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MAY 27TH, 2016 THIS WEEKS ISSUE Pages 10-11 Ocean County Featured Events
Manchester Township Police Auxiliary Officers Complete Training Academy
Pages 12-18 Around all the Ocean County Towns - News, Information Events Pages 22-23 Ocean County Library Weekend Events and Exhibits Page - 26 Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts & Sciences Events Page 30 Museums, Historic, Arts & Exhibits Page 30 A Summary of Comedy & Stage Performances Page 33-36 Classified Ads & Real Estate Page 37 Fishing & Outdoor Sections coming Spring 2016 Page 36 Toms River Senior Center News Other News Horoscopes P. 4 Weather P.2 Blue Claws News P. 8
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Making Toms River Safer: Addressing Concerns at Brown’s Woods (Toms River, NJ) The Toms River governing body and the Toms River Police Department have pledged to continue to work to make the Township a safer place for residents to live, work and play. With that in mind, over the last few years, the Toms River Police Department has seen an increase in the amount of criminal activity at Brown’s Woods, a forty acre stretch of preserved land on the Toms River at Washington Street and Whittier Avenue. Past incidents have included a suicide in the park, drug overdoses, underage drinking, fights and campfires. Township Clean Communities workers conducted
more cleanups at the property due to juveniles leaving behind glass bottles, remnants of campfires and drug paraphernalia. In response, the Toms River Police Department has taken several steps to address these issues. The Department has added extra police and sanitation patrols at the property. In addition, the Township passed an ordinance enforcing no parking from Dusk to 8 a.m. along Cedar Drive. Furthermore, the Township is adding new security lighting see WOODS page 7
Mayor Kelaher stands next to one of the new signs on Cedar Drive.
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MANCHESTER TOWNSHIP POLICE NARCOTIC ENFORCEMENT TEAM ARREST SUBJECT FOR UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF A FIREARM
Liquors located at 3875 Ridgeway Road. A subsequent investigation conducted by narcotics officers led police to believe that there was a handgun inside of the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to Manchester Police headquarters where a Court-authorized search warrant was obtained later that evening. The search warrant was executed, resulting in the recovery of a 9mm Smith and Wesson handgun from within the front passenger compartment of the vehicle.
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TOMS RIVER – Ocean County Freeholder Director James F. Lacey has announced that traffic delays and detours may exist at the following locations, which are being improved.
ROUTE 9, Westecunk Creek to Garden State Parkway, Little Egg Harbor Township, Tuckerton Borough, and Eagleswood Township Updated : Monday, May 23, 2016 Extent: Daytime Lane Shifts and Shoulder Closures, and Nighttime Alternating Traffic Patterns Purpose: Milling and Paving, and Roadway Improvements Time: March 28, 2016 to October 3, 2016 GARDEN STATE PARKWAY INTERCHANGE 91, Herborn Avenue, Burnt Tavern Road, Lanes Mill Road, and Burrsville Road, Brick Township Updated : Monday, May 23, 2016 Extent: Lane and Shoulder Closures with Changing Traffic Patterns Purpose: Construction of Northbound and Southbound Entrance and Exit Ramps, and Local Road Widening Time: May 18, 2015 to February 2017 ROUTE 166, Old Freehold Road to Highland Parkway, Toms River Township Updated : Monday, May 23, 2016 Extent: Lane Shifts and Closures, and Changing Traffic Patterns Purpose: Road Reconstruction and Resurfacing, and Utility Relocation Time: March 28, 2016 to June 2018 EAST BAY AVENUE/BAY SHORE DRIVE, Barnegat Township Updated : Monday, May 23, 2016 Extent: Road Closure Purpose: Bridge Replacement Time: September 21, 2015 to June 2016
Manchester Township—A surveillance operation by members of the Manchester Township Police Narcotics Enforcement Team resulted in the seizure of a handgun Friday evening. At approximately 6:08 PM, N.E.T. officers setup surveillance in the Route 571 area and observed a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot of Ridgeway
HEROIN, CASH AND FIREARM SEIZED IN MANCHESTER NARCOTICS INVESTIGATION
Tonight A slight chance of showers between 8pm and 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63. Southwest wind 8 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%. Saturday Mostly sunny, with a high near 83. South wind 8 to 13 mph. Saturday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 64. Southwest wind 8 to 11 mph. Sunday A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 84. South wind 7 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%. Sunday Night A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
The driver, 27 year old Robert T. Shope of Heights Terrace, Middletown, was arrested and charged with unlawful possession of a handgun. His bail was set at $50,000.00 and he was later transported to Ocean County Jail in default of bail. Assisting in this investigation were members of the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Special Operations Group and the Manchester Police Patrol Bureau.
Manchester Township—A Manchester man has been arrested following a three week heroin distribution investigation by the Manchester Township Police Narcotics Enforcement Team (N.E.T.). Police executed a Court authorized search warrant at a Beechmont Street residence after an investigation and surveillance led to information about drug activity at that location. Glenworth O. Guiste, 38, of Beechmont Street, Manchester was found to be in possession of a quantity of heroin, a firearm and more than $1800.00 in cash. The cash is believed to be proceeds of heroin sales which occurred in the Manchester Township area. Guiste was subsequently charged with distribution of heroin, possession of heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia and certain persons not to possess weapons. Total bail was set at $85,000.00 and he was later transported to the Ocean County Jail in default of bail. The heroin, cash, firearm Memorial Day Showers likely and possibly a and 2003 Ford Explorer thunderstorm. Cloudy, with a high near 76. Chance were seized by police. of precipitation is 60%. Monday Night A chance of showers before 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62. Chance of precipitation is 40%. Tuesday Partly sunny, with a high near 79. Tuesday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 61. Wednesday Partly sunny, with a high near 76. Wednesday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 59. Thursday Mostly sunny, with a high near 74.
Assisting with this investigation were members of the Toms River Police Department’s Special Enforcement Team, the Manchester Police Investigations Bureau, Manchester Police K-9 Unit and Manchester Police Patrol Bureau.
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TREATMENT DEVICES TO HELP PROTECT BARNEGAT BAY TOMS RIVER - Ocean County plans to install three treatment devices in Toms River Township that help stop floatables and sediments from entering the Toms River and ultimately Barnegat Bay. “The Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders made a commitment to protect Barnegat Bay and these treatment devices are among the ways we are preserving this waterway,” said Ocean County Freeholder Director John P. Kelly, who serves as liaison to the Ocean County Engineering Department. “We have installed several of these devices around Ocean County and know they are a help in keeping pollutants out of our bay and its tributaries.” The Board of Freeholders expects to award a contract to Underground Utilities Corp., Linden, in the amount of $508,421 to perform the work which is scheduled to begin this summer. The Manufactured Treatment Devices will be installed at existing drainage outfalls on East Water Street, Caldwell Lane and Lakehurst Road. The concrete device works to force particles or sediment to drop to the bottom of it. The Ocean County Road Department’s stormwater management crews can easily remove the sediment from the treatment device and properly dispose of it. “These projects are very important because we are treating areas that have not been treated before,” said Kelly, who also serves as Director of Law and Public Safety. “In the 1970s, basins were designed for flood control. In the 1990s, we began addressing water quality like removing trash and sediments from stormwater. Now we continue to remove sediment and also nutrients.” The focus of the installation of the manufactured treatment devices has been the Toms River watershed. “The Toms River watershed feeds into the bay,” Kelly said. “By stopping sediments from entering the river we are curtailing floatables from entering the bay.” Ocean County’s commitment to protecting and preserving one of its most treasured resources – Barnegat Bay – stems back decades to the creation of the Ocean County Utilities Authority in 1976. “The creation of the OCUA brought a halt to discharging sewage into the bay and
Drug Distribution Arrests On May 6th, 2016, the Toms River Police Departments Special Enforcement Team concluded a several week investigation into drug distribution from the Rodeway Inn located on Route 37 East. Following the execution of a court authorized search warrant at the hotel Alicia Zalewski, 29 of Toms River, and Glenworth Guiste, 38 of South Toms River were arrested. Officers seized 274 wax folds of heroin marked “focused”, a small amount of crack cocaine and confiscated over $1,000.00 in U.S. currency. Zalewski is charged with possession of heroin and possession of heroin with the intent to distribute. Her bail was set at $15,000.00 no ten percent. Guiste is charged with possession of heroin, possession of heroin with the intent to distribute and possession of crack cocaine. His bail was set at $25,000.00 no ten percent.
implemented a state of the art treatment system in order to protect the environment,” said Freeholder John C. Bartlett Jr., who serves as liaison to the OCUA. “Over the years, the Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders has implemented a series of steps to keep pollution from entering local waterways and today it continues to expand its scope of managing stormwater and runoff.” Funding from the New Jersey Environmental Infrastructure Trust will be used to pay for a portion of the construction cost. “We have been working in partnership with the state to help protect the bay,” Kelly said. “The trust has helped to fund the installation of many of these treatment devices.”
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source: anne-elisabeth.com.au ARIES: 21st March & 20th April If you feel you need to discuss taking something in a new direction with somebody else, now is the time to do so, as they are more likely to be receptive. You need to be well prepared when it comes to longterm outcomes because they will likely question you on details or how this might affect matters on a daily basis. TAURUS: 21st April & 20th May Whatever you have been pondering or attempting to make a definite decision on since early April can now become crystal clear, particularly what can be expected as time goes on. You have got through to mid June to follow through and make any decisions necessary. Maintaining a careful, conservative approach suits you best. GEMINI: 21st May & 20th June The New Moon, which occurs in your sign this week will be exceptionally busy. This is your time to consider changes or new directions that would be in your best interests on a personal level. Pressure could be coming from others for you to take on more responsibility. It may not be in your best interests to ignore this entirely. CANCER: 21st June & 22nd July There are new directions developing behind the scenes, which are not likely to result in an outcome for another month. You need to be conscious of those around you that you may not be able to trust. Don’t give them too much information. Those you can trust you will know without a doubt and will be able to rely on their support. LEO: 23rd July & 22nd August Now is a good time to review whether your priorities are in good order, most especially if you feel you are not properly committing yourself. You are under influences that tend to encourage a wandering or easily distracted attitude. You can be mentally focused to greater commitment to stricter daily patterns of behavior. VIRGO: 23rd August & 22nd September If a situation arises that increases your obligations, don’t automatically be too generous of yourself, especially if this can lead to greater restrictions with home and family or the way you have things structured at the moment. You need to question exactly who would benefit most from this and it is very likely not you. LIBRA: 23rd September & 22nd October You can begin to sense that new long-term opportunities are a real possibility. This may arise from realizing that certain things need or are coming to an end. Some sort of practical application needs to be made when it comes to either gathering the right information or getting into discussions that will make your ideas clearer. SCORPIO: 23rd October & 21st November There can be forthright discussion between yourself and somebody else on matters that have been floating around since early April. Feeling uncertain of exactly where they stand can be a problem for you. It is not unreasonable that you feel this way because they might have an issue with your priorities. All this will unfold slowly. SAGITTARIUS: 22nd November & 21st December New directions can take shape in your dealings with other people. Their approach will be most charming but not necessarily reliable. When it comes to the underlying security of the situation, it can be most unclear. You need to keep an eye out for the way in which any changes can increase your obligations while benefiting them. CAPRICORN: 22nd December & 19th January It might be time you focused on your health and took a new approach to your daily patterns when it comes diet and exercise as well as getting proper rest and sleep. This does not have to interfere with certain things you enjoy but even those have to be better planned rather than just going with the flow with a distracting result. AQUARIUS: 20th January & 18th February You need to focus on new opportunities that can provide greater pleasure and enjoyment in your life. To do this successfully you must apply definite focus to the way you want to structure things. You cannot let the desires of others to put pressure on you, which can include financially. Take responsibility for your own priorities. PISCES: 19th February & 20th March Anything new you want to put into place when it comes to home and family matters should be pursued. You could find ideas you have been toying with for a while will become more definite or you start to realize dreams can be accomplished. Even so, there will be no escape from the need to commit. You have to rely on yourself here.
OCEAN COUNTYRUN GOLF COURSES ARE UP TO PAR
TOMS RIVER – Golfers are coming back to the two courses operated by Ocean County. “We have been seeing our numbers increase substantially based on a three-year average,” said Ocean County Freeholder John C. Bartlett Jr., who serves as liaison to the Ocean County Department of Parks and Recreation. “These courses are wellmaintained and are once again growing in popularity.” Ocean County operates two golf courses – the Ocean County Golf Course at Atlantis in Little Egg Harbor Township and the Ocean County Golf Course at Forge Pond in Brick Township. Attendance at the two courses had been negatively affected by the recession and Superstorm Sandy. “I am pleased to see people in large numbers are again using our courses,” Bartlett said. “Each course offers our residents a different golf experience.” Ocean County Golf Course at Atlantis, located on Country Club Boulevard, is an exceptional par-72 championship course designed by George Fazio. It is meticulously maintained and has many challenging holes, such as the scenic but tricky par-three sixth hole, where the golfer must negotiate a pond in the middle of the fairway in order to reach the green. Ocean County Golf Course at Forge Pond, located in the Northeastern region of Ocean County is a well-manicured par-60 executive course tucked into a 300-acre conservation area. The fairways offer a challenge to even the most experienced golfer, yet allow the novice to perfect their game. Here too, rates are very reasonable, especially for resident senior citizens. Freeholder Director John P. Kelly said the county-run golf courses fill a niche in the County. “They can be used by everyone,” he said. “And, they are affordable.” Bartlett noted that rounds played at the Forge Pond Golf Course are up more than 43 percent with more than 4,000 rounds played this year and year to date deposits have increased about 11 percent. The numbers at Atlantis are even stronger as rounds played have increased almost 70 percent to more than 5,000 rounds in 2016 and deposits are up almost 17 see PAR page 5
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LIGHTING IMPROVEMENTS AND NEW HANGARS COMING TO OCEAN COUNTY AIRPORT
TOMS RIVER – Improvements to the main runway’s lighting system and the construction of an additional t-hangar to house planes already on a waiting list are planned for the Ocean County Airport off Route 530 in Berkeley Township.
building is expected in December.
“The lighting improvements for the main runway will improve safety for pilots coming into and leaving the airport,” said Freeholder Joseph H. Vicari, who serves as liaison to the facility. “And, a new eight unit t-hangar building to be constructed by the end of this year will help us reduce the current waiting list allowing more pilots to store their planes at the airport.
“These hangars are very important to the airport,” Vicari said. “Many visitors to Ocean County own second homes here and are looking for a place to keep their private planes. “This helps with our tourism efforts,” Vicari said.
“Whether it’s for public safety or to help our economic efforts, the Ocean County Airport is an important service in Ocean County,” Vicari said. “This new t-hangar will be of no cost to the county and will answer a growing need at this facility.” Ocean Aircraft Storage, a partner with county’s fixed based operator, Ocean Aire, will operate the new t-hangar which will consist of a eight unit building located adjacent to the existing t-hangar buildings. “The county developed a land lease with Ocean Aircraft Storage that will allow for the construction of the new t-hangar building,” Vicari said. “Ocean Aircraft Storage will construct the t-hangar building at its own cost and expense.” A lease agreement for the t-hangar construction was signed May 18 with Ocean Aircraft Storage. Under the agreement, the lease will be for a 10-year term with an option of two additional 10-year terms. In addition, the County will receive annually 15 percent of the gross revenue or $5,000, whichever is higher. “We are working in partnership with the fixed base operator to minimize any cost to the County,” Vicari said. “Ocean Aircraft Storage is paying for the construction and we will derive a revenue as a result of this new building.” The County has four t-hangar buildings consisting of 36 individual units currently located at the airport. “Because of the waiting list we anticipate the new hangar will be filled as soon as work is completed,” Vicari said. Completion of the
Vicari added the new hangar is consistent with the Airport Capital Improvement Program and the Pinelands Memorandum of Agreement.
