About Eric Englund

Redevelopment Plan on Beach Haven Council Agenda

By Eric Englund | December 01, 2022

The Beach Haven Borough Council will discuss and possibly vote on a redevelopment plan for Queen City East/Queen City West at an agenda meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 4 p.m. In a presentation made to the borough council Nov. 14, architect Michael Pagnotta said Queen City West is the former site of Foster’s Farm Market, at 400 North Bay […]

Waterview Singers Make Inroads in Southern Ocean

By Eric Englund | November 30, 2022

It was nearly a year ago when Waterview Music opened its doors at 690 East Bay Ave. in Barnegat Township. Aside from meeting the needs of musicians in Southern Ocean County, owner Jason Schlusser also wanted the store to be the home base of a community choir. That was established with the Waterview Singers, who performed in the area during […]

Hear Music Strictly from the ’60s at LBI Library

By Eric Englund | November 30, 2022

They are a longtime fixture on the summer concert scene in the area, and on Saturday, Dec. 10 at 2 p.m., the Strictly 60s band performs at the Long Beach Island branch of the Ocean County Library in Surf City. The New Jersey-based five-piece band will rock the house with hits by Elvis Presley, the Beatles, Dion, the Beach Boys, […]

Barnegat Quakers Invite Community to Open House

By Eric Englund | November 30, 2022

The Barnegat Quakers (Religious Society of Friends) is hosting an open house on Saturday, Dec. 3 from noon to 3 p.m. at the meeting house, 614 East Bay Ave. in Barnegat. Event coordinator Agnes Maderich said guests can enjoy refreshments and receive complimentary stocking stuffers. “You can learn about our long history and visit ​our cemetery, where your ancestors may […]

Rummage Sale Boosts Brighton Firewise Program

By Eric Englund | November 30, 2022

Funds raised from a recent rummage/craft sale sponsored by the Brighton at Barnegat Manufactured Homeowners Association will help keep the community safe from wildfires. The group raised approximately $400, which will be split between the association and its Firewise program. Brighton at Barnegat is one of eight communities in Barnegat that has earned a Firewise designation from the New Jersey […]

Old-Time Radio Shows Come to Life Dec. 7

By Eric Englund | November 30, 2022

The Toms River branch of the Ocean County Library returns to the era when TV sets were a rarity and families gathered to listen to their favorite radio program with a performance by When Radio Entertained People on Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. WREP consists of 10 actors who re-enact scripts from “Radio’s Golden Age” of the 1940s and […]

Waretown Church Youngsters Are Good Samaritans

By Eric Englund | November 30, 2022

Youngsters from the Waretown United Methodist Church have participated in the Samaritan’s Purse “Operation Christmas Child” program to help children in the United States and abroad. Lisa Pape, the church’s administrative assistant, said the youth group consisting of children in grades one to five as well as congregation members filled 67 shoe boxes with hats, gloves, school supplies and toys. […]

Donor Brick Campaign Launched in Harvey Cedars

By Eric Englund | November 30, 2022

The borough of Harvey Cedars and the Harvey Cedars Taxpayers Association are working together on a beautification project at Sunset Park. Borough Clerk Daina Dale said it includes a paved area for which people can purchase donor bricks to honor loved ones. The paved area will include a hardscape wall for sitting and six benches, some of which are already […]

Barnegat Firefighters Serve ‘Morning Cup of Joe’

By Eric Englund | November 30, 2022

In an initiative to reach out to the community, the Barnegat Township Volunteer Fire Co. hosted a “Coffee with a Firefighter” meet and greet at the Wawa on West Bay Avenue last Sunday morning from 9 to 11. The event allowed local residents to meet their local first responders and discuss fire safety tips in time for the holiday season. […]

Barnegat Schools Help Needy at Thanksgiving

By Eric Englund | November 30, 2022

Members of the Barnegat Township School District community joined forces to help meet the growing need of local families for the Thanksgiving holiday. Thanks to the generosity of staff members, community partners, and students and their families, dozens of Thanksgiving meals were provided – and even prepared – to help spread joy and kindness. Every year, the district identifies families […]