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LBI Rotary Auction a Gala, Enjoyable Evening

By Maria Scandale | November 23, 2022

On Thursday, Dec. 8, the Long Beach Island Rotary Club will host its 37th annual Holiday Auction at the Mainland Holiday Inn Grand Ballroom, Route 72 East in Manahawkin. “This is a fun holiday event that includes themed packages, silent and live auctions, as well as gourmet foods, entertainment and an open bar,” invites the Rotary Club. Doors open at […]

Time to Hire Summer International Workers, Chamber Members Advised

By Maria Scandale | November 23, 2022

Securing summer help through the J-1 visa program was the topic updated by Leslie Colossi of InterExchange at the Nov. 16 Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce meeting. A main point: It’s not too early. InterExchange Work & Travel USA matches U.S. host employers with pre-screened, English-speaking international students for short-term, seasonal jobs for up to four months. Students may […]

Feast on Filet With Friends at Annual St. Francis Center Dinner

By Maria Scandale | November 21, 2022

The annual Beefsteak Dinner at St. Francis Community Center in Brant Beach adds a special event between big holidays, a time to get together on Friday, Dec. 2 and enjoy filet mignon and friendship. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. at the center, 4700 Long Beach Blvd. Dinner is served at 6:15 p.m. at tables set up in the gymnasium. The […]

Heels & Hammers Gives Women the Tools for Real Estate Investment

By Maria Scandale | November 16, 2022

The mentoring program Heels & Hammers was founded in 2018 for women to gain strategies and techniques to help build their real estate investment business. Upcoming dates are being booked, and also an online program will be announced for the new year – talk about a resolution! The background: Founder Lisa G. Lopez, broker/owner of Home Alliance Realty in Manahawkin […]

‘Market, Mingle and Multiply’ Encourages Women Entrepreneurs

By Maria Scandale | November 16, 2022

The Fearlessly Female community is hosting its first event locally for female entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs. Titled “Market, Mingle, and Multiply,” the program will take place at LBI Table restaurant, 502 Long Beach Blvd. in Ship Bottom, on Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 6 p.m. Presenters are Jennifer Cirillo, cofounder of Fearlessly Female, who is a purpose-driven coach and founder of […]

Water Metering Charges Approved for January in Barnegat Light

By Maria Scandale | November 16, 2022

Remotely read, digital water meters will go into effect on customers’ bills in Barnegat Light in January, under an ordinance that was passed at the borough council’s November meeting. It also sets rates for water and sewer service charges. Water rates on residential properties will be set at a flat fee of $300 per year ($75 per quarter). Additionally, each […]

Santa Claus Is Coming to Town, Barnegat Light Style

By Maria Scandale | November 12, 2022

Santa knows the best way into Barnegat Light – by boat. His annual arrival is part of the borough’s official tree-lighting festivity, capped off with caroling and refreshments. The unique tradition will continue as spectators line up on the dock to greet Kris Kringle while he’s ferried in by the Coast Guard. The date is the same every year, the […]

‘Christmas in a Box’ Offered at St. Mary’s in Manahawkin

By Maria Scandale | November 12, 2022

A Christmas dinner at no charge will be a gift to so many again this year. “Christmas in a Box” is open to all in need of it who register ahead by calling for the meal that is put on in Manahawkin, by St. Mary’s Parish of Barnegat and Knights of Columbus Council 3826. It’s conveniently a takeout dinner; that’s […]

Santa’s Viking Christmas Village Sets the Scene in Barnegat Light

By Maria Scandale | November 12, 2022

At picturesque Viking Village in Barnegat Light, Santa’s Viking Christmas Village is the center of merriment on Saturday, Nov. 26, the Saturday right after Thanksgiving. Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive by fire truck at 1 p.m. to settle in for a long line of kids who can sit on Santa’s lap outside while parents take their own pictures of the […]

Find Surprises in Our Own Downtowns

By Maria Scandale | November 12, 2022

The nationwide “Shop Small Saturday” bustles beyond its Nov. 26 date and into December in Southern Ocean County. Small businesses have more special gifts to offer than customers could dream of. Make downtown a destination; combine shopping with a stop for lunch, dinner or a cup of hot cocoa with marshmallows. How about a map of festive shopping stops? That’s […]