The County expects to go out to bid on the project in June and the work will take about three months to complete. “This is yet another important safety upgrade to the airport,” said Freeholder Director John P. Kelly, who serves as Director of Law and Public Safety. “We want to make sure the pilots using our facility are accessing an airport that is well-maintained and safe.”
percent. Vicari added the airport, located on “We are open and people 420 acres in Berkeley Township about are playing,” Bartlett said. from page 4 five miles west of Toms River, provides “We have seen a good a central location for a host of public spring so far and we safety services. expect that to continue.” Bartlett said the Parks and Recreation department The precision approach facility features staff is always reviewing ways to create more a 6,000 foot runway, a crosswind interest in the county’s golf courses. runway, and accommodates various In addition to good weather, other improvements aircraft, including private airplanes, including implementing Golf Now Tee Time small corporate jets, the state Forest Reservations, a global company that allows Fire Service planes, the Civil Air Patrol residents to reserve a tee time whether it is online, and Emergency Services aircraft. or on their phone, has made making reservations easier. Since 1990, Ocean County has “With this reservation system, we are now much received more than $23 million in more accessible for golfers,” Bartlett said. federal and state funding for airport In addition, some changes to the course at Atlantis improvements. are helping to meet the various levels golfers play at. “This airpark is an important element “Forward tees have created a nicer round of golf for of the county’s transportation our players,” Bartlett said. “The changes are helping program,” said Vicari. “It’s essential the golfers play to their ability while also speeding up facilities be kept current and at up-to- play. It’s better for everybody.” date standards.” In addition, the opening of Cuisine on the Green, a restaurant that serves as the culinary program for Vicari noted the current runway the Ocean County Vocational Technical School has lighting system is more than 20 years been a draw for Atlantis. old and scheduled for replacement. “This has been a beneficial partnership,” said Freeholder Joseph H. Vicari, who serves as liaison to “We are applying for federal funding the county’s vo-tech school district. “This is good for for 90 percent of the cost of the tourism and it’s good for the quality of life offered replacement project and for state here in Ocean County.” funding for five percent of the total At Forge Pond, spring and summer golf leagues cost,” Vicari said. have attracted more play as has the golfer appreciation card which allows for one free round The project cost is estimated at about of play upon the completion of nine. $1.6 million and the design work, “Our parks department staff does an outstanding funded also by federal and state grants job in maintaining the greens, the courses and also was completed last year. implementing creative ways to attract the public to our courses,” Bartlett said. “Our golf courses are true The project includes the installation assets to the County.” of high intensity runway/threshold More information on the Ocean County operated edge lights and high intensity flush golf courses and parks can be accessed by visiting mounted runway edge lights. http://www.co.ocean.nj.us/OCParks.
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This little guy will melt your heart; he’s already a staff fave. He’s about 25 lbs and a year old. He has the markings of a border collie but he has a long body so maybe some Corgi? He’s a Borgi!! Skippy is VERY energetic. He will need lots of mental and physical exercise. He always seems to be smiling. Loves to go for walks and also run around in the agility pen. He does not bring the ball back but will chase it. He really likes being with people and can’t wait to get out and play! Definitely a special little dog with a beautiful coat of fur and gorgeous eyes! Skippy can be a little mouthy (common with these breeds) so we are recommending a home with kids 12+.
Shadow is a gorgeous 2 1/2 yr old mix. We do know this boy was adopted out shortly in the previous shelter but was returned because he was not great with the 1 year old child in the home. We are looking for an adult only home or one with older teenagers. Little ones seem to bother Shadow. Other than that he is a great dog looking for his forever home. Please come meet him today!! Kids 15+
Mookie was adopted out from us as a kitten. He is now 2 years old and returned because he had a urinary tract infection and the owner did not want to treat it. He had one in the past and was on prescription cat food and was doing great. Then another cat was brought into the home and he started having accidents...stress causes UTI’s......so Mookie was returned. Mookie is happier being the only pet in the home but he does get along with kids. He will need to be on C/D stress dry cat food for life so he remains healthy. This sweet loving boy loves to be brushed and so deserves a home where he won’t be cast out again!
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along the beach. Police Chief Mitch Little says, “We want to create a balance between protecting from page 1 the natural beauty of this open space and the safety of our residents. The no parking enforcement is nothing new to town parks. We are simply adding this park to the overnight restricted activity list.” Mayor Thomas F. Kelaher stated, “Our goal is to protect the natural beauty of Brown’s Woods and make it a safe place for residents to enjoy. To that end, we are enhancing the security of the property with additional lighting, restricted parking on Cedar Drive and increased police patrols. As Mayor, my top priority is the safety of our community and working with our residents to keep our neighborhoods safe. The governing body will continue to work with law enforcement and the Barnegat Bay Partnership to ensure that Toms River is responsive, proactive and efficient when it comes to keeping our parks clean and our residents and community safe.” “With over 40 acres of forest and other habitats, a beautiful beach, and an abundance of wildlife, the Brown’s Woods Preserve is an incredible public resource for the citizens of Toms River,” said Dr. Stan Hales, Director of the Barnegat Bay Partnership, which is located on the property. “We support the Township’s actions to ensure the safety of those who visit the property. As Barnegat Bay Partnership continues to provide educational programs and conduct research at Brown’s Woods, public safety and the protection of natural resources are important to us. We thank the Township for taking steps so the property can be safely enjoyed by all.” About Brown’s Woods The land at Brown’s Woods is owned by Toms River Township, which acquired it through funding from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s Green Acres Program. The house on the property was leased to the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office for several years. In 2011, the governing body passed an ordinance that created a lease agreement for the Barnegat Bay Partnership to use the property for $1 a year. The lease agreement is between the Township and Ocean County College, who oversees the non-profit that works to save Barnegat Bay.
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Meet RipTide, the Newest Member of the BlueClaws Family Lifeguard to head up BlueClaws Beach Patrol
While the flowers bloom and the temperature rises, in Florida, March also means the start of the baseball season. Out on fields across the Sunshine State, under the bright sun, collections of players work to hone their skills and become teams. Meanwhile, fans come down from the north to avoid the last winter snow watch the baseball season emerge. One of those fans, who made the trip south was Buster. The biggest BlueClaws fan of them all, and one of the biggest baseball fans, makes the annual trip down to Clearwater to watch the Phillies and meet some soon-to-be BlueClaws. This Spring Training morning commenced in a manner no different than most on Buster’s trip - with a pork roll, egg and cheese sandwich and a trip to the beach. Buster brought his wiffle ball bat like always, and after a brief swim, Buster rounded up a group of new friends to play. Buster always wanted to be a centerfielder - some of his favorite BlueClaws were centerfielders like Michael Bourn, Anthony Gose, Jiwan James, Aaron Altherr, and Carlos Tocci - so he lined up in centerfield. The batter hit a long fly ball - a gust of wind sent it over Buster’s head. He chased it a long way back, looked up, reached up and... CRASH!!! Buster was lying on the ground. He looked up and realized he crashed into a large,
green, lifeguard. It really hurt (it might have been that shell). The lifeguard, it turned out, was a turtle. Buster, who was on the ground, heard the whistle, and knew he was in trouble. “You have to be more careful,” said the lifeguard. “Remember - safety is for everybody!” Buster, of course, knew the turtle was right. He introduced himself - “Hi, I’m Buster.” “Be careful, Buster. But nice to meet you. I’m RipTide,” he said. “I’m a big Phillies fan, so I’m familiar with your work.” “That’s certainly good to hear, always happy to meet a fan,” exclaimed an obviously excited Buster. The next day, after his pork roll, egg, and cheese sandwich, and morning swim, Buster was back out there playing wiffle ball again. He tracked down a long fly ball, and who did he see getting in his morning run? Sure enough, it was RipTide. Buster waved him over and they started talking. They had a few things in common. RipTide, a Clearwater native, loved the Phillies, like Buster. Of course, they both loved the beach, baseball, and a ballpark frank. The two became fast friends, going to breakfast, the beach, and the ballpark for Phillies Spring Training Games. RipTide, as it turned out, had been a lifeguard on the beaches of Florida for many years, but was
growing tired of the long, hot summers. Once Spring Training ended, so did the spring in RipTide’s step. “Why don’t you come north with me?” asked Buster. “The weather is great. The ballpark is great. And I heard there’s an opening with the BlueClaws Beach Patrol. I’ll even introduce you to the Phillie Phanatic.” RipTide was intrigued. He had always wanted to meet the Phillie Phanatic. But would the offer be good enough to get him up north? RipTide had to think about it. Certainly it was an exciting new opportunity. He had heard the wonderful stories of the people, places, and things to do in New Jersey. One thing was for certain, RipTide loved helping people. He had made a life out of doing just that as not just a lifeguard, but the top lifeguard on the beaches of Clearwater. He spoke at schools about the importance of safety, both on the beach and in the community. It was a true passion of his. But here was a chance to help more people. He’d be in charge of the BlueClaws Beach Patrol - what an opportunity - plus Buster promised him the chance to help educate kids through the BlueClaws and through their community initiatives. His mind was made up. He was heading to New Jersey! You’ll be able to meet RipTide at all future BlueClaws games.
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Manchester Township—The Manchester Township Police Department is proud to announce that six new from page 1 Auxiliary Police Officers took their oaths on May 23, 2016, during a ceremony in the Municipal Complex Civic Center. These Auxiliary Police Officers were sworn in to their volunteer positions before Chief Lisa Parker, other Manchester Township Police Officers, and their friends and family. The graduation marks the completion of training which began on April 17 and concluded on May 22 of this year. The officers completed approximately 50 hours of training and will begin field training by current Auxiliary Police officers. While the State of New Jersey requires only 36 hours of training for Auxiliary Officers, Manchester far exceeded the State minimum requirement. “As an Auxiliary Officer in Manchester Township, you’ll have the opportunity to be surrounded by some of the best Police Officers in the State,” said Chief Lisa Parker, who also commended the recruits for volunteering their time to better their community. “This is a great accomplishment for all of you. Today is a proud day.” Manchester Township Police Officers who served as instructors for the Auxiliary Police Academy included Sgt. Richard Mazza, Ptl. Jason Wiener and Ptl. Patrick Cervenak. The graduation of this class marks the third time the Manchester Township Police Department has conducted an in-house basic Auxiliary Police Academy. This volunteer arm of the police department assists with nonenforcement type activities such as crowd control at events, courtroom security and general uniformed patrols throughout the Township. Additionally, the unit is activated to assist the Manchester Police during severe weather and declared State of Emergencies. The Auxiliary Officers were trained in different subject areas ranging from patrol functions, traffic control, police vehicle operations, crowd control, criminal law, preservation of evidence, court operations, first aid, CPR, police radio communications, use of force, domestic violence, report writing, and police ethics, just to name a few. The process for these six Auxiliary Officers began in December of 2015 when applications were made available to the public. The selection process and standards to become an Auxiliary Officer are similar to that of a regular police officer. The candidates passed a rigorous background check as well. All auxiliary officers are held to the highest standards consistent with that of the Manchester Township Police Department. Congratulations to our incoming Auxiliary Officers: Cirilo Hernandez, Joseph A. Dellavella, Michael R. Kelliher, Richard H. Sargeant, Susana D. Mahecha-Benitez, and Christian A. Hernandez. For more information about the Auxiliary Police Unity, please visit www.manchesterpolicenj.com/ auxiliary-police.
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EXCITING EVENTS FOR THIS WEEKEND! May 28 Ned Ryerson & The Groundhogs The Tuscan Bistro Bar, Toms River 732-797-2570 http://www. tuscanhousenj.com
May 27 Opening Night @ The Music Man Singing Ice Cream Shoppe Lavallette 732-854-2779 May 28 Opening Night @Medleys Music Man Singing Ice Cream Parlour Seaside Heights 844-854-2779 www.themusicman.com
May 27 & 28 Bio Blitz presented by Ocean County Parks & Recreation
Ocean County Park/Lake Shenandoah Park, Lakewood 732-506-9090 www. oceancountyparks.org
May 28 5th Annual Stokes & Environmental Programs Car Show Veterans Park, Bayville 732-237-8823 http://www. vintageautomuseum.org
May 29 Viking Village Art & Craft Show Viking Village, Barnegat Light 609-361-8039 http://www. vikingvillageshows.com
May 27 - 29 Memorial Day Weekend Sidewalk Sale Jackson Premium Outlets, Jackson 732-833-0503 http://www. premiumoutlets.com/jackson
May 29 Viking Village Art & Craft Show Viking Village, Barnegat Light 609-361-8039 http://www. vikingvillageshows.com
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June 4 Hop Sauce Fest Taylor Avenue Waterfront, Ship Bottom 800-900-6435 http://www. hopsaucefest.com
June 4 Point Pleasant Summerfest Point Pleasant Community Park 732-295-8850 http://www. pointpleasantchamber.com
June 3 Doggy Yappy Hour Ocean County Park, Lakewood 732-506-9090 http://www. oceancountyparks.org
June 2 Downtown Art Stroll Downtown Toms River 732-341-8738 http://www. downtowntomsriver.com
June 2 Downtown Art Stroll Downtown Toms River 732-341-8738 http://www. downtowntomsriver.com
June 3, 4 Comedy w/ Jeff Norris Uncle Vinnie’s Comedy Club, Point Pleasant Beach 732-899-3900 www. unclevinniescomedyclub.com
June 3 Adam Pascal & Daphne Rubin Vega (stars of “RENT”) Grunin Center for the Arts @ Ocean County College, Toms River 732-255-0500 http://www. grunincenter.org
June 4 Super Hero Night New Egypt Speedway, New Egypt 609-758-1900 http://www. newegyptspeedway.net
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Saturday May 28, 2016
1 – 3pm Location: Barnegat Branch Do “ewe” knit or crochet? Bring your own yarn and needles and make some new friends while you knit or crochet at the library. All skill levels welcome.
Berkeley Branch By Appointment Only
Discover your family roots. In our one – on – one personalized lessons you will learn how to maneuver various helpful websites made available on the Ocean County Library website. Please call the branch to schedule an appointment.
One-On-One Computer & eReader Help All Day Berkeley Branch
Sign up for a one-on-one class with a staff member who will teach you the basics. Please call the branch to schedule an appointment. -------
FREE ESL Classes for Beginner/Intermediate Adult Students 9am – 12pm Location: Lakewood Branch Free English as a Second Language classes for beginning/intermediate adult students. Please arrive at 9 am on Saturday, January 9, to register and be tested. No online or phone registrations. Classes will be held every Saturday morning from 9 am - 12 pm. For more information, call 732-363-1435 ext. 2100. , the group will even create the sounds of their own rainforest.
Art Exhibit: Pinelands Photography Group (McConnell Gallery) All Day Location: Toms River Branch Local nature photography from various members of the Pinelands Photography Group will be on display in McConnell Gallery (1st Floor) throughout the month of May. The Pinelands Photography Group was founded in 2006. The group shares an interest in the NJ Pinelands and practices the art of photography there, while being sensitive and respectful of the unique and fragile environment of the Pinelands. teens. Sponsored by the Friends of the Island Library. --------
LEGO® Play 10:30am – 12:30pmSign Up Location: Island Heights Branch We’ll supply the LEGO® bricks for imaginative free play.
Family Movie – The Good Dinosaur 2 – 4pm Location: Stafford Branch No registration required (PG) 100 min. Luckily for young Arlo, his parents and his two siblings, the mighty dinosaurs were not wiped out 65 million years ago. When a rainstorm washes poor Arlo downriver, he ends up bruised, battered and miles away from home. Good fortune shines on the frightened dino when he meets Spot, a Neanderthal boy who offers his help and friendship. Together, the unlikely duo embark on an epic adventure to reunite Arlo with his beloved family.
Gaming Day / Día de Juegos 2:30 – 3:30pm Location: Lakewood Branch Play board, card, and video games.
“Ewe” Knit & Crochet
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Sunday, May 29, 2016
Genealogy Lessons All Day Location: Berkeley Branch By Appointment Only Discover your family roots. In our one – on – one personalized lessons you will learn how to maneuver various helpful websites made available on the Ocean County Library website. Please call the branch to schedule an appointment. ---------One-On-One Computer & eReader Help All Day Location: Berkeley Branch Sign up for a one-on-one class with a staff member who will teach you the basics. Please call the branch to schedule an appointment.
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Group (McConnell Gallery) All Day Location: Toms River Branch Local nature photography from various members of the Pinelands Photography Group will be on display in McConnell Gallery (1st Floor) throughout the month of May.
