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Viking Village Dedicates Day to Art, Craft

By Gail Travers | December 01, 2022

In addition to the presence of Santa himself at Viking Village in Barnegat Light Saturday, his likeness was on quite a few items at the outdoor art show. One material for Santa artwork was seashells at the booth of Michele Capri. The Ocean Acres artist transforms found natural objects such as shells and driftwood into unique treasures, aka Shelly’s Creations. […]

Utility Poles, Wires Worse Than Wind Turbines

By Gail Travers | November 30, 2022

If we had to choose between wind turbine generators miles away from LBI shores or primitive street poles, transformers and wires just over our heads on Long Beach Boulevard and local streets, we should choose the former. There is an urgency for the installation of renewable, pollution-free energy, such as wind power and solar energy, throughout the U.S. and the […]

Divisive Doctrine

By Gail Travers | November 30, 2022

To the Editor: I am writing on behalf of the Barnegat Friends (Quakers) and other concerned Americans and Christians about the goals of the Christian nationalism movement. This movement falsely asserts that the U.S. was founded as a specifically Christian nation, that it is necessary to be a Christian to be a true American, and therefore Christianity should be favored […]

We Can Still Solve Problems Using the Proper Approach

By Gail Travers | November 30, 2022

It is no news to anyone that this year as well as the last several have been politically tumultuous for our country, giving rise to deeper and deeper divides. These divides are not between political positions exclusively, but along the lines of income, education, white collar vs. blue collar workers, haves and have-nots. I’m sure all of us find this […]

1690 – No Way

By Gail Travers | November 30, 2022

To the Editor: Lots of political letters sparked the letters section before Election Day. If I lived in Surf City I’d tell you who I would have voted for: whoever would correct the “Welcome to Surf City” signs as we drive into the borough. In 1690 Henry Hudson sailed past Surf City (on the way to the river which would be […]

Thanks, HCPD

By Gail Travers | November 30, 2022

To the Editor: Wednesday, Nov. 16 featured the last of six Community Police Forums initiated by Commissioner John Imperiale and Police Chief Robert Burnaford in an effort to showcase their commitment of excellence and service to the residents and visitors in Harvey Cedars. Patrolmen Christopher Oldham and Nick D’Andrea; who have years of experience in the police department, explained their […]

Talking Turkey and Bald Eagle This Thanksgiving

By Gail Travers | November 24, 2022

Wake up, rub eyes, go to window. They are not there yet, but I know they will be. “They” are the pair of bald eagles perching on the original TKR (Comcast) TV tower between 24th and 25th streets in Spray Beach. The structure was erected in the mid-’60s. The monthly price for cable back then was $2.50! I forget how […]

‘All Politics Is Local’ – Let’s Start With Our Infrastructure

By Gail Travers | November 23, 2022

I am always amazed and more than a little concerned by the surveys that ask voters what, in their opinion, is “the most important issue” we are facing. The implication in that question, and by default in the answers, is that elected officials need to focus on that one most important issue at the expense of all of the other […]

Thankful Thanksgiving

By Gail Travers | November 23, 2022

To the Editor: Rich or poor, how many thankful people have you ever met who start from the place of scarcity? Precious few, I bet. Because scarcity thinking is most often rooted in fear. The thankful people I have known are rooted in, or at least associated with, hope. Since their God can do a “new thing” (Isaiah 43:19), even […]

Walk Through History

By Gail Travers | November 23, 2022

To the Editor: Often I have heard comments regarding our Quaker meetinghouse in Tuckerton such as “I never knew it was there!” – even though it is right in the middle of downtown across from Wawa at 21 East Main St. The original house of the Little Egg Harbor Meeting of the Society of Friends (Quakers) was built in 1709 […]