and is intended to bring a smile to the faces of others who can relate.

This is a story about a mother.   And, it might just sound a little more than auto-biographical.  Because it is.

I ...

Are you using the Right Realtor to Accomplish Your Real Estate Goals?

May 13, 2021

OCEAN COUNTY, NJ — There are many things to consider when choosing a Realtor in today's market.

A FULL time Realtor who is passionate about Real Estate is very important. This ensures they are on the job immediately should anything come up throughout the buying/selling process and readily available to answer all calls/texts/emails. It's not the years in the business; ...