The Pinelands Photography Group was founded in 2006. The group shares an interest in the NJ Pinelands and practices the art of photography there, while being sensitive and respectful of the unique and fragile environment of the Pinelands. -------Genealogy Lessons All Day Location: Berkeley Branch By Appointment Only
Baby & Me 10 – 11amSign Up Location: Toms River Branch Registration required; Begins May 17th. Come join us for simple rhymes, songs and fingerplays for our littlest customers!
0-12 months Please be aware that your registration only holds your space for 5 minutes after the scheduled start of the program. After that time, your seat may be given to a customer who is waiting. ---------English Conversation Group 10am Location: Toms River Branch New to speaking English? Join us and talk about current events and other subjects. New members welcome.
Discover your family roots. In our one – on – one personalized lessons you will learn how to maneuver various -------------------helpful websites made available on Monday, May 30, 2016 the Ocean County Library website. Please call the branch to schedule an appointment. --------- One-On-One Computer & eReader English Conversation Group Help 6:30pm All Day Location: Lakewood Branch Berkeley Branch This program is for you if you’re Location: Sign up for a one-on-one class with learning English but want to practice speaking it with other English a staff member who will teach you language learners. Come any Monday the basics. Please call the branch to schedule an appointment. night and practice with native English Mini Maker and Movie: Enchanted ---------speakers and others. We have friendly, 10 – 11amSign Up informative meetings. Everyone is Location: Beachwood Branch welcome! No registration is necessary Movie and craft for ages 2-5. (PG) 108 min. Tuesday, May 31, 2016 See More at the Ocean County Library web site at http://connect.theoceancountylibrary. org/Calendar%20of%20Events#/?i=2
Art Exhibit: Pinelands Photography
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Looking ahead.... upcoming Friday night shows, all at 8:00 pm $5 donation Jun 17 - Bob Wright and Bill Doerge Jul 22 - Mary Lutton and guest Aug 19 - Ladies Night Out Sep 23 - Custom Blend Oct 21 - Tony Pileggi & Joe Stamboni Nov 18 - Bob Andrews Trio Dec 16 - Holiday Sing
To hear samples of Jim’s songs and learn about his CD albums, visit his ReverbNation page: reverbnation.com/jimcrawford.
Acoustic-fueled music” with Staten Island folksinger/songwriter Bob Wright and Ocean County’s favorite multi-instrumentalist and singer Bill Doerge. Bob and Bill will sing original and traditional songs and play a variety of acoustic instruments. Hear music samples at their web site bojomusic.com.
Save the date: Sunday June 5, 2016
Joining Bob and Bill this time will be traditional folk singer Bob Conroy, who can be heard in this music sample and this YouTube Looking ahead.... upcoming Friday night shows, all at 8:00 pm - $5 donation Jul 22 - Mary Lutton with Peter Morris Aug 19 - Ladies Night Out Sep 23 - Custom Blend Oct 21 - Tony Pileggi & Joe Stamboni Nov 18 - Bob Andrews Trio Dec 16 - Holiday Sing ____________________________
Friday, June 17, at 8:00 pm - $5 donation (Doors open one hour before the show - come early and visit the art galleries.) Bob Wright and Bill Doerge “Home-grown, Tap-toed, Banjozoned, Bluegrass-schooled,
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June at the the Guild will be hopping with some great events! June 5 10-PM The Artisans River Market June 12 1-4 PM Opening Reception for Sherry Rubel June 14 & 15 Rose Sinatra’s Watercolor Workshop June 18 (Time TBA )Book signing “To the Shore Once More,Volume 111”
Jair-Rohm Parker Wells who is an American Free improvisation bassist (bass guitar and electric upright bass), composer and conceptualist, will be playing bass at the exhibit opening on June 12th. 2016 from 1- 4pm. Sherry will give a brief talk about her vision The “Tiny Home” Pilot Program, https://www.facebook.com/ tinyhomepilotprogram/
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Gallery I Janet Esposito “ Emotions in Abstract “
What I love about abstract painting is I can have a blank canvas and colors and all of the sudden I start creating a story. I start with a shape and feelings and emotions start coming. I start with no foresight or expectation of what the end painting will look like.
will visit at bedside to engage patients who might not easily express themselves verbally. Art has a healing element that can enhance quality of life and promote an avenue for self-expression. The “Creative Me” program also exemplifies the commitment of Community Medical Center to those we serve. The “Creative Me” program volunteers will be available to all of 4B patients. For more information, contact Tracie Barberi, LCSW at 732-557-8000, Ext. 11303
Visit our Exhibits page for more about Janet Esposito!
40TH ANNUAL SENIOR CITIZENS ART EXHIBIT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Gallery II Sonia Schories “Two Mediums Equal One Joy” Most of my life, in between raising a family and working as a nurse, I was drawing. Perhaps, once every five or ten years, I would attempt to paint. It was nothing more than a pleasant pastime. Then twelve years ago, I retired. Without knowing what to expect, I joined the Ocean County Artist Guild. I not only joined, but enrolled in multiple workshops and classes. My first formal art class was with Mary Jo Austin. ----------
Community Medical Center - J. Phillip Citta Regional Cancer Center The “Creative Me” Program The expression of oneself through art has been with humankind since the beginning of time. Art, as we know it, is the most primal way we have to share feelings and experiences. Art gives a voice to the self. The “Creative Me” program will support and create a place for those who are in the process of treatment for cancer. The project encourages a philosophy of wellbeing through expression of self. Volunteers
TOMS RIVER – From June 10 to June 23, view artwork created by talented Ocean County artists at the 40th Annual Ocean County Senior Citizens Art Exhibit at Ocean County College, Grunin Center Gallery, 2nd floor, (Building #12), OCC Main Campus, College Drive, Toms River, NJ. Gallery hours are Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. (Note: Closed on Sundays.) Admission is FREE and open to the public. Professional and nonprofessional artists, 60 years of age or older, who are residents of Ocean County will display their original artwork in one of 11 categories including acrylic painting, craft, digital/ computer art, drawing, mixed media, oil painting, pastel, photography, print, sculpture, and watercolor. This exhibit will be the public’s opportunity to surround themselves with the beauty and emotion that art is meant to illicit. While visiting the Gallery, remember the words of Pablo Picasso, “Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” All entries awarded first place in the 40th Annual Ocean County Senior Citizens Art Exhibit are eligible to enter the New Jersey State Senior Citizens Annual Juried Art Contest and Exhibition. Over the years, many Ocean County artists have gone on to achieve recognition at the state show.
For information, call the Grunin Center Box Office at 732-255-0500 or visit www.ocean. edu (click on “Seniors” and then “Senior Citizens Art Exhibit”).
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OCEAN COUNTY MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONIES May 26 Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst Parade of Wreaths McGuire Main Gate, Pudgy’s Circle 10:30am - 11am 609-754-1100 http://www. jointbasemdl.af.mil Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst and the New Jersey State Police will observe Memorial Day with the annual Parade of Wreaths Ceremony with guest speaker 305th Air Mobility Wing Command Chief, CMSgt Timothy Pachasa. May 28 Memorial Day Service Memorial Park, 81 Bridge Ave., Bay Head 9am 732-892-0636, www.bayhead.org In honor of our Veterans. May 28 Bike Parade Corner of Lincoln & Arnold Ave., Point Pleasant Beach 10am - 10:30am 732-295-8495, www. pointpleasantbeachchamber.com Bike Parade starts on the corner of Lincoln and Arnold Ave., down Arnold Ave. ending at Band Shell, Rain date May 30th, in honor of our Veterans. May 28 Memorial Day Ceremony Memorial Park, Silverton Rd., Toms River 10am 732-255-9250, http:// americanlegionpost129.webs.com A Memorial Day Service honoring our Veterans. May 29 Memorial Day Ceremony May 30 Memorial Day Parade Fred Watts Gazebo Park, Rt. 9 & Bay Ave., Barnegat 10am 609-698-9876, www.barnegat.net Memorial Ceremony followed by parade on Monday with various members of the community participating, hosted by Barnegat VFW Post # 10092 and the American Legion Post # 232. May 29 15th Annual Memorial Day Ceremony Community Park, Bridge Ave., Point Pleasant Noon 732-295-8850www.ptboro.com Memorial Day Ceremony in honor of our Veterans, bring your flags. May 29 Memorial Day Service
Stafford Twp. Municipal Bldg., 260 E. Bay Ave., Manahawkin 1:30pm 609-597-1000, www.twp.stafford. nj.us In honor of our Veterans. May 29 Memorial Day Ceremony Green Island Clubhouse, Kettle Creek Rd., Toms River 10am 732-255-9250, http:/ americanlegionpost129.webs.com A Memorial Day Service honoring our Veterans. May 29 Memorial Day Service American Legion Post #351, 1400 Bay Blvd., Seaside Heights 10:30am 732-250-1366 www.legion.org In honor of our Veterans.
both here and abroad. Ceremony will begin in Town Square at 10:00 a.m. with the raising of the flag and an Invocation. The parade will proceed to the All War Memorial Amphitheater at Lake Carasaljo, North Lake Drive, for the Memorial Day program. May 30 Memorial Day Ceremony Lavallette First Aid, Bay Blvd., Lavallette 11am 732-793-7477, www.lavallette.org In honor of our Veterans, Walk from the First Aid to Memorial Park on Bay Blvd, ceremony and refreshments to follow.
May 30 Memorial Day Parade Beachwood Firehouse, 745 Beachwood Blvd., Beachwood 10am Kick off 11:00 Parade 732-286-6000, www.beachwoodusa.com Parade from Beachwood Blvd. to Monument Park in honor of our Veterans.
May 30 Memorial Day Parade 10:00am Parade 11am Ceremony 609-296-7241, www.leht.com Parade starting at St. Theresa’s Church, Radio Road & Runs to Pulaski Monument in honor of our Veterans. If It Rains The Parade Will Be Cancelled. The Ceremony Will Be Held At The American Legion On Radio Road.
May 30 Memorial Day Parade & Ceremony Jackson Memorial High School, Don Connor Blvd., Jackson 10:00am 732-928-1200, www.jacksontwpnj.net In honor of our Veterans, hosted by VFW Post #4703 of Jackson Twp. and sponsored by the Jackson Township Policemen’s Benevolent Association Local #168.
May 30 Memorial Day Parade Commonwealth & Southampton, Manchester 10am 732-657-8121, www.manchestertwp.com Parade from Commonwealth & Southampton Blvd. to the Memorial on Oakdale Rd. in honor of our Veterans.
May 30 Memorial Day Parade & Ceremony United Methodist Church, 203 Lacey Rd., Forked River 10am 609-693-1100, www.laceytownship.org Parade starting at the United Methodist Church running down Lacey Rd. and ending at the Bicentennial Park at the borough hall with a memorial service.
May 30 Memorial Day Ceremony Veterans Memorial Park, Ocean Gate Dr., Ocean Gate Noon 732-269-3166, www.oceangate-nj.gov In honor of our Veterans, if it rains: in the Adrian Hall on Cape May Ave.
May 30 Memorial Day Ceremony Lake Horicon, Union Ave. & Lake St., Lakehurst 1:00pm 732-657-4141, www.lakehurstnj.org In honor of our Veterans, sponsored by Fleet Reserve Association, Branch 124, Inc. May 30 Memorial Day Parade & Ceremony Town Square, Clifton Avenue, Lakewood, NJ 10am 732-364-2500, www.lakewoodnj.gov Demonstrating support of all Veterans, and the selfless men and women now serving
May 30 Memorial Day Ceremony Pine Beach Firehouse, 525 Prospect Ave., Pine Beach 1:00pm 732-349-6425, www.pinebeachborough.us The Mayor and Council of the Borough of Pine Beach, along with the Pine Beach Vol. Fire co. and VFW Post 9503 sponsor a Memorial Day ceremony at the monuments in front of the Firehouse. CONTINUED ON PAGE 18
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Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences http://lbifoundation.org Art Exhibitions ALL EVENTS CERAMIC RESIDENTS & ART COMMITTEE MEMBERS EXHIBITION - Friday, May 6th, 2016 - Monday, May 30th, 2016 - All Day CERAMIC RESIDENTS & ART COMMITTEE MEMBERS EXHIBITION OPENING RECEPTION - Saturday, May 28th, 2016 - 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm FACULTY - THEN & NOW Exhibition Wednesday, June 1st, 2016 - Sunday, June 26th, 2016 - All Day FACULTY: THEN & NOW OPENING RECEPTION and BOOK LAUNCH, “History of the LBIF from 1947 - 2014” by Julie Berkowitz - Saturday, June 25th, 2016 - 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm NATIONAL JURIED COMPETITION: WORKS ON PAPER 2016 EXHIBITION - Friday, July 1st, 2016 - Wednesday, July 20th, 2016 - All Day NATIONAL JURIED COMPETITION: WORKS ON PAPER 2016 OPENING RECEPTION Saturday, July 9th, 2016 - 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Summer Plein Air Workshop Around LBI with JOE SWEENEY - Day I - Monday, July 18th, 2016 - Tuesday, July 19th, 2016 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Summer Plein Air Workshop Around LBI with JOE SWEENEY – Day II - Tuesday, July 19th, 2016 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm INSPIRED HOMES & ARCHITECTURE EXHIBITION - Friday, July 29th, 2016 Monday, August 15th, 2016 - All Day ARCHITECTURE EXHIBITION LECTURE / PANEL DISCUSSION - Friday, July 29th, 2016 - 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm ARCHITECTURE EXHIBITION OPENING RECEPTION - Saturday, July 30th, 2016 - 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm MEMBER, STUDENT, FACULTY Exhibition - Friday, August 19th, 2016 - Monday, September 5th, 2016 - All Day MEMBER, STUDENT, FACULTY EXHIBITION OPENING RECEPTION - Saturday, August 20th, 2016 - 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
PLEIN AIR PLUS+ EXHIBITION - Friday, September 9th, 2016 - Monday, October 24th, 2016 - All Day FALL PLEIN AIR WORKSHOP AROUND LBI with Jeffrey Reed - Day I - Saturday, September 10th, 2016 - Sunday, September 11th, 2016 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm FALL PLEIN AIR WORKSHOP AROUND LBI with Jeffrey Reed - Day II - Saturday, September 10th, 2016 - Sunday, September 11th, 2016 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Plein Air Plus Lecture & Demo with Nancy Tankersley - Sunday, September 25th, 2016 10:00 am - 12:00 pm PLEIN AIR PLUS EXHIBITION OPENING RECEPTION - Sunday, September 25th, 2016 - 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Ceramics GET YOUR HANDS IN CLAY AT LBIF Are you new to the medium of ceramics or are you a veteran potter? Look to the LBIF for all of your creative clay needs! The Ceramics Studio at LBIF is one of the most state-of-the-art studios in the area – plus one of the liveliest departments in our facility. We boast some of the most attractive firing techniques in all of southern New Jersey with our various kilns types: Electric including “Big Blue” (for larger-scale pieces), Gas, Raku, and our newest kiln – the Soda/Wood Kiln. LBIF offers a wide range of ceramics classes and workshops for all skill levels including the very beginner to the most advanced. Twice a year the LBIF host week-long workshops with renown artists for our Visiting Artist Series. Are you already comfortable with being on a potter’s wheel or handbuilding 3D sculptures? The studio is open to the public! Guests can pay a flat day-fee and get right to creating pieces of art. How it works – just call or stop in to confirm studio availability (open studio is unavailable during class or workshop times), purchase your clay through us (the cost of clay includes your glazing & firing fee), and then get to work! We recommend you bring
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Memorial Day, Washington Returns to The Princeton Battlefield! Living history events will be held throughout the day. The Battle of Princeton, which began at the site of today’s battlefield, was a critical turning point in the American Revolution. Find out how the battle was fought on that cold winter’s morning, January 3, 1777; Washington’s first tactical victory on the field against Crown troops. With muskets and cannon, there will be tactical formations and drills, and a combined arms assault reenactment of the two-phased battle, with marching, loading, and firing volleys. Regiments also will be participating in the Princeton Memorial Day Parade and the Ceremony at the Princeton Battle Monument. Bring the family to see a typical American Revolution military camp with cooking and other domestic activities of camp followers.The camp will be set up in the morning and struck after 4pm. His Excellency, General George Washington, as portrayed by Sam Davis, will give his greetings and answer questions. For Kids will be “Young Patriots March” Presentations by Jerry Hurwitz, President of the Princeton Battlefield Society, will explain uniforms, weapons and tactics. Visit the iconic Thomas Clarke House. A historic treasure, constructed circa 1772. Thomas Clarke and his sisters were present during the battle on January 3, 1777. Learn more about its future restoration. Battlefield Tours will be available by the Princeton Battlefield Society members. Presented by the Princeton Battlefield Society and the Second Pennsylvania Regiment. For further information on the Princeton Battlefield Society Contact:princetonbattlef[email protected]
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May 30 Memorial Day Parade & Ceremony Corner of Bright Rd. and No. Main to American Legion Post # 455, Plumsted 1pm 609-758-2241, www.plumsted.org Parade starts at the corner of Bright Rd. and No. Main to American Legion Post #455 for a memorial service in honor of our Veterans. May 30 Memorial Day Ceremony Borough, 6th St. and Central Ave. On The Lawn, Seaside Park 9:30am 732-793-3700, www.seasideparknj.org In honor of our Veterans. May 30 Memorial Day Ceremony Borough Hall Lawn, 1621 Long Beach Blvd., Ship Bottom 1pm 609-494-2171, www.shipbottom.org A Memorial Day Service honoring our Veterans. May 30 South Toms River Submarine Vets’ Memorial Day Ceremony 11:00am Mathis Memorial Park, Atlantic City Blvd., South Toms River 732-349-0403, www.southtomsriver-nj.com In honor of our Veterans.
