Two Rave-Ons Shows at Surflight This New Year’s Eve

The popular band The Rave-Ons will once again end Surflight Theatre’s season when it plays two shows on New Year’s Eve before a socially distanced and masked audience. The first will begin at 5 p.m. while the second will kick off at 8 p.m. Tickets for either show are $41.50. They may be purchased online at surflight.org or by phone […]

Give a Gift of Good Memories – in a Year We’d Like to Forget


This Christmas will be like none we’ve ever seen before and I pray we will never see again. But it is also a time when we should remember and share with our loved ones all the wonderful memories of our past Christmases. Good memories are forever. Bad memories should be quickly forgotten. Over the years I’ve had a weakness for […]

Susan Rogers Enshrined in Coaches Hall of Fame

Barnegat Leader

Susan Rogers made Barnegat High School history this month when she became the school’s first coach inducted into the New Jersey Scholastic Coaches Hall of Fame. She was enshrined in a recent virtual ceremony. Rogers was the girls tennis coach when the high school opened in 2004. Four years later, she took on the responsibility of being the first coach […]

Biologist Reports Successful Season for Piping Plovers

Conserve Wildlife Foundation staff continue assessing the results of the 2020 breeding season for beach nesting birds – specifically the highly endangered piping plovers – long after they have made their winter migration. According to CWF biologist Todd Pover, who heads up the CWF Beach Nesting Bird Project, the piping plovers nesting at CWF-monitored sites had much success in 2020. […]

Deer Hunters Have Long Tradition in West Creek

Lots of Camaraderie – and a Locker Full of Fresh Meat

Bub Johnson of Little Egg Harbor  Township is one of 20 deer hunters belonging to the Little Eagle Gunning Club off Stafford Forge Road in Eagleswood Township. On Wednesday, Dec. 9, with two days of the firearms hunting week under their belts, there were five prime bucks hanging to cure outside the clubhouse. Firearms deer hunting season in New Jersey […]

Santa Claus Is Coming to LBI

If ever there was a year that Santa would understand a little pouting, it’s this one. However, his appearance on LBI leading up to the big day is just one reason to turn that frown upside down.On Saturday, Dec. 19, Santa and the Mrs. will also make an appearance in Surf City. The Jolly Old Elf will begin his tour, […]

Contract Awarded for Final Phase of Causeway Project

The N.J. Department of Transportation awarded a more than $30 million contract to C.J. Hesse for the final phase of the multi-million-dollar federally funded Causeway rehabilitation and expansion project between Long Beach Island and Stafford Township. Steven Schapiro, deputy communications director for the state agency, said the contract was awarded Nov. 24 after the Hesse bid came in at about […]

NJ Sierra Club Opposes Dry Cask Expansion at Former Nuclear Plant Site

The New Jersey Sierra Club is speaking out against the proposed expansion of the dry cask storage pad at the defunct Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station ahead of a planned in-person meeting of the Lacey Township Planning Board Dec. 14. In its latest proposal, Holtec Decommissioning International is seeking to add 20 fuel storage modules at the Route 9 site […]

Van Drew Supported Texas Effort to Overthrow 2020 Election Results

Last December Rep. Jeff Van Drew, who represents New Jersey’s 2nd Congressional District, which includes all of Southern Ocean County except half of Stafford Township and all of Barnegat Township, pledged his “undying support” to President Donald Trump. This December the longtime Democrat turned Republican, who defeated Democrat challenger Amy Kennedy this November to keep his office for a second […]

Striped Bass Selfies Being Targeted by Bassarian; Poachers Can’t Escape Wildlife Violators Compact

The Fish Story

As 2020 begins its much-hoped-for exit, a pop analysis indicates the Island is, indeed, more crowded than in Decembers past. To a burdensome degree, as some feared? That remains to be seen in a post-holiday light, when our long-established flock of snowbirds migrates to southern climes, an atmosphere better suited to the thin skin common to those becoming immersed in, […]