Tourism

March 20, 2019

SHIP BOTTOM, NJ - The Ship Bottom Land Use Board will hear an application for the development of the empty CVS store on Long Beach Boulevard from Fantasy Island owner, Wainwright Amusement, LLC, on Wednesday, March 20. The Fantasy Island in Beach Haven is extremely popular and the CVS would be ...

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WARREN, NJ - AAA is reminding drivers that the change to Daylight Saving Time may create distraction on the roadway and challenges for drivers who lost an hour of sleep. Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday March 11 at 2 a.m. “As we spring forward, drivers should be aware that the time change will ...

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BEACH HAVEN -  The deal has been in the works for a few years. The Tide Table Group, owners of Mud City Crab House, Ship Bottom Shellfish, Parker’s Garage & Oyster Saloon, the Black Whale Bar & Fish House, and the Old Causeway Steak & Oyster House, recently announced the purchase of The ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - For all the fans that sat through Rutgers University home football game during the recent 1-11 season, the university has struck on a plan that will allow those loyal followers to drown their frustrations a bit more while also helping the team. The university athletic program ...

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DANIEL ISLAND, SC - The Volvo Car Open, North America’s largest women-only tennis tournament, is an event rich in tradition. With its start in Hilton Head in 1973, the Volvo Car Open was a pioneer in women’s professional sports, boasting large payouts for winnings and prime television coverage. In ...

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MONMOUTH COUNTY,  NJ - It's time for Derby Day! The popular event on many calendars is gearing up for a banner year as the  Monmouth Park Charity Fund, on Saturday May 4, 2019 will be hosting its 16th Annual Kentucky Derby Day Celebration, at Blu Grotto’s beautiful outdoor garden at the historic ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Legislation signed last summer prohibiting smoking at public beaches and parks in New Jersey goes into effect today. The bill, S-2534, updates the “New Jersey Smoke-Free Air Act of 2006.” According to the American Lung Association, more than 480,000 people die from tobacco use and ...

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WASHINGTON, DC — New Jersey’s commercial and recreational fishing industries ranks among the top 10 nationally in terms of revenues and employment, according to the latest report by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. In 2016, both saltwater fishing industries in the state ...

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NEW YORK, NY - The iconic Central Park has the familiar Great Lawn, Sheep Meadow, Strawberry Fields, and a zoo, too.  Yet on a brisk Sunday in late December, a Meetup group met for a tour of some lesser known points of interest at the north end of the green space in the center of ...

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NATIONAL -- With New Year’s Eve around the corner and the majority of Americans spending up to $200 each on the occasion per year, the personal-finance website WalletHub released its report on 2018’s Best Places for New Year’s Eve Celebrations. WalletHub compared the 100 biggest cities across 28 ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - One of the holiday season's most popular family events -- the 41st Annual Festival of Trees at the Environmental Education Center in Basking Ridge -- will be open daily for public tours through most of December. The Somerset County Park Commission's EEC each year presents ...

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NEW JERSEY - Yes, the Garden State is known for its malls. The state actually has more than 50 with some larger than others. However, New Jersey doesn't hold the honor of opening the first indoor mall, Minnesota has that. New Jersey opened the second. The Cherry Hill Mall first unlocked its doors ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ Freeholder Brian G. Gallagher has announced the winners, including one each from Green Brook an Warren, of the History Traveler Contest. The contest was a drawing held for visitors who had attended Somerset County’s 13th annual Weekend Journey through the Past. “Congratulations to ...

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NATIONAL - AAA forecasts more than 54 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home over the Thanksgiving holiday, a 4.8 percent increase from the nearly 51 million that traveled in 2017. The 2018 holiday weekend will see the highest Thanksgiving travel volume since 2005, when 58.6 ...

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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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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – Holiday season anticipation was in the air – literally – as balloons and robotic floats to be used in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade were being tested Saturday morning in a parking lot behind Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford. Christmas magic was made as the balloons ...