FINANCIAL AID WORKSHOPS “O.P.E.N. PATHWAYS TO EDUCATION”
TOMS RIVER, NJ – Looking to attend college but don’t know how to pay for tuition? Ocean County College (OCC) is offering O.P.E.N. Workshops (Opening Pathways to Education Now). Workshops are held on selected Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon in Room 203 and Room 205, Technology Building (Bldg. #25), Main Campus, Toms River (unless noted otherwise). Admission is free and open to the public. Seating is limited. Registration is required. OCC’s O.P.E.N. program is an initiative that seeks to increase awareness of the affordability of obtaining a postsecondary education. Sessions are designed to assist parents and students in completing the FAFSA application and discuss the basic concepts of financial aid including cost of attendance, estimated family contribution, and the differences between loans and grants. Workshop Dates: June 11; July 16; October 22; and November 12. Attendees should bring their 2015 Federal Tax Returns (call for alternate document options) and W-2s for student and parents (if applicable) and all accompanying schedules. RSVP online at go.ocean.edu/ events. For more information, call the Ocean County College Financial Aid Office at 732255-0310, ext. 2019. Visit us at www.ocean. edu.
LAST CHANCE! OCC FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP CELEBRATION TICKETS
TOMS RIVER, NJ – The Ocean County College Foundation will host the 2016 Annual Scholarship Celebration on Saturday, June 11 at 6:00 p.m. in the Jon and Judith Larson Student Center (Building #8) on the Ocean County College Main Campus in Toms River. This year’s event will honor Investors Bank and Richard Spengler, Executive Vice President & Chief Lending Officer, with the Humanitarian of the Year Award. Limited tickets are available. The evening’s festivities will feature a gourmet buffet, live entertainment, dancing, and a silent auction. The event is co-chaired by Victoria Magliacane (Toms River) and Ken Malagiere (Toms River). Elegant cocktail attire is requested. Tickets are $175 per person. Proceeds from the 2016 Annual Scholarship Celebration will benefit the students of Ocean County College. To purchase tickets or for information on how to become a sponsor, donate an auction item, or support a student with a scholarship for the Annual Scholarship Celebration, please call the Ocean County College Foundation at 732-255-0492 or visit the Foundation page at http://go.ocean. edu/gala. The Ocean County College Foundation is a private nonprofit organization dedicated to the growth and development of the College through scholarships, endowments, and capital and special projects.
Dr. Norman D. Hungerford to Be Honored at 41st Annual Garden Party
RUMSON - Monmouth County Historical Association’s 41st Annual Garden Party will be held from 5-8pm on Sunday, June 26 at a private Rumson residence. It is with pleasure that we announce that Trustee Dr. Norman D. Hungerford will be our honoree this year for his support of historic preservation throughout Monmouth County. Norman has served on the Board of Trustees for the past 8 years and has been an active member, to say the least, of its Buildings and Grounds committee. Norman has not only had vision for each of the properties, but has then gone on to oversee the projects to their completion, often using many of his own resources. Norman’s commitment to assisting charitable organizations in Monmouth County is impressive. He has been involved with each of the Visiting Nurse Association of Central New Jersey’s “Stately Homes By-The-Sea” show house events. The Quaker Meeting House, the Borough of Shrewsbury, the Shrewsbury Garden Club, the Monmouth Reform Temple, Rumson Country Day School and Isles are just a few of the beneficiaries of Norman’s expertise and services over the years. In announcing the honoree, President Linda Bricker stated “we are grateful Dr. Hungerford’s tireless work on behalf of the Association and his support has made our historic properties flourish. His dedication, generosity and commitment to history and historic preservation are truly deserving of this honor.” Tickets start at $125 with additional underwriting and sponsorship available. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.monmouthhistory.org or call 732-462-1466 x.19.
Monmouth Medical Center Presents June Childbirth and Parenting Programs CESAREAN BIRTH EDUCATION Wednesday, June 1 from 7 to 9 p.m. This education program is for couples and offers explanations of what to expect if Cesarean delivery is indicated for first time or repeat Cesarean deliveries. This program will be held at Monmouth Medical Center, located at 300 Second Avenue in Long Branch. To register, call 732-923-6992. $50 per couple. TWO-DAY PREPARATION FOR CHILDBIRTH Saturdays, June 4 & 11 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. A complete childbirth education program in two-sessions including lectures on relaxation and breathing techniques. A continental breakfast will be provided. This class will be held at Monmouth Medical Center, located at 300 Second Avenue in Long Branch. Registration is required by calling 732-9236992. $160 per couple. UNDERSTANDING YOUR TODDLER Tuesday, June 7 from 6 to 9 p.m. Babies between the age of 1 and 3 are starting to walk, say “no” and throw tantrums. This program features a discussion of coping strategies for life with a toddler, including real parent-tested techniques. Communication, discipline, building confidence and learning patience will be covered. Ample time for questions and answers is provided in this interactive class. This program will take place at Monmouth Medical Center, located at 300 Second Avenue in Long Branch. Registration is required by calling 732-923-6992. $75 per couple. CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION IN SPANISH – NEW! Tuesday, June 7 from 7 to 9 p.m. For most pregnant women, even if you already have a child, the labor and birth process can be both overwhelming and joyful. Childbirth classes help give you the confidence to get through labor and delivery. This class, taught in Spanish by childbirth educators, will prepare each couple for the birth experience. Registration is required by calling 732-923-6992. $40 per couple. EISENBERG FAMILY CENTER TOUR Wednesday, June 8 from 8 to 9 p.m. and Sundays, June 12 & 26 from 3 to 4 p.m. Tour the Eisenberg Family Center, which offers a comfortable, homelike environment for expectant mothers in our expanded
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labor, delivery and recovery unit, and spacious postpartum rooms for women recovering from childbirth. Tours will be conducted by a staff member who will answer your questions. Tours are held at Monmouth Medical Center, located at 300 Second Avenue in Long Branch. To register, call 1-888-724-7123 or email teamlink@ barnabashealth.org. Free. HAPPIEST BABY ON THE BLOCK Thursday, June 9 from 7 to 9 p.m. Learn an extraordinary approach to keeping your baby happy based on the highly effective approach pioneered by Dr. Harvey Karp in his best-selling book and DVD. The class, which includes a DVD and Soothing Sounds CD, will be held at Monmouth Medical Center, located at 300 Second Avenue in Long Branch. Registration is required by calling 732-9236992. $50 per couple. PREPARATION FOR CHILDBIRTH Tuesdays, June 14, 21, 28 & July 5 from 7 to 9 p.m. This course offers four sessions of childbirth education including lectures on relaxation and breathing techniques. This program will be held at Monmouth Medical Center, located at 300 Second Avenue in Long Branch. To register, call 732-923-6992. $125 per couple. BABY CARE BASICS Saturdays, June 18 & 25 from 1 to 3 p.m. This two-session program focuses on the care of the new baby including bathing, dressing, feeding and infant growth. Learn everything you need to know about infant care including development, safety and decisions about returning to work and other adjustments to life with baby for the new parents. The course will be held at Monmouth Medical Center, located at 300 Second Avenue in Long Branch. To register, call 732-923-6992. $95 per couple. ONE-DAY CHILDBIRTH PROGRAM Sunday, June 26 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. A complete childbirth preparation course in one day geared for highly motivated participants with busy lifestyles or fluctuating schedules unable to commit to a five-week program. A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. The course will be held at Monmouth Medical Center located at 300 Second Avenue in Long Branch. Pre-registration is required by calling 732-923-6992. $189 per couple. NOTE:
MONMOUTH MEDICAL CENTER, 300 SECOND AVENUE, LONG BRANCH, UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED. For questions or more information, contact Childbirth Education at Monmouth Medical Center at (732) 923-6992.
Stockton’s Summer Playhouse Children’s Series
to Feature ‘James & the Giant Peach,’ ‘The Princess & the Pirate’ and ‘Pinkalicious the Musical’ GALLOWAY, N.J. – The Stockton Performing Arts Center, in conjunction with The Greater Ocean City Theatre Company, is proud to announce Stockton Playhouse’s delightful summer lineup: Roald Dahl’s “James and the Giant Peach” on Wednesday, July 20, “The Princess and the Pirate” on Wednesday, July 27; and “Pinkalicious The Musical” on Wednesday, Aug. 3. Show time is 10:30 a.m. and the productions will be presented in the Campus Theatre, located in the Campus Center on the main Galloway campus, 101 Vera King Farris Drive. Tickets are $12 and may be ordered online at stockton.edu/pac or by calling the Box Office at (609) 652-9000. The Box Office is open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 90 minutes before the performance. For group sales, call (609) 652-4786. Wednesday, July 20: Roald Dahl’s “James and the Giant Peach” Roald Dahl’s beloved classic takes the stage in a new musical that is perfect for the entire family. One boy, two awful aunts, five larger-than-life insects, and a giant peach! What happens when magic crystals cause a withered old tree to create the largest and most magnificent peach ever seen? Luckily, a boy named James and a handful of bugs just happen to be nearby when the peach finally snaps free of its stem, and it sweeps them along on a marvelous adventure. From Tony-nominated creators Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. Wednesday, July 27: “The Princess and the Pirate” A World Premiere Production! What do you think happens when a Princess lives right next door to a Pirate? It’s not easy staying prim, proper and polite with so much swashbuckling going on in your neighbor’s backyard! Tea time turns into a food fight,
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New Jersey Repertory Company presents the World Premiere…. STRUCK by Sandy Rustin A Serious Comedy About a (possibly) Cosmic Event
June 30 – July 31, 2016 (LONG BRANCH) Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - New Jersey Repertory Company, 179 Broadway in Long Branch, is proud to announce the cast of the World Premiere, STRUCK by Sandy Rustin. After being struck by a bike while crossing an East Village intersection, Vera Resnick feels an eerie, outer-body connection to the college-aged student responsible for the collision. Is this mysterious interaction real, kismet or coincidence that has brought Vera and this young bicyclist together, or might there be greater forces at play? STRUCK is a serious comedy about a (possibly) cosmic event. The cast includes: Jenny Bacon, Adam Bradley, Susan Maris, Ben Puvalowski and Matthew Shepard and is directed by Don Stephenson. Previews begin Thursday, June 30 with Opening night Saturday, July 2 at New Jersey Repertory Company (179 Broadway, Long Branch), and will run through Sunday, July 31, 2016. Tickets may be purchased by calling 732-229-3166 or at www.njrep.org. The production team includes: Jessica Parks (Set Design & Props), Brian Snyder (Technical Director,) Jill Nagle (Lighting Design), Merek Royce Press (Sound Design), Patricia E. Doherty (Costume Design), and Jennifer Tardibuono (Stage Manager).
Preview the Summer Tourism Season on June 1 At ‘Jersey Shorecast’ in Atlantic City
Galloway, N.J. - Academic and industry experts will discuss the outlook for the region’s tourism and business season on Wednesday, June 1 at the Jersey Shorecast, sponsored by the Lloyd D. Levenson Institute of Gaming, Hospitality & Tourism (LIGHT) of Stockton University. “Shorecast is a great opportunity for industry professionals to assess the current market and then project the coming season,” said Rummy Pandit, executive director of LIGHT. The annual event features two panel discussions with experts including: • Brian Tyrrell, associate professor of Hospitality and Tourism Management Studies at Stockton; • Michael Busler, professor of Business Studies at Stockton; • Mike Tidwell, director of sales and marketing at Stockton Seaview Hotel & Golf Club; • Diane Wieland, director of the Cape May County Department of Tourism; • Vicki Clark, president of the Cape May County Department of Commerce; • Joseph Kelly, president of the Greater Atlantic City Chamber of Commerce; • Gary Musich, vice president of convention sales at the Atlantic City Convention and Visitors Authority (ACCVA). Pandit and Felicia Grondin, LIGHT’s associate director, will each moderate a panel. The Jersey Shorecast will be held at the Carnegie Center, 35 S. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Atlantic City. Registration and continental breakfast starts at 9 a.m., and the program takes place from 9:30 -11 a.m. Space is limited for this free public event. To register, email: [email protected]
or phone: 609-626-3893.
Fife & Drum Taptoe Concert Series Returns to Trenton’s Old Barracks Museum Trenton, NJ—The Old Barracks Museum celebrates history, music, and warm summer evenings with the fourth annual Taptoe Concert Series on July 8 and July 29. The gates open at 7 PM and the music starts at dusk to magically and musically transport you to the 18th century. Reserved seating is available on our balconies or bring a lawn chair and enjoy the performance from the ground. The Taptoe recreates a summer evening in 18th century Trenton, when the musick and the guard would march through a garrison town signaling the time for the taverns to close their taps and for the soldiers to return to their barracks. Beginning at dusk, the evening will be illuminated with dramatic lighting by torches, candles, and spotlights. The Old Barracks Band of Musick will perform a production of The Battle of Trenton, a military sonata dedicated to George Washington, composed by James Hewitt (1770-1827) coupled with dramatic vignettes by Richard Bales circa 1950.
