‘Witches Brew’ Leader Colleen McNally – Tarot Reader, Teacher, Visionary, Magician – Aims to Normalize the Paranormal


The Witches Brew is a New Age community group created by Colleen McNally of Soul Magic Tarot, welcoming all who have an interest in learning about and working with the metaphysical realm. McNally originally started the group to find likeminded people. It began as a periodic meetup in her living room with five other women. But it has since expanded […]

Beach Haven Library & Museum Has Temporary Hours

Temporary hours Mon.-Fri., 10:30 am-1:30 by appointment. Books are available for sale in the reference room.

Free Otago Balance Screen at Bacharach Institute of Rehabilitation

Free Otago Balance Screen at Bacharach Institute of Rehabilitation for the whole month of November 2020. Please call (609) 489-0200 to schedule an appointment.

Ocean County Library Expands Operating Hours

At its October meeting, the Ocean County Library Commission approved revised, expanded operating hours for the Library’s 21 branches. The new schedules take effect Monday, November 9, and continue through May 31, 2021. The Commission’s action is in accord with the Library’s COVID-related re-entry plan. It marks the first increase in public access since OCL’s July reopening. Revised hours of Read more […]

Special Thanksgiving Farmers Market in Barnegat

Jersey Farmers with fresh home grown seasonal produce, fruits, herbs, flowers. Also featured breads, cheeses and pasta. Call Jeanne 609-698-0080, extension 122

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Autumn 2020

The Year Trunk or Treat Tricked COVID


Tradition carved out a new way to continue when the uber-popular Trunk or Treat went on as scheduled in Surf City Saturday despite the pandemic. Innovations such as candy distribution tubes allowed the event to proceed with safety precautions. And we all know masks are the order of the day for Halloweening, anyway. The annual event drew hundreds of kids […]

One Hundred Two Volunteers Join Alliance for a Living Ocean for Fall Beach Sweeps


Jillian Spano, 2021 Mrs. New Jersey Earth, and her three children were among the 102 volunteers who took to the sands of Long Beach Island last Saturday, Oct. 24, as part of the 35th annual Fall Beach Sweeps, organized each year by Clean Ocean Action, and coordinated locally by Alliance for a Living Ocean. Spano, born and raised on the […]

Scores of Thousands of Ocean County Residents Have Already Voted

Help for Voters With Issues Can Be Found at Southern Ocean County Resource Center

Ocean County Clerk Scott M. Colabella said an astounding 222,209 vote-by-mail ballots had already been received in Ocean County by early Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 27. And he added there was still a week for Ocean County residents to vote-by-mail. “I’m estimating we’ll receive 290,000 vote-by-mail ballots by Election Day.” He said voters were making considerable use of secure ballot drop […]

LBI, SOMC Experience ‘Mild Uptick’ in COVID Cases as County Numbers Climb


Long Beach Island has seen a slight increase in COVID-19 cases recently, “particularly within the last few weeks and several among the older population,” according to health officer Dan Krupinski of the LBI Health Department. “That is concerning as we all know outcomes from this virus on average: the older you are, and your health status, can often dictate how […]