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DANIEL ISLAND, SC - Looking for something fun to do this weekend?  MUSC Health Stadium, 1990 Daniel Island Drive, is hosting a Food Truck Festival starting at 11a.m. Sunday Nov. 4.  Entrance to the festival is free and will run until 6p.m. The home of the Charleston Battery will feature beer, ...

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FAR HILLS, N.J. — When Caldbeck, won the Far Hills Races’ $50,000 Gladstone Stakes for three-year-old he made history. It was not because he won by 11 1/2-length victory but because he was the first time spectators could cash wining pari-mutuel tickets on any race. Caldbeck paid his backers ...

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LAVALLETTE, NJ — Firefighters from across the state are helping to keep a Livingston teen’s name alive through a memorial playground currently being built in Lavallette — the Jersey Shore town where Brendan Tevlin spent every summer of his 19 years. After members of the New Jersey Firefighters’ ...

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Although Belmar’s official beach season is over and lifeguards are off duty, a skeleton staff of lifeguards is patrolling the oceanfront in utility vehicles today. BELMAR, NJ — With a blink of an eye, summer is over. Although the sun has made a grand return, a week of rainy, dreary weather — ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Belmar’s 10th Avenue beach became a proving ground yesterday for a new lifesaving tool — a drone. And a handful of Belmar’s lifeguards got their chance to pilot the high-technology device during a hands-on demonstration, led by Hugh Roarty of Rutgers University's Center of Ocean ...

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FALL RIVER, MA - A walk on a gray summer day was filled with maritime history in Fall River, Massachusetts.  Bicentennial Park Start at Bicentennial Park, which features an impressive replica Iwo Jima monument that overlooks the Taunton River.  The park pays homage to veterans, with names ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND – There are many great opportunities to enjoy the afternoon and nightlife in the area on this Sunday August 12. Facedown performs at the 68 Street Beach in Long Beach Township from 1 to 3 p.m. live.   Read below for the complete list of Sunday's entertainment options in ...

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NEW YORK, NY - Commuters into the Port Authority Bus terminal on Monday will be part of a pilot to test a new security system, one that will try and identify suicide vests and other improvised explosive devices.  The Port Authority will launch the pilot test next week on the new security system ...

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BRANSON, MO — Live shows, water sports, Silver Dollar City amusement park — Branson, Missouri, in the Ozarks has it all. Here’s what to know before you go: Table Rock Lake This man-made lake is the area’s biggest attraction, with 800 miles of shoreline. Its cold, clear water is perfect for ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND, NJ — With summer’s traditional influx of seasonal visitors, numerous police departments have joined together across the Jersey Shore to remind motorists and pedestrians to be safe this summer. Eighteen police departments in Monmouth and Ocean counties are participating in ...

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STAFFORD, NJ - A critical auto accident took place on Friday morning at Route 72 and Marsha Drive near the causeway. The Stafford Police responded to a multi vehicle collision.  The colllision left one person dead and two people transported to area hospitals by helicopter.  The Stafford Police ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND – A big event at 9 a.m.on Saturday is the Coquina Jam, womens surfing competition at 68 Street Beach in Long Beach Township. The proceeds goes to a great charitable cause. Below is the overview of Saturday's entertainment options in Stafford and Long Beach Island.  Area ...

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LONDON, UK – Classical composer Handel and rock icon Jimi Hendrix usually are not mentioned in the same sentence, but the two musical geniuses are linked together at a small museum in London.  The museum is located in a building at 25 Brook St. that was Handel’s home from 1723 to 1759. Hendrix ...

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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - Seven competitors battled it out at Meadowlands Racing and Entertainment's 3rd Annual BBQ Battle on Saturday, July 14, all vying for $2,000 in prizes and most importantly, bragging rights.  The BBQ categories of best Ribs, Brisket, Chicken, and Pulled Pork, came with a $500 ...

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