OCEAN COUNTY COLLEGE PRESENTS ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME HONORS TOMS RIVER – Ocean County College will honor seven outstanding alumni-athletes at the OCC Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony & Dinner on Wednesday, June 29 at 6:00 p.m. at the Health & Human Performance Center (Building #29), Ocean County College Main Campus, College Drive, Toms River, NJ. The Master of Ceremonies is Kevin Williams, Sports Director at WOBM Radio. Tickets: $35 (includes dinner and open bar, wine/beer only). Attire is business casual. To purchase tickets, call the Ocean County College Athletics Department at 732-255-0345. The Athletic Hall of Fame honors distinguished Ocean County College alumniathletes, former coaches, and others whose achievements have had a significant impact on Ocean County College’s athletic program. The 2016 inductees are: Craig Bessinger (Point Pleasant) graduated from Ocean County College in 1975. He participated with the Viking Wrestling and Cross Country Teams (19741975), leading the Wrestling team to the Westchester Tournament Championship in 1974 by pinning his opponent in the finals and earning a 12-4 individual record that year. Bessinger concurrently came in 4th in the nation in sales of Cutco Cutlery both years at Ocean County College winning Alcoa $1,000 scholarships each year. Currently, he operates Bessinger Management Group based out of West Virginia, owning income property in five states. Maggie Chussler McDuffee (Brick) played on the Viking Women’s Soccer Team (2004-2005) being named a Captain in her second year, receiving an Athletic Scholarship, earning All American, All Region, and All Conference honors, along with being a nationally ranked leading goal scorer. McDuffee graduated in 2008 from The College of New Jersey with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Psychology and Criminal Justice. Presently, she is a Broker at Carolina One Real Estate in Charleston, SC. Beth Root Ganley (Toms River) played for the Viking Women’s Soccer Team (2004-2005) being named Captain in her second year, along with All Region and All Conference honors, Most Valuable Player, as well as receiving an Athletic Scholarship. Ganley attended Fairleigh Dickinson University and earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing in 2009. Presently, she is Director of Marketing for Ocean Orthopedic
OCEAN COUNTY COLLEGE PARTNERS WITH BARNES & NOBLE TO MANAGE ITS CAMPUS BOOKSTORE
Retailer Bringing Cost-Saving Options and Expanded Services to OCC Students and Faculty TOMS RIVER, NJ – Ocean County College (OCC) has named Barnes & Noble College as the new operator of the Ocean County College Bookstore. The Bookstore, located in the Jon and Judith Larson Student Center, will transition to new management on July 1, 2016. “The selection of Barnes & Noble College to serve Ocean County College will provide a wide range of previously unavailable Bookstore options that will be a major step up in quality and service for our students,” said Dr. Jon H. Larson, President of Ocean County College. Barnes & Noble College is recognized for its ability to bring innovative programs and solutions to college and university campuses. The selection of Barnes & Noble College will allow the bookstore to offer students a variety of affordable choices for course materials, including a robust instore and online rental textbook program, an extensive selection of used and new books, as well as digital content through its Yuzu® digital platform. The bookstore will also implement a new self-serve textbook department, ensuring a faster and more efficient checkout process. In addition to a variety of cost-saving textbook options, Ocean County College students will enjoy a campus bookstore that reflects the College’s unique brand, including an expanded selection of OCC Vikings logo apparel, laptops and other technology products, as well as gifts for alumni, friends, and family. The Bookstore will also carry school supplies and other educational and reading materials. Barnes & Noble College will create and manage Ocean County College’s online bookstore website, delivering an innovative, customized shopping experience, offering students, faculty and alumni the choice and convenience to shop in-store or online. OCC faculty also will gain access to a groundbreaking online community called FacultyEnlight (www.facultyenlight.com), a streamlined textbook adoption platform that combines advanced search capabilities with detailed information on course material formats, pricing and reviews by other faculty. Ocean County College students will also have the opportunity to apply for part-time and seasonal bookseller positions, as well as
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participate in our Retail Internship Program, where if accepted, can participate in an 18-24 month management development course that can result in placement in a management position in one of our campus bookstores across the country. Retail internship opportunities and personal growth for OCC students will extend beyond their graduation day. Barnes & Noble College’s partnerships with Kean University, Rowan University, and Rutgers University provide a clear pathway for students to continue their vocational growth with Barnes & Noble College when they transfer to New Jersey’s top four-year universities. OCC’s proximity to Barnes & Noble College’s Home Office in Basking Ridge, NJ, also presents further opportunities for OCC student internships. Ocean County College is one of 21 higher education institutions with which Barnes & Noble College partners in the state of New Jersey, including Rutgers University, Salem Community College, Rowan University, Cumberland County College and Kean University. Barnes & Noble College operates more than 748 campus stores nationwide. “We’re very proud to partner with Ocean County College,” said Patrick Maloney, President of Barnes & Noble College. “We look forward to delivering a retail and digital learning experience that will support the College’s quality and affordable academic programs in a supportive environment that nurtures student success.” For more information about Barnes & Noble College’s services and locations, visit www.bncollege.com. To learn more about Barnes & Noble College’s affordable textbook rental program, visit www. bnctextbookrental.com. About Ocean County College For 50 years, Ocean County College has provided area residents with the opportunity to benefit from higher education. A public two-year community college sponsored by Ocean County, the State of New Jersey, and the students of Ocean County College, the College is located on 275 picturesque acres in the beautiful county seat of Toms River, NJ. A publicly supported, comprehensive, open admissions institution, Ocean County College is committed to providing high quality, postsecondary associate degree and certificate programs, and other learning opportunities on its Main Campus in Toms River, at the College’s Southern Education Center in Manahawkin, and at off-campus sites located throughout Ocean County. For more information about Ocean County College, call 732-255-0400 or visit www. ocean.edu. About Barnes & Noble College Barnes & Noble College, a Barnes & Noble
Education company (NYSE:BNED), operates bookstores on college and university campuses across the United States and, as a multi-channel marketer, operates schoolbranded e-commerce sites for each store. Barnes & Noble College services more than five million college students and 225,000 faculty through its 748 campus stores nationwide and delivers an unmatched retail and digital learning experience driven by innovation, deep student and faculty insights and advanced technologies. General information on Barnes & Noble College can be obtained by visiting the Company’s website: www.bncollege.com.
Stockton 2016 Graduate Lidia Martinez Wins National Award for Spanish Majors
Galloway, N.J. - Lidia Martinez, a 2016 graduate of Stockton University, has been awarded the Mario Vargas Llosa Award, granted yearly to one Spanish major or minor in the nation who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in academic courses and exemplary involvement in extra-curricular activities related to Spanish. The award, named for the winner of the 2010 Nobel Prize for Literature, is given by Sigma Delta Pi (the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society) and the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP) to an undergraduate who is a member of Sigma Delta Pi. Winning the award “is truly remarkable because there is only one recipient for this most prestigious award,” said Gorica Majstorovic, associate professor of Spanish and coordinator of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, who nominated Martinez for the award. Majstorovic was Martinez’s adviser for the past two years as well as her professor and mentor. Martinez, a resident of Egg Harbor Township, N.J., earned her B.A. with program distinction, and graduated with a Spanish major and a Latin American and Caribbean Studies minor on May 15. She will be accepting the award at the AATSP’s annual congress in Miami on July 10. “I chose a Spanish major because I like to help my community,” said Martinez. She is teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) to Latino older adults at two churches, St. Mary’s in Pleasantville and Ministerio Por Gracia Sois Salvor in Northfield, working as a fellow of the Stockton Center for Community Engagement. She credited Merydawilda Colon, the SCCE’s executive director and a professor of Social Work, with giving her the paid fellowship opportunity.
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Waretown Branch Library Waretown Branch Library June Events
DISPLAY: Month of March World Traveler, Jill DeFelice – Jill’s oil paintings reflect the people and places that touched her life in 25 years of living abroad. From the children of Tibet to the vineyards of Italy, she brings her subjects to life and awakens the wanderlust in all of us. Meet the artist at her reception, Saturday, June 4th @11:00am. CHILDREN: Thursday, June, 2nd, 10-11:30am Drop-in Open Play – Open play time. Ages 1-5 Tuesday, June 7th 10:30am Ages 2-5
Toddler Art – Art projects for toddlers.
Saturday, June 11th, 10:30am 5-11
Lego Club – Lego free play. Ages
Thursday, June 16th, 10:30am Ages 0-12months
Itty Bitty Time – Baby story time.
Thursday, June 23rd, 11 am Record Breaking Library –We will create Waretown library’s first record book! We will come up with or own records to break and keep the book here at the branch for next year. Ages 6-11 Saturday, June 25th, 10:30am Make Me Write on It- Why stick to writing on paper when the world is your canvas? Come use chalk and paint to write on floors, windows, and more! Sponsored by the Curiosity Creates Grant from the American Library Association. Ages 5-12 Monday, June 27th, 2:00pm SWAT Demo – The Ocean County SWAT team will visit our branch and perform a demonstration out on our lawn, weather permitting. See real SWAT officers in action and see what type of equipment they use to catch the bad guys! Ages 7 and up Tuesday, June 28th, 11:00am Flight Club – In this STEM challenge, we will be creating a protective shell around an egg. We will then drop the whole thing from a height and see if the protection worked. Prizes will be awarded for unbroken eggs. Ages 7-11 Thursday, June 30th, 11:00am Book Walk – We will be taking a book and deconstructing it. We will put each section of the book along a path outside and children will get to hear a different passage of the book at each station. They will be given a pail to collect a memento from each section so they can have a pail full of story at the end. Ages 3-5 TEEN: Monday, June 6th, 7:00 pm T.A.B. Teen Advisory Board Meeting - Join TAB! Help plan programs you want to see and enjoy, have fun, and earn community service hours all at the same time! Ages 12 – 18. Wednesday, June 29th, 2:30pm Magic the Gathering – Bring your cards and come play Magic the Gathering!
ADULTS: By appointment Computer & eBook Reader Lessons - We customize your lessons to help you. Just call 609-693-5133. Wednesdays Month of June Yarn Benders – Do you like to chat while you knit? Bring 1- 4 pm your needles and yarn and join our weekly group. All skill levels welcome! Wednesday, June 8th, 3:30pm Color Your Stress Away – Adult coloring session. Tuesday, June 14th, 1:30pm Mah Jongg Club – Bring your set and play Mah Jongg. Wednesday, June 15th, 2:00 pm Gay Pride Month Film Screening – Screening of the movie Freeheld, rated PG-13. Friday, June 17th, 2:00pm Radical Home Economics – Adult craft. Limit 20. Please register. FRIENDS: Monday, June 13th, 7:00 pm Friend’s Group Meeting - Join our friendly group! We create fun ways to raise funds to support our branch library. Friday, June 24th, cost. 1:00-3:00 pm Saturday, June 25th, cost. 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Friend’s Book Sale - Great finds for little
Friend’s Book Sale – Great finds for little
FAMILY: Monday, June 20th, 5:00 pm Custom Blend Band Summer Kick-Off Concert –Join the Custom Blend Band for a fun family Bluegrass/ Country/Soft Rock Concert. All ages Wednesday, June 22nd, 2:00pm Fun Things to do and See in Ocean County This Summer – Presented by the Ocean County Director of Tourism Dana Lancellotti, learn about the fun things you can do in Ocean County this summer. Please register. Friday, June 24th, 2:00pm Craftin’ with the Grandparents Grandchild/Grandparent shared craft. Limit 20. Please register.
These programs are free and open to the public. Please register online at www. theoceancountylibrary.org or by calling 609 693-5133.
LACEY LIBRARY JUNE EVENTS
6/1 - 6/30 Display Cases Vintage Cabbage Patch Dolls Courtesy of Michelle Rusch Meeting Room Art WWII paintings by Frank McGinley
6/9, 7 pm, Thursday TAB Meeting
6/1 – 6/30 One-on-One Instruction Assistance with computers, library resources, eReaders and tablets. By appointment only. Please call 609-693-8566. 6/1 – 6/30 One-on-One Genealogy Class One-on-one sessions with Dawn Heyson to guide or assist your genealogical research. Available by appointment only. Please call 609-693-8566. 6/1, 6/8, 6/15, 6/22, 6/29, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm, Wednesdays English Conversation Group Practice your English speaking skills in an informal setting. All are welcome. Please register 6/2, 6/9, 6/16, 6/23, 6/30 12 pm , Thursday Mah Jong Mavens & Masters Have you always wanted to learn how to play Mah Jong? Do you already know? Either way, come join us! 6/02, 6:30 pm, Thursday Teen Movie Night: The Sandlot Rated (PG) 101 min. 6/3, Friday 10 am Estate Planning & Trust Join lawyer Scott Hanula for an elder law seminar and learn about federal estate tax, new Medicaid regulations, and estate planning documents Please register. 6/4, 9:30 am, Saturday Knitting & Crochet Group Come join in! Bring your yarn and needles or hooks, and make some new friends while you knit! All skill levels welcome. 6/6, 12 pm and 1 pm, Monday Music and Movement with Friends Join Joan Seele-Goold as she leads this musical program for adults with special needs and their caregivers. Fun for everyone! Presented in partnership with Lacey Recreation. There are 2 sessions – please register for one session only. Please register 6/9, 9:30 am, Thursday Mango Languages
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6/10, 1 pm, Friday Afternoon Film: Brooklyn An Irish immigrant lands in 1950’s Brooklyn, where she quickly falls into a romance with a local. When her past catches up with her, however, she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within. (PG13) 111 min. 6/11, 10 –11:30 am, Saturday Partners in Art Recreational art class for adults with special needs over 17 and their families or caregivers, with Heather Popielarczyk. A great place to come and meet new friends! Presented in partnership with Lacey Recreation. Please register 6/15, 7 pm, Wednesday Coffee: A Stimulating History Join us as Starbuck’s Norman Switzer talks about the history of coffee from the legend of Kaldi, the 9th Century Ethiopian goat herder, to how people drink coffee today. The differences between various roasts and blends of coffee will also be discussed. Refreshments will be served. Please register. 6/16, 9:30 am, Thursday Email Learn to create an email account. This class will also show you how to write and send an email, check for new messages, send attachments and delete unwanted emails. Please register 6/16, 7 pm, Thursday The Great Mac and Cheese Bake Off For teens wanting to share their own recipes or just looking for free food! Ages 12-18 Please register 6/17, 12 pm, Friday Lunch & Learn – Lunch series presented in partnership with the Lacey Chamber of Commerce. This month, “Network Security Problems and How to Prevent Them.” Please register 6/20, 1 pm, Monday Call the Midwife by Jennifer Worth Copies of the book are available at the circulation desk. 6/21, 4:30 pm, Tuesday Let’s Make Art Heather Popielarczyk will teach art to special
needs children ages 8-16, and their siblings. Please register 6/21, 3 pm, Tuesday T-Shirt Beach Bags Bring in an old T-shirt to make into a new Beach Bag! Ages 11-17. Please register 6/21, 6:30 pm, Tuesday Meet the Mayor Stop in and meet the mayor in a less formal setting than a township meeting. 6/22, 2 – 4 pm, Wednesday Summer Reading Kick Off Stop in and see what the Lacey Library has planned for summer. Games, activities and Summer Reading sign-ups. 6/22, 6 pm, Wednesday Evening Film: In the Heart of the Sea. The harrowing high-seas encounter that inspired Herman Melville’s Moby Dick. (PG13) 121min. 6/23, 4 pm, Thursday Paws for Reading Practice reading to gentle therapy dogs. For beginning readers. Please register 6/24, 10 am, Friday Masterminds Homeschool Group Meets Drop-ins welcome. 6/29, 7 pm Wednesday Attracting Birds to Your Backyard Join Becky Laboy, Naturalist with Wells Mills County Park, and explore the many ways you can attract and keep birds flocking to your yard! Please register 6/30, 7 pm, Thursday Teen Cooking: Baklava We’ll be making the delicious Middle Eastern
PRESS RELEASE Waretown branch Library Jill DeFelice – World Traveler Jill’s oil paintings reflect the people and places that touched her life in 25 years of living abroad. From the children of Tibet to the vineyards of Italy, she brings her subjects to life and awakens the wanderlust in all of us. The Waretown Branch of the Ocean County Library will be displaying her artwork for the month of June. Be sure to meet the artist at her reception, Saturday, June 4th @11:00am.
