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Pinelands Will Now Allow Home-Schoolers to Participate in Sports, Other Activities

By Rick Mellerup | December 01, 2022

At its Nov. 21 meeting the Pinelands Regional Board of Education voted unanimously to allow home-schooled students to “try out for, and participate in, district sponsored after school co-curricular activities as well as programs of athletic competition, as defined in Board Policy 2431 Athletic Competition.” “Mr. (board member Raymond) Bartlett had asked us to revisit the fact that our home-schooled […]

Three Holiday Shows on Tap at STAC

By Rick Mellerup | December 01, 2022

Things are revving up at the Stafford Township Arts Center as Christmas approaches. The Brick Children’s Community Theatre will be performing “Elf the Musical Jr.” at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 2 and at 2 p.m. on Dec. 3 and 4 at the STAC, located at 1000 McKinley Ave. in Manahawkin, adjacent to the McKinley Avenue Elementary School. All tickets are […]

Dinner and a Movie for $15 on Dec. 8 at Surf City Firehouse

By Rick Mellerup | November 30, 2022

The Surf City Volunteer Fire Co. and the Lighthouse International Film Society are teaming up to offer a dinner and movie night out on Thursday, Dec. 8 at the Surf City firehouse. The festivities will begin at 6:30 with a chili cook-off and tasting with beef, chicken and vegan offerings prepared by Surf City firefighters. They’ll also serve cornbread and […]

Surflight Theatre Gets in Holiday Vibe With ‘Irving Berlin’s White Christmas’

By Rick Mellerup | November 28, 2022

Surflight Theatre will present “Irving Berlin’s White Christmas” at 2 p.m. on Dec. 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 14, 15, 17 and 18 and at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 3, 9, 10, 16 and 17. “Irving Berlin’s White Christmas” premiered in St. Louis in 2000, played in San Francisco kicking off a national tour in 2004 and opened […]

Surflight’s 2023 Season Could Be the Dictionary Example of Eclectic

By Rick Mellerup | November 26, 2022

What do a USO show, an attic, marathon dancing in Atlantic City, a state fair, the Go-Go’s, Annie, disasters at sea, a couple of grumpy old men, a dried-up waterfall, the Prince of Darkness, a BB gun, tenors, twins and Barbara Streisand have in common? They’re all going to be making an appearance at Surflight Theatre in 2023. Surflight has […]

Lighthouse International Film Society Screening Documentary About Legendary Surfer

By Rick Mellerup | November 24, 2022

In support of Long Beach Island’s “Shop Local Weekend,” the Lighthouse International Film Society will screen the surf film “The Yin & Yang of Gerry Lopez” at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 26 at South-End Surf ’N Paddle, located at 220 South Bay Ave. in Beach Haven. Produced by the Patagonia clothing company, directed by Stacy Peralta and written by […]

Tuckerton Church Celebrating Its 75th Anniversary With a Free Screening of 1947 Hit

By Rick Mellerup | November 23, 2022

Tuckerton’s Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit, located at 222 East Main Street, is observing its 75th anniversary this year. It’s celebrating its diamond jubilee by reverting back to the year 1947. The church will be hosting its monthly free community dinner on Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 6 p.m. But the evening will continue with the screening of a 1947 […]

Little Egg Harbor School Board Hires New Attorney

By Rick Mellerup | November 23, 2022

The Little Egg Harbor Board of Education unanimously approved the hiring of Andrew W. Li of the Moorestown-based Comegno Law Group as its new attorney at a special meeting on Friday, Nov. 18. Li concentrates his practice on the representation of school districts across New Jersey. However, as the grandson of a dean of Jilin University, one of China’s most prestigious […]

Beatles Tribute Band at Surflight on Saturday, Nov. 26

By Rick Mellerup | November 23, 2022

Surflight Theatre will host “The Beat Tells: A Tribute to the Beatles” at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 26. Tickets are $39.50 and may be purchased online at surflight.org, by phone at 609-492-9477, or at the box office in Beach Haven. The Beatles were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1988 and they were each inducted […]

Pinelands Thespians Performing ‘Curious’ Show

By Rick Mellerup | November 17, 2022

The Pinelands Thespians will perform “The Curious Savage” at 7 p.m. on Nov. 17, 18 and 19 in the Pinelands Regional High School auditorium. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for students and seniors. They may be purchased online at pinelandsthespians.org or at the door. “The Curious Savage” will likely be new to local theatergoers, having not been previously produced in […]