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Museums & Historic Exhibits
5/28 - 5th Annual Stokes & Environmental Programs Car Show Veterans Park, Bayville 732-237-8823 http://www.vintageautomuseum.org 6/4 - Vintage Automobile Museum Car Show Visitation Roman Catholic Church Parking Lot, Brick 732-255-4879 or 908-910-0170 http://www. vintageautomuseum.org Daily - Tuckerton Seaport & Baymen’s Museum Tuckerton 609-296-8868 www.tuckertonseaport.org Sat. (most) - Guided Walking Tours of Historic Downtown Toms River Ocean County Historical Society, Toms River 732-341-1880 www.oceancountyhistory.org Sat. - The Cottage Museum Island Heights 732-929-1486 www.islandhts.org/IHC&HA. htm Sat. - Ocean Gate Museum Ocean Gate 732-269-5710 http://www. ochistory.org/OGHS_-_Main_Page.php Sat. & Sun. - Barnegat Light Museum Barnegat Light 609-494-8578 www.bl-hs.org Sat. & Sun. - Havens Homestead Museum Brick 732-785-2500 www.bricktwphistoricalsociety.com Sat. & Sun. - John F. Peto Museum Island Heights 732-929-4949 http://petomuseum.org Sun. & Wed. - Lakehurst Historical Society Museum Lakehurst 732-657-8864 www.nlhs.com Sun. & Wed. - New Egypt Historical Society Museum New Egypt 609-758-8111 www.newegypthistoricalsociety.com
Art Classes & Exhibits
Now - 6/7 - Marjorie Amon: Vintage at the Shore Art Show m.t.burton gallery & 19th St. Clay Studio, Surf City 609-494-0006 http://www.mtburtongallery.com 5/29 - Viking Village Art and Craft Show Viking Village, Barnegat Light 609-361-8039 http://www. vikingvillageshows.com 6/1 - Children’s Art Program with Alison Amelcehnko Ocean County Artists’ Guild, Island Heights 732-270-3111 http://www. ocartistsguild.org 6/1 - 6/3 - NJ State Teen Arts Festival Grunin Center for the Arts @ Ocean County College, Toms River 732-255-0500 www.grunincenter.org 6/2 - Downtown Art Stroll Downtown Toms River 732-341-8738 downtowntomsriver.com
6/3 - Lee Fricke Watercolor Beginner II Class Pine Shores Art Association, Manahawkin 609-597-3557 http:// pineshoresartassociation.org 6/5 - Artisans River Market & Outdoor Art Show Ocean County Artists’ Guild, Island Heights 732-270-3111 http://www.ocartistsguild. org DAILY ART CLASSES Ocean County Artists Guild, Island Heights 732-270-3111 www.ocartistsguild.org Pine Shores Art Association, Manahawkin 609-597-3553 www. pineshoresartassociation.org Tues. - Sun. Cats and Older Women: An Exhibit by Sue Kasdon & Riding Shot Gun: My Journey Across the American Landscape by Helen Harris Ocean County Artists’ Guild, Island Heights 732-270-3111 www.ocartistsguild.org
Comedy & Stage Performances 5/27 - 2016 Shannon in the Morning Summer Blast - Off Spicy’s Cantina, Seaside Heights 732-830-3700 http://www.wcbsfm.com 5/27 - Opening Night @ The Music Man Singing Ice Cream Shoppe Lavallette 732-854-2779 www.themusicman.com 5/28 - Opening Night @ Medleys Music Man Singing Ice Cream Parlour Seaside Heights 844-854-2779 www.themusicman.com 6/3 - Adam Pascal & Daphne Rubin - Vega (stars of “RENT”) Grunin Center for the Arts @ Ocean County College, Toms River 732-255-0500 http://www.grunincenter.org 6/3, 6/4 - Comedy w/ Jeff Norris Uncle Vinnie’s Comedy Club, Point Pleasant Beach 732-899-3900 www. unclevinniescomedyclub.com 6/4 - 1910 Fruitgum Company Performance Grunin Center for the Arts @ Ocean County College, Toms River 732-255-0500 http://www.grunincenter.org 6/5 - Garden State Philharmonic Youth Orchestra Season Celebration Concert Grunin Center for the Arts @ Ocean County College, Toms River 732-255-0460 www. gardenstatephilharmonic.org
OCEAN COUNTY COLLEGE NURSING GRADUATES HONORED AT PINNING TOMS RIVER – One hundred fortyfive (145) students from the Ocean County College Nursing Class received their nursing pins at the Annual Nurses Pinning Ceremony on Tuesday, May 24 at 7:00 p.m. in the Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts, Ocean County College Main Campus, College Drive, Toms River, NJ. The graduates completed the two-year course of study leading to an Associate in Applied Science degree in Nursing during December 2015 and May 2016. The Ceremony will be broadcast LIVE on Ocean TV 20 on Tues, May 24 at 7:00 p.m. on Comcast of Toms River and Long Beach Island Channel 20 and Verizon FiOS of Northern Ocean County Channel 24. Repeat broadcasts will air on Wed, May 25 at 8:00 p.m.; Sun, May 29 at 5:00 p.m.; and Mon, May 30 at 2:00 p.m. The ceremony will also be broadcast on the College’s website, www. ocean.edu, with video remaining available for online viewing for several weeks. During the ceremony, Nursing Graduate Awards were presented: Kean Ocean Nursing Faculty Award: Gloria Stickel (Barnegat) Community Medical Center Award: Edmund Amoyan (Toms River) and Sergio Fallas (Bayville) Barnabas Behavioral Health Award: Catherine DePonte (Brick) Gustave Demme Award: Kaitlyn Leonard (Brick) New Jersey League for Nursing Award: Kaitlyn Stuerze (Tuckerton) “Dedications” from each of the 145 nursing graduates were printed in the Pinning Ceremony program including the following five: Ashley Damiano (Manahawkin): “I would like to dedicate my pin to my father Richard Gonzalez who has been my #1 inspiration for dedicating my career to caring for people in need. To my family who never stops believing in me.” Jade Duquette (Waretown): “I would like to dedicate my pin to my family, friends, boyfriend, professors, and the directionless girl that I used to be.” James Martin (Toms River): “I would like to dedicate my pin to Jeffrey, Linette, Alicia, and Anjolina Martin. Thanks for being there at my worst and at my best.” Sarah Phipps (Manchester): “I would like to dedicate my pin to my mother who uplifted, encouraged, and supported me
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through the process of obtaining my degree and she is the perfect example of the nurse I strive to be.” Patrick Starr (Barnegat): “I would like to dedicate my pin to my beautiful wife and children Connor and Melody. It is because of them that I am here.” The Ocean County College Nursing Graduates are: Barnegat: Samantha Boulos, Emily Collins, Patricia Dompieri, Robin Graff-Dudas, Jill Kelley, Nicole Nieto, Kaitlin O’Connor, Patrick Starr, Gloria Stickel Barnegat Light: Karin Farnham Bayville: Beth Anello, Aisha Balado, Sergio Fallas, Kristin Metzler, Jeannie Morton, Taylor Robertozzi, Nicole Wedding Beach Haven: Dallas Ciardelli Beachwood: Sarah Cole, Nichole Huber, Johnson Oguntade Brick: Jillian Bauer, Kara Capella, Catherine DePonte, Hunter Dowd, Shannon Gallagher, Amanda Hockenbury, Rochelle Hreczny, Felicia Jadus, Ashley Johnson, Kaitlyn Leonard, Erin O’Hora, Michelle Perna, Amanda Rakos, Colleen Rapp, Brittney Shepherd, Melissa Stephenson, Amanda Swift, Alicia Zigarelli East Brunswick: Ashley Yura Egg Harbor: Katrina Mijares Fords: Ankur Patel Forked River: Catherine Bird, Paige Cavanaugh, Jessica Donnelly, Christine Lewis, Kelly Moore, George Pavlis, Marlina Pavlis, Erin Phalon, Nicole Reedy, Luke Startek Hammonton: Lauren Byrnes Jackson: Samantha Adams, Kevin Danieles, Emily Fisher, Dana Hruschka, Brianna Jarosz, Cynthia Katula, Dana Morra, Laura Ortiz, Alexis Papiomitis, Denice Schnaak, Marisa Soltz, Allan Sutter Lakewood: Katherine Colon, Bracha Gutman, Miriam Hoffman, Leanne Kiernan, Heather Mena-Picado, Kathleen Oakley, David Rauer, Jill Rivera, Olivia Scisco, Ewa Sobotka, Chaya Thumin Lanoka Harbor: Diane Kerchner, Kristina Laureigh, Nicollette Newton, Valerie Vergallito Little Egg Harbor: Paul Keating Manahawkin: Tiffani Callum, Ashley Damiano, Jenny Llave, Christie Maresca, Thi Nguyen, Barbara Svoronos Manchester: Anthony Barbarino, Codie Coogan, Sarah Phipps, Elizabeth Velez New Egypt: Lindsey Florio
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FOR SALE Solid Oak Headboard for up to King Size bed $100 or best offer 732-864-5851 _________________ Large selection of crystal glassware, Decanter etc... Best Offer 848-333-0709 _________________ Antique Bureau Appraised at $8,000 15 years go. Offers 848-333-0709 _________________ RARE COCA COLA CALENDAR SERIES ADVERTISMENT, $15 OR BEST OFFER CALL 732-604-9630 _________________ JASON GIAMBI AND DERIK JETER FIGURINES BRAND NEW IN ORIGINAL PACKAGE. $ 20.00 OR BEST OFFER CALL 732-604-9630 _________________ BUDWEISER BEER STEIN. PERFECT CONDITION. SLIGHT WEAR AT BASE. $20.00 OR BEST OFFER CALL 732-604-9630 _________________ 3500 BASEBALL CARDS, VARIOUS TEAMS, VARIOUS YEARS. ALL ARE BRAND NEW IN INDIVIDUAL PLASTIC SLEEVES. $200 OR BEST OFFER CALL 732-604-9630 _________________ ARCITECTUAL DIGEST FROM 90’S. SPECIAL NEW YORK ISSUE, WORLD TRADE CENTER COVER. BEAUTIFUL COVER PHOTO. $25 OR BEST OFFER
CALL 732-604-9630 _________________ SET OF FOUR BEAUTIFUL HAND PAINTED CHAMPAGNE OR WINE FLUTES. HAVE NO IDEA THE AGE. BOUGHT AT ESTATE SALE. $40 OR BEST OFFER CALL 732-604-9630 _________________ TWO BEAUTIFUL MENS POCKET WATCHES. BRAND NEW IN PERFECT CONDITION. BOTH GOLD TONE AND WOULD MAKE GREAT GIFTS. $20 OR BEST OFFER CALL 732-604-9630 _________________ EXECUTIVE GOLF SET IN LEATHER CASE. BRAND NEW AND EXCELLENT GIFT FOR GOLFERS. $20 OR BEST OFFER CALL 732-604-9630 -----------200 COMIC BOOKS, BRAND NEW IN PLASTIC SLEEVES. MOST ARE MARVEL INCLUDING BATMAN, SUPERMAN, ETC. VARIOUS TITLES, VARIOUS COMPANIES. NO DUPLICATES. $250 OR BEST OFFER CALL 732-604-9630 ____________________ GARAGE SALES place your ad here ___________________ HELP WANTED Waitress & Driver wanted call Mike at Rosato’s 732-914-8787 _________________ Driver wanted for local deliveries of the 5 & 10 call Ray at 1-800-621-1262 _________________ Driver wanted for Wholesale Food deliveries good salary and possible sales territory for the right person Call Neil at 732-987-5600 _________________ SALES REP Sales rep F/P/T for sales
of advertising in the 5 & 10 & Gazette Newspaper. Exclusive territories Call Ray at 1-800-621-1262 ____________________ BUSINESS SERVICES AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR 37 East Auto Full service Automotive repairs. Towing available best rates in town. Call 732-929-3000 ___________________ AUTO BODY REPAIR Ocean Bay Auto Body 1201 Beaver Dam Rd., Point Pleasant NJ _________________ BAIL BONDS Place your ad here. _________________ BAIT & TACKLE Dock Outfitters Boat Rentals, Bait & Tackle Store, Free Crabbing & Fishing Pier. thedockoutfitters.com 732-830-5611 _________________ Murphy’s Bait & Tackle Serving Barnegat Bay, Seaside & IBSP Live Fresh & Frozen Baits Tica - Tsunami - Calcutta Shimano-Okuma-Penn Propane Refils Block & Cube Ice 2701 Rt. 37 East Toms River NJ 08753 732-270-3856 murphyshookhouse.com _________________ Pro Cut Bait 308 Main St. Forked River, NJ 08731 1-800-842-2929 _________________ BARBERS Best Haircut in Town Lakehurst Barber Shop Lakehurst, NJ ----------------------BOAT SLIP RENTALS Key Harbor Marina Winter Storage Boat Store Transient Slips available keyharbormarina.com 2 Point Road, Waretown,
NJ 609-9355 ------------------------
Toms River NJ. 732-349-5345 ---------------------------
East Dover Marina BREAKFAST Full Service Marina The Dock Cafe 605 Fishcher Blvd. Breakfast & Lunch If you have a Prop.. Toms River, NJ shop 08753 At the Dock Outfitters on We are your Sales Service - Storage Tel:-732-270-1104 the Bay. 732-244-6154 ------------South Fishing Pier, Storage - Indoor/Outdoor - 35/55 Seaside Ton Lift Service BOWLING Heights Playdrome lanes 732-830-8171 821 Conifer St., __________________
GOT METAL? GET CASH
We buy aluminum, copper, brass, stainless
Toms River Metals
605 Fischer Blvd. Toms River, NJ
(located at East Dover Marina)
Toms River Senior Center May 2016 Open Mon-Fri 8:30am - 4:30pm
Toms River Nutrition Site Tuesdays and Fridays 11am. -----
DATES TO REMEMBER May 7th, Saturday Toms River Police Department Open House 255 Oak Ave, 12:00pm -----May 8th - Sunday Mothers Day ------May 13th - Tuesday Book Club Meets 10:30am -----May 27th - Friday Health Fair & Picnic 9:00am - 2:00pm ----May 30th - Monday Memorial Day - CLOSED -----MAY BUS TRIPS May 9th Monday Trip to Lacey Walmart
Lunch at Captains Inn
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Discussion Date is Tues. May 17th ------
PROPERTY TAX FREEZE
May 16th - Monday Trip to Target and Michaels
Deadlie for PTR’s 1 & 2 is June 1, 2016 Serior Center Staff is available to assist with these applications --------
May 23rd - Monday Trip to Smithville (Bus and Van Transport) -----
Annual Health Fair & Picnic Friday May 27th, 9:00am - 2:00pm Free Health Screening Free Lunch, Give aways and Raffle Live Music! Transportation Available for Toms River Residents only. ------
ART SHOW & TEA PARTY
Wednesday, June 8th 12 - 2pm Finger Sandwiches & Assorted Teas will be served. If interested in displayhing your artwork.. Please contact the office by stopping in or call us at 732-341-1000 Ex. 8460 ------
MAYS BOOK CLUB Mays Book is.. Every Last One by Anna Quinden
Construction work will be going on during this month. Please use caution when outside. Please stay away from the construction area. DO NOT GO INTO THE BLOCKED AREAS. ------
2016 ORTLEY BEACH BADGES Beach Badges for Ortley Beach and Shelter Cover are on sale 9-4pm Mon-Fri ------
James Anderson Esq. wil be here on Thursday May 19th 1-2 pm There are 20 minute appts. only for one hour. Must sign up in advance to speak with the attorney ------
Please slow down when entering and exiting the Serior Center Parking Lot. Please stop for pedestrians. JUNE CALENDAR NEXT WEEK
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or Call 1-800-621-1262 Deadline for classified ads for each Friday is Monday at 5:00pm Price for each ad is $5 (5lines plus Heading) or $10 (10 Lines plus Heading) FOR 4 WEEKS and for one month in the 5 &10 Coupon Book. (Deadline 25th of each month)
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BICYCLES Padi’s Pedal Power Sales, Service, Rentals Ortley Beach & Toms River 1955 Rt. 35N Ortley Beach 732-830-2800 --------------------------BOATS FOR SALE East Coast Marine Brokers (See display ad) Pre Owned Boats Available Call for new arrivals 609-971-8800 888 Bayway Lanoka Harbor NJ On site at Lanoka Harbor Marina ---------------C & C Marina Berksshore Pontoons Quality Pre-Owned Boats 211 Sloop Creek Rd Bayville, NJ 08721 Tel: 732-237-2222 ---------------CAMPGROUNDS Baker’s Acres 230 Willets Ave, Little Egg Harbor, NJ. 609-296-2664 --------------------Brookville Campground “all sites in wooded areas” Just minutes from LBI, & Seaside off Rt.9, Exit 69 going south of GSP 609-698-3134 ------------------------------CRABBING BOATS Cranberry Inlet Marina 421 Bayside Terrace Seaside Heights NJ 08751 Bay Side 732-830-1882 ---------------ELECTRICAL PLACE YOUR AD HERE EMAIL: [email protected]
__________________ FAMILY FUN Pirate Adventure on the Sea Gypsy Day trips, Birthday Parties, Field Trips Riverfront Marina 281 Princeton Ave, Brick, NJ 732-899-6100
FISHING BOATS THE GAMBLER 90’ Super Cruiser USCG Certified 1/2 Day & 1/2 Night Fishing 59 Inlet Drive, Point Pleasant Bch. 732-295-7569 ----------------------95’ Norma K Super Fast All Aluminium Snack Bar Fishing everyday All Year Boat Phone 732-892-8868 Located at Kens Landing Marina in Pt Pleasant Bch, NJ ----------------GROOMER Rub-A Dub Dogwash Self Serve Dog Wash, Professional Grooming Salon, Doggie Treats & Boutique S&F Plaza 2008 Rt. 37 East Toms River, NJ 732-270-1186 __________________ HARDWARE Lavallette Hardware “We’re the problem solvers” “We cut Keys” Benjamin, Moore Paints, PROPANE EXCHANGE Paint, Keys, Lock rekeying, Window Glass & Screen Repair. A full service Hardware Center 1601 Rt. 35N, Lavallette, NJ 732-830-5551 _____________________ ITEMS WANTED PLACE YOUR AD HERE. EMAIL [email protected]
-----------------------------JEWELRY Christina’s Jewelry 602 Mantoloking Rd Brick 732-920-4600 -----------Gold Fever Catch It Watch It
Large Diamond Sales are our specialty 636 Arnold Ave Pt. Pleasant Beach 732-892-3535 ____________________ KIDS CLOTHES Christina’s 602 Mantoloking Rd. Brick 732-920-4600 -------------------------KAYAK RENTALS Mermaids Cove Marina Kayak Rentals Crab Boat Rentals Fully Stocked Marine Store, Full Service Marina 802 Mantoloking Rd, Brick, NJ 732-477-3252 ____________________ KITES Cobra Kites Wind Spinners, Kites www.cobrakites.com 2608 Rt. 37E. Toms River, NJ 732-270-2112 ---------MARINE SERVICES Lightning Jacks Marina’s 2 Locations on the Bay On the Metedeconk 809 Rt. 70, Brick On the Manasquan 505 Bridge Road, Brick Boat Ramp, Storage, Slips, Transient Docking, Coastal Boat Sales call 732-458-3540 or 732-458-2016 lightningjacksmarina. com ------------------------J & E Marine Crusader Premium Dealer Sales & Service Fully Insured Specializing in Electrical, Mechanical, Outdrives, Transmissions, Diesel and Gas, Boat Hauling 888 Bayway, Lanoka Harbor 609-242-3133 --------JET SKI REPAIR & SERVICE Lacey Power Sports Inc. Personal Watercraft
Specialist Yamaha, Kawasaki, Sea Doo, Honda, Mobile Service We come to you Sales Service Accessories Performance Fiberglass repair, Vinyl Graphics, Full Machine Shop Service 416 Route 9 Lanoka Harbor, NJ 609-693-8485 laceypowersports.net ----------Harbor Yacht Club Full Service Marina Sales, Slips, Service, Jet Ski Docks 501 Rt. 35, Mantoloking, NJ 08738 732-793-7975 -------------------------Tides End Marina Full Service Marina Best Value in Price & Outboards Today Tohatsu Outboards Inflatable Boats from 8’5” upt to 13’8” 146 Marine Plaza #148 Forked River, NJ 08731 609-693-9423 ---------------MINIATURE GOLF Barnacle Bill’s Miniature Golf and Amusement Center 1968 Rt. 35 N, Ortley Beach, NJ. 732-793-9345 ---------------------------MOTELS Luna Mar Motel On the Ocean Front We cater to families and couples Ocean Avenue & L Street Seaside Park, NJ. 732-793-7955 lunamarmotel.com -------------------------Charlroy Motel Ocean Front Rooms www.chalroy.com 1601 N. Ocean avenue Seaside Park, NJ 732-793-0712 ----------------------------Dessert Palm Motel
Direct Ocean Views 1505 N. Ocean Ave, Seaside Park, NJ thedesertpalm.com 732-793-4488 ---------------------------Windjammer Motor Inn Open All Year Rooms & Efficiencies Restaurant & Lounge are open to the public Serving Breakfast & Lunch daily in the summer. First & Central Ave Seaside Park, NJ 732-830-2555 ---------------PARASAILING Beach HavenParasailing Safe, Fun, easy for the entire family Bay Haven Marina on LBI 2702 Long Beach Blvd., Beach Haven Gardens 609-492-0375 ----------------------PISTOL RANGE Shore Shot Pistol Range OPEN TO THE PUBLIC 730, Airport Road Lakewood, NJ 732-295-6888 --------------------------PAPER SUPPLIER Place your ad here ------------------------------RECYCLING We buy Metal top $$ Paid We buy aluminum, copper, brass, stainless Toms River Metals 605 Fischer Blvd., Toms River NJ 732-270-1104 ---------------------------RENTALS & SUMMER RENTALS Seaside Best Rentals Located in Ocean Terrace Condo’s Heated Pool with Sundeck. Call 732-854-7253 seasidebestrentals.com 1709 North Ocean Ave, Seaside Park, NJ ----------------------------SERVICES Place your ad here for services, handyman, Construction, Plumbing, Landscaping and all
New Jersey Repertory Company announces cast of The World Premiere Comedy…. VILLAINOUS COMPANY A MADCAP CAPER By Victor L. Cahn May 5 – June 5, 2016
(Long Branch, New Jersey) Monday, March 21, 2016 - New Jersey Repertory Company, 179 Broadway in Long Branch, proudly announces the cast of the World Premiere comedy VILLAINOUS COMPANY by Victor L. Cahn. When Claire returns home from an afternoon of shopping, she discovers one of her packages is missing. Coincidentally, just as she is calling the store, a staff member stops by to return the item, then manages to invite herself inside. Before long, larceny and trickery abound as the two women, soon joined by a third, compete in a suspenseful game of cat-and-mouse. The cast includes Melissa Macleod Herion, Corey Tazmania and Pheonix Vaughn and is directed by SuzAnne Barabas. Sneak preview performances begin Thursday, May 5 with opening night Saturday, May 7 at New Jersey Repertory Company (179 Broadway, Long Branch), and will run through Sunday, June 5, 2016.
Flag Day Celebration Seaside
Park Beautification Committee Tuesday, June 14th 2016
Serenity Café, Route 37 West, Toms River 5:30pm Tickets: $50.00 (call Judy at 732-793-0812)
There will be a Cooking Demonstration by Chef Greg Manning, while you enjoy a three course dinner. (BYOB) Menu Roasted Garlic Shrimp Tempura over Greens with Cheddar Croutons & Creamy Parmesan Dressing Braised Roasted Short Ribs with Mac and Cheese Spring Roll Lemon Pudding Cake This is a fundraiser for the Seaside Park Beautification Committee. Our current project is to repay the Borough for the new Flag Pole, Flag and Flag Pole Base on the Police Station Lawn. In addition, the committee has paid to refurbish the 1952 plaque on the Flag Pole Base. Your support is greatly appreciated !!!!
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Veterans Can Gain Access to Health Care Services at OHI
OHI (Ocean Health Initiatives) a federally qualified health center with locations in Ocean County, has been named an eligible provider in The Veterans Choice Program. The Veterans Choice Program provides eligible veterans with the option to receive non-VA health care services from approved community health care providers, such as OHI, in their communities. Using this program will not have any impact on existing VA health care or any other VA benefit.
Center for Healthy Aging at Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus Presents Tai Chi for Seniors
LAKEWOOD, N.J. – In a mission to promote health and wellness in the local senior community, The Center for Healthy Aging at Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus is proud to announce the return of Tai Chi instructor Kit Lau, who has been teaching Tai Chi for more than 10 years. Tai Chi class is open to members of the public who have not previously taken a Tai Chi class before and will be held every Thursday beginning May 5 through June 16 from 2 to 3 p.m.
Some qualifying situations for veterans include waiting more than 30 days for VA medical care, or having to travel 40 miles or more to a VA medical facility, among others. Veterans can call 866-606-8198 to find out if they qualify or visit http://www.va.gov/opa/ choiceact/ and schedule an appointment at OHI. Under Kit Lau’s expert direction, Better Health members will learn the fine art of Tai Those Veterans who do qualify should use Chi moves from both standing and sitting their Veterans Choice Card, which will allow positions. All seniors, ages 55 and older, are them to request OHI as their community- invited to participate, regardless of medical based primary health care provider. The conditions – Kit Lau can alter her instruction Ocean County Veterans Service Bureau, based on each class’ needs. located on the first floor of the Ocean County One-Stop Center, 1027 Hooper Cost is $5 for one class or $50 for eight Avenue, Toms River, can provide additional sessions, all held at the Center for Healthy assistance to veterans about obtaining and Living, located at 198 Prospect Street in using their Veterans Choice Card. Lakewood. Space is limited, and registration is required by calling the Barnabas Health For more information about OHI, contact LINK at 1888-724-7123. Kimberly Tozzi, community relations coordinator, at 732-719-9016.
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REAL ESTATE Seaside Park: GERTRUDE STEFANIK REALTORS
REDUCED Rare chance to own oversized corner lot on Ocean Avenue. Lot size approximately 50 x 138. Plans on file for stunning 3 story home with 2 tiered deck. $1,199,000 Ocean Avenue lot exceeds 7500 sq feet , situated in the center of Seaside Park. Plans on file for 5 BR / 6.5 bath three level home. Asking $1,229,000 Call for additional details, 732-793-0812 --------------------------
Agent: Val Campbell & Bob Fischer Directions Central Avenue to right on 15th to right on shore villa MLS# 21515359 23-95 Shore Villa Road South Seaside Park in Berkeley Affordable large 4 Bedroom, 2 bath cape close to beach and bay in this beautiful beach community. Purchase price is for the home - the land can be purchased separately from landowner. Bonus room for extra sleeping space. Asking $124,999. Contact Val Campbell 908-910-2915 or Bob Fischer 732-278-3848 --------------------------
Presented by: Kimberly Bell WeichertRealtors Toms River Primary: 732-914-0074 Mobile: 732-300-8494 [email protected]
138 S Charlotteville Dr, Toms River, NJ 08757 Get ready to retire! Moderately priced home close to all amenities! This Sarasota model home might be just what you are looking for! Backing to woods and a creek affords one great privacy in the backyard for relaxing! Sod was
Gertrude M. Stefanik, Inc. Realtors®
just put down out front and dooks great! Bathroom tile just redone in tasteful colors and other little touchups still in progress today. Please take a look before this opportunity passes you by! $99,900 --------------------------
Real Estate Sales & Family Summer Rentals Since 1955 “Under Original Ownership”
7 Roseau Ct, Toms River, NJ 08757
TOMS RIVER, NJ 3116 Adams Ave. MLS# 21526710 Toms River Spacious house located on a large corner property with a fenced in yard. Master bedroom has a large walk-in closet and bathroom with tile. Dining room has beautiful tile work with a fireplace. Large room off kitchen that is used as a Mud/Laundry room, could be utilized as a playroom or office. Roof, air conditioner condenser, humidifier and 2 garage door openers are 4 years old. No water damage in house from Sandy. Asking $225,000. Contact Donna Noone Cell 516-582-1138 office 732830-3500 -------------------------
Retire in style in this well appointed newly refinished home! This house has it all! Much attention paid to details and fantastic finishing work set this renovation apart from the rest! Features include open floor plan. custom kitchen cabinets, granite counter tops, full stainless steel app pkg, crown molding, real acacia hardwood floors. Bathrooms redone with designer tile and vanities, newer boiler, central air, and hot water heater. windows. This also features a florida room and located on a cul-de-sac with a private yard! This home has your wish list complete! Picures aren’t enough! Come preview today! $199,900 --------------------------
497 Saint Thomas Dr, Toms River, NJ 08757 28 Baylor St, South Toms River, NJ 08757 When you first pull up to this house, it will be evident that the owners take pride in their home! Nicely landscaped lot adds to the curb appeal of this well appointed ranch! Features include a large eat in kitchen with full appliance package and tasteful backsplash. Newly floored living room, a partially finished basement adds more space for your enjoyment! Roof, air, heat have been replaced since the owners have lived here. The third bedroom was opened up and being utilized as den/ office..easily can be made into a bedroom again. Lot is fully fenced and large shed in backyard. This home is just waiting for new owners! $159,000 --------------------------
Pack your bags and move right in! All the work has been done for you! Newly renovated popular Lakeview model in sought after Holiday City Berkeley! Yhis home tastefully remodeled with an open floor plan, bamboo floors, raised panel doors, crown molding, custom baths, and Kitchen! The kitchen has newly installed cabinets, granite countertop, granite backsplash,center island, and full stainless steel appliance package. Master shower has been elarged and has beautiful tile and vanity! Main bath redone also in a nice color palette. Cedar impression siding lends to nice curb appeal. Roof and central air newer also. All this and on a private lot too! Preview before it’s too late! $189,900
WEST CENTRAL AT L. ST. Seaside Park, NJ 08752 stefanikrealtors.com
Ph.: 732-793-0812 Fax: 732-793-2767
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Learn How to Reduce Stress at ‘Brunch & Learn’
on June 9 at Stockton’s Manahawkin Site Galloway, N.J. - Learn how to “Stress Less” with Judith Henninger, RN, a senior wellness specialist at AtlantiCare Health Engagement, who will speak at Stockton University’s Manahawkin Instructional Site on Thursday, June 9. Henninger has over 30 years of experience as a registered nurse and over 26 years as a health and wellness coach. She is a certified holistic life coach and tobacco treatment specialist whose approach balances mind, body and soul. She will present an overview of stress management with an interactive hour of stress management tools and techniques. The free public “Brunch & Learn” session will be offered from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the university’s site, 712 E. Bay Ave. in Manahawkin, N.J. It is part of a series of presentations sponsored by Stockton’s Manahawkin Instructional Site & AtlantiCare.
Please call (609) 677-7507 to register.
The Barnegat Bay Partnership Presents
BARNEGAT BAY FESTIVAL SUNDAY JUNE 5TH WHAT: African American Heritage Museum of Southern NJ will host a reception for it’s exhibit “Art from the Estates of Frederic Bacon and Lawrence Faust.” WHEN: RECEPTION: Saturday, June 11th from 1 to 3 PM. (The exhibit is on display from June 1st to September 30, 2016) WHERE: AAHMSNJ In Newtonville Martin Luther King Center, 661 Jackson Road, Newtonville, NJ
10 am - 4pm (Rain or Shine) Wanamaker Complex Island Heights, NJ ALL ACTIVITIES ARE FREE YOSI & Johnny in Concert 11 am Pontoon Boat Tours & Canoe Ecotour Jenkinsons Aquarium Touch Tank Woodfor Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge Storm Flood Model Papermaking & Fish Painting Festival Week Save the Date June 3.
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STEP BACK INTO THE MUSIC OF THE 1960’s AT THE GRUNIN CENTER! TOMS RIVER, NJ – The Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts at Ocean County College presents The 1910 Fruitgum Company® on Saturday, June 4 at 8:00 p.m. on the Main Stage, Grunin Center, Building #12, OCC Main Campus, College Drive, Toms River, NJ. Please use Parking Lot #2. Concert Tickets: $29 adults and $26 seniors. Tickets are on sale now!
New Jersey Repertory Company presents the new play…. VILLAINOUS COMPANY: A CAPER FOR THREE WOMEN By Victor L. Cahn May 5 – June 5, 2016 (LONG BRANCH) Monday, April 4, 2016 - New Jersey Repertory Company, 179 Broadway in Long Branch, presents the new play, VILLAINOUS COMPANY by Victor L. Cahn. When Claire returns home from an afternoon of shopping, she discovers one of her packages is missing. Just as she is calling the store, an employee stops by to return the item, then manages to invite herself inside. Before long, larceny and trickery abound as the two women, soon joined by a third, compete in a suspenseful game of cat-andmouse. The cast includes Melissa Herion, Corey Tazmania and Pheonix Vaughn and is directed by SuzAnne Barabas. Sneak preview performances begin Thursday, May 5 with opening night Saturday, May 7 at New Jersey Repertory Company (179 Broadway, Long Branch), and will run through Sunday, June 5, 2016. Tickets may be purchased by calling 732-229-3166 or at www.njrep.org. The production team includes: Jessica Parks (Set Design & Props), Brian Snyder (Technical Director,) Jill Nagle (Lighting Design), Merek Royce Press (Sound Design), Patricia E. Doherty (Costume Design), and Jennifer Tardibuono (Stage Manager).
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FINANCIAL AID WORKSHOPS “O.P.E.N. PATHWAYS TO EDUCATION” TOMS RIVER, NJ – Looking to attend college but don’t know how to pay for tuition? Ocean County College (OCC) is offering O.P.E.N. Workshops (Opening Pathways to Education Now). Workshops are held on selected Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon in Room 203 and Room 205, Technology Building (Bldg. #25), Main Campus, Toms River (unless noted otherwise). Admission is free and open to the public. Seating is limited. Registration is required. OCC’s O.P.E.N. program is an initiative that seeks to increase awareness of the affordability of obtaining a postsecondary education. Sessions are designed to assist parents and students in completing the FAFSA application and discuss the basic concepts of financial aid including cost of attendance, estimated family contribution, and the differences between loans and grants. Workshop Dates: May 14; June 11; July 16; October 22; and November 12. Attendees should bring their 2015 Federal Tax Returns (call for alternate document options) and W-2s for student and parents (if applicable) and all accompanying schedules.
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The seminar will offer information on the following: - The Prevention of Domestic Violence Act * Criminal statutes * Process of filing a domestic violence complaint * Court proceedings * Types of relief allowed under a TRO/FRO, and * Consequences of having an FRO against you. When. - JUNE 10, 2016. Where: Superior Court of New Jersey, Ocean Vicinage Jury Assembly Room, 1st Floor 100 Hooper Ave, Toms River, NJ 08753
MAY SCHEDULE FOR SHOWS/ LASER EVENTS AT NOVINS PLANETARIUM TOMS RIVER – Now through May, you can enjoy a celestial experience at the Robert J. Novins Planetarium (Bldg #13) on the Ocean County College Main Campus, College Drive, Toms River, NJ. Please call ahead to confirm show dates and times! All shows, dates, and times are subject to change without notice. Check out our webpage for updated show information – new shows may be added for rainy days! LASER SHOWS Laser Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon – Sat, Apr 30, May 28 at 7:00 p.m. NOTE: May contain lyrics that some parents find objectionable. Not recommended for ages under 15. This iconic album offers a mixture of psychedelic, rock, and jazz sounds. Its sonic backdrops and atmospheric soundscapes combined with a unique assortment of sound effects yield an emotional resonance. When accompanied by a diverse and unusual display of laser art, the overall feel is a dramatic and haunting atmosphere. Songs include “Speak to Me,”“Breathe,”“On the Run,” “Time,” “The Great Gig in the Sky,” “Money,” “Us and Them,” “Any Colour You Like,” “Brain Damage,” and “Eclipse.” Laser Pink Floyd: The Wall – Sat, Apr 30, May 28 at 8:30 p.m. NOTE: May contain lyrics that some parents find objectionable. Not recommended for ages under 15. Pink Floyd is always a crowd favorite and The Wall is considered to be one of the best classic rock albums of all time. It is a timeless classic, and one of Pink Floyd’s best, becoming the group’s second best seller behind Dark Side of the Moon. Song Playlist: “In the Flesh,” “The Thin Ice,” “Another Brick in the Wall (Part I),” “The Happiest Days of Our Lives,” “Another Brick in the Wall (Part II),” “Mother,” “Goodbye Blue Sky,” “Empty Spaces,” “Young Lust,” “Another Brick in the Wall (Part III),”“Hey You,”“Comfortably Numb,” “Stop,” “The Trial,” and “Run Like Hell.” Purchase tickets online at tickets.ocean.edu. Tickets go on sale at the door ½ hour before our first show. We accept all major credit cards. Sorry, we are unable to accept checks. For recorded show information, call 732-2550342. For the latest news, events, trailers, and schedules, visit the Robert J. Novins Planetarium at www.ocean.edu; like us on Facebook or follow us Twitter.
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ORIGINAL STARS OF RENT PERFORM AT GRUNIN CENTER
TOMS RIVER, NJ – The Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts at Ocean County College presents Adam Pascal & Daphne Rubin-Vega on Friday, June 3 at 8:00 p.m., Main Stage, Grunin Center, Building #12, Ocean County College’s Main Campus, College Drive, Toms River, NJ. Please use Parking Lot #2. Tickets: Adults $35 and Seniors $32. Twenty years after Daphne Rubin-Vega and Adam Pascal originated their roles in the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winning musical, Rent, “Mimi and Roger” are reuniting for a concert at the Grunin Center for the Arts. Together, these two iconic Broadway and rock stars, will bring the magic of Rent and their characters back to the stage for this one night only Jersey Shore concert! Fans of Rent are sure to hear such iconic songs as “Light My Candle,” “Glory,” “Out Tonight,” and of course, “Another Day.” Both performers will take the stage in solo sets, featuring Broadway classics and rock songs. Pascal loves to take Broadway classics and turn them inside out in re-imagined arrangements, alongside classic rock tunes and his original songs. Add some stories and the audience is charmed. Rubin-Vega will bring her sexy rock ‘n’ roll self to the stage, offering classic rock tunes. And together, they’ll give “Rent-heads” the songs they came to hear. It’s a special concert between two friends who helped to create an iconic musical and you are invited! For information or to purchase tickets, call the Grunin Center Box Office at Ocean County College, 732-255-0500. Purchase tickets online at tickets.ocean.edu. Visit our website at www.grunincenter. org.
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STEP BACK INTO THE MUSIC OF THE 1960’s AT THE GRUNIN CENTER!
TOMS RIVER, NJ – The Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts at Ocean County College presents The 1910 Fruitgum Company® on Saturday, June 4 at 8:00 p.m. on the Main Stage, Grunin Center, Building #12, OCC Main Campus, College Drive, Toms River, NJ. Please use Parking Lot #2. Concert Tickets: $29 adults and $26 seniors. Tickets are on sale now! The 1910 Fruitgum Company® virtually exploded onto the national charts in 1968 with the first single release, “Simon Says.” The song quickly moved up the charts to become a #2 on the national charts and reached the top of the charts in the United Kingdom. The group followed up this initial success with another smash hit, “1-2-3 Red Light.” Then “Indian Giver” became The 1910 Fruitgum Company’s third Gold record! Other releases followed including, “May I Take a Giant Step,” “Special Delivery,” “The Train,” “When We Get Married” and “Reflections in the Looking Glass.” Several other songs created a virtual treasure chest of albums! Over the years, The 1910 Fruitgum® Company toured with entertainment giants such as The Beach Boys, Lou Christie, Sly and the Family Stone, The Buckinghams, John Ford Coley, Maxine Nightingale, Tommy Roe, Mark Lindsey (original lead singer of Paul Revere and the Raiders), The Vogues, Ron Dante (from The Archies), Gary U.S. Bonds, Jim Yester (from The Association), Melanie, and Commander Cody, among others. The group appeared on “Dick Clark’s American Bandstand” and numerous TV and radio shows, as well as in Las Vegas and Atlantic City. Today, with original members, The 1910 Fruitgum Company® is back, traveling throughout the United States! In addition, to performing its own hit records, The 1910 Fruitgum Company play the very best cover tunes from the 60’s from acts such as The Turtles, The Buckinghams, The Beach Boys, The Grass Roots, B.J. Thomas, The Monkees, The British Invasion, and a host of other acts. For tickets, call the Grunin Center Box Office at Ocean County College at 732-255-0500 or purchase online at tickets.ocean.edu. Visit our website at www.grunincenter.org. NOTE: All performances are subject to change. Please call ahead for updated schedule or visit our web site at www.ocean.edu.
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GCU Graduates Urged to Embrace Challenge and Continue Learning Lakewood, N.J., May 24, 2016—GCU graduates should remember that receiving a degree does not mean that they are finished learning. During the Graduate Commencement Ceremony on May 19 and the Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony on May 20, the nearly 200 graduate students receiving their master’s degrees were reminded that change was inevitable, and that they must continue to grow, simply to keep pace, and that education remains a lifelong process. “Never stop learning. Throughout my career, I’ve never stopped learning, and I’m always eager to learn more,” said John K. Lloyd, FACHE, president and CEO of Meridian Health, who delivered the Commencement address at the graduate ceremony. Mr. Lloyd, who received an honorary Doctor of Health at the ceremony reminded the graduates to adapt in response to change, and to “never accept ‘good enough’ as good enough because the world is going to keep changing, and so should you.” Miriam Felicia Hunte ’16, president of the Student Government Association Executive Board, who spoke on behalf of more than 275 students at the undergraduate ceremony, also encouraged her fellow graduates to continue to learn. As we celebrate today, it is important to understand that life is, in fact, a journey, and not a destination,” said Miriam, who reminded her class that the theme for their GCU Orientation in 2012 was “Make Your Mark!” So I charge each of you—never stop learning, never stop improving, and never stop inspiring others. This is how we will maintain our excellence and make our mark in this world,” added Miriam, who was awarded the Julia Blake Alumni Award as the senior who best displayed outstanding loyalty and service during her GCU years. Embrace Challenge for the Benefit of All Three others were awarded honorary doctoral degrees also epitomized the ceremonies’ running theme of embracing challenge.
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Rose Martin, RSM, Ph.D., a Sister of Mercy who was awarded an honorary Doctor of Health degree at the graduate ceremony, was noted in her introduction as living “in the poorest zip code in the poorest big city in the country, Philadelphia,” where she co-founded Hope Partnership for Education, a middle school and adult education center that serves the people in her neighborhood. Sister Rose also serves as executive director of the school. Maria Cordis Richey, RSM, Ph.D., Georgian Court’s sixth president and a professor emerita of English, was awarded an honorary Doctor of Letters 66 years after earning her bachelor’s degree from Georgian Court. It was during her tenure as president that the first graduate program and the first coeducational undergraduate programs were instituted. John R. Garbarino, chairman of OceanFirst Foundation and chairman and former CEO of OceanFirst Bank, received a Doctor of Public Service degree for expanding philanthropic efforts in the Jersey Shore community through the creation of the foundation. Mr. Garbarino, who delivered the Commencement address at the undergraduate ceremony, shared his personal challenge story about fighting stringent banking regulations to create the OceanFirst Foundation. He urged the Class of 2016 “to face the myriad of challenges that confront you and resolve to make a difference in the lives of future generations.” He noted that a “lifetime of challenges” awaited them and encouraged them to “go forward and meet these challenges to provide a better world for all future generations.” His words were echoed by GCU Provost William J. Behre, Ph.D., who noted that embracing challenge doesn’t just affect others. He reminded all in attendance that “we should seek out challenges, specifically because they are difficult—because they can change the world and because they can bring out the best in us.” Dr. Behre advised the graduates to “define what things in the world need changing and how facing these challenges could bring out the best in you.” Paul Nii-Ankamah Addo II ’15, who spoke on behalf of his fellow graduate students, expressed hope that he and his fellow graduates will do their “very best to use the knowledge and skills acquired from our education and from our life experiences to make this world a better place.”
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OCEAN COUNTY COLLEGE NURSING GRADUATES HONORED AT PINNING Ocean City: Jamie Badagliacco Point Pleasant: Kristin Cramer, Jessey Cutter, Jaclyn Suriano, Lindsey Sweetman, Laci VanDemark South Toms River: Jessica Boyle Surf City: Jennifer Sholl Toms River: Edmond Amoyan, Kayla Burciar, Angela Caballero, Rebecca Campisano, Mary Castro, Nicole Cichetti, Katherine Cotter, Jenniffer Devaney, Kimberly DeVincentz, Rachel Dreikorn, Courtney Goncalves, Jessica Guarnieri, Erin Hayward, Alyssa Kicki, Andrew Knight, Rebecca Lazerson, Amanda Leibowitz, Shannon Macrina, Anna Modzelewski, James Martin, Marisa Marzella, Kara Mearizo, Danielle Mercy, Shannon Oliveri, Trisha Pontier, Lisa Putrino, Kelsey Ramsingh, Bryanna Sarnowski, Cassandra Simonelli, Stephen Sovey, Amanda Start, Christina Vardouniotis Tuckerton: Margot Caussade, Shannan Cross, Taylor Martin, Courtney McCracken, Amanda Mackowiak, Amanda Rickley, Jenya Shields, Kaitlyn Stuerze Ventnor City: Shari Shaltout Waretown: Jade Duquette West Creek: Celeste Leary, Jodie Winkelried Whiting: Lindsey Collins
Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts Summer Events for Children. Children - ALL EVENTS FAMILY FUN in the CERAMICS STUDIO with KERITH CREO - Saturday, June 4th, 2016 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm MORNING SUMMER CAMP WEEK 1 - Monday, June 27th, 2016 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm AFTERNOON SUMMER CAMP WEEK 1 Monday, June 27th, 2016 - 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm MORNING SUMMER CAMP WEEK 1 - Tuesday, June 28th, 2016 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm AFTERNOON SUMMER CAMP WEEK 1 Tuesday, June 28th, 2016 - 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm MORNING SUMMER CAMP WEEK 1 Wednesday, June 29th, 2016 - 9:00 am 12:00 pm AFTERNOON SUMMER CAMP WEEK 1 Wednesday, June 29th, 2016 - 12:30 pm 2:30 pm
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Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus Presents June Community Health Education & Support COMMUNITY HEALTH EDUCATION
Chair Yoga Fridays, June 3, 10, 17, & 24 from 2 to 3 p.m. Join the Center for Healthy Living at Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus on Fridays to “get fit while you sit” as they present Chair Yoga, an exercise class for seniors. Relax your mind and body from a seated position, without the worry of getting up and down on the floor. Learn how to improve muscle tone, increase flexibility and circulation and alleviate stiff joints, all while increasing your overall health and well-being. This program will be held at the Center for Healthy Living at Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus, located at 198 Prospect Street in Lakewood. Each session costs $5. A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns about Falls Mondays, June 6 through August 1 from 2 to 4 p.m. According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, every year more than 1.6 million older U.S. adults go to emergency departments for fall-related injuries. This free, eight-part series will benefit mobile adults by helping reduce the fear of falling and increase the activity levels of older adults who have this concern. This program, for those ages 60 and older, is designed for those who are concerned about falls, may have sustained a fall in the past, limit their activities because of concerns about falling and are interested in improving flexibility, balance and strength. A Matter of Balance uses a variety of activities such as group discussion, problemsolving, skill building, assertiveness training, videotapes, sharing practical solutions and exercise training to help seniors prevent falls. This program will be held at the Manchester Library, located at 21 Colonial Drive, Manchester. Register is required by calling 732.657.7600. Free. Self Defense for Men & Women of All Ages Thursday, June 9 from 7 to 8 p.m. Don’t be a target! This ongoing program is for men and women of all ages who want to learn to protect themselves from personal assaults, street attacks and abductions. A blackbelt instructor will teach participants to use leverage and balance to stay safe. Offered by Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus, this class is held at the Center for Healthy Living, located at 198 Prospect Street in Lakewood. The cost is $15 for five one-hour classes. Space is limited and registration is required by calling 1.888.724.7123. Drive Defensively Monday, June 13 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The Center for Healthy Living at Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus presents Drive Defensively, a one session workshop offered by the Ocean County Department of Safety. This National Safety Council refresher course is perfect for drivers of all ages who need to sharpen their driving skills. Completing this approved workshop will eliminate two points from your NJ State Driver’s record. This class will be held at the Center for Healthy Living, located at 198 Prospect Street, Lakewood. The cost for the Basic Defensive Driving Course is $8.00 (make check or money order payable to County of Ocean) and an additional $10.00 (payable by money order only to the National Safety Council). Registration is required by calling 1.888.724.7123. Healthy Mocktail Party with Celebrity Chef, Diane Henderiks Wednesday, June 15 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Join us for an evening of fun! Better Health Members are invited to this Mocktail Party, an evening of healthy mocktails, hors d’oeuvres and education on the Patio. This party takes place at Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus, located at 600 River Avenue, Lakewood. To register for this event or to learn more about the Better Health Program, call 1.888.726.2362. All Levels Yoga Fridays, June 17 through August 5 from 1 to 2 p.m. Yoga is great for all body types and levels of fitness. This program, by Nicole Franchino, RYT, will instruct students with ways to develop body awareness, posture alignment and core strength in basic yoga poses. All Levels Yoga, open to new and experience students who are Better Health Members, will encourage all attendees to work at their individual ability and comfort level. This program will be held at the Center for Healthy Living, located at 198 Prospect Street in Lakewood. To register for All Levels Yoga or to learn more about the Better Health Program, call 1.888.726.2362.